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House for cloud forest.

Sleeps21
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 43,055 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Chalet and apartments set. Rent exclusive to one group.

The main house style villa has its own terrace and café-disco fire in your first level. It is a perfect space for BBQs, lighting the fire at night or arming the party. There is room to sleep 16 people. On the second level is the main floor with full kitchen, fireplace, loft room. There is a lovely balcony to watch the sunset or to watch birds and wildlife. It has its own bathroom, dining room and TV room. It also has another room with jacuzzi tub and laundry center. In the third level there is another beautiful apartment with private terrace and bathroom. The house is surrounded by lush gardens of bromeliads with trails and a waterfall jacuzzi with hot water in the middle of the garden.

The property has another beautiful canopy type apartment with bathroom. On the second floor it is equipped with its own kitchen set, refrigerator and private furnished terrace to enjoy the sunset and to watch birds and other forest animals.

Inside the property is the only amphitheater in the area of ​​Monteverde and Santa Elena where movie theaters and concert seasons outdoor classical and world music project.

There is parking space for 12 cars on the property.

More Details

Owner
Sergio Pacheco Cartagena
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Sergio Pacheco Cartagena

I'm a bass player, guitarist and chef. From a very young age I have been a musician and this place is a real source of inspiration.

Monteverde is a magical place and you can hear a concert of birds, wind, rain and insects every day.

Sergio Pacheco Cartagena purchased this villa in 2014

Why Sergio Pacheco Cartagena chose Puntarenas

I love music and that's why I decided to buy this property which has this beautiful amphitheater. Someday I will retire in this place where I can organize concerts, music festivals and cultural exchanges and maybe also entertain myself cooking delicious to our diners.

I love the forest and especially our beautiful Monteverde mountain, which is one of the 3 most important and best preserved cloud forests on the planet.

What makes this villa unique

Unlike other properties found in Santa Elena where there is a lot of noise and lots of activity, GUARUMO is located in front of the historic center of Monteverde, a quiet place surrounded by the majestic cloud forest.

It is common to see inside the property great variety of birds, hummingbirds, butterflies, deer, pizotes, squirrels, guatusas and small wild cats.

No need to drive and within walking distance are delicious restaurants, supermarkets, craft shops, hummingbird observatories, bats, artisanal chocolate factories and coffee shops.

The house is fully equipped and can accommodate groups of several families as it has 4 double beds and 15 very confortable twin sofa beds.

From the property you can walk to the Curi-Cancha wildlife reserve where you can take walks from 30 minutes to 6 hours a day at night and where it is common to see quetzales, bell birds and a great variety of mammals and amphibians.

Unlike hotels, where they do not allow parties or other activities, this property has everything necessary to celebrate between friends and family: a disco and bar, fire terrace, fireplace, jacuzzi, TV room, etc.

Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Bar Los Amigos
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Puntarenas
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Monteverde Cloud Forest Train
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Autopista interamericana
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Stella´s Bakery
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Puntarenas
Car: recommended

Monteverde has several of the best private reserves in the world in a cloud forest.

In addition you can enjoy many adventure sports such as canopies, bungee jumping, horseback riding, ATV rentals, and fishing in lakes or at sea.

The area has cable cars and a train that runs from the cloud forest. You can make many day and night to the different nature reserves tours.

Monteverde has several museums and natural observatories of hummingbirds, snakes, amphibians and bats.

There are a variety of restaurants within walking distance of the property. There are Italian, French, Japanese, vegetarian, Mexican, Mediterranean food and many chocolatiers, bakeries and cafes.

At 50 meters from the property it is specialized in natural and organic products where you can find vegetables, fruits, vegetables, cheeses and a variety of organic products in the area of ​​Monteverde and Santa Elena supermarket.

A 2 km is Santa Elena where commercial activity is concentrated in the area and has all important, such as banks, large supermarkets, offices tours and many souvenir shops services.

There are tours of a day or half a day to go fishing, visit volcanoes, caves, water raftings, surfing, wind surfing, etc.

Monteverde also offers interesting tours of coffee, chocolate and microbrews.

Constantly there are cultural activities such as music festivals which are presented in an amphitheater located within the same property.

