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Relax and enjoy a book on the veranda.

Relax and enjoy a book on the veranda. Casa del Zorro Guest House Casa del Zorro Guest House Casa del Zorro Guest House Relax On The Spacious Veranda Casa del Zorro Guest House View from the verandah Large Fully Equipped Kitchen Always ready for a quiet and romantic dinner Comfortable and airy living room The living room from a different angle Casa del Zorro Guest House Entertainment and media center. Grand mural in the master bedroom, local artist Queen bed in the master bedroom Full size bed in the second bedroom Twin bed in the second bedroom Casa del Zorro Guest House Shade and Sun Local fishing boat, Just Like That Sixaola River Crossing to Chase, Panama Fun Beach near Black Beach in the Center of Town Relax in the shade of the almond trees on a nearly deserted stretch of sand. Casa del Zorro Guest House

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Last updated: 04/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Puerto Viejo house description

Does your upcoming visit to Costa Rica include the lush and tropical Caribbean coast? Planning to stay a few days in Puerto Viejo? Why not try something different from the drab and plain cabinas and stay in a place that provides all the amenities of home? Stay at VRBO's highest rated private home in Puerto Viejo.

Casa Zorro Guest House is your home away from home. This spacious house provides you with two nicely appointed bedrooms, each with a private bath. The master suite sleeps 2 adults and features a walk-in closet and dressing area, and a huge shower with hot water. The other bedroom has two twin beds and a standard double bed. The adjacent bathroom also has hot water in the shower. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the dishes, utensils, and cookware that you need to prepare anything from a simple breakfast to a gourmet dinner. You’ll also find a full sized range and oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, slow cooker, and toaster. The living room is large and comfortable with two sofas. You'll spend a lot of time outside on the veranda watching the local wildlife, enjoying your favorite beverage, or just relaxing in the Adirondack chairs with a good book. Local telephone service is included, and wi-fi Internet access is provided at no additional charge.

Casa Zorro is located in Puerto Viejo, so you are only a hundred meters from the beach and two blocks from the great restaurants and nightlife of this quaint village. Just to the north is the popular town of Cahuita, including Cahuita National Park. And just to the south are the towns of Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva, and Manzanillo where you will find Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge. Miles of unspoiled beach await you.

There is so much to see and do in Costa Rica’s “forgotten” Atlantic coast. Whether an organized half or full day guided tour or an adventure on your own, Puerto Viejo offers a wide variety of local area tours and attractions. Whether it is walking along the beach, hiking through the jungle, surfing, snorkeling, swimming, white-water rafting, tours of butterfly and botanical gardens, wildlife sanctuaries, or just taking in the sun on the secluded and pristine beaches, you will surely find something for you.



Keywords: House, private, home, private home, villa, bungalow, beach house

Property Type

  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Pets allowed, but please discuss with owner prior to booking....moreless

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

                Private bath and walk-in closet...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

                ...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1) Located in master bedroom., Double Beds (1) Located in second bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) Located in second bedroom....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Full sized oven/range, refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, toaster, microwave, dishes, utensils, pots and pans, fully equipped....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Full size upright, frost free freezer at the top....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Stove
              • Toaster
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Coffee Maker

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                Room for 2 cars....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Linens Provided
              • Babysitter
              • Living Room seats 6

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Wide-screen LCD TV with Dish/SKY Satellite, including all premium movie channels....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Wide assortment of DVD videos....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Free calls to anyplace in Costa Rica....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                DSL service - wired or wireless....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free WiFi available to guests....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Very large and comfortable. Ceiling fan, lighting. You'll spend a lot of time here!...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Car

                  • Not Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Rafting
                  • Hospital
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Restaurants
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Boating
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Eco Tourism

                  Other Activities

                      • Waterfalls, National Parks, Day Trips to Panama, River Rafting
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • A Great Getaway

                        A Great Getaway

                        • Guest LL
                        • Date of stay 02/19/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/04/14
                        Casa Zorro has a great location, close to center town and beach for those that do not have or wish to use their car. The house was fully equipped, very secure, clean, spacious and comfortable. Being able to bring pets is a huge bonus. The large veranda permits a relaxing way to start the morning or end the day. The site manager was quick and courteous in addressing our needs (annoying fridge issue). A great place to chill out. Looking forward to returning.

