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Property Details

Updated: Feb 8, 2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Tower, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

'La Casa del Mango' is constructed of wood, metal and glass which is striking in its award-winning architectural design and provides unique accommodation for the discerning guest. Whether you decide to rent one of the rooms or the entire house; its facilities are open to you.

The swimming pool is the perfect place to cool off or top up your tan, on one of the pool side sun loungers. Surrounded by the meticulously maintained tropical garden; the scents and sounds of nature are all around you - smell those ilang ilang blooms! To see the iguanas and sloths that frequently visit the namesake mango tree, head up to the sundeck on the third floor. It is the perfect place to enjoy views of Cahuita's Black Beach, the mist-topped Talamanca Mountains and the green foliage that is abundant in this rain forested part of the country.

Sip your morning coffee at one of the stylishly-designed iron wrought tables on the roofed patio or in the garden or in the privacy of your own balcony off your bedroom. The hammocks on the private balconies are a favourite spot for an afternoon siesta!

The well-equipped kitchen is ready for the preparation of a quick snack to a dinner party with quality kitchenware and appliances to ensure that your meal preparation is pleasure and not a chore.

Relax or catch up on news with cable television and DVD player in the comfortable lounge area.

'La Casa del Mango' is a minute's walk from Cahuita's Black Beach, named for its shining volcanic sand. This long stretch of beach is shaded by almond and sea grape trees and is a popular place for swimmers and surfers.

The town center with its laid back vibe, offers a selection of restaurants, bars and stores and is only a fifteen minutes stroll away or 5 minutes on one of the provided bicycles. The stunning National Park, Cahuita's jewel, is just beyond the center and is a wildlife spotter's dream! The white beaches and clear waters are just as inviting as the jungle footpaths.

‘La Casa del Mango’s on site manager will ensure that your every need is met, so come and unwind in this home away from home.

Keywords: pool, wi-fi, sun deck, garden, breakfast patio, bacony, hammocks

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Sara Ford
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2017

About Sara Ford

The owners of `La Casa del Mango`are French Canadians who are busy running their massuer training center and printing company, but love Costa Rica and come whenever they can escape from the demands of life in Canada!

Claude, Michel and Louise have been friends for many years and `La Casa del Mango`is their shared dream of an oasis of calm and beauty away from the stresses of daily life.

The Property Managers, Nando and Sara, are a Costa Rican-British partnership, who have lived in Cahuita with their family for the last seven years. They have managed other properties in Cahuita and are eager to provide an outstanding service and friendly customer care. Oscar, the night watchman and Don Feliciano, the gardener, complete `La Casa del Mango`s dedicated and hard working team.

Sara Ford purchased this tower in 2005

Why Sara Ford chose Limon Province

After visiting Costa Rica a number of times, the friends chose to find a property to buy in the relaxed beach town of Cahuita. Finding nothing that was quite what they wanted, they invested in a piece of land and built their dream home themselves. With the aim of having nature all around them and views to the mountains and the ocean, their tower emerged as a way of meeting all their desires for the perfect place.

What makes this tower unique

Now that the pool is in place and the garden has been established around it, the house really is complete. The tower reaches up past the mango tree which gives the house its name and stretches up into the sky, for the visitor to have a 360 degree panorama of the surrounding mountains, beach, ocean and foliage. Finally, that haven of peace and tranquility can be savoured and enjoyed.

12 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

North Carolina

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, plus two others, rented Casa del Mango for a week long vacation in Cahuita! We were 3 adults, and 5 kids (ranging in age from 8-18). Everyone had a blast! The hosts are awesome (thank you Sara and Nando) and there is always someone available on the property to help. The pool and gardens are gorgeous. The house is clean and comfy! We never ran out of things to do - beach, national park, sloth sanctuaries, you name it. This is the perfect home base for a Costa Rican vacation on the Caribbean coast!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review! It was a pleasure having you and your family and friends to stay. It is always nice when our guests love our home as much as we do. See you again soon, Sara and Nando
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Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

A Perfect Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 thoroughly enjoyed the week over New Year's in paradise! The house was large,very comfortable and kept spotless. The yard and pool area were spectacular and kept in immaculate shape. Sara and Nando were great hosts, readily available and more than willing to answer our multiple questions. Sara was instrumental in coordinating transport to and from San Jose though Junior Palmer - who we would highly recommend. She also suggested a day tour with Junior which was educational, challenging and loads of fun. Sara also organized a cook for us to prepare breakfast and dinner each day. Sherry was informative, helpful, fun as well as a great and, very accommodating, chef! She is also a talented "Dirty MInds" player!!

