AVAILABLE ON SAME PROPERTY / TOP RATED GUESTHOUSE with full kitchen that sleeps 4 people. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4572356Early morning View of Volcano Irazu and Turrialba from meditation garden. Volcano Poas and Barva are also nearby.
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We are the Highest Reviewed Airbnb SUPERHOST in Costa Rica! Gourmet coffee, $40 massage! 2-acre manicured gardens, 8 acre coffee plantation, river, panoramic views - great nearby restaurant. With 25 years of experience here I authored Costa Rica Now!

The space

"The perfect alternative from staying at some nameless, lifeless hotel" - Bill G (guest)

Why stay in someone's spare room or a hotel by the airport when you can stay in a detached studio in a private park setting slurping coffee from one of the most exclusive coffee growing regions in the world!

At the Coffee Garden enjoy our bush-to-cup coffee while strolling through a working boutique coffee ranch among 50-year-old coffee plants. Listen to birds and the sound of a gentle river in our 2-acre meditation garden set in a coffee plantation with panoramic views of Irazu Volcano, the Tres Marias mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park, and city lights of San Jose.

Our tastefully decorated detached 300-square foot studio has a modern private bath, small refrigerator and coffee bar, and an expensive queen bed. Our gated, very secure 8-acre estate on the best street in Concepcion de San Isidro de Heredia is located in the nicest small town in the San Jose Valley. Minutes away, restaurant bar Los Portreros features a great selection of quality food and excellent views. It's the real Costa Rica.

Hi, I'm Phil and have been in Costa Rica for over 25 years. I can help you get the most of your entire Costa Rica vacation. You can expect expert advice on your travels, relocation and real estate needs. I have been very successful living and owning in Costa Rica.

Along with the purchase of 4 or more bags of coffee, you receive an autographed copy of Phil Baker's Costa Rica Now / Travel Live and Own in Paradise. One of the last 200 copies of this Costa Rica classic. 500 pages - a $25 value.

Location ~ ~ We are located in San Isidro in the beautiful coffee country province of Heredia, about 30 minutes from the National Theater and Gold Museum in central San Jose. Our neighborhood is one of the finest in Costa Rica with a mix of ex-patriots and Costa Ricans living on large estates and smaller homes.

Coffee ~ ~ Our coffee fruit is sun dried for 100 days. Not sent to a mill to be strip washed and dried in mechanical dryers and later sent for processing in an automated warehouse. We pay our pickers double to harvest our coffee fruit at the peak of ripeness. Our coffee beans remain in the dried coffee fruit until ready for small-batch roasting. This triples products costs, but you get a rare treat - coffee harvested and dried in a truly artisanal old-world style.

Massage ~ ~ An hour and a half massage for $40!!!! Trained in Germany our off-site massage professional gives a comprehensive full body massage in the comfort of your room. A perfect way to unwind after a long flight and a great way to end your memorable trip to Costa Rica.

Restaurants ~ ~ The great restaurant Los Portreros with its awesome city light views serves a large variety of fantastic local dishes with generous portions at reasonable prices. It's a 5-minute taxi ride away. This secret spot is known to locals as "the place to eat." Excellent food and good service. All our guests love it. Ten minutes away is Sibu Chocolates where you can lunch and sample awesome chocolate treats while watching handmade truffles made from Caribbean cocoa. They offer a lunch-included tour.

Transportation ~ ~ The bus is 400 meters away. Taxi to San Isidro is $2 one way. The village of San Isidro has banks, several markets, restaurants and coffee shops bakeries. Downtown Heredia with luxury malls and high-end restaurants is six miles away. Buses leave every 15 minutes to Heredia and San Jose, from where you can board direct buses to all parts of Costa Rica. Taxis arrive at our ranch within minutes. The intentional airport is 30 minutes away.

Attractions ~ ~ La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Rain Forest Adventure zip lines are both easily doable day trips as well as Doka Estates Coffee Tour and Poas Volcano National Park and Braulio Carrillo National Park.

Our clean and modern studio, unique coffee, immaculate gardens, expert advice, a $40 hour-and-a-half massage, and close proximity to downtown San Jose makes the Coffee Garden Boutique Working Coffee Ranch the best bang for your travel buck. See you soon... slurp slurp.

Guest access

You have access to our 2-acre meditation garden with 500 feet of river frontage, and a 600 square foot party Rancho with panoramic views, darts, foosball table, firepit, heavy duty swing set designed for adults, bar with giant round table and hammock surrounded by an acre of Saint Augustine grass. We have a bocce ball area as well, so come and play!

Interaction with guests

I enjoy meeting with guests from all over the world; however, if you prefer alone time we are happy to accommodate by giving you all the privacy you need on our large fenced estate.

Other things to note

We have great pets! Guests love playing with our friendly pooches Chester and Capitan, and our little mascot Roudel! La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a must see - we can arrange tours. My daughter's favorite zip lines at Rainforest Adventures are 40 minutes away. Both easily doable day trips. Poas Volcano is a beautiful place to spend the morning and an hour away.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

This is our home. It is not a hotel. I usually go out of my way to help guests whenever I can, but we are not a full service hotel. We take security seriously, and our dogs patrol the ranch at night, so we prefer not to accommodate guests that return late at night.

