About the property
1 bed, 1 bath in a lush garden, 300 footfalls to the sea, wildlife aplenty!
This fully furnished 100 m2 ground floor apartment sleeps two; choose to have the bedroom arranged with a pair of Single beds or an enormous King-sized, all properly outfitted with high quality mattresses, plump pillows and imported linens. Furnishings crafted of reclaimed lumber include a dry-box closet, nightstands, and overhead fans. Security screens afford plenty of airflow or may be shuttered to assure absolute privacy. We’ve done everything we can to guarantee a good night’s sleep, but the Howler Monkey “alarm clock” is beyond our control… take it up with them over your first cup of fine Costa Rican coffee enjoyed in the garden ranchita.
A complete kitchen includes range, refrigerator, blender, coffee maker, cookware and table settings allowing you to prepare your own meals. We’ll stock some basic for your arrival then guide you in harvesting many of your ingredients from the gardens, shopping the weekly farmer’s markets or haggling with the mobile vendors over local fruits and vegetable, fish, eggs and meat. Belly up to the breakfast bar for casual seating, dine at the hardwood table under ceiling fans, or head out to the pool deck or ranchita for a gourmet picnic in the garden.
The ample seating area is furnished with artisan bamboo furniture. The sofa and two oversized chairs provide cushioned seating in the wall-less room where the outside blends to inside. Under the wide eaves and overhead fans, this area is cool on even the warmest of days. Hammocks along the perimeter put you under-cover but virtually in the garden, a decadent way to spend the afternoon.
One of a kind bathroom features a sink carved from a tree trunk, a constantly evolving mosaic mural and a garden shower, all faucets deliver plumbed hot water. An assortment of bathroom essentials and quality towels are for home use and we provide sarongs for the beach. A jacuzzi sits undercover of a traditional thatch roof allowing you a soak among the beautiful gardens regardless of weather. The pool features a sandy pebble zero-entry, wet deck for sunning, and plunge depth. This has become a favorite place to watch the monkeys overhead.
Extensive plantings and a frog pond provide habitat for many species of wildlife; keep tabs on Max the sloth and her expanding family who now occupy several trees on the property, catch the routine visits of the agoutis, and try your luck at nabbing the perfect photo of the magnificent blue morpho butterfly as it regularly weaves through the garden. Outdoor seating areas, swimming pool, hot tub, hammocks, and covered picnic tables immerse you in the tropical setting with hundreds of species of bromeliads, tillandsias and orchids. Heliconias, gingers and other flowering plants attract an endless rainbow of birds and butterflies. We take pride in the design of our home and garden spaces maximizing nature’s paradise.
Owners, Janet & Nick, share the upstairs with their overgrown Rhodesian Ridgeback pup, Zuri, and an elusive cat, Delgado; they’re available to you when you need, absent when you don’t. Well, really, the cat does what he wants and Zuri will surely show up anytime she thinks you’re willing to throw a stick.
Typical: $80/night (2 night minimum)
Semana Santa (Easter Week) and Christmas-to-New Year’s Day: $100/night (3 night minimum)
Prices do not include 14% tax (required by CR law) or $40 cleaning/security fee.
Guests received 25% off price of all bookings on Wahoo Fishing & Tours
On site Amenities
*Denotes deposit required or fee for use
- Washer & Dryer *
- Bicycles *
- Snorkel Equipment *
- Cell Phone *
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Outdoor Grill
- Hot Tub