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**MAY - OCTOBER, low season prices in effect. 10% off for stays of 4 nights or longer.
**SPECIAL: Stay 7 nights pay for 6**
**Please check the 'Notes' in the rates section for details about pricing, and contact manager for availability.**
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 Bonita 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 bathrooms. Across the garden is the one-bedroom Casita Sola, with full bathroom, full kitchen. We rent these houses separately, or for larger groups you can rent these houses and have room for up to 13 people! These houses 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
Casa Bella (up to 4 people) + loft (additional 2-3p): $195-210/night
Casita Bonita (4 people): $125/night
Casita Sola (2 people): $75/night
50% non-refundable deposit to secure booking.
Remainder due in cash upon arrival.
**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.
Casa Bella (4p max): $145/night
Casa Bella + loft (additional 2-3p): $195-210/night
Casita Bonita (4 p): $125/night
Casita Sola (2 p): $75/night
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Excellent European Cuisine, great pizza, funky atmosphere, excellent service. Chicken sandwich at lunch is huge, and the dinner entres (eg. Beef tenderloin in green peppercorn sauce, Vegetarian Gnocci, Sea Bass in coconut curry sauce) are all mouth-watering.
I just had the burrito from this restaurant. Home made tortilla, stuffed to capacity, organic salad with carrot/ginger dressing. Sooooo good.
There is a shop attached to the restaurant that sells locally made soaps, oils and shampoos, health food and remedies, as well as botique items made by local artists.
Yoga, Martial Arts and Personal Training, Running,Tide Pools,Wildlife Retreat Centre
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!