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Casa Amarilla, Finca Estrella, Pavones

Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 9
Pavones, Province of Puntarenas
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 c...
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Listing #HL123976
About the Owner
Jo F
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:July 2009
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1 - 3 of 6 reviews

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 Matthew James H
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

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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!

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Children's Pool
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (7)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Both the master bedroom and guest bedroom have private terraces and king size beds. There is an additional single bed in the master bedroom and a further king size mattress can be placed on the floor to accommodate 9 guests. The third bedroom (children's room) has twin beds. The large master bedroom has its own individual walk-in closet and a second walk-in closet is shared by the guest room and children's' room.
The main family bathroom has a jacuzzi bathtub and a walk-in shower. There is an additional small cloakroom with hand-basin and toilet and an outdoor raindrop shower which is great for washing sand off after a trip to the beach.
The huge main room has the most amazing views of the gulf and the Osa Peninsula and has lightweight dining furniture that can be used insid...
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    2 Fulls
    3 Twins
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
All prices include use of the 18m pool and barbeque area, our horse (others can be rented for USD35 a day) weekly house-keeping, gas and electricity (but excludes air conditioning.).

Monthly rentals are available at GBP1250 a month (for 4 guests) additional guests, up to a maximum of 9 , are GBP75 a month per guest. Please note, there are beds for 7 guests and then a kingsize mattress that is placed on the floor.

Please note that air conditioning is available at an additional GBP65 a week.

Full refunds (less GBP35 admin fee) will be given up to a month before arrival date, after this date we will only refund if we can find replacement guests - you can, of course, defer your holiday to a later date.
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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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How to get there
Airport: Golfito: 30.0 km
International flights to San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica arrive from the US, Madrid and other European cities. Once in San Jose you can drive to fly down to the nearest airstrip, Golfito.

The rental houses at Finca Estrella are located on the south pacific coast, a 6 and a half hour drive from San Jose or a 45 minute flight to Golfito followed by an hour drive (bus or taxi available).

If you are taking the scenic route and driving from San Jose on the new 'beach road' then try www.renta4x4incostarica.com, www.mapache.com, www.4x4rentacar.com for rental cars. Stop off at the Tarcoles crocodile bridge for a souvenir mooch and croc watching. Do your final gas fill up at Rio Claro de Golfito and stock up with groceries at the new supermarket next door. Other good grocery stores ar...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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