19 reviews

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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

5 Full baths, 1 Half bath

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 5032184

About the area

Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Central America (20 minutes from the New Liberia International Airport) easily accessible with modern paved roads. Playas Del Coco is located in the Northwest Pacific region of Costa Rica. Scroll to bottom under more information for link to our home site. see Sleepy Cove site scroll to bottom for many things to do.

Getting around

Chico will pick you up at the airport and arrange for your rental car.

Owner profile

Jim M.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time:12:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: King bed
    Bedroom 4: Full bed
    Bedroom 5: Full bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Sea view
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 5 Full baths
  • 1 Half bath

Reviews (19)

Excellent – based on 19 reviews Excellent
19 reviews

“Pura Vida!”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2017

Sleepy Cove is everything you could want and more...the staff is amazing (especially Vianney's cooking), the views are breathtaking and the location is perfect! We took several day trips to surrounding beaches and got to experience Costa Rica the best way possible. We will definitely be back.....Pura Vida!

“Pure Beauty”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2017

If you are looking for the most relaxing vacation home, you have found it! From the moment you arrive the view and staff will provide a vacation for years to come! The days feel long and the Adventures/Excursions that are available should not be missed! True Beauty in both the people and the property! We will return!

“Sleepy Cove, you have our heart!”

Reviewed 4 Dec 2016

The help we received from Jim and Kate, the house, Vianney's food, the excursions, the VIEWS from Sleepy Cove - our vacation at Sleepy Cove was just absolute heaven. Chico, Vianney, and Fred were all exceptional hosts - they truly made the trip extremely easy for us, informative, special, personal, the list goes on! We already can't wait to come back. Also, the other reviews aren't joking, Vianney and Fred's poolside guacamole and pina coladas are AMAZING. We couldn't get enough!!

“My Second Home”

Reviewed 3 Dec 2016

Words cannot express how much I love Sleepy Cove...the people, the town, Freddy, Vianney and Mr. Chico!!! This was my 4th year going and it gets better and better every time. This is the only place I go and never want to go home. Everyone should experience it at least once...and trust me, you WILL BE HOOKED!!! See you next year!!! Xoxo

“Best Kept Secret!”

Reviewed 6 Feb 2016

Who says you can?t go back? This has been my third vacation at Sleepy Cove and each time gets better and better. Jim and Kate, your vacation house is the best kept secret for vacationing! It?s hard to rate what I enjoyed more, the fishing trips? Kayaking? Horseback riding and zip lining? Hanging out on the beach, watching the sunset or just swimming in your pool looking out over the Pacific Ocean? Chico, who takes care of setting up the trips, is outstanding! He adds so much insight as he was our guide on many sightseeing tours?..I now consider Chico as my friend in Costa Rica. The cooking at Sleepy Cove is great and as usual I miss Vianney and Freddie?s cooking when I am home. Again, I cannot express how much I enjoyed staying at Sleepy Cove and I will be back for a fourth visit. Thanks, George Cochranville, PA

“Amazing, Perfect Vacation”

Reviewed 25 Jan 2016

Our family of 11, ages 2-57, had an amazing vacation at Sleepy Cove! The layout of the house is perfect. Everyone could be together, but also have their own space, when needed. The 2 youngest )ages 2 and 4) loved the pool and the picnic area by the pool to play. The house was always clean, comfortable and accommodating. Vianney, Freddy and Chico went above and beyond to make sure we were always taken care of. We also took a water taxi to a white sand beach about 10 minutes away and had a wonderful morning there. The town of Playas del Coco was also awesome. Very few people everywhere we went. Great restaurants (although Vianney's cooking was FABULOUS), the grocery store was wonderful, dive shop was perfect and we loved the beach! Part of the group did the zip line tour with Chico and loved it. We also all went on the River Cruise, everyone had a blast. Chico was great to get all 11 of us around and help us when needed. We travel often and very few times do we go back to the same place, but this is a place we plan on returning too. The view was outstanding from the house. Hope to be there again soon! Butch & family of Yukon, Oklahoma


Reviewed 24 Jan 2016

Jim and Margy of West Chester, Pennsylvania We can't say enough great things about this property and our experience in Costa Rica!! Jim and Kate (owners) are exceptional...If you need any help, they are always there to answer questions and give great advise. The house is absolutely amazing. It has beautiful views, clean, and a spectacular staff that go above and beyond to make sure you are happy and enjoying your time in Costa Rica. We did a tour each day that was set up through the property manager, Chico. He was so efficient and made sure you got the best deal possible. He arranged transportation for us and both he and Diego made sure to give history of the country as you were going on your expeditions. Vianney and Freddy were amazing!! They became part of the family and would do absolutely anything to make sure you were happy. Vianney went to the store with you and Freddy stayed behind to make sure he was around the property to help with your needs or making sure the property was clean and beautiful. We would highly recommend this property. We plan to go back next year. Thank you


