About This Listing
See rave reviews! Truly magical Casita Tranquila in rainforest near Cocles & Puerto Viejo's pristine Caribe beaches & fun activities. Enjoy amenities (wifi, W/D) & a comfortable. relaxed stay w helpful Hostess in main house. Lovely garden property!
Magical Casita Tranquila available for vacation rentals with a 5 night minimum: Located in the idyllic beach village of Cocles just 1.5 miles from Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica.
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 new 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!
Helpful managers on property in main house to check you in and out, give lots of info on activities, restaurants, music and other adventures in Paradise.
Enjoy the forest, tropical flowers in the yard, butterflies and hummingbirds from hammock on the front porch. You can hear the ocean waves at night.
Upgraded all systems, gated and secure, digital 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 distance to many restaurants, great grocery store with fresh produce and liquor/wine department and Playa Cocles, one of the best white sand and surfing beaches on the Caribbean. English speaking caretaker in apt for security and repairs.
Past tenants give this property rave reviews including Ben and Gloria from Oregon:
"Ben and I had the most wonderful time while staying in " Casita Tranquila." We are into photography and wild-life watching, and I kid you not, we saw the majority of wild-life from Casita Tranquila itself. We saw three sloths, some Costa Rican squirrels, two parrots, four kinds of hummingbirds, toucans, lizards, six different types of butterflies, many other birds in the two week period that we stayed in the casita.
The house was really clean, well kept and stocked with basic things when we got there. We had no problem communicating with friends and family since the WIFI is really good and fast. We felt safe and comfortable while staying at Casita Tranquila, since there is a private gate, caretaker on property and also a safe in the house to put away any valuables. "
Guests will have very reliable high speed wifi, a kitchenette with frig/freezer, 3 burner gas stove, toaster oven, blender and coffeemaker, hot water shower, fan, bed netting, washer and dryer on property, secure parking.
Interaction with Guests
I provide lots of helpful information for my guests by email and/or phone 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!
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.
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...
After your reservation is confirmed, we can email and also talk or (website hidden) 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.
Casa & Casita Tranquila
Super comfy mattress, all cotton sheets & blankets, screened in above windows with bed netting for night comfort, room also has fan.
Had a lovely 4 day stay in Kate's Casita. Kate had left lots of practical info in the casita and it was very well kitted out. Great peace in the morning with all the shutters open enjoying breakfast on the porch/hammock surrounded by the sounds of the jungle! These can get a little loud at night if you are a city person like me and not used to monkeys howling at night etc - but all part of the experience!
Its set back from the main road a bit (5min walk up a dirt road like most places in PV) and a 5 minute cycle from town. Amazing beaches really close!
Overall great stay and we were looked after really well by our hosts!
thanks Chad, Anna and Kate!
We have described our stay at Casa Tranquila as life changing to all of our friends, the entire experience in CR was breathtaking. First, Kate; what an amazing host. Her upfront directions and careful planning made a seamless entry to finding the casita (although we had our own issues with rain and potholes), welcoming us the first day with a bite to nibble on,any suggestions of the best places to eat and visit, and openness to help us explore. I also cannot thank her enough for allowing, welcoming, and appreciating a gay couple visiting.
The casita is absolutely charming. If you plan to visit you have to be okay with being amongst nature. It is beautiful, a little slice of heaven, all that one really needs in life; not our fancy houses back in the US. If you are looking for a place that is close to everything while being part of the natural habitat (howler monkey woke us up on several days and wildlife in the yard), this is the best place with the best host.
Kate is a wonderful host, so kind and attentive. When we arrived at Casita Tranquila she welcomed us and showed us everything. The fact, that she's living just next to the casita wasn't disturbing at all. Casita Tranquila offers enough privacy and the house's providing everything you need: high speed internet, hot water, refrigerator, a small kichen, safe,...just everything! We loved staying at this wonderful place. Waking up every morning with the howler monkeys and falling asleep at night with the magical sound of the jungle. Thank you Kate for everything! We hardly recommend staying at Casita Tranquila.
Thank you Tascha and Patrick,
As I said, you both should be the poster people for absolutely great Airbnb guests in every way. Look forward to seeing you come back!
