Wild Orchids Estates overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the Southern Pacific Slope region of Costa Rica. Located in town called Londres about 30 minutes southeast of Quepos/Manuel Antonio. The house is surrounded by 20 acres of virgin forest. If you want to enjoy nature in a pristine and peaceful setting then this is the place to be. A bird lovers delight! Experience authentic Costa Rica. This is the real deal! Take a walk or go for a horseback ride on one of the area country roads. Have lunch or dinner at a nearby riverside restaurant. Take your bathing suit and go for a dip while you're there.
Matapalo beach with its sea turtle egg rescue and incubation program is just as close as Manuel Antonio(30 minutes) and NEVER crowded. Check out the beach front restaurant/bar at Hotel El Coquito while you're there.... it's a treat. Dominical beach with its laid back surfer vibe is about a 45 minute drive (15 minutes past Matapalo beach).
The owner lives on site and is a certified massage therapist and hydro-therapist. The charge for these services is not included in the rental fee.
Costa Rica is a developing country. We are trying to keep the 20 acres as virgin and pristine as possible. Please come and see for yourself!!
Keywords: Farm property, mountanious
I've lived in CR for 20 years, am from Michigan, USA. My husband is Costa Rican and speaks perfect English.
The Owner purchased this cabin in 2006
very quiet and private, lot's of birds and gardens.
We stayed here in early February and absolutely loved the place. We loved the views and the remoteness. I have already recommended it to all my friends and would definitely come back!
We stayed three nights at Wild Orchid Estates in April 2013. Our main interest in the Quepos area was to visit Manuel Antonio National Park and the beaches. We arranged to meet the owner in Quepos so he could lead us to the cottage. The owner, Jose, was very nice and accommodating. His wife was visiting the U.S., so we did not get to meet her. We stopped for groceries on the way and arrived to an amazing, lovely vision. The main house where he and his wife live has a nice pool, which he welcomes visitors to use. It overlooks the forest and in the distance you can see the Pacific Ocean. The house is extremely nice, with all of the amenities you would need for an extended stay. The house has spacious one bedroom, a full kitchen and bathroom, a very large closet, and a nice sitting room. The porch is big and beautiful and has a table and chairs, a small couch and a nice hammock. There are bushes planted in front of the cottage that draw butterflies and humming birds. We saw two kinds of toucans and parrots in the early morning hours and a variety of other birds all day long. Jose has a variety of orchids around his property and I was amazed that there is a star fruit tree, which he said we could pick from (and I did)! He also has two dogs and a cat who are very sweet and kept us company during our time there. I would highly recommend staying at Wild Orchid Estates. It is a quiet, lovely and beautiful place and Jose is a wonderful host.
We just returned from Quepos after staying 5 nights - March 3- 8th/ 2012 at this secluded paradise. Jose and Wendy were very helpful and provided us with lots of information about the area. We loved every morning sitting out on the balcony with our morning coffee watching the toucans and birds, and in the evening listening to the sounds of the jungle.
We found Manual Antonio park very busy and had a guide, but next time would not use a guide as we were able to see everything with our binoculars and the crowds were all looking at the same sights. Just pay the 10 dollars US to enter the park, and pack a lunch.
Rent an all wheel drive for the dirt roads to the cabin - thrifty car rental was outstanding through vacationcity.com
We had a fantastic stay and the cabin was fully equiped with everything
Thank you Jose and Wendy for your hospitality
My husband and i spent 8 nights at this cabin over new years. The cabin and the property around it are absolutly beautiful, the scenery is breathtaking there are toucan birds all around that are so pretty. I only wish we spent more time at the cabin because we were always out exporing the beautiful country. But you definatly need your own vehicle its a bit of a rough drive to the cabin but the more you drive it it seems shorter. And Jose was so nice and helpful we really appreciated it! Have to say it is such a great deal to stay here ! Some of our favorite places to spend time at were Dominical which was about a 20 min drive and of course Manuel Antonio area. We miss the place already!!!!
What a perfect place to relax and enjoy the costa rican rain forest! The cabin is nestled on a high bluff overlooking the Pacific ocean to the west with no visible neighbors. My wife and I only got to spend two nights at this great little cabin but thoroughly enjoyed the lush jungle setting with an abundance of birds of every description. The cabin interior is very clean, well equipped , and the solid teak beams and natural trunk columns give it a cozy feel .....undeniably Costa Rican! The kingsize bed was very comfortable and closing up the shutters at night for AC was great but not necessary as the temperature was perfectly tepid and the bird sounds were great. The owner Jose could not have been more hospitable and went out of his way to make our stay comfortable. The toucans were beautiful, and abundant especially near dusk. We will definitely be back for a longer stay in the near future! .
Our stay at Jose and Wendy's cabina was enchanting. Everyday brought something new and exciting. The cabina is very comfortable and unique. It is hidden on one edge of the manicured grounds with many flowers and fruit trees and with a backdrop of magnificant jungle, wildlife, and ocean views. We watched a two toed Sloth and her baby feed in a tree 40 feet from our porch. Four Toucans came by everyday morning and evening. It is a bird watchers' delight. The central location of the cabina was perfect for our side trips to the beaches, mountains, and the Osa Pennisula. A quiet perfect place to relax by the pool with a view that is hard to beat. Jose, our cordial host, was extremely helpful and made our month stay very memorable.
All of the above mentioned activities are available in the area. Or you can just relax in a hammock at the cabin watch the birds, butterflies, monkies that come upon occasion, or just catch up on some reading, etc. the peace and quiet out here is wonderful. Lot's of time to do anything that you feel you just haven't had the time to do at your own home.read the reviews, people love it here!!