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Casa Z in the Heart of Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast - Close to Town and Beaches

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limón Province, Costa Rica
  • House1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Private Home, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6), Close to town and beaches!

Does your upcoming visit to Costa Rica include the lush and tropical Caribbean coast? Planning to stay a few days in Puerto Viejo? Why not try something different from the drab and plain cabinas and stay in a place that provides all the amenities of home? Stay at VRBO's highest rated private home in Puerto Viejo.

Casa Z is your home away from home. This spacious house provides you with two nicely appointed bedrooms, each with a private bath. The master suite sleeps 2 adults and features a walk-in closet and dressing area, and a huge shower with hot water. The other bedroom has two twin beds and a standard double bed. The adjacent bathroom also has hot water in the shower. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the dishes, utensils, and cookware that you need to prepare anything from a simple breakfast to a gourmet dinner. You’ll also find a full sized range and oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, slow cooker, and toaster. The living room is large and comfortable with two sofas. You'll spend a lot of time outside on the veranda watching the local wildlife, enjoying your favorite beverage, or just relaxing in the Adirondack chairs with a good book. Local telephone service is included, and wi-fi Internet access is provided at no additional charge.

Casa Z is located in Puerto Viejo, so you are only a hundred meters from the beach and two blocks from the great restaurants and nightlife of this quaint village. Just to the north is the popular town of Cahuita, including Cahuita National Park. And just to the south are the towns of Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva, and Manzanillo where you will find Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge. Miles of unspoiled beach await you.

There is so much to see and do in Costa Rica’s “forgotten” Atlantic coast. Whether an organized half or full day guided tour or an adventure on your own, Puerto Viejo offers a wide variety of local area tours and attractions. Whether it is walking along the beach, hiking through the jungle, surfing, snorkeling, swimming, white-water rafting, tours of butterfly and botanical gardens, wildlife sanctuaries, or just taking in the sun on the secluded and pristine beaches, you will surely find something for you.

Keywords: House, private, home, private home, villa, bungalow, beach house


Tony Waddell

Member Since 2005
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
About Tony Waddell

My very first trip to Costa Rica was on a cruise. The port of call was Limon, and I was so impressed, I thought if I ever retire, Costa Rica would be the place I'd want to call home. When I finally did retire, I moved to Costa Rica and fell in love with the Caribbean coast. I purchased land in Puerto Viejo and eventually built Casa del Zorro, which later became Casa Zorro, and now just Casa Z. I hope you love the area, and enjoy my home, which I happily share with you.

Tony Waddell purchased this House in 2000

Why Tony Waddell chose Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is so rich in diversity with miles of unspoiled and uncrowded beaches. While certainly not remote and isolated, it is refreshing to visit a coastline that is unmarred with high-rise hotels and all-inclusive resorts. The area is stunningly beautiful, and the people are very friendly and helpful.

What makes this House unique

Staying in a private home is so much better than checking into a hotel that you may not be familiar with. And the house is so close to the beach as well as to the stores, restaurants, and shops. It is literally a 2 minute walk to the beach and a 5 minute walk to the center of town. The owner lives in Costa Rica and the property is professionally managed, providing you with the best service possible.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen, Private bath and walk-in closet
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 2 twin/ single
      • Master bedroom has a comfortable queen bed in a very large room, flat screen TV, plenty of storage, and a private bathroom with walk-in closet and dressing room. Guest bedroom has a full size bed and two twin beds, a small closet, and a guest bathroom located adjacent to the room.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Master Bath
        toilet, shower, walk-in closet, dressing area
      • Guest Bathroom
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Just 6 blocks from downtown Puerto Viejo. Close and convenient to groceries, restaurants, quaint shops, nightlife, and shopping.
          • Near The Ocean
            Casa Z is just 100 meters from the nearest beach, 150 meters from the best surfing in Costa Rica, and miles of unspoiled beach destinations up and down the coast.
          • Village
            Puerto Viejo, a popular town on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, popular with tourist from all over the world.


