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Beach Front Paradise!

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Holiday Rental House
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
3 Full baths

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Reviews (15)
Liandra W.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We had the most amazing stay here. This really is ...
We had the most amazing stay here. This really is a piece of paradise. The beach was glorious with the jungle as a backdrop. You can walk along the beach for miles. The waves are perfect for body boarding,- there are some at the property which is great, surfing (you can hire some locally) or just swimming. We hardly saw anybody. We had 2 full days of very heavy rain but the porch is a great place to sit and relax. There is over an hour of dirt road to get to the property but that only increases it’s charm. We did have to drive through 3 rivulets so I would definitely recommend a 4x4. We went on a boat trip further up the coast and saw whales, dolphins and turtles- absolutely incredible! Cheyo and his wife are lovely, very friendly and very willing to impart knowledge and show you things. They don’t speak English but Google translate works well. Views from the main 2 bedrooms are magnificent! The air conditioning in the rooms works very well and really helps. The outside shower is great after swimming in the sea. I would definitely recommend filling up with petrol and doing a grocery shop before arriving. We have 3 children- 18, 15 and 11 and they all loved it here. If you like peace and tranquility and a bit of paradise with a pristine beach virtually to yourself this is the place for you!
Written September 21, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Nicole A.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We spent 5 days at Sand Dollar Cove with three gen...
We spent 5 days at Sand Dollar Cove with three generations of family and had an absolutely perfect trip. The beach is truly spectacular - beautiful, clean, with warm gentle water, and almost no one else in sight. Inside the house is clean and comfortable, and the air conditioning in the bedrooms was a nice reprieve from the hot weather, but the breeze off the ocean made even outdoors pleasant even in high temperatures. The caretaker, Cheyo, was very friendly and responsive the few times we needed help with something. We really couldn't have asked for a better trip. It's off the beaten path but 100% worth it.
Written August 22, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

