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Casa Vida Loca a tropical gem. Close to the beach. Child friendly.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

This bright, colourful home includes a fully-equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms (double bed /twin beds and an additional sofa bed in the living room), hot water shower, outdoor shower, washing machine, WIFI, secure parking, safe, fruit trees on site and it's fenced in, making it child and pet friendly.

The house is located in the tranquil community of Playa Negra just 2km away from the bustling town of Puerto Viejo which features a variety of restaurants and shops. The beach is a 5 minute walk away. Also nearby are a grocery store and Banana Azul which overlooks the beach, a perfect spot for dinner or a drink.

Alicia and Andrew live in Canada most of the year, their property manager Hernan will greet you and show you around when you arrive. He lives close by so if you need anything, he's a phone call away.

We pay taxes to the government, so we charge 13% extra which is included in your total fee.

More Details

Alicia Borisonik and Andrew Thomas
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Alicia Borisonik and Andrew Thomas

My name is Alicia and I was born in Argentina, I moved to Canada where I met my beautiful talented husband Andrew.

He is a school teacher and I am a musician.

We live in Gatineau, QC.

We love nature and meeting new people and we love our casita Vida Loca.


Alicia Borisonik and Andrew Thomas purchased this house in 2013


Puerto Viejo de Talamanca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • * Please all windows , doors and front gate must be close every time the guests leave the house. * DON"T throw paper towel in toilette or anything.
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Nice view of the tree across the street
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Sleep listening to the amazing sounds of the jungle
  • One bedroom has a double bed, the other two single beds and there is one couch in the living room
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility


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Casa Vida Loca a tropical gem. Close to the beach. Child friendly.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful cottage-like home steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Alicia's adorable little getaway home. It was secluded, yet close to everything. Proximity to Playa Negra was a perk, the nicest beach along the Puerto Viejo coast. The house itself has everything you could possible need, including a fully stocked kitchen and outdoor grill. We did a lot of cooking at the house and enjoyed eating at the outdoor dining area. A really gem in busy Puerto Viejo!

Tip: renting bikes for only $5 per day made getting to and from town a breeze.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lindsay Thanks so much for your review. I m so glad that you enjoyed our house, I agree with you about eating outside in our patio listening to beautiful frogs and birds. Thanks again and I hope you come back Alicia Gracias Pura vida!
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 13 days . The house is very accommodating and the location was just perfect for us . 4 minutes to the beach where you can enjoy the sunrise around 5:00 am and if you rent bikes , Puerto Viejo it's just 10 minutes away ( depending how fast you pedal :)). Overall, we felt safe , comfortable and enjoy the location ! Alicia and Hernan were great help and kept very good contact throughout our stay. We hope to be back soon! Pura Vida

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, tahnks so much for your review. Hernan told me you were an excellent guest. I am glad that you enjoy the house and the weather was better than when you arrived. Hope you come back and send us other friends. Pura vida amiga Alicia
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week and had a great time! The house is about a two minute walk to Playa Negra, and about a 20 minute walk into the town of Puerto Viejo. The house was clean, simple, and very comfortable. We spent a lot of time hanging out on the front patio birding while at the house. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed, including a french press, which was nice to have! There was decent surf about 5 minutes from the house - small, but good for novice surfers. Hernan was very helpful with local knowledge about surf rentals, fishing trips, etc., and was very responsive to our needs. Would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tiffany for your great review! I am very happy that you enjoyed the stay in pur casita. I love bird watching also, is amazing the amount of animal life in the area. Hope to have you back Gracias Alicia
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Très bon et très agréable séjour à la Casa Vida Loca

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un mois à la casa vida loca vraiment très agréable, nous étions deux, mon épouse et moi. L’endroit est très tranquille, la maison est bien entretenue, très propre, ne manque de rien, et nous nous sommes toujours senti en sécurité.

La plage est proche de la maison et les vagues vous berce la nuit pour vous endormir.

Le jardin tropical est très joli et c’était un réel plaisir de prendre le petit déjeuné sur la terrasse aux sons des oiseaux de toutes les couleurs aux chants mélodieux.

L’administrateur de la maison, Hernan est très serviable et toujours à votre écoute.

Nous recommandons cette location car elle a répondue à toutes nos attentes.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary Thanks for your nice review. I hope to see you again Pura Vida Alicia
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Año nuevo en Playa Negra

  • 5 of 5

Mi familia y dos amigos decidimos pasar unos dìas en casa Vida Loca para recibir el nuevo año. La experiencia fue excelente porque la casa ademàs de bonita resultò muy còmoda y bien equipada. Rodeada de exhuberante vegetaciòn, en un vecindario muy tranquilo y a pocos minutos de la playa, disfrutamos cada minuto que estuvimos allì especialmente en el espacioso corredor. El administrador es de trato amable y servicial.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vivian Muchisimas gracias por tu lindo review. Espero volver a recibirte otra vez en nuestra querida casita. Pura vida Alicia
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we loved la Vida Loca!

  • 5 of 5

The ideal spot for a vacation, we're so glad to have booked Vida Loca. The house is surrounded by a wonderful tropical garden. A huge front patio is the best part, looking into the jungle with the sound of the surf in the distance. We are a family of four with a dog and found the house comfortable and secure. The yard is great for kids and pets. Very clean and well managed.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $21.44
Refundable damage deposit $114.85

Owner'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.

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