                        Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, pet owners, age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Lovely and Relaxing Vacation

                        Lovely and Relaxing Vacation

                        • Guest Andrea M.
                        • Date of stay 12/27/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/13/14
                        My family of four, 2 adults and 2 young teenagers just arrived back from our 2 week stay at Casa Zorro. Prior to arrival, Tony, the owner, was always very quick and thorough with his answers to our inquiries, so we had a good idea of what to expect. This is our first vacation not at a resort and we definately enjoyed it. Casa Zorro is a lovely home and it is very comfortable. It is right down a lane beside town. We walked everywhere as there are many restaurants, shops, vendors and 5 grocery stores all in the area. The best feature for us was sitting on the lovely porch with a morning coffee, watching the various birds flit in the flowers in the front. Usually around 5 am we heard howler monkeys in the distance. The house is very safe which really set my mind at ease. As for foood, we ate at about six restaurants including Stashus con fusion (our personal favourite), Banana Azul (yummy with a great setting and beach), Koki Beach (nice decor at night) and Laslo's Catch of the Day (no sign but amazing fish right around the corner). Bread. And Chocolate has delcious breakfasts and baked goods to bring back to the house. We also found it convenient to pick up groceries, meat and chicken from the butcher or tender skewers from the evening vendors. The stove is easy to use and the kitchen is well stocked for cooking. We had fun making our own blender pina coladas too. The beach is close by and though the closest part was more of a surfer beach, we walked along and brought picnic lunches to the quieter sections for some fun in the smaller waves. We highly recommend this property and would like to thank Tony for his kindness and for sharing his charming home with us.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Great location, big home

                        Great location, big home

                        • Guest Jill M.
                        • Date of stay 11/28/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/07/13
                        We enjoy the Casa for three nights for a quick trip up from the bulk of our travels being in Panama. The house is quite large and perfect for an extended family to enjoy time together. You can't beat the location--- very walkable to downtown, the beaches, several activities, or cabs if you need a lift somewhere. The house was very clean -- though like everywhere in the tropics, it's just hard to escape bugs and you need to clean thoroughly if you are preparing food. The numerous locks on the doors helped to keep us feel quite safe. We enjoyed having some movies to watch and space to spread out. Thanks for opening up your home! I would recommend this spot.

                        Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, pet owners, age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Great experience for whole family

                        Great experience for whole family

                        • Guest Amanda (Denver co)
                        • Date of stay 10/28/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/07/13
                        All in all the house was a great find for our whole family. The house was bigger than I expected and it was well kept. We took our baby with us so safety was ou biggest priority. The whole family felt safe the whole vacation. Our only issue was the lack of air conditioning. It is mostly our fault for reserving a place without air conditioning and the house has several fans; but it was miserably hot and humid.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                      • Zorro experience Sept 22-25

                        Zorro experience Sept 22-25

                        • Guest Milena (Abbotsford, British Columbia)
                        • Date of stay 09/03/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/03/13
                        The listing accurately described the house and it was actually a bit bigger and nicer than we had expected. The house was clean and in a lovely area where we were close to town, yet were able to feel far enough away that town noises did not keep us up at night. The property was lovely and the instructions for locking and maintaining the security of the house were easy to follow and well articulated on the emails sent to us prior to our visit. I would recommend the chocolate croissants and coffee at the bakery around the corner from the house as a lovely start to a morning! In addition, one morning there was actually a sloth hanging out on the fence...which was a highlight for all of us. Only two small complaints, the water tank could use a cleaning, which we noticed when we were checking water levels to make sure we were not running the tank down too far with showers and such. In addition, the owner is not flexible with possible changes, as we had a friend coming to visit us while we were there, but in order to maintain the agreed-upon number of people staying, my husband and i had to rent a room elsewhere. This is understandable based on our rental agreement and not a big deal, but could have been handled a bit more kindly. Overall a great stay however for our group!

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.

