About the property
- House1722 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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 .
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- May 14, 2018
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.
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Charming Beach House Off The Grid
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.
Thank you for your lovely review!
Hope to see your lovely family again in Casa Galim!
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.
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
Beautiful tropical paradise!
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!
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
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.
Wonderful family week by the Caribbean Sea!
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 :)
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......
Loved Casa Galim!
Our family of four stayed at Casa Galim for our spring break and we absolutely loved it. Our kids (ages 13,11) said it was the best vacation they have ever had. We were very sad to leave. Yosi and Esther are amazing hosts. They are lovely people who go out of their way to help you have a wonderful time. We all loved their sweet dog Motek, who greeted us daily and went on beach walks with us. Yosi and Esther helped us book excursions and even called us taxis since our phones did not work. Casa Galim is secluded and quiet. You will relax to the sound of the ocean on one side and the jungle on the other. One day we saw a sloth in the tree right outside the door! There is plenty to do in town (Puerto Viejo) and lots of daily excursions. We did a tour at nearby Cahuita National Park where we saw sloths, monkeys, iguanas, snakes, and more. We did the chocolate tour at Bribri, SUP at Punta Uva, and zip lining. After our adventures we would come back to Casa Galim to relax in the hammocks or on the beach. I cannot say enough good things about it. It really is a special place.
Dear Jackie, Colin, and kids,
Thank you sooo much for your beautiful review! It was our pleasure to host your lovely family. We enjoyed your nature loving, we love the way of respect and kindness. You are always welcome to Casa Galim.
Hope to see you again...
Yosi & Esther & Motek...