CARIBBEAN PARADISE - STEPS TO BEACH, EXOTIC GARDENS, WILDLIFE

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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CARIBBEAN PARADISE - STEPS TO BEACH, EXOTIC GARDENS, WILDLIFE

Cahuita House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

This home is a nature lovers paradise! It is nestled in a beautiful garden full of flowers and fruit trees AND is only 200 yards from the warm waters of the Caribbean. The yard is so full of wildlife that you will see more animals, birds, and reptiles than you will in the Cahuita National Park. On almost any given day, you will see or hear toucans, iguanas, exotic butterflies, sloths, parrots, howler monkeys, agoutis, or tropical frogs. This home is very unique in Cahuita. No other home in our town will allow you such a personal relationship with nature. We are fortunate that a wild sloth that has chosen to live in our Almendra tree only 5 meters from the house!.

This home provides you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the real Costa Rica without sacrificing any modern conveniences. You will have a full sized kitchen with quality brand name appliances, wifi internet, a safe for your laptop and other valuables, an on demand tankless hot water, and an American purification system for drinking water.

If you choose to leave this Garden of Eden, within a 5 minute walk from the house you can – take a surf lesson, go horseback riding, snorkel, savor the delicious local cuisine of the Paradise Restaurant or enjoy the calming vibes at Reggae Bar.

Downtown Cahuita is a mere 15 minute walk away – just far enough to ensure your tranquility yet not so far that you will need a car. There you will find a mix of wonderful restaurants, shops, bars and tour agencies to cater to your individual needs.

And don’t forget the Cahuita National Park. There you can play on the beach, kayak or simply admire the acrobatic skills of monkeys as you walk through the jungle.

If comparing listings, may I suggest a few questions you ask the owners prior to making a decision:

1) Will I have to cross a highway from your home to reach the beach?

2) From your home, is the nearest access to the ocean made of sand or huge old coral formations?

3) Do you have a purification system for drinking water? Don't lose precious vacation time due to stomach illness.

4) Can I flush toilet paper down the toilet or will I have place it in a waste bin next to the toilet?

Keywords: Estate, Bungalow, Cabina

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english

I went to university and spent my adult life in Los Angeles. My traveling outside the U.S. had been pretty limited. In 1996 I decided to visit Costa Rica. The wildlife, friendly people, and warm beautiful waters made me fall in love. From that point forward I decided to save money and move to Costa Rica as soon as possible. That was finally accomplished in 2006. I now allow people to rent my home not only to help provide me with income but more importantly share the true Costa Rica in a true home and community with others. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. PS That is Bruno in the profile picture with me.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

I chose Cahuita after spending a lot of time in other areas of Costa Rica and Central America. I have found it to be what I had always envisioned paradise to be - sunny, warm, green, full of wildlife and culture.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p326105vb
Cahuita Limon Province
Ontario
5

A peaceful paradise

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at Troy's to escape the cold of Canada. It was perfect. We were looking for a place to relax near the beach, with lots of wild life but not too far from town. Troy is a very gracious host- meeting us at the house to explain what to do, where to go and basically just familiarize us with the area. We felt right at home instantly. The house is very well-maintained and provided us with every comfort we could have hoped for. The internet is super fast, filtered water and little things like a coffee grinder were all really appreciated. Cahuita is a very sweet little beach community. The kind of place where everyone says hello. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. Thanks again Troy!
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
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Cahuita Limon Province
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
Stayed with my wife and our 14-year old son for 8 days. We loved sitting out on the deck with a beer and watching the wildlife in the garden and the town is easy walking distance. We walked to town at least once a day. The accommodation was perfect for us, Troy provided lots of useful information for us to arrange tours, showed us wildlife in the garden, recommended where to eat, etc. In the garden, we saw many types of birds including hummingbirds, toucans, antbirds and vultures, agouti, many frogs includng poison arrow frogs (the only place in Costa Rica we saw them wild) and, of course Bruno the sloth. We went to the beach and the national park (Cahuita national Park is very nice and a great place to see wildlife, particularly monkeys and sloths, more easily than in some other places in Costa Rica (we didn't need a guide). We saw 2 types of monkey (many sightings), sloths, iguanas, frogs, land crabs, snakes and many bird species. We also saw sloths in town. We took a trip to Bocas del Toro, Panama with Willies tours in Cahuita during our stay that was also very interesting and different (we snorkelled, dived and saw the red frogs at red frog beach). Overall, a great place to stay in Cahuita and Troy is very helpful and accommodating.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
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Cahuita Limon Province
Chattanooga, TN
5

