Casa Faya Lobi a family getaway.

House - Entire home/apt · , Manzanillo, Limon, Costa Rica
Patricia And Michiel
Your host, Patricia And Michiel
14 Reviews

The Space

Faya Lobi has two floors and is about 200 meters from the beautiful, long sandy beaches of Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge in the small village of Manzanillo on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. A perfect spot for a beach and nature vacation near Puerto Viejo. The beach in Manzanillo is fantastic! You can walk kilometers in both directions.
Once in the Wildlife Refuge there are many trees where you can find sloths, howler monkeys and toucans, just to name a few because there are obviously many more species.

There are two terraces (above and below) where you can lie in the hammock or sit in one of the seats to enjoy the peace and tranquility.
The bedrooms are surrounded by a beautiful landscape and the building has an open structure which one can enjoy the outdoors. Each bedroom has a bathroom with toilet, sink, a nice hot water shower (non electric!), spacious, handmade mosquito netting and fan. The four bedrooms on the top floor is good for 8 sleeps.
In the bedroom on the ground floor may also sleep two. Bed linen and towels are provided.

There is a fully equipped kitchen (toast oven, fridge / freezer, coffee maker, kettle, rice cooker, iron grill, gas cooker, juicer, pots, plates, cutlery, cups and glasses) is located between the bedrooms to prepare your breakfast, lunch or dinner while simultaneously enjoying the view of our garden which is very likely that there may be a hummingbird flies by or a howler is hanging in one of the trees in the backyard. There is also the possibility to watch television via satellite or using your laptop via our wifi system. There is a selection of small supermarkets just minutes walk to do your shopping. There are several restaurant (s) and sodas to find around the corner when you do not want to cook.

On the ground floor is a terras with chairs and a hammock looking out over the garden with tropical flowers, plants and trees. There are several books you can read at your leisure or you can even make an exchange for one of your books.

Parking is available on site for several cars / RV / boat / trailer.

We offer free wifi for 4 laptops at the house.
Internet and / or wifi are present within walking distance in the nearby pizzeria, an ice cream shop or Maxi’s restaurant.

If you have any problems or questions during your visit, our house manager Katherine will be just a few steps away from you as she stays at the rear of the house where there is a private entrance to our home so your privacy will be maintained.

Although the house is built to accommodate 8-10 people , still even for couples, smaller groups or families it’s ideal because of it’s cozy bedrooms and the separate comfortable living room and open plan kitchen. The house is only 200 meters from the white sandy beach, surrounded by beautiful countryside.

We only accept cash payments or a Paypal payment against a fee of $20. The closest ATM is in downtown Puerto Viejo. So please ensure you bring enough cash with you to enjoy your stay.

You can get local buses to Manzanillo or we can organise an air conditioned shuttle to pick you up at the airport for $55 or your Hotel in San Jose for $45 and drop you off at Casa Faya Lobi (please ask in time for any arrangements).



1-5 people: $ 99 per night (minimum 2 nights)
6-8 people: $ 129 per night (minimum 2 nights)
9-10 people: $ 149 per night (minimum 2 nights)
Keep in mind that one room is situated downstairs being separated from the kitchen.

1-5 people: $ 594 per week
6-8 people: $ 774 per week
9-10 people: $ 894 per week
Keep in mind that one room is situated downstairs being separated from the kitchen.

These prices include tax. Prices during the holidays such as Easter, Christmas, etc. vary. The prices can be requested via email.

The nearest banks with ATM are located in Puerto Viejo, 13 km from Manzanillo.

Check in from 2PM to 11PM and check-out at 11AM

Guest Access

Only the washing machine which stands below is shared in use.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Beds: 10
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Casa Faya Lobi is in a beautiful setting, just steps from the beaches of Manzanillo! The house is open plan, so you really feel like you're one with nature, and its kept up very well. Our hosts were very accommodating and were quick to resolve any issues we had.

    Thank you so much!

    May 2014
  • Great stay! Custom mosquito nets were awesome and definitely needed. It was great to have a bathroom and shower for each room! Has all the basic amenities - not fancy - but totally doable if you can handle the humidity. Could use some updates, particularly the pots and pans, but otherwise it was a nice clean place. You walk through town to the beach very close by which is great. Punta uva has some great restaurants and is very close too! Thanks!

    March 2014
  • We had a lovely time at Casa Faya Lobi. It is set in a beautiful garden and we spent quite some time watching a humming bird on its nest just next to the terrace and sneaky land crabs down on the ground. Many birds take a short cut through the open terrace too. The house is comfortable and my only criticism would be the quality of the kitchen equipment. Enough knives to open a knife shop but mostly plastic drinking glasses and ancient saucepans. Apart from that fab. thank you.

    February 2014
  • 11 of us , coming from 6 different states flew into costa rica and rented faya lobi for a reunion/ my 30th birthday adventure! The planning for this trip started well in advance and we were so lucky to have found this amazing house. Patricia and michael were perfect communicators and were crucial in our experience going so smoothly. They helped with lists of things to do around manzanillo and puerto viejo, information about tours and transportation from san jose. So very quick to answer any and every question with great detail and care.
    The house itself was so perfect for our group. We fit 11 very comfortably. The living room/ kitchen area held so many memories created every night. The walk to the beach was super short and there are many beautiful beaches along the way to puerto viejo for a cheap bus or bike ride. We felt so safe and comfortable in the beach town and loved every minute of our time there together.

