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Bedrooms Studio
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Owner's Home...Modern A/C Cabin w/King Sized Bed

Our Cabin on the Property of our The Toucan Stay Inn (but 3 can't)...(a/k/a 'TSI')

The 'Owner's Cabin' is not always Rentable, but the owner lives in the USA and enjoys traveling. It is a separate building from the actual Toucan Stay Inn (TSI) Our "Petite To Be in a Garden by the Sea". It is Very Private, Gated and Surrounded with colorful 10 foot tall Hibiscus hedges and 8' Wooden Gates. Besides being on a gorgeous tropical setting, filled with flowers, bushes and Coconut Palms, the TSI is proud to be on the "BeachSide"…just 3 lots from the Caribbean Sea. Unlike most of our competition, we have Air Conditioning, Screened window and large Screened Patio,, WI-FI and Satellite TV. As of matter of fact, we have A/C in all the Inn's accommodations.

The Owner's Cabin has Cathedral Ceilings, a variety of Local Wood Accents and Furniture, a Custom Made California King Sized Bed, True Quality Bedding (real mattresses) and Linens, a Living Room area, Dining Table, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Private Bathroom, Satellite TV/Stereo DVD, Flat Screened TV, Screened in Patio with Table and Chairs, 2 hammocks and a massage table. (see photos)

The Toucan Stay Inn (TSI) is merely steps away from Playa Punta Uva... rated one of the 'Top 10 Natural Beaches in the World' (says Outsider Magazine). Punta means 'Point' there are two sides to it. Each side is completely different. Our side is called the 'family beach' has been awarded a BLUE FLAG for it's cleanliness and safety. The other side is completely different, and my wife and I love to hang hammocks among the palm trees, bring a cooler with lunch and drinks, books and snorkeling spend the day. Muy Tranquilo!!! (Very Tranquil!!!)

The Toucan Stay Inn is conveniently located within a 'stone's throw' of a grocery store, a beach bar/restaurant, and the Punta Uva Dive as a matter of fact, Punta Uva River...a very sleepy river that meets the Caribbean. Kayaks are rented nearby for your convenience.

FREE WiFi is available, along with Free use of Snorkeling equipment, Boogie Boards, Travel Beach Hommocks and Beach Towels, we are happy to offer concierge services for reservations and suggestions for adventures, tours and our list of 'preferred' dining experiences.

Here are some of the popular things our guests enjoy:

Horseback Riding on the Beach, Scuba Diving, Canopy Tours (zip line), White Water Rafting, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Hiking both the Gondoca-Manzanillo Refuge and the Cahuita National Park, Chocolate Tours, Bri Bri Indian Reservation, Waterfalls, the famous Jaguar Wildlife Rescue Center, etc. etc. Several of the tours will pick you up and drop you off right at our doorstep.

I'm not sure if the Garden of Eden was much better, but instead of apples and serpents, we have coconuts, papayas, bananas and an occasional sloth and toucan.

Although the 'Owner's Cabin' has a fully equipped kitchen, Breakfast can be purchased and served on the Inn's Garden Terrace (with advanced notice)

Garden Terrace and the Garden Pavilion are places where our guests can relax, play cards, board games, or just read or leisurely nap in one of our several terrace hammocks or Adirondack Chairs. We have a small book and DVD library for your use. Wi Fi is Free. And, we have a house computer for you to check you emails.

Caribe Sur (this Southern Caribbean area) is known for the best variety of International Cuisine in Costa Rica. Within a few miles (or less) in either direction, you can find authentic assortment of Caribbean, Argentinean, Middle Eastern, Italian, Thai, Sushi, Mexican and 'Tico' (Costa Rican) menus. We have our favorites that we will share with you.

Have you ever heard of Howler Monkeys? Well, they come around quite often, or you can hear them in the in our travel daily. The variety of colorful birds and wild flowers is you will, undoubtedly, see a Morpho Butterfly with turquoise wings and much more!!!

For convenience the bus stop is right on our taxi rides into Puerto Viejo (our hub) or Manzanillo are about $10. .