Casa del Mango is minutes to the beach, bars, restaurants and the Calhuita National Park. Although we did a couple of tours, visited the beach and the town our fondest memories of our visit was the time spent at the house - by the pool checking out the howler monkeys, iguana, sloths, birds and frogs from the comforts of our lounge chairs and at night on the back porch enjoying a few beverages while playing cards and silly board games.

It was a perfect holiday for all 7 of us with ages ranging from 20 - 50+! Our only wasn't long enough!

A couple of things for visitors... The town is quite safe - we all felt very comfortable wondering about. Locals were helpful and pleasant. Make sure you have cash - there is only one bank/atm in Calhuita and it is often out of money. Some places in town charge up to 13% for the use of VISA. Make sure you visit the Tree of Life Rescue Centre, Calhuita National Park, Reggae Bar and Sobre las Olas Restaurant.

Thanks Sara, Nando and Sherry for a wonderful holiday and sharing your little piece of paradise with us for a week! Hopefully, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it

  • 4 of 5

In February my boyfriend, myself and some friends stayed at Casa Del Mango. We had an amazing time. I meant to write a review right away but I kept forgetting. Sarah and Nando were awesome. So friendly and welcoming, they helped us with anything we needed and were good conversation other wise. The house was great! Perfect for our group. I will definitely go back and definitely stay here again. Miss you already Sarah and Nando, and miss Costa Rica! If you guys are ever in Denver email me! Again sorry it took so long to write this.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. Your group were a lot of fun to have stay and we look forward to you all returning some time soon. Sara and the rest of La casa del Mango family.
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5 0

Absolute Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

This house looks amazing in photos, but in person it's absolute paradise! The yard and pool area is perfectly maintained and gorgeous. The house is roomy and comfortable. Sara and Nando were absolutely gracious hosts, and every question or request was immediately answered or catered to. My six friends and I didn't want to leave. We spent the week lounging by the gorgeous and clean pool, making food in the kitchen, playing cards and drinking way too many Imperials on the patio, or watching the wildlife and the ocean from the rooftop deck.

The house is much closer to the beach than expected, and the view is incredible. From the rooftop we could watch iguanas in the trees, birds (so many birds), and even saw a couple sloths. The house has wifi which is a god send for those of us who are locked to our modern conveniences. There are four very spacious bedrooms, each with a lock and set of keys.

The town of Cahuita is a close walk. Nearby a delicious french bakery up on the main route (highly recommended for breakfast). Sobre Las Olas is the closest restaurant, and is right on the beach, and the food is absolutely amazing! But you must try the pina coladas!

I would absolutely return to Cahuita and to Casa Del Mango in a heartbeat.

Affordable, comfortable, and breathtaking.

Booking this house was probably one of the best decisions I've ever made.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, April. You and your friends were lovely guests to have and it is always wonderful when people appreciate the natural beauty of the house as much as we do! Do come back and visit us soon, Sara and the rest of L:a Casa del Mango family
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Villa Park, IL

Wonderful treehouse at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Of the number of vacation homes we've rented, this is the one we would most like to get back to. The quirky architecture makes it something like living in a tree fort, only with jewel-colored tropical flowers all around. The rooms and especially the grounds are much more brightly colored and varied than they look in the pictures. The pool was clean and blue, as the photos show, and the gardens are cleverly laid out for seclusion and variety. It's a quiet little world of its own, behind a fence with a locked gate, on a small unpaved road with other vacation homes. One word about the height of the building: if you bring children, be aware that the top two floors are open decks. They offer a great 360° view of rooftops, jungle and ocean, and there are solid railings, of course, but it's high. That being said, for us the decks were one of the major draws of the place. On the next two floors down are the bedrooms, two on each floor, and the ground level has the open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, a powder room, and a wonderful lanai with a comfortable glider and a table and chairs.

