About this listing
8 clean, comfortable rooms in a funky Farm House with a yoga floor, surrounded by our Enchanted Bamboo Forest across the street from Rio Naranjo, in the typical Tico town of Londres, 10 miles EAST of Quepos. Connect to WiFi or Nature, your choice.
This is NOT a Villa and it is NOT on the beach. This price is only 25% of what you'd pay for those. This IS a clean, but funky Tico FARMHOUSE. It is perfect Schools, churches, and family reunions. The 8 room facility offers: 6 dbl or Queens and 6 individuals, and a second story yoga area. Sleeps up to 18 people. Additional charge to rent the Campgrounds.
The Master Suite has 2 bedrooms, full bath, kitchen, dining area and salon (sitting area). The Master suite is block construction and fully screened. El Rey has a Tico King (2 meters x 2 meters) and Jasmine have a double and individual. A large tiled patio offers a dining table, rocking chairs and hammocks, it's great for bird watching. Think of it like a big H. The patio connects to the mini-suite with 2 more bedrooms. Both room have their own sinks, and a Jack n Jill bathroom. The mini-suite has tiled floors and block walls to 2 feet with large screened windows. The Poetry room has a Queen, Sunset has a Queen and individual. The Yoga floor is above the "La Casa Vieja". The original farmhouse has 2 double rooms one can be an office or dorm, the share the 3rd bath.
Discover the real Costa Rica in Londres! Londres is a typical Tico pueblo of 1500 people; with 2 mini-supers only 100 meters walk, a "soda" (cafe), full service restaurant-bar, plus parks, futbol (soccer) field and local bus service. Most of the "adventure tours" sold in Quepos actually take place out here: rafting, waterfalls, horses, ATV, repelling, zip lines, and birdwatching. There a nesting pair of Scarlett Macaws across the street, and the Titi monkeys have been on site enjoying the fruits of the finca. We are close enough to enJOY Manuel Antonio National Park, but worlds apart.
The 12'x 24' Yoga floor is upstairs. This can double as massage area or sacred space. The rich dark wood floor and bamboo construction is surrounded by Night Blooming Jasmine, offers a view of Rio Naranjo and the 7 lush acres of paradise on the finca. The creek pictured is the southern limit of the property.
Rio Naranjo, across the street becomes a lazy river (Dec-April) and there is a creek on site (if you want to go skinny dipping). Only 40 minutes by car (on a dirt road) to world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Quepos is a typical tourist town with lots of restaurants and shops, only 20-25 minutes by car (40 minutes by bus 7 times daily)
This is the Pura Vida (good life) life for sure, disconnect from stress, this is a NON-SMOKING FACILITY. You can create your own "Digital detox" NO TV, G3 cell phones, and 512K internet with WiFi. Just enough to stay in touch. We tend to play lots of games at night and have interesting Videos or bring some to share.
We have been operating since 2002. You'll find lots of happy clients on TripAdvisor, Happy Cow and other sites. We offer a "Sustainable Living Experience" and transitioning out of the daily room rental market, if possible. You may now rent the facility on a monthly or annual basis. You may also play in the gardens and cut flowers for your room.
Suitable for Events. YES the Bamboo Cathedral by the creek is suitable for outdoor weddings, fiestas and sweat lodge. If YOU want to host your own retreat or workshop, please let us know and we can make arrangements for you to rent the entire facility, discounts available May-Dec 15. I can refer caterers, and transportation as well as book tours.
By renting the entire facility they will have access to both suites, the kitchen, El Patio, private use of the yoga space and (non exclusive use) of 7 acres of Enchanted Bamboo forest. Additional fees to rent the Campgrounds.
Interaction with Guests
If they rent the entire facility, I can stay on site to provide concierge service or leave. Guests choice. Daily maid service available at $20.00 for 5 hours.
Londres is a typical Tico town and it is SAFE to walk around, even at night There is a "soda: (small restaurant) and the well stocked Mini0Super is open from 06:00 till 8PM. Lots of friendly people to practice your Spanish with.
There are 7 buses a day to and from Quepos with buses 2 or 3 times per hour to Manuel Antonio. There is also regional buses to all parts of Costa Rica and the Quepos Airport.
Other Things to Note
Most of the Adventure Tours sold in Quepos actually take place out here. There are plenty of short hikes too, and one to a FREE waterfall.
This is a NON-Smoking facility. Finca Amanecer means Sunrise Farms and we do tend to get up early. As a sustainable farm we do recycle and compost. Maid and laundry service can be added at $20.00 a day.
From Mar 16 - Dec 15, 2015 the minimum stay is 30 nights.
About the Host, Elena
This is a “Sustainable Living Experience". I have been guardian of the land since 2002. I guess you can say I am a visionary. I believe you can live better simply. I have taken an abandoned property and turned it into a 8 bedroom, 3 bath home. All connected by a common patio and Yoga floor above. The farm had been neglected for 10 years. Now, the campgrounds outback have allowed many young people to do their "journey work" as they discover life outside the box. I truly enjoy sitting on the patio, birdwatching and sharing "a Lust for Life" while living in harmony with neighbors and nature. If you are an early riser, you may join me in PanEurhythmy, a form of meditation in motion.