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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.
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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.