La familiaRodeada de bosgue
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 private bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 private bath
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Tired of the hostel scene? In our simple, clean, home, relax in your bed hearing birds chirping, frogs croaking, and wind rustling. Practice your Spanish as Teresita makes you breakfast--and the public bus stops just at the end of our road!

The space

Our peaceful location is outside the hustle and bustle of the tourist center of Santa Elena, but town is a short and pleasant walk away.

Our eco-friendly home is simple and personal. You will be living with our family but have your own private bedroom with a comfortable bed. For many years we have had students in the area come stay with us -- we love sharing our home and life with travelers from all lands!

Eli built our home here in the forest, where we can listen to the the abundant life of the mountains of Monteverde. You'll find peace and tranquility here, but have easy access to enjoy the town's restaurants and activities.

Let Eli indroduce you the orchids on the trees outside the front door, and the hole where the toucan babies live. Teresita will love to help you set up tours, call taxis, and plan your trip to this beautiful area.

We are happy to provide a Spanish Immersion experience, but daughter Tracy speaks excellent English should you need it.

Guest access

Please feel free to use our kitchen, gather eggs from the hens, and enjoy the living space.

Interaction with guests

Our home is small, so there's plenty of opportunity to interact. However, you should feel very free to simply be quiet and private in your own room.

Other things to note

Teresita makes the most delicious tortillas in all of Monteverde.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people $15 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
Check out by 11AM

You are welcome to smoke on the property, but not in the house.

We are a family house; responsible drinking is allowed, but no partying and absolutely no drugs.

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

132 Reviews

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Betsy User Profile
July 2017
Teresita and Eli have two lovely cabins that are situated on their property in a forest. It's a quiet and peaceful place and we enjoyed waking up to the sounds of birds, just a 15 minute walk to the town of Santa Elena. Teresita makes a delicious breakfast and is a very warm host. We would definitely come back again!

Meredyth User Profile
June 2017
This is a hidden gem and was a wonderful experience. We loved staying in the rustic cabanas that Eli built. Terrisita cooked us breakfast to order: a typical Costa Rican breakfast or one more to American tastes. They were huge: eggs avocado Gallo pinto toast juice coffee and fruit. This is a warm engaging family. It's the best of all worlds, privacy in your own cabin and breakfast in the family home. We particularly enjoyed talking with the family. It was clean and we received clean towels each day. Even laundry. Our hearts were full when we departed Monteverde
Teresita & Eli User ProfileTeresita & Eli is a superhost.
Response from Teresita & Eli:
Ellos son completamente encantadores...
June 2017

Nicole User Profile
May 2017
Fantastic experience! Such a warm and welcoming family. The location is perfect for exploring the Monte Verde area and the cabin is comfortable. Having a nice hot shower to come home to after a long day's hike was awesome. Breakfast was a welcomed treat too! Don't miss out of the opportunity to meet Teresita and her family!
Teresita & Eli User ProfileTeresita & Eli is a superhost.
Response from Teresita & Eli:
Gracias por visitarnos, esperamos todo lo mejor para ustedes,con cariño todo este bien.
May 2017

Patrick User Profile
May 2017
Eli and Teresita's place was great and I would highly recommend it! The cabin is a short walk through the forest from their house and it was clean and comfortable with a bathroom and refrigerator. Great if you want to relax in the woods. After staying in hostels and eating bread for breakfast every morning this was a much needed bit of relaxation! Tracy offered to book tour reservations for me and was very welcoming. Teresita and Eli were great to chat with in the morning and cooked me a great breakfast. Overall awesome place to stay in an awesome area.
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Response from Teresita & Eli:
Patrick es una excelente persona, nos encanto tenerlo y esperamos regrese pronto,como decimos los ticos es Pura Vida.....
May 2017

Brandon User Profile
May 2017
Teresita and Eli were very welcoming hosts, and their cabin was both secluded yet walkable to town. Teresita provided a homey environment by cooking us a lovely breakfast and teaching us Spanish. The cabin was very private and it was nice to wake up to all the birds chirping. Great experience!
Teresita & Eli User ProfileTeresita & Eli is a superhost.
Response from Teresita & Eli:
Gracias por su visita,Brandon y su mama, son excelentes huéspedes,saludes fue un placer...
May 2017

Elyssa User Profile
April 2017
The entire family is very welcoming and able to answer any questions you may have about the activities to chose from in Monteverde. The cabin was great and just down a path from the main house. Lovely place to stay.

Sara User Profile
March 2017
Pictures don't do this place justice. It's a little haven in the middle of the forest. It's private with a small dining area , bathroom, a spacious sleeping area, and a porch. Teresita and Eli were wonderful hosts. They were friendly, offered advice on activities in the area, gave out maps to help us navigate, and made us a wonderful and delicious breakfast. We felt like part of the family, even if only for one night.

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Teresita & Eli User ProfileTeresita & Eli is a superhost.

Soy muy activa me gusta practicar deportes y platicar con todas las personas que llegan a nuestra cabana.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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