About this listing
This beautiful, authentic jungle home is nestled in lush rain forest, where you can relax in a hammock on the porch, listening to parrots and howler monkeys. The beach is a short walk away, where sand and surf await.
Casa Musica is a beautiful house on a quaint rain forest road. Just a five min. walk to Cocles beach, supermarket, restaurants, bus stop, and shopping. Cocles is a tiny town between Puerto Viejo and Punta Uva. Both of those towns are just a 15 min. bike ride away.
The house has two bedrooms, an open concept kitchen and living room, and a large porch with dining table and lounge area . The wood in the house is cut from the property. The bathroom is tiled, with custom made mosaic tub. Detailed and unique accents throughout the house.
Monkeys, toucans, parrots, sloths, and other creatures often play in the yard. Butterflies love our front garden and are lovely to watch while sitting on the porch.
There is a driveway that fits one vehicle.
We have wireless internet. A cell phone is available with a security deposit.
The area is safe, but house includes a security box just in case.
House is fully equipped with new appliances, hot water in the shower, and fans in the bedrooms.
Waterfalls, beaches, zip lining, hiking trails, kayaking, and animal rescue centers (where you can play with monkeys and sloths) are all available within a 20 minute drive of the house. Some of these attractions are only a five minute walk away!
Also, please be aware that our listing is for a house, not a hotel. The house locks up completely, but we did design to be open-concept because we like to be integrated with the rain forest. Sometimes, ants come marching through, geckos like to chatter away with you while you're cooking in the kitchen, and hummingbirds sometimes try to join you at the table on the porch. We've recently learned that some people are afraid of these things, so we just want to make sure that you are rain forest friendly before you book.
Interaction with guests
We have a property manager who will help you get settled in and who is available if any issues arise.
Our little road (Calle Berto) is perhaps the most culturally integrated road in this part of the Caribbean. You'll see locals, expats, and tourists chatting jovially in the street, little kids waving as they pass by, and a few friendly local dogs trotting down the road.
There is a bus stop at the end of our road for the local buses, which come by several times a day. There are bike rental shops close by, and taxis from our house into Puerto Viejo only cost $6. You can also walk- there are some lovely trails that go along the beach.
Parking for one vehicle is available at the house.
Please make yourself feel at home in our house! We just ask that there is no smoking in the house. It is also a strict rule that guests do not rearrange any of the furniture. The only exception is the counter island in the kitchen, which is on wheels.
Jasmine and Wilson met on Jasmine's first day in San Francisco. As fate would have it, they were both traveling solo at the same time to Costa Rica. Traveling together for 6 weeks turned into quite the romance. They are now married and live part time in Canada, California, and Costa Rica.
Jasmine is a belly dance performer and instructor. She also writes for several publications and has published two short stories in fiction anthologies.
Wilson is a singer/song writer/guitarist. He went to Iraq and Afghanistan to play for the troops with his former band The Willful Sinners. His current band is the DTease.