Hi, I'm Mary!

We first visited Costa Rica in 1994 to study Spanish and quickly fell in love with the Caribbean coast! The lush, vibrant landscape, delicious food, plentiful wildlife, and laid back, peaceful lifestyle continues to spell paradise for us. There is so much to do here! Snorkel, scuba, nature hike, dolphin watch, explore waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, ride bikes,zip line, beach hop, or just laze about reading in a hammock; it's all good! One of the things we love about this coast is that people are not allowed to build right on the beach, preserving the natural beauty for all who stroll along gazing out at the sparkling turquoise waters.

Victor and I designed our home to blend in with the natural beauty of it's surroundings. We feel it invites guests to view nature and wildlife from a comfortable perch, even while performing every day tasks of cooking or doing the dishes. We hope you'll love it as much as we do!

Here is my property:

Exterior view: lovely, spacious Bella Sirena
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Manzanillo Home
3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / Sleeps 8

“ Excellent ”4 Reviews



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Per night:$175 - $200
Per week:$1,050 - $1,200
Pets allowed:Yes

Welcome to La Bella Sirena, a rainforest rental located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in Manzanillo, Limon. Check out our site... We hope to see you soon! THE HOUSE: The house is a large, indigenous style home, handcrafted of the finest local hardwoods. Our tropical...

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Pura Vida

“ Excellent ”
August 24, 2014
We recently returned home from a wonderful and relaxing stay at La Bella Sirena. We travelled with three boys (two teenagers) and we could not have asked for more. The "jungle house", as we nicknamed it, is located in the middle of the jungle. During our morning coffee, we enjoyed the sights of howler monkeys, toucans, sloths and morpho blue butterflies. The home is well taken care of, spacious and lovely. Mary is a wonderful host and the house manager is absolutely fabulous. She attended to all of our needs, booked tours for us and assisted us whenever needed. She is worth her weight in gold !! The home is located very close to the Manzanillo beach--a short bike ride away. It is a lovely beach where you can snorkel the reef or hike through the wilderness refuge. Give Abel, a local guide, a call, he is terrific. The house is also located on a bus route to Puerto Viejo, Cahuita and Limon. We did not have a car so we either used the bikes or the local bus service which was easy to figure out. Thanks to Mary, we were also able to have a local person come into the home to make our meals....she was a terrific cook and really made it a vacation for my husband and I. We all loved this home. Our boys were able to have their own space on the second floor and we had down time on the first floor. It is a great property and a great location in Costa Rica. The village of Manzanillo is quiet, full of wildlife, great beaches and hiking and the local people are very friendly and helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend this property and we will certainly return to Costa Rica and La Bella Sirena.
Johanna Provost, Ontario, Canada

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Mary Hanley
Mary Hanley
From Minneapolis Minnesota
Member since September, 2005
English, Español