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Romantic, Private House in a Beach Palm Garden

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bdrm, one bath, one grand porch that looks down through a grove to the beach.

A lovely vacation house with large private beach garden, located in the quaint fisherman village of Cabuya, 8 km from Montezuma and 2 km from the Cabo Blanco National Park.

From the large, covered terrace you look down to the beach and the island of Cabuya. Howler and White-face monkeys inhabit the garden, along with iguanas, herons, parrots, armadillos, and endless other animals. Watch the beach from the porch, or wander right down for a swim through a coconut grove. The terrace has comfortable sitting areas and functions as the open air living room where you always enjoy a nice ocean breeze. Inside there is the fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and two cozy bedrooms. In front of the terrace is an additional outdoor shower, and a firepit with grill.

THE HOUSE: The vacation house is well kept and cheerfully decorated with local artworks and mosaics. The house has two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed, one with two single beds, both with mosquito nets and fan. A safe box is available to store your valuables.

The kitchen is spacious and comes fully equipped with big fridge, stove with oven, blender, toaster all kind of dishes, washing machine and music player.

The house has fast wireless internet.

The beach house has its own private entrance and a parking space.

Kayaks and mountain bikes can be rented.

More Details

Claudia Bassauer
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018


Cabuya House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Hot shower. House also features a cold, outdoor shower surrounded by lush gardens. Not to be missed.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Beds have mosquito netting and fan, 1 bedroom has a kingsizebed,and the other 1 queen and a single bed
  • Books
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Romantic, Private House in a Beach Palm Garden
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Lovely, private breeze very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Beach house, with a stunning view!

A place to meditate, in raising tide

Watching a big variety of seabirds fishing and enjoining incredible sun and moon rises,very attend and lovely host claudia , who lives next door.always helpful in any situation

I defenetly come back next year

Beat Switzerland

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was by far the best place that we have ever stayed in the Cabuya area and we have been there eight times. The house was lovely and situated in a beautiful garden setting overlooking the Bay of Nicoya. Claudia and Chris were wonderful hosts, available to help with anything that we needed or to answer any questions.. Claudia even made a call for us to arrange a day trip to Curu where we snorkeled off of the Tortuga Islands, hiked through the park, saw amazing wildlife, and then swam at night with phytoplankton!! An amazing, amazing day and one that we would not have been able to arrange easily ourselves as our Spanish is not yet up to the task.

Other days were spent enjoying the lovely views from the shore while sipping a drink while watching the moon rise over the water, tasting local treats at the many great restaurants in the vicinity, watching howler monkeys play in the trees, or trying to spot the giant sea turtles that swim just past the reef while we were out in the sea kayaks that Claudia generously provided. The house had absolutely everything that we needed, including a washing machine, which was a huge plus. Although vacations are meant to get away from it all, it was nice to have the excellent wifi in order to be reachable by the people who were not lucky enough to be with us in paradise. While Cabuya is not for everyone (not a luxury hotel to be found and somewhat dusty when not in the rainy season) it is a perfect place to feel the true heart of Costa Rica in one of the worlds seven Blue Zones. We will definitely be back and will absolutely stay in this wonderful house again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas at La Floresta

  • 4 of 5

We recently spent Christmas at La Floresta and really enjoyed our time there. Claudia the host is very friendly and helpful, she went out of her way to make us feel welcome. She has her own house and studio next door so is always around if needed. The house is in a fantastic location, in a large and beautiful garden with direct access to the mostly empty beach. We particularly enjoyed the outdoor living space. You can use the pool in the next door hotel. Cabuya itself is small and tranquil, with a few shops and restaurants. It is very relaxing but near to the more touristy hubs of Montezuma and Santa Teresa where there are many more facilities if needed ... we would definitely recommend a stay here!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Floresta is a truly beautiful and magical place

