Unit 9 is a luxury three bedroom villa that occupies the whole of the ground floor of a standalone building in the Del Pacifico Resort.
From the moment you arrive at Del Pacifico at Esterillos, you will find a place unlike any other in Costa Rica.
Set in the midst of the grandeur of the Costa Rican rain forest and the exotic palm coast of the Pacific Ocean, Del Pacifico at Esterillos offers the best of both of these settings. Del Pacifico is a village by the sea – a private place to relax, recharge and reflect. A master-planned community meticulously designed by internationally renowned architects and woven into the very fabric of Costa Rica’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty.
Del Pacifico is ideally located midway between the popular beach resort of Jaco Beach and the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. With the opening of the new highway in 2010, it is now less than 2 hours to drive by car from the International Airport at San Jose. Unit 9 is a spacious and luxurious condominium, comprised of over 2000 square feet of living space. There are two bedrooms with king size beds, each with their own en suite bathroom and a third bedroom with twin beds. The third bathroom services as both the bathroom for the twin bedroom and the powder room for the living area. The condominium is decorated in a open modern style featuring original works of art by renowned Costa Rican Artist Felix Murillo.
With granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances throughout, the galley kitchen has all the amenities you will need to cook a wonderful gourmet meal.
The kitchen is separated from the dining area by a breakfast bar.
The dining and living areas are spacious and interconnected, the living area being demarked by beautiful teak flooring which contrasts with the Italian tile flooring prevelent throughout the rest of the condominium. The low rise seating area in the living room is perfect for conversation. relaxing or taking an afternoon siesta.
Floor to ceiling glass double doors from the living area open up onto the sheltered dining patio, secluded, but just a stone’s throw from the communal pool complex. Indeed the close proximity of the condominium to the pool complex is a great feature, whether you have a young family, where the kids can swim safely with the adults in close proximity or whether you are a group of adults who enjoy an evening swim in the floodlit pool without straying too far from your mojitos!
The pool complex comprises a large free form swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a paddling pool for the children and a large lanai. Due to the low population density of the development, it would not be unusual if your group had the pool complex all to yourselves for the majority of your stay.
Four hours of maid service is included in each weekly rental. Additional maid service can be provided.
Del Pacifico is situated next to one of the most spectacular beaches in all of Costa Rica and truly one of the special places on this planet. The beach stretches for miles. The surf is always spectacular. Spectacular surf on one side, palm fringed beach on the other. Truly paradise found. One can walk for hours and pass only a handful of people. If you wade across the shallow stream to the south, you will likely have a 3km beach all to yourself, save that is for the pelicans, wading birds running in and out of the surf or perhaps a sloth moving through the branches in one of the trees at the edge of the beach.
Another way to enjoy the beach is to sign up for a sunset gallop. A favourite trek is to head into the rain forest at around 3pm, loop up onto the hills for magnificent views of the ocean before heading down to the beach for sunset.
The beach adjacent to the Del Pacifico Resort is called Playa Bejuco and faces due south. The ocean is spectacular.
Beautiful Swimming Pool Complex at the bottom of your own private garden
Interaction with Guests
Not at all - its all yours!
Our favourite time on the beach is early morning and late afternoon. It’s a 30 minute stroll from Playa Bejuco to Del Pacifico’s sister hotel Alma del Pacifico. There is nothing nicer than taking a stroll up to the beach for breakfast at Alma del Pacifico in the open air restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Alma del Pacifico also has a fantastic spa offering an extensive menu of Costa Rican spa treatments combining professional, personal care and a beautiful seaside setting, which creates an experience of peace, wellness and rejuvenation.
Limited public transport, it is best to have a car.
Please no smoking in the condo!
Maximum six guests.
Prospective Tenants should know, this place is exactly as it looks. Fully equipped with appliances and amenities, complete with beach towels, this Del Pacifico condo could not be more ideal. Situated to capture shade and breezes, to observe diversity of species, this affords the comfort and peace of mind not inherent to condo rentals. Thank you, Sam, for a lovely get away in your lovely condo. Thanks to gatekeepers, neighbors, and Costa Rica, for an unforgettable, much needed reprieve. ~Ash
4 friends & I spent a month in Sam's condo and we had an amazing time. The setting was perfect for us as we mostly had the pool to ourselves and there was plenty of room so we didn't get in each others way. The staff were always helpful when needed. The distance to the beach was a little further than expected but a vehicle was recommended so can't really complain about that. We would have liked to see screens on the windows & doors but only because we preferred fresh air. The kitchen needs some attention: fan didn't work, new dinnerware required, had to ask for wine glasses, toaster didn't work. We enjoy cooking for ourselves and thats the only reason we have these comments. If the opportunity arises for me to come back to Costa Rica, then it will be directly to Sam's Place.
Dear Rose, Thank you for the positive feedback regarding the setting, pool etc. I am glad you would choose my place if you come back to Costa Rica - and of course you will be very welcome. I am surprised with regards to your comments on the kitchen as this is the first time I have received such feedback - rather mosts guests have commented about how well equipped the kitchen is. Thank you for letting me know. I will have my House Manager make an inventory and make sure all items that are broken or missing are replaced.
Pasamos únicamente dos noches en el condominio, sin embargo para lo bello y completo nos quedamos con ganas de quedarnos mas. La casa esta totalmente equipada y es perfecta para ir a disfrutar en familia. Eso días la pasamos prácticamente solos lo que hizo que la piscina la disfrutáramos al máximo! También tuvimos la oportunidad de conocer la muchacha de limpieza la cual fue muy amable. Los condominios son también muy amables y amenos. La seguridad del lugar es muy buena lo cual para nosotros que íbamos en familia era muy importante. La playa a 5min y bellísima! Totalmente recomendado este destino nosotros lo repetiríamos de nuevo.
We didn't want to leave! Sam was a wonderful host. He always answered my questions within a few hours. His condo was exactly like the pictures. Sandra, the property manager is a gem! She helped us with restaurant suggestions, with a rental car, with translations and with much more. She is a great person to have on hand while in CR. The neighborhood is so charming! The pool was rarely used, so we had it all to ourselves most of the time. The beach is about a 15 minute walk. Sam even has surfboards to use! Pizza Bocha is the Best pizza in town! We liked to hang out at Pelicanos! Mikey and Diana are wonderful people and they make you feel like part of the family. We can't wait to return! Thank you Sam for trusting us with your wonderful home! Everyone is so nice.
Una casa preciosa en un entorno ideal!!! Sólo estuvimos una noche y nos quedamos con ganas de más!! Muy recomendable !
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