    January 2014
  • El lugar muy agradable y con todo lo básico para una estancia de varias personas durante tres días. Fácil comunicación con Patricia y con Katherine quien nos resolvió rápidamente un problema de gotera en el techo (estaba lloviendo realmente mucho y las hojas de los árboles taparon la salida).
    Tiene una parrilla maravillosa y las habitaciones cómodas, cada una con su baño y un buen mosquitero, resultan muy adecuadas. A 200 mts de la playa y cerca de la parada de buses y varias tiendas y sitios para comer. Volveríamos en otra oportunidad

    January 2014
  • Great overall experience! Spacious accomodation, loungy open hangout area with sky tv and bar. for five girls just perfect! Although we never cooked dinner all cooking facilities are provided. Minor problems were solved instantly. Manzanillo is a really laid back village so we often drove up the coast for dining in puerto viejo. Which if you don't have your own car it's easy to rent a bike or take the puplic bus.
    We enjoyed the beach very much, which is not far away from the casa, and also ta hike into the near refugio nac. de Vida silvestre gandoca - manzanillo is highly recommended.
    Casa Faya Lobi is a perfect getaway for a larger group.
    Thank you Patricia and Michiel

    August 2013
  • Casa Faya Lobi was indeed a perfect getaway! My wife and I traveled with another couple to this amazing part of Costa Rica this past July. We were met by Patricia And Michiel, who were two of the nicest people and you could not ask for a better host. They were both very welcoming and made sure that we were very comfortable on our stay. They introduced us to the local people and suggested many great things to do while there. If ever in this magical part of the country, I strongly recommend staying at Casa Faya Lobi. The house was just as beautiful as the pictures and was very clean. It is located in a perfect spot just a short walk to the beach and very close to a few sodas and grocery stores. We were surrounded by beautiful sights and sounds of the wildlife, so make sure to bring your binoculars!

    Thank you Patricia And Michiel for giving us a great and very memorable experience in Costa Rica! And we will be back!

    July 2013
  • I found this gem for my 30th birthday and it was absolutely perfect! Patricia, Michiel, & Voss were fantastic hosts. The house is beautiful, the beds are comfortable to sleep in, and it is very easy to get around town to the various sodas and beaches by walking from their house. Manzanillo is a great sleepy beach town, but the night life is just a couple km away. We went to a few different beaches, snorkeled in the reefs off the beach, and ate at a new place each meal. Patricia organized for us to go zip lining and it was a blast. My only complaint is that I didnt stay long enough. :) Can't wait to go back!

    May 2013
  • What a great house! Although we only stayed a couple of nights, it was wonderful. 2 bedrooms, really nice bathroom and shower, fridge, kitchen and lovely deck with hammock to listen to the sounds of the jungle. Wireless USB available if you bring a laptop. Security Gate makes it secure to leave and explore the area. Manzanillo is a little community about 15 K south of Puerto Viejo. Michael and Patricia are very nice and accomodating. I would really recommend this house to anyone wanting to explore the 'other' Costa Rica!

    March 2013
  • We had the priviledge to stay at Casa Faya Lobi for 4 nights. We had a rental vehicle which turned out to be useful for getting around. Patricia met us when we first checked in on our first day and she was very welcoming and friendly. We were impressed with the house and loved that everything was in an open space.

    Because of the nature of the house being in open air, there were lizards and toads at night though we never saw them in the actual bedrooms. The house was pretty clean, though we did give the cutlery and plates a good wash before using them.

    The bedrooms were a good size, with mosquito netting canopies that kept the bugs out at night and allowed us to keep our windows open. Each bedroom had it's own private bathroom as well.

    The bathrooms were pretty clean as well but one of the stand up showers did not drain fast enough so water would pool at the bottom of the shower stalls.

    We enjoyed having coffee in the outdoor kitchen in the morning and relaxing in the hammock provided. It was a cozy space and quite pretty at night when we lit up the candles provided by our hosts and plugged in the twinkle/christmas lights in the kitchen.

    Casa Faya Lobi is a short walk away from the local beach which was great for people watching. We didn't spend too much time in Manzinillo however, opting to drive to other parts which were close by (i.e. Puerto Viejo, Playa Negra) where there were more options for dining.

    March 2013
Per Month
Subtotal Total

Add a profile photo to Instant Book this listing.

Save this listing to review later.
Saved 479 times
English, Español, Nederlands
SSGN Lamastraat, Hogeschool Arnhem Nijmegen (HAN)
House rentals in Costa Rica
My Husband, Michiel Nelissen and I started 5 years ago with our business in the small fishermans village Manzanillo. We are very grateful that we found this place. Beautiful beaches, surrounded by a magnificent tropical rainforest with lots of wildlife to discover. We managed to get in very good contact with the locals whom are glad to give you a hand if you need it. In the meantime our baby boy got born in October 2010. He enjoys the outdoor life style too, playing on the beach with other children, having a stroll and just having fun by being outside.
View full profile
Calendar Updated
5 weeks ago
Similar Listings