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River side tranquility, close to most amenities

Dorothy Mintz

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Dorothy Mintz

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015
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River side tranquility, close to most amenities

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Orosi Cottage Rental Photos and Description

One bedroom, one bath, full kitchen, with outdoor jacuzzi.

Our Guest Home is roomy and comfortable. Queen size bed lots of closet space. Full kitchen with microwave and all your utilities, just bring the groceries or eating out is always an option while on vacation. WiFi, DVD, radio. available.

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dorothy Mintz (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015

About Dorothy Mintz

Upon retiring in California where Robert worked for New United Motors Corp. which made the Toyota Tacoma and the Toyota Corolla. We pulled up stakes and moved to our finca here in Orosi Valley. We are still a work in progress as we try to learn a new language and a slower way of life.

Dorothy Mintz purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Dorothy Mintz chose Orosi

Robert and I fell in love with Costa Rica, Finding our property with the River running through it and the tranquility of the water that we both love, the weather here in Orosi stays between 63 degrees and up to 80 degrees year round. Our finca has mostly lemon trees with a few orange trees as well. Fresh orange juice from our own trees is a special treat.

What makes this cottage unique

We remodeled the home that was on this property, our home is a 2 story house the living area on the second floor which puts us high enough to see forever. With the river flowing though the back section of the finca we decided that a cabina by the river would be a great asset and a place for friends and family to stay when they come to visit.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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based on 12 traveler reviews

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River side tranquility, close to most amenities
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
Newfoundland and Labrador Canada

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

If you looking for a wonderful,clean place to stay with owners who treat you like family look no further. We spent 8 days in this lovely cabana and absolutely enjoyed each day. There is plenty to do in this area and Doroyhy will fill you in on all the attractions, I recommend the nearby zip line, landcaster gardens, the many hiking trails and the coffee tour. We even planted our own coffee tree. Don't forget to take time to do a walk about across the lovely suspended bridge. Bob and Dorothy also gave us a tour of their orchard. No hesitation in the least recommending this place, you are in good hands.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike and Melva it was a great pleasure having you spend time in our little part of Paradise! We try to treat everyone like we would like to be treated. The "Golden Rule " still applies today. Come back and see us when you get the chance. Pura Vida

Quiet cabina, awesome owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience in this little house. I loved the sound of river. Dorothy was very helpful whenever needed. For us, this was a chance to try living in the area, Tico style. Shopping in a super mini mercado for cooking 'at home'. We even did laundry and used a clothes line for a dryer. I had great fun with it. Above all expectations! We arrived after dark and got lost. A call to Dorothy and she came to escort us home. It was late, we hadn't eaten or thought to shop for that first nigh (my bad). So she fed us homemade chicken soup in her kitchen. Nothing fancy, but oh so appreciated!! at another point we were chatting before heading out for the day, when they noticed our rental car had a very low tire. Not flat yet, but .... Out came the air compressor and we were on our way! Someday, when I have a casita to share, I will aim to reach their standard of care.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane and Neal we enjoyed having you stay with us in our little part of Paradise. Our goal is always to do as much as we can that our guests stay is as pleasant as possible. Following the "Golden Rule" Do unto others as you would have them do to you. Come back and see us soon!

Great Cabina with great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great Cabina, well equipped, great size for two people, very private and in a citrus orchard! Property was an easy twenty minute walk into Orosi which had all conveniences we needed. Also corner store a five minute walk away was convenient. Bus service was close by and quite frequent. Dorothy and Bob were great hosts with lots of information and the occasional ride too. We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grant and Connie, It was a privilege to have the two of you share our little part of Paradise. We enjoyed having you and the conversations while traveling here and there. So happy you enjoyed your time in our cabina! Come back and see us soon.
Grass Valley, California

Lovely Place and People!

  • 5 of 5

Orosi Valley is - as is much of Costa Rica- known for it's coffee harvests, but I struck gold when I found Bob and Dorothy and their wonderful river cabina. I was traveling solo and had never been to Costa Rica, yet with their warm welcome, hospitality, and guidance, I felt immediately at home. The private, spacious, and comfy cabina is nestled in a wonderous orchard of small tangerine, guava and other fruit trees. It has all the accommodations you will need: a well-supplied kitchen, walk-in shower, delicously comfortable bed, and to my delight, reliable WiFi! At the end of my full and adventurous day, I loved coming home to my safe and quiet sanctuary.

