2 bedroom, 1 bath with a pool and lounge area
- english, Limited Spanish
About Jody Rutledge
One Crazy Idea Later As a diver and a travel junkie who loves animals I have packed my bags and ventured off to many beautiful places around the world. About a decade ago I visited the Osa Peninsula. I fell in love. Costa Rica called me back over and over. I've travelled the Osa, Monteverde, Tortuguero, Parismina, Jaco, Tamarindo and more. My adventures gave me time to volunteer with animal rescue, education projects, & turtle conservation. I also managed to spend time diving, surfing, hiking, snorkeling, and walking the sand. About 5 years ago I was blessed with the opportunity to spend nearly a year in Puerto Viejo volunteering and learning some Spanish basics. The pace of life and the feel of the town were a balm for this tired professional. When it was time to go I didn't want to leave. This had become my home. It was then that the dream really took hold. I have always been nominated as the tour director, planning activities, vacations for friends and family, throwing the parties, and hosting visitors in my home. I decided that it was time to turn my passions into my lifestyle. I left my two cars for a life with no cars. Decided that the career in IT wasn't my future. I sold my home in the heart of Seattle and made all the arrangements to bring my two Great Danes (Rica and Otis) and my Moluccan Cockatoo (Goofie) to paradise. Now I'm embracing life at a quieter pace, walking to the grocery, enjoying the beach and spending time doing the things I love. See us on HGTV's House Hunters Intenational It is my pleasure to bring the things I love to you. If only for a week, you too can enjoy the pace of the Caribbean.
Jody Rutledge purchased this House in 2015
Why Jody Rutledge chose Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
This property brought the best of all the area has to offer. It is right in town and steps from everything but is still quiet and secluded. I loved being 2 blocks from the ocean, restaurants, shopping and still hearing the howler monkeys and parrots in the morning. The enclosed courtyard and pool make it an amazing place to relax and kick back after exploring the area. It is the perfect spot for a B&B.
What makes this House unique
This home has a tropical feel with wood throughout, and the poolside open area with a full kitchen and living room is ideal for sharing the space with others. The geckos, hummingbirds and butterflies in the garden keep things blooming all year round from the passionfruit we use in our drinks to the amazing flowers for our breakfast trays.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Special exceptions at management discretion
Smoking areas provided outside the suites & house
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:12
Quiet hours are from 10PM to 7AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
As expected would definitely stay again.
Jodi's Place was nice, it was clean, comfortable and well maintained. The location was great. There are so many restaurants and shops, and the beach was right there .Great coffee and deserts. Such good options for all tastes and likes.
We had a car but you could really stay there and not need one, if you wanted to just relax in the town . There was no pressure from anyone to buy stuff it was so nice .
This house is very conveniently located to all things and was just comfortable to hang at.
We felt very safe and appreciated that we could reach Jodi or an employee at anytime.
Koki Beach restaurant was our favorite for dinner and Bread and Chocolate was another favorite, the french bakery around the corner to was amazing and was open very early. all fresh every day and so so so good.
Thank you Jodi we had a great time. Already miss Bean.
Kirt Kim Cory Denise
Thanks so much for your review. I so wish we knew what we could have done to exceed your expectations and receive all 5 stars. It is our goal to provide excellent service and relaxation for our guests. All the very best and safe travels.
This home is part of the Sueño Grande B&B. It is located in the center of Puerto Viejo just two blocks from the beach. We provide the service of a boutique hotel and the freedom of a full sized home.
Our little town is 3 blocks by 5 blocks but packs in tons of restaurants, shops, bars and fun. Guests can enjoy tours that include zipline, rafting, paddle boarding, surfing, snorkeling, fishing, spa treatments, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, just relaxing beachside or having drinks by the pool. You don't want to miss the Jaguar Rescue, the beach at Punta Uva, chocolate tasting or drinks at Koki beach.
If you are looking to stay close to the action but have a quiet oasis at the end of your day this is the perfect home base from which to explore.