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COMFY, WELL-EQUIPPED HOUSE & COTTAGE IN WOODS WITH VIEW!

Janice Fritzmeier

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Janice Fritzmeier

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COMFY, WELL-EQUIPPED HOUSE & COTTAGE IN WOODS WITH VIEW!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Monteverde House Rental Photos and Description

7 acres of cloud forest with wildlife, 2 complete houses, reasonable rates

Good road, #606 from Santa Elena, leading to my Rainbow House: has 3 bedrooms, , 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, wi fi, laundry area with wash machine. Two story, upstairs has ping pong table, balcony great for watching wildlife. an extra double bed. This house can accommodate a large group.

Cloud Forest Cottage has 2 bedrooms, one bathroom, large shower, vanity with sink between the two bedrooms. Kitchen has hot water sink, microwave, electric stove with oven, toaster, coffeemaker, refrigerator. Breakfast bar, large windows for viewing birds and other wildlife, mountains and Gulf of Nicoya; spectacular sunsets and rainbows: comfortable enclosed porch with large windows. Linens, dishes and cooking utensils provided. Sofa in living area opens to accommodate sleeping. Beautiful gardens. Walking paths on 7 acres.

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Many up to date dvds are available. Manager lives on same 7 acres and speaks both English and Spanish. Telephone and computer wi fr available.

All tiled floors, very new and clean. We are located near Santa Maria Night Walking Tour and Don Juan Coffee Farm & Tours, a bakery (Panaderia Jiminez) and grocery (Super Cedros). Private and secluded houses in a safe and friendly area (tranquil rural setting) near village of Santa Elena with large supermarket and many small restaurants, stores & souvenir shops and places to arrange tours. Manager Richard can also arrange tours, guides & get you discounts to the attractions and sometimes can arrange transport for guests on trips to Selvatura and other attractions and to view live volcano, Arenal. Woodworking souvenir shop with free orchid garden within walking distance. Paradise for wildlife watchers and artists - 7 acres of guava trees and many other native berry & fruit trees and bushes bring the animals, birds and butterflies sometimes right past our windows! I often hear the song of the manakin, the bell bird, warblers, toucans and toucanets, motmots, the chitter of the variegated squirrel. There are several cleared paths to walk, one even goes down to the quebrada! Located on a private road off the road to Tilaran and Las Juntas, only 1 1/3 miles from Santa Elena.

Keywords: Charming & secluded 'treehouse-like' cottage

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Janice Fritzmeier (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Comfy, well-equipped House & Cottage in woods with view!
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
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Comfy, well-equipped House & Cottage in woods with view!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p106066vb
-(941) 792-8719 (Florida)
Monteverde Puntarenas
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
5

Unforgettable

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent 3 nights in Richard's cottage 7 years ago, while visiting Costa Rica. That short stay was the most memorable part of the entire trip. Not only was the property clean and comfortable, but Richard really went above and beyond to make sure that we were taken care of. It was like visiting family. We still tell everyone about the beautiful views and unmatched hospitality that we encountered. School, kids, and careers have delayed our next trip down, but we will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Comfy, well-equipped House & Cottage in woods with view!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p106066vb
-(941) 792-8719 (Florida)
Monteverde Puntarenas
5

Best Host in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
We were in Costa Rica for 3 weeks and used VRBO for all our stays. We stayed in Rainbow a House for 5 days. Richard was an awesome host, generous with his time and advice. He spent half a day with us hiking in the rainforest and on another day took us for a tour of his large property. He loaned me a sturdy raincoat and even did our laundry! He was great with my boys (ages 11 and 12) and told them stories from the wild. The boys loved the rambling house with it's many beds and used the pingpong table a lot. A must see is the nearby orchid garden and wood shop at Rosewood Souvenirs. We didn't rent a car and were not at all bothered by that. Taxis are affordable and easy to reach. The view from the big windows is spectacular and all you have to do is look outside to see colorful birds and wildlife. If we go back to Monteverde, we will surely stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Comfy, well-equipped House & Cottage in woods with view!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p106066vb
-(941) 792-8719 (Florida)
Monteverde Puntarenas
Deadwood South Dakota
5

A perfect start to a 2month vacation in Costa Rica, the best stay we had in country.

  • 5 of 5
We spent 3 1/2 weeks in the Rainbow House and it was pure delight. The kitchen was well provided with utensils and appliances and Richard even built us a new one. It was a rack for a coffee sock that made the best coffee I have ever drank. I am back in South Dakota drinking a cup of that sock coffee right now. The oven and the stove were the best we had anywhere in Costa Rica during our 2 month stay. We walked a great deal, to Monteverde, to a wonderful bakery about 10 minutes away, to the coffee plantation about 8 minutes away for good coffee and a wonderful view of the Gulf.
Our favorite view was at dawn looking over the Nicoya Gulf and Peninsula from the living room of the Rainbow House. We walked all over the property and saw numerous wildlife and birds. The entire stay was the most relaxing of our lives. A cool 64 degrees to a high of 92 made the mornings and night cools and the days warm in the afternoons. We would carry a light jacket on our morning hikes.
Our favorite adventure was the train ride in the Cloud Forest and we stayed for lunch after. The day we rode the train Richard arranged the transportation, got us a discount on the fare, and went with us to Monteverde to coordinate the shuttle to the train station. The heavy clouds on the ride covered Arenal Volcano at the top overlook so Richard arranged a trip to another overlook a couple of days later and the volcano was very visible. He went with us that day.

