About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
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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Puerto Viejo Estate Holdings
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About Puerto Viejo Estate Holdings
Costa Rica is a beautiful place and it will capture your hearts.
Why Puerto Viejo Estate Holdings chose Cocles
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.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful property. Superb Flora and fauna throughout CR! We had an amazing time! Thomas is a bonus. Hope to stay at Casa Caracola again soon. Pura Vida
GREAT PLACE TO STAY
Great retreat on the beach near Puerto Viejo
We had a great three week stay at Casa Caracola. The bungalow is exactly how it is pictured on VRBO. It is 100 feet from the beach, and indeed we were visited by sloths and howler monkeys on a regular basis.
The bungalow is about 2 miles from Puerto Viejo. We rented bikes for the entire stay ($5/day), and rode into town on a regular basis to shop, grab coffee or lunch, or get to one of two ATMs in town. PV has a definite surfer vibe. Lots of young people hitting the beach and bars around town.
Our favorite coffee spot was Caribeans, about half way between Casa Caracola and PV. Great coffee, great people, and great chocolate. Both Caribeans and Chocorart offer chocolate tours, and they're worth the small investment. So is a visit to the Jaguar Rescue Center (where you will likely see lots of cool animals, but not jaguars). Our favorite restaurant was La Pecora Nera, a great Italian restaurant less than a mile from the bungalow.
Puerto Viejo is in a rain forest. It rains, a lot. That's part of the deal, and why it's so green. We had rain almost every day, but it rarely rained continuously, and didn't prevent us from getting out and about.
We thought we would be doing a lot of swimming, kayaking, snorkeling and SCUBA diving. Wrong! The photos you see of tranquil Caribbean waters apparently does exist, in October or November. Certainly not in February. The water was warm enough, but definitely too rough for any water activities (including fishing) other than surfing.
There is a house on the front part of the property. Three different groups came through while we were there. They are your neighbors, and although you have a lot of privacy, you will see them regularly as you go in and out. We got along great with our neighbors, and joined them for drinks and dinner.
Thomas stopped by a few times to check on us, but otherwise left us alone. Discuss with Sophie or Thomas what the rules are on their washer and dryer. If you're there for more than a week, you need to do wash, and while the website at one point indicated a washer was available (with no mention of any cost), Thomas asked that we pay $20/load.
All in all, a great spot and fun vacation.
We are very pleased that these guests enjoyed their stay.
The laundry room is charged as extra, if guests choose to use it - please inquire upon booking. There is also a local laundry, which for occasional loads, works out as a cheaper option.
Nice Place Close to the Beach
We stayed 7nights and enjoyed our stay. The place was right at the beach and we felt very secure. The kitchen was fully stocked but the mattress and bedding are in need of an upgrade the mattress is very lumpy and old and the sheets while clean where stained and had started to pile. The highlight was being to sit on the deck and watch the sloths and monkeys in the trees above.
We are so happy that these guests loved their stay in this beautiful property. The mattresses have now been replaced with new ones.
This house and location is perfect. The pictures do not lie. You can see the beach from the patio. Their where sloths, howler monkeys (everywhere), and tons of birds. The trail to the beach is perfect and the beach is beautiful. However, the kitchen appliances and utensils were beyond dirty. The coffee pot looked as though it had never been washed. This limited our at home cooking as this was one of the reasons we booked this. The property manager Thomas charged us for a 15min early check out and also charged us for the bikes that are on the property. Pretty disappointing as non these hidden chargers were previously discussed.
We are very pleased that these guests love the house and it's beautiful location.We apologise that the kitchen utensils were not clean. We have ensured that they have all been cleaned, or replaced as necessary and the cleaner has been spoken to. Upon booking, we do notify all guests that check in/out out of hours will incur an additional charge. Bike rental is also charged additionally.
Spectacular location and beautiful house. Highly recommend.
My fiance and I stayed here for a week in September and I couldn't imagine being any more impressed. The location is Perfect, cost to town and yet far enough away that the beaches are not crowded like they are in town.
The house is picturesque and well constructed.
We ate breakfast most morning on the patio, listening to the waves and watching the sloth, howler monkeys and tucans that lives in the trees in and around the property.
I fully expect to be returning, but next time with the kids and therefore probably reserving the other house nestled in the far back end of the property.
We are thrilled that these guests enjoyed their vacation. It is a special place, surrounded by nature. We do hope to welcome them back again soon.
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
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PLEASE SEND AN INITIAL INQUIRY EMAIL BEFORE ACTIVATING ONLINE BOOKING.SEE VRBO CANCELLATION POLICY. FOR ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT METHODS SEE BELOW: 30% deposit can be paid to reserve your stay by PayPal - balance paid upon arrival. 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. A late check in fee of $20 applies after 7 pm. Check out between 8am & 11am. A early check out fee of $20 applies before 8 am. Two simple beach cruiser bikes are available for rent on the property for $5 each per day.