Hi we're Ken & Marlen,
Our Villa offers the Natural Experience of Costa Rica... it is far enough away from the hustle of Jaco.. Private, but close enough to everything that is fun, Kayaking, Great Restaurants, Zip-line & Waterfalls, Pura Vida...!
Private Beach Front Villa, Jeep- Free Kayaks.!
Our $795. Reservation Price............ includes 7 Day Villa, Jeep 4x4 Grand Cherokee, Car Ins., GPS Device, Cell Ph., & your Airport Transportation on Arrival & Departure for up to 4 persons..!
WE OFFER -- SEVERAL DIFFERENT RESERVATION PRICES...!
(All Villa Rentals are $75. per day)
3 Day Min. Villa Solo Rental... $225.
7 Day. Villa Solo (no-Jeep) Rental... $ 525.
7 Day. Villa & Jeep Package Special...$795. Includes-- Villa & Jeep... (We charge $38.57 per day on top of the Villa price for the use of our Jeep 4x4 Grand Cherokee Laredo, Automatic with Air-- Total $113.57 per day)
Airbnb will only figure the Villa at $75. per day in your pricing & will not include the Jeep... let us know you are interested in the Jeep and we will alter the price to include it in your Reservation Package....
Our Villa is Clean... Located directly in front of the Beach... We are neighbors to the Punta Leona Resort & Kayak Jaco...
All Reservations include Free use of our Sea Kayaks & A Private Cell Phone for Local or Emergency calls if necessary....Our family lives next door with the Villa, sitting just far enough away for your privacy, but close enough for your security...
Villa...Sleeps 6 Persons Comfortably, 2-Queen Beds-- (1- Sealy Posturepedic..1-Tempur-Pedic ) from the USA..
1-Foldout Sofa...comfortably firm--Sleeps 2 -- Air Conditioning in Main Room... Ceiling Fans throughout Villa, also two box fans, HD-TV W/Cable.. Wi-Fi, CD & DVD Player, Full Kitchen, Laundry, Bar-B-Q & Chairs and Umbrella for the Beach.... Beds, Bath & Kitchen are fully stocked... extra sheets & towels.. etc...!
It has Easy Direct Access to the Beach...Private Fenced Yard...Centrally Located in one of the most popular areas of Costa Rica... 12 mins. from the Marriott Hotel, Marina & Golf Course... 11 mins. to the Carara National Wild Life Preserve & 15 mins. to Downtown Jaco with Great Shopping & Site Seeing... Villa is 1.5 Hr. from the Volcano Poas.... 1.25 Hrs. to Manuel Antonio or 1.5 Hrs. and your in San Jose the Capital of Costa Rica, or at the International Airport..
FREE -- SEA KAYAKS are always included during your Vacation time with us... Just give us a day notice to get the Kayaks ready... (we share them with other incoming groups) Your saving $52.00 to $75.00 for a 3 hour rental which is the normal price in Jaco.. Check out their prices at Kayak Jaco...!
Use them for the full day if you wish...! We have 2-Doubles & 5-Singles to choose from... We do require a $100. deposit for use of the Kayaks returned in full when you return the Kayaks undamaged...Write us to see if the Pool is available during the time of your stay, this depends mainly on other larger incoming groups that share the pool area & may have a reservation with 1st. dibs...! There is a Private Lagoon that offers Great Swimming 200 Mts. from the Villa, of course also the Beach..!
For the use of the Jeep we require a Deposit of $500. at the time of your Jeep pickup in cash or through Pay-Pal.... Returned in cash or through Pay-Pal when the car is returned undamaged at the end of your Reservation & before your departure..!
Jeep seats 7 persons legally... Comfortably for 5 Adults... (Additional seating for small children in rear if necessary)
Our Jeep comes with a Full Tank of Gas upon your Airport pickup... you return it in the same manner upon your Departure... (Sorry no off-road 4x4 use... Insurance will not cover it)
If your renting our Villa Solo and need Transportation for your Arrival & Departure Dates... we offer for our groups a special price of $65. each way, paid in cash... All Airport Taxis & Buses charge approx. $80. to $100. per trip to our Villa which is 1.5 hrs. from the Airport in San Jose... Many Groups Rent our Villa and take the local bus service to see the sites... $4.00 Taxi ride from the Villa to the bus stop & nearest stores....Then $1.40 gets you into Jaco... or $5.00 takes you to Manuel Antonio Beach & Animal Park... if you know how to use the system you can get around Costa Rica just fine for very little cash..!
It's a lot like the swimming... the surf can get rough at times but if you know where to look, it's great for all ages.. Example: the Private Lagoon... 200 Mts. down the Beach.!
Check out our Calendar for Available Dates & for our Location check out the Guidebook offered by Airbnb concerning our Property..!
