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We are on the less populated side of the island with open beaches and less traffic. We offer an apartment off the beaten path for the independent traveler looking for something other than a hotel, bed and breakfast or guest house.

The space

Great getaway from the usual. Escape the crowds and enjoy virgin beaches but still have all the comforts. Studio style room with cooking facilities for small meals. Sleeps up to three persons, two adults and one child. Large shaded outdoor veranda. Located on the beach. Boogie boards and kayaks available. Hot showers, in room safe, charming and cheerful appointments. Restaurants and shops a short walk away.

Guest access

Beach and kayaks. The front yard and beach is the public area, the front veranda for staff and front room guests.

Interaction with guests

As a vacation rental we give our guests plenty of space. Most feel it is a welcome change from a hotel or guest house. Staff is around to answer questions.

Other things to note

Shops and restaurants are a pleasant 10-15 min walk down the beach. The Island is quickly accessible by taxi.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Security Deposit: 95
Weekly Discount: 13%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking. Please see house manual under basics. We are not a hotel, bed and breakfast or guest house but rather a vacation rental/apt. geared to the independent traveler.



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Safety features
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Mike User Profile
May 2017
Very clean, extremely friendly staff. Gorgeous beach, short taxi to anywhere you need to go. Fantastic trip!
Don User Profile
Response from Don:
Helen is the name of your caretaker. We just love to hear folks enjoyed themselves.
May 2017

Caroline User Profile
April 2017
I spend three weeks in two appartments from don and his wife.I have nothing to add to my predecessor, rooms and all these things were fine. For me it was funny to look the rebuilding of the road, for the staff and the owner it was less funny. So they invited me and my friends for a dinner, which was very generous, because the condition of the road was not there guilt, even the heavy rain is nature. When you go to corn Island, take an ebook and much patience with you. I think it is a privileg so see such an Island , because it looks like all dreams you have from the caribe. But even paradise can sometimmes be a little boring, so take care, that you have all the books you ever wanted to read with you. Thanks a lot for your generosity. And besides now i am an expert in road construction a la nicaraguense. It was very funny. Caroline

Victoria User Profile
March 2017
We had a fantastic time. This has to be one our best airbnb experiences. This studio is for people who don't mind being a little off the main road, being around 15 minutes walking to catch a taxi to other parts of the island. We didn't mind walking everywhere. You can also ask Kathy to help you arrange a taxi pick up. The studio is attached to a larger beach front house, which at the time of our stay, was almost empty every day. It felt like our own beach! We explored some other beaches on Big Corn and agreed that the beach right outside our room was one of the best. Hammocks, lounge chairs, tables on the beach in front of the house - it felt like paradise. Helen also offers meals for great prices - an amazing lobster dinner for 2 for less than $15!! We would love to come back.

Dina User Profile
November 2016
Don's place has the most beautiful stretch of beach on all of the island. The sand is so white and so soft. The ocean is the most beautiful blue. The rooms were immaculate and Helen was a fantastic cook, accommodating us by providing a lobster dinner on the beach one evening and breakfast for other mornings. Her daughters are adorable and Brynlee provided us with a lot of entertainment. Don and his wife were great with answering any and all questions and provide boogie boards and kayaks for use. If you come to Big Corn, you must stay here!

Lori User Profile
July 2016
We stayed four nights at the Crow's Nest. We had a great time! It is down a dead end unpaved side road along the beach, which has its pluses and minuses. It is quiet and secluded, but it's a bit of a wait or a walk for a taxi. Although we did walk to dinner one night, we found that once we were settled-in in the late afternoons we didn't feel like going out again. We cooked a little something everyday in our room (there is a small gas stove top with two burners, toaster over and a small fridge). It was much breezier and cooler on the main level, so we spent a lot of time there. Also, the Internet was down upstairs. The staff and their kids are wonderful and Cathy was very helpful and informative. We used their boogie boards a few mornings and rented their bikes one afternoon. Fun! We would definitely stay again!

Bracal User Profile
May 2016
My daughter and I just finished a week stay in the Crows Nest. Scott greeted us and provided us with basic information. He is new in his position and new to the island but willing to do anything he could to assist us. The apartment is as described and the beach is gorgeous and desolate, perfect for a peaceful getaway. The room does not cool down much in the evening. Despite having a fan running and the windows open, we had a hard time sleeping in the heat. The room accumulates a great deal of salty sea air and the breeze brings in some sand, so it maintains a slightly moist and sticky feeling. Our room was cleaned every other day but only a few things were done leaving others untouched throughout our stay ie emptying all the garbages, replacing new rolls of toilet paper or towels and wiping down the counter surfaces were neglected. With that said, we just had to ask for anything we needed and the staff was happy to accommodate. The location although nice in its solitude is a bit away from things. Although a short walk gets you to a few nice restaurants many of the more "touristy" areas are a bit further away. Picnic beach is accessible via an uphill shortcut. Taxis are inexpensive and in abundance on the main road. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it for those travelers willing to be independent and resourceful.
Don User Profile
Response from Don:
Thank you for the review. Scott now has a phone so taxi's can be called. The bikes require plenty of maintenance but we try to keep the price reasonable.
May 2016

Harris User ProfileHarris is a superhost.
April 2016
Kathy was an excellent host. They might have the best location on the entire island. Room is a nice studio with mini fridge and hot shower. When I first arrived Kathy had someone get me beer from the store so I could have some at the house and not have to pay bar/restaurant prices the whole time. It was little things like these that made our trip wonderful. Kathy and Don's helpers are the best. Nerry and Hellen are awesome. They have the best attitudes and will do anything to help. Hellen is one of the best cooks I have ever met! This is the place to stay if your visiting Big Corn Island. Almost private pristine beach, safe area, and wonderful food. Can't wait to go back at some point.

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Don User Profile

We stay in Bellingham Wa during the summer. Will be back in CI in Oct.

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