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Privacy in the Heart of Monteverde

SuperhostMonteverde, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Entire house hosted by David
8 guests4 bedrooms6 beds1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Right in the middle of Monteverde, on the famous Curi-Cancha Reserve. Huge windows, soaring beams, and wraparound porch for enjoying the forest with your morning coffee. Built by one of the original Quaker families.

The space
This is a beautiful house built with love in the early 50's by Hubert and Mildred Mendenhall, two of the original Quaker settlers, and several of their children were born here. My family, the Lowthers, purchased the house and property in 1970. The property is now the Curi-Cancha Reserve and I am very proud that we are able to protect this gorgeous cloud forest and support a large number of local families in an environmentally friendly way. The spacious living room with soaring cedro beams and huge windows looks out on the forest and the large deck. Note the original party line telephone on the wall as you enter. That party line phone no longer operates (although there is a nice modern phone and wifi) as there is no party line to be part of, but we love the way it looks. Linens are provided. I've left a guitar that you are welcome to use and also a number of games: Monopoly, Clue, Catan, Dominant Species, Code Names, Chess, and several decks of cards. The house has WiFi, full kitchen with extras such as dishwasher, blender, oven, microwave, coffee maker, rice maker, and crock pot. The house also has a washing machine, clothes dryer, and indoor garage. There is a bidet in the bathroom. I am working on getting the jacuzzi pump repaired but for now it is just a tub and hot shower. In the summer of 2018 we installed all solar electricity and water heating to reduce our carbon footprint. 65 years: that's old for a wooden house in a tropical cloud forest. Constant love and care keep it going. Please let us know if anything needs attention.
No pets of any kind are allowed.

Guest access
You have complete use of the 9 rooms and large yard of the house. Guests staying in the house also enjoy a discount on entrance fee to Curi-Cancha Reserve. If you would like a guide (and I HIGHLY recommend that you take one as you will see and learn far more on your walk) you will need to give Mauricio Ramirez, the operator of Curi-Cancha Reserve, some advance notice by phone or email and he will set a guide up for you.

Other things to note
Please check in at Cafe Orquideas (Cafe Orchid Coffee Shop) to pick up keys. The 13% IVA tax is already included in your price.
Right in the middle of Monteverde, on the famous Curi-Cancha Reserve. Huge windows, soaring beams, and wraparound porch for enjoying the forest with your morning coffee. Built by one of the original Quaker families.

The space
This is a beautiful house built with love in the early 50's by Hubert and Mildred Mendenhall, two of the original Quaker settlers, and several of their children were bor…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 single bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Washer
Private entrance
First aid kit
Crib
Dryer
Hangers

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Monteverde, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

We are in the heart of the original Quaker settlement of Monteverde. Located ON the Curi-Cancha Reserve about halfway between Santa Elena (3 km) where most shops are, and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve (3 km). We are easy walking distance from several stores and restaurants that are in the center of Monteverde.
We are in the heart of the original Quaker settlement of Monteverde. Located ON the Curi-Cancha Reserve about halfway between Santa Elena (3 km) where most shops are, and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve (3…

Hosted by David

Joined in July 2015
  • 113 Reviews
  • Superhost
I grew up in Monteverde and am drawn back every year, but for the last 25 years I have been a middle school math teacher in Baltimore, MD. I love all manner of board and card games, hiking in the rain forest, canoeing, camping, playing music and singing with friends, and travel. I am very proud of Curi-Cancha and that we are protecting our 200 acres of cloud forest. Half of it was virgin cloud forest when we bought it. My family has never cleared any areas and we have regrown most of what was pasture.
I grew up in Monteverde and am drawn back every year, but for the last 25 years I have been a middle school math teacher in Baltimore, MD. I love all manner of board and card games…
During your stay
The house is very quiet and private at the end of a long lane. You will not see me as I will be in Baltimore, but Beatriz Salazar, owner/operator of the Cafe Orchid Coffee Shop (the best coffee shop in town: see TripAdvisor), lives in a house a hundred meters away and also manages this house. She will be happy to help you with any questions or needs. We also have a groundskeeper who takes care of the house, grounds, and property and he will be happy to help if you need more firewood or anything else.
The house is very quiet and private at the end of a long lane. You will not see me as I will be in Baltimore, but Beatriz Salazar, owner/operator of the Cafe Orchid Coffee Shop (t…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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