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BEACHFRONT Casita Vacation Rentals Manzanillo-Kitchen HotWater Wifi Fans Garden

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Beach Front Vacation Rentals Casitas In Manzanillo Costa Rica

UNWIRE...UNWINE…UNPLUG ....JUST RELAX in a beach front vacation rental Casita in Casa Del Mar with a tranquil Pura Vida Caribbean beach front vista in Manzanillo Costa Rica. The vacation rental Casitas are designed and built with an open planned Caribbean vibe.

The Casitas of Casa Del Mar are perfect for couples, family or good friends. You can rent just one Casita for an individual, couples, small group and family or both for couples who want more privacy or for a large group and family. Both Casitas have a spacious kitchen with all utensils, pots and pans, plates and glasses, gas stove, blender, coffee maker, toaster etc, safe, hot water shower, WIFI, a balcony with table. chairs and hammocks with views of the beach, a private bbq in the garden and a herb anf fruit garden.

WEEKLY SPECIAL stay 7 nights and only pay for 6 nights. All nights must be reserved in advance

LONGER STAYS SPECIAL every 7th night is FREE. All nights must be reserved in advance

Low Season 1st of May to mid December is a minimum 3 night stay.

High Season mid December to 1st of May minimum 5 night stay.

(Reservations less then the minimum night stay will only be accepted if there is no other availability.)

Encased in the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge you have many trails to hike, snorkeling directly in front of Casa Del Mar, Sea Kayaking, bird watching, dolphin tours, bike riding, horse back riding beach and jungle, animal rescue centres, beach bumming, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, is not far from other towns for day visits in indigenous communities, waterfalls and national parks.

The town is a small fishing village and does not attract the tourist hype of Puerto Viejo 13.5km away. Although is a favourite for Costa Rican during Samana Santa, weekends and holiday periods.

In Casa Del Mar Manzanillo you will enjoy the real Caribbean with the sound of monkeys and the calming roll of the ocean. Your host can arrange tours and give information on all the local activities. Experience the Caribbean living style in the natural paradise of Manzanillo at Casa Del Mar.

*****DISCOUNTS*****DISCOUNTS*****DISCOUNTS*****

At Casa Del Mar Beach Front In Manzanillo

17th January to 2nd February 2018 = 16 nights = 25% DISCOUNT

Must stay entire duration of discount. Discounts are off the nightly rate and are not inclusive with other special offers. For more information send a message with number of people, dates of discount and interest.

Gracias y Pura Vida

Amanda

GETTING AROUND

A car is not needed and most people who rent cars barely move then from the property.

Many people choose to rent bikes during their stay. With a bike you will see allot more wildlife. Bike rentals are $10 a day per bike. But if you would like to rent the bikes for the 3 to 5 days it is $8 a day or entire week or more It is $6 per day per bike. Daily rentals do not need ot be reserved but 3-5 days or weekly and more do and are based on availability. Please let me know if you would like to reserve bikes.

There is a bus system every other hour to and from Manzanillo to all the Caribbean beaches all the way to Limon.

You can also get a taxi.

HOW TO GET TO CASA DEL MAR BEACH FRONT IN MANZANILLO

So far we have never had anyone getting lost coming to Casa Del Mar; so far so good! There are a few different methods of transport you can use to arrive in Manzanillo and most people coming here are departing from San Jose, SJO airport, Tortuguero, Cahuita or Puerto Viejo. Each is outlined below. If you are not sure how to get to us from another location please send us an email and ask. If you are driving a car then please look on a mapping source for the route.

SAN JOSE OR SJO AIRPORT

Bus: The bus in San Jose leaves from the Atlantico Norte Station also known as the San Carlos located between Avineda 9 and Calle 12 in Barrio Mexico. The buses are from the company Transportes MEPE. The best bus to catch is the direct bus from San Jose to Manzanillo at 12pm. The journey is about 5 hours.

Alternatively you can get a bus at 6am, 10am, 2pm and 4pm to Puerto Viejo. Then another bus from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo or a taxi for 7000C, about $14. The bus times from Puerto Viejo to Manzanilo are below under Puerto Viejo.

