About this listing
Lovely boungalow in front of Playa Grande beach, the accommodation is only 3 km away from Cahuita downtown and National Park.
Fully furnished kitchen, hammock, fan, bathroom with shower (hot water), security box, mosquito nets, private parking, Wi-Fi.
Bungalow has power supply 110V and 220V for european standards.
Lot of opportunities for amazing tours in the wilderness of Costa Rica Caribbean Coast, in Talamanca's Sierra, canopy, surf, rafting, snorkelling, hiking, horseback tours.
Spoken languages: Italian, English, Spanish.
Excellent and pleasant italian restaurant is only 200 mt.s far, "authentic" pizza, fish and italian cuisine in a very cozy and friendly place.
Some info about Cahuita
Cahuita is a small city located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, located in the Talamanca Canton of Limón Province. Cahuita is the capital of the Cahuita District. Due to its proximity to the Caribbean shoreline, Cahuita is renowned for Afro-Caribbean influence on dining and local culture. The city is specifically known for its beaches, the amazing National Park, a quiet place ideal for relaxing and slowly way of life surrounded by a gorgeous nature.
Cahuita has a tropical climate. Temperatures remain consistent during the year. Sunrise and sunset change very little during the year (about 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM, respectively).
If you are arriving by bus, if possible we can pick you up in Cahuita Bus Station or organize a taxi transport
We are looking forward to hosting you!!
Please do not:
- smoke inside
- use home towels in the beach, if not, the damaged towels wil be charged
- eat in bed, expecially fruits, stains are very difficult to remove. Damaged cushions and sheets will be charged
Remember that you are in a tropical habitat, please avoid to leave aliments in open or not well closed containers, better if you put them into the fridge. Ants and squirrels are very active!
Take care of your goods, be sure to close the door when you leave, not forget computers, cameras or other outside. Please feel you free to ask me, I can guard your goods in my home, and I'm absolutely not interested in the content of your computers :)
Important! Please do not exitate to report any issue, fault or lack. I'm here to host you in the best possible way, tour suggestions and reports help me to offer a better stay for my guests.
We had an amaizing time at the bungalow. Altough Michèle was on italy while we were there, his mom and friend stefano took good care of us! There's a close access to à beautiful beach. The torrent and wAves were strong but we were Alone most of the time si it was really peaceful. We spent a day in puerto viejo just to feel the carabeen rasta vibe. In the end, we were glad to return to cahuita wich is a lot more quiet with less turists. Thank you for an unforgettable time!
We stayed here for about a month. We selected this property because of it's kitchen facilities and proximity to the beach/rainforest. The purpose of the visit was not for vacation per se…we're touring with an entertainment company and were on a break. At first glance, everything seemed as expected: unglamorous but solid. We expected things to be basic at this price point. However, there were some serious problems and shortfalls. The mini-fridge was so grossly mouldy it didn't close properly, and in this humid climate, that also meant that the freezer compartment rapidly filled with ice, which then melted all over anything in the fridge. The toaster pictured was gone, the utensils rusted. The frying pan was sticky, and the one spatula so floppy-handled that it was useless. There was a determined ant infestation finding a new route into the kitchen daily. So, despite the existence of a kitchen, it was neither practical nor sanitary. The bathroom was also not without problems - when the handheld shower spigot was activated, it reeked of sewage. Mildew was a problem throughout - the fridge, as mentioned, the kitchen grout. The level of presence so high that given a few days, unwashed, the sheets visibly developed spots. Note that on long term stays, the room is serviced weekly. Prior to booking, we had mentioned to Michele that we would not have a car for the duration. He mentioned that he had bikes available, so therefore it would not be a problem. However, one bike had a broken saddle, the other had a chain that broke within a couple of days, whilst we were at quite a distance. Michele had minimal tools for repairs. Although the town of Cahuita is within fairly close proximity, the facilities are limited. The only ATM, for instance, didn't accept my bank card, necessitating a visit to Puerto Viejo, far less accessible by bike. Bus service is unreliable and infrequent. So…we were stranded with no bikes and no car. We rented a car for a couple of weeks. I needed to fly home to the UK for a family emergency, and informed Michele that my wife would be alone for the duration of the stay. He assured me that he and his mother would take care of her during my absence. Because I needed to return the car, I asked whether the broken bike was fixed and available. We were informed that one bike had been repaired and lent to another new guest, and that the other one had been sold. So my wife was once again without transport. All that having been said, the property location and surrounding area was quite beautiful. Sloths in the garden, the beautiful sounds of insects, frogs and howler monkeys filling the night sky. Taxis/car rental are very expensive and cars are rarely available at short notice. Longer-term discounted bike rental is available a short distance up the road. However, I cannot recommend this property for any longer than a short term...
