CASA GRANDE CERCA PLAYA, DISPONIBLE POR SEMANA SANTA!

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Daniel or Jeff Mitroi Carlton

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CASA GRANDE CERCA PLAYA, DISPONIBLE POR SEMANA SANTA!

Puerto Viejo House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Den, Sleeps 5

Under new local property management - enthusiastic and effective customer service provided by our new host Rodrigo (English/Spanish spoken).

At Casas La Selvatica we offer two comfortable homes immersed in the rain forest and surrounded by wildlife, yet only minutes away from a picture perfect beach, grocery store and restaurants. The setting is ideal for couples or families who appreciate the comfort of a home rather than a hotel room. We are located within easy reach of countless low ecological impact recreational activities.

Our property and the surrounding area are home to an incredible array of wildlife: you will most likely watch howler monkeys in their search for food, toucans or sloths right from the comfort of the patio. The homes are located minutes away from a couple of the most picturesque palm fringed beaches in the Caribbean. Your hostess will be available to assist with information about the area, bookings for activities/tours and offer detailed attention to your comfort throughout your vacation.

Accommodation: Built with natural hardwood and decorated with lively Caribbean touches, including eclectic local art and tile mosaics, Casa Grande features two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, large outdoor dining area, bathroom with hot shower and a frog pond to watch the conservation of some endangered species of frogs.

The home has two bedrooms and two dens, comfortably accommodating up to five people in two double and one single bed. We offer the following, along with your accommodation:

- bilingual hosts (English/Spanish) available to provide information and assistance as needed;

- laundry service is included for vacations of minimum 7 days;

- high speed wireless internet for your devices;

- lock box for secure storage of valuables;

- transportation, tours and activities booking

- on-site therapeutic or relaxing massages provided by qualified physiotherapist are available - please inquire with your host or with us during booking.

We would love to customize your vacation according to your needs. If you are celebrating a special occasion or would like to pleasantly surprise a loved one, we can provide additional services as required bottle of wine awaiting your arrival and/or local handmade organic chocolates, etc.) or arrange for a romantic dinner or spa package before your arrival.

Please contact us even if the calendar indicates that the property is not available for your desired vacation dates - changes happen frequently and we cannot guarantee that the calendar is updated at all times. In case this home might not perfectly suit your vacation needs, please ask us about our one bedroom home, Casa Mango located on the same property.

Tours and Activities: There are many wonderful activities to do in between the rain forest and in the sea. From guided wildlife watching, zip-lining through the tree canopies, hiking or biking to cooking, dancing and other thrilling adventures, there are activities sure to fit into your ideal tropical vacation plans.

We aim to assist you with your travel planning and make your vacation seamless. Please let us know if you would like to receive information or bookings for transportation from San Jose airport, or booking of tours and activities. We are able to offer discounted rates for activities, due to our collaboration with the local tour providers.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered

Daniel or Jeff Mitroi Carlton

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Our journey south was meant to be a temporary escape from the dark and rainy Canadian West Coast, in search of sunshine and warmth. After a brief search for a potential destination and keeping in mind that we desired nothing of an all inclusive resort, we quickly realized that one can have it all... in Costa Rica (Rich Coast)! As so many times before, we chose the off-beaten path...the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica was awaiting to be discovered! What a great surprise: not only did we get some rays and experienced the vibrant culture, but it all came with the most spectacular backdrop. The surroundings were magical! Lush green rain-forest filled with beautiful flowers, and wildlife otherwise only known to us from colourful atlases. There was a positive energy which we just could not get away from. After this first impression, a spark led to a dream and the dream became a plan...With the much appreciated help and support from our friends and families our new journey started at the end of 2009. We are delighted to be able to share our homes with our guests, and will assist as much as possible prior and during your trip to ensure a memorable experience.

