South and part of west view from the balconyBalcony and dining area
Beachhouse with Great Ocean View!
Beachhouse with Great Ocean View!
4 Gäste
2 Schlafzimmer
2 Betten
1 Badezimmer
4 Gäste
2 Schlafzimmer
2 Betten
1 Badezimmer
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A fantastic view of the national park and ocean from the balcony, living room and bedrooms; excellent location near three beaches, restaurants, ATM and convenience store. Air conditioning in the bedrooms.

Der Wohnraum

Enjoy the rainforest and wildlife without roughing it! Manuel Antonio / Quepos is one of the most popular tourist spots in Costa Rica, and this house has just about the best possible view there. Because this neighborhood has the best views in Quepos/Manuel Antonio and three beaches, it has attracted the pricier hotels in the area (Makanda, Mariposa, La Mansion, Issimo and Hotel Parador). We are an affordable 2 bedroom place with AC - much better value than our neighbors.

Available short term only, maximum 2 weeks.

The main photo shows the south view from our balcony of Manuel Antonio National Park.

This house has two bedrooms with double beds and AC on one floor, plus the bathroom. On the upper floor there is a kitchen, living room, and a beautiful balcony (about 800 square feet total/75 m2). There's an oven, microwave, blender, fridge, also pots and pans, sheets, towels, pillows, and a few books. There is a telephone for local calls; you can make international calls with a phone card. There's a full time caretaker. We don't have a TV, a pool, bathtub, or stereo. There are ceiling fans in every room, and showers with a US style hot water heater. One is an outdoor shower with hot water for washing the sand off when you come in from the beach. We have a full length mirror, blow dryer, and clothes steamer. The house is three stories, and there are fifty four steps to get to the entrance. Definitely not handicapped accessible, and not good for toddlers. The house gets the sea breeze. The electricity is U. S. standard 110 volts with US style plugs.

A wonderful place for tropical birdwatching! Up above the canopy. We see laughing falcons, parrots, parikeets, scarlet tanagers, electric blue dachnis, frigate birds, golden-headed tanagers, tropical kingbirds, pelicans and many more. There are at least 224 bird species to be seen in this area. I have a list of birds seen from the balcony that the professor of ornithology at the University of Southern California made. We tend to notice the laughing falcon just after a rain - they have a distinctive cry. Squirrel monkeys and whiteface monkeys are common, in fact I heard a tourist saying that they were 'monkeyed out.' You can often hear the howler monkeys as well. The squirrel monkeys sometimes come up near the balcony. The lizards you see everywhere are garrobos, an omnivorous cousin to iguanas. They are harmless; actually they are helpful, they eat pests. Some of them live in and around the stairs.

We're not far from the national park and several private reserves; also near a five star restaurant, casino, hospital, and the airport.

DISTANCE TO THE BEACH: To get to the far end of Espadilla beach (the opposite end from the National Park) and to Dulce Vida beach, walk downhill on the left hand fork in front of the house for one kilometer (0.6 mile). The road dead ends at one end of the largest beach, Espadilla beach; Dulce Vida beach is to the right, around the rocks; this one is known as a gay beach. All of them are white sand beaches, good for swimming. There is also another beach following the right hand fork, better for small children with less waves.

Interaktion mit Gästen

Bismarck the caretaker is available to help, and his son can make reservations for you. Call me if you need anything!


Ausstattung
Internet
Küche
WLAN
Kostenloser Parkplatz auf dem Grundstück

Hausregeln
Der Check-in ist jederzeit nach 15:00
Check-out bis 11:00

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Nutzerprofil von Doug
September 2017
We loved it so much we are booking our next stay. The views from Sarah's place are world class and while so much has been said in these reviews, words can't capture the amazing beauty! Prior to the trip, Sarah always responded within 24 hours and while at her place Bizmarck, the property caregiver, and his family, were always rapidly available if we needed anything, and super sweet. They also washed and folded our laundry for $4! They have a good, though not at all intrusive view of Sarah's place and we felt very secure there. We love the layout of the place with the balcony, where we spent almost all of our waking time; it is off the dining room next to the well stocked kitchen. There is plenty of space to spread out and there's an open airy feel. Downstairs, where the bedrooms are, is cozy and comfortable. The house is located perfectly at the top of Quepos, and while off the beaten path on a fairly quiet street, within a short drive, about a quarter of a mile, there is more available than anywhere else. We found the food in the local type joints to be just as fantastic as in the fancier restaurants, and actually more consistent. Aqua Azul was one of our favorites. All of the sea food everywhere is super fresh and delicious. Just near where you park is the gravel road to the main beach, so convenient, even for a quick dip any time. Great fun waves, 3-5 feet! Beautiful rock formations also. Thanks Sarah!
Nutzerprofil von SarahSarah ist ein Superhost.
Antwort von Sarah:
Thank you! Also thanks for the restaurant recommendations. Always helpful to know what local businesses are good.
September 2017

