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MONTEVERDE CANOPY HOUSE - CASA COPA MONTEVERDE 1

Shannon Smith

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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MONTEVERDE CANOPY HOUSE - CASA COPA MONTEVERDE 1

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Monteverde Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2

This is a beautiful small comfortable ecologically sustainable two room cabin with a covered north terrace and an open south terrace with a barbecue pit. Wildlife is abundant and there are excellent opportunities for observation and study. The house is suitable for one person or a couple. There is electricity, wireless Internet, a land line telephone, hot water – all taps, an ADT security system and the interior is dry. There are cooking facilities and a tiled bathroom with shower.

The location is within 0.5km of several restaurants including the La Foresta Restaurant at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, the Hotel Villa Verde, the Trapp Family Lodge and the Hotel Fonda Vela. Area attractions are all within 8km.

The property is served by the Santa Elena-Monteverde and Creative Learning Center buses. The schedules for the Santa Elena-Monteverde bus are:

Monteverde-Santa Elena: 6:45, 11:30, 2:00, 4:00

Santa Elena-Monteverde: 6:15, 7:30, 1:20, 3:00

Bus fare is C480.

Taxis also service the area: 2645-6666 or 2645-6969

The Monteverde community:

The population size of the larger area including Monteverde, San Luis, Cerro Plano, Santa Elena, Canitas and Los Llanos is about 10,000. About 250 live in Monteverde itself. Many are bilingual - English and Spanish speaking. The community is very diverse culturally including Hispanic Costa Ricans, who are mostly Roman Catholic, biologists originating from several countries

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Shannon Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

3.2
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Monteverde Canopy House - Casa Copa Monteverde 1
average rating of 3.1666667 based on 6 reviews
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Monteverde Puntarenas
5

My cloud forest adventure

  • 5 of 5
This remote ,beautiful , simple , green , escape , was perfect for someone or two, that want to truly experience the jungle.
As an animal enthusiest , I hiked everywhere , even at night , by myself , thru the cloud forest thru paths not only on this owner's property , but also at the Monteverde Reserve , which this property abuts !
Absolutly spectacular views all around the proerty, lots of animals to see every morning, including monkeys , quetzal birds , toucans , hummers everywhere !
This house is green , very simplictic , clean , full bathroom , and good lighting in and out .
Perfect for explorers, bird watchers , true adventure seekers , all others should just rent a motel in the big town !
  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well said!
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Sorry I rented

  • 1 of 5
I'm sorry Mills, I know you are fond of your little cabin, but we were not at all pleased. Very rustic, nothing beautiful about it and people need to know what they are getting into. The exterior walls are made of corrugated plastic and there are no inside walls. Spider webs, stained curtains and dust are not what I would call clean. It is one tiny room with bath, no kitchen sink, no coffee pot and very sparse and old kitchen ware. There are 2 leaks in the bathroom, one "fixed" with a can under it and the other with paper towels. The septic smell is backing up in the floor drains. At best this is like a $25 trapper cabin in the outback. When the sun goes down you may as well go to bed as there is nothing to do. No reading lights, no radio, not even a deck of cards and you sure don't want to try to drive that horrid road into town. Do not pay for this place unless you can see inside first.
On the upside it is in a pretty and private area and Mills is really a nice guy.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Tile floors, finished wood, high speed wireless internet, ceiling fans and lots of large windows are not what is usually considered rustic. The exterior walls are made of fiberglass on finished wood framing. There is no interior paneling by design--in order to take advantage of maximum solar heating and drying and to avoid closed spaces suitable for rodent nesting. The white muslin curtains have very few small stains. There is a large sink with space for the dish drainer. Basic kitchen ware is complete by most standards, although not all of it is new. Sustainability is a theme of this site, and although not all furnishings are new, they are all functional. There is a Costa Rican coffee sock filter and a teapot for boiling water for coffee or tea. The two small leaks in the bathroom have been repaired. There was no septic smell either before the arrival or after the departure of these guests. There are plenty of lights including reading lights over the bed.
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Not a glorified chicken coop, but IS very 'rustic'

Not a glorified chicken coop, but IS very 'rustic'
  • 2 of 5
Well this is really NOT the glorified chicken coop which one reviewer claims - but it is a very rustic cabin, rather than a home or hotel. It has complete isolation from the Touristas, as well as from outside conveniences and annoyances. It is REALLY tiny, 10'x18' rectangle, and has little open floor space: the bathroom sink is the only sink, the propane stove is 2 burners set on the only counter top along with a nearly functional microwave oven. The refrigerator works, as does the ceiling fan, space heater, internet and telephone. The demand propane hot water heater for shower works if you play it right, not unusual in this country. The owner was quick to respond when the toilet flush backed up through the floor drains, although he did not succeed in fixing the problem. The double bed is a comfortable fouton, and the rain forest army ants only occasionally swarm on the walls. Claimed "full cooking facilities" are actually very minimal. Maintenance appears too minimal to please most people
Remember that this is located in a cloud forest, you will only see the sun occasionally and it is very, very wet The Home-Away map location shown is about 5 miles off the truth, but most of the descriptive info provided appears to be true.
If you want isolation and dont mind rustic, this is a fine choice. If not, then better to try El Bosque' just down the road as short way for more boring karma but also a lower cost. Would recommend this to some but not to most friends. Rates for the benefits offered are not especially competitive with the area.
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a cabin as advertised but not very rustic by many standards (tile floors, solar design, finished woodwork, microwave convection oven, wireless internet, landline telephone, hot running water on all taps, finely finished wood furniture). The bathroom sink is the only sink except in the clothes washing and drying building (additional 144 sq ft), but the bathroom sink is large with room for the dish drainboard and dishpan. The microwave convection oven is functional except for the LED display. This oven is fully functional with the instructions printed on its case and in the manual provided. These tenants were unfortunate to be here when the toilet drain line backed up. Although action was taken immediately to try to remedy this problem, it turned out to be a larger problem with tree roots in the main drain line which was remedied the next day. This problem has occurred only twice in the past 25 years and was repairable with half a days work. The queen bed is not a futon but an innerspring mattress. Although the exterior environment is frequently wet, the interior of this house is one of the driest in Monteverde because of its solar input design. It is one of few structures in the area without any mold problem.
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Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5
This little house is the best way to experience the lush rain forests of Monteverde. Waking up to the sounds of the birds and wind swept trees in nothing short of a spiritual experience. The house is large enough for two people and it has all of the necessities that one would require. Hot water, a cook top, large refrigerator, shower, dinner table and a comfortable bed, washer /dryer facility. It is located 5 minutes from the city which has great restaurants and attractions. The house is located on a large plot of land that has several private hiking trails.

