About this rental
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 2(People: 4)
Bathrooms: 1, Separate WCs: 1
Toilet · Shower
- Children Welcome
- No Smoking
- Satellite or Cable
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
Hosted by Slavko TopolovsekAsk a question
About Slavko Topolovsek
I was born in the rural country of Slovenia but grew up in Germany. Since as far as I can remember my love of nature was strong. Working hard in Germany, my hobby, then my passion and later to become my profession, was of frogs ,especially poison dart frogs. I made over 40 trips to different parts of the world to discover, find and photograph these little jewels. One of these trips brought me to Cahuita, in Costa Rica. At the time I was looking for the Dendrobatidae which was in this area, and still is to this day. It was love at first sight, I knew I had to come back and make this my home. Returning to Germany I worked very hard to make the money necessary to buy a property and to start a new life, the one I had always dreamed of.
Why Slavko Topolovsek chose Cahuita
I came back in 1987 and bought 2 hectareas of land in Cahuita by the beach Playa Negra. There, as I camped under the star lit skies at night, surrounded by thousands of fireflies, I would imagine and make plans of my dream tree-house built in the giant tree that was towering over my property. At first I built my home and as life does, plans changed, life moved on.
What makes this House unique
Realizing this childhood dream took over 17 years. It is a return to innocence and escape from the everyday routine. A sensation of freedom, peace and tranquility that only a living tree can create. I designed the gardens especially as a habitat for the beautiful poison dart frogs that have always been my passion and planted orchids (yes, my second passion) I also made it attractive for hummingbirds, parrots, toucans and butterflies. Because I did not cut down the trees, but built around them, respecting nature, this facilitated the sloths to cross my property and to eat from the leaves of trees they needed. Monkeys found shelter and so did the iguanas. From the dry season where thousands of lit up fireflies would fill the air, to the rainy season when the chorus of a multitude of different types of frogs would sound like an orchestra. The sounds of the jungle, so deep and so magical. I was bewitched and in love with this area on the Caribbean of Costa Rica, and still am to this day. Cahuita became my home, its people my friends and the nature my ally.
- English, German, Spanish