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Beautiful bungalow set in a beach front tropical garden

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath, beach front bungalow set within a tropical garden.

Casa Marisa is a very beautiful, uniquely designed comfortable house. It is set within a large, private, tropical garden with direct access to the golden sands of the famous Cocles beach. This house is one of the few in the area to be situated in a highly prized beach front plot, as most are situated on the other side of the road. Casa Marisa is steps away from the beach and ocean. The beautifully maintained tropical garden and surrounding jungle are home to a wealth of wildlife. This house is a two bedroom, 2 bathroom bungalow and comfortably sleeps 4 people. The unique design of the house provides tranquility and privacy.

The house is securely fenced and alarmed. There is a safety deposit box supplied for your convenience.

It is surrounded by lush vegetation and wildlife. Guests can truly relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. However, it is also perfectly situated close to the amenities of Cocles and only minutes away from the vibrant town of Puerto Viejo.

The house is within easy walking distance of restaurants, cafes and grocery stores and it is only an 8 minute drive to Puerto Viejo. It is an ideal vacation spot for people who want to relax to the sound of the waves and jungle. Nature surrounds and enhances the house, whilst maintaining high standards of comfort and design.

There is also self contained 1 bedroom house located on the same site called Casa Caracola. This property sleeps 2 people and it is perfect for couples. Please see the separate listing 262998 for further details.


More Details

Property Manager
Puerto Viejo Estate Holdings
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

Why Puerto Viejo Estate Holdings chose Cocles

Costa Rica offers a wide variety of spectacular terrain , animals and plants. With its unique location it boasts both Pacific and Caribbean coast lines. The Caribbean Coast offers a more relaxed friendly holiday with the added excitement of some extreme sports, for those who want to venture away from the delicious local food, drinks and beach. There are many reasons why Puerto Viejo is known as the most happening town on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. There is so much to see and do here, but far and away the overall vibe here is the 'pura vida' that Costa Rica is so famous for. So whether you come to relax under the palms on one of Puerto Viejo's beautiful beaches or try and tackle the surf at Salsa Brava (just 100 yards away) or Cocles, there is also great snorkelling and diving in the areas active coral reefs. Or how would you like to hike and bike through the jungle? There is also excellent white-water rafting in the area. It is all possible here.

What makes this bungalow unique

Cocles Beach is the winner of the highly coveted Costa Rican government Blue Flag for pristine beach and is the only lifeguard-protected beach on the Caribbean Coast. The golden sands meet the warm Caribbean ocean and from the beach no buildings are visible. This beach has both great surfing at one end and safe swimming for families with children at the other. Please note that the route to the beach from the beach gate goes through a small strip of jungle (about 5-8 metres in width). This is national park and therefore cannot be cleared, so at times it can be over grown. If guests have mobility issues, the beach can be easily accessed from the main house gate, where the beach can be reached by just a short two minute walk along a small lane.


Cocles Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 beautiful, uniquely designed, tropical shower rooms with mosaic tiles.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) The master bedroom has a beautiful hand made bamboo four poster bed. There is also comfortable arm chair, bedside tables and lamps. Twin or Single Beds (2) The second bedroom has two hand made bamboo single beds, with a bedside table and lamp. All beds have mosquito nets; although there is not a mosquito problem in the area.
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
The house is well ventilated and cool with natural air flow. Ceiling fans cool the house naturally when required. The house has beautiful hard wood floors throughout. Mid-week cleaning and laundry changes are available for an extra charge on rentals of less than three weeks.


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(25 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful bungalow set in a beach front tropical garden
average rating of 4.44 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful and convenient location

  • 4 of 5

The house was amazing! It had everything we needed for our two week stay. The setting was beautiful and you could hear the ocean from the master bedroom. You will wake up to the monkeys every morning so go to bed early! The beach out front was amazing and such a treat for us. Thomas was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented both the houses on the property, one for my sister and her family and the other for me and my husband. We were completely happy with our choice. The houses were beautiful inside and out, the grounds were amazing and the location was perfect for our stay. We had the beautiful beach just steps away and an array of animals in the yard, monkeys, a sloth, butterflies, red crabs, frogs, just to name a few. Everything about our stay was just perfect. Thomas met us at the house and made sure all was well. The houses had comfortable beds, gorgeouse bathrooms, good quality linens and well stocked kitchens. My husband brought many of his toys, fishing gear, kayak, surf board, etc. and we felt completely safe and secure with the grounds.

I will not hesitate to recommend this property to all who are looking for a wonderful stay on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Thank you and we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to welcoming these guests back and thank them for the lovely review.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The house is well kept, extremely close to the beach. Then interior is nice and you have everything you need in the house. You can walk to the beach and it's also very close to town.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thanks these guess for taking the time for writing such a positive review.
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Very nice property

  • 4 of 5

Let's start with Thomas, the property manager. He is very friendly and helpful. Our wifi went out a couple of times and he was right on it to get it fixed. He was also helpful with knowledge of the local area.

