Unique Costa Rican Experience!
Submitted: April 22, 2012
Stayed: April 2012
Our party of six (four adults and two teens) spent three wonderful nights in the one-of-a-kind TreeTop House and enjoyed every minute of our time there. We were able to rent the entire house, with the exception of an apartment hidden away at the very bottom of the hill we discovered on our last day. You do have to use exterior steps to go from one level of the house to the other, but we quickly became accustomed to this. The house is very private and the grounds are lovely with pieces of sculpture and artwork here and there. We saw the armadillo, and one of my daughters saw a howler monkey just outside the house. The pictures are accurate but don't, in my opinion, really do the place justice! We were a bit worried about the noise from the wind, but found that this did not bother us in the least, and a few of us are light sleepers. Some of the beds are a bit creaky and you do hear some noise from other floors, but this was a minor inconvenience.
The very best and most special thing about the TreeTop House are the owners, Sabine and Guy. Sabine was very helpful and answered all our questions via email prior to arrival. Guy met us at the large and well-stocked Super Compro grocery the day we arrived. He helped us find various things in the store and then led us to the house, pointing out restaurants, the pharmacy and doctor (one of our daughters was ill), and shared other useful bits of information along the way. He helped us get settled in and then, after finding out how we wanted to spend our time, went home, and arranged a zip-line tour (Hubby and kids LOVED it, I'm just glad I did it and won't have to again!), a coffee plantation tour (Fascinating), and a hanging bridges tour for us. I had booked a guided tour of the biological reserve ahead of time. He dropped our schedule back off for us that evening!. Guy also grows and roasts his own coffee, and we were able to purchase some to bring home with us. They both stopped in again the next day to replace two light bulbs in the kitchen, and we were happy to learn from Sabine that there is a place in town where you can drop off your laundry. She and Guy really were helpful in every way and know so much about the area.
We had lunch at Stella's Bakery one day, ice cream at the Cheese Factory, and TWO divine dinners at Tramonti, all of which are within walking distance of the house, although we did have a car.
In summary, this is a specia land recommended place to stay in Monteverde.
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