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

102 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Orosi Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

Million dollar view, mountain, rain forest, garden villa! $65 per night or $400 per week or $1500 per month for the months of December through May. For a monthly rental, we rent our Villa and Land Cruiser for $3000 per month, all car insurances included. NO EXTRA CHARGES!

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Stephen and Nancy Riley (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish

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.


based on 102 traveler reviews

102 Five Star Reviews - Romantic Garden Villa with outdoor private Jacuzzi
average rating of 5.0 based on 102 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I brought my husband to the villa as a 40th birthday surprise. He had no idea where we were going and expected to be on a beach in Jamaica somewhere. He was more than thrilled to find out we were staying in a paradise valley in the rainforest. I based our entire trip around staying in Steve and Nancy's beautiful villa, and I would do the same again. We participated in a lot of adventure activities, but would have had as good a time just enjoying the property and spectacular views. Steve got us set up for ziplining and white water rafting on the Pacaure River which were both amazing day trips. I would recommend having a vehicle so you can explore the area surrounding the villa- we had a 4-wheel drive one that we felt comfortable driving down & up the mountain in. We do not speak Spanish, and occasionally that was hard when trying to ask for directions or when dining out. Staying in Cartago we felt immersed in the Costa Rican culture, and had many wonderful experiences. I plan to bring my mom and 9 year old daughter next time for a girls trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable paradise

  • 5 of 5

Steve & Nancy are wonderful hosts and Nancy's incredible gardens are a tribute to her passion for her flowers, plants, and life in Costa Rica. It took a lot to tear me away from the outstanding view from the villa's large comfortable patio and hottub! But when I finally went exploring, I couldn't get enough of that either! I took so many pictures of Nancy's gardens, often accompanied by their wonderfully-friendly rotweillers (they have 5 beautiful ones!). The villa is wonderfully appointed and so comfortable. It is away from all traffic and tourist stops, a great respite I looked forward to returning to after a long day of exploring and riding the countryside and ziplining! Steve and Nancy's advice on things to do were right-on!

I made this trip with my daughter, and we're very excited to plan another trip! I loved going while the U.S. had the dreary January weather. I'll look no further, and book this same villa again!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dem Himmel näher

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten 4 wundervolle Tage auf dem Anwesen von Nancy und Steve.

Es war eine ganz besondere Zeit für uns. Die Stille, der herrliche Garten, der Blick von der Terrasse, die Abende im Jacuzzi..... Aber ganz besonders waren die Begegnungen mit Nancy und Steve. Wir fühlten uns bei ihnen wie zu Hause und sofort wohl. Ungerne haben wir unsere Reise fortgesetzt.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a perfect place and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We were looking to start our stay in Costa Rica at a place that was out of the tourist center and this was perfect. The facilities were better then expected an the setting will bring anyone to a calm and wonderful state. We brought our 11 and 13 year old grandkids and they too loved the experience. Steve and Nancy are great hosts and although our activities did not allow us to spend the time with them we would have like the time spent was great.

Thank you Steve and Nancy for sharing your wonderful oasis!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Bend, IN

Honeymoon Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in the villa for the first four days of our honeymoon, and we absolutely loved it! Steve and Nancy were such wonderful hosts. Steve allowed us to tag along for some of his errands, which allowed us to experience various aspects of the beautiful valley. The villa is fully equipped for anything one could need (meals, entertainment, etc) - including an outdoor grill! We enjoyed walking through Nancy's beautiful gardens many times, especially with the accompaniment of their wonderful dogs. We would highly recommend this to anyone looking to get away from the busyness of life; and hope to return someday ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lachute, Québec, Canada

Un séjour merveilleux et des hôtes hors pairs!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine dans cette villa en février dernier et avons eu droit à un séjour merveilleux. Il ne va sans dire que les hôtes, Steve et Nancy, sont absolument charmants et nous ont fait sentir confortables dès le départ. Nous sommes une famille de 4 avec 2 jeunes enfants. Ces derniers partaient plusieurs fois par jour dire bonjour à "nos voisins et à leur 3 chiens ( que nos enfants ont adorés!!!) " et jamais Steve et Nancy ne nous ont fait sentir que nous les dérangions. Ils nous ont accueillis avec beaucoup de chaleur, nous ont permis de partager un peu de leur quotidien, ont répondu à nos nombreuses questions et rien de moins : nous avons eu droit à du pain frais à la mangue cuisiné par Steve lui-même. Il s'agit véritablement de gens de coeur. Mon seul regret est de ne pas avoir pris le temps d'écrire ce commentaire plus tôt pour leur faire part de notre appréciation.

Les lieux sont magnifiques. Prendre son déjeuner dans un bain de verdure au sons des oiseaux...aller faire une petite randonnée sur le terrain de la villa.

Plusieurs activités dans les environs sont parfaites pour de jeunes enfants. De beaux paysages et la possibilité de simplement partager le quotidien des locaux. La vallée d'Orosi n'est pas le meilleur endroit pour voir le plus de la faune Costaricaine ( il y a beaucoup d'oiseaux par contre) mais est un lieu idéal pour prendre son temps et profiter des beautés de la nature.

Merci Steve et Nancy, you really made our first week in Costa Rica wonderful and unforgettable !!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Orosi Villa Rental Rates

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Orosi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • 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
Kitchenette, Outdoor Jacuzzi, 13 Acre Botanical Garden

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