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Have it all--beach, jungle, and village with a comfortable and secure 1 bedroom apartment. King or twin bed arrangement for 2 persons. Private outdoor shower, open-air kitchen. Tropical gardens and lush jungle. 8 minute walk to beach, half that to the village of Playa Chiquita.

The space

Built in 2005 by one of the area's most legendary builders, the two story home features a self-contained downstair's apartment. Fully separate from the owner's habitat upstairs, sharing common views of gardens, but not of each other.
The home features many artistic touches from the broad use of mosaic, bamboo and reclaimed lumber furnishings, as well as memorabilia of the Puerto Viejo fishing history. A hand carved boat hangs in the living area, a relic of day's past, and the beloved piece of "first time" by the owner's friend, Captain Pino.

Guest access

The downstair's apartment is fully equipped with bed, bath, kitchen, dining and seating areas. There is a jacuzzi hot-tub in the garden area, available at additional cost and advance notice to prepare. There is also on-sight laundry services available at a nominal charge. Bikes can be rented nearby. Guests of the house receive a discount on tours booked with Wahoo Fishing & Tours.

Interaction with guests

We live in the top floor of the two story home. We are available to you at your request, though we are often away from the property during the day running our fishing, dolphin, snorkeling boat or attending to our bar/restaurant in Puerto Viejo.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 40
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Be a decent human. Love my dog. Worship my cat. We'll be fine.



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2 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Jeff User Profile
January 2016
Nice people, good location and great pets! Hopefully be back soon, and would recommend!
Janet User Profile
Response from Janet:
Thanks Jeff for the nice comments! I have to tell you, it would not have surprised me to see Zuri hanging out one of the windows or your car as you drove off!! We do hope you will visit again.
January 2016

Caine User Profile
April 2015
We loved it at Anglers Lair and never wanted to leave. Minutes to the beautiful secluded beach, surrounded by nature, a great open air apartment and fabulous host.... This is everything you could wish for and more when travelling to Puerto Viejo.
Janet User Profile
Response from Janet:
Thank you for the generous review. Funny you didn't want to leave, we wanted to adopt you as our new grown children! Even Zuri misses you... Happy travels until we meet gain!
April 2015

Hannah User Profile
March 2015
We've had a wonderful stay at Janet's place. They were very helpful and really great people. The apartment is beautiful and you can spot plenty animals from your hammock:) Puerto Viejo is a great spot in Costa Rica, a really easy vibe where you can cruise along the beach with your bike.
Janet User Profile
Response from Janet:
Thank you Hannah for the nice words. We enjoyed you and your partner, and were thrilled that you enjoyed staying in our apartment. It's always rewarding when our guests enjoy the natural beauty of this special place as much as we do!
March 2015

Leonie User Profile
February 2015
We had a great time! The house is spacious, clean and lies in the middle of the beautiful garden. It's even more beautiful than the pictures suggest and we definitely recommend to go to this place. The bed is really king size and a good night sleep is guaranteed. It must be said that Janet and Nick get up early in the morning and it's a bit noisy at that time (because they live on the first floor). But if you don't mind getting up early, it's not a problem. Janet and Nick are great hosts and give us very good advice about beaches (5 minutes walk through a trail with sloths!), restaurants, supermarket and surf lessons.

Nadja User Profile
February 2015
We spent some days in Janet's beautiful house and it was just amazing! The house was very clean and the details of decoration were just unique. The bathroom is spectacular with its wooden washing table and the cute little mosaics everywhere. The outdoor shower has warm water and makes you feel part of the nature. The open kitchen is well equiped , so you can prepare easyly your own food at home. Janet and nick,Americans, are great hosts, the live in the upper part of the house. They were very helpful and gentle. The beach of Chiquita , for me one of the nicest in the area of puerto viejo, it's just a 3 min foot walk away. There is a grocery and several restaurants nearby in easy walk distance. We would defenetly recommend this accommodation and hope to come back!
Janet User Profile
Response from Janet:
Thank you Nadja! We are really flattered by your kind words. It's really rewarding to have people enjoy the little projects like mosaic and reclaimed furniture and garden areas. Makes me want to start a new one... Hmmm.
February 2015

Manuela User Profile
January 2015
We spent in this great apartment three fabulous nights: it was big, quiet and surrounded by nature. We could relax and Janet and Nick were really nice and helpful. I would definitely suggest it to everyone!
Janet User Profile
Response from Janet:
Thank you Manuela! We enjoyed you both and DO hope you'll return someday.
January 2015

Kevin User Profile
December 2014
Janet and Nick were wonderful hosts! They helped us with loads of local info so we could get the most out of our stay. The open-air living room and kitchen provided the best combo of comfort and jungle living, where we could relax and listen to the sounds of the area. Playa Chiquita beach, several great restaurants and a local market are all a short walk away. We rented bikes to take trips to both Puerto Viejo and Punta Uva Beach, both close enough to reach easily on bikes. Thanks so much Janet and Nick for letting us check-out for a couple of days - it was so needed and we couldn't think of a better place to do it!

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa RicaJoined in February 2014
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