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


Property Details

Updated: Aug 23, 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.

Speaks: english, german, spanish

105 Reviews

based on 105 traveler reviews


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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Costa Rica at its best

  • 5 of 5

I spent a few days at Stephen and Nancy's villa in Orosi in august 2016. A really wonderful place with a breathtaking view of the mountains in Orosi.

The owner's tropical garden is like nothing else I've seen before: I've spent half a day just walking trough it and took dozens of pictures.

As for the villa itself, it is totally functional and clean, with american standard in the kitchen and bathroom. Plus, the owners are very welcoming and interesting people.

I fully recommend Stephen and Nancy's villa for a stay in Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Le meilleur du Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

J'ai passé quelques jours chez Stephen et Nancy. L'endroit est tout simplement merveilleux et offre une vue à vous couper le souffle sur les montagnes de la Vallée d'Orosi.

Le terrain de la villa est un jardin aménagé par la propriétaire, propice à de longues marches et à la prise de photos des différentes variétés de plantes que l'on retrouve en montagne au Costa Rica. Certainement l'un des plus beaux jardins que vous verrez de votre vie.

La villa est jolie et confortable. Elle est d'un propreté exemplaire et tout est fonctionnel à 100%, selon les standards américains. Les propriétaires Stephen et Nancy sont de bons vivants, très sympathiques et accueuillants.

Nous n'avons pas trouvé d'égal ailleurs. Je vous recommande sincèrement cet endroit. Je ne retournerai pas au Costa Rica sans y passer quelques jours, c'est certain !

Pura vida at its best !

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I brought my husband to the villa as a 40th birthday surprise. He had no idea where we were going and expected to be on a beach in Jamaica somewhere. He was more than thrilled to find out we were staying in a paradise valley in the rainforest. I based our entire trip around staying in Steve and Nancy's beautiful villa, and I would do the same again. We participated in a lot of adventure activities, but would have had as good a time just enjoying the property and spectacular views. Steve got us set up for ziplining and white water rafting on the Pacaure River which were both amazing day trips. I would recommend having a vehicle so you can explore the area surrounding the villa- we had a 4-wheel drive one that we felt comfortable driving down & up the mountain in. We do not speak Spanish, and occasionally that was hard when trying to ask for directions or when dining out. Staying in Cartago we felt immersed in the Costa Rican culture, and had many wonderful experiences. I plan to bring my mom and 9 year old daughter next time for a girls trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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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