House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
Forget your alarm clock; awaken to the sounds of conga/howler monkeys and tropical birds in this Caribbean style home just 300 meters from Cocles Beach for surfing, swimming and sun bathing.
Made of Costa Rican hardwoods and ceramic tiles, this nearly 2000 square feet, 2 BR/2&1/2 Baths home has an open floor plan downstairs, where the hummingbirds like to visit, and a wrap around balcony upstairs with 2 spacious bedrooms. The home is surrounded by forests and beautiful fruit trees affording a lot of privacy (with luck you might see toucans eating the papaya); and yet you will not be isolated as there are neighbors close by. The next door neighbor has a guide and taxi service. And another neighbor, Johanna, (just a 2 minute walk away) has a very nice family run restaurant (called a soda in Costa Rica). You must try her Caribbean style corvina (sea bass). A car is not necessary as you will be only minutes walking or biking for anything you may want to see: beautiful beaches, jaguar refuge, horseback riding, restaurants, night life, grocery stores, internet cafe, etc. As an option, 4 banana bikes are at the home available for your use for an extra fee of $3day/bike, with 2 boogie/body boards included for playing in the ocean. The banana bikes are a popular way to see the sights (if you need more,others are available in town for $4-6/day/bike).
The home is located in Miss Winnie Town, a small community within the city of Cocles, less than 2 miles south of Puerto Viejo. The neighborhood is named in honor of Winnie who is the mother of the property manager, Oscar. They will take good care of you during your holiday. In the neighborhood there are vacation and permanent Tico homes(Tico is a friendly nickname for a Costa Rican). Here you will enjoy a lot of privacy and at the same time you will have friends and neighbors close to you. Thanks for your interest in this wonderful home we call Casa del Caribe in Costa Rica's most beautiful and most unspoiled tropical paradise!
Feels like home.... Only so much better!
About the Owner
Formerly from Ohio in the USA, we moved to Costa Rica in 2006; and I have seen most of this spectacular and friendly little country. Without a doubt the Caribbean coast is the most beautiful, most natural, and most unspoiled part of Costa Rica. Magnificent beaches, tropical forests, monkeys, birds and other wildlife are but a few of the wonders this area has to offer. And Casa del Caribe is a great place to stay, where you can relax in open-air living surrounded by breathtaking nature.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Beautiful home, we had a great time. Our baby boy enjoyed the hammock. See Mateo's hand print, 3 years old. We will be back another time, lovely place. From Costa Rica and Australia.
4.9 based on 14 traveler reviews
Feels like home.... Only so much better!
Great house in Cocles
Casa Del Caribe.
This is a great base camp, weather you're going out to explore the area, or just hanging at the beach, it's a comfortable house to come home to. We are very private people and there were times when the neighbors felt a little to close, but over all I would recommend this property to anyone. The market is very near by, and fresh seafood can be found in town for pretty reasonable prices. I didn't meet the owner, but he was very responsive via email.
Amazing month in a beautiful Tico home
We arrived and Joanna, who has a soda next door, helped us find Oscar and his family.
We were set up with keys, bikes, boogie boards and beds in no time and we were all set. The travel safe was perfect for keeping travel documents and cameras, etc. safe while out and about, giving us peace of mind that our things were always safe. The closets were also stocked with towels and bedding which was great, we didn't need to bring our own.
The neigbours are all great, friendly and helpful. Freddie, next door, has his own little tour operation and he is a fantastic guide. Very friendly and quite knowledgeable. He took us on a tour of a nearby cocoa farm, then took us over to the Panamanian border before stopping by a waterfall for a quick dip. We learned a lot from him and he also checked in with us throughout our stay to ensure we were doing alright and didn't have questions.
The kitchen in the house is fully stocked with everything you need to cook and is a great way to help keep costs lowere on a longer stay. We often cooked from home and were able to make great meals.
Other great local spots to hit: Punta UVA for snorkelling (if you have your own gear you don't need the tour here to see some great fish), Playa Cocles for surfing/boogie boarding (great waves), CariBeans for some great coffee and chocolate, Tasty Waves for some great tacos and more partying scene and the Jaguar rescue centre is a must see when you're in the area.
We had some minor issues on our stay (that are bound to happen in a month long stay) such as running out of gas for the stove, but a quick e-mail and the tank was replaced in a couple of hours. Oscar and his family are so great and were always quick to respond if we ever had any problems. He came over many times to ensure everything was going well.
The neighbourhood seemed quite safe and the whole town, for that matter, is as well. Certainly take the standard precautions to avoid pick pockets, etc. but we didn't have any issue at all with suspicious behaviour.
The blue cord for internet was down while we were there, but the wifi worked quite well from the back porch or the hammock area. The signal was usually strong enough for Skype calls home which was great!
You certainly won't be disappointed here!
Activity and Interests
Tortuguero Natl Park 90 Mins (Green & Leatherback Turtles Egg Laying Sites), Manzanillo Natl Reserve 20 Mins (Sandy Beaches Bordered by Coral Reefs), Sloth Refuge 30 Mins
- US Dollars
- $77/night up to 4 people(5 with air mattress);$82/night high season
- Weekly rate from $425 to $550--$550/week in High Season
- Monthly rates available upon request
- 4 nights minimum
- $100 deposit refundable upon departure
- $25 cleaning fee
- $50 cancellation fee. no refund with less than 30 days notice of cancellation
- High season is Dec thru May (summer in Costa Rica)
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Mobile Phone ...
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Cooking Utensils
- CD Player
- alternative lifestyle
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Near The Ocean
- nude beach
- rain forests
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- mountain biking
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- whitewater rafting
- 2000 sq. ft.
- 2 Bathrooms,
- 1 Half Bath
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Air mattress
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Porch / Veranda
- 4 Banana Bicycles on Site ($4/Bike/Day--optional), Hotel Style Safe, Hammock, Security Lighting, Outdoor Shower for when You Return from Beach, English & Spanish speaking Property Mgr Lives at Rear of Home (50 Meters), 2 Doctors Live & Practice Nearby--150 Meters