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Beachfront group villa, with AC, sleeps 16, completely private!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 BR house, sleeps 16!

Casa Cerise is the ideal Caribbean house for group getaways. Comfortably sleeping 16 people, Casa Cerise is the perfect location for family vacations, wedding parties and anniversary celebrations. However you choose to fill your days and your nights, Casa Cerise puts you in the center of it all. From the moment you step foot into Casa Cerise, you’ll feel a welcome unlike any other.

Casa Cerise features 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms located around a cosy central space with 2 couches and large wood-framed sliding glass doors which open to an outdoor patio with 4 couches, a large wooden dining table and a basic outdoor kitchen with stove, BBQ, refrigerator. A jungle path leads guests to a remote stretch of beach, situated at the southern end of Playa Cocles, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Along the jungle path, the most exotic creatures such as monkeys, sloths, toucans, parrots and blue morpho butterflies can be sighted. Guests of Casa Cerise may also enjoy their own private beach and are provided with lounge chairs and umbrellas, located only steps way from the house.

The five bedrooms comprise of:

- a master bedroom, featuring a double bed and an en suite bathroom;

- two adjoining rooms with shared bath- one with a double bed, one with a double and a twin bed;

- another bedroom with a double bed and a twin bed and access to the main bathroom;

- and the children room featuring 3 bunk beds with an en suite bathroom, sleeping up to 6 people.

Each room is basic yet modern with tasteful and inventive decorations. All of the bathrooms feature showers with hot water, and the bedrooms all feature air conditioning.

Guests will find a flat screen TV with cable programming, a landline phone and adsl Internet with wifi.

Located 4 kilometers south of Puerto Viejo, Casa Cerise is part of the Playa Chiquita community, a lovely, quiet area home to some of the best restaurants, a gourmet grocer as well as beautiful, secluded beaches.

Casa Cerise sits just off the main road, behind a secure fence which opens up to reveal a parking lot for multiple cars and the house itself, tucked away in its own private jungle. The 600 square foot house sits on 10 acres of land, providing a lush tropical setting for guests to enjoy. Without any neighbors or nearby houses, Casa Cerise creates an air of total privacy and allows guest to enjoy the house to their own liking, without worry of noisy neighbors or conflicting schedules.

Whether guests spend time relaxing in the open air concept house, which perfectly combines the simplistic, rustic Costa Rican style with a modern, sleek artistic twist, or lounge about on the large patio with a cool ocean breeze, or waste the days away on the private, secluded beach, one fact remains that Casa Cerise is the premier house for large group rentals, family vacations, wedding parties or any type of special event.

At Casa Cerise every day is a day to celebrate.

Please note that the rate is based on occupancy so please let us know exactly how many guests will be in your party (adults AND children). Children under 2 years old are free. If there are more guests at arrival than stated at booking, the difference will have to be paid.

Please note that there is a refundable security deposit of $200 to be collected in cash at check in.

Check in is at 3:00pm (without exceptions) and checkout is 10:00am. A $50 fee applies to late check in (past 8:00pm).

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Amelie GILLET

The owner of Casa Cerise is also the owner of the wellknowed Hotel Le Cameleon.

Why Amelie GILLET chose Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

The house is a simple one story wooden construction. It is not a luxury home, although it has everything to offer a comfortable stay: AC/big common space/beach access...

What makes this villa unique

The property offers lots of privacy. It has no direct neighbors. It is surrounded by pristine jungle, home of a lot ofwildlife. Very few houses have a private beach access and very few can sleep 16!


Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 double
    Bedroom 5 - 3 bunk bed
  • All bedrooms have AC.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • whitewater rafting
A caretaker couple lives on the property providing security. Check in is at 3:00pm, check out at 10:00am. ($50 fee for check ins after 8:00pm and check out after 10:00am)


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average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Experience all that Costa Rica has to offer at this property

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful! You have the jungle in your backyard with so much jungle life all around you. And the path to the beach is a short and very wonderful walk. The beach is beautiful and goes for miles in both directions with so much privacy. We were traveling with 8 people (4 adults/4 kiddos aged 12, 13, 15, 16) and had plenty of space inside of out. Definitely bring flash lights and binoculars to explore this wonderous property.

