About This Listing
Cahuita is a laid back community with access to three distinct and beautiful beaches. Cahuita Nacional Park being one of them. The vibe is defiantly Caribbean, the people, the music and the food. Es todos decenas!
Come visit Cahuita, Costa Rica and stay in our cute and comfortable one bedroom cabina. A kitchen stocked with all the cooking supplies you could ever need. Gas stove with oven, and small refrigerator, bath with large walk in shower and hot water, interior salon, large exterior porch. High speed wireless internet. Ceiling fans.
The Cabina is located just north of Playa Negra in Cahuita. We have ocean frontage with wonderful natural pools formed in the ancient coral that fronts our property, ideal for swimming. The Cabina is situated in a gorgeous garden that teems with flora and fauna. It is not unusual to see three toed sloth, howler monkeys, parrots and even toucans in the garden.
With our location just north of Playa Negra and just south of Playa Grande, swimming, surfing, and beach combing are just a short walk away in either direction.
The National Park is located in Cahuita Center and should be on your must see and do list.
The Tree of Life Animal rescue center is just up the road from us, a short walk. The Jaguar Center and the Sloth Sanctuary are close by and can be accessed via taxi, bus or car. All of these adventures add to your Caribbean experience.
There are many Bicycle rentals shops and riding a bike here is the local mode of transportation.
Caribbean cuisine is abundant and delicious. There are several restaurants within walking distance of the property. Come stay with us for a few nights or even a few weeks. It will be fabulous.
Outdoor shower in Garden, Natural Pools, Ocean frontage, Outdoor Clothes line.
Interaction with Guests
We will be happy to share our knowledge of the area which we hope will provide you with the best information available, Where to rent bikes, surfboards or kayaks. Who to take horseback, boat, national park, reef snorkeling or chocolate tours with. Who has yoga or beach fitness classes and the times. Where to shop, eat and have fun. Where the book exchanges are. Just ask, we want your time in Cahuita to be just what you were hoping for.
The house fronts the ocean, so access to the natural pools is a walk thru the gardens. We are on the beach road, so easy bicycle or walk to Playa Grande, Playa Negra, Cahuita and Cahuita National Park. Casual Dining, Delisious Carribean cuisine to be found in several restaurants nearby. Nature... Birds, Howler Monkeys, Agoutis, Sloths, the gardens... Best of all is the tranquility you will find at El Jardin Glorioso.
There is a bus station in Cahuita center, as well as a pharmacy, bank, meat market, vegetable market, hardware store and grocery stores. There are Doctors and a medical clinic here. Farmers market in the community hall every Sunday.
Other Things to Note
The Cahuita National Park is one of the nicest in Costa Rica. Spending the day in the park, hiking, swimming and picnicking can't be beat. The Jaguar sanctuary, Sloth Sanctuary and Tree of Life animal rescue center are all close by.
No illegal drugs, smoking or pets. The cabina is to be rented for two people. Cancellation policy is strict. We adhere to the Airbnb outline with no exceptions.
From the moment we arrived at El Jardin Glorioso, we felt very welcome indeed. Ed and Julie are terrific hosts who made our stay extra enjoyable. The cabina is on the property of their main house so they are there to help (they have a lot of knowledge about the local area, having been there for many years), there for a friendly chat, but they are also non-intrusive hosts so you feel like you have privacy during your stay, too. The cabina is lovely and comfortable, well-appointed with great dishes and kitchen tools (we cooked a bit each day) and super comfortable couch for chilling out. The outdoor furniture is also comfortable and inviting. The bedroom was comfy, and bath towels were excellent, much better than your usual airbnb by a beach! We got fresh towels during our stay and even had beach towels provided. The casita was also immaculately clean which we appreciated. The garden is truly glorious, and the special natural pool by the sea is incredible. We hung out by the seaside just taking in the views and listening to the waves a lot during the stay. This is a special area in Costa Rica -- absolutely worth visiting, not many know about it, and this beach road on which the casita is great for walking, biking, and exploring. I rented a bike from a place Ed and Julie recommended just down the street one day and it was great for getting around (and super price!). You don't need a car if you rent bikes. That way you can catch the bus in town to "fun ports" south (Puerto Viejo town with its action, beautiful Punta Uva beach, and Manzanillo for Caribbean food and more great beaches). Thank you, Ed and Julie! We loved it.
Thanks Julie and Edward for sharing your little spot of heaven. Just close enough to things and just quiet enough to relax and be at home. The pool was great and so is the coral beach. Costa Rica is amazing, so much to do. A very comfortable and well-appointed cottage with a nice shower and bath. No issue with bugs or sleeping with the ocean lulling us every night. With much appreciation, may our paths cross again.
