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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


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

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 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.


Cahuita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
average rating of 4.6829267 based on 41 reviews

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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Objective review

  • 3 of 5

First off, this review is not negative. The house is nice.

I'm going to stay as objective as possible. The images show a nice lush lawn, which we thought would be perfect for our toddler to run around. However, there's sharp coral all over the place, intermixed with the sod. Normally this wouldn't be an issue, but toddlers haven't mastered their coordination skills quite yet, so the likelihood of tripping, falling and getting a scrape is pretty high.

The house itself is not very toddler friendly. This is ok. Not everybody has a toddler, however the owner could've told us about it in advance, since I specifically mentioned we'd have one when I made the booking.

I only have two negative things I'd say about the house:

1) The upstairs floor, ( where the master bedroom is ), has a super creaky wooden floor. You will probably wake up the people downstairs unless you're extra careful as you walk.

2) There are no screens / netting, so you'll have to use bug spray inside the house to avoid mosquitoes while you sleep.

Other than than, all the appliances work, the water filter is *really* convenient, the internet is fast, and the house location is pretty nice. You're not in the middle of town, so you get peace and quiet at night.

The owner is attentive (Lives directly next door to the house), and made some pretty good recommendations for local activities.

If we didn't have a toddler, this house would've been ideal.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Costa Rican Experience

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our family vacation to Costa Rica and Troy's house provided us a perfect house to enjoy it all. The house is on a very large secluded lot that made us feel like we were staying in the jungle by ourselves. Yet is was a very easy walk into the town of Cahuita (15 min walk) if we needed food or drinks. The local beaches are less than a couple of blocks away and provided our teenagers with hours of fun in the warm waters. We loved being able to enjoy all of the wildlife right in the front yard each morning and evening.

The house is well equipped for preparing meals if you so desire. The internet was great as it allowed us to research and book excursions in the local area while we were there. Booking the day before allowed us to make sure the weather was good for the excursion we wanted to do and find we could get some great deals.

We unfortunately were not able to meet Troy while we were there but he had his friend Georgia there to provided us any help and information she could. She was great and very helpful when some questions/needs arose during our trip.

The town of Cahuita was small but provided us with all we needed. We felt the smaller town on the Caribbean helped to provide our kids the experience we needed.

This house definitely helped to make our vacation AMAZING and we definitely would love to come back or recommend this to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, comfortable, and clean house. Beautiful garden.

  • 5 of 5

Troy was very friendly and helpful. Well supplied kitchen for cooking. Comfortable bathroom. Good CD player. Nice outdoor table for hanging out. Private upstairs porch with hammock. Quiet neighbourhood. Located 5 min walk to beach and two restaurants. 20 minute walk to busier part of Cahuita with many restaurants/shops, more beach and national park. No buses but easy to catch cabs. Only suggestion is the noisey roof when raining. Bring ear plugs for sleep just in case. One gutter could solve this. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Cahuita House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
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

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