1 bedroom casita w/views of jungle

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Our 2 story casita sits 30 feet away from our primary residence in a private gated community. The first floor consists of kitchen, living area and balcony, downstairs is the bedroom w/queen bed, bathroom, and balcony. Futon available upstairs.


Cleaning Fee: $10
Weekly Discount: 20%


The space

Small but comfortable and very tranquil..views of forest and jungle, wildlife!

Guest access

Washer and dryer located in the main residence..also, custom spa available.
We have a wonderful maid, Maria, who cleans for us once a week..if you would like her to do any cleaning and/or laundry, let us know..there is no
additional cost, perhaps maybe a small tip for Maria!

Interaction with guests

We love to interact with our guests, and provide information on what we know about this beautiful country! That said, we do respect our guests right to privacy and will be available only when and if you need us!

The neighborhood

We live in a gated community with limited traffic and noise; located up on a mountainside, the climate tends to be a little cooler, and you will most likely see Toucans, parrots, the occasional whiteface monkey,the very timid and elusive jaguarundi and coatimundis.

Getting around

We are located fairly close to town, but a car is always recommended. One of us normally goes into town each day and can give a ride downtown..this has worked out well for many of our guests who then take a taxi back..taxis are readily available and quite inexpensive. There is also a bus station in town, and a bus ride to San Jose will cost less than $2!

Other things to note

We have 3 dogs and 2 cats so it helps to be an animal lover..we will make sure, however, that they won't pester you!

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

No smoking inside of house; please note that while the cost-of living here is fairly reasonable, electricity and water are not...please try to conserve!!

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

23 Reviews

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Justine User Profile
April 2017
I am a regular worldwide traveller, but I have never before had the fortune to stay in such a beautiful place as this! The casita is gorgeous, with some lovely artwork inside and is incredibly well equipped. The view from the balcony is astounding and the noises amazing! It was only Cameron that was around for my extended stay (2 weeks) but he was the most fantastic host; starting from the moment that he picked me up from the town centre and immediately offered to take me to the supermarket for provisions. I have been made to feel so welcome by Cameron and the wonderful dogs and cats too and have truly felt at home here! I have been more than happy to walk the 50 minutes into the town centre on a regular basis as it is such a beautiful walk and there are so many friendly people to meet on the way. (Otherwise it is only a couple of dollars by taxi anyway). I can't recommend this place enough for a relaxing retreat amongst nature - with easy access to public transport to San Jose and the beach if required. I love it!!

Kathinka User Profile
March 2017
It's a beautiful place and I definitely recommend it to stay there :) Diane and her husband cameron are incredibly welcoming and supporting all throughout the organization! beautiful for some holidays :)

Morgan User Profile
March 2017
Very nice place with beautiful views! Very welcoming hosts, made our stay even better. Close from the city, coffee tours and cane tours, about 40mins from Juan Santamaria Airport.

Joe User Profile
February 2017
Our stay exceeded our expectations in every way. Our casita was clean and comfortable with a beautiful jungle view from our balcony. There is a path leading to banana and lime trees.The best part of our stay was the generosity of our hosts. Diane and her wonderful family opened their homes to us and went above and beyond to make our two-week stay as carefree as possible. We already miss them! We will definitely be back.

Ingrid User Profile
January 2017
Diane, Cameron, and Jocelyn are wonderful hosts who make you feel so welcome. This was our second visit to their home and casita, and we loved it yet again. They are very helpful and kind, answering any questions we had and suggesting some great places to check out during our stay. The casita is beautiful, cozy, and clean. We feel so comfortable there and very much enjoy visits with their dogs and cats as well! We highly recommend visiting the casita!
Diane User ProfileDiane is a superhost.
Response from Diane:
Thank you both..were you able to get to Lands in Love?...Hope you both have an awesome end to your holiday..please keep us posted on your folks! Blessings! Diane and fam
January 2017

Bruce User ProfileBruce is a superhost.
January 2017
A great place to stay if you are overnighting in the San Jose area, or if you would just like to rest and relax in a beautiful peaceful setting for a few days. Lovely.
Diane User ProfileDiane is a superhost.
Response from Diane:
Thank you, Bruce! Hope all is well in Malpais! Looking forward to seeing you again and meeting your wife! Best! Diane and Cameron
January 2017

Sheila User Profile
December 2016
The pictures were informative but could not begin to capture the magnificance of the setting or the casita. Diane seemed to have thought of everything we might want or need before our arrival - from a multitude of spices and cooking utensils to all furnishings and supplies as well as transportation. We spent a good deal of time with her husband, Cameron, which was both helpful and entertaining. Her daughter is a sweetheart and shared many of her art creations. We also enjoyed their friendly dogs and cats. Diane was a kind and attentive hostess. We didn't really want to leave. - Rick and Sheila.
Diane User ProfileDiane is a superhost.
Response from Diane:
Hi Rick and Sheila! Thank you for the absolutely wonderful review!!! As I mentioned, we loved hosting you both..you are delightful and entertaining!!! And, yes, Rick, Cameron found your compass, and placed it on the refrigerator.....let us know when you are coming back through and we will arrange to get it to you!!! All the best! Diane and family
December 2016

Atenas Canton, Costa Rica · Joined in August 2013
Diane User ProfileDiane is a superhost.

Retired, living in Costa Rica, with my husband and adult daughter; originally, my husband and I are from Southern California and moved to San Luis Obispo mid 70's where our twin daughters were born..we retired to Costa Rica in 2009, but my other daughter stayed behind to pursue her college career..Jocelyn, my daughter living with us, is an artist, and does amazing paintings, of the local wildlife, birds, trees, flowers, waterfalls etc! We love the latin culture, music and art, and have travelled to Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua and Cuba..also to Bahamas, Jamaica Hawaii and Europe, but LOVE where we settled in Costa Rica!! Since we live on the property, we are available to help with anything you may need! Our goal is to ensure you enjoy your stay, and the lovely tranquil surroundings..Pura Vida!

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