Three Flying Frogs is an oceanfront house in sight and sound of the waves breaking. The house was totally built of the beautiful rare 'Almandro' wood some thirty years ago. It sits on a wide grassy property with large mature trees and is just meters from the ocean. The house itself has an open floor plan with glassless windows on all four sides, allowing the ocean breeze to blow through. The house is decorated in the style of Robinson Crusoe meets Martha Stewart!! With simple wood furniture, blue and white blankets and rugs, and seashell lamps.
In the day everything, windows and doors are propped wide open and you can watch and listen to the waves roll in to the shore. At night you must shut the downstairs window shutters for sleeping, but the upstairs windows remain open and it feels like you are in a tree house with the leaves rustling, kept cool by the ocean breeze. There is no air conditioning, but lots of fans but we love falling asleep to the sound of the waves. Our guest here even in the hottest months find it the coolest breeziest property on the whole stretch of coast from Mal Pais to Playa Hermosa.
The kitchen is well equipped with plates, bowls, glasses, pots and pans, a coffee maker and there is a refridgerator and six burner stove and gas oven. Cooking can also take place on an outside BBQ. There is a table big enough to comfortably seat 6 people inside and a very large table outside. There is one bathroom downstairs with a balinese style outdoor shower and hot water! We also have a lovely new shower in the entrance from the beach.
Big windows open out onto the leaves of trees. One of the upstairs bedrooms has a king size bed and the other a queen size bed. Combined with the two downstairs beds, the house can comfortably sleep 4 people and six if you use the two single beds downstairs.
Two large doors at the front of the house open up onto a deck that faces the ocean. An outdoor sofa and 4 deck chairs provide the perfect spot to drink morning coffee or watch the sunset. In addition, there is a beautiful large table for eating outside. There is a swinging love seat next to the porch and two hammocks and a swinging bed slung in the large shady trees a perfect place to drink your morning coffee or to spend afternoons reading and wave watching. A built-in BBQ allows for outdoor cooking.
We prefer our little area on the quiet side of town, just half a mile from the town center but away from the dust and hustle and bustle of Santa Teresa with its crazy boho surf culture. Heading our way out of town, a peace comes over you and a sigh of relief as the shady tree lined properties free of commerce and traffic greet you. The property is peaceful and the the site and sound of the ocean is ever present from all aspects as soon as you enter the property.
We are in front of the reef of Mal Pais but only a meander to the long white sandy beaches, swim holes and tide pools that are so famous in the area. We enjoy this area for the lack of populated beaches you find further along the coast, no cars or crowds in your view and quiet sunsets in our own private world.
The property has a local caretaker who acts as handyman and gardener. The caretaker’s wife cleans for three hours per day, included in the rental cost.