Living room areaKitchen with refrigerator and stove
Entire home/apt
4 Guests
1 Bedroom
4 Beds
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About this listing

My cabin is located in the mountains of Costa Rica where the weather is springtime year round with green trees, flowers and lots of birds. With valley views, this is a quiet and relaxing place to spend your vacation with lots to do nearby.

Living room area

Living room area

The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly discount: 19%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

This is a cabin located on the side of a mountain with sweeping views of Tuis and the valley below. The cabin is located on a farm with lots of different birds, coffee, fruit trees, hummingbirds, waterfalls, jungle and fish ponds. The area is known for white water rafting on the Pacuare and Reventazon. The active Turrialba Volcano is nearby. There are canopy tours, Pre-Colombian ruins, a snake farm, coffee tours, nature reserves, and many more things to do. Birders flock (sorry) to Rancho Naturalista to view the over 400 different species seen in this area.

The cabin has a living room with a TV, DVD player and movies are available, includes a furnished kitchen for cooking, a porch with rocking chairs and hummingbird feeders, there are two double beds and bunk beds. Wireless internet is available. A washer and dryer are available. The garage has space for one car.

For people interested in moving to Costa Rica I am happy to share my experiences in living here for 10 years.

Directions taking the bus: From San Jose go to the Turrialba bus station and take the express bus that leaves every hour, in 1 1/2 hours you are in Turrialba. Take the Tuis bus that leaves every hour and in 40 minutes you are in Tuis. There is a San Joaquin bus from Turrialba that brings you up to my driveway. At the start of my driveway is a large rock with a yellow cross painted on it. If you are on the San Joaquin bus tell the bus driver to let you off at Camino La Paulina. Here it is pronounced Pa-oh-leena.

Directions driving: From San Jose follow the signs to Cartago on Hwy 2 and continue thru town to Paraiso, from there follow the signs to Turrialba on Hwy 10. The road is paved and well maintained. Continue thru Turrialba on Hwy 10. You will cross the Reventazon River and start up the hill, turn right on the road to La Suiza, Hwy 232. Continue thru La Suiza to Tuis on Hwy 232. One half block past the bus garage turn left and start up the hill. Go three kilometers to where the road turns sharply to the right. There is a big boulder on the left with a yellow cross painted on it, turn left into my driveway. There are two driveways, take the level one. Go 2 blocks and you are here.

Guest Access

Guests have access to visit the farm with waterfalls, tilapia ponds and jungle trails nearby.

Interaction with Guests

I like to provide guests with information they might need and occasionally accompany them to show them the area. I give a tour of the farm with information about the birds, fruit trees, tilapia ponds, solar and other ongoing projects. I will be near the cabin to provide whatever is needed.

The Neighborhood

Tuis is a small village located in the mountains of Costa Rica. It has a store, bakery, meat market and bar. La Suiza 10 minutes away is bigger and has a bank, several stores, and some restaurants. Turrialba is 25 minutes away driving with many banks, markets, and most of what you will need. Nearby is the Golden Bean Coffee Tour, Snake Farm, Guayabo Nat'l Park, Irazu Nat'l Park, 16th Century church ruins at Ujarras, Casa de Sonador (wood carvings from coffee plant roots), Botanical Garden at CATIE, Trapiche (making sugar cane molasses) and rafting on the famous Pacuare River.

Getting Around

Buses to Turrialba run from Tuis on the hour. There are buses coming up the hill to my driveway on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat.

House Rules
Check-in is after 2PM

No smoking inside the cabin
Quiet time after 11 PM

2 nights minimum stay
Kitchen with refrigerator and stove

Kitchen with refrigerator and stove

Your Host



Cartago, Costa Rica · Member since July 2011

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. Also I am working on a solar and aquaponics system for my farm. 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.

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