The property is in very good repair. The kitchen is full and has plenty of place settings and knives, spatulas, pots, etc if you want to cook. The fridge has plenty of room. The hot water is plentiful, but may take a bit of time to reach the kitchen or bathrooms. I am not sure where the hot water heater is, but I suspect it is the "on demand" type and in the shed that holds the laundry room. Either way, plenty of hot water so don't worry about that! If you have kids pay for the laundry. Hauling clothes to a laundry in town can be a drag. As a side note for some reason finding black pepper at the stores was harder than I expected. You may want to bring some :) I gave up looking. The house can be made very secure when leaving and there is a safe and alarm as mentioned. If the alarm goes off the police and Thomas are notified. That said, I never saw any evidence of crime in the area and felt totally safe both on the property and in town.

We found the house to be exceedingly clean and the grounds as well. Once off the property on the beach side it does get a little dirty. This is not the owner's fault in any way. There is a public beach access near the house and it is used frequently by locals and many do not have the same ideas about keeping nature clean for the next person as many do in the States. That said, the beach is a close walk from the house. The beach usually has few people on it. There is a small river to cross to get to the northern part of the beach right at the end of the trail from the house. This is also where the public access is. The river side of the beach forms a lagoon of sorts where our kids enjoyed playing as well. The waves were red flagged in places, but we never found them to be excessive and our kids (6 and 8) had no problems in the surf. They are excellent swimmers so do take that into consideration if you have children with different abilities.

The area is OK and what you would expect for this part of Costa Rica. There are grocery stores within walking distance of the property but can be pricey. We found the Mega Super beside the clinic in Puerto Viejo to have very reasonable prices and much better selection. But it is a haul if you don't have a car.

All in all I would recommend Casa Marisa for a good vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thanks these guests for such a positive review. We are sorry black pepper was difficult to find, usually it is readily available. The public path to the beach occasionally has some litter during high season holidays, as the reviewer rightly says, this is beyond our control. However, our gardeners do often clear the stretch up. Once on the beach, it is usually clean and beautiful.
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Beautiful jungle garden next to beach

  • 4 of 5

My sister & I loved the property for its natural beauty, privacy & direct access to a stunning beach. The house was lovely & felt spacious & comfortable for 2 people. It is walking distance to grocery store & restaurants. The owner provided us with a lot of info to make our trip go smoothly. The property felt very secure as well. We also enjoyed watching howler monkeys in the trees one evening during our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank these guests for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are glad that the monkeys came to entertain them!
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Fabulous property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a week and absolutely loved our stay at Casa Marisa! The house is so uniquely designed and comfortable. If you are looking for an authentic Costa Rica experience, you will find it here.

Every wall has doors and windows that open to the gardens and jungle that surround the house. The privacy is wonderful and the fully gated property made us feel very safe. From any room in the house, you can watch toucans, howler monkeys, crabs, sloths and other amazing wildlife. You can hear the ocean from the house, and there is a through-the-trees ocean view from the back.

The location can't be beat. It is a very short stroll through the gardens and a small strip of jungle to get to beautiful Cocles Beach. A grocery store and restaurants are also a short walk away. The town of Puerto Viejo is also close by and has many more amenities. There are so many tours and activities nearby, but we really liked to just hang out at the beach, swim, surf, eat the great local food, and enjoy the hammocks!

Thomas, the local property manager, was also very helpful and responsive.

I would recommend this property to anyone who wants a true Costa Rican adventure!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a great review. The house is designed to make the most of the wonderful wildlife.
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Nearest Barpub
2 minutes walk away.
Nearest Restaurant
2 minutes walk away.
Nearest Beach
Cocles Beach at the end of the garden!
Car: not necessary

It is situated within a stunning beach front lot. To the front, there is direct access to the beautiful golden sands of Cocles Beach. It is surrounded by lush vegetation and wildlife. The house affords privacy, allowing the residents to truly relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. However, it is also perfectly situated close to the amenities of Cocles and only minutes away from the vibrant town of Puerto Viejo.

The house is within easy walking distance of restaurants, wifi points and grocery stores and it is only an 8 minute drive to Puerto Viejo. It is an ideal vacation spot for people who want to relax to the sound of the waves and jungle. Nature surrounds and enhances the house, whilst maintaining high standards of comfort and design.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT METHOD: 30% deposit can be paid to reserve your stay by PayPal - balance paid upon arrival.
Cancellations made with over 30 days notice 1/2 deposit refunded.
Cancellations on bookings over 3 weeks 1/2 deposit refunded with over 45 days notice.
No refunds of deposits are given for cancellations to bookings during peak high season holidays.
Check in between 2pm & 7pm.
Check out between 8am & 11am - out of hours check in/out charge may apply

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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