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Villa Cocobolo - Private Ocean View Beach Villa

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

At Villa Cocobolo you will find the peace and tranquility that you are looking for in your trip to Costa Rica.

We are a 5 acre oasis 50 meters above sea level and just 175 meters from the beautiful beach of Playa Manzanillo and a nice walk or quick drive to the breathtaking beach of Playa Hermosa.

Villa Cocobolo is surrounded by the rare Costa Rican Cocobolo hardwood tree as well as the renowned Pochote. The house is built in the loft style with second floor windows offering ocean, sunset, and mountain views. The bathroom and the bedroom are both located upstairs, and the bedroom’s sliding glass doors open to a private balcony allowing ocean views, and monkey and bird watching from the comfort of your bed.

The kitchen and entertaining areas are downstairs and have three patios, two of which are accessed by sliding glass doors for more ocean viewing and garden access.

Villa Cocobolo can accommodate 2 adults with children or possibly 3 adults.

Built and designed by the owner in August of 2008 the home has vaulted ceilings of Pochote beams with Laurel wood paneling and the verandas, patios, stairs, door and window frames are all accented in teak.

Villa Cocobolo has a fully equipped kitchen, comes completely furnished, and is surrounded by lush gardens, white gravel walkways, wrought iron gates for added privacy and private parking, pressurized hot/cold water, sky/cable tv, wifi, cleaning service, gardener and laundry services.

We are also excited to announce in December 2016, we will be adding our own ocean/sunset view craft beer pub on the premises along with a small restaurant to better serve our guests and the area's needs. We will offer a minimum of 6 craft beers brewed on-site, a variety of cocktails and a simple menu with something for everyone.

Take time to walk along the trails of our 5 acre property...Look for coatis, anteaters, jaguarundis, white face and howler monkeys, various bird species, butterflies and iguanas...Or find one of our sitting areas and just watch the wildlife and nature and listen to the ocean.

We are owner operated and have a small staff, but we can help with any questions or needs, so sit back, relax, and enjoy your stay with us...

THE BEACHES....

Because of rock reefs surrounding the entrance to Playa Manzanillo, this beach has it all. Here you can surf, snorkel, swim, kayak, fish, beach comb, and at the end of the day enjoy one of the most spectacular sunsets the Nicoya Peninsula has to offer. The best part about Manzanillo beach is many days the only footprints you will find will be your own.

A few years ago Playa Hermosa was basically unknown, but recently discovered by surfers tired of the crowds and congestion of Santa Teresa, this beach is becoming increasingly more popular for tourists and surfers. Playa Hermosa lives up to its name and is truly beautiful offering great waves for surfers, swimming and beachcombing on a long and wide un-crowded beach.

To truly capitalize on all the peninsula has to offer, a car or 4 wheeler is a must, but still many of our guests prefer to walk the old beach road to Playa Hermosa enjoying the quiet and slow pace - stopping at the tide pools, private beaches, the waterfall, and always returning with stories of seeing more monkeys and iguanas than people.

THE SURF....

Yes, there is surf. A short drive south are the more popular surf spots of Playa Carmen (Mal Pais) and Santa Teresa, but just a few minutes away in Manzanillo and Playa Hermosa you can find waves for all levels of surfing (reef, point breaks, beach breaks, river mouths) – beginner to advanced – with crowd and attitude free, consistent surf.

For any surf questions feel free to contact the owner who has over 30 years surfing experience.

We can also set-up surf lessons with qualified instructors.

THE FISHING....

Manzanillo and north to the Bongo River is an area famous for fishing. You can go local and try your hand at hand-line fishing or bring your own gear and head out to the reefs at low tide. You may get lucky and hook sea bass, snook, red snapper, or a rooster. A quick run north will get you to The Bongo which is legendary for its fishing due to its river mouth - a great place to catch snook, just ask a local family who bought a car they call “robalo” meaning “snook” in Spanish. All the money they earned to buy the car came from selling their snook/robalo catches from the Bongo.

We can also book fishing tours for you – just ask.

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More Details

Owner
Trey Derrick
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

Why Trey Derrick chose Santa Teresa Beach

I chose Manzanillo because it was far enough away from the hustle and bustle and congestion of Santa Teresa, but close enough to hop in the car or on a 4-wheeler and have access to anything and everything one could want - and most importantly, the outstanding surfing and fishing!