Nutzerprofil von Patience
Juli 2017
The view is breathtaking! We loved our stay at Sarah's beach house. The house was spotless on arrival and all the mirrors on the walls opposite the view were a very nice touch. After exploring the area a little, I'm convinced the location is perfect. It's a nice quiet street within walking distance of the beach, restaurants, supermarket and bus stop. Bismarck and his son are very helpful. What's real about the beach house? The hot water isn't that hot and it's the tropics so yes there will be bugs if you leave the door open or leave crumbs. The path to the beach is not for the faint of heart, being a rather steep dirt road but it wasn't a problem for us. (You can feel less guilty about the coco flan.) Everything else is magical. This is just the sort of experience I love and I would definitely stay here again if I return to the area.
Nutzerprofil von SarahSarah ist ein Superhost.
Antwort von Sarah:
Thanks!
Juli 2017

Nutzerprofil von Jim
Juni 2017
Fantastic views of Manure Antonio. Well equipped, comfortable place for 4. The beach below the home is accessible by foot or 4x4.
Nutzerprofil von SarahSarah ist ein Superhost.
Antwort von Sarah:
Thank you! There are three beaches below the house. Biesanz beach is accessible by foot only for the last 200 yards; it’s a good beach for kids, no big waves. The north end of Espadilla Beach is accessible by 2 wheel drive car, but the parking can be tight; surfers go here. Dulce Vida Beach is accessible only at low tide, so it is quite private. Then there is there are the beaches near the national park and inside the park, a little further away.
Juni 2017

Nutzerprofil von Sarah
Mai 2017
The pictures from the balcony don't do this place justice, I could have spent hours there looking at the view. Lovely. The apartment was just as decribed, two bedrooms with double beds, one bathroom and a kitchen and dining room area upstairs. The descriptions to get there were a bit vague, so that when we got there late (1am) we had to wake up half the neighborhood before finding Bismarck. The stairs up to the apartment are fine, but steep, if you have a lot of luggage or can't walk well, this is not for you.The walk to the beach is also down a very steep rocky road, definitely take a car or bus down the main road instead! The jungle is easily accessible and there are animals all around. Very special!

Nutzerprofil von Susan
Mai 2017
My husband and I spent 4 nights at Sarah's beach house. The view from the balcony took our breath away...such a gorgeous spot! We saw parrots and other colorful birds every morning. The steps up to the house are steep, but we just considered that part of our work-out for the day. We loved the hammock and the view overlooking the beautiful rain forest and the Pacific. We were very thankful for the air conditioning in the bedrooms! The top floor with the kitchen/living area got pretty warm, but we just hung out on the balcony and enjoyed the breeze and view! The caretaker Bismark was helpful and always had a smile on his face. We walked to the beach a couple of times and saw a sloth and monkeys along the way. Got some great photos! We also drove down the bumpy road to the beach a few times. Although many restaurants are within walking distance, we were thankful for our rental car and ate at many of the local spots. All were excellent and most had amazing views. We visited Manuel Antonio National Park and had a wonderful experience there. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay at Sarah's Beach House!

Nutzerprofil von Antonio
April 2017
Great stay. No complaints. Sarah very organized and provides a lot of useful info. Kitchen has everything you need for breakfast! Playita Biensanz by far our favorite beach-don't skip it!
Nutzerprofil von SarahSarah ist ein Superhost.
Antwort von Sarah:
Thank you!
April 2017

Nutzerprofil von Ben
April 2017
Amazing view from the balcony! Neat place a short walk down to 2 beaches (1 surf, 1 kid-friendly) and up to restaurants. The boogie boards & beach gear available to borrow is a nice touch.

Escazu, Costa RicaMitglied seit März 2012
Nutzerprofil von SarahSarah ist ein Superhost.
We're passionate tropical gardeners and we've filled the beachhouse garden with unusual trees and fruit, much of it aromatic or edible. My husband Barry is a woodworker and a musician. We live in Costa Rica since 1970.
Sprachen: English, Español
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