From the airport you will first need to get a taxi or bus to the station in San Jose. The SJO airport is actually in a town called Alejuala. A taxi will be $30 and about 25 mins. Altenatively outside the airport you can get a bus for a few dollars a person into San Jose. You get off at the bus station in Mnazanillo and from there it is less then a 10 minute walk for the bus station for Manzanillo/puerto Viejo. The bus trip will be about 45 minutes from the aiport to San Jose.

Shuttle Service: A shuttle service is in a airconditioned van with a pick up at your hotel in San Jose or  A shuttle service from San Jose from $57 per person (if coming from the airport you can be picked up at the closest hotel the Holiday Inn. About a 20 minute walk away or a few dollars in the taxi, Pick up times are 6am and 2pm).  For availablity and reservation please CONTACT US

Private Driver: We can organise a private driver to pick you up at your hotel in San Jose or the SJO airport and drive you to Casa Del Mar. When picking up at the airport the driver will wait at the arrival sections with a sign with your name on it. The service is airconditioned and the driver will stop anywhere along the way if you want to have breakfast/lunch/drinks, take pictures, bathroom stop, go to an ATM or buy some groceries.

The cost of this service is

1-3 people $210

4-5 people $230

6-7 people $250

More then 7 people please ask for a quote.

For a reservation please CONTACT US

Pacuare White Water Rafting: Our favourite method to Manzanillo via San Jose or La Fortuna (Arenal) is an adventure white water rafting the Pacuare River. You will be picked up from your accommodation in San Jose or La Fortuna about 6am and taken to the exploration center for a full buffet breakfast to ensure you have plenty of energy to enjoy a full day rafting on National Geographics top 5 most scenic rivers in the world with adrenaline rapids up to class IV. With lunch included you will be dropped off at Casa Del Mar around 5.30pm. The transfer is complementary with this tour and a great way to travel Costa Rica at $99 per person. For a reservation please CONTACT US

omplementary with this tour and a great way to travel Costa Rica at $99 per person. For a reservation please CONTACT US

PUERTO VIEJO

Bus: Buses that pass through Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo depart from Limon. It is normal for the bus to be late. However, if the bus is early it will wait and leave on time. The bus journey from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo will be about 30 minutes.

Monday - Saturday - 6:45am 7:45am (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)am 1:45pm 4:45pm 6:45pm 7:45pm

Sunday & Feriados - 7:45am 9:45am 11:45am 12:45pm 1:45pm 3:45pm 5:45pm 7:45pm

Taxi: A taxi from Puerto Viejo to Manzanilo is 7000C. Ensure to set your price with the driver before you get in the taxi.

CAHUITA

Bus: : Buses that pass through Cahuita to Manzanillo depart from Limon. It is normal for the bus to be late. However, if the bus is early it will wait and leave on time. The bus journey from Cahuita to Manzanillo will be about one hour.

Monday - Saturday - 6:15am 7:15am 9:15am 11:15am 1:15pm 4:15pm 6:15pm 7:15pm

Sunday & Feriados - 7:15am 9:15am 11:15am 12:15pm 1:15pm 3:15pm 5:15pm 7:15pm

TORTUGUERO

From Tortuguero you will first need to get a boat to Moin. You can pre purchase your tickets here

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Once you arrive in Moin you will need to get a taxi to the Limon Mepe bus station. And then a bus to Manzanillo. Alternatively if there is not a good connection for your arrival in Limon for a bus to Manzanillo you can get a bus to Puerto Viejo and then a taxi for 7000C about $14 to Manzanillo

For bus times please ask.

More Details

Property Manager
Amanda
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Amanda

Hola, I´m Amanda I have been living a travelling lifestyle now for over 18 years and have travelled in many countries but still have many more to go to. I have now been based on the Caribbean of Costa Rica for 5 years and I love this peace of paradise in Manzanillo. I hope you choose to stay at Casa Del Mar and enjoy this Natural Paradise with me.

