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Charming, peaceful bungalow in the beach side village of Cabuya

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 4

Casa RevAda is a lovely, artistic, private bungalow in scenic Cabuya. Built in 2010, the cottage is surrounded by gardens and fruit trees. Experience the real Costa Rica as you wake up in the cozy sleeping loft, then step out onto the connecting upstairs balcony for a view of the sunrise to the east and the mountains to the south. Prepare fresh local food in the fully equipped kitchen including electric stove and oven, toaster oven, full-size refrigerator, cookware and blender, then enjoy your meal in the shaded outdoor dining area. Open the downstairs corner sliding doors to incorporate the large covered porch for a spacious indoor/outdoor living area. The house includes sheets, towels, all cooking utensils, dinnerware, telephone, washing machine, plenty of hot water and fans. Bicycles are available for rental if desired.

Stephanie Revelli
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Stephanie Revelli

My husband and I visited Costa Rica 4 times before we dedided to buy property to build a house in this beautiful country. The house was completed in November 2010 and we have thoroughly enjoyed each of our stays here since then. We live the major part of the year in Florida. We love surfing, adventure and exploring.

Stephanie Revelli purchased this bungalow in 2010

Why Stephanie Revelli chose Puntarenas

This property gives you the opportunity to be a part of the culture of Costa Rica. The house incorporates Costa Rican charm with amenities familiar to someone living in the United States. It sits in a comfortable, tranquil environment within a friendly neighborhood. Enjoy the instant hot water and WiFi access. You will have a wonderful vacation in this artistically designed bungalow.


Cabuya Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , upstairs with sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • bathrooms include artistically designed features
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Construction expressly designed and built for maximum ventilation throughout the house with ceiling fans and wall fans. 1 Twin/ Single.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Charming, peaceful bungalow in the beach side village of Cabuya
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Excellent homebase to discover Nicoya Peninsula

  • 5 of 5

As first time guests to Costa Rica, we found the owner, Stephanie's guidance extremely helpful in understanding the local area. She even recommended transportation from the airport to her casita, which began our trip with a stay in Hotel 1915 including a great breakfast, then a ferry and buses which delivered us right to the front door. Once settled in we loved the casita and grounds with phone and internet. Each day, as howling monkeys greeted us, we began our day on the outside porch with fresh brewed Costa Rican coffee.

As avid walkers, we found it easy to get to the local markets, restaurants (Cafe Nimbu was our favorite), and hikes to both Cabuya Island and Cabo Blanco Preserve. While we did hike to Montezuma by choice (7 km), we found the 5 minute walk to the bus stop convenient for trips to the farmers markets in Montezuma and Cobano. We got to meet many other travelers and locals on the bus. It's a social event. The walk to the pool at Hotel Celeje was a regular visit.

The casita is nestled in with two other american owned properties and we stayed for three weeks and got to meet some neighbors who spend a few months here every year. It's away from the main dirt road, so no dust here.

We had a great time in Costa Rica and really got the feel of the place by staying at Stephanie's. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your stay in Cabuya! The area is lovely and we're grateful to be able to share our casita with others who visit. We truly appreciate your kind review and look forward to your visit in the future!
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Fantastic home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Costa Rica. We were unsure of exactly what to expect. This home is a gem! We thought it was very cozy and had everything we needed. Jenni was amazing. She answered all our questions, helped us make plans, called our taxis, and her food is FABULOUS!!! Especially her gallo pinto and pineapple smoothie. Delicious! We had our 5 year old daughter who only wanted to spend time on the beach. This is not the place to be for that. The beach was extremely rocky. But cabuya, jenni, and this home are wonderful! See you next Christmas!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate our guest's feedback, especially when we find out that you enjoyed your stay! Some of the beaches are very rocky. If you go up or down the coast, the beach can change dramatically including sandy spots and river mouths. We look forward to your return!
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Cutest casa!

  • 5 of 5

We booked a last minute trip, Steph and Jenny were amazing having the house ready in 24 hours for us! The casa had lots of towels, everything we needed to cook several meals! Loved the open air of the house, with many fans we didn't need ac. ! We enjoyed our stay very much and would choose this house again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback! We hope you guys can make it back to Cabuya for another stay at our casita, and for more of Jenny's great pizza!
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Casita Revada Is Lovely

  • 5 of 5

If quiet evenings, and lots of birds, howler monkeys, and a lovely casita in a quiet TRUE Costa Rican town is what you're looking for...This is the place. Not to mention the beaches are lovely and quiet. Everything you need is so close it's almost out of a book. Plenty of restaurants/sodas, a ridiculously good panaderia, a lovely pizza place, and a market.

