BREATHTAKING MOUNTAIN VISTAS!

Michele Martin

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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BREATHTAKING MOUNTAIN VISTAS!

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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.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Michele Martin

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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.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Breathtaking mountain vistas!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Orosi Cartago
5

Truly Unique Mountain Adventure!

  • 5 of 5
We were lucky enough to find Finca Good Life, and spend a fantastic two weeks with Michele & Ray, and their menagerie of animals... including 14 goats, 3 and sometimes 4 dogs, 4 geese, a cat, a rooster and 10 hens. We stayed in their beautiful cabina, and were made to feel like family as they welcomed us into their daily lives. And those goats!!! OMG!!! We learned so much about the goats and their adorable individual personalities! Who knew??!!! We recommend Finca Good Life... if you want a unique, restful, stress free vacation in a peaceful, serene setting!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, now you are part of our extended family! We enjoyed your stay and truly look forward to having you as part of our Orosi Valley neighbors! I kissed all the kids for you this morning and made sure they all knew the kisses were from you:-)
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Breathtaking mountain vistas!
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Orosi Cartago
5

Finca Good Life=Paradise on Earth

  • 5 of 5
The perfect place with perfect people to heal your spirit and soul and the perfect place for your Conversations with God. John loved milking the goats, feeding the chickens, picking fruit and the wonderful vegetable garden!! A beautiful place even for a city girl. Thank you Michelle and Ray, Pura Vida!!! Lee and John
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed your visit.....you have been added to our extended family list:-)
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Breathtaking mountain vistas!
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Orosi Cartago
5

Carol and Russ

  • 5 of 5
We can only reiterate what has already been said about Finca Good Life. It is a slice of heaven. Between the views , the hosts, the diverse flora and fauna, the great dogs, and the farm animals and their delicious products, it couldn't get better. We are very thankful that we choose to stay at Finca Good Life and look forward to a longer visit in the future . Thank you Ray and Michele for opening your home and hearts to us.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: It was our absolute pleasure and we look forward to your return!
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Orosi Cartago
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5

¡Finca fantástica!

  • 5 of 5
We second what a previous reviewer said, "Believe all the reviews here of Finca Good Life" - it is amazing. We stayed six nights towards the end of our CR trip and my husband said he wished we had booked our entire vacation there. You do need AWD/4WD to get there, and it is definitely a steep climb, but you will be sailing up and down after the first few times. Plus the road is paved when you start uphill. It is paradise when you get there, seriously. Pictures do NOT do it justice - think of them more as teasers. The views will break your heart; plus, just try to decide which vantage point is best - is it from your bed in the morning, out the front door in the evening (lights of the villages/cities dotting the mountainsides), from the path on the way to the cloud forest, or off the back porch into the valleys below? It is all there for you should you just remain at the finca to relax, explore, hike (protector/guide Duke the dog can accompany you), eat (DELICIOUS organic Finca Good Life food), or chill undisturbed with your significant other. But with Ray's AWESOME directions, you can easily get to volcanoes, cities, restaurants, stores, ruins - you ask, Ray and Michele will know. Follow his directions and trust his timelines. Sample Michele's artisan cheeses and yogurt - you will remember the fantastic flavors long after you are home. Ask to see local artist/sculptor Ricardo Contrera's work - it is present all over the finca; if you are fortunate, you will get to meet him yourself at the farm. Oh, and the cabina? Clean lines, local wood and tile, romantic, artfully designed and executed, no kitsch or clutter, supplied with everything you need (thank you, Michele and Ray). Lastly, we cannot say enough good things about Michele and Ray (and their animals!). No wonder they fit so well in Costa Rica - they are as gracious, welcoming, and hospitable as native Ticos themselves.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is easy to be good host's with guests like you guys! We look forward to your return! Thank you so much for the wonderfully kind review:-)
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Breathtaking mountain vistas!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420142vb
+506 2-577-2221
Orosi Cartago
5

Incredible Property-Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5
We landed at Ray & Michele's property after a 10-day Caravan Trip through Costa Rica. This provided a perfect balance from the "constant tripping" of the organized trip for us to vegetate, discuss life and understand more (particularly from an ex-pat prospective) the truth of Costa Rica living. The cabina is wonderfully appointed and generally the pictures do justice to the amenities available. However, I don't think you can quite understand the wonderful aspect of waking up in the very comfortable king bed - sitting up and looking out beyond the deck to the green valley vista - watching the early cloud movement and hearing a roster crow!! Since we chose not to rent a car, we were pleased that Ray came to pick us up half way up the road from the bus stop (thanks so much - believe it, indeed the road up IS a steep one); we also were able to catch a ride with Michele when she needed to go to Cartago so that we could grab a few groceries (thanks again). If we had not done the Caravan trip we may have done a rental car, but would have obviously not had the wondrous opportunity to experience very kind C.R. natives that helped us maneuver the bus system. I would definitely recommend staying at this property whether you are wanting to travel the country using this as a home-base OR whether you just want to rest and relax pondering life issues. Ray & Michele did an excellent job in prompt email contact in advance of our trip as well as ensuring that we landed safely back in San Jose so we could travel back home. Thanks Ray & Michele for the opportunity to spend time in this beautiful setting.
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enjoyed your stay.....and help weeding! So happy that you had a good time and got the opportunity to have some one on one with each other.
business
Breathtaking mountain vistas!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420142vb
+506 2-577-2221
Orosi Cartago
5

Wonderful Farm Adventure

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week in the cabina at Finca Good Life. This was the most comfortable and well equipped place that we stayed during our recent month long vacation in Costa Rica. We volunteered to participate in the farm chores, learning to milk and feed the goats, weed the garden and prepare cheese. Michelle and Ray were very helpful in providing ideas for activities and great directions so we didn't get lost. We highly recommend this beautiful mountain top adventure.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You two were a delight to have at Finca Good Life and so much help and fun. Our friends are still talking about the salad, Jim! Patti...thank you for your encouragement!
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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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Orosi Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$65
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$440
$1,852
 

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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.
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Amenities

Amenities

Orosi Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
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