Pura Vida

Amenities

Manzanillo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Each Casita has its own private bathroom.
  • Hot water shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 bicycles
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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5

2 tolle Häuser an einem wunderschönen Strand

  • 5 of 5

Schon nach der Buchung hat Amanda, die australische Vermieterin, sich mit einer sehr informativen E-Mail gemeldet. Die Häuser liegen im verschlafenen, kleinen Ort Manzanillo an einem wunderschönen Strand gleich neben dem Nationalpark "Gandoca". Wir haben wundervolle 18 Nächte hier verbracht, bei Amanda Fahrräder gemietet (sie macht günstige Preise) und sind die Küste hoch- und runtergeradelt, haben in verschiedenen traumhaften Buchten gebadet, und auf dem Weg Brüllaffen, Faultiere und Tucans gesehen. Amanda ist eine top Gastgeberin - sie gibt viele wertvolle Tipps, hat uns zu einem Schnorcheltripp gleich vor der Haustüre mitgenommen und uns das "Hausriff" gezeigt und hat uns einen unvergesslichen Trekking-Halbtag im Nationalpark mit dem bekannten Guide Tino gebucht. Er kennt die Gegend wie seine Hosentasche, kann unglaublich viel über die heimische Flora und Fauna erzählen und mit seinem Adlerauge sieht er alles was kreucht und fleucht und wir haben sehr viele Tiere gesehen. Die Häuser werden alle vier Tage gereinigt (inkl. Bettwäsche) und sind so sauber, dass man vom Boden essen könnte. Die Gewürze und reifen Früchte im sehr gepflegten Garten durften wir einfach nehmen. Amanda bietet auch einen Wäscheservice an. Wir können diese Häuser zu 100% weiterempfehlen.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

2 tolle Häuser an einem wunderschönen Strand

  • 5 of 5

Schon nach der Buchung hat Amanda, die australische Vermieterin, sich mit einer sehr informativen E-Mail gemeldet. Die Häuser liegen im verschlafenen, kleinen Ort Manzanillo an einem wunderschönen Strand gleich neben dem Nationalpark "Gandoca". Wir haben wundervolle 18 Nächte hier verbracht, bei Amanda Fahrräder gemietet (sie macht günstige Preise) und sind die Küste hoch- und runtergeradelt, haben in verschiedenen traumhaften Buchten gebadet, und auf dem Weg Brüllaffen, Faultiere und Tucans gesehen. Amanda ist eine top Gastgeberin - sie gibt viele wertvolle Tipps, hat uns zu einem Schnorcheltripp gleich vor der Haustüre mitgenommen und uns das "Hausriff" gezeigt und hat uns einen unvergesslichen Trekking-Halbtag im Nationalpark mit dem bekannten Guide Tino gebucht. Er kennt die Gegend wie seine Hosentasche, kann unglaublich viel über die heimische Flora und Fauna erzählen und mit seinem Adlerauge sieht er alles was kreucht und fleucht und wir haben sehr viele Tiere gesehen. Die Häuser werden alle vier Tage gereinigt (inkl. Bettwäsche) und sind so sauber, dass man vom Boden essen könnte. Die Gewürze und reifen Früchte im sehr gepflegten Garten durften wir einfach nehmen. Amanda bietet auch einen Wäscheservice an. Wir können diese Häuser zu 100% weiterempfehlen.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just returned from an amazing week vacation at Casa Del Mar. The casita and the town of Manzanillo was perfect for my two kids (6yo and 4yo). The beach right across from the casita was perfect for my small kids to swim and snorkel. Because my kids do not love eating out, we cooked most meals in the casita. The kitchen was easy to use and well equipped.

Our first full day in Manzanillo, Amanda arranged a walk in the reserve with Tino. He was a great guide especially with my kids. My 4yo spent half the time in the ergo, but still really enjoyed the walk. My 6yo loved the walk. She took pictures of everything Tino pointed out, and loved his extensive, yet kid friendly, explanations of everything . I feel like she got an entire science class in a 4 hour walk.

One day we rented kayaks at the local dive shop and paddled into the creek. It was super easy and perfect for kids that did not want to walk. Floating along in the creek we were all able to enjoy the jungle (and lots of snacks:). It was nice we did this after our tour with Tino because we knew what to look for.

Another day Amanda arranged for us to go on a dolphin tour with Chun. We saw lots of dolphins and went swimming at Ponto Mono. It was fun to swim on such an isolated beach.

Driving tip: it took longer to drive from San Jose then google said it would. It took us 6 1/2 hours each way with all the necessary kids stops. The first half, the road is windy for and has lots of trucks. Definitely do not drive yourself at night.

Amanda was amazing our entire trip. She gave us great advice when planning the trip, she organized tours, welcomed (and entertained) my kids and made them feel at home, and gave us local knowledge of the area. Our plans change coming AND going from Casa Del Mar, Amanda accommodated us in both times.

