|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
About 1.5 miles (2 km) from Santa Elena town.
GULF VIEW VACATION HOME: is the green 2 story green house, has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, WIFI, laundry area with wash machine. Two story, upstairs has ping pong table, balcony great for watching wildlife. an extra double bed, screened windows, view of Gulf and Peninsula of Nicoya. This house can accommodate 8 friends or families.
GULF VIEW VACTION COTTAGE: is the brown house, has 2 bedrooms, one bathroom, large shower, vanity with hot water sink between the two bedrooms, WIFI. Kitchen has hot water sink, microwave, electric stove with oven, toaster, coffeemaker, refrigerator. Large windows for viewing birds and other wildlife, mountains and view of Gulf and Peninsula of Nicoya; spectacular sunsets and rainbows: comfortable enclosed porch with large and screened windows. Linens, dishes and cooking utensils provided. Beautiful gardens. Walking paths on 7 acres, this house can accommodate 1 family or couples.
Beautiful property and views. Janice and Richard were wonderful hosts, very knowledgeable and accommodating when we had to change our dates due to the hurricane. The place was clean, and the front porch was screened and very nice to sit in. I think I would rent the big house for the space if we visited again, but both homes were lovely! Thank you for sharing your place and time.
We had a rental car so we were able to explore the Sta Elena cloud reserve, and check out town. The bakery was great in the morning and a short walk down the road.
I had a wonderful 3 night with my brothers and sisters and spent sometime together, we hadn't done for years, the House has a full kitchen, comfortable beds, high water pressure in the showers. Richard is a very friendly and helpful host also he has great recommendations The Monteverde area is absolutely beautiful!
This was the first place we arrived to stay after landing at the airport and getting our rental car. It was already dark when we arrived. Richard walked us to our little hidden rental cottage, providing flashlights. The next morning, waking up, still lying in bed, the view out the window was breathtaking, we could sit and watch out the dining room window all day loved that it was a screened in room, could hear the sounds of jungle nature! we loved this place. we bought all our groceries in town, and cooked our meals in the cottage. we hike the bridges, went on the night hike nearby and explored a little of the property...all recommendations from Richard are highly recommended, he provides a great self drawn map and directions. I was very excited by the first leg of our family vacation and we all agreed it was a good idea that we rented a car a explore all of Costa Rica. Beds were comfy, hot water was plenty and towels were big and soft! I would definitely stay here again and again
We had a wonderful 2 night stay in the large green house (2 adults, 2 kids). Loved the hammock on balcony and ping pong table. House has a full kitchen, comfortable beds, high water pressure in the showers. Richard has great recommendations and is able to offer discounts on many activities. We loved the hanging bridges at Selvatura and saw a quetzal near bridge #4. One of the highlights was walking up the road from the house to the Rosewood bowl shop, touring the orchid garden (free), chatting with the owners, and picking out a few bowls to bring home. Don’t miss nearby restaurant Sabor Tico (driveable) and the local bakery (walkable). Thank you Richard!
My family of four adults had a lovely stay in this 3 bedroom place and we could have fit many more people. The house was situated on top of a mountain with a beautiful view of the forest and the puntarenas peninsula. It was equipped with a full kitchen which we made breakfast and coffee in. There was the added bonus of a laundry machine. There was lots of space for everyone, including a bedroom with a private en-suite. The mattresses were very comfortable to sleep on. There is a great loft with an extra bed, room for hanging laundry, a ping-pong table and a great balcony with a hammock.
We were within walking distance to a night forest animal walk where we saw vipers and sloths, and within driving distance to many activities in Monteverde and St. Elena. Richard had great recommendations for activities and restaurants and gave very clear directions as to how to get to them. He is very nice and was able to give us some discounts for activities in the area as well. Thanks to him we even got to see the some-what rare quetzal bird in November which was amazing. We would definitely stay here again should be come back again to Costa Rica.
The cottage is surprisingly more open than you think looking from the outside. Once inside, the view just hits you - awesome! And then you see the various birds, butterflies and hummingbirds from the inside "patio." The house is well equipped and clean. Richard was a wonderful host giving us great tips on places to eat, things to see, and even a discount to Selvatura (great zip-lining, hanging bridges, etc.). We only stayed for 2 nights, and wished we stayed for at least one more. If we ever come back to Monteverde, we would definitely stay here again, and would recommend this house to our friends.
In the Monteverde area there are 400 species of birds of the 850 species found in Costa Rica. We have spotted many mammals and butterflies on our property as well. A pair of Emerald green toucanets nested in our old century plant. The distinctive 'pong' sound of the bellbird can be heard nearby. So can the 'toledo' of the manakin. Richard can take you on walks down through the forest to our rushing mountain stream with small waterfalls. You may hear coyotes at night; several sizes of agoutis graze through our back garden.