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Casa Inspiracion- Casa Cielo's Sister Home in the Same Private Paradise

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This breathtaking view is what you see right from your living room window!

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Monteverde house description

SEE REVIEWS ON TRIPADVISOR. 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.



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

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 108 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

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

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Specially suited for children as it is spacious, on one level and children love to play with our tireless frienldy dog...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Give us details and ask us. Refundable pet deposit required....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Underage renters must be accompanied by an adult...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

            Romantic bathtub for two in this master bedroom ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            Rustic, comfy bunk bed sleeps 2 on bottom and 1 on top...moreless

          • Baby crib/play pen available upon request at no extra cost A full size extra-comfy futon in living room sleeps 2...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Plenty of hot water...moreless

          • A DOUBLE BATHTUB IS LOCATED IN THE MASTER BEDROOM ADJACENT TO THIS BATHROOM...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped (large fridge, stove with oven, toaster oven, blender, coffee making device the Costa Rican way, coffee grinder, silverware, plates, cups, etc, etc.)...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Free organic coffee, salt, sugar, black pepper and a few other spices...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Brew it the traditional Costa Rican way... we provide you the means...moreless

          • Stove:

            4 burner gas stove with two-wrack oven...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove:

            Accessible from the inside or outside of your home...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Larga capacity automatic washer available onsite...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Our neighbor can delight you with delicious typical Costa Rican food served at your home or hers for only $10 per meal. If you enjoy water, a natural hotspring you get to by horseback is available only 2 mins away by car. Trails and a pond on site ...moreless

              Entertainment

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                You get to have your own landland with free calls within Costa Rica...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Back patio features a rustic hand-made swing and a wood-burning stove...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Wood burning stove can be used as a grill...moreless

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Rural:

                A few minutes from the hussle and bustle of Monteverde, but in a quiet rural área in the real Costa Rica...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Watch the Gulf of Nicoya from this home...moreless

              • Water View:

                Amazing sunsets over the Gulf of Nicoya...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Majestic mountain views...moreless

              Activities

              • Arboretum
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Horseback Riding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Eco Tourism
              • Bird Watching
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Library
              • Churches
              • Hiking
              • Spelunking
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
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              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $90
              $540 $1,890
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Charge beyond 2 guests $5
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

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

              $100 refundable pet deposit

              Payment due upon arrival. Cash only.

              Deposit required one month prior to arrival only for reservations 2 weeks or longer.

              For a seven-day reservation, you get one free day.

              For a two-week reservation, you get 3 days free

              For a three-week reservation you get 5 days free...For a one-month reservation, you get 7 days free


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              Last updated: 07/09/2014
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              Location

              125 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Liberia
              70 Kilometres
              Nearest Ferry
              Puntarenas
              0.1 Kilometres
              Nearest Motorway
              Hwy 606 right at your entrance lane
              65 Kilometres
              Nearest Beach
              Playa Dona Ana
              3 Kilometres
              Nearest Barpub
              Bar Amigos
              3 Kilometres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Tree House Restaurant- Eat on the canopy of a tree

              Car: Recommended

              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.

               

              Owner info

              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 11 years old and home-schools. 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.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • This breathtaking view is what you see right from your living room window!

                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

                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

                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.

                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

                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!)

                You can cook indoors or outdoors in this wood-burning stove (free firewood!)

              • Enjoy a slice of Paradise right from your porch swing

                Enjoy a slice of Paradise right from your porch swing

              • You can take off into adveture from your very own driveway (bikes for rent)

                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

                A typical Costa Rican, home-made snack awaits you upon arrival

              • Keep your eyes open... beauty abounds even on your walls.

                Keep your eyes open... beauty abounds even on your walls.

              • The elusive Bat Falcon comes back to our slice of heaven in June

                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

                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

                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

                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.

                Spacious and FULLY equipped kitchen with stove/oven, large fridge, etc.

              • Large, exquisite wrought-iron, hand crafted table for six -more chairs available

                Large, exquisite wrought-iron, hand crafted table for six -more chairs available

              • Rustic, hand-crafted super-sturdy and comfortable bunk bed (sleeps 3)

                Rustic, hand-crafted super-sturdy and comfortable bunk bed (sleeps 3)

              • Rustic master bedroom with romantic bathtub for two

                Rustic master bedroom with romantic bathtub for two

              • Jan-Aug is chick-chick time at Casa Inspiración- get ready to feed them!

                Jan-Aug is chick-chick time at Casa Inspiración- get ready to feed them!

              • Walk around our little paradise and see beauty everywhere

                Walk around our little paradise and see beauty everywhere

              • Enjoy our delicious free organic coffee from our fields in the San Luis Valley

                Enjoy our delicious free organic coffee from our fields in the San Luis Valley

              • Get Inspired at Casa Inspiración...

                Get Inspired at Casa Inspiración...

              • A family of toucans lives on this property... we hope you see them!

                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

                Even the dog at Casa Inspiración knows how to hang out and have fun

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              Date last modified - Thursday, June 26, 2014

              $90 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

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              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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