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Location, Location, Location! Casita Azul -Authentic Caribbean Style Beach House

(19 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 5, close to the beach and town. Comfortable and unique

Our sweet little Caribbean style home is a 1 minute walk to the exotic black sand beach, Playa Negra and a 5 minute walk to the charming town of Puerto Viejo. It is an original home, lived in by the locals for many years but recently renovated to bring it up to the standards of comfort and beauty you'll appreciate.
It is the perfect place for families and friends to make dinner and spend comfortable evenings together after a day at the beach.

Casita Azul is on the property of HIDDEN JUNGLE BEACH HOUSE, a small guest house in which I live, own and manage. Casita Azul is a private house with 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom with hot shower and lots of living space - a living room and comfortable front and back porches.

Words can't describe how charming this place is, take a look at the photos! Here at Casita Azul you'll have a comfortable and unique place to stay in the best of outdoor living. This little happy house is open, airy and bright. The view out of every window is trees, flowers and jungle greenery. There are lovely front and back yards for children to play, safely fenced in all around. Please note: this house is constructed in the authentic Caribbean style. It is simple and basic. There are no screens on the windows, you sleep with a mosquito net over the bed. The bathroom is on the back porch. The feeling is almost like living outdoors.

Note that even though we have two buildings on the property - the private Casita Azul and the guest house called Hidden Jungle Beach House - there is privacy between the two provided by nice thick palm trees and foliage.

1. One Bedroom has a double bed - for 2 people. (This bed has a special memory foam mattress topper - VERY COMFORTABLE!)
2. One bedroom has a single bed - for 1 person.
3. The living room has a sofa bed - for 2 people. And there is an air mattress if you have 1 more.
Please note that the living room offers no privacy for those extra people. The house is small and not sound proof from one room to the next.

Guests at Casita Azul will have access to:
1. Fully equipped private kitchen
2. Private bathroom with hot shower
3. Good Security provided by a well fenced yard, a good strong gate and two very friendly German Shepherd guard dogs.
4. Free WIFI
5. Fans throughout the house
6. Mosquito nets for sleeping
7. Secure parking inside the gate
8. Bike Rental

I am Lisa Valencia, the owner, manger and everything else here at Hidden Jungle Beach House. I live in the guest house on the back of this property. I'm a writer with a website telling you all about my experiences living in Costa Rica for seven years. I'll give you all the details on your transportation options from the airport, along with photos and instructions. You can even take a raft trip to get here! I can book your transportation and I also offer personal guide service. For more information see my website:

When you arrive I'll show you around. Then you'll have the place to yourself. But if you need anything or have any questions, I'm most always right nearby. I enjoy my guests and am happy to provide advice and suggestions to enhance their enjoyment of the area.

The Neighborhood
Location, location, location!!! We are one of the very few private homes located so close to the exotic black sand beach and the sweet little town of Puerto Viejo. We are right on the edge of the jungle, so the flowers, the birds and the jungle sounds all mix harmoniously with the ambiance of the ocean waves. We are just a few minutes from nice restaurants, live music and fun little shops yet we live in quiet tranquility. This is truly a place to relax your mind and leave your cares behind.

Getting around
It is easy to get here. From the airport you can take a bus, a private shuttle, a rental car or you can even take a rafting trip! I'll give you all the details and book your transportation, if you like.

Local car rental is available but you don't need a car to access everything you could possibly want. We have bikes for rent. There are taxis everywhere. The public bus system is very good. And you can easily walk to dozens of attractions.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome:

    There is a back and front yard: fenced, safe and secure for children to play and easily viewed from the house for supervision. We have two very sweet German shepherd dogs and an affectionate cat for the children to enjoy. This is the perfect family beach house....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    fan, mosquito net, pretty, comfortable...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    fan, mosquito net, cozy, comfortable...moreless

  • There is also a sofa bed in the Living Room which can sleep two people....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Hot shower, bright and cheerful, surrounded by nature

Other Amenities

  • Close to the beach, close to town, yet tucked away in a private little paradise......moreless


  • Books:

    We have books available at our guest house next door....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    ALMOST - We are in the jungle not far from the beach - only a 1 minute walk. You could see the beach if the palm trees and bamboo were not in the way....moreless

  • Rural:

    Close to town but surrounded by nature....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    There are various places to dine: a bar with bar stools, a cute little table and chairs on the back porch, a kitchen table and chairs and even the front porch is another nice place to sit and eat....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Living Room:

