Best Deal in Jaco Beach BEACHFRONT

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Calle Hidalgo, Jaco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

The best deal in Jaco, DIRECTLY on the beach. Other places charge $150 a night for the same location / amenities. Comes with Wifi, super comfy king size mattress, fold out couch and even surf board if you want to give it a go!

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The best deal in Jaco, DIRECTLY on the beach. Other places charge $150 a night for the same location / amenities. Comes with Wifi, super comfy king size mattress, fold out couch and even surf board if you want to give it a go!

The Space

This unit is DIRECTLY in front of the ocean on the south end (best side) of Jaco Beach.

- Newly upgraded
- 1 bedroom, 1 bath
- large oceanfront pool.
- One of the few units with a fully equipped kitchen!
- Fast Wifi
- Cool energy efficient AC
- SECURE gated and guarded area. You'll feel very safe here.
- Great neighbors, very helpful.
- HDMI cable connection for your Mac or PC to plug right into the TV. And a stereo hook up for your Ipod / Ipad or music devices.
- Cable TV
- a coin operated washer & dryer just outside the condo
- hot water
- Two flat screen TVs - one in the bedroom and the other in the front room with great stereo sound.
- DVD players in both rooms
- tempur-pedic mattress (sleep like you're in heaven)
- Reverse osmosis water filter (stay healthy)
- dog friendly!

There are several restaurants within very close walking distance like Hotel 9, Morgans Cove and The Point Bar & Restaurant. And its a beautiful 10 min walk along the beach into town.

There's no question this is one of the BEST values in Jaco. I will be happy to assist you in booking your accommodation and suggesting options for air transportation, booking tours, etc. I can also give you a list of restaurants and fun things to do. No need to rent a surf board one will be provided for you!

Please note to accommodate 4 people, 2 would sleep on the same bed in the room and 2 on fold out couch. The place is not massive, but the location is awesome. Book it now while its still available.

Guest Access

Pool, poolside patio and entire condo.

Interaction with Guests

Over phone / email and have concierge onsite when they are there.

The Neighborhood

Its right on the beach! The neighbors are so nice and friendly and plenty of cool spots just walking distance from the condo.

Getting around

Head right out onto the beach from the front gate. There's nice bars and restaurants walking distance from condo and you can get pretty much anywhere in Jaco by bike.

Other Things to Note

Surfboard in the unit, you can use it for free, but if you break it you fix it !

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $650 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Cleaning Fee: $35
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We had a great stay at Mar Arena!
    The location right by the beach made all the difference in our trip! We loved the surf lessons right out front followed by reading at the pool. James' guide to Jaco was also extremely helpful with both local food/activity recommendations and getting around Costa Rica!
    Thanks for a great trip in a beautiful condo!

    May 2014
  • I had a great experience staying at James place! The condo is perfect for a couple. The pool area is beautiful, exceptionally clean, and had all to ourselves. Surfing is steps away with several surf schools stationed in front of the condo. It's perfectly situated away from the hustle and bustle of the center of town, but minutes to walk to. I highly recommend Jame's place, especially for the price. James will send you all the information you need for a great vacation...

    May 2014
  • I greatly enjoyed my stay in Jaco. James was always quick to respond to any questions i had leading up to my stay and he was able to accommodate an additional night when my travel plans changed. His manager met me at the condo and was quite helpful when I called her with a couple of questions. The condo was well kept and the complex very well maintained and quiet. All aspects were as described and I would stay here again. The south end of Jaco beach is uncrowded, the beach less rocky, and the undertow is much less pronounced then further north--all in all i found it the preferable location to stay. An added plus is the surf school right across the road with very competent instructors and the little bar right down the street called The Point--good, fresh CR food for breakfast, lunch or dinner and well mixed drinks. A important point to note is that the air conditioning in the condo was both quiet and effective which is not always the case when traveling in warm climates.

    May 2014
    Response from James:

    Thank you so much for the positive review. The good news is that we finally tracked down the source of the leak and fixed it, so next time it will be a much fresher experience :) Thank you again and you're welcome back any time!

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • The Condo was a lovely way to start touring Cost Rica. It is spacious, clean, all the amenities of home and the grounds are beautiful and kept so clean and pretty by the wonderful and friendly groundskeepers and maintenance couple. They were kind and offered suggestions and tips about the area. The beach is beautiful, the staff at the surf school are sweet and helpful! Walking at low tide on the rocks was an awesome adventure. The suggestions for food and sights to see were a great help! Will recommend Jaco to all who want a great place in CR! The Condo tenants are all friendly and helpful! Great time! Will be back!

    April 2014
  • The apartment was as pictured in the photos. Perfect for what we needed and the grounds were immaculate. We were very happy with things during our 3 night stay.

    The unit has a nice variety of appliances (toaster oven, microwave, blender) and a full set of dining utensils and cookware - unlike other places we have stayed in where the kitchen items consisted of chipped odds and ends.

    Tai Munoz was the property manager that we interacted with and she emailed us to confirm our arrival. When we arrived, we discovered that the wifi password that James has in his "automated" information sent from Air BNB was incorrect and you actually need an log in ID and password - not just a password. We located a restaurant with wifi that we had to use to contact Tai for that information as well as additional bedding for the sofabed for our son. She was very prompt in getting back to us (within 4 hours) on both items. The next day, we needed some lightbulbs which had burned out and again, showed up promptly with some replacements.

