|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This fully furnished 100 m2 ground floor apartment sleeps two; choose to have the room arranged with a pair of single beds or an enormous King, all properly outfitted with high quality mattresses, plump pillows and imported linens. Furnishings crafted of reclaimed lumber include a drybox closet, nightstands, and overhead fans. Security screens afford plentiful airflow or may be shuttered to assure absolute privacy. We've done everything we can to guarantee a good night's sleep, but the Howler Monkey “alarm clock” is beyond our control… take it up with them over your first cup of fine Costa Rican coffee enjoyed in the garden ranchita.
A complete kitchen includes range, oven, refrigerator, blender, coffee maker, cookware and table settings allowing you to prepare your own meals. We'll stock the cupboards for your arrival then guide you in harvesting many of your ingredients from the gardens, shopping the weekly farmer's markets or haggling with the mobile vendors over local fruits and vegetable, fish, eggs and meat. Belly up to the breakfast bar for casual seating, dine at the hardwood table under ceiling fans, or head out to the ranchita for a gourmet picnic in the garden.
The ample seating area is furnished with artisan bamboo furniture. The sofa and two oversized chairs provide cushioned seating in the wall-less room where the outside blends to inside. Under the wide eaves and overhead fans, this area is cool on even the warmest of days.
One of a kind bathroom features a sink carved from a tree trunk, mosaic murals and a garden shower, all faucets deliver plumbed hot water. An assortment of bathroom essentials and quality towels are for home and beach use. A jacuzzi with cascading waterfall sits undercover of a traditional thatch roof allowing you a soak among the beautiful gardens regardless of weather.
Extensive plantings and a frog pond provide habitat for many species of wildlife; keep tabs on Max the sloth and her expanding family who now occupy several trees on the property, catch the routine visits of the agoutis, and try your luck at nabbing the perfect photo of the magnificent blue morpho butterfly as it regularly weaves through the garden. Outdoor seating areas, hammocks, and covered picnic tables immerse you in the tropical setting with hundreds of species of bromeliads, tillandsias and orchids. Heliconias, gingers and other flowering plants attract an endless rainbow of birds and butterflies. We take pride in the design of our home and garden spaces maximizing nature's paradise.
Owners, Janet & Nick, share the upstairs with their overgrown Rhodesian Ridgeback pup, Zuri, and an elusive cat, Delgado; they're available to you when you need, absent when you don't. Well, really, the cat does what he wants and Zuri will surely show up anytime she thinks you're willing to throw a stick.
I enjoyed a career in social services working primarily with adolescents, or perhaps being worked over by them. Nick, a geologist, was involved in environmental cleanups since T-rex littered. We raised a quartet of kids between us, and when it seemed that they wouldn't notice us missing from the supper table, we fled to Costa Rica to contemplate the social and environmental quandries with a beer in our hand and our feet in the sand.
We soon discovered we really stink at relaxing, got involved with the local fishing community by buying a fishing boat and adopting Captain Pino. Then we needed a place to sleep all the friends and family that noticed us missing from Oregon, so we built the rental apartment. Finally, with friends showing up, guests needing a place to eat their fresh caught fish, we decided owning a Bar/Restaurant would be a good idea. Really, I always dreamed of a full-time cook who understood bacon, chocolate and chile are essential to a flavorful life!
Janet Jones purchased this apartment in 2006
We fell in love with the area on a family vacation in 2004. By 2006, having made 6 trips, we were planning on the 'someday' move to paradise. We relocated in 2010 and have enjoyed 'pre-tirement' in a tropical paradise!
You have it all! The beach, the village, equi-distant to Puerto Viejo or Manzanillo. It's a quiet neighborhood away from the hustle-bustle of the party in Puerto Viejo but close enough to enjoy the truly unique culture that exists and thrives.
