2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Adjoining The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Fred Morrison or Laurie Sanders
- english, spanish
About Fred Morrison or Laurie Sanders
We live in Massachusetts for most of the year, but we spend a portion of each year in Monteverde. Fred first visited Monteverde in 1981; Laurie came in 1986. Since then, we have both worked on different biology projects in the area (bellbirds, quetzals, dragonflies) and for a short stint, Laurie worked as a guide in the Reserve. We got married in 1994 and in 2000, our daughter was born. Since 2004, we have led more than three dozen natural history trips to Costa Rica. Fred is now retired from a career as a science teacher, but is currently studying native bees in MA and working with others on electronic field guides to the dragonflies and damselflies of Costa Rica and Ecuador. Laurie produces natural history features for public radio and for ten years, prepared a weekly natural history series called Field Notes which aired on WFCR 88.5 FM in Amherst, MA. Some of her previous stories can be heard on Living on Earth. She currently works as a private environmental consultant.
Fred Morrison or Laurie Sanders purchased this House in 1981
Why Fred Morrison or Laurie Sanders chose Monteverde
This is a very special piece of property because it borders the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and is one of the last houses before the Reserve entrance. At nearly 5,000 feet in elevation, at times the property is literally bathed in the clouds, with mists from the Caribbean blowing west toward the Pacific.
What makes this House unique
Quiet, private and extraordinary wildlife opportunities.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Another great stay
We love our time here each time we go. We consider it our home away from home. A great getaway for a family (we have a 4 and a 6 year old). Thanks to Laurie, Raul and Lillian for always making sure everything is perfect!
2nd time staying at this property
The property is amazing. Such a beautiful view and all sorts of wildlife to view right in the yard. It was our 2nd time staying there and we will definitely be back for a third. Raul was easy to contact and a very responsible property manager. This is highly recommended if you’re looking for a place to stay in Monteverde. Such a nice place to relax and enjoy nature.
Walk to the Reserve
This is a wonderful house. We loved the upper and lower decks for wildlife watching. We saw so many hummingbirds and cute agouties. The house is within walking distance to the Monteverde Reserve, so no need to fight for parking.
What a wonderful place
Everything was great. The house is charming with great views - sitting on the deck watching the hummingbirds at play was always a pleasure. Everything you could need is provided, we particularly appreciated the washer and drier after a very wet and muddy tour/zipline with Sky Adventures (which was great in itself). Raul was very helpful, the meal from Lillian was delicious and huge. I'm glad I had a 4x4 to get up the driveway, although we did walk up it a couple of times with no issue. The Monteverde Cloud Forest reserve is just up the road (I walked back to the house in less than 15 mins, including the hike up the driveway) and driving to Santa Elena for restaurants etc is very easy. I'd read warnings about not driving after dark in Costa Rica, but it really hasn't been an issue at all. A very enjoyable stay!
We wanted a place where our three teenagers would feel comfortable and all had a place to sleep. Although there are two bedrooms with three beds, the deep window seats downstairs serve as excellent sleeping areas and there were no complaints from our 6’1” 15 year old. The house is lovely, the property offered excellent wildlife and bird watching and the hummingbirds at the feeder were amazing! Raul helped us with all our plans, making reservations, hooking us up with an amazing birding guide and a fun night hike. Lillian’s food could feed an army and was excellent. What a great place, within walking distance of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve and close to other Monteverde wonders.
The house was beautiful and comfortable. The location is excellent.
The renting process was efficient
One of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica, the Monteverde area now includes plenty of options to keep you occupied during your stay (guided nature walks, ziplining, night hikes, language schools, bat museums, orchid gardens, shopping, etc.) Alternatively, you may want to just relax on one of the porches and watch hummingbirds at the feeder, go birding in the front clearing, or take a walk along the back trails.
There is a notebook in the house that lists our recommendations for the area.