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LOVELY COUNTRY VILLA (JUNE-NOVEMBER) $65

David Wolfe

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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David Wolfe

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LOVELY COUNTRY VILLA (JUNE-NOVEMBER) $65

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Orosi House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

After an exhaustive search of the Costa Rican countryside I selected this location to build a home uniquely situated near some of the country's best parks. The house is located in the small town of Navarro, which is about 2 miles off the main highway and sits about 100 feet off the road. The location is very quiet,nestled between an orange grove and pasture land with several coffee farms nearby.

Temperatures are very comfortable, with averages in the low 70s year-round. The house and location are perfectly situated for bird and other nature lovers in search of hiking, butterflies, trees and flowers. There's little to no traffic noise and the typical nighttime sounds are birds like the Tropical Screech Owl, Common Parauque or Blue-crowned Motmot.

As a retired person, I find Costa Rica a perfect escape from the cold of North American winters and this location is ideal to experience what it would be like to retire in this beautiful region.

I hired local construction workers and furnished the house with custom-made furniture from

Sarchí, the woodworking capital of the country, and realized my vision for a custom-built home. The look and feel is very relaxed and welcoming with an abundance of natural woodworking. Each bed is fitted with Queen-sized mattresses with trundle beds underneath for children or young adults.

The front porch is sizeable, measuring 10 feet by 30 feet and is large enough for dining outdoors. The balcony is similarly sized and enclosed in wrought-iron - a perfect viewing spot for viewing the surrounding mountain ranges and an ideal perch to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset.

The property measures about a half an acre and was formerly a working farm. Native trees remain with many orange, lemon, banana, fig and 'Flames of the Forest' as well as a variety of other trees and flowers, that attracts an abundance of birds,and butterflies.

In addition to a fully appointed kitchen, there is a washing machine.

Keywords: House,Birds,Butterflies, Coffee Farms

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
David Wolfe (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About David Wolfe

About the owners: We, Dave and Nancie Wolfe, recently completed construction of the house. Dave fell in love with Costa Rica after his first visit in 1999 and spent several other trips looking for the ideal place to build a home. Once he visited Navarro he knew he had found the perfect spot.

David Wolfe purchased this house in 2009

Why David Wolfe chose Orosi

Why visit Orosi? The Orosi Valley is a landscape of topical hues. The rainforest of Tapanti and the Alto Cedral Cloud Forest paint a background of various shades of green, teeming with wildlife. Located south of Cartago, the Orosi Valley is a true jewel. Famous for its beautiful views, colonial churches, coffee farms, white water rivers, hot springs and Lake Cachí. Horse back riding, hiking, water rafting, and other interesting activities to keep active during the day. We will provide you with places to visit or consult a good guide book such as Lonely Planet. Orosi Valley Self Guided Tours The Orosi Valley and surrounding areas have many different tours, which can take up to a week to see all of the local attractions. Birders and hikers will enjoy a visit to Tapanti National Park and the Irazu volcano. The Guayabo Monument, just outside of Turrialba, is a well-preserved native village. The famous Lankaster Garden is just minutes from the house and is the orchid research center of the University of Costa Rica.. Not to be missed is Finca Christina, about 25 minutes from the house and just outside of the town of Paraiso. This is an organic, shade-grown coffee farm that is owned by two Americans. They give guided tours and you learn the production process for coffee. The farm is also home to over 300 species of birds. If their son Ernesto is available he may be able to help you identify the various resident birds. There is a fee for the tours. Coffee is also available for purchase. The small town of Orosi is home to a colonial church and in Ujarrás there is the vestige of a church built by the Spaniards around 1693. Cartago, the first capital, is home to the famous Basilica. The faithful believe that the water there has curative powers. In August, more than a million pilgrims gather there to pray to the Black Virgin (La Negrita).

What makes this house unique

Tranquility of living in the country yet within 20 minutes to shopping, banks, medical facilities, restaurants. Very close to two national parks. Birds and butterflies are easy to locate.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just FYI, my friends and I were very pleased with your home - it was a

lovely place to stay. Heriberto and his wife were also very wonderful

and extremely helpful. Heriberto took great care of the house, yard,

and us.
Feb 2010
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Lovely Country Villa (June-November) $65
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews
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Lovely Country Villa (June-November) $65
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Orosi Cartago
Virginia
5

Awesome stay in August with young children!

