About This Listing
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!
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.
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.
Taxis are inexpensive and plentiful, and are the way most people get around in Monteverde. In addition, the public bus from San Jose/Alajuela passes right by our house two times each day on its way to Santa Elena and Monteverde.
We can also help you arrange private transportation to anywhere in Costa Rica.
Other Things to Note
Teresita makes the most delicious tortillas in all of Monteverde.
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.
Teresita and Eli are among the most amazing hosts we ever stayed with. They are always helpful in any question, do everything to make your holidays really relaxing. The cabins are standalone, very neat buildings, fully natural in the middle of he Forrest - just 50 meters walk from the main house. All Monteverde sights easily accessible. Note, that you will be staying in the middle of the forest, so you will need headlights and some sprays to kill the bugs who might come to the light (both provided by Eli)
Last but not least you will for sure love he amazing breakfast Teresita prepares every morning:-)
Nice clean little bungalow in the jungle. Highly recommended. Good location near to all conveniences of Monte Verde. We were welcomed as member of the family. Hosts were very warm, accommodating and helpful. Thank you for the delicious breakfast!.
The mountain cabin was amazing! Teresita and the whole family were so welcoming, but at the same time the cabin was very private. they were able to get me information about all the major activities, and getting in and out of the cabin was very easy. I would definitely recommend staying here if you want to explore Monteverde and want a truly special place to call home.
The cabana was exactly what we were looking for! The cabin is beautiful, spacious, clean, and comfortable. It's located off the back of their property and felt very private and peaceful.
Teresita, Eli, and their family were wonderful hosts! They were very welcoming and helped us set up our day trips to local spots around the mountain. Their recommendations for the best tours were very helpful. Teresita made a delicious breakfast every morning of our stay (3 days / nights) and helped us learn new words in espanol!
If you're planning on driving to the cabin, make sure you arrive before dark - the road up the mountain is currently being paved and it's hard to find your way at night. Eli came to our rescue and picked us up after we made a wrong turn on our way up!
We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend the mountain cabin!
My girlfriend and I had a great time at Teresita and Eli's. The cabin is literally smack in the middle of the woods and in the first few minutes we saw a blue motmot just outside the window. It's a great way to experience Monteverde. Eli and Teresita were both great hosts and Teresita treated us to two lovely breakfasts both mornings. I would definitely recommend it.
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About the Host, Teresita & Eli
We are pura vida! , I love to cook, make art crafts, work with my sister at her hotel, which is very close to my house, we like to walk in the evenings to watch the sunsets, I love give information to people and talk a bit.