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Paradise Found! Directly on the Beach

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Last updated: 02/21/2015

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This new, beautifully hand-crafted home is located on the southeastern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and nestled in the Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife and Marine Refuge. It sits just 50 meters from the shoreline of one of the most remote and unspoiled beaches in Costa Rica. The tropical rainforest of the Talamanca Mountains serves as the home's backdrop.

This home is not a 'lodge or camp' house unlike the few rentals available in the refuge. It is the landowner's personal vacation home and was built to enjoy all the comforts of home with a oceanfront setting. Fall asleep listening to the gentle waves of the Caribbean Sea and wake to the chatter of monkeys in the yard. Enjoy meals on the huge patio and decks with the sight and sound of the sea as your entertainment.

This is a two-level structure level. For small families the two-bedroom upper level will accommodate four guests. For a large family or group, both levels will give extra privacy for up to 8 persons. Since the home is located in the protected Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife and Marine Refuge there are no motorized vehicles in the refuge to disturb you or wildlife.

Guests, however, may drive to the home to bring in luggage and other provisions. If the creek at the entrance of the refuge is too high to drive across (rarely) arrangements will be made to get your luggage to and from the house.

The home is a beautiful, scenic drive through the Braulio National Park. Past spectacular waterfalls, mountains, and rainforest areas. It takes approximately four hours from the San Jose Juan Santamarie International Airport in San Jose to reach Manzanillo.

Keywords: Beachfront Home


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed on decks, patios...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The Small Fishing Village of Manzanillo is a brief walk out of the Refuge, it offers Family-owned Restaurants that serve Local Foods including a Variety of Fresh Seafood, Fish and Lobster can be purchased from resident fishermen and divers for Grilling on the Patio or Decks, Small Markets are in town with Fresh Fruits and Other Supplies, a Local Manager is available to assist you with any questions or needs you may have, a caretaker family lives next door, Local Cooks are available, we have partnered with a Travel Agency and a Car Rental Company in San Jose, this arrangement can offer One-stop Shopping for Tours to Manzanillo and Other Parts of Costa Rica for River Rafting, Visiting Volcanoes, Canopy Tours, and Cloud Forest Trips, Drivers are available with Fully-equipped Vans, Washing machine Cooking Utensils provided, Smoking outside of home please...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Children of all ages can spend hours in front of the home chasing crabs on the Beach, Swimming in calm, atural swimming pools, play soccer with the local kids on the beach, or spend time watching the monkeys swing in the trees, Deep-sea Fishing for Kingfish, Tarpon, Snook, Wahoo, and Other Fish is available by appointment, Freshwater Fishing in Nearby Lagoons and Rivers is easily arranged using expert guides. Experienced, Local Guides can also provide boat trips to watch dolphins or visit the nearbybBeautiful Bocas del Toro Islands of Panama Jungle Guides will accompany you and your guests into the Refuge and point out elusive jungle Inhabitants and vegetation, Learn about the Abundant Rainforest Butterflies, Flowers, and Medicinal Plants, Horses can also be rented for Beach Riding. Scuba Diving, and Surfing Equipment, along with Bikes can be rented in town - prices are inexpensive, All activities can be arranged through a local manager of the property


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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Paradise at Night

    Paradise at Night

  • One of 4 bedrooms

    One of 4 bedrooms

  • Hidden beach next to house

    Hidden beach next to house

  • Relax


  • Horseback riding available

    Horseback riding available

  • Beach


  • Surfing!


  • surf next to house

    surf next to house

  • Kitchen


  • Ziplines


  • Imported Teak Furniture

    Imported Teak Furniture

  • Jungle Tours Available

    Jungle Tours Available

  • Dusk


  • walk quiet beaches

    walk quiet beaches

  • Friendly Jungle Guides

    Friendly Jungle Guides

  • path next to house to jungle

    path next to house to jungle

VRBO #41631

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  • Calendar last updated 02/21/2015
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