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Geckoes Lodge: Rainforest Barefoot Luxury & Plunge Pool Near Gorgeous Beaches

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Casa Bromelia, at Geckoes Lodge, is a luxurious two bedroom (115m2) house.

Elevated to capture the rainforest view and with spacious accommodation for four, Casa Bromelia is the perfect place to holiday with friends or family.

Only minutes from breathtaking beaches and restaurants catering to every taste,

Casa Bromelia is your luxurious holiday home from which to explore the Caribbean coast ...

Snorkel coral reefs from white sandy beaches,

Take a horseback trip through the rainforest,

Surf the Salsa Brava or take lessons!

Zip line through the rainforest canopy,

Or simply bird watch from your pool while the barbecue cooks dinner.

Beautiful Casa Bromelia captures the breeze with open plan living whilst offering privacy in luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms in a stunning rainforest setting.

House Features:

* Mobile phone included.

* Open plan living area with rockers, hammocks, sofa & easy chairs and dining area.

* Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, built in gas stove, blender, toaster.

Two comfortable bedrooms:

* Bedroom 1: Queen size double bed with mosquito netting, dressing table, easy chairs, spacious clothes storage with digital safe: laptop size.

* Bedroom 2: Extra large twin beds with mosquito netting, dressing table, easy chairs, spacious clothes storage with digital safe: laptop size.

* En suite full bathrooms with double washbasins, rainforest showers and rainforest outlook.

* 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.

For availability, please contact Geckoes Lodge.

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More Details

Owner
Tom & Zoe
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

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 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,spectacular beaches, 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.

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 can regularly see Howler monkeys, toucans, parrots and the magnificent Blue Morpho butterflies from our veranda.

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

My kids cannot stop talking about this place!! Kaia (turned 5 at Geckoes) and Andrew (age 7) LOVED all the wildlife noises and the beautiful birds, bugs and creatures around this property. Everything you needed was there - well equipped kitchen for cooking just caught fish (call Wahoo Fishing for a charter), comfortable beds with netting, and the greatest location for a hammock one can imagine. Tom and Zoe are delightful hosts!
Oct 2014
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Punta Uva
"One of the most gorgeous beaches you can imagine!"
Jaguar Rescue Center
"Get up close and personal with the Stars of the Rainforest :)"
La Pecora Nera
"Never had a bad meal here: gorgeous setting and the tasting menu is the only one available o..."
Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Cocles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Several restaurants nearby
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Cocles
Car: recommended

Here are just a few of the Activities you'll find 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

* Jaguar Wildlife Rescue Centre

* Coral Reef snorkelling & diving

* Turtle Nesting tour (in season)

* Rainforest Waterfall tour

* National parks

* Chocolate tour

* Tropical Bird Watching tour

* Surf Lessons

* Spa using fruits of the rainforest

* Horse riding on beach or in jungle

* And so much more...!

Amenities

Cocles Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 3 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both en suite bathrooms have double hand-painted wash basins, plenty of counter and cupboard space and a walk in shower with tropical views: Enjoy some Barefoot Luxury!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1st Bedroom: 1 Queen size Bed: Comfortable 'Pillow Top' Orthopaedic mattress: you'll sleep well at Geckoes. 2nd Bedroom: 2 Single Beds, Extra long (2 metre) high quality 'Pillow-Top' Orthopaedic mattresses: everyone sleeps well at Geckoes!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • 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
Notes:
A few little extras: Games, Books, Beach-towels, Safe.

Reviews

We loved this luxurious villa, inside and out!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Dec 5, 2013

If you’re planning the perfect Costa Rican vacation look no further than Geckoe’s Lodge, Casa Bromelia. This bear couple on their honeymoon was spoiled with luxury accommodations in a private rainforest paradise. We were greeted by our friendly hosts Tom and Zoe, who have spared no expense in creating an eco-friendly abode with views that will take your breath away. A thoughtful fruit basket with Costa Rican snacks and a delicious pineapple along with a bottle of champagne were set out to celebrate the occasion. The impeccable attention to detail makes Casa Bromelia a true home away from home. A fully stocked kitchen, cell phone with necessary numbers, helpful travel guides and daily cleaning ensured we had a relaxing vacation. The hammocks also helped, it was amazing to see toucans and the beautiful blue morpho butterfly from the front porch. This beautiful, large, 2 bedroom home has an open concept layout that provides rainforest views at almost every turn. The master bedroom is absolutely perfect with a very comfortable bed, seating and a spacious bathroom. The natural light peering through the windows started off our day as we explored the many beaches of the Caribbean coast, visited the Jaguar Rescue Center (baby howler monkeys crawling all over us!),a relaxing couples massage at Indulgence spa and shopped in Puerto Viejo. For a truly unforgettable meal visit La Pecora Nera which is a scenic little walk from the property. We enjoyed a perfectly seasoned and seasonal tasting menu in a romantic open air setting. After our active days we looked forward to arriving at the secluded oasis and taking a dip in the plunge pool. There is so much to do, see and enjoy in this area that 6 days wasn’t enough and we’re already planning a return trip! I haven’t hesitated in recommending this home to my family and friends. This was the most memorable and relaxing vacation these bears could have ever hoped for.

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Geckoes Lodge: Rainforest Barefoot Luxury & Plunge Pool Near Gorgeous Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Beautiful house and property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Geckoes. The house and grounds were beautiful. We enjoyed it so much didn't feel like we needed to go anywhere. Tom and Zoe were terrific hosts and you knew you were going to be well looked after. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unbelievable!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 9 nights in Casa Bromelia and absolutely loved it! The entire property is beautiful. It was really incredible sharing the rainforest with howler monkeys and toucans. The owners, Tom and Zoe are great people. They were amazing hosts and really made every effort to make our stay a memorable one. Thanks to Jose and Tita who did a great job keeping the place clean. An awesome place in a really beautiful part of the country.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Please check our cancellation policies on our website.
Questions? Just contact 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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