Cruiser Clubhouse Quarters

Other - Private room · , Golfito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Your host, Katie
8 Reviews
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The Space

Located upstairs at Land Sea's waterfront building, between the Banana Bay and Fish Hook Marinas is the Cruiser Clubhouse, a popular stopover for international world cruising yachties. This clubhouse includes a private, nicely furnished guestroom with queen size bed and half bath plus 2 additional crew bunks. Originally set up for sailboat crews in transit, it was mentioned in several guidebooks from Lonely Planet to Frommers - and quickly became a popular lodging choice for budget travelers too. The hotel-style room includes use of the adjoining Salon and balcony overlooking the local marinas and Golfito Bay. Further amenities of the clubhouse are a full bath with shower, Cable TV, Free Wi-Fi internet and book (website hidden) in transit share the clubhouse salon daily 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and after hours it's "all yours".

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Monthly Price: $400 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Tim being a sailor, and that was the way he and Katie happened across Gilfito, is the perfect host for visiting sailors. They offer a relaxed hospitable space for sailors to spend time on shore when they anchor,and a TV room and drinks fridge. Accommodation is also available if they need it. Katie is dynamic and a busy successful real estate person. But she found the time to take me on my first kayaking trip to a nearby island where we enjoyed a lobster lunch for prices city folk could only dream of!! If Katie and Tim decide to move on, it will take a special couple to take their place.

    June 2014
  • I came to see the whole country and get a feel for its people and culture, and Katie and Tim didn't disappoint .They were the perfect hosts . I am not what U would call well travelled, so I probably asked a lot of stupid questions but they answered them all. And all the critters made me feel right at home, even the grouchy old one was my buddy by the time I left.The lodgings were amazing, and so was the cost.I hope to move to this beautiful country permanently ASAP and even if Golfitos not my landing zone My time here felt very special, and I will visit here again even when I am in CR full time.Met some great fellow travellers here too and hope they all have safe trips...Thanks again Katie and feeding bananas to the wild giant see turtle was the topper..TOO KOOL. A.

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at this place, very friendly hosts and loads of storys to hear. The area is very cheap for CR.
    There is not much around to do - use the kayaks !
    The place is super clean and has super view over the laguna!

    You need to know;
    There is a street close to the house it will be a bit loud

    May 2014
  • Fun time for all in Golfito. We arrived and were immediately invited to a pot luck with a host of round the world sailors. It was like a movie set to us. We enjoyed tuna steaks for dinner and stories and fun times. The beds are oomfortable and the space was ours for private use after 8 PM. We walked from the ferry terminal with packs quite easily. The deck adjacent to the room overlooks the bay where sailboats are moored . There is a community room where drinks are available from the cooler. Over all it was fun and convenient place to stays

    February 2014
  • Katie and Tim were great hosts. My family and I enjoyed our two days and nights at their facility.

    January 2014
  • Katie and Tim took us in at short notice and made us feel totally welcome. The room is V. Comfortable and the use of the whole upper floor for evenings was great. Met some nice boat travellers with many stories and had lots of fun. It's a good idea to be a dog lover. But that seems true anywhere in Costa Rica. Dick&Els

    January 2014
  • For those going to Corcocado, Puerto Jimenez, Osa peninsula and prefer not to take the bus to Jimenez then Golfito and night at Cruise Club Quarters is the perfect option. Sunset from that place is gorgeous. Tim anss Katie are very helpfull for necessary information.

    December 2013
  • Here is how it works - the building has two floors. The marina is on the ground floor (obviously) and the first floor is divided into two parts. You live in a nice room with a private half bath (a toliet and a sink) in the back part of the first floor (further from the water) and the other part is the salon, which is shared from 7:30am till 7:30pm with anyone staying in the marina. There is a fridge from which you can grab a beer for 2$ or you can use it to store your own food. In the front part of the first floor there is a terrace with a beautiful view of the whole bay.

    The pros: the room is nice and cosy, the terrace is a great place to hang out and Katie is always helpful. Plus she lends kayaks for free so you can explore the bay! The people staying in the marina were cool, mostly families who have seen a lot and had a plenty of interesting stories to share. And the whole place actually feels almost as if you had a little house for yourself :)

    The cons: there is not a kitchen but for 3$/day you can use the BBQ downstairs on the pier.

    December 2013
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Katie Duncan arrived to Costa Rica while traveling aboard the sailing vessel 'Caribbee', pleasure cruising with Captain Tim Leachman. With no previous thought to making a home abroad or settling permanently outside their home town of Santa Barbara, California, their cruise down the pacific coast was only meant to be a short escape - a season of fun on the ocean. But something magical happened during those first weeks at anchor in the port town of Golfito . The beautifully calm natural harbor, the verdant green and fantastical sounds of the surrounding jungle, the welcoming bustle of a quaint port town on shore.... It all conspired to lure them into staying longer than planned. One thing led to another and opportunities just kept presenting themselves. The chance for mortgage free property ownership, an easy infrastructure for setting up a business and realizing the dream of self employment, the lure of a more casual lifestyle among a culture of practical and economical living.... Yes, a life with this kind of adventure and joy was too tempting not to embrace! In Katie's words, "there was never a question- we loved Golfito from the moment we pulled into port. It just took a few years to really see and believe that we could make choices to stay and that we could succeed! It's an incredibly bold thing to take a new and unconventional route in life, but not nearly as difficult as one might imagine. Yes, there were challenges along the way. But looking back on it, overcoming the obstacles often made the journey even more exciting and brought more satisfaction and rewards than could have ever been anticipated." Sharing the fun, the experiences and the expertise gained over the past 20 is Katie's vocation - . and so obviously her pleasure! Katie and the team of competent people working along with her at Land Sea Services are very well equipped with the experience and ability to guide you into your adventures, assisting you all along the journey!
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