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Dolphin Lodge as seen from the deck of the Coral Reef House

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Manzanillo house description

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The Dolphin Lodge is a rustic house right next to the Coral Reef House just outside of Manzanillo. Both homes are inside the Gandoco Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, so it is only a short walk or bike ride to town. The main walking trail to Monkey Point passes just in front of the houses.

The best feature of the house is its location inside the refuge and beyond the end of the road (although the locals tend to still drive in :), which is very unique. To reach the lodge 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. If the creek happens to be too high to cross, we can arrange to get your luggage across.

The simple, rustic beach-house style Dolphin Lodge is constructed of native woods which glow. On the main floor, there is a red tiled open-air eating area, a full kitchen, along with one of the king-size bedrooms (with 2 king beds) and a full bathroom. Upstairs are 2 large king-size bedrooms, each with private bathrooms, accessed by a common deck overlooking the ocean. Each king-size bedroom can be set up with either a king bed and a single bed, or with 3 twin beds. Mosquito nets are provided with each bed. All the windows are fully screened and have privacy shutters as well. The woodwork is refreshingly simple and finished completely with local craftsmanship.

When you need a little exercise, it's just 50 meters to the always 83-86 degree reef-protected ocean. Snorkel with the amazingly vivid fish populations or search the shallow tide pools shells, starfish and other marine life . There's even a small tide pool for the kids to swim in. Take a walk to town and rent a kayak for touring the ocean or river estuaries, or have the caretaker set up a jungle tour or another of his favorite adventures. The manager/caretaker lives in an apartment attached to the Dolphin Lodge.

The marine part of the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge is one of a kind. It's waters are home to three species of wild dolphins, sea turtles, coral reef, and manatee. Sport fishing for tarpon and other species make this area a sport fishing paradise. Also, scuba diving and snorkeling in the marine part of the 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, and dolphin-watching tours are available for bookings in Manzanillo.

Manzanillo is an outdoors person’s paradise, and the Dolphin Lodge is the perfect place for larger groups of the adventurous type to enjoy the splendors of Costa Rica!


Note: For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the link at the bottom of this page called 'more information about Dolphin Lodge.' This will help orient you to the two coasts of the country and answer basic travel questions.


Keywords: Beach House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

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

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

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

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

              • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 king

                king bed can be split into 2 single beds, private bathroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                Private bathroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                Private bathroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

                Private bathroom...moreless

              • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

                  • Linens Provided

                  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

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Balcony

                      Location & View

                          • Beachfront

                          Activities

                          • Restaurants
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Boating
                          • Shelling
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Swimming
                          • Sailing
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Hiking
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Peak Season Fall
                          Sep 1 - Nov 1, 2014
                          4 night min stay

                          $1,449

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

                          Chistmas / 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.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                          Photos

                          • Dolphin Lodge as seen from the deck of the Coral Reef House

                            Dolphin Lodge as seen from the deck of the Coral Reef House

                          • Beach from the front of the Dolphin Lodge

                            Beach from the front of the Dolphin Lodge

                          • Another view of an upstairs bedroom, taken from the porch entrance

                            Another view of an upstairs bedroom, taken from the porch entrance

                          • Outdoor dining area with lockable kitchen

                            Outdoor dining area with lockable kitchen

                          • Main floor large bedroom

                            Main floor large bedroom

                          • Creek crossing at the end of the road, beginning of trail to the Lodge

                            Creek crossing at the end of the road, beginning of trail to the Lodge

                          • One of the upstairs bedrooms

                            One of the upstairs bedrooms

                          • Upper deck on oceanside of house with doors to both upstairs bedrooms

                            Upper deck on oceanside of house with doors to both upstairs bedrooms

                          • From the beach in front of the Lodge, looking towards the village of Manzanillo

                            From the beach in front of the Lodge, looking towards the village of Manzanillo

                          VRBO #18442

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                          This listing was first published here in 2002.

                          Date last modified - Friday, May 16, 2014

                          $198 - $278 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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