The dinning room, with a view - El comedor, con vistadaGeodesic dome for holistic exercises, we practice Do-In - Domo geodesico para ejercicios holisticos, nosotros practicamos Do-In


3 guests

1 room

3 beds

1 bath


3 guests

1 room

3 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

Our place is "off the beaten track" high up top the Coastal Ridges at 1000 mts above sea level, with ocean view. Surrounded by tropical forests and cascading rivers and brooks. A mountain retreat for the mystic, the artist and the naturalist.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 14%

Description

The space

Marga´s and Chema´s home is a large, elegant, two storied, round building with a geodesic dome on top for holistic practices. Large living room with fire place. Private bathrooms in every bedroom. Dining room with forest and ocean view from 1000 m above sea level. No grid connection, solar panels, light by candles. Spring water from the property.

With over 25 years experience in sustainable practices.
Large sustainable farm with organic garden and fruit trees. Thoroughbred horses a cross between spanish Andalusian and costarrican Paso Fino.

Caters to naturalists, equestrians, holistic groups and sustainable practice programs. Property is adjacent to Biological Corredor "El Paso de la Danta". Foot path to the beach, 12 km where the National Marine Park is situated.

Many cascading rivers, streams in the area. Sorrounded by primary tropical forest with breath taking views.
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So, what is a sustainable way of life? It is a friendly relationship with nature, where the "cost of living" is directly related to minimizing environmental impacts and a true economy based in frugality, recycling, craftsmanship, growing your own food and avoiding consumerism.

Breakfast is included with the room. Other meals are available with an additional cost. (Please let us know if you need this service prior to your arrival ).


It is possible to contract a naturalists guide or horseback riding tours.

There is a daily public bus, excepts Sundays, to a nearby village, 3 kms from Casa Tordesillas. Taxi service is available at reasonable prices.

One can also participate in the voluntary hands-on sustainable practices, which are Margas and Chemas way of life, such as gardening, horse care and reforestation..

For more than 2 persons, please contact us for special prices
The whole villa is available, with capacity up to 20 people

You can also see availability for rooms 3 - 4 on the following link http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/257356
Or rooms 1 -2 at http://airbnb.com/rooms/128092

Guest access

The whole villa, the farm, the sourrounding forests and waterfalls

Interaction with guests

Guest are part of our home, the interaction if at a family level

The neighborhood

The nearest neighbours are at the village, 3 kms away

Getting around

There are daily buses to the nearest village, 3 kms away
Taxi services are available to get around

Other things to note

We are located in a wilderness area and the rural roads to our place are a bit of a maze. Make it a point to call us and make sure you have the proper directions and make sure to arrive before dark (5pm)

There is the posibilty of horseback ridding for experienced ridders or ridding lesson for beginners. The cost is $60 for a 3-4 hr ride through the country side. $30 for a one hour lesson

Also, we offer massage services by a profesional physical therapist. The cost is $40 for a 45 min session.

Naturalist guided tours are offered. Cost $20 per person

There is a nearby restaurant that with swimming pools, half a km away


House Rules

disfrutar

enjoy


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Availability
2 nights minimum stay

25 Reviews


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Bernard User Profile
April 2017
The place Chema Y Marga have created is connected to the earth and sky, from above so below, a manifesto to sustainable living. Marga is a great chef be sure and taste her lunches and dinners. The atmosphere of the cloud forrest is magical. We were guided to beautiful hikes, and a natural swimming hole in a local river below water falls, the acoustics of this place are calming. Take time and listen to Chema's words he has much to teach us all. Chema gave us a riding lesson, riding the white horses connected us to this farm. We look forward to returning. Ruzica & Bernard

