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Casa Arco Iris offers a quiet country retreat for those discerning guests who prefer independence and privacy for their vacation. This charming, European-style, tastefully constructed 3 bedroom house is located on a small organic farm in a rural area just 2 miles from the town of Santa Elena, Monteverde.
The accommodation comprises 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 people, 2 bathrooms, a large fully fitted kitchen complete with utensils and a spacious living area. For your comfort you find satellite TV, a DVD player, washer and dryer, telephone, Wi-Fi, and a safe.
A large veranda offers stunning views of the Gulf of Nicoya and outside dining space.
The grounds extend for some 5 acres (2.6 hectares) and encompass: a covered car parking, organic greenhouses, a coffee plantation, chicken and turkey houses, stables with 2 horses and a friendly farm dog.
The immediate gardens are well kept and present a wide selection of tropical flora and fauna, including many orchids. Over the years the wider area has been steadily reforested and as a result is home to many species of wildlife, making it a perfect location for birding.
Casa Arco Iris is run by the same owners as Arco Iris Lodge, a small but beautifully presented owner-operated ecolodge close to the centre of Santa Elena.
front desk Arco Iris Lodge purchased this house in 2007
A delightful combination of forest and pastures provides the perfect setting for walks, excellent birdwatching, viewing the farm animals and the greenhouses where we grow organic vegetables.
An excellent base from which to explore the wonders of the cloudforest. As the owner´s former private residency, Casa Arco Iris offers independence and comfort in a well cared for and safe environment.
This house is lovely, very welcoming and peaceful. It was spotlessly clean and neat, and the kitchen is well-enough equipped for some serious cooking, if you like doing that on your vacation! The view of the Gulf of Nicoya from the deck is beautiful. A caretaker lives in a house nearby for security, and a very kind employee also gave us a tour of the organic herb and vegetable garden, and another enclosure where they have turkeys, hens and quails. This vacation house is administered by the Hotel Arco Iris, and the staff was very professional and friendly.
For a prolonged stay or the middle of a long trip, it is nice to have a washer and dryer. It is a good house for parents with small kids; there are even some puppets and other little toys in the children's bedroom, which shares the bathroom with the adjoining room. There is a third bedroom for two more people, who share their bathroom with the washer/drier. There is a safe and a house alarm, but we never bothered to set the alarm. Extra blankets are provided; the mountains can be cold at night!
Sta. Elena is close by, but not really comfortable walking distance. We loved the typical Costa Rican food at the Sabor Tico restaurant. Try the "olla de carne" or the burritos! And if you know CR food, the "picadillo de arracache" here is the best! Of course, don't miss hiking in the Monteverde and Santa Elena reserves to appreciate the beautiful rain forest.
We were grateful to find this lovely house, and hope many more people enjoy it!
Casa Arco Iris is just a short drive away from a wide variety of tours and places of interest, including: guided hikes of the Monteverde and Santa Elena Cloud Forest reserves, canopy tours, suspended bridges, horse riding, natural history exhibitions, coffee plantations tours, sugar cane farm tour, butterfly and orchid gardens.
The Arco Iris Lodge reception staff are extremely knowledgeable about excursions and adventures in this region and will be happy to help with any bookings.
We can also provide transportation to hotels, airport pick-ups and other destinations across Costa Rica in a comfortable minibus for up to 8 persons. Just ask for a quote.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
base rate is for up to 4 guests
each additional guests is $ 15 per night