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Book this 1 bedroom house in Santa Teresa today! A total of 3 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 13 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $600 to as high as $700, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Mar 10, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
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About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 10 Mar 2017
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Santa-teresa Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- Satellite TV
- Private garden
- Shared garden
- Smoking allowed
– based on 13 reviews
- Very Good
“Home away from home!”
My boyfriend and I recently had the chance to stay in Villa Jakal for 3 weeks. The villa itself is small and simple, equip it with everything you need for a relaxing stay. The villa is situated in the side of a hill providing spectacular views of Manzanillo Beach and the brilliant sunsets. The beach along with a small convenience store and restaurant are about a ten minute walk from the villas. Manzanillo Beach is a great swimming beach at high tide and a great spot to watch the local fishermen at work. The surfing spots are further south in Playa Hermosa and Santa Teresa. In order to get around, we rented a quad in town for $350 a week. If you are interested in exploring more of the area I suggest getting a quad or motorbike! Martha and axel are great hosts and can help you with anything you need. If you are lucky enough you will get to experience axel's great cooking and an amazing dance lesson from Martha! I would recommend a stay in Villa Jakal for couples looking to get away from busy cities to stay in a quiet town surrounded by nature. We are so happy to have met Martha and axel and to have stayed in such a beautiful place!
Response from the owner Anna and George,we are gratefull because the time we spend together, wish your plans come true this yeear and we will wait until your next hollidays, if we are honored with your visit again. best Axel
“Great owners great location!”
The two main reasons to stay at Villa Jakal are the owners axel and Martha. They can't do enough for you. They live on the property and they answer their email and requests while you're there immediately. We asked to rent bikes and 2 were delivered the next morning. Axel picked us up at the van drop off point in Santa Teresa and stopped so we could buy groceries and charged half the price of a taxi! They even arranged for someone to pick us up and take us to the van drop off when we left because they weren't available. As for the condo, you can tell from the price, it is not going to be a 3 star resort. It is basically a kitchen, bedroom, small bathroom. Certainly adequate for our needs. The stove is 2 burner propane, a full sized refrigerator, and utensils for two. There were no closets but axel had made 4 hanging shelves in the bedroom that held all our things. The bed was comfortable with an overhead fan. There was air conditioning but we did not need it. There was a TV cable but we did not ask for a TV. They charge extra for electricity but don't worry, ours came to $14 for 10 days! Showers were warm with the typical Costa Rican water heater over the shower head. There were also shelves in the bathroom. We had no problem with the internet anywhere in the condo. The two small balconies overlooked the ocean. We were walking distance from the ocean. The condo is up a good sized hill but you will be glad it is. All roads are dirt and the dust is incredible at street level. We were above all that in the clean air where you could wake to the sound of the ocean, the howler monkeys and the birds. Manzanillo beach is calm water for swimming. Surfing is about 2 miles away at Playa Hermosa or 5 miles away at Playa Santa Teresa. The beaches must be undiscovered because nobody is there. Even at the surfer beaches there were about 30 people surfing. It is like having your own private beach! Would we stay there again? In a heartbeat!
Response from the owner Thanks you Anne and Ted for this review, we were blessed for your visit and your good energy. Your words are very usefull for us but most for future guest. Wish you the best,hope to see you again. Axel
“Comoda y con buena vista”
La casa esta en alto, sobre la playa Manzanillo, cerca de sta teresa. Tiene todas las comodidades, pero si es importante contar con un buen auto para poder desplazarse (4x4).
Response from the owner Gracias por tu recomendacion Rocio es muy util, hoy han llegado unos huespedes en un carro sencillo y bajo sin problemas.Para quienes quieran descansar, la casa esta a solo 150m de la playa y 500m a restaurantes o supermercados para quienes no deseen estar manejando alrededor o bicicletas para hacer ejercicio al tiempo que recorre el lugar. Siempre ofrecemos a los huespedes un seguimiento cuando vienen en camino y reporte del estado actual de las rutas.
