Surf & Beach House, Puerto Jimenez, Playa Preciosa
Casa Bella with its rich natural woods and native artistry is truly a labor of love. The two-story three bedroom, large balcony home is situated two minutes away from the beach and is surrounded by a green jungle canopy located only ten minutes drive from a traditional costa Rican town called Puerto Jimenez. The houses proximity to the Gulfo Dulce is perfect for day trips to view whales, dolphins, and experience the natural beauty of the largest natural gulf in central America.
There are two public restaurant next door with free wi-fi.
The upper bedrooms, appointed with five queen-size beds, share an upstairs lounge, bathroom with hot-water shower. Windows surround the upstairs rooms which all have ceiling fans and excellent views.
From upstairs you descend past an exterior shower providing passageway to Casa Bella's front entry. The hand crafted swordfish that decorates the front door reminds all who enter that world-class fishing is just a few steps away. Upon entering, you will find a fully equipped commercial-grade kitchen with communal bar that seats four and to the left a dining table for eight. The lounge contains three bracketing sofas that can be converted to beds for extra guests.
Adjacent to the kitchen, you will find a large bathroom with a spectacular hot water rain shower. Alongside the bath, lies the downstairs master bedroom fitted with a king-size bed. Large screened in windows provide a panoramic view of the lush flowered plant life that surround the downstairs residence.
Bordering the main entry terrace is a courtyard where you may park.
Next door to Casa Bella is a choice of two public restaurants that provide free wi-fi.
Each morning you might wake to the early call of the howler, sharp barks of the white- faced capuchin, or high squeaks of the squirrel monkeys as they make their daily troops through the surrounding trees. Breakfast will often be shared with long yellow-beaked toucans searching for bananas sprouted along the rear of the house. Many afternoons, red, green, and blue tri-colored macaws will stand one footed on the branches of the almond tree as they crack the nuts that overhang the shore-sided bedroom. Whether cooking on the upstairs grill, sipping a drink in the lounge, or dining on the deck, the sounds and sights of the tropical forest are ever available for your delight.
Outside the gate, less than a two minute's stroll down a tree-shaded lane, lies one of Costa Rica's most pristine and secluded beaches. Walk for miles along its quiet shore and stop to refresh at one of the exclusive restaurants that dot the way. Bake in the warm sands of the Gulf as surfers from all over the world test their skills on the waves or try your own hand at surfing, fishing, or kayaking beyond the reef. We have the equipment and expertise to help you accomplish all of your vacation and Costa Rican dreams....Read more
Surf & Beach House, Puerto Jimenez, Playa Preciosa Puerto Jimenez, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Additional Location Information
Casa Bella's unique location affords all of the luxuries of the wildlife, jungle, and pristine beaches of Costa Rica while only being a short taxi away from town. Guests can truly immerse themselves in nature while maintaining full access to the town. We are located at Playa Preciosa, only a 2 minute walk from the beach.
There is also a public restaurant within a couple minutes walk to dine at with free wi-fi.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Puerto Jimenez, 2.98 miles Car is not necessary
Left on 02/04/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | kwoodReviewed Feb 4, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
During a recent trip down to the Osa Peninsula, my family and I were delighted to find Casa Bella. This vacation rental was the perfect fit for us. The owners were great and helped us out with whatever we needed during our stay and let us know the local attractions around town that we should check out.
The actual house was beautiful. Since our family is smaller, we only rented out the top floor. We loved the small touches that the owners included in the decoration and structure. The house was clean and provided the amenities we needed.
The best part was how close we were to the beach and the jungle animals we were able to see each day. It was awesome to experience so much Costa Rican beauty, without even having to go off the porch.
Left on 02/04/2014 for a stay in November 2013 | HillaryReviewed Feb 4, 2014Stayed Nov 2013
What an amazing stay we had at Casa Bella. Arriving to the house we were greeted with warm friendly smiles from owners Meghan and her husband Josue. They made us feel so welcome and relaxed immediately. The landscape around the house was beautiful and everything seemed to fit right where it was supposed to. As we walked in the house I noticed immediately how fresh and clean it felt. The room was very comfortable, fresh, and cozy. Exactly what we were looking for. My favorite part of the house was the deck that overlooked beautiful trees. The nature watching is impeccable. I would've of sat on the deck all day everyday if my boyfriend let me. I had a fresh cocktail in my hand constantly and we saw all types of monkeys swing by: Howlers, Capuchin (my favorite) and even squirrel monkeys! Lots of colorful, stunning birds too. The walk to the beach was easy and worth it. Thank God we got the surf lessons for my boyfriend...he really needed it. The staff was so friendly and patient with him. We also did the package where Josue cooked for us. The food had a great presentation and was so flavorful. This experience in the OSa and at Casa Bella was priceless. We were so comfortable, every need taken care of with a smile, and beautiful scenery to top it off. We couldn't have been happier with Casa Bella; great price, amazing service and absolutely stunning. We look forward to our next visit at Casa Bella. Pura Vida
Left on 02/04/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 4, 2014Stayed Dec 2013
I love this house and the location! It's a perfect place to get away from the busy city life and relax. Although secluded, there's a lot to do and see! We saw monkeys, iguanas, beautiful birds, turtles and iguanas. You can take salsa lessons and go to "Pasta Night" at the nearby restaurant to show off your skills! It's a big event. I also took a couple of yoga classes that were great. The town is about 10-15 minutes away, where you can go to the grocery store, check out bars, restaurants and the tourist center. I would definitely recommend taking a day trip to Mata Palo for surf lessons and repelling or hiking the water fall. Meghan, thank you for your hospitality and making this such a great experience. Loved this place and would love to go back!
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