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Casa Bella - Tranquil Jungle Retreat Steps from the Caribbean

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Last updated: 11/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Playa Chiquita house description

Sleeps 2 people to 12 people. Prices starting at $125/night.

**Christmas Booking Info: Our new two-bedroom, two-bathroom Casita is available from December 1st - 27th. For groups of 2-4 persons. $115 - 125/night.
**The two-bedroom casita has also become available for November 1 - 20 at a 10% discount.

**SPECIAL: Stay 7 nights pay for 6**

**Please check the 'Notes' in the rates section for details about pricing, and contact manager for availability.**

Have a look at the photos of our New Deck Expansion!
More outdoor lounge space on our extended covered deck with comfortable sofas and hammock chairs for better monkey and toucan viewing!!

There are 3 units on this property that can be rented together or separately. Low Season, Weekly and Monthly and large group discount rates available. Details of pricing are listed in the 'Payment Terms' and 'Notes' fields of the Rates section, or contact the manager for more information.

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 to accommodate 2-4 more people. 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, kitchen, dining area, safe, fan, closet and three piece bathroom. We can set up a bunkbed if your group is more than 6 people.

From the main house, follow the curving path to a separate Casita Bella with its covered veranda that has lots of space to lounge, outdoor kitchen, 2 bedrooms with queen-sized beds and safe, and 2 three piece bathroom. We rent this house separately, or for larger groups you can rent this house and have room for up to 12 people! This house can also be accessed from the other side of the property by a separate road and a private path.

A tropical sanctuary, the lot at Casa Bella has friut trees (2 bountiful limes, papaya, banana, avocado, pineapple), flowering bushes, palm trees, ylang-ylang, open spaces and shady zones. We often have howler monkeys and sloths visiting, and if you look up you can catch a parrot or toucan party in our trees.

Last 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, near groceries and restaurants, Casa Bella is tucked away in its private spot a mere 1 minute walk from the main road.

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.

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').

Keywords: beach, jungle, comfortable, bright, clean, cool and airy, deck, surf, food, wildlife

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

              Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Internet available,comfortable furnishings, ceiling and floor fans, garden/canopy view, 5 minutes from the beach...moreless


                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Rafting
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming


                          • Dining Area


                          • Internet:


                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Telephone:

                            House phone for local calls...moreless

                          • Towels Provided


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils


                          • Balcony
                          • Lawn / Garden


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                          from 9 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Taxes Not included


                          Main House (sleeps 4): $145/night

                          Main House plus loft (sleeps 6-8): $195/night for 6p, $20 per extra person

                          Casita Bell (sleeps 4): $125/night

                          **50% non-refundable deposit upon booking.

                          **Remainder due upon check-in.

                          **Contact the manager directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (Paypal, money order, or bank transfer), to protect your payment.

                          **B+B available

                          Main House (4 pers): $145/night

                          Main House plus loft (loft sleeps 2-4): $195/night

                          Casita Bell (sleeps 4-6): $125/night

                          Casita Bellita (2 pers): $88/n

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                          Last updated: 11/21/2014
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                          Yoga, Martial Arts and Personal Training, Running,Tide Pools,Wildlife Retreat Centre


                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About: 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 Playa Chiquita:
                          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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                          Speaks: english, spanish



                          • View of house from garden

                            View of house from garden

                          • New Deck!

                            New Deck!

                          • Master Bathroom

                            Master Bathroom

                          • The Loft

                            The Loft

                          • The loft, bed

                            The loft, bed

                          • The new 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Casita.

                            The new 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Casita.

                          • Living room area of new 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Casita.

                            Living room area of new 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Casita.

                          • Second bathroom

                            Second bathroom

                          • The loft, balcony

                            The loft, balcony

                          • The 1 bedroom casita kitchen.

                            The 1 bedroom casita kitchen.

                          • Kitchen.


                          • Hammock in the new casita.

                            Hammock in the new casita.

                          VRBO #395715

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Friday, November 21, 2014

                          $145 per night (USD)

                          5 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

                          View calendar: Updated 11/21/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                          Member since: 2012
                          Speaks: english, spanish
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                          • Calendar last updated: 11/21/2014
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