  • 5 of 5
Everyone told us, "Oh. That's the rainy season." Sure it rained most afternoons but it was short lived. I was worried it would be hot. Not the case! It was in the low 60s to low 80s but humid. My wife was worried our 5 & 6 year old kids would be bored after a few days. 30 minutes a day of screen time was plenty for them! We spent two of our six days at the house on the upper porch, only leaving for dinner, and had a great time with WONDERFUL quality family time!!!
We speak enough Spanish to get by out in town and the locals were VERY friendly. The mainstream places all spoke English. Not a problem.
If you're having reservations about "the rainy season" or young children, DO NOT WORRY! We had a blast. Also, David is a rock solid wealth of information. Touch base with him if you have any questions and he will steer you straight!
Pura Vida
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Lovely Country Villa (June-November) $65
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Orosi Cartago
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
5

Great Birding!

  • 5 of 5
Five days in Costa Rica was a dream come true for me—102 species and 84 new life birds. Most of them I saw from the front porch. Accommodations were first class: three bedrooms, dining room, modern kitchen and dining room, with all the conveniences of home. And I was in Costa Rica on a hillside at 4,000 feet with a view of beautiful mountains! Anyone who wants a good birding trip in Central America should come here.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Lovely Country Villa (June-November) $65
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Orosi Cartago
Italy
5

Fabulous base in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
The house (and its lovely garden) are a very short drive from San Jose, and it was a perfect base for us to start our Costa Rican holiday. It is ideally situated for people interested in birdwatching - Tapanti National Park, Guayabo Naitonal Monument, El Copal Biological Reserve, Vulcan Irazu and Lankester Gardens are all able to be done as day trips. That is, if you can tear yourself away from the feeders at the house, with so many wonderful birds. Heriberto is very friendly and helpful, and his wife Anna Maria makes amazing empenadas. We would go back tomorrow!
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Country Villa (June-November) $65
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Orosi Cartago
Colorado
5

Great place to stay with a family

  • 5 of 5
This was a great place to stay! Definitely the best VRBO place we've ever stayed in. Close to Orosi, Cartago, Paraiso, Turrialba. The house was FULLY furnished, the kitchen well equipped, the bedrooms clean and comfortable. Probably the best part of the whole experience was the wonderful caretaker who stops in to check on you, but is not obtrusive at all.

We were a family of 6 all traveling together - grandparents, parents and kids - and we all loved this place. Great birds to watch early in the morning from the upstairs porch.
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Lovely Country Villa (June-November) $65
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Orosi Cartago
Palmyra NJ
5

great experience

  • 5 of 5
Our experience staying at "Los Motmotes" was great and we definitely plan to go back. The house is very clean and accommodating. There is ample living space and the scenery is spectacular. The view from the patio of the mountains and the many colorful birds that visit the feeders made "hanging around the house" feel like a day in paradise!

Dave, the owner, was more than helpful and made us feel very welcome. At the house he has provided his guests with helpful information about the many places you might want to visit and the numerous colorful birds to be seen during your stay. Heriberto, the caretaker, is always available and will help you with anything you need. He and his wife Ana Maria are the greatest!

Nearby there are good restaurants and convenient shopping for supplies. Lunch at Sanchiri, with its spectacular view of the Orosi valley and delicious food is definitely worth a visit!

One caveat is that if you have never driven in Costa Rica, you should be prepared to keep your eyes to the road and drive defensively. And plan your trip. The roads are poorly marked and can be dangerous. A good suggestion would be to take a taxi from the airport to Cartago and rent a car there so you can avoid driving near San Jose. Cartago is just a short drive from the house.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lovely Country Villa (June-November) $65
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Orosi Cartago
New Jersey
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Driving through busy Cartago, and just 10 minutes from a Wal-Mart, I wasn't sure what to expect. When I drove up the steep driveway to the Villa, I was amazed by the stunning beauty and incredible view. Every night, I'd make plans to get up early and leave to go sightseeing. I'd wake up with the sun each morning, invigorated and ready to go. Then, I would sip my coffee and end up staring for hours at the gorgeous vistas and watching the birds feast on tropical fruits. While the area has lots of interesting and beautiful places to visit, it will be hard to beat the views right from the balcony. Do, by all means, visit the Orosi Valley...just save some time to relax at home in the Villa.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Juan Santa Maria
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
10A
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $65 Per night

Orosi House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$65
$420
$1,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposi $250
Cleaning fee $40
Notes Posted rate is for the first two persons. There is a charge of $5 for each additional person.
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Amenities

Amenities

Orosi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3) There is a removable Trundle bed under each Queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

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