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Large Beautiful Country Home in Monteverde with View

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 9 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Beds for 6)

Key Points

1. Big house, nice view, all equipped

2. Caretakers know area and can give guidance and book tours

3. Caretakers can prepare meals, if wanted

4. 2km from continental divide, so warmer and sunnier

5. Access to all adventure sites

6. In country but close to town (walking distance)

Beautiful new furnished 3 bedroom home with great room, sitting area, full kitchen with all the dishes, pots and pans you will need. The master bedroom has a separate full bathroom. The two upstairs bedrooms share a full bathroom and each has a covered patio out sliding doors. There is also a guest bathroom on the first level. 2 Queen beds and a double are comfortable. All towels and linens provided and care-takers wash the linens after departure.

A covered patio off of the dining area is perfect for a barbecue dinner or just to sit and look at the beautiful view, sipping wine and watching the birds. The house is on a 2000 square meter property (1/2 acre) just down from the continental divide. Hear howler monkeys in the forests nearby. The temperature here in the mountains is a comfortable temperate climate year round.

The house is 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from Santa Elena, which has grocery stores, restaurants and various shops and transportation access to all adventures and reserves.

Monteverde is a key destination because of the several cloud forest reserves where tourists can hike or take guided tours. There are numerous other attractions, including night hikes, birding tours, exciting zip lines through the forest canopy, canopy bridge hikes, coffee plantation tours, waterfalls, and animal reserves. Monteverde is one of the only places in the world to see the Resplendent Quetzel, perhaps the most beautiful bird in the world. There are numerous other species of birds to see, including a number of types of Toucans. Wild life abounds.

Caretakers can provide breakfast for $9/person; typical Costa Rica dinners for $12 per person.

Keywords: house, casa, home

More Details

Evelyn Santamaria (owner and caretaker)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Evelyn Santamaria (owner and caretaker)

With our children grown, we wanted a place in Costa Rica. Of all of the places that we have traveled, none have appealed to us as much as Costa Rica. When we come to Costa Rica, we sometimes stare at one another and declare, 'We just love it here.'

Evelyn Santamaria (owner and caretaker) purchased this house in 2007

Why Evelyn Santamaria (owner and caretaker) chose Monteverde

We had traveled many places, but the beauty of this place and the warm friendly people drew us like a magnet. We went to spanish immersion school here and have developed our many 'Tico' friendhsips.

What makes this house unique

We have caretakers who live in a casita on the property and who can direct you to the best attractions/restaurants/hikes in the area. Our caretakers have become part owners and are dear friends. Evelyn is a chef and can also make tipical Costa Rica breakfasts and dinners for you in the house.

We have developed a number of friendships, some with other foreigners but mostly with Ticos. It is an easy country to travel in. Dollars are accepted everywhere and in most places English is spoken. The forest across from our property is known for the variety of birds and traveling troupes of monkeys.


Monteverde House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk-in Shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk-in Shower
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) I. Master bathroom 2. Upstairs full bathroom
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
On site care takers in casita. Local friend who can arrange for tours and attractions in Monteverde and everywhere is Costa Rica. Beautiful birds on and near property. Caretaker is a chef and for a small fee can make typical Costa Rica breakfasts and dinners but you will want to try some of the local restaurants. Caretakers can give information about best attractions, types of restaurants and even book tours in the area.


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Large Beautiful Country Home in Monteverde with View
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful with a fantastic host!

  • 5 of 5

Evy and Guillermo are fantastic hosts and so sweet.

We loved the house and everything about our stay!


  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Beautiful home with lovely owners!

  • 5 of 5

We spent one night here on a quick trip through Monteverde. The VRBO map didn’t have the correct details but we were able to call Evelyn’s mobile number to clarify directions. It was a bit of an adventure since we don’t speak Spanish. Between Evelyn using Google Translate on her phone and us getting help from a local Costa Rican, we were able to meet her husband at a nearby gas station and follow him to the property. The house is exactly as advertised inside. It’s gorgeous with classy and tasteful yet comfortable furnishings and all amenities. The bedrooms are huge and the beds are firm but comfortable. The whole place is spotless. Evelyn and her family live on the property and were readily available to answer question (using Google Translate) but you still feel like you have total privacy. What a warm family! They made us feel so welcome and they were prepared to take care of any of our travel needs. There is a small selection of local coffee, homemade granola and souvenir cookies to purchase. The home also has a small collection of books and games.

Though not a reflection of the home, we did experience some crazy wind overnight that rattled the windows! It made the house feel like a sanctuary from the elements and we were happy to be here!

One thing that’s hard to know from the photo is that the property is not as remote as it looks. It is bordered by other rural homes. It is not really a place that you go hiking around from easily. It’s a typical bumpy ride to the town of Santa Elena (about 6-7min) and there is a good spot to park your vehicle. We felt safe, secure and pleased with our choice.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Ottawa, Ontario

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house in a good location. Evy and Guillermo are very hospitable. The cinnamon buns we’re a wonderful surprise. It was very windy while we were there and I wish I had brought earplugs, the wind was very noisy at night.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Loved Our Stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful tastefully appointed home. Super clean and comfortable. Evy and Guillermo are the perfect hosts, super friendly and great cooks. Our Costa Rican breakfast (a complimentary surprise prepared by Evy) was delicious. Evy also booked our local adventures with transportation from the house! A sweet bonus!!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MN

The home and surroundings are beautiful! A highlight is the bird feeder outside the living room!

  • 5 of 5

Even better than the house are the owners, Evelyn y Guillermo, such friendly, helpful, welcoming people. Evy is a master baker whose treats we got to sample and both of them were unfailingly símpatico.

Bring earplugs during the windy season because the wind hitting the house will make you think you're being attacked. However, rainbows twice a day and an eerie phenomenon called a moon bow more than make up for it.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Monteverde!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely had a wonderful time in Monteverde. Evelyn and Guillermo really went out of their way to make our gang of 6 feel at home. The home baked goods Evelyn made for us on arrival were unbelievable and the birthday cake she made for my son was absolutely delicious!!!! The house is beautiful, spacious, clean and well maintained. We booked our tours through them which was a big help. Would definitely stay here again when coming back to Monteverde!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
San Jose (SJO)
Car: recommended

Hiking in Santa Elena cloudforest preserve, hiking in Monteverde cloudforest preserve, night hikes, immersion Spanish school, birding tours, zip lines, canopy bridge tours, tourist shopping, wonderful restaurants, easy travel to Arenal volcano, location of the Resplendent Questzel and hundreds of other bird species


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Rate is for up to 2 people. Each additional person is $18,75 per day. Caretakers can prepare dinners for $15 per person and breakfast for $9 per person includes food provided by caretakers. We offer a laundry service, for $5 a kilogram.

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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