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Geckoes Lodge: Rainforest Barefoot Luxury & Plunge Pool Near Gorgeous Beaches

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Your Private plunge pool: Beautiful by day, Magical by night.

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Last updated: 10/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Cocles villa description

Casa Bromelia, at Geckoes Lodge, is a luxurious two bedroom (115m2) house.

Elevated to capture the rainforest view and with spacious accommodation for four, Casa Bromelia is the perfect place to holiday with friends or family.

Only minutes from breathtaking beaches and restaurants catering to every taste,
Casa Bromelia is your luxurious holiday home from which to explore the Caribbean coast ...

Snorkel coral reefs from white sandy beaches,
Take a horseback trip through the rainforest,
Surf the Salsa Brava or take lessons!
Zip line through the rainforest canopy,
Or simply bird watch from your pool while the barbecue cooks dinner.

Beautiful Casa Bromelia captures the breeze with open plan living whilst offering privacy in luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms in a stunning rainforest setting.

House Features:
* Mobile phone included.
* Open plan living area with rockers, hammocks, sofa & easy chairs and dining area.
* Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, built in gas stove, blender, toaster.
Two comfortable bedrooms:
* Bedroom 1: Queen size double bed with mosquito netting, dressing table, easy chairs, spacious clothes storage with digital safe: laptop size.
* Bedroom 2: Extra large twin beds with mosquito netting, dressing table, easy chairs, spacious clothes storage with digital safe: laptop size.
* En suite full bathrooms with double washbasins, rainforest showers and rainforest outlook.
* Private plunge pool with terrace, loungers, barbecue and outdoor dining furniture.

It's time to relax...
Leave your watch behind...
Call time your own...
It's time for Geckoes.

Come and experience Barefoot Luxury on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, where the jungle meets the ocean.


For availability, please contact Geckoes Lodge.

Keywords: Holiday house, vacation rental, lodge, casita, cabana, villa, house, casa, cabin, pool, beach, rainforest, adventure, white water rafting, snorkelling, luxury, romance, romantic, honeymoon, family, families, couples, friends, getaway, private, secure.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Villa
  • 115 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Children are Welcome at Geckoes! And our younger guests have told us just how much they enjoyed their private pool and the rainforest inhabitants!...moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                Please contact us to discuss whether, depending on the type of disability, our houses are sufficiently accessible....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets....moreless

              • Smoking Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Queen size Beds (1) Comfortable 'Pillow Top' Orthopaedic mattress: you'll sleep well at Geckoes., Twin or Single Beds (1) Extra long (2 metre) high quality 'Pillow-Top' Orthopaedic mattresses: everyone sleeps well at Geckoes!...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1

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              • Bathroom 2

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              • Both en suite bathrooms have double hand-painted wash basins, plenty of counter and cupboard space and a walk in shower with tropical views: Enjoy some Barefoot Luxury!...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • A few little extras: Games, Books, Beach-towels, Safe.

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Games

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Drying service available: We do the drying and leave you free to enjoy your holiday....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Luxurious 600 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, plenty of pillows and soft fluffy towels for that Barefoot Luxury feeling......moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Watch the rainforest from your sofa, armchairs, Costa Rican leather & wood rockers or from your hammocks :)...moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    A personal cell phone is included in your rental....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Your parking space is a few steps from your holiday home....moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Laundry service available: We wash, you relax!...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Casa Bromelia has WIFI....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Your kitchen has everything you need to cook and dine 'at home' ... or by your pool....moreless

                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        A beautiful private plunge pool and terrace with loungers, barbecue and outdoor dining furniture is your outdoor living space... where it's just you and the rainforest....moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

                          Reviews

                          Write a review 5
                          from 1 traveler reviews
                          We loved this luxurious villa, inside and out! 12/05/2013

                          VRBO Bear stayed here:


                          If you’re planning the perfect Costa Rican vacation look no further than Geckoe’s Lodge, Casa Bromelia. This bear couple on their honeymoon was spoiled with luxury accommodations in a private rainforest paradise. We were greeted by our friendly hosts Tom and Zoe, who have spared no expense in creating an eco-friendly abode with views that will take your breath away. A thoughtful fruit basket with Costa Rican snacks and a delicious pineapple along with a bottle of champagne were set out to celebrate the occasion.

