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Unique Glass-Fronted Property, Ocean and Mountain Views, Pool.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type tower
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Tower, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

'La Casa del Mango' is constructed of wood, metal and glass which is striking in its award-winning architectural design and provides unique accommodation for the discerning guest. Whether you decide to rent one of the rooms or the entire house; its facilities are open to you.

The swimming pool is the perfect place to cool off or top up your tan, on one of the pool side sun loungers. Surrounded by the meticulously maintained tropical garden; the scents and sounds of nature are all around you - smell those ilang ilang blooms! To see the iguanas and sloths that frequently visit the namesake mango tree, head up to the sundeck on the third floor. It is the perfect place to enjoy views of Cahuita's Black Beach, the mist-topped Talamanca Mountains and the green foliage that is abundant in this rain forested part of the country.

Sip your morning coffee at one of the stylishly-designed iron wrought tables on the roofed patio or in the garden or in the privacy of your own balcony off your bedroom. The hammocks on the private balconies are a favourite spot for an afternoon siesta!

The well-equipped kitchen is ready for the preparation of a quick snack to a dinner party with quality kitchenware and appliances to ensure that your meal preparation is pleasure and not a chore.

Relax or catch up on news with cable television and DVD player in the comfortable lounge area.

'La Casa del Mango' is a minute's walk from Cahuita's Black Beach, named for its shining volcanic sand. This long stretch of beach is shaded by almond and sea grape trees and is a popular place for swimmers and surfers.

The town center with its laid back vibe, offers a selection of restaurants, bars and stores and is only a fifteen minutes stroll away or 5 minutes on one of the provided bicycles. The stunning National Park, Cahuita's jewel, is just beyond the center and is a wildlife spotter's dream! The white beaches and clear waters are just as inviting as the jungle footpaths.

‘La Casa del Mango’s on site manager will ensure that your every need is met, so come and unwind in this home away from home.

Please note that the property's open stairs may mean it is unsuitable for guests with mobility issues or young children. Please ask for further details.

Keywords: pool, wi-fi, sun deck, garden, breakfast patio, bacony, hammocks

More Details

Property Manager
Sara Ford
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Sara Ford

The owners of `La Casa del Mango`are French Canadians who are busy running their massuer training center and printing company, but love Costa Rica and come whenever they can escape from the demands of life in Canada!

Claude, Michel and Louise have been friends for many years and `La Casa del Mango`is their shared dream of an oasis of calm and beauty away from the stresses of daily life.

The Property Managers, Nando and Sara, are a Costa Rican-British partnership, who have lived in Cahuita with their family for the last seven years. They have managed other properties in Cahuita and are eager to provide an outstanding service and friendly customer care. Oscar, the night watchman and Don Feliciano, the gardener, complete `La Casa del Mango`s dedicated and hard working team.

Sara Ford purchased this tower in 2005

Why Sara Ford chose Limon

After visiting Costa Rica a number of times, the friends chose to find a property to buy in the relaxed beach town of Cahuita. Finding nothing that was quite what they wanted, they invested in a piece of land and built their dream home themselves. With the aim of having nature all around them and views to the mountains and the ocean, their tower emerged as a way of meeting all their desires for the perfect place.

What makes this tower unique

Now that the pool is in place and the garden has been established around it, the house really is complete. The tower reaches up past the mango tree which gives the house its name and stretches up into the sky, for the visitor to have a 360 degree panorama of the surrounding mountains, beach, ocean and foliage. Finally, that haven of peace and tranquility can be savoured and enjoyed.

Map

Nearest Airport
135 Miles
Juan Santamaria (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Reggae Bar
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Route 36
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Sobre Las Olas
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Black Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Soccer Field
Nearest Point of Interest
La Casa de Mango
Car: not necessary

Turtle-watching is an incredible experience and is a vacation must if you visit during the laying and hatching season. Imagine watching the huge females drag themselves up the beach to dig their nest and lay about 80 eggs, before lumbering back tot the ocean. To see the hatchlings emerge and struggle down to the waves is amazing too!

The Sloth Sanctury is a 10 minute drive away and allows the visitor to see rescued sloths, both adults and babies, cared for by the dedicated workers of the center. My children love to see the babies being bottle fed!

Amenities

Cahuita Tower Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • tower
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Each bedroom comes with a private bathroom with hot water shower. Bathrooms are tiled and walled with glass bricks for light and finished with wood. A bathroom is open to all guests on the ground floor with a cold water shower to rinse off from the pool. An outside shower is provided for guests to rinse off after the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2) the single beds slide under the main bed in the room so that you have the maximum floor space during the day., Baby Cribs (1) crib for child up to 2 years of age with mosquito net. Please ask for this with your reservation so we can have it ready in your room for your arrival.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
sun deck with ocean and mountain views, weights and gym balls, tropical garden, each bedroom with individual balcony with hammock and table.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Unique Glass-Fronted Property, Ocean and Mountain Views, Pool.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
5

Trip of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

We rented La Casa Del Mango with another family--we had 4 kids and 4 adults. The house had 4 beautiful bedrooms, a pool that the kids didn't want to leave, amazing gardens, and an unbelievable rooftop deck! You truly feel as though you're in the jungle. Sara and Nando (and Manuel and Sherri) could not have been more friendly, welcoming and accommodating, from helping us with meals, massages, tours, renting a bike, doing laundry, even babysitting! I couldn't recommend the house and staff more. And beautiful Cahuita and nearby Puerto Viejo--beaches, food, wildlife, flora--so many excursions for kids and adults alike!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such positive feedback on your stay, Anja. We loved hosting your families and we're thrilled that you had such a great vacation -- you certainly did it all! Do let the boys know that I'd happily babysit them again, but this time, I'll win Top Trumps..... We hope to welcome you back to Costa Rica again in the future, Warm regards, Sara and Team Mango
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4

Beautiful property and Sara & Nando were very helpful in making our stay successful.