              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking Off Street
                        Room for 2 cars.
                      • Broadband Access
                        DSL service - wired or wireless.
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Telephone
                        Free calls to anyplace in Costa Rica.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Free WiFi available to guests.
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                            Oven/range, refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, toaster, microwave, dishes, utensils, pots and pans, fully equipped.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Electric oven in a 4 burner stove.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full size upright, frost free freezer at the top.
                          • Stove
                            4 burner electric stove with oven
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Wide-screen LCD TV with satellite, including premium movie channels.
                                  • Television
                                    LCD Flatscreen HDTV (2)
                                  • Video Library
                                    Wide assortment of DVD videos.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Very large and comfortable. Ceiling fan, lighting. You'll spend a lot of time here!
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Massage


                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • churches
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • photography
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • whitewater rafting

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                44 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Nice location, great space, well equipped kitchen, very secure. Tv, phone were provided- nice touch.

                                                                Beverley C.

                                                                Had a great time in Casa Z. Tony sent very detailed descriptions to get into the property. Things were very clean, good space in the house (lots of furniture) and nice patio setting. Very well equipped kitchen (better than we expected). Nice to have a washer and dryer for clothes. Had wonderful beach towels provided as well. They had thought of everyone..... candles & matches in case of power outage....... We all were very pleased we chose Casa Z. The small problem was the termites eating the wood in the 2 nd bedroom and the dust fell through the mosquito netting onto us when sleeping. After we moved the double bed to another location in the room it was good. Thanks, Tony for setting up the house so well.

                                                                Large and well appointed

                                                                Robert D.

                                                                The house is large enough for 4 adults and the kitchen is well equipped for normal cooking needs. Its a Costa Rican home so understand that a 4 or 5 star rating does not mean the deluxe finishes that you might expect in North America or Europe. That said, it is very comfortable and well located on a side street within easy walking distances of downtown PV. The downsides aren't Casa Z's fault, but they may be your problem. The neighbour's dogs bark at all hours of the day and night so bring earplugs if that will be an issue for you. Similarly, music from the local clubs can be heard until the early hours. Those earplugs will come in handy for that as well! Overall, we very much enjoyed our stay at Casa Z and would go back again (with earplugs).

                                                                The house was nice, well maintained and served us well

                                                                Terry E.

                                                                We were pleased and would stay there again

                                                                A Wonderful Place to Stay

                                                                Melina K.

                                                                We enjoyed our 3-weeks stay at Casa Z. 4 adults were comfortably and safe accommodated. We loved this house and the garden. There was everything you could want. A perfect location to stay close to town and short bike rides to the beaches.

                                                                The house was well kept by the property manager, who responded quickly and adequately when we called about a few issues. We also enjoyed the house cleaning service once a week and to have a washer /dryer in the house was also very useful.

                                                                Thanks a lot! We would definitely stay at Casa Z again.

                                                                Wonderful Place

                                                                Colleen P.

                                                                We stayed at Casa Z from Sept 30th to Oct 7th. There was 4 of us (2 18 year olds) Casa Z was perfect and fit our needs perfectly. Casa Z is super close to town and surroundings so walking or renting bikes are the best options. Casa Z is clean, spacious and very safe. The owner is great and always available by email and gets right back to you if he is contacted. Check in and out is a breeze it was so nice to arrive to Casa Z and have everything expected from prior communication. This was our first time in the country so we did not know what to expect, but everything was perfect. I would not hesitate to stay at Casa Z the next time I travel to PV and highly recommend Casa Z for your stay.

                                                                Thank you to Casa Z for making our stay absolutely perfect!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Your kind words are very appreciated. I always try to be available and respond to questions as quickly as possible. You folks were great renters and I'd be happy to have you back someday!

                                                                Tony Waddell, owner


                                                                Mary Ann P.Palm Coast, Florida

                                                                My friends and I had the most wonderful vacation at Casa Z! It was very spacious and comfortable for the four of us. The owner was very responsive with our reservation process and the management company went the extra mile when we accidentally locked ourselves out of the house AND the safe! The home has everything you could want and the location is primo!! I totally recommend Casa Z and will stay there on my next visit to Puerto Viejo!


                                                                Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limón Province, Costa Rica

                                                                Waterfalls, National Parks, Day Trips to Panama, River Rafting, Arenal Volcano


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                                                                44 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.6/5
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