Eco-Home at One with Nature(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Eco-Friendly Home With 2 Master Suites
Inside Madreselva, you will notice that we have an eye for detail. The house was designed to be at one with nature yet offer all the conveniences and charm our guests may desire. The open floor plan takes advantage of the ocean breezes, big views and incredible sunrise over the mountains. The gourmet kitchen is spacious, enjoys high-end appliances, and granite counter tops. There is a TV room with a large flat-screen, cable, and DVD player. The 4 bedrooms have high quality, comfortable mattresses that will leave you refreshed and ready for days of adventures. Gather your group together for a meal at the large twelve person table that overlooks the beautiful pool, valley, and ocean.
Outside Madreselva, you are surrounded by the wonders of nature. Sit by the pool and watch the clouds roll by, waves crash onto the Whale’s Tail, monkeys play in the treetops and birds fly below. The thatch roofed palapa (called 'rancho' in Costa Rica) hangs over the valley offering seamless views, and is a perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or a sunset cook-out on the BBQ grill. The outdoor spaces are complete with hammocks and comfortable furniture perfect for napping or reading that book you have been dying to finish.
Madreselva is the perfect home-base from which to launch a number of exciting excursions. You can choose among a dozen beaches, surfing, whale and dolphin watching, horse riding, birdwatching, water rafting, kayaking, zip lining, fishing, and day as well as night-guided nature tours. Near us you can hike to 3 magnificent waterfalls through primary forest, as well as swim and play in the local river. You can also, take advantage of our trails for hiking, bird watching, or taking photographs of our diverse wildlife.
Our staff is ready to pamper you and make your vacation unforgettable. Rosibel, our housekeeper, is available from 7am - 1pm (Monday - Friday) to cook you a delightful breakfast made from local ingredients. She will also do a light cleaning that includes tidying up, making beds, and doing one load of laundry per day for your group. All this is included in the price. If you would like additional services, such as extra laundry, shopping, cooking other meals or child care, please let us know. We are happy to help.
Uvita is only minutes by car and offers a wide array of services including super markets, banks, a health clinic, dentist, pharmacy, veterinarian, and much more. There are several good restaurants in our area, and Ojochal, the next town south, has several excellent restaurants receiving high reviews. If you are a golfer, the San Buenas 18 holes golf course is only 25 minutes away.
Madreselva is a 'green home' - we are proud that we rely on solar energy for power and hot water. The home was built to the highest ecological standards and best practices in tropical architecture. The roof is made from recycled plastic, the pool tiles are recycled glass, and the wood throughout the house comes from local wood, certified as being sustainably harvested. Even the dining room table was crafted from a hardwood tree that fell on the property decades ago.
We hope you will choose Madreselva for your next vacation, family get-together or yoga/meditation retreat. The balmy breezes, private setting, and lush jungle surroundings will leave you relaxed, refreshed and looking forward to your next visit to our beautiful country.
Important: Our private gravel road (1 mile), while in excellent condition, is steep and thus you will need a 4x4 car to access our property.
- 1 master bedroom with a Queen bed, ensuite bathroom, and outdoor shower.
- 1 master bedroom with a King sized bed, ensuite full bathroom and tv.
- 1 bedroom with a Queen bed and a Single bed, full bathroom across the breezeway.
- 1 bunk room with 2 Double beds below, 2 Singles above that can sleep up to six people. It also has an ensuite bathroom.
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Member since: 2015
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 13
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
The house is not child proof so we prefer no children under the age of 7 years old. We are flexible on a case by case basis. The house is not suitable for toddlers as the pool is a part of the deck and not fenced. Also, the Rancho does not have child safe railings. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Included In Price
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Mountain View:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
The dining area overlooks the pool, the San Josecito Valley and the Pacific Ocean. The handmade dining room table accommodates up to 12 people. The 'breakfast counter' can fit up to 4 more. ...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
Rosibel will wash, dry and fold 1 load of laundry each day (Mon-Fri) As the house runs on solar power we wash between 9 am and noon if the batteries are above 75% charge. Extra loads $10 each....moreless
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lanai / Gazebo:
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 9 - May 15, 2017
4 night min stay
May 16 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 1 - Jan 7, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 13%
Our rate for Easter and Christmas is $3800 a week with a minimum 5 night stay.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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Rosibel can make all the reservations for your dinners, adventure tours and activities for your convenience.
Year Purchased: 2014
About: The owners, Claudia and Harold Alderman spent their honeymoon almost 30 years ago in Costa Rica. While there, they fell in love with this beautiful country and fantasized about someday retiring in Costa Rica.In 2014 their dream came true with the purchase of 25 acres in the Oro Verde Reserve. With Harold's enthusiastic support, Claudia spent the entire year creating Madreselva as an eco-home and wildlife refuge. Claudia is an environment specialist, who devoted her career to promoting biodiversity conservation and the improved management and financing of protected areas in Latin America. She has a Master's Degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental studies. Her thesis focused on the economic and ecologic benefits of private protected areas. When torn away from Costa Rica she is based in Washington DC.
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Your Vacation Destination
View of pool and palapa
Relax in the hammock, read a book, or just dream...
Bunk room- 2 double & 2 single beds, each with own window.
'Palapa' or 'rancho' Sit on the rocking chairs, play board games, or enjoy a BBQ
Comfortable outdoor furniture throughout
Master Bedroom 1 - with queen sized bed
Dinning, living and tv rooms.
Playa Ventanas - one of our favorite beaches in the area
Madreselva is nested in the rain-forest- we wake up to birds & howling monkeys
Views from the palapa
Time to Relax
Master Bedroom 2 with King-sized bed
Amazing views from our pool!
View from the palapa
Outdoor seating area
Master bedroom 1
Hummingbird picture taken from palapa
Open Floor Plan to take advantage of the cool mountain breezes
Howling monkeys will likely be the first sounds you hear as you wake
Nearby waterfall and swimming hole
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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