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Monteverde Casa Inspiracion-All Proceeds Support Sustainability Demo Center

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Fully equipped spacious rustic home, 2 Bd, 1Ba & bathtub, sleeps 7, Ocean View

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

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.

Email us for daily, weekly or monthly rates.

Keywords: cabin, casita, vacation rental, romantic, family, rustic, nature, cloud forest, mountain, birding
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 108 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Underage renters must be accompanied by an adult...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Specially suited for children as it is spacious, on one level ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Give us details and ask us. Refundable pet deposit required....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Romantic bathtub for two in this master bedroom ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Rustic, comfy bunk bed sleeps 2 on bottom and 1 on top...moreless

  • Baby crib/play pen available upon request at no extra cost A full size extra-comfy futon in living room sleeps 2...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Plenty of hot water...moreless

  • A DOUBLE BATHTUB IS LOCATED IN THE MASTER BEDROOM ADJACENT TO THIS BATHROOM...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our neighbor can delight you with delicious typical Costa Rican food served at your home or hers for only $12 per meal. If you enjoy water, a natural hotspring you get to by horseback is available only 2 mins away by car. Trails and a pond on site ...moreless

Entertainment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Watch the Gulf of Nicoya from this home...moreless

  • Rural:

    A few minutes from the hussle and bustle of Monteverde, but in a quiet rural área in the real Costa Rica...moreless

  • Water View:

    Amazing sunsets over the Gulf of Nicoya...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Spelunking

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Internet:

    Free wi-fi or ethernet...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Desk, full futon sleeps 2...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private parking and carport...moreless

  • Telephone:

    You get to have your own landland with free calls within Costa Rica...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity automatic washer available onsite...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Accessible from the inside or outside of your home...moreless

  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Brew it the traditional Costa Rican way... we provide you the means...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    wine bottle opener, can opener, etc....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped (large fridge, stove with oven, toaster oven, blender, coffee making device the Costa Rican way, coffee grinder, silverware, plates, cups, etc, etc.)...moreless

  • Oven:

    gas, two-rack oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Free organic coffee for the first morning of your stay, we provide a food order form for local, mostly organic food products...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner gas stove with two-rack oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Back patio features a rustic hand-made swing and a wood-burning stove...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Wood burning stove can be used as a grill...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$100
$600 $2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • $5/addt'l person past 2 $5 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

$5 for each additional guest beyond 2 guests

For each full week you reserve, you get one day for free

****13% COSTA RICAN TAX IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE BASE RATE****THIS TAX IS MANDATORY AND IT WILL BE ADDED TO THE TOTAL


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

125 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Liberia
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Bar Amigos
70 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Puntarenas
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 606 right at your entrance lane
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Tree House Restaurant- Eat on the canopy of a tree
65 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Playa Dona Ana

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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Photos

  • Hard to beat waking up to a sunny spacious kitchen overlooking paradise

    Hard to beat waking up to a sunny spacious kitchen overlooking paradise

  • Private access to bathroom and private bathtub in master bedroom

    Private access to bathroom and private bathtub in master bedroom

  • romantic bathtub for two in master bedroom

    romantic bathtub for two in master bedroom

  • The front porch offers another place to watch the family of toucans living here

    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

    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)

    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

    A typical Costa Rican, home-made snack awaits you upon arrival

  • The elusive Bat Falcon comes back to our slice of heaven in June

    The elusive Bat Falcon comes back to our slice of heaven in June

  • Swing your worries away watching the amazing sunsets from your back porch

    Swing your worries away watching the amazing sunsets from your back porch

  • Stroll thru the private trails on the property & discover birds & tiny wonders

    Stroll thru the private trails on the property & discover birds & tiny wonders

  • This breathtaking view is what you see right from your living room window!

    This breathtaking view is what you see right from your living room window!

  • kids and adults alike LOVE this rustic bedroom

    kids and adults alike LOVE this rustic bedroom

  • Rustic beauty, yet all the comforts of home, hot shower,

    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

    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.

    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

    Enjoy your coffee on this ultra-comfy futon for two looking out the mountains

  • Walk around our little paradise and see beauty everywhere

    Walk around our little paradise and see beauty everywhere

  • Get Inspired at Casa Inspiración... the views are unforgettable

    Get Inspired at Casa Inspiración... the views are unforgettable

  • Your spirits lift when you are living so high up with the birds

    Your spirits lift when you are living so high up with the birds

  • Be moved by the awe-inspiring sunsets from your back porch

    Be moved by the awe-inspiring sunsets from your back porch

  • Take a walkl around the property to find the Keel Billed Toucans.

    Take a walkl around the property to find the Keel Billed Toucans.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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