About This Listing
Fully refurbished 100 year old, wooden farmhouse on a 20 acre, coffee, banana and passion fruit farm. 3000 ft elevation keeps the climate pleasant. Extensive tropical gardens. Rural setting, ideal for birdwatching. Located very close to main highway.
Come stay at this fully refurbished 100 year old, wooden farmhouse on a working coffee farm in the beautiful Turrialba region of Costa Rica. This property is ideal for relaxing, enjoying nature, or for birdwatching.
Enjoy great views of Turrialba Volcano or watch as the dairy cows graze in the pastures across the unpaved lane.
TURRIALBA VOLCANO UPDATE
Los Titos Coffee Farm is located 9 miles(14km) SE of Turrialba Volcano. Prevailing winds in the area blow the ash eruptions to the West, so we are not afected.We do have however magnificent views of the ash cloud eruptions.
Take a walk through the beautifully dense tropical gardens or visit the coffee, banana and passion fruit plantations.
The Turrialba region also offers more active pursuits. The best white water rafting in the country is at nearby Pacuare River (in top 10 in the world, according to Outdoor Magazine), with pickup and return at the farm. Other tours include hiking near active Turrialba Volcano, horseback riding through the CATIE botanical preserve, coffee tours, canopy/zip lining, Tarzan swing, Guayabo archeological park, a snake farm, and more.
You have the newly refurbished 200 (website hidden). (1600 sq.ft.) house to yourself. Special care to preserve the original character and ambiance of the house was taken while updating the 2 full bathrooms with abundant hot water and modern plumbing, and in rebuilding the large, completely equipped kitchen, including dishwasher and microwave. Living room, dining room and bedrooms retain the original high wooden ceilings and floors, constructed from uneven width wooden planks. 3 bedrooms sleep 5 people. Large master bedroom (4x4.4 mts / 13x14 ½ ft) has king size bed, (attached twin beds with bed bridge - which can be separated upon prior request), second bedroom (2.4x3.25 mts / 8x11 ft ) with queen size bed, and a third smaller bedroom (2.4x3 mts / 8x10 ft) with one twin size bed. If necessary, a queen sleeper sofa in the living room can sleep an additional 2 people. Turn off your cell phone, close the wooden shutters on the windows, and sleep in perfect country darkness until the rooster wakes you in the morning to enjoy complementary traditional costarican breakfast,with our farm grown Los Titos Coffee.Savor seasonal tropical fruits by the pool, and relax in the sauna o hammocks.
You aren’t taking a vacation in order to make beds and sweep up every day, so daily (weekdays) cleaning service is included.
A tropical garden, developed over two generations, surrounds the house. And in the orchid garden, when in season, you can see up to 20 different species in bloom. A short forest trail provides your own private tropical botanical garden tour with multiple tropical plants and trees, and benches along the way to sit and birdwatch. If you prefer, lie in a hammock in the shade watching the dozens of bird species that frequent the garden and bird feeders all year long, or the sloth family that lives in the trees around the house. You’re likely to see them almost year round.
Seasonally available tropical produce from the farm include guanabana, passion fruit, plantains, cassava, Kalamanzi lemons, Tamarillo (tree tomatoes), and dehydrated miniature bananas. You are welcome to visit the coffee plantation, and during harvest season (Aug-Nov) you can grab a basket and pick coffee alongside the local residents. The farm manager and his family also live nearby on the farm, so local knowledge is always available.
Other included features:
Satellite TV (although you probably won’t want to turn it on).
Private sauna and outdoor pool.
Back terrace and adjacent pergola.
Hammocks and pool lounge chairs
Outdoor gas grill.
Free washer and dryer in nearby building.
House Rules: no smoking, no pets.
The farm is located in a rural area. It is a very safe comunity, nice place to have a walk and enjoy Nature.
The best way to get to Los Titos Coffee Farm is by car, although there is public transportation
Its a great place for birdwatching, see our big variety of tropical flowers, and orchids!
Visit the coffee, banana, and passion fruit plantation.
Interaction with Guests
I live in Heredia,2.20 hours away from Los Titos Coffee Farm, that is why it is not possible for me to be there each time some guests arrive. But I always keep in touch prior, and during the visit to the farm. I am always in touch with Ramon , the farm administrator, and Mirian the housekeeper, making sure everything runs smoothly during our guests stay.
