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Family-friendly House W/ Private Pool In A Tropical Paradise

Cocles, Costa Rica
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

One Of Two Large Houses For Rent On A Large Property Near Puerto Viejo.

Casa del Rio is one of two houses for rent on one property, Villa Aurora.

Casa del Rio holds 12 people.

Casa Amarilla (vrbo 459384) holds 12 people.

V.A. total holds 24 people.

In Villa Aurora your group will find the ideal temporary home while you explore the magnificent beaches, rainforests, and vibrant culture of Costa Rica’s Caribbean region.

Within walking distance you have beautiful Cocles beach, a grocery store, as well as great cafes and restaurants.

There's also a swimming pool with a shaded rancho, perfect for chilling out on hot days listening to the many sounds of the rainforest.

Casa Del Rio has 5 comfortable rooms with overhead fans, and three full baths. There is bed space for 12 people in the three double rooms, one triple, and twin bedroom, all overlooking the cocles river. There is a spacious kitchen, an oak bar, and a large round table in the common area of the house. We have cable tv for your enjoyment. Outside the front door is a beautiful balcony overlooking the river and the base of a lively matapalo tree. Iguanas, monkeys, sloths, toucans, and hummingbirds can all be spotted from here, sometimes from very close proximity!


Guillermo Vidaurre

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, 1 bunk bed
      • Bedroom 5
        1 double
      • 5 bedrooms: 3 with double beds, 1 with two twin beds, 1 with bunk bed and double bed.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • 3 full bathrooms


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


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Air Conditioning
                • Internet
                • Parking
                • Telephone
                • Towels Provided


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 8 people


                            • DVD Player
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television


                                • Balcony
                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Lanai / Gazebo
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • smoking allowed
                                      smoking allowed on spacious balcony

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          Shared with one other house on property

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • beachcombing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • snorkeling/diving

                                                      6 Reviews

                                                      Very Good4/5

                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Excellent stay in Cocles!

                                                      Dewi D.

                                                      We stayed at this lovely house for 5 days, couldn't have asked for more! Its relaxing, clean and accessible. Right on the main road but not noisy at all. Beach is 5-10 min walk away. Super market down the road. Perfect for a family getaway or a group of friends. Highly recommended and will be planing another stay here again some time.

                                                      Exactly what we were looking for

                                                      Daniel S.

                                                      Villa Aurora was just what my large group needed during our three night stay in the Puerto Viejo area. Comfortable, spacious, rustic. Equipped to prepare and enjoy family-style meals in numerous settings. Outstanding green zones, enticing pool area. Great location close to Playa Cocles town and pulpería/ licorera means you can rent bikes and leave the car stored.

                                                      Everyone in my group loved this place and wants to return.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thanks so much for your kind words Daniel. It was great having you a guest.

                                                      Great place to stay

                                                      Norman A.

                                                      Great place to stay, very clean, roomy, well equipped and secure. The location is very convenient, close to some of the most beautiful beaches, restaurants and stores. The owners treated us very nicely and honestly the price is very good.

                                                      100% recommended.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you for your kind review .

                                                      Terrible experience.

                                                      Pablo V.

                                                      The experience was a totally disaster, the place was incredibly dirty, was infested with cockroaches and mices that not allowed us to rest and sleep at anytime of the day by the noise and the smell of their urine, the pool had foam from been dirt by several days, lack of water was intermittently during the day so some people needs to wait until the service is back, also they are building an additional house next to the property, workers were on site from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, noise is not allowed to sleep late and women could not walk in swimsuit on the property by the look of workers, Manzanillo is a paradise awesome place, but we couldn't wait to leave that house, it was literally a nightmare.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Very sorry Pablo that you had a bad experience. Thank you for your comments. We will work hard to correct the problems you pointed out. , Thank you so much for your stay. Guillermo Vidaurre

                                                      Convenient location, comfortable accommodation

                                                      Felipe C.

                                                      Nice, big property, right next to the main road (unfortunately you hear the cars go by all day). Both houses are large, and have a private social space on the ground floor, with most bedrooms, TV room and kitchen upstairs). The pool area is very nice, with a an open gazebo that has a table and a few chairs. The pool has good size and is very clean and well mantained.

                                                      The location is perfect, within walking distance of Cocles beach and only 5-10 minutes away from Puerto Viejo, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva and Manzanillo.

                                                      From the property you can easily spot all kinds of birds, monkeys, sloths and other small mammals.

                                                      We had a small inconvenience upon arrival, but it was handled quickly and efficiently by the property's owner (Aurora) and her son (Guillermo).

                                                      It would've been nice to know that there's another house being built in the property before arrival, since we were woken up by construction loud noises both mornings very early, at least we could've been prepared for it.

                                                      The house is clean, the cleaning staff lives on site (with a bunch of other random people that come and go at all hours).

                                                      The rooms are comfortable and the a/c is very much appreciated (only the bedrooms have a/c, the rest of the house is quite open so it's not really needed).

                                                      We didn't have any issues with bugs or mosquitoes, which is kind of strange for that area and time of the year.

                                                      We had a couple of barbecues at the social area downstairs and it proved to be quite enjoyable, with many chairs available and a good size TV screen (where we watched the Costa Rica game). Also, both the kitchen and barbecue areas are fully equipped, although some items are not available for 12 people).

                                                      Overall, the experience at Villa Aurora is very enjoyable, and the property is well worth it's rate. I recommend Casa del Rio for families, since the cleaning staff live downstairs and so the social/barbecue area is not precisely private. Casa Amarilla is much more suitable for groups of friends or louder parties, and of course a family would also love it.

                                                      Special thanks to Aurora and Guillermo, both were extremely helpful with the reservation and resolution of the few minor issues.

                                                      We will definitely be back with our large family, and will rent both houses for a total of 9 rooms.

                                                      Thank you!


                                                      Great location in South Caribe

                                                      ADRIANA S.

                                                      Near places are great to enjoy your family time, location is great to visit Manzanillo, Puerto Viejo. The house is confortable and the people at place is always willing to help if needed.


                                                      Cocles, Costa Rica

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                                                      6 Reviews
                                                      Very Good 4/5
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