Beautiful place!! I would recommend this place to people looking for peace, relaxation, surf, family vacation, contact with nature,etc. Do not hesitate, this is the place you are looking for!! Un lugar maravilloso, como pocos hay...la vista es impresionante,es mucho mejor de lo que aparece en fotos, porque además la acompaña el relajante sonido de las olas del mar a toda hora. Nos hospedamos en Villa Kiva(preciosa), pero además tuvimos el placer de conocer Villa Jakal que es igualmente acogedora, cómoda, tranquila y con vistas impresionantes. La propiedad está rodeada de naturaleza, los monos se pasean sobre los árboles y es una experiencia única el poder admirarlos, el canto de los pájaros es hermoso y que tal tomar una ducha admirando las olas del mar. El lugar es impresionante. Playa Manzanillo está muy cerca, solo bajando una cuestita, y es muy privada, mis hijos disfrutaron mucho. Pero también se pueden visitar otras playas como hermosa y santa teresa para los amantes del surf y mal país que es una belleza. Inclusive pudimos visitar Montezuma que nos encantó. La atención de los dueños es maravillosa, son personas únicas, de un corazón precioso y que se ganan tu cariño de entrada.Los asados son los mejores, además de buena comida disfrutamos de una compañía inigualable. Gracias axel y Marthita por todo, disfrutamos muchísimo y los chicos también, nos sentimos en casa y encontramos la paz, tranquilidad y disfrute que andábamos buscando. Esperamos volver muy pronto !!
Response from the owner Gracias Melissa por compartir tus comentarios con la comunidad Trip Advisor y para nosotros es una gran motivacion saber que lo han disfrutado. Cada check out es el desprendimiento de una parte nuestra que solo se vuelve a completar con su regreso.
“Pleasant, quiet, and private location with a great view”
The Villa Jakal offers a cozy, quiet getaway in Manzanillo, ideal for travelers looking to stay outside of the busier beaches at Santa Teresa and Malpais. The hosts, Axel and Martha, were very warm and welcoming, and helped us with rentals and the other logistics of our stay. The Villa itself is the perfect size for two people, and is also clean and equipped for a short- or long-term stay. It has a great view of the ocean and is within walking distance to a beachside restaurant and the small town center of Manzanillo. There is an abundance of wildlife to see in the area, especially just north of Manzanillo where there is a large nature reserve. Since the location is a bit difficult to reach, it is best to have your own car -- though axel is willing to give you rides to town or call taxis if not. Overall highly recommended for travelers who are looking for peace, quiet, and privacy at a beautiful location on the Nicoya peninsula.
Response from the owner Tommy: thanks to give us the opportunity to be the host of this family reunion that meet here from places so distant as California and Honduras. If we had vacancy in the other bigger house we could make an upgrade for you, the 3 to be more comfortable, but was reserved because the hollidays brake. Also thanks for share the pictures about the wildlife and horse ride on the beach of the wildlife refuge. Hope to see you and your family again. Martha
“La combinacion perfecta para el descanso.”
Tranquilidad y belleza natural, tours de aventura, refugios de vida silvestre, vida nocturna, siempre hemos tenido la amabilidad y disponibilidad de los anfitriones para recomendaciones y servicio y compartir buenos momentos en la Casa club, parrilla incluida.
Response from the owner Estimado Miguel: Nada ha cambiado desde tu visita, sigue siendo un lugar tranquilo, donde la paz y la cordialidad de los locales sigue siendo un tesoro bien guardado.
“Un escape al PaRaiso.,Atencion Esmerada”
Cinco Km. de playa Virgen.Refugio de Vidas Silvestres a pasos de distancia.En los restaurantes cercanos,buena comida de mariscos frescos. Los dueños nos organizaron turst a caballo ,buceo,fuimos de pesca, y ademas vida nocturna en los pueblos cercanos.Los dueños siempre estuvieron disponibles y nos dieron recomendaciones para disfrutar y hasta nos hicieron un asado, en la parrilla de la casa Club.
Response from the owner Querida Olinda, el placer de haberte recibido fue nuestro, nos has hecho sentir como una gran familia. Esperamos volver a hospedarte pronto.
Excellent attention and a nice place to stay, its a very beautyful place full of nature. Very nice landcapes and pretty nice view to the ocean
Response from the owner We are going to be excellent only if we can make you and your lovely family come again, for now we are just good enough. Martha & Axel
“Peace and harmony with nature”
Our small family stayed at villa jakal for six weeks and the place is right in the jungle with ocean view on a hill on top of Manzanillo beach. The place is beautiful , and if you like quiet and peacefull places to go on your holidays , this is it. The only things you will hear are the ocean, birds, and monkeys. Also there is no dust cause is up the hill, and 200 meters of the main road. The hosts axel and Martha are super nice people,they make us feel at home right away and everything we neeed they got it for us. I surf and went fishing all the time, is a 15 min drive to santa teresa. I love the place, nothing fancy but We never had a problem adapting to villa jakal.
Response from the owner Well said that ¨nothing fancy¨, we do not treat the guest as kings, we just see them as our family. You and your lovely family will have always a space in our place, as you have it already in our hearts. Martha & Axel