What we liked about the property - everything!

-the privacy, the beauty, the jungle and the the beach

-within walking distance to restaurants and grocery

-within biking distance to shops and other beaches (many beaches to explore)

-the outdoor living space is amazing - like no other we have seen before - it is huge and very clean and very well covered. We were there during a tropical storm and nothing leaked. It was amazing to be able to be outside to hear and see the rain and experience the jungle. Can't imagine staying anywhere else - rain or shine this is where you want to be

-air condition in the bedrooms

-inside living space was very roomy as well as the bedrooms - very large

-sliding doors that open to outdoor living space

-2 foot showers and an outside shower

Please know the kitchen and dining area are all outside - the fridge, stove, cabinets, trash, tables, chairs, everything.

**If you like to cook (which we did for almost every meal) the outdoor kitchen can be challenging if you are used to a lot of amenities. You can not store any dry food outside unless it is sealed tight, as jungle creatures will find there way to the patio while you are sleeping. You have to be sure and clean/wash everything as soon as you are done cooking as the bugs/ants are quick to act on food that is out. The kitchen amenities are very basic due to this. Would recommend to bring a very sharp kitchen knife and there is no cutting board. Would also recommend bringing Ziploc bags as there is not much to store leftover food in. No complaint at all -we loved it - just informing since it is not really noted anywhere.

The caretakers on the property will accommodate any needs you have - you just have to let them know. Communication is key.

Amelie is wonderful, responsive and very informative. If you have any questions just ask her as she is very open and honest and gives wonderful recommendations to whatever you are interested in.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Costa Rica

With a little TLC this place could be top notch

  • 4 of 5

All in all our party enjoyed the 6 days we spent in this villa. The property is absolutely incredible and the villa was well designed in many ways.

There were 12 of us and I wanted to mention a few things that could be improved on so that the owners can make the stay better for others.

1) Jacuzzi was pretty dirty with frogspawn in it, if there was more regular maintenance perhaps this would be better.

2) The rubbish / garbage situation - There should be a better solution than leaving out the left over foods in the bin. One night dogs came into the open air living area which is connected to the kitchen, obviously attracted by the smell. We had left shoes and toys and the dogs went havoc dragging everything outside the house. We had put the rubbish up high so they couldnt get this - thank goodness.

3) Kitchen is a little scarce with a few issues:

The fridge is small for the amount of people that this villa can host.

The taps on the sink are loose and not very easy to work

There is no oven and the grill that was left for us wasn`t very big so not more than 4 pieces of chicken could be cooked at any one time.

4) Some holes in the floor (large ones) in the back bedroom which we covered up but mossies and creatures have an easy access in.

Despite these points though the overall experience was positive. The area is great with so much to do and see. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waynesboro, VA

Unique property and good house for our group

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 8 (two families with teenagers) stayed at this property for 6 days. Although it rained every single day, we enjoyed our stay at Playa Chiquita. We liked that the location was close to the grocery store and a few good restaurants - Pura Gula and Jungle Love (and Alice's ice cream!), however, the property is right off the main beach road so my friend who stayed in one of the rooms at the front would hear cars driving all day long and early in the morning. We wish the property was slightly set back from the road and closer to the beach for that reason. The beach was very private and while we were there and we saw a handful of people at most. The A/C worked great in all the rooms but we were having difficulty getting hot showers from a couple of the bathrooms. We did hear monkeys early in the mornings but only spotted them a couple of times high in the trees. We saw frogs and lizards, but not much other wildlife. It is definitely a unique setup with the kitchen and dining room outside and not enclosed, so it is a cool concept but not liked by those in our group who would get bitten while standing or sitting in that area. The kitchen was bare bones with cleaning supplies and no spices; and we had to ask for a sponge and dishwashing detergent. The cleaning lady came every other day, but on Sunday, she does not work so our place was cleaned only once. Also, when we checked in around 5, she was still cleaning up from the previous group and did not finish until almost 6. There is a room safe and the bedroom doors were given keys so we felt safe, especially with a caretaker located on the premises; however, one night we did see a few people walk right behind the kitchen in the backyard with flashlights, which seemed unusual (given the setup of the property from the roads and from the beach and access).

