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Casa Galim Beach House

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Vacation Rental

Casa Galim beach house:

Is in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica’s province of Limon, bordered by the Talamanca Mountains. This stunning place of amazing pristine beaches will inspire your Caribbean dreams. The peaceful shoreline is a great place for sun worshipers. Surfers love the waves. Spectacular sea views abound with colorful sunrises and sunsets. Scenic jungle of tropical coconut trees and rich green vegetation harbors wildlife, exotic birds and thrilling waterfalls.

This is a two story building with separate accommodations on the ground floor and the top floor. Each unit has a private entrance.

* The 2-unit rental is eco-friendly, using solar hot-water/lights*

* Each Level unit rents for $99 per night based on double occupancy,over two add $15 per person per night.

* Cristmes & New Year & Samana Santa, From Dec 20 .- Jan 5 Add 50% to the regular price.

In each unit There are two bedrooms, one with a Queen bed and one with two twin beds. The rooms have large windows - overlooking the sea, the creek, and the forest. There is a Comfortable living room with a convertible sofa which can also sleep two people. The kitchen is equipped with utensils, a gas stove, a refrigerator, coffee maker. Large balconies overlooking the sea, hammocks, hot water, garden showers, free WI-FI, BBQ in the garden to grill your catch of the day, these are just some of the amenities we offer. You’ll enjoy the pleasant sea breeze, which helps cool the house. And you’ll be mesmerized by the sweeping views from wide balconies, including a southern view of Puerto Viejo and a view to the north of Cahuita National Park .

More Details

Owner
Yosi
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, hebrew
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Yosi

Puerto Viejo...

is in Costa Rica’s province of Limon, bordered by the Talamanca Mountains. This stunning place of amazing pristine beaches will inspire your Caribbean dreams. The peaceful shoreline is a great place for sun worshipers. Surfers love the waves. Spectacular sea views abound with colorful sunrises and sunsets. Scenic jungle of tropical coconut trees and rich green vegetation harbors wildlife, exotic birds and thrilling waterfalls.

Yosi purchased this house in 2011

Why Yosi chose Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

This is a two story building with separate accommodations on the ground floor and the top floor. Each unit has a private entrance. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two twin beds. The rooms have large windows - overlooking the sea, the creek, and the forest. There is a Comfortable living room with a convertible sofa which can also sleep two people. The kitchen is equipped with utensils, a gas stove and a refrigerator. Large balconies overlooking the sea, hammocks, hot water, garden showers

and free WiFi and a BBQ in the garden, to grill your catch of the day - these are just some of the amenities we offer. You’ll enjoy the pleasant sea breeze, which helps cool the house. And you’ll be

mesmerized by the sweeping views from wide balconies, including a southern view of Puerto Viejo and a view to the north of Cahuita National

Park.

What makes this house unique

We Are Unique.

Our beach houses are located 45 meters (50 yards) from the sea! Take in the clean fresh air while you enjoy wandering among the fruit

filled coconut trees on our wide shore. This lovely haven is tranquil and secluded yet only 3.5 km (2 miles) from the center of Puerto Viejo, where

you will find fabulous cuisine and entertaining nightlife. In our cozy cabinas you’ll fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves and awaken to chirping birds, howling monkeys and the sounds of the

tropical jungle. Wildlife surrounds you - iguanas, geckos and lizards, toucans, sloths, monkeys and the famous Blue Morpho butterfly. In the turtle season (summer and fall) huge leatherback turtles lay their eggs right on our beach.

Amenities

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (7)
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
5

Hammock Heaven

  • 5 of 5

A very special place. Yosi and Esther have created a little eco friendly haven to retreat from the world. A rare pleasure to lay in a hammock and watch the waves roll in, listen to the sounds of the jungle and smell the night blooming plants as you fall asleep at night. It is down to earth and real, just like the rest of the this amazing part of Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robin, Thank you for your beautiful review for Casa Galim. We are happy for your pleasure in our Paradis. We hope to see you again Yosi & Esther
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5

Perfect Private Tranquility & Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Galim was the perfect ending to our stay in Costa Rica! The host Yosi is kind, genuine and very helpful- always available when we had questions or just wanted to hear a story. We were unable to meet Esther as she was out of the country with family but I'm sure she is just as wonderful a host. The breeze on the upper floor veranda is so pleasant & night time sleeping was cool- no need for the ceiling fans. The beach at Playa Negra is gorgeous and very private. Hearing & seeing the waves all day & night was so soothing to our souls. We only saw a couple people on the beach our whole stay of 4 nights. The dogs Motek & Jonny were delightful! So well behaved & fun! They were perfect beach & veranda companions. I concur with another reviewer in recommending a 4 wheel drive vehicle, the road out to the house is bumpy, although we had no issues it seems advantageous. The property is private but only a 10 minute drive back to the main road for supplies, dining & night life. The hotel Banana Azul only a 5 minute drive. If you want/need tranquility away from the hustle bustle this is the place for you! Thanks Yosi we'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA
5

