Living Room looking toward the front of the House with balcony.View from the kitchen looking outside to the swimming pool below.
NEW-Casa de Barro-Beach/Pool/Bikes.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
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Casa de Barro Villa is a short 5 minute walk to the beach. Enjoy the Ocean sound and breeze throughout the day. Private swimming pool with reclining beach chairs. 2 beach cruiser bicycles included with stay ($14 per day value-free). Guests receive complimentary organic coffee and chocolate with stay.

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Villa Details-
This villa was designed for style, comfort, convenience, natural environmental consideration and privacy. The room temperature inside the villa stays comfortable day and night as it was specially designed to stay cool using earthen construction and an open-air design to catch the Caribbean breezes. All windows and doors are screened from outside elements. The roof constructed of natural thatch palm leaves, which reflect the sun rays also keeping the villa cool. You have to see the house to appreciate the quality textiles, artistic design, and elegant simplicity incorporated throughout this villa.
The ingenuity earthen construction of this villa consisted of excavating dirt from the adjacent swimming pool to construct the earthen walls of the home, giving the villa the earthen adobe look.. Please see more details below…

Property Type- Villa

Accommodation Type- Vacation Rental

Communications-Wireless Internet/ Internet

Villa includes two beach cruiser bicycles with stay.

Eco-Friendly Custom Villa-
The owner took great architectural consideration in using as much native natural materials as possible and still defining the comforts of the clients standards.
The foundation was constructed of gavel and the base walls of dirt. The dirt was excavated from the properties private swimming pool and filled in the earth bags. After filling the bags with gravel and dirt they are then laid one on top of the other to form the walls. The walls are then stuccoed to protect the bags from the elements and finished for a stylish unique earthen/ Adobe look. The earth bags materials are of recycled polypropylene bulk bags.
(Please see the pictures of the front of the house defining the detail of the adobe structure and look).

All the lighting fixtures and accessories were hand-made from natural materials such as wood and coconut shells, thus eliminating the use of synthetic products.
Custom low voltage LED lighting used for energy conservation.
For an unsurpassed Caribbean vacation, please visit us at Casa de Barro.


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Ground Transportation-
As far as ground transportation, the highlight of our guests trip we are told is always the river rafting trip. It includes ground transportation to Or from our villa on to San Jose, day of rafting, breakfast and lunch. The cost is $99 pp.
I Just thought I'd mention this as renting a car is not always necessary for getting around our area, as I include 2 bikes with our villa rental if you would like to travel by this means. Also, taxis and the bus system is also easy and convenient..
Please let me know if I can help in booking this rafting trip.
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Meals-Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Local Suitability-
Brick Oven Pizza and restaurant/bar with pool table 5 minute walk away and 20 minute walk to town which is said to have over 60 restaurants to choose from in one of the most diverse varieties to choose from in all of Central America.

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4.


Kitchen & Dining-
Kitchen
Bar Area
Refrigerator
Cooking Utensils
Japanese Piezo gas Stove
Dishes & Utensils
Toaster
Coffee Maker

Amenities-
Parking
Linens Provided

Other Amenities-
Hammock


Safe, 2 beach bikes, sea kayak with deposit/ availability, beach chairs and beach towels.

Entertainment Premises-
Bird/ animal watching

Activities- Local
Whitewater Rafting
Rafting
Snorkeling
Deep sea Fishing
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Kayaking
Hiking
Fishing
Surfing
Swimming
Snorkeling/Diving
Medical Services
Health/Beauty Spa
Paddle Boating
Restaurants
Botanical Garden
Moto/Quads/Electric Bicycles

Guest access

Enjoy the jungle life and experience the pristine sandy beach with breathtaking ocean views... A paradise for beach and nature lovers!

The property is on a 2000 m private lot features a fully furnished 2 bedroom 1.5 bath villa. Landscaped garden with private swimming pool.
We have private secure parking.
5 minute walk to the bus stop.
Taxi, shuttle bus and rental cars are available.

The property is approx. 250 meters from the beach, less than 5 minutes walking, and a 20 minute walk to town..

The villa is architecturally designed and brand-new constructed finished in March 2014. It is fully equipped with quality bedding, linens and towels for 4 guests.

Interaction with guests

We have attention to detail to ensure excellent customer service and friendly staff to attend to our guests needs. We feel you will enjoy Puerto Viejo while enjoying your stay at Casa de Barro....