Excellent Get Away

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent our honeymoon week in Cahuita at Troy's home. Needless to say, this was an incredible experience. The community is so welcoming first evidenced by Troy. We enjoyed the 2 minute walk to the immediate bech, the 10 minute walk to town and Cahuita National Park Beach, the 20 minute drive to Puerto Viejo. We were fortunate enough to meet Bruno the sloth, be woken by howler monkeys and ride horses on the beach and jungle and the horse stable 1 minute away from the house. The Caribbean side is truly full of welcoming and wonderful people. Do yourself a favor and go to Costa Rica, go to Cahuita and go stay Troy's home in paradise.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p326105vb
Cahuita Limon Province
5

What a fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this House for 12 nights from late March to early April and it was a great stay. Troy's house does everything it says on the tin. He has a garden that teems with wildlife day and night and, yes, there is a sloth living in the garden. In fact one day the sloth had a visitor so we had two of them for a short period.
We were a party of 4 adults, two in their 50's and two in their 20's and there was plenty to entertain us all.
The house is well equipped and comfortable but gives the impression of being in the wilds despite being in a village with neighbors close by. The locals were incredibly friendly and helpful and when we moved to another part of Costa Rica they were very helpful in advising us.
This really was a taste of paradise.
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
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Cahuita Limon Province
Denmark
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived between Christmas and New Year. Was greeted by the owner Troy who explained about the house and things to do in the area. Enjoyed the house a lot - close to the small town, but it feels private in the secluded garden. The house lived up to our expectations - there's everything you need (well worth the price). Bring mosquito repellent! (as anywhere else in Costa Rica).

We visited Jaguar Rescue Centre in Puerto Viejo (a very, very good experience - go and experince this if you like animals), walked in the nearby national park (bring swimming gear) and visited the botanical garden outside Puerto Viejo (interesting, but not fantastic).
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
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Cahuita Limon Province
Birmingham MI
5

Our best trip ever

  • 5 of 5
All we can say is . . . wow!!! What a darling home and perfect location. It is even better than the description. The home had everything we needed and more; lots of little things that made a big difference- like a great book collection, blender, coffee grinder, beach blanket, a cooler for the beach, etc.. Also, I have had stomach problems when travelling in the past so we were very relieved to know that we were drinking purified water.
When we first arrived Troy was there to greet us with a genuine smile. He patiently and thoughtfully answered all of our many questions about restaurants, tours and pretty much everything. We felt like part of the community on our first day there.
Cahuita is wonderful. The people in this lovely little town are so friendly. Everyone waves and greets each other on the street.
And Troy was spot on about all the wildlife in the yard. We saw Bruno the sloth almost every day and the amount of colorful birds (we saw toucans!) and exotic butterflies that appear in the yard regularly is amazing.
We will absolutely be back again to enjoy this delightful home. Thanks Troy!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Limon
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Negra
Nearest Restaurant
200 Kilometres
Chow's Paradise
Car: not necessary

35 Minutes South of Limon, 15 Minutes North of Puerto Viejo

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Kayaking, Boating

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Cahuita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Last minute special!!!!
Aug 15 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$80
 
 
Christmas/Easter Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
$160
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$120
From
$115
Fri,Sat,Sun
$595
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Cahuita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • cycling
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