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129 Five Star Reviews - Romantic Garden Villa with outdoor private Jacuzzi

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Million dollar view, mountain, rain forest, garden villa! $79 per night or $450 per week or $1500 per month.

Let Paradise Peak be your vacation within a vacation where everyday is 74º F and every night is 60º F (plus or minus 7º F). That’s everyday of the year, the most perfect temperature range on earth!

Our property caters to gardeners, nature lovers, birdwatchers, artists, writers and people who appreciate a stress free, tranquil setting. The rental Villa has the most comfortable king-size mattress in Costa Rica! The second bedroom loft has two twin beds and private upstairs patio.

The villa sits in a working citrus farm and is surrounded by a private eleven-acre botanical garden. This two-bedroom Balinese style Villa has a kitchenette and outdoor Jacuzzi. All artwork and decorative items were purchased during travels in Indonesia, Thailand, China, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Central America. The villa has a spectacular view of the Alto Cedral Cloud Forest, which begins on the mountain across from the Villa and continues into Panama. All you view is rainforest and it appears endless. The view to the left looks over the town of Orosi into Tapanti Rainforest. The view to the right looks over the Continental divide at the famed Mountain of Death.

Laundry services are available at reasonable rates. Please download the map to the Villa from our Web Site.

About the owners: We, Steve and Nancy Riley, recently built the rental Villa, which rests 25 yards from our home. We also provide real estate services for those wishing to retire in a living Eden, home construction services and landscaping services. Visit our web site for more details.

Why visit Orosi? The Orosi Valley is a landscape of topical hues. The rainforest of Tapanti and the Alto Cedral Cloud Forest paint a background of various shades of green, teeming with wildlife. Every turn of the road provides a new diversity of colors and terrain. Located south of Cartago, the Orosi Valley is a true jewel. Famous for its beautiful views, colonial churches, coffee farms, white water rivers, hot springs and Lake Cachí, the Orosi Valley and surrounding towns are like a birthday present, waiting to be opened. The small quaint villages offer a unique location where you can relax and enjoy a real slice of Costa Rican life. During coffee picking season, September through January, the valley comes to life. The pickers can be heard singing and talking in the fields as they pick the worlds best coffee.

It is easy to book activities such as: guided local tours, mountain biking, horse back riding, hiking, water rafting, and other interesting activities to keep active during the day. For detailed information on local tours, visit our web site.

Orosi Valley Self Guided Tours

The Orosi Valley and surrounding areas have many different tours, which can take up to a week to see all of the local attractions. Of the top 20 things to do in Costa Rica, four are in or near the Orosi Valley, numbers six, seven, eight and nine.

Keywords: Botanical Garden Villa

More Details

Owner
Stephen and Nancy Riley
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Stephen and Nancy Riley

We are Steve and Nancy Riley. We purchased this property in 1994 and built our first home in 2004. The villa was built in 2005.

Stephen and Nancy Riley purchased this villa in 1994

Why Stephen and Nancy Riley chose Cartago

Nancy ripped out over 40,000 coffee trees to plant our gardens. The view, location, climate and Costa Rican people made this property our choice for our retirement home.

Amenities

Cartago Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Kitchenette, Outdoor Jacuzzi, 13 Acre Botanical Garden

Reviews

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(129 traveler reviews)

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129 Five Star Reviews - Romantic Garden Villa with outdoor private Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.992248 based on 129 reviews
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Lovely!

  • 4 of 5

Great view, tranquil setting, relaxing porch tub. My wife enjoyed some peaceful work/relaxing time while my boys and I rafted the Picuare River.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing villa!

  • 5 of 5

We’re back home in Virginia, it’s cold, and all we can think about is the paradise we just left. We long to be sitting on the beautiful balcony overlooking the gorgeous Orosi Valley! Steve and Nancy...thanks again for an awesome stay. We love, love, loved every second of it!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise, purely paradise

  • 5 of 5

Faultless, I will visit here again and again

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome piece of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

We always wondered what heaven would be like and now we know. Being in the clouds listening to the wildlife was magical. Once we arrived we were greeted with such gracious hospitality. Nancy was so generous even with our late arrival she offered us food and beverages which we sure do not find in the states. We were saddened that we did not get to meet Steve but maybe on our next visit. The girls were the sweetest companions anyone could imagine. Maggie was our chaperone on our afternoon walks through the gardens and stayed by our side until we slept. Costa Rica has now become a special place in our hearts. We will cherish our experience for ever. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you from Judi and Roger.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a beautiful place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to stay. The views are unbelievable and the dogs make the stay even better!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Reaching our destination after many hours of travel was WONDERFUL. We were greeted warmly by our hosts, given some suggestions for where to find dinner before it got dark, and given a big basket of fresh oranges and coffee. The house was just what we needed, and we loved waking up every morning with a view of the rainforest, and eating breakfast out on the patio. Our hosts were helpful in giving us suggestions about what to see and do in the area. Highly recommended! Worth much more than the cost! Thank you :)

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
SJO San Jose International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Black Bridge Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Eagle Eye Golf
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Casa Viejo
Car: recommended

Whitewater rafting trips are available in the Orosi Valley

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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