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Breakfast with Toucans and Monkeys (Sarapiqui)

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Confortable place for a small group or large family. Great place to reconnect with nature!
Great place to bird watch or just relax!
1 of 35Confortable place for a small group or large family. Great place to reconnect with nature!
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Confortable place for a small group or large family. Situated between Volcan Poas and Braulio Carrillo National Park, just 40 miles north of San Jose and 20 miles before La Selva Biological Station, this elegant home is ideally located as a base camp for your Costa Rican birding tours. Our modern Eco friendly forest home is super clean, spacious and it comes equipped with washer and dryer. Located in a friendly small town. If you are interested in seclusion, relaxation, and natural beauty, then this spacious, unique house is for you! Come see where the comforts of a home meet unspoiled nature. From venturing out and being one with nature, to letting nature come to you while relaxing on the wraparound patio, this place has it all for the eco enthusiast. We hope you don't mind visitors; ...Confortable place for a small group or large family. Situated between Volcan Poas and Braulio Carrillo National Park, just 40 miles north of San Jose and 20 miles before La Selva Biological Station, this elegant home is ideally located as a base camp for your Costa Rican birding tours. Our modern Eco friendly forest home is super clean, spacious and it comes equipped with washer and dryer. Located in a friendly small town. If you are interested in seclusion, relaxation, and natural beauty, then this spacious, unique house is for you! Come see where the comforts of a home meet unspoiled nature. From venturing out and being one with nature, to letting nature come to you while relaxing on the wraparound patio, this place has it all for the eco enthusiast. We hope you don't mind visitors; Toucans, monkeys, and dozens of species of birds stop by here to enjoy this paradise. 2 night minimum *We can arrange, with our local neighbors, home cooked meals, local tours and relaxing professional massages at affordable prices. If you need help coordinating a taxi pick up from the SJO airport budget $90 each way. Local cab service from the house to San Miguel cost $3. . Local activities in the area are affordable and fun. From San Miguel you can go via public bus or taxi. The area is great for activities such as river rafting, coffee tour, hiking and bird watching.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Gloria O
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2014
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Reviewed 3 February 2019

We could not rate this place more highly. Gloria gave us so much information and responded quickly when we had questions. The house is peaceful and unique and has all the amenities necessary. The grounds surrounding the house are beautiful. There are books, games, and...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank bkichuck
casadegloria, VR Owner at Breakfast with Toucans and Monkeys (Sarapiqui), responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2019

Chuck, and familia are a delight to host. We welcome them any time!! Friendly, respectful and very easy to communicate. Gracias for visiting our neck of the woods, we like to call the Real Costa Rica:)

Reviewed 11 April 2018

Our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) stayed in this home for 4 nights. It was easy to find with GPS coordinates provided by the owner, Gloria. Communications with Gloria were excellent - from the welcome emails prior to our arrival to checking in...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank mel_T19
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This was a great place to stay. Plenty of room and comfortable. The house has a safe, secluded yet open feel. The owner gave us some pointers for shopping in town and the markets were very friendly. We prepared a great meal in the well...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank fbubenzer
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Gloria´s house is just stunning. The bathrooms and the kitchen have a spectacular design AND are working as well :-) There are rocking chairs, a sofa and a bar which make it comfortable to sit, read, play or eat. Every room has a door that...More

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank GiPl
Management response:Responded 15 September 2016

Gisela and Family, you were a joy to host. My hats are off to you guys for your sense of adventure and respect for nature. Thank you for allowing me to spend a phenomenal day with you guys. The house was so clean when you...More

Reviewed 24 February 2016

We stayed 4 nights and it was quite a wrench to leave. Great place, Really well-equipped with everything you could need. On the very (very) wet day we sat on the veranda and watched the huge array of birds who visited the 'feeding table'. Lots...More

Date of stay: February 2016
1  Thank WendB
Management response:Responded 26 February 2016

Wendy, Thank you for venturing out into our area and small town. I appreciate the detailed description and directions you provided for future guests. Gracias, Gloria

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Reviewed 2 January 2016

The house is located in great place without tourist around. Everything was nice and clean. The shower valves need to be replace as the amount of water is low.

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank explore71521
Management response:Responded 8 January 2016

Thank you for letting us know about the shower problem and for the open and honest feedback. Next week we will replace the valves to avoid future problems.

Reviewed 15 April 2015

We stayed unfortunately only 2 nights in that wonderful house with a huge garden. We felt like being in paradise. Nobody wanted to leave. We saw more toucans and colourful birds in that very big areal than in our entire 3 weeks round trip of...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank Daniela C
Management response:Responded 17 April 2015

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was easy communicating with you and I am so glad you took the less traveled path to discover the real Costa Rica. I hope we meet in person next time. Gracias!

Reviewed 23 September 2014

We stayed for two days and then extended our stay an additional day as no one wanted to leave. The place was spacious, with its own wonderful funkiness (think one purple wall), lots of openness, light, an outstanding garden surrounding the house with bananas dangling...More

Date of stay: August 2014
2  Thank Christine F
Management response:Responded 26 February 2016

Thank you for a wonderful review. I just saw it, I hope it is not too late to share it. Gracias!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Terrace
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
House Swap
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About the neighbourhood
San Miguel and the surrounding area is referred to as the kayak and rafter’s paradise with many rivers that snake through the region, it is a great place to hike and relax. Located in the heart of the rain forest San Miguel sees rain year round with a daily average temperature of high 80’s and nights low 60’s. This region is known for having over 500 species of birds, 100 species of mammals, and 2,000 species of plants have been identified in this biologically rich area.
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