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Melvin's House, Private room in the forest!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 15,069 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3000 meters of native forest, forest view rooms, spectacular ficus tree, private

Melvin's House is a cozy house Set in the middle of the forest tucked away from the hustle of Santa Elena Town Which would make your stay more peaceful and secluded but only a 5/10 minute drive to anything you would want to see or do in Monteverde . Melvin's house has all modern amenities you can need while on vacation: detached kitchen with everything you need for cooking breakfast or simply meals, three spacious bedrooms and multiple bathrooms. Big glass walls in every room will give you the feeling you are outside in the forest.

If you are looking to have true local experience, want the best guided tour of Monteverde, and make new friends Melvin's house is Where You need to stay!

More Details

Melvin Leitón Méndez
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Monteverde House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 15069 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • the use washer or dryer needs to ask the guest,the cost of washing and drying kilo $20.
  • check that the lamps are turned of when not use ,and very important.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower
    - toilet
    - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 double
    - 1 queen
    - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering


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Melvin's House, Private room in the forest!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Wonderful family friendly house on quiet forested property

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of 2 grandparents 2 parents and 2 school age kids. Melvin is a wonderful host, and helped us with tour reservations. We even went to his Family farm, where his brother gave us a delightful tour and his sister made delicious pizza. We highly recommend Melvins house!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy was a friendly, considerate, respectful and very communicative guest. I hope to have you back at home.
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Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Monte Verde. This house was perfect for our family to decompress after the holidays. This lovely mountain home with large windows had everything we needed for a comfortable mountain stay. We had an 11 year old and 14 year old who loved the adventure as well. We recommend walking down the hill for the overlook to Nicoya Bay.

Melvin was a wonderful host & we were pleased with our tour through his family farm & night walk (pack a flashlight if you are considering a night walk). It was so easy to use him as our guide because it was one less thing to worry about - plus he is such a nice man who has a wonderful energy! On our way out of town, we did the hanging bridges at Selvatura. Melvin made a reservation for us which was very nice as well.

Our only complaint was that the VRBO directions were not good. But, anyone who has driven in Costa Rica can understand that roads are not marked & it is much easy to arrive in the woods during the day! After much Internet searching during our drive, I realized the other online booking site has much clearer directions (coming from Liberia, I should have seen that you go to St. Elena, turn left & you are 90% there). We were never lost, but we were also never quite sure if we were going the right direction - it also took about 4 hours from Liberia airport versus the 2.5 our gps originally predicted.

We thought our visit to Monte Verde captured a unique segment of Costa Rica. It's a beautiful part of the country!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
215 Kilometres
Alajuela-San José / Liberia-Guanacaste
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
bar amigos
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Foresta
Nearest Beach
75 Kilometres
Costa Pájaros
Car: recommended

Melvin's House, a beautiful house in the heart of the Monteverde Cloud Forest is located just 2 km from the Monteverde Reserve. You have 1500 mtrs2 of virgin forest and lush flora and fauna. Birds: such as the quetzal and the bell can be seen in Its surroundings.

It is a guest house, designed to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the mountains Surrounded by clouds and abundant vegetation. Or spend a few months sharing with a community full of recreation, health, educational activities and spirituality. If You Have children, the community offers two excellent private schools. Bilingual Monteverde Friends School only 800 mtrs of your stay and the Cloud Forest School Which has a private bus service.

Melvin's House was born in the family, a sense of wanting to show the life of a naturalist guide native and raised in a family environment, 100% Costa Rican customs among green fields, clear waters and sounds of a cloud forest.

The homey feeling of a lodge with its own feeling, of the Costa Rican green environment, and personal attention, make you discover the being that exists between passion to be treated by a naturalist and family atmosphere, transmitted to the love of life along with the daily work of nature lovers and spiritual enclosing their lives.

Together with Melvin you can discover natural corners, which keep the real feeling of a people that has developed character in the attention of its visitors every year, taking a sense of freedom and the pure of true love to everything that surrounds us in this land of preservation to life as essence.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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