Private Beach Front Villa-Kayaks..!

Villa - Entire home/apt · Jaco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Ken & Marlen

Hi we're Ken & Marlen,
Do you want the Natural Experience of Costa Rica...Our Villa is far enough away form the hustle of Jaco.. Private, but close enough to everything that is fun, Kayaking, Great Restaurants, Zip-line & Waterfalls, Pura Vida...!

Your host, Ken & Marlen
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Hi we're Ken & Marlen,
Do you want the Natural Experience of Costa Rica...Our Villa is far enough away form the hustle of Jaco.. Private, but close enough to everything that is fun, Kayaking, Great Restaurants, Zip-line & Waterfalls, Pura Vida...!

The Space

Private Beach Front Villa, Free Kayaks..Tours..!

The Villa is Very Clean... Located on the Beach, Sleeps 6 Persons Comfortably, 2-Queen Beds-- (1- Sealy Posturepedic..1-Tempur-Pedic )
1-Foldout Sofa...comfortably firm--(Sleeps 2 ) -- Air Conditioning in Main Room... Ceiling Fans throughout Villa...Flat Screen TV W/Cable.. Wi-Fi, CD & DVD Players, Full Kitchen, Laundry, Bar-B-Q & Chairs and Umbrellas for the Beach. All Beds and Appliances are new throughout..! Beds, Bath & Kitchen are fully stocked... extra sheets & towels.
The Villa has easy Access to the Beach...Private Fenced Yard...Centrally Located in the most popular area of Costa Rica... Just 12 mins. from the Marriott Hotel, Marina & Golf Course... and 15
mins. to Downtown Jaco voted the fastest growing Beach City in Costa Rica with some of Costa Rica's Finest Restaurants... Great Shopping & Site Seeing.. Waterfalls, the Butterfly Farm & Zip Line Tours... not to mention some of the Best Fishing in the World..! ATV & Off-Road Tours Daily.... or If needed 1 1/2 hrs. and your in San Jose the Capital of Costa Rica...
Kayaks and a Private Cell Phone for local or emergency calls are always included during your Vacation Time with us... We do require a $100. deposit for use of the Kayaks returned in full when you return the Kayaks undamaged...Just give (email hidden). Notice to get the Kayaks ready... (we share them with other incoming groups) Your saving $40.00 to $60.00 for (email hidden)ntal 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 & 4-Singles to choose from... Write us to see if the Pool is available during the time of your stay, this depends on other incoming groups that share the pool area...
If you need Transportation upon your Arrival and Departure date & are not choosing our Guided Tour Special...All Airport Taxis & Mini Buses charge $100.00 we now provide that service for our groups for $65.00 per trip... Paid in Cash at the time of your pickup...
3 Day Min. Villa Solo Rental: $225.
1 Wk. Villa Solo Rental: $ 525.
7 Day Tour Guide Special: $925.
(Just $400. over the Villa Solo Price gives you this)

Our 7 Day Tour Guide Special...Includes the Villa & your Transportation for up to 6 people...including your Arrival & Departure Dates and during you entire Vacation...!
I do the driving, you pay for the fuel as you would if you Rented a Car... So why rent a car..? All Car Deposits in Costa Rica are $1,000. " Save on your Deposit & having to pay for Insurance"......
I personally can show you all the best locations...!
I know the Best Restaurants... the best Tours to choose from.. Zip-Line, Fishing, White Water Rafting, Crocodile Safari Tour or Horse Back Riding... all for the Best Prices...!
I also know my way around the streets... from San Jose to Manuel Antonio...From the Volcanoes of Poas to Arenal.... Please keep in mind...not all Tours or Restaurants are created equal..some Restaurants are twice the price and serve the exact same dish..! I saved one group $65. a just one sitting, choosing one Restaurant over another...!
7 Day Tour Guide Special: $925.
The Villa Transportation Vehicle 4x4 Land Cruiser seats 8 legally... w/Air...w/GPS-Device...runs on Propane & Gasoline... Propane is 50% cheaper than Gasoline here in Costa Rica.. saving you $$$ on the fuel...We are Lisc. & fully Insured...!
Check our Calendar for Available Dates and Pricing.
Look Around...!
Marlen & I believe we offer some of the best prices out there to see Costa Rica... Which Includes a Beach Front Property with Kayak's plus the option for a Car Rental... all for one great price...!
Hope to see you in Costa Rica... Pura Vida..!
Ken & Marlen

Guest Access

Straight Access to the Beach.... There is a Bar & Restaurant on the Beach within a two min. walk.. Serves Lunch & Dinner...also Dancing & Karaoke...From the Villa driving to Jaco... 15 mins.... Marriott Hotel & Marina with more Restaurants... 12 mins... Other Restaurants and Stores within a 3 min drive...Plenty to do and see within a very short distance..
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 and Security... plus we always provide a cell phone for each Group for local or emergency calls... fast & easy communication..!

