|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The beaches of San Miguel and Playa Coyote are one uninterrupted ribbon of powdery sand that stretches for about eight miles and is blissfully crowd-free. Until just a few years ago, very few people — other than the local residents and families from the capital, San José — came to these beaches.
By the end of the 1990s, when the five-star resort at Punta Islita (15 km north of San Miguel) opened with a small airport, visitors started noticing San Miguel.
There are two identical cabins named Plenamar and Veramar. Each cabin, developed on a 1/3-acre parcel fronting the beach, has two floors totaling 800 square feet with two bedrooms and one bath.
The cottages were built in 2009.
The first floor is 16' x 24', has two twin beds with two extra trundle beds, and a small kitchen-dining area. An attached 12' x 16' covered porch opens to the garden. There is an outdoor shower.
The second floor has a 15' x 16' bedroom with a queen bed and a 5' x 12' bathroom. Walls and roof are done with masonry and reinforced concrete. Floors, doors, and trim are made of local sustainable woods — Cedar, Cenizaro (Samanea saman), and Pochote (Bombacopsis quinata). Finish specs feature porcelain and glass tiles, Baldwin door hardware, Toto plumbing fixtures, and Grohe faucets. Upper floor Bedroom has A/C. All rooms have ceiling fans.
Only a few hundred yards south of the property, Estero San Miguel, fills and empties with the tides. It's a great place to swim and watch wildlife. Howler monkeys are frequently seen—and heard! Further south and larger, Estero Coyote, runs several kilometers inland and features a small fishing harbor. There are boats available for hire to tour the estuary or to go fishing. Visit one of the turtle conservation stations, in San Miguel or Caletas. In July - August, you can see the Arribadas, the arrival of turtles on the beach to lay their eggs, watch the eggs hatch and see all the newborn turtles swim to the ocean.
You can rent horses in the area, and there is very good surfing and boggie boarding right in front of the cabins.
Keywords: Bungalow, Casita, Cabin
Miguel, Marie, and their two daughters have been visiting Costa Rica for over 20 years. They moved from Nosara to San Miguel to get away from the hectic beaches and re-discover the tranquility Costa Rica has to offer. As an Architect, Miguel has designed the beach front cottages with gracious details. We hope you enjoy the cabins and area as much as we do!
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009
Uncrowded beaches and natural beauty is what first comes to mind when visiting San Miguel. Nothing compares with being able to walk to the beach or surf right in front of your house.
Location, location, location. beach, surf, and restaurants all within walking distance.
My wife and I spent a great week at Veramar in Playa San Miguel, joined by another couple. Miguel's house is an architectural marvel in it's quality and simplicity. Only what is needed, and almost everything is excellent quality. Harwood shelves eliminate the need for cabinets, and make the 800 square feet fell a bit bigger. They also facilitate cleaning, and reduce the chance that something will be left behind.
The house sleeps 4 comfortably, with a queen sized bed in the air conditioned upstairs, and 2 twin beds (each with a trundle underneath) in the fan-cooled downstairs, which includes a small kitchen area. The upstairs is spacious enough to have 2 wicker chairs to relax in comfort. We did yoga, 2 at a time, with our mats on the beautiful hardwood floors. The downstairs has cool, practical tile flooring.
The kitchen is extremely basic, with a hotplate, microwave, small refrigerator, and sink. That said, there are enough restaurants in the area to reduce kitchen needs to snacks and drinks. A nice french press coffee maker was essential for our early mornings.
Our days were spent on the beautiful lawn at the edge of the beach, in the shade of the palm trees. The dark sand gets incredibly hot, so lounging on the beach can get uncomfortable. The lawn is lush, well maintained, and comfortable. The only amenity missing is some lightweight adirondack chairs or lounge chairs to use on the lawn. The chairs from the patio worked OK.
When we visited, there was only one restaurant within walking distance: Locos Cocos. It's a super-relaxed place with good food and a friendly owner (Henner). The seating is on picnic tables and custom-made tables under canopies, all outside of a shipping container repurposed as a kitchen. This is a place we highly recommend. Go early, as they usually close between 6 and 7pm.
Dominga's breakfast and lunch, which she delivers to you at your request, is the best. In 6 days, we had 5 breakfasts and a lunch. All were wonderful quality, large quantity, and inexpensive. Dinners were also great at Los Corrales, in nearby Pueblo Nuevo (Denise is a great cook, and super friendly). The ceviche was the best I've had. If a unique atmosphere is what you are looking for, Pizza Tree is the place, in nearby Javilla. You will literally dine in a treehouse on Italian food prepared by Italian expats. Very cool place, with the added benefit that they are open until at least 9PM, and theoretically until 10pm.
La casa está muy bien diseñada, cómoda y lo más importante...con un amplio jardín que desemboca en la playa, más no se puede pedir. Si bien la playa es extensa, se puede considerar privada, ya que la gente que va es la misma que está en alojada en las casas de Playa San Miguel. Es ideal para caminar, para que los chicos jueguen. Es el 3er año que voy con mi familia y definitivamente es un lugar que volveremos. La atención tanto de Miguel (su dueño) como Erick y su hermana es muy buena, siempre dispuestos y atentos.
Es un lugar cómodo, tranquilo y seguro! Erick muy amable y servicial. Yo pienso regresar. En las cercanías hay numerosas playas amplias y bonitas.
If you're looking for a beautiful secluded beach, with no distractions, just peace and quiet, this is your place. Miguel's cabinas are beautifully designed and fronted with an impeccable lawn leading down to the beach. Hammocks, palm trees, beach walks, pure relaxation. It would take us over an hour everyday to walk the beach back and forth, crossing maybe 2 or 3 other parties. Miguel and the staff there couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. We intend to go back!
I want to thank you for the terrific accommodation at San Miguel. It was a great stay on the beachfront, and your cabinas are fabulous. We hope to return to Costa Rica some day and stay again.
Angelita and I had a fantastic time in Playa San Miguel.
Your cabinas made us feel so comfortable and truly enhanced our vacation.
To have the ocean right there in front of us as we have our breakfast, lunch, and siesta is truly a treat.
To be able to (attempt to) surf as soon as I awake is something I will cherish....very cool.
Having the beach to ourselves was incredible, and what a beautiful beach it is.
Dominga's meals were like my moms...wonderful. Say hello to her son Andres.
Joe the security guard has his eyes and dogs on alert.
Maria and Erick welcomed us and took care of our needs as if we were family.
Your cabinas again were great, the design is so functional at the same time looking architecturally slick!
With the doors opening wide allowing us to absorb the views ...worked extremely well. No need for the ac in the bedroom.
The grounds...awesome. The resident birds, cool!
Your generous hospitality and willingness to share your knowledge of the area is very much appreciated..... many thanks!
We return rejuvenated, thanks!
We are considering a return......stay tuned.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$50|
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