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Casa Cielo-Secluded Cabin in Private Paradise, 15 Min from Monteverde

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Fill your eyes with beauty: The Gulf of Nicoya from your balcony

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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Bird-watcher´s paradise. Enjoy the million-dollar view of the Gulf of Nicoya and the mountains from this two-story new cabin in a secluded 5-acre preserve with lots of fruit trees (tangerines, oranges, water apples, grapefruits, bananas, avocado, rose apples, lemons), over 30 medicinal plants, free-range chickens, and more- This cabin and its sister cabins fund all the animal welfare, environmental and social welfare programs their owners run at the Sustainability Demonstration Center (sustainablecostarica.blogspot.com) located along the main route to Monteverde.
Casa Cielo is only 15 minutes from Monteverde, 7 mins from Santa Elena

Situated right off the main road to San Jose (route 606), but nestled in the mountains, it is a 5 minute drive to grocery stores, banks, restaurants, etc.

Enjoy the Cloud Forest attractions during the day, but at night, retreat to the low-land drier and warmer climate and its diverse wildlife.

Wake up to the sound of parrots flying overhead and blue magpies knocking at your window, then warm up with a cup of herbal tea straight from our garden or organic coffee from the San Luis Valley.

Later on, take a walk on the trails and see beauty and biodiversity all around... you could even feed the chickens and fish.

In the evening, watch the amazing sunset from the balcony and curl up in a tub for two.

Less than 2 hours to the beach, 3.5 hours to Volcan Arenal, 30 mins to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and zip-lines, 20 mins to Children´s Eternal Rain Forest, 7 minutes to ranarium, herpetarium, horse-back rides, orchid and butterfly gardens.

The cabin is fully equipped. The first floor features the kitchen with large picture windows overlooking the mountains and ocean. There is a living area, a desk, a washer and a full bathroom. The second floor has a comfortable double bed, a balcony also overlooking the ocean, a romantic bathtub for two, a sofa and coffee table and some storage space. A ladder takes you to an additional sleeping area for a teenager or adult (too dangerous for a small child).

There is wi-fi/internet free of charge. You also have your own phone line with free calls within Costa Rica.

Email us for daily, weekly or monthly rates. We also offer RURAL TOURS.

Keywords: cabin, casita, vacation rental, romantic, family, rustic, nature, cloud forest, mountain, birding

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minors must be accompanied by an adult family member...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Children´s toys and books available. Baby play pen/crib and baby toys and classical music mobile. Our 9 year old son also likes to show children all the animals and our farm....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets allowed under certain circumstances. Contact us to discuss. Refundable pet deposit $300. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    on the first floor living room, sleeps 2...moreless

  • Double Beds (2) One in master bedroom, the other is a mattress in the loft overlooking the master bedroom. Not suitable for very small children as it could be dangerous... teens love it, however as it has a little window so high you feel you are flying and get a great look at the starry skies we have., Child Beds (1) See bunk bed caption., Baby Cribs (1) A hand-crafted wooden baby pen that can be used as a comfortable crib with padding all around, lots of baby blankets, stuffed animals and a musical mobile, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in living area. Two can sleep comfortably here., Bunk Beds (1) The master bed has a second double mattress that can be pulled out and placed on the floor next to the bed, should guests choose to use this option instead of the loft mattress. This is a great option for small children who may not want to sleep downstairs away from their parents...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Full bathroom with regular shower (no suicide shower!) and a romantic bathtub for two on the second floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Enjoy the peace, tranquility and privacy you don't get in most places when you travel. Children love feeding our chickens and fish. Feel free to collect organic herbs for tea and eat fruit from our trees when in season. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    puzzles, cards, board games, leggos...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Nude Beach
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    You are on a mountain top, so the views of the other mountains is simply breathtaking...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    You are the top of a mountain, so the view of the surrounding mountains is breathtaking....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Gorgeous view of the Gulf of Nicoya...moreless

  • Rural:

    Quiet, peaceful yet close (7 mins) from banks, restaurants, etc....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Free fast Ethernet you connect to with your computer...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free short calls within Costa Rica. You have your own phone line....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-fi and ethernet...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Our guests love the fish tank. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Rigth off the main road to San Jose, but the cabin is nestled in the forest... It is SO EASY to get to!...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Private telephone line with free short calls within Costa Rica....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wi-fi...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Upon arrival you get a free snack and a tour of the farm. Our neighbors also provide meals upon request or you can join them at their home and practice your Spanish....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    The cabin is set up to use the traditional Costa Rican way of making coffee... so delicious!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All you need... pots, pans, strainers, cutting boards, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need in a kitchen...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    New fridge, nice 4- burner stove, oven, cabinets under sink, fully equipped with toaster, food processor, blender, coffee grinder, etc....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We provide you with coffee during your stay. There are also some other basic things like salt, pepper, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    new...moreless

  • Stove:

    Plenty of pots for cooking and baking pans...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Breath-taking view of the mountains and Gulf of Nicoya from your own balcony, right off the bedroom on the second floor...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small patio at the entrance....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Organic vegetable garden, lots of flowers and fruit trees on our trails and right outside your door...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Additional guest past 2 $5
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

The basic rate applies to 2 guests. Beyond two guests, there is a $5 charge for each guest per night.

Payment due upon arrival. CASH only.

Taxes and fees are already included. For reservations of two weeks or longer, a deposit is required.