                        Owner response: I want to thank you for the nice review you gave Casa Zorro. I think your remarks will help others when making a decision on where to stay in Puerto Viejo. Your group was much larger than I normally accommodate. I arrived in the afternoon of the day you left (before the cleaning crew arrived) and I thank you for the care and respect that you gave the house. Property owners are always a little concerned when a big group of young adults arrive. It sounds like you'd consider Casa Zorro for your next trip to Puerto Viejo and I'd be glad to rent to you again.

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                        • Guest Donna L. (Dallas TX)
                        • Date of stay 07/15/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/29/13
                        We enjoyed our stay very much. Everything was as described in the ad. The house was only a couple of blocks from town. Far enough away that the noise doesn't keep you awake. Rent a bicycle! The banana pancakes at the bakery are awesome! There are adequate security measures in place. Never felt unsafe. There is a pharmacy and a clinic a few blocks from the house. Most everyone spoke English. I would recommend to anyone.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                      • Amazing Place

                        Amazing Place

                        • Guest Tara (United States)
                        • Date of stay 07/04/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/18/13
                        My husband and I stayed Casa Zorro on our honeymoon for 4 nights in Puerto Viejo. The town is very laid back and not very tourist centered. The house is right on the edge of town in walking distance to many shops, restaurants and a few grocery stores. It is also very close to walk to the beach or take the trail to Cocles Beach, a very fun short little hike. The house itself was awesome! If you use all of the security measures the house offers you should feel very very safe. This place is like Fort Knox once locked down. Everything you would need for a short or long stay. The beds were comfy and a variety of things to do in the house if it rains all day as it tends to do in the rainy season some days. Kitchen was well stocked with cooking gear. It can get a little hot during the day but about an hour before the sun goes down the house cools off considerably and is very comfortable. The front porch is the best part of the whole house! We spent more time there than anywhere else. Very roomy and very comfortable with nice beds, sheets, towels, ect. Word of caution, BE CAREFUL with the locks. The big wooden front door will still lock behind you when you shut it even if the lock has been "unlocked". It is easier to keep the keys in the lock box on the porch than trying to remember who has the key every time you close the front door!

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

                        Owner response: I'm so glad you enjoyed my house at the beach. I will have to do something about that front door lock. As you know from the other security features of the property, maybe that door doesn't even need to have a lock and key. When I'm there, I also spend almost all my time on the porch. It's great for having morning coffee, checking your email, reading a book, and of course a nice glass of wine in the evening. You can even see the TV from out there (but who watches TV when they're on their honeymoon!). Thank you for the nice review and I hope you can return someday soon! Tony Waddell Owner

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                      • So Great!!! Perfect for my family!

                        So Great!!! Perfect for my family!

                        • Guest The Ivins! (Blanding UTAH )
                        • Date of stay 05/23/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/04/13
                        If you are going to Puerto Viejo, this is the place to stay! It was right off main street, behind the bakery (which is a huge plus because breakfast and coffee are right there!) The house is so secure, and so conveniently located. We have 4 children, and felt safe the entire time we stayed in Puerto Viejo. We rented beach cruiser bicycles, and this is definitely the most fun way to get around the area. Tony was in contact immediately if I needed a question answered, and when a small earthquake struck (which is a fun bonus story to tell by the way) he was quick to make sure we were all ok upon hearing of it the next morning. Maid service came half way through our ten day stay, and Shialo brought another, brand new fan for our use. The house was never stifling hot, and the huge windows along with frequent night time rain spells made the house very a very comfortable temperature. Amenities were great. The porch is great for sitting and reading and listening to all the jungle noises. Just completely fell in love with Casa Zorro, and Puerto Viejo. Thanks Tony!!

                        Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, pet owners, age 55+.

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                      • All the comforts of home, and then some.

                        All the comforts of home, and then some.

                        • Guest Mike (Indiana U S A)
                        • Date of stay 05/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/19/13
                        Casa Zorro was more than we expected.. I am only adding to the many positive reviews already in place. Everything needed to get in and out was sent to us prior to arrival. Very secure location. Close to Main Street for food , shopping , people watching etc. if you like Puerto Viejo this is a great house to rent.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                      • Location and convenience!

                        Location and convenience!

