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Casa Amarilla, Finca Estrella, Pavones

Casa Amarilla's perfect palm-fringed location
5 reviews
Casa Amarilla's perfect palm-fringed location
The waterfall from the children's pool plunges to the main pool below
Terrace view and Casa Amarilla's mango trees
Perfect spot for bird/wildlife, sunset viewing.  Then wait for the stars.....
Which hammock today?  Eeny meeny miny mo..........
Beautiful master bedroom with patio doors to private terrace and garden
The spacious comfortable lounge/library
The family friendly kitchen with all modern appliances
The family bathroom with jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower
Pavon Bay and the Dulce Gulf through the lounge window
Amazing sunsets from the terrace
Off to the beach on horseback
Wild local beaches for surfing, swimming or simply beachcombing
The stunning 18m swimming pool with barbeque rancho
One of nature's amazing light shows from the terrace
Rainbow in the hills viewed from Casa Amarilla
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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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About the Owner, Jo F
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2009
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 8 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #HL123976
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Matthew J...
Los Angeles, California
1 review
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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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 for being directly on top of a mountain in the middle of the rain forest....

Management response:

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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John B
Turrialba, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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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 this región. The view is as good as claimed and the house was actually much...

Management response:

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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brenden t
1 review
Reviewed 3 December 2015 for a stay in November 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 of the real Costa Rican experience, this is it! The Costa Rican people are very...

  • 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
    3 Twins
    2 Fulls
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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...
Car advised
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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