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Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights


Cahuita House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

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

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Limon

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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Caribbean Paradise - Steps to Beach, Exotic Gardens, Wildlife
average rating of 4.742857 based on 35 reviews

A peaceful paradise

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Awesome house in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Troy's house in Cahuita for two nights recently. When I arrived, I was amazed by the lush, green gardens, and the friendly welcome by Troy. He showed us the house, how things worked, and let us know he was around if we needed him. The house is really cute--very nice furnishings and decorations. Super clean! Great kitchen. I loved the room upstairs with the hammock on the balcony--perfect place to sit and look for Bruno, the resident sloth. The beach is a quick walk--about 5 minutes. It's such a long, beautiful beach, and every morning, it was just me and maybe one other person enjoying the daybreak. The house is in walking distance to quite a few restaurants and little bars, and the center of town is about 5 minutes away. It's also about 5 minutes from Cahuita National Park which is a must see when you're staying there. We snorkeled out on the reef which was awesome. I highly recommend staying at this comfy home--it has so much to offer, and Troy is a wonderful host. Looking forward to my next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful way to spend our honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay for our honeymoon - Troy's had everything and more! We stayed for five nights and barely left the property! His home is perfect for those that want wildlife and the comforts of home. We were up at 6:30 every morning to walk on the secluded beautiful beach, enjoyed the balcony for reading, and the front porch for viewing wildlife - (Bruno the sloth is so cute!) We walked to the restaurants and shops and loved the variety. Troy does a great job of maintaining the property and making sure their guests are taken care of. We will be back! Highly recommend for couples or families.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicest Landlord Ever- Like a Concierge

  • 4 of 5

When we looked at our options for staying in or near Cahuita, and we saw that this house comes with a sloth or two plus a toucan, and is a close walk to the beach, we were sold! Troy is the most amazing landlord ever. He knows the area very well and is happy to assist you in finding whatever it is you are looking for in the area. He knows many of the local guides, where the buses go, what's happening for local events, where to shop, when are the best times to go to various places including the Parque National. He truly desires for your stay to be as excellent as possible. He promptly attends to any questions or issues related to the property or the area. He taught us how to find the animals who camouflage themselves so well in the trees, and how to listen for the toucans, as they make an unusual sound. Having Troy to ask questions of is like having a 5 star concierge at a big hotel, but you are staying at a cute little jungle home which is such a close walk to the beach. In Cahuita, some areas are coral rocks and not beachy at all, but this home is about 2 blocks from a gorgeous black sand beach with shade trees going right up to the beach. This means that one can enjoy as much beach time as one desires because if you take a few steps back, you are in the shade canopy but still see and hear the ocean. And the Reggae Bar is just across the street from the beach- one of our favourite places. Try the mojitos there- really great- and then walk down the road to take the tour of the local organic farm whose owner grows the limes and mint for the mojitos! Old Reef Farm is found along the beach road just north of the Reggae Bar, with 3 tours a day at 9, 12, and 3. For $12 USD you can bring a big box and during the tour fill it up for free with some of the 200 varieties of fruits and spices growing there. Ask for Ramon.There is a farmers market in town on Sunday mornings. We heard some great live music while we were in Cahuita- reggae and calypso. The regional food is delicious. The fish is so fresh. At the house, there were so many dart frogs and some agoutis who would come by regularly twice a day. We could see monkeys in the trees sometimes from the house. We loved the hammock on the second floor terrace. The kitchen was very well set up and had the basics. Troy even leaves a bag of most excellent Costa Rican coffee for the guests. We felt so welcomed and cared for by Troy while we were there. It is a hot and humid place. You will not need much clothes at all.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ankara, Turkey

Cute Cahuita Cabana

  • 3 of 5

With twilight choruses of howler monkeys and a constant roar of surf from nearby Playa Negra, the Cahuita rental house offers a real Costa Rica experience. Even given the Caribbean’s hot and sticky days (and no a/c!), nighttime sleep comfort under fans at the house was good for all four of us. The garden features sloths, little ground mammals, and striking forest birds such as Red-throated Ant-Tanager and White-whiskered Puffbird. Nearby Cahuita National Park is a must-see gem, accessible, full of wildlife, and, during our visit, well patrolled by police and rangers. Local restaurants are diverse and surprisingly good. The landlord lives next door and he quickly addressed our concerns over a bathroom drip and need for candles during a blackout. We had a great stay there.

Pleased as we were, however, we would have liked to see a few improvements. The bathroom sink lacks hot water, making shaving difficult. The shower lacks a fixed shower head. The front porch needs a ceiling fan to cool guests during hot afternoons. Most importantly, bug screens and security bars are missing from many of the windows, which must remain open because of the heat.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom! Thank you for the review. It was great getting to know you and your family. I appreciate your feedback as I am always trying to improve my guest's experience. I am glad you enjoyed all the natural beauty that my home provides. Many of my guests return on a regular basis to see the lovely birds frequenting my gardens and to check in on Bruno, the resident sloth. I am happy to address the issues you raised. The porch does not currently have a ceiling fan as there is usually a nice breeze. However, based on your suggestion I will be happy to install one as soon as possible. As you mentioned, the fans in the rooms keep the rooms comfortable and you slept well. I do have a few windows with shutters that open to allow excellent views of the garden and allow the natural breeze throughout the house. All of the windows that guests leave open in the evenings have screens and security bars. I have never had any issues with crime nor are there any issues with bugs. I sincerely believe that if I were to add screens and security bars to windows left open during day it would negatively alter views/breezes for security and bug issues that are non-existent. However, I will keep your suggestion in mind and ask future guests their opinion. Again, I want to let you know it was nice to meet you and your lovely family. I appreciate your feedback and hope you will return. Pura vida amigo, Troy
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San Diego, CA, USA

Incredible trip and house!!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Troy,

Finally recovered from our wonderful vacation in Costa Rica! We had an incredible time. I rarely write reviews, but our stay in Cahuita and your home was so special that I wanted to write a glowing review. Your home was perfect! It’s roomy, comfortable, very clean, fully stocked, conveniently located and has all of the special Costa Rica touches – including Bruno the sloth living in your incredible yard, waking up to sounds of the howler monkeys, seeing beautiful toucans out the kitchen window, and I could go on and on. Cahuita is a great little town. It is easy to walk everywhere from the house and especially close to the beach. My group of 4 adults (me, my wife, and two adult children) had the time of our lives. We will be back! Thanks for everything Troy!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Kilometres
Chow's Paradise
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Negra
Car: not necessary

35 Minutes South of Limon, 15 Minutes North of Puerto Viejo

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Kayaking, Boating


Rates & Availability

Cahuita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning fee $25
Tax Rate 3.0%

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Cahuita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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