    Comfortable sofa, chair and big coffee table - room for family and friends to gather. The sofa folds open to a comfortable sofa bed....moreless

  • Parking:

    Secure parking inside our fenced yard....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is no house phone but if you need it I'll let you use my personal cell phone or I'll make a call for you - for taxi, for pizza, whatever......moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided. You must provide your own beach towel....moreless

  • Free Wifi


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee provided free!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is well equipped with toaster oven, gas stove, blender, juicer, coffee maker and coffee provided. We also provide various condiments. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Large toaster oven - can cook a small chicken or a casserole....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Cooking oil, sugar, salt, pepper and more......moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Almost new....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Bikes available for rent - $10.00 per day....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A very nice and spacious back porch - great for yoga and a sweet little front porch for coffee and conversation....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Very nice and private front and back yard. A great place for kids to play....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear


from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas / New Years
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2018
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Jan 4 - Jan 20, 2018
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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145 Miles
Nearest Airport
Juan Santa Maria Airport, San Jose, Costa Rica
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Kaya's Place
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
The town of Puerto Viejo has MANY good restaurants
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Negra - exotic black sand beach

Everything involving nature is available here, including canopy zip line tours and my favorite, horseback riding. I have a friend with beautiful horses - great for the experienced rider and for the first time rider as well. Ride in the jungle and on the beach, it is breath taking beautiful! And I will take you myself.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: HI! I'm Lisa Valencia. I moved here from the USA in 2007 to start a new life. I have been learning Spanish and loving the lifestyle ever since. I rented this property and started a guest house. It is called Hidden Jungle Beach House. Since then I have met wonderful people from all over the world staying at my place. In March 2014 I was able to buy the property, which includes the Casita Azul. I worked with my own hands and heart for 6 months to make this little house a beautiful and comfortable private home for vacationers who love nature and like to stay in a unique and quaint place. And now my new husband, Christian, lives and works here with me as well. We are so happy to share it with you!

Why the Owner Chose Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica:
This cute little house is in the best location around. It is removed from the distractions of the town yet close enough to walk in for dinner and good live music. It is close enough to the beach that you can go jump in at any time and still spend time in the house reading, relaxing, writing or working on a project. The surroundings are tranquil but never boring. We see Blue Morpho butterflies and a zillion kinds of hummingbird every day. Sloth families our our neighbors. And the sound of the ocean puts us to sleep at night.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is all wood, warm pretty native Costa Rican wood. Some is new and some is the original wood from 25 years ago when the house was built. It gives such an inviting and homey feel. I love walking barefoot on these beautiful floors. The big windows give you a feel of always being outdoors, when you eat, sleep, cook - even shower you are enveloped in the arms of nature. And it is enchantingly pleasant to sit on the porch and watch the rain. The property is fenced and secure. There is a grassy yard all around the house, safe for children to play. And our two dogs love kids. This is truly a perfect family home.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

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  • Hello and Welcome!

    Hello and Welcome!

  • Front Yard

    Front Yard

  • Kitchen


  • Double Bedroom

    Double Bedroom

  • Back Porch, with enclosed bathroom on the left

    Back Porch, with enclosed bathroom on the left

  • Bathroom


  • Other end of Back Porch

    Other end of Back Porch

  • Back of House

    Back of House

  • Our Guard Dogs at the Beach

    Our Guard Dogs at the Beach

  • Playa Negra or Black Beach - our magical black sand beach

    Playa Negra or Black Beach - our magical black sand beach

  • Black Beach Sunset

    Black Beach Sunset

  • From Above - Casita Azul has a red roof - it's across from the round blue roof.

    From Above - Casita Azul has a red roof - it's across from the round blue roof.

  • Our Front Gate Outside the Property

    Our Front Gate Outside the Property

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Single Bedroom

    Single Bedroom

  • Sink is on the porch

    Sink is on the porch

  • Shower


  • Stairs to Back Yard

    Stairs to Back Yard

  • Family Photo

    Family Photo

  • Our Slothful Neighbor

    Our Slothful Neighbor

  • We are located just below bottom right of photo. Puerto Viejo is in upper right.

    We are located just below bottom right of photo. Puerto Viejo is in upper right.

  • Cozy Casita Azul at Night

    Cozy Casita Azul at Night

VRBO #639249

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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