Rita & Sonny's-Tropical Surf Beach Cabin

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Cabin in front of ocean on the beach.Step out your door to surf,snorkel,fish,swim,walk/jog the beach or relax in hammocks or beach (URL HIDDEN) has queen bed,restroom,shower,full kitchen,WiFi,BBQ.Near by grocery store,restaurants,taxi,bus stop,& more.

The space

We are on the beach & in front of the ocean not like most 100 yards or more from the beach!Just in front of us one can fish,swim,snorkel,surf,walk/jog the beach or relax under shady palm trees.We also have near by attractions & restaurants.We're in a secluded beautiful beach on the ocean, very clean & friendl, safe!
Please look at our 'Profile' for 'Reviews' & most important which Units suits You. We have 3 Units to choose for your Pura Vida Experience, so That You may enjoy the best 'Relax-Time' :)

Guest access

Owners on site for Any questions/information/guidance they may need to make your experience a happy relaxing time with us.

Interaction with guests

Fine line! Some Guest very much, other not at all. We read our Guest, see if they like to interact how much or not at all. Some just like to be alone, other love to have company & know more what surrounding area has to offer :). We respect our Guest space!

Other things to note

FYI: We have compared to learn we are the ONLY ones who give discount price from 'Per Night' to 'Per Week' prices! No other Airbnb does so(URL HIDDEN)Please see our 'Profile' for our '3 Units' You can choose for your Pura Vida Experience that suits You :).
Please ask us for directions even if You have a GPS & if You need assistance in travel transportation when landing or leaving.
Smokers allowed to smoke outside the unit, please don't litter your cigarette buts:)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

Security Deposit $100
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

Respect our home as we would yours :)No Nudity outside of your cabin! Not too loud music that would bother other Guest who are enjoying nature:) Each unit is equipped like a home w/all amenities possible for You to relax & be comfortable. Please inform us when You break something, best to know rather than after you're gone, we don't BITE:) Smoking outside of units. Enquire extra rate for pet(s).


Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Carolyn User Profile
January 2016
Sonny and Rita were really fabulous--they were available for anything we needed, but allowed us our own space. We didn't have a car, so Sonny was very helpful in figuring out transportation options getting to and away from Vista Bela. He drove us to the grocery store and gave us a tour the first day--and proceeded to give us a ride to the bus station (with great directions for navigating the Santa Cruz terminal) on the last day. We spent most of our time relaxing and wandering the surrounding beaches. It was quite crowded with locals on our first couple days because of the New Year's holiday, but it made the experience that much more authentic. Then the last couple days was very quiet. So we had a nice balance. Having a grill was phenomenal, we cooked out for most every meal--but there were lots of restaurants in walking distance if we chose to go that route as well. We even took the bikes out for a loop--they're a bit aged and a chain popped off one of them on an uphill--but we were grateful to have them! Bonus points--we were fortunate enough to see howler monkeys and baby sea turtles in the same day!! I wouldn't call these negatives, but definitely things to be aware of. It can get hot (but being surrounded by ocean pools and a high pressure shower head, there is nothing to complain about). There were lots of shelled creatures in our room at night (but they were absolutely harmless). The beaches were covered in shells and stunning rock formations--which was great for pictures, but a bit harsh on your feet. So I'd recommend water shoes to prevent and cuts or scrapes when getting in and out of the water. We had a wonderful time here--stunning sunsets, great hosts, and a relaxing getaway. We did not want to leave!! Thanks so much, Sonny and Rita!
Sonny User Profile
Response from Sonny:
Thank You Carolyn for enjoying Your Pura Vida experience with us. Looks like You got the whole package deal, weee:):):)
January 2016

Moana User Profile
December 2015
Sonny, is very friendly and a sweet person. I felt very welcome and they were very nice helping me find the place. The house is literally at the beach! I really liked and I plan to go back soon for more days! Lovely place and amazing hosts!
Sonny User Profile
Response from Sonny:
Thank You Moana! And YES more time so we can have more fun:):):)
December 2015

Ashley User Profile
December 2015
Sonny & Rita's place was my absolute favorite location to stay in during my tip to Costa Rica. They were so welcoming and accommodating. Sonny was very punctual with answering my emails before I arrived. The cabin was better than I imagined. It was truly the perfect location to watch the sun rise and set. The hammocks were frequently visited after each snorkeling and diving session. They had beach cruisers and snorkeling gear available upon request. Sonny generously took me and my friend on a tour of the towns so we could familiarize ourselves with the area and purchase groceries. Their neighbor has an amazing beach front dining/picnic area. (She cooks a mean lobster for an awesome price!) I will be staying here again during my next trip to CR. Mahalo Rita & Sonny!
Sonny User Profile
Response from Sonny:
Thank You Ashley:) Was wonderful meeting You & Meredith, we're happy You enjoyed your Pura Vida experience with us & very wonderful seeing you two enjoy our ocean! We look forward seeing You again:)....Mahalo & Hapenuia!:):):)
December 2015

