Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 950,000 listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Private Caribbean Jungle/Beach House with Pool in Playa Chiquita, Costa Rica

You sent a message to this owner.

Calendar

Last updated: 04/30/2014

The property's calendar has not been updated in over 2 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Playa Chiquita house description

Casa Madera is a small private world away from it all. Surrounded by the jungle and a 10 minute walk to the beautiful and secluded beach of Playa Chiquita. The home is open and spacious with a kitchen that is fully equipped for those that love to cook. The queen size bed is posturepedic with a topper and a large bathroom with walk in shower. Best is the area for outside living, here you will spend the majority of your time. It is the place to sit, eat, drink and enjoy what Casa Madera has that makes it so special. The sights and sounds of Costa Rica that surround you. You might just want to curl up in the hammock with a book and watch and listen to the colorful birds and other wildlife swing and jump from tree to tree, it will keep you entertain all day long.....
In the evening you can walk to town for some dancing or dine at one of our great restaurant's, listen to live music then come back take a dip in the pool and just relax and listen to the evening sounds of the jungle......

If you want a more active late night you can go a few miles up the road to Puerto Viejo and party till the sun comes up....

A few additional things that are not standard. I have hot water in all of the faucets, a well in addition to city water (which I have been drinking for 8 years with little signs of ageing or anything worse but I can't say it was the water for sure) plus a water storage tank for back up. The home has been furnished with above standard cookware, 100% cotton sheets and Ralph Lauren towels....I still like a part of feeling at home when I'm here.....
I have three cat's that reside on the premises and are kept healthy and happy by my caretaker and will probably come to visit on the porch from time to time...

Welcome to Playa Chiquita and Casa Madera.....

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Smoking Allowed:

                I do not mind if you smoke as long as it is not in the house. I like incense and candles so it is a difficult decision, just be respectful of others....... ...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                I have an extra full size bed that could be brought into the living room, but it does not offer privacy. ...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                there are 3 cats that reside on the property so pets and people must be cat friendly...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                adults...moreless

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                bedroom in center of home...moreless

              • the queen bed has extra support with topper. I have an addition full size bed that could be brought into the living room, but there would be no privacy with that situation....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                walk in tile shower...moreless

              • full bath with walk in tile shower

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                I love to cook so there is most everything you will need to enjoy a gourmet meal.......moreless

              • Kitchen:

                many small appliances and lots of cooking ware for those who love to cook......moreless

              • Dining:

                outdoor table seats six, smaller table inside seats four...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                spices, condiments, and other base food items.......moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine:

                operated by the staff only / the maid comes once during a weeks visit and can also do your own laundry if you would like........moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                operated by the staff only / the maid comes once during a weeks visit and can also do your own laundry upon request........moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                all linens are 100% cotton ........moreless

              • Parking:

                home has a gated entrance.... ...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Maid service is provide once during a week stay, if addition service is wanted it is available.........moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    A variety of DVD´s and CD's are available for your own use. Lots of old classic movies, rock & roll & jazz..........moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    A variety of CD´s are available. I'm a baby boomer and love the old music so lots of rock & roll........moreless

                  • Games:

                    chess, checkers, back gammon, dominos, cards, rummikub, etc....moreless

                  • Books:

                    free book exchange in town........moreless

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    I keep a cell phone there and it is available for your use while you are there.......moreless

                  • Internet:

                    by USB stick in the home or at the local cafe's for free.........moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        made with all natural stone..........moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        surf boards available in Coclé's and snorkel gear available to rent in Manzanillo/Playa Chiquita ...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        best place of all for watching the wildlife all around and on the property...moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Kayaks available to rent in Manzanillo/Playa Chiquita...moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        available in town/Playa Chiquita for $ 6 a day...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Romantic

                      Location & View

                      • Oceanfront:

                        you cannot build here on the Caribbean ocean which is why the beaches are still so beautiful and the land left to be in its natural beauty.......moreless

                      • Village:

                        Playa Chiquita is like a Village, but it is also a town...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Hunting
                      • Hiking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Kayaking
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Restaurants
                      • Churches
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 3 traveler reviews
                      Loading...
                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      low season
                      May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $70
                      $420 $1,260
                      green season1
                      Oct 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $80
                      $480 $1,260
                      peak season
                      Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $100
                      $700
                      green season2
                      Jan 6 - Mar 26, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $80
                      $480
                      easter week
                      Mar 27 - Apr 6, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $100
                      $700
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $70
                      $420 $1,260
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until confirmed. notice: in the peak season min. stay 5 nights and higher rates

                      please inquire


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


                      Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details.
                      Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more


                      Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                      Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                       

                      Calendar

                      The property's calendar has not been updated in over 2 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

                       

                      Location

                      220 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      SJO Juan Santamaria Airport in San jose, Alajuela
                      300 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Playa Chiquita
                      200 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Playa Chiquita
                      200 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Shawandha Lodge, Jungle Love, Pura Gula, La Biela

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Playa Chiquita is nestled between the more know town of Puerto Viejo and the Nation Refuge of Manzanillo. It's know for its great restaurants, yoga center and massage therapists but the hidden jewel is its beach. Playa Chiquita is all about relaxing, slowing down and enjoying what's around you. If you stay more then two days you'll be know by name and everywhere you go people say hello.

                      Walking is the #1 mode of transportation, bicycle is #2, bus is #3 (very reliable safe and cheap), and of course the old fashion way #4 hitching. You will be surprised how many can get on a bicycle!!!!!

                      The town itself has about 20+ businesses and they come from many different countries & cultures in addition to Costa Rica: Africa, Argentina, Britain, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Portugal, Switzerland, United States and Venezuela but most everyone knows English or enough to help you.