What makes this house unique

Within half an acre of the villas, there are more than 25 different type of indigenous trees. The property itself is 7 acres and is connected by walking trails that my worker and I have built by hand and has ocean views from almost every corner of the property. All the trails have been planted and reforested, and because of the planting all the birds, butterflies, and animals have returned to the property. You can sit anywhere on the property and hear the waves crashing 60 meters below at Punta Pochote.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Senderos de Paz is an absolutely beautiful place to stay. My husband and I were fortunate enough to stay at Villa Cocobolo, which is just gorgeous! The upstairs balcony and downstairs patios were perfect for just relaxing and enjoying the jungle and views and for listening to the howler monkeys! The bedroom loft was so nice; it was awesome to wake up to see the beautiful scenery right outside the door! The kitchen was the best one we had throughout our Costa Rican journey; it was well-stocked with pots and pans and utensils, and there were even spices and cooking oil for us to use. It was also great to be able to use the grill outside. Being able to cook definitely helped us to save money (we found that eating out is really not super cheap in Costa Rica), and cooking at home gave us the chance to experiment with local foods, especially the fruits and vegetables. Another great plus was that the house is air-conditioned. We spent a lot of time outside, but it was really nice to come back and be able to sleep really well in a cool house! Senderos de Paz is close enough to the ocean that you can hear it and see it from the house. It is up on a hill, and the dirt road goes down to the beach, which is easily accessible. The first night we were there, we ran down to the beach and made it there within five minutes, if that. Going back up is obviously a bit more difficult, since it is all uphill, but it didn't take that long, and it was great exercise. Also, we got to see all the land crabs and other critters and plants close up! It was also great to be able to go swimming every night in the pool! Trey was a very helpful host and we had everything we needed while we were there. Senderos de Paz is a wonderful place to stay. It is also very well secured; there's a locked gate all around the property, so even our car was locked in at night. The location is fairly secluded, and the town is really nice; we never felt worried at all. This was a beautiful place to stay, and we highly recommend it!!!
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Santa Teresa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Villa Cocobolo - Private Ocean View Beach Villa
average rating of 4.909091 based on 24 reviews
Caledon, Ont.,
4

Fair with Flair

  • 4 of 5

I read the review complaining about missing pool tiles, and I have been thinking about what constitutes value in a vacation rental. I guess value occurs when reality meets expectations. My wife and I stayed at Cocobolo for eight nights in March, followed two weeks later by four days in Cancun. In such places as Maui and Cancun, the native people, plants and wildlife have been eradicated to make room for wall-to-wall hotels, each with its own private chunk of beach, a pool and a place to get drunk while being catered to by white-jacketed servants. If this is your idea of heaven, then by all means go to Maui.

We found Trey helpful and friendly, attentive and supportive. He did not, however, make our drinks. Cocobolo is "in amongst 'em." The roads are terrible and dusty, but Cocobolo gets much less dust than does anyplace six miles away in Santa Teresa. We enjoyed buying local fish and produce in S.T. and Cobano, and picked up our de rigeur souvenir machete at the hardware store in Cobano.

Trey took us fishing one day, and we drove the Pacific Coastal Highway, i.e. the beach at low tide, and we hit nearly 60 mph on the smooth, open sand. Of course, we had rented a car. The beaches are extensive and very sparsely populated, despite there being good fishing and a shallow, gradual, sandy slope into the water. I estimate I waded out 100 yards and was no more than waist-high, except when Manzanillo's famous surf came crashing in. Great for beachcombing, suntanning and cloud watching.

Monkeys in the trees every day -- both howlers and white-faced. We saw violaceous trogons, cinnamon hummingbirds and other exotic-to-us birds. I don't know if the air conditioning worked, because we never turned it on. Lovely weather throughout.

The "missing" screening around the pools was not missing. It was being installed, and the hooks had just been welded to the posts.

There is no law against writing a negative review, but I can say we are happy the guests at the other villa were much less dour than our predecessor.

Negative: the one thing that caught me off guard was that I expected somebody else's vacation house that was being let for weeks for income. Trey has three or four (didn't count 'em, and they are scattered) on the property.

