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Cabana Near the Beach in the Jungle with a Pool

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Last updated: 02/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

an acre estate surrounded by tropical paradise across from Playa Chiquita beach

Casa Madera is a small private world away from it all. Surrounded by the jungle and a 10 minute walk to the beautiful and secluded beach of Playa Chiquita. The home is open and spacious with a kitchen that is fully equipped for those that love to cook. The queen size bed is posturepedic with a topper and a large bathroom with walk in shower. Best is the area for outside living, here you will spend the majority of your time. It is the place to sit, eat, drink and enjoy what Casa Madera has that makes it so special. The sights and sounds of Costa Rica that surround you. You might just want to curl up in the hammock with a book and watch and listen to the colorful birds and other wildlife swing and jump from tree to tree, it will keep you entertain all day long.....
In the evening you can walk to town for some dancing or dine at one of our great restaurant's, listen to live music then come back take a dip in the pool and just relax and listen to the evening sounds of the jungle......

If you want a more active late night you can go a few miles up the road to Puerto Viejo and party till the sun comes up....

I have one cat that resides on the premises and is kept healthy and happy by my caretaker and will probably come to visit on the porch from time to time...

Welcome to Playa Chiquita and Casa Madera.....
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    I do not mind if you smoke as long as it is not in the house. I like incense and candles so it is a difficult decision, just be respectful of others....... ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    bedroom in center of home...moreless

  • the queen bed has extra support with topper. I have an addition full size bed that could be brought into the living room, but there would be no privacy with that situation....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    walk in tile shower...moreless

  • full bath with walk in tile shower


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    away from all - near everything you need...moreless

  • Village:

    Playa Chiquita is like a Village, but it is also a town...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    outdoor table seats six, smaller table inside seats four...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    home has a gated entrance.... ...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    I love to cook so there is most everything you will need to enjoy a gourmet meal.......moreless

  • Kitchen:

    many small appliances and lots of cooking ware for those who love to cook......moreless


  • Bicycles:

    available in town/Playa Chiquita for $ 8 a day...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    best place of all for watching the wildlife all around and on the property...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks available to rent in Punta Uva...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    You're in the jungle...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    surf boards available in Cocle's and snorkel gear available to rent in Manzanillo/Playa Chiquita ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    made with all natural stone..........moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Reservation Policy

* To reserve we require a 50% deposit, it can de paid to our Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) dollars account.

* Final payment, remaining 50% payment due prior to or upon arrival, either with cash or bank deposit to BCR account. No checks or credit card accepted.

* Security deposit is requiere, it will be refunded 2 days after check out or after cleaning and checking the house.

* Check in at 3pm. Check out at 11am.

Security Deposit Policy

*A valid credit card is required at check-in.The security deposit must be held on a valid credit card (Visa or MasterCard),American Express and Discovery Card are not accepted.

*Habitat Vacation Rentals will run authorization on your card and place a US$ 200 - US$ 500 hold on your credit card as a security deposit. Security deposit will be released within 2 business days after check-out. Any damages, lost or any incidentals reported in the vacation rental will be deducted from the security deposit. If damages and / or lost amount is greater than the initial security deposit amount, Habitat Vacation Rentals reserves the right to bill the remaining balance to guest’s credit card.

Cancellation & Refunds Policy

* $50 cancellation fee deducted from any refund.

*Rentals <4 weeks: 100% refund (minus $50) for cancellations, more than 30 days before arrival; no refunds within 30 days of arrival.

* Rentals >=4 weeks: 100% refund (minus $50) for cancellations more than 60 days before arrival; 50% refund (minus $50) for cancellations 30-60 days prior to arrival; no refunds within 30 days of arrival.

* No Show or early departure NO refund.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 02/07/2017
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220 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
SJO Juan Santamaria Airport in San jose, Alajuela
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Playa Chiquita
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Shawandha Lodge, Jungle Love, Pura Gula, La Biela
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Chiquita

Car: Not Necessary

Playa Chiquita is nestled between the more know town of Puerto Viejo and the Nation Refuge of Manzanillo. It's know for its great restaurants, yoga center and massage therapists but the hidden jewel is its beach. Playa Chiquita is all about relaxing, slowing down and enjoying what's around you. If you stay more then two days you'll be know by name and everywhere you go people say hello.

Walking is the #1 mode of transportation, bicycle is #2, bus is #3 (very reliable safe and cheap), and of course the old fashion way #4 hitching. You will be surprised how many can get on a bicycle!!!!!

The town itself has about 20+ businesses and they come from many different countries & cultures in addition to Costa Rica: Africa, Argentina, Britain, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Portugal, Switzerland, United States and Venezuela but most everyone knows English or enough to help you.

