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.
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.
These host were wonderful and very generous. Their cabaña in the forest behind their house is lovely and quiet. I highly recommend it if you visit Monteverde!
Such a wonderful place to stay! It was so tranquil and you have a lot of privacy and you can go talk with the family as well.
The whole family is so open and wanting to give you a great experience. It was so easy and comfortable
Next time I will know my Spanish better, however Teresita was great in working on communication with me and their daughter Tracy's English was very good. All the booking of tours and info was easily done thru them.
It is truly a haven in the woods and still close enough to town.
Highly recommend staying there!! Definitely a highlight on my trip. Wish I had stayed longer.
I will be back for sure!
Hands down best AirBNB experience I have had so far! My friend and I felt like family. Teresita and her children waited for our bus to drive by so we would know where to get off the bus. They helped us arrange our ziplining tours, called cabs, and made sure we had a wonderful time in Monteverde. We enjoyed meeting the rest of their family and dogs. I wish that we had stayed for longer! Everything was clean, the Wifi was great, and the breakfast was absolutely wonderful. Could not recommend this place more!
What a great experience! Teresita's and Eli's cabin and property were beautiful. Upon arriving Teresita and her daughter Tracy were happy to help us look through and decide on what activities to do in Monteverde. Teresita's cooking was fantastic. I would definatley recommend staying here as Teresita and Eli make you one of the family!
This was honestly my best stay in Costa Rica. The family is very sweet and accommodating. I could not find their place on the GPS as they are right outside the town so they came and got me by car. The cabin they built by themselves and is in the woods behind so you get privacy, a warm shower, and a very cosy suite. HIGHLY recommended as a great place to sleep after a long day of hiking.
The kids were all very nice and I got to learn some Spanish. If I come back to Costa Rica I will try to make another trip to Monteverde and say Hello.
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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.