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Caribbean Beachfront Lodge

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Last updated: 06/11/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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The Caribbean Beachfront 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 see photo. 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 Caribbean Beachfront 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 a house just up the hill above the 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.

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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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

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

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 double

    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

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

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    We are 50 meters from the water's edge, as close as you can get!...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village:

    Manzanillo is a beautiful, beachside 1 km walk from the house. The village has one great full service restaurant and numerous other eateries, vegetable/fruit markets, and meat shops....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Linens Provided

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season Fall
Sep 1 - Nov 1, 2015
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, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,949

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:

  • Refundable Cleaning Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Taxes Not 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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Location

244 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
San Jose Int'l, SJO
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Maxi's
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Manzanillo

Car: Recommended

 

Manager info


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Dining area as seen from kitchen with beach in background

    Dining area as seen from kitchen with beach in background

  • Bedroom with mosquito nets on every bed and ceiling fans in each room

    Bedroom with mosquito nets on every bed and ceiling fans in each room

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

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

  • Main floor large bedroom with king bed (kings can be split into twin beds)

    Main floor large bedroom with king bed (kings can be split into twin beds)

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

    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

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

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

  • 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

  • Just your typical Manzanillo beach!

    Just your typical Manzanillo beach!

  • Open air dining area with kitchen in background

    Open air dining area with kitchen in background

  • One of the upstairs bedrooms, both are accessed from the front upper deck

    One of the upstairs bedrooms, both are accessed from the front upper deck

  • King bed bedroom

    King bed bedroom

  • Caribbean Beachfront Lodge as seen from the beach trail, 50 meters to the water!

    Caribbean Beachfront Lodge as seen from the beach trail, 50 meters to the water!

  • Upper deck of Lodge with bedroom doors on each side

    Upper deck of Lodge with bedroom doors on each side

  • 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

  • Local entertainment

    Local entertainment

VRBO #18442

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 06/11/2015
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Manzanillo #18442

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