|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.
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.
Our family of 5 stayed in Richard's house from June 29th to July 2nd. We arrived from La Fortuna, after a beautiful drive around Lake Arenal and through scenic, pot-hole ridden roads! A 4WD adventure! The house is simple but very well-equipped and super clean. The views from the large main room and the balcony upstairs (with hammock) are amazing! We saw all the way to the Nicoya Peninsula! So serene and perfect for bird-watchers (thanks Richard for the binoculars!). We saw toucans, parakeets and mot-mots right in our front yard! And we all enjoyed our ping-pong tournaments at the end of our busy days! Richard was a most gracious host; gave us lots of information, maps with spots to see wildlife, discounts for Selvatura Park (amazing zip-lining and canopy tour and hummingbird garden!) which we definitely recommend. We also hiked through Curi-Cancha reserve on our quest to find the elusive Quetzal...we all believe we saw one! Beautiful walks through lush cloud forests. We all agreed though, that we saw most of the fauna around Richard's own property! We took a walk from Richard's house to the Don Carlos coffee plantation, tasted a cup of their free coffee and stopped in at the local panaderia for delicious pastries on our walk back to the property. Pura Vida!
We enjoyed our two night stay in the Gulf View Cottage. It was relaxing with great views. Richard recommended a great place to Zipline and even got us a discount! They even came to pick us up in front of the rental. He also recommended other great activities in the area. If you're looking for a great coffee tour, Trapiche was very interesting. The Monteverde area is absolutely beautiful!
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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest|