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2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

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1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Private small house half a mile from the beach. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room-kitchen, outdoor area, private parking.
Surrounded by 100 ft. trees, howler monkeys and birds!
Walk to the beach in 5 minutes on dirt roads...Pura Vida !!!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $21
Weekly Discount: 40%
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The space

Private small house-cabin half a mile from the beach. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room-kitchen, outdoor area, private parking.
Perfect for a couple or 2 friends.
Right in the heart of the very small village of "Los Pargos", more known as Playa Negra, but isolated from noise by 2 rivulets and very tall trees.
5-10 minutes walking away from some shops and good restaurants
"World-class" surfing in the area, not only Playa negra, but many other spots.
Amazing wildlife, both on land and sea. turtles, colorful fish, whales, iguanas, monkees at the door, armadillos, tropical birds...

Playa Negra is a beautiful dark-sand beach famous in the surfing community for its right-hand barrel waves. The beach lays on the Pacific coast in Costa Rica's hot province of Guanacaste. Its location sits in close proximity to other popular beach breaks including "Little Hawaii" on Playa Avellanas, a short 10-minute drive away.
Playa Negra is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes from the town of Liberia and its international airport. The drive from San Jose takes 4-5 hours crossing the Tempisque Bridge. Another option for travel from San Jose is to take a domestic flight to the popular tourist destination of Tamarindo, which is approximately a 35-minute drive away (perhaps a slightly longer drive in the rainy season.) Daily public buses leave from Santa Cruz, but a taxi or rental car is recommended. Santa Cruz also has the last available gas station in the area. After Santa Cruz, the road passes through Paraiso, a small community 4km from Playa Negra.

Guest access

House, parking, garden.

Interaction with guests

My housekeeper Jeremy will help you out with whatever is needed. he lives in next house, about 200 yards away.

The neighborhood

Quiet, very quiet... yet right in the center of town, 5 minute walking to everywhere. Monkeys don't know about it and might wake you up in the morning :)
2 small grocery shops right by, so that's fine.

Getting around

Public transportation is not the best...and this is an understatement. Bus twice a day to Santa Cruz, and it will take forever. But if you want to experience the real Costa Rica jump on it ! Otherwise, walk, run, rent a bycicle, hitch a ride....

Other things to note

Water is scarce in all of Guanacaste (Northwestern Costa Rica) so please use moderately. specially in the months of March, April and June...

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Take care of the property and enjoy as much as possible! Catch a good wave for me !

No pets at all. Two reasons: I have had problems with allergies before, and they will bother, attack and even kill my other "pets" (Iguanas mainly, they are on a loosing battle with dogs...monkeys don't like to be barked at either...)



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2 nights minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Jessica User Profile
February 2016
I spent the month of February at the cabina and I felt right at home. Jeremy who oversees the property was friendly, and a great help when I needed it. Although there are a few properties nearby (not too close), the cabina feels private, and somewhat secluded. The space is bright, airy, and simple but it has all the basic things that you need. My stay was very quiet and relaxing. This is definitely the right place to stay if you want to experience Costa Rica as it really is; totally off the beaten path and like a local. I will consider staying again & would certainly recommend this property.

Peter User Profile
January 2016
We enjoyed our stay. The cabin was more than sufficient for our needs. For the first time in a long time we experienced zero construction noise during our getaway. Pretty peaceful. Attentive caretaker - easy to get along with - disregard older reviews that state otherwise. We used the cabin as a home base. Close enough to Tamarindo for day tripping. Rent a car! Small car is adequate for the roads to and from Liberia. It took us about 1.5 hours to drive from Liberia.

Kathleen User Profile
October 2015
The host canceled this reservation 20 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Sophia User Profile
August 2015
The property was nice. The property manager was difficult to deal with. But we loved the community, lots of nice restaurants.

We stayed at Alfonso's for 25 days in December-January. As airbnb guests ourselves, we really think Alfonso's cabina is the perfect set up to enjoy Los Pargos and Playa Negra, the local way. 7 minutes walk to the beach (perfect for swimming in the waves at sandy beach or surfing), with an awesome and quiet neighbourhood and neighbours. The property manager on location lives next door. He was welcoming, generous, full of useful local knowledge, he hooked us up with the right people for the right activities and saved us a lot of research time. He found us great long (9') surfboards made by the best local shaper. We are beginner surfers and December-January was perfect to learn. There are 2 beaches literally side by side, one is good for learning and the other one to catch long waves as you get better. The cabina itself has everything you need. Gas stove, well water, fridge, fans, cleaning products, etc. Costa Rica is full of life so expect a few ants, spiders, grasshoppers, etc. But Alfonso's as a lot less bugs around than a lot of other properties we saw there. From the Liberia airport to the cabina, worst case scenario, it costs a 80$ taxi (which you can negotiate). Other then that, ask Alfonso if he can hook you up with a local for a ride. Renting a car is a good option if you have the budget for it but we were able to manage without it. We got the chance to have 2 bikes and we would really recommend them to enjoy the full potential of the area. You can probably rent bikes in a local shop or The property manager would certainly be able to find some to rent for you. Overall 5 stars experience. Playa negra has the perfect mix between local Ticos and candian/american ex-pats. Easy going feeling with a few bars but really quiet passed midnight. Our recommendations ; Horseback riding at Molly's (costa rica equestrian vacations), surf at playa negra(7minutes walk) and playa avellanas(10 minutes bike), Gina's bar(10 minutes walking), morning yoga at the peace retreat(7 minutes bike ride), barra honda caves(1h30 drive), Rincon de la vieja (45 minutes drive), Las tecas groceries( 10 minutes bike) and anything else that the property manager and great neighbours will recommend.

Elisa User Profile
November 2014
Great Cabina, clean and super close to Playa Negra and local markets Even tho there is no a/c, the high powered ceiling fans in each room and the fact the the house is shaded by the trees made it very comfortable during this time of year. I will for sure be back. Elisa

Lauren & Brady User Profile
April 2014
WE LOVE STAYING HERE!!!! This was our second time to stay on Alfonso's property (although our first time in this cabin - we've stayed in the other house previously). Alfonso is extremely quick to answer any questions or needs that you have and has always been very friendly and helpful. His property manager, Juan, is the nicest and most trust-worthy guy you'll ever meet. He takes great care of the houses and was remarkably helpful during our stays. We will absolutely be back next year. By the way, it is crazy close to the beach... absolutely the best way to experience Costa Rica. Plus, this cabin gets great breeze!

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Alfonso User Profile

Actualmente viviendo en España, por lo que alquilo mi casa en Costa Rica. Y echandola de menos !!!
Para ti esto no sera un problema! A tu llegada mi amigo, cliente y socio Jeremy (si, todo!) te recibira y se ocupara muy bien de ti !

Currently living in Spain, which is why I rent my house in Costa Rica. And I'm missing it !!!
Don't worry, my friend, tenant and partner on this rental (yes, all of it !) Jeremy lives next door and will take good care of you

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