About Casa Estrella

Casa Estrella, Surfside
Gorgeous 4-BD Zen Retreat w/Pool, Apartment 

Casa Estrella in Surfside is a 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath beauty billed as a “Zen Costa Rica Retreat.” It consists of a main house with three bedrooms and a private apartment with one.

Upon entering, you’ll be greeted by lush tropical foliage and a Japanese Zen water garden with “floating steps” leading to the grand entryway. Upon entering the home the arched ceiling passageway is covered in natural volcanic stone-lined walls and a “crying waterfall.” Custom-made chandeliers and cove lighting set the tone of Casa Estrella’s serene interiors.

Our calming space features 4 bedroom suites and 4.5 baths to accommodate up to 9 guests. In the main house, the three bedrooms have one king and two queen beds, while in the apartment there is one king bed and a sofa bed. The main home has a large living room and open-concept kitchen area overlooking the beautiful pool and outdoor waterfall. There is also a full laundry room with granite countertops and a sink. 

The main kitchen is a chef’s and entertainer’s dream space, all made from fine teak and covered in granite and marble details. It’s complemented with all stainless steel appliances, a gas range and an oversized island that doubles as a breakfast counter. The kitchen is equipped with a large refrigerator, mini-fridge, ice dispenser, coffeemaker, microwave, oven, dishwasher, blender and more.

The two-story master suite is connected through the bar and barbecue space, and also has its own private entrance. The downstairs has a second full kitchen and living room space and also features a powder room. The teak staircase leads you upstairs to the master bedroom, where there’s a king-size bed with reading niches, plus a working office space and a walk-in closet. The luxury master bath features a double vanity sink, grand mirrors, laundry, soaking tub and shower space.

Walking through the arched hallway you walk out to the covered bar and barbecue area, outfitted with large bar stools and high-top bar. There is also a TV for entertaining from the bar area, which can be turned to watch while you’re in the pool. The built-in barbecue area features a full-size sink, fridge and teak cabinetry topped with granite countertops, making this a perfect space to host guests for events and parties.

The large, private pool features a waterfall wall with live garden planters on top capturing the tropical essence of Costa Rica. There is bench seating around the pool where you can sit and relax while listening to the calming water, as well as seating under the waterfall designed for a spa-like experience. At night there are two fire towers on each end of the pool. There is also an outdoor shower and pool bathroom. The floating deck is highlighted in the evenings with underlighting to enhance the design and space for your dining guests. There’s also an enormous custom-designed dining table, providing outdoor dining for eight.

Among the many amenities of Casa Estrella are five 32-inch or 48-inch smart TVs, free Wi-Fi, new A/C units and two washers and dryers. Fresh linens, towels, soaps and shampoos are provided.

House rules

We have a no-tolerance rule about parties and loud noise, so please be aware that complaints from neighbors, notifications from authorities, notifications from our noise monitoring software, or any other proof of disruptive behavior or loud noise between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. will result in fines of up to $1,000, possible eviction and possible legal action if authorities are involved.

Your booking automatically includes a damage protection policy that covers accidental damages up to $3,000. If we determine that damage was willful or negligent, we will charge an additional fee to cover the cost.

Please note that if you are a Costa Rican resident booking with a local credit card, you will be charged the IVA tax from your bank automatically, aside from any AirBNB taxes and fees.

Please note also that this home is for sale, and it’s possible that the property may need to be shown to prospective buyers during your stay. If this occurs, our team will give you as much advance notice as possible.

What to do near Casa Estrella, Surfside

Casa Estrella is located in the Surfside community, a southern suburb of Potrero with multiple restaurants, bars, tour offices and supermarkets within walking distance. Surfside is on the main, paved highway between Flamingo and Potrero — a beautiful beach-lined drive with access to Tamarindo in the south and Playas del Coco in the north. 

The international airport in Liberia is less than 1 hour away, as are all other conveniences including pharmacies, medical clinics, banks, and shopping. 

If you’re looking for adventure, Costa Rica has you covered with a range of activities including surfing, scuba, snorkeling, sailing, sportfishing, ziplining, ATV tours, volcanoes, and sunset cruises. 

Adventure awaits

Your rental will be stocked with a welcome basket of coffee, coffee filters, salt, pepper, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, paper towels, cooking oil and Costa Rica’s famous Salsa Lizano.

We’re always ready to help you book any adventure, including scuba diving, fishing, ocean cruises, horseback riding and ATV tours. Day trips to Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park, whitewater rafting or local cultural tours – we’re here to offer you unbeatable service! Click for more info about tours and activities.

We’ll be happy to provide free, competitive quotes for private rental cars, transport to/from the Liberia or San Jose airports, tours and activities. We are locals and can answer any questions you may have regarding this area. We are here to make your next Costa Rican getaway unforgettable.

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We price our listings using a proprietary system that changes rates based on market-wide supply and demand. We lower our prices as often as we raise them, all depending on demand. With daily and weekly prices, discounts are already taken into account. Contact us to ask about our monthly rates.

Sleeping Situation

  • Bedroom 1

    1 double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 double bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 king bed

  • Bedroom 4

    1 king bed

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  • Country: Costa Rica
Additional details
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Check-In Hour: 3:00 pm
  • Check-Out Hour: 10:00 am
Reservation & Payment Terms
1. PAYMENT – An advance payment equal to 50% of the total rental rate is required to secure the reservation. The advance payment will be applied toward the house rent. Payments can be made in the form of a wire transfer, credit card or cashier’s check. The advance payment is not a damage deposit. The BALANCE OF RENT is due thirty (30) days before your arrival date. Monthly Rentals: Monthly rentals can be subject to extra fees as electric consumption and/or cleaning fees.
Cancelation Policy
Firm - 30-60 days before
  • 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in
  • 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in
  • No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in
  • Bookings that overlap Christmas and New Year’s are non-refundable
  • We'll refund the original payment method used during booking, subtracting any payment processing fees incurred for payment or refund processing.
  • 5% cancellation fee plus 13% sales tax over the total booking amount, or a minimum of $75 +13%
  • No exceptions. We recommend travel insurance for unforeseen situations.
Things to Note
Special Places of Costa Rica is committed to protecting our properties and keeping up-to-date with short-term rental regulations, which is why you will be asked to complete our independent verification. Before your stay begins, you will need to verify your details with us to complete your booking. You will be contacted via email and/or text to complete the verification. You will also be given the choice between paying a refundable deposit or buying a non-refundable damage waiver. We suggest you buy the damage waiver as this protects you in case you cause accidental damage during a booking.


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Casa Estrella

  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bdrms
  • 4.5 Baths
Starting at $405/night (min. 2 nights)

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