Amenities
Internet
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $20
Weekly Discount: 9%
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House Rules
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking.
No Pets allowed (URL HIDDEN) allowed in yard and downstairs bedroom.
Home is constructed of natural materials, consideration to the care of this environment is greatly appreciate.
Use care in using bicycles and kayak. Customer is responsible for all damages accured in their possession. A security/damage deposit is required for the kayak prior to renting.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

47 Reviews

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Marion User Profile
August 2017
We stayed at Jeff's house for 5 nights, even though we just planned for 4. The house was built by Jeff himself, and it was BEAUTIFUL - both the house and the property! Buy even more beautiful was the couple running it - Jeff and Pamela. They are both English speaking, they were always helpful, happy, kind, welcoming, warm and positive. They would help us find what we need and what to see and do, and made us feel like we were friends visiting! You'll get complete privacy, at the same time that you'd feel safe, since they are just a few meters away in their own house (also built by Jeff). They would show us around the garden of trees, flowers, palms and herbs, that they planted themselves! Jeff even showed me the ginger and turmeric plants, dug open a root and generously gave us a big handful of fresh and organic turmeric to make some delicious dinner with. They had made their own homemade soaps and shampoos for us, gave us fresh coffee and organic chocolate to welcome us, and with Pamela as a healer and yoga teacher, the stay was absolutely perfect.

Augusto User Profile
August 2017
Jeff is a wonderful host. The place is really beautifull and near to everything you might need in Puerto Viejo.

Paulina User Profile
July 2017
Pool is way bigger than it looks. A giant avocado float and a medium size donut fit and still had room for a party ;). Very convenient, close to everything (and providing bikes is more than you could possibly ask), place is eco-friendly and pretty. Jeff is a great host and he'll make sure you are alright. I wouldn't hesitate on staying there again. Oh, and we saw a sloth!
Jeff User ProfileJeff is a superhost.
Response from Jeff:
Thank Pauline! So glad you all had a great time. Hope to see you again! Sincerely, Jeff
July 2017

Desirae User Profile
May 2017
Jeff was both friendly & helpful. Home is in a beautiful secluded area. The entire house has mesh windows which allowed us to hear everything (a bit frightening at night). Perfect way to indulge in wild life.

Carol User Profile
April 2017
I've never been in such an incredible place. Stayed in this "Villa" was one of the best experience in my life. The pool, the amazing house and all that surrounded it, are completely awesome. Jeff was the best host ever. He is really nice and he helped us a lot. Using the bikes was also a great experience. I really hope to come back to Puerto Viejo soon, and to this insane house, of course!
Jeff User ProfileJeff is a superhost.
Response from Jeff:
Thank you Carol for your kind review. It was a pleasure meeting and having you stay with us. So glad you had an awesome stay in our villa. Looking forward to your return. Sincerely, Jeff
April 2017

Holly User Profile
April 2017
Pictures can be deceiving and so can descriptions; sorry to say that this is the case with Casa de Barro. Here are the biggest problems: 1. Toilets backed up (we were not informed that you can't flush any TP). 2. ROACHES...and yes, we know that we were in the jungle, but I'm pretty sure the pile of garbage a few feet from the door had something to do with the problem. The garbage area was full when we came and was still there when we left. 3. All the furniture, including the bed, was extremely uncomfortable. It all looked lovely, but clearly wasn't built for actually using. When the cheap plastic outdoor chairs are the most comfortable thing to sit in, it's a very sad situation. Costa Rica is a beautiful country and we enjoyed our visit to Puerto Viejo, but we would not recommend staying here!
Jeff User ProfileJeff is a superhost.
Response from Jeff:
Thank you Holly for your honesty in pointing out your concerns during your stay. Not sure why you didn't notify my in person during your stay, as daily I came to check on how you are doing and if you needed anything. You were smiling the whole stay as you were enjoying your time here as you told me. As all our other guests that have stayed with us. This being said- For the first time, we did have an issue with the downstairs toilet. I apologized for this, but the upstair one did not have any issues and you were able to use it the whole time. .The problem of the downstairs toilet was corrected within a few hours and discounted you money off your stay for the incovenience. I was not aware of any garbage left out, but this may have drew insects as you mentioned. The problem has since been corrected. As far as the furnature, the bed mattresses are new and haven't had any other complaints, just compliments. The indoor furniture is the same as when we opened in 2014. New cushions have been replaced with 5" cushions about 2 months ago. It has suited our other guests just fine. I do agree, we do need to upgrade the outdoor furniture. The jungle does take a toll on outdoor furnature. We are in the process of replacing the existing furniture and just put the plastic chairs out until we get the new ones in. They should be ready this week. I am always looking to improve our guests stay. Thank you for your concerns and I apologize for your experience. It is a great shock to see you so happy, then to read your review that you were not happy. I am very sorry for this. Sincerely, Jeff-Casa de Barro
April 2017

Daniel User Profile
March 2017
Jeff is very kind and welcoming. He was also very helpful in suggesting activities and places to eat. He has built up a lovely and cosy place to stay surrounded by beautiful greenery and a few minutes walk away from the nearest beach. Its about a 10-15 minute walk to the town.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa RicaJoined in March 2014
Jeff User ProfileJeff is a superhost.

I have lived in Costa Rica for 6 years and had been visiting from the United States since 2007.
Grateful to live in such a free environment such as this, Pura Vida!!

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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