  • 4 of 5

We had a family celebration and everyone loved the property and village. Two familily members have mobility issues, so the steep, slippery steps were challenging, as was getting into the pool without a handrail, but otherwise everyone was very happy and loved it! Thanks to the whole staff!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive response to your stay at La Casa del Mango. I will be changing the property description in response to your note regarding the house's unsuitability for guests with mobility issues. We have always been very open in correspondence in letting potential guests know that the stairs may be more challenging for some guests, especially parents with young children. Unfortunately, we weren't aware that this was the case for your party. The pool has steps but I can understand that a handrail could have made access easier for you. We appreciate you taking the time to provide constructive criticism as we are always looking to improve the quality of our services.
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Atlanta, GA
5

Beautiful home, well located w wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our beautiful multi-level home, especially sitting on the very top open level, watching the ocean, sloths, monkeys, iguanas and beautiful birds from one of the many benches. The walk into town was super short, and the walks to the national park and tree of life sanctuary were very do-able as well. We loved both and highly recommend a visit. We ate at the top 3 restaurants and loved them all -- Girasol, Pizzaria Italiano and Sobre de las Olas. We also had breakfast delivered twice from Brigitte, as was arranged thru our lovely hostess, Sara -- SO good!!!! We also snorkeled with Willie's, as was recommended by Sara, and the snorkel trip was really nice. Re Sara, we can't say enough. She's by far the most responsive and charming hostess you could ever hope for. Her team was equally nice, and the entire stay was nothing short of wonderful. Last note -- we loved the pool area and pool and spent a lot of time there - the water is crystal clear and it was the perfect place to cool down and relax. The gardens are just beautiful... All in, you won't find a better place to be.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and positive review. We really liked hosting your family. We're so glad that your stay was enjoyable, and you did so much during your visit to Cahuita. The breakfast delivery is proving to be a hit as who wants to get up and go out to eat first thing? The kind words in your feedback should be very helpful to future guests, so we really appreciate you writing mid-vacation. Have a blast in Arenal! We hope that we can welcome you back in the future. Many thanks, Sara and the Mango team
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North Carolina
5

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, plus two others, rented Casa del Mango for a week long vacation in Cahuita! We were 3 adults, and 5 kids (ranging in age from 8-18). Everyone had a blast! The hosts are awesome (thank you Sara and Nando) and there is always someone available on the property to help. The pool and gardens are gorgeous. The house is clean and comfy! We never ran out of things to do - beach, national park, sloth sanctuaries, you name it. This is the perfect home base for a Costa Rican vacation on the Caribbean coast!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review! It was a pleasure having you and your family and friends to stay. It is always nice when our guests love our home as much as we do. See you again soon, Sara and Nando
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Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
5

A Perfect Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 thoroughly enjoyed the week over New Year's in paradise! The house was large,very comfortable and kept spotless. The yard and pool area were spectacular and kept in immaculate shape. Sara and Nando were great hosts, readily available and more than willing to answer our multiple questions. Sara was instrumental in coordinating transport to and from San Jose though Junior Palmer - who we would highly recommend. She also suggested a day tour with Junior which was educational, challenging and loads of fun. Sara also organized a cook for us to prepare breakfast and dinner each day. Sherry was informative, helpful, fun as well as a great and, very accommodating, chef! She is also a talented "Dirty MInds" player!!

Casa del Mango is minutes to the beach, bars, restaurants and the Calhuita National Park. Although we did a couple of tours, visited the beach and the town our fondest memories of our visit was the time spent at the house - by the pool checking out the howler monkeys, iguana, sloths, birds and frogs from the comforts of our lounge chairs and at night on the back porch enjoying a few beverages while playing cards and silly board games.

It was a perfect holiday for all 7 of us with ages ranging from 20 - 50+! Our only complaint...it wasn't long enough!

A couple of things for visitors... The town is quite safe - we all felt very comfortable wondering about. Locals were helpful and pleasant. Make sure you have cash - there is only one bank/atm in Calhuita and it is often out of money. Some places in town charge up to 13% for the use of VISA. Make sure you visit the Tree of Life Rescue Centre, Calhuita National Park, Reggae Bar and Sobre las Olas Restaurant.

Thanks Sara, Nando and Sherry for a wonderful holiday and sharing your little piece of paradise with us for a week! Hopefully, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it

  • 4 of 5

In February my boyfriend, myself and some friends stayed at Casa Del Mango. We had an amazing time. I meant to write a review right away but I kept forgetting. Sarah and Nando were awesome. So friendly and welcoming, they helped us with anything we needed and were good conversation other wise. The house was great! Perfect for our group. I will definitely go back and definitely stay here again. Miss you already Sarah and Nando, and miss Costa Rica! If you guys are ever in Denver email me! Again sorry it took so long to write this.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. Your group were a lot of fun to have stay and we look forward to you all returning some time soon. Sara and the rest of La casa del Mango family.
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Rates are changeable until reservation is confirmed. Guests can pay in dollars or in colones. Please note that taxes are not included.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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