|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Port Prince is a new wood house. surrounded by nature peace and quite, but still only 700m from the beach and less to the center of the picturesque village of Cabuya. first floor has the living room and kitchen open space, a guest room and the general bathroom. the huge wall of glass light the whole house up and the living room ceiling opens to 6m high. it has two big sliding doors that open to the garden and outside porch. second floor holds the master bedroom and bathroom, keeping contact with the living room and the glass window wall as an open gallery. since the house is so tall only ceiling fan are needed helping the ocean breeze get into the house. The kitchen is fully equipped with stove and oven, full size refrigerator, washing machine, coffee maker, toaster oven, telephone and all the necessities you will need for your stay.
We are a young family, two lovely kids and a dog. 9 years ago my husband and i traveled through Central America. Traveling through Costa Rica, we came across Cabuya village and fell in love with the place and the people here. Two years later we came back to visit and realize we really don't want to leave. we went back home packed everything with our dog and came to live here in Cabuya.
Since then all we want is to share this wonderfully peace of heaven with others. My husband being an artist and an engineer, built all the vacation house we offer by himself. I take care with a lot of love for each one of the vacation rental houses. we are both here 24 hours a day, so it is easy for us to take care personally for any problem, request or just questions you might have during your vacation here.
please feel free to ask us anything you have in mind
Noa Segev purchased this villa in 2007
The house itself is a neat house. It is at the end of a road so you have a lot of privacy and yard the kids could run around in. There is no hammock anymore like there is in all the pictures so the kids were a bit disappointed, but there is a small hanging hammock chair. We really enjoyed the quite and quaintness of the village of Cabuya. Everyone was friendly and every meal we ate out the food was amazing and reasonably priced. The kids really liked the bakery at the end of the road where they could even get pizza. There were really only 2 major downfalls. The first was that it was very hot and humid in Cabuya and we did not find that the ceilings fans were enough to cool the house down at night to make sleeping bearable. Though after 3 days or so we got use to it. At night it is quite loud between all the howler monkeys, cows, chickens, roosters, bats, lizzards and other local animals. If you love nature you will enjoy it but it you are a light sleeper you may want earplugs if you want to get any sleep. The other problem we encountered was ants. We realize there are ants and geckos in any house in Costa Rica (we stayed in 4 different houses during our month long trip). However after a day out surfing in Montezuma on boxing day we came home and the whole house was absolutely infested with ants. You could not even see the floor or counter tops for all the ants. There were many different kinds and some of them would bite. We had to put the 4 kids in the shower with water in the bottom of it to keep them from being bit while my husband and I worked to try and get some of the ants out. We had to move mattresses to the one area of the house that seemed to have the least ants for that night. From that day on the ants were a constant battle for us, though not as bad as that day, and we went through many bottles of Bygone (a chemical kind of like Raid) to try and keep them in check and make the place somewhere your could sleep.
I visited Cabuya with my family during the easter week. The house is nice and clean, it had everything we needed. It is close from Montezuma, Mal pais and Santa Teresa so it is great if you have a car and want to explore. The road to get there is a little rough but is definitely worth it.
We still can't believe our luck with this house! Everything was simply perfect. The Port-Prince House is the greatest place to stay near Montezuma and the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. We woke up everyday to the sounds of roosters, tropical birds, howler monkeys and cattle while sunlight came pouring through the windows. The house itself is more beautiful than the photographs, and it is right down the road from a wonderful bakery and the beach. The local Ticos are extremely friendly here in this idyllic little fishing village, and it is only a short drive to the larger town of Montezuma. Noa is extremely helpful and friendly, and everything about this rental exceeded our hopes. There is no better place to get away from it all than right here. This is paradise!!!
We absolutely loved staying here! Noa was very professional, easy to work with, and provided all the information we needed to have a wonderful time. The house is beautiful and has so many unique features. It looked just like the listing. Since the large windows/doors of the house open (and we kept them open whenever we were there since the nights were so lovely) we also got to see a fair bit of wildlife (iguanas, lizards, millipedes, etc.) which was fun. If wildlife is not your thing nearly all the other windows that open had screens. The upstairs loft bedroom has a wonderful view of the surrounding forest. We had no problems with hot water and the kitchen came stocked with lots of pots and pans, dishes, cups, etc. The closest beach is more of a fisherman's beach but there are several other lovely ones (sandy or rocky, your choice) within walking distance. Cabuya is a quaint town and not as touristy as the neighboring Montezuma (which is fun to visit and can best be reached by car, though we did walk there one day stopping at various beaches on our way) Be sure to try to bakery right down the road as the food there is amazing! Our group loved our time here and didn't want to leave!
