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MountainTop Panorama, Internet WIFI, TV, Non Smoking, Temp 70s, Outdoor Grilling
Deluxe King size bed Super comfy Twin beds. Here's a Costa Rican travel hint: Most Costa Rican beds are uncomfortable BUT not at Finca Good Life--you'll sleep like a dream on our posh mattresses. .
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
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You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
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About Michele Martin
There’s something about being Native American that has always caused me to view the world in a fresh, distinctive way. Like the first time I ever saw Ray. My mother and I had just opened a dress emporium near the Snake River Canyon. (We sold dresses for $3.99!) On our way to our little boutique one bright morning we stopped to window shop at the local dime store. I saw the cutest boy inside who was carrying a huge ladder down the stairs. Suddenly he tripped and fell and that ladder was wrapped around his head. I laughed so hard. My mother said, “You’re going to marry that boy one day.” I blushed. But I was already in love, and I have been ever since. We’ve always been adventurers. Like the time Ray came home one December—and without any previous warning said, “I just bought your Christmas present. It’s an Italian restaurant on St. Thomas.” So we loaded up two kids and stuffed everything we could into a VW van and moved to a Caribbean island. Years later (and too many wondrous stories to tell you now) we moved back to the States. During the 57 years since I first saw him in that store window in Idaho, Ray and I have continued to follow an assortment of dreams. I’ve been a nurse; I’ve owned an ice cream parlor. Ray worked for Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. We are prize-winning Chili Cook-off winners. For years before pulling up stakes for Costa Rica, I owned a professional staffing company, and Ray was in charge of umpteen university dining services. We’ve been to all 50 states and lived in 35 different places. Why? Because Ray always said he wanted to know what was “on the other side of the mountain.” Living on our mountain-top in tropical Costa Rica, we never need to move again, because we now can see what is on every side of the mountain—and it’s unconditional love, unquestioned acceptance, and natural beauty. Ray calls it the meaning of life. The Costa Ricans call it Pura Vida. Whatever you call it, we’ve found it here, and we want to share it with you.
Michele Martin purchased this Bungalow in 2009
Why Michele Martin chose Cachi
The municipality we live in is called Paraíso (paradise.) There’s not a place in Costa Rica that isn’t stunningly beautiful. But our piece of paradise is extra special. Can you imagine looking to the right and seeing not one, but two sleeping giants? During your visit you won’t have to imagine it, you will have a view of two towering volcanos. Look a bit to the left and the sight of a charming hamlet…complete with church spires…will come into focus in the distance. Don’t forget to look over your shoulder—because there is our verdant mountain valley laid out in front of you. Waterfalls cover the opposite summit as easily as the coffee fields blanket the hillsides. And the sky in between is dotted with the lilting Swallow-tailed Kite—one of the coolest birds on the planet. With its deeply forked tail and bold black-and-white plumage, it is unmistakable in the summer skies. Flying with barely a wingbeat and maneuvering with just a twist of its incredible tail, it chases dragonflies through the crystal blue yonder. After rearing its young in nearby treetops, the kite migrates to wintering grounds in South America. Sound good? Well, you really have to experience it all in person.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Your private cottage is just the start of what awaits you--move over Pottery Barn--the easy, tropical decor is enchanting. Should you wish to acquaint yourself with our good life in a more interactive way, the following activities are available for you—just be sure and let us know at the time of your booking so we can give you the one-on-one personal attention you deserve. Artisanal Cheese Tasting and Wine Lunch Our cheese cave is always full of some mighty-tasty cheeses that are aging to perfection. We’ll choose several varieties and pair that with wine and tropical fruit for an unforgettable experience. $15 per person. Cheesemaking Workshop Perfect for a couple or a family. We’ll make that most famous French goat cheese: Chèvre! The real fun kicks into high gear when you get to design your very own flavor combinations. Then you’ll have it to enjoy during the rest of your stay—if you can keep from eating it all up the first day. Approximately 2 hours $12 per person. Hands-on Homestead Sausage Making While we do not butcher any of our animals (they are pets and part of the Finca Good Life family) we do make homemade sausage. From links to breakfast patties, and whether you grill some up on our private smokehouse grill or just fry some up for breakfast, you’ll have the freshest and the “best-est” sausage you’ve ever eaten. Approximately 3 hours. $25 per person. Goats 101 Meet the “girls” and have a truly “hands-on” experience as your learn to milk the goats. Also included, gathering farm fresh, organic eggs. Combine this with the cheesemaking and/or sausage making classes above and you’ll have the makings of a breakfast to tell your friends about. Talk about true farm-to-table freshness! Free. Goats 201 Have a charmed life? You’ll think so if you visit us during kidding season—that’s when the goats are having babies. Whether you witness the miracle of birth or just play with those darling baby goats, you’ll have photos of your life. Also on the house.