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POOL - AC - BEACH - Family Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms , 3 Baths, Sleeps 6+

Perfect getaway for families or a group of friends!

Villa Margarita in Cocles Beach is a 3 bedroom house on a beautiful, securely gated property 150 meters from the beach. It includes a private 10m X 5m swimming pool for total relaxation!

This Garden villa House is a perfect getaway for families in walking distance from Cocles beach and just 10 minutes from downtowm Puerto Viejo. Casa Margarita offers a beautiful pool and BBQ area for a family holiday.

It is not required to have a car as with bikes you can ride to the beaches nearby, grocery store and Cocles' restaurants.

The house is a 2 story - upstairs the Loft with a big living / kitchen area overlooking to the tropical garden. Full furnished kitchen with stove, oven, slow cooker, coffee maker and all pots and pans you will need to prepare delicious meals for the whole family. The master bedroom has a Queen size bed and a private bathroom, AC + Cable TV.

Downstairs is a complete separated Apartment with 2 bedrooms each with a doble bed, share the bathroom

A Kitchen / living area with a sofa /cama for a additional guest.

The living area has sofas, both bedrooms have AC and a safety box in each room.

The house can be split and for only 2 guests the LOFT upstairs can be rented, or both floors - the whole house for up to 7 guests.

Over 2300 sq. meters surrounded by a 10 ft. high hibiscus hedge for privacy. Several varieties of fruit trees (lime, Aki, Papaya, banana, coconut and star fruit) and palm trees (red, fan, pipas and coconut palm).

Located in the Gandoca-Manzinillo Wildlife Refuge, walking 200 meters to the beach you may encounter howler monkeys, toucans, iguanas, sloths and over 850 species of birds. On the beach you will find coral pools for snorkeling, diving, surfing or boogie boarding. Break Beach is an easy walk and has a life guard. Tours such as horseback riding, zipline, river rafting, quad tours, Jaguar Rescue Centre, Pure Jungle Spa, turtles, hiking and biking are easily arranged. From fine dining to local Carribean cuisine there are morre than 7 restaurants and a grocery/liquor stores within 400 meters of the property. Puerto Viejo is 3 kilometers away with shopping, medical clinic, pharmacies and much more restaurants with a lively night life.

The map is not showing the true location of the house. It is on the otherside of the road and way closer to the beach than what it is showing.

Keywords: Modern, Canadian Style House, by the Beach

More Details

Property Manager
Monica & Nathalia
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018


Cocles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Privat bathroom with the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - shares the bathroom with second and third bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
An oasis of fruit tree's and flowers


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
Ottawa, Canada

Nice house but not set up for 2 independent couples

  • 4 of 5

I rented the upper loft for my wife and I, and a couple of weeks later friends of ours agreed to join us; they were taking the lower level apartment. However, the lower level is not really set up for independent living, especially if you intend to use the advertised kitchen. The full house is appropriate for shared use of the loft kitchen/eating area with the lower bedrooms only being used for sleeping. The house is also located next to the main road so there is some traffic noise.

But the loft area is a great place to hang out in the shade and there is a good cross breeze. The pool was very refreshing and we found the water quite warm from the hot Puerto Viejo sun. The beach is a short walk down the path from the house and it truly is beautiful; a great place for walks. There are two well-rated restaurants (La Nena and La Pecora Nera) and a bakery a short walk to the left of Casa Margarita on the main road, and the Cocles supermarket is an easy walk to the right. A bicycle rental shop is located right beside the bakery and they do not require you give them your passport; they take a photo of it. With the bikes it was a pleasant drive to Punta Uva and Puerto Viejo.

Nathalia, our prime contact at the property management company, was extremely helpful in coordinating the details of our visit and reserving shuttles to and from the house. This was our first trip to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica but it won't be our last!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stockbridge, GA

Lovely house, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

For our family of young and older adults, this was absolutely the most perfect house and location. Restaurants, stores and beaches are within close walking distance. Punta Uva, the town of Puerto Viejo, and attractions like the Jaguar Rescue Center are within easy biking or walking distance (including the restaurant La Pecora Nera). The jungle is all around, but the property is completely secured by fencing and there's a feeling of security as well as privacy. The managers (Mao when we were there) were so helpful, before and during our visit, and always available. The saltwater pool was lovely, and we had it all to ourselves since we rented the entire house. Star-gazing from the lounge chairs by the pool at night was amazing. Every morning we walked along the dirt road through the jungle to the beach to watch the sunrise. We took flashlights to see the leaf-cutter ants doing their thing along the path. Some mornings the howler monkeys would be right up overhead, which was thrilling to hear. There were so many different birds in the area around the house, including toucans. On the beach, where the nearby creek feeds into the ocean, there was a variety of shore birds there every morning. At the house, we spent most of our time at the pool or upstairs in the open kitchen area. It was always comfortable, with a ceiling fan as well as a floor fan and plenty of seating for six, including rockers and a hammock. It was the dry season so we had no problems at all with mosquitoes. The bedrooms were air conditioned, which provided a nice break from the humidity. The bedrooms also had screened windows that could be opened if preferred to a/c. We cooked a lot of our meals and found the kitchen well-equipped. If you rent the entire house there is also an indoor kitchen downstairs, but we didn't use it at all. There's a charcoal grill by the pool that we used one night to grill some fresh fish. Plenty of towels are provided, with extras for the pool. If you rent for an entire week, someone will come mid-week to clean, bring clean towels, and even change the sheets if you want. We loved the house. Away from the crowds of Puerto Viejo, but within biking distance, close to Playa Cocles (with a lifeguard and surfboard rentals), surrounded by nature, but also in the midst of a vibrant community, it was the perfect location for our family--just what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excelente para grupos

  • 4 of 5

Estuvimos una semana con amigos en Puerto Viejo y esta casa tiene todo lo necesario, las habitaciones muy comodas, cocina equipada, tiene un jardin enorme y la piscina esta buenisima. Perfecta para visitar con grupos de amigos y familia. Muy cerca de la playa, restaurantes y supermercado. Tienes todo lo que necesitas en un solo lugar.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is a real deal!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a real deal! great location close to supermarket, restaurats and beach all walking distance. 3 comfortable rooms with AC and the pool, we were looking for good price with amenities and this place has all! Monica and Mauricio the mangers are great! Would love to come and visit again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grande Prairie

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a great time we had. So relaxing and peaceful. We loved the true jungle that was all around us and the monkeys and so many birds right by our patio. Our amazing hosts Ken and Shelly took us to this great restaurant called El Fugio soso good.Thanks guys, you're awesome!!! The ocean is bath warm, we had so much fun playing in the water.I would definitely recomend this place for someone who wants to get away from it all. Yet there is lots to do if you wish to. We did the zipline, it was so exhilarating. Cant wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, Costa Rica / USA

The perfect place for our family.

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our two small families. The two bedrooms had air conditioners which were small but did a great job keeping them cool enough. The huge yard around the house was awesome. The house was furnished well with everything we needed. The beach next to the house was also just what we wanted. The owners we extremely kind and helpful. They lent us extra beach toys for the kids which was great. Everything was as we had hoped or better.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2012
  • Stayed: January 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jaguar Rescue Center
Stashu's Con Fusion
Flip flop
La Pecora Nera
Nearest Airport
256 Kilometres
San Jose
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
La Pecora Nera
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Cocles ( Break Beach)
Car: not necessary

Zip Lining, Quad Tours available, horseback riding on the beach and in the jungle, bicycle riding, work out gym.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

1-2 guests can rent only the LOFT upstairs for 125 U$ per night / 750 U$ per week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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