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Secluded Mountain Top Guest House With Nature all Around

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,991 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath right in the middle of nature

The Tree Farm Guesthouse was newly built in 2010. It has a large master suite with a king sized bed and two guest bedrooms with queen sized beds. Designed by a Costa Rican architect, this house sits high atop a mountain ridge and is surround by the natural forest, teak plantation and rural area. The Guest House was designed for all rooms to enjoy the wonderful climate that Miramar Costa Rica has to offer. The kitchen, living room, master bedroom and guest bedrooms all walk-out to a magnificent covered back porch that can be used at all times of the day and night. There is no need for a heating or air conditioning system at the house - the air temperatures at the farm rarely get above 90 degrees F and never drop below 60 degrees F. One of the most fun features of the house are the outdoor showers in both master and guest bathrooms. The house sits on a 115-hectare tree plantation with 50 of the hectares are natural forest. Two scenic streams run through the property. Wildlife and bird watching opportunities are fantastic. Nature walks through the farm are plentiful and impressive. Many swimming holes are available in the streams on the property. Imagine having a wonderful nature reserve type of property all to yourself.

Jake Bauers
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Jake Bauers

I grew up in Boulder, Colorado, USA, and now live just down the road in Denver. Growing up around Boulder I developed a great love and respect for nature. Throughout my childhood, my parents encouraged me to take advantage of the opportunities that mountain life provided. We were fortunate to spend our formative years outdoors, and these early experiences led us to truly appreciate nature. The feeling I get from being in a forest rich with lush undergrowth is indescribable, and it gives me a heightened awareness of the life that surrounds us and the connections between all living things.

Jake Bauers purchased this house in 2010

Why Jake Bauers chose Canton of Nicoya

Why Costa Rica? In 1999 I met his wife, Ericka, a native Costa Rican. From the first time I visited later that year I fell in the love with the country. The incredible lushness of the vegetation, the diverse and incredible wildlife, the great weather year round, and the beautiful mountains rainforest and beaches kept me coming back year after year.

What makes this house unique

Our guesthouse is perfectly secluded in a beautiful mountain setting. Close enough to the city that you can get the supplies you need, but far enough out that you can truly connect with nature. The beach and national parks are close enough to make an easy day trip to either. The vast property (115 hectares) gives the perfect setting to get out and discover all types of wildlife. From a vast array of birds to monkeys to beautiful butterflies to rarer sightings such as rain forest deer. You can truly experience this beautiful country that isn't possible in other settings.


Canton of Nicoya House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1991 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking


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Secluded Mountain Top Guest House With Nature all Around
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home tucked away up in the hills! We had a great overnight there. The house itself was worth the trek there (you need 4x4 to get therr) but the views were tremendous! Wonderful warm welcome from the property manager and the nicest, cutest dogs who became our best friends. Highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our 2 young kids stayed in this home for about 5 days. Best vacation ever. The home is beautiful and the setting is even more amazing. If your family cannot live without electronics, this might not be the place for you as there is no wifi or TV. There is however lots of amazing beaches very close by. The caretakers were really nice. It is a little intimidating initially driving up to the house but after the 1st day, it was part of the adventure for my family of 4. We will definitely come back to stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house but not well maintained.

  • 3 of 5

The house is beautiful but not very clean or well maintained by the caretakers, which we have shared details of with Jake, the owner. We stayed at the house in Feb (dry season), so the photos of the green trees is not what we saw. As in the US, the leaves were down & the trees barren. If you stay during the rainy season the setting would look as depicted, but then it would be very challenging to get to/from the house because the dirt road leading to the house is not well maintained. They are also deforesting the mountains around the area, which also took away from the beautiful setting. Still it was a pretty & tranquil setting; just not what the photos depicted. The house was hot as the temps were in the upper 90's each day & no amount of air circulating with fans & windows open cooled it down enough to sleep well. Between the hot temps, the animals howling, the loud/constant wind ea night, and a skunk as a visitor one night, unfortunately we did not have restful sleep any night. The caretakers are enjoyable people but their house is very close to the rental. We have visited Costa Rica on 3 separate occasions and stayed in homes on each trip, and this was our least enjoyable home, for a variety of reasons.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described, remote, peaceful and a very good value for the accommodations provided.

  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly as described and met our expectations. The road to the property is rough and steep in places. We opted to use 4WD in the bad areas. We probably could have made it up in 2WD and sufficient momentum as it was dry. Do note that in normal traffic and speed limit, the drive is closer to 2 hours from the Liberia airport.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Me encanto el lugar y la casa

  • 4 of 5

Algunas sugerencias (nice to have):

- Un espejo de cuerpo completo

- TV aunque no tenga cable para que los más chicos jueguen o ven Netflix, HBO o lo que sea

- Microwave

- Un para de trampas para insectos

Un lugar Genial!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home, great location

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect! The view and the home were both a great get away. The kids loved running around outside. The grownups loved letting them. It was great to get away from all the people. The care takers went out of their way to help us and took us to a waterfall for the kids to swim in. Also this was easy to find for being out of the way!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Liberia Airport
Nearest Beach
32 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The guesthouse sits atop a ridge in a secluded mountainous region between Nicoya and the coast. The house sits on a 115-hectare tree plantation with more than 50 hectares of unspoiled natural forest including two streams that run through the property. Nature walks, wildlife viewing and peace and tranquility are abundant.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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