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Beautiful House 150m from the beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 bathrom house close to Playa Negra, Cahuita

Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house 150 m from Playa Negra, Cahuita. Casa Verde boasts a lush garden and hammock area.

Ground floor has one bedroom and bathroom, Kitchen area and living room. Each area has its own ceiling fan. and is designed to take advantage of the ocean breeze.

An open wooden staircase leads upstairs to the spacious master bedroom and ensuite. The Master Bedroom is very spacious and your can fall asleep to the sound of the waves.

Casa Verde is not suitable for children under 12 years old.

Pets are not accepted

Casa Verde has excellent internet service and secure parking.

There is a caretaker who lives in an apartment at the back of the house.

The apartment has a separate entrance.

You will share the entrance into the yard.

Local tours can be organized as can more extensive touring of Costa Rica.

Casa Verde is walking distance to Playa Negra, Cahuita National Park and the village of Cahuita. with its choice of restaurants and bars. There are also several yoga studios offering classes in beautiful surroundings..

Private transport can be arrangement from San Jose Airport to Cahuita or you can take the public bus from Central San Jose. The Public bus runs 5 times a day.

Cahuita offers a very laid back way of life with Reggae music coming from the bars and restaurants and a real It has the amazing combination of wildlife, relaxation and good food.

Weekly and Monthly rates available

More Details

Property Manager
Annie Bestwick
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, some spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Annie Bestwick

I am originally from Australia and moved to Calgary, Canada in 2002. In April 2008 I went on a surfing vacation to Costa Rica and fell in love with the country, its friendly people and laid back way of life.

In July 2008 I moved back to Costa Rica and started working with a Costa Rican Travel Agency. This allowed me to continue traveling around the country and also to introduce the country to other people wanting to travel in Central America.

I still work in the Travel Industry and can assist you in booking your travel plans in and around Costa Rica.

Annie Bestwick purchased this house in 2010

Why Annie Bestwick chose Cahuita

After traveling all over Costa Rica and living in San Jose I decided to move to the Caribbean Coast and Cahuita was the natural choice. It is a beachside community with the stunning combination of beautiful beaches surrounded by lush rain forest. There is an amazing National Park where you can see monkeys, sloths, iguanas, caimans and a variety of birdlife

Cahuita is also known for its amazing snorkeling.

I love the position of Casa Verde which is located just outside the village of Cahuita and is a short stroll or bike ride to restaurants, bars, beaches and yoga classes

What makes this house unique

I fell in love with Casa Verde because great access to the beach, the village of Cahuita but at the same time the gardens and hammock area provide a tropical respite from the every day world.


Cahuita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom is located upstairs and enjoys beautiful sea breezes. Fan is also available It also has a small private balcony. Ensuite contains toilet, shower and basin. Second Bedroom is located on the ground floor and has an overhead fan. The second bathroom is across the hallway from the bedroom.
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Great Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic four days at Annie's House in Cahuita in May 2017. My wife and I really enjoyed being able to walk to many great restaurants, bars as well as the national park. Annie lives in the back of the house and was very helpful in recommending some of the better places to visit as well as some great local advice for getting around town. The house itself was very charming and clean and we spent every evening on the patio enjoying the evening thunderstorms. Would definitely stay again, thanks Annie!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Aaron and Kay. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Casa Verde. Hope to see you down this way again. Pura Vida Annie
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Overall a great time at Cahuita

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Casa Verde recently and we had overall a great time at Cahuita. The house is located on a perpendicular road across the road that goes to the beach. You cannot see the beach from it, but you can hear the ocean, and it is about 1 minute walk from Playa Negra. The condition of the house is very good and clean. But it does not have some of the essentials for cooking that you can find in other places (oil, sugar, coffee, spices, paper towels/napkins…) so be prepared to bring them if you plan on cooking. Also, the bathroom upstairs could use more hardware to hang the towels, there is only one towel rack and is not enough for two people to hang towels so they can dry, which is quite a task with the ambient humidity, plus, bring your own shower gel, because there was none. And, if you plan on going to the beach, bring your own beach towels. The bedroom upstairs is the coolest (temperature-wise) to sleep in but the bed is not firm, the mattress in the downstairs bedroom is firmer, so you can choose what you like.

You can just spend the day sitting on the patio and enjoying nature, it is sooo relaxing! You can see the parrots in the morning, hear and see the monkeys jumping in the trees, listen to the ocean in the background and just chill with the house cat, Guinness, who is very, very friendly.

