About this listing
beautiful little house on 5000 square meters of land with a private garden and creek in a beautiful valley between 2 volcanos, great for nature walks and close proximity to tenorio national park and rio celeste hot springs. ideal climate!
a small but beautiful and clean house on a 5000 square meters in a super safe quiet and beautiful small town in the mountains, ideal climate, green and lush all year, several clean rivers nearby, all tap water is from a natural spring, there is a creek that can be swum in on the property. Very close to Rio celeste (about 15 kms) which is one of the most beautiful places to visit in costa rica, also close to Heliconias hanging bridges park (8 kms). the house is pretty much technology free, no tv, phone, or internet...however if you have to use a phone you can borrow my cel phone...there is an internet place in bijagua and some places with free wifi. You can use my computer and or phone for a quick email check if needed (I can use my phone data as hotspot) . I have some speakers to plug in an ipod or other musical device... and there are lots of good books to read... I have a chill out spot outdoors under a roof and a fire pit as well so fires are cool, there is lots of fire wood...
Guests have access to the entire house (except my personal bedroom) and the outdoor spaces including washing machine, hammocks, yard...meals included upon request (for an extra fee of 5$ per person per meal). Bedroom accomodates 2 people and there is space available for 2 more people in the living room if needed, hot shower is available. there is a gas stove as well as a wood burning stove out back and a beautiful sitting area.
Interaction with guests
I will be around cause I live there but the level of interaction will totally depend on what feels appropriate and comfortable...Sometimes I am out of town in which case Marce (a friend who stays when I am away) will be hosting you. She only speaks Spanish... so if you don;t chances are she won't interact much... she can cook meals for you upon request.
Zapote de bijagua is a very small neighbourhood (about 50 inhabitants) near the bigger small town of Bijagua (4.5 kms), in a lush valley which is a biological corridor between 2 volcanoes, tenorio and miravalles. everyone in town is friendly and we are also in close proximity to many beautiful places to hike and swim...
there is bus transportation from Bijagua to liberia and san jose and all other nearby towns along highway 6 or the interamerican highway. No bus from central bijagua to zapote although taxis are available and cost about 6$ (3000 colones) (I live 4 kms from downtown bijagua, so it is about an hour and 15 minute walk or a 15 minute drive).
transportation to rio celeste can be arranged and costs 40 dollars each way but can fit up to 10 people so splitting the price with others makes it less expensive.
Other things to note
I live in the house and my bedroom is off limits...there is a private guest room available which can accomodate 2 people (it has 2 single beds), there is also space in the house to accomodate 2 more people if necessary. So there is a 4 guest maximum, but 2 of those 4 will sleep in the living room.
you can help yourself to a towel or an extra blanket in the closet, but please re-use the same towel and linens throughout your stay...use any cooking appliances or ustensils, do not take anything (food stuff) from fridge or kitchen cub-boards without permission, do not be too loud, be respectful of house and the natural resources in the area...clean up after yourself.. no toilet paper in toilet (put in garbage), separate organic from non organic waste (instructions in house), smoking is fine outdoors, pets must stay outdoors as well. No excessive drinking on property...