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Private, Gated, Beach-Side Garden Property

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Last updated: 01/18/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Punta Uva cabin description

The Toucan Stay Inn (but 3 can't)...(a/k/a 'TSI')

The 'Owner's Cabin' is not always Rentable, but when the owner travels, it might be. It is a separate building from the actual B&B known as the Toucan Stay Inn (TSI) Our 'Petite B&B in a Garden by the Sea' is Very Private, Gated and Surrounded with colorful 10 foot tall Hibiscus hedges. Besides being on a gorgeous tropical setting, filled with flowers, coconut palms, bananas, papapaya and other tropical foliage...the TSI is proud to be the newest B&B property closest to the beach. WE HAVE AIR CONDITIONING which is really uncommon...but sometimes 'happy to have'.. A/C is also available in the INN's all accommodations.

The Owner's Cabin has Cathedral Ceilings, a variety of Local Wood Accents and Furniture, a Custom Made California King Sized Bed, a Living Room area, Dining Table, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Satellite TV/Stereo DVD, Flat Screened TV, Screened in Patio with Table and Chairs, 2 hammocks and a massage table. (see photos)

The Toucan Stay Inn (TSI) is merely steps away from Playa Punta Uva... rated one of the 'Top 10 Natural Beaches in the World' (says Outsider Magazine). Punta means 'Point'...and there are two sides to it. Each side is completely different. Our side is called the 'family beach' has been awarded a BLUE FLAG for it's cleanliness and safety. The other side is completely different, and my wife and I love to hang hammocks among the palm trees, bring a cooler with lunch and drinks, books and snorkeling gear...and spend the day. Muy Tranquilo!!! (Very Tranquil!!!)

The Toucan Stay Inn is conveniently located within a 'stone's throw' of a grocery store, a beach bar/restaurant, and the Punta Uva Dive Center...and as a matter of fact, Punta Uva River...a very sleepy river that meets the Caribbean. Kayaks are rented nearby for your convenience.

FREE WiFi is available, along with Free use of Snorkeling equipment, Boogie Boards, Travel Beach Hommocks and Beach Towels, we are happy to offer concierge services for reservations and suggestions for adventures, tours and our list of 'preferred' dining experiences.

Here are some of the popular things our guests enjoy:
Horseback Riding on the Beach, Scuba Diving, Canopy Tours (zip line), White Water Rafting, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Hiking both the Gondoca-Manzanillo Refuge and the Cahuita National Park, Chocolate Tours, Bri Bri Indian Reservation, Waterfalls, the famous Jaguar Wildlife Rescue Center, etc. etc. Several of the tours will pick you up and drop you off right at our doorstep.

I'm not sure if the Garden of Eden was much better, but instead of apples and serpents, we have coconuts, papayas, bananas and an occasional sloth and toucan.

Although the 'Owner's Cabin' has a fully equipped kitchen, Breakfast can be purchased and served on the Inn's Garden Terrace (with advanced notice)

Garden Terrace and the Garden Pavilion are places where our guests can relax, play cards, board games, or just read or leisurely nap in one of our several terrace hammocks or Adirondack Chairs. We have a small book and DVD library for your use. Wi Fi is Free. And, we have a house computer for you to check you emails.

Caribe Sur (this Southern Caribbean area) is known for the best variety of International Cuisine in Costa Rica. Within a few miles (or less) in either direction, you can find authentic assortment of Caribbean, Argentinean, Middle Eastern, Italian, Thai, Sushi, Mexican and 'Tico' (Costa Rican) menus. We have our favorites that we will share with you.

Have you ever heard of Howler Monkeys? Well, they come around quite often, or you can hear them in the distance...or in our backyard...they travel daily. The variety of colorful birds and wild flowers is incredible...and you will, undoubtedly, see a Morpho Butterfly with turquoise wings and much more!!!

For convenience the bus stop is right on our corner...and taxi rides into Puerto Viejo (our hub) or Manzanillo are about $10. .

There are SPAS within a few miles. Many of our guests enjoy having us arrange Spa personnel come and offer massages on our own property!

