view from front doorcozy couch with pillows
5 Stars!! Casita Near Best Beaches, Fast Wifi, W/D

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

See 5 star reviews! Magical Casita Tranquila nestled in the rainforest near gorgeous Caribbean beaches, fun activities, great restaurants & diverse music. Enjoy our beautifully decorated, super clean & comfortable casita w many amenities, fast wifi, kitchenette, washer/dryer. Lovely garden with Nature & Wildlife outside your window or from the relaxing porch hammock! Helpful Host in main Casa will guide your trip w travel info before arrival & the best beaches, food, music & tours in Paradise!


Extra people: No Charge


The space

Magical Casita Tranquila nestled in rainforest garden centrally located in the idyllic beach village of Cocles but close to both Puerto Viejo town and some of the best tropical beaches in the world.

Charming 1 bedroom Rainforest Casita in a safe neighborhood walking/biking distance to the best, pristine Caribbean beaches . Fully furnished and decorated with local artistry, hardwood floor and terra cotta ceramic tile, fully equipped kitchenette, refrig/freezer, hot water shower, fan, laptop safe, porch and hammock, surrounded by flowering bushes and trees. Very reliable, fast internet. Washer/dryer which is unusual for most properties here.

Airbnb Superhost due to consistent 5 star reviews. I always take good care of my guests, provide detailed travel info to get you to the Casita easily, check you in and out and give lots of info or provide bookings for all activities, restaurants, music and other adventures in Paradise.

Enjoy the forest, tropical flowers in the yard, butterflies, hummingbirds, sloths and monkeys from hammock on the front porch. You can hear the ocean waves at night!

Gated and secure property, laptop safe. All cotton linens and blankets. Very romantic, peaceful and private but close to the wonderful vacation village of Puerto Viejo with great restaurants, music, adventure sports. Also walking/biking distance to many restaurants, great grocery store with fresh produce and liquor/wine department and Punta Uva, Playa Chiquita Playa Cocles, the best white sand beaches on the Caribbean!

Guest access

Guests will have very reliable high speed wifi, a kitchenette with frig/freezer, gas stove, toaster oven, blender and coffeemaker, hot water shower, fan, bed netting, secure parking. Washer and dryer available for guests.

Interaction with guests

I provide lots of helpful information for my guests by email and/or phone via a free internet phone from the US or Canada before you arrive. Then when in the casita, you will be given more info about bike rentals, best beaches, restaurants, music events, farmer's market, chocolate tours, wildlife center, waterfall everything you need to have a wonderful adventure in Paradise!

The neighborhood

Casita Tranquila is in a peaceful, secure and beautiful neighborhood ( only 2 other houses nearby) about a 10 minute walk ( less on bike) to the beach, a great grocery store with fresh produce, many fun restaurants. Lots of wildlife in the area, monkeys, toucans, parrots, sloths, morpho butterflies, hummingbirds.

Getting around

There is a bus that goes up and down the main beach road from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo and back. Most people ride bikes, it's a great biking community!

Other things to note

If you book at Casita Tranquila, you will have a most wonderful stay. Many of my guests return several years in a row...

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We would be delighted to have you at the magical Casita Tranquila. After your reservation is confirmed, we can email and also talk on my internet phone from the US or Canada so I can answer any questions you may have. Then I will also email you detailed info about getting to Casita Tranquila with travel and check-in tips.

Pura vida,
Casa & Casita Tranquila



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay.
From Mar 1 - Nov 20, 2017 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

49 Reviews

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Stephanie User Profile
April 2017
The Casita Tranquila is an amazing place to stay! Kate sent me whole list even before arriving giving places I could stay in San Jose, car rental places, shuttle options, what to bring etc. I've never been to Costa Rica and I really appreciated all the work she put into it. Also, she suggested so many great places including restaurants, beaches and activities! She even took us to the bike rental place to help get our bikes. The casita is wonderful, I felt totally immersed in the jungle with an amazing view every morning with breakfast!!! Also Kate and Daniel took us to an amazing waterfall and chocolate maker tour! She knows her town so well and can help you with anything you need, always available to help! She made us feel very welcome! We will be back eventually!!!
Kate User ProfileKate is a superhost.
Response from Kate:
We loved having you here as our neighbors if only for a week and you are always welcome back in our little piece of Paradise!
April 2017

