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Nature Hideaway, Birdwatchers, Rafting Trips, Pool

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The amazing view of the Reventazon Dam from our mountaintop home.

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We are now a full service bed and breakfast with a host family on site to take care of all your needs. There are 2 private, very large master rooms available, one upstairs, and one downstairs, each one is $70 a night for 2 people. Imagine waking up to the sound of parrots and toucans. Enjoy a hot typical Costa Rican breakfast prepared for you by your host family, on the patio with the rainforest all around you. Spend your day hiking or mountain biking through the trails, and exploring the streams on this 7 acre mountainside retreat either by yourself or with a local bilingual guide. Swim in the private pool. Watch for tropical birds, butterflies and other wildlife from the balcony, decks or large windows. Friendly chickens and turkeys are wandering around the property eating the bugs and spiders all day long. There are also spectacular views of a lake in the valley below.
White Water Rafting Special:
If you stay at our home for at least two nights you can have a trip on the beautiful Pacuare river (class 2,3,4 rapids) with an experienced English speaking guide. You will be picked up and dropped off at our home. The tour includes lunch and a hike to a waterfall for just $75 a person. Usually the trip costs $95 - $105 The river is rated as one of the top 10 most beautiful rivers in the world by National Geographic.

Be with nature! This beautiful home is located in a remote corner of a small farming town in the lush green Turrialba mountains. It is a gorgeous location that is both safe and private. The rainforest surrounds this mountaintop house on three sides. The climate here is perfect, 72-78 degrees year round.

This large, modern, three story home is clean and nicely furnished. It has an open floor plan. You will be very comfortable in the common area which includes a sun room, family room, and game room, as well as your own private large bedroom. There is a balcony that wraps around 3 sides of the upstairs bedroom to enjoy the spectacular views. There is a game room with a pool table, a ping pong table, and a foozball table. The host family, chef Henry, his wife Krissia, and their 2 children live in the basement of the house. They keep the house clean and take care of all your needs. Breakfast is included in the rate, and chef Henry will cook any other meals for you for an additional fee.

The owners are a former Peace Corps volunteer who fell in love with this beautiful friendly town when she lived there 17 years ago and her native Costa Rican husband. They are familiar with the area and can help you plan your stay. We can help arrange a ride from the airport from Leo, a local taxi driver, or our neighbor Joseph for a very reasonable price. (You can read about them in the guest reviews)

If you are looking for adventure, the city of Turrialba, famous for excellent white water rafting on the Reventazon and Pacuare rivers, is just 15 minutes away. There are 2 Trek mountain bikes at the house available for our guests to use. There are many shops and restaurants in Turrialba. There is also a farmer's market every Friday and Saturday where a wide variety of fruits and vegetables are sold. Guyabo National Park, an archaeological site is about 30 minutes away and the Turrialba Volcano National Park is about 45 minutes away. CATIE (A University that attracts students from around the world) is 15 minutes away.

If you would like to experience true Costa Rican life, this is the perfect place. The town has one main road, a church, soccer field, and a school. The townspeople are very friendly and helpful. All around the town are family farms of coffee, sugar cane, and macadamia nuts. If you want to see where your coffee or sugar really comes from, you can get a tour from our neighbor Joseph, who is an English speaking tourguide, and pick your own coffee beans or cut down your own sugar cane with a machete. You can also see their farm animals. If you would like to try some delicious fresh tropical fruits, they are growing just down the hill.

If you have children, there is plenty for them to do in this town, and plenty of Spanish speaking friends for them to meet. They will enjoy feeding the ducks, turkeys, and chickens, and maybe see chicks hatching. Swimming in the pool is safe and fun for all ages, with a big shallow section as well as a deep end. They can join in a pick up soccer game at the town field, or walk to the neighborhood pulperia to buy snacks or candy, like the local children do. They can even visit the small neighborhood school and possibly leave there with a greater appreciation for their own school back home.

Delicious homemade Costa Rican food can be prepared in front of you by chef Henry, a native Costa Rican for lunch or dinner for a reasonable price.

You will fall in love with this amazing rainforest getaway in this small friendly Costa Rican town just like we did.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 6-12

  • upstairs master : 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    downstairs master bedroom...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) port a crib and high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (5) 4 sofa beds and 1 queen size air mattresses available for use...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 2 Trek mountains bikes available for use

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2)...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View:

    Amazing view of the Turrialba Lake and Dam...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 27 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My standard rate
May 1 - Jan 1, 2016
1 night min stay
$70
$450 $1,800
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$70
$450 $1,800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

$65 is for one private large bedroom with a full bathroom as well as access to the common areas, pool, and hiking trails on the property. This is for 2 people. Each additional person is $15 more. A large, hot, Costa Rican breakfast is included in the price.


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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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Location

Bird watching, streams on the property, coffee or sugar cane farm tours, horseback riding tours, rainforest hike with local guide

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Adrian is a native Costa Rican who grew up in Turrialba. He met Libby when she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica. They have been married for 17 years and have 3 children.

Why the Owner Chose Turrialba:
Libby was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the small town where the home is located. It is a safe, friendly, and peaceful town. The climate is perfect, not too hot and humid, and there are very few mosquitos.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
We love sitting on the deck enjoying the spectacular views. We love watching all the hummingbirds birds and butterflies. We also listen to hear the toucan's calling and run outside to see them perched in the trees and then soaring down into the valley.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

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Photos

  • The amazing view of the Reventazon Dam from our mountaintop home.

    The amazing view of the Reventazon Dam from our mountaintop home.

  • The house is very private and surrounded by forest, home to many tropical birds.

    The house is very private and surrounded by forest, home to many tropical birds.

  • Cool off in our private pool.

    Cool off in our private pool.

  • Be surrounded by nature and our tropical gardens.

    Be surrounded by nature and our tropical gardens.

  • There is a small pond with ducks, tilapia fish and  turtles.

    There is a small pond with ducks, tilapia fish and turtles.

  • Your host family will make delicious typical Costa meals for you at your request

    Your host family will make delicious typical Costa meals for you at your request

  • There is a balcony off the sun room.

    There is a balcony off the sun room.

  • The common area is very spacious.

    The common area is very spacious.

  • Fresh cut tropical flowers from our gardens.

    Fresh cut tropical flowers from our gardens.

  • You can enjoy beautiful views from the sun room.

    You can enjoy beautiful views from the sun room.

  • The driveway leading up to the house is paved.

    The driveway leading up to the house is paved.

  • Watch colorful  birds and butterflies from comfortable chairs on our balconies.

    Watch colorful birds and butterflies from comfortable chairs on our balconies.

  • You can feed our ducks, turkeys, and chickens.

    You can feed our ducks, turkeys, and chickens.

  • The living room has comfortable sofas, a tv, DVD player and movie collection.

    The living room has comfortable sofas, a tv, DVD player and movie collection.

  • A typical Costa Rican breakfast is made each morning.

    A typical Costa Rican breakfast is made each morning.

  • There is an American style washer and dryer.

    There is an American style washer and dryer.

  • The private pool

    The private pool

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/30/2015
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