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Special $65 - '84 Five Star Reviews' Romantic Garden Villa

Special $65 - '84 Five Star Reviews' Romantic Garden Villa


Property Details

Updated: Jan 25, 2015
Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Million dollar view, mountain, rain forest, garden villa! $65 per night or $400 per week or $1500 per month for the months of December through May. For a monthly rental, we rent our Villa and Land Cruiser for $3000 per month, all car insurances included. NO EXTRA CHARGES!

Let Paradise Peak be your vacation within a vacation where everyday is 74º F and every night is 60º F (plus or minus 7º F). That’s everyday of the year, the most perfect temperature range on earth!

Our property caters to gardeners, nature lovers, birdwatchers, artists, writers and people who appreciate a stress free, tranquil setting. The rental Villa has the most comfortable king-size mattress in Costa Rica! The second bedroom loft has two twin beds and private upstairs patio.

The villa sits in a working citrus farm and is surrounded by a private eleven-acre botanical garden. This two-bedroom Balinese style Villa has a kitchenette and outdoor Jacuzzi. All artwork and decorative items were purchased during travels in Indonesia, Thailand, China, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Central America. The villa has a spectacular view of the Alto Cedral Cloud Forest, which begins on the mountain across from the Villa and continues into Panama. All you view is rainforest and it appears endless. The view to the left looks over the town of Orosi into Tapanti Rainforest. The view to the right looks over the Continental divide at the famed Mountain of Death.

Laundry services are available at reasonable rates. Please download the map to the Villa from our Web Site.

About the owners: We, Steve and Nancy Riley, recently built the rental Villa, which rests 25 yards from our home. We also provide real estate services for those wishing to retire in a living Eden, home construction services and landscaping services. Visit our web site for more details.

Why visit Orosi? The Orosi Valley is a landscape of topical hues. The rainforest of Tapanti and the Alto Cedral Cloud Forest paint a background of various shades of green, teeming with wildlife. Every turn of the road provides a new diversity of colors and terrain. Located south of Cartago, the Orosi Valley is a true jewel. Famous for its beautiful views, colonial churches, coffee farms, white water rivers, hot springs and Lake Cachí, the Orosi Valley and surrounding towns are like a birthday present, waiting to be opened. The small quaint villages offer a unique location where you can relax and enjoy a real slice of Costa Rican life. During coffee picking season, September through January, the valley comes to life. The pickers can be heard singing and talking in the fields as they pick the worlds best coffee.

It is easy to book activities such as: guided local tours, mountain biking, horse back riding, hiking, water rafting, and other interesting activities to keep active during the day. For detailed information on local tours, visit our web site.

Orosi Valley Self Guided Tours

The Orosi Valley and surrounding areas have many different tours, which can take up to a week to see all of the local attractions. Of the top 20 things to do in Costa Rica, four are in or near the Orosi Valley, numbers six, seven, eight and nine.

Keywords: Botanical Garden Villa

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are Steve and Nancy Riley. We purchased this property in 1994 and built our first home in 2004. The villa was built in 2005.

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84 Reviews

Special $65 - '84 Five Star Reviews' Romantic Garden Villa
-Toll Free: (800) 867-5761
Orosi Cartago
Toronto, Canada

Best vacation week ever!

  • 5 of 5
This place is aptly named -- Paradise Peak. It is indeed paradise. There is not one thing, or one experience that I think could be improved upon. The villa itself is exceptional quality thoughtfully and carefully done right down to the delightful "frog" washbasin in the washroom. Having the hot tub on the porch (which we used every day!) was a wonderful way to end each day -- looking out over the garden and valley. Steve and Nancy anticipated every possible need and went the extra mile to make our stay unforgettable -- one day we returned from sightseeing and found freshly baked bread left for us on the counter (made by Steve)! The only regret we have is that we didn't book a second week at Paradise Peak. Thank you, Nancy and Steve for an amazing honeymoon experience. We're looking forward to our return!
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Special $65 - '84 Five Star Reviews' Romantic Garden Villa
-Toll Free: (800) 867-5761
Orosi Cartago
Grafton, Ohio USA

Paradise and beyond!

