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Casa Inspiracion- Casa Cielo's sister home in the same Private Paradise in Lake Arenal

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vacation rental description

Casa Inspiracion is surrounded by lush vegetation and fruit trees, and the birds and wildlife that live on them. Yet you are on a mountainside, so you get to see hummingbirds feeding right outside your window, AND the majestic views of the mountains and the Nicoya Gulf right from your kitchen window. It is Casa Cielo's sister and it is situated on the same 5-acre preserve but a little lower down the mountain slope.

It is truly a Bird-Watcher´s Paradise. The birds and wildlife come to freely enjoy the tangerines, oranges, water apples, grapefruits, bananas, avocado, rose apples, lemons and mangoes, and drink from the pond. Our guests enjoy the organic tea and coffee. Children like to feed our free-range chickens and play with our friendly dogs, - ONLY 15 minutes to Monteverde, 7 mins to the nearest town of Santa Elena.

Situated right off the main road to San Jose, 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 chickens coming to your back porch, 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 back porch swing 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.

It has a double bathtub and a full bed (sleeps 2) in the master bedroom, another full bed and a twin (in the style of bunk beds, sleeps 3) in a second bedroom and a full futon in the living room (sleeps 2). It has a fully-equipped kitchen (stove & oven, fridge, toaster oven, blender, kitchen utensils, dish towels, etc.) and access to a washing machine.

It is a totally rustic and cozy home. Through the large picture windows, you can watch the ever-changing color display of the magnificent sunsets right from your kitchen, bathtub or your hand-crafted swing on your back porch. You can cook indoors or outdoors as there is a wood-burning stove on the porch. There is a smaller front porch with a table and a bench.

There is free wi-fi and your own phone line with free calls within Costa Rica.

It even comes with our two dogs who love to live on the front porch (hopefully you are not allergic to dogs!) They are very sweet and playful. Strider is a Collie mix and ADORES people and can play fetch all day, Chiqui is a small old mutt who just goes along for the ride and who is always hoping to get leftovers, including cooked vegetables, yes, vegetables!

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 07-9-2014 at 11:09 AM.

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veronica sheehan 8302-2522

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 1 story house
    • floor area 108 m²
  • Meals
    • catering available
  • Location Type
    • ocean view
      • Watch the Gulf of Nicoya from this home
    • water view
      • Amazing sunsets over the Gulf of Nicoya
    • rural
      • A few minutes from the hussle and bustle of Monteverde, but in a quiet rural área in the real Costa Rica
    • mountain view
      • Majestic mountain views
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • away from it all
    • budget
    • family
    • romantic
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • internet
      • Free wi-fi or ethernet
    • telephone
      • You get to have your own landland with free calls within Costa Rica
    • wood stove
      • Accessible from the inside or outside of your home
    • linens provided
    • towels provided
    • parking
      • Private parking and carport
    • washing machine
      • Larga capacity automatic washer available onsite
    • living room
      • Desk, full futon sleeps 2
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
      • Fully equipped (large fridge, stove with oven, toaster oven, blender, coffee making device the Costa Rican way, coffee grinder, silverware, plates, cups, etc, etc.)
    • refrigerator
      • Large
    • stove
      • 4 burner gas stove with two-wrack oven
    • oven
      • gas, two-wrack oven
    • dishes & utensils
      • wine bottle opener, can opener, etc.
    • pantry items
      • Free organic coffee, salt, sugar, black pepper and a few other spices
    • coffee maker
      • Brew it the traditional Costa Rican way... we provide you the means
    • toaster
  • Dining
    • dining
      • Large table can accomodate 8
    • dining area
  • Bathrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • bathroom 1: toilet, shower, Plenty of hot water
      • A DOUBLE BATHTUB IS LOCATED IN THE MASTER BEDROOM ADJACENT TO THIS BATHROOM
  • Bedrooms
    • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 7, beds for 5-7
    • bedroom 1: 1 double, Romantic bathtub for two in this master bedroom
    • bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Rustic, comfy bunk bed sleeps 2 on bottom and 1 on top
      • Baby crib/play pen available upon request at no extra cost A full size extra-comfy futon in living room sleeps 2
  • Entertainment
    • games
      • Leggo's, cards,
    • books
      • for children and adults
    • toys
      • Leggo's, some assorted toys
  • Outside
    • deck / patio
      • Back patio features a rustic hand-made swing and a wood-burning stove
    • outdoor grill
      • Wood burning stove can be used as a grill
    • lawn / garden
      • Lush beauty All around!
    • bicycles
      • mountain bikes available for rent
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
      • Specially suited for children as it is spacious, on one level and children love to play with our tireless frienldy dog
    • non smoking only
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • pets considered
      • Give us details and ask us. Refundable pet deposit required.
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Underage renters must be accompanied by an adult
  • Onsite Services
    • massage
  • Notes
    • Our neighbor can delight you with delicious typical Costa Rican food served at your home or hers for only $10 per meal. If you enjoy water, a natural hotspring you get to by horseback is available only 2 mins away by car. Trails and a pond on site

