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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"Paradise Peak liegt mitten in einem wundervollen Garten mit einem grandiosen Blick in das Orasi-Tal. Das freistehende Maisonette-Steinhaus ist gut ausgestattet, Terrasse, Jacuzzi, großer Grillbereich. Das Haus ist gräumig und von Steve und Nancy mit allerlei Kunstgegenständen aus ihren Reisen in die ganze Welt dekoriert. Die beiden sind außergewöhnlich offene und freundliche Gastgeber, man fühlt sich nicht als Gast, sondern von der ersten Sekunde an eher als Familienmitglied auf Besuch. Damit wir uns als "Deutsche" richtig wohlfühlen, hat Steve sogar extra Brot für uns gebacken! Die beiden sind an Herzlichkeit nicht zu übertreffen. Cartago und die Basilika, vor allem aber die Markthalle sind einen halben Tag wert. In der Markthalle gute Essensmöglichkeiten, frisch gebrühter Kaffee, Obst, Gemüse etc. Vulkan ein Muss. Wir waren auch beim Rafting: Lee, ein Texaner, bietet für 85 Dollar p.P. eine Tour mit Wildwasser bis Stufe 4+ an, mit sehr erfahrenem Steuermann (Chalo) und aufwändigem Lunch. War jeden Dollar wert! Steve und Nancy organisieren alles. Resümee: Toller Aufenthalt, insgesamt eine außergewöhnlich gute Unterkunft. Leider waren wir nur drei Tage dort. Das nächste Mal bleiben wir bestimmt länger!"
Guest: KnutDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 10, 2015
"My wife and I along with our two children (11 & 13) travelled to Costa Rica in November of 2014. This was our 3rd trip to Costa Rica (previous was ’08 & ’09). One of our goals on this trip was to spend a bit more time in the Turrialba area and to connect more with locals. Also, as an adventurous family (we have a sea kayak company in British Columbia: www.bcseakayak.com), we were keen to do some river rafting. Finding Jose’s “Natural Paradise” was perfect as it seemed to satisfy all these goals. Initial communication with Jose was clear and concise - and gave us confidence to move ahead with more questions before booking. Since Jose and his brother Sergio are guides, they easily organized a rafting trip for us on the Pacuare River (what a great day!!). Staying at the family farm was not only peaceful and relaxing but it allowed us to connect with a kind and wonderful Costa Rican family. This kind of experience is priceless! In learning my kids love soccer (they brought a soccer ball with them…), Sergio was keen to organize a fun soccer match with some of his friends and my kids. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate, as intense rains shut down the field on both days we tried to play. Regardless, the thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated! Relaxing at Natural Paradise, connecting with the Rivera family, experiencing their kind hospitality and partaking in some well-organized adventures was a highlight of our 2014 trip to Costa Rica."
Guest: AdamVDate of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: February 28, 2015
"We loved, loved this home. It is so comfortable and roomy. The thing we loved the best was the view off the back porch- Just breathtaking. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and lots of birds!! The owner has a book of common birds in the area so you can pick out what you are seeing. We saw 17 different birds but there were many more in the book that live in the area. Be sure and bring binoculars!
It is very close to Cartago but you would never know it. Very quiet and peaceful neighborhood. There is a Walmart close by and many restaurants. We mostly cooked in, though. The caretaker and family is very nice and helpful. The house is close to many attractions we wanted to see so it was a perfect location!!
I highly recommend this property for a relaxing vacation."
Guest: Dean G.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 29, 2015
"This house was very remote, up in the mountains. The view was spectacular. The gardens were beautiful. The road getting into the place was very difficult and the directions did not make it any easier to find. Once my husband got there he did not want to take the road back to town to go sightseeing. The host family was wonderful. Henry and his family were very kind and nice to us. Henry is an excellent cook and our meals couldn't have been any better. We enjoyed spending time with the family as thy are true Costa Ricans."
Guest: Nancy R.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 29, 2015