Tropical Paradise Costa Rica

House - Entire home/apt · Casa Sol, Cabuya, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Jette
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Casa Sol is located in beautiful Cabuya on the southern tip of Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. Two minutes walk from the glistening Pacific Ocean with abundant marine life and walk to great snorkeling and sport fishing off Cabuya Island. Bordering natural preserve with 2 km to the entrance of the world famous Capo Blanco tropical forest nature preserve.

The house is 2 br. and 1 bath and sleeps 4 (+2). High ceilings provides a light fresh open space feeling. Beautiful balcony overlooks the property and the mountains of the Capo Blanco Nature Preserve. A brand new 40 m2 infinity pool provides for a cooling dip during the day or a night swim under the stars.

Nearby café, restaurants and bakery provides for great dining, breakfast or just a local lunch. The house has telephone with WIFI Internet and washing mashine. Cabuya is located seven km from the tiny beach town Montezuma, well known for its arts and yoga community along with special dining, street parties and access to daytrips to nearby scenic waterfalls, beaches, islands, canopy tours, deep sea fishing, beach horseback riding and much much more.
Cabuya can be reached by shuttle, door to door directly from San Jose international Airport, from Jaco Beach with taxi speed boat via Montezuma or by airplane from San Jose to nearby Tambor Airport followed by a 45 minutes scenic drive.
Casa Sol is available for weekly or monthly rental.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 6
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $560 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • Very peaceful, wonderful place. We loved swimming, watching butterflies in the garden, seeing monkeys, lizards, many birds, some type of raccoon... it was great!

    July 2014
  • We love this property! We spent 7 days with 2 children and 4 adults and we were comfortable in the space, but we are family...it might be tight for 6 if you aren't close to/used to one another and sharing space. The kids loved the pool and Jenny took care of just about everything we needed, from arranging travel, trips and renting ATV's to caring for an upset stomach and engaging with our children. Jette was prompt and extremely helpful with communication throughout the process. All of this combined with the beauty of Costa Rica & it's people truly created an amazing little paradise for us. Thanks so much Jenny & Jette! We can't wait to return :)

    April 2014
  • We had a great stay, the house is well equiped and the beds are very comfortable. The pool is very private and well maintained and a great place for bird watching. The owner is obviously very artistic and the house has many small sculptures in it which are made from bits of wood and stuff from the beach, we thought they were wonderful and enjoyed them very much.
    Jenny at the coyote cafe is as nice and helpful as her reputation, and the food there is excellent.
    We wish we had had more time in Cabuya, it's a nice place with some very good restaurants, a laid back attitude and the best national park we saw.

    April 2014
  • The best. Easy. Peaceful. Jette has a warm and comfy home - perfect spot. Jenny is incredible and is ready with answers to any questions. I recommend 100%! My only regret is that I didn't stay longer!

    March 2014
  • We had a great time at the house. The pool is really fantastic and Jenny from Cafe Coyote is super helpful just like everyone says!

    The back side of the house sits right up next to another vacation house and Cafe Coyote. Depending on who's renting the other house they may cause noise but we were mostly lucky and didn't have problems.

    There is no hot water but you quickly realize it's not needed. Even the cold water is fairly warm. The bathroom is clean but small. There is almost no room for toiletries by the sink. A couple shelves would help here. With two people it was fine but with a full house it could be a problem.

    Internet was spotty while we there, I think it was something with the service though, not the equipment in the house. The modem kept losing the DSL signal. Just hit the switch on the power strip for 10 second then turn back on again when you need to use it. It was enough to check email and (website hidden) or whatever and that's all we really needed.

    In the front there is a nice yard and forest with tons of wildlife. There is a gated entrance to the house so you are not bothered by traveling vendors.

    We were there during the dry season and it gets cool enough at night that a few fans kept us comfortable. If you get warm there's always the pool which is easily the best part about the house. The beach is great but a pool right outside your porch is so much more convenient!

    Read the renters notes in the house! The restaurant recommendation is spot on and there is some important info on keeping the pool in working order.

    Thank you Jette (and Jenny!) for such a memorable vacation!

    March 2014
  • Casa sol was all we had hoped for and more!!! We had a perfect holiday. Quiet, private and cozy. The garden is even more beautiful than the pictures show. Felt like country living in paradise! We spent most days relaxing in the hammocks, in and out of the beautiful pool. The birds in the garden were absolutely spectacular!

    The house was roomy, bright and airy. Well ventilated, overhead fans provided plenty of cooling. We did not miss A/C, even on the warmest days. Lots of shady hideaways outside as well.

    Location is ideal for a low key holiday. Very short drive to montezuma and cobano for banks and bigger grocery stores. Walkable to local smaller groceries and, even better, the local fishermans landing for daily catch of fresh fish!

    Directly next door is Cafe El Coyote where the owner, Jenny provides the warmest welcome. She served as our unofficial host, arranging shuttles to town, hotel for a night in alajuela and a rental car delivered right to the house! Her house salad was our staple side dish when we cooked at home and her pizzas and smoothies were a real treat.

    Two weeks went by so fast! Enjoyed every minute, wishing we had more time in this tranquil getaway.