As far as rules go, I have a 16-year-old daughter who is the love of my life, public behavior inappropriate to her upbringing is forbidden... We encourage guest to enjoy our grounds, play with our pets, hang out in the view rancho and enjoy the volcano views from the meditation gardens. Just no obnoxious or rude behavior please... Thanks for understanding! Smoking outside is permitted.

The meditation gardens are available during the hours of 7am to 4 pm. After hours by request. For those guests with extended stays, please let us know when you need a change of sheets or towels and we will be happy to oblige.

Note* It's best to bring a source of navigation on your Costa Rica vacation. In all of Costa Rica there are few street signs and no numbered addresses, so navigating is challenging. But people are very helpful.



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282 Reviews

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Karli User Profile
July 2017
Phil's place is beautiful! A little bit secluded, it was exactly what I needed after a week of nonstop activity in the much hotter areas of Jaco and Quepos. It is not located close to anything walkable, but you can easily call an uber or can and take a ten minute ride to el centro de san isidro, a sleepy town with a gorgeous church, or take a thirty minute ride to heredia, a much more bustling town with restaurants, mercados, and shopping. Here, though, you do not need to go to town. Spend the day strolling through the coffee plants, playing with the friendliest guard dogs, doing yoga on the hilltop, and enjoying 360 degree views of both the misty mountains and cities of San Jose and Heredia below. I was lucky to enjoy a panorama of both dramatic thunderstorms and colorful sunsets. The perfect place to rest up and decompress.

Brandon User Profile
July 2017
My stay at the coffee garden was amazing. The panoramic views of Volcan Irazu and of the city of San Jose are breathtaking. I spent so much time just hanging out in the gardens and walking through the coffee plantation in the back. It was a really unique experience to be able to walk through the plantation drinking coffee that was grown a few feet away. Phil was not at the property while I was there but he was kind enough to check up on me and offer some recommendations for restaurants and activities nearby. Also, I'd like to mention that the maid was so sweet and welcoming! I'd recommend this place to anyone visiting the area.

Grant User ProfileGrant is a superhost.
June 2017
My wife and I stayed at Phil's guest house for a total of 3 nights. If you are looking for an outdoor oasis, or nature retreat you found the place! The gardens and outdoor spaces were really nice. The home itself is small, but the space is utilized well. One thing to note are the dogs. Each morning the dogs woke us up around 6am - 7am as they bark for a few hours in the morning and their cages are about 20 yards from the house. Phil was not home during our stay or I imagine he would have taken care of this for us. He was very helpful with any questions we had remotely.
Phil User ProfilePhil is a superhost.
Response from Phil:
Hi Grant - yes I get up very early everyday, and one thing I do is make sure the dogs are in the kennel so they don't bark at the people walking their dogs on the street each morning. Just couldn't be there due to medical problems. My apologies.
June 2017

Croix User Profile
June 2017
Fantastic. A special treat in a charming cottage that is meticulously cared for. It's beautiful and super clean. The property is extraordinary. The host's communication and facilitation was excellent.
Phil User ProfilePhil is a superhost.
Response from Phil:
Thank you fro the kind review Croix - I look forward to you return visit! Pura Vida!
June 2017

Charlotte User Profile
June 2017
A little mix up with our arrival, but housekeeper Elena made that up with a lovely cup of coffee. Too bad we couldn't meet Phil but the propriety is absolutely beautiful and the studio clean and comfortable. Great place!

Clay User Profile
June 2017
Phil was a fantastic host. He really goes out of his way to make sure you have everything you need. Everything about this place was beautiful. The views were spectacular. We spent so much time in the coffee gardens. It has some of the best views we saw on our trip to Costa Rica and it was in our own backyard! This place is a hidden gem of Costa Rica. Please stay here if you get the chance.

Valerie User Profile
June 2017
The estate is beautiful and Phil is helpful with what ever you need - late night food or a taxi ! Felt like I was at my neighbors house in a beautiful overview of the city .
Phil User ProfilePhil is a superhost.
Response from Phil:
Thanks Valerie - Good dedicated nurses are special. Pura Vida!
June 2017

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Hi / Hola! I am a native Californian (San Diego) living in Costa Rica with my daughter. My life vocation is real estate (since 1978). Along with our family home on the lagoon in Cardiff by the Sea, we own 100 acres of vineyard property in Temecula and now a small coffee plantation in Costa Rica. I have been in and out of Costa Rica for many years and have property in Manuel Antonio. Besides authoring Costa Rica Now, the all in one travel guide to Living and Owning in Paradise, I write interpretations of Asian Classics such as the Tao Te Ching. I am also a professional Costa Rica Consultant. Taoist and Buddhist kung fu and meditation are part of my self definition along with being a father which is job One. Having me host you is like having a personal Costa Rican consultant. Pura Vida!

**** Contact me before you plan your trip and after you book your stay with us and I will steer you to great places to visit according to you length of stay in Costa Rica and what you would like to do here; surf, zip line, deserted beaches, white sand full service beaches, bird watching, hot springs, witnessing volcanoes and waterfalls and gem destinations off the beaten track,

Finally, I do not host people for the money. I host for the experience of meeting new people. You will find me engaging if you want to talk, or accommodating if you want to have your privacy. I think relationships are the most important and my guests make or break my experience with Airbnb.

Languages: English, Español
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