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... Always someone around to help.. just a phone call away...!

The Neighborhood

Quite, to many it is like a private Beach...! Great for Kayaking... water is smooth in morning hours, good time to get out on the water... Wonderful location to get away, but close enough to get into Jaco or over to the Stores or Restaurants if you need to...Street lights on just far enough away to give some lighting at night... but still provide you the privacy that you like...!

Getting around

Taxes and Public Transportation are Available...just out front on the Main Rd... you can take the Bus into Jaco or all the way to the Manuel Antiono Animal Park... fairly easy..! ..

Other Things to Note

In Costa Rica the minimum legal age to drive a rental car is 21... with a Valid Drivers Lisc. & Pass/port..

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $525 /week
Monthly Price: $1660 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The "private beach front villa" is in a beautiful location, right on the beach. It is clean, well equip., easy to find, quiet and relaxing. Ken is very helpful, he left us a cell phone, helped set up excursions and checked on us via phone throughout our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. It is a 15 to 30 min drive to Jaco depending on traffic(big trucks going slow) You have to drive to almost everything from the villa, except for a small soda at the end of the road you can walk to. Make sure you rent a car or use Ken's service or rent his truck. The beach is fairly rocky and not ideal for swimming, but the walks and sunsets are beautiful. We found many interesting rocks and sea glass on our walks. There are 3 resident Macaws that live in the trees next to the villa, iguanas and many other birds to observe. We very much enjoyed our stay.

    June 2014
    Ken & Marlen
    Response from Ken & Marlen:

    Thanks April for the Review...
    We forgot to mention to your group the ideal swimming locations for our beach are just down the beach 200 yds... or around the corner of the Rock Face where you can find a private Lagoon, calm waters and great swimming, surrounded by Palm Trees...
    We also have two Restaurants available on our beach within a short walk from the Villa, the Bar & Restaurant Playa Agujas open for Lunch & Dinner, Dancing & Karaoke...(Closed Mondays) and of course the small soda that you mentioned... both provide great food at reasonable prices...
    You are correct April, the Beach City of Jaco is approx.15 mins.away...
    (Depends on that Big Truck) but lets remind our groups that 4 stores & a fine selection of restaurants can be found within a 6 min. drive of the Villa...
    Thanks again April, for your Review...!

    June 2014
  • This listing was perfect for our short honeymoon. The villa offers a breathtaking view and just the right amenities for our visit. Ken offered a ride from SJO airport for a nominal charge which was fantastic. Ken was very helpful in scheduling and arranging activities such as ziplining, surfing lessons and kayak rental. Kayak rental is included in the listing price, and this location is perfect for a kayak trip, even for beginners! He provided a phone which was our lifeline when we stepped into taxis and required translation. A perfect honeymoon at the perfect location with a fantastic host!

    June 2014
  • Ken's private beach front villa was exactly how the listing described it. All of the amenities of home were available for our use. We took advantage of Ken's airport transportation services and were able to stop at the market on our way from San Jose to pick-up supplies for meals. The villa is extremely remote and off the beaten path. Without a vehicle, you have to rely on a taxi/bus service to get around.

    On one of the days, Ken took us to the Chiclets Ziplining Canopy Tour (amazing!!) and then into Jaco for lunch and souvenir shopping. We paid for gas for Ken's services. Ken is very knowledgeable and willing to give suggestions for tours and restaurants. He definitely goes above and beyond to ensure his guests are satisfied.

    We signed up for a 5-in-1 excursion that included: Crocodile Bridge, Butterfly Gardens, La Fortuna Waterfall, Monkey Tour, and Baldi Hot Springs. Included in the tour was transportation from the villa, breakfast, and lunch. The tour was purchased at Pacific Company and Guide Services in Jaco (located in front of Bank National - no website). The guide was very reliable and knowledgable of the area. We were gone for 13.5 hours! The tour ended at the base of Arenal Volcano, which meant a three hour drive back to the villa.

