Senderos de Paz - Pool Bungalow Uno

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Manzanillo Beach, Manzanillo, Puntarenas 60111, Costa Rica

The Space

Senderos de Paz – Paths of Peace, is a 7.5 acre oasis, 55 yards above sea level and just 150 yards from the beautiful beach of Playa Manzanillo and a nice walk or quick drive to the breathtaking beach of Playa Hermosa.

Located just 10 - 15 minutes north of Santa Teresa, you'll find all the peace and tranquility you need, but close enough to jump in a car or 4-wheeler and have access to anything and everything one could want.

Bungalows Guayacan are set around a huge, endangered hardwood tree named the Guayacan. The Guayacan sits around the pool towards the ocean side of the property.

There are three bungalows, two fitted with queen beds and the third with bunk beds. Each has a full kitchen, small refrigerator, gas stove, coffee maker and all the kitchenware you'll need.

The bungalows are built in a simple one room studio style with the kitchen and bedroom on opposite sides of the floor plan and a separate bathroom area with the patios placed for pool, monkey, bird, and ocean viewing. The bungalows were completed in June 2012 with laurel wood ceilings and paneling and the patios, door and window frames all accented in teak.

All bungalows and villas come completely furnished, fully equipped, and are surrounded by lush gardens, gravel walkways, private parking, pressurized hot/cold water, SKY/cable TV, wireless internet, cleaning service, gardener and laundry facilities and/or service needed.

I purchased the land in 2001 and began gardening, planting and reforesting in 2004. The property has transformed from vines and brush for cows into walking trails and gardens with over 30 different type of native trees within half an acre (2000 meters) of the bungalows.

Take time to walk along the trails of our 7 acre property...look for coatis, anteaters, jaguarundis, white face and howler monkeys, various bird species, and iguanas...or find one of our sitting areas and just watch and listen to the ocean.

We are here to help with any questions or needs, so sit back, relax, and enjoy your stay with us...

Also, in Manzanillo there are 2 mini-supermarkets, 2 typical restaurants, a fantastic seafood restaurant and an excellent pizzeria.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is very peaceful with private homes and rental homes spread out in what really is the countryside. It is a stark contrast to the high level of activity just south in Santa Teresa. Some neighbors still pass by on horseback, and it is common to see cows beings herded down the main road to a hand dug well on the beach for water and grazing. The property is located up over the ocean - 55 meters - so you can hear the waves crashing on the reef below. There are no buildings between the ocean and the property. There is a road in front of the property that takes you down to Manzanillo Beach (250 meters) which you can walk or drive. You can go south for less than 5 minutes and arrive at Hermosa Beach.

One of the great things about the beaches here are you can head down Manzanillo Beach all the way to the Bongo River (about 7 km) and somedays rarely see a footprint on the beach.

Below the property on the old road, there is a small, picturesque waterfall that is fed by our springs in the rainy season that flows under the beach road and onto the beach. Along the same road, there are a series of beautiful tide pools where you can find plenty of privacy almost any day of the year.

I love to fish and surf, and there is plenty of that here...just ask!

Getting around

One can arrive to the Nicoya Peninsula by direct bus out of San Jose, by renting a car and taking the ferry over from Puntarenas to Paquera, or by Sansa Air or Nature air flying into Tambor.

A car can be rented out of Tambor at Budget Car Rental.

Also, we can offer to pick you up by taxi in Tambor and brought directly to the property as well as stopping in Cobano for groceries for $50.

ATV's....We have negotiated very good prices with various rental agencies for ATV rentals. This is a great option for getting around and lots of fun. Just ask.

We have private and secure parking for our guests.

Finally, many guests ask if a car or ATV is necessary. It depends on the traveler. Some people love to walk and enjoy their time here walking everywhere and seeing everything at a slower pace. I am always impressed by this. But in general, I recommend some type of vehicle during your stay so you can really get to know everything the peninsula has to offer, but it is not necessary as we have taxis that provide great service to our guests and can take you anywhere you wish to go.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had an awesome stay at Trey's. You'll definitely want a car or a quad (Trey can help you get a deal on a quad) as it's pretty far out on some dusty, bumpy roads from shops & the more populated Santa Teresa area, but Trey's is a divine place to stay. It's a quiet and calm little piece of paradise. The pool was just wonderful, and the room was comfortable and clean, with AC that was very appreciated. We saw howler and white faced monkeys, and Trey picked us starfruit right off the tree when we arrived. The grounds were just beautiful, with tall trees, palms, and even a cashew bush. The beaches between Hermosa & Manzanillo are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen, and I loved waking up to bird calls every morning. A fantastic trip—I hope to return soon.

    March 2014
  • Trey's place is paradise!
    We stayed here for a few days and it was even better than the pictures or the description. The property is located on a hill, just a short drive to the beach. You are surrounded by beautiful ocean views and lush tress, there is a lot of privacy too. Be prepared to see monkeys, birds and lots of other critters.
    Trey is an awesome host. He's chill and genuine and wants you to experience the best of Costa Rica. One of the most friendliest guys I have ever met; lots of cool stories and tips so feel free to ask him about the area.
    I was sad to leave and we are already planning our next visit.
    Thanks Trey!

    February 2014
  • Trey was a great host. When we arrived we had the flu Trey went out of his way to help us. We stayed in a bungalow by the pool. The room was spotless. His dog winston is a sweet heart.Thankyou Trey for your care and concern.
    We decided to leave early and explore more of Costa Rica. Trey gave us great advice on places to see and stay,

    January 2014
  • This place was perfect. I stayed in one of the villas. It has views of the jungle AND every sunset, every night, off of both balconies!
    100 km to a close beach in Manzanillo, or a quick 10 minute drive to Santa Teresa beaches, where all the action is. Food, music, surfing, all of it. Rent a car, I rented a 4x4 vehicle, which made everything easier for the entire trip, as i didn't stay here for the whole time. Or you can rent an ATV in town, which is really fun, and probably cheaper.
    Trey is an awesome guy, he was fun to chat with when we were just hanging around the apartment and pool, and he gave more suggestions and directions than we knew what to do with.
    Winston his dog will keep you company and help you find some monkeys. One of the sweetest dogs I every met. Also there is a super sweet girl that manages the property who is always around too, so you'll never be without anything you might need.
    Check it out.. Pura Vida

    January 2013
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I'm a surfer/traveler who stumbled upon Mal Pais and Santa Teresa in 1993 and never could quite let go. I made the Manzanillo/Playa Hermosa area my home in 2001 and have never looked back - great waves, incredible natural setting, and interesting people - I've found my paradise. I've been fortunate to have lived all over the US, travel the roads with rock bands, drive through Central America by Jeep, live in Europe and Japan - all the while surfing - but I have been more fortunate to have had total strangers open their homes, hearts, family and cultures to me and show me things I could have never learned on my own. I'll never be able to thank them for their kindness and teachings, but I can repay them by passing what I can on to others. There's nothing I enjoy more thansharing what I've found here in this small, but unique corner of the world.
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