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Large Beautiful Country Home in Monteverde with View

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type house


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:
June 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 Monte Verde

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.


Monte Verde 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 4.864865 based on 37 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as advertised. We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Local flair with great neighbors

  • 4 of 5

This beautiful home near Monteverde was huge, comfortable and gave our family the opportunity to spread out. We loved cooking in the kitchen, reading books in the living room and meeting the neighbors/caretakers, Evelyn and Guillermo. They were the highlight of the rental and I wish I spoke more Spanish and had more time to learn their story. I had read the reviews about the wind and thought I could handle the noise but I was unprepared for how loud it would be! My 9 yo son kept asking if we were in a hurricane. I tried earplugs but still slept awful. If you are a sound sleeper, this is a gem of a house!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Monteverde

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the warm hospitality of Evy, Guillermo and Josline . The house is very spacious, comfortable, clean and has everything you need. Nice to be just outside of busy Santa Elena. Guillermo arranged a guide (Jorge) for a tour of the cloud forest, which was great.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Great experience ....lovely food from our welcoming hosts

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house but windy

  • 5 of 5

The house and host was perfect, super clean and really confortable. The only problem was the wind, it is so windy that You need earplug on night because it is too noisy too sleep. Except that, it was perfect, near too town, beautiful view on montait, super and big house, really Nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unmatched Hospitality at a Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious home. For us though the hospitality of Evelyn and Guillermo really pushed this rental over the top. We only had one night in Monteverde but were able to fit in a night tour and zip-lining adventure. Evelyn helped us to book and set up the bus pickup. Guillermo did laundry for us that night, made us breakfast in the morning, and even gave us some good-bye pastries. Really none of though I struggle to truly capture the joy of just interacting with them. Great people!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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