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Matthews, NC

Wonderful Private Beach House Close to Everything

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property. Out the back, you have outdoor living, dining and kitchen that opens into your own private manicured jungle path to a private beach. Out front, you have town with various restaurants, grocery and activities nearby. We had monkeys and other wildlife all around. We had 5 kids under 7 years old and had a great time. Would be great for people of all ages.

Positive notes: A/C works well in bedrooms, hot showers, feels very remote but is plenty close. Beach chairs and outdoor showers are a plus. Also, there is a caretaker on site that gave us fresh towels, sheets, took care of trash, etc. as needed. We felt very safe and I don't think we ever locked our door or used the in room safes that were provided for our things. Also, we drove from San Jose. If you're nervous about that, get a transfer and rent a car closer to the house. We didn't have any problems driving ourselves too and from the airport and liked have a car. Bring binoculars; the trees are huge and the wildlife are up in them. The ocean 100 yards from the house though there was a gravel path and the jungle is maintained all the way to the beach.

Things to know: we were there in the rainy season so the ocean was rough. Bring life jackets for any kids wanting to play in the ocean during this time. The majority of the living spaces are outdoor. We loved this and there weren't bug there while we were there; however, had it been warmer and buggy, we would have had to wear bug spray. You are close to the road. We liked the easy access to town, but you will hear/see the occasional car from the house. Also, ask the caretaker for anything you need. We were reluctant to ask and there was a language barrier. His children speak English and were happy to translate and he and his wife were eager to help however they could.

One thing that could have been better was having more information upon reservation. We had never been to Costa Rica and may be too up tight, but some driving directions, notes about the home ahead of time from the property manager would have been much appreciated. We pretty much showed up in Costa Rica with the information from VRBO, a name and a cell phone number. We've rented all over and we were provided less info than ever before with this home. To be fair, we called the property manager, met her there and had ample info once we arrived. We didn't have any issues, everything was taken care of, but the lack of info made for a little unnecessary stress.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
170 Kilometres
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
La Biela
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Jungle Love
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Playa Chiquita
Car: recommended

The house is located at the very entrance of Playa Chiquita.

The uncrowded Playa Chiquita is a favorite for those who want to relax on the fine sand and in the beautiful waters surrounded only by nature. It is really several small bays so you may be able to find your own small beach with no one else in sight. As well, there is no road to access to the beach so the short walk down one of several trails to the beach also provides privacy. The house has a private access to the beach.

Restaurants and services can be found along the main road including a gourmet supermarket.

Some of the best restaurants in the area are found in Playa Chiquita, w few minutes walk front he house: Jungle Love, Pura Gula, Playa Chiquita Cafe, La botanica Organica, La Biela…

Yoga classes are available nearby, at Tierra de Sueno or the Tree House.

There are also a wide variety of hotels and vacation homes. For supplies beyond groceries you'll need to head into Puerto Viejo. Transport options between Playa Chiquita and Puerto Viejo include the local bus (running hourly or less during daylight hours), bicycle (most hotels rent bicycles), taxi and private car (recommended).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

We require a 50% deposit to secure the booking, to be paid by credit card.
The remaining 50% has to be collected in cash at check in.
The refundable $200 security deposit is to be collected in cash at check in and refunded in cash at check out unless damages are made.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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