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Villa Pochote - Private Ocean View Beach Villa

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5 - 7)

At Villa Pochote you will find the peace and tranquility that you are looking for in your trip to costa rica.

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

Villa Pochote has three bedrooms and two baths and is surrounded by the renowned Pochote tree and the rare Gavilan and Cocobolo. Both upstairs bedrooms have ocean views. The main bedroom has sliding glass doors that open to a teak wood balcony for monkey, whale, and bird watching as well as ocean and sunset views.

Downstairs there is a full bath along with the kitchen and entertaining areas opening to a spacious patio accessed by sliding glass doors for more ocean viewing and garden access.

Villa Pochote can accommodate up to 7 adults.

Viila Pochote is constructed with wood accents of teak, pochote, and laurel.

***the home is fully equipped and furnished with lush gardens, white gravel walkways, wrought iron gates, private parking, pressurized hot/cold water, sky tv, wireless satellite internet, cleaning and laundry service, gardener, and 24-hour security.

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.

We are also excited to announce a few changes happening in November 2016.

First, Villa Pochote will have a 3rd bedroom added over the rainy season, so the home will easily be able to sleep 6 - 7 people.

Secondly, 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 made at the brew pub, a variety of cocktails and a simple menu with something for everyone.

While you are here, please 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, and iguanas...Or find one of our sitting areas and just watch the wildlife and nature and listen to the ocean.

We are an owner operated business, so our staff is small, but we are here to 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 25 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.

More Details

Trey Derrick
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 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

Stayed at Villa Pochote March 2nd - March 6th 2015 - We had a great time, Trey and his staff were always available and helpful with suggestions, questions and ideas! The property was beautiful and located about a 15 minute walk to Manzanillo beachm - easy walk down but quite a trek back if done in the sun as it is uphill and dusty. Beach is great but if you want to swim you need to walk or drive about a KM north as it is extremely rocky. Property was great - clean with lots of amenities. Very private and quiet but also located a short drive from Hermossa and Santa Teresa area if you want to eat out or want more action . Highly recommend!
Mar 2015
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Santa Teresa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
wireless broadband


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Villa Pochote - Private Ocean View Beach Villa
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews
Portland, Oregon

very nice we enjoyed our stay

  • 3 of 5

We stay 3 nigh at this villa and really enjoyed it, love have our own pool , we only share with one other family. The new bedroom down stairs is nice but needs a door. really enjoy the property all together and also talking with the staff.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I always feel a magnificent peace while staying at senderos de Paz! Thank you, Trey!

  • 5 of 5

Senderos de Paz IS in a perfect location, has magnificent views, is a comfortable and very large living area and cozy bedrooms. And the bathrooms are fantastically huge! Just the perfect place to stay in the Santa Teresa area. And the nearest beach feels like a forgotten paradise.... always quiet, Wild, savage, peaceful, and inviting.

Trey is also a very kind and thoughtful host. He helps with anything and everything he can.

Thanks again Trey. You have created a paradise and we are grateful to have found you.

And, Xena, your sweet dog, was a pleasure to sleep with!! Love love love her❤️👍🏼

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good place and service

  • 5 of 5

The place are perfect 10 min from santa teresa but better price i will return for sure

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Looking forward to your return. Maybe I can show you the Bongo River next time, and you can fish for Rooster and Snook. Pura vida!
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Magic place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks in this beautiful property. Great big house with a great pool area and such a beautiful view!! We just loved it there! Perfect hosts - very welcoming, uncomplicated and helps you with everything you need!! Beautiful beaches and places nearby!

Definitely a place to be and we definitely have to come back!!


  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure having you all stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Pura vida!
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Victoria, Canada

Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Sendero de Paz for a whole month! We loved being away from the dust in Sta. Teresa. We were visited by Howlers and Capuchin Monkeys almost every day (one or the other) One day we had 19 Capuchin monkeys make their way past! Our 1 year old loved seeing them so often and with all the fruit trees on the property, they will sure come around often. The pool was very clean and we enjoyed making lunch and serving it poolside in the shade on those hot days. Trey was a fantastic host! We'll be back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO, USA

Beach-jungle hideaway

  • 5 of 5

I got to spend a week staying in the Villa Pochote and it was awesome. I really appreciated that there was air conditioning to ensure a great nights sleep. The house had a kitchen and two big bathrooms, including one with 2 shower heads that would be great for families. The owner, Trey, built the houses and the pride in craftsmanship is apparent in every detail. It had amazing sunset views from the deck which looked over the pool through the trees to the ocean. There were howler monkeys every day and some of the coolest looking iguana. The beach is just a short walk away but I recommend getting a quad (ATV) because it's fun and makes everything quickly accessible. I loved my stay and I'm planning a return trip so I'd definitely recommend it to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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