Dennis User Profile
April 2017
If you're looking for solitude, consider renting at a different a location. Even though the rental was charming in its own way, it had a wonky kitchen and you will have to manage the bugs. The shower in the bathroom is fantastic!
Kate User ProfileKate is a superhost.
Response from Kate:
Dennis, Not sure what you are referring to as the casita was not advertised as being on its own in the jungle. The listing clearly states that the owner/host lives in the main house on the property and most guests really appreciate the care and input from the Host about activities, beaches and restaurants here. See my many other reviews that reflect this. Also the casita is described as a kitchenette but has all the appliances and amenities you need to cook and be comfortable and most guests comment on that too. No one but you has complained about "bugs" either. Our first impression of you was that you were not such a great fit here when you rode your motorcycle right thru the yard without stopping to even say you had arrived. That was weird...But pura vida anyway!
April 2017

Judy User Profile
March 2017
There used to be an ad on TV that said 'don't leave home without it'...Well, we can now say 'don't go to Costa Rica without Kate!' What we appreciated the most was the ongoing communication and helpfulness that Kate offered before and during our trip. We saved hundreds of dollars on our car rental before we even arrived. While there, Kate told us of all the local happenings...two for one tacos nights, live bands, the best beaches, the Saturday market times and location and where to get the best breakfast in town...we instantly felt part of the community. The casita is lovely and fully stocked with everything you need. Nights were spent listening to the rain on the tin roof, with morning coffee being shared with sounds of howler monkeys and birds. We had a wonderful time and Kate and Daniel were gracious and thoughtful hosts.
Kate User ProfileKate is a superhost.
Response from Kate:
Judy and Don, you were a delight to have here and are welcome back anytime. You really got out there and enjoyed our Paradise with gusto! Pura vida to you and yours!
March 2017

Dawn User Profile
March 2017
Kate's place is quaint, walkable to everything, yet private and very safe. She is an outstanding host and provides a wealth of information and guidance needed for a fabulous week. Loved Kate and Daniel!!! This area of CR is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! And the locals are so friendly. Loved every minute.
Kate User ProfileKate is a superhost.
Response from Kate:
Thank you, Dawn! We loved having you both as much as you loved being there. We hope you come back and stay longer. Pura vida!
March 2017

Janet User Profile
February 2017
Kate and Daniel are excellent hosts and were very helpful during our stay. The casita is well situated within walking distance (5/10 minutes) of Coccles beach, a grocery store, French bakery and restaurants. We did also walk to Puerto Viejo and back (40 min each way). When we wanted to explore further (Punta Uva, Manzanillo) we rented bikes.The casita was authentic but clean and comfortable. Heavy rain on the tin roof can get a bit loud but all part of the jungle experience ! Plenty of jungle sights and sounds – we had a toucan visit us on a branch 5 m from the deck ! Otherwise it lived up to its name ‘Casita Tranquilla’.

Joan User Profile
February 2017
Staying at Casita Tranquila was in one word AMAZING. This casita is located perfectly. The centre of town is super easy to reach by bike (15min), bus or taxi. The closest beach is a 7 minute walk. You're basicly surrounded by Costa Rican wildlife (sloths, toucans, monkeys etc) all the time and it's super quiet and peaceful. Owners Kate and Daniel helped us with everything you can possibly think off. Due to their amazing hospitality and local knowledge we could enjoy a stress free holiday. Kate informed us on bike rental places, restaurants, yoga studios, happy hours, live music nights, beach hangouts, best local food, vegetarian places and much more. Daniel is a knowledgeable guide and he brought us to a hidden waterfall in the jungle and shared his love for Costa Rica with us. All together it was just perfect and they made our holiday extra special. We couldn't be more grateful for getting to know Kate and Daniel and staying in this lovely casita. We'll be back for sure! Pura vida.
Kate User ProfileKate is a superhost.
Response from Kate:
We can't wait to have you back! 5 star plus guests!
February 2017

Thomas User Profile
January 2017
Kate's places was perfect. Located in the heart of the jungle and yet easy to access. Just Close enough to town to get everything you need and visit a restaurant and right beside the best beaches, Clean and with all modern cooking appliances and fast wifi, my time in Costa Rica would have been the same with out the help of Kate and her boyfriend Dan excellent hosts who while leavening you in privacy are never Farr away to help, HIGHLY RECOMMEND to anyone visiting the area . Thomas Russell

Mamaroneck, New York, United States · Joined in February 2012
Kate User ProfileKate is a superhost.

Hola! Im Kate also known as Willow here in Costa Rica. I am an adventurer/entrepreneur who has lived around the world currently in NY and CR. I have owned my paradise property in Puerto Viejo for 9 years and we love hosting all the great guests from Airbnb!

Have a background as a documentary producer with an Oscar nomination for a film on saving tropical rainforests and now I live in the jungle! Also 30 years as an RN and midwife and have responded to disasters In Thailand after the tsunami and Haiti after earthquake. Healthy food, healthy lifestyle, healthy attitude enthusiast. Come and visit the magical Casita Tranquila!

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