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Oceanfront House 'Villa Noor' - 5 Acres of Wildlife & Unspoiled Private Beach

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

Location:

Located on the beautiful southeastern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica and within Gandoca-Mazanillo wildlife Refuge, Villa Noor is the perfect getaway for absolute tranquility. With its private access to a magnificent unspoiled beach, Villa Noor sits on 5 acres of tropical garden where you can find giant rainforest trees, a small creek, birds, howler monkeys and other wildlife species. The beach house is situated just before Manzanillo village: the journey from San Jose is about 3.5 - 4 hours depending on the traffic conditions. (Ask us for more details on how to get to the property).

The House:

Built in 2011, Villa Noor has all the commodities of a modern house: Wi-Fi, cable plasma TV, DVD player, fully equipped kitchen, hot water, etc. The property has its own private road to get to the sandy almost-deserted beach (just 100 meters). The house has 2 floors (220m2) and can keep up to 9 persons. On the first floor, there is one big bedroom with a double bed, one bathroom, a spacious open living/dinning area with a sofa bed, a plasma TV, a DVD player (bring along your favorite movies and music). Also, there’s a dinning area that can seat up to 12 people. The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator, stoves, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, pans, cutleries, chinaware, etc. On the second floor, there are 2 big bedrooms: one with queen + single bed and the other room with a double bed. Also, you will find a private modern bathroom. You will also enjoy the spacious chilled-out terrace with its beautiful tropical garden view, its 2 hammocks and comfortable seats. The whole house is screened for mosquito protection. Towels and linens are provided.

Nearby villages and activities:

Manzanillo and Puerto Viejo are a unique Caribbean blend of local Costa Rican people, Jamaican descendants, indigenous people, worldwide expats, tourists, surfers, backpackers, etc. The atmosphere and energy in that area is very laid-back and relaxed.

Manzanillo (600m) is a small fishing village with a few restaurants, grocery shops and small boutiques. Make sure you don’t miss Manzanillo’s famous seafood restaurant: Maxi’s. Puerto Viejo (13 km) is a very chilled-out village where you will find more options for restaurants, bars, nightlife entertainments, etc. Also in Puerto Viejo: ATM’s, a drugstore, a doctor, a Bank, some boutiques, big supermarkets.

Activities close to Villa Noor include: kayaking, swimming, windsurfing, wildlife viewing, snorkeling/diving, biking, fishing, boating and restaurants/bars.

More Details

Property Manager
owner/property manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, turkish, azeri
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

Amenities

Manzanillo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Single Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Oceanfront House 'Villa Noor' - 5 Acres of Wildlife & Unspoiled Private Beach
average rating of 4.717949 based on 39 reviews
5

villa noor small natural reserve

  • 5 of 5

Sept 2017 ,The pics on VRBO accurately describe this home. Villa Noor is like a small nature reserve, beautiful, wildlife is everywhere, monkeys, sloths, turtles, hummingbirds, blue morphia butterflies, you don't even have to leave the property. The white sandy beach is 300 feet away with clean clear blue water. Five minutes after arriving at Villa Noor I was in the water so warm and refreshing. The house was comfortable for five people. Kitchen had everything you need. Manzanillo area is beautiful and friendly, remember this area is warm and humid all the time night and day. The house can get a little warm. There were 5 fans in the house. Our clothes did not dry much, even when they dried, they would become damp again. We did not need insect repellant. Lizards, toads, frogs, and spiders were busy controlling the insect population. One bottle of water was provided, it lasted us 24 hours. Then you purchase water. There were 2 dogs chained during the day and they guarded the house at night. Cindy was available to answer any questions throughout our week. We are already thinking about returning to Villa Noor. Owner is easy to communicate with and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Pictures are not enough, this is paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with two young kids (9 and 12), wife and grandparents in August. Daily wake up call just before sunrise by resident troop of howler monkeys followed by the birds (toucans, parrots etc.). Follow the foot path through your own private jungle paradise to the perfect beach for swimming. Do not miss the Cocoa tour at the Cocoa Museum, Punta Uva beach or the Tree of Life rehabilitation centre. Too many fantastic restaurants in the area to mention. Thank you Manuel and Lucia for all your help and being such welcoming hosts.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a house that felt isolated but kept us close to stores, restaurants, and excursions and that is exactly what we got. From our house, you can't see or hear anything but the jungle. The beach was a short walk away, and it was amazing. The sand was soft and the water was warm, but the riptide is something to be aware of. On our property, we saw a sloth, howler monkeys, an iguana and an alligator. Not to mention all the crabs that surrounded us.

