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Secluded Mountain Top Guest House With natue all Around

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 185 m²
Property type house


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath right in the middle of nature

The Tree Farm Guesthouse was newly built in 2010. It has a large master suite with a king sized bed and two guest bedrooms with queen sized beds. Designed by a Costa Rican architect, this house sits high atop a mountain ridge and is surround by the natural forest, teak plantation and rural area. The Guest House was designed for all rooms to enjoy the wonderful climate that Miramar Costa Rica has to offer. The kitchen, living room, master bedroom and guest bedrooms all walk-out to a magnificent covered back porch that can be used at all times of the day and night. There is no need for a heating or air conditioning system at the house - the air temperatures at the farm rarely get above 90 degrees F and never drop below 60 degrees F. One of the most fun features of the house are the outdoor showers in both master and guest bathrooms. The house sits on a 115-hectare tree plantation with 50 of the hectares are natural forest. Two scenic streams run through the property. Wildlife and bird watching opportunities are fantastic. Nature walks through the farm are plentiful and impressive. Many swimming holes are available in the streams on the property. Imagine having a wonderful nature reserve type of property all to yourself.

Jake Bauers
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

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 Canton of 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Canton of Nicoya, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking


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Secluded Mountain Top Guest House With natue all Around
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Exactly as described, remote, peaceful and a very good value for the accommodations provided.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Me encanto el lugar y la casa

  • 4 of 5

Algunas sugerencias (nice to have):

- Un espejo de cuerpo completo

- TV aunque no tenga cable para que los más chicos jueguen o ven Netflix, HBO o lo que sea

- Microwave

- Un para de trampas para insectos

Un lugar Genial!

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home, great location

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect! The view and the home were both a great get away. The kids loved running around outside. The grownups loved letting them. It was great to get away from all the people. The care takers went out of their way to help us and took us to a waterfall for the kids to swim in. Also this was easy to find for being out of the way!

  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just wow!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time and loved every minute of our stay. The caretaker, Martin and his family are wonderful people! The house is simply stunning, open, bright and comfortable in every way. We loved cooking there. The swimming hole/waterfall is a must do. We went with Martin and his extended family for a great day there. The entire area has a rural feel that, as a rural person myself, I found very comfortable. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking to unplug and reconnect with themselves and with their surroundings! Great value too!

  • Review Submitted: 04/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unigue modern house in the mountains of Costa Rica

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the house during Christmas of 2016 and enjoyed the place a lot. We are a family of 5 with two sons (22 and 16 yrs old) and my mom went with us as well. It is a beautiful place, you need a 4*4 to get there and it takes about 20 minutes to drive from the paved road at the bottom of the mountain to the house. We have loaded maps of Costa Rica onto our GPS and did not have any problems finding the house using GPS coordinates provided by the owner. The drive is very scenic with magnificent views of the mountains all the way. The caretakers of the property live in a separate house about 200 feet away. It is a very nice local family. They do not speak English, only Spanish. Even though we do not speak Spanish, we were able to communicate with them when needed. They have 4 great, super friendly dogs that greet you all the time. The caretaker took us on two long hikes in the mountains to see a waterfall and to a swimming hole. Both hikes were great and a little challenging. The closest beach to the house is playa Samara and it takes about 35-40 min by car to get there depending on how you drive. The house is very secluded and we enjoyed our evenings there relaxing on the porch in a hammock and listening to howler monkeys.

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Architectual wonder in the hills

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a place. We arrived after dark and had no idea what would greet us in the morning. This architectual wonder is surrounded by teak trees as far as the eye can see. The howler monkeys and birds are right out your backdoor at sunrise to greet the new day. This is a true gem and just the place to get take the family "off the grid". No internet, no phones, no TV's, but plenty of adventure.

The caretaker, Martin. guided us on horseback thru the jungle to a private swimming hole on the property. We spent hours walking up and down the river, and sitting/swimming in the pools. The kids had a blast. Super fun and very refreshing..

Plenty of activities to enjoy: Drink Costa Rican coffee, drink Costa Rican beer, eat beans and rice, play cards, read a book, do a crossfit WOD in the yard, handle a machet, swim in a river, jump off a waterfall, ride a horse, make friends with random dogs, make friends with wonderful locals, and take in the unbelievable scenery.

This is the perfect "off the grid" family stop before (or after) your visit to the Costa Rican beaches about 45 minutes away. Jake and Erica are wonderful hosts to work with and will provide you all the necessary details to find this hidden gem. We will be back for sure..

  • Review Submitted: 30/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Liberia Airport
Nearest Beach
32 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Canton of Nicoya, Costa Rica

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1 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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