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Costa Rica - San Miguel - Beachfront Cottages

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Bejuco

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.

What makes this cottage unique

Location, location, location. beach, surf, and restaurants all within walking distance.


Bejuco Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Deck / Patio
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Costa Rica - San Miguel - Beachfront Cottages
average rating of 4.826923 based on 52 reviews

The Most Relaxing Place Ever

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Plena Mar for the last 5 days of February. It was heaven! The beach, which is within sight and hearing at all times, is beautiful and uncrowded. Just across the lawn to the sand! The house was just right for the two of us. No clocks, no TV, no schedules. Used AC at night in upper bedroom but the house stayed pleasant enough during the day if closed up by mid morning. Spent the afternoons in the shade of the palm trees near the beach with a great breeze. One of the care takers brought us coconuts which had been trimmed from the trees that day with the tops sliced open so we could drink the fresh coconut water, fantastic!

Picked up some groceries in Coyote but also stopped on the way in Nicoya at larger store for better selection. We didn't cook in much, though the hot plate, kettle and dishes/pots and pans were adequate for most any small meal. Dominga delivered breakfast which was fabulous! We really enjoyed the food and drink at Locos Cocos just a short walk down the beach. A great beach bar. Fabulous food also at Laguna Mar up the road. The best meal we'd had in months, US or Costa Rica! Also liked El Barco in Playa Coyote and Pizza Tree.

We loved walking on the beach, playing in the surf and just being there. Bring a book. The most relaxed either of us had been in a long time. We'll be back and we'll stay longer next time.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. It means the world to us (including Dominga, Maria and Marvin) that you enjoyed your stay and felt relaxed and happy. We'd love to see you back in San Miguel ;)) Safe travels, Miguel and Marie
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A magical place right by the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This is the authentic unspoiled Costa Rica experience. The cabins are nicely decorated, clean and spacious. The cabin’s luscious green lawn and palm trees lead directly to the beach, beautiful, uncrowded, and spreading for miles. Great surf. Great long walks. Great napping in the hammock. Abundant delicious breakfast brought to you every morning by Dominga - we even had leftovers for lunch. The owner was great at communication, and provided clear directions on how to get there, activities and nearby restaurants. Our favorite: drinks at Cocos Locos Restaurant just walking distance down the beach.

A great find. Would definitely recommend and can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved every moment of our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. Enjoyed napping in the hammock, surfing, body surfing, long walks on the beach to the estuary to the south or headland to the north.

Sunset beers and dinner at Los Cocos a few hundred yards down the beach.

House had everything we needed and was very clean. Maria and her son Eric were very helpful. Also enjoyed Dominga's breakfast on the lawn and being entertained by the local version of bluejay/magpies.

I'd highly recommend staying here to anyone. I can't wait to get back!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Guests like you make it all worth it. We hope to see you back. Best regards, Marie and Miguel
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Fantastic beach holiday site and accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a family catch up. We had a great time in the sea and chilling out. Erick very helpful welcome - surfboard hire and pipas- and Maria's cleaning every other day a bonus plus clothes washing. Ate in a lot and a bigger saucepan would have been useful! Otherwise perfect...

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for review! So glad you had a good stay. Good suggestion, we’ll bring a 12” frying pan for the next guests.
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The Perfect Tropical Escape

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the cottages with my girlfriend for a week and I am still kicking myself for not being able to stay longer. The cabins are so quaint and feel incredibly spacious for being "Cabins". There is surf right out front, when we weren't surfing the waves we would watch them directly from the porch with an imperial in hand. We cooked some nights at the cabins, they have a nice little kitchen with a stove top, dishes, utensils, etc. The rest of the nights, we ate out and were pleasantly surprised at how amazing the food was! We loved Braco Nico and the flying scorpion the most. Out of all the meals we ate, breakfast was the best. Dominga, who lives down the road, would prepare delicious rice and beans, tortillas, eggs, juice, and coffee - the price was unbeatable.

We also loved to walk down the beach in the morning and collect shells. The amount of sand dollars is amazing! There are some tide pools with fun critters to look at as well.

We took a day trip to Nosara and Samara which was an easy drive about two hours each way. We also did a sunset horseback ride!

Overall, our stay was beyond what we had imagined. We can't wait to be back! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicoya Peninsula Haven

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property, right on the beach. Erick and Maria were helpful in setting everything up, though we did not hear from Dominga for breakfast orders. The house is quite nice, though the AC does not reach the downstairs without setting up fans. The landline was out of order. The instructions we received need to be updated. We would recommend installing hooks for towels, clothes so folks don't have to drape on the furniture. Also, it would be nice to have some containers so people can get take-out from nearby Cocos Locos (which was wonderful!) Very lovely and huge beach. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We appreciate the opportunity to improve. Regarding the information about Dominga who provides breakfast upon request, we include her contact info and clarify that you are to contract directly with her. There are towel hooks in the bathroom. Nearby restaurants will offer take out cardboard containers If you ask them. Sorry about the land line... the phone service is frequently affected by weather... it is Costa Rica, not quite a resort type vacation. Trees fall down, storms knock power lines, and there are jungle “variables”. Slightly more on the adventure type of vacation. Thanks again, We’ll try to refresh the information. Marie and Miguel
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Los Maderos
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa San Miguel

Properties are right on the beach, sorrounded by lush gardens and palm trees


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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