Bedroom with en suiteKitchen/Dining Area (WIFI available).
BARGAIN! Cosy 1 Bed Aptmt 300m to Beach/Rest./Bars

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Newly refurbished for 2017! Cosy 1 bed apartment comes with Kitchen-Dining Area, Bedroom, Bathroom and Balcony. The space has a double bed, hot water shower, WIFI, fan and screened windows and doors. We provide FREE WATER for your cooking and drinking. Shady space w/ hammock to relax or do yoga. Conveniently located at the jungle's edge very close to the beach and town, yet just far enough. Local residents neighborhood. New mattress, fridge and kitchen appliances plus a new floor on the balcony.

The space

The apartment is very conveniently located in a local residents neighbourhood, only 300 meters from the coral reef beaches and vibrant town of Puerto Viejo, nestled on the edge of the forest. The apartment is totally private with its own entrance/exit and amenities, but we are next door on the property should you need anything at all during your stay.

All linens, soap and toilet paper are provided and we supply FREE DRINKING WATER

Guest access

Our cosy apartment offers private Kitchen-Dining area equipped for light cooking, 1 Bedroom with en suite Bathroom and a Balcony. There is a double bed, hot water, WIFI, fan and screened windows and doors. The apartment has it's own shady outdoor space with a balcony where you can swing in the hammock to kick back and relax or stretch out in the cool to practice yoga, surrounded by a small garden area with beautiful tropical flowers (depending the season), butterflies and birds, and the occasional sloth passing by or howler monkey calling too! We are the last house on our side of the street, nestled at the edge of the jungle and surrounded by the sounds of nature, yet still close enough to the beach you can hear the waves crashing on the shore on a still night.

Interaction with guests

The apartment is a private space though I and my family also live on the property so we will be nearby should you want help with anything during your stay. We also have a new rental apartment next door with two bedrooms which you can see at :

Other things to note

The apartment is located in a residential neighbourhood, it is located off to the side of the main part of town and is accessed by a rustic gravel road. The space is part of a semi-detached building, comprising the rental apartment on one side and our house on the other. The immediate area is made up of private dwellings and there are no hotels in the 'barrio', it is one of the only truly local neighbourhoods around, offering a more genuine and unique experience of local life during your stay.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $21
Security Deposit: $103
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No unregistered guests/visitors are allowed on the premises at any time without prior authorization from the owner.
Please respect check in/ check out times.
Please do not park bicycles on the balcony.
Please do not bring any food or sweetened drinks in the bedrooms.
Please put away all food either in the refrigerator or well-sealed in plastic boxes/bags.
Please do not take the yoga mats or towels to the beach or use them for cleaning.
Please only smoke in outside area.
Please do not do laundry.
Please do not let any animals inside the apartment (inc our dogs)
Please try to be as eco-friendly as possible during your stay (house guide provided).



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Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

63 Reviews

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Iona User Profile
May 2017
Sam's place is wonderful! It's in a lovely quiet spot that is still very central. Everything was very clean and Sam, Papa and family made me feel very welcome. Fabulous place to chill out after a long hot day at one of the nearby beaches! I would highly recommend this apartment.

Cameron User Profile
April 2017
This place is the best place by far in Puerto Viejo to have a chilled great time!

Andrea User Profile
April 2017
It was a pleasure staying at Sam and papa's. I arrived after dark later than expected but had no trouble finding the place with the directions given and Sam's husband papa was at the entrance to greet me. The road is right off the main road but far enough away as not to be bothered by any nightlife- about a 3 minute walk to the action. Lots of delicious food and access to beaches and activities. At first the road looked sketchy to walk down at night as I was alone and female but I soon realized how friendly and harmless the neighbors are. Sam was around in person or by text to answer any questions and I always felt safe. They both were always friendly and happy to chat but also respected my privacy. Amenities are basic and as described in listing. I thought it was just what I needed. Only thing is house is set back a bit in the jungle so there's not much direct sunlight but there's obviously plenty once walking out to the road. Beautiful surroundings. Filtered water was a HUGE plus. One day my key got stuck in the lock but Papa fixed it right away. Be prepared to hear lots of birds and wildlife throughout the night! This could be bothersome to some but I personally find it to be part of the magic that drives me to visit Costa Rica. I highly recommend staying with Sam and her beautiful family! I had a wonderful time!

Paul User Profile
March 2017
Exactly as pictured, very cozy and CLEAN! Sam is a great host, there to answer any questions but also very respectful of your privacy. Highly recommend her rentals!!

Melissa User Profile
February 2017
Our stay here was amazing. The place is very comfortable and in a good distance of everything. Sam and Papa are very warm and welcoming people and it felt like family. We couldn't have randomly picked a better place to stay!

Jo User Profile
February 2017
I just loved my little retreat here and spent many an afternoon chilling in the hammock listening to the sounds of the birds. Really tranquil - exactly what I expected and needed. I hired a bike and explored the surrounding beaches and the apartment is close to everything, but not too close that it's noisy. It's a short walk down an unpaved road so bit tricky with suitcase, but I knew that before arriving (it is stated in the details). Super friendly and helpful hosts, thanks! Oh and the best brekkie in town, as per Sam's instructions, was spot on!

Caroline User Profile
February 2017
We stayed here for 10 days and we had a blast! The apartment is very close to everything you could want or need and despite what other reviewers have said, we had no issues finding the place. Sam and her husband are very kind and accommodating, the apartment has everything you need and it's a perfect spot to lay your head at night. Many places in PV are close to party spots that carry on all night. We were happy to go out and enjoy ourselves but even happier when we had enough and wanted to get some rest, we had peace and quiet at Sam's place. It might not be a 5 star resort, but it was exactly what we were looking for! Central, comfortable, peaceful, somewhere to keep your cold ones and have a hot shower. The drinking water they supply is awesome, you'll be grateful for it after a hot day at the beach! But beware, drop a piece of your lunch or hang a damp towel over the bedroom door and you'll have ants running around faster than you think! Clean up and hang dry outdoors :) They have a beautiful property and all they ask is that you respect it the way they do.

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica · Joined in May 2013
Sam User Profile

Hi my name is Sam, I am a British Costa Rican, I have been living in the Caribbean for over 12 years. I am a Mum and an artist and I work mainly with recycled and natural materials. My husband Papa was born in the region and works for himself doing Property Maintenance and Services.

I and my family really enjoy hosting guests from AirBnB and are excited at the opportunity it offers to meet new and interesting people and welcome them to Puerto Viejo.

My husband and I enjoy sharing our knowledge and passion for the area, helping guests get the most out of their experience in this magical place we are so lucky to call home.

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