We stayed for about 5 days and loved every minute of it. The owner was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area giving us great suggestions on what to do and see. We felt very safe and welcomed during our stay. The house is located very close to the Cloud Rain forest where you can seek out the illusive Quetzal. If you are a traveler that enjoys experiencing a place as naturally as possible this is the place to be. Being that you will be located in the heart of the rainforest be prepared for the humidity. Your cloths will never feel fully dry. This is the nature of the environment and we were able to get use to it quite quickly. I highly recommend the Canopy House for all nature lovers and adventure seekers. We hope to someday return.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Intimate escape to the rainforest

  • 5 of 5
Great cabin nestled in the Monteverde cloud forest. Easy walking distance to the Monteverde Preserve and the Santa Elena's Children's Eternal Rainforest. The cabin is on a large piece of property with several extensive walking paths.

Watch the clouds roll in each evening through the cabin's large windows. Listen to the gentle pitter patter of the rain as it hits the roof. Experience the incredible sounds and sights of nature. I highly recommend the Monteverde Canopy House for an intimate escape to nature.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These words capture the essence of this place.
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Be careful!

  • 1 of 5
This is a glorified chicken coop. The pictures and description do not portray honestly what this is. You will have to hike your luggage up a slippery steep hill. The "kitchen" is simply a gas stove, microwave and small refrigerator 18 inches from the end of the bed. There were also cleanliness issues and open gaps to the outside allowing entrance to ample numbers of bugs.

A fair price for this accommodation would be $25 per night.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry this person did not enjoy their experience here. The above comments are over the top and inaccurate. The pictures and descriptions with the posting speak for themselves.

There is no "slippery steep hill to climb." There are two block paved walkways leading to the cabin from the vehicle unloading area. The total elevation rise along these walkways is 15 ft (5m). One is steeper than the other. We recommend the gentler but longer one (about 100 ft in length) for moving luggage. The paths are often wet, this is a cloud forest, but footing is good on the blocks. The paths are raked frequently to prevent leaf buildup. The visitors who wrote the above comments were assisted by management with their luggage.

There is no "kitchen" but there are kitchen facilities as advertised including a gas stove top, a microwave/convection oven, a small refrigerator, an outdoor barbecue pit, complete utensils and cooking ware and in the smaller room a large sink with dish drainer.

The place is always very clean when guests arrive and is usually so afterward. Cleaning service is provided for longer staying guests as advertised. Everything is cleaned and linens changed between departures and arrivals.

The are a few small openings where some insects can enter, but this is usually not a problem. This is located in cloud forest, so there are many wonderful bugs--mostly outside the house. Most visitors find these animals among the highlights of their time in the cloud forest.

No one else has complained about the price. This site and the facilities are unique and of high quality and not available with most rentals.

One can judge for her/himself.

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Tres Monos, Cerro Plano
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Puntarenas
Nearest Train
100 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
La Foresta
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Playa Camarita

Monteverde is in the Tilaran Mountains of NW Costa Rica on the Pacific side of the continental divide at 1400-1600m (4000-6000ft) elevation. The area has become a prime international ecotourism destination, mainly because of the protection of large areas of cloud forest by private interests. There is now a large infrastructure of tourism related businesses in the region offering everything from hotels and restaurants to guided nature experiences and adventure sports. See “Exploring Costa Rica – 2010-2011” published by the Tico Times https://www.ticotimes.net/ .

Other Activities: nature study

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Rates & Availability

From $65 Per night

Monteverde Cabin Rental Rates

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Amenities

Monteverde Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large lavatory
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Wildlife is abundant and there are excellent opportunities for observation and study. There is a private trail system in the forest. The house is suitable for one person or a couple. There is electricity, wireless Internet, a land line telephone, hot water – all taps, an ADT security system and the interior is dry. There are complete cooking facilities and a tiled bathroom with shower. The nearby washing bodega (building) contains a clothes washer and serves as a solar clothes dryer with its translucent roof. Note: Drying clothes in this climate can be a challenge. It is well worth it to invest in at least three changes of quick-dry clothing for a Costa Rican trip. Weekly cabin cleaning service is provided.

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