I am from the United States and have lived in Costa Rica for fifteen years. I love to work with medicine plants and be outdoors in the rainforest.
First of all, the house is amazing. I went with my mom, sister, and two neces. We had an incredible experience. DIFFERENT from anything we have tried before. The hole experience starts early in the morning with the sound of the monkeys, birds and all the nature. The location is perfect, calm and quiet and only 5-10 minutes walk from Puerto Viejo. Fully equipted in the kitchen. It has simple bedrooms, but thats not a bad thing at all. Perfect for doing yoga, have a peacefull stay and enjoy being in touch with nature.
The house is ecofriendly. You can notice this in the house itself, the house trash system, and everything. You can learn a lot on how to have a more susteinable home.
Rachel, the host, is great! She has everything in the house organized and explained.
NOTE: the house is for a relaxing stay. No noise after 8pm.
What can I say, this place is unique as you can probably see in the photos. Lovely rooms with balconies, surrounded by garden and jungle. Rachel was very knowledgeable and hospitable. Couldn't recommend more highly.
Beautiful location! We woke up at 6am to birds singing all around us. It felt like we were in a nest... so dreamy! The walk to restaurants at night is a bit dark (bring a flashlight!) but still very nice. :)
The room was very charming. Most comfortable bed in Costa Rica! Also a sweet little private terrace with hammock.
Hot water the first night... but not the second. I guess it is only hot when it is warm outside.
Would definitely visit again.
What a fantastic experience. My mother and I went to Puerto Viejo for three nights (wished it were so much longer) and had a delightful time in the roundhouse. The kitchen was great to cook in, there were many hammocks to rest in, wild birds and butterflies, and waking up at 3am to howler monkeys.... it was all so delightful.
"J" (sp) was a great host while we were there and we attended one of her yoga sessions on the porch and took her advice on beaches/attractions to visit nearby... all of them great suggestions.
If I head back to Puerto Viejo again, which I hope to... I'll definitely see if there is space to stay here again.
We loved our month at the Hidden Garden, It was out of the way of the crowds, peaceful and relaxed with a burst of fun energy from beautiful family's for a night or two.
The house is amazing, rooms large with private balconies, that was great, good wifi, Lots of hammocks and chairs to enjoy the garden, huge covered deck was great for yoga/exercise.
Jerusha (amazing yoga), Papa, Lilly and Sam were super sweet and right on any question we had. Sorry we did not get to meet Rachel.
Would heartily recommend this place to all. Thanks so much.
We had a great stay at the Roundhouse! The kitchen is well stocked, the bed was really comfortable and it's very close to some amazing beaches!
We stayed in Rachel's Eco-friendly roundhouse for about four days. In that time we explored the beaches, food, and saw plenty of wildlife. I loved having so many hammocks to relax in! I felt the location of the roundhouse was perfect, close enough to town , but far enough so that you did not have to be a part of the excitement of the main drag if you did not want to be.
J was wonderful at answering any questions I had and always very helpful. Thanks for the yoga class J!
The house was lovely and I think if I were ever to build a house in Costa Rica I would need to get the name of Rachel's architect: ).
Hidden Garden was a really relaxing place to stay. A little off the beaten path, when you are there it feels like there is no one else around. Exactly what I was looking for.
The house was beautiful and perfectly tucked back at the end of the road so there was no noise except the sounds of the jungle. Even so, the location was very close to town and easily bikeable. We had one of Rachel's meals when we first got in and it was both delicious and healthy. We also sat in on the beginner yoga class and after doing yoga on a deck in the jungle, going to class will never be the same. I also enjoyed a holistic consultation with Rachel that was very informative and insightful. Rachel is the real deal. If we are in Puerto Viejo again, we will definitely pay a return visit to the roundhouse. Quick shout out to the adorable puppies at the house, be nice to each other!
What a fantastic experience.This place is amazing!Going to bed and waking up to the sounds of the jungle then exploring the coastline.
Rachel has a special place in a beautiful part of the world.
10 OUT OF 10!!!!