|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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?
Before reserving my home, please ask how to save up to $150 per visit. I am happy to help!!!
Keywords: Estate, Bungalow, Cabina
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.
PS To learn how to save up to $150 per visit, please contact me prior to reserving my home. Thanks!
The Owner purchased this house in 2006
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.
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!
We just finished our family vacation to Costa Rica and Troy's house provided us a perfect house to enjoy it all. The house is on a very large secluded lot that made us feel like we were staying in the jungle by ourselves. Yet is was a very easy walk into the town of Cahuita (15 min walk) if we needed food or drinks. The local beaches are less than a couple of blocks away and provided our teenagers with hours of fun in the warm waters. We loved being able to enjoy all of the wildlife right in the front yard each morning and evening.
The house is well equipped for preparing meals if you so desire. The internet was great as it allowed us to research and book excursions in the local area while we were there. Booking the day before allowed us to make sure the weather was good for the excursion we wanted to do and find we could get some great deals.
We unfortunately were not able to meet Troy while we were there but he had his friend Georgia there to provided us any help and information she could. She was great and very helpful when some questions/needs arose during our trip.
The town of Cahuita was small but provided us with all we needed. We felt the smaller town on the Caribbean helped to provide our kids the experience we needed.
This house definitely helped to make our vacation AMAZING and we definitely would love to come back or recommend this to others.
Troy was very friendly and helpful. Well supplied kitchen for cooking. Comfortable bathroom. Good CD player. Nice outdoor table for hanging out. Private upstairs porch with hammock. Quiet neighbourhood. Located 5 min walk to beach and two restaurants. 20 minute walk to busier part of Cahuita with many restaurants/shops, more beach and national park. No buses but easy to catch cabs. Only suggestion is the noisey roof when raining. Bring ear plugs for sleep just in case. One gutter could solve this. Thanks for a great stay!
This house was perfect for us, a couple on vacation. It was clean, everything worked, and the yard was a beautiful! Playa Negra was tiny and nice. It had a lot of tree debris on the beach, so we preferred walking over to Cahuita for the pretty clean sand, but after a long day it was delightfully accessible for dip in the sea. We were very glad to be in Playa Negra rather than Cahuita for starting and ending our days. So quiet and soothing (except for the constant sound of wildlife - which we loved). The house has several guidebooks and a fold-out animal ID guide, which we used daily. Bruno and Brunito (mom and baby) plus Brunhilda (we named him - maybe the dad?) the sloths were mesmerizing, and my husband located a Hairy Mexican Porcupine in the tree, close to eye level! In the evenings we walked into Cahuita to stroll the quiet nightlife, it was the right distance to walk off a delicious dinner. The full sized refrigerator and freezer was super handy to freeze our own ice in a bowl = essential for travel drinks. The kitchen was very well appointed. Our only problem with the house, which I will tell Troy about and he will probably amend, since he seems like that sort of person, is the upstairs bed was very squeaky and loud. We took the mattress off and put it on the floor, there was plenty of room. The mattress itself was very comfortable, we liked it more on the ground because we are very light sleepers. The squeak was from the boards under the bed, not the mattress itself. The stairs to upstairs are very steep, like boat stairs. Overall, I wish I lived there!
The yard is fantastic with Tree frogs, poison dart frogs, howler monkeys and a sloth.
The kitchen had the essentials to make breakfast before heading out for the day. There is a cute market to buy limited essentials upon arrival and town is a short walk to hit bigger stores if needed..
The reggae bar is a nice place to grab a drink. We did not get to meet Troy but his friend, Cameron was soooooo helpful with information on the area and fixing a small problem with the WiFi and even helping us find a rental car for a day of exploring on our way back to the airport. . I would recommend getting down to Punta Uva for an amazing beach and Manzaillo is also stunning. Cahuita national park just a short walk away is a slice of heaven and you can see howler and capuchin monkeys, sloths, crabs, frogs and amazing lizards. We went more than once.
Pura Vida and thank you Troy for letting us stay at your place .
35 Minutes South of Limon, 15 Minutes North of Puerto Viejo
Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Kayaking, Boating
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$600|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.