About This Listing
Guest Cottage with spectacular ocean views on
160 acre mountain top coffee plantation. Immerse
yourself in the sights and sounds of nature. Two
double rooms, one bath, kitchen, and terrace overlooking 30 miles of pristine Pacific coast.
Awake to the sounds of black howler monkeys
just outside your window. Green parrots serenade you in the afternoon. Relax as one only can when completely surrounded by nature and tranquility. Our mountain boasts a climate of perpetual springtime with temperatures a comfortable 10 or 12 degrees below those on the coast.
In addition to the privacy of your own cottage,
you will have access to the infinity pool, and Jacuzzi. The entire 166 acre property which includes coffee plantation, citrus groves,
meadows, forests, and waterfalls is yours to
explore. Horseback riding, waterfall tours,
and sport fishing, can all be easily and inexpensively arranged. Cottage has a barbeque grill. Several of Costa Rica's most
beautiful and pristine beaches are a short drive away.
Interaction with Guests
We are available to answer questions and assist
whenever necessary. Beyond that the level of interaction is determined by the guests. We
welcome interaction but respect their privacy.
At the foot of our 2 km driveway lies the idyllic
village of Los Angeles de Nandayure. It is like traveling back 100 years to a simpler time where
people know their neighbors and don't lock their doors. We are off the tourist trail but what we lack in amenities, we make up for in
one bus a day to and from Carmona where connections can be made to the rest of Costa
Wunderschöner Platz unglaubliche Aussicht, hilfsbereite Gastgeber: hat uns chicken zum Grillen organisiert. Kann ich weiter entpfehlen. Jeder Zeit wieder. One of the most beautiful places i saw in costa rica.
We can attest to the previous reviews i.e. 4X4 etc., If you are coming from San Jose, get your fruit from fruit stands on the way.
When we arrived we were greeted with fruit and freshly squeezed orange juice. The views are unbelievable, especially so when it is foggy, or cloudy.
Rob and Joanna are wonderful, they helped us with anything we needed and were so generous. Annie is so intelligent and lovely! The level of interaction really was determined by us, the guest house is private, as is the hot tub. The pool is attached to their house, however we still felt comfortable using it freely.
The guest house is clean and has everything you need in terms of cooking. There are 3 dogs, however they do not spend time near the guest house. You may hear them barking, but hey, it's a farm.
We saw monkeys, ate fresh fruit from the fields, hiked, overall it was an amazing trip!
We had the most unbelievable time here. It's hard to find the words, it's just a beautiful place. If you are looking to get off the beaten track, have a 4x4 and don't mind a bit of a drive, you should definitely go, we'll remember it for a long, long time.
Ah Robert.... ce n'est pas pour rien qu'il habite si haut ! C'est parce qu'il est un ange !!!!!! Vraiment ! Pour aller à sa maison, assurez vous d'avoir un 4 x 4 et des nerfs solides ! C'est une priorité ! Ensuite quand vous aurez passé tous ces émotions, ce sera le paradis qui vous attend chez Robert ! Jamais de ma vie, j'ai vu un aussi beau paysage. La villa est magnifique, très bien fait et confortable. Nous avons même découvert la dernière journée que nous avions une machine à presser les oranges pour faire de super de bons jus d'oranges (qui poussent chez lui). Ils nous a indiqué de magnifiques sentiers pour allé marcher. Nous avons vu de magnifiques oiseaux, des singes, des iguanes..... Sa piscine et son spa sont vraiment super bien situé et la vue ! Wow ! Les photos sont belles, mais la réalité est multiplié par 1000. Tout est vraiment très propre et bien entretenu. Pour les amoureux des animaux, il a 3 chiens, dont deux qui ont adorés s'amuser avec nous ados. C'est un endroit qui va resté gravé longtemps dans ma mémoire. Merci Robert pour ta gentillesse, et ton merveilleux timing ! :)
Schitterend mooie plek om tot rust te komen.
Zeer veel privacy.
Het uitzicht is niet te beschrijven zo mooi!!
Inderdaad is er wel een 4 x 4 nodig om er te komen.
Bob en zijn vrouw doen er alles aan om het naar je zin te maken.
Wat een leuk gezin.
Als je ze nodig hebt dan zijn ze er.
Niets is hun te veel.
Heerlijke tijd gehad [8 nachten]
Supermarktjes zijn in de buurt in het dorpje Los Angeles.
Het strand playa Coyote moet je zeker gaan zien.
Zo mooi en rustig [10 km breed en wij waren er alleen!!!]
Als je er heen gaat kom je door het dorpje San Francisco en hier kun heerlijk geroosterde red Snapper eten bij Santa Clara.
Tanken kun je trouwens ook in dit dorpje [hele belevenis]
Conny en Chris
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Bob, Johanna and Annie's guest house. Their property is awe-inspiring and we were encouraged and welcomed to explore the grounds. The walk down from the hot tub through the terraced coffee fields was like nothing I've ever experienced. We could hear monkeys and roosters down there somewhere and see hawks swooping. As Bob said, "it sure isn't Kansas."
After a walk, it was nice to take a dip in the pool while the dogs played in the yard chomping on rocks. Yes, rocks!
The western-facing Pacific ocean view made for some truly epic sunsets from their mountaintop. Is there a single neighbor with a home higher up than theirs? If so, I couldn't spot it.
You will want a four wheel drive vehicle to stay here, but I would suggest that you get one for any trip to Costa Rica that takes you off the beaten path. Siri and GPS don't know a highway from a horse path so you will surely encounter some wild drives as you try to navigate between adventures in the region.
Do yourself a favor and do some grocery shopping before you head up the mountain. Once you get up there, you'll feel like staying.
When you are ready to venture out, Bob can direct you to some very nice (and almost empty) beaches which you can see right from the terrace of the guest house.
If you're looking for relaxing, adventurous yet authentic experience, then I recommend this place! Bob and Johanna's property is gorgeous, well maintained and has everything that's you'd need. We stayed in the guest house which gave us lots of privacy yet was close enough to the main house that if you needed anything from the hosts, they were very accessible. The view from every spot of their mountain top property is breathtaking so if you want to be in awe, definitely check this out. We took full advantage of the pool and hot tub which have great views of the Pacific Ocean and lazed on the hammock for hours! They also have few dogs that are very friendly!
The road to the property is definitely not leisurely. You'll become very familiar with Costa Rican rural roads. You'll need a 4x4 vehicle to access the property and if it's your first time driving mountain roads, then some patience as well. Buy your groceries before leaving Carmona as there are not many options once you start climbing the mountain. From Carmona its about an hour of rural driving so don't be discouraged if you feel like you've gone too far.
All in all, this was an amazing experience that we would definitely return to and recommend to friends. The trek is totally worth the experience and view!
About the Host, Robert
AFTER A 25 YEAR CARREER AS THE OWNER OF A FOOD SERVICE BUSINESS,
I AM NOW A SEMI RETIRED COFFEE AND ORANGE GROWER.I LIVE WITH MY
COLOMBIAN-AMERICAN WIFE JOHANA AND OUR 6 YR OLD DAUGHTER ANNIE
ON OUR 165 ACRE FARM ON A MOUNTAIN TOP ON THE NICOYA PENINSULA.
ANNIE'S EDUCATION REQUIRES US TO SPEND HALF OUR TIME AWAY FROM THE FARM.HENCE THE AVAILABILITY FOR RENTAL.