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).
RATES FAYA LOBI
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WE DO HAVE DISCOUNT OFFERS DURING CERTAIN MONTHS!
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
Only the washing machine which stands below is shared in use.
The house was more than described. The longer I was there the more I loved the place. Sitting in the open living area at night, drinking a pina colada, overlooking the beautiful lighted landscaping, was magical.
I could say more about the tropical layed back atmosphere of Manzanillo but my future plans to come back next year say it all.
Patricia and Michael were very helpful during the booking process and gave us really good tips of nearby areas and tips. They are really nice people, the house has a great price and is 300 meters from the beach. Very secure, quiet and has great common areas. We did a BBQ one night and it was awesome, I would recommend this house for sure.
I have traveled to Costa Rica many times but had never been to the Caribbean side. I've also been to Bocas del toro and absolutely love it, so was very interested to see how the Caribbean side would be. My friends and I are also at the point in traveling that we prefer to be a bit off the beaten path. ..so therefore we decided on manzanillo.
It was prefect for us. It felt like a small town where everyone knows each other. There are a few grocery stores near by, couple restaurants, a place to rent bikes, and of course the beautiful beach. We opted to not rent a car as we were flying to limon from sjo and it was perfectly fine. We rode our bikes and took the bus everywhere. We stopped in puerto veijo to get some groceries on the way as some of the stores in town don't have everything we wanted. The ride from limon is about $100usd each way.
The owners of the house and Katherine were very helpful and friendly. A couple of times we needed Katherine's help and she was very quick to help. ..but not all in our business all the time.
The house was add described and very clean. You can tell they care about their house. The house was also stocked with small appliances (coffee maker, toaster oven, blender ) and plenty of other amenities. Overall, it was a very nice place to stay and I would recommend and stay there again!
10 people stayed at the house. It was very comfortable and spacious. Very close to the beach and some shops and small restaurants. A 15 minute hike took us to beautiful beaches with lots of corals for snorkling. Katherine the house keeper was great and resolved a couple of issues we had immediately. The house does need some work on the gutters when it rains really hard and some of the kitchen ware needs an upgrade. Overall we had a great time! Will definetly come back next year!
Thank you Carlos!
We did work on it right away: blender, new water cooker, plates, etc. New bed and matresses in the room below.
Only the gutter problem is something we need to take a good look at and probably need a change of system.
Thanks again for your stay with us and hope to meet you next year in person.
Patricia and Michiel
We had a great experience at casa Faya Lobi from December 16-19th. The owners couldn't be there but Katherine welcomed us. The villa was very clean and we enjoyed an amazing diner with fresh fish and lobster fished by a local fisherman. The opened house is well equipped but be prepared to get up early with nature sounds. Thanks for this great experience
La Casa Faya Lobi es excelente. La casa es agradable, las habitaciones grandes, cada una con baño privado y bien acondicionadas. El barrio es tranquilo y la playa está muy cerca: a solo 200 mts. Estuvimos 10 personas y todos tuvimos una muy buena experiencia, esperamos repetirla pronto.
So let me start by saying, we did enjoy our time at Casa Faya and the Manzanillo area. It was a beautiful, remote little town and is an amazing place to stay for an extended period of time, especially if you are looking for an escape and you get away from the modern amenities of the everyday world. You are close to a very private beach of Manzanillo. However, we found there was no internet, nor satellite television(not that it was needed) as was stated. We specifically chose this location because it had it internet access, and due to my fiancee and my's business it was crucial we had it. There was a wi-fi network but no internet to connect to. When we arrived, the tv connected to the satellite but stated the services were "blocked". We were told after the fact that services were down in all of Manzanillo due to a bad storm, but we were able to use the internet at Maxi's, a local restaurant about 300 meters from the home. There was satellite signals, but only the tv guide channel was available. (Due to the remote aspect of Manzanillo, TV and Internet services are satellite.) Every other channel stated the same "blocked" message. We only saw Katherine on the evening we arrived, then on the night before we left. We were there for 4 days. There was a bad storm while we were there, and there was significant leaking in the living area of the house. Luckily it did not affect our belongings or the bedrooms. Light rain had no effect, only the heavy rain circumstances. Please keep in mind that if the electricity does go out, the water will also discontinue shortly after because it is run by an onsite electrical pump.
All in all it was a beautiful experience, we only had issues with things that were stated we would have but weren't given. The internet being the main issue. Also keep in mind that the front gate closes, but there is no latch or lock to secure it, although we did feel fairly safe while staying there.
Hi Eden and Mahler,
Thank you for your review.
As you might have noticed all the wires of tv and internet are above the ground and in every house something else might cause a problem that it doesn't work the way it should be. In our case it was the complete modem wich needed to be replaced. Even after replacing it they had to come again because it went out again. ICE is the phone compagny wich is taking care of these things but since we live in the jungle and more people need their services it can take a couple of days. The television works with Sky, a Mexican compagny, wich works very slow if something needs to be fixed. In this case there went something wrong in their system and they just cutt it off. It needed several phonecalls and prof that everything was ok. It always will be solved but it takes time. So yes it is very normal that it all could be working at my neighbours house but not at ours. We are definitely sorry for this inconveniences! Michiel is in Costa Rica for a month at this moment and he will have a look at this leak and to have a good talk with Katherine about her communicating a bit more with our guests whilst being at the house. It could be that at times you did miss out on each other but that is only a guess of course.
Thank you again for staying with us and hope to see you again in the future!
Patricia and Michiel
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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.