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Family & pet friendly overlooking the valley & ocean

Bedrooms 1
Space 387 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

This studio unit can sleep up to 4 adults. Overlooks the valley and ocean

The property is located in the central Pacific area just up from the Puntarenas city area near the small town of San Miguel. We are approximately 1 hour from the San Jose airport or 2 hours from the Liberia airport.

It is about 15 minutes to the ocean and around 25 minutes to downtown Puntarenas.

There is an infinity pool which overlooks the valley and the ocean.

The room is fully furnished and includes a small kitchenette, bathroom with shower, 2 double beds, a small dining area, a television and sitting area outside the cabin.

There is WIFI internet and telephone available.

We have contacts with several local cabbies that speak English. They will pick you up and drop you off at the airport and will also provide tours of the local attractions for much less than the tour companies. Some of the attractions are canopy tour (zip lining), volcanoes, national parks, coffee plantations, orchid farms, fishing, boat tour to Tortuga Island and many more. We have been on most of the tours and they are good.

On any given day, from the cabin, you can see a large variety of birds with many different colors.

Taxis are relatively cheap and there is a local bus which can be flagged down in front of the property and take you down to the center of Puntarenas for less than $1. The bus lets you off at a good sized market, stores for shopping and is close to the banks with ATM’s.

Close to our property (15 minutes away) there is a farmers market open Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings where you can buy most of the groceries you will need at reasonable prices.

US dollars and the local currency (colones) are used through out the country. If you need any other information let us know and we will get it for you.

More Details

Ted & Irene Purnis
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, Ukranian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Ted & Irene Purnis

We are a retired couple from Canada. We love Costa Rica

Ted & Irene Purnis purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Ted & Irene Purnis chose San Miguel

We purchased the property overlooking the valley and ocean and custom built our house and the rental units

What makes this cabin unique

On the mountain overlooking the valley and the ocean. Located in a quiet neighborhood close to shopping and the beaches


San Miguel Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 387 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Shower with hot water
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 2 double
  • There are 2 other similar studio units on the property which may share the pool and other facilities
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
We can provide therapeutic massages by appointment. There is a 99% chance there will be a beautiful sunset every day between December and April.


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Family & pet friendly overlooking the valley & ocean
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Beaverton, OR

Infinity View In the Highlands

  • 5 of 5

Ted & Irene have an inviting and friendly escape at the top of the hill and through the gate. The accommodations are simple and well maintained. The grounds are lush, clean & safe. We enjoyed the beautiful pool and patio. The up country of Barranca is convenient to many local sites and Ted/Irene can give you great advice. Take him up on his monkey tour! Thanks again for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property with a great view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed about 9 days & had a great time. The property is beautiful, the view from the pool is amazing, and the owners were very helpful & friendly. They arranged a snorkling trip that was a lot cheaper than what's available online & took us on a monkey tour. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a beautiful & affordable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful location with fabulous view from pool

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to stay and relax, with friendly helpful hosts. Lovely garden setting with plenty of bird life. Secure self contained Cabina very comfortable with useful kitchenette. Thanks Ted and Irene for perfect start to our trip in CR.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada

Great location. Gorgeous view.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at iguana Negra.

Ted & Irene are very gracious hosts who took care of our needs. They drove us to Puntarenas for our catamaran trip and was there waiting to pick us up.

They have very good knowledge of the area and suggested some exciting side trips such as the monkey tour bird sanctuary.

The view from their property over looking the ocean is incredible. The rooms were immaculate with well equipped kitchen facilities.

We highly recommend staying at Iguana Negra in San Miguel.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a wonderful stay here!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 6 nights. We rented out 2 units for our family. We kept very busy everyday. Ted brought us to a place to feed monkeys and set us up with a boat ride to Tortuga Island for snorkeling and lunch which was a lot of fun! We visited Jaco twice during our stay once for the beach and once to go on an ATV ride. We also went to Monteverde for zip lining and hiking. It was a great location for a "home base" The units were comfortable and the pool was beautiful...sunsets were amazing. We hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Visiting Family

  • 5 of 5

Stayed two weeks had a very wonderful time

Beautiful vista injoyed the pool

Would certainly stay there again

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
86 Kilometres
San José, Juan Santamaría Int'l,
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Pan American Highway
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Boca Barranca or Puntarenas

ZIP Lining (Canopy tour), Tortuga Island tour, Fishing, Volcano tours, Coffee Plantation tours, National Parks, Golf and beaches. All of these activities are within an hour or an hour and a half away and most of them are much closer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

There are 2 other studios that share the property and pool

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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