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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife

Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 8, 2014
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?

Keywords: Estate, Bungalow, Cabina

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

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.

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Calendar last updated:
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21 Reviews

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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p326105vb
Cahuita Limon Province
Portland, OR
5

A great adventure

  • 5 of 5
This was a great place to take my teen son. There was incredible wildlife and a very friendly community. The house is lovely and Troy was helpful and available for whatever we needed. We did snorkeling, zip lining and even traveled to Panama and back in the same day. It was a great adventure and a wonderful bonding experience with my son.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p326105vb
Cahuita Limon Province
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p326105vb
Cahuita Limon Province
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
Stayed with my wife and our 14-year old son for 8 days. We loved sitting out on the deck with a beer and watching the wildlife in the garden and the town is easy walking distance. We walked to town at least once a day. The accommodation was perfect for us, Troy provided lots of useful information for us to arrange tours, showed us wildlife in the garden, recommended where to eat, etc. In the garden, we saw many types of birds including hummingbirds, toucans, antbirds and vultures, agouti, many frogs includng poison arrow frogs (the only place in Costa Rica we saw them wild) and, of course Bruno the sloth. We went to the beach and the national park (Cahuita national Park is very nice and a great place to see wildlife, particularly monkeys and sloths, more easily than in some other places in Costa Rica (we didn't need a guide). We saw 2 types of monkey (many sightings), sloths, iguanas, frogs, land crabs, snakes and many bird species. We also saw sloths in town. We took a trip to Bocas del Toro, Panama with Willies tours in Cahuita during our stay that was also very interesting and different (we snorkelled, dived and saw the red frogs at red frog beach). Overall, a great place to stay in Cahuita and Troy is very helpful and accommodating.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p326105vb
Cahuita Limon Province
Chattanooga, TN
5

Excellent Get Away

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent our honeymoon week in Cahuita at Troy's home. Needless to say, this was an incredible experience. The community is so welcoming first evidenced by Troy. We enjoyed the 2 minute walk to the immediate bech, the 10 minute walk to town and Cahuita National Park Beach, the 20 minute drive to Puerto Viejo. We were fortunate enough to meet Bruno the sloth, be woken by howler monkeys and ride horses on the beach and jungle and the horse stable 1 minute away from the house. The Caribbean side is truly full of welcoming and wonderful people. Do yourself a favor and go to Costa Rica, go to Cahuita and go stay Troy's home in paradise.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p326105vb
Cahuita Limon Province
5

What a fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this House for 12 nights from late March to early April and it was a great stay. Troy's house does everything it says on the tin. He has a garden that teems with wildlife day and night and, yes, there is a sloth living in the garden. In fact one day the sloth had a visitor so we had two of them for a short period.
We were a party of 4 adults, two in their 50's and two in their 20's and there was plenty to entertain us all.
The house is well equipped and comfortable but gives the impression of being in the wilds despite being in a village with neighbors close by. The locals were incredibly friendly and helpful and when we moved to another part of Costa Rica they were very helpful in advising us.
This really was a taste of paradise.
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p326105vb
Cahuita Limon Province
Denmark
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived between Christmas and New Year. Was greeted by the owner Troy who explained about the house and things to do in the area. Enjoyed the house a lot - close to the small town, but it feels private in the secluded garden. The house lived up to our expectations - there's everything you need (well worth the price). Bring mosquito repellent! (as anywhere else in Costa Rica).

We visited Jaguar Rescue Centre in Puerto Viejo (a very, very good experience - go and experince this if you like animals), walked in the nearby national park (bring swimming gear) and visited the botanical garden outside Puerto Viejo (interesting, but not fantastic).
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limon at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Chow's Paradise at 200 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Playa Negra at 200 Metres Car: not necessary

35 Minutes South of Limon, 15 Minutes North of Puerto Viejo

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Kayaking, Boating

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Easter Holiday
Mar 27 2015 - Apr 12 2015
4 night minimum stay
$140
$745
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$85
$595
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $600

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

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

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean

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

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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