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Private Luxury Cabin, Gated, Beach-Side Garden Property a/C, Wifi, Sat TV

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Custom King Sized Bed Quality Mattress & Linens


Last updated: 05/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Owner's Home...Modern A/C Cabin w/King Sized Bed

Our Cabin on the Property of our The Toucan Stay Inn (but 3 can't)...(a/k/a 'TSI')

The 'Owner's Cabin' is not always Rentable, but the owner lives in the USA and enjoys traveling. It is a separate building from the actual Toucan Stay Inn (TSI) Our "Petite To Be in a Garden by the Sea". It is Very Private, Gated and Surrounded with colorful 10 foot tall Hibiscus hedges and 8' Wooden Gates. Besides being on a gorgeous tropical setting, filled with flowers, bushes and Coconut Palms, the TSI is proud to be on the "BeachSide"…just 3 lots from the Caribbean Sea. Unlike most of our competition, we have Air Conditioning, Screened window and large Screened Patio,, WI-FI and Satellite TV. As of matter of fact, we have A/C in all the Inn's accommodations.

The Owner's Cabin has Cathedral Ceilings, a variety of Local Wood Accents and Furniture, a Custom Made California King Sized Bed, True Quality Bedding (real mattresses) and Linens, a Living Room area, Dining Table, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Private Bathroom, 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' 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 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 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 in our travel daily. The variety of colorful birds and wild flowers is you will, undoubtedly, see a Morpho Butterfly with turquoise wings and much more!!!

For convenience the bus stop is right on our 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: call the INN: IN COSTA RICA 506-2759-9172

IN THE USA 561-515-9197

Keywords: Luxury Cottage Steps from Beach


Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 640 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permissible outdoors....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage


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

  • Our Cottage/Cabin 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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    We are "BEACHSIDE"...meaning we are on the side of the street closest to the beach. It is actually 200 meters from our door (3 lots away). SEE DOWN to "NEAR OCEAN"...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Puerto Viejo 7 miles ($1 by bus $10 by Taxi) BeachBreak (surfing competetions) 6 miles Cocles 5 miles nice restaurants Playa Chiquita 2 miles more restaurants nice beach Manzanillo 3 miles ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Our property is 3 lots from the Caribbean. There is a restaurant just off the beach, then a dive shop and a cabin, and the house next door to us. We are 200 meters from the shore. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    The Cabin and all accommodations at the Inn have a dining tables. The INN has a TERRACE for larger parties and groups....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes! Part of the laundry service offered. ...moreless

  • 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:

    Private parking available...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Yes...we have gated parking on our property...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Yes! depending upon how many vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls are free....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry services may be available 'In High Season' Not Free. Prices by load. ...moreless

  • Free Wifi


  • Catering Available:

    We have been able to have local chefs offer cooking classes, and do catering for our guests. But, depending on the time of year...many are just too busy. We will do our best to accommodate your needs...moreless

  • 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. One of the Inn's accommodations has a kitchen, as well....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:

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

  • Stove:

    Only the 'Owner's Cabin' has an Oven As does the Inn's kitchen and one of the Inn's accommodations....moreless

  • Toaster:

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


  • Bicycles:

    Available for rent 4 blocks away....moreless

  • Boat:

    Fishing and Diving and Dolphin Watching Tours are available at the end of our street....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Terrace and Garden Pavilion...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rentals are available at the end of our street...right on the beach....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden Paths surround our lawn...and lead to our BBQ Grill area and Garden Pavilion...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ Grill available for guest's use...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We offer our guests free use of some snorkel equipment...moreless



from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season (Green Season)
May 17 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • 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.

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200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
2 beach bars. 1 is 600 feet away, 2 blocks away
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
"Ranchito" on beach
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Punta Uva

Play Punta Uva (our beach) is just a short walk away (actually only 3 lots away). Within 3 miles of us is the Famous Jaguar Rescue Center, Canopy tours(zip line tours), horse back riding, Iguana Sanctuary, Yoga, Surf Lessons etc. I REPEAT...we are only 600 feet way from swimming, kayaking and snorkeling, which are all available at our Beach..."rated in TOP TEN NATURAL BEACHES IN THE WORLD" by Outside Magazine and Travel and Leisure. Our 'Owners Cabin" sits is next to our Toucan Stay Inn. Our manager at the Inn will be happy to assist you with recommendations for restaurants, private beaches, tours, etc.

Our little "paradise" sits between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo. Both are places that you should visit. Each with their own Caribbean "vibe".


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: Hello There! I'm Jon, and I retired from the 'fashion industry' in 2009. My wife, Mabel, pronounced MaBell, is a retired teacher from Bogota, Colombia. Although we enjoyed living and hosting on our property, we recently became grand we moved back to Florida to take on that new we are loving it. But, we do visit, as often as possible. We have a management team, a chef named Canzio and his wife Barbara. They are from Italy, and he was trained in Switzerland, where he worked in a 5 star resort. They own Bamboocha, a great little "Caribbean Fusion" Restaurant less than one block away. Don't miss their TRUE ITALIAN best ever!!! In addition, great fish dishes and a variety of pasta specialities. Canzio speaks 5 languages...Italian, French, German, Spanish and English. He and Barbara will be happy to give you a tour of our property, as well as be happy to make suggestions, arrangements or reservations for restaurants, tours, adventures etc. We miss meeting our will meet. We wish you safe travel, great weather and a fond memories. Pura Vida!!! Jon and Mabel

Why Punta Uva, Costa Rica:
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 with some incredible flowering plants. The place is surrounded by hibiscus 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 no further than 5 miles 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 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, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

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  • Custom King Sized Bed
Quality Mattress & Linens

    Custom King Sized Bed Quality Mattress & Linens

  • Living Room Area

    Living Room Area

  • All the comforts of home. Really!!!

    All the comforts of home. Really!!!

  • Toucan Stay Inn Garden Paths and Lawn

    Toucan Stay Inn Garden Paths and Lawn

  • BBQ area Bench Seating

    BBQ area Bench Seating

  • Our Garden Pavilion

    Our Garden Pavilion

  • Playa Punta Uva (Beach)

    Playa Punta Uva (Beach)

  • The other side of the "point" (Punta)

    The other side of the "point" (Punta)

  • Plenty of beach to stroll or jog

    Plenty of beach to stroll or jog

  • Snorkeling right off can walk to coral reef

    Snorkeling right off can walk to coral reef

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
Dining Area

    Fully Equipped Kitchen Dining Area

  • Full Bathroom / Tub/

    Full Bathroom / Tub/ Shower

  • Large Screened in Patio w/ table & chairs and hammocks

    Large Screened in Patio w/ table & chairs and hammocks

  • Garden Paths

    Garden Paths

  • Garden


  • This is the beach that is 200 meters (600 feet) away from your front door.

    This is the beach that is 200 meters (600 feet) away from your front door.

  • Grape Point (Punta Uva).
Stone Cliff and Natural tunnel

    Grape Point (Punta Uva). Stone Cliff and Natural tunnel

  • Secluded Beach

    Secluded Beach

  • beach walking

    beach walking

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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