We are a family of four: Mom and Dad and 2 respectful kids.
We love to meet new people and help them discover the many wonders of the area. We have information about the reserves, the birdwatching, the beaches, the mountains.
We are located 3000 feet above sea level, about halfway between the highest Peak, Mount Chirripo (natl park), and the Beach at Playa Dominical. Near are natural reserves for hiking for birdwatching. And when you return to your cottage, it is cool breezes, riversounds, the frog concerts. Downtown is but 10 minutes away, and the bus service (close) is convenient and often.
If there is any way we can make your stay more comfortable, and more enjoyable we will be happy to do so. We have maps, and information from actual experience, and can help you and guide you to your most enjoyable possibilities during your stay.
My wife is 'Tica' Costa Rican and Lovely. I am an Expat
from California, and have been here for 0ver 18 years. We live in a large home, near the cottage with our 2 kids...Great Kids!
We have a German Sheppard, 'Betty' and a cat named, 'Jack'
Here, we are surrounded by a plethera of rare birds. We will put bananas in the tray outside the cottage, and you will have a fabulous show of color and variety.
When stay in the Garden Cottage, you will have a coffeemaker and a gift bag of our best, world famous, coffee. Also, a bowl of fruit will be provided to give you a beginning idea of the rich selection of Costa Rican fruit. And that fruit, plus wonderful fresh fish, and wholeistic foods and natural medicines can be found in the 'Ferria' (farmer's market) each week. I would be happy to include you in our weekly trips to the Ferria, and be your guide for best purchases and to explore the abundance of local varieties, unique to this area of the tropics.
We hope to see you soon, and wish to serve you as our esteemed guests.
james purchased this cottage in 2006
We used to live just up the river, in a small little house. When this property became available 8 years ago, we knew that there was none like it. We have 3,500 meters, a large 2 story chalet, and One Rental: The Garden Cottage (Studio Home with deck).
This property is unique for 5 reasons.:
1. It is only 10 minutes to San Isidro, a town that has everything.
2. It is secluded and private and secure in a good neighborhood.
3. It has perfect weather, not too hot, nor cold, just right.
4. Bus service is excellent, no car is needed.
5. Our main house is all natural, hardwoods and stone, with patio and balcony overlooking the river..
We could say more about this beautiful country that has no army and that has an incredible variety of birds, and fruit, the iguana and the whitefaced and howler monkeys. There are wonderful places to go, like the beach and the rainforest, and the tallest peak, Mt. Chirripo And in addition to the great location of our property, we cherish the very nice people throughout this country, who are friendly and willing to help, and who appreciate those who try to speak the Spanish language.
We are so very grateful to be here in this unpolluted region, with fresh air, and river sounds to sleep by.
What a Beautiful Country! with Such Beautiful People!
It is a great honor and privilege to be here.
All who have been here agree that our location is one of the most beautiful places in this country, and in this Area. And that this Country is one of the most beautiful places on the planet for a great many reasons.
This is a perfect little house, near to everything, and yet very reasonable to rent. Compare to Any Other Rental. A hotel will rent a room for about the same price, or more...but it is Only a room. And this is so much better. It is a complete house, well furnished, nice kitchen, all utensils, dishes, etc. And it is quiet with perfect weather, not too hot, nor cold. You will find that you that you can use this as a base to travel, without costing you
lots of money.
While many who come to Costa Rica will prefer to stay at expensive hotels at the beach, or Homeaway rentals there,
Those who stay here will not have the noise, nor the heat, nor the damp sheets to deal with. Those who stay here will hear the 'Chitarra' (large bug) as it announces the evening with the following chorus of frogs and the beautiful concert at night. You will sleep like a baby as the river lulls you to sleep. In the morning you will see a treasure trove of rare and exotic birds. They will announce the morning.
Here, we have a best bed, 'Jiron' brand. Excellent, and very comfortable. Coffee will be provided, Fruit Bowl upon arrival,
and all the information you may need to plan your days here.
My wife has been here, in this area, all her life; and I have been here for 18 years. We know the area well, and can help you with your dreams for travel and experiences.
A visit to the river, right below us, can lead you to the natural 'jacuzzi s' for your tired feet, or your shoulders; and there are small natural pools for a pleasant dip.
A trip to the Ferria (farmers market) is a delight.
20 minutes from us is the Bio Reserve 'Fudebiol' where you can hike and enjoy the beautiful views and rare animals and birds and flowers.
There is a lot more that could be written about the benefits of this region, the 'Brunca' region and it's unique history, but that may need to wait for your visit, or your research: