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Jungle Beachfront House, Wifi, Large Covered Deck 2 1/2 Acres, Near Village

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Large deck overlooks the beach to the front and the jungle forest to all side.


Last updated: 01/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Large Deck, 2 Bedrooms--full size 4-poster netted beds, etc. 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Twelve years ago we visited tico friends who invited us to what the NY Times called the “untamed coast” of Costa Rica. We fell in love with this eclectic Caribbean coast, with its blend of tourists, expats, and long-term resident indigenous and Afro-Caribbean folks. The Caribbean Coast is different from the rest of Costa Rica. It is an area endowed with a bounty of unspoiled natural and cultural resources, and recognized for its extraordinary bio-diversity and beautiful beaches.

After bringing university students down for a course in sustainability we bought a piece of this paradise in a Wildlife Refuge and built our house 7 years ago. We enjoy excellent international restaurants, and a culture that is friendly and laid back.

We built the house that would be perfect for us and after 3 years decided to rent it when we are not in Costa Rica. The house has a lovely large master bedroom, high ceiling, large screened windows, two ceiling fans--a lovely place to sit and read/work and sleep. The deck, where we spend most of our time is open to the ocean--it breezes, sounds, etc. but also it is an oasis/opening in the jungle that looks out over the ocean.

We now relish this special place, the privacy, where we can walk through our own rainforest jungle, take our path to the sandy beach and walk for miles along this almost deserted, palm-tree-lined shore of the Caribbean, observe the wildlife (sloths, howler monkeys, toucans, orapendulas, and more) from our large deck, and relax in the hammock feeling the cool ocean breezes and listening to the pounding of the surf. The house has a master bedroom, a second/smaller bedroom, shower, toilet, kitchen, and a large covered deck, all on the upper level, with great views of surrounding canopy. There is high-speed internet, WiFi and ceiling fans in each room. Need something just ask Henry, our care taker in the lower level unit.

Keywords: Upper-level private five-room suite, with private path to beach and path through private rainforest, WiFi, walk to village and restaurants by beach or road. In Wildlife Refuge, with outstanding bio-diversity and excellent beaches.

We can help make your travel from SJO airport to our house easy, pleasant, and quite inexpensive.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    6 years old, because house is not fully child-proofed. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The rental is on second level. The entrance to the second level is outside which goes directly to the covered deck. It is very private. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • TWO BEDROOMS EACH WITH A DOUBLE BED: The large master bedroom has a double doors that opens to the deck, two ceiling fans, two large screened windows-one that opens to the jungle; and a Hot (warm) Closet to keep clothes dry--never damp. The smaller bedroom has one ceiling fan and two screened windows. Both bedrooms have direct (private) access to the deck/kitchen and toilet and shower. Both bedrooms have high ceiling, and a double bed with canopy netting. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Separate shower room and separate bathroom (toilet) room. Each bedroom has private access to toilet, shower, and deck/kitchen....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Ceiling fans on deck and in rooms, 4-poster beds netting, screened-secured windows, a safe, proximity to recreation (snorkeling, dolphin watching, fishing, surfing, etc.). Bedrooms, each has separate access to the deck and bath. In addition to heated inside shower, there is an outside cold water shower which is great for rinsing off when coming from the beach. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Costa Rica Guide books/innformation...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:


  • Beachfront:

    YES, Real beachfront: Walk from our house on a sandy path across our front lawn to the beach--a beautiful beach that runs more than a mile in each direction. One way will take to you the village of Manzanillo. ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Manzanillo has several restaurants and grocery stores, and places to rent water sport equipment, etc. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    We are an opening surrounded by the jungle and the ocean. The mountain is behind us but view is blocked by the jungle....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Wide sandy beaches...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    You can see the ocean from our house....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Our beachfront is the Caribbean--Atlantic Ocean. 200 feet from the house--path to beach...moreless

  • Resort:

    Tour guides, boats, dive shop, etc. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Manzanillo is a small two with 6 restaurants, 3 grocery stores, etc. ...moreless

  • Village:

