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Beachfront Private Villa with Gazebo, Jacuzzi, BBQ, fits 16! Pet friendly

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

6 Rooms, 6 bath, Riverfront Terrace, 360 Jungleviews, Gazebo, Jacuzzi, fits 16

The Villa is located in one of the most beautiful and exotic areas of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. It can accommodate a large family or several couples. There are four rooms in the first floor, each with its own bathroom and shower (2 King Beds, 2 Queen Beds) and a two rooms upstairs with bunk beds that accommodates 6-8 people. The home is in the middle of a lush 2.5+ acre property, which ensures absolute privacy and tranquility. Howler monkeys, toucans, parrots, hummingbirds and many other varieties of birds can be seen daily. The property has a strategic location: 10 minute car drive to Puerto Viejo or Manzanillo, and 20 min drive to Cahuita National Park, and it is surrounded by several great restaurants and local shops. The property connects directly with the white sand beach of Punta Uva (1 minute walk through our private trail). Plenty of deck space which faces the river/canal to the north provides an ideal setting for barbecues, relaxing afternoon or just family time. The large, roofed deck area joins with the living room to create an ample and fresh social space. All rooms have fans and screened windows.

Luis Morales
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018


Cahuita Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Second Floor
  • Four bathrooms are located on the lower floor in each of the rooms. They have hot water heaters. There are also four outdoor showers located at the entrance of the villa, ideal for when you come back from the beach or jacuzzi. There are 2 more shared bathrooms on the second floor, next to the larger bunk bed room. In total there are 6 full bathrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , There is space for a crib. Has its own private bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , There is space for a crib. Has its own private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Has its own private bathroom and shower.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Has its own private bathroom and shower
    Bedroom 5 - 6 twin/ single , Large bunk bed room upstairs with 2 shared bathrooms
  • The villa has two floors. On the first floor, there are four bedrooms that all connect to common area. Two of these rooms have king beds, and the other two have queen beds. Each of the rooms in the first floor has its own shower and bathroom. The second floor has a larger room that accommodates 6 people, and these rooms share 2 bathrooms.
  • Stereo
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
The 5 room villa includes a gazebo and jacuzzi. There is plenty of room for children to play. The villa includes a large terrace that connects with the kitchen that allows for an ideal social space to enjoy during the day and during the night.


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Beachfront Private Villa with Gazebo, Jacuzzi, BBQ, fits 16! Pet friendly
average rating of 4.105263 based on 19 reviews

Excelente casa con la mejor playa de Limón

  • 5 of 5

He ido en dos ocasiones a casa Reloj de Arena, y ambos viajes nos fue excelente. La casa es muy espaciosa, tiene buena iluminación y ventilación. Está ubicada frente a Playa Punta Uva, la cual es quizá mi playa favorita. La casa la encontramos en excelente estado, los cuartos limpios, cuenta con bastantes baños para ducharse. La terraza y el rancho es genial para fiestas. Cruz se comportó de maravilla con nosotros, el Sábado por la mañana cuando nos levantamos nos tenía un pichel de agua de pipa listo para re-hidratarnos. El dueño siempre estuvo al tanto de todo. La primera ocasión fui con 1 grupo de 16 personas y la segunda con un grupo de 8 personas y todas las personas que fueron se devolvieron encantadas. De verdad aprovechen este lugar que es genial para ir con grupos grandes y disfrutar de cierta privacidad.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and a beautiful private setting

  • 4 of 5

A group of 8 of us stayed 4 nights here at Reloj De Arena. Our ages ranged from 15-43. We absolutely LOVED the property and the area. The only reason I am not giving a 5 stars is a few things with the house. It definitely was not the cleanest. And the shower water was either freezing or scalding hot. Not exaggeration at all. And no hot water in the kitchen to wash dishes. Also we wouldn't put food in the pantry cause they had a very strong strange smell. I think they are just old and need to be tossed out. BUT, with all that being said we had a wonderful time and made everything work. I would stay here again in a heart beat! The property, privacy, location, it all was beyond perfect! We loved Cruz the grounds keeper. He was very entertaining and so nice! The walk to the beach was literally about 2 min max. The river flows right along the path and the beach was SO gorgeous! We rented kayaks right on the beach to take up the river. It only cost $10 for an hour and a half. We saw a few sloths along the path and tons of turtles swimming in the river. The ocean water was perfect temp and everyone we met around there was extremely nice. It was a short drive up to Puerto Viejo. They had lots of fun shopping and restaurants there. And a little further up from there is the jaguar rescue center. Another must! $20 dollars per person. We enjoyed a couple nights out in the gazebo area of the house as well. As long as you are expecting the few inconveniences you will be super happy here! The bedrooms are large and the beds were extremely comfortable. And the kitchen and dining area also had plenty of room for all of us! We will be back here for sure!

