Evelyn Santamaria (owner and caretaker)
- anglais, espagnol
- Dernière mise à jour du calendrier :
- 13 nov. 2018
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Les réservations annulées au moins 14 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%. Les réservations annulées au moins 7 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 50%.
Paradise above the clouds!
Our stay in Monteverde was made soooo much better by the rental of this home. IT is very beautiful with comfortable furniture and only a 2-3 minute drive from the heart of downtown Monteverde and Santa Elena. The house featured three comfortable bedrooms, 2 spacious bathrooms and a full kitchen, living, dining area with a covered patio for enjoying the afternoon breeze. The weather at this elevation is fantastic year round and the house has many windows providing for a great cross breeze.
The house was super clean and the owners couldn't be nicer. This home is attached to the owner's home and they are very attentive to their guests. They also happen to run a fabulous cafe in the main plaza of Monteverde! They provide on site meals if desired (breakfast/dinner) and can help arrange activities if you need them to. They also provide laundry service on-site. We used them and they did a great job with our clothes. This allowed us to pack light for our trip as they were our 2nd of three stops. We felt right at home and we are sure you will too.
Monteverde is a great place. There are plenty of excursions available including hiking, ziplines, horseback riding, ATV tours or just general loafing around. The restaurants are varied and the food is great. One of our favorite activities was finding a restaurant each evening from which to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the gorgeous sunsets. If you are planning to go to Costa Rica, Monteverde should be on your list!
Roomy House but Minimal Privacy
Our family of five fit well in this two-story home which was about 5-7 minutes from town. The 3 beds were very firm and I believe Full size so sleeping room is a bit cramped for couples. The odd part of our four-night stay was the fact that there was a narrow courtyard between our home and a 2nd attaches bldg where the owners stayed during our visit (I assume they typically live in the main house when there are no guests). However, the double window above our kitchen sink had NO curtain and faced their front door which they left open most of the time. This allowed for minimal privacy as they were going in and out, often waving at us through the window. The owner has a bakery in town called “Evy’s” but we did t make it there. Location is excellent for the drive to Selvatura Adventure Oark as we went there 2 days.
Nice place but somewhat remote
Casa de Amigos is nicely situated on a hill with a great porch for sipping coffee and enjoying the morning birds. The house was clean, and very nice.
Our host Guillermo was very helpful, but spoke no English. Since our son-in-law is fluent in Spanish this did not present a problem. Minor problems existed in no hooks for clothes, a cell phone at the house that did not work reliably, little to no hot water, the need to avoid flushing any TP in the toilet, and a barking dog next door. Without a car, and difficulty using the phone, going and coming was made a challenge at times. We were some 2 km from town, and not an easy walk over rutted and muddy roads. Plus, it was hard to get someone to show up before 10 AM. Our party consisted of two adults, two children 8 and 10, and two grandparents.
If you go there, make sure to take breakfast, lunch and snack foods.
Very nice house in Monteverde
Very nice house tot visit Monteverde and surroundings.
Clean and spacious house. Evelyn and Guillermo are very helpfull.
Oud kids loved the place, espacially the dog Bobbi.
It is true whatever others wrote about the wind buy that didn't bother us.
The house was exactly as advertised. We had a great stay!
Local flair with great neighbors
This beautiful home near Monteverde was huge, comfortable and gave our family the opportunity to spread out. We loved cooking in the kitchen, reading books in the living room and meeting the neighbors/caretakers, Evelyn and Guillermo. They were the highlight of the rental and I wish I spoke more Spanish and had more time to learn their story. I had read the reviews about the wind and thought I could handle the noise but I was unprepared for how loud it would be! My 9 yo son kept asking if we were in a hurricane. I tried earplugs but still slept awful. If you are a sound sleeper, this is a gem of a house!
Randonnée à Santa Elena cloudforest préserver, randonnée à Monteverde Cloudforest préserver, randonnées nocturnes, école d'immersion espagnol, des visites d'observation des oiseaux, des tyroliennes, des visites de pont de la canopée, le shopping touristique, de merveilleux restaurants, Voyage facile de volcan Arenal, emplacement du resplendissant Questzel et des centaines de d'autres espèces d'oiseaux
Informations supplémentaires sur les tarifs de location
Rate is for up to 2 people. Each additional person is $18,75 per day. Caretakers can prepare dinners for $15 per person and breakfast for $9 per person includes food provided by caretakers. We offer a laundry service, for $5 a kilogram.