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HOT TUB! Fast WiFi, Walk to the Reserve, Patio, Super Clean, Beautiful Garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two Bedrooms, Full Kitchen, Covered Patio with Hot Tub, Surrounded by Nature.

We just refreshed the property in December 2017. New heater for the hot tub, fresh paint in the bedrooms and main living areas. There will be fresh pictures soon.

Wear yourself out hiking the reserve or flying across the valleys on a zipline. Then come home to relax in the hot tub. We are close to the woods, and get forest animals and birds in the yard almost daily.

Our cottage features two bedrooms with a queen bed in each. There is a small bath with a shower. The vanity is in the common area, making it easier for a family to prepare for a busy day.

We recently upgraded our kitchen. The kitchen features ceramic tile countertops, modern triple sink, new refrigerator with freezer, hot plate,, toaster oven and microwave. We also have all the necessary glasses, plates, flatware, pots, pans, cooking utensils, etc.

Have coffee on our covered patio where you can relax on comfortable benches or at the table and watch the hummingbirds. Spend a rainy night in the covered hot tub. Have a bottle of wine, and watch the wind blow!

Our local manager can assist with tours to ziplines, forest canopy bridges, and coffee plantations. She is usually available..

Though the house will sleep six, we think four adults is about the maximum that will be comfortable. But the futon in the living room will be comfy for the kids.

The owner of the Quetzal's Nest also owns Costa Rica Travel Exchange. a US based tour operator with 26 years experience in Costa Rica.

I can assist you with information, transportation, rental cars, or accommodations anywhere in Costa Rica. Special discounts apply for our renters!

More Details

Property Manager
Patrick Hewitt
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Patrick Hewitt

We are a married couple 'around 60' I work as a Travel Tour operator specializing in Costa Rica, It is all I have done since 1992, so I know Costa Rica well. My wife is a medical professional at a local hospital. We make our home in New Orleans, and visit Costa Rica as frequently as possible. We are enthusiastic about sharing our favorite destination with fellow travelers. .

Patrick Hewitt purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Patrick Hewitt chose Monteverde

Location is the key. You almost couldn't get closer to the reserve without a tent. Most mornings, we walk to the coffee shop outside the reserve to enjoy a latte and watch the dozens of hummingbirds gather at the feeders to compete for breakfast.

This is what Monteverde is all about. A beautiful setting, a friendly local manager, and only a short ride to all of the local area amenities.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the quiet and peaceful location. We love coffee on the covered outdoor patio. We are only ½ mile from the Continental Divide. So the wind can howl late at night! But that is all part of the rustic feel.

We love our hot tub too. This is the perfect place to recover from a long day of hiking or adventure. Our favorite time is during an evening rain. You grab a class of wine, and watch the rain fall, and the trees sway. All safe in the hot tub under the covered patio.


Monteverde Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity in main living area.
  • The bathroom is small but it has a very large shower area, along with a commode. We moved the vanity out into the living area. This way, someone can still use the vanity while someone else is using the bathroom. It works very well.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Two bedrooms. Both with Queen beds. The master bedroom is large, and runs from the front of the house, to the back. There is closet with with linen storage. There is a safe for valuables. There is also an area with a desk and chair. We have a small collection of books. We have some games as well. The smaller bedroom has a small armoire, and hooks for jackets and raincoats.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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HOT TUB! Fast WiFi, Walk to the Reserve, Patio, Super Clean, Beautiful Garden
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 12 reviews
Anchorage, Alaska

Great base camp for adventure

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and well maintained. Everything worked as needed. The real benefit of this place though is that it is far enough out of the way to be quiet at night but close enough to everything for easy access. Pat was very helpful setting us up with a hassle free rental car and arranging tours.

We hiked for about four hours in each of the three preserves that are nearby, Monteverde cloud forest reserve, the Children's eternal rain forest, and Curi Cancha. They were all surprisingly different considering their proximity to each other and our 7 and 10 year old daughters had no problem with the hikes. If you are a serious birder (I'm not but I at least learned to appreciate them on this trip) you can have a guide walk through the preserves with you to help you find the more elusive species such as the Quetzal.

The highlight of the trip was spending the day at Selvatoura park. I normally avoid canned tour experiences but this was exceptional. We went for the full day package and I am glad we did. We saw a lot, learned a lot and the zip line canopy tour was amazing. They rent a helmet cam for the zip line tour and we got some spectacular footage from it.

The best restaurant in town that we found was Cafe Cabure. The food was exquisite, reasonably priced and they make their own chocolate! Needless to say the desserts were amazing. There is also a chocolate tour and a bat tour (random but cool) on the property.

