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Charming, peaceful bungalow in the beach side village of Cabuya

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 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, 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

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 Cabuya

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Charming, peaceful bungalow in the beach side village of Cabuya
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Had a great time here!

  • 5 of 5

GREAT place to stay. Clean,comfortable, with lots of outdoor space.There is so much to do around Cabuya. We did lots of hiking and beaching, only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rural village--convenient, picturesque and safe location

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at Casa RevAda in the past. It's lovely, well equipped and very comfortable. I'm impressed with how the owner keeps the property maintained and upgraded both inside and outside. The owner and property manager are very helpful. In Cabuya, you can relax immersed in the real Costa Rica, then enjoy the entertainment and nightlife in neighboring towns including live music, events, fire dancers, vegetable markets, bars and a variety of restaurants. You don't need a car, yet with a car you can travel further from Cabuya into beautiful mountains and other beaches for day trips. It's always an adventure.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property and tree house are beautiful, but it's too hot for man or beast at this property.

  • 1 of 5

I felt like I was in an episode of naked and afraid. It was my anniversary, and we ended up leaving the property because it was just too hot. My wife the dog and I were are laying on the tile floor under the only decent fan watering ourselves down because we were so hot. We stayed only three days of a planned 12 days. The stairs in the cabins are dangerous. It is slab wood, sanded down and and then treated with a clear varnish. So slippery I fell on them twice. Once having to catch myself with an arm I just (4wks ago) had surgery on. My dog had such a hard time with the stairs and slipping we ended up blocking the stairs so she wouldn't get hurt. And we lost half our money because we cancelled and left.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's truly unfortunate that you had an unpleasant experience at our property. Other guests have stayed during the same time frame who never mentioned their discomfort with the heat. I assumed you were more aware of the climate when you inquired about your stay. Perhaps with the priority in booking our property the day you wanted to arrive, the climate of the area was not your first concern. It's true that end of April can be very hot in the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula. With your review I will mention the heat during the end of the dry season (end of April and first of May) to future guests who are interested in staying during that time frame. The stairs have never been a safety issue with us or with prior guests, which included many who had children and pets. It's quite a surprise that the stairs were such a problem as this was never mentioned to me during our correspondence. Since the only issue you mentioned to me was your discomfort being a result of the weather (which is out of our control), I was unable to offer a more generous refund. All our prior reviews have been 5 stars out of 5. Please accept my apologies regarding your dissatisfaction as we try to address questions and concerns of all guests with the utmost care and sensitivity.
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  • 5 of 5

This is perhaps the most well equipped kitchen I have seen in a home away, which we appreciated very much. Beyond that, the property was beautiful and in a quiet (relatively dust free) location. It is located between Montezuma and Santa Teresa and we found it convenient to visit both destinations. I saw Howler Monkeys from the house 75% of the days and a large iguana visited us every day. The house is very cool and I spent a bit of time just admiring the woodwork and decoration. We spent a great deal of time in the hammocks on the porch. The property owner and the property manager are extremely responsive, no matter what you may need. My daughter even went over to the property manager's house to play with her niece one day, which was very helpful.

If I was forced to list a negative I would say that there is not much tourist infrastructure in Cabuya itsel. What is there for restaurants and grocery stores are more expensive when compared to many other parts of Costa Rica (still cheaper than the U.S. however). This extra cost is surely because of how remote you are. It costs money to get things our to Cabuya, and this is a big part of the allure in the first place. The bakery in town is excellent. Very good food and delicious smoothies. My daughter fell in love with the decadent banana and chocolate smoothing with milk. We also enjoyed the soda across from the grocery store, though I don't remember the name of it.

We found many beaches to enjoy very close to the property (including one that is COVERED in hermit crabs around is between Montezuma and Cabuya, between the first and second bridges). One cool thing about this area is the degree of variation between the local beaches. There is nice smooth sand beaches, smooth gravel, crushed shells and is all there. Big waves, little waves, you get the idea. Now, just book this place and go enjoy the very south of the Nicoya Peninsula!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Such a great place! The house is beautiful and the area offers so many fun things to do. My 6 year old boy and I stayed for 12 nights and it was the perfect vacation. I love the simple charm of the house and Cabuya itself is such a welcoming place as well. We had no problems with the house, it is well maintained and everything works fine. It stays cool enough at night with the fans and windows to get a comfortable sleep and it is a very safe feeling home. I would recommend a vehicle as walking to the stores, resteraunts and beaches gets to be a bit much in the heat, especially with kids. We rented an ATV through Jenny at the Coyote Cafe and that was perfect for the two of us. We did many day trips across to Mal Pais and To Montezuma with the ATV, it's the ideal vehicle to have in that area. There are many great places to eat in the area, I can honestly say that I didn't have a meal down there that was anything less than fantastic. The locals are very friendly and know how to cook! We loved walking down to the beach in the evening and watching the thousands of hermit crabs running around. There are plenty of good swimming spots both at high and low tide between Cabuya and Montezuma, you just have look for them and you can find an ideal place to hang out in all conditions. If your looking for good surf, head over to Mal Pais. It's super consistant and has waves to suit all skill levels. All in all this was a perfect trip and a perfect place to stay. Stephanie was super helpful leading up to the trip and Jenny at the Coyote is an absolute gem as well! i can't wait to go back, and I will be back for sure!

Pura Vida!

Travis & Ryker

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Travis & Ryker, It's so good to hear you enjoyed your stay and our casita, and that your friends came to visit as well! Sounds like you covered a lot of ground while you were in Cabuya. I love hearing some of the details. We look forward to your return! Stephanie
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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: January 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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