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About Trey Derrick
I'm a surfer/traveler who stumbled upon Mal Pais and Santa Teresa in 1993 and never could quite let go. I made the Manzanillo/Playa Hermosa area my home in 2001 and have never looked back - great waves, incredible natural setting, and interesting people - I've found my paradise. I've been fortunate to have lived all over the US, travel the roads with rock bands, drive through Central America by Jeep, live in Europe and Japan - all the while surfing - but I have been more fortunate to have had total strangers open their homes, hearts, family and cultures to me and show me things I could have never learned on my own. I'll never be able to thank them for their kindness and teachings, but I can repay them by passing what I can on to others. There's nothing I enjoy more than sharing what I've found here in this small, but unique corner of the world.
Trey Derrick purchased this Bungalow in 2001
Why Trey Derrick chose Cóbano
I chose Manzanillo because it is far enough away from the action and the congestion of Santa Teresa, but close enough to hop in the car or on a 4-wheeler and have access to anything and everything one could want - and most importantly, the private and pristine beaches and the outstanding surfing and fishing Manzanillo has to offer!
What makes this Bungalow unique
The bungalows are surrounded by a plethora of indigenous trees, and the pool has a very old endangered Gavilan tree on the ocean side. The entire property is 3 acres and is connected by walking trails with ocean views from almost every corner of the property. The property has been reforested and planted which has brought back the birds, butterflies and animals to the property. You can sit anywhere on the property and hear the waves crashing below down at Punta Pochote.
Pool / Spa
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The bungalow was clean with plenty of hot water and cold a/c! Monkeys in the trees out front! All food had to go in fridge, ants came and went as they pleased, crack in door covered by tape, bar/restaurant on site only open fri sat sun and you’d definitely want a vehicle to go get food otherwise! Directly behind bungalows is a road kinda noisy. Steep hill and bit of a hike to the beach but it is lovely and fairly quiet, with a bar/restaurant at the far end of it. Pet friendly with restrictions that were unclear at first and my dog got attacked by the dog on site (no injuries but frustrating!) Toilet flooded us out at 4am (make sure you check the handle when you go!) Overall a nice stay, but it didn’t seem to ring 100% true to the online description of bliss, seemed like our staying there was a bit of an inconvenience. Found the place with ease using google maps for Que Mae brewing!
The room was comfortable with an excellent bathroom and lots of hot water in the shower. A lovely pool was outside our door, much needle as it was very hot during the day. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and the sunsets unequalled from the second pool where our friends were staying. The beach does require a bit of a walk but it was almost empty, which we loved. This property is a number of kilometres from town and is easier to access with a car which we had. We enjoyed our time here.
If beautiful sunsets, secluded beaches, singing birds, and the sweet smells of Costa Rica’s abundant flowers are what you are looking for, then look no further. Senderos De Paz is the real Costa Rican deal. Trey has created an oasis away from the tourist traps of Santa Theresa. As soon as we stepped inside of Senderos De Paz, we knew that our Costa Rican holiday was going to be spectacular. Trey and his staff were attentive to all of our needs, but understood our need for privacy and personal space. Our cabina was very comfortable and clean with a good supply of hot water and pressure. The most difficult decision we had while staying with Trey was deciding whether to step outside and leave our little piece of paradise and and to walk the 400 meters down to the beach and experience another slice of Costa Rican heaven. From lounging in the pool, walking the beach, surf fishing, to viewing all of the creatures and plants around the area, we were completely satisfied with our choice to stay at Senderos De Paz. After two months in Costa Rica, we were able to compare Senderos De Paz to several other locations and can honestly say that Trey’s spot was one of our favorites and that we will definitely be returning. Senderos De Paz is “Tres Bien!”
Already planning our trip back!
We traveled to 4 other places in Costa Rica but this was our favorite by far. We got a little lost on the way and our car wasn't the best for travel on dirt roads down the Nicoya peninsula but when we finally arrived we were very pleased. Manzanillo is a wonderful, serene beach town (if you could even call it that, only one corner restaurant/convenience store) and Trey's property is situated on a hill above, with great views of the sunset, monkeys and lizards frequenting the area, a very short ride or walk to the beach. We rented an ATV to get to and from the surrounding towns and beaches. Overall a great time. Can't wait to visit again!
Owner on hand and very helpful, Howler and Whitefaced monkeys in the tress by our pool almost every day! We are self sufficient travellers who travel to Costa Rica for the beaches and wildlife, this was a perfect spot for us to stay. :) also great surfing just down the road
A little bubble of Paradise.
I arrived at Sendereos De Pas after an adventurous journey through the peninsula and along ocean roads to enter into a little oasis at the top of a hill overlooking the ocean. It was dark but the sounds of the howler monkeys and birds were every where. It was so peaceful and tranquil and the pool was warm and inviting and I happily plunged in.
I had the opportunity to stay in Bungalow 2, bungalow 3 as well as Villa Pichote and all of these properties reflect the descriptions and photos about them.
The wood work and detail in each one is so unique and the bungalows are perfect for two travelers. The Bathrooms are huge, the tile work and attention to detail in each place shows a great deal of pride was put into the building of this place.
Each place has a kitchen and the best part was water was already there and coffee was ready to go in the morning. Trey, the owner and operator took the time to answer any questions I had, offer rides to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and places of interest. Manzanillo beach is a less than a five minute walk down the hill and from there adventures await. You can walk for miles along the beach, the water is warm and the sunsets are beyond description.
Villa Pichote is perfect for families or a group of people. Each level has a large lanai with views right to the ocean. It's perfect for sitting outside each morning drinking Costa Rican coffee and listening to the sounds of the abundant wildlife. Evenings are enchanting and the infinity pool is enticing, complete with bar stools to drink your wine and watch the suns final descent for the evening.
Senderos de Paz truly lives up to it's name Paths of Peace. The tranquility of the surroundings and the beauty of the people who run the place Trey, Maylen, Keynor and of course the ever present guard dog Winston made it a magical place to stay.