Fully Equipped Cabin, 2 floors, 1 Bedroom + Additional sleep. areas, (Sleeps 6)
Bird-watcher´s paradise. Enjoy the million-dollar view of the Gulf of Nicoya and the mountains from this two-story new cabin in a secluded 5-acre preserve with lots of fruit trees (tangerines, oranges, water apples, grapefruits, bananas, avocado, rose apples, lemons), over 30 medicinal plants, free-range chickens, and more- This cabin and its sister cabins fund all the animal welfare, environmental and social welfare programs their owners run at the Sustainability Demonstration Center (sustainablecostarica.blogspot.com) located along the main route to Monteverde.
Casa Cielo is only 15 minutes from Monteverde, 7 mins from Santa Elena
Situated right off the main road to San Jose (route 606), 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 blue magpies knocking at your window, then warm up with a cup of herbal tea straight from our garden or organic coffee from the San Luis Valley.
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 balcony 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.
The cabin is fully equipped. The first floor features the kitchen with large picture windows overlooking the mountains and ocean. There is a living area, a desk, a washer and a full bathroom. The second floor has a comfortable double bed, a balcony also overlooking the ocean, a romantic bathtub for two, a sofa and coffee table and some storage space. A ladder takes you to an additional sleeping area for a teenager or adult (too dangerous for a small child).
There is wi-fi/internet free of charge. You also have your own phone line with free calls within Costa Rica.
Email us for daily, weekly or monthly rates. We also offer RURAL TOURS.
Keywords: cabin, casita, vacation rental, romantic, family, rustic, nature, cloud forest, mountain, birding
Paradise in the sky!
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 rural communities 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
5 based on 22 traveler reviews
Paradise in the sky!
Gorgeous view, amazing host
Wonderful views, wonderful people, and a price to fit anyone's budget!Wonderful views, wonderful people, and a price to fit anyone's budget!
We were greeted by Veronica and her friend who had lived there for 3 years. They were very welcoming and had snacks for us when we arrived (homemade tortillas, queso fresco, and plantains, yum!) and their families were out on the farm collecting fruit for us! After they left, my boyfriend and I were perfectly happy to just sit and enjoy the AMAZING view (and I can't stress that word enough, it truly was incredible). We enjoyed the organic, home grown coffee they provided us as we sat on the second floor balcony watching the sunset.
The town is very close and only took us about 5-10 minutes to reach. It has everything you could need or want! The people there are very friendly and have no problem helping you if you need it. We ate at Taco Taco for most of our meals, because it was just that good!
The cabin itself is adorable and cozy. We did have a few, large friends (of the 8 legged variety) greet us after the sun went down but we left them to do their job in keeping the rest of the buggies out! We also made friends with the neighborhood doggies and picked up a bag of food for them while we were in town. They loved it and would greet us every time we went out the door! Unfortunately, we were unable to see the toucans but we did see a variety of beautiful and interesting birds (and some even came to wake us up in the morning by knocking on our window!).
All in all, Casa Cielo is just spectacular. The views are gorgeous, whether sun up or down, and the cabin makes you feel right at home. I really wish we had planned to stay more than two nights. Thank you to Veronica and family for sharing your piece of paradise! It was everything we hoped for and more.
Amazing place and people!
The casa itself is adorable, and with a knock out view. We had visitors of the furred and feathered kind on a daily basis. It was peaceful and felt remote, but we were only a short drive down the road from Santa Elena.
All in all it was a wonderful time, and I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Great trip, would recomend to anyone.
Veronica was unbelievably hospitable and helped us out a lot, she is very knowledgeable and will have you doing some pretty amazing things if you choose to follow her suggestions. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.
Peaceful retreat with stunning view!
From the Owner
“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. He built the cabin 5 years ago. It is now a 5 acre paradise!”
Activity and Interests
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.
A professional massage therapist will come onsite to do body work and facials.
Route 606 to Monteverde is being made wider and safer in preparation for paving it. The road has restricted access some times and this changes as the road work progresses. Please ask us for details.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Additional guest past 2 $5
Payment due upon arrival. CASH only.
Taxes and fees are already included. For reservations of two weeks or longer, a deposit is required.
For reservations of 7 days, get the 7th day free
For a two-week reservations, you get three days free
For a three week reservation, you get 5 days free
For a 4-week reservation, you get one entire week free
The basic rate applies to 2 guests. Beyond two guests, there is a $5 charge for each guest per night.
From the Owner
“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 to plant things. Our animals are happy here too and we enjoy seeing them free and happy. We enjoy eating what we grow. We feel in harmony with nature. We are 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 reminds one of who we truly are and why we are here.”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
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- Linens Provided
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- Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
- Sofa Bed
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- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
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Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
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- alternative lifestyle
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
- Water View
- nude beach
- rain forests
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- mountain biking
- 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom 1
- Full bathroom with regular shower (no suicide shower!) and a romantic bathtub for two on the second floor
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon, on the first floor living room, sleeps 2
- Double Beds (2) One in master bedroom, the other is a mattress in the loft overlooking the master bedroom. Not suitable for very small children as it could be dangerous... teens love it, however as it has a little window so high you feel you are flying and get a great look at the starry skies we have., Child Beds (1) See bunk bed caption., Baby Cribs (1) A hand-crafted wooden baby pen that can be used as a comfortable crib with padding all around, lots of baby blankets, stuffed animals and a musical mobile, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in living area. Two can sleep comfortably here., Bunk Beds (1) The master bed has a second double mattress that can be pulled out and placed on the floor next to the bed, should guests choose to use this option instead of the loft mattress. This is a great option for small children who may not want to sleep downstairs away from their parents
- Balcony ...
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- Outdoor Grill
- Booking Possible
- Booking Possible
- Booking Possible
- Catering available
- Enjoy the peace, tranquility and privacy you don't get in most places when you travel. Children love feeding our chickens and fish. Feel free to collect organic herbs for tea and eat fruit from our trees when in season.