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


Property Details

Updated: Jul 12, 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 $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
  • 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

101 Reviews

based on 101 traveler reviews


Unforgettable paradise

  • 5 of 5

Steve & Nancy are wonderful hosts and Nancy's incredible gardens are a tribute to her passion for her flowers, plants, and life in Costa Rica. It took a lot to tear me away from the outstanding view from the villa's large comfortable patio and hottub! But when I finally went exploring, I couldn't get enough of that either! I took so many pictures of Nancy's gardens, often accompanied by their wonderfully-friendly rotweillers (they have 5 beautiful ones!). The villa is wonderfully appointed and so comfortable. It is away from all traffic and tourist stops, a great respite I looked forward to returning to after a long day of exploring and riding the countryside and ziplining! Steve and Nancy's advice on things to do were right-on!

I made this trip with my daughter, and we're very excited to plan another trip! I loved going while the U.S. had the dreary January weather. I'll look no further, and book this same villa again!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dem Himmel näher

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten 4 wundervolle Tage auf dem Anwesen von Nancy und Steve.

Es war eine ganz besondere Zeit für uns. Die Stille, der herrliche Garten, der Blick von der Terrasse, die Abende im Jacuzzi..... Aber ganz besonders waren die Begegnungen mit Nancy und Steve. Wir fühlten uns bei ihnen wie zu Hause und sofort wohl. Ungerne haben wir unsere Reise fortgesetzt.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a perfect place and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We were looking to start our stay in Costa Rica at a place that was out of the tourist center and this was perfect. The facilities were better then expected an the setting will bring anyone to a calm and wonderful state. We brought our 11 and 13 year old grandkids and they too loved the experience. Steve and Nancy are great hosts and although our activities did not allow us to spend the time with them we would have like the time spent was great.

Thank you Steve and Nancy for sharing your wonderful oasis!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Bend, IN

Honeymoon Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in the villa for the first four days of our honeymoon, and we absolutely loved it! Steve and Nancy were such wonderful hosts. Steve allowed us to tag along for some of his errands, which allowed us to experience various aspects of the beautiful valley. The villa is fully equipped for anything one could need (meals, entertainment, etc) - including an outdoor grill! We enjoyed walking through Nancy's beautiful gardens many times, especially with the accompaniment of their wonderful dogs. We would highly recommend this to anyone looking to get away from the busyness of life; and hope to return someday ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Un séjour merveilleux et des hôtes hors pairs!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine dans cette villa en février dernier et avons eu droit à un séjour merveilleux. Il ne va sans dire que les hôtes, Steve et Nancy, sont absolument charmants et nous ont fait sentir confortables dès le départ. Nous sommes une famille de 4 avec 2 jeunes enfants. Ces derniers partaient plusieurs fois par jour dire bonjour à "nos voisins et à leur 3 chiens ( que nos enfants ont adorés!!!) " et jamais Steve et Nancy ne nous ont fait sentir que nous les dérangions. Ils nous ont accueillis avec beaucoup de chaleur, nous ont permis de partager un peu de leur quotidien, ont répondu à nos nombreuses questions et rien de moins : nous avons eu droit à du pain frais à la mangue cuisiné par Steve lui-même. Il s'agit véritablement de gens de coeur. Mon seul regret est de ne pas avoir pris le temps d'écrire ce commentaire plus tôt pour leur faire part de notre appréciation.

Les lieux sont magnifiques. Prendre son déjeuner dans un bain de verdure au sons des oiseaux...aller faire une petite randonnée sur le terrain de la villa.

Plusieurs activités dans les environs sont parfaites pour de jeunes enfants. De beaux paysages et la possibilité de simplement partager le quotidien des locaux. La vallée d'Orosi n'est pas le meilleur endroit pour voir le plus de la faune Costaricaine ( il y a beaucoup d'oiseaux par contre) mais est un lieu idéal pour prendre son temps et profiter des beautés de la nature.

Merci Steve et Nancy, you really made our first week in Costa Rica wonderful and unforgettable !!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the garden villa for three nights in late November with our four year old and had an amazing time. The house itself is very well designed and luxurious. It is located on garden-like grounds that are filled with walking trails and it has great views across the valley. There’s also five super friendly dogs that our kid absolutely adored and who were great companions during our visit - often coming to say hello in the mornings, accompanying us on our walks, and humoring our four-year old by chasing all the balls that he threw for them (and giving him lots of licks). We enjoyed exploring the Orosi valley and surrounding area - Paraiso has a great Saturday market and the “Mirador de Orosi” park has a great view and is a wonderful place to have a picnic.

The house and kitchen are very well stocked and we cooked for ourselves - the nearby town of Cartago has some very extensive grocery stores. The house had all the needed kitchen tools -- including an outdoor grill -- fresh linens, hot water, towels, etc and a very luxurious outdoor bath. The owners were also very friendly (even going so far to lend some picture books to our kid). We definitely recommend this place and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


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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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