3 Meals in Handcarved Wooden Cabin

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Heredia Province, Costa Rica

The Space

This is the opportunity to stay in a secluded mountain cabin on a private 14 acre plot of raw unadultered jungle that the Sarapiqui River passes through. The property is used by the National University of Costa Rica to conduct environmental studies 4 times a year and through AirBNB, we are opening up these amazing facilities to the public for the first time.

Besides access to the cabins and phenomenal nature trails, all three meals each day are prepared by a professional chef for each guest. Giovanni, the property owner also has kayaks, rubber hiking boots, and other essentials to make the most of your time in the Pristine Costa Rican Jungle.

The property has 5 main structures.

1. The largest is an open bottom, 2 story cabin constructed from hand carved wood that is about 10 meters by 20 meters in size. The open air, natural raked earth floor, first story has a full kitchen with two wood ovens, a dining area with hand cut, carved, and cured benches, tables, and stools, a lounge area with hammocks and benches. This area also has a large dry erase board and is ideal for holding conferences, classes, or other meetings.

The top story of the main building has a large central corridor with 6 matching open air rooms. Each room is equipped with 2 bunk beds and stunning views of the surrounding 14 acres of jungle. This building sleeps up to 24.

2. The building next to the main cabin has 4 showers, 4 toilets, and sinks.

3. 10 meters away from the main cabin is the laboratory with microscopes and slide preparation materials.

4. 30 meters away from the main cabin is a smaller cabin that has 4 bedrooms with full sized beds in each. This cabin has a full kitchen, bathroom, and great deck. This cabin sleeps up to 8.

5. 100 meters away from the main cabin is a small cabin with 2 bedroom with a full sized bed in each room. The cabin has a full kitchen, bathroom, and open air, natural raked earth, bottom floor. This cabin sleeps up to 4.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 8+
Beds: 16
Extra people: $60 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $400 /week
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
  • Peter and Krista are the most entertaining couple - vibrant and totally enthusiastic about their neighborhood. Super advice and clear directions made our visit such a pleasure. All we had to do was bring the sunshine!! Our bed was so comfortable, the room nice and private, the apartment is terrific - and location location location! Could not be beat! Thank you for being so calm with our nosh in the fridge, and our late check out. Next time we will have to get to a Comedy Club!! Your place certainly sways the college pick towards SAIC!
    Well, Wildberry might have some pull as well:)

    April 2014
  • I had such a great time staying and Peter and Krista's condo! Such a great location---especially if you're flying in from Midway since the orange line (train) is literally steps away from their place. I loved getting to talk about our mutual love for traveling and Chicago food with them. The room was clean, comfortable, and private. I definitely felt welcomed and safe during my stay. Highly recommended!

    April 2014
  • I had a great stay at Peter and Krista's. Unfortunately, I did not get to meet Peter, but Krista was great host. I ended up spending a lot of time at the apartment and Krista was very cool about me hijacking her TV and living room for the weekend. The location is amazing if you are coming in from Midway. I recommend this place to anyone coming into Chicago!

    April 2014
  • I had the pleasure of staying with Peter and Krista for three nights while attending a conference right around the corner at the Palmer House. I was welcomed with a quick tour and clear guidance on how to get around the house and the neighborhood. The accommodations were impeccable -- the bed was super comfortable, my space was private, the condo was clean and well appointed, and I was invited to use anything I needed in the kitchen (the blender makes good smoothies!). I enjoyed talking about Chicago, Costa Rica and all kinds of topics with my knowledgeable and interesting hosts. I feel I ended my stay with two great new friends! Thank you, Peter and Krista!

    March 2014
  • This was the perfect place to stay after getting in to the airport if you are not looking for a normal hotel experience. We did not get to spend much time in the area but from what we saw Santa Barbara is a cute town. Just make sure that you get really good directions!

    March 2014
  • Peter and Krista were great hosts and made our stay in Chicago an amazing one. They were very welcoming and provided the perfect combination of interaction whilst giving us space at the same time. The room was exactly as described and the mattress was incredibly comfortable! I would definitely recommend staying there and I would do so if I were to travel in Chicago again.

    March 2014
  • We had a great stay with Peter and Krista. When we checked in, Peter was very helpful and explained the layout of the city for us, pointing us in the direction of transit and nearby landmarks. The apartment is in an excellent location, convenient to most of the downtown tourist spots and right by several CTA stations that can take you to any other part of the city. The space was clean, the room was private, and the bed was comfortable. If we go back to Chicago anytime soon, I hope we can stay there again!

    March 2014
  • I spent six weeks in C.R and enjoyed returning back to this comfortable home several times during my adventure.I felt safe,happy and welcomed both in the home and around the wonderful Flores family.Words cannot express how grateful I am for their genuine kindness and (website hidden) EXTRA bonus was getting to meet and spend time with Peter and his Mom Blanca.They were such incredibly warm,open,genuine and fun people to be (website hidden) was truly a joy to spend my last few days in C.R in their (website hidden) closing, I feel honored and better for having stayed at this home and being exposed to the whole wonderful family.Thanks to all of them...miss you all... and I look forward to visiting again!I highly advise people to stay here for a truly genuine and amazing experience.

    March 2014
  • Firstly, best location in Chicago. Combine this with a great place as well as friendly, welcoming and engaging hosts, and you've got the perfect airbnb stay! Wish I could have stayed longer!

    I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone.

    March 2014
  • Peter and Krista were terrific hosts. The loft was clean, comfortable, and incredibly quiet. The location was unbeatable! Peter is a great source of information on local attractions, restaurants, and events. Our bed was clean and comfortable and we had a wonderful time.

    March 2014
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I grew up living between Chicago during the school year and Costa Rica during the breaks (The benefits of having both parents employed as teachers with summers off). I loved experiencing it as a child, teenager, college student and whatever label I am now. In all honesty, being able to experience the urban and rural through the different perspectives of age, responsibilities, interests, and groups of friends really expanded my knowledge of and interest in Chicago, Costa Rica, and the world in general. I like to think of myself as an aged local historian in training, trying to accumulate as much knowledge as humanly possible through first hand experience and people's stories. I am a huge fan of swapping travel stories over local ale and cherish getting local insider tips about anywhere I'm traveling to. If you stay with us, I will be sure to dish on all the great hidden gems Chicago or Costa Rica have to offer. I like to take visiting friends to the Art Institute, a concert in Millennium Park, or simply a walk around the river. If I'm available, I have a few memberships to local museums so I'll probably be able to take you as guests and access members only exhibits. I'm a foodie and have been to over 200 restaurants in Chicago. I love it all. From the $2 tacos in Pilsen to the $200 dinner in the Fulton River District/West Town, I appreciate Chicago's unique culinary style. Feel free to ask for any recommendations, I love an excuse to share my passion for Chicago.
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