James User Profile
February 2017
"It's not the destination, it's the journey of getting there"' Well, perhaps this is the exception to this old saying. We absolutely enjoyed everything about our stay with Marga and Chema's beautiful farm. The interactions, the conversations, the beautiful clean, super cool and well thought out house are just the beginning. The view from the top of the ridge is breath taking, with the valley on the east side and the Whales Tale and Pacific to the west. It is a hikers paradise, a gardeners dream and an equests fantasy. Chema was a wealth of information ans a delight to talk to. Marga is one of the most beautiful people you will meet, and will cook you one of the best meals you will have in Costa Rica. If you have the chance to stay there, don't hesitate, it could be the highlight of your trip, it certainly was ours!!!
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Response from Chema Y Marga:
Tanks you so much for such beautiful words, glad that you enjoyed your stay and perhaps we will get to see each other again.
February 2017

Linda User Profile
December 2016
This is a beautiful, well designed retreat, with wonderful views, nature, hikes. Chema and Marga were very gracious hosts and we enjoyed great conversations about the world and sustainability. There is a nice yoga and meditation space, wonderful meals cooked by Marga, two friendly dogs, three beautiful horses, and primary forest with lots of birdsong. A great place to get away from it all for awhile and contemplate regenerative sustainability.
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Response from Chema Y Marga:
So happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, great to share so many things about our times and the prospect of doing something together. Will keep you posted on the development of the school. Hope to see both of you soon. Best regards from Marga and i
December 2016

Nic User Profile
February 2016
incredible hospitality and ability to make you feel warm and comfortable. Amazing hand built space. Easy shared space that you could find yourself alone even if the other rooms are taken. Chema has a unique perspective that lends to making rustic living comfortable and sustainable.
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Response from Chema Y Marga:
Yes Nic, you are right about the distances, that is why i say about such km. Anyhow, it is the adventure part of the visit, as you where able to experience. Thanks anyhow for your comments, they are appreciated. And by the way, how was Envision...
February 2016

David User Profile
January 2016
My stay with Chema and Margo is exactly what I needed. Their home is very calming and they are wonderful hosts. Chema is always ready with a story to tell of his adventures and Margo is warm and caring. The views are wonderful, and the hiking trails are rewarding. I also can't say enough about the food! I had a great time and would recommend it. Thank you again Chema and Margo!
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Response from Chema Y Marga:
Pura Vida David, thanks a lot for your help explaining the different activities and hikes.
January 2016

Jacquelynn User Profile
November 2015
From the air you breathe to the water you drink to the wildlife and the scenery, this location is truly paradise! The home in and of itself is magnificent! Chem and Marga are gracious, accommodating, knowledgable, friendly, genuine hosts and their cooking is out of this world!! This was an awe inspiring experience that left me feeling an intrinsic connection to all that is life. This was an amazingly therapeutic experience that I am fortunate to have been a part of :-)
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Response from Chema Y Marga:
So glad you had such a good experience here and as you can imagine, it is so gratifying to know that it has been an inspiring time. We also enjoyed your company and would like to extend an invitation for a return trip. If you ever decide to come back to Costa Rica, let us know with enough time ahead, so i can recommend some interesting destinations. Best for both of you
November 2015

Amanda User Profile
July 2015
We enjoyed all aspects of our two-night stay here, from horseback riding with Chema to the tasty and nourishing meals cooked by Marga to conversations by the fire in the evenings. Overall, a wonderful place to relax and explore.
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Response from Chema Y Marga:
Hola Amanda, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, maybe you will comeback some day.
July 2015

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We are native from Madrid, Spain. Residing in Costa Rica since 1976, following a sustanable way of life. We offer holistic health and sustainable practices seminars. We also offer horse back riding for experienced riders and nature hikes through the tropical forest and to the local waterfalls and pools.
For us to have a guest is a way to share our way of life, to promote a sustainable life and to make friends.
Our main object is two fold, first is to simplify our way of life by practicing sustainable techniques and regenerative activities; second is to be minimizing our impact on the planet, that is, that our ecological footprint would be less and as we see it, is about quality of life instead of standard of living.
"You are not necessarily richer by how much you have, but perhaps, by how little you need"

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