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Casa del Bosque: 1 Bedroom Villa for 2 Guests.
With a private plunge pool, large romantic bedroom with 4 poster bed our fully equipped secluded villa is the perfect Romantic Barefoot Luxury hideaway, yet near beaches and all amenities. Relax in the rainforest surrounded by wildlife.
Be warned: many guests cannot tear themselves away from their Barefoot Luxury at Casa del Bosque :)

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Casa del Bosque at Geckoes Lodge.
With a rainforest backdrop, your secluded villa with plunge pool is a perfect Romantic Barefoot Luxury hideaway, yet near beaches and all amenities.
Owners Zoë & Tom live on site, ready to help with information or practical assistance

It's Time to Relax
Leave your watch behind
Call time your Own...
It's time for Geckoes.

Geckoes Lodge has just two luxurious, fully equipped holiday houses with private plunge pools, in a magnificent secluded rainforest setting of 2 hectares, but only minutes from spectacular beaches and fine restaurants.

Situated in the small settlement of Cocles, yet close to Puerto Viejo, at Geckoes Lodge you can feel miles from anywhere, but have everything on your doorstep.
The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is where the rainforest meets the ocean. This area is stunningly beautiful and development remains small-scale, which means more beach, nature and wildlife to enjoy.
Our houses offer you Barefoot Luxury and comfort in tropical style. Private, spacious and atmospheric, relaxation is guaranteed.

Casa del Bosque (sleeps 2).
With a stunning rainforest backdrop the romantic and secluded Casa del Bosque is the perfect romantic hideaway...

Enjoy the rainforest view from your four poster bed,
Watch toucans from your private plunge pool...
Dine by candlelight in your tropical garden or at one of the fine restaurants minutes away...
After exploring palm fringed beaches alive with pelicans and tropical fish...
Come home to Casa del Bosque.

House Features:
* Mobile phone and Wifi included.
* Large bedroom with Queen size four poster bed, dressing table, writing table and easy chairs.
* Dressing area with safe.
* Spacious full bathroom with double washbasins and shower.
* Living & Dining space with hammocks, rockers and sofa, dining area & breakfast bar.
* Fully fitted kitchen.
* Private plunge pool with terrace, loungers, barbecue and outdoor dining furniture.

Experience Barefoot Luxury at Casa del Bosque.

Owners Zoë & Tom live on site, so whatever information or practical assistance needed, we are here to help you organise that activity or tour, car, golf cart or bike rental or perhaps just to tell you about the best snorkelling spots or the most romantic beach.
Geckoes Lodge is small enough to offer you personal service when you need it and to respect your privacy.
We look forward to welcoming you at Geckoes Lodge and helping to make your holiday unforgettable.

Feel Free: Holiday in Barefoot Luxury at Geckoes Lodge.

Guests at Geckoes Lodge have access to the entire property: the extensive gardens and a mini rainforest wood with paths leading to the river at the back of the property.

We really enjoy interaction with our guests!
We respect our guests privacy, but they are always welcome at our house and since we live on site we are available to advise, help or just chat over a glass or two! Geckoes Lodge is small enough to offer personal service: Guests are never just a room number at Geckoes.

Guest access

Zoe & Tom live on site so we're around to help you have the holiday you deserve :)

Interaction with guests

We're around to answer any questions you may have: You are Welcome!

Other things to note

Things to Do...
If you need a break from lying in your pool, watching the birds and butterflies or enjoying the beaches, there are plenty of other things to see and do in and around Puerto Viejo … Here are just a few of them!

Jaguar Rescue Centre:
Visit the injured or orphaned ‘stars of the rainforest’ and learn about their rehabilitation. Tours at 9.30 & 11.30 daily except Sunday. Private tours available on request.

Botanical Garden:
Take a guided walk around this stunning rainforest garden, taste local fruits straight from the trees and photograph tiny Red Poison Dart frogs.

Fishing / Snorkelling/ Dolphin Watching:
Check out Wahoo fishing and tours: a great half or full day out on the water.

Turtle watching:
In season be part of a small group guided by local experts to witness the moving spectacle of turtles returning to their birthplace to lay their eggs. Contact Junior (in your phone for detailed information).

Horseback riding:
With options for adults and children at all experience levels, take an adventure and spot wildlife from the saddle. Contact Caribe Horse Riding Club (Emily) in your phone for more information.

Canopy Zip-line Tours:
Take a swing through the canopy and see nature up close with the thrill of a fairground ride! Contact Terraventuras for more info.

Chocolate Tour:
Learn the history of cacao and taste organic chocolate - a must for chocoholics! There are 2 great tours given by Chocorart and Caribeans: See their flyers for more info.

Surfing Lessons:
Learn how to surf or improve your technique at Cocles beach, home of the famous Beach Break. Go to Om Yoga, near Cocles beach and ask for Alex: he guarantees that you'll stand on your board in 1 hour!
Scuba diving / Snorkelling:
Take a snorkelling trip to the outer reefs and become part of the underwater world or learn how to dive in warm, clear waters and get your PADI certification. Reef Runners in Puerto Viejo will tell you all about it!

Spa Time:
Indulge yourself and choose from a menu of treats all featuring local fruits and oils. Pure Spa and Indulgence Spa use local fruits and chocolate and the smells are divine!

Green Iguanas:
Visit and learn about these magnificent prehistoric reptiles at The Green Iguana rescue centre in Punta Uva.