For reservations of 7 days, get the 7th day free

For a two-week reservations, you get three days free

For a three week reservation, you get 5 days free

For a 4-week reservation, you get one entire week free


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Location

125 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Liberia
3.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Los Amigos
72 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Puntarenas Ferry
0.02 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 606
3.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Tree House Restaurant
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Playa Dona Ana

Car: Recommended

Cloud forest preserves nearby, ziplines, birding tours, night hikes, world-famous Monteverde Cheese Factory, chocolate factory, butterfly, frog and orchid gardens. Horse back riding to hot springs 2 minutes away.

We conduct rural tourism tours.

A professional massage therapist will come onsite to do body work and facials.

Route 606 to Monteverde is being made wider and safer in preparation for paving it. The road has restricted access some times and this changes as the road work progresses. Please ask us for details.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Alexander was born in the San Luis Valley in the Monteverde region and has lived all his life here. He started working when he was 11 years old helping his father herd oxen to take milk to the local cheese factory. At the age of 15, he began working for the Children´s Eternal Rain Forest, then he worked for InBio (Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad) researching snails all over Costa Rica, he then worked for ProNativas, an non-profit organization that promotes the use of native ornamental plants as a conservation effort. He believes in changing the world one person at a time, starting with ourselves. Veronica was born in Mexico and spent 25 years in the States. She worked as a biologist, then as a licensed clinical social worker in various settings including private practice with people suffering from chronic physical illnesses and hospice care. She arrived in Monteverde a few years ago with her 5 year old son, Stuart. She founded PAWS costarica (Promotion of Animal Wellbeing Society), a non-profit organization to help educate people regarding the responsible and compassionate treatment of animals. She believes, like Alex, in changing the world from the inside (OUR inside) out. Everything we do, our choices and lifestyles sum up to our current state of affairs… we have the power to choose again so we can heal ourselves, our planet and all living beings. Their work with their ecotourism business, their Sustainability Demonstration Center, and rural communities helps visitors understand the intimate connection that we have to the land. The entire community gets to benefit from the tourism that comes to this very rural area and get to share their own wisdom. Everyone wins. Stuart is 12 years old and attends the public school in Guacimal. He shares our family dream of enjoying the simple things and having lots of fun playing soccer and bird-watching. Our dream is to achieve sustainability in harmony with nature

Why the Owner Chose Monteverde:
22 years ago, Alexander bought this land. It had been used for cattle and was pretty devoid of tress. He wanted to reforest it and turn it into a safe haven for birds and animals. He built the cabin 5 years ago. It is now a 5 acre paradise!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We love the peace and quiet, the sounds of the parrots flying overhead, and of the birds on the trees. We like having lots of space to roam and to plant things. Our animals are happy here too and we enjoy seeing them free and happy. We enjoy eating what we grow. We feel in harmony with nature. We are close to everything, but when we are home we have our privacy and space. There is enough peace that you can relax, renew and reconnect. Being here reminds one of who we truly are and why we are here.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Fill your eyes with beauty:  The Gulf of Nicoya from your balcony

    Fill your eyes with beauty: The Gulf of Nicoya from your balcony

  • Enjoy the miracles of light from your own balcony

    Enjoy the miracles of light from your own balcony

  • Relax and renew in this romantic tub for two

    Relax and renew in this romantic tub for two

  • Rest in our comfortable, squeaky-clean bedding

    Rest in our comfortable, squeaky-clean bedding

  • View the birds at THEIR level from your balcony. Photo by Stephen Kopels

    View the birds at THEIR level from your balcony. Photo by Stephen Kopels

  • Having fun at dusk

    Having fun at dusk

  • A hot, home-made Costarican style snack awaits you upon arrival

    A hot, home-made Costarican style snack awaits you upon arrival

  • Our guests enjoy drinking the free delicious organic coffee we provide

    Our guests enjoy drinking the free delicious organic coffee we provide

  • You can help us care for our pretty chickens

    You can help us care for our pretty chickens

  • The gorgeous views from the different parts of the farm are awe-inspiring

    The gorgeous views from the different parts of the farm are awe-inspiring

  • The clouds roll into the mountains and some times into your very cabin!

    The clouds roll into the mountains and some times into your very cabin!

  • Live nestled in the forest
Photo by Alan Babbitt

    Live nestled in the forest Photo by Alan Babbitt

  • Rainbow in the morning by your kitchen window.
Photo by Alan Babbitt

    Rainbow in the morning by your kitchen window. Photo by Alan Babbitt

  • The views are simply breathtaking
Photo by Alan Babbitt

    The views are simply breathtaking Photo by Alan Babbitt

  • Come submerge in the sound of the spring water pouring onto our fish pond

    Come submerge in the sound of the spring water pouring onto our fish pond

  • Caring for our chickens

    Caring for our chickens

  • Walk through our trails and see hummingbrids, butterflies and other wonders

    Walk through our trails and see hummingbrids, butterflies and other wonders

  • Children LOVE to bug-hunt... plenty of beautiful creatures to find

    Children LOVE to bug-hunt... plenty of beautiful creatures to find

  • A family of toucans lives right on our property

    A family of toucans lives right on our property

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Even the dogs know how to set the briefcase down and relax at Casa Cielo.

    Even the dogs know how to set the briefcase down and relax at Casa Cielo.

  • 'Hey , check out these new guests'

    'Hey , check out these new guests'

  • Opera at your balcony

    Opera at your balcony

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Calendar last updated 06/01/2015
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