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Paradise at Night


Last updated: 04/14/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Manzanillo house 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

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking allowed on decks, patios...moreless

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Catering Available
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Linens Provided

              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


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


                      • Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Balcony
                      • Outdoor Grill


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

                      Location & View


                      • Restaurants
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Rafting
                      • Surfing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Walking
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling


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                      from 20 traveler reviews
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                      Base Rate
                      2 night min stay

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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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                      • Paradise at Night

                        Paradise at Night

                      • One of 4 bedrooms

                        One of 4 bedrooms

                      • Imported Teak Furniture

                        Imported Teak Furniture

                      • Upper Kitchen

                        Upper Kitchen

                      • Hidden beach next to house

                        Hidden beach next to house

                      • Jungle Tours Available

                        Jungle Tours Available

                      • Dusk


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                      This listing was first published here in 2004.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, July 12, 2014

                      $190 per night (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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