I always repeat to talk with me. This is clearly written in the house rules. Only having a dialogue with my guests I can do my better to make them feel at ease. I really do not understand and i feel so dispirited reading that words.
I don't want to reply about bikes or taking care of Roger's wife...
Michele was caring, and nice. The bungalow was clean, and what we expected. The beach was awesome.
La "cabina", bungalow, es tal cual se describe y quizás mejor aun. Es amplia en cuanto a los 4 espacios que ofrece: la cocina, el baño, la terraza y el cuarto/estar. Tiene buena ventilación e iluminación.
Es cómoda en cuanto al mobiliario que dispone.
Está en buen estado y todo funciona correctamente.
El predio en el que se encuentra esta cabaña, es lindo, está muy bien arreglado.
Se encuentra muy pero muy cerca de la playa.
El entorno es tal como se describe, la "selva". Realmente está enclavada en la franja costera semi selvática y se nota, tanto por la vegetación como por la fauna (incluyendo los insectos, en particular mosquitos y las implacables hormigas).
Cerca hay un par de lugares muy lindos para comer, sobre todo "Bananas", gente muy linda.
Eso es todo, es decir, en lo inmediato no hay mucho.
También hay una "pulpería" (despensa) muy bien surtida. Caminando se puede ir hasta Playa Negra donde sí hay alguna movida mayor. Queda a 15 minutos caminando y mucho menos en carro.
Cahuita está a 30 minutos caminando y es agradable. Muchos lugares variados para comer. También un par supermercados y agencias de turismo.
En cuanto a Michele, el anfitrión, comenzmos con dificultad ya que nosotros llegamos más tarde de lo previsto, y aunque le avisamos, no nos esperó en la terminal de buses como había quedado.
Luego en general fue amable.
Realizó un par de sugerencias de paseos.
Bien sobre el final, nos dio una gran ayuda al enviarnos por encomienda el teléfono que habíamos dejado olvidado.
Ah, tengan especial atención con las lluvias y el estado del mar. Nuestra experiencia en la zona no fue buena. Se la pasó lloviendo todo el tiempo, literalmente, y el mar había dejado casi sin playa para estar, muy bravo, bañarse solo hasta las rodillas...
We hebben drie dagen geslapen in dit appartement. We hadden een route beschrijving van het hotel ontvangen en konden het vinden. Alleen in de avond is het zeer slecht te zien waar het hotel zich bevindt. We zijn er twee keer in de avond voorbij (website hidden) staat niet vanaf de weg aangegeven. De eigenaar zelf was niet aanwezig, dus we werden ontvangen door zijn moeder en bijgestaan door een vriend. De moeder spak geen engels, de vriend wel.
Er was geen ventilator deze werd nadat we dit gevraagd hadden uit ander appartement gehaald en bij ons neer gezet.
Tevens was er geen klamboe aanwezig, we hadden dit wel verwacht.
We vonden het hygienisch niet super, het kookgarrij was vies en er stond nog oud eten in de keuken.
De douch zou warm water bevatten maar dit was niet zo. Slechts louw water.
Internet is er wel maar midden op het park niet in het huisje zelf.
Daarnaast hebben we gevraagd of het mogelijk was om fietsen te gebruiken. Dit kon en de volgende dag stonden ze klaar. Op het moment van vertrek werd ons verteld dat dit 12 dollar was, dit was ons niet verteld. De moeder zei dat dit op airbnb staat, maar dit is niet zo.
Verder zijn de problemen die we hadden goed opgelost, we hadden problemen met de wc en de accu van de auto. De moeder heeft ons erg goed geholpen met het oplossen hiervan. Ze was erg gastvrij.
Al met al niet heel erg tevreden, wel relatief goedkoop maar voor dit geld hadden we net iets meer verwacht.
Cute home, perfect if you are looking for basic accommodations in beautiful pristine paradise. Very clean and sufficient for those looking for a comfortable quiet place to stay in Cahuita. A sleepy little place just like its sleepy little town; simply perfect.
Michele is he perfect host. A very kind and gentle man , that will go out of his way to help in any way. Accommodation is simple and clean. About a 40 min slow walk to town.
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About the Host, Michele
Italian, ex movie-maker, writer, ex climber/alpinist, actually living in Cahuita with my three cats and four dogs. Speaking spanish and english, but with the lust and the pleasure of communication, we can understand ourselves in some way :)