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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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LA PATITA DE MANZANILLO

Manzanillo House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
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My husband and I are both retired psychotherapists and I am a yoga teacher. We are also nature and animal lovers.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

We fell in love with the jungle and beaches in this part of Costa Rica.

Spending time at the house, especially on the decks, going to the beach, being in nature.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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La Patita De Manzanillo
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
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La Patita De Manzanillo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p76837vb
+ 1(831)588-5578
Manzanillo Limon Province
california
5

TRANQUILO IN MANZANILLO

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
La Patita in Manzanillo is AMAZING & was the perfect place for me! It is as local & jungley as it gets, yet only a short distance to more touristy & bustling towns, like Puerto Viejo. The nearby beach is, in fact, nearly deserted, & the paths getting there are full of monkeys, sloths, blue crabs, heliconia, ginger, butterflies, palm trees, & more. The open air design & natural woods throughout the home were just gorgeous, & the multiple hammocks were useful in this tranquilo spot :) The howler monkeys were like nothing I've ever heard before & I loved being in the jungle! William took me horseback riding through the beach & jungle & we saw all kinds of animals & lush landscape. He & Dania were very welcoming & went out of their way for me. I ate at El Refugio & Arricife in Punta Uva & both were Soooo yummy! I rafted the Pacuare & loved that, surfed at Playa Negra, zip lined at Almonds & Corals, & swam in Manzanillo. I used La Patita's bikes & rode them around town. I used the well-equipped kitchen, loved the comfy bed, & enjoyed hot showers, which are hard to find in CR. There's even an outdoor shower for those beach feet! The accomodations & surrounding jungle/yard at La Patita were beyond what I expected, & I feel very honored to have spent one of the best weeks of my life there. The owners, Tom & Sita, are exceptional people & their home reflects this. Pura Vida!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had such a good time, Julie! Thanks for sharing your experience. Sita
Helpful votes: 6/6
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La Patita De Manzanillo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p76837vb
+ 1(831)588-5578
Manzanillo Limon Province
Heredia, Costa Rica
4

Great, laid back family get-away near the beach

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
We had a great time - families with small children beware the limited railing, otherwise could not have asked for more. Very nice trail down to the beach, or very easy ~10-15 minute walk to Manzanillo.
Owner's Response: Hi Clayton,

Go glad you folks enjoyed yourselves!!
Sita
business
La Patita De Manzanillo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p76837vb
+ 1(831)588-5578
Manzanillo Limon Province
San Diego, California
5

Traquil house within a protected area of rainforest

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Thanks for accommodating our stay in Manzanillo. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this option for a family who wants to be off the beaten path and hang out in hammocks while listening to howler monkeys and watching toucans. There are some amazing restaurants between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo (try La Pecora Nera for some outstanding Italian food!). Thanks again to William (the caretaker) and Tom/Sita for being so helpful. We'll be dreaming about the tranquility of La Patita for some time.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you folks had a good time!! I was just going to e-mail and check. We were camping during your stay (and it was cold!), so I am happy to hear that it was all you had hoped.

Thanks much for writing your review and now you make me want to swing in a hammock and especially get in warm water!!!! Sita
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La Patita De Manzanillo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p76837vb
+ 1(831)588-5578
Manzanillo Limon Province
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
4

Luxury camping in a beautiful part of the world

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
My new husband and I just got home from spending our month-long honeymoon at La Patita, and we had a wonderful time! I read another review of the house that characterized it as "luxury camping" and that seems exactly right to me. :)


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!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am glad you two had such a great honeymoon! What a fabulous way to begin a marriage. I feel honored that our house played a part in that! Hope you can take Pura Vida into the US! Sita
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La Patita De Manzanillo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p76837vb
+ 1(831)588-5578
Manzanillo Limon Province
United States
5

La Patita de Manzanillo

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
La Patita de Manzanillo, on our first visit, became one of our favorite places in the world. To be in that beautiful, open, wooden house, with those trees towering above and the howler monkeys calling is paradise. We felt completely connected with the jungle there. The house's site, green and replete with colorful flowers and a host of birds and lizards, is so appealing that it was often hard to leave. It is even more appealing than pictures can show. When we did manage to pull ourselves away from La Patita, we relished the magnificent beaches where we could snorkel with angelfish, tangs, parrot fish and eagle rays on the reefs just off the shore.

The La Patita caretakers were wonderful and introduced us to Omar, whose knowledge, keen visual senses, and humor make him a spectacular guide. With him, we discovered sloths and an array of beautiful birds, even toucans and a myriad of tanangers. For us, the atmosphere in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica was ideal: remote, relaxed, lush and gorgeous. We cannot wait to return there, to the unforgettable La Patita. And we also look forward to seeing Congo, who we absolutely adore!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had such a good time!!! It really makes me feel good inside that you enjoyed our home and the area!

Sita
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Map

Nearest Airport
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
beach
Car: recommended

Canopy Tours, Boat Trip to Panama

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Availability & Rates

Manzanillo House Rental Rates

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$180
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.00
Notes These rates are for four people. Add $25 per night/per additional guest. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Manzanillo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Adventure
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Wood Deck
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
Laundry Services Available, Hammocks, Fans, Mosquito Nets, Beautiful Views and gardens
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