Monteverde Casa Inspiracion-All Proceeds Support Sustainability Demo Center
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This cabin and its sister homes, Casa Inspiracion, Rancho el Rio and their newest addition, La Granja, fund all the animal welfare, environmental and social welfare programs their owners run at the Sustainability Demonstration Center depicted in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN3SdOncMTU&feature=youtu.be
IMPORTANT: After May 2017, Casa Inspiracion will only be available for medium to long-term rentals with a minimum stay of 2 weeks. There will be an adjusted price for long-term stays. Please get in touch with us directly to inquire.
The Center is located along the main route to Monteverde and right now there is a SPECIAL PROMOTION: FREE TOUR of an animal sanctuary, the historic Sustainability Demonstration Center, an Organic Farm, and the surrounding tropical paradise of forest & river! Other special ADVENTURE, CULTURAL, SPANISH LANGUAGE, RURAL, AND NATURAL EXCURSION packages for a unique Costa Rican experience with DISCOUNTS available! Contact us for more details.
Casa Inspiracion is surrounded by lush vegetation and fruit trees, and the birds and wildlife that live on them. Yet you are on a mountainside, so you get to see hummingbirds feeding right outside your window, AND the majestic views of the mountains and the Nicoya Gulf right from your kitchen window. It is Casa Cielo's sister and it is situated on the same 5-acre preserve but a little lower down the mountain slope.
Casa Inspiracion is truly a Bird-Watcher´s Paradise. The birds and wildlife come to freely enjoy the tangerines, oranges, water apples, grapefruits, bananas, avocado, rose apples, lemons and mangoes, and drink from the pond. Our guests enjoy the organic tea and coffee. Children like to feed our free-range chickens and play with our friendly dogs, - ONLY 15 minutes to Monteverde, 7 mins to the nearest town of Santa Elena.
Situated right off the main road to San Jose, but nestled in the mountains, it is a 5 minute drive to grocery stores, banks, restaurants, etc.
Enjoy the Cloud Forest attractions during the day, but at night, retreat to the low-land drier and warmer climate and its diverse wildlife.
Wake up to the sound of parrots flying overhead and chickens coming to your back porch, then warm up with a cup of herbal tea straight from our garden or organic coffee from the San Luis Valley. We provide you with free organic coffee for the first morning of your stay as we are coffee producers in Monteverde and want to make sure you have an awesome start to your first morning with us! If you want to purchase more organic coffee for your stay or to take home, you can order it through our food order form.
Later on, take a walk on the trails and see beauty and biodiversity all around... you could even feed the chickens and fish.
In the evening, watch the amazing sunset from the back porch swing and curl up in a tub for two.
Less than 2 hours to the beach, 3.5 hours to Volcan Arenal, 30 mins to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and zip-lines, 20 mins to Children´s Eternal Rain Forest, 7 minutes to ranarium, herpetarium, horse-back rides, orchid and butterfly gardens.
It has a double bathtub and a full bed (sleeps 2) in the master bedroom, another full bed and a twin (in the style of bunk beds, sleeps 3) in a second bedroom and a full futon in the living room (sleeps 2). It has a fully-equipped kitchen (stove & oven, fridge, toaster oven, blender, kitchen utensils, dish towels, etc.) and access to a washing machine.
It is a totally rustic and cozy home. Through the large picture windows, you can watch the ever-changing color display of the magnificent sunsets right from your kitchen, bathtub or your hand-crafted swing on your back porch. You can cook indoors or outdoors as there is a wood-burning stove on the porch. There is a smaller front porch with a table and a bench.
There is free wi-fi and your own phone line with free calls within Costa Rica.
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Keywords: cabin, casita, vacation rental, romantic, family, rustic, nature, cloud forest, mountain, birding
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Member since: 2012
- 1 story
- 108 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Housekeeper Optional
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My standard rate
Apr 1 - Apr 1, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Charge beyond 2 guests $5
- Tax Rate 13%
The basic rate is for two guests. Beyond two guests, there is a $5 charge for each guest per night.
$100 refundable pet deposit
Payment upon arrival, cash USD. For reservations longer than 2 weeks, a deposit is required.
$5 for each additional guest beyond two guests.
