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Casa Cielo-Secluded Cabin in Private Paradise, 15 min from Monteverde

Casa Cielo-Secluded Cabin in Private Paradise, 15 min from Monteverde

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 26, 2014
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-

Only 15 minutes to Monteverde, 7 mins to 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

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

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. He worked for InBio (Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad) for 5 years researching snails all over Costa Rica. He also 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. He uses his 5 acre farm and cabin, his family and neighbors to help visitors understand the intimate connection that we have to the land. These neighbors, the local farmers and housewives get to benefit from the tourism that comes to Monteverde and get to share their own wisdom. Everyone wins.

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.

Stuart is now 11 years old and shares our family dream of enjoying the simple things and having lots of fun caring for our farm animals and playing soccer with the neighbors.

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Reviews

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Casa Cielo-Secluded Cabin in Private Paradise, 15 min from Monteverde
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p399588vb
+506 -8302-2522
Monteverde Puntarenas
Orlando, FL, USA
5

Wonderful views, wonderful people, and a price to fit anyone's budget!

Wonderful views, wonderful people, and a price to fit anyone's budget!
  • 5 of 5
When I started planning my trip to Monteverde, I was very discouraged because, as a recent college grad, I was on a tight budget. Every hotel I looked at online wanted much more money than I could have possibly paid. I was getting very discouraged because I wanted the experience of being in a cloud forest and not in a hostel. Then I stumbled upon Casa Cielo and it turned out to be everything I could ever dream of.

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.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa Cielo-Secluded Cabin in Private Paradise, 15 min from Monteverde
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p399588vb
+506 -8302-2522
Monteverde Puntarenas
Port Angeles, WA, USA
5

Amazing place and people!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a wonderful week at Casa Cielo in May. We arrived after dark, Veronica and Stuart met us with flashlights and snacks. We also received a guided tour around the farm. Stuart was an awesome guide! Veronica was lovely, and so helpful with making plans. I couldnt have asked for kinder hosts on my first trip to Costa Rica.
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!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa Cielo-Secluded Cabin in Private Paradise, 15 min from Monteverde
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p399588vb
+506 -8302-2522
Monteverde Puntarenas
Oxnard
5

Great trip, would recomend to anyone.

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I, 24 yo., were traveling around Costa Rica for our honeymoon, from California, and had the pleasure of staying at Casa Cielo. This place was wonderful, the house is great, clean, comfortable, could easily fit 4-6 people. Its settled on the side of the mountain with some of the most spectacular view and sunsets I have seen. The house is on a piece of property set aside as a reserve, and a hike through the property itself is awesome. Its a bit of a ways from downtown, but the taxi ride is really easy, we walked it a few times.
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa Cielo-Secluded Cabin in Private Paradise, 15 min from Monteverde
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p399588vb
+506 -8302-2522
Monteverde Puntarenas
Newfoundland
4

Peaceful retreat with stunning view!

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed 8 nights at this peaceful cabin away from the bustling touristy town of Santa Elena. We came to this area of CR to primarily hike in the cloud forests and that we did! Monteverde Reserve, Santa Elena, Selvatura Hanging Bridges, Curi Conchea for viewing of Quetzels are must do if you like to hike. Also enjoyed Serpentarium, Bat Jungle, Stellas Cafe, and Taco Taco. Casa Ceilo was a peaceful retreat after a full day of activities. The cabin has all the necessary amenities for cooking a lovely meal while enjoying a million dollar view. Balcony sitting area wonderful for enjoying a drink and watching gorgeous sunsets. Veronica and family were great hosts and there if you need them. Welcoming Tico treat was tasty and appreciated. And, don't pass up a traditional Tico dinner or breakfast made by friendly neighbour Giselle, a delightful experience in itself. I would certainly recommend Casa Ceilo for those looking for a lovely unique lodging.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa Cielo-Secluded Cabin in Private Paradise, 15 min from Monteverde
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p399588vb
+506 -8302-2522
Monteverde Puntarenas
5

Amazing View, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5
We spent four nights here in June, and we just loved the view and the location, just out of the hustle/bustle of Monteverde but close to everything as well. The view is SUPERB. The owners are the most fantastic people and will help you make the most of your stay--and they are an inspiration. Don't miss the horse back ride to the hot springs.
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa Cielo-Secluded Cabin in Private Paradise, 15 min from Monteverde
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p399588vb
+506 -8302-2522
Monteverde Puntarenas
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
5

Fantastic vacation property

  • 5 of 5
When we arrived Veronica had prepared a great (and healthy) meal. Veronica and alex provided freahly roasted coffee beans from their ranch/farm, the neighbours will sell you great cheese that they have made and fruit trees are all around the property. We had not arranged our trips before arriving, but a discussion with Veronica and a look through the guest book allowed us to quickly decide on the activities and Veronica made all of the arrangements. We did not rent a car, but did not need one. We walked to another neighbours house who provided us with a horse riding trip down to their spectacular hot pools and also made us a meal afterwards. For all other trips we took a taxi for a few dollars or took a taxi to town for free shuttle transport from Santa Elena. Veronica, Alex and Stuart also invited us to spend a day at their ranch where we had a great time with Stuarts extended family. Stryder (the dog that will place a stick on the exact spot you request) was a great source of entertainment for the family and accompanies you while walking around the very large and impressive property. The views are spectacular and the birds that can be seen from the house are too numerous to mention (kites, toucans, antbirds, hummingbirds, vultures to name a few). The whole family had a great vacation in Monteverde. Thanks very much Veronica, Alex, Stuart, Grandma, Stryder, Chicci for your invaluable help in making our vacation a memorable one (also, Selvatura Park is not to be missed).
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

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

Nearest Airport : Liberia at 125 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Los Amigos at 3.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Puntarenas Ferry at 72 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Hwy 606 at 0.02 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Tree House Restaurant at 3.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Playa Dona Ana at 60 Kilometres Car: recommended

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.

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Rental rates

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Feb 14 2014 - Feb 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
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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.

Amenities

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.

Property Type

  • cabin

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Full bathroom with regular shower (no suicide shower!) and a romantic bathtub for two on the second floor

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Notes:

  • 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.
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