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Beachfront house! Playa Bandera, Parrita, Costa Rica - Free WIFI. Try surfing!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Beach House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Enjoy your private beach front cottage. This is right on the BEACH!!!!

Beautiful property with serene rustic home right on the beach Playa Palma aka Bandera! Close (10 min drive) to the quaint town of Parrita and just 20 mins from Quepos & Jaco!

Enjoy the serenity, mature palm and fruit trees and breaking waves of the ocean

at the foot of the house.

The first question people ask: 'How close to the beach'? Our property is on the beach. The house 50 meters to the water. You get the luxury of beachfront, low traffic, high pleasure and serenity. There are monkeys in the trees, parrots in the morning and lots of beautiful Costa Rican nature right outside our door. Try some private surf lessons. We can help arrange.

I have a couple of things I really enjoy when I am there: walking the beach, and relaxing in the pool watching the iguanas, the birds, squirrels, sloths, parrots and monkeys. They are a real treat to watch when they do come by for a visit.

I am happy to answer any questions you might have about the property. Please read the reviews, they give a really nice picture of what our property is like.

Pura Vida,

El Pelicano Staff

More Details

Property Manager
El Pelicano Beach House
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Parrita, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • 7 night stay minimum preferred
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Bath House - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Indoor bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hot water tank exclusive to indoor shower only
  • Easy walk in shower, spacious bath with lots of storage space. Fully renovated in Fall 2016.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    MASTER - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Each room comes with a dresser drawer | mirror, side tables with lamp. Over head fans in each room.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Sleeps 6 comfortably, fresh water plunge pool, FREE WIFI, a hot water shower, linens and towels provided, equipped kitchen, local telephone, and satellite TV All the basics for an enjoyable peaceful vacation in this adorable Costa Rican style cottage.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Beachfront house! Playa Bandera, Parrita, Costa Rica - Free WIFI. Try surfing!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Peaceful, restful beach house

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (including three teenage boys) was very comfortable in this sweet beach house. We found the home delightful, with everything we needed to cook meals and function for two weeks. The outdoor amenities (plunge pool, cabana, etc) were a wonderful addition. Beautiful beach felt very private as we seldom saw other people. The caretakers, Sergio and Maria, were welcoming and accommodating, and were able to put us in touch with a wonderful surf instructor and fishing guide, as well as provide information about town and sites. The boys spent every day practicing their surfing skills. We loved seeing macaws in the trees above us, and looking for monkeys on our daily walks. There is no air conditioning in the house, but we didn't need it as the house is built to maximize airflow and it stayed cool. We slept and functioned very comfortably, even when using the stove to cook. We loved our time at El Pelicano and hope to return soon - in our two short weeks it felt like home.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautiful location, wonderful people.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my two young daughters for a month. The house is typical, nothing fancy but everything you need. The property manager and caretaker are amazing and above average and so warm and kind. We loved it and plan on staying here again. For potential travelers, I would like to offer a heads up that although stated there is no washing machine, the nearest laundromat is about a one hour drive each way. And although a fantastic beach, parents of little ones heed the tide times, as this is a very turbulent beachfront. Overall, highly recommend, beautiful location, beautiful people and a great place to feel like a local.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute heaven!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this property - it was exactly what my family was looking for. The house is clean, well laid out and has all you need. The property is lovely - the pool, outdoor shower/bathroom, and gazebo - right outside the house are all really nice. The beach is amazing - in a week we saw one person the entire time. The little thatched gazebo on the beach is perfect to stay out of the sun but still sit by the beach. Our kids loved going back and forth between the beach and the pool and hanging in the hammocks. The property is somewhat off the beaten path (which is what we wanted!) but good to know it is a 15 minute drive on a dirt road from the main highway. We hope to go back someday!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location super beach

  • 5 of 5

The cozy cabin was great for the 4 of us (all adults). It was just as pictured and described. It was a little remote for the likings of our 2 adult children, but for us, it was great. It was a secluded beach with great dark sand. You could walk miles in either direction. The water was warm with some waves which was great for swimming! although not so great for surfing. The location was good as it was close to Jaco, Quepos and Manuel Antonio. The Rainmakers hike was fantastic as was the craft beer at the end of the hike. All in all we had a great time at El Pelicano. Hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic house, but beautiful beach

  • 3 of 5

The location of this house and the outdoor are really nice. We were alone all week on the beach, which is really clean. There's an umbrella and toys for kids that are provided, which is nice. The little pool is also nice for the kids and when the tide doesn't allows us to swim in the ocean.

The people that welcomed us are really nice and available. The guard is also really sympathetic.

However, the house is rustic. The kitchen is basic and with opened cabinets, so we had to clean everything we use for the first time. There's no hot water in the kitchen. We also had to provided some basic things in our opinion: hand soap, garbage bags, toilet paper... The toaster and BBQ were also out of order, which is not so good when it's really hot (no AC) and you don't want to open the gaz stove.

The location is central, count 20 min to the city, 1 hr to Jaco and 1h15 to Manuel Antonio.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joanie, for your wonderful feedback. We value it very much as it helps continuously improve our guests experiences. We are so glad you enjoyed our home and our fantastic beach. It is so rare to find such a beachfront home at such affordable prices. Thank you for making us aware of the toaster and BBQ. Both have been replaced. We have spoken to the maids and asked they leave basic supplies more consistently. Apologies for any inconveniences. Since your stay we are happy to announce that we have made new improvements to the house such as a new bathroom and we have added satellite TV. PURA VIDA! :) El Pelicano Beachhouse Management
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Fantastic and great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to rent this home. It was a wonderful experience both times. Sergio and Maria were extremely helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. The beach was perfect but it was also nice to just lay back in the hammocks or the pool!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so please you enjoyed your stay at El Pelicano. It was doubly special for us that you chose to return too our piece of paradise. Until next time. Pura Vida!
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Nearest Airport
87 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Casa Blanca
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Coastal Highway #34
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
(Playa) Bandera Beach (aka Playa Palma)
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Hiking the Rain Maker.

* Deep sea fishing..

* Touring Manuel Antonio.

* Mangrove tours,.

* Zipline adventure..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walking the beaches..

* Hiking in the jungle..

* Surfing, body boarding...

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Visit the national parks.

* Visit the volcanoe.

* Play in the ocean.

* Relax in the pool..

Zip line tour just up the road, whitewater rafting adventures, Manuel Antonio National park, surfing

at Jaco beach, steps to tasty restaurants and exciting boogie boarding right on your beach. Superb

location - centrally located for all your day trip needs! Need help organizing activities? Feel

free to ask. More than happy to recommend!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.82
Pet Fee £11.88

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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