We were very happy that we took a chance on accomodations out of the ordinary for our trip. Upon arrival we were greeted by Janet and Nick and made to feel at home right away. They invited us for dinner so we didn't need to go out and eat. We had just done a 4.5 hour drive from the airport and it was the start of the Easter holidays which is a very crazy time involving a lot to Costa Ricans (ticos) flocking to the area beaches and camping for free. There was also some food and beverage staples to get us started. Zuri the Ridgeback and Delgado the mighty tiger adopted us right away. We mentioned we wanted to go snorkelling so Nick took us on a golf cart tour of where to go which was really appreciated. One day after Nick had done a charter he gave us a King fish for our dinner which was really good. We wanted to go on a wildlife trek so Janet suggested and arranged for us to go with Omar who is a short drive away in Manzanillo. We were really happy that we did that he is knowledgable (20 years experience) and worth using him as a guide if you are interested he's under Bucus tours in things to do in Manzanillo. The only thing we could suggest is to bring some sort of entertainment like games or books etc. If your looking for an awesome place to stay I would definitely recommend Angeler's Lair you won't be disappointed.
Janet and Nick are very knowledgeable, and truly want you to enjoy their little piece of paradise. Pedro the gardener is amazing at finding wildlife. Place is clean, with whimsical artistry throughout. Garden is tropical and beautiful. We enjoyed our stay, especially the outdoor style living.
Janet and Nick are knowledgeable, caring, and super fun. They helped us find the best snorkeling, shared expertise about where to raft, how to get a guided jungle tour, where to eat/drink and shop. Their thorough written information was there for us when our vacationing brains were forgetful.
The place is amazing. Exactly what we wanted with a private sleeping area and open kitchen/living area to the jungle. Beautiful. Comfortable. And Janet's gardens blend into the jungle in a way that was meditative. Did I say beautiful? Not enough, truly.
The only thing that was hard about this trip was leaving.
We had a wonderful stay with Janet & Nick! Some of our favorite parts: the hammocks, the garden and wildlife, the gorgeous beaches nearby, bikes for $5 a day (saved us a ton and made getting around super easy!), and Zuri :) Our hosts were SO accommodating, and were able to recommend and set us up with activities around the area. The Jaguar Rescue Center and touring Manzanillo Refuge with Omar were highlights! Just be aware that it is an open-air living space in the rainforest, so there are lots of bugs and noises at night. Kitchen could use a little more lighting but Nick mentioned he might be working on that soon. Overall, we had the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure in our 6 day stay at Angler's Lair and we wished we could have stayed a little longer!
this place was like no other we have ever experienced. the open living area took a minute to adjust. we had arrived in the evening so it was even more of a mystical feeling. By the second evening we were hooked. This home is so uniquely crafted it had like what we would imagine as a tree house type look and feel.The landscape and gardens truly amazing. All the local inside tips were on the money. the location for this area is perfect close to everything yet away from everything. we loved the beaches and the big waves.
The only cons we would have to say is it is difficult to bring your own food and prepare being you cannot leave food out , there was minimal tote or container storage available and no grill. however we made do just fine with what was available and had a great time.
If you want to receive the full rain forest experience this open concept property is the one! We enjoyed lounging around the property - fully equipped with everything you need including two perfectly placed hammocks and felt completely secure in this gated property. The owners are available to assist when needed yet non-intrusive. Both are very knowledgable of the area and provided good recommendations for things to do and whom to hire for adventures. We snorkeled, took surf lessons, went to the jaguar rescue center - all within walking distance from the property. Bikes were available if we wanted to explore the adjacent Playas - this is the most popular means of getting around in this tropical paradise. The Playa Chiquita grocery store that is just down the street is clean and very well stocked. We just left 4 days ago and the memories of us sitting each morning in the open living room with a cup of coffee, enjoying the lush jungle landscaping while listening to the howler monkeys and the other jungle noises, keeps a constant "pura vida" smile with us! This property is amazing and we will be back. We highly recommend this beautiful casita - It is clean, well equipped, and the owners are just awesome. You will not be disappointed.
The caribe sur is known for it's rasta vibe and pura vida. While there is plenty to do, you just might find the hammock, beach and gentle Caribbean take all you time (and cares) away.
But when you want to explore, there are numerous options. My personal favorites? Chocolate lounge, Jaguar Rescue Center, Chocolate Farm, Wahoo Fishing, Chocolate Bean to Bar Tour, Concert at HOT ROCKS Bar/Restaurant, Chocolate Tasting, Kayaking Punta Uva, More Chocolate Tasting, Snorkeling in Manzanillo/Gandoca, Still More Chocolate Tasting, Birdwatching, Chocolate Festival during late October.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay