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Beautiful beach front bungalow with stunning beach and sea views

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Casa Caracola is a very beautiful, uniquely designed and comfortable beach front bungalow. It is set within a large private garden with a gate leading directly onto the golden sands of the famous Cocles beach. This house is one of the few in the area to be situated in a highly prized beach front plot, as most are situated on the other side of the road. The house has beach, sea and jungle views. This is a self contained open plan, 1 bedroom bungalow.

Casa Caracola is situated within a stunning beach front lot. To the front, there is direct access to the beautiful golden sands of Cocles Beach. It is surrounded by lush vegetation and wildlife. The house affords privacy, allowing the residents to truly relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. However, it is also perfectly situated close to the amenities of Cocles and only minutes away from the vibrant town of Puerto Viejo.

The house is within easy walking distance of restaurants, wifi points and grocery stores and it is only an 8 minute drive to Puerto Viejo. It is an ideal vacation spot for people who want to relax to the sound of the waves and jungle. Nature surrounds and enhances the house, whilst maintaining high standards of comfort and design.

There is also a two bedroom, two bathroom house located on the same site called Casa Marisa. This property sleeps 4 people and it is perfect for families. It is also a great house for couples as it has a beautiful elevated master bedroom with handmade four poster bed and en suite tropical bathroom. Please see the separate listing for this property VRBO 427600.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2017

About Sophie

Relaxing in a beautiful spot on the beach.

Costa Rica is a beautiful place and it will capture your hearts.

Why Sophie chose Limon Province

Costa Rica offers a wide variety of spectacular terrain , animals and plants. With its unique location it boasts both Pacific and Caribbean coast lines. The Caribbean Coast offers a more relaxed friendly holiday with the added excitement of some extreme sports, for those who want to venture away from the delicious local food, drinks and beach. There are many reasons why Puerto Viejo is known as the most happening town on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. There is so much to see and do here, but far and away the overall vibe here is the 'pura vida' that Costa Rica is so famous for. So whether you come to relax under the palms on one of Puerto Viejo's beautiful beaches or try and tackle the surf at Salsa Brava (just 100 yards away) or Cocles, there is also great snorkeling and diving in the areas active coral reefs. Or how would you like to hike and bike through the jungle? There is also excellent white-water rafting in the area. It is all possible here. Puerto Viejo is also conveniently nestled between two of the area's most beautiful national parks where white-faced and howler monkeys, toucans and sloths abound. You will also want to come just to sample some of the area's famous dishes like the Caribbean-style rice and beans made with coconut and many other exquisite varieties of food in this little village.

What makes this cabin unique

Cocles Beach is the winner of the highly coveted Costa Rican government Blue Flag for pristine beach and is the only lifeguard-protected beach on the Caribbean Coast. The golden sands meet the warm Caribbean ocean and from the beach no buildings are visible. This beach has both great surfing at one end and safe swimming for families with children at the other. Please note that the route to the beach from the beach gate goes through a small strip of jungle (about 10 metres in width). This is national park and therefore cannot be cleared, so at times it can be over grown. If guests have mobility issues, the beach can be easily accessed from the main house gate, where the beach can be reached by just a short two minute walk along a small lane.


Cocles Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a beautiful, tropical shower and double hand basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Lovely hand made bamboo queen size bed with a full mosquito net and ceiling fan. With views directly to the ocean giving a lovely sea breeze and sound of the waves.
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Shared use of 2700 sq meters of a lovely tropical fenced garden. Sit and watch the wildlife. Humming birds, toucans, monkeys, sloths, etc etc.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Beautiful beach front bungalow with stunning beach and sea views
average rating of 4.609756 based on 41 reviews
San Anselmo, CA

Beautiful beachfront home

  • 5 of 5

Great location on Cocles Beach about 10 min south of Puerto Viejo. There is a grocery store, bakery and great restaurants nearby or you can drive into town for more choices. Thomas took great care of us and introduced us to his community of spiritual and healing professionals as well. Very clean and safe.

