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The House at Mono En La Cara

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Last updated: 03/01/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Unique 2-Story Octagonal House, 2 BR, 1 BA (Sleeps 6)

Looking for THE unique Puerto Viejo experience? Welcome to Mono En La Cara. With a Feng Shui inspired “Baqua” design, this octagonal, open concept 2-story home is reason enough to spend your next vacation on the beautiful South Caribe coast! Perfectly situated in a quiet area just outside of town on Playa Negra (black sand beach) the large spacious, beautifully tiled octagonal first floor encompasses the living room, the dining area and the kitchen/Tiki Bar. From everywhere inside there are beautiful views of the property from the large, screened windows that surround you on all sides, providing direct contact with the tropical vegetation.

Extending behind the artistic spiral staircase leading to the 2nd floor is a very large, fully tiled, open bathroom complete with a large tiled shower and features a bidet, a rather unique amenity in these parts.

At the top of the stairs, you enter 5/8ths of the second floor octagon which contains the main sleeping area. Complete with two double size beds, this large bedroom features cathedral ceilings in an open-air environment with plenty of windows and fresh Caribbean breezes. Adjoining this space is a separate, private bedroom, also equipped with a double bed.

The other 3/8 of the upper floor (remember this is an octagon) is a huge outdoor deck made with beautiful local hardwoods with glorious views to the Caribbean. This deck also continues as a walkway around the sides of the house. This deck is the perfect morning spot for bird watching and breakfast. Then, after a day of exploring the beaches and the wonders of the Talamanca area, it’s also the perfect place to relax watching the sunset with an early evening drink (or that fantastic fresh fish in spicy coconut sauce that you bought from a vendor at the beach) and then planning the rest of your evening. Ah, Pura Vida!

Mono En La Cara is the perfect getaway for families, couples or small group of friends looking for a truly exotic vacation adventure.
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/01/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 2 double

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Two double beds in the large main bedroom and 1 double bed in the second, private bedroom - both are situated on the 2nd floor. There are two double size air mattresses, too....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • Completely tiled bathroom with very large beautiful open shower area, Sink with mirror, Full length wall mirror, Toilet and Bidet (a rare find in Costa Rica.)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Botanical Gardens a short walk from the house. Exploring the Rainforest Canopy with expert local guides. Some of the best birding in the world. Over 400 species are known in the immediate area. Visits and interaction with local Indigenous communities. Options to volunteer and/or visit sea turtle nesting sites. Leatherback Turtle nesting season is Apr- May...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    We are on Playa Negra which is a beautiful crescent Black Sand Beach starting just outside of town and it is your first glimpse of the Caribe as you reach the coast again after Cahuita....moreless

  • Beach View:

    You can watch the waves break on the beach from your hammock or chair on the huge surrounding 2nd floor deck...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Puerto Viejo simply has an incredible diversity of peoples, cultures, foods, bars, restaurants, lifestyles, beaches, natural wonders & wildlife..all within walking distant ! from Town-Beach-Rainforest...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Rural:

    Our location will feel rural to many visitors even though we are quite close to the village of P.V. We are on a quiet unpaved road and it's only a peaceful 10-15 min walk on the beach into town...moreless

  • Village:

    We can't say enough about how amazing Puerto Viejo is! If you want to get off the well beaten tourist path and meet local folks (and visitors) who really appreciate what this area is, please come...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage:

    We have a private car port....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    We even have beach towels!...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    This is one of the highlights of this beautiful home!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.5
from 14 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Samana Santa
Apr 8 - Apr 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$99
$600 $1,800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Price Includes All Fees, Taxes and Utilities.

Long Term Rentals Encouraged with Rate Reductions.

Prices subject to change - please contact owner for more information!


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Limon
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Kaya's Place
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Negra

Car: Not Necessary

Mono en la Cara is situated just steps from the Blue Caribbean waters on a quiet, small gravel road just outside of the town of Puerto Viejo. Rain forest vegetation and ecosystems extend down from the Talamanca Mountain range right into the village and to the sands of all the surrounding Caribbean coast beaches. Hundreds of Bird and Wildlife species, including Toucans, Parrots, Trogons, Monkeys, Sloths, Tapirs, Red-Eyed Tree Frogs, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds are readily seen in the area - and right off the deck of our property! The diversity of the beaches is amazing - from popular and world famous surfing beaches of Salsa Brava to absolutely empty secluded coves and coral reefs - this is a beach lovers paradise. Music lovers can enjoy live authentic Calypso and Reggae, fantastic Jazz and Salsa, much of it at the incredible restaurants which feature an international variety of cuisines. But first, do a full discovery of the classic Caribbean coconut infused cooking served at the many 'sodas' and local eateries.

Other Activities: Shopping, boating, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, kayaking, and of course, swimming.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

Why the Owner Chose Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica:
We had been visiting Costa Rica for quite a few years (first for the birds and wildlife) before finally making our first trek to the Caribbean coast. We fell in love with everything about it. The Pacific side is equally beautiful, (as is all of Costa Rica by the way) but the Caribe is a different world. You instantly feel a more personal and direct connection with everything around you. The people, the sea, the wildlife, the food, the stars at night, the rainforest by day And yet we are close enough to walk down the beach into town for the "normal" pleasures of restaurants, groceries, banking, fun, shopping, and of course, more beaches !

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The second floor deck which surrounds the house really hits you in the face as you leave the Bedroom area. You instantly see a wide panorama of what this whole area is about. You're seeing the ocean and the birds in the palm trees and garden vegetation around the property. And as you continue around the deck to the back of the house the forest foliage becomes denser as you are looking up into the hills that are the start of the Talamanca range


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/01/2017

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Photos

  • The House at Mono En La Cara

    The House at Mono En La Cara

  • At the Tiki Bar up the Spiral Stairs to the 2nd fl

    At the Tiki Bar up the Spiral Stairs to the 2nd fl

  • Coming down the stairs to the Tiki Bar

    Coming down the stairs to the Tiki Bar

  • Puerto Viejo has an amazing variety of beaches

    Puerto Viejo has an amazing variety of beaches

  • Middle bedroom on the second floor

    Middle bedroom on the second floor

  • The Third Bedroom

    The Third Bedroom

  • Slo-Moe, the friendly local sloth often visits our cecropia tree

    Slo-Moe, the friendly local sloth often visits our cecropia tree

  • The beautiful locally made hardwood table

    The beautiful locally made hardwood table

  • Relax on the 2nd floor deck

    Relax on the 2nd floor deck

  • The View to the Caribe from the Deck

    The View to the Caribe from the Deck

  • The Back Patio area

    The Back Patio area

  • The Bar on the back patio

    The Bar on the back patio

  • One of the views of the property from the 2nd floor deck

    One of the views of the property from the 2nd floor deck

  • Latest Flowers Bloom in front of the house

    Latest Flowers Bloom in front of the house

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