1 day off for every week-long stay
2 days off for 2-week reservations
3 days off for 3-week reservations
4 days off for four-week reservations
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Quiet private Paradise in rural área just 15 mins by car from Monteverde and 7 mins from Santa Elena. Cloud forest preserves nearby, ziplines, birding tours, night hikes, world-famous Monteverde Cheese Factory, chocolate factory, butterfly, frog and orchid gardens. Horse back riding to hot springs 2 minutes away.
We conduct rural tourism tours.
Year Purchased: 1991
About the owner: Alexander was born in the San Luis Valley in the Monteverde region and has lived all his life here. He started working when he was 11 years old helping his father herd oxen to take milk to the local cheese factory. At the age of 15, he began working for the Children´s Eternal Rain Forest, then he worked for InBio (Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad) researching snails all over Costa Rica, he then worked for ProNativas, an non-profit organization that promotes the use of native ornamental plants as a conservation effort. He believes in changing the world one person at a time, starting with ourselves. Veronica was born in Mexico and spent 25 years in the States. She worked as a biologist, then as a licensed clinical social worker in various settings including private practice with people suffering from chronic physical illnesses and hospice care. She arrived in Monteverde a few years ago with her 5 year old son, Stuart. She founded PAWS costarica (Promotion of Animal Wellbeing Society), a non-profit organization to help educate people regarding the responsible and compassionate treatment of animals. She believes, like Alex, in changing the world from the inside (OUR inside) out. Everything we do, our choices and lifestyles sum up to our current state of affairs… we have the power to choose again so we can heal ourselves, our planet and all living beings. Their work with their ecotourism business, their Sustainability Demonstration Center, and the community helps visitors understand the intimate connection that we have to the land. The entire community gets to benefit from the tourism that comes to this very rural area and get to share their own wisdom. Everyone wins. Stuart is 12 years old and attends the public school in Guacimal. He shares our family dream of enjoying the simple things and having lots of fun playing soccer and bird-watching. Our dream is to achieve sustainability in harmony with nature
Why the Owner Chose La Lindora, Monteverde, Costa Rica:
22 years ago, Alexander bought this land. It had been used for cattle and was pretty devoid of tress. He wanted to reforest it and turn it into a safe haven for birds and animals. Alex, Veronica and Stuart lived in Casa Inspiracion while they tended to guests at Casa Cielo on this same property before moving to Rancho el Rio. This house was built about 65 years ago and was remodeled recently. The property it sits on is now a 5- acre paradise where you get to enjoy Nature at its best!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the peace and quiet, the sounds of the parrots flying overhead, and of the birds on the trees. We like having lots of space to roam and filling our eyes with the beauty all around. Our animals are happy here too and we enjoy seeing them free and happy. We feel in harmony with nature. The property is close to everything, but when we are home we have our privacy and space. There is enough peace that you can relax, renew and reconnect. Being here allows one to become inspired and moved to action toward a better life and a better world.
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Hard to beat waking up to a sunny spacious kitchen overlooking paradise
Private access to bathroom and private bathtub in master bedroom
romantic bathtub for two in master bedroom
The front porch offers another place to watch the family of toucans living here
Large, exquisite wrought-iron, hand crafted table for six -more chairs available
You can take off into adveture from your very own driveway (bikes for rent)
A typical Costa Rican, home-made snack awaits you upon arrival
The elusive Bat Falcon comes back to our slice of heaven in June
Your spirits lift when you are living so high up with the birds
Be moved by the awe-inspiring sunsets from your back porch
This breathtaking view is what you see right from your living room window!
kids and adults alike LOVE this rustic bedroom
Rustic beauty, yet all the comforts of home, hot shower,
Submerge yourself in a lush Paradise but high up on a mountain to enjoy the view
You'll love doing dishes at this sink! Wonderful views near and far.
Enjoy your coffee on this ultra-comfy futon for two looking out the mountains
Walk around our little paradise and see beauty everywhere
Get Inspired at Casa Inspiración... the views are unforgettable
A family of toucans lives on this property... we hope you see them!
Swing your worries away watching the amazing sunsets from your back porch
Stroll thru the private trails on the property & discover birds & tiny wonders
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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