I wrote up a blog post about the house and area.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authentic Caribbean experience

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Casa Reloj de Arena for 3 days and we had a blast. The villa is super cozy, has an authentic Caribbean style and decor, and is surrounded by a super well taken care of tropical garden. Moreover, it will only take you 1 minute to walk to Punta Uva beach (through a private path) while enjoying the landscape.

Also, the villas's location is super convenient -15 minutes away from Puerto Viejo/Manzanillo. There is a supermarket across the street and several restaurants nearby worth visiting.

Finally, the owner was always available on the phone and we were warmly welcomed by the property manager.

I am already planning my next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pura Vida! Pura Vida! Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this place. Pure magic!

We stayed here with another family for a month between January and February. Troops of monkeys outside the door, a perfect beach just down the path, mama and baby sloth at the end of the trail. Perfection. I also want to say that the property manager, Cruz is still a family topic of conversation. His smiles and joy were truly infectious and our sing song nights will go down in the books!

Great place. Great area. Great people.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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PURA VIDA! Relaxing. Amazing time.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing getaway. We spent some amazing time at this secluded beach away from the resorts and craziness of the larger beaches. We took two families for a quick getaway and we thoroughly enjoyed the house, the property and the staff. The house is set up perfectly for a couple of families. Kids downstairs and parents up. There is a large common room on the main floor but we did not spend much time inside. We enjoyed the beach to the fullest. If you are going to be staying inside I suggest Vegas. The property is set back off the beach and a quick 2 or 3 minute walk empties you out onto an amazing beach. Find a spot to hang out for the day and string a hammock two and you are in heaven. A trip to the beach at night showcases a glorious view of the night sky. Cruz is the property guard and he is simply amazing. Very polite and works very hard to show you around and make sure you have what you need. Everything is very laid back in the area and this rental is no different. It is like if you were going to your personal beach house in Costa Rica. We went to the little store a short walk away fro plenty of supplies and enjoyed a couple of the restaurants recommended in the visitor guide we received on arrival. Thanks to all. We will return soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

We went for a family gathering, 5 adults and 7 kids, the house is part of a big property in a beautiful place, conveniently located 200 mts from the beach in Punta Uva. The property has two houses, the owner's house, and the rental house. Yes, it is nice, the river flows inside of the gardens, it has a dock to walk and stay there, but the house is terrible, smelled badly when we arrived, the kitchen and bathrooms are old and poorly kept, everything looked filthy as hell, the showers didn't worked well (in fact the best ones are the ones surrounding the house, to take a shower after the beach!). It does have a laundry room with a dry machine, (that is absolutely necessary in Puerto Viejo), but we found that the maid was washing and drying clothes for her friends & family instead of ours!!. It is pretty obvious that the gazebo and jacuzzi area are part of the "other house" of the property, the owner's house, because it is a warm and cozy place, with nice modern bathrooms, and a clean atmosphere, just as the main house. We were all the time there, as much as we could. The housekeeper Manuel, is very friendly, and always around, and obviously not responsible for all of this, but in the end didn't prove helpful

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria International
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Pecora Nera
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Punta Uva
Car: recommended

The property is conveniently located close to the main road that connects Punta Uva and Puerto Viejo. The house is surrounded by gardens and a beautiful canal/river that runs through the north side of the property and can be viewed from the terrace and most views from the house. The property connects directly with the beach through a private trail (2 minute walk). A spacious gazebo, ideal for group lunches/dinners, parties and barbecues, is located next to the house. An outdoors Jacuzzi (for 8 to 10 people) is located next to the gazebo. Overall, there is plenty of space, beautiful gardens and great social areas where to enjoy with friends and family. The house is located close to all major attractions in the area, Jaguar Rescue Center, Manzanillo Reserve, Cahuita National Park and in front of a pristine beach regarded as one of the best in Costa Rica.

Punta Uva Beach includes a beautiful peninsula crowded with lush tropical rain forests, white sand beaches and miles of palm trees. Since the river connects with the beach, you can enjoy kayak and boat trips as you explore the river and ocean

Other Activities: Kayaking, Swimming, Birdwatching, Watching Turtle lay eggs, Trekking, Snorkeling, Paddle Boarding, Scuba Diving, Fishing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

$1,740 per week
Rates include daily house cleaning service.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.