About this listing
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.
Dear Guests of Casa Sol,
Welcome to our home in wonderful Cabuya. We hope you will enjoy your stay and take full advantage of all the beauty, peace and love Cabuya and the people of Cabuya can offer.
Casa Sol is our private residence and is only rented out on a very limited basis. Therefore you will find a few of our personal items in the house. We trust you will respect these items and leave everything as you found them on your arrival.
You might find mangos, bananas and papayas in the garden. Please feel free to eat as much as you can.
If you have any questions, please ask Jenny, our great neighbor.
Enjoy your stay and Pura Vida from
Erik & Jette
Fantastische locatie, op loopafstand van de mooie kust. Geweldige sfeer. Huis is van alle gemakken voorzien, heerlijk zwembad! Jenny is een zeer gastvrije vrouw die open stond voor alle vragen. Wij hebben genoten van deze locatie.
We are a family of 5 and we stayed in Cabuya for two weeks. The house is very comfortable and the pool was lovely. We especially loved watching the butterflies and hummingbirds on the bush next to the pool. Jenny was great and very helpful whenever we needed something. One great thing about the locations is that is very easy to drive over to Mal Pais and Santa Teresa (road permitting) in about 15 minutes.
The bedrooms are comfortable, but have open ceilings. This is fine for a group of adults, but with young children we found ourselves tiptoeing during naps and after kids were in bed. Not a negative for us, just so people know.
My family (2 adults, 8 & 5 yr old)and spent a week here.
House was cute but overpriced. It's just not maintained very well. Nothing major- chair pillows very dirty and moldy, dirty towels in hamper when we arrived, some of the dishes in cupboard were dirty (thought they might be stained but I was able to easily clean), no pillow cases put on bed pillows, trees on driveway so overgrown the car barely fit and roof was scratched, 2 rolls of TP for 4 people for one week, pool turned milky during our stay (pool man did come the day before we left). No big problems just a lot of little things should have been better for the price. We asked Jenny for TP, and to trim trees and she took care of things quickly.
When we arrived Jenny offered to get us a "great deal" for Isla de Tortuga tour ($45 per person). The 2 places we asked in town were $10 to$15 cheaper.
The house was ok. Interesting birds and lots of butterflies in yard, no fruit while we were there. Need to drive to get to better beaches. The pool and lovely yard were the best part.
Reading Tina’s review almost made us ask: Was anything all right? But fortunately we found a few sprinkles of joy here and there: “Cute house”, “lovely yard”, “pool the best part”, “lots of butterflies” and “interesting birds”. But then, oh no – no fruits on the trees! Too bad we are not in control of the seasons. Fortunately Jenny our housekeeper was quick to prevent total disaster when 500 plys of TP was insufficient for the big demands and thanks god she was able to get everybody through the jungle trail our driveway had turned into. By the way, these branches are what the howler monkeys use for passing the house every day. But then, Jenny was too expensive on the Totuga Island trip. Actually we are not in the business of arranging trips and Jenny does not make any money out of booking trips. She only do her best to help people, if they want her help. So again, please keep remarks on trip prices out of a review of our house. But for those being interested in the matter, we can guarantee that you will find people who will promise you payment just to go on their trip. But beware, a trip is not just a trip. Some offer a rough trip in a not seaworthy dinghy, while other will spend hours without extra pay circling schools of dolphins or diving whales. Use of the word overpriced require that you have the experience of a comparison. All our previous guests fortunately have had a different experience.
Love and Pura Vida Jette
The stay was wonderful because of the amazing pool and deck. The area is full of wildlife and is very secluded.
Great place for one couple or a family, but probably too open spaced for 2 couples.
Strong wifi, amazing pool, lots of room in the house to spread out, comfortable, excellent house keeper in Jenny who will take care of you (helped us with booking a rental). Garden is full of birds, butterflies, monkeys pass by frequently - secluded and private and great.
Things to note:
Kitchen, bathroom, sheets are slightly dated - convenient and perfectly fine, but will be a contrast to the luxury of the pool.
Overall, an excellent stay in Cabuya :-)
Casa Sol was beautiful and relaxing! It is off the beaten path, which is exactly what we were looking for, but relatively convenient for accessing beaches and towns on both the Pacific and Montezuma side of the peninsula. (I say relatively convenient only because those who aren't familiar with the area should know that the dirt roads are not easy driving). The house was perfect for the two of us, and would be good for a family of 4 but might be cozy for 4 unrelated adults. The garden and pool were beautiful and a great way to wake up in the morning or relax at sunset while watching the birds and wildlife and listening to the howler monkeys. Having Cafe Coyote immediately next door was a huge plus. The food was great and the owner, Jenny, was fabulous. She is very friendly and can help you with anything (even travel arrangements getting to Cabuya). I would definitely stay here again. Thanks, Jette, for a great visit!
This was the most beautifull place we stayed in Costa Rica! The house had everything we needed and is very quiet and in a private place. Jenny the neighbour is very Nice and can help you with everything. We saw in the garden monkeys passing by, a pizote, very much birds and butterflies we could watch from the private pool. Everything was very clean. We hope we come back some day.
What a great place to spend three weeks with our two kids under 4! The pool was fantastic, the house was simple, clean and had the necessities covered. Jenny, the owner of the coyote cafe (right in front of the house), made us part of her family while we were there. If you don't speak spanish, you NEED Jenny. She took such good care of us. What a gift!
Cabuya is quiet (other than the howlers, birds, motorbikes and quads!), and quite removed from the tourist centres of Montezuma or Santa Teresa. With a 4x4 (we had a Terios, which was fine) in dry season, getting to those two towns is a quick, though bumpy, ride. Without a vehicle, taxi to Montezuma is (at time of writing) around $10USD one way, and Santa Teresa is about $30USD.
Thoughts about beaches from the perspective of parents with young kids (ours are 3 1/2 and 21mon): The beach closest is OK. Somewhat rocky, but there are spots where you can sit in the sun, explore tide pools etc. Montezuma's north beach is the nearest "good" beach for playing in the waves, but it's quite steep and rip tides are strong. The best beach we visited is Hermosa, north of Santa Teresa. The sand is soft, the water is shallow and the waves run out quite gently.
Do not miss the opportunity to hike to the remote beach at Cabo Blanco if your in reasonable health. It is a journey, but we're not generally very active and made it - each carrying one child and one of us carrying a backpack with lots of water and lunch. It's about 9km round trip but totally worth the effort for the beautiful, quiet beach that even some of the locals don't know about!
Local restaurants that we liked were:
1) Cocolores in Montezuma - they have microbrews from 2 breweries and a great menu!
2) Habenero's in Santa Teresa - The Lobster Tacos are amazing!
3) Coyote Cafe - when you've had a busy day out and don't feel like cooking, you can order pizza from Jenny on your way in, jump in the pool to cool off then head over for dinner! And her pizza is great!
4) Of note - Cafe delfin de la luna (I think?) is at the "main" intersection by the house. The fish Casado is cheap and good!
I don't know if you'll find a better value for accommodation in southern Nicoya than Jette's place: We sure couldn't, and we'd love to go back again!
About the Host, Jette
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