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1 Bedroom

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

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About this listing

This is a comfortable and cozy one bedroom (sleeps 4) home, great for families, full kitchen, hot water shower, ground level accessible. One kilometer from town, near reserves, private, secure and green. Costa Rican owned, completely pura vida.

The space

Monteverde Home - One bedroom home with very nice cozy feel. Great for families, can sleep up to 4 people. It is located on the outskirts of town, very quiet, with cloud forest views and beautiful gardens. Easy access to trails and hiking from the property. There is a biological corridor on site that allows you to spot and view many different types of wildlife, Sloths, Monkeys, Numerous different species of birds, fantastic to just relax and enjoy the flora & fauna.

This is the heart of Monteverde! Close, but just the needed distance from the the town of Santa Elena. All the day excursions pick up at Casa Balbi, naturalist hikes to reserves, aerial bridges, birdwatching, canopy zip lines, horseback riding and many more.

- Location: On the road to the Santa Elena Reserve, very quiet, private and safe, forest views, 10 minutes away from Santa Elena, with secure private parking lot.

- Size: the home is 50 sq. meters
- Equipment: Gas stove, micro wave, coffee maker, blender, pots and pans, plates, glasses, silverware, refrigerator, hot shower
- Furnished with: Full size bed, Double bed, and single (towels and sheets provided), sitting area, table and chairs
- Internet: high speed Wi Fi

There is shuttle services from San Jose, Manuel Antonio, Arenal / Fortuna and many other locations to / from Monteverde.

Private driver: door to door service (any time day or night)

Guest access

The entire property is open to walk and explore. We have access to local trails on the far back of the property, as we are boarding the ECO PAZ Park, over 5 KM of trails that you can access right from the property to hike and look for wildlife.

- Sloths
- White Faced Monkys
- Topical Birds
- Flora & Fauna

It is fun to explore the park and the recreational facilities that are in place, Soccer, Volley Ball, Mountain Tennis, Meditation areas and more.

Interaction with guests

Personal Concierge on site. We can help you with most of your request and have some local insight on local places to eat and explore.

Other things to note

Great wildlife in Monteverde, it is a very well recognized by world travelers and has been on many list as a place that you must see in your life. World Heritage location and the largest private reserve in Costa Rica.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: 2PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM

No pets and no smoking



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

45 Reviews

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Suren User Profile
May 2017
Oscar and Larry are easy to communicate. They are very helpful. The place is safe and secure. it is farm land and the cabins are basic. If you do not mind bugs, then the place is comfortable. One comment I like to make, please,change the pillows and bed sheets since there is quite a bit of odors.

Milissa User Profile
April 2017
Our stay was fantastic, Larry and his Dad (Oscar) are super nice people and very helpful and friendly. Their place is located just outside of town on a quiet road, the house is great, lots of parking, the apartment we had was modest and everything we needed and more. If your planning a trip to the Monteverede area (Santa Elena) book your stay at Casa Baldi, you won't be disappointed.

Alistair User Profile
March 2017
Excellent venue despite being a outside St Elena, but most places are, Larry took us on a trip around St Elena, provided helpful advice about venues, activities and Monteverde. He also drove us to the shops for groceries and provided transport for our return trip to San Jose. I would return here if I was ever in Monteverde again. Thanks for making our experience a good one.

Stop looking you found the perfect place. The location is perfect if you want to be a little away from Santa Elena downtown, only a short drive, and even close enough to walk. Enough can't be said about Oscar and his son Larry. Larry is extremely helpful and has great suggestions to make the most of your stay. They also leave a super detailed binder of information, from activities to food to contact numbers, in your room which is extremely helpful as well. They are so kind and warming and really make you feel at home. We even got to hang with Larry for a bit, he's a standup gentleman. It was hard to leave, we will definitely stay here again, and we will definitely be back :) Thanks again Oscar and Larry, you guys are the reason I prefer AIRBNB. Pura Vida!
Oscar User ProfileOscar is a superhost.
Response from Oscar:
Thank you so much for your review. It was blast to have had a chance to hang out and speak on Costa Rica and other cool topics. - Thanks again for your stay - PURA VIDA !!!!
March 2017

Alvin User Profile
March 2017
Thanks for the great stay and prompt communication! Since our hosts were not in town, Jo-Anne was there helping out and greeted us as we arrived. We had a few questions regarding our stay and the amenities that we're available, and she was a bit unsure on the amenities that were available during our stay. Such as rides to town and washer and dryer usage. We communicated that with our host via AirBNB and got prompt response. The available wifi did not always connect, and you had to literally stand by the front door to get any type of signal. The place was clean and furnished as described. My only complaint is that, I wish our host would have communicated to us that they were not in town and that someone else would not be in town, so we could have communicated with them ahead of time. But overall, we enjoyed our stay. thanks!
Oscar User ProfileOscar is a superhost.
Response from Oscar:
Hola, Thank you so much for your stay with us, we appreciate you choosing us as your place in Monteverde. We were very happy to have had JoAnne helping us at Casa Balbi, as family matter had to be attended, and both Dad & I had to be in the city of San Jose. We are sorry about any mis-understandings, at the same time we thank you for taking the time to provide tips on our improvements, since this review we upgraded the routers and Wi Fi is now running lie a charm. Pura Vida
March 2017

Ruby User Profile
March 2017
Great place to stay while at Monteverde. Close to all the reserves and restaurants.
Oscar User ProfileOscar is a superhost.
Response from Oscar:
Nice to have had you stay with us. The location of our home is near the forest and streams adjacent, this will bring in wildlife closer to the property and sometimes even closer in the casita, rodents are part of the little mammals seen. We keep the fumigation to a minimum to not impact for this reason Thank you so much for your visit and we appreciate your feedback.
March 2017

Fran User Profile
March 2017
Lovely place set on the outskirts of Santa Elena town. Only a 15 minute walk into town (up hill on the way back) and most of the activities are within walking distance. From the off Larry (Oscar's son) was extremely helpful. He made us aware of all the activities available, best places for star gazing and sunsets and all the best places to eat. The trails connected to his land were a good way to get a small walk in if you didn't want to go far and the resident dog will love you if you take him with you. We definitely recommend Casa Balbi and it's great value for money.
Oscar User ProfileOscar is a superhost.
Response from Oscar:
Fran & Mark - We want to thank you for your kind words and review"Neron" says hi. Pura Vida ! :-)
March 2017

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Monteverde, Costa Rica · Joined 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.

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