About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, (Sleeps 1 - 7)
Do you want to get to know the Carriebbean side of Costa Rica? The people, the musik, culter, flora and fauna? Then my Casa Magdalena is the right place for you!!
The wooden structure of Casa Magdalena is nestled into a natural setting of tropical flowers and fruit trees, like mango, grapefruit, banana, lime and avocado – tasty and attract local bird and insect life in abundance. The two storey home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a light and spacious open plan kitchen/dining/living area. The main bedroom has ensuite bathroom and private veranda, overlooking the colourful and leafy garden. The veranda and balcony are invitingly furnished with sofas and hammocks, just perfect to chill out! Casa Magdalena is fully equipped and well-maintained to ensure a comfortable stay. We pride ourselves on the coziness and cleanliness of this home.
Everybody is talking about sustainable sources. I believe there is lots we can do just by saving energy and I tried to realize as much as possible by:
?NOT having A/C but natural ventilation with wide windows all around. They also reduce the need for artificial light during daylight hours. Fans are provided for warmer days.
?low wattage light bulbs
?the water heater only starts when needed. In this climate we have many months where a hot shower is not even wanted!
?having our own well
?toilet system dual flush-use the amount of water needed
There are recycling bins in the house and a compost heap outside for household waste and we use environmentally friendly toilet cleaner, dish washing soap, washing soap and other products.
Casa Magdalena is stituated in a quiet local neighbourhood, so you can get away from it all and be part of a community - not just one of many tourists or ex-pats. Observe everyday life in this friendly area, inhabited by Costa Ricans who live simply and happily here.
When reserving your vacation accommodation in Cahuita, consider the advantages of a White Beach location. The National Park has a flag system to clearly indicate safe swimming spots along the beach, ensuring that you can always find a place to enjoy the Caribbean waters without the risk of rip-tides. As a mother myself, I would strongly advise families against diving into the waters at the Black Beach, unless the waves are very calm. Holiday-makers in Cahuita are thrilled by the National Park's diverse flora and fauna - you can expect to see (and hear) both White-faced and Howler monkeys, but sloths, racoons, anteaters, snakes, iguanas, tree-frogs, leaf-cutter ants and an incredible selection of creatures that scuttle, fly, buzz, swim and crawl are all around you! At this end of town, you have the advantage of shops, bars, restaurants, the bank, pharmacy, ATM, Post Office and Bus Terminal all within a few minutes walk, as well as the safety, beauty and tropical wildlife of the National Park. Who could ask for more?
Keywords: Spacious comfortable wooden house with priv. pool, tropical garden.
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- English, German, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Wonderful month spent in Cahuita!
I spent five wonderful weeks with my son in Casa Magdelena! Cahuita is a great base on the Caribbean, quiet, friendly town with great restaurants and nature literally out the door. Animal and bird viewing in Cahuita National Park is second to none! Woke up to the sound of howler monkeys every morning! Casa Magdelena is a beautiful little Oasis. Neighbors are all around but I felt like we had tons of privacy. There is some neighborhood noise at night but nothing too annoying. I felt very safe as a single mom in the neighborhood. It definitely felt safer than some of the tourist areas in town. Doris lives next door and provides wonderful service and a nice safety net, whom I felt I could approach with any concern (though I didn't have any). The pool is fantastic and we saw more birdlife then I did in the parks and were visited one evening by a two toed sloth! The cottage is rustic but there was nothing we were in need of - we really enjoyed eating on the porch and watching the birds and butterflies visit the garden. Definitely expect a rustic experience - no air conditioning, etc but to me that was part of the charm and it felt close to an authentic 'living in Costa Rica' experience.. We had the cottage 'cleaned' by army ants one night! The only concern was that it was not accessible for my mom who visited for a week and has mobility issues. The standard $10 extra per guest per night charge (common in CR rentals) was also disappointing as it added to the cost of property rentals when family came to stay. I highly recommend this home! Beautiful Oasis and wonderful host!!
Rustic but comfortable
My only real issue was the lack of sufficient hot water for doing dishes and minimal cooking utensils.
Todo muy limpio, ordenado, con todas las comodidades, el lugar precioso, muy privado, cerca de la playa. Quedamos encantados..Doña Doris muy atenta. Tiene que conocer el lugar.
Casa is ok...It's the dogs...
Located 15 min walk from the Cahuita Park Entrance in the West side of route 36...finding our way there the 1st time we asked locals as Google maps is wrong. It's a place for backpackers.
Bring loads of mosquito repeallant if you plan to spend night on balcony or inside. Overall the casa is OK...it's minimal cleanliness, old mattresses and has the rudimentary basic things needed for cooking. A microwave would be nice...but we ate outside mainly so it was not a concern. Pool is nice as we used it on a daily basis.
My big disappointment was: The barking dogs, namely stupid dogs that will bark at the wind and clouds..after ants or their own shadow...bark anytime all the time....@2 or 4am, you will enjoy the full concert between on site roosters and dogs barking plus the (nice) howling monkeys in background with trucks travelling on the 36.
I love dogs. The owner Doris is a nice person, owns a beautifull well behaved german shepard.
Bring good earplugs.
house, pool and garden are great. We are glad we picked this place and we will be back.
Thank you Doris!!
Great place to chill
I spent a weekend in Cahuita with some girl friends. We stayed at Doris' and we really enjoyed our time there. The house is spacious and has everything you may need. Doris was really nice and helpful both before and during our stay. I would definetely come back to Casa Magdalena.