I arrived in SJ the late afternoon Christmas week which was a hectic time. Bob and Dorothy were their patiently waiting. I marveled at Dorothy's deft handling of the traffic hazards. They made sure I had everything I needed for my first day, stopping at a local market.

The property is within walking distance to the small town of Orosi where you can buy groceries and the little things you may need, and of course, find good authentic Costa Rican restaurants with friendly service. The town has an historic Franciscan church with a small souvenir shop and museum that is worth a visit, and right around the corner from the cabina is "Aventuras Orosi" an exceptional safety-conscious outfit that will offer you the thrill of riding the river that runs right past your cabina! (If you dare, as I did, you can also choose the "Canopy" adventure which is a series of ziplines way up high in the canopy of the wondrous green leafy trees that cover the steep hillsides)

When Dorothy and Bob invited me to join them for a Christmas party with their friends, it couldn't of been a lovelier gift as I met co-adventurers to discover the local area, beyond Orosi including Cachi, Paraiso, and San Jose. If you are without a vehicle, we discovered the busses are a fantastic way (though slow) to see things especially if you're traveling frugally. Once you get to a place, the taxis are super to use to hop around a town. The cabina is within walking access to the busses.

If you are wanting a quiet retreat from which you can navigate a wonderful adventure around the Orosi Valley (and Cartago Province), I couldn't recommend Dorothy & Bob's river cabina more highly. I feel blessed to having gotten to befriend them and to enjoy - at least for a short time - a slice of Costa Rica's Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A Great Place To Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Costa Rica – my husband and I were looking for a clean, comfortable, reasonably priced place to stay. WE FOUND IT!!! Dorothy and Bob are wonderful hosts, they are the sweetest people and very knowledgeable about the area. Dorothy loaned us her travel magazine about the area with all kinds of things to do and see.

Everything about the cabana was great especially the wonderfully comfortable bed. Going to sleep each night with the sound of the river is very relaxing. The kitchen is very well equipped, we had everything we needed . One of our favorite things to do was start each day with breakfast on the back porch. It's a beautiful spot.

Then off for the day to explore. My husband likes to take short cuts so I really do mean explore. You never know what's around the next bend in the road.

We truly enjoyed having a secure and private sanctuary to come back to each night.

Thank you Dorothy and Bob we had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

River Side Tranquility in Orosi

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was very clean and well equipped. Dorothy and Bob were very welcoming and helpful during our stay. The proximity to the river meant that the gushing water could be heard all the time, which was actually quite relaxing. Orosi was a nice little town nearby. We particularly liked Lankester Botanical Gardens especially the lovely Japanese section. The farmers market in Paraiso was interesting, seeing all the farmers selling their goods and seeing some very nice exotic fruit. We also went to an old church in Ajarras, which was set in a beautiful garden. Temerature at night dropped to about 13-14 degrees, good for sleeping.

We would recommend Dorothy and Bobs place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to have you stay with us. When you say temperature was 13-14 degrees...we need to specify that is Celsius NOT Fahrenheit.


Nearest Airport
69 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria near the capital city San Jose
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Highway 224
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Don Jose Restaurant

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. Every turn of the road provides a new diversity of colors and terrain. 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, the Orosi Valley and surrounding towns are like a birthday present, waiting to be opened. The small quaint villages offer a unique location where you can relax and enjoy a real slice of Costa Rican life. During coffee picking season, September through January, the valley comes to life. The pickers can be heard singing and talking in the fields as they pick the worlds best coffee.

It is easy to book activities such as: guided local tours, mountain biking, horse back riding, hiking, water rafting,zip lining, and other interesting activities to keep active during the day.

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.


Rates & Availability

From $60 Per night

Orosi Cottage Rental Rates

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Orosi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One Bedroom with Queen size bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Guest house is secluded from main house, we are behind locked gates. Watch the occasional rafter go down the river, you will hear them first.

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