    One and half miles by road. A very easy and pleasant bike ride. Nice restaurants, nice beaches, grocery stores, etc. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Yes - through the palm trees that line the beach...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    150 ft. from beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Dining table and chairs on large porch/deck--seats six. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    NO AIR CONDITIONING: We have ceiling fans it all rooms--two ceiling fans in master bedroom. We much prefer the open coolness of ceiling fans than the closed stillness of AC. Ocean breezes blow in. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes dried via sunshine by caretakers...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi in all rooms --able to skype and stream some movies....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Yes, linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The spacious deck has a living are with easy chairs, hammock, etc. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Secure private parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    private parking next to house...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, towels are provided. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Caretaker will wash some clothes when specially requested. Linens and towels are washed for long-term guests. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi throughout the house...moreless


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Large deck, with built-in kitchen, overlooking front year and the ocean. See photos. ...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Can be rented nearby. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Can be locally rented....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large roofed deck--both bedrooms are direct access to the deck and to the bathroom and shower. Deck fronts the ocean. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent nearby-next door. Available is several local locations. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Our deck overlooks an open grassy “lawn” area. You cross it to get to the beach. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available for rent in Manzanillo and elsewhere...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 23 - Oct 10, 2018
3 night min stay
$600 $2,200
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$600 $2,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 01/21/2017
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  • Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge

    "Great guides in Manzanillo--e.g. Tino "

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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Manzanillo Village
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
main local road
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several Nice Restaurants nearby
70 Metres
Nearest Beach
In front of our house--200 feet-short sandy path

Car: Not Necessary

Wildlife Refuge, hike in rainforest, chocolate tours, Jaguar Rescue Center, canopy zipline, indigenous village tours, whitewater rafting, iguana nursery, farmers’ market in Puerto Viejo, turtle watch, sports fishing, birdwatching


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We are retired professors with a passion for nature and local ethnic cultures. We enjoy physical activity such as hiking and biking. We built the house as a special place for us to be in the jungle next to the ocean and be connected to the local community. This area, in particular Manzanillo, is a friendly place where interesting conversations take place at the local cafes and hangouts. It’s a welcoming place where anyone can join the daily community volleyball and/or soccer game on the beach.

Why the Owner Chose Limón Province, Costa Rica:
The magnificent, unspoiled, wildlife refuge. The Afro-Caribbean culture. The international character of the population, many of whom have come here to live and start small businesses. The wonderful climate (daytime highs in the low 80’s and nighttime lows in the low 70’s). The miles of sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters. Our place is unique. The openness to the ocean--second level--(viewing jungle from a 20 ft. height); the simple, spacious design, )large rooms, high ceilings on 2 1/2 acres).

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Walking to restaurants on the beach and biking to more distant restaurants on the road. English is widely spoken. Variety of services, e.g., home delivery of organic produce and pizza. Car rental and public transportation.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

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  • Large deck overlooks the beach to the front and the jungle forest to all side.

    Large deck overlooks the beach to the front and the jungle forest to all side.

  • They are howling about this great place.

    They are howling about this great place.

  • Deck with Rose working on internet.

    Deck with Rose working on internet.

  • Kitchen opening to deck

    Kitchen opening to deck

  • This is the beach to Manzanillo taken from in front of our place.

    This is the beach to Manzanillo taken from in front of our place.

  • 3 ft. oropendolas nests in front yard

    3 ft. oropendolas nests in front yard

  • Extra room that opens to deck and can be used as a study.

    Extra room that opens to deck and can be used as a study.

  • Large trees in private forest

    Large trees in private forest

  • Just beyond the gate, ahead of the dogs, is the ocean.

    Just beyond the gate, ahead of the dogs, is the ocean.

  • The house which we have named Casa de EarlyBirds (Madrugadores)

    The house which we have named Casa de EarlyBirds (Madrugadores)

  • Great sunrises and sunsets from beach in front of house

    Great sunrises and sunsets from beach in front of house

  • Master bedroom -- double bed with 4 poster netting

    Master bedroom -- double bed with 4 poster netting

  • Toucan in front yard

    Toucan in front yard

  • Front yard-50 ft from beach

    Front yard-50 ft from beach

  • Lots of birds

    Lots of birds

  • Lots and lots of flowers

    Lots and lots of flowers

  • Your table is set.  Feel the ocean breezes, hear the birds, and see the ocean.

    Your table is set. Feel the ocean breezes, hear the birds, and see the ocean.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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