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jungle view natural wooden  porch
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Stylish apartments (22 m2 each) with big terrace overlooking a small river and the lush jungle.Hot water,fully equipped private kitchen, private entrance, wi-fi, hammocks, car parking, tour desk, bicycle rental in a big tropical garden. Do morning yoga on your deck overlooking the river and toast in the evening from this fabulous deck. welcome drink for our guests. Beach, restaurants,beach bar, supermarket 5 minutes walking distance.

The space

Our spacious garden is home of many animals such as tucans, humming birds, butterflies, turtles (there is a small river at the side of the property) sloths, iguanas, monkeys, chameleons, and many others. We have banana, coconut, mamonchino, and other fruit trees with organic fruits in the garden. if you arrive in the right period you can taste them...

The apartments are hand-built using traditional construction methods, ecological techniques and recycled materials., the trees around are hiding them from direct sunlight so you never feel hot inside. The bathroom roof is partly made of glass so you have natural light in there in the daytime.
Also there is a fully equipped private kitchen inside where you can prepare your meal or just a cup of coffee or tee in the morning...

We recommend our Lodge to you if

* you really want to taste some special Caribbean feeling
*you like quiet neighborhood while sleeping
* you like having your meals (enjoy your drink) on your natural wooden terrace overlooking our beautiful tropical garden
* the first thing you want to hear in the morning is the song of the beautiful Caribbean birds (and not the noise of the milkman's car)
* you don't want to check your belongings every minute ( our street is safe and quiet)
* you like saving energy, time and money by having all the important information about the area from your host
* you like picking a fresh organic banana from our banana tree in front of your porch for breakfast
* you like observing animals in their natural surroundings (from your hammock)
* you like colors, sounds, flavors, shapes of mother nature

We are not an all-inclusive commercial five star hotel, just a friendly young family who'd like to share this fantastic jungle wildlife experience with open minded travelers. We want you to feel comfortable and at ease in our place and offer you the possibility to look behind the scenes of commercial tourism and learn a little more about the region you are visiting.

Guest access

you will have your private entrance, private porch to relax in your hammocks slipping a cocktail, reading a book or just chilling and watching the animals around.
as a welcome drink we are happy to serve you fresh natural fruit juice or organic coffee or you can choose from our wide selection of tees. we are happy to serve youalso a delicious breakfast on your terrace (12 dollars pp, depending on fresh ingredients so please inform us in advance if you would like this option) 1. european: home made bread, butter, jam, honey, coffe, natural juice, 2 eggs any style 2. Fruit plate: fresh fruit of the day, yoghurt, cereals, coffe, natural juice 3. american: pancake, honey, coffe, natural juice, 2 eggs any style, home made bread, butter, bacon each comes with organic coffee and fruit juice. We buy most of the ingredients from our garden or from local farmers so they are organic and fresh we offer laundry: 12 dollars per bag we rent also bicycles for a reasonable price so you don't have to walk searching for it...

Interaction with guests

We can help you findig the best tours for you, you can even book the tour at us the same price as in the office. (waterfall, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, chocolate farm, butterfly farm, indian reserve, bicycle rental, animal rescue center, canopy, surf lesson, etc) We are also glad to give you information about restaurants, events, different beaches, parties...
We can organize your trip to us by helping reserve shuttle, rental car or bus ticket.

We can prepare tee of ancient indigenous herbs like cuculmeca, uno de gato (cat claw) or carana for you, they are used by the indigenous people as part of their natural healing methods. (please order it in advance)
We grow aloe vera in the garden as a natural remedy against sunburn.

We rent bicycles.
We live nearby but far enough to leave guests their private space but are available to answer any questions:)

Other things to note

we have another apartment same style on the same property:
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4794528
and a two bedroom house: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/8488485
Check out is at 10:00 IF there are guests arriving the same day so we have time to clean. We are happy to store your luggage if you leave later that day:) If our lovely housekeeper does not come until the next day, you are welcome to stay longer if you wish:)

Amenities
Internet
Pets allowed
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 10AM

smoking is only in the garden outside the porch
no guests from 8 pm till 9 am

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house
Cancellations
Availability
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

100 Reviews

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Storm User Profile
August 2016
host communicated pretty well which was a good point. unfortunately the road leading to the house was very muddy when we first arrive, due to scheduled road work, had we known we might have picked another location, fortunately we had a 4×4 otherwise I don't think we would have made it. there is great nature around the house with plenty animals. we had some unpleasant insects inside and had the feeling the place hadn't been used for a while due to the smell and web cobs. we enjoyed the hammocks outside and the tranquility once the roadworks stopped. unfortunately we didn't get to see the hosts though. overall it's pretty decent for the value, especially if there's no work being done outside and no rain to make the road unusable. hosts are also knowledgeable about the region and will give you all sorts of tips which are very useful.
Kinga User Profile
Response from Kinga:
Thank you for staying at Casa Lina! Unfortunately we had to travel to Europe for couple weeks, and we know that the service is not the same when we are not here personally. We are back now and doing everything again for our guests comfort. the road work is done, our street ( and the area) has a new city water pipeline which is a really great thing also our guests can enjoy the reliable water supply. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will give you a free night stay if you return to us any time!
August 2016

