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Beachfront Experience: Gingerbread House In Cocles Puerto Viejo


Property Details

Updated: Aug 15, 2016
Beachfront Caribbean Style House, Set In A 54,000 Sq. Ft. Property In Cocles

Beachfront Caribbean style House, set in a 54,000 sq. ft. property in the gold sand beach of Cocles Puerto Viejo. Enjoy space, trees, howler monkeys, sloths, and toucans in the most amazing tropical garden you have ever seen just for you, private and secure.

A life experience, life is at it’s best from here.

Location is perfect, right in front of the beach and the main road of Puerto Viejo. The property is nestled in the Wildlife Refugee Gandoca Manzanillo but still, a short walk from the finest grocery stores in town, great restaurants and people. Just 3 kilometers north to Puerto Viejo and 3 kilometers to Punta Uva heading south. Plus you can walk from the house through several pristine world famous beaches.

Accommodation: 3 Comfortable bedrooms (closet, safety box, bedside reading table), 2 full bathrooms with hot shower, a fully equipped kitchen, outside jungle shower, porch-terrace and living space. We have also provided a telephone for unlimited local phone calls.

We can arrange surf lessons, snorkeling and scuba diving tours, guided wildlife viewing, yoga classes, indigenous reserve walks with best tour providers in town.

Our commitment is to try and satisfy every need you have. Please feel comfortable to ask what you want in your trip and we will make it happen, we can help you plan. We can also arrange a pick up service at the airport upon request at the date and time is best for you.

Please, let us now when you are coming so we can greet and welcome you to this unique beachfront experience!

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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Speaks: english, spanish

3 Reviews

based on 3 traveler reviews


Truly lovely little home

  • 5 of 5

The BEST part about this house is the location. First, it's just a short walk through the jungle to a lovely, isolated beach -- and if you walk just short bit to the right, you'll find an awesome tide pool, just right for kids. We loved the outdoor living area. We saw numerous sloths in the garden area, including a mama with her baby. And the outdoor shower is PRICELESS. We felt very well taken care of by the host and felt extremely safe with our belongings in this property. Just a note that this is the tropics, so there will be large insects and mosquitoes and your stuff will never be completely dry -- but it's worth it to spend time in paradise. Oh, and we didn't rent a car for our family of six. We rented bikes and got around JUST fine. I highly recommend getting a scoop of homemade ice cream at Alice's and kayaking the Punta Uva river. Enjoy your stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Increíble experiencia en el Caribe!!!

  • 5 of 5

Mi familia y yo vinimos a Costa Rica para encontrar esa belleza que la caracteriza: mar y naturaleza en un mismo escenario. Y definitivamente la encontramos en este lugar, y quedarnos en Gingerbread House, desde el 7 al 14 de diciembre, hizo de esta experiencia una increíble.

Cuando llegamos no solo nos encontramos con una bienvenida muy amigable y acogedora por parte del dueño, el cual se tomó el tiempo de recomendarnos playas, restaurantes y hasta sitios turísticos en la zona, sino con una casa muy limpia y con todo lo necesario para hacer de esta experiencia lo más segura, cómoda y relajante posible: hamacas para descansar en medio de la naturaleza y el sonido de monos aulladores, una amplia terraza como punto de encuentro familiar, una cocina con todo lo indispensable para cocinar todo tipo de comidas y cuartos bastante amplios y cómodos. Eso sin contar que la playa Cocles se encuentra a unos pasos de la casa, literalmente, lo cual fue ideal para salir a correr en las mañanas por ella y tener todo el mar a nuestra disposición cuando queramos. Realmente tener un espacio sin mucha gente a tu alrededor genera paz y lo valoramos muchísimo en este viaje.

Y una de las cosas más increíbles, y que no vamos a olvidar, es tener la experiencia de solamente tener que alzar la vista para ver monos, tucanes y hasta un oso perezoso muy cerca a nosotros. Tanto niños como adultos disfrutamos esta estadía plenamente. Y fue tan increíble la experiencia que nos encantaría regresar a Costa Rica y, dentro de ella, a Gingerbread House para repetir la experiencia vivida.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Cocles. the house is a clean, basic option for accommodation, on a beautiful beach, in an excellent location. what a great way to start the day.......get up & walk 150 ft to the beach, enjoy a walk or run, & then dive into the ocean. WOW! we biked to the beaches from puerto viejo all the way to manzanillo. we biked to restuarants nightly (many great options close by). the sloth refuge is close by & was very interesting. we also enjoyed the local wildlife....howler monkeys, sloths, & beautiful birds. canopy tours, white water river rafting, hiking in primary forests, & more. something for everyone. highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Juan Santamaría International Airport at 140 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Pecora Nera Nearest Beach : Cocles Beach Car: recommended


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From the Owner

- Private Beachfront Property - 54,000 Squared Feet Garden - Beautiful Old trees - Caribbean House with great amenities - Secure - Best option in Puerto Viejo

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Onsite Services

  • Car Available


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront


  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 54000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Hot Shower
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Hot Shower
  • Two bathrooms with Hot Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 3 - 5 twin/ single, Sleeps 5
  • 1st bedroom: Queen bed (sleeps 2) 2nd bedroom: 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed (sleeps 3) 3rd bedroom: 1 single bed, 2 bunk beds (sleep 5)


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden


  • Guests provide their own meals

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