My wife and I stayed at Port Prince vacation house for three months. The house is accurately described and we were able to live there quite comfortably for three months. We did a lot of our cooking there and as my wife likes to cook there were a few things she would like to have had in the kitchen, but it was adequetly equipped. The beds were very comfortable and we loved the king's sized bed upstairs. The house is designed to dump the heat at night so it was easy to sleep even though the house didn't have AC.
Noa and her husband never failed us. Whenever we needed something, they were there to help. A couple of times we ran out of gas. It always happened first thing in the morning when I was looking forward to my coffee. I would call and a few minutes later Reem, Noa's husband, would appear with a new tank of gas.
Cabuya has that sort of the end of the world feeling to it. In a way, it is. At the end of a road, there is nothing beyond it except for the vast waters of the Pacific Ocean. Although a small village, it has some great places to eat, notably the Bakery Cafe and the Cafe el Coyote. At the latter, Jenny, the owner, has great rum margaritas which are delicious. Cabuya isn't far from either its noisy neighbour Montezuma or the surfing towns of Mal Pais and Santa. Teresa. You get to enjoy these spots but also get to return home to the quiet of Cabuya.
One of our favourite things was to take the bus to Montezuma. There is nothing like riding public transportation with the locals. You get a real feel for living the life of a Tico on the Nicoya Peninsula. Montezuma has a greta beach just to the north of the town and a great waterfall in town. The waterfall was one of our favorite places to swim. Mal Pais and Santa Theresa share a long sandy beach which is a great surfing spot.
My wife and I will never forget Cabuya. No worries just enjoy the sun.
The Port Prince house is as nice as the pictures suggest and Noa was as friendly and helpful a host as other reviewers said. The house fit us 5 people quite easily. It is a piece of art and anyone into home design or home improvement is going to appreciate the handiwork of Noa's husband. The house is on a quiet cul de sac, surrounded by cattle and horse pastures, and far away from the very dusty and sometimes noisy main road. Even the roosters and barking dogs are far enough away to allow for a good sleep. We appreciated the availability of the washing machine. This was early January and we found the temperature in the house very pleasant without need for AC.
Dusk and dawn bring quite a bit of bird activity in the yard, so bring your binoculars if you enjoy a spot of birding. Bakery/cafe and small supermarket are a short walk away and so is a rocky beach and cemetery island (where the snorkeling was fairly good). All other places, including the next sandy beach and the entrance to the nice Cabo Blanco park are more of a serious walk away. We loved the Cabo Blanco park trail to a beautiful beach- you have to be in decent physical shape for that one.
We did most of transportation by taxi, but those don't come cheaply (e.g. to Montezuma for $10 one way, return trip to Santa Teresa via a very rough road $60+). Next time, we would come by rental car or rent mountain bikes or ATVs (available in Cabuya or Montezuma) for our stay.
On Costa Rica’s ocean side, just between Mal-Pais, Santa Teresa and Montezuma, lies village of Cabuya. A wide unspoiled 3km beach reaches up to the first reserve in Costa Rica, Cabo Blanco. The water we drink in Cabuya comes from the reserve and its the tastiest water you will ever drink. Because the beach in Cabuya is a bit rocky, most of the time you will find the beach very private. You might see the fishermen go out to fish or someone walking in the send and looking for sea glass, shells and colorful stones. Almost everything is in a walking distance. Within 2 minutes walk you will find a bakery, a sushi bar, a lovely Internet cafe, two small local groceries where you will find anything you need from fishing gear to lovely organic fruits and vegetables at very low rates. Several local fishermen sell fresh fish. there are two surf point near by, one for beginners and one for more advanced surfers. Entering Cabuya is the beautiful river 'Rio Lajas' with water falls and swimming pools
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3 night minimum stay
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