We rented as a family of four grown-ups, with the luxury of a bedroom and private bath for each of us. Our stay was for only three nights, and we wished we had made it for twice that. Nando and Manuel were very nice and helpful and could always be found when we needed them, but were never intrusive. We liked the town of Cahuita very much, with its laissez-faire Caribbean atmosphere and contented-looking dogs wandering around. There isn't much shopping, but there always seemed to be a low-key party scene in the evening. And in the daytime there are plenty of nature-oriented things to do in the area, as other people have noted.

All in all, for us this was one of the best stays ever, anywhere.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write your review. You really have summarized the house and Cahuita very eloquently and your detailed and beautiful description is very much appreciated. We hope you will be able to return and stay with us soon. I'll make sure that your kind comments are passed onto both Manuel and Nando.
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Exceptional Property

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough good things about our recent stay at La Casa Del Mango. We stayed from a Saturday-Saturday with myself, my husband, sister, mom and step dad. The house was not only beautiful and spacious- we all had our own space- but everyone who worked on the property were so friendly and helpful. Manual greeted us and went to the store to get us coffee so we'd have some for our first morning! Sarah and Nando are wonderful hosts who ensure that you are comfortable and you get the most out of your stay. The pool will quickly turn into your favorite part of the house as well as the patio! We cooked several times in the kitchen and had everything we needed. Location wise, it's a bit of a walk into the main part of town, but you are close to the other parts of Cahuita- Reggae Bar and WildLife Center, so it's really convenient. We would absolutely recommend this property to anyone traveling to Cahuita

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for also posting a review. Your family was lovely guests to have and we were so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you all on your next Costa Rican vacation.
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From the Owner

After visiting Costa Rica a number of times, the friends chose to find a property to buy in the relaxed beach town of Cahuita. Finding nothing that was quite what they wanted, they invested in a piece of land and built their dream home themselves. With the aim of having nature all around them and views to the mountains and the ocean, their tower emerged as a way of meeting all their desires for the perfect place.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Juan Santamaria (SJO) at 135 Miles Nearest Barpub : Reggae Bar at 500 Metres Nearest Motorway : Route 36 at 300 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Sobre Las Olas at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Black Beach at 15 Metres Nearest Point of Interest : Soccer Field Nearest Point of Interest : La Casa de Mango Car: not necessary

Turtle-watching is an incredible experience and is a vacation must if you visit during the laying and hatching season. Imagine watching the huge females drag themselves up the beach to dig their nest and lay about 80 eggs, before lumbering back tot the ocean. To see the hatchlings emerge and struggle down to the waves is amazing too!

The Sloth Sanctury is a 10 minute drive away and allows the visitor to see rescued sloths, both adults and babies, cared for by the dedicated workers of the center. My children love to see the babies being bottle fed!

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 17 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are changeable until reservation is confirmed. Guests can pay in dollars or in colones. Please note that taxes are not included.

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Updated: Feb 8, 2017


From the Owner

Now that the pool is in place and the garden has been established around it, the house really is complete. The tower reaches up past the mango tree which gives the house its name and stretches up into the sky, for the visitor to have a 360 degree panorama of the surrounding mountains, beach, ocean and foliage. Finally, that haven of peace and tranquility can be savoured and enjoyed.

Property Type

  • tower


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village


  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • Each bedroom comes with a private bathroom with hot water shower. Bathrooms are tiled and walled with glass bricks for light and finished with wood. A bathroom is open to all guests on the ground floor with a cold water shower to rinse off from the pool. An outside shower is provided for guests to rinse off after the beach.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2) the single beds slide under the main bed in the room so that you have the maximum floor space during the day., Baby Cribs (1) crib for child up to 2 years of age with mosquito net. Please ask for this with your reservation so we can have it ready in your room for your arrival.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • sun deck with ocean and mountain views, weights and gym balls, tropical garden, each bedroom with individual balcony with hammock and table.

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