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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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?

Before reserving my home, please ask how to save up to $150 per visit. I am happy to help!!!

Keywords: Estate, Bungalow, Cabina

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About The Owner

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.

PS To learn how to save up to $150 per visit, please contact me prior to reserving my home. Thanks!

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Limon Province

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.

Amenities

Cahuita House Accommodation and Amenities

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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
average rating of 4.7105265 based on 38 reviews
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
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5

Troy's house was exactly what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us, a couple on vacation. It was clean, everything worked, and the yard was a beautiful! Playa Negra was tiny and nice. It had a lot of tree debris on the beach, so we preferred walking over to Cahuita for the pretty clean sand, but after a long day it was delightfully accessible for dip in the sea. We were very glad to be in Playa Negra rather than Cahuita for starting and ending our days. So quiet and soothing (except for the constant sound of wildlife - which we loved). The house has several guidebooks and a fold-out animal ID guide, which we used daily. Bruno and Brunito (mom and baby) plus Brunhilda (we named him - maybe the dad?) the sloths were mesmerizing, and my husband located a Hairy Mexican Porcupine in the tree, close to eye level! In the evenings we walked into Cahuita to stroll the quiet nightlife, it was the right distance to walk off a delicious dinner. The full sized refrigerator and freezer was super handy to freeze our own ice in a bowl = essential for travel drinks. The kitchen was very well appointed. Our only problem with the house, which I will tell Troy about and he will probably amend, since he seems like that sort of person, is the upstairs bed was very squeaky and loud. We took the mattress off and put it on the floor, there was plenty of room. The mattress itself was very comfortable, we liked it more on the ground because we are very light sleepers. The squeak was from the boards under the bed, not the mattress itself. The stairs to upstairs are very steep, like boat stairs. Overall, I wish I lived there!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Molly! Thank you for the nice review I am glad you enjoyed your stay. You are always welcome. I appreciate your comment about the upstairs bed. Since your visit I have added an additional mattress on that bed so there are now two mattresses. It seems to have done the trick as I have not received any comments since. I feel bad that you didn't mention it to me during your stay. It was an easy fix and I feel bad thinking of you sleeping on the floor! Many guests love the kitchen with brand name, full-size appliances. Thank you for mentioning them in your review. Bruno, Brunita, Brunhilda and I all hope you will be back again soon. Pura vida amiga!
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bozeman montana
5

Troys place is an oasis.

  • 5 of 5

The yard is fantastic with Tree frogs, poison dart frogs, howler monkeys and a sloth.

The kitchen had the essentials to make breakfast before heading out for the day. There is a cute market to buy limited essentials upon arrival and town is a short walk to hit bigger stores if needed..

The reggae bar is a nice place to grab a drink. We did not get to meet Troy but his friend, Cameron was soooooo helpful with information on the area and fixing a small problem with the WiFi and even helping us find a rental car for a day of exploring on our way back to the airport. . I would recommend getting down to Punta Uva for an amazing beach and Manzaillo is also stunning. Cahuita national park just a short walk away is a slice of heaven and you can see howler and capuchin monkeys, sloths, crabs, frogs and amazing lizards. We went more than once.

Pura Vida and thank you Troy for letting us stay at your place .

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Cahuita

  • 3 of 5

Cahuita is a beautiful place to visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alajuela, Costa Rica
5

Awesome house in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Troy's house in Cahuita for two nights recently. When I arrived, I was amazed by the lush, green gardens, and the friendly welcome by Troy. He showed us the house, how things worked, and let us know he was around if we needed him. The house is really cute--very nice furnishings and decorations. Super clean! Great kitchen. I loved the room upstairs with the hammock on the balcony--perfect place to sit and look for Bruno, the resident sloth. The beach is a quick walk--about 5 minutes. It's such a long, beautiful beach, and every morning, it was just me and maybe one other person enjoying the daybreak. The house is in walking distance to quite a few restaurants and little bars, and the center of town is about 5 minutes away. It's also about 5 minutes from Cahuita National Park which is a must see when you're staying there. We snorkeled out on the reef which was awesome. I highly recommend staying at this comfy home--it has so much to offer, and Troy is a wonderful host. Looking forward to my next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful way to spend our honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay for our honeymoon - Troy's had everything and more! We stayed for five nights and barely left the property! His home is perfect for those that want wildlife and the comforts of home. We were up at 6:30 every morning to walk on the secluded beautiful beach, enjoyed the balcony for reading, and the front porch for viewing wildlife - (Bruno the sloth is so cute!) We walked to the restaurants and shops and loved the variety. Troy does a great job of maintaining the property and making sure their guests are taken care of. We will be back! Highly recommend for couples or families.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Cahuita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Easter
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$135
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$85
$565
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning fee $25
Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Limon
Nearest Restaurant
200 Kilometres
Chow's Paradise
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Negra
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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