There is also a 2 BR house at the front of the property that can be combined for a multi-family/friends vacation. If you're going to Puerto Viejo, this is where you want to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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mullica hill, nj, USA

private cottage tucked away on a great beach!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at casa Caracola! What a great little house... tucked in a lush garden right on the beach. The property is very secure and allows you to sleep with all the doors open to the sounds of the surf and the jungle. We had a resident sloth in the almond tree which we saw everyday, she even came down one day and we watched her and her baby for day we had 12 howler monkeys in the tree over our deck, again we spent the afternoon watching them. The house is well equipped and very spacious for two people. It was a pleasure to book with Sofie, and Thomas was super responsive and helpful! We would not hesitate to return or to recommend to others.... our favorite rental during our 3 week stay in beautiful Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that these guests enjoyed there stay and that they got to meet plenty of the local wildlife!
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Calistoga, CA

Fantastic bungalow on every level

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I fell in love with Casa Caracola the moment we saw it! A lot of thought and love clearly went into designing and goes into maintaining this beautiful property. The clean and well-equipped space feels very large because of the unenclosed floor plan. Not only are the huge windows awesome, but the fact that they all open up is wonderful - we loved being beachfront and hearing the waves all day and night. The location is perfect being so close to Puerto Viejo and biking there, Playa Chiquita, and even Punta Uva, was very easy. We got a rental car after our first week and explored all areas from Cahuita to Manzanillo. We totally connected with the nature, merchants and neighbors in the 3 weeks we spent at Punta Cocles. After a bit of rain (when we first arrived) stopped and the surf settled down, the gorgeous crystal clear beach right outside the back gate became our favorite. It is truly spectacular and we could wade, swim, float and bob with the waves all day. We cooked many meals in and also had lots of great meals out. We adored the friendly vibe of the Caribbean side where we could choose to be very active or spend time chilling in the hammock on the deck watching sloths, monkeys, birds and iguanas in the trees. Booking the casa was very easy, all communication was clear and helpful, and the property manager, Thomas, was very pleasant and accommodating. Highly recommend and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate this lovely review and we are, once again, thrilled that guests enjoy their experience staying in Casa Caracola.
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Cute bungalow in the forest

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love having all the patio doors open and connecting to the breeze and the sound of the ocean waves. Thomas was able to schedule us massages at the house and it was a wonderful experience. House is clean and well equipped with amenities. Bikes were provided with super low rental rate so we can bike to town. What a wonderful way to explore the area and live like a local for a few days!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rainforest meets the beach in a comfy bungalow

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent our birthday week in this beautiful bungalow in the rainforest. Walking to the home you walk through the garden filled with pineapple bushes and banana trees. The bungalow itself is well stocked with everything you need. It is quite comfy. Things to note: the path to the beach was overgrown when we were there, however, easily remedied by driving as far as you can and walking the rest, also it very choppy, We didn't attempt it. Secondly, wet clothes/towels do not dry in the Rainforest (maybe everyone but us is aware of this), there's no self service laundry. Lastly, Puerto Viejo is awesome!!!! We thoroughly enjoyed the property, the hospitality and the locals. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that these guests enjoyed their stay in Casa Caracola. It is a very special place. With regard to the beach path: as stated on the property description, the beach path goes through a thin strip of jungle. The jungle is protected and cannot be interfered with. The gardeners regularly clear the path of fallen branches etc, but there are a few tree roots to step over, which people with reduced mobility may find difficult to navigate. Also, when it has rained, the path can become a a bit muddy. On these occasions, the beach can be easily accessed via the front gate to the property. You then have a wider path to get to the beach (an easy 1-2 minute walk). There is certainly no need to get into a car to drive somewhere else. When the waves are choppy, calmer swimming areas can be found by walking along the beach for 5 to 10 minutes. The local agent can advise guests of the best swimming places, depending on the weather and season, upon check in. The humidity can make clothes difficult to dry and, as we advise, use sarongs on the beach, not towels, as these dry quicker. The local laundry (5 minutes easy walk away) will do a service wash and dry for around $8, if you require.
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Vancouver, BC

Wonderful little trip to paradise

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent a wonderful week in Puerto Viejo. Lovely little house that was very well kept and had all the amenities you needed to be comfortable. All of the management staff were very quick to respond and great to deal with. It's secluded enough that you have your own little jungle oasis but quite close to Puerto Viejo, just a short bike ride away.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tree top canopy zip lining, indigenous reserves visits, jungle tours, turtle watching, spiritual retreats nearby, yoga 2 minutes walking distance, massage therapists 2 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Cocles Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Standard low
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

30% deposit required on booking by PayPal
Cancellations made with over 30 days notice 1/2 deposit refunded.
Cancellations on bookings over 3 weeks 1/2 deposit refunded with over 45 days notice.
No refunds of deposits are given for cancellations to bookings during peak high season holidays.
Check in between 2pm & 7pm.
Check out between 8am & 11am - out of hours check in/out charge may apply

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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