Tropical paradise surrounded by rainforest with spectacular view of Pacific. Monkeys, parrots, toucans, orchids... 1/2 mile of secluded beach. Simple open house, electricity, hot shower, fully equipped kitchen. Access only by boat. Sleeps up to 6.
Our beach hut is not a luxurious holiday house but rather a simple open house with a palm thatch roof, surrounded by 30 acres of rainforest and only accessible by boat. The downstairs room contains a living and dining area, the kitchen, and two extra beds as well as a covered terrace with hammocks. The second floor has two queen beds separated by a wall, a wardrobe and a balcony with an awesome view of the ocean. The bathroom (rebuilt in 2014) has a hot-water shower, toilet and sink. The kitchen is equipped with gas stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, blender and all kitchen utensils. The garden is full of coconut palms, travellers palms, fruit trees, heliconias, orchids and hibiscus and attracts monkeys, parrots, toucans and many other animals.
The beach hut is a 7-minute boat ride from Golfito. A trail climbs from the landing beach to the house. A second trail leads to a secluded pebble beach. Three kayaks are available free of charge. Water temperature year-round is bout 82 F.
Interaction with guests
Victor and Gabriela, a Costa Rican-Austrian couple, are the caretakers and live in a second house on the property. Victor is gardener, handyman and boatman and will take you shopping to Golfito for $10/hour. Gabriela speaks German and English. Should any problems or questions arise, just call them.
Other things to note
The house is open and doesn't have glass windows. Geckos and bats live there, and occasionally a raccoon will drop by. Snakes are very uncommon, but guests with strong phobias might feel vulnerable. All beds have mosquito netting.
Smoking is allowed since the house is open.
Ich bin von Beruf Musiker (klassischer Geiger) und Umweltschützer (Verein Regenwald der Österreicher) und lebe sowohl in Österreich als auch in Costa Rica. Ich besitze das Haus auf der Playa Cacao seit 1989 und würde es nie hergeben, aber ich möchte, dass andere Menschen dieses Paradies genießen können wenn ich nicht dort bin. Ich bin außerdem Besitzer der Esquinas Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica.