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Costa Rica - San Miguel - Beachfront Cottages

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The beaches of San Miguel and Playa Coyote are one uninterrupted ribbon of powdery sand that stretches for about eight miles and is blissfully crowd-free. Until just a few years ago, very few people — other than the local residents and families from the capital, San José — came to these beaches.

By the end of the 1990s, when the five-star resort at Punta Islita (15 km north of San Miguel) opened with a small airport, visitors started noticing San Miguel.

There are two identical cabins named Plenamar and Veramar. Each cabin, developed on a 1/3-acre parcel fronting the beach, has two floors totaling 800 square feet with two bedrooms and one bath.

The cottages were built in 2009.

The first floor is 16' x 24', has two twin beds with two extra trundle beds, and a small kitchen-dining area. An attached 12' x 16' covered porch opens to the garden. There is an outdoor shower.

The second floor has a 15' x 16' bedroom with a queen bed and a 5' x 12' bathroom. Walls and roof are done with masonry and reinforced concrete. Floors, doors, and trim are made of local sustainable woods — Cedar, Cenizaro (Samanea saman), and Pochote (Bombacopsis quinata). Finish specs feature porcelain and glass tiles, Baldwin door hardware, Toto plumbing fixtures, and Grohe faucets. Upper floor Bedroom has A/C. All rooms have ceiling fans.

Only a few hundred yards south of the property, Estero San Miguel, fills and empties with the tides. It's a great place to swim and watch wildlife. Howler monkeys are frequently seen—and heard! Further south and larger, Estero Coyote, runs several kilometers inland and features a small fishing harbor. There are boats available for hire to tour the estuary or to go fishing. Visit one of the turtle conservation stations, in San Miguel or Caletas. In July - August, you can see the Arribadas, the arrival of turtles on the beach to lay their eggs, watch the eggs hatch and see all the newborn turtles swim to the ocean.

You can rent horses in the area, and there is very good surfing and boggie boarding right in front of the cabins.

Keywords: Bungalow, Casita, Cabin

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About The Owner

Miguel, Marie, and their two daughters have been visiting Costa Rica for over 20 years. They moved from Nosara to San Miguel to get away from the hectic beaches and re-discover the tranquility Costa Rica has to offer. As an Architect, Miguel has designed the beach front cottages with gracious details. We hope you enjoy the cabins and area as much as we do!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009

Why The Owner chose Bejuco

Uncrowded beaches and natural beauty is what first comes to mind when visiting San Miguel. Nothing compares with being able to walk to the beach or surf right in front of your house.

What makes this cottage unique

Location, location, location. beach, surf, and restaurants all within walking distance.


Bejuco Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Deck / Patio
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Costa Rica - San Miguel - Beachfront Cottages
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 45 reviews

Beautiful place. If you have never been to Costa Rica before, give yourself time to find it.

  • 4 of 5

Nice place, amazing beach. Beautiful sun rise and sunsets. Good surfing all along the beach, which is bigger than most. Make sure you allow time to get there, especially for the first time. In the dark the road signs are hard to read from all the dust. A lot of dirt roads. If you like road trips, get a good 4x4. The trips are amazing, driving is fun if you are prepared. Not an abundance of gas stations in the area. Fill up in Jicarral!

The home is nice. Great for active adventurers. No real comfortable chairs or lounging chairs. Good beds. Maria cleans often, brings towels, changes linens and we really appreciated her and Erick.

Dominga is available for authentic cooking if you want, she is incredible and reasonable.

If you are looking to learn to surf, Ingo and Con are on the other side of the beach at ToToBe Resort. They are great and really make the learning fun.

We ate out a lot and were surprised by the food. Rancho Lomas Clara was great. Laguna Mar was incredible and great value for the food. Mostly the cost of food was expensive, don't come here thinking the food will be cheap. And, "uno momento" happens a lot, things can take time.

Bring the best bug repellant and use it.

Look up into the night sky! Stars everywhere!

We are grateful to have had the opportunity to stay here. Learning the area was so fun.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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61 Steps to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to get away from the crowds and really enjoy all that a beach vacation should be. 61 steps from your patio to the sand is hard to beat. The outdoor shower is perfect for rinsing off the sand after a long day at the beach. We highly recommend having breakfast delivered. You can set the time you want it delivered and the price is hard to beat ($7 for two people). There was more than enough food for both breakfast and lunch.

The cottage met all of our expectations. There was plenty of room to spread out and feel at home. The kitchen was small with only a hot plate, small refrigerator and sink but perfect for small meals. Stop at the grocery store in Coyote for supplies and you are set. Highly recommend this rental and we are looking forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil spot on gorgeous beach

  • 5 of 5

The beach and the grounds are beautiful. The design, construction and finish of the cabin are superb. We like to find secluded gems. This one is hard enough to reach that it is uncrowded. We loved the adventure of getting there, but not everyone would consider fording a river in their rented Corolla to be fun.

The breakfasts were delicious. People very friendly and welcoming. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully relaxing....

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental was fabulous. To start with the house- it was a two story cottage. First floor with two twin beds and a small kitchen (dorm fridge, hot plate and french press for coffee). Second floor has the master bedroom with a full bathroom. It must be mentioned that with open windows the airflow at night is unbelievable- so well designed! No AC needed- just that nice salty air flowing! The property itself it gorgeously manicured with two hammocks to enjoy an afternoon nap.

And the best part- this home is directly ocean front. Walk right down a path from the lawn to enjoy the black sand beach. We enjoyed walks on the beach (we walked up to 10miles one day). And the beaches are very secluded and quiet.

There are two restaurants that are able to be accessed by the beach. The first was Loco Coco- excellent ceviche and the coldest Imperial ever! The second was a longer walk down the beach which is owned by a lovely German couple (El Barco- I think). The food there was excellent- wish we found it earlier in our trip!

There are many activities available in the area to enjoy (fishing, surfing, and many other activities) but we opted for coffee on the patio, walks on the beach, naps in the hammock with a cold Imperial, and enjoying beautiful sunsets each night. This is not a party town (as there is no town), there is no night life and there is very little occurring during the day (unless you book in advance).

We enjoyed Domingas breakfast each morning- it was so good and filling. We opted for the rice and beans, eggs, fresh fruit, juice and a pot of coffee. Everyone that works on this property were very nice and friendly.

I must say when I originally booked this property I was extremely impressed with Miguels professional nature and responsiveness to emails. There was a bit of anxiety over carrying the necessary amount of cash to pay the final amount of the rental. I wish that final payment was completed differently.

This is a beautiful property and I would highly recommend it.

Costa Rica is always an adventure- and we can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, clean place. We enjoyed eight nights there. Beach combing and playing in the water every day. Plenty of good restaurants to choose from. I got along well enough with the hotplate that we whipped up eggs and fruit for breakfast each morning. Wish I was still there.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

These cottages are lovely, and were perfect for the three of us – two adults and our 7 year old daughter. The area is spectacular, and very close to a scenic, almost deserted, beach. The cottage is very comfortable, with a well-supplied kitchen. All of the people we met such as the groundskeeper and cleaner are very friendly.

The boogie boards are a nice way to enjoy the surf. The three of us also took a surfing lesson with Connie and Ingo of Wild by Nature Adventures just down the beach. Great fun! Also down the beach and recommended for casual food and drinks is Locos Cocos. This is a beautiful part of Costa Rica to spend some time. The weather was hot and amazing, and the sunsets, breathtaking!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Los Maderos
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa San Miguel

Properties are right on the beach, sorrounded by lush gardens and palm trees


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.