activities and attractions in Lake Arenal Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • arboretum
    • churches
    • library
    • theme parks
    • restaurants
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • shopping
    • sight seeing
    • wildlife viewing
    • horseback riding
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • cycling
    • mountain biking
    • hiking
    • spelunking

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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
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$540
$1,890
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Charge beyond 2 guests $5
Payment due upon arrival. Cash only.
Deposit required one month prior to arrival only for reservations 2 weeks or longer.
For a seven-day reservation, you get one free day.
For a two-week reservation, you get 3 days free
For a three-week reservation you get 5 days free...For a one-month reservation, you get 7 days free
The basic rate is for two guests. Beyond two guests, there is a $5 charge for each guest per night.
$100 refundable pet deposit

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traveler reviews for this lake arenal house rental

Perfect, quiet, scenic get away

Review submitted: March 23, 2014   Date of arrival: March 8, 2014

This is a wonderful "cottage" that was larger than we expected. I traveled with my two children (14 and 11 years old) and found it perfect. The cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable. The setting is spectacular with tons of life all around you. I spent time just watching birds, geckos, etc around the house. It feels very alive. You are a few km south of Santa Elena so we took a taxi to town and sometimes walked back since it was all down hill. Taxis can be a little expensive compared with everything else but easy. The owners are incredibly helpful and resourceful. This is a terrific place to stay, ease and beautiful, especially if you are looking to be out of town and in your own quiet paradise. We loved it!

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

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

Relaxing, Rustic Mountainside Paradise!

Review submitted: March 1, 2014   Date of arrival: February 10, 2014

Close to the tourist attractions of Santa Elena and Monteverde Reserve. Beautiful views and good hiking, quiet and secluded. A reasonable days trip to Arenal and the hotsprings. Our visit was in the dry season, blue skies and sunshine every day, with the occasional mist blown over from the nearby cloud forest. That drive up the mountain and then down the driveway was an adventure in itself, glad we had a 4x4!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

The ONLY Place to Stay in Monteverde

Review submitted: December 6, 2013   Date of arrival: November 30, 2013

We (Group of 4) booked this place on a whim based on the pictures on VRBO.com. It looked amazing online, but as it turns out, it is even better in real life! The house is rustic, charming, beautiful, and accommodating. Veronica met us when we arrived, walked us down to the house, and we were greeted with a warm "snack" (more like a meal) of fresh homemade tortillas, fried cheese, plantains, fresh lemonade, and more. She also helped us book tours, arrange cabs, catch buses - a full service experience. You HAVE to get dinner made by Veronica's neighbor Gisette - $10 a person, homemade food, delivered to your door, with dessert and drinks. The meal was abundant and delicious. The only problem you may have with this house is it is hard to leave it! It is so beautiful. And as advertised, a birder's paradise. Best place we stayed on our 2+ week trip to Costa Rica!

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

Helpful votes: 2 / 4

 

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Lake Arenal vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 06/24/2013.