Reviewed 11 Jan 2013

My wife and I have now had the pleasure of staying at Sleepy Cove three different times. The weather, the people, the food and the scenic beauty are all almost perfect. Of all of the vacations we have taken, Sleep Cove is our favorite destination. On each trip we have taken friends along and no one has ever been disappointed. The "list" of friends for the next trip is growing! I think that one of the best attributes of a Sleepy Cove vacation is that you can do a lot, a little or nothing at all.

Owner's reply: Thank you Dennis! The fourth time will be a charm. Pura vida Sleepy Cove, Costa Rica

“Perfect base for a perfect vacation”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2012

I couldn't belive my luck when we stepped into Sleepy Cove which was a kind of last minute reservation. This place is even better in person than it looks in pictures. Sitting by the pool in the morning, watching the boats in the cove and listening to the sound of the birds was an experience that I may not forget for a very long time. We ended up changing our whole itinerary so we could stay at Sleepy Cove a few more days. The pool, the suites, the living and dining area, the garden, the views, the hosts, everything about this place was perfect. We are a small family but this place's unique design makes it an ideal home for an extended family gathering or close friends traveling together. Olman, the property manager and the live in hosts Vianney and Freddy were most wonderful. We enjoyed Freddy's coffee and Vianney's cooking every morning and most nights. My daughter's Spanish classes came in very handy in Costa Rica. Jim had introduced us to Francisco, a local tour guide before we had even arrived. I ended up dropping car rental idea completely and engaged Francisco for 6 of the seven days we were in Costa Rica. We did our customized tours instead of common combos. He even took us to Arenal for an overnight stay. Very nice guy with good knowledge of the area and fluent English. I had never such a luxorious vacation rental experience before with no worries about either driving or cooking. Thank you Jim for making this happen. You are one of the most gracious vacation rental owner I have come across.

Owner's reply: Tanveer thank you and please visit Sleepy Cove in the future. As a repeat guest you now qualify for our "friends and family" discount. pura vida!

“Greatest place I have ever Stayed”

Reviewed 22 Dec 2011

Hello My wife and I spent our honeymoon at Sleepy Cove. With breath taking views and friendly people is by far my the most amazing vacation I have ever taken. Viane and Freddy were wonderful and took care of us as soon as we stepped foot on the property. Olman and Fransico were extremely helpful. The views are more spectacular than pictures can do justice and the town of Playa Del Coco was extremely fun/quaint. The tours were great Olman and Fransico helped to set everything up for us including transportation. All in all the most fun we have ever had. Cant wait to visit again and some day retire in the area. Matt & Jamie Walker

Owner's reply: Thanks Matt & Jamie Pura vida!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Gail & John Hilton Head, SC
We stayed in this "little piece of heaven" in September 2006 and thought we had found paradise. The views are indescribable! The accommodations are first class. The thing that we most liked was the beautiful living areas and the negative edge pool for gatherings, yet the home has separation and privacy in the bedrooms for peaceful resting. Each bedroom villa has it's own living area and seating on it's balcony. The design of the home is wonderful.
There is good shopping and great dining only minutes away from the house, yet you feel like you are all alone on the side of the mountain. We would definitely return to this spot again.

Mark & Beth Oxford, Pennsylvania
My wife and I have never been away in all of the time we have been married. I could not have selected a better place on earth for our vacation than Sleepy Cove at Playa del Coco.

We experienced surfing in Tamarindo,
zipped through the rain forest on the Monkey Trail, and enjoyed wonderful
lunches and dinners in Coco. Every morning we woke to a wonderful breakfast full of fresh fruit and samplings of the local foods of Costa Rica. Aside from all of the wonderful things to do and foods to eat, we enjoyed the company of the locals. The caretakers of Sleepy Cove, Lucia and Raul, made us feel at
home as if we were part of their family. My wife and I will be returning to
Sleepy Cove very soon. Pura Vida!

Shannon & Lisa West Grove, PA
"As you walk into the oasis of Sleepy Cove you are suddenly transformed from the pressures of everyday life to pure tranquility. Sleepy Cove is designed to indulge the senses by embracing you with it's charm, beauty and serenity. It's an experience you'll want to have over and over. The trip up the driveway itself is an experience to remember".