We really enjoyed exploring the area and Santa Elena. We found great restaurants, coffee shop with monkeys, grocery stores, pharmacy, bakeries, pizza place, dance bar and restaurant, an orchid farm and Rosewood shop that Richard suggested.

The taxi service that Richard recommended was inexpensive and more dependable than the other company. The water in the showers in both bathrooms was hot and plentiful. The washer took a little instruction from Richard to run, but was very dependable. The dryer was mother nature on the top floor clothes lines. The balcony up there had a hammock and an even better view of the Gulf.
The only complaint we had in 3 1/2 weeks was ants hit the kitchen, but Richard wiped them out with some chemicals outside at their source. The last day we were there our taxi let us down. We arranged a 4am ride to the bus stop and the driver didn't make it. Richard got up and helped us carry 150lbs of luggage about 200 yards to the stop. We learned to take less next trip.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Comfy, well-equipped House & Cottage in woods with view!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p106066vb
-(941) 792-8719 (Florida)
Monteverde Puntarenas
4

Great Place

  • 4 of 5
This rental is in a great location. We were in the cottage, and enjoyed its privacy and incredible view out to the Nicoya Peninsula. The bed and kitchen were very good with adequate space. All in all a great value. Richard was most helpful in orienting us and making suggestions for restaurants; and he arranged a Curi Concha tour for us with Adrien, who is an excellent guide. We saw a Quetzal and a lot of other exotic birds. Richard showed us the two waterfalls on the property and went out of his way to be helpful. For those of you who have never gone to Monteverde and are planning to drive yourselves, be ready for the extremely rough dirt roads into the area. However, you will eventually get used to this and will even become nostalgic about the remoteness of the place.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Comfy, well-equipped House & Cottage in woods with view!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p106066vb
-(941) 792-8719 (Florida)
Monteverde Puntarenas
BC , Canada
4

Fun in the Cloud forest

  • 4 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at the cloud forest cottage. It is very private and the view from the cottage is beautiful. The humming birds in front of the windows are amazing and beautiful to watch.
Richard was a great source of information about the local area. The cottage was very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed.
Would definitely return.
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Comfy, well-equipped House & Cottage in woods with view!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p106066vb
-(941) 792-8719 (Florida)
Monteverde Puntarenas
Texas
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5
Spent five nights here with our two kids and the views from the sun room were amazing. We sat in there the first morning with our coffee and spotted a variety of birds, butterflies, and hummingbird moths within minutes. Every additional morning was spent in the sun room having coffee and taking in the view. We enjoyed having the kitchen to prepare our evening meals which we sat down for with a wonderful view of the hill side and gulf. Many hours were spent wandering the trails on the cottage grounds were we spotted a variety of birds including the Emerald Toucanet, Toucan, Manakin, and Motmot. Our care taker Richard was very knowledgeable of the area and pointed us in the right direction every time. He even took the time to take us on a night hike which was a great experience. Town is a short drive with a variety of restaurants, shops, and grocery stores that met our needs. Richard was AWESOME and very hospitable taking care of our every need and ensured we had everything we needed for a clean comfortable stay. I highly recommend staying at the Cloud Forest Cottage and WHEN we return we will be sure to check availability for another pleasant stay.
Additional info… all the sites we saw in the area was a short drive and the following attractions are all kid friendly and HIGHLY recommended. Our favorite hiking trails were located in in the Ciri Cancha Reserve (recommended by Richard and much better than the Monteverde Reserve) where we saw a variety of birds (to include a hummingbird area that was a great carry in lunch spot), capuchin monkeys, a pit viper, and agoutis. Selvatura Park had an amazing zip line tour and the canopy bridges trail system was amazing. Their humming bird garden is swarming with hundreds of hummers and even Coatis licking up the feeder drippings. And for any Geocaching enthusiasts… there are even a few caches to venture out and seek.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Pan American Highway #1

In the Monteverde area there are 400 species of birds of the 850 species found in Costa Rica. We have spotted many mammals and butterflies on our property as well. A pair of Emerald green toucanets nested in our old century plant. The distinctive 'pong' sound of the bellbird can be heard nearby. So can the 'toledo' of the manakin. Richard can take you on walks down through the forest to our rushing mountain stream with small waterfalls. You may hear coyotes at night; several sizes of agoutis graze through our back garden.

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Rates & Availability

From $60 Per night

Monteverde House Rental Rates

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Amenities

Monteverde House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Rainbow House has 2 bathrooms with showers Cloud Forest Ctg has toilet, separate shower & vanity.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Rainbow Hse-3 bedrooms + Cloud Forest Cottage 2 bedrooms +
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Nature Lovers paradise! Birdwatchers and Spanish-language students enjoy this area. Nestled in a guava forest on 7 acres, altitude about 4500 feet above sea level, looking down to the Gulf of Nicoya (part of the Pacific Ocean). Many tropical animals and birds have been spotted here. Hummingbirds everywhere! Very secluded. Rushing mountain stream which is heavily wooded forms one of the boundaries of this property.

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