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Hidden Jungle Gem, 3 minutes to Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bdrm, 2 Bath; Sleeps 4, Private and Secure

A true gem tucked away on a quiet side street only a 3 minute walk to Playa Negra and Cahuita's famous Reggae Bar.

Perfect for two couples or family of 4.

Located at the north edge of town, a vehicle is not necessary, walk or bike into the center or Cahuita National Park.

Close to bus stop. 1/4 of an acre property, surrounded by nature, very private,quiet and secure, fenced, gated and locked property. Gated and locked parking on the property.

Screens with french style sliding metal and glass windows. All ceramic tile flooring throughout, front and side patios with wood furniture, outdoor dining.

Newly painted. Hot water and WiFi; telephone, glass/ceramic baths, well equipped kitchen, new refrigerator, BBQ, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, electronic insect repellents, necessary hammock in front garden to be entertained by the monkeys as they swing their way from tree to tree;

Enjoy our famous Costa Rican coffee in the morning on the front terrace, watch the frogs, listen to the bird songs and toucans, the adorable agoutis, resident sloth and blue morphos; walk down to the beach in the late afternoon and enjoy your favorite beverage at the Reggae bar or Chao's Cafe and experience the Cahuita people and their culture.

2 bedrooms, 2 bath, 900 sq. ft. house, all the modern conveniences nestled at the foot of the jungle and mouth of the famous Playa Negra.

More Details

Owner
Patricia
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, Property Manager speaks Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2017

About Patricia

A native Chicagoan, retired from the corporate world, and after visiting Costa Rica on vacations, I decided it would be my retirement paradise

Patricia purchased this house in 2012

What makes this house unique

What makes this property so unique is it's magic! Sometimes I never left for days just enjoying the privacy, peace and the wildlife. You can be outside in the nude. 8 ft. fence all around camoflauged by trees and bushes. The garden faires and frogs greet you every morning; if you put out papaya or bananas on the perch, you will be visited by birds and blue morphos in the afternoon. Be mesmerized by the moonlight and starlight that embrace the master bedroom.

Amenities

Cahuita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , sink and cabinet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sink and cabinet
  • All ceramic, hot water, sliding glass doors, sink cabinet, hair dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • 2 Full size beds, master bath connected to master bedroom, armoir and glorious view of ancient tree, moonlight and stars. Bedroom 2, sliding mirrored closet doors
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Only 40 minutes to Limon, 20 minutes south to Puerto Viejo; Waterfalls, horseback riding, ATM, Shopping, Surfing, Botanical Gardens, Chocolate Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Bike Rental, Snorkeling, Hiking, Zip lining, and much more... all available within walking distance;

Reviews

Good! 3.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Hidden Jungle Gem, 3 minutes to Beach
average rating of 3.8888888 based on 9 reviews
5

Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely recommend this house! Very comfortable, lush, clean, the owner added alot of personal touch. Location is very private, but close to everything you need. Sara, the manager was very friendly and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

European style in the Caribbean Jungle

  • 5 of 5

Patricia and VRBO made renting this home easy! Patricia was quick to respond to any questions. I must first mention that this home is not your typical Caribbean structure - solid walls, widows with glass, tile floors, a bit closed in comparatively. However, this home felt very safe for our stay - locked gate, fenced in yard, off the main road. The caretakers, Sara and Nando, were friendly and accommodating and made sure we had everything needed for a great vacation. Very nice people as are most all the locals in this charming small beachside village. Very responsive, even met me very early in the morning when I left something inside the home after we had locked the keys inside on the day of our departure. There is a phone so calling local was very easy and the wi-fi was excellent to keep in touch with our families back home. The home and yard are beautiful and everything you need to cool off and relax after a day at the beach. Humming birds visited us on the front porch each morning and we could hear the howler monkeys in the distance as well. The location is wonderful - minutes walk to Playa Negra and the infamous Reggae Bar in Cahuita (Friday night is their live music night and so worth the visit!). There are a couple of eateries within walking distance with one being a great little breakfast spot (Brigett's) where you can also rent bicycles. It is a 20 minute walk to Cahuita and the National Park (much faster by bike) which we liked as the travel back and forth brought chances to see wildlife and meet the locals. You can also arrange for taxi transport and most tours will pick up at the Reggae Bar which is only a 5 minute walk from the house. While I do prefer the more open air homes in the Caribbean, I would definitely rent Casa Stardust again in future, especially if I were to bring my husband and children over as it is more in line with what they would find cozy and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect homebase to explore this beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 8 days in Casa Stardust. Our hosts were proactive in attending to our needs, but gave us all the privacy we could want.

