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Geckoes Lodge: Romantic Barefoot Luxury & Private Plunge Pool nr Pretty Beaches

Bedrooms 1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Casa del Bosque at Geckoes Lodge is a luxurious and romantic one bedroom (90 m 2) house.

With a stunning rainforest backdrop the romantic and secluded Casa del Bosque is the perfect Honeymoon hideaway (however long you've been married!) ...yet only minutes away from spectacular beaches and all amenities.

Enjoy the rainforest view from your four poster bed,

Watch toucans from your private plunge pool...

Dine by candlelight in your tropical garden or at one of the fine restaurants nearby...

After exploring palm fringed beaches alive with pelicans and tropical fish...

Come home to Casa del Bosque.

House features:

* Mobile phone included.

* Large bedroom with Queen size four poster bed, dressing table, writing table and easy chairs.

* Dressing area with safe.

* Spacious full bathroom with double washbasins and rainforest shower.

* Living & Dining space with hammocks, rockers and sofa, dining area and breakfast bar

* Fully fitted kitchen.

* Private plunge pool with terrace, loungers, barbecue and outdoor dining furniture.

It's time to Relax...

Leave your watch behind...

Call time your own...

It's time for Geckoes.

Come and experience Barefoot Luxury on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, where the jungle meets the ocean.

Keywords: Holiday house, vacation rental, lodge, villa, house, casa, pool, private pool, kitchen, fully equipped, luxury, rainforest, beach, honeymoon, romantic, luxury, luxurious.

More Details

Tom & Zoe
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Tom & Zoe

Geckoes is owned and managed by husband and wife team, Tom Keller & Zoë Courtier.

With backgrounds in hospitality education and tourism and extensive international experience we decided it was time for a new adventure.

Ably assisted by caretaker team Jose & Neris, Geckoes Lodge is the culmination of a two year project to create private and luxurious holiday accommodation whilst maintaining the beauty and minimising the impact on the surrounding rainforest and its inhabitants.

Geckoes was so named to symbolise the symbiotic relationship possible between wildlife and humans.

With a commitment to Sustainable development, eco-friendly practices and environmental consciousness our operating practices and the houses have been designed to fit the landscape rather than vice versa.

We look forward to welcoming you at Geckoes and helping to make your holiday unforgettable.

Tom & Zoe purchased this villa in 2006

Why Tom & Zoe chose Cocles

The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is for us the perfect place to be. Here we have everything we could wish for; a spectacular property, beautiful nature, a warm sea and a fantastic climate. What we don't have is high-rise buildings and big developments but instead, plenty of individually owned restaurants and businesses with a great mix of nationalities.

At Geckoes you can feel 'away from it all' yet be within easy reach of all amenities. It's a place to unwind, relax, enjoy the spectacular rainforest surroundings and wildlife.

What makes this villa unique

Being just 1km off the main road, we can feel as if we are miles from anywhere but in fact we are within easy reach of everything. World-class beaches and marvellous and affordable restaurants are just around the corner.

This is what most people would consider living the Caribbean life but we have the rainforest as well!

With the rainforest comes the wildlife and we regularly see Howler monkeys, toucans, parrots and the magnificent Blue Morpho butterflies from our veranda.

Geckoes is a gorgeous piece of rainforest that we are lucky enough to be able to call Home. We look forward to sharing this remarkable place with you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing honeymoon adventure. Great house with a wonderful private pool surrounded by animals and nature. Tom and Zoe are very nice and helpful. We loved our stay and recommend Geckoes Lodge to everyone who loves nature!
Dec 2014
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Cocles Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • At Casa del Bosque you have a spacious bathroom including a 'Rainforest Shower' with tropical views. Double hand-painted basins and plenty of storage space complete your Barefoot Luxury bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) Custom-made 4 Poster bed with mosquito netting and Comfortable High Quality 'Pillow Top' Orthopaedic mattress: you'll sleep well at Geckoes.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
A few little extras: Games, Books, Beach-towels, Safe (Laptop size).


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Geckoes Lodge: Romantic Barefoot Luxury & Private Plunge Pool nr Pretty Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Quiet and secluded house with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in Casa Del Bosque. Four nights and had a wonderful time. Secluded and quiet in a fantastic setting. Recommend for couples. Tom and Zoe have a fantastic property to offer.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Luxury in Puerto

  • 5 of 5

Geckoes Lodge is absolutely stunning! We stayed seven nights in the one bedroom house, Casa Del Bosque.

The Property: The houses are all set apart throughout the lush grounds of the property and you really do feel like you have the place all to yourselves. The landscaping is well cared for but not overly manicured with well placed and beautiful flowers, palms, and tropical trees surrounding the houses. This allows wildlife to be near the houses so you can see howler monkeys, birds and lizards from your patio. Tom and Zoe have managed to strike a wonderful balance between the sterility of some large resorts and the 'carved from the jungle' feel of some cheaper places.

The house: The house was immaculate when we arrived. It has just enough space for two to be comfortable and cozy yet not on top of each other should you be rained in. There are hammocks hung for reading in, a comfortable couch and chairs and a dinning table in the living area. The kitchen has a gas cooktop, a full sized fridge and most of the cooking wares and utensils you would need to do about anything.

One caveat is the lodge is not directly on the beach rather around 1 Km away so this is not the place for you if you just want to step out of your room and onto the sand. The advantage to this is you are not near the busy and noisy coastal road so you really are secluded and in the quiet of the jungle. I would recommend renting bikes, a scooter, or planning your day around the 30 minute walk into town.

The Food: The great thing about having a kitchen on hand is not needing to eat out every meal. To that end, there are several markets in town with a pretty wide selection. We frequently bought fresh fish at Mopri's. There are also many good restaurants in town with an array of choices, we recommend Caribeans at Om Cafe, Lazlo's and Veronica's Cafe.

Activities: We recommend the Chocolate tour at Caribeans, Zip-lining with Terradventures, and the Jaguar Rescue Center. All great fun.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Several restaurants nearby
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Here are just a few of the Trips/Tours available In and Around Puerto Viejo:

All can be arranged locally.

You won't be bored here!

* Zip line canopy tour

* Fishing & Dolphin watching

* Indigenous tribe excursions

* Botanical garden

* Wildlife Rescue Centre

* Coral Reef snorkelling & diving

* Turtle Nesting tour (in season)

* Rainforest Waterfall tour

* National parks

* Chocolate tour

* Tropical Bird Watching tour

* Spa using fruits of the rainforest

* Horse riding: Beach & Rainforest tours

and so much more...!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Do please read our Cancellation Policy.
Just ask us: We're happy to help.
Zoe & Tom.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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