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“Living in the jungle, with perks!”
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The view of the house from the garden
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The view of the house from the garden
Rustic gate identifies the property and provides secure parking
Secure parking behind the gate, garden conceals the home from the road.
Meandering paths provide views of lush tropical plantings provide beauty and wildlife habitat.
At the frog pond, a Y, left goes to owner's upstairs, right to your private garden apartment.
The downstair's apartment looks over 100 species of bromeliads, orchids, and other tropical plants.
Bedroom made up with two twin beds featuring Tommy Bahama prints.
Bedroom made up with Kingsized furnishings
Bathroom sink and pedestal carved from a tree trunk
A private outdoor shower provides hot plumbed water among an ancient tree and mosaic murals.
Viewed from the living area
Sentry guards your corner of the garden
Resident sloth in garden tree (property fencing does not obstruct or affect arboreal animals)
Paths that led you to the home, lead you out for your adventures in the neighborhood.
The beach at Playa Chiquita, just a 5 minute walk.  It may take you 20 though with all you'll see.
Local fisherman casts a bait net from shore at Playa Chiquita
Ship rock in Manzanillo, 7 kms SE.  An easy bike ride, or walk down via beach and take the bus back.
A local man leads his horse home from the day's grazing spot.
Local panga in the cove at sunset.  Calm water, sunset, palms... our Caribe Sur.
The house from the garden at night along lighted paths
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Province of Limon

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jwo22
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Living in the jungle, with perks!”
Reviewed 12 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Staying at Angler's Lair was a unique experience you likely won't find elsewhere. We experienced the combination of being surrounded by nature yet secure in our accommodations, plus having attentive hosts who provided the perfect amount of privacy. The suite was spotless, gorgeous and absolutely one-of-a-kind with artistic and natural touches throughout. The location also was perfect - just far enough from the 'bustle' of Puerto Viejo, and a short walk to groceries and good restaurants nearby, as well as beautiful beaches. Janet and Nick are wonderful people who genuinely want others to experience this piece of paradise they've carved out for themselves.

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Liked best: Privacy and location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Feb 2015
Thank you for the generous comments. Nick and I really enjoyed meeting both of you, and it was a pleasure to share your company a few times. It tickled us that you were so happy with the random wildlife spottings, and had such appreciation for the plentiful birding opportunities here and close by. It reminded us how fortunate we are to live in/among such spectacular flora and fauna!! The morning you left the beautiful Lattice Tail Trogon was feeding off the palm right in front of the apartment. I think they showed up just a few hours late for your photo-shoot! And then this morning, a large group--10-12--of the Collared Aracaris feeding in the big tree by the shower, gave me fond memories of you.
Thank you again for taking the time to review your stay. We hope you'll visit again!
Nick and Janet
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Ente1882
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Exactly what we were looking for!”
Reviewed 6 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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person found this review helpful

We spent some days in Janet's beautiful house and it was just amazing!
The house was very clean and the details of decoration were just unique. The bathroom is spectacular with its wooden washing table and the cute little mosaics everywhere. The outdoor shower has warm water and makes you feel part of the nature.
The open kitchen is well equiped , so you can prepare easyly your own food at home.
Janet and nick,Americans, are great hosts, the live in the upper part of the house. They were very helpful and gentle.
The beach of Chiquita , for me one of the nicest in the area of puerto viejo, it's just a 3 min foot walk away. There is a grocery and several restaurants nearby in easy walk distance.
We would defenetly recommend this accommodation and hope to come back!

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Management Response
20 Feb 2015
You're so kind to leave such a detailed review!! Putting the apartment together was a labor of love for us. Nick and I are the classic "Do-It-Yourselfer" who spent weekends at Home Depot when we lived in the US, so we've found a replacement here with jungle ingenuity and upcycling used/discarded items. The furniture you commented on was all crafted from the framing of an old house that was torn down. The sink, fashioned from a giant log, was in that house. The mosaics are projects that kept me busy when the seas are too high for fishing or it's too wet for gardening, and the gardens, well, they are how we not only feed our bellies but our soul. I have always felt happiest when my fingers are in the dirt!
It was a pleasure to have you in our home and wish you well in your future travels. If you're ever back here, we would delight in your company again.
Nick and Janet
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Maine
Reviewed 8 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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