                          The impeccable attention to detail makes Casa Bromelia a true home away from home. A fully stocked kitchen, cell phone with necessary numbers, helpful travel guides and daily cleaning ensured we had a relaxing vacation. The hammocks also helped, it was amazing to see toucans and the beautiful blue morpho butterfly from the front porch. This beautiful, large, 2 bedroom home has an open concept layout that provides rainforest views at almost every turn. The master bedroom is absolutely perfect with a very comfortable bed, seating and a spacious bathroom.

                          The natural light peering through the windows started off our day as we explored the many beaches of the Caribbean coast, visited the Jaguar Rescue Center (baby howler monkeys crawling all over us!),a relaxing couples massage at Indulgence spa and shopped in Puerto Viejo. For a truly unforgettable meal visit La Pecora Nera which is a scenic little walk from the property. We enjoyed a perfectly seasoned and seasonal tasting menu in a romantic open air setting. After our active days we looked forward to arriving at the secluded oasis and taking a dip in the plunge pool.

                          There is so much to do, see and enjoy in this area that 6 days wasn’t enough and we’re already planning a return trip! I haven’t hesitated in recommending this home to my family and friends. This was the most memorable and relaxing vacation these bears could have ever hoped for.

                          The VRBO Bear
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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $315
                          $1,890 $7,560
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          ALL Taxes and Housekeeping are INCLUDED.

                          Please note:

                          Reduced rates available for 2 Guests only staying at Casa Bromelia.

                          Standard Rates: US$285 per night / US$1710 per week.

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                          Last updated: 10/25/2014
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                          Location

                          250 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Juan Santamaria International
                          1.5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Cocles
                          1.5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Several restaurants nearby
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Cocles

                          Car: Recommended

                          Here are just a few of the Activities you'll find in and around Puerto Viejo: All can be arranged locally.

                          You won't be bored here!

                          *Zip line canopy tour

                          * Fishing & Dolphin watching

                          * Indigenous tribe excursions

                          * Botanical garden

                          * Jaguar Wildlife Rescue Centre

                          * Coral Reef snorkelling & diving

                          * Turtle Nesting tour (in season)

                          * Rainforest Waterfall tour

                          * National parks

                          * Chocolate tour

                          * Tropical Bird Watching tour

                          * Surf Lessons

                          * Spa using fruits of the rainforest

                          * Horse riding on beach or in jungle

                          * And so much more...!

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About the owner: Geckoes is owned and managed by husband and wife team, Tom Keller & Zoë Courtier. With backgrounds in hospitality education and tourism and extensive international experience we decided it was time for a new adventure. Ably assisted by caretaker team Jose & Tita, Geckoes is the culmination of a two year project to create private and luxurious holiday accommodation whilst maintaining the beauty and minimising the impact on the surrounding rainforest and its inhabitants. Geckoes was so named to symbolise the symbiotic relationship possible between wildlife and humans. With a commitment to Sustainable development, eco-friendly practices and environmental consciousness our operating practices and the houses have been designed to fit the landscape rather than vice versa. We look forward to welcoming you at Geckoes and helping to make your holiday unforgettable.