Rainforest Waterfall: Take a picnic and the road to Bribri and immerse yourself in the cool, clear water of a rainforest waterfall. Just ask us for directions.
Gandoca Lagoon: This is one of our favourites, perhaps because few people know about it's usually just you and the lagoon and any wildlife that happens to be around. Like a miniature Tortuguero, this small lagoon is a relaxing boat trip, spotting monkeys or basilisk lizards and bird life.
Talamancan Mountains and Indigenous tribes: If you're interested in the indigenous culture of this area, take a look at ATEC's trips to visit an indigenous tribe and/or talk to Junior about visiting a local indigenous family.
And this is just a few of the activities on offer in and round Puerto Viejo ... there are many more!
Got a special interest or wish that isn't covered by this list?
Just tell us and we'll do our best to help.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 7PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 7PM

We're sorry but we cannot allow pets at Geckoes Lodge.
Smoking is allowed at Geckoes: our living areas are open air and so we only ask that you do not smoke in the bedrooms.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - 2 Dogs and 2 cats -- but they are nowhere near your house!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

25 Reviews

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Dominic User Profile
August 2017
The house is awesome! A nice quiet place - outdoor living room and kitchen, in the middle of the rainforest but only a 5-10 min drive to very nice beaches. It was just perfect!

Ronny User Profile
July 2017
If you ever want to stay in a safe, clean, private place in the Puerto Viejo area (Cocles), with all the commodities you can think of, a room that takes you to a peaceful sleep hearing all kind of insects, frogs, and more animal sounds, plus the rain (if you are lucky enough to have it at night), then this is your place. I personally recommend to stay late in the pool and focus on the sky, the darkness around took me to another time, back in my youth. The hosts (we met Amaure) are amazing, their service and care are perfect. Thanks Zoe & Tom for creating the perfect spot to enjoy the south Caribbean of Costa Rica.

Juan Pablo User Profile
July 2017
Great weekend on your house Zoe & Tom. Beautiful place, very clean, surrounded by nature, and very relax and pleasant. Thanks for hosting me and my wife.... We would definitely come back and recommends Geckoes Lodge...

Rachel User Profile
June 2017
Everything described and more! Private yet central...we felt right at home! Definitely suggest renting a car as it really allows you to see all the area has to offer which is a lot! Coming home to the pool and coziness of our casa at Geckoes made everyday amazing. We were greeted with fresh local fruit and wine! Yay! Zoe and Tom are so helpful guiding you to all the area has, we went fishing with Wahoo (awesome)and horse back riding (a must!!! Jimmy at Caribe Horse was awesome)! Definitely go to Caribeans for coffee and the chocolate tour, Paul is a cool dude and extremely knowledgeable about Cacao! Surfing is great and easy to find...our favorite beaches were definitely further south at Punta Uva! We can't wait to be back to the tranquilo lifestyle! Pura Vida
Zoe & Tom User Profile
Response from Zoe & Tom:
Thank you both, we really enjoyed having you around. The mackerel was great and the Jim Beam superb! Hope to see you back at Geckoes!
June 2017

Tegan User Profile
March 2017
We had such a wonderful stay at Zoe and Tom's place. The pictures don't do it justice. It's beautiful and secluded in the jungle but just a short drive to any beaches, restaurants and things to do in puerto viejo. We will be back!

Daniel User Profile
February 2017
This place is incredible! It's everything you'd expect and more. First off, Tom and Zoe are wonderful hosts. They really take into consideration your needs as a traveler and provide you with a sense of security that helps you let your guard down immediately. Tom is one of the coolest hosts you'll meet, incredibly calm and responsive. Most things I feel, must roll right off his back. But he was there in case we needed anything and was always just a call away (from the local cell phone they provided us!). We also enjoyed all the small thoughtful touches that were unnecessary, but made us feel like friends had received us into this jungle paradise. We arrived to a platter of fresh fruit and champagne, such a great treat after a long trip. Also, the place itself is spectacular, the jungle is literally at your doorstep and we saw a friendly sloth make it down a tree while we sat and ate on our porch. It's truly an amazing experience. I highly recommend staying here, it was life changing for us and I can't wait to go back and experience what the locals love to call, "pura vida", pure life.

Kai User Profile
January 2017
The host canceled this reservation 21 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Zoe & Tom User Profile
Response from Zoe & Tom:
Actually Kai cancelled and to make a refund easier and instantaneous we also cancelled from our part. Maybe not a good move from us since Airbnb does not look kindly to hosts cancelling.
January 2017

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Zoe & Tom User Profile

'Geckoes' is owned and managed by husband and wife team, Tom Keller & Zoë Courtier.
With backgrounds in hospitality education and tourism and extensive international experience we decided it was time for a new adventure.
Ably assisted by caretaker team Jose & Neris, Geckoes is the culmination of a two year project to create private and luxurious holiday accommodation whilst maintaining the beauty and minimising the impact on the surrounding rainforest and its inhabitants.
Geckoes was so named to symbolise the symbiotic relationship possible between wildlife and humans.
With a commitment to Sustainable development, eco-friendly practices and environmental consciousness our operating practices and the houses have been designed to fit the landscape rather than vice versa.
Geckoes has been operating since Christmas 2008 and since then we have welcomed many guests to this magical part of the world.
We look forward to welcoming you at 'Geckoes' and helping to make your holiday unforgettable.

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