Our Mission is to assist you in making your vacation a 'memorable one' (that's if you'll let us).
Any questions? Don't hesitate to contact us in advance.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 640 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Concierge
          • Massage


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 years old...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking permissible outdoors....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • California King Sized Bed: 1 king


          • The 'Owner's Cabin' is my home...separate from the Actual Toucan Stay INN...which has two studio apartments with private bath and private entrance. These are rented separately....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • The 'Owner's Cabin' has a full bathroom...and if you desire to rent either of the apartments...they, too, have private bathrooms/shower (hot and cold water)...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • My Cottage is located in a gated 1/2 acre+ tropical garden. You can enjoy the spacious terrace our new garden pavilion with hammocks galore. Between us and the beach is a beach restaurant/bar, a Dive Shop and a private home. We are close enough to hear the waves...yet far enough away from the 'no see-ums) (those tiny insects that bother the heck out of you) as the sun sets. In addition, a convenience store is very close. The bus stop...on our corner....and several EXCELLENT restaurants in the area. Convenient/snorkeling/kayaking//surfing/fishing are only steps away. We can arrange for Horseback riding on beach, and any adventures you care to partake in...Canopy Tours, White Water Rafting, Chocolate Tours, Bri Bri Indian Tours, Waterfall Tours . We can arrange Spa Service appts...or arrange to have a massage privately, here on our property. . Playa Punta Uva (our beach) has been rated ONE OF TOP BEACHES in the World By Travel and Leisure and Outside Magazine ...moreless


              • Books:

                Small library FREE to guests...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                Only the 'Owner's Cabin' has a DVD player 'Jose' has a DVD does the INN...moreless

              • Game Room:

                Board Games available Free to guests...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Only the 'Owner's Cabin' offers Satellite TV...moreless

              • Stereo:

                'Only the 'Owner's Cabin' has Stereo DVD...moreless

              • Television:

                Only the 'Owner's Cabin' has a TV...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Small video library is free...moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Rafting
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Swimming


              • Dining:

                Only the 'Owner's Cabin' has a dining area ...moreless

              • Dining Area


              • Air Conditioning:

                The 'Owner's Cabin' has remote A/C As do the rooms in the 'INN'...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Internet:

                Wi-Fi is available on our Garden Terrace...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Only the 'Owner's Cabin' has a living room area. The Inn has the terrace and a pavilion with hammocks and chairs...moreless

              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone:

                Local calls are free....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Laundry services may be available 'In High Season'...moreless


              • Catering Available
              • Coffee Maker:

                Only the 'Owner's Cabin' has a coffee maker As does the Inn's kitchen...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Only the 'Owner's Cabin' has Cooking Utensils As does the Inn's Kitchen...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                ONLY the 'Owner's Cabin' has a fully equipped kitchen. The INN has a kitchen for its guests....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Only the 'Owner's Cabin' has an Oven As does the Inn's kitchen...moreless

              • Oven:

                'ONLY the 'Owner's Cabin' has an OVEN. As does the Inn's Kitchen...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Each accommodation at the TSI has a refrigerator ...moreless

              • Stove:

                Only the 'Owner's Cabin' has an Oven As does the Inn's kitchen...moreless

              • Toaster:

                Only the 'Owner's Cabin' has a Toaster As does the Inn's Kitchen...moreless


              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill


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              from 21 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Tax Rate 13%



              "THE "Owner's Cabin" at the Toucan Stay Inn is my home. It is available throughout the different times.

              The rates mentioned are strictly for my home, the "Owner's Cabin". These rates ARE NOT the rates for either of the 2 private accommodations available at the Toucan Stay Inn.

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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              Canopy tours(zip line tours), horse back riding; kayaking and snorkeling within 5 minutes walk/iguana sanctuary/chocolate tours/yoga/surf lessons/wild life refuge/waterfall excursions...all of these activities can be reserved by our 'on property' managers.


