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Jungle Beachfront House, Wifi, Large Covered Deck 2 1/2 Acres, Near Village

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Large deck overlooks the beach to the front and the jungle forest to all side.

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Last updated: 11/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Manzanillo house description

Twelve years ago we visited tico friends who invited us to what the NY Times called the “untamed coast” of Costa Rica. We fell in love with this eclectic Caribbean coast, with its blend of tourists, expats, and long-term resident indigenous and Afro-Caribbean folks.

After bringing university students down for a course in sustainability we bought a piece of this paradise in a Wildlife Refuge and built our house 5 years ago. We enjoy excellent international restaurants, and a culture that is friendly and laid back.

We built the house that would be perfect for us and after 3 years decided to rent it when we are not in Costa Rica. The house has a lovely large master bedroom, high ceiling, large screened windows, two ceiling fans--a lovely place to sit and read/work and sleep. The deck, where we spend most of our time is open to the ocean--it breezes, sounds, etc. but also it is an oasis/opening in the jungle that looks out over the ocean.

We now relish this special place, the privacy, where we can walk through our own rainforest jungle, take our path to the sandy beach and walk for miles along this almost deserted, palm-tree-lined shore of the Caribbean, observe the wildlife (sloths, howler monkeys, toucans, orapendulas, and more) from our large deck, and relax in the hammock feeling the cool ocean breezes and listening to the pounding of the surf. The house has a master bedroom, a second/smaller bedroom, shower, toilet, kitchen, and a large covered deck, all on the upper level, with great views of surrounding canopy. There is high-speed internet, WiFi and ceiling fans in each room. Need something just ask Henry, our care taker in the lower level unit.

Keywords: In Wildlife Refuge, Upper-level private five-room suite, private path to beach and path through private rainforest, WiFi, walk to village and restaurants by beach or road.

We can help make your travel from SJO airport to our house easy, pleasant, and quite inexpensive.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Car Available

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            6 years old, because house is not fully child-proofed. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            The rental is on second level....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Double Beds (2) There are two “bedrooms”. We have a two-person limit rental because we wish to provide lots of room and comfort for our guests....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Separate shower room and separate bathroom (toilet) room. Each bedroom has private access to toilet, shower, and deck/kitchen....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Ceiling fans on deck and in rooms, 4-poster beds netting, screened-secured windows, a safe, proximity to recreation (snorkeling, dolphin watching, fishing, surfing, etc.). Bedrooms, each has separate access to the deck and bath. In addition to heated inside shower, there is an outside cold water shower which is great for rinsing off when coming from the beach. ...moreless

              Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Costa Rica Guide books/innformation...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    YES, Real beachfront: Walk from our house on a sandy path across our front lawn to the beach--a beautiful beach that runs more than a mile in each direction. One way will take to you the village of Manzanillo. ...moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Our beachfront is the Caribbean--Atlantic Ocean. 200 feet from the house--path to beach...moreless

                  • Rural
                  • Village:

                    One and half miles by road. A very easy and pleasant bike ride. Nice restaurants, nice beaches, grocery stores, etc. ...moreless

                  • Water View
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Ceiling fans it all rooms--no air condtioning--two in master bedroom...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Clothes dried via sunshine by caretakers...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    WiFi in all rooms --able to skype and stream some movies....moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Yes, linens are provided....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    The spacious deck has a living are with easy chairs, hammock, etc. ...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Secure private parking...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    private parking next to house...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided:

                    Yes, towels are provided. ...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Caretaker will wash some clothes when specially requested. Linens and towels are washed for long-term guests. ...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    WiFi throughout the house...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    from local restaurants...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Full kitchen...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Large deck, with built-in kitchen, overlooking front year and the ocean. See photos. ...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    Can be rented nearby. ...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Can be locally rented....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large roofed deck--both bedrooms are direct access to the deck and to the bathroom and shower. Deck fronts the ocean. ...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Available for rent nearby-next door ...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Available for rent in Manzanillo. ...moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      3 night min stay
                      $125
                      $700 $2,250
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                      Last updated: 11/11/2014
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                      Location

                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Limon
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      main local road
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Several Nice Restaurants nearby
                      60 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      In front of our house--200 feet-short sandy path

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Wildlife Refuge, hike in rainforest, chocolate tours, Jaguar Rescue Center, canopy zipline, indigenous village tours, whitewater rafting, iguana nursery, farmers’ market in Puerto Viejo, turtle watch, sports fishing, birdwatching

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: We are retired professors with a passion for nature and local ethnic cultures. We enjoy physical activity such as hiking and biking. We built the house as a special place for us to be in the jungle next to the ocean and be connected to the local community. This area, in particular Manzanillo, is a friendly place where interesting conversations take place at the local cafes and hangouts. It’s a welcoming place where anyone can join the daily community volleyball and/or soccer game on the beach.

                      Why the Owner Chose Manzanillo:
                      The magnificent, unspoiled, wildlife refuge. The Afro-Caribbean culture. The international character of the population, many of whom have come here to live and start small businesses. The wonderful climate (daytime highs in the low 80’s and nighttime lows in the low 70’s). The miles of sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters. Our place is unique. The openness to the ocean--second level--(viewing jungle from a 20 ft. height); the simple, spacious design, )large rooms, high ceilings on 2 1/2 acres).

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Walking to restaurants on the beach and biking to more distant restaurants on the road. English is widely spoken. Variety of services, e.g., home delivery of organic produce and pizza. Car rental pickup and delivery at your door. Public transportation.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, spanish

                       

                      Photos

                      • Large deck overlooks the beach to the front and the jungle forest to all side.

                        Large deck overlooks the beach to the front and the jungle forest to all side.

                      • They are howling about this great place.

                        They are howling about this great place.

                      • Deck with Rose working on internet.

                        Deck with Rose working on internet.

                      • Kitchen opening to deck

                        Kitchen opening to deck

                      • This is the beach to Manzanillo taken from in front of our place.

                        This is the beach to Manzanillo taken from in front of our place.

                      • 3 ft. oropendolas nests in front yard

                        3 ft. oropendolas nests in front yard

                      • Extra room that opens to deck and can be used as a study.

                        Extra room that opens to deck and can be used as a study.

                      • Easy bike rides to restaurants, etc.

                        Easy bike rides to restaurants, etc.

                      • The house which we have named Casa de EarlyBirds (Madrugadores)

                        The house which we have named Casa de EarlyBirds (Madrugadores)

                      • Great sunrises and sunsets from beach in front of house

                        Great sunrises and sunsets from beach in front of house

                      • Master bedroom -- double bed with 4 poster netting

                        Master bedroom -- double bed with 4 poster netting

                      • Toucan in front yard

                        Toucan in front yard

                      • Front yard-50 ft from beach

                        Front yard-50 ft from beach

                      • Lots of birds

                        Lots of birds

                      • Lots and lots of flowers

                        Lots and lots of flowers

                      • Large trees in private forest

                        Large trees in private forest

                      • Just beyond the gate, ahead of the dogs, is the ocean.

                        Just beyond the gate, ahead of the dogs, is the ocean.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, December 14, 2014

                      $125 per night (USD)
                      5

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      View calendar: Updated 11/11/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english, spanish
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                      • Response rate: 85%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/11/2014
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