About This Listing
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..! Our Sea Kayaks are always free for the use.
WE OFFER -- SEVERAL DIFFERENT RESERVATION IDEAS...!
(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.... Or you can pay for the Jeep in cash upon your Arrival..!
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...Our family lives next door from the Villa, just far enough away for your privacy, but close enough for your security or a helping hand..!
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...
1.5 Hr. from the Volcano Poas....
1.25 Hrs. to Manuel Antonio or 1.5 Hrs. or San Jose the Capital of Costa Rica & 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 $65.00 for a 3 hour rental which is the normal price in Jaco.. Check out their prices at Kayak Jaco to compare..!
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)
(Sorry no off-road 4x4 use... Insurance will not cover it)
If your renting our Villa Solo and need some Transportation for your Arrival & Departure... we offer for our groups a special price of $75. each way, paid in cash... All Airport Taxis & Buses charge approx. $100. per trip to our Villa which is 1.5 hrs. from the Airport in San Jose...
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 Thumb's UP..! 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 for advice or just a helping hand.. 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 Sea 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, Zip-Line & Waterfalls or 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 each way, 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 is amazing. He is thoughtful, helpful and very kind. Our group had a terrible time with flight delays and other issues at the airport but Ken was very accommodating. The villa is clean and is stocked with the necessities. The best part of the villa is its amazingly close proximity to the ocean. It's literally in your "front yard!" It's nothing fancy and the villa itself is off the beaten path but if you're looking for a safe, quiet, and peaceful place to lay your head down at night after a busy day, this is it. If you're concerned at all about being in a different country, Ken will be there to save the day! This villa was exactly what we expected.
Great deal for the price! There were a few things that were unexpected. Some were local conditions out of Ken's control, some were just missing or broken. The road coming and going to the neighborhood are full of potholes and frankly kept us from making trips to and from town as much as would have normally. This is not a host issue at all, but something I may or may not have changed my reservation choice. Again, Ken's offering is a great deal for the pocketbook, so I might have gone with it anyway. The jeep is a bit of a rough ride especially on that road. I own a jeep, I understand what a jeep ride is. The suspension is pretty worn out and the A/C worked intermittently. Again, given the choice of being on foot, renting locally or using his jeep, we were glad to have it, although I would mention for the weather there, having decent windshield wipers would have been a big plus.
There was no internet service, but we could access a weak open signal from across the street. There were kayaks available, but not as many as normal because "the paddles were on order". The pool is at the house next door. Small things, but things nonetheless. We had only to make a phone call, but for a group of non-planners, this proved difficult. Our idea of vacation is to decide tonight what to do tomorrow. Again, not a host issue, but something one might like to know if they are the same kind of vacationers as we are.
We did eat at one of the local restaurants and discovered that to go beer and other things could be purchased there, saving us a trip to town.
In summary, I priced many different options and this truly is a great deal. I would just say that if you understood the downsides and were ok with them for the deal, your experience would not be a disappointment.
Thanks Sue... Glad you had a wonderful time... Just wanted to make a note the suspension on the Jeep is just fine... it's a Rancho Suspension with a 6" lift... which is much stiffer than Stock Jeeps that you are use to... you must not be familiar with those types of Suspensions.. just to let our Future Guests know... It works great for the roads that are in Costa Rica where it's a rough ride sometimes... Also I was wondering why your Daughter Morgan said that the AC on the Jeep was working great...? But still we will check it out and make sure it's working OK...! Thanks for the Info, glad you had a good time..! Internet is up and running an issue with the Elect Co... that was out of our control.. Sue, I did mention it to you... also the Pool is described in our property description... Thank you again for having a wonderful time...!
Pura Vida... Ken & Marlen
To be honest the main reason we booked with Ken & Marlen was because of the kayaks, which ended up being lots of fun. The house is great, the location is great, lots of wild life around to enjoy as well. From here we were easily able to get back and forth to Jaco. We also easily made a day trip to Manuel Antonio.
I would recommend booking a stay here if you plan to stay in the area. I think most people would find this place very enjoyable.
Ken was a very helpful host! I recommend the vehicle & villa package. The airport transfer is very convenient & you can ask him any concerns and tips on the car ride the the villa when you arrive! For a third world country, you feel quite safe! We loved it! Will Deffinately return to Costa Rica! We did a lot of tours but the dune buggy rental tour ( you get to drive to a mountain top in the rainforest and swim in a waterfall pool!) was the most amazing experience. The zip lines were amazing as well! I'm glad we went in the "dry season" bc it's already humid as it is:0) there are resident macaws right by the villa which was amazing. Lots of lizards and iguanas at the villa as well. You can hear the ocean waves crashing up on to the beach as you sleep.
