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Comfortable family cabin surrounded by jungle, perfect for relaxing and enjoying nature. Built the traditional way with local hardwoods the cabin offers views in all directions from the open air living and dining areas. Downstairs there's a fully equipped kitchen, open porch area, and outside bath room. Upstairs queen bedroom and adjoining family bedroom with 3 single beds, hot water shower and full bathroom.
The large garden is great for children, with a small tree house and barbecue area. Monkeys, iguanas, anteaters and armadillos have all been seen on the property.
Swimming is safe at high tide, but sea floor rocky so swim shoes advisable. Kayak use free, bikes available for rent. Easy access to beaches and waterfalls of Montezuma
Keywords: beach house, casita, nature,wildlife,private,views,rustic,close to Montezuma, deserted beach,close to nature reserve
Owner of organic food store and cafeteria in San Jose. Love the outdoors.
fiona purchased this cabin in 1993
Cabuya is a great place to wind down and get to know the local way of life. Much less busy than nearby Montezuma and Mal pais, yet with easy access to the beaches and rivers in the area.
The highlights, morning walk along the beach, you can walk for miles without meeting anyone, watching the birds fishing. Moonrise over the ocean, the early evening sky reflecting the sunset. Great places to eat, Bakery Cafe, Pizza at Cafe coyote.Fresh fish from the neighbour.
After much searching and multiple comparisons, our family chose Las Caracolas as our vacation "base camp." Upon our arrival, we were graciously welcomed by Melissa (caretaker) and the dogs Blackie and Lucky. The property was neat and meticulously clean. The house itself is nicely laid out with excellent air flow to keep us cool. My favorite aspect of the house was the pass-through bar from the kitchen to the beautiful outdoor table. The house is made of teak branches, which captured my imagination. The home was very comfortable for our family of four (with children ages 10 and 8). The kitchen was nicely equipped with everything I needed to cook meals. Every evening finished with a relaxing shower and restful sleep in the comfortable beds. We made good use of the bicycles and sea kayaks provided by the owners.
The property also includes a secluded beach with hamoks for relaxing and tables for enjoying a meal at the waterfront. We spent many mornings mesmerized by sunrises over the water, and watching the fishermen go out on their daily rounds.
While staying on the property would have been enough, Las Caracolas is within close walking distance to several wonderful restaurants (our personal favorite was Cafe Coyote), a fabulous bakery, tour guides (check out Solo Bueno Tours), and beautiful natural scenery (check out cemetery island, and Cabo Blanco National Preserve) as well as countless secluded beaches an waterfalls. Biodiversity is unparalleled. The property is also close to two small markets which had everything I needed.
Another attraction is the pacific beaches (among the most pristine beautiful in the world) just a short drive away. Montezuma is close and a nice small town with bank machines, a larger market and lots of tourist attractions.
Although we read many great reviews of the property with great anticipation, our expectations were pleasantly exceeded by the beautiful home and the gracious hospitality offered by Melissa. She addressed all if our questions and made sure all of our needs were met. I speak as much Spanish as 2 years of high school Spanish would allow, and wad able to communicate effectively with Melissa, and find what we neded around town. The dogs adopted us and kept a vigilant eye on us while we were there.
I would highly recommend Las Caracolas for your Costa Rica get-away. I can tell you we will return to Costa Rica, and Las Caracolas will be part of our plans. Cabuya is a wonderful community.
We stayed for a week with our 23 & 17 year old kids. We all loved it there. Fiona was extremely helpful before our trip and Melissa (manages the house and lives next door) was wonderful and very accommodating. The house is very rustic and beautiful... lots of wood beams and flooring, and very open. You can hear the waves crashing from your bed. The grounds were gorgeous, as well and everything is so clean. A great bonus was our "vacation pets". We loved Luckie, Blackie and Kitty. They are all so well-behaved and so sweet. It was a wonderful trip that we'll never forget. Thanks, Fiona and Melissa!!
Perfect combo. Sitting out on the cool and tiled veranda looking out through the jungle to the beach was pure heaven. We spent hours just relaxing and unwinding. Wake up in the morning to Howler Monkeys in the Jungle canopy right on the property. Take the Kayaks out for a spin. Relax in the Hammocks on the beach. Build a fire and roast a fresh caught fish bought two properties away on the grill on the beach. Walk down to the grocery store. Buy fresh bread from the bakery 5 minutes walking distance. In the evening a 3 minute stroll takes you to Hotel Celaje and eat a remarkable variety of delicious meals at the Pirate Restaurant Kardoes. Walk another 2 minutes for Pizza at El Coyote, where Jennie will set you up with virtually any kind of tourist excursion you might want as well as vehicle rentals. And please be sure to acquaint yourself with Melissa and her lovely family at the caretakers house. Give Melissa 45 minutes and the place is as clean as a whistle. Two dogs and a cat, Blackie, Lukie, and Poppie are gentle and loving additions: We became great friends during our stay. Fiona the owner is a delight; if you need anything including translations, be sure to let her know. A bus or a taxi will stop at the gate for you if you need to go exploring, although there is much to see just by walking around: We did not rent or need a car. My wife and I agree that we can recommend this property without reservation if you want to see a beautiful and peaceful slice of Costa Rica.
We spent a week here with our three young girls. It was a perfect place to play and stay! No need for a rental car, grocery store nearby, and Melissa (the caretaker) was incredibly helpful for all our needs and questions. It was simple to catch the bus from the house to nearby beaches and Montezuma or just play in the beach outside the house. I give this beach house my highest recommendation and Fiona was prompt to respond to our questions and help us set the trip up.
This house far exceeded our expectations. It is simple and beautiful. There are two grocery stores nearby and several good restaurants. You have the advantage of being close to the beach but feel like you are staying in a jungle. The sounds of howler monkeys and rain on the tin roof make for a good nights sleep. There is plenty to do with out going far from Cabuya. We enjoyed a fishing trip with Jose and renting four wheelers. Having sea kayaks on property was an unexpected bonus. There are plenty of hammocks, a very nice kitchen and a wonderful dining area. The house is very open and comfortable. A wonderful place to stay.
We have been travelling to Costa Rica for the past 16 years and this house is far and away our most favorite place to stay. Here you are directly on the ocean which is secluded and very private. There is also an abundance of wildlife...more than you will ever see in Monteverde. One morning while showering my son pointed out a howler monkey through the shower window that was no more than 3 meters away eating a mango. There are toucans, monkeys, parrots, iguanas, posote and even the occasional armadillo. There is a local fisherman just meters down the beach where you can buy the freshest red snapper. It's a great place for a couple or an entire family with friends. The caretaker lives right next door so you always have help if you need it...and the owner, Fiona and her daughters, are the nicest people you will ever meet. Anything that we have ever needed there was always addressed quickly such as when there was a small leak in the portal roof. It was fixed the next day. Cabuya is a quiet yet amazing place with a few very good restaurants, two small groceries, a great local bar and montezuma only minutes away. The prettiest road in Costa Rica crosses over from Cabuya to Malpais/Santa Teresa where there is world class surfing and endless white sand beaches. I can't say enough great things about this house and Cabuya. Here you are one with nature living in a 'Robinson Crusoe' house complete with an adjacent tree house and zip line for the kids, lovely river close by and all the hermit crabs that you can ever imagine. Enjoy!
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2 night minimum stay
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