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Manzanillo Beach (Coral Reef House towards far point)

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Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Manzanillo house description

The Coral Reef House! 1 of only 3 BEACHFRONT rentals in all of Manzanillo and in The Gandoca./Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHEN THIS HOUSE IS AVAILABLE, CLICK ON THE 'MORE INFO' LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE; THERE YOU WILL ALSO FIND MUCH MORE INFO, PHOTOS, FAQ'S AND REVIEWS.

This unique rustic house is on Costa Rica's southeast Caribbean coast. Literally the end of the road, the home is built on a 30-foot pedestal of coral rock only 50 yards from the beach. Outside Magazine (October 1999) has recognized the Manzanillo area as having “one of the most beautiful deserted beaches in the world.” While the area has gotten more popular since then, and the main walking trail to Monkey Point passes just in front of the house, it is still a great location even though it is not as secluded as before. The Coral Reef House is located inside the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. The refuge abounds with wildlife - monkeys, sloths, tucans, parrots, iguanas, anteaters, jaguarondis and dolphins off shore. To reach the house there is a (usually) small creek to cross and then it is 200 meters by trail. You may drive in to unload luggage and supplies, and then leave the car inside a private gated yard near the creek (although the locals tend to drive cars into the refuge :). If the creek happens to be too high to cross, we can arrange to get your luggage across.

The house has been remodeled to add a king suite on the main floor (photo at right). The house itself is simple and rustic, perched directly above the beach and has 2 stories, now with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a manager/caretaker living on the property. The huge, perched deck is wonderful and is undoubtedly where much of your time will be spent relaxing to the sounds of the ocean and getting to know the monkeys and other wildlife in the tops of the trees, at eye level with the deck. Unlike many foreigners’ homes in the area, the Coral Reef House is a simple beach house of local style and built with native materials. While it still has the comforts you would need, it fits into the surroundings of the refuge and ocean environment in a unique and refreshing way.

When you need a little exercise, follow the steps down to the always 83-86 degree reef-protected ocean and snorkel with the amazingly vivid fish populations. There's even a small tide pool for kids. Take a walk to town and rent a kayak for touring the ocean or river estuaries or have the manager/caretaker set up a jungle tour, a dolphin watching trip, or other favorite adventure. Bikes can usually be rented and are a great way to roll around the area.

The marine part of the reserve is one of a kind. Its waters are home to three species of wild dolphins, sea turtles, coral reef, and manatee. Sport fishing for tarpon, wahoo, mackerel, and kingfish make this area a sport fishing paradise. Also, scuba diving and snorkeling in the marine reserve can be arranged through the local dive shop. Kayaking is both easy and popular inside the reef and in the Gandoca lagoon. Trained guides in wildlife and bird watching, sport fishing and dolphin/marine tours are available for bookings in Manzanillo. Just ask our caretaker/manager for help in setting up tours.

Manzanillo is an outdoor person’s paradise, and the Coral Reef House will have you thinking twice about leaving!


Note: If the Coral Reef House is booked for the time of your visit, click the 'Other Properties' link at the bottom of this page and look at our Dolphin Lodge next door which also sleeps 8-10. For TRAVEL INFORMATION and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the link at the bottom of this page called 'more information about Coral Reef House.' This will help orient you to the two coasts of the country and answer basic questions.

If you want to see some other parts of Costa Rica, we recommend staying at the Costa Verde Inn near the capital, then taking a whole day to travel with their shuttle van and visit the waterfall gardens, Poas Volcano, rainforest or other areas on your way to Manzanillo.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered:

            Pets considered at managers discretion must inquire first...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Upon Request $75 per day for personal cook (food and tip not included in price) for up to 6 people. Additional guest $10 per person....moreless

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Shelling
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Beachfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Rafting
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                          • Linens Provided

                          Kitchen

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Refrigerator

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Lanai / Gazebo

                          Payment Type

                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Christmas / New Years
                              Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,949

                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Peak Season Winter
                              Jan 6 - Mar 29, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              $227
                              $1,449

                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Easter Week
                              Mar 30 - Apr 6, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,949

                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Peak Season Spring
                              Apr 7 - May 1, 2015
                              4 night min stay

                              $1,449

                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              My Standard Rate
                              4 night min stay
                              $198
                              $1,253

                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning Fee $75
                              • Refundable Cleaning Deposit $250
                              • Taxes Included

                              Notes:

                              Rates based on 6 person occupancy, additional people will be charged 20/person/night

                              50% Reservation Deposit hold reservation. Balance due 15 days prior to arrival. $75 cancellation fee if more than 60 days prior to arrival. Within 60 days of arrival date refund is dependent on our ability to re-rent your reserved dates.


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                              Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 12/23/2014
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                              Location

                              Dolphin Tours, Trip to the Boca del Toros Islands in Panama & More

                               

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                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • Manzanillo Beach (Coral Reef House towards far point)

                                Manzanillo Beach (Coral Reef House towards far point)

                              • Coral Reef House from the beach

                                Coral Reef House from the beach

                              • Coral Reef House kitchen

                                Coral Reef House kitchen

                              • Large deck looking straight into the wildlife jungle

                                Large deck looking straight into the wildlife jungle

                              • Main floor bathroom with natural coral wall

                                Main floor bathroom with natural coral wall

                              • Upstairs bathroom

                                Upstairs bathroom

                              • Just a few minutes walk from the house!

                                Just a few minutes walk from the house!

                              • Deck of house

                                Deck of house

                              • Beach in front of house

                                Beach in front of house

                              • Master Bedroom

                                Master Bedroom

                              • Sloth in the front yard

                                Sloth in the front yard

                              VRBO #16651

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                              This listing was first published here in 2002.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

                              $198 - $278 per night (USD)
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                              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 9

                              View calendar: Updated 12/23/14
                              Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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                              • Calendar last updated: 12/23/2014
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