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at La Floresta. We stayed for 4 weeks in the spacious 2 bedroom house set amid a forest of trees and flowering plants opening on its own private ocean view. The house has a fully equipped large kitchen with gas stove, large oven, blender, everything we could want as two people who like to cook. There is also an outdoor cooking area with a beautifully crafted cooking grate that swings over the open cooking fire. We frequently cooked chicken and fresh fish from a local fisherman who lived just up the road from us. One of our favorite features of the house was the large covered but open on three sides area that formed an open living area facing the ocean and forested garden area. It was beautifully furnished with a large, hand crafted dining table and chairs, sumptuous day bed, hammocks of course, and even a rocking chair! When we were anywhere on the La Floresta property we felt like we were all alone together in an exotic paradise but, in fact, we could easily step out the property gate and walk to the nearby lovely village of Cabuya for groceries or to eat at one of the excellent family owned restaurants. Claudia, the owner and manager of the property, is a very fine artist and a lovely and gracious person to get to know. Claudia has her house and studio on the property but the estate is so large and fully landscaped that we really never knew if she was home or not unless we walked the path to her house and knocked on her door. We enjoyed our stay there so much that we tried to book the house with Claudia for our next visit to the area later in the year but, of course, she was already booked! Anyone who has the privilege to stay in this wonderful place is lucky indeed!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, private spot with ocean breezes.

  • 5 of 5

This January/February marked our third stay at La Floresta and our 4th visit to Cabuya. I have mixed feelings about writing this review because I like to think that La Floresta is my own secret getaway and am hesitant to share it with anyone else but, Claudia asked me to do it and so only as a favor to our host.

Of all of the many beaches we have visited in Costa Rica, this place is the best. The beach itself is not the prettiest since at low tide there is a lot of exposed volcanic rock. But that is just fine with us since that is the time many different shore birds choose to search for minnows and crabs. High tide offers the time to swim. What borders the beach, however, is quite beautiful and there are rarely any other people in site. La Floresta offers almost constant cooling breezes during the day and lots of shade to avoid the hot daytime sun. In the afternoon, we often sit on the chairs overlooking the Pacific watching the pelicans dive and drinking cold Costa Rican beer. At low tide I usually hike out to the cemetery island where I fly cast off of the rocks or wade into the cove. No time is ever the same, with sitings of large sea turtles, schools of fish and beautifully colored sting rays.

The house is simple yet elegant. We spend most of our time on the open but, covered living room patio. The outdoor shower is a plus. The area is nicely landscaped with native plants and trees that offer shade and privacy. Claudia lives next door but her place is hidden from La Floresta. Claudia is , however, almost always around and ready to help out if needed.

The village of Cabuya is not a tourist town. If you want that you should stay in Mal Pais or Santa Teresa where you will get your fill. Cabuya is where you get to meet Ticos and practice your Spanish. There are at least 2 great restaurants, Marvin's and El Coyote, and a couple a couple of other good ones, all within easy walking distance of La Floresta. There is a bakery and there are 2 small supermarkets. You can buy fresh and smoked fish from local folks.

In addition to the ocean, there is a small river within easy walking distance that offers waterfalls, pools of clear, cool water and great birding. For those who enjoy wildlife Cabuya offers significant biodiversity.

In summary, we continue to return to La Floresta because it is a unique place like nothing else we have found in Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay at La Floresta and can't wait to return for my next visit. I was there during the second week of October. Everything about my stay was what I had hoped for as a getaway in the tropics. The property is lovely, tucked within the trees with immediate access to the beach, sun and ocean. I enjoyed long walks, great food, good company and relaxing as one would expect to do in a tropical paradise. Also worth mentioning is the cemetario on the island across from Claudia's property which is steeped with local history. Definitely worth checking out when the tide is low :) Claudia was a lovely host and I am so appreciative that she was there to help make my stay enjoyable and care free. She was always available if I had questions about traveling the roads locally and around the country, always with the best recommendations whether it be to drive, fly or take a bicycle :) - This was especially helpful since I don't have a strong command of the Spanish language and getting around isn't as straight forward as you might think. From the time of booking my stay at La Floresta, up to my arrival in Cabuya, Claudia was the most accommodating and gracious hostess and she offers a truly wonderful location on the beach in Cabuya, Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mariella, i really enjoyed your companie. i am very happy that you had a good time was a plaisure to have you here in mi Beachpalmgarden as mi neigboor for a wile. and hopefully you come back another time soon. Best wishes from cabuya Claudia
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Nearest Airport
36 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
El Higueron . el Celaje
Nearest Ferry
54 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
36 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Que Rico!
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
right in front
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $369.19
Pet Fee $61.53
1 pet weekly extra charge $61.53

Greenseason rates ,are available ,please ask the manager,about a longhterm Greensaison -Deal.
week is 500.-us and the night 80.- us -minimum 3 nights -for greenseason.
highseason price is 600.- a week again,price is for 2 pax, any additional adult is 20 dollar extra a night,kids under 10 years free,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.