About this listing
This is the real Costa Rica experience; A humble brick villa, tucked into the jungle with views of the coastal foothills. Very comfortable with AC, satellite tv, pre-paid internet & phone service. Great long term rates. Pay less no AC.
Very affordable long term rental rates ... Ask for no air-conditioning and receive $8 off the daily rate. Best deal in Playa Grande area... This is a destination retreat, so a car is recommended, but we do offer discounted rental rates for our guests through our preferred rental car provider.
Peace, quiet, tranquility, and central to all beaches and beach towns... It is a very secluded & private villa, tucked into the coastal foothills, and in the heart of an 18 acre tropical jungle estate.... Located 3 miles from the closest beaches, central to 20 different beaches & beach towns
The ambiance boast gorgeous mountain, valley, and jungle views from the front porch. Sprawling ocean views a short hike through the gated estate to the top of the hill, an ideal spot to watch the sunset. Listen to the day and night sounds of the jungle and all their habitants... it is really quiet remarkable.
Great location to see and do the most on your vacation; 5 - 15 minute drive to a plethora of beautiful beaches that are all worth seeing, but there is so much more than just beaches like... Zip line tours, surfing, sea kayaking, tours up the estuary, volcano's, national parks, leather back turtle refuge, snorkeling, scuba diving, horseback riding, 4-wheeling backroads tour, fishing, all within just a few minutes drive.
Basic provisions can be found in the quaint little town of Matapalo just a half mile away... For more variety of restaurants, markets & ATM is all close to home, but far enough off the beaten path to enjoy an authentic Costa Rica setting, and away from the tourist traps.
This cozy brick cottage is clean, cool, simple living, well appointed with a comfortable living area, bar, terraza, full private kitchen & bath ... Satellite tv, Air-conditioning, and pre-paid internet & phone service.
Rental car is needed. If you read the reviews, 4x4 is highly recommended, especially in the rainy season, but I have a front-wheel drive sedan and I've never had a problem.
Interaction with Guests
I have the airbnb app on my phone and am notified immediately. I live in Costa Rica and can always be reached easily by house phone, if I am not already on the estate.
Monte Grande is a gated community with just a few other residence at the moment. There is always someone onsite, it is very safe and secure. There are a few lots still available for sale if you decide to extend your stay, forever.
It is a 20 minute walk to taxis, or a bus that passes once and hour until 5 pm. Rental car is recommended.
-This is a destination retreat, so a rental car is required.
- Be green; turn off lights, fans, coffeemaker when you leave. Use your towels more than once, and don't waste water during the dry months.
- AC are high maintenance machines that require a lot mechanical attention. Please use responsibly.
I stayed at Daniels cottage for a whole month and If I could spend the rest of my life living in this cottage I would. If you're considering staying just a weekend or a whole month this is definitely the place to stay and the reasons why are endless. The cottage is located in a small gated community minutes away from playa grande, one of the best surf breaks in costa rica, and just a 20 minute drive from the (in)famous Tamarindo. I loved how quiet and peaceful the location was and Daniels wonderful dogs always kept me company. Theres an excellent trail on the property which takes you to a vista where you can see all the surrounding beaches and I would walk up there several times a week with the dogs to see sunsets. The property groundsman is one of the kindest people I've met in costa rica and he's helped me out with all my request. The housekeeper does a five star job on keeping the cottage spotless. I've never experienced a power failure or water shortage. The kitchen was perfect for when i wanted to cook my own meals and theres even a grill! It truly is a wonderful place and if you're a couple looking for a honeymoon abode this is it! If you're a traveller and want an authentic costa rican experience stay here! Get a car and see Guanacaste. Staying in hotels and resorts shelters you from the endless landscapes and rich cultre that costa rica has to offer; I just wish there was more places like this in the world. You don't necessarily need a car but I rented one for a month and it really made a world of a difference. Traveling abroad and staying on a condo on the beach isn't really traveling. living in the costal foothills and waking up every morning to a new adventure is the way to do it. With the cottage as my home base I've been able to go see so many of the beaches and towns in Guanacaste and you never have to worry about someone breaking in and stealing your things so Ive been able to travel with peace of mind. And those days when you don't feel like doing anything you can always slice open some watermelon, layout out on the hammock on the patio and watch the wildlife that surrounds you. Really this place is magical.
I recently stayed in Daniel's brick cabin for a total of 27 days. It was a great experience overall - Daniel was really accommodating to my needs, and the property, which is located outside of the nearest pueblo on a farm, is peaceful and has a really good vibe to it. Mario and Betty, the caretakers, were very chill and amicable, and also super helpful when I needed anything. The cabin was simple, tasteful, and clean, with basic amenities, very cold A/C, satellite t.v., and pretty much everything I needed - though I had to put sheets on 3 of the windows because there were no curtains - a minor detail but I felt exposed without them. Machete and Loca, the incredibly obedient and hilarious guard dogs, were fun to hang out with and the property felt really safe there with them around - I already miss those dogs! I also spent a good amount of time hiking up the hill to see the view of the surrounding mountains and ocean, wildlife, and beautiful sunsets. Also, noteworthy: I left my passport in the cabin and Daniel went out of his way to have it found and delivered to me on very short notice - so I didn't have to come all the way back from San Jose, 6 hours on a bus, and miss my flight back home. All in all this was a really great experience for me and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for some affordable chill time in the Costa Rican Guanacaste hills.
Loved staying at Danny's brick cottage! It's the ultimate escape from the outside world. The cottage is very compact, cozy, and cute and we loved staying there. Would definitely go back for a future stay and by the end of our 3-day stay, we wished we could stay longer! (Plus, you really can't beat the price!! We've stayed in places before for a similar amount per night and this was WAY better - cleaner, nicer, more comfortable.)
The cottage is designed in a really unique way so that hardly any energy needs to be used to maintain a cool, comfortable environment. There's no hot water, but that was not an issue at all - it was so hot when we were there that it was perfect to have a cool shower. Also, the overhead fan kept us very comfortable at night.
The view is directly into the forest and the sliding door faces away from the other 2 homes on the property so there's a lot of privacy. Hammock on the porch for relaxing. There's a very cute bamboo table surface that also serves as a divider between the sleeping and living areas. The kitchenette was great as well.
Danny was very nice and helpful before and during our stay. He's a great host - just our speed, gave great advice for what to do and see, and we also love his sweet dog Machete!
The cottage is very close to a bunch of different beaches - too many for us to see all of in a few days! The local food is also excellent. Highly recommend.
Great mountain views and tucked away in the woods, which makes for great star gazing! We loved the little woodsy cabin. You should rent a car to get around, because it's packed away in the woods (like I said) and there's so much to see! Great value.
We stayed in Casa Bambu for a couple of nights and extended our stay by renting Daniel's little cabin. It's a great cottage in a lovely jungle area. It has everything you'd need as a couple, complete with a comfy bed and hammock. The place itself was equipped perfectly for our needs. It's modern and clean but allowed you to feel at home in the nature.
The property itself is huge, so plenty of space for nice, long walks. Machete, the guard dog, was our ever faithful companion for jungle walks and general laziness. :)
Daniel is an experienced host and Danise, our local contact whilst he was away, was the perfect hostess, giving us loads of tips and going above and beyond.
We would thoroughly recommend people stay here, as it's a great base to discover the surrounding area and something a bit different.
Thank you again for a great stay!
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About the Host, Daniel
I am from Colorado, and have been living in Costa Rica since 2004. Most of the time I can be found in the guesthouse on my jungle estate, enjoying the relaxing lifestyle, and attending to my guests.