Would we go back? Probably not, but only because our history says we go forward. We had a great time. Thanks, Trey!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious beach house in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Trey's house was awesome. The location, North of the popular surf beaches of Mal Pais, was perfect for us - isolated enough to relax (and see tons of wildlife, including a dozen monkeys) but a quick drive to great restaurants. The beaches both to the north and south of the house are the most gorgeous I've ever seen bar none.

The house itself is as described - totally functional for myself and my girlfriend. We also enjoyed the pool when we weren't at the beach. Trey seemed like a great guy - we'll be looking to come back when he opens his craft brewery!

Recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN United States
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here on our 3rd trip to Costa Rica. The house was beautiful, spacious and has everything you could possibly need. Trey and Jaclyn were amazing hosts that made sure that we were comfortable and felt welcome. The property is beautiful and we enjoyed watching the birds with our morning coffee and the howler monkeys with our evening cocktail at sunset. The view of the sunset is perfection. Just down the road from the house is one of the most beautiful beaches we have seen in Costa Rica to date and the town of Santa Teresa has everything you could possibly need as far as restaurants, nightlife, shopping, activities. This place is the best of both worlds because you are close to all of the action but you get to stay is a beautiful peaceful oasis up away from it all. We would absolutely recommend Villa Cocobolo to anyone!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great adventure

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful bi-level villa w/pool and view of the ocean. First time we've been to Costa Rica and we don't speak the language, so Trey (he lives on the property) helped us out a great deal with finding activities we were interested in, including: zip-lining, paddle-boarding, snorkeling, boating, and finding an animal reserve. He also showed us around town and helped us rent an ATV for getting around. Tips for anyone interested: you need to rent either suv, truck, or jeep to reach destination due to the very rough dirt roads, a GPS will be very helpful since there are many unmarked roads, rent an ATV to get around town, on your way into town stop at a local grocer in St. Teresa to pick up food for house.. Don't lose money doing an exchange at the airport like I did! Just use ATM machine to get what cash you think you might need, and a lot of places will accept american money anyway. Not many people speak English, so it would be wise to brush up on useful Spanish words & phrases before travel.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This place is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing, it was everything we wanted and more. I wish we could have stayed for longer. The house is a very clean, two stories, with all the cooking utensils and pots and pans that you need, excelent air conditioning, a private pool, and even a place to do yoga in the mornings. The place is super nice. The location is ideal, very close to the beach, and private. It is situated in Manzanillo which is about 3 miles north of Santa Teresa, which makes it ideal to get away from the hustle and bustle of Santa Teresa. Trey, the land owner, was super helpful, he responded to our emails very promptly and helped us get situated. We rented a four wheeler to help us get around which was so much fun and very convenient. Honestly, my wife and I had the best time here. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, Wa, USA
5

Wild kingdom on steroids

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 8 days at Villa Cocobolo above the tiny village of Manzanillo. From our first glimpse of the gates "Senderos de Paz," trails of peace, we thought we had arrived at a tropical Eden. The Villa exceeded all expectations, lovely wood and tile work, comfortable, and well-equipped. The first morning we were awakened by a troop of howler monkeys, the alpha male's favorite tree was a cashew just off our upstairs balcony. In the subsequent days we saw several different troops of howlers and capuchins, bright green parrots and other tropical birds, red squirrels, and numerous species of colorful butterflies. One evening as we watched the sun plunge into the Pacific from our pool deck a small troop of howlers with several babies were just above us and joined us in saluting the peaceful, rosy sunset. The pool was a wonderful place to hang out and a welcome antidote to the heat. The Villa offers easy access to wide, glorious, untrammeled beaches at Manzanillo and Playa Hermosa and is only a short drive to bustling Santa Teresa. Four wheel drive is highly recommended for the steep surrounding hills. It was also a good base for excursions to Montezuma and Cabo Blanco for great hikes to a waterfall and in the tropical jungle respectively.

The owner of Villa Cocobolo, Trey, and his gracious helpers Kaenar and Maelen made our stay homey with their kindness and attention to detail. Our experience was sensational and we highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a real pleasure for us to host you, and we look forward to your return in the future. "Wild Kingdom on Steroids," that is a new on for me. I love it. I hope you don't mind if I use it in the future - I'll be sure to give you credit! Thanks again!
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