There is live entertainment at Labiela our place for dancing to calypso/reggae or listening to classic rock, jazz, Latin, and the good old rhythm and blues. They have different singers & entertainers most every night so it always makes for an interesting walk into town. In the morning if you don't want to stay and have breakfast at home walk down to a great breakfast and good cup of coffee at La Organica Botanica (wifi available and good music too) 8am-3pm closed on Mon.

Within an hour of town you can see a lot of things on your own, walk or bike down to the organic cocoa plantation and watch how chocolate is made and sample some real hot coco, go further to Punta Uva and snorkel or kayak in the coral reefs or even further to Manzanillo and Monkey Point to explore Punta Mona an 85 acre permaculture farm and learn how to live off the grid. (If you're lucky enough to be there in the green season July to Oct that's when the leatherback, loggerhead, and green sea turtles are nesting on the beach)

North from Playa Chiquita you can walk or bike to the Jaguar Rescue Center then on and rent a surfboard and try surfing at Coclé's beach then to Puerto Viejo and shop at the market's enjoying the day just being in a bigger town. You'll find some good restaurants in Puerto Viejo too.

Places further then that you will need a car but certainly worth the time: the town of Cahuita has a wonderful national park and swimming cove, it also has the sloth sanctuary (lovely day drive) and on your way back turn at HoneCreek and head toward Bri Bri about 5-10 minutes and you will see a little sign in front of a house on the right in the middle of nowhere, she makes chocolate and coconut products. Trust me you will not be disappointed. I buy them as gift's and they never make it back. She has about 20 different flavors (need I say more). Venture even further toward Bri Bri and you will find the waterfalls.

You can go on and on with the things you can do: zip line, canopy tours, the volcano; there's plenty to do if that's what you want............then there's our beach, swimming in its warm coves or taking a hike down the sand and over the palms to Punta Uva or jump on a horse and ride. Then come home and grab the best pizza ever from Jungle Love and have dinner in your own pool while you watch the Howlers settle in for the night. One day busy one day slow, of course you can always do it the Costa Rican way and just say manyana ........

When you're there give a little rub to my Florida baby Mr. Boots or he likes to be called Bootsie, his girlfriend Tiger that followed him home out of the jungle four years ago and recently an unwelcome visitor that won't leave Mr. Tommy Cat that has now become part of our Casa Madera family.......


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I looked for many years for a place in the Caribbean where I could get away and forget about my business. A second home that was private where no one knew me or cared. I could dress like a bum, sleep all day and swim however I wanted. It was my paradise a dream come true, but times have changed and life with it. I still enjoy my time there and it is always difficult when it is time to go. I have learned a lot from the people and lifestyle of Costa Rica, mostly to live with less and to enjoy life more....

Why the Owner Chose Limón Province, Costa Rica:
Casa Madera embraced me and I embraced it the minute I set foot on it. I knew while I was walking down the overgrown covered path to the house it was the place for me, there was something spiritual about it to me and I have always felt protected there. When I get to Casa Madera it still takes my breath away and when I wake up in the morning and sit out on the deck I realize this is what I needed even more then the R & R....

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You will sleep with the sloths and wake up with the monkeys and wish you could stay forever. The jungle is not always quite but it is peaceful and a wonderful place to rest and recover ......

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

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  • getting ready for a party

    getting ready for a party

  • living+ bedroom - open concept

    living+ bedroom - open concept

  • a pretty view of the cove nearest the home and beach of Playa Chiquita

    a pretty view of the cove nearest the home and beach of Playa Chiquita

  • end of path leading to the beach, horses are often on the beach and swimming

    end of path leading to the beach, horses are often on the beach and swimming

  • looking south on Playa Chiquita beach

    looking south on Playa Chiquita beach

  • Playa Chiquita beach on an over cast day looking south

    Playa Chiquita beach on an over cast day looking south

  • kitchen / hot &amp; cold water through out home

    kitchen / hot & cold water through out home

  • road to Casa Madera

    road to Casa Madera

  • gated entrance with russiegirl  no longer here but her spirit remains forever

    gated entrance with russiegirl no longer here but her spirit remains forever

  • Tiger


  • outer deck and dinning area

    outer deck and dinning area

  • kitchen corner nook and new gas cooking stove

    kitchen corner nook and new gas cooking stove

  • pathway to the beautiful and secluded Playa Chiquita beach

    pathway to the beautiful and secluded Playa Chiquita beach

  • A nice view looking north on Playa Chiquita beach

    A nice view looking north on Playa Chiquita beach

  • outside dinning area and north side view of property

    outside dinning area and north side view of property

  • bathroom / hot &amp; cold water through out home

    bathroom / hot & cold water through out home

  • kitchen appliances / new frig

    kitchen appliances / new frig

  • large bathroom tile shower

    large bathroom tile shower

  • bootsie hard at work at his morning job, it&#39;s a lot quicker when Tiger helps

    bootsie hard at work at his morning job, it's a lot quicker when Tiger helps

  • caretaker cottage

    caretaker cottage

VRBO #468150

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017

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