NEW!!! If desired , meal plans are available at aditional cost . The meals are prepared for you to cook or warm up, in the fully equipped kitchen.This is specially convenient for arrival day or for short stays.(breakfast is already included in the rental fee).
Our menu of home made meals,will be sent by email upon request. Please indicate if you have any special requirements.
Our property is located in a rural area, thats what makes it special. It is a very safe place, you can take walks and enjoy nature .
The best way to get to Los Titos Coffee Farm is by car, so you are able to visit other points of interest in the Turrialba Region. Directions for GPS and Waze , will be made available to you , once your reservation is confirmed.
Other Things to Note
If you are into Birdwatching you are comming to the perfect place. Our tropical garden is home for many species of birds.
No smoking inside the house. No pets. Guests are not allowed to take any kind of plants from our gardens.
TLDR: very nice well appointed house with modern amenities. Hot water and great water pressure. Full kitchen and close to several restaurants (15-20 min). Beautiful grounds and farm that attract interesting wildlife. Accommodating host and staff. Hearty breakfast and fresh juices provided.
Dear reader: it is difficult to capture and words just how amazing Los Titos coffee farm is or how accommodating Adela is, but I will try. The house and immediate grounds are simply stunning, I cannot count the number of time I and my friend uttered "this place is amazing". Its as if an architect, designer, and landscape architect got together and decided to build their dream vacation home. There are surprising and well thought out details at every turn. The accommodations were by far our favorite in our 10 day trip to Costa Rica. The beds are comfortable, The bathrooms and kitchens are newly renovated with hot water and great water pressure. The towels provided are high quality and there are floral arrangements throughout the house, it's truly as if you're staying at a resort.
Now on to the staff and the farm. Ramon, who runs the farm was happy to take us on a tour. While walking the approximately 20 acre (8 hectare) farm he pointed out a Sloth, the Ora Pendula hanging nests, and many different varieties of fruit, several of which we got to try (Fyi: he only speaks Spanish). Miriam made us breakfast each day as well as providing fresh maracuyá (passion fruit) and guanábana juice and of course fresh coffee from the farm.
The farm produces pineapples, both ornamental and regular, bananas, and maracuyá. There are also several other fruits growing for use by the staff, these include mandarinas, guanábana, water apples, yuca, and I'm sure several more. It was very cool to see all these things growing.
All in all a wonderful experience well worth the money and probably one of the only places I stayed on this trip that I plan to book again. Oh, and there are hummingbirds.
Wow! What an incredible and amazing experience my husband and I had at Los Titos Coffee Farm. The pictures do this amazing property no justice. Adela is the perfect host - we don't speak Spanish, so she ensured she was there for our late arrival so that we knew our way around and the ins and outs of the property. She greeted us with homemade pineapple cake, while Miriam, the housekeeper had fresh soursop juice waiting (absolutely delicious!). The house is awesome - so much character. Adela has pulled out all the stops with wonderful towels, incredible hot showers with awesome water pressure, a sauna, a pool, access to laundry, etc. She even helped us make a dinner reservation the first night we were there.
The "gardens" surrounding the house are unworldly. Calling them gardens are a disservice - they are a labyrinth of beauty and jungle and something I have never experienced before. Ramon, the grounds keeper showed us around even more and made sure I was fully stocked up on my favorite fruit - passion fruit. My husband and I found ourselves just aimlessly wandering the gardens, searching for birds and the listening to their sounds (the Ora Pendula or the R2D2 bird as we called it, was our favorite), and just not leaving. We found no reason to. We were so relaxed and just couldn't believe a place like this existed. We truly soaked it all end.
I cannot recommend Adela and the Los Titos Coffee Farm enough. I don't know how we even left - we thought for sure she'd have to kick us out! LOL! We've already discussed returning to the rolling green hills, exotic gardens, and charming farm house on our next trip!
We stayed at Los Titos Coffee Farm for only two nights. We had a wonderful stay in a house that is quite special for Costa Rica as it is over 100 years old and has been renovated in a very conservative way. Throughout it is decorated by the homeowner, an accomplished artist. At the same time, it is spacious, light and super equipped. We were surprised to learn that someone would come by to fix a true Costa Rican breakfast with Gallo Pinto, eggs, fresh juices, etc. The lady also cleaned the house. Early in the morning one already hears the incredible variety of birds that are on the property before you discover them with your eyes just hours later. The garden is a feast in itself. Even the volcano obliged and puffed plumes of smoke the days we were there! We recommend the Orosi river valley and the ruins of the Church near the town of Ujarrás as possible tours. For shopping, go to the BODEGA market across from the Tribunal of Turrialba. The very nice caretaker will look after you and offer you a tour of the coffee farm (in spanish).
