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

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

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!

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Guillermo Vidaurre
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017


3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Family-friendly House W/ Private Pool In A Tropical Paradise
average rating of 3.0 based on 3 reviews

Terrible experience.

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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Convenient location, comfortable accommodation

  • 4 of 5

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!


  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location in South Caribe

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cocles Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 full bathrooms
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
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

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