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Villa Cocobolo - Private Ocean View Beach Villa in Mal Pais

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At Villa Cocobolo you will find the peace and tranquility that you are looking for in your trip to Costa Rica.

We are a 7 acre oasis just 150 yards from the beautiful beach of Playa Manzanillo and a nice walk or quick drive to the breathtaking beach of Playa Hermosa.

Villa Cocobolo is surrounded by the rare Costa Rican Cocobolo hardwood tree as well as the renowned Pochote. The house is built in the loft style with second floor windows offering ocean, sunset, and mountain views. The bathroom and the bedroom are both located upstairs, and the bedroom’s sliding glass doors open to a private balcony allowing ocean views, and monkey and bird watching from the comfort of your bed.

The kitchen and entertaining areas are downstairs and have three patios, two of which are accessed by sliding glass doors for more ocean viewing and garden access.

Villa Cocobolo can accommodate 2 adults with children or possibly 3 adults.

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.

Villa Cocobolo has a fully equipped kitchen, comes completely furnished, and is surrounded by lush gardens, white gravel walkways, wrought iron gates for added privacy and private parking, pressurized hot/cold water, SKY/cable TV, wireless satellite internet, cleaning service, gardener and laundry facilities and/or service if needed.

Take time to walk along the trails of our 7 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 and listen to the ocean.

Our staff can 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.

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • mountain view
    • ocean view
  • General
    • wireless internet
    • washing machine
    • air conditioning
    • linens provided
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
  • Kitchen
    • refrigerator
    • cooking utensils
    • kitchen
  • Pool / Spa
    • communal pool
  • Bathrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • bathroom 1:
      • 1
  • Bedrooms
    • 1 bedroom, sleeps 3, beds for 2-3
    • bedroom 1:
    • convertible bed(s):
      • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Entertainment
    • music library
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • dvd player
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
    • balcony
    • gazebo
    • deck / patio
    • lanai / gazebo
  • Suitability
    • pets not allowed
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only

activities and attractions in Mal Pais Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • restaurants
  • Leisure Activities
    • boating
    • shelling
    • shopping
    • wildlife viewing
    • horseback riding
    • sight seeing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • golf
    • wind-surfing
    • mountain biking
    • surfing
    • hiking
    • swimming
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • kayaking
    • snorkeling/diving

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High
Nov 1 2013 - Apr 29 2014
$135
3 nights
 
 
Low
May 1 2014 - Jul 3 2014
$115
3 nights
 
 
Indian Summer
Jul 4 2014 - Jul 27 2014
$135
3 nights
 
 
Low 2
Jul 28 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$115
3 nights
 
 
Holidays
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$150
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$115
$800
3 nights
 

Cancellation Policy

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

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Beautiful Stay at Villa Cocobolo-Pura Vida!!

Review submitted: April 8, 2014   Date of arrival: March 10, 2014

Our experience at Villa Cocobolo was fabulous!!! Villa Cocobolo was very clean and had all of the amenities to make us feel comfortable. The property is maintained extremely well by Trey and his staff. Each morning we would enjoy a cup of Costa Rican coffee out on the patio as we viewed and listened to the ocean waves. Throughout the days we experienced the beautiful beaches of Manzanillo, zip lining over the canopy & waterfalls in Montezuma, the local shops/restaurants in Santa Teresa, hiking through Cabo Blanco and horseback riding at sunset. At night it was back to Villa Cocobolo for a relaxing evening by the pool. It was also nice that Trey was accessible for guidance and to assist us with coordinating the activities in the area. As others have indicated a 4X4 vehicle is very helpful. I would highly recommend this property. We look forward to visiting again. John & Karen

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We can't wait to be back!

Review submitted: February 24, 2014   Date of arrival: December 14, 2013

This was the second rental property we stayed at in Costa Rica, with the first being in Tamarindo. We are very grateful for having found this property! We had a great time in Villa Cocobolo. It is definitely recommended to have 4x4 to get to the property from the beach roads, coming down from the pacific coast. There was a lot to do in the area from surfing to renting dirt bikes, and relaxing on the beautiful beaches that were a short drive away. The villa itself was extremely charming and comfortable with all the amenities needed for cooking. Trey had recently put in a new pool in front of the villa overlooking the ocean great for unwinding and watching the sunset at the end of the day. This area and property have the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. We can't thank Trey enough for his hospitality and are looking forward to returning this spring!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Review submitted: January 13, 2014   Date of arrival: January 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Villa Cocobolo for 8 nights. It was an excellent property and a great value. The Owner had just finished installing a pool specificallly for this unit and its sister unity next door. The property had all the amenities listed and was in excellent shape. One note. You NEED a 4X4 vehicle NO exceptions. It has less to do with the villas location than the overall condition of the roads in the entire area.. When the owner sends you the directions, use the bucolic route, much shorter and concise. and make sure you have a phone that works in Costa Rica. The owner was an integral part of the experience. He provided amazing resources in our time of need during arrival and expedited a 4X4 for us on the next day. The view was amazing and the beaches are stunning. I don't think they are in walking distance though. Feel free to contact me for more detailed info. not for people with physical issues.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, sight seeing

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

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This vacation rental has been listed since 10/5/2009.