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Eco Mountain Retreat - The Real Costa Rica!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Disconnect your stress in our thatched roof, open-air common area

Our 20 acre organic eco retreat is nestled in lush virgin forest and rolling pasteur lands.Perched on a hill above the Pacific Ocean at about 1500 feet of altitude, you'll experience relaxing breezes and cool night temperatures at our unique Costa Rica experience. Located between two National Parks, Cangreja to the east and Manuel Antonio to the south, hiking trails are abundant both in the parks and on site at Rancho Tranquilo. Abundant waterfalls and natural pools are available for swimming and provide a cool retreat after a day's hike. Natural hot springs were recently discovered nearby! Horseback riding and ziplining the canopy are also available nearby. Away from it all, we are only 20 minutes off the paved coastal highway, 30 minutes to a quiet non-tourist beach and 40 minutes to world famous surfing beaches in Esterillos and Playa Hermosa. Jaco, a tourist town teaming with restaurants, clubs and shopping is 45 minutes away. Awaken to the sounds of exotic birds and view blue morpho butterflies throughout the property. Rancho Tranquilo provides relaxation in a natural Costa Rican rainforest.

A 2500 sf thatched roof open-air common area has kitchen, dining and lliving areas decorated in local artisan furnishings. All lighting, fans/electric is solar powered. There are fans, but no A/C. A fire pit is available for fireside evenings under the stars you can almost touch! Stay in one of our cabins for $55 per night (2 people). There are 2 shared bathrooms, one full with shower, the other 1/2 bath, and 2 additional outside showers, one on an edge overlooking the forest with the sound of the river in the distance. Pura Vida!

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish, All languages are accepted and translated
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Aileen

Living at the Jersey Shore, we longed for a winter retreat. One trip to Costa Rica and we were hooked! We purchased a beach area lot and a couple of years later we saw this property. Once

Aileen purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Aileen chose San José

We loved the serenity of the mountains, the beautiful views from any location, the plethora of exotic birds, butterflies, and other animals including monkeys, and the incredible starry nights. We decided a couple of years in that we wanted to share this natural beauty with other visitors so the real Costa Rica would be known .

What makes this cabin unique

This is the 'other' Costa Rica, far away from busy tourist towns. If pure, abundant nature is what you are after, this is your spot. You'll feel like you are floating above the clouds when you awake and will stay in a Pura Vida mode the entire stay. Guests are welcome to enjoy the fruit from our many fruit trees. Fresh Costa Rica coffee is brewed each morning and enjoy a traditional Tico breakfast before you begin your daily adventures (add'l fee pp).


San José Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Two outdoor showers, one with mountain views and one enclosed, plus 2 shared bathrooms (one full and one half bath).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Natural living awaits you in our comfortable open air, screened, rustic cabin.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Bring your ipod and plug in to the stereo system. Expore our many trails throughout our 20 acres of paradise. Check out the recently discovered hot spring nearby!


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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Alex's Rustic Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Marriott Los Suenos, Herradura
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 34
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Alex's Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Must do Ziplining in the forest!; Other Activities: various swimming, surfing and fishing locations, hike La Cangreja National Park to the West and Manuel Antonio National Park to the south. Explore hot springs, waterfalls and tilapia farm nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Traditional Tico breakfast with rich Costa Rica coffee included!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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