    Thanks Jette for sharing your beautiful home. Thanks also to Jenny for all your help during our vacation. Can't wait to come back!

    December 2013
  • Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt in diesem Tropical Paradise sehr genossen. Nach einer beschwerlichen Anfahrt war es der Swimmingpool, welcher uns sofort für all die Mühen entschädigte. Als Familie in einem "eigenen" Haus mit Pool zu hausen, war für uns perfekt erholsam. Vor allem die Waschmaschine war nach 2 Wochen Costa Rica Abenteuer ein wahrer Luxus :)
    Tagesausflüge zu den naheliegenden Stränden, dem Wasserfall in Montezuma und dem Naturreservat Cabo Blanco empfehlen wir. Weiters ist das Soda "el castanito" im Ort Cabuya (neben Supermarkt David) ein wahrer Geheimtipp. Also, wer etwas abgelegen vom Tourismus urlauben möchte, ist hier genau richtig! Preis und Leistung stimmen total.
    PURA VIDA e muchas gracias*

    August 2013
  • Who could have thought that taking a dirt road would eventually lead us to a incredibly beautiful land, full of vegetation, with mango and banana trees, wonderful flowers, all surrounding a really nice pool?

    The house wasn't hard to reach coming from Montezuma, and the road was ok with our SUV. But once we tried to go from the house to Sta Teresa through another (shorter) road, but it was impossible for us to do so... Thanks to Jennie from the El Coyote Café for the tip on how to go another way... and I'd also like to thank her for everything that she has done to help us! She did many calls for us when we told her we wanted to try surfing, and finally found the best teacher for us!

    When we were at the house (April), it had been a few months since the last rain and the water pressure was pretty low from time to time. We just needed to be more careful with our water use, use the washing machine late in the evening, etc. so it wasn't so much of a problem... and the pool was always full!:-)

    Pura vida!

    April 2013
  • We had a wonderful stay at Jette's tropical paradise in Costa Rica. The house was wonderful and has great ventilation for a house in the tropics, it wasn't too hot to sleep at night, but you can definitely hear the monkeys! We were 3 people so we had plenty of space. The house is all on one level with the 2 bed rooms taking half the house and the living/kitchen taking the other half of house (the shower room is a corner of the house) .

    The house is in overall good condition and it was great to have a washing machine in the bathroom. I couldn't tell if the shower had hot water and I love hot showers, but in the Costa Rican heat, even at night, it really wasn't a problem, nor was the water really cold :) the house's killer feature is infinitely pool and the hammocks around the deck. The pool is brand new and there is nothing like watching a movie from in the pool (you can get wifi in the pool). The gardens around the house and pool are beautiful with flowers and trees from which you can eat the fruit. You can even spot birds right out in the garden playing in the pool.

    I need to give a special thank you to Jenni, the owner of the El Coyote cafe next door. She greeted us, helped us settle in, cooks nice meals at night, and organized activities (such as surf lessons with Lolo, a french surf instructor who I would also recommend).

    The roads on the Nicoya peninsula deserve their own comment are part of the experience, charm/fun of the area. The roads are unpaved and can get quite bumpy, so most people would be more comfortable doing these roads in a SUV. The house is on a shortcut road from Cubaya to Mal Pais (the road to house is "fine"). Most continue to Mal Pais on ATVs. The road is only open during the dry season. The road is doable in a 4x4 SUV, but you have to enjoy driving really rough roads and have no fear of maneuvering on boulders or getting stuck in ditch. In the dry season the roads are really dusty (re you can wipe dust off of road side plants). The car will really look like you went on a jungle expedition!

    The beach in Cubaya is a bit rocky, but a short drive towards Montezuma are nicer beaches, great sandy surfing beaches in St Teresa. Parking was easy to find right on the beach.

    Cubaya was great in that it is a quite village, no touristy feeling, no gift shops, and we could enjoy the house in peace. I would say Montezuma is more tourist yoga couples and St Teresa singles and surfers. So if you're looking for a really isolated small Costa Rican village experience I would deferential recommend Cubaya and Jette's wonderfully private home!

    November 2012
  • We are a couple with a baby and we spent 2 weeks at Jette and Erik's house. It was an amazing experience that just flew by and left us all crying when it was time to leave. Our daughter is 1 year old and was simply in heaven with the birds, dogs, kittens, horses, cows and monkeys in the neighborhood. The neighbors, Jenny and Pollo, run the Cafe Coyote next door and were like a second family to us: they helped us settle in the house, prepared delicious food and looked after our baby so my wife and I could enjoy some romantic time together ;-) ... The house itself is warm and cosy. Everything you need is there. We didn't have the chance to meet Jette but all communication was timely and cheerful! Our 2 weeks in Cabuya were by far, one of the best vacations we ever had. It's amazing to see how genuinely sweet, open and loving Ticos really are. We can't wait to go back!!

    November 2012
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My name is Jette. I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. I am a sculpturer educated as a floral designer in New York. I have been travelling extensively in the Middle East and in Central America. I am married with husband, 3 kids a dog name Zoe and a cat named Fiona
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