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One of Very Few Beachfront Rentals in Manzanillo

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Manzanillo Beach (Coral Reef House towards far point)

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Last updated: 02/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • 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 THE HOUSE IS BOOKED PLEASE LOOK AT OUR CORAL REEF HOUSE RIGHT NEXT DOOR, VRBO #18442.

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!

We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance, and recommend VRBO's affiliate CSA Travel:
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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.

We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance, and recommend VRBO's affiliate CSA Travel:
http://www.vacationprotection.com/?aff=vpharenter&tab=Cancellation-Protection

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • 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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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.

We recommend purchasing trip insurance in case of bad weather.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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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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Date last modified - Friday, February 27, 2015

$198 - $278 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    9
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
  • Reviews
    2
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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 02/21/2015
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