                          Why the Owner Chose Cocles:
                          The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is for us the perfect place to be. Here we have everything we could wish for; a spectacular property, beautiful nature,spectacular beaches, a warm sea and a fantastic climate. What we don't have is high-rise buildings and big developments but plenty of individually owned restaurants and businesses with a great mix of nationalities.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                          Being just 1km off the main road, we can feel as if we are miles from anywhere but in fact we are within easy reach of everything. World-class beaches and marvellous and affordable restaurants are just around the corner. This is what most people would consider living the Caribbean life but we have the rainforest as well! With the rainforest comes the wildlife and we can regularly see Howler monkeys, toucans, parrots and the magnificent Blue Morpho butterflies from our veranda. Geckoes is a beautiful piece of rainforest that we are lucky enough to be able to call home. We look forward to sharing this unique place with you.


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                          Speaks: english, spanish, dutch

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                          Photos

                          • Your Private plunge pool: Beautiful by day, Magical by night.

                            Your Private plunge pool: Beautiful by day, Magical by night.

                          • Chestnut mandible Toucan taken by David Olnick, guest at Geckoes Lodge.

                            Chestnut mandible Toucan taken by David Olnick, guest at Geckoes Lodge.

                          • It's time to relax.... at Casa Bromelia

                            It's time to relax.... at Casa Bromelia

                          • Everything you need to dine 'at home' or by your pool...

                            Everything you need to dine 'at home' or by your pool...

                          • One of 2 spacious Bathrooms at Casa Bromelia.

                            One of 2 spacious Bathrooms at Casa Bromelia.

                          • Howler monkey hanging around at Geckoes

                            Howler monkey hanging around at Geckoes

                          • Casa Bromelia by night: Atmospheric & Romantic

                            Casa Bromelia by night: Atmospheric & Romantic

                          • Emperadora with Green Tree Frog in Geckoes garden: Colour therapy!

                            Emperadora with Green Tree Frog in Geckoes garden: Colour therapy!

                          • Warm evenings mean cocktails by your plunge pool while the barbecue cooks dinner

                            Warm evenings mean cocktails by your plunge pool while the barbecue cooks dinner

                          • Everything you need to dine 'at home'.

                            Everything you need to dine 'at home'.

                          • Your private plunge pool and outdoor living space: Barefoot Luxury indeed!

                            Your private plunge pool and outdoor living space: Barefoot Luxury indeed!

                          • Surfer at 'Beach Break, Cocles Beach. Geckoes Lodge, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

                            Surfer at 'Beach Break, Cocles Beach. Geckoes Lodge, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

                          • Watch the toucans from your bed at Casa Bromelia, Geckoes Lodge

                            Watch the toucans from your bed at Casa Bromelia, Geckoes Lodge

                          • Casa Bromelia's open air sitting area: surrounded by nature.

                            Casa Bromelia's open air sitting area: surrounded by nature.

                          • Hummingbird in Geckoes garden.

                            Hummingbird in Geckoes garden.

                          • Sloth in Geckoes garden: they always look as if they're smiling :)

                            Sloth in Geckoes garden: they always look as if they're smiling :)

                          • Relax in Comfort in the rainforest at Casa Bromelia

                            Relax in Comfort in the rainforest at Casa Bromelia

                          • Beaches for every mood and every time of day.

                            Beaches for every mood and every time of day.

                          • Beautiful Playa Punta Uva, minutes from Geckoes Lodge

                            Beautiful Playa Punta Uva, minutes from Geckoes Lodge

                          • Time to Relax, Call Time your own: Barefoot Luxury at Playa Grande

                            Time to Relax, Call Time your own: Barefoot Luxury at Playa Grande

                          • Toucan, Geckoes Lodge, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

                            Toucan, Geckoes Lodge, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

                          • Baby hummingbirds in Geckoes garden. Geckoes Lodge, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

                            Baby hummingbirds in Geckoes garden. Geckoes Lodge, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

                          • Green and black poison dart frog at Geckoes garden. Geckoes Lodge, Puerto Viejo

                            Green and black poison dart frog at Geckoes garden. Geckoes Lodge, Puerto Viejo

                          • Zip line through the canopy and get up-close and personal with nature.

                            Zip line through the canopy and get up-close and personal with nature.

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                          Date last modified - Saturday, October 25, 2014

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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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