              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2006

              About: I recently retired from the 'fashion industry'. I've toured Costa Rica since 1999, but truly fell in love with this area. Don't tell everyone about it, please. My Spanish is not that good yet (really horrible, in fact) but the Caribbean Coast has more English speaking population than the rest of the country...much due to Jamaican a mixture of Raggae, Salsa, Calypso, along with good old Rock N Roll is the music fare. I couldn't have found a better location to retire. I walk down the path to the beach each morning, with a cup of the best coffee in the world, and end my day with a swim...then float on my back and watch sky change colors during the incredible sun set. I walk back to my cottage, pick a lime off one of my many fruit trees, then squeeze it into a tall glass of Flora De Cana (Rum) and Diet Coke. I love to walk...and the road to Manzanillo is just gorgeous. Snorkeling the Cove and kayaking either the 'point' (punta) or the sleepy river that meets the beach are two favorite activities. The nightlife in Puerto Viejo (7 miles away) is nice to have, but the privacy, fresh air and total 'comfy' feeling of the Toucan Stay Inn (but 3 can't) is one of the greatest 'pleasures' of my life.

              Why Punta Uva:
              In my eyes, The Garden of Eden couldn't have been much better. The natural beauty of not just my property, but the entire area is overwhelming to me. On the property we have limes, coconuts, pipas, guanabana, bananas and other fruits growing..along with some incredible flowering plants. The place is surrounded by hibiscus hedges...and 3 sets of wooden entry gates. Two one bedroom air conditioned suites are also available. The variety of SOME OF THE BEST FOOD I'VE EVER EATEN is incredible, with several of them within walking distance and others within a mile...or no further than 5 miles away...all on the same main road. Sushi, Thai, Italian, French, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Argentinian, and of course, Tico (local) food are all offered. I keep a book listing TSI's recommended restaurants, along with menus. A convenience store (PULPERIA) is located within 50 feet of our front door. Now that's convenient! The owners, Saskia and Connie speaks German, English and Spanish. They are both great people who will fix you up with beer, wine, booze and your grocery needs.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              'If you are lucky enough to live near the beach, you are lucky enough' 'Location, location, location' is the most prominent phrase in real estate and that's what makes The Toucan Stay Inn (but 3 can't) special' Location: 200 meters (3 lots away) from the actual Punta Uva Beach. 'One of the Top Ten Wild Beaches in the World'...Outsider Magazine 2001 Privacy: Property is surrounded with fencing covered by natures beauty (hibiscus hedges, vines, coconut and pipa trees etc. Air Conditioning and Ceiling Fans... something hard to find...and no need for mosquito nets. All windows are screened. Hot Water: Something you might take for granted, but not offered everywhere 'Gringo' plumbing: Flush your toilet paper!(sounds wierd? see Hot Water above) Great Mattress: King or Queen Top of the line mattresses ONLY! All the comforts of home: Cabin has full COMPLETE kitchen (Gas oven w/ 4 burner stove, full sized refridge, microwave, toaster over)) Location, privacy, air conditioning, hot water, a great mattress, and the comforts of home in a local setting is what makes the TOUCAN STAY INN (but 3 can't) special'.

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              Speaks: english



              • paths through the garden and around the lawn

                paths through the garden and around the lawn

              • Garden Pavilion

                Garden Pavilion

              • hammocks behind Pavilion for star gazing

                hammocks behind Pavilion for star gazing

              • Owner's Cabin living room area

                Owner's Cabin living room area

              • Dining Table and Kitchen area

                Dining Table and Kitchen area

              • Cabin to the left...Inn in distance

                Cabin to the left...Inn in distance

              • Pathway from Cabin to Pavilion

                Pathway from Cabin to Pavilion

              • Garden Pavilion

                Garden Pavilion

              • Playa Punta Uva Shoreline 
200 meters (approx. 600' away) or 3 lots away!!!

                Playa Punta Uva Shoreline 200 meters (approx. 600' away) or 3 lots away!!!

              • Cabin's King Sized Bed and 
Satellite TV

                Cabin's King Sized Bed and Satellite TV

              • Toucan Stay Inn Lobby

                Toucan Stay Inn Lobby

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              Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

              $100 per night (USD)

              0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

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              Speaks: english
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