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CDCR - Cabina Calkins!

The perfect retreat! Imagine relaxing in the Jacuzzi with the Arenal Volcano for a backdrop!
4.0 of 5 stars
Very good
2 reviews
The perfect retreat! Imagine relaxing in the Jacuzzi with the Arenal Volcano for a backdrop!
Cabina Calkins, the perfect location for your Costa Rican getaway.
A toucan hanging out in the yard! Bird watching without ever leaving the house.
An orange tree growing right next to the house.
Pick some oranges from the tree and make yourself a glass of freshly hand-squeezed orange juice!
Your own private, gated courtyard complete with oragne trees and red ginger flowers
Red ginger flowers growing in the yard.
Meet Gregg, your 70 year old, fun-loving host making faces at the camera.
Step inside Cabina Calkins to find the perfect home for your vacation.
View of tropical plants and flowers right outside your window.
Bedroom with full size bed.
Sitting area with air conditioning and cable t.v.
Second room with a single bed. Another single bed is available if needed.
Second room set up with a large table perfect for dining or to use as an office desk.
Entryway leading to the kitchen and second room.
Kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender.
Entryway and sitting area.
Beautiful flowers from the yard give the house a colorful and warm feel.
A private oasis at your doorstep. Grab a book, a cold beverage and enjoy!
Enjoy the serenity on soaking in the second story Jacuzzi with views of the volcano and Cerro Chato.
It's true, we really do make the extra effort. :-)
Here's what one of our recent guests had to say about us. :-)
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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For some reason Flipkey has disabled their price lists. So here is the rate breakdown for the different seasons.
Jan 5 - Dec 14, Regular Season: $50/night, 2 night minimum stay
Dec 15 - Jan 4, Holiday Rate: $80/night, 3 night minimum stay
Price applies to the first 2 guests. Each addition guest is $5/night/person, which doubles to $10/night/person over the holidays.
Imagine yourself swinging in a hammock under the spreading arms of a huge, ancient mango tree, watching the neighborhood kids go by laughing on their way to school, all while you enjoy a chilled glass of orange juice that you just squeezed from fresh picked oranges growing right next to the mangoes! Or picture yourself relaxing in a beautiful,...
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About the owner, William W
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Sep 2015
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 101 reviews and 11 properties
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Listing #FKN3585411 by: FlipKey
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English first
London, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

My partner and I stayed at Cabina Caulkins for 5 nights and loved it. It is in a typical Costa Rican neighborhood among the locals and we loved that. Gregg, our host is a wonderful man and was very gracious and accomodating. The setting is very peaceful with your own fenced in backyard. This isn't a luxurious place but it has everything you need to have a relaxing vacation. Gregg willingly allowed us to use his washer/dryer which was a big bonus. I would highly recommend this property. more

Management response:

Staying in an authentic Costa Rican neighbourhood is definitely one of the benefits of Cabina Calkins. You are able to experience local culture and live life as a "Tico". This is a budget rental with comfortable beds, a/c, and a small but fully equipped kitchen. Thanks for staying with us Cari! It was wonderful to meet you! :) more

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Langton, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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We stayed over Christmas time and found the "cabina" or cabin/bunky, very comfortable and the owners easy going. The place was clean and any worries about safety were soon forgotten once we walked down to the main strip, through the friendly streets. This is a place that is close to the down town tourist places and excellent local food. Get a driver to take you where you want to go or ask Greg to call a cab. Cheap travel to the volcano and some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever see. We walked, scootered, zip-lined, swam, hiked, rode horses, rapelled down waterfalls and thoroughly enjoyed this area of Costa Rica. The church on Christmas day was amazing and friendly all around. My two teen age boys loved the freedom of the place, the adventures and the food. We will come back again some day soon.... more

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Blender
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
Jan 1, 2015 -
Dec 14, 2015
Regular Rate
2 nights
Dec 15, 2015 -
Jan 4, 2016
Holiday Rate
3 nights
Jan 5, 2016 -
Dec 14, 2016
Regular Rate
2 nights
  • Cleaning fee: $20 / stay - Fee
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Rates apply to the first 2 guest. Each guest after the first 2 guests incurs a $5/night fee. This fee doubles to $10/night during December 15 to Jan 5.
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