The spacious house surrounded by a creek, river and the Pacific Ocean in what Costa Ricans call a "playa viva" as sands, depending on rains, winds, waves, tides, sun and moon, change constantly, has a fenced beautiful garden full of birds.
Playa Agujas, a mostly calm and safe to swim beach is very quiet except on weekends when local families come to enjoy beach life. It is wonderful to live with the rhythmic sounds of the waves and the song of birds.
The house is spacious with large windows, beautiful hardwood floors upstairs, large kitchen, BarBQ, terrace and shaded garden with palm trees and an enourmous cenizaro, poinciana and ficus where macaws, parrots, toucans and 100 birds come to feed or play all day long.
From Juan Santamaria Airport on the 27 towards Jaco, in about one hour And a few minutes you arrive to Playa Agujas. Through a gate you park almost in front of the house you will get detailed directions if you contact me.
Interaction with guests
You will be the only guests, as we preffer to rent to one family or group. Johnny Lopez will probably be the one to welcome you. Johnny is at ease in both, American and Costa Rican culture and language. He will introduce you to Agujas and the surrounding area. Please make arrangements as to your time of arrival and when to meet. He will be available on phone for any information or help you may need. Weelder, or Lila and little Dana who live in a smaller caretaker's house on the property are also available to give you the keys and any help you need.
Other things to note
It is a perfect place to meet with relatives and friends. The beach provides excellent walks and sometimes depending on the tide you can walk a few kilometers to the Fiesta del Marisco, a very good restaurant on the beach. There is also Bar Agujas about 300 meters from the house which has good food and fun local color with dancing and caraoki on most saturdays. The best rice and beans and patacones in Costa Rica and other delicious dished is available at "Gusticos" a restaurant of Santiago y Leticia also 300 meters away, on the road coming into Agujas. They will also bring ready-made food to the house or come and cook for you if wish.
Lila is available to sweep and clean every two days. If you would like your clothes washed she will do this at an extra cost.
There is a large "rancho," an open but roofed area in the garden for outside activities. Gato, our diver fisherman friend will bring you fish galore he will also take you fishing to surronding beaches or across the bay (if it is during the non rainy season )
Sheets, towels, soap, toiletpaper, etc are provided but , please bring your own beach towel.
Please do not smoke indoors. Please take good care and enjoy the house and its location as much as we do!
Be careful with the keys and hand them back to Lila as following guests will require them.
Only paying guests allowed in the house.
i am 65 and love where i live. Most of the day i am working with clay or paints or writing or gardening or reading, or cooking, with friends swimming or walking.
I love classical music, museums, travelling, new places, meeting people.
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