Daniel or Jeff Mitroi Carlton purchased this house in 2009

Dear travelers,

We visited the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica for the first time just in 2009. Even before our vacation ended, we knew that we had just found a special place which would become our home one day. After relentlessly working on finding our dream home, we stumbled upon La Selvatica and literally fell in love at first sight. We are excited to share our home with you, open minded fellow travelers, and are convinced that you will soon discover your own reasons to love this place, and the reasons it was called 'The Coast of Utopia' by reputable travel journals. Happy travels!

Daniel & Jeff Carlton Mitroi

On-site English-Spanish speaking hostess available for information and assistance during your stay and added safety.

Laundry service provided by caretaker, as well as use of bikes are offered complimentary with weekly rentals or longer.

Comfortable feeling of living in a home, not a cramped hotel room.

Exceptional, prompt travel planing assistance provided directly by the owners, from the initial contact with a potential guest.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Casa Grande cerca Playa, Disponible Por Semana Santa!
average rating of 4.625 based on 28 reviews
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Casa Grande cerca Playa, Disponible Por Semana Santa!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348953
(647) 344 4556 (Ontario, Canada)
Puerto Viejo Limon Province
Brampton, Ontario
5

Quiet, exactly as pictured, great hosts!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We stayed in Casa Grande, we really liked the location. Easy, short walk to the beach, and a very convenient store at the end of the laneway. The house was exactly as is pictured on the website, and the hosts were welcoming and helpful. Plenty of good restaurants in walking distance!
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Casa Grande cerca Playa, Disponible Por Semana Santa!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348953
(647) 344 4556 (Ontario, Canada)
Puerto Viejo Limon Province
4

Great Value - Great Property

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Had the pleasure of staying for 2 days at Casa Grande - the house was perfect for our family of 4. We loved the table on the patio and spent both nights out there, playing games while enjoying the sound of the frogs. Saw an abundance of green parrots, spiders, and a few toucans in the mornings. The house was very clean and comfortable. Berni was there to meet us and show us around - a very, very nice and helpful young man. Location was ideal with everything within walking distance. Daniel was extremely helpful with helping us with our last minute request and very responsive. If we were to come to this area again, we would definitely stay here!
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Casa Grande cerca Playa, Disponible Por Semana Santa!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348953
(647) 344 4556 (Ontario, Canada)
Puerto Viejo Limon Province
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Jungle Paradise

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Well we just returned from 10 days at Casa Grande in Playa Chaquita Costa Rica. We told Jeff and Daniel that we would put report on Trip advisor, well we kicked it around because sometimes when you find something so perfect for yourself you really don't want to share it, but I guess we will. We arrived late on Tuesday (after 9pm) after the rafting trip, in which we highly suggest. We were met by the hosts Bernie and Maria at the gate (can't say enough about these two!) We walked into the house with some expectations and to our pleasure it was better than expected. We spent many hours either sitting in one of the hammocks on the front porch or playing games on the wonderfully spacious table out there as well. From the first night forward we learned about the resident frogs, names of spiders, used the bikes a lot, walked the beaches virtually alone most days, were able to walk to many different restaurants, the grocery store is small but adequate. There is virtually nothing that we could have asked for that wasn't available for us. This is the jungle with lots of noises from howler monkeys and toucans, so be prepared, this isn't a resort. The kitchen has enough pots, pans and utensils to prepare most meals. The bed is comfortable and the bathroom has a shower and everything else you might need. Jeff & Daniel were very helpful with quick responses and kept in contact with us throughout the stay. They are great hosts.

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Casa Grande cerca Playa, Disponible Por Semana Santa!
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Puerto Viejo Limon Province
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  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We stayed at Casa Grande for a week and it was paradise. It seemed like a long drive from San Jose airport, but it was worth every second and more. The house was exactly as advertised and very charming. We had coffee in the hammocks every morning, ate dinner at the rustic table on the porch on the nights when we cooked at home. Playa Chiquita is a quick walk away, and the most perfect beach I have ever seen. I lived in a sarong, bathing suit, and no shoes, and everything was perfect. Jeff and Daniel were great at communicating, our onsite hosts were wonderful, and I can't wait to go back.