tanYA A.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
I CANT explain how magical this place is. My famil...
I CANT explain how magical this place is. My family of 5 were very excited to stay here. It is truly paradise. Horses came to the house and we rode them on the beach. Cheyo made us the biggest bonfire we have ever seen. He and his wife are so kind and amazing. We will be back.
Written August 10, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Our family of five LOVED staying at sand dollar co...
Our family of five LOVED staying at sand dollar cove. It was well worth the journey to get there, as it is off the beaten path. Cheyo’s hospitality as caretaker of the property was one of our highlights of our whole trip! If you come we highly recommend you hire him to cook for you during your stay. We asked him to make his ceviche for us, and it was wonderful - made with fish he caught that morning, and he prepared fried fish and chips for the kids. His Carne Asada was amazing too! It’s hard to overstate the beauty of the house’s location. Lush foliage is everywhere! Warm water meant long swim sessions for us and our kids (12, 9 & 7) during low tide on the gorgeous, quiet beach. We loved exploring the nearby tide pools and relaxing outside. Highly encourage you to make the drive in daylight hours. Come with most of what you will need for your stay as the grocery stores are not real close. Communication with the owners and Cheyo the caretaker was great! If you love fresh coffee, either bring a grinder or have your coffee ground before you come - we didn’t think to ask about a grinder, and ended up using the blender to grind our coffee. The house itself is wonderful, though it seems like it is within a year or two of needing some capital improvements for it to continue to be a comfortable place to stay. We would LOVE to stay here again if we make it back to Costa Rica. We highly recommend it!
Written July 23, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Lisa R.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Our time here was magical. You basically have your...
Our time here was magical. You basically have your own beach to explore! You will see a few locals on the beach but rarely a tourist. The property is lush and beautiful with entertaining howler monkeys swinging through the trees. There’s nothing better than hearing the waves crash into the beach as you are laying on a chaise lounge enjoying a beverage. There are some amazingly good restaurants nearby that are locally owned with incredible food (Restaurant San Miguel up the street and Aromas about 15 min away and soooo good!). Also, going to the Butterfly Farm for a tour with Mike who is an Entomologist was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! Shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes, bathing suits and flip flops are all you really need to pack…maybe a dressier shirt for dinner or a sundress. Make sure you rent a car that can handle the dirt roads and can go through wet creek beds on your way to the property. Also look out for dogs, iguanas and an occasional Brahma Bull on the road! You will create a ton of incredible memories if you stay here!
Written July 16, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Kristie K.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
My family and I recently had the pleasure to escap...
My family and I recently had the pleasure to escape to this hidden gem on Playa San Miguel coast. I, too, now understand why others have not wanted to give a review - to keep this place a secret! The beach itself, just a few steps from the house provided a stunning backdrop for the ultimate beachside getaway. We visited in the off season, so it was not crowded. The most amount of people that we saw on the beach at once was 6! Elizabeth was wonderful, extremely attentive and responsive and provided detailed information for us. And, Cheyo, was the absolute best. Always there to help if we needed him. We did opt for he and his wife to cook for us one evening (we chose fish and shrimp) and it was absolutely incredible. One of the best meals of our Costa Rican trip. The house was absolutely perfect for our family. We brought along our two teens, so they each had their own room and shared a bathroom, and then my mom had a main suite with private bathroom upstairs, and we did, too. All bedrooms have air conditioning in them. The linens were all top of the line and extremely comfortable beds. We did rent an all AWD vehicle to get there (as I believe this is a necessity) and we stopped at one of the larger grocery stores before arriving. We ate at The Pizza Treehouse - great food. And also to at the El Barco restaurant which is quite new and beautiful with excellent food. Off season so other places were not open. Excellent vacation with memories to last a lifetime! Thank you!!
Written June 8, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Julie B.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
This is the most gorgeous property we have ever se...
This is the most gorgeous property we have ever seen. The pristine tropical beach is literally steps from the door and almost no one but us. The house is comfortable and well equipped. Elizabeth is a fantastic host and very available and responsive. Cheyo, the groundskeeper, was helpful and pleasant, giving us all the privacy we wanted. This is a lovely, relaxing piece of heaven.
Written April 14, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Mendy P.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We had such a marvelous time at SDC this past week...
We had such a marvelous time at SDC this past week. It was everything the listing said it would be plus so much more! We had 7 of us total, 2 families represented and this home felt like home from the moment we walked in. The view is literally a million dollar view and the space is well thought out for a beach front getaway. Our teens had a blast boogie boarding(boards provided) right out on our “private” beach. We had the honor to meet Eddy the local surf school instructor and rented some of his surf boards for the week. The beach itself was insane, with near by tide pools(10min walk up the beach) to lounge in, waves were perfect for surfing and swimming. We even surfed with the manta rays which was epic. Elizabeth and Cheyo were amazing to work with and attentive to all our needs. This experience was one of the highlights of my life and I will treasure it always! Thank you
Written April 12, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Ann E.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We started in San Jose, went to Monte Verde, and f...
We started in San Jose, went to Monte Verde, and finally ended our vacation at this little gem. This is the perfect place to unwind and unplug. Cheyo doesn’t speak any English but that doesn’t stop him from having an animated conversation with you. He’s lovely. The drive there—at least the one we took—consists of pavement, then gravel, then potholes (typical Costa Rica), so I would definitely recommend a 4-wheel drive. The ocean water is the perfect temperature but we didn’t do much more than wading because of rip currents—not exclusive to this beach. We only saw a few people a day so it was truly like our own private piece of heaven. I would highly recommend this place.
Written February 13, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Barbra D.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
What a beautiful house!!!! It was perfect. If you ...
What a beautiful house!!!! It was perfect. If you want to unwind and spend time with the people you are traveling with this is the place. Elizabeth is an excellent host and very responsive. The house is well appointed and the location is fabulous. This is not in a super touristy area so if you are looking for night life not the place for you. Cheyo and his wife are lovely people and on the property but only speak Spanish but Elizabeth is promptly available to help with and communication issues. There are some really good restaurants a short walk or drive from the house, we loved San Miguel restaurant the most. Cheyo got us a freshly caught fish and cleaned it for us ..... delicious! Word of caution, keep your refuse recyclables away from the house or you will attract unwanted bees and insects. We definitely will be back! Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your little piece of paradise with us!
Written February 7, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access

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