The caretakers on the site were very helpful although they didn't speak English. Google Translate saved the day there, and all of our needs were met. They did have two dogs that we immediately asked to be allowed to roam free. They were very sweet, but the puppy would run off with shoes if you left them outside. The larger dog was a bit too mouthy, but as a dog lover, I was thrilled to have them around.

With our rental car, we were able to go anywhere we wanted for excursions or stick close to the house and walk to Manzanillo for the stores or restaurants. The house was perfect for our family. There isn't A/C but there are many fans that keep the house cool enough to sleep or relax. The house has Wi-Fi and television so the kids were happy and entertained no matter what we decided to do. If I ever return to Costa Rica I would absolutely stay here!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing & perfect for kids

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Villa Noor. The house and grounds are beautiful, well-maintained and private. We loved sitting in the hammocks spotting animals (bring binoculars!). We saw two types of monkeys, parrots and a toucan. Cindy and her husband were very nice and helpful. The beach is absolutely perfect for kids. Gentle waves, not too deep with perfect sand. You can walk to the National Park too. I really cannot imagine a better place to stay - it was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot Kristina ! Come back soon !
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5

A secure haven for taking our minds off the day to day stressors we were looking to escape.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have always sought those out of the mainstream vacation spots embraced by most. The long days of travel were worth every hour to venture into miles of amazing beaches with late am walks where you often found only your own foot prints, mesmerizing waters and exceptional nature just waiting to be explored, we found them all at Villa Noor. While I must admit the experience is not for everyone, but for us, it could not have been more fulfilling and therapeutic. Because we enjoy embarking on different ventures in different environments, we always ask ourselves at the closure of each, would we return? The answer to this question was, with certainty, we would. And so, we add this place a relatively small list of special locations which will always draw us back.

With enthusiasm I highly recommend Villa Noor, and its exceptional location, comfortable and clean house and the great adventures there to be experienced.

Joseph & Grace Wilson

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Joseph & Grace for your review, its much appreciated. I am glad that Villa Noor is part of this list of special location you enjoy. Come back soon and Pura Vida !
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4

Beautiful Beach Front

  • 4 of 5

The oceanfront Villa Noor Oceanfront house is on a beautiful piece of property on a beautiful beach. We loved the outdoor covered porch and the jungle sounds. The owner/manager Omar was nice and easy to deal with and responded quickly. The house is reflected in the pictures as shown. The house is nicely built with lots of teak wood. The property is beautiful.

The downfall is the roaches inside the house. I realize that it is a jungle home and there are a lot of bugs in the jungle, but this was in excess, roaches jumping out of the silverware drawers, etc when opened. We had to pre-wash everything before we used the utensils, plates, etc. The other jungle house I rented did not have roaches, so it is possible to not have them in your jungle home and some care needs to be taken to eradicate the roaches.

There are two dogs on site. I am a total dog lover! The little one belongs to the caretakers, and the other is a large mix bread, Smokey, who was chained up when we arrived. The caretakers advised Smokey is chained up because some people are afraid of him. I asked the owner/manager Omar if the dog could be let off the chain. He was kind enough to let the caretakers take Smokey off the chain and once off he was a happy guy that followed us to the beach with no problems. He is a good dog but can jump up and if you have little children this could knock them down or frighten them. Smokey may be required to be chained during your stay if you are afraid of dogs. So glad he was off his chain during our stay.

The caretakers, Cynthia and her husband, are very nice. I do not speak Spanish and Cynthia does not speak English. However, with apps on our Iphones we were able to communicate. The caretakers' accommodations are attached to the rental house. The upstairs covered room was lovely and offered great jungle privacy where we could watch the incredible wildlife in the trees and listen to the nightly rainfall. The bed was comfortable; internet was great and lots of hot water for showers.

Manzanillo has beautiful beaches. The main reason I can only give this home a 4 star rating is because of the roaches and chained dog; if the roaches are eliminated and Smokey is free to run then this jungle home is a nice place to relax on the Caribbean side. I love the Caribbean side of Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Leslie for taking your time to give this review. I am glad you had a great experience overall. I am bit surprised regarding the roaches because you didn't mention it to me and we exchanged a lot of emails during your stay. It is also first time we have a comment regarding this issue; I will see with the house caretakers what can be done regarding this matter. Smokey is a good dog but as you mentioned, some guests prefer to have him chained during their stay and we respect this. Thanks again for your comments. Pura Vida !
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Limon
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Maxi's seafood restaurant & Others
Nearest Motorway
40 Metres
Principal road from Puerto Viejo
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Maxi's seafood restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playa Grande Manzanillo .
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $19.8
Refundable damage deposit $158.39

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.