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Oceanfront House 'Villa Noor' - 5 Acres of Wildlife & Unspoiled Private Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)


Located on the beautiful southeastern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica and within Gandoca-Mazanillo wildlife Refuge, Villa Noor is the perfect getaway for absolute tranquility. With its private access to a magnificent unspoiled beach, Villa Noor sits on 5 acres of tropical garden where you can find giant rainforest trees, a small creek, birds, howler monkeys and other wildlife species. The beach house is situated just before Manzanillo village: the journey from San Jose is about 3.5 - 4 hours depending on the traffic conditions. (Ask us for more details on how to get to the property).

The House:

Built in 2011, Villa Noor has all the commodities of a modern house: Wi-Fi, cable plasma TV, DVD player, fully equipped kitchen, hot water, etc. The property has its own private road to get to the sandy almost-deserted beach (just 100 meters). The house has 2 floors (220m2) and can keep up to 9 persons. On the first floor, there is one big bedroom with a double bed, one bathroom, a spacious open living/dinning area with a sofa bed, a plasma TV, a DVD player (bring along your favorite movies and music). Also, there’s a dinning area that can seat up to 12 people. The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator, stoves, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, pans, cutleries, chinaware, etc. On the second floor, there are 2 big bedrooms: one with queen + single bed and the other room with a double bed. Also, you will find a private modern bathroom. You will also enjoy the spacious chilled-out terrace with its beautiful tropical garden view, its 2 hammocks and comfortable seats. The whole house is screened for mosquito protection. Towels and linens are provided.

Nearby villages and activities:

Manzanillo and Puerto Viejo are a unique Caribbean blend of local Costa Rican people, Jamaican descendants, indigenous people, worldwide expats, tourists, surfers, backpackers, etc. The atmosphere and energy in that area is very laid-back and relaxed.

Manzanillo (600m) is a small fishing village with a few restaurants, grocery shops and small boutiques. Make sure you don’t miss Manzanillo’s famous seafood restaurant: Maxi’s. Puerto Viejo (13 km) is a very chilled-out village where you will find more options for restaurants, bars, nightlife entertainments, etc. Also in Puerto Viejo: ATM’s, a drugstore, a doctor, a Bank, some boutiques, big supermarkets.

Activities close to Villa Noor include: kayaking, swimming, windsurfing, wildlife viewing, snorkeling/diving, biking, fishing, boating and restaurants/bars.

More Details

Property Manager
owner/property manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, turkish, azeri
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017


Manzanillo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Single Bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront House 'Villa Noor' - 5 Acres of Wildlife & Unspoiled Private Beach
average rating of 4.6857142 based on 35 reviews

A secure haven for taking our minds off the day to day stressors we were looking to escape.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have always sought those out of the mainstream vacation spots embraced by most. The long days of travel were worth every hour to venture into miles of amazing beaches with late am walks where you often found only your own foot prints, mesmerizing waters and exceptional nature just waiting to be explored, we found them all at Villa Noor. While I must admit the experience is not for everyone, but for us, it could not have been more fulfilling and therapeutic. Because we enjoy embarking on different ventures in different environments, we always ask ourselves at the closure of each, would we return? The answer to this question was, with certainty, we would. And so, we add this place a relatively small list of special locations which will always draw us back.

With enthusiasm I highly recommend Villa Noor, and its exceptional location, comfortable and clean house and the great adventures there to be experienced.

Joseph & Grace Wilson

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach Front

  • 4 of 5

The oceanfront Villa Noor Oceanfront house is on a beautiful piece of property on a beautiful beach. We loved the outdoor covered porch and the jungle sounds. The owner/manager Omar was nice and easy to deal with and responded quickly. The house is reflected in the pictures as shown. The house is nicely built with lots of teak wood. The property is beautiful.

