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House in cloud forest.

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


About the property

Chalet and apartments set. Rent exclusive to one group.

The chalet-style main house has its own café-disco and fire terrace on its first level. It is a perfect space to make BBQs, light the fire at night or put on the party. There is room for 16 people to sleep. On the second level is the main floor with its full equipped kitchen, fireplace, loft room. There is a beautiful balcony to watch the sunset or to see birds and wild animals. It has its full bathroom, dining room and TV room. It also has another room with its jacuzzi tub and its washing center. In the third level there is another beautiful apartment with its private terrace and its bathroom. The house is surrounded by lush bromeliad gardens with trails and a Jacuzzi with waterfall with hot water in the middle of the garden.

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

Within the property is the only amphitheater in the area of ​​Monteverde and Santa Elena where film seasons and outdoor concerts of classical music and the world are projected.

There is parking space for 12 vehicles inside the property.

More Details

Sergio Pacheco Cartagena
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Monteverde

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.


Monteverde Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 43055 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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
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.


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average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
San José, Costa Rica

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: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Emmanuelle for your wonderful review.
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Calgary, AB

Tropical hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very unique place to stay. It is as pictured on the VRBO site but maybe a bit more rustic than I expected.

There were 5 of us, my husband and myself, our 2 adult Sons and one sons fiancé. The property can sleep a ton of people but actually has only three private bedrooms. Perfect for our needs but would work equally well with a larger group for sure.

The main building has a large kitchen, dining, hang out area, making it the best family gathering place.

The kitchen was well appointed yet not cluttered. Easy to cook in and was clean.

The bathrooms were all quite nice but not all of them had hot water when showering.

The bedrooms were simple , nothing fancy but worked well for us. Could use some more storage options to keep things/ suitcases up off the floor.

There was tons of birds and animals that visited the property during our stay. White faced monkeys, coaties, agouti as well as some creepy crawlers such as leaf cutter ants, and scorpions. We did have an inside scorpion encounter in one of the bedrooms but managed to trap it in a cup with a plate under it and moved it outside. We did know in advance that there is scorpions in the area but they are not at all deadly and just want to stay away from people. That being said, my Son and his fiancé changed their sleeping location as they were pretty creeped out by the experience. Canadians don’t see scorpions regularly!

The owner, Sergio was extremely easy to deal with and very helpful. He helped us book both our transportation from the Liberia airport to the property in Monteverde at the start of our trip as well as the Jeep/Boat/Jeep to LaFortuna at the end of our stay.

The local property manager, Rafa greeted us, gave us a tour of the property and helped us finalize the details on a couple tours we had booked from home. We were provided with a local phone number to reach him if we needed anything. And he also met us the morning we left to ensure our exit went smoothly and our transportation arrived as planned.

There are several nice restaurants within walking distance that we really enjoyed. Stella’s for breakfast, lunch and amazing bird watching is a must. And we had a fantastic Italian dinner just a five minute walk away.

We stayed 4 nights in Monteverde and that was long enough to see and do a lot.

Thanks for everything Sergio and Rafa!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington, Vermont, USA

Wonderful house for big family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights here on a family trip after Christmas. The house is as spectacular as the pictures and reviews depict. The common living areas are perfect for hanging out together, the kitchen is fully stocked and works great for big meals, and the bedroom suites are comfortable and unique and lovely. Our favorite part was morning coffee and breakfast on the balcony, watching the birds and monkeys in the surrounding trees. In general you feel up in your own private forest reserve, but you are literally 1 minute's walk from the little village center of Monteverde, with the best coffee shop, bakery, pizza joint, and restaurant in the area, and a tiny little green that people gather at. We were at Stella's EVERY DAY for coffee and cinnamon rolls before or after excursions. Sergio and Rafa are very responsive and helpful in answering questions, arranging tours, etc. Rafa even brought over bananas for the bird feeder on the first morning after learning of our interest in birds. One warning: while the house is HUGE, there really are only 3 private suites; the fourth queen bed is (artfully) integrated into the main living area and not separate, and the other beds are convertible couches sprinkled throughout suites and common rooms. So with more than 3 couples, people begin to have less privacy. We worked it out fine, but it's worth knowing ahead of time. Don't hesitate; book this place and enjoy a family home base in Monteverde.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Owner and staff were really helpful and kind, showed quick comunication, the houses were clean, everything organized, really recommended, first option for a future vacation on Monteverde.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Bar Los Amigos
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
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
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $500

No se permiten cambios en la reservación después de 60 días antes de la llegada a propiedad.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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