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Exquisite Japanese Style Guest House Located Directly on the Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 576 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

The stunning Japanese style guest house is located on the beach by the small fishing village of Cabuya, 3 miles from Montezuma. The sun rises directly in front of the house over the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Nicoya. Costa Rica’s first national wildlife reserve is located a short distance to the south, at the tip of the peninsula. Provisions are available in Cabuya, and several excellent local eateries provide a variety of cuisines. Montezuma,with its beautiful beaches, many restaurants and activities, is just three miles up the beach to the North. There are special spots to swim and explore between Montezuma and the Wildlife Reserve. Dos Iguanas was inspired by the clean and simple style of traditional Japanese architecture.The house is a sincere and successful expression of a natural philosophy that invites surrounding scenery into the living spaces. Your stay will most likely include a visit by the local tribe of howler monkeys. Ask about additional space in our main house.

Sean Hill
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, spanish, Japanese
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house rental in Cabuya, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • guest house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 576 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The bathroom is compact yet fully functional. The bathroom is completely tiled and features a mosaic pattern as part of the custom shower area. Hot water is available for the shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Twins combine to make Queen
  • The bedroom upstairs offers breezes and the sound of the surf. It is at tree-top with two twin beds that fit nicely together to make a double. There is additional room for a cot (available), a futon or an air mattress. Sliding panels in the walls provide complete privacy and security when desired; you may choose to sleep open-air style, to the sound of the surf and morning Howler Monkey calls. An overhead fans provides comfort when needed. The bedroom ceiling features the beautifully constructed post and beam design. There are chairs, side tables, night tables, a bureau and a wardrobe for clothing.
  • Books
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Walkway to Water
  • long term rentals available
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
If you are looking for a simple, pure but elegant style of living, away from the intrusions of TV, doorbells, unwanted phone calls and endless errands, Dos Iguanas will fit the bill. You will truly feel you have been AWAY. The living is al fesco; you may be visited by hummingbirds, parakeets or even toucans. An iguana or two will surely pass by as you dine on the porch. Here you are one with nature: there is no escaping it! Neighborhood fishermen will be glad to take you out to hunt your supper or bring back their fresh catch to you. In fact, they will even prepare your meal!. Homade jellies by Nena, from local fruits, are for sale at the nearby rivers' edge at Nena's home. Cabuya, just up the road, is a typical small Costa Rican village. There are Tico style restaurants, the local Cantina with Costa Rican Beer, a church, grocery store, a fabulous bakery and even a library. The first-ever National Park is down the road for your hiking pleasure.


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Exquisite Japanese Style Guest House Located Directly on the Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Montreal, Quebec

Beautiful little house

  • 5 of 5

This is my favourite house in Cabuya. The kitchen is small but it has all the essential things you need. The second floor feels big. It has a sitting area and the panels all around can be opened, so it's bright and breezy during the day. Great ceiling fan with different speed above the bed, so you never feel hot at night. It has a small space under the stairs where you can leave your valuables and that that you can lock. Great sitting area outside as well. Beautiful garden that leads to the beach, with good swimming at high tide. Great spot to watch the sunrise. Close to everything in the village. And the best thing is that the house is on the monkey trail so you get the howlers and the capuchins.

  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brunswick, MA

Nine days in Paradise at Dos Iguanas Guest House

  • 5 of 5

The Guest House at Dos Iguanas is in a perfect Cabuya location with plenty of privacy and within easy walking distance to shopping for all of the essentials, as well as near several restaurants. The house was exactly as advertised, with a well-stocked kitchen, a nice bathroom, a spacious bedroom and sitting room upstairs, and a pleasant outdoor dining space. We spent much time relaxing in the hammock, and we loved being high up in the trees and sharing the place with our frequent iguana, monkey, and bird friends. It was wonderful to be able to open the many sliding windows, but we also appreciated the screening and the fan upstairs. My cousin and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay there as a base for our adventures in and around Cabuya, including swimming right out front at high tide, a hike in Cabo Blanco Reserve, a walk to and swim at Cemetery Island, an early morning walk to the river to see many birds, and several bus rides to Montezuma for some lazy days at Playa Grande. Although we were sad to leave, we are sure there will be many others who will have the pleasure of staying at this unique and beautiful gem, and that perhaps we will return again someday. Thank you, Sean, for sharing your special place with us.

  • Review Submitted: 18/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Natural experience

  • 4 of 5

If you like to enjoy the beauty of flora and fauna with a natural touch, this property is a good choice

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN

Paradise only steps from your own private beach!

  • 5 of 5

This place is Costa Rica at its best! This was my husband and I's second trip to CR and dos iguanas was everything we could have asked for. We fell asleep at night to the howler monkeys and woke in the morning to see spider monkeys and large iguanas in our back yard. We bought fresh red snapper from Vin (Cindy's uncle) that was caught that morning and rented kayaks from Jim two doors down to do some snorkeling at isla de Cabuya. The hammocks were great for afternoon siestas! The house had everything we needed and was the perfect distance to (and distant enough from the noise) of montezuma. Do yourself a favor and check this place out! Make sure to rent a car. We will be back hopefully this year with family! Sean we can't thank you and Cindy enough!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28/04/2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Real Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We've returned several times to this beautifully handcrafted house to enjoy sunrises on the beach, monkeys in the trees, bird watching, beachcombing, fishing and getting to know folks in the friendly village. This is a wonderful Costa Rican experience off the beaten path.

  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2012
  • Date of Stay: January 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
180 Miles
Juan Santamaria, San Jose
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Barcelo Tambor
Nearest Restaurant
60 Metres
Soda Delfin de la Luna
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

yoga, massage dance studio with lessons, canopy tours, horseback riding on beach and mountains, nature preserve, hike to river and waterfall

Other Activities: Yoga, Kayaking, River Hiking, Birding


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday guest house in Cabuya, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
8 Jan 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
16 Nov 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
7 Jan 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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