PLAYA CHIQUITA BEACH HOUSE IN BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE CARIBBEAN GARDEN

Johanne Lefort

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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PLAYA CHIQUITA BEACH HOUSE IN BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE CARIBBEAN GARDEN

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2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps maximum 5 or 6

Our beautiful beach house was recently built in the pure local Caribbean style. The house is situated in a private gated community comprised of 7 lots with 3 houses. It is very quiet and private. We have a direct and private access to the Playa Chiquita beach at 150 meters from the house. Our property is situated on a 5000 sq meters lot of which half is a garden of indigenous flowers, shrubs, matures trees and fruit trees and the other half contains mature trees and fruit trees.

The house has two stories. The lower floor has a wrap around tiled terrace with outdoor shower and sink, the half bathroom, the well equipped kitchen and dining room. There are also two hammocks and garden chairs.

The upper floor has a covered balcony, the two bedrooms with adjoining full bathrooms with views of the garden and the forest.

Playa Chiquita is situated at approx 7 km from Puerto Viejo where you may find all services including, ATM, pharmacies, groceries, restaurants, boutiques, internet etc.

Wildlife: From the comfort of your hammock you may see many different types of birds (especially in the early morning or late afternoon) including the toucan and several types of hummingbirds. The beautiful blue morpho butterfly visits the property several times a day. And if you are lucky and observant you may catch a glimpse of our resident sloth and howler monkeys.

You will be awakened every morning by the local howler monkeys.

Food and restaurants: The mutl-etchnic community of residents between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo brings to our local gastronomy a wide variety of grocery products and restaurants. There are so many great restaurants in this area. You may eat at a different place every night and have a truly wonderful experience. There are Costa Rican sodas (small local restaurants that prepare typical Caribbean cuisine), French, Italian, Argentinian, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Fusion etc...

The grocery stores sell local and imported products and have a great selection of wines and spirits. some very near the house prepare freshly baked croissants and sell delicious roasted chicken!

Beaches: The main attraction of the area are the beautiful Caribbean beaches. From our house you have a direct and private access to Playa Chiquita beach (150 meters away). This beach has many small bays that are like small swimming pools.

If you walk to the left of this beach (1 km away) you will arrive at the beautiful Cocles beach.

If you walk to the right you will arrive at the very popular Punta Uva beach.

For surfers, the Salsa Brava is situated at approx 4 km from the house towards Puerto Viejo.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Johanne Lefort (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks french, english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.3
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Playa Chiquita Beach House in beautiful private Caribbean garden
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
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Playa Chiquita Beach House in beautiful private Caribbean garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388553
+1 450 2985095
Puerto Viejo Limon Province
5

Great house and superb gardens

  • 5 of 5
The house is wonderful, well equipped with all basic appliances and good internet (we rented the house before and this is a great improvement). Also secure and clean. Housekeeping is provided and also two bikes (which are old but both working fine). Biking is one of the best ways to move around in Puerto Viejo.
Nice hammocks to rest and enjoy the view.

The rooms and bathroom on the second floor are very comfortable, with big windows facing the gardens, therefore you can enjoy them since you wake up or while you are showering (my favorite part of the house). The manager was also willing to solve quickly the questions and inquiries we had regarding the maintenance.

Another plus of the house are the well maintained gardens all over the big property, which makes it a delight for the eyes and senses and are great attractors of hummingbirds, butterflies (the blue morpho especially) woodpeckers, tangers, sloths (we had one of those wonderful visitors in one of the trees), just to mentioned some of the abundant species that comes daily to the garden.

The house is very well located, only 50 meters from the most superb beaches in Southern Caribbean (Playa Chiquita). The beaches in this area are great for swimming because the coral reefs protects them from dangerous currents, which is not the case in all the beaches. Also walkable distance to Punta Uva and Cocles (other super beaches in the area).

I stayed with my family, 6 year-old daughter and husband, and my daughter was delighted with the daily discoveries in terms of insects, butterflies, birds and animals, if you are a nature lover this is a good choice. You can find in the house guides to all the Costa Rican biodiversity, very handy and useful!

Duende Gourmet, a small but very good supermarket is located near the house, which is another plus. Every Saturday morning the small Organic Market in downtown Puerto Viejo, offers fresh organic vegetables, fruits, dairy products, honey, jams, homemade bread, cakes, and even organic soap. Be sure to arrive early in the morning to get the best products. Other restaurants are nearby which are very good such as Shawandah (french-Caribbean), Botánica Orgánica (great breakfast and lunch), and a good cup of coffee in the Swiss-owned café next to the School. If you want to have fresh bread every morning you can buy it in Vida Sana, also a walking distance.

I fully recommend the house! And hopefully will come in the near future!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Playa Chiquita Beach House in beautiful private Caribbean garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388553
+1 450 2985095
Puerto Viejo Limon Province
5

A week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We have come to Costa Rica at least 15 times. This garden home is perfect. It is set in a private gated community with two other homes, very close to the beach...just a 2 minute walk down the grassy path. We fell to sleep each night listening to the ocean and nature, around us.

The home is well appointed and maintained with beautiful gardens surrounding the home. We especially enjoyed the veranda on the second floor, as we could watch the birds and monkeys at play, as we sat and relaxed. The home has two new bikes for the guests to use at their leisure.

The home has two very modern bathrooms with instant hot showers. (remember to always turn the shower knob ALL the way "on" to receive balanced warm water. This is a secret we learned in Europe with instant hot systems).

The beds are very comfortable and the furnishings throughout the home very nice and attractive.

We found some local restaurants and a grocery store within a two to five minute walk. Marino's grocery store had EVERYTHING, (including whip cream for our sundaes ) and reasonably priced! We loved the fresh fish restaurant in Puerto Viejo and Robby, you cooked a great dinner! If you can, venture down toward Manzanillo and enjoy dinner at El Refugio Cafe, we shared our last night dinner here. Everything on the menu was great!

Oh! Be sure to buy large live lobsters from the fish market in the heart of downtown Puero Viejo........we have never had such great, fresh lobsters!

Thank you Pamela, the owner of Miraflores...for super great chicken and/fish tacos as we waited for Interbus to pick us up.

The home and grounds are daily maintained. We have stayed many places in Costa Rica, and this is definitely at the top of our list. We will be coming back again.

(I don't understand the review given by anonymous, as we did not experience any of the thinsgs she mentioned. Food for thought , maybe she had never traveled before, and did not understand she was visiting a tropical paradise, with jungles surrounding. And, if a person submits anything "anonymously" their comments are questionable.)

Sandy and Bob from California
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Playa Chiquita Beach House in beautiful private Caribbean garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388553
+1 450 2985095
Puerto Viejo Limon Province
3

Garden Cottage

  • 3 of 5
Retreat set in a lovely garden with a resident sloth and more butterflies and birds than I saw at Manzanillo. The house is close to the main road, so you do get traffic noise.
Main floor is set on the ground - there are the odd crawlies on the floor- wear flipflops. Basic stove for basic cooking. Fridge is small but adequate. Great for keeping beverages cold, but will freeze soft fruits even when set on the warmest setting. Nice selection of cookware, dishes, etc. Lacks comfortable seating inside for rainy days. Winder stairs that need user attention to avoid falls, especially when descending from the door on the 2nd floor. Bedrooms are spacious; beds comfortable, but have plastic mattress covers that make for an overly warm sleep.Mosquito nets.
Suicide showers, no hot water to faucets. No sound privacy between the bedrooms because of the ventilating walls.
Maid service is unpredictable but thorough.
House is a fortress when closed/locked up. The number of keys can be daunting and tiresome.
Neighbours' dogs announce your goings and comings to the beach, but are harmless. They also provide the occasional, unsolicited 5AM wake-up call, as do howler monkeys, although they were close just once in the 30 days I was there.
Chiquita beach is unswimmable in December, as are most beaches on this side of CR. The photos in the ad were taken at low tide, and definitely not in December or January.
New commercial building being constructed across the main road - perhaps closer groceries/sodas? El Duende is a good little store but not a huge selection. Fresh fruit and vegetables are usually in deplorable condition- go to the market in Puerto Viejo early on Saturday morning for produce. If you like fresh croissants, El Duende has some in the morning,but sell out by 11. They also have pizza, and around noon there are roasted chickens.
Owner responds in good time to email inquiries.
Bikes are old, and the one I was given to use required minor repairs to be usable.
A car is convenient but not necessary unless you don't want to walk/bike everywhere. Good parking by the house, but don't park under the mango tree in December when the fruits fall off.
Because of the stairs and the bugs on the ground floor, I do not recommend this house for families with small children.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
260 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Playa Chiquita
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
there are many restaurants near the house
Car: recommended

Our beach house is situated in Playa Chiquita between Puerto Viejo and Punta Uva.

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Amenities

Amenities

Puerto Viejo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , guest bedroom
    Lower floor - outdoor shower , lower floor
  • Both upper floor bathrooms are identical. They are spacious, tiled with beautiful views of the garden. Showers are 5' X 5'.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have 15 ft high ceilings. They are large, airy, comfortable with beautiful views of the garden with the sound of the waves. They are all built of local wood with beautiful kasha floors
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • rain forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
Notes:
All linens and towels are included Cleaning is included once a week Smoking is allowed outside but not in bedrooms.
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