  • 5 of 5
Paradise Peak villa on Steve and Nancy's "tropical plant finca" was a dream come true. The beauty of the villa, accommedations, amenities and the property all sum up to a magnificent place to stay. There are plenty of activites in the surrounding area; overlooks, historical, rainforest, cloud forest, shops, bars, restaraunts and more. We (my husband and I) enjoyed driving around all the little towns, waving at all the friendly people, relaxing and taking in the gorgeous views from narrow winding mountain roads. We enjoyed all the attention from the 3 lady rotti's as we were missing our own pets. They are super well behaved and friendly. You could see they enjoyed meeting and keeping company with the new guests. Steve and Nancy are super friendly, helpful and interesting people to spend time with. Don't forget to spend time in the tropical gardens on the property and sample friuts straight from the trees. Our 4 nights there were definitely not enough...we didn't want to leave. We will just have to come back soon!
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Special $65 - '84 Five Star Reviews' Romantic Garden Villa
-Toll Free: (800) 867-5761
Orosi Cartago

Great Time

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I travel a lot. We have been in Costa Rica twice a year for 20 years or so. This is the nicest place you could imagine. It is as good as it looks or better. We enjoyed the company of the owners and their dogs. Very much a family atmosphere and they are extremely interesting people. I am going back.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Special $65 - '84 Five Star Reviews' Romantic Garden Villa
-Toll Free: (800) 867-5761
Orosi Cartago


  • 5 of 5
What an amazing gem! We talked to three travel guides and all three said there is nothing to do in Cartago, and we would be wasting our time visiting this area. If you like busy tours with 20-30 other people crammed on a bus, then this is not the place for you. However, if you like quiet, peace, and a view that will take your breathe away, then this is the place! The owners were very fun and helpful as we explored the area, which by the way, there is a lot to do around Cartago, from Volcanoes, to White Water rafting, you will not be bored. And to boot, the on-property gardens were enough to entertain the eyes for the entire stay.

We have now stayed at about 15 different VRBO homes, and this is by far our top pick!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Special $65 - '84 Five Star Reviews' Romantic Garden Villa
-Toll Free: (800) 867-5761
Orosi Cartago
Bordeaux, France

comme dans un rêve

  • 5 of 5
La villa de Nancy et Steve est un bijou serti dans un jardin tropical qui surplombe l'un des plus beaux endroits que nous ayons vu au Costa Rica : la vallée d'Orosi. En regardant depuis le patio les voiles de brumes couvrir et découvrir la montagne, nous nous sentions hors du temps et pouvions presque imaginer les premiers Indiens de la vallée. Nous avons goûté le confort douillet de la maison, le soin apporté au moindre détail, la décoration raffinée et exotique. Nous avions été séduits par les photos que nous avions vues sur le site : elles n'arrivent pas à rendre entièrement justice à la beauté de la maison et de ses environs. Nous avons été extrêmement sensibles à la qualité de l'accueil de Nancy et Steve, nos hôtes constamment prévenants, généreux et discrets, et à leurs attentions renouvelées. Qu'ils soient remerciés pour le merveilleux souvenir que nous emportons d'Orosi.
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Special $65 - '84 Five Star Reviews' Romantic Garden Villa
-Toll Free: (800) 867-5761
Orosi Cartago
Colorado, USA

The Best: Hosts, Villa, & Dogs

The Best: Hosts, Villa, & Dogs
  • 5 of 5
First of all, it is now a 3-dog option. And, what wonderful dogs - Maggie, Lola, & Stella - especially Maggie who became our "porch puppy" morning & night. We were on a 7 city tour - Steve proclaimed that we had saved the best for last; I believe he was right. Orosi is a sleepy little town (easy to navigate) very near to many amenities with lots of things to do (if you want to ever leave the villa). The villa is a dream, the grounds are wondrous, and the hosts and their dogs are delightful. Steve and Nancy have put mucho grande effort into their little piece of heaven in Costa Rica. My husband & I are hoping to return for future vacations.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

Nancy ripped out over 40,000 coffee trees to plant our gardens. The view, location, climate and Costa Rican people made this property our choice for our retirement home.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : SJO San Jose International at 33 Miles Nearest Barpub : Black Bridge Bar at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Eagle Eye Golf at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Casa Viejo at 3 Miles Car: recommended

Whitewater rafting trips are available in the Orosi Valley


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Updated: Jan 25, 2015

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Special $65
Dec 1 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Green Season
Jun 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pay by depositing in our Bank of America in the USA or pay cash on arrival.


Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub

Onsite Services

  • Car Available


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)


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


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Kitchenette, Outdoor Jacuzzi, 13 Acre Botanical Garden

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