Welcome to Casa 'Punta Tranquilo', ideally located on Playa Cocles, just one kilometer away from Puerto Viejo, providing privacy and seclusion within an easy 3 min walk to the beach, bar and restaurants.
The house is the last one on a dead end road and is located in a quiet neighborhood. Set in an attractive tropical garden surrounded by jungle, it is just 200 meters from Cocles beach. It is truly one of the best location in the area, very close to town, yet just minutes from the most beautiful beaches of the South caribbean.
It features 2 charming bedrooms, one bathroom, a laundry room, and a big living area with kitchen, living room and a big deck. The main attraction is the 4 electrical shutters that allow the house to be fully opened to the outside and enjoy the deck and the beautiful jungle surroundings. Easily manageable with remote controls, the house will be safely shut in only a few seconds whenever you want to leave.
The house is very well equipped and offers :
- real adsl Internet and wifi (fairly rare in the area),
- fully equipped kitchen,
- US type big load washer and dryer,
- 2 separate bedrooms, one with a king size bed, one with a double,
- quality mosquito nets on both beds,
- outside grill,
- 2 bicycles to get around both with locks,
- linens and towels,
- real hot water shower (rare in the Caribbean!),
- an outside deck with portable mats to enjoy the beautiful starry nights (the Tropics offer some of the best skies you will ever see!) and wildlife!
Toucans, hummingbirds, sloths and monkeys often visit the property.
Attention has been brought to details and decoration with plenty of art crafts from all over the world.
This is a very practical and comfortable home to spend your vacation, as a couple or as a family.
300 meters away, you will find a well known yoga studio and the best coffee shop in the area were you can enjoy local organic fair-trade chocolate. Tasty Waves bar and cantina next door to the coffee shop will be the perfect place to enjoy a fresh beer or cocktail on you way back from the beach or to get a full meal.
Restaurants and supermarkets can be found nearby. The animal rescue center is just a few minutes by bike.
Guests can also enjoy activities such as surfing, snorkeling, hiking, river rafting, horseback riding, zip lining, jungle tours and many more!
Please send us your questions, we will be very pleased to answer and can assist you with transport, organizing activities...
Electricity and water are included in the rate for short stay (less than a month).
For monthly stay, electricity will have to be canceled by the tenants.
Amelie was a great host - friendly, attentive, knowledgeable. The house is as advertised with no exaggerations about wildlife in reviews. There are many beaches each different from the next with good snorkeling - saw many species of fish, etc.
The water at the house is from a well so sometimes it is good to stock up before you come.
I really liked this place. An overall great airbnb experience.
La maison est carrément superbe et très bien située, soit à côté de la plage Cocles et à moins de 2 km de Puerto Viejo. Pour ceux qui aiment les animaux, la maison est un lieu propice à l’observation d'une multitude d'espèce comme des singes et des paresseux. Par contre, pource qui est des fournitures de la. Maison, on sent que les locations ont usées le matériel et que quelques trucs devraient être remplacés. Nous n'avons pas eu de chance avec l'Internet pendant notre séjour de 3 semaines, carrément intermittent et lent lorsque présent. nous sommes restés 3 semaines avec une petite fille de 4 ans et avons utilisé les vélos pour nous déplacer, la maison est fort agréable et nous nous sommes sentis en sécurité tout de suite.
The house is great; the shutter doors are awesome and the location is perfect.
This was a very unique house in a beautiful area. The highlight is the garage doors, which make the cozy house feel like the whole yard is living space. The international and eclectic decor is super fun too. The kitchen had everything we needed and the space was great for our family of four. This was my kids' favorite spot of our whole trip.
The sloths in the trees above the house were just amazing.
Puerto viejo de la Talamanca is a fun back packer kind of town. Had we been without kids it would have been fun to check out the local music. Its a five minute walk to the beach, and we felt very safe both in the house and in the area.
You can hear music in the evenings, especially on the weekends, but it wasn't a disruption to anyone's sleep. I'd recommend staying here with kids or without them. We enjoyed our stay.
We spent 2 weeks in Amélie's house and it was memorable! It's close to everything around and very cosy. The nature surrounding it is also amazing, butterflies, birds, flowers, sloths and the howler monkeys that we could listen too! We lived our stay and we recommend it 100% :)
This beachhouse was a great experience during our stay - we were very comfortable and the hot water shower was an added bonus! We found that the house was exactly as advertised and was very safe as well. I enjoyed the front yard which was beautiful and has butterflies consistently flying around! The two bikes included with the house were very handy and we were able to bike to town, the Jaguar Rescue Center, and Punta Uva beach all within a short distance. My favorite memory was being awoken by a howler monkey and a parrot the last morning of our stay - not a bad way to wake up! The house is also right next to Caribeans coffee & chocolate (which also includes a very interesting chocolate tour) and Tasty Waves which we frequented for dinner and drinks a few times. Cocles beach is a five minute walk from the house. Within the house Amelie keeps an informational packet with information in the house and tips of what to check out in the area. There is also a phone within the house which was very useful to have.
The house was a bit tricky to find the first time because we arrived at night so make sure to get in touch with Amelie and do your research beforehand (especially if arriving at night where the back dirt road to get to the house was pretty dark).
Although we unfortunately didn't have a chance to meet Amelie, we really enjoyed our stay and thought it was both a great location (between town and some of the more southern beaches & towns) and provided more seclusion and privacy than if staying right in Puerto Viejo or a resort. I definitely recommend staying at Casa Punta Tranquilo!
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Originally from France I have been living in Costa Rica since 2010.
I came across this area while traveling and I ended up staying here...
I love this place so much for its laid back atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. I very much enjoy sharing tips and recommendations about things to do and places to visit as well as my favorites restaurants!
I am also the owner of Caribe Horse riding club, a well known horse stable in the area.