Daniel User Profile
December 2015
Cool location! Right on the public beach, under coconut palms and other trees, very nice! Great snorkeling around the cliffs right in front of the hut. We enjoyed cooking for ourselves, place even has an oven and full size fridge. The hut needs a bit more work to keep mosquitos etc out.
Sonny User Profile
Response from Sonny:
Thank You Daniel & Heidi for keeping our dream Alive! And enjoying your Pura Vida Adventure with us. Love getting to know you both, wish could have been longer:). Working on the ceiling though You do pay for that 1-2 mosquito Pura Vida experience to remind You of home:):):) Happy New Year!
December 2015

Mariah User Profile
December 2015
Where to start.. I had high expectations due to all the other great reviews I had read, and they didn't disappoint. The views and property are beautiful! Basically a private beach, with the exception of a few locals coming down for a day to play on the beach. Sonny and Rita's property is truly a piece of paradise. The space has everything you need. But if you are looking for the 4 seasons, go stay somewhere else. If you want to be off the beaten path a little, get away and relax and have a wonderful Pura vida experience THIS is your spot. Trust me. You can even fish out front of the cabina if that's your thing (it is mine :) The hammocks are so nice. I met a bunch of really nice locals that I will definitely keep in touch with. I would recommend this spot for anyone who wants a beautiful view, nice beaches to either side of you, great people, and all around Pura vida experience! I will be back :)
Sonny User Profile
Response from Sonny:
Rita & I Thank You very much for your Beautiful Words. Always happy when our Guest are Happy. Especially for You to catch our Fresh Fish out on our Ocean with our Neighbor & meet our Neighbors. Thank You Again Mariah:)
December 2015

Miranda User Profile
October 2015
Sonny and Rita are such incredible hosts, much more than that, that are family. This was my second time staying with Sonny & Rita, only this time I was in the OC cabin rather than the loft. Just thought I might try out something different. The experience was more than I could have ever imagined. Yet again. Unfortunately this trip was a short one, just a week, but every single day was a great one. The cabin is insanely comfortable, with a spacious bathroom and a shower with the most surprising water pressure. If you're familiar with Costa Rica you know that strong water pressure is a luxury, especially near the beach. Sonny and Rita care for their properties with so much love and affection and you see and feel it in every square foot. 3
Sonny User Profile
Response from Sonny:
Pura Vida MJ, we look forward seeing You Again:):)
October 2015

Angela User Profile
May 2015
Let me start with the positives: Sonny is very friendly and helpful in your trip planning. Couldn't really ask for a better host. Also the beach is beautiful and as others have mentioned you pretty much have it to yourself. The cabin had clean floors on arrival and refrigerator was nice. The negatives: Perhaps this is actually my fault for not realizing the place would be so "rustic". There were so many bugs (wasps in day, mosquitos etc and beetles at night) in our room and I had multiple itchy bites the next morning. I have tent camped many times in my life and have had less bugs/critters in my tent than were in this cabin. There was also a huge tailless whip scorpion on our wall at night and numerous hermit crabs on the floor and 2 larger crabs in our room overnight and multiple small lizards. I didn't really sleep because I was thinking about how many of these things would be crawling on me if I did. Covers on the bed had stains. Again this may be my fault that I didn't realize there would be so many of these things in our room since it is kind of like beach camping. There are are also very few options for places to eat.
Sonny User Profile
Response from Sonny:
Well, Angela very much all true in your case we read of your 1 night stay. We do appreciate your input! OC Cabin is very much ON the beach as described, like beach camping. Hermit crabs do own the beach at night & do find ways to crawl in, as do insect. Honestly wish there was recipe for hermit crabs, so we could feast every night:)! For the insects. You can read our reviews to notice it does not occur every night. Though we're aware it can in 1 night & has! Here yes, due to being in a Real Authentic location of Costa Rica next to the Jungle on a Tropical Coast is going to occur. Especially w/o spraying by land/air pesticides has done in the States & Costa Rica doesn't for health reason we're all aware of. For the 'Stained Sheets' You mentioned. They were Clean & yes had stains from previous Guest & that couldn't wash out. For You to think they weren't clean can be understood! But they did have stains & really didn't want to throw them out since 1/2 year old & expensive. Think You may now understand:)! Till this day we're baffled what can stain like that. Yet your correct! The sheets are GONE, never to be used/heard of again! "My fault for trying to save $$" :) The Cost Rica insects? Well, You come up with a plan & will make You Millions of $'s? Don't forget about us:):) Again Angela, Thank You for your input on your 1 night stay. Hope to see You again & a longer period for a better experience & assessments of our Real Pura Vida Experience:):) -Rita & Sonny, Vista Bela :Owners/Operators :)
May 2015

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Sonny User Profile

I'm (Sonny) an out-going individual, friendly, loves life, people, fun, laughing,adventure & of course food:). Wonderful wife Rita is double the pleasure everyone enjoys meeting:) We welcome all Guest into our home for their 'Pura Vida' experience :)

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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