Amenities

Monteverde Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 43055 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    - 1 queen , 5 sleep sofa /futon
    - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Hall with bar - 3 sleep sofa /futon
  • The house has a master room and two private apartments. The social area consists of a large loft with a queen and five single sofa bed. This area does not have private spaces because it is a family loft with common areas, however the room is located in a demarcated with a beautiful view of the forest area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Access available Tours are offered with special rates and generally is included for a bus to take them to these attractions. Canopies, horseback riding, Bungees or walks in the woods of day or night.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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House for cloud forest.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
San José, Costa Rica
5

Mountain, nature, adventure and peace

  • 5 of 5

Incredible place! It has All the amenities needed to spend several days comfortably enjoying. You just have to add food and enjoyment will be complete: outdoor campfire and internal fireplace ready to use, large flat screen TV with cable and dvd/blue ray player (which also would play your music cd´s and mp3 usb), wifi internet, full kitchen and washing machine, everything is surrounded by nature, exotic animals visiting from time to time (like armadillos, guatusas, pizotes, wild birds, etc.) Warm and fresh weather in the morning for hiking or adventure tourism (Monteverde is known for having the best places to do canopy, bungee, hanging bridges, day and night walks, "trapiches" -coffee and sugar cane rural factories-, rafting, etc). The companies that offer these services also includes transportation so you don't need to have your own car. Rafa, the person in charge of assisting you in this paradise can help you with booking this services too when you get there, don't have to worry about it, no need to plan ahead, you can decide when you get there (he also helps you with the campfire, if you need it haha). The owner its also a very nice person who will make sure that you enjoy your stay.

The property in general has like 3 apartments fully equipped with its kitchen, bed and lounge. The largest is the one in the middle with the fireplace, balcony and TV. But the other ones has their own beauty as it offers different views and more privacy. One of the nearby rooms even has a Jacuzzi!

Finally, it has a sort of grotto or small arid pool in the open air with temperate water; its kind of an outdoor jacuzzi, very relaxing and romantic. There's also a special place for throwing parties away from the rooms and a stone amphitheater. Since you are surrounded by woods, you don't have to worried about making noise or be disturbed by it. I will definitely comeback! It's better to go as many days as you can, there is a lot of fun stuff to do in there (movies to watch, places to rest, books to read, animals to look for) and many adventure attractions nearby (even the best sushi restaurant around, its very close, Neko Sushi). I´ve been in Monteverde before, in other hotels, but this Chalet its by far the best place of all, specially if you want privacy, save money by cooking and doing laundry and if you go with family or a group of friends. You will love this place, love Monteverde and love Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Emmanuelle for your wonderful review.
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5

If we could give it 6 stars we would!

  • 5 of 5

This house and it's property was truly incredible! It was impeccably clean, spacious, and inviting! Sitting and having a cup of coffee on the porch in the morning you could hear hundreds of different kinds of birds! Love the location and everything about it! We would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and one with nature

  • 5 of 5

Rafa was excellent at helping us coordinate all the activities we wanted to try as well as our private chefs dinner at the house. The house was clean and the amenities were wonderful. Was disappointed the jacuzzi wasn't on but it was the rainy season so we understood. My nephew did get bit by a scorpion on our last day but being so open to the elements that was unavoidable. Overall it was a great stay

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Austin, I'm so glad to hear you had an excellent stay at our cloud forest home. Rafa apologizes about the jacuzzi since he usually fill it at guest's request. Being in the garden and because of its size requires a couple of hours to fill with hot water but is part of the entertainments of the house, whether summer or winter. We hope this is a reason for you to come back and I promise to have the jacuzzi ready and full for your arrival !! I also hope your nephew recovered well from her experience with the scorpion. Fortunately there are no very dangerous scorpions in our country, as there are in Asia, Australia and Africa. The house has a medicine cabinet provided with anesthesic medicines in case of allergic reactions which we hope it may have been to your advantage. Thank you very much for your review which will help us to improve every day!
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5

The grounds were beautiful. House was very spacious and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Rafael and Anita were very helpful. Would definitely recommend coming to Monteverde and staying at Guarmo!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California, USA
5

Amazingly beautiful place and the host and owner were fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended! The space is absolutely stunning and it is humongous. The host Rafa and the owner Sergio were very easy to work with and had great communication. There were two large common areas, the huge amphitheater, and four spacious bedrooms. Tons of sleeping areas and pull out beds as well.

We couldn't have been happier with our stay.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Malibu, California
5

Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the property, there were only 3 of us, so we barely used most of the property, it is perfect for a large group or extended family, it is a large property. I would also recommend it for honeymooners, as it is very private. We were blessed to have the tree next to the balcony off of the main kitchen in full seed bloom, we sat eye level watching at least 30 different kinds of birds eating the seed pods, both large and the smallest type of toucans were there. The gardens are gorgeous! they are very well manicured. Rafa and Anita, are wonderful, they were very attentive, yet gave us our privacy. I highly recommend this property, you will be at peace and enjoy the beautiful nature around you.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $500

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