                        • Guest Fun in Folly!! (Seneca Falls, NY, USA)
                        • Date of stay 03/31/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/14/13
                        We stayed at this property for five nights. The owner, Tony, was very helpful and offered a lot of great information. He was very quick to respond with any questions we had, offering some great suggestions for where to eat in PV. This house is not directly on the ocean, but it's only a few minutes(literally) from the public beach and a walking path (best to travel on during the day) to other beaches. The house had everything we needed, and was in a convenient location. You could easily walk to restaurants, shopping, and a grocery store. It was nice being able to sit out of the porch and relax in the morning. It was amazing how private he's made it seem, even though neighbors are in close proximity. We never felt disturbed, unsafe, or bothered at any time. We truly enjoyed our stay at Casa Zorro and would return without question.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                      • Tax Rate 13%

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                      Last updated: 04/10/2014
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                      Location

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                      • Nearest Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport (San Jose) at 230 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Beach: Salsa Brava at 100 Metres
                      • Nearest Barpub: KOKi Beach Restaurant Bar Lounge at 200 Metres
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Puerto Viejo Bakery at 50 Metres
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2000

                      About the owner: My very first trip to Costa Rica was on a cruise. The port of call was Limon, and I was so impressed, I thought if I ever retire, Costa Rica would be the place I'd want to call home. When I finally did retire, I moved to Costa Rica and fell in love with the Caribbean coast. I purchased land in Puerto Viejo and eventually built Casa del Zorro. I hope you love the area, and enjoy my home, which I happily share with you.

                      Why the Owner Chose Puerto Viejo:
                      The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is so rich in diversity with miles of unspoiled and uncrowded beaches. While certainly not remote and isolated, it is refreshing to visit a coastline that is unmarred with high-rise hotels and all-inclusive resorts. The area is stunningly beautiful, and the people are very friendly and helpful.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Staying in a private home is so much better than checking into a hotel that you may not be familiar with. And the house is so close to the beach as well as to the stores, restaurants, and shops. It is literally a 2 minute walk to the beach and a 5 minute walk to the center of town. The owner lives in Costa Rica and the property is professionally managed, providing you with the best service possible.


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                      Photos

                      • Relax and enjoy a book on the veranda.

                        Relax and enjoy a book on the veranda.

                      • Casa del Zorro Guest House

                        Casa del Zorro Guest House

                      • Relax On The Spacious Veranda

                        Relax On The Spacious Veranda

                      • View from the verandah

                        View from the verandah

                      • Always ready for a quiet and romantic dinner

                        Always ready for a quiet and romantic dinner

                      • The living room from a different angle

                        The living room from a different angle

                      • Entertainment and media center.

                        Entertainment and media center.

                      • Queen bed in the master bedroom

                        Queen bed in the master bedroom

                      • Twin bed in the second bedroom

                        Twin bed in the second bedroom

                      • Shade and Sun

                        Shade and Sun

                      • Sixaola River Crossing to Chase, Panama

                        Sixaola River Crossing to Chase, Panama

                      • Relax in the shade of the almond trees on a nearly deserted stretch of sand.

                        Relax in the shade of the almond trees on a nearly deserted stretch of sand.

                      • Casa del Zorro Guest House

                        Casa del Zorro Guest House

                      • Casa del Zorro Guest House

                        Casa del Zorro Guest House

                      • Casa del Zorro Guest House

                        Casa del Zorro Guest House

                      • Large Fully Equipped Kitchen

                        Large Fully Equipped Kitchen

                      • Comfortable and airy living room

                        Comfortable and airy living room

                      • Casa del Zorro Guest House

                        Casa del Zorro Guest House

                      • Grand mural in the master bedroom, local artist

                        Grand mural in the master bedroom, local artist

                      • Full size bed in the second bedroom

                        Full size bed in the second bedroom

                      • Casa del Zorro Guest House

                        Casa del Zorro Guest House

                      • Local fishing boat, Just Like That

                        Local fishing boat, Just Like That

                      • Fun Beach near Black Beach in the Center of Town

                        Fun Beach near Black Beach in the Center of Town

                      • Casa del Zorro Guest House

                        Casa del Zorro Guest House

                      VRBO #65630

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                      This listing was first published here in 2005.

                      Date last modified - Friday, January 24, 2014

                      $90 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 04/10/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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