Kitchen/family room  nice and open!Walkway to the outdoor shower, patio and house.

4 guests

2 rooms

3 beds

1 bath

4 guests

2 rooms

3 beds

1 bath

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Furnished, Private & secure. A/C room, 2 bedrooms, Lg. patio area, wifi, 10 minute walk to Playa Negra, 2 minute walk to Cafe La Ventana, Available by day, week or monthly. 1 free cappuccino at Cafe la Ventana with a min. 2 night stay.


Extra people: £8 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £16
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

Located on a beautiful 1.25 acre property. Budget friendly, Airy, natural, safe, clean basic accommodations. Close to Town and the beach.

Guest access

WiFi, A/C, Walking distance to Yoga, Surfing, the beach, SUP, Cafe's , bars and mini market. One free breakfast at Cafe la Ventana included in 2 night stay. Great place to eat open Tues.- Sat 9am-2pm

Interaction with guests

I am off premise, live close by and I am available. Will personally be there to greet guest and get them situated.

The neighbourhood

Quiet, off the beaten path, close to nature, Monkeys in the trees around the home and neighborhood. Pristine beaches and world class waves. great dinning options close by. Yoga, SUP tours and lessons, Horse riding tours, great snorkeling.

Getting around

For guest who do not have their own vehicle, there are local taxis available for trips to near by towns, banks, ATM's and airport. Playa Negra beach and town are within 10 minute walking distance. We are located 30 minutes from Tamarindo, and 10 minutes to Avellanas in car. There are buses to Santa Cruz and other towns. Most people walk or use bikes around the area because everything is so close. There is a place for parking on the property so if you have a rental car it will be safe. We can help you arrange transport, taxi service etc.

Other things to note

My offering is a basic no frills house. Safe, clean, basic and private. It is perfect for people who are looking to spend some time in Playa Negra without spending a fortune. One free Cappuccino at Cafe la Ventana included in 2 night stay. Great place to eat open Tues.- Sat 9am-2pm

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking inside, respect the property, Owner maintains a quiet life and is looking for like minded guest that live tranquilo. Pura Vida!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

2 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Lauren User Profile
March 2017
Our stay at Johnny's Airbnb was amazing. The ideal location for our first time in Costa Rica! We were maybe 10-15 min walk from the beach, Playa Negra. The space was very open and minimalist, with a Costa Rican flair. One bedroom has a rest AC unit and that's where we slept every night. It gets cool quickly so you find yourself turning it off after it runs for a little bit. Remember you are in the jungle, so creepy crawlers will be present.. mostly ants, so keeping everything nice and clean is a must. You will occasionally feel one or two on you while you're sleeping but just swat them off and you'll be fine. Johnnys girlfriend, Jen, runs the cafe down the road - Cafe La Ventana - where she makes breakfast/lunch and smoothies, juices and lemonade. Try the howler monkey smoothie and the mint lemonade.. so good! Johnny was super helpful to answer any questions we had. Everyone in playa negra is super friendly, locals and expats alike. They all say hi to you when you're out and about, and everyone's your friend by the end of your trip. We definitely didn't want to leave after our 10 days spent at Johnny's and will definitely be back sooner than later!

Maggie User Profile
March 2017
We had an amazing time at Johnny's place. It's a beautiful, original build out that you can tell has some time and a lot of love put into it. We loved that instead of closed windows, there was just a grated metal screen that let the wind through, but not the critters. The outdoor shower was the perfect end to a day at the beach, Playa Negra, a quick ride or 20 minute walk from the property. Cafe La Ventana (and Jen, the owner) was very flexible in making something off menu for us, not to mention super delicious! We accidentally locked ourselves out late one night and Johnny was over to help us out in no time. As is anywhere is Costa Rica, the ants will come around when food is out, but they didn't bother us at all. Thanks for the stay and conversation, we got lucky choosing to stay here!

Dominique User Profile
January 2017
What a wonderful place for our family to live the real and wild Costa Rica! It was the perfect place to ear all the wild sounds (many birds and monkeys), to be safe (the house is very well protected and secured) and to be totally self-sufficient (fully and well equiped to cook). The place is really huge and spacious for 3 people, we tried to eat more to get proportionnal to the house... ;) The house is located about 20 minutes walking to Playa Negra. It's not that long but we were glad to have a car to go back and forth to the beach because of the extreme heat in the afternoon. I recommend to rent a car, especially if you have kids. Johnny is the perfect host for a good welcoming, travel and helpful tips while he was respectful of our privacy. We won't hesitate to rent the place again. Patrice, Dom and Lee :)

Eric User Profile
January 2017
We spent 9 days here at Johnny's and it was a great experience. He helped us first get a taxi from Liberia to his home and then answered any question we had very quickly. The house is very spacious and has a great Costa Rican vibe to it. It's only a mile from the beach so we decided to rent bikes and that made it much easier getting back and forth. I'd highly recommend this place to any adventurer that wants the true Costa Rica experience! Make sure to stop by his smoothie shop as they are the best in town. Thanks again Johnny!!

Bertan User Profile
January 2017
Johnny was a great host. The house was clean and ready when we looked exactly like the pictures if not better. Host was available to answer questions. The location was great but you might need a car to drive to the beach and restaurants. Will definitely be in touch with Johnny when we visit Playa Negra again.

Leo User Profile
December 2016
I liked the location and that it came well equipped for your immediate needs. Johnny styles you out with ice cold beers and a cool jug of spring water, coffee and stacks of clean towels. Really it is all you can ask for from a fantastic host, Johnny Mañana is by far the most accommodating and the casa is situated in a gorgeous forest of deciduous tropical hardwoods. Thanks Johnny! We will be back, for sure!

Esteban User Profile
December 2016
Johnny's is awesome! the house is not far from the beach. Johnny is a super nice guy and knows the area and can help you with anything you need. If you're going to Playa Negra, this is a great place to stay. If you want to experience life in nature this is the place to go, your kids will love it, is unique, it's just awesome.....

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Playa Negra, Costa Rica · Joined in May 2014
Johnny User ProfileJohnny is a superhost.

mellow, relaxed, friendly, funny, creative, artist, love the ocean... I like rainy days and sunny days. I have lived here in Playa Negra for 20 years and love to share the ins and outs of this area with visitors.

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