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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: 08/20/2014
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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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                6 years old...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Yes, linens provided and laundered for long-term guests (more than a week)....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

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

              • Living Room:

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

              • Washing Machine:

                Caretaker will wash some clothes when specially requested....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Yes, towels provided and laundered for long-term guests. ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                private parking next to house...moreless

              • Parking:

                Secure private parking...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

                  Communications

                  • Internet:

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

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    WiFi throughout the house...moreless

                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

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

                  • Balcony:

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

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Available for rent in Manzanillo. ...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Available for rent nearby. ...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    Can be rented nearby. ...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • 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

                  • Village:

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

                  • Oceanfront:

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

                  • Waterfront
                  • Water View
                  • Rural

                  Activities

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Laundromat
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Churches
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Zoo
                  • Festivals
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Groceries
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Shelling
                  • Rafting
                   

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                  3 night min stay
                  $125
                  $700 $2,250
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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Location

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

                  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: spanish, english

                   

                  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.

                  VRBO #406136

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, April 24, 2014

                  $125 per night (USD)
                  5

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 08/20/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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