There are SPAS within a few miles. Many of our guests enjoy having us arrange Spa personnel come and offer massages on our own property!

Our Mission is to assist you in making your vacation a 'memorable one' (that's if you'll let us).

Any questions? Don't hesitate to contact us in advance: call the INN: IN COSTA RICA 506-2759-9172

IN THE USA 561-515-9197

Keywords: Luxury Cottage Steps from Beach

More Details

Property Manager
Jon Stierwalt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2017

About Jon Stierwalt

I retired from the 'fashion industry'. I've toured Costa Rica back in 1999, but truly fell in love with this area. Don't tell everyone about it, please. My Spanish is not that good yet (really horrible, in fact) but the Caribbean Coast has more English speaking population because 100+ years ago the United Fruit Company that controlled most of the Southern Part of Costa Rica brought labor in from the Caribbean Islands (British Colonies). So, they spoke English. When the company Caribbean people had no way to get the lived off the land and kept it as Natural as they could. than the rest of the due to Jamaican a mixture of Raggae, Salsa, Calypso, along with good old Rock and Roll have advanced through the years. Bob Marley is pretty darn popular.

My wife, Mabel (pronounced MaBell) if from Bogota, Colombia and I am from Florida, USA.

I couldn't have found a better location to retire. I walk down the path to the beach each morning, with a cup of the best coffee in the world, and end my day with a float on my back and watch sky change colors during the incredible sun set. I walk back to my cottage, pick a lime off one of my many fruit trees, then squeeze it into a tall glass of Flora De Cana (Rum) and Diet Coke. I love to the road to Manzanillo is just gorgeous. Snorkeling the Cove and kayaking either the 'point' (punta) or the sleepy river that meets the beach are two favorite activities.

The nightlife in Puerto Viejo (7 miles away) is nice to have, but the privacy, fresh air and total 'comfy' feeling of the Toucan Stay Inn (but 3 can't) is one of the greatest 'pleasures' of my life. I prefer living near the beach and love coming home to our Private, Gated, Garden Setting. Who wants to go from the beach to a small room. So, I built the Toucan Stay Inn and our quaint cabin with all the comforts of home.

Jon Stierwalt purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Jon Stierwalt chose Limon Province

In my eyes, The Garden of Eden couldn't have been much better. The natural beauty of not just my property, but the entire area is overwhelming to me. On the property we have limes, coconuts, pipas, guanabana, bananas and other fruits with some incredible flowering plants. The place is surrounded by hibiscus 3 sets of wooden entry gates. Two one bedroom air conditioned suites are also available.

The variety of SOME OF THE BEST FOOD I'VE EVER EATEN is incredible, with several of them within walking distance and others within a no further than 5 miles on the same main road. Sushi, Thai, Italian, French, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Argentinian, and of course, Tico (local) food are all offered. I keep a book listing TSI's recommended restaurants, along with menus. A convenience store (PULPERIA) is located within 50 feet of our front door. Now that's convenient! The owners, Saskia and Connie speaks German, English and Spanish. They are both great people who will fix you up with beer, wine, booze and your grocery needs.

What makes this cabin unique

'If you are lucky enough to live near the beach, you are lucky enough'

'Location, location, location' is the most prominent phrase in real estate and that's what makes The Toucan Stay Inn (but 3 can't) special'

Location: 200 meters (3 lots away) from the actual Punta Uva Beach. 'One of the Top Ten Wild Beaches in the World'...Outsider Magazine 2001

Privacy: Property is surrounded with fencing covered by natures beauty (hibiscus hedges, vines, coconut and pipa trees etc.

Air Conditioning and Ceiling Fans... something hard to no need for mosquito nets. All windows are screened.

Hot Water: Something you might take for granted, but not offered everywhere

'Gringo' plumbing: Flush your toilet paper!(sounds wierd? see Hot Water above)

Great Mattress: King or Queen Top of the line mattresses ONLY!

