Casa Inspiracion- Casa Cielo's Sister Home in the Same Private Paradise
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Monteverde house description
Casa Inspiracion is surrounded by lush vegetation and fruit trees, and the birds and wildlife that live on them. Yet you are on a mountainside, so you get to see hummingbirds feeding right outside your window, AND the majestic views of the mountains and the Nicoya Gulf right from your kitchen window. It is Casa Cielo's sister and it is situated on the same 5-acre preserve but a little lower down the mountain slope.
It is truly a Bird-Watcher´s Paradise. The birds and wildlife come to freely enjoy the tangerines, oranges, water apples, grapefruits, bananas, avocado, rose apples, lemons and mangoes, and drink from the pond. Our guests enjoy the organic tea and coffee. Children like to feed our free-range chickens and play with our friendly dogs, - ONLY 15 minutes to Monteverde, 7 mins to the nearest town of Santa Elena.
Situated right off the main road to San Jose, 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 chickens coming to your back porch, 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 back porch swing 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.
It has a double bathtub and a full bed (sleeps 2) in the master bedroom, another full bed and a twin (in the style of bunk beds, sleeps 3) in a second bedroom and a full futon in the living room (sleeps 2). It has a fully-equipped kitchen (stove & oven, fridge, toaster oven, blender, kitchen utensils, dish towels, etc.) and access to a washing machine.
It is a totally rustic and cozy home. Through the large picture windows, you can watch the ever-changing color display of the magnificent sunsets right from your kitchen, bathtub or your hand-crafted swing on your back porch. You can cook indoors or outdoors as there is a wood-burning stove on the porch. There is a smaller front porch with a table and a bench.
There is free wi-fi and your own phone line with free calls within Costa Rica.
It even comes with our two dogs who love to live on the front porch (hopefully you are not allergic to dogs!) They are very sweet and playful. Strider is a Collie mix and ADORES people and can play fetch all day, Chiqui is a small old mutt who just goes along for the ride and who is always hoping to get leftovers, including cooked vegetables, yes, vegetables!
Email us for daily, weekly or monthly rates. We also offer RURAL TOURS.
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Keywords: cabin, casita, vacation rental, romantic, family, rustic, nature, cloud forest, mountain, birding
- 108 m²
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- Coffee Maker:
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- Wood Stove:
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- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Mountain Biking
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Quiet private Paradise in rural área just 15 mins by car from Monteverde and 7 mins from Santa Elena. 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. ...moreless
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Relaxing, Rustic Mountainside Paradise!
Relaxing, Rustic Mountainside Paradise!
Close to the tourist attractions of Santa Elena and Monteverde Reserve. Beautiful views and good hiking, quiet and secluded. A reasonable days trip to Arenal and the hotsprings. Our visit was in the dry season, blue skies and sunshine every day, with the occasional mist blown over from the nearby cloud forest. That drive up the mountain and then down the driveway was an adventure in itself, glad we had a 4x4!
- Guest Mary K.
- Date of stay 02/10/14
- Review Submitted 03/01/14
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
The ONLY Place to Stay in Monteverde
The ONLY Place to Stay in Monteverde
We (Group of 4) booked this place on a whim based on the pictures on VRBO.com. It looked amazing online, but as it turns out, it is even better in real life! The house is rustic, charming, beautiful, and accommodating. Veronica met us when we arrived, walked us down to the house, and we were greeted with a warm "snack" (more like a meal) of fresh homemade tortillas, fried cheese, plantains, fresh lemonade, and more. She also helped us book tours, arrange cabs, catch buses - a full service experience. You HAVE to get dinner made by Veronica's neighbor Gisette - $10 a person, homemade food, delivered to your door, with dessert and drinks. The meal was abundant and delicious. The only problem you may have with this house is it is hard to leave it! It is so beautiful. And as advertised, a birder's paradise. Best place we stayed on our 2+ week trip to Costa Rica!
- Guest Noah (Tucson)
- Date of stay 11/30/13
- Review Submitted 12/06/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
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|All year round
Feb 14 - Feb 14, 2015
2 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Liberia at 125 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Puntarenas at 70 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 606 right at your entrance lane at 0.1 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Playa Dona Ana at 65 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Bar Amigos at 3 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Tree House Restaurant- Eat on the canopy of a tree at 3 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 1991
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. He worked for InBio (Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad) for 5 years researching snails all over Costa Rica. He also 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. He uses his 5 acre farm and cabin, his family and neighbors to help visitors understand the intimate connection that we have to the land. These neighbors, the local farmers and housewives get to benefit from the tourism that comes to Monteverde and get to share their own wisdom. Everyone wins. 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 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. Stuart is now 10 years old and attends the Monteverde Friends School. He shares our family dream of enjoying the simple things and having lots of fun caring for our farm animals and bird-watching.
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. Alex, Veronica and Stuart lived in Casa Inspiracion while they tended to guests at Casa Cielo on this same property before moving to Rancho el Rio. This house was built about 65 years ago and was remodeled recently. The property it sits on is now a 5- acre paradise where you get to enjoy Nature at its best!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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 filling our eyes with the beauty all around. Our animals are happy here too and we enjoy seeing them free and happy. We feel in harmony with nature. The property is 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 allows one to become inspired and moved to action toward a better life and a better world.
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This breathtaking view is what you see right from your living room window!
Submerge yourself in a lush Paradise but high up on a mountain to enjoy the view
Bask ithe amazing colors of the sky or sunset in this romantic tub for two
You'll love doing dishes at this sink! Wonderful views near and far.
Enjoy your coffee on this ultra-comfy futon for two looking out the mountains
You can cook indoors or outdoors in this wood-burning stove (free firewood!)
Enjoy a slice of Paradise right from your porch swing
You can take off into adveture from your very own driveway (bikes for rent)
A typical Costa Rican, home-made snack awaits you upon arrival
Keep your eyes open... beauty abounds even on your walls.
The elusive Bat Falcon comes back to our slice of heaven in June
Montezuma Oropendulas in our fig tree... This property is a bird watcher's dream
Be moved by the awe-inspiring sunsets from your back porch
The front porch offers another place to watch the family of toucans living here
Spacious and FULLY equipped kitchen with stove/oven, large fridge, etc.
Large, exquisite wrought-iron, hand crafted table for six -more chairs available
Rustic, hand-crafted super-sturdy and comfortable bunk bed (sleeps 3)
Rustic master bedroom with romantic bathtub for two
Jan-Aug is chick-chick time at Casa Inspiración- get ready to feed them!
Walk around our little paradise and see beauty everywhere
Enjoy our delicious free organic coffee from our fields in the San Luis Valley
Get Inspired at Casa Inspiración...
A family of toucans lives on this property... we hope you see them!
Even the dog at Casa Inspiración knows how to hang out and have fun
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Date last modified - Friday, February 21, 2014
2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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