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Casa Grande cerca Playa, Disponible Por Semana Santa!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348953
(647) 344 4556 (Ontario, Canada)
Puerto Viejo Limon Province
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  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
The area was really cool - great beaches, restaurants (def check out Jungle Love), wildlife (monkeys and sloths in the back yard). Daniel and Jeff were very attentive and helpful throughout (Sean, New York, USA)

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Map

Nearest Airport
130 Miles
San Jose (SJO)
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Road 36 Limon-Manzanillo
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Playa Chiquita
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
next door!
Car: not necessary

Transportation Options from San Jose Airport to Casas La Selvatica:

For budget-minded travelers: you can catch one of the frequent direct city buses right outside the airport going downtown San Jose (buses run 24/7, less frequent late at night). The trip cost approx. $1 (450 colones - local currency) and takes approx. 20 minutes. Get off at the terminus stop, which is located on Avenida 2 downtown. The bus is safe and reliable.

If you prefer a taxi: they are readily available outside the airport. The cost of a trip downtown is approx. 22 USD.

From Downtown San Jose to Casas La Selvatica:

There is one direct daily bus from downtown San Jose to Playa Chiquita, and four daily buses to Puerto Viejo, where you can catch a taxi to Casa La Selvatica. The direct bus leaves Terminal de buses de San Carlos at 12 noon and drops you off 2 minutes walk from Casas La Selvatica, in front of El Duende Grourmet Grocery Store, after a 4 - 4.5 hour scenic ride through cloud forests and a picturesque stretch of the Caribbean Coast. This trip from San Jose to Playa Chiquita costs approx. 9 USD.

Additionally, there are 4 daily buses to Puerto Viejo, where you can catch a taxi to La Selvatica. Buses leave the same bus terminal at 6am, 10am, 2pm and 4pm. In Puerto Viejo, you will see taxis waiting right at the bus stop. Ask the driver to take to La Selvatica Playa Chiquita. The taxi will cost approximately 3500 colones (7 USD) - always confirm the price with the driver before departure.

Alternative means of transportation (slightly more expensive):

- The Airport Express Service provided by Gecko Trail Adventures departs from the airport at 3:30 pm and will drop you off at your exact destination (door-to-door service). Cost is $55/pers. Tickets can be purchased online on the tour company website: https://geckotrail.com/sec/transport_res.php?propid=alltrans&af=geckotrail

- Interbus and Easy Ride provide frequent shuttle service to the Caribbean Coast, using air conditioned minivans, in a door-to-door system. They can pick you up at your hotel in San Jose and drop you off at La Selvatica for approx. $45. Daily departures are at at 6am (Easy Ride), 8am (Interbus), 10 am and 4pm (both Easy Ride). Tickets for these services can be purchased here: https://geckotrail.com/sec/transport_res.php?propid=alltrans&af=geckotrail

For the more adventurous travelers: our collaborator Exploradores Outdoors offers a trip from San Jose to the Caribbean Coast consisting of minivan plus rafting down the Pacuare river, then the rest of the trip to Casas La Selvatica in another minivan. This could be definitely an adrenaline rich introduction to your adventure vacation in paradise! Your luggage is safely transported along the way. This is a great way to start your vacation. Cost per person is $90.

Details on any of the above options will be gladly provided upon request!

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Availability & Rates

Puerto Viejo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
My Standard Rate
C$ 82
C$ 492
C$ 1,255
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$ 12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$150.00

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Puerto Viejo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Adventure
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Safe
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with hot shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Den - 1 twin/ single
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests in two double beds and a couch which makes a bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Boat ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • playground
  • festivals
  • rain forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • reefs
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • paddle boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • spelunking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • whitewater rafting
  • snorkeling
  • jet skiing
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