Gourmet coffee, $40 for an hour and a half massage (see details)! 2 acre meditation garden, river, panoramic views, a great nearby restaurant. Your host authored Costa Rica Now and has decades of experience. Pura Vida!
Available 1 bedroom guesthouse w/ full kitchen that sleeps 4 is shown on left https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4572356?preview
"The perfect alternative from staying at some nameless, lifeless hotel" - Bill G (guest)
Make the most of everyday of your Costa Rica vacation!
Why stay in someones 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 finest coffee growing regions in the world!
At the Coffee Garden Meditation Center and Bird Sanctuary enjoy our bush-to-cup coffee while strolling through a working boutique coffee ranch in the early morning sun among artisan coffee plants, listening to birds chirp to the background sounds of a gentle river in our 2 acre meditation garden set in a coffee plantation.
******** Our Coffee ********
One of the benefits of staying with us is enjoying our featured truly atresanal old world coffee. Our coffee fruit is sun dried. They are not sent to a mill to be striped, washed and dried and then sent to a plant for processing as is all commercial coffee fruit and beans. We pay our pickers double to harvest only the reddest coffee fruit at the peak of ripeness. Then our coffee beans remains in the dried fruit until roasting. This triples harvesting costs but as we sell comparatively little roasted coffee (100 kilos a year as we do it as a hobby), you get a rare treat that coffee lovers treasure - coffee harvested and dried in an antique style unavailable to the mass market.That is why our product is truly artesenal.
Along with the purchase of 4 bags or more (great for gifts) you receive an autographed copy of Phil Baker's Costa Rica Now / Travel Live and Own in Paradise. A Costa Rica cult classic (only 200 author copies left - will not be reprinted). 500 pages - a $25 value.
******** Your Host ********
Hi I'm Phil and have been in Costa Rica for over 20 years and can offer you expert advise on your travels, relocation and real estate needs. I know Costa Rica, as I have been very successful living and owning in Costa Rica. I have helped many people get the most of their stay here and in the green season may be able to get you 65% off of Costa Rica's two finest hotels - The Peace Lodge at La Paz Waterfall gardens and The Springs Resort and Spa (personal discounts unavailable to the public).
******** Location, Description and Amenities ********
Located about 20 minutes outside the capital of San Jose in the beautiful coffee country province of Heredia, our detached 300 square foot studio with modern private bath and an expensive queen bed is surrounded by an acre of manicured Saint Augustine grass with a French flower garden, large view rancho with hammock, Foosball table, darts and fire pit with many flowers and fruit tress. We even have a large swing for adults and kids!
The Coffee Garden offers panoramic views of Irazu Volcano, the Tres Marias mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park and city lights of San Jose. Poas, Irazu and Barva volcanoes are close by. Our 2 acre meditation garden with 500 ft of river frontage set in a coffee plantation is the highlight of your stay with us. We are ideal for weddings and can make arrangements for your wedding here in Costa Rica.
This gated, very secure 3 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. A couple minutes away, restaurant bar Los Portreos features a great selection of quality food and excellent views.
The bus is 400 meters away. Taxi to San Isidro is $2 one way. San Isidro has banks, several markets, restaurants and coffee shops. There is a zip line about 2 miles away and downtown Heredia with luxury malls and many high end restaurants is 6 miles away.
It's the real Costa Rica. A place where you would want to live.
The detached studio, our unique coffee, the immaculate gardens, the free book, expert advice, 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
Guests have access to our 2 acre mediation garden with 500 feet of river frontage, and a 600 square foot party Rancho with panoramic views, darts, Foosball, fire pit, 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 Boccie Ball area as well so come and play!
Interaction with Guests
I host Airbnb because I enjoy conversing with guests, however if you prefer alone time we are happy to accommodate by giving you all the space you need on out large fenced estate.
La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Rain Forest Adventure zip lines are both easily doable day trips (35 mins away). 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. We are located on the northeast part of the central valley which is the area first to receive the prevailing Caribbean winds blowing the freshest air purified by miles of cloud and rain forests that cascade from the National Park bordering our neighborhood all the way to the Caribbean Sea. Just a $2 taxi ride away is the village of San Isidro with everything you need including a beautiful Sunday morning farmer's market and one of the most majestic churches in all of Costa Rica.
Buses leave every 15 minutes to Heredia and San Jose where you can board direct buses to all parts of Costa Rica. Taxis arrive at out ranch within minutes and the intentional airport is 25 minutes away.
Other Things to Note
A one and a half hour massages for $40!!!! As a courtesy to our guests, we can arrange a massage for you (subject to availability and must be booked in advance). Trained in Germany the massage professional gives a comprehensive full body massage in the comfort of your private studio. A perfect way to unwind after a long flight and a great way to end your memorable trip to Costa Rica. There is also a The Sibu Chocolate factory where you can watch workers hand make chocolate truffles from behind glass and sample awesome chocolate treats. 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 - and its only a 15 min walk or a 3 minute taxi ride away. This secret spot is known to locals as the place to eat and you rarely see tourists there. Grade A food and good service. All our guests love it.
This is our family home, We take security seriously and prefer not to accommodate guests that return late at night, Our dogs patrol the ranch at night. As far as rules go, I have a 14 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 views from the meditation gardens. Just no obnoxious or rude behavior please... Thanks for understanding!
