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)... Holiday Season Dec 20- Jan 5..$95..
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..!
Overall we had a great experience staying at the Villa. The place was perfect size for two people. The area is very secluded and far away from tourists. It felt like we were getting a true Costa Rican experience which definitely made the trip memorable. We were able to use the kayaks which was definitely a highlight of the stay. The only negative, which isn't really a negative depending on your attitude, was that very few people in the area speak English so basic communication can be tricky.
Ken was incredibly accommodating. We accidentally booked a day less than we wanted and stayed in Jaco (about 10 or so mi south) for our last night in Costa Rica. Ken picked us up from Jaco and took us all the way to the airport with plenty of time to make our flight. Not only that, he was a great resource in helping us navigate the bus system (which deserves an entire different post all to itself).
Our experience absolutely lived up to the hype from the post. We had a great time in Costa Rica and a lot of that is due to our stay at the Villa. Would absolutely recommend staying here.
Ken picked us up from the airport and took us to the villa. If you are looking to get a feel of the REAL culture and beauty of Costa Rica, this is the place for you! My husband and I walked to the lagoon everyday with no other people around for miles. It was relaxing and everything we could have asked for on a budget. Will be back sooner than later!
Ken and Marlen's accommodations are in an unbelievable location. The beach is secluded and you feel like you are with the locals. We do not do the "tourist" resort thing and this was the "thing" we were looking for. At one side of the beach are caves to swim out to and explore and the other side huge rocks to climb. A kayaking rental facility is near on the beach and the water gets calm enough to be an enjoyable experience (look in those caves as you go by). Ken is really organized and responsive. This place is not only extremely economical but a close drive to Jaco if you want to see the tourist walk on by.
Dès notre arrivée a l'aéroport, on as été très bien accueilli par Ken. Si vous avez des questions il es la pour vous répondre. A côté de l'aéroport il y a un walmart et vous pouvez y allez sans problème car Ken vous le propose déjà ( très bien pour le début de votre voyage )
Le jeep es une belle occasion pour allez visiter les plages et la ville de Jaco car elle es a environ 15-20minutes. C'est la ou il y a les restaurants et magasin pour magasiner si vous voulez.
Nous sommes allez au parc National Manuel Antonio et de la villa et ca prend 1h30 environ.
Si vous allez au pont des crocodiles faites attention car la route pour piéton es un peu étroite mais ca en vaut la peine car il y a beaucoup de crocodiles.
Sur ce a vous de découvrir toute les belles choses qui a a voir au Costa RIca
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.
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..!