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

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vacation rental description

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

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Last modified on 08-29-2014 at 10:33 AM.

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veronica sheehan 8302-2522

cabin rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 2 story cabin
  • Meals
    • catering available
  • Location Type
    • mountain view
      • You are the top of a mountain, so the view of the surrounding mountains is breathtaking.
    • ocean view
      • Gorgeous view of the Gulf of Nicoya
    • water view
      • Gulf of Nicoya
    • rural
      • Quiet, peaceful yet close (7 mins) from banks, restaurants, etc.
    • mountain
      • You are on a mountain top, so the views of the other mountains is simply breathtaking
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • romantic
    • family
    • away from it all
    • budget
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • broadband access
      • Free fast Ethernet you connect to with your computer
    • parking off street
      • Rigth off the main road to San Jose, but the cabin is nestled in the forest... It is SO EASY to get to!
    • living room
      • Our guests love the fish tank.
    • wireless internet
      • Free wi-fi
    • parking
      • Plenty of parking!
    • garage
    • internet
      • Wi-fi and ethernet
    • towels provided
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • sofa bed
    • telephone
      • Private telephone line with free short calls within Costa Rica.
    • air conditioning
      • No need for air. The weather here is like eternal spring.
    • linens provided
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
    • free long distance
      • Free short calls within Costa Rica. You have your own phone line.
  • Kitchen
    • dishes & utensils
      • Everything you need in a kitchen
    • pantry items
      • We provide you with coffee during your stay. There are also some other basic things like salt, pepper, etc.
    • cooking utensils
      • All you need... pots, pans, strainers, cutting boards, etc.
    • coffee maker
      • The cabin is set up to use the traditional Costa Rican way of making coffee... so delicious!
    • toaster
    • refrigerator
      • new
    • stove
      • Plenty of pots for cooking and baking pans
    • oven
    • catering available
      • Upon arrival you get a free snack and a tour of the farm. Our neighbors also provide meals upon request or you can join them at their home and practice your Spanish.
    • kitchen
      • New fridge, nice 4- burner stove, oven, cabinets under sink, fully equipped with toaster, food processor, blender, coffee grinder, etc.
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • hot tub
  • 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, beds for 4-6
    • 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
  • Entertainment
    • books
      • Adult and children´s books
    • foosball
    • games
      • puzzles, cards, board games, leggos
    • toys
      • blocks, leggos
    • cd player
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
    • lawn / garden
      • Organic vegetable garden, lots of flowers and fruit trees on our trails and right outside your door
    • balcony
      • Breath-taking view of the mountains and Gulf of Nicoya from your own balcony, right off the bedroom on the second floor
    • deck / patio
      • Small patio at the entrance.
  • Suitability
    • alternative lifestyle
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Minors must be accompanied by an adult family member
    • non smoking only
    • pets considered
      • Pets allowed under certain circumstances. Contact us to discuss. Refundable pet deposit $300.
    • children welcome
      • Children´s toys and books available. Baby play pen/crib and baby toys and classical music mobile. Our 9 year old son also likes to show children all the animals and our farm.
  • Onsite Services
    • massage
  • 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.

activities and attractions in Lake Arenal Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • restaurants
    • arboretum
    • churches
    • library
    • nude beach
    • forests
    • pond
    • rain forests
    • waterfalls
  • Leisure Activities
    • eco tourism
    • bird watching
    • scenic drives
    • shopping
    • wildlife viewing
    • horseback riding
    • walking
    • photography
    • sight seeing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • swimming
    • spelunking
    • mountain biking
    • cycling
    • equestrian events
    • hiking

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  • owner veronica sheehan
  • phone 8302-2522
  • 2nd phone 2647-1291

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
All year round
Feb 14 2014 - Feb 14 2015
2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 nights

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.

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traveler reviews for this lake arenal cabin rental

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

Review submitted: August 23, 2014   Date of arrival: August 5, 2014

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.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, romantic getaway

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Amazing place and people!

Review submitted: June 9, 2014   Date of arrival: May 3, 2014

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!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Great trip, would recomend to anyone.

Review submitted: April 26, 2014   Date of arrival: October 16, 2013

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.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

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This vacation rental has been listed since 02/24/2012.