Sehr sauberes und ruhiges Zimmer in einem eigenen Haus. Sunny war sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Wir waren nur eine Nacht dort. Aber eignet sich sicher auch für einen längeren Aufenthalt.
Phil's property is amazing! I started my two week adventure at his place and wish I had stayed more than three nights! He's a wonderful host and will cook you a delicious breakfast whenever you're ready for it. His family welcomes you into their home, and it's clear that he values the experience of meeting new people above the money. He'll give you an informative tour of his coffee plantation if you're interested, and even has roasted beans available for you to bring home. Even the dogs welcome you like family! Don't miss this place, you'll regret it!
Phil has a beautiful, breathtaking place! My husband and I loved everything about it. Not only are the grounds amazing but Phil is such a great host (and we are obsessed with his coffee). When you arrive you feel like family and he helps you in any way you need! This will defiantly be a stop we make next time we come to CR :)
Thanks you guys - we loved having you and Ryan here - Good luck with Sebastian! Remember to email and keep us posted - oh add us to (website hidden)! Search my email address on (website hidden) and send a friend request! God bless! Hope you had the best time ever in CR!
I can write a book of what amazing experience my stay at the coffee ranch was. However, I will try and be brief. It was love at first site! This property has the most amazing landscape. The main house and guest house are modern, clean, spacious and so welcoming. I believe I spent more time taking pictures and swinging on the back swings that are in the back of the house with view to the house, guest house, entry and perfect manicured landscape. Phil and his daughter were so welcoming,friendly, nice, happy… need I say more? They made me feel like family and not a guest. Invited me into their home for fresh coffee and a little casual conversation. Phil gave me a tour to the back side of the property where there is a river and a my favorite spot… a meditation platform where you can listen to the river run, the wind blowing through trees and feel such relaxing positive energy. The location is very central to restaurants, stores, church and near the airport. The guest was perfect! Clean, spacious with TV, wifi and on the desk even information to restaurants near with directions on getting to them as well. The dogs are GORGEOUS and so friendly, so is Gizmo the cat. The overall experience was smooth and amazing. Looking forward to being a guest, again when visiting San Jose. Simply breathtaking and great overall experience. You will not regret it!
Phil was a helpful, engaging and gracious host. He has had some very interesting life experiences, which if you show some interest, he will share.
His home is beautiful. It is in the hills above San Jose and at night has a gorgeous view of the city.
I stayed in the small studio by the house. It was very attractive and clean. The TV had some English channels. I did not see the other accommodation.
If you arrive at SJO late in the day, are renting a car and you are unfamiliar with the area be prepared for a challenge finding his place. There are two large, rambunctious but lovable outdoor dogs.
Ask for the tour of the coffee growing area.
I will not hesitate to stay here again.
Thank you for the kind review. In every city worldwide, taxi drivers from the airport often pretend to get lost to run up the fare. We suggest you negotiate a fare first, no matter the destination. We are no harder to find than any other location. Through the majority of the country there are no street signs of numbered addresses. It's easy to find a lifeless hotel by the airport, but if you want the ranch and farm experience you have to adventure out just a bit. As most reviews claim, we are not hard to find. Glad you enjoyed our home and the view!
The listing was entirely accurate, and Phil is an awesome guy! He was the only host throughout my entire trip, and only person for that matter, who was able to give such specific navigation directions (which, if you haven't yet been to Costa Rica, is a nontrivial matter). His garden is wonderful, and his cat Gizmo is so sweet. Hope to see you again one day, Phil!
thanks a lot. You are a great Host. Breakfast and coffee were delicious.
kind regards conny and peter
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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 and several other rental homes, 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.
**** 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.
***From Airbnb, "Airbnb is built on relationships. Help other people get to know you.Tell them about the things you like: What are 5 things you can’t live without? Share your favorite travel destinations, books, movies, shows, music, food. Tell them what it’s like to have you as a guest or host: What’s your style of traveling? Of Airbnb hosting? Tell them about you: Do you have a life motto?
*** Ok - so here goes - The five things I cannot live without would be:
1 - Freedom
2- Every day doing what I want to do
3 - Friendship
4 - Living in nature
5 - Writing
***I am a kung fu man who practiced and taught ancient Buddhist and Taoist choi li ho fut hung kung fu san soo for over 20 years and still live and learn according to kung fu concepts and Asian philosophy.
***By far my favorite movie is Casablanca as I am a romantic at heart.
***Favorite books? That is a hard choice. Of the ancient classics, I like Stephen Mitchell's translation of the Tao Te Ching and Miyamoto Musahshi's Book of Five Rings. I consider Loving What Is by Byron Katie to be a modern classic. Her practical approach to examining your thoughts creates freedom in your life. Indispensable reading if you actually practice what she calls "The Work."
***Life Motto? Well I am a kung fu man, so it would be the same as my kung fu teacher, "You can take my life, but you can never take my confidence and character." - Grand master of ancient kung fu, Jimmy H. Woo
***My epitaph: Here lies Phil Baker - father, friend, seeker of justice and finally ultimately free. He got things done in a most artful way.
***When I was a small child, I remember sitting on my uncle's lap and he sang to me - "Phil, Phil from San Juan Hill, Never worked and never will!" hahahaha well it affected me intuitively and I quickly learned that life is lived with great satisfaction if you cannot quite tell if you are working or playing. Then, and only then, work ceases to exist and you do what you want to do every day of your life. To me that is "the" definition of success, and to be in sync with the Tao.