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Tropical Garden & Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Magical 2 Bedroom casita in the Costa Rican rainforest surrounded by a tropical garden with fruit trees and flowers, just minutes walking to the pristine Caribbean beaches. Listen to the ocean waves crashing on beach .

Renovated, upgraded all systems, digital laptop safe. All cotton linens and blankets, mosquito net over bed, fan, hot water shower, wood floors. wifi internet, kitchen with gas stove, refrigerator, blender, etc.

Sit for breakfast and look out into the forest or enjoy the tropical flowers and trees and flowering bushes in the yard and butterflies from the hammock on the porch.

Very romantic, peaceful and private in Cocles but only 3 km to the wonderful vacation village of Puerto Viejo with great restaurants, music and adventure sports.

More Details

Property Manager
Habitat Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house was perfect. I cannot imagine of finding a more beautiful place to stay or a better location. I loved the town and the neighboring towns. We could walk to a wonderful beach in 5 minutes, get a great cup of coffee in a short bike ride and awoke every morning to the sounds of the jungle. It was truly wonderful. Monica was very hands-off which was great with me. She was flexible when I added a guest. She was very responsive to the texts and e-mails we did send.
Dec 2014
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Car: not necessary

Cocles is the undiscovered gem of Talamanca, 5 km (3 miles) south of the relaxed bustle of Puerto Viejo de Limon. Our multi-lingual agents take great care of the place.

Numerous birds are regular visitors, with toucans making cameo appearances. Sloths love the Guarumo trees, monkeys have also been seen in the garden pretty often. The morning fly-past of beautiful blue morpho butterflies is a regular treat. The most beautiful, almost deserted white sand beach is about 300 mts away.

Local attractions include swimming (be very careful when it is rough), surfing further up the beach, snorkelling, SCUBA diving, or lazing in the river or lagoon. Also available nearby are treks through the national parks and rain forests, canopy tours, kayaking, dolphin watching, horse riding, botanical gardens, an Indian reservation, a sloth sanctuary and an iguana farm. Relaxing is effortless, when you are within easy reach of several spas, massage and yoga classes.

Development in the area is low-key, and cosmopolitan North American, South American, Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch, English, Swiss and many other nationalities have roots in and around Cocles. An excellent grocery store is about 500 yards away, and there are several restaurants within easy walking distance. Sol del Caribe's is a great spot for fresh local food. The active nightlife of Puerto Viejo (especially at weekends) is a bike or short taxi ride away.

Year round temperatures are around 20 -30C (70-85F), cooler at night with a breeze from the ocean. The lush environment owes its beauty to rainfall, but there are usually sunny periods ranging from a few hours to a few weeks.

The setting is magical. For the energetic, there is so much to do. For the rest of us, there is always the hammock.


Cocles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , room in 1st story
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , room 2nd story
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Tropical Garden & Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.625 based on 11 reviews

Comfort in Paradise!

  • 4 of 5

I had the pleasure of renting Casa Santi – a rental house tucked away in the jungle splendor of Cocles, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica – for two and a half months. Both the owner of the property and the management company, Habitat Rentals, were on top of any issues that arose, and even checked in with me personally when there was a concern about Hurricane Otto's impact on the area.

The house itself was easily accessible to the beach and the local town and shopping. A wonderful surprise was the relative lack of mosquitoes, due to the cleanliness of the grounds and that the primary living areas are on the second floor, allowing for the ocean breeze to whisk away all the annoying critters.

Speaking of critters... howler monkeys, toucans, blue morpho butterflies and a plethora of other jungle wildlife were my ever-present companions in the trees and upon the grounds. What a delight!

I would rent this house, and/or from Habitat Rentals, again with confidence and ease of mind.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good home

  • 5 of 5

The Casa Santi is a very charming and simple house open on the forest with many monkeys around .

There is a big room up and a smaller one downstairs,

The site is ideal near Puerto viejo and playas , Cocles and Chiquita

We were four persons very satisfied

Monica is very kind and she is there when you need

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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casa santi en puerto viejo

  • 5 of 5

Casa Santi es una hermosa casa, con habitaciones cómodas, amplias, y una vista bellisima. La casa es alta, lo que la hace mas fresca y con menos mosquitos. Desde el comedor se ven monos, diversidad de pájaros, y la vegetación increible del lugar. Esta a metros de playa cocles, y tiene supermercados y restaurantes cerca como para ir a pie. Todo se presta para descansar y pasar unas hermosas vacaciones. No se la pierdan!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mar del Plata, Argentina

Para disfrutar de la naturaleza y el descanso

  • 5 of 5

Encontramos un lugar cómodo y cálido, con todo lo necesario para pasarlo bien y apto para ir con niños. Los paisajes son bellísimos y la casa está en medio de la naturaleza pudiendo avistar tucanes, colibríes, ardillas, osos perezosos y monos. Además queda cerca de la playa de Cocles, a la cual íbamos caminando.

En Puerto Viejo encontramos playas para todos los gustos y mi familia tomó clases de surf con el dueño de la casa.

100% recomendable, regresaremos en nuestras próximas vacaciones.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastisch mooi plekje voor rustzoekers

  • 4 of 5

Dit huis ligt aan een rustig straatje met meerdere huizen, maar eigenlijk zit je volkomen vrij. Op de foto's komt dat onvoldoende tot uiting vind ik. Het terras bij de keuken ligt voor je gevoel gewoon IN het regenwoud, en aan de voorzijde heb je de ruime aangelegde tuin om te wandelen langs bloemen, palmen en bananenbomen. Vlinders, vogels en luiaard aanwezig. Gelukkig hebben we weinig last gehad van muggen. We hebben genoten van onze eigen bananen, heerlijk in de blender met papaya voor een verse batido. Zeker als je een auto hebt of fiets huurt zit je niet ver van de bewoonde wereld, maar we merkten al snel dat dit plekje vooral uitnodigt tot relaxen en niks doen en dat was precies wat we nodig hadden. Faciliteiten zijn prima, verwacht geen luxe maar een heerlijk sfeervol doch sober ingericht doorwaaihuis met alles wat je nodig hebt. Er is ruimte genoeg boven om bv kleine kinderen ook daar te laten slapen. We hebben het matras van de slaapkamer beneden boven op de grond neergelegd voor onze dochter en dat ging prima.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mar del Plata, Argentina

Excelente estadía

  • 4 of 5

Recomiendo este lugar porque la casa es confortable y está totalmente integrada a la naturaleza.

Tanto desde el balcón del frente como de la amplia cocina-comedor se pueden avistar diversidad de pájaros y mariposas, se ven trepar las ardillas de árbol en árbol, algún oso perezoso paseando y coloridos tucanes. Por la noche nos hemos maravillado con una enorme cantidad de luciérnagas que dan un espectáculo de luces acompañado por la música de los grillos. También hemos visto y escuchado a una familia de monos que habitan en los árboles. Todo esto con la ventaja de estar muy cerca de la playa Cocles.

La casa tiene dos habitaciones con camas cómodas, el baño es completo, está equipada con todo lo necesario para pasar unas buenas vacaciones. Creo que el lugar es más bello aún que las fotos. La propiedad estaba limpia y la atención fue muy buena, las personas fueron muy amables y bien dispuestas.

La relación calidad-precio es altamente recomendable.

Hemos estado 15 días y, a pesar de haber llovido en abundancia, hemos disfrutado de la casa y su entorno.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.