One hint...learn and speak a little Spanish...It's respectful.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Casita

  • 5 of 5

My family greatly enjoyed our four night stay in Stephanie's lovely home. The house is well equipped, tucked away and private, but also convenient walking distance to all you'll need in Cabuya. The pictures accurately represent the home, and we had a very relaxing stay—kids loved reading in the hammocks. We have been touring Costa Rica for a few weeks and seen much of the country, and this spot was as enjoyable as any of them. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hale Eddy, New York

Sweetest place in Cabuya!

  • 5 of 5

The only reason I would hesitate to recommend this place is because it may make it unavailable to us the next time I want to rent it.

This was our second visit to Cabuya . We stayed in another house last year (the Artist's Cottage), but this house FAR surpassed that one in regards to comfort, cleanliness, and charm. It is great!! Very, very comfortable! It feels very safe and nurturing. It craftily combines shelter and privacy with the openness of a traditional Tico home by the positioning of some massive wood corner sliding doors that easily slide open to make it feel that the house is an extension of the outdoors and vice versa. You can easily slide them closed if you simply want to create more interior privacy for yourself (there is a smaller passage door opening in one of them for more traditional access.) The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need. The custom concrete countertops and sinks inside are an absolute delight. The shower is large and comfortable. (and you won't find the typical 'suicide shower' here like you do in most rental houses in Costa Rica). The raw tree trunk columns, built in furnishings hand crafted from local woods, the locally crafted ceramic lighting fixtures, the colorful drapes, and some local art work, all add to the charm of this sweetheart of a place. Noa, the caretaker is extremely helpful. Her husband built the house and it is evident that he took great pride in it.

The place it set back nicely from the road with a very sweet and helpful Gringo couple next door. The stunning pebble beach in Cabuya is a very short walk down the road just out the driveway. (the sound of the surf can be easily heard from the house.) The exquisite food at Marvin's Soda (I HIGHLY recommend the food there!!!) is another easy walk from the house, as is the Coyote Café, the Cabuya Bakery and Eatery (both also have excellent food), and the Super David supermarket.

The people are very friendly in Cabuya; Ticos and Gringos alike. If it's low tide and you'd like to swim, (the ocean swimming is good only during the higher tides) I'd recommend heading to the Celaje Hotel. They'll let you swim and hang out around the pool as long as you order a beverage. It's a great place to meet people from all walks of like who seem to prefer Cabuya to the busier Montezuma down the road. The bikes that come with the house are great and a convenient way to get to the fresh water rivers and sandy beaches on the way to Montezuma. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tambor Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Higuron Corner Bar
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Paquera Ferry
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Tambor Resort
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Panaderia
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Cabuya Beach
Car: not necessary

Cabuya is a beautiful ocean side village with 3 kilometers of natural beaches. The local residents refer to the village as the 'Garden of Eden' because of the abundance of flowers, fresh foods, unspoiled landscapes and pure water. The area is in one of the seven Blue Zones, known for health and longevity. Waterfalls, swimming pools, hiking and exotic birdwatching are enjoyed at the River Lejas, the entrance to the village of Cabuya. Prepare a meal with the fresh catch of seafood provided by the local fishermen after picking up a loaf of bread from the nearby bakery. Cabuya offers two exciting surf breaks and is 4 miles from the well known surfing areas of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. From Casa RevAda, it's a pleasant walk or bike ride to restaurants, markets, the beach, the local bus line and the nature preserve of Cabo Blanco. Benefit from yoga, spanish lessons, deep-sea fishing, dance classes, pool bars, the zip line or the nearby Gentle Earth Health Retreat. The resort town of Montezuma is 4 miles up the coast from Cabuya and attracts global visitors. Here you can find a pleasant, active night life with restaurants. bars, music, movies, local vendors, fire dancers or simply a walk on the beach. You'll feel rejuvenated and refreshed relaxing in this lovely artisan cottage and experiencing pura vida of the real Costa Rica.


Rates & Availability

Cabuya Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Low Season
Aug 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

Rates are based upon two people staying at the casita. For each additional person, it would be $5.00 per night per person added to the price. 2 bicycles are available at the house for rental at $5.00 per day per bicycle. $100 refundable damage deposit is due for each bicycle upon rental. More bicycles may be available through the property manager if needed (at the property manager's rate).

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