    It is about a 2.5 km walk from the unit into town. We chose to walk into town for dinner and get groceries at the Mas x Menos store on the main street and take a taxi back. Other places to eat are the Point Restaurant/Bar a couple of doors down (bit expensive for what you get but that's true of Jaco & Costa Rica overall) - try their empanadas. We also walked down the beach to the Laguna and had dinner there while watching the sunset - there are actual tables spread out along the beach so you don't feel as crammed in as the Point.

    The ground staff works hard to maintain the cleanliness of the property, the other occupants of the complex were very nice.

    March 2014
    Response from James:

    Thank you Mimi, glad you had a great time! Noted on the wifi password I will be updating it on here :) .. come see us again soon!

    March 2014
  • The condo was a great place to begin our trip to Costa Rica. We loved the (email hidden)uth end of the beach about 5-10 minutes from the busier downtown. The condo was secure, the pool is awesome and the caretakers were very kind and helpful. The condo has a small kitchenette which is stocked with the basics, and 2 AC units. The host also provided a surf board which we took advantage of. We would certainly consider staying here for a longer period of time in the future.

    February 2014
  • Mar Arena Review
    Our fist time in Jaco and we stayed at #8 for 2 weeks. James' contact for the airport transfer was reliable and friendly and greeted us as at the airport. Unfortunatley there was a misunderstanding somewhere and the key to the apartment was not available to us when we arrived 3 PM. We waited out the 6 hr. delay with the ever so friendly and helpful neighbours. Many, many thanks to them. Merci Ginette & Richard!
    Good night sleeps were had in the Tempur-pedic king size bed. The sun, beach and pool were of course amazing.
    We felt safe & secure on this very well maintained property.
    We drank the osmosis filtered water, but the neighbours who return each year are at ease to drink the water directly from the tap. (So no worries there.)
    The fridge 'crushed ice dispenser' was a cool extra. A/C worked fine; no problems as was described in another review. Also, no mosquitos around us.

    It definitely needs to be understood that Paula is the on site contact for any concerns and help you may need (not the husband & wife concierge working on the property 6 days a week). Paula helped us to get some bikes and they were great to have for getting around.

    Dining in: we did basic cooking many evenings. It was nice to have the blender for breakfast and/or happy hour smoothies!
    Dining out: Lots of choice. We ate out primarily at the 'Tipica Costa Rican' restaurants and they were within walking distance (if you don't mind walking through the small unlit section of the road). We walked all the time and felt safe.
    Check out these Tica Soda restaurants:
    Rancho Santa Ana - Soda y Marisqueria on Pastor Diaz past Morgan's Cove resort on the left.
    Alta Mar - Soda y Marisqueria, complete south end of Pastor Diaz at Calle Madrigal.
    Marea Alta - Soda y Marisqueria - on Pastor Diaz across from the gym.
    Our favourtie icecream treat place was: Heladería El Barco
    The Green Room resto. was good, too (a little costlier than 'Tipica' menus).

    If you want to do something different than the beach there is a trail up to the old observatory. The entrance is at route 34 & Calle Madrigal. It's about 12 mins. to the first stop. You'll see guides going up with tourists on horseback.
    Don't forget to go to the Friday Market for fruits & vegetables. (Next to the soccer field.)

    We had a great time and we would definitely return.

    February 2014
  • We made accommodations to stay at James' residence for 4 nights. It's a 1 bedroom apartment, beach front property, just a bit further distance out from the hub-bub busyness of Jaco. Nice and quiet, with friendly neighbors all around the complex. Need to be careful with the A/C in the bedroom, don't turn it too cold or it will trip out/overheat and not work for a few hours til it cools down again. Make sure to bring mosquitoe repellant, they are relentless. There's a full kitchen there, and you could go to the local market about 1.5 miles away, costs about $2US via taxi. groceries aren't cheap, but many things we are familiar with in US is available there and you can cook your own food if you prefer cooking. We didn't need to contact James, as Paula was there to follow up with us if we needed to make any arrangements for transportation and tours. Be aware, you need to contact her for the wifi information, and a minor dilemma was that our phone in the apartment was not usable, luckily I was able to ask a neighbor for wifi info, and able to contact Paula via a internet phone and email correspondence. Paula stopped by the night before we left and let us know how we should arrange to checkout.

    We actually rented a scooter at nearby AXR and took it to adjacent tourist attractions Villa Calentes (hotel) for the sunset and views, and also down to the Esterillos Oeste, a quiet beach town with serene beach coast line. Beautiful country, wonderful experience. We would definitely like to come back again.

    January 2014
  • James' condo was the perfect place to stay during our time in Jaco. As in the description, it is directly on the beach. Wake up, walk by the pool and you're right on the sand! The area is beautiful and quiet if you're looking for something just outside of Jaco downtown. South Jaco beach has a very cool laid back vibe with local bars and smaller boutique hotels along the beachfront. Beautiful sunsets. The condo is a great size for 2, bathroom is renovated, there is a full kitchen. The king size bed has a very nice memory foam mattress and is as comfortable as sleeping at home. James provided great tips about the area, was able to help with transportation and parking as well. Highly recommend this condo to stay! Overall, great!

    January 2014
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