This spectacular ocean view house has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The master bedroom with french doors opening to porch. Pool. Full equipped deluxe kitchen quality appliances comfy furniture flat screen TV. 5 minutes from beach. Airco throughout
Beautiful modern three bedroom three bathroom house with ocean views 5 min walk to the beach and one and half hours from the airport. Pool,high speed internet, cable tv, Air conditioning, flat screen tv, laundry (no dishwasher).
Close to Jaco and Manuel Antonio. There is good surf at the beach down below as well as in the adjacent beaches with beach and point brakes. There are a great variety restaurants with the famous local restaurant Los Almendros on the top of the list.
The house catches the ocean breezes being on top of the hill. Walking north along the beach you will find an unspoiled beauty with the jungle touching the ocean and many times you will see monkeys. At low tide there are rocky points sticking out up to one kilometer into the ocean with waves braking into blowholes bringing up large water spouts.
Being located on the Central Pacific coast you will be close to all the attractions Costa Rica has to offer.
The new auto-pista to San Jose makes visiting the natural attractions around the Central Valley and the shopping centers in Santa Ana and Escazu very fast and easy.
The road from here south is newly paved and it now only takes 40 minutes to get to Manuel Antonio national park and 3 hours to the OSA peninsula and the southern zone.
To navigate around Costa Rica by car you can use (website hidden) maps or Waze (very popular and accurate here).
Buses north and south stop in the center of Esterillos Oeste 5 minute walk from the house or on the highway just outside of the village.
AC, Wifi, Cable TV ,washing machine ,parking, pool
Interaction with Guests
I live next door and I have a cell phone so I can be of assistance pretty much when needed.
All our neighbors are friendly and I love the fact that we are a bit more private up on our hill but still very close to a wonderful beach great for boogie boarding, surfing and walking. Depending on the tide and which direction you walk on the beach, you have good chance of seeing monkeys scarlet macaws morpho butterflies and all kind of sea birds .
There are buses from San Jose a few times a day and some will take you into the village and other ones will drop you off at the junction by the highway
Other Things to Note
Esterillos Oeste has a couple really good restaurants as well as yummy home made ice cream.
No smoking in the house.
Host made us feel very welcome, and the property was just perfect for two adults and four kids. Kids loved the pool. Be mindful of riptides at the beach. One hour drive from Manuel Antonio. Very close grocery store for all your needs.
Had an absolute last. Brigitte & Fred were great host. Our trip was delayed by a volcano, we were met late that night. Couldn't ask for nicer couple. We will definitely book with them again. Next time we will bring the whole family.
We had a great time staying at Casa Velas. Brigitte welcomed us when we arrived and showed us around the house. We felt very safe and enjoyed the pool and nearby beach. She recommended a great restaurant to eat in the local town and the food was excellent. She checked in on us during our stay to see if everything was OK. We were grateful for the A/C since it was very hot. We enjoyed watching the Scarlett Macaws fly near the house and the iguanas sunbathing on the porch. Overall we loved the house and would recommend it to others.
Juste came back from Esterillos Oeste. What a wonderful month.... our hosts, Fred and Brigitte, made us feel right at home. This house is big, clean and can easily lodge 6 people comfortably. We felt very safe and found everything we needed for a nice Central American vacation! We strongly recommend it.
Marlène et Denis (Val-d'Or, Québec)
We arrived five hours late, by dark. Brigitte was waiting for us, guitar in hand. We reported a broken coffee machine. Two hours later, we found a new one left for us on the kitchen counter. Brigitte and Fred were there for us.
Beautiful country, cozy village, gorgeous house. Hope to come back.
We just had the best of all vacations at the Casa Velas in Esterillios Oeste. The only thing we could complain about was that one week was not enough.
Casa Velas accomodated us 4 adults and 3 kids (ages 2,4 and 5) comfortably. The kids spent most of their time in the pool or the beach, which is only a short walk away. For the adults the evenings on the deck in a mild pacific breeze turned into long joyful nights with the sound of waves and cicadas in the background.
Brigitte and Fred (the owners) are nothing but exceptional. If you stay long enough you will notice that everyone in the area knows them and will sing their praise without being solicited.
Esterillios Oeste is a quiet town in the mid pacific region of Costa Rica without all the action seen in Jaco, which is about 12 miles north. We were looking for a quiet place to relax and found our little piece of heaven at Casa Velas. If time allows us we would like to come back and stay there again.
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Velas. The house is very spacious, with good open spaces to hang out, and the owners Brigitte and Fred were very helpful and caring. Esterillos Oeste is a non-touristy village with a small supermarket and good Caribbean fusion restaurant. If you want more choice you need to be happy to drive 20 minutes or so to the nearest towns. Manuel Antonio National Park is a 45 minute drive away on good paved roads.