Pura vida on your other travels maybe they be magical...
ps thanks for the review, think your last line meant to say 'heartily' recommend staying at Casita Tranquila"...
we had a lovely stay in Puerto Viejo. the casita had everything we needed, perfect for a get away that is out of town but still has a supermarket 5mins bike ride away and town is 15mins bike ride. Kate was very helpful and made us feel right at home! very relaxing and quiet location, waking up to the sound of nature and the animals was bliss!
La experiencia en Casa Tranquila de la mano de Kate ha sido increíble,por su hospitalidad facilitando nos en todo momento lo que necesitábamos anticipándose incluso a nuestras necesidades,desde locales donde comer,sitios a visitar y consejos que facilitan la estancia en Puerto Viejo.
Desde la llegada a su hermosa casa donde podías oler y disfrutar de la selva con sus colibrís desde la ventana, hasta la salida que nos llevandonos a la parada del bus, después de mimarnos en todos los sentidos con mucho respeto y cortesía.
Casa Tranquila esta a 8 minutos de Puerto Viejo en bicicleta, se puede acceder en bus y una caminata de 5 minutos.
Sitio idílico en plena, naturaleza,total tranquilidad,limpio,WiFi impecable,lavadora,secadora,cocina, etc ,casita de madera romántica y con muchos detalles y encanto.
Lugar para repetir y persona para no olvidar. Muchas gracias Kate
Experience The Quiet Home of the hand of Kate has been incredible,for her hospitality by providing us the whole time what we needed in anticipation even to our needs,from local where to eat, sites to visit and advice that facilitate the stay in Puerto Viejo. From the arrival at her beautiful home where you could smell and enjoy the jungle with their hummingbirds from the window, up to taking us to the bus stop on our departure at 7am, a lot of respect and courtesy. Quiet house is about 8 minutes from Puerto Viejo on bike, can be accessed by bus in 5 minutes. Idyllic site in full, nature,total tranquillity,clean,WiFi impeccable,washing machine,dryer,kitchen, etc ,wooden house romantic and with many details and charm. Place to repeat and person not to be forgotten. Thank you Kate
Kate was the best hoste you can wish for! She allready helped us when we arrived in san jose and had troubles getting our rental car, over the phone! When we arrived, she picked us up from the busstop and we went to dinner together. She's such an interesting and helpfull personality! The casita was just beautiful, exact like on the pictures. The casita is in cocles which is like 15min with the bike from puert viejo. You definitely need a transport option. Own car or bike for sure. The casita is in the middle of the jungle, we saw so many different animals, really great! We also could do our laundry ain her house, it was so funny because it's an costa rica type of washing machine and that's pretty different. She also has a dryer, which is very important because cloths won't dry due to humidity. The casita has everything you can wish for and kate is the best host ever. She also took us one time to punta uva for swimming. And when we got picked up for transport really early, she drove us down to the pick up. We can recommend this place for couples, if you want to have some time for your self. Just be aware that it's not in the center of bars and restaurant. But you can still go out, you just have to take a taxi then. We really enjoyed our stay in the casita and we definitely comming back! Thank you for the wonderful time!
Willow was a great host who went out of her way to make our stay excellent. She sent through detailed directions before we even arrived which made everything smooth.
We were invited to dinner on our first night, the food at Selvins and the other places she recommended, eg Bread & Chocolate were all great. Follow her recommendations or risk mediocrity! We had a great time on New Years eve with Willow! She also helped sort out our shuttle bus out to Bocos del Toro.
The Casita is a sweet little place at the bottom of the garden. You can open the shutters and doors right open so you can have as much 'sleeping in the jungle' as you like. Its well decorated and has all the things you need and nothing you don't.
Puerto Viejo is a nice place to visit, there are some good cafés in town, but we'd recommend the beaches towards Punta Uva - everything is less trashy more classy. Get a bike. Enjoy!
About the Host, Kate
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 love hosting all the great guests from Airbnb! I am the ultimate cosmic concierge, you need it I can find it for you...
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. Currently in a womens' theatrical group performing an original comedy monologue. Healthy food, healthy lifestyle, healthy attitude enthusiast. Come and visit a the magical Casita Tranquila!