The downfall is the roaches inside the house. I realize that it is a jungle home and there are a lot of bugs in the jungle, but this was in excess, roaches jumping out of the silverware drawers, etc when opened. We had to pre-wash everything before we used the utensils, plates, etc. The other jungle house I rented did not have roaches, so it is possible to not have them in your jungle home and some care needs to be taken to eradicate the roaches.

There are two dogs on site. I am a total dog lover! The little one belongs to the caretakers, and the other is a large mix bread, Smokey, who was chained up when we arrived. The caretakers advised Smokey is chained up because some people are afraid of him. I asked the owner/manager Omar if the dog could be let off the chain. He was kind enough to let the caretakers take Smokey off the chain and once off he was a happy guy that followed us to the beach with no problems. He is a good dog but can jump up and if you have little children this could knock them down or frighten them. Smokey may be required to be chained during your stay if you are afraid of dogs. So glad he was off his chain during our stay.

The caretakers, Cynthia and her husband, are very nice. I do not speak Spanish and Cynthia does not speak English. However, with apps on our Iphones we were able to communicate. The caretakers' accommodations are attached to the rental house. The upstairs covered room was lovely and offered great jungle privacy where we could watch the incredible wildlife in the trees and listen to the nightly rainfall. The bed was comfortable; internet was great and lots of hot water for showers.

Manzanillo has beautiful beaches. The main reason I can only give this home a 4 star rating is because of the roaches and chained dog; if the roaches are eliminated and Smokey is free to run then this jungle home is a nice place to relax on the Caribbean side. I love the Caribbean side of Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Leslie for taking your time to give this review. I am glad you had a great experience overall. I am bit surprised regarding the roaches because you didn't mention it to me and we exchanged a lot of emails during your stay. It is also first time we have a comment regarding this issue; I will see with the house caretakers what can be done regarding this matter. Smokey is a good dog but as you mentioned, some guests prefer to have him chained during their stay and we respect this. Thanks again for your comments. Pura Vida !
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Great week with friends

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week at Villa Noor in mid-January. Our hosts, Cindy and Freddie, were very helpful despite the language barrier. The Villa was well stocked and comfortable. The property felt like our on wildlife reserve where we saw Iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards (those guys that walk on water), toucans, leaf cutter ants, sloths, kinkajou, skinks, blue crabs, butterflies if many sorts including the wonderful blue morpho, moths that look just like leaves, hermit hummingbirds, and howler monkeys! The beach is a short stroll away as is the center of Manzanillo. Manzanillo abuts the Gandaco-Manzanillo refuge where we went for a day long hike with Abel Bustamante. He's a great guide, very lively and knowledgeable and speaks English well. He gave us a lot of tips on spotting wildlife as well as a lot of commentary on life in Costa Rica. With a car, you can access Puerta Viejo (great for surfers- too much congestion for us!) and the mountains easily from Manzanillo though the busses seem to be able to take you everywhere.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Noor

  • 4 of 5

Our overall experience here was great. We loved the surrounding jungle, the almost private beach, and the location. We saw 10-12 Howler Monkeys where the beach path opens to the beach, which was really cool. The cable TV is 90% spanish programming (we don't speak spanish) and the wireless is a little slow, but was reliable during our stay. We also had a few run ins with bugs the first night.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, the location is perfect, the caretakers were super nice, and the owner is super accessible and so easy to deal with. It was the perfect experience for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot Chris !
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Great place to base your Costa Rican experience from

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful setting. Beach just down the path, but the house is in a beautiful wooded setting and the small town of Manzanillo is within walking distance. We were able to Raft, snorkel, surf, and just relax while staying at Villa Noor.

Beds were a little hard for my liking and no airconditoning concerned me at first, but wasn't an issue.

I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Maxi's seafood restaurant & Others
Nearest Motorway
40 Metres
Principal road from Puerto Viejo
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Maxi's seafood restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playa Grande Manzanillo .
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Manzanillo Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season rate
Dec 15 2016 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season rate
Dec 15 2017 - May 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $18.3
Refundable damage deposit $146.36

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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