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Casa Balbi - Cloud Forest Home

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cloud Forest Home

Our home offers all the comfort that you will need while visiting Monteverde. It has one bedroom with a queen bed and one single bed. Also the living room has an additional sofa bed that can sleep two more adults. The kitchen offers all the needed appliances to cook, a gas stove, large fridge, microwave, small oven, coffee maker, and needed utensils. The tropical gardens are well kept and attract butterflies and hummingbirds, the nearby forest makes it for easy wildlife viewing and bird watching on the property.

Oscar Sanchez
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2018

About Oscar Sanchez

The Sanchez Family has owned this property since the 70's and has preserved the forest surrounding the water sheds and creeks nearby and on site. It has been a true vision of Balbina Redondo, wife of Oscar who passed away in 2012 ( this the name Casa Balbi). It is a true pleasure to share our slice of paradise with travelers from all over the world since we started hosting. My father and I are living on property ( 6 acres ) and are here to answer any questions or help in any way that we can to make your stay more enjoyable. He has been retired for some time now and I have recently stopped working in the Travel Industry in Eco Tourism, my insights on Costa Rica are very tuned up to be able to give my opinion and recommend my favorites places to visit in Costa Rica.

Why Oscar Sanchez chose Monteverde

This property is a slice of heaven in Monteverde and it just makes you take in the Cloud Forest Experience. A true jem and we are blessed ro be living here. You can take tours from Casa Balbi to the Canopy Ziplines, the Santa Elena Cloud Forest, Curi Cancha REserve, Monteverde Cloud Forest and many other trails that will lead you to magical locations that you will remember for a lifetime.

What makes this house unique

Quiet. Remote, but close enough to town. What made us fall in love with Casa Balbi was creating the Organic gardens, planting the tropical flowers, watching wildlife cross the tree tops and just being relaxed in a very quiet location. It is amazing to be in the clouds of Monteverde. You will have the opportunity to be in a magical location and fall in love as we did with Casa Balbi.


Monteverde House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • shower with Hot water
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The bedroom has a large closet and offers two beds.
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Spacious bedroom with One Queen and One Single Bed. The house is one bedroom and 1 bath. The additional bed is a sofa bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
The house is a one bedroom and 1 bath. The additional bed is a sofa bed in the living room.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Casa Balbi - Cloud Forest Home
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

People were great, but placebos pretty basic. Hot water problems and then only in shower, not in eit

  • 3 of 5

People were great but place was pretty basic. Hot water issues, propane burner for cooking, no heat on very cold mornings

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Larry is wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house in Monteverde. Owner Larry is wonderful. He helped us booked the tours and even show us his secret gem, a HUGE hollow tree. We had a nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you visit, you and your family were wonderful guest, for us it was a true pleasure to show you some local sites. We look forward to have you tell all of your family and friends about Monteverde, Costa Rica. PURA VIDA !!
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  • 5 of 5

Casa Balbi is a fantastic place to stay! Larry is a great ambassador for the city of Monteverde. He knows exaclty where to go to see the city and he has great hookups for tours. I would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted that you had a great time. We look forward to having you stay in the future !!! Pura Vida
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Relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5

From the moment we arrived the owners were very friendly, accommodating, and helpful If we asked for anything that we needed it was immediately brought to us The owners were very helpful in recommending the best things to do and see as well as where to find great shopping and local great tasting food Weekly maid service kept our place wonderfully clean The friendly , helpful owners make you stay , whether it be a few days or longer, very enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and for your review. We are delighted to have had you stay with us - hope to have you back soon. Pura Vida !!! Casa Balbi - Monteverde
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Delightful casita

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 6 weeks at this casita in Monteverde. Larry and Oscar, our hosts, were very attentive and helped in many ways. Larry gave us a tour and introduced us to people and kept us aware of events in the area. He makes a point of being there when people are checking in. The casita has a kitchen which helped for breakfast and snacks. We liked the Wifi and the tv with several English channels. It was very comfortable and the sound of a little stream lulled us to sleep. It's a little walk on the unpaved road to two restaurants and several little stores where you can find most items. I would recommend it highly. If you have challenges walking, you would want to have a car but we did fine without one.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas Gracias !!! So nice to hear that yo had a fantastic time. We loved having you here. Hurry back soon !! Pura Vida !!
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria International
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Kilometres
Sabor Tico
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Monteverde Cloud Forest is a magical place, so much to do. Located in the Tilaran Mountain Range, this location offers hiking the reserves of Monteverde, Curu Cancha, and Santa Elena, visiting the Bridges of SKYTREK, ziplining in the Cloud Forest, climbing hollow trees, and so much more. All the tours offered can be booked and reserved prior by letting us know your interest, birdwatching, Naturalist guides and adventure activities are offered in Monteverde. Pick up and drop offs from Casa Balbi.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We are located in a perfect central area of Monteverde, close to Santa Elena but far enough from the center of town to be very quiet. We have a few grocery stores nearby, as well as many options to dine and explore. All of the activities, guided tours and transfers that are offered in the area will pick up and drop off at our property at Casa Balbi. This location is perfect for travelers looking to be in a calm farm setting with a relaxed atmosphere, you can count on security as the owners live on site. We do allow other guest to stay in the house if not registered prior or listed on reservation, no smoking in the house. We offer secure parking and our house has dim lighting to enjoy the evening stars.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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