Andrew+Krissy User Profile
November 2017
We loved our stay at Casa Lina, which was our base near Puerto Viejo for 3 nights. Kinga and Laszlo are fantastic hosts and went the extra mile to make us feel at home. We got tasty welcome drinks when we arrived (and even chocolates presented to us by their daughter Lina!). The room was really comfortable and clean, with a nice view out to the forest from the balcony. Aside from the occasional noisy motorcycle on the street behind the house, it's a very relaxing and peaceful place to stay and enjoy nature. We were also able to rent bikes from them, which we could use to bike to Puerto Viejo (roughly 10 minutes) and Manzanillo (about 30 minutes). We would definitely recommend this place to others!

Annie User Profile
November 2017
The host are extremely polite and helpful. They were always available to make recommendations for activities or food (we were clueless). The residence was clean and beautiful, much more intimate then a hotel or resort. Would recommend to all, families, couples, or solo trip.

Maddy User Profile
October 2017
My only horrible renting experience in Puerto Veijo. To name a few of the perks that come with this room: the screens are not tacked on the wall, so mosquitoes along with other bugs are consistently flying around the room. There was a mosquito net over the bed but it was positioned wrong so the net did not fit correctly, defeating its purpose. The bathroom reeked of cat urine. Every morning there would be new rat/mouse droppings in the bathroom sink (so they were coming in the room while we were asleep). I felt dirty being in this room. And to REALLY top it off! Within our first hour upon arriving, we had left to go by the super market, we came back to notice that she had came inside the room while we were gone. She put ice cube trays in the freezer and opened the refrigerator and changed the settings we had set it too. The next day, while we were away, she came in the room AGAIN and moved our PERSONAL belongs. It felt like a major violation of privacy and left us regretting we had to stay there another night. The settings around this property is beautiful, but that's about the only good things. (She also says it's a 5 minute walk to the beach, it's not. It's about a 5 minute DRIVE on a steep rocky road) This is just a warning to those who rent from her: she should mention in her description that she will be entering your room daily.
Kinga User Profile
Response from Kinga:
Hello Maddy! I think you must have mixed your reviews, this is not about us, because we are not in Puerto Viejo, we are in Cocles, and I was out of town while you stayed at the Lodge, so I have never had the chance to meet  you personally. I was glad that you were completely satisfied with my place as you have written to me when checking out. I am really sorry that you had such a bad experience in Puerto Viejo. Hope to meet you personally next time! 
October 2017

Julie User Profile
October 2017
Kinga and Laslo are probably the best hosts on airbnb! Super nice, helpful, and hospitable. Casa Lina, apt #2, is cozy, clean and provides everything you need to enjoy a great stay. The garden is beautiful, we ate breakfast on the private patio while watching baby monkeys learn to jump branches, just incredible. The wifi is a little weak inside but in the kitchen area (inside apt) and patio its great. Bed is comfy, shower is awesome, and private parking spot is included on the quite street the apt us located on. I would never leave if I could.

Helen User Profile
September 2017
My friend and I had a wonderful stay here! Check-in was seamless and they were very understanding of our travel delays. They also helped us to arrange a private shuttle back to San Jose at 4:30am - above and beyond. Grateful for an amazing trip! I would suggest arranging a shuttle 24 hours in advance, I had some trouble getting there since I didn't choose to do so.

Imogen User Profile
September 2017
I can really recommend Kinga's place if you (like me) want a secret hideaway close to modern comforts but with a view of the jungle. It's cosy and clean and comes with a great terrace. You'll have everything needed to cook small meals and can rent bicycles easily. I really recommend a cycle ride to Maxie's and the beach at Manzanillo.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa RicaJoined in December 2014
Kinga User Profile

We are a European couple fell in love with this country ( especially in the Caribbean) more than 10 years ago. Life is here like in a hidden paradise, really close to the nature. No words can tell you how it feels like, you should try it! We wanted to share this unique experience also with others so we decided to settle down here in Cocles and built 2 apartments for rent. We gave the name after our 4 year old daughter: Lina. You can feel the nature really close to you, its an incredible feeling, but dont be afraid of the animals, normally they are afraid of human beings so they dont come close to you, you have to be patient and silent to be able to watch them . even the spiders or other insects :)
we have a sloth living with us on the tree next to our house, dozens of humming birds around, an iguana couple and a friendly agouti are visiting us frequently, not to mention all the birds flying around the house
We raise organic banana, pineapple and coconut in the garden, if you arrive in the right period we invite you taste them...

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