|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Finca Good Life is a small working goat dairy farm...that just happens to be on top of a mountain. We make our own cheese, fresh natural yogurt and homemade soap. You are welcome to participate in our daily activities or just relax on your patio enjoying the view. We share our lives with geese, chickens, three dogs and a 'barn cat', who doesn't know he is a barn cat:-) We also grow avocados, have an organic garden and greenhouse and are slowing working towards a self sustainable lifestyle.
Our property is suitable for honeymooners and couples of all ages.
My husband Ray and I retired to Costa Rica June 2009 to enjoy a simpler life. We waved goodbye to Corporate America and said hola to paradise! We have embraced our new home with passion and enthusiasm. A farmers lifestyle somehow was created....it just fits!
Michele Martin purchased this cabin in 2009
We built our cabina in 2010 for friends and family. Finca Good Life is a beautiful small hobby farm in the mountains of Penas Blancas. We have breathtaking views in every direction....we bought the property on our first visit to Costa Rica! We knew the moment we planted our feet on the mountain....we wanted to spend the rest of our lives right here.
Returning to Georgia and leaving our newly found love behind was truly sad but the dreams of a life to come was delightful. Those dreams didn't include goats, geese, chickens, dogs and a cat mind you, but all that has evolved has been a wonderful experience. You can be just about as active as you want to be. Or....you can just sit back and listen to the sounds of nature.
A total 5 star experience. Great hosts,goats and assorted other farm animals. Having friendly dogs greet us and hike with us as we walked around the property,which included a rain forest. The cottage was expertly crafted and well stocked. The cottage is on a ridge with stunning views on both sides. Lots of birds to watch as we ate breakfast. We gave our kitchen scraps to the chickens and picked up our eggs. Michelle made yogurt and had goats milk as well. They have figured out how to get the milk to taste as sweet as cows' milk. I could go on and on. Get a 4 wheel drive vehicle and GPS.
You can not imagine the beauty and hospitality that awaits you when visit Ray and Michele at Finca Good Life.
If you enjoy panoramic views, a farm/country setting, and hosts that take the time to make you feel like family, look no further. Truly a memorizing place. Thank you Ray and Michele for sharing your finca with us.
Dear Ray and Michele,
Thanks again for the lovely stay!! We definitely come back in 2016 and hope to stay a little bit longer :). We will bring some cheese from Amsterdam!
Jeroen and Jaimey
My husband and I came to Finca Good Life for the first stop on our honeymoon. Our flight from Chicago arrived into San Jose at 2am and Ray and Michele welcomed us with open arms at 4:30 in the morning! Our first impression of the beautiful location was the incredible clear skies and the number of stars you could see in the sky -- no light pollution here!
We absolutely loved the cabina - the view from the balcony is stunning and the fresh eggs, cheese and milk were delicious! We were visited every morning by all of their animals and even foraged oranges for the best fresh squeezed orange juice you've ever tasted! We loved being able to explore their vegetable garden and cook dinners on the outdoor grill in their smokehouse.
If the property was not enough on its own, Ray and Michele were such gracious hosts. Their knowledge of the area was expansive -- we really enjoyed going to the local fruit market, national park and local ruins. Even more so, we loved getting to know Ray and Michele and how they included us in their Finca Good Life -- we were even lucky enough to try milking the goats and making fresh pepperjack cheese!
This was the highlight of our Costa Rican trip and we will definitely be back!
My husband and I spent a week here and we wish we could have stayed much longer! Finca Good Life is the perfect place to stay to just relax but it is also the perfect place to stay to see the surrounding sights in and around the Orosi Valley. I would recommend a car only because some of the sights are not to be missed! And Ray will offer you his wonderful and creative directions to anywhere you need to go. The cabina itself is absolutely wonderful, we were shocked that it was more beautiful then the pictures. The views are also absolutely astonishing and are a thousand times more breathtaking than the pictures. It was so much fun staying on a farm with all of the goats, chickens and geese! And Michele makes you feel right at home and provides you with fresh yogurt and eggs. We also got the pleasure of trying her banana chocolate chip cookies which I am still craving to this day! And I have yet to mention their three wonderful dogs who are sweet as can be. It was such a pleasure to be around them, Duke (the leader of the pack) even led us on hikes right from Finca Good Life's back yard. Ray and Michele are excellent hosts and they will give you recommendations on what to do depending on your own likes. We cannot recommend Finca Good Life enough, it truly is a magical place!!! It was a sad feeling to leave but if we are ever back in Costa Rica we will surely return!
My wife and I had the privilege of getting married at Finca Good Life. What an incredible location. Ray and Michele are incredible hosts, involving you in whatever is going on if you'd like. You can also sit and enjoy the million dollar view from your private balcony. The location is magical, right on the crest of a mountain just outside of town. Go there and watch the birds turn circles in the sky as the animals go about their business. I am amazed at what Ray and Michele have built on top of their mountain.
Finca Good Life enjoys a majestic 360 degree view, which includes Volcan Irazu and Volcan Turrialba to our north and the white cliffs and water falls of Penas Blanca to our south. Rain forests border the propery on the east and west. We are part of the beautiful Orosi Valley which includes the magnificent Tapanti National Park. Zip lines and white water rafting are within a 30 minute drive. Orosi Valley is abound with hot mineral pools, coffee fields and endless shades of green forests and agriculture.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes||We do require a small deposit (based on your total rental cost). The balance due is required 2 weeks prior to arrival date via PayPal.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.