For breakfast or lunch, Stella's Bakery is very good and they put fruit out in the back to attract the birds.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rundown in Monteverde

  • 1 of 5

Great location, but very rundown. The place is extremely musty--it reeks of mildew--necessitating the constant running of a loud dehumidifier that leaked all over the kitchen floor while we were there. One has to fill the tub manually with a dirty hose and warm it by flipping a bunch of random switches and waiting two hours. There was very little hot water to shower with and the kitchen was fairly primitive too (think hot plate, no oven). Parking on a tiny narrow incline is also hazardous. And worst of all--the toilet didn't flush properly. Full on disaster.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: VRBO has told me that they cannot remove this review. That I can only respond to it. When you are manipulated and ripped off by a someone like this, it is hard to write a professional and calm response. I contacted VRBO while this guest was staying in the property. We saw trouble coming. Our house is not "run down". We had just spent ten days there with a work crew.  We spent $4000 on a general refresh, including a new roof and painting or varnishing every single surface in the entire house. Please look at the pictures in our listing. These were taken the day we left, only a couple of weeks before Evan arrived. The short version it that Evan lied about how many people were in his party, he booked and paid for two guests. This was a fraudulent attempt to avoid extra occupancy charges. He then broke into a locked linen closet to get linen and towels for his group. They filled all three queen beds. His wife then decided the house was too small for thier throng of people. I started getting these long rambling emails at 12:03 AM, on New Year's Eve. He said the toilet was stopped up, but they continued using it anyway (Eww!) He said the whole house smelled bad from the accumulated waste. He claimed the kitchen was flooded by the dehumidifier. Though he had our manager's phone numbers, he never got in touch. By 8:21 AM, they wanted to leave. He asked that I refund the next two nights, and "there would be no hard feelings"  I agreed, and also refunded his security deposit, despite the broken lock. VRBO can verify this. He Doesn't Mention This In His Review. Our manager dropped in unannounced at 9:00 AM. The toilet was working just fine, no odor. No flood of water on the floor. She could verify at least four people there, maybe more. Here is a line from an Email from Evan after check out. Again verifiable through VRBO: "No hard feelings though, I know it isn’t your fault. appreciate you refunding us the last two nights" I deducted $40.00 from the refund, for the extra people in the house. He was upset by this, hence the nasty review. Now it gets really weird. We had a guest there a couple of days ago. They loved everything about the house. The odd thing was the Alt-Right Hate Literature they found scattered in the house.  Pamphlets mixed in with the tour brochures, a racist book in our little lending library, a photo copied magazine article in the nightstand drawer.  I had to assure him that it wasn't ours.   It was all so very odd.
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2 5
San Francisco, CA

Cozy home wrapped in nature

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay here with two friends. The home was tidy and cozy, but perfect. It's tucked into the trees and feels luxuriously secluded in the rain forest, even though its just a ~50 feet from the road. It was great waking up to all the sounds of the birds in the morning. We had a great time sight seeing from here around Monteverde, though I would definitely recommend a car.

The kitchen was well stocked, and we had a great time cooking and dancing around the kitchen one night. I would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy house near Monteverde reserve

  • 5 of 5

The house was well supplied with items needed for our 3 night stay. The owner was very helpful in responding to our inquiries. Any travelers to Monteverde should be aware of poor road conditions. I advised the owner that one of the suggested routes was much worse than the other and should not be recommended at this time.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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rustic and wonderful, nature surrounded us

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a house in the middle of nature here it is.

We got up in the morning made breakfast and then walked 15 to 20 minutes to the

national park Monteverde Cloud Forest reserve.

The Trapp Family lodge is only 5 minutes away and we would go there for dinner.

Coming back to the house in the afternoon found a blue capped MOTMOT sitting in the tree eating a giant moth. Got the picture just like national geographic.

We had a great time and would book the Quetzal Nest again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slidell la USA

Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

I have had the pleasure of staying at this cute little house on several occasions thru the years. I loved the homey feel,the ease of having the property manager close. Walking distance to the reserve and the beautiful nature surrounding it.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
San Jose (SJO) & Liberia (LBR)
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Bar Amigos
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Pan American
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Trapp Family
Car: recommended

The Quetzal's Nest is a small home located within a short walk of the Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve. Our garden hosts Quetzals, Mot Mots, Hummingbirds, Coatamundis, Tropical Foxes, even (once) a cougar!

The owner is a US based Costa Rica tour operator. This is our own personal hideaway. I am happy to assist you with discounted rental cars, transportation, tours, hotels in other regions of the country, along with local info. We have been in business since 1992, so I have lots of information and advice to share!

Monteverde offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and interesting people. As a matter of fact this area is almost the perfect model for nature and people coexisting harmoniously.

In the early 1950s a small group of Quaker dairy farmers from the US settled on the mountain. The Quakers, with their peaceful ways, and respect for the environment, were a perfect match for the hard working, friendly Costa Ricans already living here. Since that time, several reserves have been founded where you can walk for hours in the splendor of the cloudforest.

Many artists, researchers and educators either make their homes here or are frequent visitors. Several alternative schools, an institute for cloudforest education, a woman's arts cooperative, numerous galleries and unique giftshops illustrate the cultural experience awaiting you here.

Numerous canopy adventures (both walkways and ziplines), coffee plantations, an orchid garden, a butterfly farm, a rainforest tram, a frog zoo, a serpentarium and insectarium can also be found here.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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