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Caribbean 2 Family Oceanfront Private Beach Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,960 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

On The Beach, Beautiful Sunsets, Air And Water Temperature Is Always 80 Degrees

Se habla Espanol We speak English

Relaxed Comfort A tropical paradise in the Caribbean. A retreat designed for two families to vacation together. This home was built in 1965 and designed for the tropics. Wide roof overhangs provide shade and screens with wooden bars allow the ocean breezes to pass through the house, naturally keeping it comfortable. We do not have air conditioning. There aren't any glass windows either. The previous owner planted or kept as many trees as possible. Today there are 33 palm trees, plus others, which keep the grounds and house shaded.

100' of private beach frontage. At least 3 miles of beach to walk.

Designed for two families. Two master bedrooms each with master bathroom. Both are ocean front and each as a Queen bed. Two additional bedrooms with twin beds and bunk beds. One is ocean front. Full bathroom is off hall. Additional bathroom is for the maid, cook and cuidandero.

Daily maid service is provided. A cook is provided, but you are to supply the food. A cuidandero is on site and responsible for exterior maintenance and repairs. He also takes care of the two adjacent houses.

Normal temperature is 80 - 83 degrees but will range from 74 - 90 degrees. Water temperature is 75 - 83 degrees. They get 36' - 48' of rain annually. From December - March, less than 2' and less the 5' the other months. Usually, it comes as an afternoon downpour. The Golfo de Morrosquillo has very calm waves, like a lake. It has a sandy bottom and you can walk out for at least 100'.

Besides the absolutely beautiful ocean and beach, there are day trips and activities. Scuba, snorkeling, water skiing, Jet Ski, kayak, stand up paddle boats, Eco tours through the manglares (Mangrove forest), Caving and rapelling, Mud bath in the the mud volcano. Bring binoculars to watch the birds.

Tolu is off the gringo trail. I think that makes it nicer. You can get everything you need in town, and the experience is more authentic. The future of this region is tourism. The town of 30000 was founded in 1535. There has never been a hurricane here.

More Details

Doug Whitney
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 1, 2014

About Doug Whitney

In 1980 I was a Rotary Exchange Student in Bogota Colombia. 32 years later while surfing the internet I met my wife there. She lived two blocks from my old high school. We reside in Pittsburgh, but return to visit Colombia whenever possible.

Doug Whitney purchased this house in 2014

Why Doug Whitney chose Colombia

The perfect home on the perfect beach. Perfect design for the tropics. The sea water is warm and the waves gentle. We can walk 100' or more out into the sea. In the early morning the sea is smooth as glass. I'm looking forward to kayaking and stand up paddling and to going out with the local fishermen who fish daily.

What makes this house unique

It is relaxing and we get to escape the winters of Pittsburgh every February and March. I'm not used to having 3 people take care of things, but in Colombia we have a maid, a cook and a gardener. The minimum wage in Colombia is $300/month. Please tip them.


Tolú House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , for the maid, cook and cuidandero
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Hall
  • All with large showers. No bathtubs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • all are about 10' x 12' Habitaciones son de 3m x 3.5m mas o menos Three are ocean or beach view Two have private baths
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two of the bathrooms have their own master bath suites. Ideal for a familly reunion or a group of friends.


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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Costa Linda or Camino Verde
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Costa Linda or Camino Verde
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
The 100' of beach frontage in front of the house
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Tolú House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

If you're not renting during Peak season or Christmas/New Years, change day is flexible.

Incredible savings during low season when Colombians are in school. If you can come when the schools and universities are in session, you can enjoy incredible weather that is the same year round.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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