All the comforts of home: Cabin has full COMPLETE kitchen (Gas oven w/ 4 burner stove, full sized refridge, microwave, toaster over))

Location, privacy, air conditioning, hot water, a great mattress, and the comforts of home in a local setting is what makes the TOUCAN STAY INN (but 3 can't) special'.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

Most Enjoyable. Thank you.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at the Toucan Inn. Mike was there to meet us and go over all of the details about our accommodations and gave us all the information about our immediate area. Beach. Store. Restaurant. Ect. The cabin was big and bright. The bed very comfortable. It was clean. The property was lovely, gated and private even though we were near the beach road. The beach was a two minute walk. The location to surrounding villages was central to all. We had the pleasure of meeting Jon, the owner of Toucan Inn. He shared with us many stories about the history of this beautiful area of Punta Uva. We would certainly return to Toucan Inn without hesitation. Thank you Mike and Jon for making our first trip to Costa Rica a most memorable adventure. Pura Vida. Deb and Lew.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Deb and Lew!!! Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope you made it home, safe and sound. Prior to my arrival in CR, when I spoke to Mike, he told me that you guys were "GREAT!" and now that we have spent some time together, I totally agree with him. I'd give you both 4 STARS (lol). I so enjoyed the time we spent together, and do hope you return soon. Pura Vida, Jon
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Akron, NY, USA

Five nights was not enough!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is what vacations are supposed to be like. After a superb time hiking around volcanos and kayaking down gorgeous rivers through the rainforest my wife and I spent five glorious nights at Toucan Stay Inn in the Owner's Cabin. It was like having our own little home away from home. The grounds consist of beautiful tropical gardens hiding behind a secure fence and gates, and it's just a very short walk down the road to the beach. The Owner's Cabin is a large one room, combo kitchen, living room, bedroom, with a full bathroom and a large screened porch. There is plenty of hot water. After a great night's sleep in the king size bed (some nights with the A/C, some nights listening to the rain) we'd have coffee, take a long walk on the beach, come back and make breakfast, then grab the beach towels, books, etc. and head back to the beach. We picked up a couple inexpensive low to the ground beach chairs at Walmart in San Jose earlier in out trip and they were perfect for the beach. There are hammocks to use to sling between trees if you prefer. If you want a beer or a cocktail, burger, or pizza, there is a beach bar right there. Better yet wait for one of the local women to come along with hot homemade chicken or veggie empanadas. After a day of total relaxation we'd venture out to one of the many many local restaurants nearby for dinner and then back to our cabin. Night life is available if that's your scene but we prefer our solitude. After seeing many of the other accommodations in the area we could not have been happier with our choice. Mike the grounds manager will soon become a welcome friend and give good advice on local attractions and activities. A couple things we did not know but were not a problem. You have to buy your own drinking/cooking water but there is a little grocery store across the road. $5 for 5 gallons almost got us through our five nights. Also, there is no housekeeping so you can leave your bed unmade just like at home. There is not a house safe but one didn't seem necessary. The wifi worked great, there is no house computer, if you want to ride a bike you'll need to rent one nearby, and breakfast is not included. Some travel sites have not been updated with that current information. Mike informs us we would not have enjoyed his cooking anyway! Oh, the owner Jon, is always reachable by phone and is also a trove of helpful information. Although not entirely necessary since there are taxis, I would recommend a car for greatest convenien

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John and Kathy for your wonderful words. Responding to the few negatives is something we hate to do, but must be stated. When I live there, I was known for my breakfasts...and we were called a B&B...since Mike took over the cooking...we had to change our name to just an INN. (lol) As for the bikes...well living so close to the ocean destroys metal BIG TIME...and we were spending more time repairing and we left that to the folks who Just Rent Bikes for a living...several blocks away. I must say, that it is wonderful to read how open you both were to adventure (white water rafting), and yet, enjoying the nature within our property, the beach surroundings...and truly appreciating our "little slice of paradise" is all we can ask for. The very few guests that expect to be able to "hail a cab" in Punta Uva are the types that you can't please no matter what. Thank you for being you. Might I suggest, that the next time...bring two other couples and have the entire property to yourselves. What Fun!!! PURA VIDA...and thank you again for choosing the Toucan Stay Inn's Owner's Cabin
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mexico beach florida