    We recommend guests bring a hat, lots of sunscreen, and bug spray or lotion.

    If you want a vacation to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, Ken's beach front villa is the place for you. As long as you are stocked with food or visit the bar/restaurant close-by, you are set to disappear from the real world for a few days! Just in case you do need to check-in, the Wi-Fi works great! We spent two full days playing on the beach, listening to the waves crash, swimming in the pool next door, and enjoying afternoon thunderstorms.
    Thanks for everything, Ken!

    May 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had a great time at this beach front villa. It had everything we needed and the beach was nice and secluded. There is a nice swimming lagoon close by and great waves in front of the house. We loved that it was far enough away from the crowd but close enough to get supplies. Ken let us take a tandem kayak out into the ocean and it was amazing!

    May 2014
  • It was just right for us! Nice, clean, and right off the beach. Sleeping to the gentle surf sound was lovely. Going out on the kayaks was a great bonus. Ken and his brother Garry (who lives next door with a pool!) were very welcoming. The house had everything we needed and it was the perfect place to relax and warm up after a week working in an orphanage up in the cold highlands. Thanks so much!!!

    April 2014
  • Very private place. Great beech for walking. Lots of birds. You really should have a car staying here or take advantage of Ken's offer to escort you around.
    Unfortunately we couldn't use the pool or the kayaks as they were not available for us during our stay.

    April 2014
    Ken & Marlen
    Response from Ken & Marlen:

    Hi Joanne & Rick,
    We are glad to see you had a great time...!
    Sorry about the communication gap... Kayaks are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for every group (email hidden). notice so we can get them ready and make sure your schedule does not conflict with the other incoming groups who also share them... No Exceptions..!
    Apparently we we're were unaware that you wanted to take them out..?

    The pool on the other hand... is always dependent upon the other incoming groups as stated in my Description Box... Please check with us to see if the pool is available...?
    We do apologize for the Communication Gap..!
    We would be glad to give you... TWO FREE NIGHTS @ THE VILLA FOR FREE..! for the inconvenience.. just call anytime and make your arraignments...!
    Thank you again for staying at our Private Beach Front Villa...
    Ken & Marlen

    April 2014
  • ken was fantastic and extremely helpful - we love him!
    the villa is just how it is pictured
    very cute, nice and clean with everything you need inside
    but the outside - wow!
    the beach is right there and goes for miles
    iguanas in the yard
    macaw's and hummingbirds in the air
    the flowers are gorgeous
    the sounds and smells are incredible
    true costa rican experience
    would love to go back and see ken again

    March 2014
  • Ken and Marlen's Private beach front villa met all our expectations and more! The villa was clean and very well supplied with necessary items (like towels and kitchen equipment). We were able to take the kayaks out one morning and it was really spectacular. The beach has a lot to offer with the restaurant/bar in walking distance and a beautiful cove to also explore. Its also close by to Jaco and Manuel Antonio - which make great day trips. We also ended up getting a flat tire on the car we had rented and Ken's brother who lives next door was a life safer and helped us out. All in all, the beach front villa is a spot I would recommend to anyone visiting Costa Rica - especially if you want to spend time away from the crowds, just relaxing at the beach.

    March 2014
  • My friend and I spent five days at the "Villa" and we had the most marvelous time there. The photos are exactly what it is, so our expectations were right on. Starting from when Ken picked us up at the airport in San Jose (that is a great deal!) until we left we enjoyed being so close to the beach and waking each morning to the sounds of birds and ocean waves. We also borrowed the kayak one day and enjoyed a sunny paddle to a white sand beach. There's lots of beach for walking. The Villa has everything we needed. It's a no-frills place, but is well-appointed. Ken provided us with drinking water and a local phone which was a big help. We would go there again for a relaxing vacation in a quite, beautiful area, and highly recommend it.

    February 2014
  • My husband and I found this to be a little piece of heaven. The beach is literally steps from your front door. Listening to the surf at night was so relaxing. It's a laid back place to stay yet close enough to Jaco (15 minute drive) so you can have a wonderful dinner out.

    December 2013
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I moved to Costa Rica 2 years ago..fell in love with a wonderful women named Marlen & got 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..! Pura Vida..!
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