Casa Bella - Tranquil Jungle Retreat Steps from the Caribbean
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Puerto Viejo house description
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There are 3 units on this property that can be rented to larger groups, or a small group or couple who want to enjoy the tranquility of our beautiful garden. Low Season, Weekly and Monthly and large group discount rates available. Details of pricing are listed in the 'fees and taxes' field of the Rates section, or contact for details.
Recline on the cool wrap-around deck and watch toucans, sloths and blue butterflys in the .89 acre private tropical garden of Casa Bella.
This newly built house combines the comforts of western living with the ease of the Carribean indoor/outdoor style. Tropical hardwoods, beautiful design and modern amenities make Casa Bella an ideal destination.
From the large wrap around deck you pass through an airy and bright living room into the spacious modern kitchen, with its full-sized fridge, stove/oven and double sink. The kitchen comes equipped with cookware and dishware.
There are two bedrooms with queen sized beds, private ensuite bathrooms with hot water showers, fans, lots of shelving for hanging/storing clothing and luggage, and a safe.
Up the external spiral staircase from the deck is a breezy loft apartment that can be rented with the main floor or separately. At the top of the stairs is a wide balcony where you can sit back and take in the canopy view. Inside is an open living area with queen-sized bed (and optional addition of two single beds for groups of 10), kitchen, dining area, safe, fan, closet and three piece bathroom.
From the main house, follow the curving path to a separate cabina with its covered veranda, outdoor kitchen, bedroom with queen-sized bed and safe, and three piece bathroom. This house can also be accessed from the other side by a separate road and a private path. We also have a newly constructed 2 bedroom 2 bathroom casita.
A tropical sanctuary, the lot at Casa Bella has friut trees (2 bountiful limes, water apple, papaya, banana, avocado, pineapple), flowering bushes, ylang-ylang, open spaces and shady zones.
This year a well was put in and well water is abundant and clean. The house is on both municiple and well water systems.
There is parking at the rear of the house.
From the lot is a 3 minute walk to the public access path to Playa Chiquita Beach, rated the best beach on this side! Playa Chiquita Beach is sheltered by an off-shore reef making it a kid-friendly place to swim. With series of sandy coves you can splash and swim, or wade and wallow in the coral fringed pools that decorate the points.
Centrally located in Playa Chiquita Village, Casa Bella is tucked away in its private spot a mere 1 minute walk from the main road. Just turn in between Restaurant Alice and C+J Bakery.
We are on site and happy to help you find what you need in Playa Chiquita. We are very approachable and full of local knowledge. Looking for a new experience? Ask about the many different tours our friend Fred offers...he can customize to meet individual needs and interests.
Playa Chiquita is minutes from Puerto Viejo, Limon. This area is an off-the-tracks surfing destination in winter months, and snorkeling and diving in the summer. People come here all year round to view wildlife and experience the Caribbean culture through music and the colourful character of the region.
Another reason to visit? Food!!!
Food is the best reason to come here! From Puerto Viejo, through Cocles Beach, Playa Chiquita to Manzanillo you can savour local Caribbean delights and world-class cuisine. Italian, Argentinian, French, Thai, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Indian, Jamaican...the flavours abound. People are coming to experience the best eating in Costa Rica, and some of the best eating in the world! (see owner profile for some of my 'best of').
Please note, we do not rent to separate parties at the same time.
Keywords: beach, jungle, comfortable, bright, clean, cool and airy, deck, surf, food, wildlife
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Pets Considered
- Events Allowed
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms
- Rain Forests
- Botanical Garden
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
sports and adventure activities
- Surf Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fly Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Basketball Court
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Living Room
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
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2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Main House (sleeps 4): $145/night
Main House plus loft (loft sleeps 2-4): $195/night
Casita Bell (sleeps 4-6): $125/night
Casita Bellita (sleeps 2): $88/night
50% non-refundable deposit payable upon booking.
Remainder due upon arrival.
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Main House (4 pers): $145/night
Main House plus loft (loft sleeps 2-4): $195/night
Casita Bell (4-6 pers): $125/night
Casita Bellita (2 pers): $88/n
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Beach: Playa Chiquita at 300 Metres
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We are from Canada where my husband is a carpenter/contractor. We have combined the endurance of Canadian building standards with the beauty of local tropical hardwoods and other artistic touches to create a house that is suited to the Carribean, comfortable, bright and clean. This project has brought us to Costa Rica for the past 5 winters and we have fallen in love with the place. One of the main reasons we've stayed is the food. Foodies of the world should be put on notice, this is a destination for all who love to eat! Some of my favourite meals: Ceviche from Marisqueria Mopri, Shawarma Pita from Pita Bonita, Asian Buffet Night at Chili Rojo's, Tenderloin in Green Peppercorn Sauce from Pura Gula, Prawn and Papaya salad from Jungle Love, any of the curries at Loco Natural, Cappuccino and Banana Chocolate muffin from Caribbean's Coffee House, and anything on the menu from Bread and Chocolate. That's just the international flavour...the local cusine you can experience at sodas like Selvin's , Tamara's, Miss Lidia's and Maxi's is phenomenal. Try a whole grilled red snapper with all the fixin's, chicken is caribbean sauce, or 'rondon' seafood soup. Wash it down with a mojito or a pinacolada and you'll know you're in paradise.
Why the Owner Chose Puerto Viejo:
Playa Chiquita is a special place. International flavour blends here with an established local population to create a funky and colourful community - and it is a real community of friendly and creative people. For us the beach is a real draw. Playa Chiquita beach is sheltered by an off-shore reef making it a kid-friendly place to swim. From a series of sandy coves to the coral fringed pools that decorate the points you have your choice: swim, snorkle, wade or wallow. We like to walk the long lonely stretches of beach from here at Playa Chiquita to Manzanillo (2 hours), ending the day with a legendary seafood platter at Maxi's Restaurant. When I first saw our lot I knew we'd hit the jackpot. Tall trees, lime trees, clusters of flowers and sunny open spaces make an ideal spot for birds, sloths and butterflies to drift, fly or hang about. I feel most at home when I'm lounging on the deck, drinking my mojito with limes fresh from my trees and eating fresh cut salsa with wild cilantro picked from my own yard.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
With 8 restaurants/cafes, a grocery store, clothing store, massage spa, martial arts studio, yoga centre, Wednesday farmers market, chocolate art cafe and bakery a flip flop away, Playa Chiquita is a small but vibrant village. Lately we've become addicted to the cappuccinos at Cafe Chiquita. It's a fantastic place to hang out and watch the people flip flop or coast by on their bikes. The lemon cake is awesome. For dinner we've been spending a lot of time at Pura Gula. Pancho is such a great guy, and the food and drink are fantastic. The road from here to Manzanillo (14km round trip) is so peaceful in the morning that we often go for runs, heading out before 7:30 so that we rarely even see a car. Boot camp or marathon training would be great goals to strive for here. The warm air keeps you loose and limber. If you want external motivation for fitness there are yoga classes, kick-boxing, and a professional personal trainer and martial arts instructor all happy to add you to their clientelle. Then you can end your day with a massage at Body and Mind Spa. We have it all on this little half-kilometre stretch of road!
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Main house from garden
Approaching main house from driveway
Living room lounging
Master bath - Main Floor
Second ensuite - Main Floor
Bed - Second Floor
Kitchen - Casita
We always have visitors!
Kitchen - main floor
Master bedroom - Main Floor
Second bedroom - Main Floor
Big second floor covered deck
Kitchen - Second Floor
Another view of Main House
The new 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Casita
Kitchen and hammock in new Casita.
Living room area in new casita.
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