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Casa Bella - Tranquil Jungle Retreat Steps from the Caribbean Sea

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Last updated: 04/05/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 story house surrounded by beautiful gardens and jungle. Close to beach!

Sleeps 2 people to 8 people.
For groups of up to 12 (possibly 14) people, ask the owner about additional space on the property. Please read below for details on pricing.

PLEASE READ: We begin construction on our swimming pool on May 1st. We expect to be done end of July, but will not take any bookings until Mid-August until we are sure we are on schedule. The pool will be 6 meters by 11 meters, kidney shaped, with a large, covered pool deck.

***Bed and Breakfast and meal plans available! Arriving late? We'll have dinner ready for you.

***Recent upgrades include:
- Fastest WIFI available in our area.
- Dining table, seats up to 10, with another spot for seating up to 4...the whole family can dine together!

The instant quote reflects the rate for the Main Floor only (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 4 people). Add loft for up to 4 more guests.

**If even more space is needed, for up to 4(possibly 6) more people, check out Casita Bonita (on the same property) at HomeAway 3597129
**Can host family events or retreats (yoga, etc.)

**Casa Bella: 2 bdrm, 2bath, kitchen, sleeps 4. $185/night USD
add loft, 1 bdrm, 1 bath, kitchen, sleeps 2. $75/night USD
can add 2 extra people to sleep 4 in loft $20 per person
The loft will not be rented separately,
so if you only need the main, it stays empty.

**SPECIAL: Stay 7 nights pay for 6** (this offer is good all year, except for 'peak season', which is December 15 - through Semana Santa, which falls in March or April, unless you book for 2 weeks or more, in which case we will always offer at least a one day discount).

Recline on the cool wrap-around deck and watch toucans, sloths and blue butterflys in the .89 acre private tropical garden of Casa Bella.

This newly built house combines the comforts of western living with the ease of the Carribean indoor/outdoor style. Tropical hardwoods, beautiful design and modern amenities make Casa Bella an ideal destination.

From the large wrap around deck you pass through an airy and bright living room into the spacious modern kitchen, with its full-sized fridge, stove/oven and double sink. The kitchen comes equipped with cookware and dishware.

There are two bedrooms with queen sized beds, private ensuite bathrooms with hot water showers, fans, lots of shelving for hanging/storing clothing and luggage, and a safe.

Up the external spiral staircase from the deck is a breezy loft apartment that can be rented with the main floor to accommodate 2-4 more people. At the top of the stairs is a wide balcony where you can sit back and take in the canopy view. Inside is an open living area with queen-sized bed, kitchen, dining area, safe, fan, closet and three piece bathroom. We can set up a bunkbed if your group is more than 6 people.

A tropical sanctuary, the lot at Casa Bella has friut trees, flowering bushes, palm trees, ylang-ylang, open spaces and shady zones. We often have howler monkeys and sloths visiting, and if you look up you can catch a parrot or toucan party in our trees.

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

There is parking for up to 3 cars at the rear of the 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, near groceries and restaurants, Casa Bella is tucked away in its private spot a mere 1 minute walk from the main road.

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.

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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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/05/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    We have a pack and play for kids under 2 years of age....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Only one pet per group...must not be left unattended on the property. ...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Only on outside terraces...ask owner for ashtrays if needed....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    The two single beds added is an option...moreless

  • Detached Unit: 1 queen

    With Kitchen and bathroom...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (4) Double bed (1) Single Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Internet available, we have the highest speed available in the area, comfortable furnishings, ceiling and floor fans, garden/canopy view, 5 minutes from the beach...moreless


  • Books:

    There are a few books and travel guides available. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    A table that seats up to 10 is provided. There are also 4 stools that pull up to the peninsula in the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Additional fee for use. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi...we have the highest speed wifi service available in the area. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    House phone for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Additional fee for use....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    (3) there is a separate kitchen upstairs in the loft. ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Usually a bit of a selection of spices. We supply a started of coffee, some dish soaps, bottled water....moreless


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Can be rented from the local grocer or the rental company down the street for $5 - $6 a day....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Starting in August/September. A 6 meter by 11 meter, kidney shaped pool with large, covered pool deck. Shallow end, 1 meter, deep end 1.5 meters. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included


Casa Bella: $145/night (4 people maximum)

Casa Bella (up to 4 people) + loft (additional 2-4p): $200-230/night

50% non-refundable deposit to secure booking.

Remainder due in cash upon arrival.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Yoga, Martial Arts and Personal Training, Running,Tide Pools,Wildlife Retreat Centre


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: 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: Chicken tacos (2x1 Tuesdays) and a super cold cerveza at Tasty Waves Cantina, Ceviche from Marisqueria Mopri, Falafel 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, 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 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 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. Mark 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, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/05/2017

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  • View of house from garden

    View of house from garden

  • The Loft

    The Loft

  • The loft, bed

    The loft, bed

  • New Deck!

    New Deck!

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • The loft, balcony

    The loft, balcony

VRBO #395715

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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