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Casita Bonita - Tranquil Jungle Retreat Steps from the Caribbean Sea

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Last updated: 05/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, beautiful garden, sleeps 4

Sleeps up to 4 people. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom $125 USD/night.

The Swimming Pool is 6 meters by 11 meters, kidney shaped. 1 meter deep at the shallow end, 1.5 meters at the deep end.

If you need extra space, for groups up to 14, check Casa Bella VRBO 395715

***Bed and Breakfast and meal plans available!!

This newly built house provides the ease of the Caribbean indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Tropical hardwoods, beautiful design and modern amenities make Casita Bonita an ideal destination.

There are two bedrooms one with queen sized bed, one double, 2 private ensuite bathrooms with hot water showers, fans, shelving for hanging/storing clothing and luggage, and a safe.

Sit back in the covered living room area on love-seat adirondac couches, or in the hammock, and watch toucans and monkeys pass overhead. Fully stocked kitchen with gas range.

A tropical sanctuary, the lot at Casa Bella has fruit trees, flowering bushes, ylang-ylang, open spaces and shady zones. Perfect for flowers and bird-watching. Two hammocks out front of the casita await you.

The house is on both municipal and well water systems. Water is abundant and clean.

There is secure parking at the rear of the main house.

From the lot is a 3 minute walk to the public access path to Playa Chiquita Beach, rated the best beach on this side! Playa Chiquita Beach is sheltered by an off-shore reef making it a kid-friendly place to swim. With series of sandy coves you can splash and swim, or wade and wallow in the coral fringed pools that decorate the points.

Centrally located in Playa Chiquita Village, Casa Bella is tucked away in its private spot a mere 1 minute walk from the main road. Just turn in next to Alice Ice Cream Bar.

We are on site and happy to help you find what you need in Playa Chiquita. We are very approachable and full of local knowledge. Looking for a new experience? Ask about the many different tours our friend Fred offers...he can customize to meet individual needs and interests.

Playa Chiquita is minutes from Puerto Viejo, Limon. This area is an off-the-tracks surfing destination in winter months, and snorkeling and diving in the summer. People come here all year round to view wildlife and experience the Caribbean culture through music and the colourful character of the region.

Another reason to visit? Food!!!

Food is the best reason to come here! From Puerto Viejo, through Cocles Beach, Playa Chiquita to Manzanillo you can savour local Caribbean delights and world-class cuisine. Italian, Argentinian, French, Thai, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Indian, Jamaican...the flavours abound. People are coming to experience the best eating in Costa Rica, and some of the best eating in the world! (see owner profile for some of my 'best of').

Keywords: beach, jungle, comfortable, bright, clean, cool and airy, deck, surf, food, wildlife
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/03/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Pack and Play available for babies/toddlers....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    safe box, ensuite bathroom, shelving, big window, fan...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Big window, ensuite bathroom, fan, shelving...moreless

  • Queen-sized/double beds, wall fans, lots of light, plenty of clothing storage, safe-boxes, private bathroom for each bedroom, big windows. Pack and Play available for babies....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    ...moreless

  • All bathrooms have hot/cold showers, toilet, sink and toiletries storage. Clean new tile and beautiful custom details....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are some guide books and a few other novels in the house. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Each unit has dining area seating for 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Additional fee....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped. Gas stove/oven. ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, sugar, milk...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Available for $5 - $6 a day from our grocer down the street. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Completion in August/September. 6 meter by 11 meter kidney shaped pool. 1 meter deep at shallow end, 1.5 meters deep at deep end. Large covered pool deck....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

5
from 4 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$117

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $36.59
  • Pet Fee $36.59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Main House (sleeps 4): $145/night USD

Main House plus loft (loft sleeps 2-4): $195/night USD

Casita Bell (sleeps 4-6): $120/night USD

Casita Bellita (sleeps 2): $80/night USD

*B+B available


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: That photo is of me with my niece and nephew when they visited! We are from Canada where my husband is a carpenter/contractor. We have combined the endurance of Canadian building standards with the beauty of local tropical hardwoods and other artistic touches to create a house that is suited to the Carribean, comfortable, bright and clean. This project has brought us to Costa Rica for the past 9 winters and we have fallen in love with the place. One of the main reasons we've stayed is the food. Foodies of the world should be put on notice, this is a destination for all who love to eat! Some of my favourite meals: Ceviche from Marisqueria Mopri, Shawarma Pita from Pita Bonita, Asian Buffet Night at Chili Rojo's, Tenderloin in Green Peppercorn Sauce from Pura Gula, Prawn and Papaya salad from Jungle Love, any of the curries at Loco Natural, Cappuccino and Banana Chocolate muffin from Caribbean's Coffee House, and anything on the menu from Bread and Chocolate. That's just the international flavour...the local cusine you can experience at sodas like Selvin's , Tamara's, Miss Lidia's and Maxi's is phenomenal. Try a whole grilled red snapper with all the fixin's, chicken is caribbean sauce, or 'rondon' seafood soup. Wash it down with a mojito or a pinacolada and you'll know you're in paradise.

Why the Owner Chose Limón Province, Costa Rica:
Playa Chiquita is a special place. International flavour blends here with an established local population to create a funky and colourful community - and it is a real community of friendly and creative people. For us the beach is a real draw. Playa Chiquita beach is sheltered by an off-shore reef making it a kid-friendly place to swim. From a series of sandy coves to the coral fringed pools that decorate the points you have your choice: swim, snorkle, wade or wallow. We like to walk the long lonely stretches of beach from here at Playa Chiquita to Manzanillo (2 hours), ending the day with a legendary seafood platter at Maxi's Restaurant. When I first saw our lot I knew we'd hit the jackpot. Tall trees, lime trees, clusters of flowers and sunny open spaces make an ideal spot for birds, sloths and butterflies to drift, fly or hang about. I feel most at home when I'm lounging on the deck, drinking my mojito with limes fresh from my trees and eating fresh cut salsa with wild cilantro picked from my own yard.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
With 8 restaurants/cafes, a grocery store, clothing store, massage spa, martial arts studio, yoga centre, Wednesday farmers market, chocolate art cafe and bakery a flip flop away, Playa Chiquita is a small but vibrant village. Lately we've become addicted to the cappuccinos at Cafe Chiquita. It's a fantastic place to hang out and watch the people flip flop or coast by on their bikes. The lemon cake is awesome. For dinner we've been spending a lot of time at Pura Gula. Pancho is such a great guy, and the food and drink are fantastic. The road from here to Manzanillo (14km round trip) is so peaceful in the morning that we often go for runs, heading out before 7:30 so that we rarely even see a car. Boot camp or marathon training would be great goals to strive for here. The warm air keeps you loose and limber. If you want external motivation for fitness there are yoga classes, kick-boxing, and a professional personal trainer and martial arts instructor all happy to add you to their clientelle. Then you can end your day with a massage at Body and Mind Spa. We have it all on this little half-kilometre stretch of road!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/03/2017

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    Our beach

  • Around town

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  • We always have visitors!

    We always have visitors!

  • The new 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Casita

    The new 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Casita

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