our 2016 vacation

  • 3 of 5

This was a nice place it was clean and had lots of hot water. That being said this was said to be a bed and breakfast we never saw the breakfast the whole two weeks we were there. The roof leaked on our bed but not to much. We told Mike about it and he said that he knew about that. The beach was really nice and the people as always were great. Mike the manager was nice and told us about all the things to do and where to eat. Jon the owner was very helpful in getting us to the place and answered all the questions I had which were a lot.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary in Costa Rica and stayed at the Toucan stay inn for 6 nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The unit was very clean and cheerful. The king size bed was comfortable and the shower had great water pressure and never ran out of hot water. The grounds were lovely, full of flowers, and very well maintained. The manager, Mike, and owner, Jon, were both very friendly and had lots of good recommendations. It was a very short walk to the beautiful beach which was never crowded. There are a few very good restaurants a short walk away.

I would highly recommend the Toucan Stay Inn!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable place to stay and explore the local area. Great service from the manager Mike, who had a wealth of knowledge about local services and amenities, as well as the geography of the area. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exiting Punta Uva

  • 4 of 5

The unit we stayed in was very nice with all convenience of home. Everyone ( Manager) was more than helpful. Very safe area. If you like something different. this is it. Very restful, nice beach. Walk to 3 restaurants. ( Limited food.) Convenience store 500 feet away has everything!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
2 beach bars. 1 is 600 feet away, 2 blocks away
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
"Ranchito" on beach
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Punta Uva

Play Punta Uva (our beach) is just a short walk away (actually only 3 lots away). Within 3 miles of us is the Famous Jaguar Rescue Center, Canopy tours(zip line tours), horse back riding, Iguana Sanctuary, Yoga, Surf Lessons etc. I REPEAT...we are only 600 feet way from swimming, kayaking and snorkeling, which are all available at our Beach..."rated in TOP TEN NATURAL BEACHES IN THE WORLD" by Outside Magazine and Travel and Leisure. Our 'Owners Cabin" sits is next to our Toucan Stay Inn. Our manager at the Inn will be happy to assist you with recommendations for restaurants, private beaches, tours, etc.

Our little "paradise" sits between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo. Both are places that you should visit. Each with their own Caribbean "vibe".


Rates & Availability

Punta Uva Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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High Season
Dec 5 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500


"THE "Owner's Cabin" at the Toucan Stay Inn is my home. It is available throughout the different times.
The rates mentioned are strictly for my home, the "Owner's Cabin". These rates ARE NOT the rates for either of the 2 private accommodations available at the Toucan Stay Inn.

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Punta Uva Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The 'Owner's Cabin' has a full bathroom...and if you desire to rent either of the apartments...they, too, have private bathrooms/shower (hot and cold water)
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • California King Sized Bed - 1 king
  • The 'Owner's Cabin' is my home...separate from the Actual Toucan Stay INN...which has two studio apartments with private bath and private entrance. These are rented separately.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Our Cottage/Cabin is located in a gated 1/2 acre+ tropical garden. You can enjoy the spacious terrace our new garden pavilion with hammocks galore. Between us and the beach is a beach restaurant/bar, a Dive Shop and a private home. We are close enough to hear the waves...yet far enough away from the 'no see-ums) (those tiny insects that bother the heck out of you) as the sun sets. In addition, a convenience store is very close. The bus stop...on our corner....and several EXCELLENT restaurants in the area. Convenient/snorkeling/kayaking//surfing/fishing are only steps away. We can arrange for Horseback riding on beach, and any adventures you care to partake in...Canopy Tours, White Water Rafting, Chocolate Tours, Bri Bri Indian Tours, Waterfall Tours . We can arrange Spa Service appts...or arrange to have a massage privately, here on our property. . Playa Punta Uva (our beach) has been rated ONE OF TOP BEACHES in the World By Travel and Leisure and Outside Magazine

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