King Bed Comfy  & Cozy
Casa Balbi Studio Apartment
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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The studio is a cozy upstairs space surrounded by tropical trees and looking over green pastures. Equipped with a king size bed, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, kettle and a full bath with hot water. Comfort and peace in the cloud forest.

The space

The Studio Apartment is upstairs and independent of the main house, with forest & garden views from the large space. A comfy and warm atmosphere will make you feel at home. The apartment has one king size bed, fridge, microwave, small toaster oven, coffee maker and all needed kitchen utensils. The spacious bathroom has hot water and soft towels.

There are beautiful gardens at our home and around the neighborhood. We are close to the cloud forest and hiking in Monteverde, the restaurants and shops of downtown Santa Elena, and everything in between. It is an easy walk into town, or a local bus or taxi ride to most destinations. If possible we are happy to pick you up or give you a lift. There is private parking behind a gate off the the main road if you have a car, but it is a nice walk into town or on nearby trails through the forest.

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Monteverde is a magical place of rainbows and sunsets. Hiking in the cloud forest is unique. This area is home to three very important Costa Rican reserve: the Biological Reserve of Santa Elena, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the Children's Eternal Rain Forest. Together they all make up over 30,000 hectares of protected primary forest in the Tilaran mountain range.This is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet - and you can choose from a great diversity of activities, restaurants and forest experiences while you are here.

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Extra person $ 10.00

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Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

160 Reviews

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Katrina User Profile
September 2017
This location was absolutely perfect! Lots of space, clean studio, hot water, and beautiful surroundings. Tucked away in a private location, but very close to the main town, Santa Elena. Larry helped us book excursions and gave awesome recommendations. Hiking trails right in the backyard that are accessible and full of wildlife. For anyone visiting Monteverde, we DEFINITELY recommend this place!

Gabriella User Profile
August 2017
Me and my partner absolutely loved our stay here. It was the perfect location. It was located near everything we wanted to do but also tucked away perfectly into a quite and peaceful area. The hosts were also so friendly and welcoming. We had forgotten our go pro charger and they so kindly went to look for us to let us know!! I would recommend this place to anyone looking to visit Monteverde.

T User ProfileT is a superhost.
August 2017
Larry kindly introduced me to his neighbor Sergio who took me on a hike in the rain forest,a highlight of my trip to Monteverde.His helper Emil was very helpful too.

Kelly User Profile
August 2017
Oscars son Larry was there to orient us to the area and he helped get us set up for a night hike our first night there. He let us do a load of laundry and there is a small walk out back. Location was good and the apartment had everything we needed. Great deal!

Jennifer User Profile
August 2017
The location and value is great. We would stay here again. Thanks for letting us stay.
Oscar User ProfileOscar is a superhost.
Response from Oscar:
Thank you very much for your visit. We appreciate it very much. PURA VIDA!
August 2017

Megan User Profile
July 2017
Larry was GREAT! Amazing hospitality and the place was beautiful. Monteverde exceeded our expectations and so did his placement. Soooo awesome, HIGHLY recommend!
Oscar User ProfileOscar is a superhost.
Response from Oscar:
Gracias Gracias - Great to have had you stay with us, your review is so nice, kind words and this makes us want to continue to host more travelers, we appreciate your stay very much. PURA VIDA !!!!
July 2017

Jen User Profile
July 2017
Case Balbi was a 5 min drive away from Santa Elena. We had a car which made it really easy to go around. There was plenty of parking available. Finca Balbi was secluded, surrounded by great hiking trails, cows and green fields! The place was a quaint studio fit for 2 people. There were some bugs but what do you expect when you're surrounded by nature! We didn't use the "kitchen" because there was no stovetop or hotplates which was fine because we used Oscar's recommendations of great places to eat around Monteverde and Santa Elena. Oscar provided a great handbook with recs and info. The only info it didn't have was the wifi password which I ended up getting from the people who were staying below us. It was a fine stay on a budget and would recommend to others who want exactly what it has to offer.
Oscar User ProfileOscar is a superhost.
Response from Oscar:
Thank you for your response and for taking your time to comment on our humble home. We are proud to share our location with others and meet people from all over the world, we appreciate your stay very much - PURA VIDA -
July 2017

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Monteverde, Costa RicaJoined in July 2012
Oscar User ProfileOscar is a superhost.

Our home in on site with 10 acres of farm land. It is so beautiful to live here and to enjoy the outdoors, we are very fortunate to have this opportunity in life and to also be able to share with others the beauty of Monteverde! For us it has always been so easy to help our friends that travel to Costa Rica to visit, we have helped on arranging travel in other areas of the country and to work out transportation or help in any way that we can with our local knowledge. We look forward to showing you our hospitality and share the magical forest.

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

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