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Casa Del Caribe for Rent in Cocles, 300 meters from beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Forget your alarm clock; awaken to the sounds of conga/howler monkeys and tropical birds in this Caribbean style home just 300 meters from Cocles Beach for surfing, swimming and sun bathing.

Made of Costa Rican hardwoods and ceramic tiles, this nearly 2000 square feet, 2 BR/2&1/2 Baths home has an open floor plan downstairs, where the hummingbirds like to visit, and a wrap around balcony upstairs with 2 spacious bedrooms. The home is surrounded by forests and beautiful fruit trees affording a lot of privacy (with luck you might see toucans eating the papaya); and yet you will not be isolated as there are neighbors close by. The next door neighbor has a guide and taxi service. And another neighbor, Johanna, (just a 2 minute walk away) has a very nice family run restaurant (called a soda in Costa Rica). You must try her Caribbean style corvina (sea bass). A car is not necessary as you will be only minutes walking or biking for anything you may want to see: beautiful beaches, jaguar refuge, horseback riding, restaurants, night life, grocery stores, internet cafe, etc. As an option, 4 banana bikes are at the home available for your use for an extra fee of $4 day/bike, with 2 boogie/body boards included for playing in the ocean. The banana bikes are a popular way to see the sights (if you need more,others are available in town for $4-6/day/bike).

The home is located in Miss Winnie Town, a small community within the city of Cocles, less than 2 miles south of Puerto Viejo. The neighborhood is named in honor of Winnie who is the mother of the property manager, Oscar. They will take good care of you during your holiday. In the neighborhood there are vacation and permanent Tico homes(Tico is a friendly nickname for a Costa Rican). Here you will enjoy a lot of privacy and at the same time you will have friends and neighbors close to you. Thanks for your interest in this wonderful home we call Casa del Caribe in Costa Rica's most beautiful and most unspoiled tropical paradise!

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More Details

Owner
Shelly St.Hilaire
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Shelly St.Hilaire

Originally from California, and later from New Jersey, I began visiting Costa Rica in 2005. I traveled most of the country and fell in love with the Southern Caribbean. Over time, my visits became more frequent and lasted longer until I decided to make my move to Costa Rica. After some time, I met my Tico husband and our son was born in Costa Rica. Now, we share time between countries, raising our son. We have seen most of this spectacular and friendly little country. Without a doubt the Caribbean coast is the most beautiful, most natural, and most unspoiled part of Costa Rica. Open minds, amazing fusion of foods, magnificent beaches, tropical forests, monkeys, birds and other wildlife are but a few of the wonders this area has to offer. Casa del Caribe is a great place to stay, where you can relax in open-air living surrounded by breathtaking nature.

Shelly St.Hilaire purchased this house in 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful home, we had a great time. Our baby boy enjoyed the hammock. See Mateo's hand print, 3 years old. We will be back another time, lovely place. From Costa Rica and Australia.
Dec 2010
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Amenities

Cocles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3), Air mattress for 2 more persons, futon for 1 adult or 2 children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
5 Banana Bicycles on Site ($4/Bike/Day--optional), Hotel Style Safe, Hammock, Security Lighting, Outdoor Shower for when You Return from Beach, English & Spanish speaking Property Mgr Lives at Rear of Home (50 Meters), 2 Doctors Live & Practice Nearby--150 Meters

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Casa Del Caribe for Rent in Cocles, 300 meters from beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 29 reviews
5

well located home in the middle of the jungle

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in Cocles, close to everything you may need on a vacation. Fred the administrator of the house is very nice and will help you with recommendations if needed while in town.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

First the bad, then the good. The worst part about this place was the parking. You have to drive down a narrow long path which makes backing out very difficult. The other bad thing about the place was the bugs. They are everywhere, welcome to Costa Rica! The good things...there was plenty of room for our family of 6. Its a couple of blocks from the beach. We loved the 2 hammocks. We saw 3 sloths in a tree just one block away. Fred, the caretaker was very helpful and arranged for us to go snorkeling. Although i wouldn't recommend the snorkeling it was the worst i have ever done. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that overall you enjoyed your stay. Yes, Fred, our property manager is a true gem! Our guests really seem to appreciate him and his tour company. The lane that you mentioned is 30 meters long (apx 100 feet) and 2 meters wide (apx. 7 feet) at it's narrowest point, ending directly in front of the house where there is a large parking space. A car is not necessary, however for guests who do bring a car, they are welcome to park in front of the house, or, if it is more comfortable, on the private street the entrance to the house. Yes, Costa Rica has bugs, and monkies, and sloths as well as beautiful birds and other wild life. We keep our grounds well maintained and we take measures to keep pest out while remaining friendly to non pest creatures... Like esperanzas (the name means Hope and they look like a giant grass hoppers) as well as several types of frogs, hummingbirds and butterflies. Agian, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again at Casa Del Caribe!
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5

Beautiful spot for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We've booked Casa Del Caribe twice now for our family vacations and love it! Close to great beaches, restaurants and shops, we are able to bike or bus everywhere. The property manager Fred is really helpful and always available if you have questions about the house or area.

The house is clean, comfortable and full of beautiful local artwork. We shall be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Cas Del Caribe. We look forward to having you back in the future! Pura Vida, Shelly
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5

Amazing, Authentic, Experience

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I recently stayed at Shelly's Casa del Caribe for 7 nights. We had six people. The house is spacious, comfortable, fun, and convenient. The property is alive with lush plant life and dressed in beautiful art. The beach (playa cocles) is about a 5-10 minute walk from the house. And puerto viejo is just under 2 kilometers.

Shelly was in town getting the house ready for our group, so when we arrived with easy directions, we got to meet her. She went over everything about the house and area so we all were confident about things and we really appreciated that. Then Shelly introduced us to her neighbor Fred and he was Awesome! After we met Fred he took care of us the whole time. Fred took us to waterfalls and nature reserves. He gave us rides into town when we didn't want to ride our bikes. He was available to take care of us the whole time. He speaks english and knows everyone and is knowledgeable about the whole area. Fred was cool, peaceful, and very helpful. The trip was on a whole other level with him there.

The house is special and so much fun! When we return as a group again we will try to stay at Casa del Caribe. I give the rating of this experience a 10 out of 10. Thank you Shelly and Fred! - pura vida!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

This was our first ever tropical family experience and it was one that we really enjoyed. The house is charming and close enough to conveniences that you can walk or cycle. The property manager, Fred, was a big help with suggestions for activities, took us on tours, and generous with his knowledge of the area. We can't help but love Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Pura Vida for sure!

  • 4 of 5

This home is truly unique. Serene. Peaceful. We enjoyed it very much. Thank you, Shelly, for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Beach
0.18 Miles
Cocles Beach
Car: not necessary

Tortuguero Natl Park 90 Mins (Green & Leatherback Turtles Egg Laying Sites), Manzanillo Natl Reserve 20 Mins (Sandy Beaches Bordered by Coral Reefs), Sloth Refuge 30 Mins

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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