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111 Five Star Reviews - Romantic Garden Villa with outdoor private Jacuzzi


Property Details

Updated: Oct 25, 2016
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 $2800 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
  • Bookable online

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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Speaks: english, german, spanish

111 Reviews

based on 111 traveler reviews


An absolute paradise

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't sing high enough praise about this place. Everything from the surrounding gardens, the small mountain valley towns, the coffee plantations, the owners, the garden villa, right down to the outdoor jacuzzi was absolute perfection. The villa is a beautifully constructed masterpiece of some of the local artisans. The owners have left no detail unattended and you can just sit back, relax and enjoy all the work they have put into this space. I got lost in the gardens and loved it. Costa Rica has such a rich biodiversity and you don't even have to leave the property to experience it. The view merits hours on hours of staring. Watch clouds flow over and through them, birds fly around them and the sun set on them. Seriously, this place is paradise and I haven't even touch the great dining locations, hiking trails and of course, the amazing hosts and their amazing spiced rum! Just stop looking at places and book this place now.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sierpe, Osa, Costa Rica

Incredible beauty ....remarkable villa

  • 5 of 5

Staying in the villa at Paradise Peak in the Orosi Valley was truly an experience of "being home away from home". The lumbering mountains of Orosi Valley, the clouds, the roaring river, flocks of gorgeous birds....and at the villa site itself....flowering plants and orchids galore, hiking paths, and a plethora of native plants was truly a perfect Costa Rica experience.

Our hosts, Steve and Nancy, welcomed us wholeheartedly. Steve helped with our minimal luggage and led us to our "home away from home". First glance was an inviting outdoor living space ....just beautiful!.....including a most awesome vista. Entering the villa took my breath away. The kitchen, inviting bedroom, charming stairway to the loft and second outdoor porch was more than I had expected. The kitchen was abundantly stocked, the linens were the best, artwork was spectacular, and our hosts gave us privacy even though, when we had a question or two, they always were there with a smile or helping hand. My husband said he wouldn't give a 5 star....he would give a 10!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous view/Comfortable home/Helpful & delightful owners !!

  • 5 of 5

We were in awe of everything about this lovely property. The gardens, the hospitality, the pooches, the tasteful decor, the comfortable beds & crisp fresh linens/towels, the serene view, the cooler climate......I could go on & on!!!!

Do yourself a favor & stay here!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brandon, FL

One of my favorite places on earth

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our second stay with the Rileys. Just like our first trip five years ago, we planned this trip around the available dates at this rental house. THAT'S how much we love it here.

The house is comfortable and so roomy, the grounds are gorgeous, the location is awesome, and the owners are fantastic. We had a wonderful time talking with Stephen and Nancy on their porch for nearly three hours one evening. Such great stories and wisdom.

We will definitely be back. Two years (and I mean it this time!)

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Linda H.E.

  • 5 of 5

Steve and Nancy are a wonderful host. The Villa is beautiful everything you need for wonderful vacation. The view from the deck is hard to leave and go inside. Nancy's tropical gardens are worth a walk every morning. We had many things to do and not enough time to do to do it all. We had a wonderful time hope to go back and spend another week with Steve and Nancy at their wonderful Villa thank you for being such gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable Paradise getaway

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful little guesthouse on the top of a mountain, hovering over Orosi village and valley was an incredible choice. Went there with a good friend but it is ideal for a romantic couple looking for some real time off, or a little family, since, in addition to a king size bed, has two beautiful authentic King Edwards mansion single beds on the mezzanine.

Fully operational modern kitchenette, plus the most surrealistic point of view overlooking the mountains and valley, Nancy's gardens and pathways leading to beautiful coffee plants. Real hot water in the shower and jacuzzi tub on the terrace, which we didn't use, but if I came back with my wife, would most certainly do.

Decoration is awesome, full of memorabilia from the couple's numerous travels all over the globe.

Nancy has the most interesting collection of rare tropical flowers and numerous Orchids, you can feel the love she puts into it.

Second terrace even has a barbecue.

Steven and Nancy were very helpful in making our few nights stay the most unforgettable visit of the Orosi Valley. Pointed us to their friend who owns Cafe Christina, a biological coffee farm, where we bought the best coffee imaginable for our trip home. Nancy pointed us to a mirador, or view point, that brought us to discover more, down the valley, visiting pear and other harvests, and ruins of the first colonial church in all of Costa Rica.

With a 4x4, you can head down a steep dirt road directly into Orosi village.

Steven even cooked us little bread buns for our leave.

Great people to talk to, although very discreet when we were in.

Steven has set up a new wifi hub in the guesthouse, so communication lines are clear. Recycling of plastic, metal and paper also organized...

Rent without hesitation, really !

Thank you so much, Steven and Nancy! Hello to your 4 lovely Rottweiler girls !

Pura Vida !!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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


Rental rates

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Dec 1 2016 - May 31 2017
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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


  • 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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