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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife

Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 15, 2015
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
  • Linens 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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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2015

24 Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

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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
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3

Beautiful location, but house needs some TLC(tender Loving Care)

  • 3 of 5
We stayed here the first week of February, 2015. The garden is fantastic. The home is cute. However the mattress on first floor is only 2 inch foam and you could feel the board. The outside fan on patio did not work and Troy knew about it. I had to request a plastic table cloth as the cotton one was full of gecko poop. The cushions on the chairs outside are just pillows and full of mold. The safe is a big problem to get at especially if you are only 5'2". Troy never contacted us during the week and did not answer calls. I too am a VRBO owner and am perhaps a little too critical. If you are allergic to mold this is not the place to stay. The fixtures were filled with mold and had not been cleaned for some time. Cahuita is a wonderful friendly and safe village with wonderful food. The National park is awesome. If you like horseback riding go to Brigitte.
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Marcia, I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay at my home. This is the first and only negative review I have ever received. I am not sure how to respond to it as it comes out of the blue. It feels more like a personal attack than a review because your statements are either exaggerations or in many cases, completely untrue. However, I do feel it is very necessary to respond as I take my home and my guests happiness very seriously.

I actually had email contact with you nine times you during your stay. In my work as a travel agent I am on the phone and computer every day and am always accessible should a guest need to contact me. You never called me during your stay or I would have immediately responded.

My downstairs mattress is a standard 8 inch mattress, as is every mattress in my home. If I provided a 2 inch foam pad as a mattress I imagine one of the other 23 reviews, all of which are 5 stars, would have mentioned it.

I have never received a complaint about mold.

The outdoor plastic table cloth that you requested (and received, although if you weren't able to contact me and I never responded to you I am not sure how that happened) was given to you because you had placed the patio table directly under the outdoor lighting fixture. Gecko's are attracted to outside lights. No matter where you stay in Costa Rica, undoubtedly a gecko will park himself near the light in the evening to eat the bugs attracted to it. Slightly shifting the table so it wasn't directly under the light or wiping it off each morning easily solves that issue. I explained that to you when I gave you the additional table cloth.

The safe in the house is secured about 12 inches from the ground. To say it is a big problem because you are 5' 2" doesn't make any sense to me. I am not sure how to respond to that complaint as I don't understand the link between your height and using a safe.

Marcia I am sorry if you somehow felt offended by something I said or did. That is the only logical answer I can come up with for such a strange misrepresentation of my home.

If any potential guests are concerned about the mattress thickness or safe or anything else mentioned in Marcia's review, I will be happy to send photos prior to your reservation.
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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p326105vb
Cahuita Limon Province
5

immaculate home and great surroundings

  • 5 of 5
As everyone else has said this is a great house, clean, well equipped with everything we needed.
We loved all the wildlife and birds that visited the yard.
The veranda is comfortable and a great place to spend time and eat meals.
Troy was very easy to work with and went out of his way to provide everything we needed.
Unfortunately he double booked the house for some of the time but he helped find another house nearby and kindly helped us move. (The houe we moved to was unfortunately not as nice as Troy's as we had been spoiled by Troy's house)
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  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
Albany, oregon
5

tropical paradise

  • 5 of 5
The house and yard are really better than the listing shows. We spent much time just enjoying coffee on the porch watching the animals or reading. The house is perfect inside with beautiful tile and wood floors.Troy has it set up with everything our family needed.
Town isn't a far walk and tour busses picked us up right down the street.
Troy was easy to work with and returned our deposit quickly.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, 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
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
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

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

From $85 Per night

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

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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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