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Luxury Vacation Home with Pool in Private Setting Across From Playa Esterillos

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Large 3 bedroom/3 bath vacation home with Infinity Pool surrounded by nature

Located across from beautiful Playa Esterillos, 20 minutes south of Jaco. This is a quiet gated community, just a 5 minute drive to the beach. The house has a private pool, surrounded by gardens and tree canopies.

The main house and cabina border the infinity swimming pool. There are two large bedrooms in the main house. One bedroom has a Queen size bed with lots of windows that you can open for a fresh breeze and access to the pool. The second bedroom is a large bedroom that has a Queen size bed and also a sofa bed so it's ideal for a family with small children. An additional sofa bed is available in the living room. The cabina has a private master suite with a King size bed and a luxury bathroom.

The house is fully furnished with a gourmet kitchen including dishwasher and microwave, living room, dining room, washer/dryer and carport. The location on the Central Pacific Coast makes it easy to see many of the attractions Costa Rica has to offer. Day trips include Manual Antonio National Park, great fishing out of the new Quepos marina or from Marriott Los Sueños in Herradura, canopy zipline tours, horseback riding, surf lessons, boat and snorkeling tours and more. It's less than 2 hours from the city of San Jose. It is a great place to do as much or as little as you like!

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Kranitz
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Lisa Kranitz

We are long-time residents of Redondo Beach, California who have always wanted a vacation home near a beach. After realizing that Hawaii had become too commercialized and crowded, we started visiting Costa Rica. After 5 wonderful trips, we decided it was time to buy.

Lisa Kranitz purchased this house in 2016

Why Lisa Kranitz chose Parrita

We've been to several areas of Costa Rica, but the beauty of the Central Pacific Coast won our hearts. We had the opportunity to stay in this development one Christmas and loved the privacy of the homes, the location that is not only 5 minutes from the beach, but also a great location for all sorts of adventures, and the security of a gated community. Casa Colina sits atop a hill and is completely private with a sparkling infinity pool. But not too far from restaurants and markets.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Parrita in Cantón Parrita

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please care for this home as you would care for your own. Electricity is expensive. Turn off the a/c units when you leave a room. It cools quickly.
  • Check out is 10am or earlier. Please wash the dishes, put the trash in the trash bin, leave wet towels in the shower, turn off a/c units.
  • The owner supplies an initial amount of items: 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom, bar soap, 1 roll of paper towels, sponge, dish soap, trash bags.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large room with its own sink! Bathroom immediately adjacent
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom with private bath and large shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private bedroom with luxury private bath.
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Our property managers can arrange for a masseuse to come to the house if you would like a massage. She can set up her table in the bedroom if you want privacy or even on the patio by the pool if you would like to relax listening to the sounds of the rain forest. The cost is approximately $50 per hour. If you don't want to cook we can arrange for someone to come in and cook for you (additional cost). The kitchen manager at Los Almendros Restaurant is available to prepare a typical Costa Rican dinner on Sundays when the restaurant is closed. Most days she is available to prepare breakfast or lunch. The price depends on the menu and the number of people. There are a couple other people in our area that prepare meals too.


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Luxury Vacation Home with Pool in Private Setting Across From Playa Esterillos
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
Toronto, Canada

Tranquil luxury home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Colina was everything we had hoped for and more. Lisa and her property managers Danny and Felipe were incredibly welcoming, answering all of our Costa Rca-novice questions quickly with generous local insider knowledge. Felipe had recommended going to Rainmaker park over the more popular Manuel Antonio to hike the hanging bridges and swim in the river. It was a much better choice-less busy and a stunning hike. The house was beautiful, graciously appointed, clean, with privacy afforded by the rainforest trees surrounding the property. We enjoyed our evening swims with a glass of wine in the bathtub warm pool water listening to cicadas and birdsong. It was easy to get to Esterillos Oeste just a short drive down the hill for lazy days at the near empty beach... dinner and lunch options in the town were plentiful with Los Almendros being everyone’s favourite. Thank you Danny and Felipe for taking such good care of us-and might we add that the pizza at Rancho Coral was delicious!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our home! Thank you for the kind words about Danny and Felipe - we are very lucky to have our home in such good hands!
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Fantastic Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! We arrived very late in the evening due to flight delays and rains, but Felipe still met us and led us to the house. He also continued to check in on us throughout our stay to make sure we didn’t need anything. Great service!

The home is just as pictured if not nicer! The property is beautiful and it has all the amenities one would need for a fantastic stay in Costa Rica. Esterillos is a quiet town full of friendly locals and beautiful beaches. We will definitely be looking to rebook during our next trip to C.R.!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute Paradise....Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived here at Casa Colina in April, 2018 we were in awe! The pictures do not do it justice. We could not believe how beautiful this home is, how nicely cared for the grounds and pool were and just the absolute privacy and wonderful sounds of the jungle. We traveled with our 2 children who are 20 & 22 and they also loved it and could not believe we were staying is such beautiful accomodations. The pool was nice and warm and was well used during our stay. The AC worked in every room as did all the appliances, lights, etc. I can't say enough about Danny & Felipe who organized day trips and outings for us and responded to all inquiries very quickly. Lisa (homeowner) was the most gracious and accommodating hostess we could have wanted. We had a glitch in our travel plans at the last minute and she was understanding and very willing to work with us. I would recommend this home to anyone who wants to experience a piece of paradise in a safe and tropical community. The best was having the monkeys visit us a few times over the week and the wild sounds of nature coming from the jungle surrounding this property. The nightly visits from 2 large toads was also very entertaining. All I can say is you will not be disappointed.

Thank you very much Lisa and all.

The Maurice's (Canada)

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle and Family, we are so glad your plans worked out and you were able to come. Thank you for the kind words about our house since we think it’s a pretty special place too. And we agree that’s Danny and Felipe are great! Hope you can come back sometime soon! Pura Vida!
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Beautiful property and location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this house very much the location was perfect and the community was beautiful we could walk around it for hours! We saw tons of wildlife and enjoyed the pool very much! Will definitely be returning in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario Canada

Great place and location.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything we needed was here. The jungle view from the pool area was spectacular and we enjoyed looking at all the wildlife. Thanks to Kate and Dave who had great recommendations for tours and restaurants and were readily available if we needed anything.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Where do you live?

the property is beautifully situated in a secluded forest setting.

  • 5 of 5

from the deck by the pool we saw Toucans, Squirrel monkeys and a whole troop of Capuchin monkeys who played in the trees around the house. There are iguanas everywhere. despite the hot days the house stayed cool with a nice breeze around the deck and ceiling fans and powerful air conditioners inside. there are great beaches close by and some very good little restaurants. it was a relaxing and pleasurable week.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed staying at Casa Colina and you had a relaxing vacation. We hope you will stay with us again.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
La Escapadita, Esterillos Centro
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
La Iguana Golf Course, Herradura
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hiway 34 / Costanera Sur
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Escapadita, Esterillos Centro
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Playa Esterillos Centro
Car: necessary

Casa Colina is located on the Central Pacific Coast, 20 minutes south of Jaco and an hour north of Manuel Antonio National Park. The house is on a hill allowing views of the tree canopies. The location is a great jumping off point for all sorts of adventures. Don't miss Chino Monkey Tour, less than an hour away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Parrita, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas - New Year's
17 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £226.74
Cleaning Fee £30.23

Children under age 2 stay for free. Let us know the ages of your children so we can give you an accurate price.

Pets are not allowed without prior written permission from the property manager. One small dog will be considered with a pet deposit of $200.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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