|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
At villa pochote 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 pochote has two bedrooms and two baths and is surrounded by the renowned pochote tree and the rare gavilan and cocobolo. Both upstairs bedrooms have ocean views. The main bedroom has sliding glass doors that open to a teak wood balcony for monkey, whale, and bird watching as well as ocean and sunset views.
Downstairs there is a full bath along with the kitchen and entertaining areas opening to a spacious patio accessed by sliding glass doors for more ocean viewing and garden access.
Villa pochote can accommodate up to 5 adults.
Viila pochote is constructed with wood accents of teak, pochote, and laurel.
***the home is fully equipped and furnished with lush gardens, white gravel walkways, wrought iron gates, private parking, pressurized hot/cold water, sky tv, wireless satellite internet, cleaning and laundry service, gardener, and 24-hour security.
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.
Take time to walk along the trails of our 6 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...
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.
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.
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.
I chose Manzanillo because it was far enough away from the hustle and bustle and congestion of Santa Teresa, but close enough to hop in the car or on a 4-wheeler and have access to anything and everything one could want - and most importantly, the outstanding surfing and fishing!
Within half an acre of the villas, there are more than 25 different type of indigenous trees. The property itself is 7 acres and is connected by walking trails that my worker and I have built by hand and has ocean views from almost every corner of the property. All the trails have been planted and reforested, and because of the planting all the birds, butterflies, and animals have returned to the property. You can sit anywhere on the property and hear the waves crashing 60 meters below at Punta Pochote.
Stayed at Villa Pochote March 2nd - March 6th 2015 - We had a great time, Trey and his staff were always available and helpful with suggestions, questions and ideas! The property was beautiful and located about a 15 minute walk to Manzanillo beachm - easy walk down but quite a trek back if done in the sun as it is uphill and dusty. Beach is great but if you want to swim you need to walk or drive about a KM north as it is extremely rocky. Property was great - clean with lots of amenities. Very private and quiet but also located a short drive from Hermossa and Santa Teresa area if you want to eat out or want more action . Highly recommend!
We really enjoyed this rental, it was our first trip to Costa Rica on our first day, and it was a great introduction to the country. The trip there was eventful (i.e. rough...definitely rent an SUV) but the directions were very clear and Trey was waiting when we arrived. The home was clean and well maintained, and access to the pool was very convenient. The pool is shared with the home next door, and although it was occupied, we essentially had it to ourselves the entire stay. There was a great sunset view, and the monkeys and parakeets were a lovely addition. Also - an easy (quick) drive to beautiful beaches and delicious restaurants. We would definitely recommend this home.
We have had the privilege of staying at Senderos de Paz twice and have just booked our third trip. Our first trip was for a week in July on 2014 when we stayed in the Villa Pochote. Fantastic Villa that is very comfortable and with plenty of room for the five of us that stayed there. Great balcony for monkey watching and listening to the surf down below. Our second stay was for a week in November of 2014 and we stayed next door to the Villa Pochote in the Villa Cocobolo. This is another great Villa to stay in. The property, the location and the experience the staff helps us have is what keeps us going back. Beautiful grounds, private feel, much better than a big resort and plenty of activities and plenty of space to relax.
My family and I stayed at Sendero de Paz for a whole month! We loved being away from the dust in Sta. Teresa. We were visited by Howlers and Capuchin Monkeys almost every day (one or the other) One day we had 19 Capuchin monkeys make their way past! Our 1 year old loved seeing them so often and with all the fruit trees on the property, they will sure come around often. The pool was very clean and we enjoyed making lunch and serving it poolside in the shade on those hot days. Trey was a fantastic host! We'll be back next year!!!
This was our second stay in 2 years at Sendros de Paz. My boyfriend and I love this property and the Playa Manzanillo area. We visited last year and stayed in the Villa next to Villa Pochote. Both Villas are really awesome they have all the amenities of home only your in a beautiful jungle paradise. Since our visit last year the owner Trey has added on a beautiful Yoga Shala with a view of the ocean. The property it's self is really beautiful filled with all the regional plants and trees which are home to a number of Iguana's, Birds and Monkeys. Another new addition was a beautiful swim up bar which was great to relax by in the evenings. Trey is a great host and is always there to help with all the exciting activities the area has to offer. He booked our zip line tour, provided personal paddle board lessons in the estuary and in the surf, as well as teaching us hand line fishing costa rican style. I highly recommend this property for those who love adventure and to be away from the more crowded areas of the Southern Nicoya Peninsula such as Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. Yet it's not are too far if you want to go there for some night life, shopping or activities. We also highly recommend the restaurant Dayka which is a couple of miles north of the property, great food, drinks and pool after a long day of ATV riding. Can't wait to go back next year.
I got to spend a week staying in the Villa Pochote and it was awesome. I really appreciated that there was air conditioning to ensure a great nights sleep. The house had a kitchen and two big bathrooms, including one with 2 shower heads that would be great for families. The owner, Trey, built the houses and the pride in craftsmanship is apparent in every detail. It had amazing sunset views from the deck which looked over the pool through the trees to the ocean. There were howler monkeys every day and some of the coolest looking iguana. The beach is just a short walk away but I recommend getting a quad (ATV) because it's fun and makes everything quickly accessible. I loved my stay and I'm planning a return trip so I'd definitely recommend it to family and friends.
Excellent property! Not as close to the beach as we hoped but the wildlife around the property was amazing. The owner is an excellent property manager with lots of patience and will try and accommodate you however he can help.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2015 - Jul 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum 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.