                      There is live entertainment at Labiela our place for dancing to calypso/reggae or listening to classic rock, jazz, Latin, and the good old rhythm and blues. They have different singers & entertainers most every night so it always makes for an interesting walk into town. In the morning if you don't want to stay and have breakfast at home walk down to a great breakfast and good cup of coffee at La Organica Botanica (wifi available and good music too) 8am-3pm closed on Mon.

                      Within an hour of town you can see a lot of things on your own, walk or bike down to the organic cocoa plantation and watch how chocolate is made and sample some real hot coco, go further to Punta Uva and snorkel or kayak in the coral reefs or even further to Manzanillo and Monkey Point to explore Punta Mona an 85 acre permaculture farm and learn how to live off the grid. (If you're lucky enough to be there in the green season July to Oct that's when the leatherback, loggerhead, and green sea turtles are nesting on the beach)

                      North from Playa Chiquita you can walk or bike to the Jaguar Rescue Center then on and rent a surfboard and try surfing at Coclé's beach then to Puerto Viejo and shop at the market's enjoying the day just being in a bigger town. You'll find some good restaurants in Puerto Viejo too.

                      Places further then that you will need a car but certainly worth the time: the town of Cahuita has a wonderful national park and swimming cove, it also has the sloth sanctuary (lovely day drive) and on your way back turn at HoneCreek and head toward Bri Bri about 5-10 minutes and you will see a little sign in front of a house on the right in the middle of nowhere, she makes chocolate and coconut products. Trust me you will not be disappointed. I buy them as gift's and they never make it back. She has about 20 different flavors (need I say more). Venture even further toward Bri Bri and you will find the waterfalls.

                      You can go on and on with the things you can do: zip line, canopy tours, the volcano; there's plenty to do if that's what you want............then there's our beach, swimming in its warm coves or taking a hike down the sand and over the palms to Punta Uva or jump on a horse and ride. Then come home and grab the best pizza ever from Jungle Love and have dinner in your own pool while you watch the Howlers settle in for the night. One day busy one day slow, of course you can always do it the Costa Rican way and just say manyana ........

                      When you're there give a little rub to my Florida baby Mr. Boots or he likes to be called Bootsie, his girlfriend Tiger that followed him home out of the jungle four years ago and recently an unwelcome visitor that won't leave Mr. Tommy Cat that has now become part of our Casa Madera family.......

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: I looked for many years for a place in the Caribbean where I could get away and forget about my business. A second home that was private where no one knew me or cared. I could dress like a bum, sleep all day and swim however I wanted. It was my paradise a dream come true, but times have changed and life with it. I still enjoy my time there and it is always difficult when it is time to go. I have learned a lot from the people and lifestyle of Costa Rica, mostly to live with less and to enjoy life more....

                      Why the Owner Chose Playa Chiquita:
                      Casa Madera embraced me and I embraced it the minute I set foot on it. I knew while I was walking down the overgrown covered path to the house it was the place for me, there was something spiritual about it to me and I have always felt protected there. When I get to Casa Madera it still takes my breath away and when I wake up in the morning and sit out on the deck I realize this is what I needed even more then the R & R....

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      You will sleep with the sloths and wake up with the monkeys and wish you could stay forever. The jungle is not always quite but it is peaceful and a wonderful place to rest and recover ......


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: german, spanish, english

                       

                      Photos

                      • getting ready for a party

                        getting ready for a party

                      • living+ bedroom - open concept

                        living+ bedroom - open concept

                      • a pretty view of the cove nearest the home and beach of Playa Chiquita

                        a pretty view of the cove nearest the home and beach of Playa Chiquita

                      • end of path leading to the beach, horses are often on the beach and swimming

                        end of path leading to the beach, horses are often on the beach and swimming

                      • looking south on Playa Chiquita beach

                        looking south on Playa Chiquita beach

                      • Playa Chiquita beach on an over cast day looking south

                        Playa Chiquita beach on an over cast day looking south

                      • kitchen / hot & cold water through out home

                        kitchen / hot & cold water through out home

                      • road to Casa Madera

                        road to Casa Madera

                      • gated entrance with russiegirl  no longer here but her spirit remains forever

                        gated entrance with russiegirl no longer here but her spirit remains forever

                      • Tiger

                        Tiger

                      • outer deck and dinning area

                        outer deck and dinning area

                      • kitchen corner nook and new gas cooking stove

                        kitchen corner nook and new gas cooking stove

                      • pathway to the beautiful and secluded Playa Chiquita beach

                        pathway to the beautiful and secluded Playa Chiquita beach

                      • A nice view looking north on Playa Chiquita beach

                        A nice view looking north on Playa Chiquita beach

                      • outside dinning area and north side view of property

                        outside dinning area and north side view of property

                      • bathroom / hot & cold water through out home

                        bathroom / hot & cold water through out home

                      • kitchen appliances / new frig

                        kitchen appliances / new frig

                      • large bathroom tile shower

                        large bathroom tile shower

                      • bootsie hard at work at his morning job, it's a lot quicker when Tiger helps

                        bootsie hard at work at his morning job, it's a lot quicker when Tiger helps

                      • caretaker cottage

                        caretaker cottage

                      VRBO #468150

                      There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, April 06, 2014

                      $70 - $100 per night (USD)
                      3

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      Contact owner for availability
                      Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
                      Dates are unavailable
                      Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                      This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                      Get an instant quote
                      Owner
                      Email owner

                      +506 88392644

                      Speaks: german, spanish, english
                      Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check, or direct bank transfer. Learn More
                      Add vacation protection services to your booking

                      Three services to protect your trip:

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                      Get it now

                      advertisement