Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps
David and Jan Richmond
What makes this Cottage unique
Our local English speaking property manager can help youto find the cottage and get situated. House cleaning, laundry, tour services are additional amenities that can be provided at an extra charge by our local property manager.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had a wonderful time on our vacation. The cottage was very clean and the property manager was amazing and helped us plan our week. Very relaxing! We will come again!
Tranquil and Beautiful !
We thoroughly enjoyed the tranquility and peacefulness of this property. The beach was amazing and the sunsets were beautiful ! We saw Scarlet Macaws fly over on two occasions while having morning coffee. We saw lots of Iguana's (mostly black) roaming around the property. They didn't bother with us at all.
The property was very clean and well maintained. Renaldo was amazing and helped us with anything we asked. Aldo was very helpful too.
We did not travel far from the property - no more than 1hr drive and were able to enjoy seeing first hand the many different species of animal living in their natural habitat (monkeys, sloths, wild parrots, kinkajou's and all types of lizards and birds).
We made our own breakfast and would eat at local restaurants on Hwy 34 for dinner. All of them were very good !
We would definitely recommend this property to friends and family. The owners were amazing and provided us with lots of information before we arrived.
For those travelling from San Jose, you need to know that Hwy 27 on Sunday's between 1-7 pm is only a north bound highway. LOL We did not realize this and had to take another route out of San Jose. I'm glad we did because we ended up going through and around the mountains which had absolutely spectacular views !
Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful property.
Great isolated Costa Rica experience
If you are looking for a place to disconnect from the world and enjoy the beach and a cottage this is the place for you. Everything you need in an isolated setting. Such a beautiful place.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay Mike. You are welcome back any time.
A piece of paradise!
What a beautiful and amazing stay! This sweet little bungalow is located on one of the most beautiful and isolated beaches you will ever find. The water is clear and the sand is like velvet. You could not ask for more. The bungalow itself is clean and very pretty. Fresh tropical air flowing thru it is amazing. The sounds of birds singing and the waves crashing is something one can never get enough of. Early mornings & evenings spent on rocking chairs on the back porch were beyond relaxing. The nearest town to the bungalow is Parrita.
Parrita is a charming little town full of kind people and good food. It is also the home to beautiful palm plantations. The property manager, Aldo Molina, is wonderful! He is a local and knows everything any traveler would want to know. He is the only travel planner you will need on this trip. The only negative thing is the air mattress on the bed. I hate to even bring it up because this place is so amazing.
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and the beautiful surrounding beach area. And that you found our property manager Aldo friendly and helpful. Regarding the air mattress, thank you for your input. We understand and believe the Aero mattress has now reached the end of it's life. We have just last week replaced the it with a brand new conventional mattress. We hope you will be able to return sometime soon. You are welcome back any time.
Terrific beach-front property perfect for a relaxing get-away!
We enjoyed our stay at this cottage very much. It's location so close to the ocean means you can hear the waves crashing from the front porch. A short walk through the many palm trees and you're on a beautiful beach that's practically all your own. The house itself is very nice with a screened in porch, comfortable furniture and a nice shower! Overall, we enjoyed our stay and the fact we were basically off the grid. It was great for sitting on the beach and reading or just watching the waves. Beautiful sunsets too. Highly recommended! Our only complaint would be the neighbor's dog, the little black one, who while very friendly, was a bit annoying after a while.
Barbara, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope you will want to return sometime soon. The yappy dog seems to have moved on. We just returned from staying there ourselves and typical of July/August is was super quiet. He must have moved or gone home with a the neighbor. I don't think you are talking about Lika, who is the sweet golden dog of Rolando's who does our yard care. Lika is older and very quiet and calm now.
A lovely week's stay
We had a great time at Jan and David's beach cottage. The beach was empty and beautiful, warm water, mild surf (in January), very beautiful at low tide in particular, plus amazing sunsets every night, all right out the back door. The cottage was perfectly comfortable, clean, nicely laid out. Kitchen facilities were modest, fans and lighting really good, AC in the bedroom which we used only sparingly, plenty of ocean breeze. Having spent a lot of time in tropical settings, we were surprised and pleased at the lack of large insects! But birds, an occasional iguana, gekkos, and red squirrels were all around the lush grounds. We had a small suv, which I recommend, because the roads are rocky/dusty driving in and out. No wi-fi (we went to town for that) and our Verizon only worked on the beach, not in the cabin, so be prepared for beautiful isolation, plus some local trips (e.g. Manuel San Antonio). Aldo the property manager and Rolando, the caretaker, were helpful and available.
Nearby are rainforest tours, mangrove tours, toucans and monkeys, hiking. Manuel Antonio Park. Mountain excursions with beautiful vistas, waterfalls, fishing.
On site relax on the beach under beach umbrellas. Walk the beach finding sand dollars, sea shells and pods. Photograph beautiful flowers and birds. Let us know what you like to do, we can help you put together an itinerary.