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

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

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

Stephen and Nancy Riley
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

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.


Orosi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(116 traveler reviews)

116 Five Star Reviews - Romantic Garden Villa with outdoor private Jacuzzi
average rating of 5.0 based on 116 reviews

We had the best time!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to stay at Steve and Nancy's villa - this time we brought our 5 and 9 year old children along. They had the time of their lives. They were able to roam the property with their faithful companions. Usually all of the dogs would follow the kids on their adventures. We took family walks several times a day, and spent a lot of our time just hanging around enjoying the view. We will be back again soon I'm sure. We love it here!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Steve and Nancy are wonderful people and we loved their little villa. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nancy and Steve are the most wonderful people that we met in our life. It was our first time traveling to Costa Rica, Nancy and Steve were very helpful with showing us around and giving us information about Orosi Valley. Nancy did a fantastic job with her beautiful garden, we felt like we were in paradise! Steve's pastries were delicious! And of course their wonderful and sweet dogs, Lola, Maggie, Sophie, Stella and Sadie which we immediately fell in love with! Thank you very much for an amazing hospitality. We highly recommend their romantic garden villa!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We can't sing enough praise about the time we spent at Steve and Nancy's villa. Nancy greeted us with Oscar to assist with our luggage while Steve was away visiting family. The villa is the perfect size, very comfortable and everything needed to prepare meals if you choose to stay in. We loved to sit on the deck and watch the variety of birds that adorn the garden and trees. Nancy has the most beautiful gardens with meandering paths that seem to go on forever. It is truly a magical place with stunning mountain views. Thank you Nancy, for taking us to the Paraiso market, Christina's coffee farm, your beautiful lots with the fantastic views, the pharmacy, and so much more. Thank you Steve, for the wonderful bread you baked for us upon your return. And thank you both for the sharing your wonderful stories about your travels and Costa Rica with us. We will be back!! Oh, I can't forget your beautiful Rotties. We so loved it when they would come sit with us on the veranda. Such sweeties they all are. Thank you again for making our stay in the Orosi Valley the PERFECT stay. Hope to see you soon. Gary and Sherry

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent our 5 year Anniversary at the villa. It was everything we'd hoped for and more. Steve and Nancy are the most lovely and gracious hosts, from fresh baked breads, to letting us tag along to the farmers market and showing us around the valley. We enjoyed simply sitting and having conversations. The gardens are spectacular, and the dogs are always up to accompany you on a walk. They are a great group of fur friends. Our favorite was Sophie, but they all won a special place in our hearts.

The Orosi Valley is truly paradise. The local Costa Rican's were all welcoming and friendly, and the overall vibe of the area is a positive one.

We will be back!! ~Kristen and Walter~

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An absolute paradise

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't sing high enough praise about this place. Everything from the surrounding gardens, the small mountain valley towns, the coffee plantations, the owners, the garden villa, right down to the outdoor jacuzzi was absolute perfection. The villa is a beautifully constructed masterpiece of some of the local artisans. The owners have left no detail unattended and you can just sit back, relax and enjoy all the work they have put into this space. I got lost in the gardens and loved it. Costa Rica has such a rich biodiversity and you don't even have to leave the property to experience it. The view merits hours on hours of staring. Watch clouds flow over and through them, birds fly around them and the sun set on them. Seriously, this place is paradise and I haven't even touch the great dining locations, hiking trails and of course, the amazing hosts and their amazing spiced rum! Just stop looking at places and book this place now.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: 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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dry Season
Dec 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Green Season
Jun 1 2017 - Nov 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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