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Yellow House, Finca Estrella, Pavones

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Casa Amarilla's perfect palm-fringed location
The waterfall from the children's pool plunges to the main pool below
Rainbow in the hills viewed from Casa Amarilla
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
9 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Casa Amarilla is a dream three bedroom home with airy cathedral ceilings set in 6 acres of tropical gardens in the 150 acre Finca Estrella; home to monkeys, sloths, tayras and a myriad of birds and butterflies. The heart of the house has to be the vast terrace with its brightly coloured hammocks and leather rocking chairs. Begin your day by watching the lines by the shore indicate 'surf's up' and witnessing the rainforest come to life in the morning light then let it draw to a close with fairyland sunsets, fabulous light shows and finally star-gazing across the gulf. The 18m pool with children's pool and barbeque rancho surrounded with rainforest flowers to attract hummingbirds, toucans and scarlet macaws is the perfect place to while away a morning or afternoon. Take the stone paintin...Casa Amarilla is a dream three bedroom home with airy cathedral ceilings set in 6 acres of tropical gardens in the 150 acre Finca Estrella; home to monkeys, sloths, tayras and a myriad of birds and butterflies. The heart of the house has to be the vast terrace with its brightly coloured hammocks and leather rocking chairs. Begin your day by watching the lines by the shore indicate 'surf's up' and witnessing the rainforest come to life in the morning light then let it draw to a close with fairyland sunsets, fabulous light shows and finally star-gazing across the gulf. The 18m pool with children's pool and barbeque rancho surrounded with rainforest flowers to attract hummingbirds, toucans and scarlet macaws is the perfect place to while away a morning or afternoon. Take the stone painting set with you and discover your creativity from a poolside hammock. 'Patas blancas' is available, with a guide, for horse treks to local waterfalls or beaches or simply wildlife/bird/butterfly watching around the finca. Couples, honeymooners or a family vacation - all will want to come again.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Jo F
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:July 2009
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Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

This is the second time we have stayed at casa Amarillo. Iit is clean, open, spacious. Big kitchen. Great breeze and view of the water from the balcony. Freddy is always there to help with anything as usual. Enrique is a pleasure. Everyone so friendly....More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Discover554611
Exploration722237, VR Owner at Casa Amarilla, Finca Estrella, Pavones, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2019

Thanks Patty, glad you had a good time and were well looked after. We hope you'll be back again soon!

Reviewed 7 April 2019

If you are interested in getting away from the throngs of tourists, and experiencing a part of Costa Rica that is increasingly rare, while living in comfort with all the amenities, this is the place for you. We were here for six weeks. We saw...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank mccaffrs
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We have travelled extensively and this rental was one of the best we have ever had. The large balcony and the views are outstanding, and if you like watching for birds it is the place to be. We saw Toucans, Scarlet Macaws and plenty of...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank IWILL58
Management response:Responded 13 April 2018

Many thanks for the kind words Ian - really pleased you had such a good time. We're working on those points you raised, so hopefully next time you come it will be perfect! Pura vida! Crispin

Reviewed 2 September 2017

My wife Marlena and I were more than comfortable in this amazing home. We stayed for 5 nights and felt like it was everything we could have ever wanted for our first trip to Costa Rica. The house and property was extremely well kept, especially...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank mattjhink
Management response:Responded 3 September 2017

Thanks for the really lovely review Matthew, we're so pleased you had a good time. We hope you can come back again. Pura vida! Crispin and Jo

Reviewed 15 January 2017

The huge balcony of this house, at tree canopy level with termal updrafts in front, is ideal for bird watching. The heavily wooded farm and surrounding land offer a beautiful environment that puts you directly in touch with the amazing biodiversity (not just birds) of...More

Date of stay: January 2017
1  Thank John B
Jo F, VR Owner at Casa Amarilla, Finca Estrella, Pavones, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Thanks for the review John. Really pleased you had a good stay and got to see plenty of wildlife. Upkeep of the houses in the rainforest is difficult and expensive, but we try our best! We hope you'll be back again. Pura vida!

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Reviewed 3 December 2015

Words can't describe how amazing my stay was at Casa Amarilla, but I will try anyway... We stayed for 12 days and I must say, It wasn't long enough. The views are breath taking, the wildlife is abundant and all around you.. when you think...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank brenden t
Reviewed 2 August 2015

I stayed in the yellow house for 10 days with my two sons. They surfed daily and were very satisfied with Pavones on several levels. It is still an unexploited part of Costa Rica for surfing as compared to Tamarindo and Nosara. The house has...More

Date of stay: July 2015
2  Thank jguest2015
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We stayed here for 3 days with the goal of our oldest son being able to surf the famous Pavones. Which he really enjoyed. The horses were also a great trip to a nearby waterfall which also had a good hike. Pool is fabulous and...More

Date of stay: April 2015
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Children's Pool
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
For surfers, the surf can be up at any time of the year although the rainy season is usually best. Kite-surfing is at its best between December and April and you can stand-up paddle-board - dolphin spotting as you glide along - all year round. The nearest beach, Pilon, has a great surf break - usually quiet - and the famous world-class Pavones break is a 20 minute drive away. You can see the lines on the water from Finca Estrella. To boost your spirit and fitness level, yoga classes in Pavones- 20 minutes away - are a must. Turtles nest on the local beaches, hike past giant bamboos waterfalls, take a cooling swim in the refreshing Cuervito river, a lazy boat trip down the Rio Coto from Zancudo or dolphin and whale spotting as you zip across to the Osa Peninsula, to where Corcovado N...
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