3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath right in the middle of nature
- english, spanish
About Jake Bauers
I grew up in Boulder, Colorado, USA, and now live just down the road in Denver. Growing up around Boulder I developed a great love and respect for nature. Throughout my childhood, my parents encouraged me to take advantage of the opportunities that mountain life provided. We were fortunate to spend our formative years outdoors, and these early experiences led us to truly appreciate nature. The feeling I get from being in a forest rich with lush undergrowth is indescribable, and it gives me a heightened awareness of the life that surrounds us and the connections between all living things.
Jake Bauers purchased this House in 2010
Why Jake Bauers chose Nicoya
Why Costa Rica? In 1999 I met his wife, Ericka, a native Costa Rican. From the first time I visited later that year I fell in the love with the country. The incredible lushness of the vegetation, the diverse and incredible wildlife, the great weather year round, and the beautiful mountains rainforest and beaches kept me coming back year after year.
What makes this House unique
Our guesthouse is perfectly secluded in a beautiful mountain setting. Close enough to the city that you can get the supplies you need, but far enough out that you can truly connect with nature. The beach and national parks are close enough to make an easy day trip to either. The vast property (115 hectares) gives the perfect setting to get out and discover all types of wildlife. From a vast array of birds to monkeys to beautiful butterflies to rarer sightings such as rain forest deer. You can truly experience this beautiful country that isn't possible in other settings.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Once we did the drive - it was gorgeous!
The communication was amazing prior our visit and the directions were spot on! Thanks!
Not a full 5 stars as it is a working farm and we were woken up early 2 mornings (at 5am!). But the house and surrounding are beautiful and relaxing!
My husband and I spent nearly two weeks at this amazing home. We absolutely loved it. I will admit, the drive to the house was a little nerve racking the first time but we had 4 wheel drive so it was no problem. We greatly enjoyed the peace and tranquility, waking to the sound of the howler monkeys just in time to see the beautiful sunrises every morning, the cows grazing in the trees behind the house, and the wonderful caretaker and his family. The house is pretty remote, which we did not mind, but be prepared to spend up to 45 minutes in the car to get to Nicoya or Samara (depending on the traffic and road construction). I highly recommend this house to anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, including television, social media, and the telephone. We had a mobile hotspot and even that wouldn't work here but it was actually quite nice to never feel like I needed to keep up with the news or social media. I have many wonderful pictures of the house and property, but unfortunately I cannot upload them, so you will just have to see it for yourself!
What a beautiful home tucked away up in the hills! We had a great overnight there. The house itself was worth the trek there (you need 4x4 to get therr) but the views were tremendous! Wonderful warm welcome from the property manager and the nicest, cutest dogs who became our best friends. Highly recommend this place!
Great family getaway
My husband and our 2 young kids stayed in this home for about 5 days. Best vacation ever. The home is beautiful and the setting is even more amazing. If your family cannot live without electronics, this might not be the place for you as there is no wifi or TV. There is however lots of amazing beaches very close by. The caretakers were really nice. It is a little intimidating initially driving up to the house but after the 1st day, it was part of the adventure for my family of 4. We will definitely come back to stay here.
Beautiful house but not well maintained.
The house is beautiful but not very clean or well maintained by the caretakers, which we have shared details of with Jake, the owner. We stayed at the house in Feb (dry season), so the photos of the green trees is not what we saw. As in the US, the leaves were down & the trees barren. If you stay during the rainy season the setting would look as depicted, but then it would be very challenging to get to/from the house because the dirt road leading to the house is not well maintained. They are also deforesting the mountains around the area, which also took away from the beautiful setting. Still it was a pretty & tranquil setting; just not what the photos depicted. The house was hot as the temps were in the upper 90's each day & no amount of air circulating with fans & windows open cooled it down enough to sleep well. Between the hot temps, the animals howling, the loud/constant wind ea night, and a skunk as a visitor one night, unfortunately we did not have restful sleep any night. The caretakers are enjoyable people but their house is very close to the rental. We have visited Costa Rica on 3 separate occasions and stayed in homes on each trip, and this was our least enjoyable home, for a variety of reasons.
Exactly as described, remote, peaceful and a very good value for the accommodations provided.
The house is exactly as described and met our expectations. The road to the property is rough and steep in places. We opted to use 4WD in the bad areas. We probably could have made it up in 2WD and sufficient momentum as it was dry. Do note that in normal traffic and speed limit, the drive is closer to 2 hours from the Liberia airport.
The guesthouse sits atop a ridge in a secluded mountainous region between Nicoya and the coast. The house sits on a 115-hectare tree plantation with more than 50 hectares of unspoiled natural forest including two streams that run through the property. Nature walks, wildlife viewing and peace and tranquility are abundant.