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Charming Beachfront Home

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Last updated: 10/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This charming rustic home is located in the peaceful village of Manzanillo. Manzanillo is the end of the road and the entry point to the Gandoca Manzanillo Preserve. The house is directly across from a gentle family friendly beach protected by the coral reef. It is two doors down from a market and next door to Aquamor dive shop which also offers snorkel equipment, sea kayaks and tours. Restaurants and bars within walking distance. it is a very short swim out to the coral reef for a great snorkeling experience and a beautiful walk to the surfing beach in Punta Uva. There is also a direct bus into the laidback Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo for a great variety of dining and shopping options.

The house has a large front porch with a view of the ocean. It boasts a lounging couch (a great place for a siesta or a read) and chairs as well as a table for six. There is an outdoor shower on the side of the porch. The downstairs was designed with several beautiful double doors that fold back to let the outside in. When closed they offer good security for the house.

The first floor includes a living room with a, phone for local calls.,wireless internet and cable tv with premium channels.. There is a fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, refrigerator and water cooler. There is a counter bar and stools for informal dining. The middle room has a desk and a bar. The elegantly tiled bath includes a hot water shower, sink and commode. The private back bedroom has a comfortable double bed and doors that fold open to the jungley back garden. There is a laundry room with a full size washer and dryer that can be used with assistance. A metal safe bolted to a concrete floor is available to safeguard all valuables while you are out to play..

Upstairs there is a large bedroom designed with unique screened and lattice walls for natural air conditioning, light and a sense of being part of the greenery. There is also a loft with a double mattress overlooking the living room/kitchen.

The house can accommodate up to 6 people. Our caretakers,Jan & Marjolein live nearby and can assist with any activities you would like to book or any information you need.. Maid service can be provided if desired.

Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, diving, surfing, kayaking, sunbathing, walking the uncrowded beach, hiking the preserve, fishing or dolphin trips. Horseback riding, Yoga classes and many fine restaurants and bars.

Keywords: House beachfront


Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Across the road from the beach...moreless

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 3.7
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 - Nov 23, 2015
4 night min stay
$650 $2,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Nov 24 - May 8, 2016
4 night min stay
$700 $2,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$700 $2,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Over 2 people-10.00 more per person per night

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/06/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I built traditional houses to sell in Massachusetts when I was young. I wanted to build a home that was unique and special. Costa Rica with its beautiful hardwoods seemed the place to do it . My wife wanted a beach house so we bought a small house with an open permit and transformed it. It was built with care and love for my family. We have enjoyed it immensely and we hope you will also!

Why the Owner Chose Manzanillo:
The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is less developed and not as heavily traveled as the Pacific coast. It is lush, verdant tropical rainforest with amazing creatures on sea and land. It is laid back and a great place to relax and unwind.

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Speaks: english



  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Middle room with desk

    Middle room with desk

  • Kitchen


  • Beach across from the house

    Beach across from the house

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • KItchen


  • stairs


VRBO #270714

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Date last modified - Tuesday, October 06, 2015

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