3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Owner / Property Manager
- english, spanish
Check-in: 10:00 AM
Not allow on the furniture or beds
Mi casa es su casa. Treat others the way you want to be treated to avoid property insurance or deposits
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Absolutely full of charm!
Our four nights in Gloria's home were sublime. The moment we entered the gate, surrounded by the sights, sounds, and smells, we were awestruck. Stunningly beautiful property! Within minutes of being there you become so entirely comfortable. It literally felt as if we could've been staying in our own Costa Rican vacation home, complete with all the cookware, dishware and utensils you could need. There are plenty of grocery options in the town of San Miguel, between the mini-supers, produce stands and the carniceria (butcher shop). The home oozes leisure. Perfectly quirky and artistic, from the saloon-style bathroom doors to a stone wall in the living room that "rains". Gloria could not have been more accommodating. Accurate directions/instructions, text responses within five minutes, and even warm empanadas awaiting our arrival. It was the perfect location for day trips to Del Toro waterfall and Arenal. It was everything we hoped it would be and more and extremely difficult to leave. Thank you so much, Gloria!
Toucan House= paradise
I can't say enough about how beautiful this paradise is. The house is so remarkable, with lots of glorious outdoor space. The aesthetic is so unusual and creative and welcoming. The jungle is right at your door: we saw so much wildlife. The minute we left, all we could think about was this beautiful house. We would love to stay there again.
The property is very pretty with a lot of different vegetation.
We saw several different types of birds and hummingbirds.
The outside sitting space is spacious. We would have liked more time here. The inside is very eclectic-we loved it! The host was very accessible and her directions were very easy to understand. Thanks, Gloria
Quiet casita for large family--perfectly imperfect
So nice!! We arrived at night which was difficult. But found it! Quite a property. Large with a short loop trail in the lower foresty hill. Kitchen was stocked and sufficient. Games and books abundant. Showers were great. We came for three days in the middle of our 2 weeks to recoup. A perfect choice. Four kids played in the very resilient home with 1 multi-bed room and a Master + a loft that we outfitted with blankets and pillows for some children. Beautiful patio dining.
The property is perfectly imperfect. so nice and a little rough. We locked up each night, closing the and locking the large sliding doors which took a small effort. the hammocks were a welcome retreat where each of us read for hours. Outside the kids were free to explore (with shoes). Average bugs, an ant here or there. The little fiber mites were abundant in some places but those are really no concern and you just rinse them away and wipe down the cookware before cooking. Lots of empty closet space!
Easy texting communication with host which was super helpful the first night.
What would I fix? I love house books--tips about how much we need to lock up at nighttime. secret light switches, groceries or restaurants in the area. How to run the faucet. I prefer not to bug the host with that kind of thing and pull from a house book if possible--but she was GREAT for us.
Also, we were already in the forest when our second payment came due and I just saw it a month later with a reminder. Not a single complaint about that. So sorry--that's totally embarrassing for me.
We would come back in a heartbeat!!!
Robbin, Thank you kindly for your full payment:) and valuable feedback. This week we upgraded to a new refrigerator, washer and gutters. I will see what can be done asap about fiber mites and the doors. The shower faucet and house manual should be next. Pura vida, gracias!
Only 2 days at Gloria casa
A superb villa. The photos doesn’t give a fait credit to the size of this house and all the original decorations. We all enjoy the character of this villa. Having diner under the giant porch was fantastic. The dinner served by the neighbors was a hit (deliver on time, wrapped in foil paper) very tasty.
Nearby I would recommend the gardens at La Paz waterfalls. It was a good family experience. Thank you Gloria for opening your house
A beautiful hideaway
Gloria made it easy to enjoy this wonderfully tranquil, lush and authentic spot off the beaten path.
You need to have a car to get the most out of the area, which is hilly and remote, but you won’t find a more gorgeous and peaceful setting. And the house is fascinating in its design and interior touches.
We will be back next time we want to get away from it all. Highly recommended.
Here are a few recommendations of places to visit near the house....
1.) Volcan Poas - Great for hiking
2.) La Paz Water Fall or Peace Lodge- Great place to eat and see nature
3.) Laguna Bosque Alegre - awesome views of the lake and to have lunch
4.) Mi Cafecito Coffee Tour - Great place to eat and take the coffee tour
5.) Tirimbina Reserve - Recommend the chocolate tour
6.)La Selva Biological Station- hiking
7.) Hacienda Pozo Azul - Hiking, horseback riding, canopy
8.) Agua Bravas -White water rafting
9.) Hotel el Toucano - Hot Springs
10.) Rest. La Montana Great food
11.) Boat Rides - Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
12.) Birdwatching- from the comfort of your hammock at home