I highly recommend the casitas at Casa Del Mar for families.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

I booked our stay at Casa del Mar because my kids wanted to stay next to a beach and the reviews were good....but I otherwise didn't have much in the way of expectations. So when we arrived I was pleasantly surprised to find an attractive, spacious, immaculately kept casita for our stay. Amanda has high standards and it shows - the casita was so clean and the garden so pretty. And it was heaven to be able to sit on the porch and gaze at the water. The beach is beautiful, the water warm and safe and the reef for snorkelling right there. Amanda is very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed talking with her and appreciated her recommendations. We liked that she was so available - it made us feel safe and cared for. We followed her recommendation to go on a jungle tour with Tino and it was one of the best things we did on our trip to Costa Rica. We also enjoyed the biggie-boarding/surfing beach nearby. Getting to the Caribe Sur takes a while but is totally worth it. And Casa del Mar is a wonderful place to stay. Thank you again Amanda for helping to make our trip so special.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location! Great host! Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had the most amazing spring break here. The weather was perfect in March. The photos of the casitas do not do it justice! They are very well kept and very nice! Everything you could need is in the kitchen for easy cooking. We went to two tours. One with a local jungle expert, Tino! He was so knowledgeable and entertaining! We then went on the Indiginious Tour and meet Costa Rican Indians, made chocolate from cocoa beans, ate a traditional tribe lunch and spent the afternoon in a beautiful waterfall! An 8 hour tour worth the payment! We rented bikes from the property and rode around to find monkeys and sloths amongst the trees in Manzanillo. It was truly an amazing site and sound! Our host, Amanda ensured our stay was more than memorable. From the time we booked our trip, to the time I made it home all the way to Texas, USA, Amanda ensured we were happy and safe. She went above and beyond to get us a private driver, ensured our stay was comfortable, suggested tours by our likings, gave us local tips, gave us a snorkeling tour of one of the best coral reefs in CR, she even ran home really quickly to grab some alcohol cleaner when my daughter cut her foot! She made a mom and her teenage daughter traveling alone feel very welcomed and cared for! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and will forever keep you in our memory of this vacation! #puravida BOOK CASA DEL MAR! You will not forget it!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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5

Beach-front location, amazing host, perfect casita!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we knew we'd love this place! The beach is beautiful, the casita well cared for and equipped, and the greatest host you could ask for! Amanda suggested every ocean activity you can think of, great places to eat, and Rainforest activities. We loved our park tour with Tino, comfortable bus ride to enjoy Puerto Viejo, bike rides to other beaches, meeting the friendly locals, and relaxing in hammocks! Food at markets or restaurants is readily available. Cooking is easy, thanks to a well-supplied kitchen and Amanda's garden produce she so readily shares!

We will definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Map

Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Maxi Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Maxi Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Beach front Manzanillo
Car: not necessary

Manzanillo is such a beautiful area. You have great snorkeling in front of Casa Del Mar, hiking in Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Sea Kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, bird watching, dolphin tours, bike riding, horse back riding beach and jungle, animal rescue centers, beach bumming, surfing is not far from other towns for day visits in indigenous communities, waterfalls and national parks.

The town is a small fishing village of 320 people and does not attract the tourist hype of Puerto Viejo 12.5km away although is a popular spot for Costa Ricans on weekends, school holidays, Christmas, new year and Semana Santa. It is a real afrocaribe village. it is a 3 street town at the end of the road on the south Caribbean. Manzanillo has also been named the best beach in Costa Rica both by Lonely Planet and International Living. You can also access all beaches between Manzanillo and Puerto Viejo with a day trip on bikes.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Low Season 1st of May to mid December is a minimum 3 night stay.

High Season mid December to 1st of May minimum 5 night stay.

(Reservations less then the minimum night stay will only be accepted if there is no other availability.)

There is a 30 day cancellation policy. If guest cancels before 30 days they will recieve a refund minus transfer fees and a $25 cancellation fee. If cancelled within the 30 days there is no refund.

Upon request of a reservation a 50% deposit must be paid. This deposit can be paid via bank transfer or deposit within Costa Rica, Paypal (6% transfer fee added) or Moneygram. You do not need to be a member of Paypal to pay an invoice and you can pay a Paypal invoice with your Visa card. More information will be provided with reservation request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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