Charming Beach House Off The Grid

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely vacation place! Our family of 8 stayed here and had a wonderful time! We found it to be clean, friendly, safe, welcoming, relaxing and delightful! We would definitely stay here again and would recommend it as a wonderful retreat!

This beach house is off the paved roads, so you have drive about 1 km along a beach road (sand, packed sand, gravel) to get here. You drive past Banana Azul. We rented four wheel drive cars with good clearance. I'm not sure that a small Honda Civic type car would make it all the way back. There is parking at the beach house, but a big SUV would have trouble sharing the space (or making it through some of the narrower parts of the beach road - it can be done, just drive slowly!). While we were there, there were 3 cars parked. They fit just fine.

This beach house has solar panels for electricity. No television or microwave. I didn't miss either one. There is a two burner stove top with plenty of pots and pans and basic kitchen tools for simple cooking (pancakes, chicken, rice, etc).

The beach house uses well water and rain water for the indoor plumbing, so you need to be careful with your water usage. If you want long hot showers ... wrong place to stay! If you want a quick daily shower with a nightly foot washing to remove sand, there is plenty of water for that!

The hosts provide 5 gallon jugs for drinking water. We didn't want to risk drinking tap water, so we drank the bottled water. Did we need to? I don't know. We played it safe.

We didn't notice any mosquitoes while we were there. The ocean breeze keeps them away!

The house has geckos that chirp. It is in a jungle. We LOVED the geckos because they are adorable and eat bugs. I think they are a wonderful part of Costa Rica. If they scare you, this is probably the wrong country to visit.

There are two guard dogs that are friendly and bark. They were wonderful. The kids petted them all day and the dogs were delightful. We liked having the dogs around the house at all times.

We stayed in the bottom unit of the house pictured. It has two bedrooms and a large living space. One bedroom has a double bed, the other bedroom has two twins. There are two twin beds in the living space. We liked falling asleep to the sound of the waves outside. There are screens on the windows (no bugs in the house), but no glass. We were quite comfortable with the temperatures. We never needed the fans.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rebecca, Thank you for your lovely review! Hope to see your lovely family again in Casa Galim! Yosi&Esther
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Austin, TX
5

Beautiful tropical paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Galim was amazing. The house was just the perfect size for my husband and I. It was very quaint and relaxing, and you can't beat the view! The huge porch with hammocks over looking the ocean was awesome! We went to sleep listening to the waves and had our coffee on the porch in the morning.

Yosi and Esther were wonderful hosts! They are so friendly and will give you lots of recommendations for your stay in Puerto Viejo. We will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Alicia and Josef, Thank you so much for your nice review, we really appreciate it ! Hope to see you all again soon! Best regards , Esther & Yosi Casa Galim
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1

Little upkeep

  • 1 of 5

This place needs to be fixed, and cleaned. The mattresses smell, the outside porch leaks , utensils are broken, barbecue was not working,(barbecue is located in owners yard) parking was at neighbors property, WiFi was pretty much non existent. A small supply of cleaning products would be useful.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful family week by the Caribbean Sea!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two kids, and I stayed at Casa Galim for a week and had a wonderful time. It is a rustic & comfortable house, perfect for our family. We loved the fact that it was a little out of town (3km from Puerto Viejo) so it was very quiet and private. Our kids spent the week playing on the beach. My husband did some fishing in the creek behind the house. The landlord, Yosi, was very helpful and gave us the information for different activities such as snorkelling in Cahuita. We recommend Casa Galim for anyone who likes to have a quiet time while vacationing on the beach :)

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Isabelle, Eric, Maia & Matisse, It was a pleasure to host you in Casa Galim. Thank you for the respect you have given to our place. It was nice talking to you. You open mind on any subject. It was very interesting. Hope to see you again Have a good luck Esther Yosi Motek and Johnny......
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Map

Nearest Airport
270 Kilometres
San Jose Air Port
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Night life in Puerto Viejo
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Puerto Viejo
Nearest Beach
45 Metres
Casa Galim Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.