1 bedroom casita w/views of jungle
1 bedroom casita w/views of jungle
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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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.

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!

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!


Cleaning Fee $10
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not 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) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

26 Reviews

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Danni User Profile
August 2017
The whole property is beautiful with stunning views! The jungle view from the balcony was gorgeous, and we enjoyed hearing the different bird songs and watching the toucans. The kitchen was nicely equipped - we had everything we needed to make meals when we ate in. There was plenty of hot water for showers, and the queen size bed was very comfortable with a good mattress. What we like best were our hosts, Diane and Cameron and their daughter, Jocelyn! They were so helpful for giving tips and suggestions, and were so warm and welcoming, even coming to town to lead us to their casita. They will help you find information you need whenever they are able, OR if you prefer to be left alone, they will honor that as well. We loved our hosts and our casita!
Diane User ProfileDiane is a superhost.
Response from Diane:
Hi Danni and Sam--thank you so much for the glowing words!!! We loved having you here, and would welcome you back in a heartbeat!!!! Please do keep in touch!!! God bless you both! Farquhars
August 2017

Debra User Profile
May 2017
Wonderful location, beautiful setting.

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.

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

Kate User Profile
December 2016
My husband and I thought Diane's home was a fantastic find and great for the money. We had two comfortable nights there and would definitely recommend it to anyone coming into the area. We had a little trouble finding it, but Diane was messaging us the entire time and kindly came out to meet us in the city and guide us to her home. After that, we had no problems navigating back to it. The home is out of the city, which we appreciated. The air was fresh and sweet, the location was peaceful and quiet. We had a nice stay in the home, which was plenty of space for the two of us. Everything was clean and well stocked, we were well provided for. Diane was so sweet to even get us a bottle of sparkling wine for our one year anniversary (the purpose of our trip to Costa Rica)! She also provided some fresh fruit and coffee. We were very impressed with her generosity. There is an upper amd lower deck on the house, which we enjoyed. Diane and her family were helpful and friendly and offered great tips on where to eat and how to get around. Definitely recommend this place for comfort, quiet, jungle views and great hospitality!
Diane User ProfileDiane is a superhost.
Response from Diane:
Thank you both again!!!!
December 2016

Joyce User Profile
November 2016
David and I had the opportunity to visit and stay in Diana and Cameron's precious Casita for a week. It is every bit, but so much more, charming and lovely than we could have expected. The pictures don't do justice in this Casita. The rooms are spacious, kitchen is amazing, balconies and scenery from them is breathtaking. The drive from the airport brought us to the entrance of the road to Diane's house. We went up and up, then up some more, with each turn giving us the most amazing panorama you could ever imagine. Words can't describe the beauty of what you will see if you are blessed enough to visit this enchanting place. Diane, Cameron, and their daughter Jocelyn were wonderful hosts, always ready to give hints of the area, and pointers for locations to visit. They have two very friendly dogs and a very affectionate cat that were so welcome and a piece of home that we missed so much. There is so much else we could describe that made our stay so wonderful, but you have to visit this magical place for yourselves to appreciate the beauty of it and the area. We know you will find this little jewel to be as amazing as it was with us. Oh, and the local coffee is not to be missed!!
Diane User ProfileDiane is a superhost.
Response from Diane:
Thank you Joyce and David! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to seeing your smiling faces soon!!
November 2016

Atenas Canton, Costa RicaJoined 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!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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