What a wonderful experience! Los Titos is truly a magical place. We especially loved:
* Surprise Costa Rican breakfast cooked every morning (Miriam even made our vegetarian!)
* Birds everywhere, along with binoculars and guides (I don't even bird and I enjoyed this immensely!)
* Excellent farm and grounds tour led by the farm manager Ramon.
* Great showers.
If you're looking to stay near Turrialba, this is your spot.
Though I've been an Airbnb host for nearly a year, this was my first experience as a guest. A what a wonderful way to start!!
Our family visit to Adela's Farmhouse far exceeded our expectations. The house is gorgeous and comfortable and the grounds are exquisite. Ramon the caretaker and Miriam the housekeeper are lovely people and super helpful with any request we had.
When we arrived, there was a fresh pineapple pie waiting for us and Ramon kept bringing us goodies from the farm throughout our stay.
We were a family of 7 and fit very comfortably. My father said that the shower was the best of his life. The kitchen is very very well stocked and we made good use of it, preparing 3 large meals while we were there.
The pool, the hammocks, the trails, the birds, the cows grazing across the way, the sloth with baby up in the tree....we didn't leave the house for two whole days and kept ourselves very well entertained!
But if we had chosen to leave the house, there is plenty to do in the region- from white water rafting to a world class serpentarium.
Adela so graciously offered to drive my husband up to the house from San Jose and is a very nice, attentive and caring person. Though she wasn't there while we were, she checked in on us and made herself available to all questions and concerns.
My entire family (grandparents through kids) highly recommend this house!!
About the Host, Adela
I am an artist (see the paintings in the house) and a mom. I am Costa Rican and Swiss, but I've lived in Costa Rica all my life. I manage my parents coffee farm; they recently moved back to Switzerland for health reasons and no longer live on the farm. My home is about 2 hours away from the farm, but there's plenty of help around and I'm always available by phone. I enjoy entertaining and meeting people from around the world, and I look forward to having you as our guest! I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for the natural wonders of Turrialba area.
Explornatura offers white water rafting at Pacuare River, I can recomend this company. I can make prior arrangements for you, and they will come pick you up at Los Titos. It is a day trip
Restaurant located in downtown Turrialba, 10 minutes from Los Titos, local and international cuisine. The food is good, the instalations are nothing special.
Local restaurant, just 10 minutes from Los Titos, near the town of Juan Viñas. Open from 8:30 am. to 10pm. Great roasted chicken and pork ribs. Good local food in general.
Another company I can recommend for white water rafting, and canopy. You can be picked up at Los Titos. This is a day trip.
This is an inexpensive, modest, clean restaurant, where you can taste local cuisine, only 15 minutes from the farm, just past the center of Turrialba.
It is the most complete supermarket in Turrialba ,and has a big parking lot
You can come here for lunch and dinner, International and local cuisine. 25 minute drive from Los Titos .Call from Los Titos to make reservations for lunch or dinner, pho(phone number hidden)616
Nice half day trip from Los Titos. Open from 8:00am to 4:00 pm. You visit a Pre-Columbian archaeological National Park.(550 acres)
It is only 15 minute drive before los Titos Coffee Farm, coming from San Jose.
I can recomend this restaurant for local cuisine, and the best cheese tortillas in the area.
Beautiful hotel grounds. It has a great restaurant, international cuisine, higher prices. Make reservations for lunch or dinner. Phon(phone number hidden)111 once you get to Los Titos
Very recomended day trip from Los Titos. About an ho(website hidden).At 11,260 feet, it is the highest active Volcano in Costa Rica. You can walk right up to the crater. Bring a warm jacket.
It is located about 45 minutes from Los Titos, You can complement this day trip by visiting Lankester Gardens, also in Cartago.
There are restaurants in the Orosi Valley. M(website hidden)alley.com
Very recomended botanical gardens. In Cartago, a 40 minute drive from Los Titos.. Open from 8:30am to 4:30pm.cost per person(non resident) $7.50. You can combine this visit with the Orosi Valley