If you have any questions or concerns... always feel free to contact us, Marlen & I would like nothing more than to have your Vacation Time in Cost Rica be a special time to remember...!
We try to offer some of the best prices out there to see Costa Rica... Which Include a Beach Front Property with Free Kayak's, Free Cell Ph.... plus the optional use of a Jeep ... all for one great price...!
Hope to see you in Costa Rica... Pura Vida..!
Ken & Marlen
BEACH FRONT PROPERTY... Straight Direct Access to the Beach.... There are 2 Restaurants within a 2 min. walk of the Villa... One is a Bar & Restaurant that serves Lunch & Dinner...also Dancing & Karaoke... The other Restaurant were 4 of our past groups have given it a Great
Review, the food was simply Excellent..!
7 Restaurants and 5 other Stores are within a 5 min. drive...Plenty to do and see within a very short distance.. From the Villa driving to Jaco... 15 mins.... Marriott Hotel & Marina with more Restaurants... 12 mins...
Private Parking... Locked Gated Area for the Villa...Our Villa is just far enough away from the neighbors to have it's privacy, but not to far away...with our family living next door for your Convenience & Security.
Interaction with Guests
We try to give our guest the space to relax and enjoy their Vacation time in Privacy...but if they need us our family is next door... or just give us a call with the cell phone we provide... Always someone around to help.. just a phone call away...!
Quite, for many it is like a Private Beach...! Our Beach is #1 Location for Kayaking in all of Costa Rica... Water is smooth in the morning hours, good time to get out in the Kayaks... Wonderful location to get away & enjoy some privacy and see the Natural Side of Costa Rica... at the same time, close enough to get into Jaco or over to other popular sites as well as to the Stores or Restaurants if you need to... Evening Street lights at are just far enough away to give some lighting at night... but still provide you the privacy, that you like...!
Our 2 Queen Beds Are Top U.S.A. Quality, so relaxing and listening to the Waves at night, is Fantastic.. Pura Vida..!
Taxis and Public Transportation are easily available... Taxis from our Villa to the store or to the bus stop is $4.00... From this point you can also access the Bus System to all of Costa Rica... Into Jaco for $1.50 or to Manuel Antonio Animal Park for $5.00 Simple and easy..! Most Buses to Jaco, Manuel Antonio, the San Jose Airport or other destinations in Costa Rica run approx. every Hour..!
Other Things to Note
In Costa Rica the minimum legal age to drive a car is 18... with a Valid Drivers Lisc. & Pass/port..
Carry those two ID's with you at all times if your driving..
Enjoy...! Have a Great time on the Beach... Our Home is your home during your stay in Costa Rica... Please use our Villa with respect...
We don't allow outside persons not included in the Reservation group on the property... If it is necessary, Please just let us know first..!
That's all we ask.... Have Fun..!
Ken was an awesome host! He picked us up from the airport and gave us a whole bunch of tips/recommendations when we first arrived. The villa is in a beautiful spot right in front of the beach. We loved waking up and going to bed with the crashing waves. The villa is very clean and has everything you need. Ken also left us a cell phone and he checked up on us every few days to see how we were enjoying our trip. We also booked his jeep which I think is a must if you're going to travel to the touristic spots. There's a bar/restaurant down the street from the villa if you don't want to drive out for dinner but we didn't eat there. On the main road(34) there are plenty of restaurants to get some yummy tico food. Ceviche is awesome and fresh, they serve it all restaurants. Couldn't have stayed at a better spot in Costa Rica! Pura Vida!
We really enjoy our stay in that villa. The kids enjoy take their shower outside and play on the beach. Close to the villa, there is a little play ground on the beach.
It's a very quiet place and I always feel secure.
Ken and Marlen were there to help us for any questions we had during our trip and having their cell phone was very helpful.
From the start of booking our villa with Ken him and his wife were aways emailing us back when we had questions, which was often lol. I even asked for a blender and they made sure I had one in the villa upon arrival!
Ken picked us up from the airport in the jeep that we rented with the villa. The jeep is a must for Costa Rica roads! It also saved us money on tours being able to meet them at the location.
We saved money on our trip by buying food for breakfast and eating at the villa.
If peace and a quiet location is what you want this is for you! Most mornings I sat on the beach with a book and was completely alone with the waves.
An iguana was often on the tree right above the closeline, and 4 beautiful scarlett macaws ate from the almond tree on site. The beach to swim in is a short walk down the beach.
Ken was an excellant host and would reccomend this place to anyone!!!
