Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)
About Steven Zimmerman
I live on a 4 acre farm in the mountains of Costa Rica with fruit trees, coffee, hummingbirds, waterfalls, and jungle. My friends say I live in Paradise, and it's probably true. It is beautiful here, green, with flowers blooming year round. I teach English here. People rave about Steve's Cabin, it is quiet and peaceful here. If you like birds we have them, too. Come check out beautiful Costa Rica and let me show you some Southern Hospitality on my farm.
Steven Zimmerman purchased this Cabin in 2005
Why Steven Zimmerman chose Cantón Turrialba
I bought my farm because of the beauty here in this area and the climate. The climate here is springtime year round with a temperature range that averages 65 degrees F at nights to 83 degrees F during the day. There is a multitude of different type of birds here. I am working on solar, wind, hydroelectic and aquaponic projects.
What makes this Cabin unique
This farm has good soil for growing things, large springs with delicious water, plentiful water for growing tilapia and my aquaponics project. I use a pump that pumps the water up to tanks above my house using only the pressure of the water, no electricity. I have a jungle with waterfalls, and I have planted many different types of fruit trees and herbs which we can use to cook with.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We really enjoyed our stay in the hut. Steve was a great host. Excellent birding around the property and only a short distance from Rancho Naturalista, birdwatching heaven ($40 a day to walk the trails inc lunch). Would highly recommend for birders especially. Mike
We had a fantastic stay in Tuis in this cute cabina. The cabina itself has amazing views and everything you need to be comfortable. Steve is exceedingly generous and gave us free rein of the fruits and herbs he grows there alongside an interesting tour of his land and his projects. The cabina has gorgeous views from the balcony and is great for bird watching and relaxing. Alongside this Steve has a great knowledge of the local area and was able to provide us with hand drawn maps to the waterfall in Turrialba and local restaurants to eat. I have lived in Costa Rica for six years and was blown away by the beauty of this area. Make sure you visit the waterfall and the park of Guayabo and enjoy all the plants and flowers that the local people take such pride in. Gorgeous location, inspirational owner and accurately described in the information. Enjoy!
Beautiful cabin, fantastic views
I stayed recently at Steve’s cabin and have nothing but good things to say about it. From the moment I opened the door I could tell I would enjoy my stay there: all the interior is a lovely golden brown wood I later found out is called Laurel. Unlike many houses in Central America, even the ceiling is wood. There is a porch at the back with a view up the valley, and I spent mornings with a cup of tea and a pair of binoculars watching the oro pendolas, parrots, vultures, and dozens of other birds. The hummingbirds often fly in the front door and out the back. I was there during the rainy season, and I think one of the things I miss most is the afternoon rains pounding on the steel roof.
Steve served as an excellent concierge-property manager. The cabin was clean upon arrival and Steve was eager to show me the foot paths on property and recommend area points of interest. I appreciated the bag of coffee and sugar waiting for me in my cabin; and found fresh eggs, bananas, and sweet peppers on my doorstep the next day. I LOVED the crisp nights and mornings, the frolicking birds and super vista. I travelled alone so had plenty of space. If 4 used the cabin, there might be a shortage of towel hanging space in bathroom and space to store clothes- minor issues. Not that Steve always will do this, by my visit caught him with loads of bananas. He decided to make Banana Bread one night and brought me hot slices over in the rain with his umbrella! Soon after, Steve was craving rice pudding and decided he'd try making it. Again that evening t happened to rain, but I got a knock on the door. There was Steve, under an umbrella, with a big, hot mug and spoon to drop off. He truly has the gift of hospitality and accommodated all questions I had. Rafting available nearby, along with bird watching tours, coffee farm tours, and waterfall with swimming hole, among others I'm sure.
Whitewater River Rafting the Pacuare
Guayabo National Park
Irazu Volcano National Park
Ujjarras Church ruins
CATIE Botanical Garden
Birding Day Pass at Rancho Naturalista
Canopy Zip Line Tour Adventure Park
4X4 ATV Adventure Park
Canyon Waterfall Rappel Tour Adventure Park