A stunning tropical house located on a hill overseeing a scenic landscape of mangroves, lush open areas, hills, forests and pacific ocean. The house is located on a 2 hectare private lot with a beautiful garden with many birds and wildlife.
The house is located on a hill, surrounded by a beautiful garden and looking out over mangroves, a stripe of ocean behind it and beautiful hills
The house was designed by the owner and his daughter as a spacious 300 square m tropical house, and was built in 2010. The open air kitchen and living room makes that one lives most of the time outside under the big roof with a splendid view. Only at night one retires to the bedrooms or the part of the living room that can be closed.
The garden is a beautiful mix of ornamental flowering plants and dry tropical forest, where one could spot birds and other wildlife like deer, iguanas, howler monkeys, parrots, anteaters, armadillos, nose bears, or raccoons.
Interaction with Guests
I will respect the privacy of the guest, which means that I will only interact with them if they appreciate it.
The house is situated between the village of SAN FRANCISCO DE COYOTE (2km) and the beach of PUNTA COYOTE (2 km). At 4 km distance lies PLAYA CALETAS, where sea turtle lay their eggs in the rainy season.
Dry season: December till may.
Rainy season: May to December, when it rains it is mostly in the afternoons and evenings, and the mornings are sunny.
San Francisco de Coyote is situated on the Peninsula de Nicoya, between Samara and Santa Teresa on the Pacific Coast. Flights to San Jose or Liberia. It is recommended to rent a four wheel drive car, as all the roads around S. Francisco are unpaved. The roads from Liberia and San Jose to Jicaral are paved, and from there on 36 km of unpaved road.
Our Holiday couldn't have started more relaxed then in this house. Beautiful place, stunning views, lovely owner.
Making your breakfast while gazing at turkey vultures That " float" by...
Our host and his brother ( neighbour) where very helpful when asked for some touristic advise.
Tanga, The little restaurant On The beach felt like home for The week we stayed there. Feel homesick already...
Very beautiful and secluded house with amazing wooden furniture! You re really close to nature and and you can hear the hauwler monkeys in the early morning and in the evening. You should not be afraid of insects :-)
The road up to the house is really steep, so a 4x4 is necessary!
Unfortunatly we didnt meet Michiel but his brother and neighbour Bart took good care of us.
Costa de Oro is one of the nicest beaches we have ever seen and is only five minutes away by car!
our host was the brother of the owner and was wonderful and quite charming. he was easy to get in touch with on everything. the roads were rugged getting in but that was part of the charm of the place. hands down my favorite area. the beach was also the absolute best altho i have not gone to too many. there was a washer and that was really great to be able to stay clean while there. the kitchen was well stocked with equipment. The knives were very dull but he had a stone so they are sharp now. The grocery store in the town was also my favorite by far. did not eat out as i went to cook in that fantastic open kitchen. herd the monkeys and woke up to all sorts of neat animals. I loved the house and think quite fondly of the brother Bart.
The house was a very nice location to explore the pacific beaches. We would wake up with the howler monkeys and lounge around in the hammock while making breakfast. I especially like the mornings and late evenings in this house with the sounds of the night. Birds, howler monkeys, cicadas and of course the geckos all would sing us to sleep each night. The bed was comfortable and the bathrooms excellent. Despite not having air conditioning the house was cool because of its location on a hill, ceiling fans and concrete floors. All said, an excellent value.
I moved to Costa-Rica about 3 years ago. Originally I'm from the Netherlands, but I also lived on the Canaries islands on a small island called La Gomera. In Costa-Rica I mainly keep myself busy working in the garden and on my mountainbike. I love traveling and yearly plan hikes (for example in Nepal), mountainbike trips, or travels focussed on cycle racing. I studied anthropology, but I've been most of the time busy renovating old ruins (bought on the canary islands), developing and maintaining organic gardens, sailing, cycling and hiking. I finished my house in Costa-Rica about two years ago and feel very lucky to live in such an unique and beautiful place.