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Casita El Colibri at Casitas Tenorio B&B and Farm
Casita El Colibri at Casitas Tenorio B&B and Farm


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3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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Casitas Tenorio is a unique B&B located on the slopes of Volcan Tenorio. We are located 2.5km from the centre of Bijagua, which makes us a perfect base for exploring the enchanting bright blue river 'Rio Celeste' in the Volcano Tenorio National Park. We have six private casitas (cottages/bunglaows) set amongst lush tropical gardens. There is lots of birds and animal life that live here, including sloths! We offer you a very personalized service, as we live here onsite.

The space

Casitas Tenorio is our home and business. We are Donald Varela Soto and Pip Kelly. We met working together on a conservation project in Bijagua in 2001. Since then, we’ve turned our commitment to sustainable living into a working farm and eco tourism venture. Donald is originally from Bijagua and Pip is from rural Victoria in Australia. We have travelled extensively together and have also lived and worked in a remote Indigenous community in Western Australia. We are married and have two bilingual daughters.

Bijagua is our home and we are committed to positively and sustainably developing our community. For us, this means preserving habitat for local wildlife and enabling sustainable tourism in the area. Casitas Tenorio is both a B&B and seven hectare working organic farm, producing dairy and other crops. We sell our milk to the cheese factory in town and also make our own cheese.

Guest access

Guests have access to walk around the property and many opportunities for birdwatching and sloth spotting! There is a peacful walking trail, and WIFI. Casitas Tenorio is a perfect location for all types of travellers including couples and families. We have a private trail onsite.

Interaction with guests

We offer a really personalised expereince. We live onsite and this allows us to share with our guests and have conversations together over breakfast or during the day. We also enjoy walking around the property with guests and invite our guests to participate in farming activities, such as milking the cows and feeding the chickens, with us. We like to talk to our guests, but we also are sure to respect your privacy and allow you time to relax.

Other things to note

Check out our website or reviews on Trip Advisor for more information about Casitas Tenorio B&B and farm and do take a moment to look at reviews from prevous guests here on Airbnb.


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

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Extra people: 20 / night after 2 guests
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Please respect our family and our property. We are a quiet B&B and hope that our guests are quiet and well behaved and respect nature


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

17 Reviews


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Hugo User Profile
December 2016
Pip was awesome with everything. We faced a rainny day, but she recommended us go to Rio Perdido and take the next morning to Rio Celeste. Worked perfectly. Some weeks ago a hurricane did some disturbs on part of the reception and we ran out of wifi, but Pip was already fixing it and the place was still awesome. I must also say that it is very clean. Thks Casitas Tenorio for this Pura Vida experience.
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Response from Pip:
Dear Hugo, Thanks for the kind review! We are really glad that you enjoyed your time here. The weather can change very quickly and we are glad that you were able to be flexible with your planning to enjoy both the hot springs and the magnificent Rio Celeste! We are happy to hear that you found the place clean, we take lots of pride and try to pay lots of attention to detail in our rooms. Thanks again for coming, and we hopr you have a great vacation in Costa Rica! Have a great 2017, from Pip and family.
December 2016

Ian User Profile
June 2016
Had a great time. Pip and Donald are both really helpful hosts, in terms of arranging trips and giving general advice for travel in Costa Rica. Accommodation was clean and of a high standard. Breakfast was freshly prepared, using a lot of produce from Pip and Donald's farm. Highly recommend
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Response from Pip:
Hi Ian, Thanks for the kind review, we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Casitas Tenorio. It was a pleasure to help you with arranging trips and tours in the area beyond. Thanks again for coming and glad you enjoyed our homemade breakfasts! Kind regards, Pip and the team at Casitas Tenorio.
June 2016

Aaron User Profile
February 2016
Pip and Donald were excellent hosts, extremely friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wish we could have stayed much, much longer. Their casitas and property are gorgeous! Our casita (El Colibri) was clean, cozy, and really felt like our own Costa Rican home in the jungle. Donald served us a delicious organic breakfast each morning, and talked to us about the wildlife we saw from the breakfast area (toucans, tanagers, oropendulas, howler monkeys, and more). The beautiful Rio Celeste is also just a short drive away. If you are looking for an authentic rural Costa Rican experience with very friendly hosts, this is the place!
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Response from Pip:
Hi Aaron, We are so glad that you enjoyed our time here at Casitas Tenorio and were able to spot some of the impressive birds that call this area home! It's great to hear about the breakfast that Donald served- he is a great chef! Thanks for the kind reviews and we are glad that you were able to come and stay with us,e even if it was just a short visit! Kind regards, Pip.
February 2016

Cheryl User Profile
January 2016
We arrived at Casitas Tenorio and was greeted warmly by our welcoming host Pip who gave us a nice orientation. We then met Donald who immediately spotted a howler monkey before Pip showed us to our beautiful and spotless cottage. We could have easily stayed another week just to enjoy the company of Pip and Donald who freely and enthusiastically shared their knowledge of Costa Rica. My husband was especially impressed with Donald's expert knowledge of Costa Rican birds and all the time he spent answering our questions and pointing out the spectacular species right there! A lot of love and attention to detail has gone into this property and there is a genuine goal to make each and every guest happy. From the fresh milk from the cows on their farm to the delicious breakfasts and local coffee made with French press coffee pots, there is nothing pretentious here - just a lovely family adding personal touches. The commitment to their community and to the environment is evident - they are passionate about what they are doing. We had a most memorable experience and feel like we made some wonderful new friends.

Carol User Profile
November 2015
My 10-year-old son and I hugely enjoyed our 2-night stay at Casitas Tenorio. Pip and Donald were warm and welcoming. Donald's brother, Anthony, went the extra mile by giving us a tour of the farm, letting us milk the cows and coming to find us so we could enjoy a visit by the local howler monkey family. The cabins and gardens are carefully designed and quite lovely. The food was delicious and Pip graciously accommodated a dietary allergy in our family. Pip and Donald even thoughtfully provide six laminated pages of bird photos at every table in the outdoor dining room so visitors can identify which birds are breakfasting on bananas nearby. We came away with a great appreciation for Tico efforts to live sustainably and close to the land while sharing their country with those of us who are lucky enough to find ourselves in this beautiful corner of the world.

Mary Anne User Profile
September 2015
We had a very memorable stay at Casitas Tenorio. Pip and Donald and their girls were very friendly and welcoming, and made us feel like family. Our three year old daughter had a great time, playing with the girls, walking the trail on the property and watching the monkeys and toucans near our room. Donald was so attentive, teaching us how to milk the cows, and make cheese. The casitas are very clean and comfortable, and surrounded by nice gardens. We loved the sound of the crickets and frogs at night, the birds and monkeys in the morning... We really liked the paintings that decorate the casitas and the eating area. The breakfast was delicious. The town is lovely, and the near by restaurants recommended by Pip and Donald are good. The location is great for visiting the Parque Nacional Tenorio, and it's amazing Río Celeste and waterfall. We will definitely be back!

Archana User Profile
July 2015
We had an awesome stay @ Casitas Tenorio.

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