Cabina Calkins

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, huge Jacuzzi tub on an open air, second floor balcony while sipping champagne and watching the sun set behind the Arenal Volcano and splashing the sky with a brilliant swath of colors! Cabina Calkins offers this and more. It is conveniently located only three blocks from the park in the center of town. It is in a working class neighborhood that is PERFECT for making a real connection with the local people, yet is located on a gated property that provides complete security.The little cabin has everything that you need for self-sufficient living including a kitchen and full bathroom, air conditioning cable TV and high speed WiFi. Enjoy the peace and quiet of spending time by yourself, or enjoy chatting with your hosts whose house is only steps away on the same property. So whether you want a private vacation or the inside scoop about what would be involved with living, retiring or working here, this is the perfect blend of economy and convenience! The security here makes it a worry free place for being with kids. Plus we can book all of your tours and activities at a discount! This includes:
– The highest, longest zip lines in Costa Rica
– Hanging bridges and a sky tram through the jungle
– Two of Costa Rica’s best rafting rivers- Kayaking on Lake Arenal
– Mountain bike, ATV and other vehicle rentals
– The country’s largest butterfly garden and conservatory
– The Eco Zoo, famous for its huge snake and other reptile collections
– The famous 1968 Volcano Trail and other volcano hikes

In addition to the above, there are day trips to Rio Celeste and many other destinations, safari river floats and more. If you would like more cultural exposure, then we can also arrange for you to spend time volunteering in the local school or provide other opportunities for you.
We also have a number of other rental properties in the area, so if you have a larger party but would still like to enjoy the privacy of individual properties, then let us know and we will help you to make additional arrangements.

Nightly Rate Weekly Rate Monthly Rate
Jun 1 – Dec 14

Green Season

2 night minimum stay

$5 per person per night for more than 2 guests

$50 $315 $1200
Dec 15 – Jan 4

Holiday Rate

3 night minimum stay

$10 per person per night for more than 2 guests


Cleaning fee $20

Hotel tax 13% of rent

Damage deposit $200

5 minute walk to town


Master bedroom – Full size bed

Second bedroom – twin bed