We saw so many animals - toucans, howlers, frogs and a little pig-like rodent that I can't recall the name of in the garden, and just outwith the compound we saw a sloth.

We were originally hoping to find a rental closer to Puerto Viejo, but Cahuita turned out to have a much nicer vibe and is less touristy, whilst still feeling safe and having nearby local amenities. We had a car and so getting to Puerto Viejo was easy.

We'd definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Stardust! The little pig like animal is called an agouti. Thank you for the wonderful review. Come back and visit us soon!
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4

In the Jungle

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for four nights and had a great time. Sara was helpful and very accommodating! Thanks Sara! It's truly a jungle house, with all kinds of creatures roaming about. Birds, howler monkeys, lizards, frogs, the occasional dog and the mysterious beast that would eat all our leftovers from the fruit smoothies we made (with local Rum too).

Renting a bike is a must if you don't have a car, and check out the reggae bar for live music. Sobre les Olas is a great spot for dinner and close by. My only issue with the house is that an air conditioner would be greatly appreciated in the bedroom. Although by the 3rd night in we started to get used to it with just the fans.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful Little House Near the Beach

  • 4 of 5

Overall I thought it was a great little house. Off the beaten track,located on a quiet street. Also very good location in terms of being close to the beach. It is though about a 20 minute walk into town. Having access to bikes would love been perfect for this place. The house is very clean and orderly. My only complaint would be that the windows didn't all open. I think that if the windows had screens it could allow for more of a breeze to go through the place, as it did get pretty hot. Overall quiet little getaway in the small sleepy town of Cahuita!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review my home, Laura. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. I really appreciate your feedback on how to improve the property -- although all but two of the windows are screened, perhaps it would be helpful to screen the remaining windows. I will ask the property manager to check on the opening of the windows, as they should all open, but maybe some are stiff. Bike rental is available at Bridgette's just around the corner, although I love the walk into town along the beach. I do hope that enjoyed the rest of your Costa Rican vacation in Puerto Viejo
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Great house for our family

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this lovely house (Casa Stardust) with our 5 & 7 year old kids and we all had a great time. The house and especially the kitchen are very complete. The kids loved the lush jungle garden, that makes you feel as if you are in the middle of the jungle. They spent hours looking for the green and black frogs in the garden. The beach is a few minutes away and we had it almost to ourselves. A small river ends in the sea, so the kids loved building a dam in it together with some of the local kids. A small supermarket is nearby next to the Reggae bar that sells the best bread in town (made by an Italian lady). Cahuita is about 20 minutes away walking with the kids. We missed the hammock that was in the property photo though. Nando, the property manager, was very kind to take us to the bus station on our last day, when Cahuita was in the middle of a very heavy rain storm.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit. Sorry about the hammock, Sara and Nando are reluctant to put it out when it rains. Hope you visit us again soon! Warm regards, Patricia, Sara & Nando
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Miles
San Jose Int'l
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Cahuita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$65
$425
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Check In Time: 2:00 p.m.
Check out Time - 11:00 a.m.

Lock Out Fee - $20.00
Lost Keys Fee - $100.00

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations accepted within 30 days prior to check in, with the exception of a 10% Administration Fee.
Cancellations made 7 days or less prior to check in will forfeit deposit.
Cancellations made 8-29 days prior to check in will forfeit 50% of deposit.
Please contact owner regarding any special circumstances

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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