The owner, Annie, is very responsive and attentive, she can help not just with the house accommodation but also with transportation and questions about local things to do!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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“A clean, comfortable, safe and private paradise”

  • 5 of 5

The three of us loved this clean little house that is a very short walk to the beach and town and offered everything we needed. We woke to the sound of the birds and the smell of flowers. Annie was a wonderful host and offered good suggestions for the area. Cahuita is magical and I will return.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of My most memorable Vacations at Casa Verde

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculately kept thanks to Sherri our wonderful maid.

The gardens make you feel like you are in an oasis.

Annie what can I say you made our stay so comfortable and were so very helpful to us.

The people of Cahuita left a lasting impression with us .

There are so many activities which are only a bus ride away. Also Annie will help you organize any tours or activities you wish to participate in.

I recommend Casa Verde without any reservations to anyone wanting to stay on the Caribbean Coast.

Thank you for the memories


  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria and Wendy I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Casa Verde and I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Pura Vida! Annie
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  • 5 of 5

Staying at Annie’s Casa Verde was an absolute pleasure.

The property feels like your own secret slice of a tropical paradise. No big hotels, no big chains, no throngs of vendors; just nature and the people who love it. My mother and I (37+), admittedly not pack backers or surfers or consummate travellers, spent a VERY short week at Casa Verde. The property is better than pictured. The house itself is very comfortable. Both beds and bedding were awesome. The bathrooms and showers were excellent – and the linens perfect. The kitchen was well appointed – we never were left wanting for anything...there’s even a great blender : ) Ceiling fans in every room – including the outdoor patio!! There is an air conditioner in the bedroom on the second floor – my mom’s room. She reported that she never needed it because of the subtle breeze drifting through from the ocean. The use of Annie’s dryer was much appreciated. It was humid and anything hung outside (bathing suits, beach towels) needed a little help to dry out for a swim the next morning.

The property that Casa Verde sits on – is beautiful! Once you walk in through the 7’ish tall gate, you don’t see roads or neighbours – just beautiful gardens, lush privacy borders, throngs of birds and Guinness (the very lovely resident cat). We lived on our patio – with the sound of the surf and wildlife unending. Listening to the chorus of birds and distant howler monkeys at sunrise; identifying birds, reading and napping in the hammocks during the heat of the afternoon; waiting for the crescendo of cicadas, kissing lizards and the perfume of Ylang Ylang in the evening – it was just perfect.

The location of Casa Verde in relation to beaches, bars, restaurants, small grocery stores and bank is ideal for those who want to have peace and quiet, but the benefit of not needing a car to enjoy outdoor activities (surfing, swimming, snorkelling, hiking, birding, wildlife photography...), go out for a great meal, a drink on the beach or grocery shopping. We walked everywhere. Nothing you need is more than a 15 minute walk away.

Annie is a consummate host. She coordinated all of our transportation and guides in Costa Rica. She arranged THE BEST private driver/guide named James to drive us between San Jose and Cahuita. He was AMAZING. Always on time, very friendly and knowledgeable. She introduced us to Louise, our phenomenal guide in Cahuita. All of the arrangements she made on our behalf, went off flawlessly.

Thank you Annie!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Week!!

  • 5 of 5

My Husband & I stayed at Casa Verde last week & it was awesome! We traveled to Costa Rica for our honeymoon and this place had just everything we needed! Its a very safe and secure place and in a great location! We walked into town everyday and really enjoyed breakfast at Café Cahuita and Sobre Las Olas for dinner. Annie was an amazing host! She was very helpful and accommodating! My phone didn't connect to the houses wifi so she let me use her Ipad ( more then once!) and even gave us her land line phone to make calls! She also lined up transportation for us the day we arrived and the day we left! Even with all the rain we had during our visit it was an amazing vacation and I would absolutely stay there again!

ps: the Cat Guiness who lives in the yard ( not in the house) is adorable! and she loves tortilla chips! :)

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cahuita National Park
"Cahuita National Park offers an amazing combination of wildlife both on land and in the Ocea..."
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Reggae Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Sobre Las Olas
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Playa Negra
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $250

$80 per night is for 2 people.
Additional persons are $20 per person per night.
Cleaning fee of $50 per reservation.
Long term rates available
Damage deposit is required and will vary according to length of stay. From $200
Check in time 4pm.
Check out time 10am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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