House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
If you are looking for an authentic, awesome jungle experience, consider La Patita de Manzanillo. Bathe in the beauty of nature in the open design kitchen/dining area with its native hardwood tables and benches. Sway in the hammocks while you nap or read a book. Walk to nearby, beautiful beaches and to snorkeling.
Enjoy meals in the fully-equipped kitchen (we will also arrange for someone to come and cook for you for part or all of your stay if you like) and sleep well in comfortable, posturpedic beds. Practice yoga on our specially designed Yoga platform. Sip coffee on the deck as you see the light change in the morning, and relax deeply in the peacefulness and quiet of night. The house is yours, but you will share your jungle space with howler monkeys, sloths, and toucans, and swim in the crystal clear water of the nearly deserted beach.
Our house comfortably sleeps nine. There are two bedrooms and two decks downstairs, as well as a large, tiled bathroom with hot water. Enjoy hammocks to swing in, and comfortable benches to sit on. Both downstairs bedrooms open onto the deck, and there is a larger deck off of the kitchen/dining area that is perfect for swinging in hammocks, watching the howler monkeys and enjoying the butterflies and native plants and trees.
The upstairs bedroom has its own half bath, and there are jungle views from three sides. It is very spacious and airy, and also has a specially designed yoga platform on the deck right outside the entrance. It is a wonderful spot for morning and afternoon yoga practice and meditation, as well as tea sipping and watching the colors change throughout the day.
TRANQUILO IN MANZANILLO
About the Owner
My husband and I are both retired psychotherapists and I am a yoga teacher. We are also nature and animal lovers.
4.8 based on 22 traveler reviews
TRANQUILO IN MANZANILLO
Rainforest retreat in a fascinating area
La Patita - Manzanillo Costa Rica
I am so sorry for your negative experience. It seems that our caretakers have in fact not been taking care! I regret that we are finding out about it in this fashion. We have an average of five stars for all our twenty reviews, and I want to keep things that way. I will take care of the things you mentioned and am sorry you won't be there to have a better experience! Thanks for letting me know!!
I hope there were some wonderful times on the beautiful beaches and great restaurants to help make up for the problems you encountered.
All the best, Sita
Great, laid back family get-away near the beach
Go glad you folks enjoyed yourselves!!
Traquil house within a protected area of rainforest
Thanks much for writing your review and now you make me want to swing in a hammock and especially get in warm water!!!! Sita
Luxury camping in a beautiful part of the world
The house is absolutely gorgeous -- like many buildings in this part of Costa Rica, the common areas are open to the air, which we LOVED. Nothing like sitting under a sturdy roof drinking a cup of tea watching the jungle waking up, or the rain coming down!
The location of the house is wonderful, as well. Manzanillo is a short walk or bike ride away, and the beach there seems to go on forever. You must go snorkeling! Absolutely beautiful! We also brought travel hammocks, and I found myself stringing mine up on the beach almost every day, just to hang out and watch the waves come in.
We really appreciated having bikes to use at La Patita; it was very easy and fun to explore the surrounding areas (Punta Uva, Playa Chiquita, Cocles, Puerto Viejo). We didn't have a car, but had no problems getting everywhere we wanted to go via bike, bus, or taxi.
As newbie travellers to Costa Rca, there were a few things about our trip that we weren't expecting (folks with more experience in CR will already be aware but we thought it worth mentioning). First, there is warm water available for showering, but there is no hot water in the kitchen -- just heat water on the stove when it's time to wash up after dinner. Also, the well water that serves the house is not good for drinking or cooking -- you'll need to purchase water for that.
Overall, we found the house to be well-appointed -- the kitchen has everything you need to cook great meals, there are plenty of towels and bed linens, and the beds have mosquito nets. We personally didn't find the beds to be the comfiest we've slept in but we slept well nonetheless. The nighttime sounds of the jungle are the perfect lullaby!
Overall, we loved our stay, and we loved the happy and relaxed vibe of the Caribbean coast. The weather was beautiful, the wildlife was stunning, and our caretakers (William and Dannia) were simply lovely people who made us feel most welcome and cared for. La Patita is a great home base for exploring the beaches and the jungle as well as a beautiful place to hang out and relax and watch the monkeys and toucans and hummingbirds and sloths go by. I'd characterize us as "slightly adventurous but not super hard core travelers" and it was perfect for us!
From the Owner
“We fell in love with the jungle and beaches in this part of Costa Rica.”
Activity and Interests
Canopy Tours, Boat Trip to Panama
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Oct 1 2015 - Jan 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $25
These rates are for four people. Add $25 per night/per additional guest. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
From the Owner
“Spending time at the house, especially on the decks, going to the beach, being in nature.”
- Away From It All
- Ceiling Fans
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Telephone ...
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- Private Chef
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Near The Ocean
- botanical garden
- rain forests
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- outlet shopping
- sight seeing
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- surf fishing
- whitewater rafting
- 1 Bathroom,
- 1 Half Bath
- Bathroom 1
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Other (See Description)
- Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
- Guests provide their own meals
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website
- Laundry Services Available, Hammocks, Fans, Mosquito Nets, Beautiful Views and gardens