About this listing
Amazing 5 bedroom two story log cabin home with incredible views of Poas Volcano and only 5 minutes away from the world famous La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Rent one room, get entire home! Two rooms are equipped with bunk beds, three rooms for couples.
Huge spaces in our home in a rural community with best access to La Paz Waterfall Gardens just 5 minutes away. Experience the cloud forest first hand with trails and streams on the property along with strawberry and dairy farms. When you rent even one room you rent the entire home. We do not rent to multiple parties thus insuring your privacy. Three rooms are for couples and two rooms have multiple bunk beds. The house can be rented for a private couple or for an entire family reunion!
There is a delicious bakery in front of the home, meals can be prepared in home, views of the Tres Marias Volcanoes, Barva Volcano and of course the Poas Volcano. There are 6 acres of land around the house that you are more than welcome to explore. There is a wrap around porch to view Poas Volcano.
Interaction with Guests
We love interacting with our guests but also understand the need for privacy and rest.
Access to everything but yet rural. Small supermarket in walking distance, milk farms and strawberry farms very close by, many unique and affordable restaurants minutes away.
The bus that goes to San Jose stops in front of the property. Plenty of local restaurants with great food close by. La Paz Waterfall Gardens are less than 5 minutes away and Poas Volcano is no more 20 minutes away.
This is a no smoking house (it is a log cabin home afterall) but guests are more than welcome to smoke on the property as their ample room on the farm.
We had a great stay at Tomás' place in Vara Blanca. The house is very big, a bit rustic, but was quite comfortable for this young family. We spoke to Tomás on the phone after we arrived and he was very accommodating, giving us some great recommendations on places to eat and things to see and do. The climate, while we were there, was quite cool, a refreshing change of pace from the coast.
We enjoyed our stay at Tomás' log cabin. It is spacious and the views of Poás volcano are really incredible. Key pickup from the bakery across the street was simple (make sure you stop back for breakfast in the morning--very tasty!). It was maybe 5 minutes to La Paz Waterfall Gardens and 15-20 minutes to the volcano, so the location was great if you're looking to enjoy those two fantastic attractions. It was indeed chilly and we were glad to have brought warm clothes and extra blankets, although there were plenty there for use too. I will say that the fully equipped kitchen does not have an oven, microwave, or electric coffee maker, so if you're used to those amenities plan ahead. Also, the Wifi is not reliable at all, to the point that I would say it really shouldn't be listed as an amenity. Overall, we enjoyed our visit to this special property and would return!
Hi Matthew, thank you for your stay. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. As you saw the house does come with an oven, it seems that the valve was turned off. The situation has been remedied and it is now functional. There are two seperate coffee makers (Italian espresso and a Costa Rican drip) in the house. We will leave clear instructions for future guests so that they know how to use them as they make much better coffee than the electric alternative. There is Wifi and it has worked for us over the years. I am sorry for the inconvenience of the lack of wifi during your stay. There are times due to the national service provider that the internet signal drops off however we just had a group of 10 biologists staying in the home and they were all able to log on and send in their work. Again, we greatly appreciate your stay. If you are still in CR let me know and we will give you a discount for your next stay. Warm regards, Tomas
Tomas was extremely nice! Helped us with food and site recommendations.
Tomas is a very helpful and kind host, who has helped with detailed answers to every small question we had - be it about the accommodation or what to do in the region. He was also very flexible in both arrivals / departure.
The house itself is in an amazing setting in the middle of the nature. One need to keep in mind bough that it can get cold in he nights, so bring long sleeves for evening and sleeping!
Although Tomas was not there when we arrived, he made sure our arrival went as smooth as possible -- after a long day of traveling we conveniently locked the keys inside the house after bringing in all of our luggage and Tomas was able to quickly arrange an alternative way for us to get back in. He gave great advice on things to do around the area and places to eat. His home was incredible and we loved waking up to all the sounds of the country!
This beautiful and spacious cabin near the Poás Volcano National Park was a wonderful place to relax and it exceeded our expectations. The home would make a wonderful getaway for a family visiting the mountains near San Juan, complete with a kitchen, several bedrooms and lots of space both indoor and outside for activities. What an amazing place.
The cabin is easy to find and is surrounded by charming dairy and strawberry farms where you can buy fresh food. There are markets within walking distance, restaurants nearby and a bakery across the street.
We plan to stay here again on our next visit to the area.
Lodge super spacieux à l'architecture typique. 4 étoiles il loupe la 5ème car la proximité de la route et le vas et viens des camions n'est pas des plus reposant mais malgré tout je recommande.
About the Host, Tomás
I am an educator with a passion to giving access to quality instruction to those who have limited access. After living in the States for over 25 years having taught in innercity schools for many years, my family and I decided to move back to Costa Rica and open up a small community based high school. When you stay with us you are assisting our efforts in community based education.