My wife and I spent three nights at El Jardin Glorioso and would loved to have stayed longer. We found the casita and the gardens conducive to laying back and relaxing. My wife liked to nap in the hammock while I worked on my Costa Rican bird identification, adding birds to my list as they flew around the patio. Cahuita is big enough to have a selection of stores, bars, restaurants etc but small enough that it is easily walked. Speaking of walking, a stroll through the National Park there was one of the highlights of our Costa Rican trip - birds, monkeys and sloths - and incredible beaches! Watch out for the monkeys. They're fast and took a bag of chips from us while we were in the water. Ed gave us advice on where to swim and was always on hand to answer questions. He also pointed out a kinkajou (it's like a cross between a monkey and a cat) that would come through the yard every night around 6:30pm and run down the telephone wires outside the gate . The pool at the bottom of the garden is worth the effort climbing in and out. There's a couple of shelves of books inside the casita including Costa Rica guide books, wildlife ID charts and some novels for those that don't want to lug their own around. There's so much to see and do in El Jardin and around Cahuita that we'd love to visit again.
Glorioso indeed! Ed and Julie's garden is absolutely beautiful. The casita is cosy, clean, and well-appointed. Shower ran hot and all kitchen appliances were dependable. Julie was away during my stay, but it was an absolute delight to be hosted by Ed. He welcomed me with local fruit and a big jug of bottled water (more than enough to accommodate my entire stay). My first night, he took me to a lovely vinyasa flow yoga class that was a perfect end to a long day of travel. All of his recommendations for food and activities in town were great, and we had a blast dancing to the reggae band on Friday night!
Pretty much a modest tropical paradise. Not only was Ed a congenial and well-informed host, the cabana we stayed in was beautiful, super clean, and comfortable. Walk to the Cahuita National Park, or the charming small sanctuay, Tree of Life, if you are an animal lover. Not much to do in the town, but there is a little grocery store and some restaurants also within walking distance. Top ratings to Ed and his place!
We took a private shuttle from San Jose to Cahuita (I would highly recommend Costa Rica Shuttle) and our driver called and spoke with Ed who gave him directions on how to get to the house once we arrived in the center of Cahuita which was extremely helpful! We arrived in the evening at Ed and Julie's and Ed was there to let us in, greet our driver and give us a tour of our house. He showed us how everything worked with the shower, trash, etc. Very comfy bed, clean and had everything we needed. After we got settled in, Ed showed us his beautiful home and offered us some glasses of wine and recommended some spots to grab dinner. He had some errands to run so he ended up coming out with us to the reggae bar in town which is only about a 5 min walk. He introduced us to his friends Troy, Georgia and Babu who (email hidden). If you get a chance to meet these guys, you won't be disappointed. They are so friendly and welcoming! We had a great time having dinner (great fish with Caribbean sauce and the piña coladas are awesome!) with them all and grabbing drinks. The following day Ed called up his friend Wayne who rented us bikes for $5 a day, the best deal in town! He is a few doors down so it's easy to rent and return them. Ed also gave us a walking tour of the yard and showed us the beautiful coral pool next to the ocean. Unfortunately it was too rough to swim in while we were there but beautiful to sit on the bench and watch the waves roll in. The garden around the home and on the way down to the water is amazing. So many flowers, birds and lizards it's amazing. Each night you fall asleep to crashing waves and the the sound of the jungle. On either side of the house there are beautiful beaches you can walk or ride a bike to and the national park is about a ten minute bike ride. Totally worth going to and was our favorite beach to explore and body surf at. Very clean and wasn't crowded. We saw sloths and monkeys in the trees on the way in and out and even had monkeys chucking fruit at us one time. Downtown Cahuita had a lot of great restaurants and happy hours going on. We hit Ricky's Bar for dinner and drinks and also a smoothie bar. Cahuita is a relaxed town with super friendly people. Ed was great for recommendations and to tell us about the area. This place is a little slice of paradise and we would highly recommend staying here. Thank you Ed and Julie! Pura vida!
We really enjoyed our stay with Ed who is a fantastic host. He is friendly, inviting and very knowlegable of the local area and a genuine great person! The cottage itself is well equiped with everything you need and is set in a beautiful garden. From the hammock in the garden, I counted 60 species of birds including toucans, lizards, frogs, monkeys, sloths and other jungle creatures. The location in Cahuita is laid back, wild and beautiful. I would recommend Ed's garden cottage without hesitation. Thanks Ed!
About the Host, Edward And Julie
Hello, My name is Edward, my wife Julie and I have been enjoying Cahuita since 2004. We also have a home in Taos, NM., where we live when we are not in Costa Rica. I was a general contractor by trade and Julie is in the health care profession. We bought our Cahuita property in 2004. It had two ramshackel houses on it. We rebuilt one house and tore the other one down and replaced it with what is now the Casita. It has taken several years of two and three month working vacations to create our special place here in Cahuita. It was truly an adventure and we loved every minute of it. Come share what we have created.