Our trip to Costa Rica was great! Ken picked us up from the airport on the day we arrived, which was so convenient! He was so sweet to offer to stop at a supermarket on our way from the airport so that we could get a few groceries for the Villa. During the car ride down he also helped educate us on easy ways to convert U.S. dollars to Colones, etc. When we arrived at the house he made sure all our questions were answered, and gave a cell phone to use for the duration of our stay, what a life saver. The house was so cute and peaceful right on the water. We enjoyed going to the lagoon nearby, as well as eating at the two nearby restaurants and bar. We had such a great time at the villa, and surrounding area!
the hosts were too kind and helpful, the location was accurate and the neighborhood was very kind. I will always book at this location, soon I will book again, only for a much longer stay, I wish forever.... Ken and Marlen are the best. down to earth, teach you whatever you need and very clean Villa. Simply charming and peaceful. truly loved it. I will be back as soon as I can for sure.
We were so pleased with our stay at the Beach Front Villa. We had the package with the Jeep and transportation to and from the San Jose airport. Ken was at the Villa when we arrived. He gave us a tour of the villa and provided us a local phone to use for our stay preloaded with important numbers for our trip. We were traveling with our 3 and 6 year old and he had a small swimming pool and beach toys available for their use. The villa had everything we needed for our stay, beach chairs, umbrella, plenty of towels, washing machine, coolers, and a well stocked kitchen. The Jeep was well equipped for the bumpy dirt road to get us to and from all destinations and it came with a GPS to help us get around. Ken very nicely supplied car seats for our kids, which was such a bonus. One less thing to have to think about. The Villa had very comfortable beds, a room air conditioner, WiFi and cable TV. It has an outdoor shower and an indoor shower with on demand hot water. The back room consisting of the shower room, bath room, washing machine and a desk area was able to be locked very securely to store any valuables that we had brought. Ken allowed us access to the pool and kayaks from his brother's place next door which was an added bonus. We enjoyed the pool twice during our trip. The location was close to Jaco (about 25 minutes), close to Carara National Park (about 20 minutes), close to groceries at Plaza Herradura (about 20 minutes) and about 2 hours to Manuel Antonio/Quepos area. The beach right outside the Villa is too rough for safe swimming, but there are two other options, 1 down the beach about 500 yards and 1 up the road about 5 minutes drive (excellent, protected and with lots of shade). But the beach right outside the Villa sure makes for fantastic sunset viewing!
About the Host, Ken & Marlen
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..!
Kayak Jaco, is the largest Kayak Co. in Costa Rica... Our Kayaks are free with your rental... they charge $52. - $75 for 3 hrs.Puntarenas
This Resort is located 5 min. from our Villa. It is one of the largest private resorts in C/R.. Large Swimming Pools, restaurants, Boating.. Day use of this Facility is $50.Pastor Diaz Ave Jaco Puntarenas
Villa Celetas is a Fantastic Hotel, Resort..that sits overlooking the ocean. It offers a wonderful Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner all with a fantastic view...Nothing better..! Just 5 mins. from the Villa.Herradura 12358 - 1000
This is one Great Tour... This guy gets out of the boat and hand feeds the Crocodiles... Wow.. better him than me..! Only 8 mins. to this location from our Villa..!Jaco
Everyone knows the Marriott... they offer Golf, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Banking, and from here you can take off on many different Tours... Fishing or Tortuga Island... 12 mins. form our Villa..800 metros oeste de Herradura 028-4023 Herradura Puntarenas
This National Park is located just 11 mins. from our Villa. Its amazing and rich wildlife, including hundreds of species of Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, amphibians and insects. A Great Adventure for all.34 Tarcoles Puntarenas
Jaco, Fastest Growing City in C/R It has it all... Restaurants, Sightseeing, Tours, Stores, Groceries, Coffee shops, Bakeries, Movie Theater, Entertainment, Night Life. just 15 mins. from our Villa..Jaco Puntarenas
Wow..What a Great Tour... Leave from the Port of Puntarenas 1 hr. from our Villa... spend the day exploring the Island... Birds, Whales, and many different species of animals..Calypso Cruises..
Poas...approx. a 1 .5 hr. drive. from our Villa.. has a great Visitors Center... clean and paved walkways as you walk up to the Volcano or up further to the the lake.. expect to spend min. 1/2 day...Alajuela
A Very popular spot... includes the Animal Park, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Great Beaches, Entertainment.. Night Life... A 1.5 hr. drive from the Villa...Quepos Puntarenas
One of the most popular Volcanoes in C/R.. a 3.5 hr. drive.. Very Scenic, Need to see Arenal..? Set aside the full day for this Tour... Hot Tubs.. Waterfall Hicking all are available..!La Fortuna Arenal Volcano National Park