Our private swimming pool.Living Room looking toward the front of the House with balcony.


4 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1.5 baths


4 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1.5 baths

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About this listing

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).


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 9%

Description

The space

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....

The neighborhood

The neighborhood is surrounded by single family homes on spacious lots. Panoramic view of all varieties of native and fruit trees, plants, animals and the night you are sure to see the luminating of all kinds of varieties of fire flies in your surroundings.
Enjoy the sound of the ocean, birds and howler monkeys.
Most sure to be an environment to remember!

Getting around

Property-Private secure parking and 15 minute walk to the bus stop, Taxi, shuttle bus and rental cars available.


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking.
No Pets allowed 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

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

41 Reviews


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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.

Tim User Profile
January 2017
We absolutely loved the structure and the landscaping made us feel like we were in a tropical paradise. It was a plus hearing the howler monkies in the morning. It was a great experience and Jeff was very helpful and accomadating.

Matt User Profile
January 2017
We had a fantastic time here. The house is located close enough to town to walk or ride bikes. We did both. The town and beaches are very cool and unique. The house itself is clean, a good size for a couple and surrounded by lots of tropical plants and trees. At night you can hear all the local animals which was fun. Good times!

Angel User Profile
June 2016
Jeff was an incredible host with a spectacular home. I booked Jeff's home a month or more in advance. During the planning of our trip, he was very helpful with suggestions for actives, transportation, food & all other questions we had. We arrived quite late as the journey from San Jose airport to Puerto Viejo is about 5-6 hours. We took a $300 taxi. In the future I'd either fly in a small plane to Limon for about $60 from San Jose or shuttle $50. The bus is $20. Anyhow, Jeff greeted us at about 10/11pm. The directions are pretty tricky at night when you don't have a clue where your going. But Jeff spoke to our taxi & guided us in easily. The house was immaculate upon arrival. He stayed as long as we wanted him to, to show us around & how things worked. He made sure we were comfortable before he left. (You are deep in the jungle). There is no TV & the Internet is not great. But that's part of being in the jungle. We enjoyed the sounds of all the different animals every night. You could hear monkeys, birds, frogs & who knows what else. Jeff had supplied us with local coffee & chocolates. (Which was delicious, make sure to buy plenty to take home.) Jeff is building two more houses on the property, so getting a hold of him was usually pretty easy. We enjoyed Jeff's company so much that we invited him in for a yummy vegan dinner with us one night. We would even bring him drinks while he was working. Such a gentle & kind soul. A true pleasure to be around. The house is completely screened in, so you don't have to worry about bugs eating you in your sleep. We ate a ton of B12 to repel the bugs as well. The pool is such a nice bonus. We would dip in it several times a day while leaving or coming back from an adventure. Having the two bicycles to use was also very helpful & a must to have while in PV. We used them everyday. Things you should definitely do while in PV are: Horse back riding (Caribbean horses) Jaguar preserve Jungle Spa Beach...all of them. I would recommend bringing your own alcohol if you plan on drinking. The alcohol is pretty expensive out. & not many good choices for wine. However, beer is very inexpensive. Furthermore, this was an excellent experience. I would highly recommend anyone to stay here. You will not find a better private home/pool in PV. We will definitely be coming back! Thank you Jeff for making our jungle retreat better then we could have imagined!
Jeff User ProfileJeff is a superhost.
Response from Jeff:
Thank you Angel for the kindest words and review. I'm so glad to see another guest of mine have such a great experience. It is my first concern. You too are a kind and generous soul. Certainly hosting you is a privelage. Hope to see you back soon! Sincerely, Jeff-Casa de Barro
June 2016

Chelsea User Profile
March 2016
We had a wonderful time at Casa Barro. Jeff and his friends made us feel very welcome from the time we arrived. The villa was beautiful and the gardens provided the property including the pool with complete privacy. The description of the house was spot on and the location was excellent, being just far enough from town to provide a quiet privacy, but still a short walk or bike ride away.

Jaclyn User Profile
January 2016
My husband and I loved staying here! The house is incredibly well designed and comfortable, eco friendly, surrounded by nature and very private. Plus we loved the pool. Jeff was a perfect host, very responsive to all our questions before and during the trip and very kind in person. We couldn't have asked for a better experience!

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica · Joined 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!!

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