We had a great experience. Ken and Marlen are so nice hosts. They were concerned about our needs. Place was extra (website hidden) luxury, but being so neat makes it so comfortable to be. Area where the house is located is kind of private, no crowded place. That's nice! House is so safe by it self, you can go out to the beach and feel safe for your belongings. Equipped with practically everything you'll need. Beds are very comfortable. We love the dinning table inside, it's in fact a large tree planted right in the middle of the house. Even thou it has no separated rooms, it's kind of an studio concept, we didn't felt crowded, it's wide enough to fell comfortable. We even rather it was this way 'cause as a family we really spent time together. About the area. After you leave the main road, you'll drive about 10 min before reaching the property on a gravel/dirt road. No bad, any car will get there easily. Only thing, bring along everything you'll need, or make sure you have a car, there are no supermarkets around. Hard to get a taxi as well. Ken provided a business card of a local driver that might drive you around. Couple of small restaurants close by, 5 to 8 min walk. Fare food, good prices. Average of $10 or lees for a nice luch/(website hidden), sodas and cocktails. We did tried the one in front of the beach, but it look fare enough. We used another one close by. Beach is a little rocky for swimmimg, but during low tide You can walk for more than an hour up north to the different beaches, I mean You can try different sections along the coast and fine many different places where swimmimg is suitable. In fact I went out jogging for more than 45 min (one way) and I never saw a single person on the beach. It felt so private with a sense of an safe area at the same time. Other nice thing is that it's so close to San Jose, just an hour and 15 min away, so considering it won't take you hours to get there makes it so good. Close to the main road there's a little town called "Quebrada Ganado". They have mostly everything. 5 supermarkets, butchery, ATM, hardware store, bakery, well mostly all, on the version of a small town, but you'll fine all you need. We absolutely recommend the place, hosts are very nice people, and, a little secret, you'll hardly find I place for 6 people on that price in the area. To end, as I said, if you are looking for luxury, maybe this is not the place, but if your goal is to have a good time, natural beach, no large constructions, all your needs covered, clean house, safe area, miles of mostly virgin beaches and more, so this is your house. The only thing is that the pool might be or not...
Our stay at Kens was AMAZING. Ken made us feel right at home with all of the amenities at the house and talked with us for awhile about what is in the area and any fun spots we should check out. We did end up taking his advice on going to the lagoon down the street, it was like we had our own private beach! Ken was always available if we had any questions and even left us a phone which was extremely helpful. There is a bar walking distance that we checked out and watched the locals sing Kareoke, the drinks were a reasonable price. This beach house made our trip and we will always remember it. Thanks Ken!!!
Ken and Marlen's villa is very clean, spacious and well-equipped. The location is fairly remote -- about a mile on a rock and dirt road from the main highway. But if you're looking for a nice piece of Costa Rica, with the Pacific Ocean right in your front yard, this is a great option. We didn't use the pool (it wasn't available) or the kayaks while we stayed there, so we can't comment on those amenities. The beach out front is too rocky to swim in -- though there's reportedly great fishing there. The lagoon is a short walk or drive down the dirt road, and you can swim there. While we stayed at Ken's, we were visited by two large lizards and saw the resident group of scarlet macaws twice. There's a bar and restaurant in walking distance to the villa, but we didn't eat there. If you take a left on the main highway, there are a few nice sodas. Overall, we recommend staying at Ken's if you're looking for an off-the-beaten-path location on the beach.
Hi Trevor, We appreciate your stay with us during your time in Costa Rica...
Let's remind our possible renters that swimming is available just down the beach about 100 mts. where there is plenty of sandy beaches to enjoy.. also the Lagoon which is a 5 min. walk or driving takes you onto the beach to park under the palm trees which is private and great swimming for all ages... please check with us to see if the pool is open before you book if you must have a swimming pool... Kayak's are always available with a 24 hr. notice so we can work you time in with other incoming groups...
Thanks Trevor for everything... come back and see us again at our Private Beach Front Villa in Costa Rica.. Pura Vida..!
Ken & Marlen
My stay at Ken and Marlene's was great. It is a bit off the beaten path. To far to walk, to markets but Taxis were easy to get and use!(not to expensive either ) the beach was great, the fishing on a boat or from the beach was FANTASTIC!
One tip if you plan one charter that's great! But if you want to fish everyday on the main road in Jaco you will find outfitters that will"put a boat together" and it's way cheaper to go that route!
It was a great time! Thanks again for the memories!
I moved to Costa Rica 2 years ago..fell in love with a wonderful women named Marlen & were married. We both love to be around people... It's wonderful to build relationships with the Vacationers that stay at our Private Beach Villa..! We love to accommodate them in every way possible. We like walking on the Beach, Music & Bar-B-Q's, and just being outdoors is great for us..! So having Guests share in their experiences while their here in Costa Rica and sharing with them what it's like to Travel around the Country, to take in the different sites is fun for Marlen & I... they leave with a full experience of--- Costa Rica. The Beaches the Animals the Zip Line Tour..! For them to enjoy the Great Culture and the Ticos who live in Costa Rica & see and enjoy the sites... is what.. Costa Rica -- is all about..!
Hope to see you in Costa Rica... Pura Vida..!