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Tropical Garden On the Beach ! 2.5 Acre Lot on a White Sandy beach !

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Located in front of the most precious beach of The S-Caribbean! Playa Chiquita !

Welcome to Bilbo

a Historic Caribean House where the Forest meets de Sea …

Two thirds of Bilbo is « jungle » forest where you may have the opportunity of observing congos (hauling monkeys), sloths, eagles, iguanas, sugar bats , armadillos, and many wild animals and birds.

Frequently, Sargents will nest on the Hamaca Terrace. In 2014 it was on the Principal Terrace.

Bilbo was build in 1985, which in caribbean numbers makes it an « Old House », especially when you consider that most of the construction material was brought in from the Sea…

Untill 2002 Bilbo was the Winter Home of the environmentalist Mr. Maurice Strong.

Read :

His biographer ( ?) says , Maurice arrived bearfooted in 1948 in Winnipeg at age 19, and 30 years after , in 1978, was nominated Chairman of PetroCanada… which seems quite a success !!!

In 1972, Maurice Strong organized the Stockholm Conference on Human Environment, what became the First U.N. Earth Summit.

He was appointed as Secretary General of the Earth Summit for 1992, and is largely credited for bringing about what is today wellknown as the Kyoto Agreement.

In 1997 Maurice Strong was given the role of senior advisor to U.N. ‘s Secretary General Kofi Annam…

Various Costa Rican’s Presidents and VIP’s came to Bilbo to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the late 80’s. and early 90’s.

Since 2002, I has tried to maintain Bilbo in it’s original stature and simplicity, as a place to relax, enjoy nature and wilderness by the sea.

Have an early swim and surprise a giant turtle eating seaweeds from the coral reef… just 50 yards … from your bed !

You may be waked up by hauwling monkeys, admire hummingbirds and many others during early morning breakfast on the terrace,

Thereafter, look for sloths in the Guarumo trees, or have a walk though the jungle and admire the Ceibo Tree… at the end of the trail…

Milton, my gardner, will be so happy to show you his fascinating Forest…

Anita is at your service.

Enjoy Your Trip

More Details

Property Manager
Gregory PETIN
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Gregory PETIN

Jerome Petin is retired Marketing Strategist, Art Dealer and Art Expert and Art Entusiast.

Retired in 2004 he decided to call Costa Rica his 2nd Home 2 months of the year.

Gregory PETIN purchased this house in 2005

Why Gregory PETIN chose Limón Province

2.5 Acre of Land.

Charming Caribbean House with Character


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Limón Province in North America

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • bathroom 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedoom 3
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • whitewater rafting


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Tropical Garden On the Beach ! 2.5 Acre Lot on a White Sandy beach !
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Every day was perfect

  • 5 of 5

Our best wildlife viewing the whole week was from the veranda! Howler monkeys, sloths, great green macaws, toucans, agoutis... We ate all our meals there as well, and enjoyed the hammock porch for yoga. We rented bikes and it was a great way to explore the area. Gregory was great and helpful!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private estate in the heart of the jungle

  • 5 of 5

Bilbo was just what we had hoped for and more! We woke to the sounds of the howler monkeys nearby every morning which also frequented the property as well as Agutis, Toucans and many other wonderful birds and fascinating insects. A stones throw to Playa Chiquita, very private in the early morning. Snorkeled the House reef and saw sting rays and a 80 lb tarpon as well as squid to name some. Tide pools and a jungle trail you can walk in either direction. Lots of great food nearby. Punta Uva Dive Center, river tours, jungle tours all within minutes. Gregory was so kind and thoughtful. Helped us to have a really special experience. We had our two little kids 4 and 6 with us and they loved every second of the trip. This is authentic Costa Rica! Pura Vida!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Caribbean style property with ample gardens and only a few yards away from the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 4 adults and two children. Gregory was a great host. His property is in top condition, including the house: a real 1980s Caribbean style building. The terraces are simply to die for! It's a perfect blend of comfort and authenticity. I would love to stay here again! :-)

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ojai, calif, usa

the best

  • 5 of 5

...we enjoyed the month of September at Bilbo...the best house at the best spot,,,in the best

neighborhood at the best beach..Gregory is great...took wonderful care of did the

caretakers, Milton and Anna...the monkeys were all over...the local Doberman puppy named

pi-paw watched over us..escorting us to the beach and restaurants...a 2 minute walk from

couch to a towel on an almost empty beach...we are coming back soon and often!!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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relaxter Urlaub, chilliges Haus ganz nahe am Strand

  • 4 of 5

Das Haus hat eine sehr gute Lage und liegt nur wenige Meter vom Meer entfernt. Ist schon etwas älter und abgewohnt. Wir nannten es einfach das Haus hat Patina und machten und nichts draus. Küche & Küchenutensilien könnten etwas sauberer und neuer sein. Der Toaster ist hart an der Grenze. Ein Auto ist nützlich wenn man zu den anderen Stränden möchte oder am Abend nach Puerto Viejo. Der Vermieter ist sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Es sind grosse Hunde auf dem Gelände, man sollte diese mögen.

Wir hatten eine gute Zeit und denken gerne daran zurück.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Puerto LImon
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
la Biela
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Botanica Organica
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Playa Chiquita
Car: not necessary

Playa Chiquita is walking distance, 500 yards, has 1 grcery stores, several restaurants wich even inlude a organic Restaurant.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £11.59
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.5

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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