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Near Monteverde La Granja - Riverside Farmhouse

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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This cabin and its sister homes, Casa Inspiracion, Rancho el Rio and Casa Cielo, fund all the animal welfare, environmental and social welfare programs their owners run at the Sustainability Demonstration Center. Check out a video about what we do by looking up 'Sustainability Demonstration Center / Centro Demostrativo de Sostenibilidad' on Youtube! SPECIAL PROMOTION: FREE TOUR of an animal sanctuary, the historic Sustainability Demonstration Center, an Organic Farm, and the surrounding tropical paradise of forest & river! Other special ADVENTURE, CULTURAL, SPANISH LANGUAGE, RURAL, AND NATURAL EXCURSION packages for a unique Costa Rican experience with DISCOUNTS available! Contact us for more details. RIVER SIDE HOUSE, 1 minute walk to the river, in a Birder's Paradise with over 100 bi...This cabin and its sister homes, Casa Inspiracion, Rancho el Rio and Casa Cielo, fund all the animal welfare, environmental and social welfare programs their owners run at the Sustainability Demonstration Center. Check out a video about what we do by looking up 'Sustainability Demonstration Center / Centro Demostrativo de Sostenibilidad' on Youtube! SPECIAL PROMOTION: FREE TOUR of an animal sanctuary, the historic Sustainability Demonstration Center, an Organic Farm, and the surrounding tropical paradise of forest & river! Other special ADVENTURE, CULTURAL, SPANISH LANGUAGE, RURAL, AND NATURAL EXCURSION packages for a unique Costa Rican experience with DISCOUNTS available! Contact us for more details. RIVER SIDE HOUSE, 1 minute walk to the river, in a Birder's Paradise with over 100 bird species identified by certified guides: La Granja is another slice of heaven that the owners of Rancho el Rio have just made available to guests. These houses fund all the animal welfare, environmental and social welfare programs the owners run at the nearby Sustainability Demonstration Center located nearby. These houses sit on 112 acres of a unique combination between nature at its best and a farm with farm animals and crops. You get it all: Over one mile of river front with natural pools, forested áreas trails, mountains with beautiful ocean views, orchards, and lots of trees, such as palm/coconut, banana, plantain, noni, star fruit, bread fruit, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, passion fruit, mangoes, avocadoes, cashews, are all around. La Granja sits amidst gardens and trees, with various types of fowl adorning the patios, the antique home has the traditional tall ceilings, original wood and construction, and open spaces so you feel you are living as farmers lived many years ago, yet with all the amenities: telephone, internet, hot water shower, stove, fridge, fully equipped large kitchen, 2 bedrooms (full and twin beds in the style of bunk beds in each of the two bedrooms, living/dining room with a futon that sleeps two additional guests, towels and linens provided, 1 bathroom. There is a grill (we provide you with free wood for burning). The weather is magnificent! It is warmer than Monteverde, but not as hot as the beach, so different wildlife can be seen there, such as howler monkeys, iguanas, geckos, salamanders, frogs, tons of birds (herons, birds of prey, parrots, egrets, song birds, toucans, etc.). At night you can build bon fires by the river and even camp there just for fun! There is a tiny restaurant-bar nearby or you can drive 3 km. to a much larger restaurant at the intersection of route 606 and 605. But you can just bring all your food in for the duration of your stay and cook onsite or purchase home-made meals. The kitchen is fully equipped. You can also buy lots of organic dairy products right from the people living nearby, eggs, and many other produce, not to mention eat from what is available at the Rancho. We provide you with free organic coffee for the first morning of your stay as we are coffee producers in Monteverde and want to make sure you have an awesome start to your first morning with us! If you want to purchase more organic coffee for your stay or to take home, you can order it through our food order form. Best suited for people with good mobility and who enjoy the rustic lifestyle. No A/C, but fans are available. More
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alexander/ Veronica a
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Our family enjoyed 6 nights here, and had a wonderful time (kids ages 8 & 11)!! From the moment we arrived, Veronica and everyone there made us feel welcome and comfortable. The meal prepared by the neighbor was excellent, and we appreciated the local groceries....More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank HilkkaB
Monteverde C, VR Owner at Near Monteverde La Granja - Riverside Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

It was a wonderful experience having your family stay at La Granja. The kittens have grown quite a bit since you were with us and we appreciated your children's tender care with them and all our rescued animals. Stuart had a great time too and...More

Reviewed 1 June 2016

Earlier this month a group of girlfriends got together and rented Veronica's beautiful country house, La Granja. There were 8 of us and the house fit us all with room to spare - it felt spacious and cozy at the same time. The main part...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank KChornook
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

We are still in Costa Rica and our daughter, age 10, is sad because we did not spend our whole holiday at La Granja. This lovely farm on the Monteverde hillside is next to a river you can swim in and filled with barn animals...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank SusanE2011
Monteverde C, VR Owner at Near Monteverde La Granja - Riverside Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2016

We are honored that your family was the first to review our home. We used to live there and love that you appreciated it too. We hope that many other children and their parents get to enjoy it too, as it is new as a...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Water Views
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
It is the Real Costa Rica. People speaks Spanish and do their ordinary every day activities such as traveling on horseback, carrying sand or rock using oxen-drawn carts, swim in the rivers for fun, have their patios filled with beautiful gardens, medicinal plants, chickens and pigs and some have cows and they herd back and forth to eat or drink from the river or more lush areas. There are TINY grocery stores. You won't see Starbucks, Walmart or McDonalds. Instead we offer food made from neighbors. Low population density so very to see monkeys and much wildlife.
How to get there
It is smack on the way to Monteverde. From the Interamerican Highway 1, take a right if you are coming from the San Jose airport and a left if you are coming from the Liberia airport onto route 606 (DO NOT TAKE route 605 as it is all unpaved). Go for about 18 km until you get to the town of Guacimal and keep going a couple more minutes. Make a left onto a dirt road at the end of the paved road where El Sol Restaurant is. Make a left onto 605 and go exactly 2.9 Km and turn left, you will see a tractor tire and a tiny metal sign. Go a few meters down this road and you will see a brown fence and a sign saying Rancho el Rio right by our gate. You will be traveling on good paved roads all up until the last 2.9 km, then it is gravel.
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