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“Totally peaceful and off the beaten path!”
Spacious, comfortable master bedroom
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Spacious, comfortable master bedroom
HUGE screened-in kitchen overlooking the river The huge terrace overlooks the river... hand-milled wood indlaid by hand
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Spacious, comfortable master bedroom
HUGE screened-in kitchen overlooking the river
The huge terrace overlooks the river... hand-milled wood indlaid by hand
Awe-inspiring cliffs, deep pools, shallow rapids serving as a natural spa
A bird-watcher's paradise...over 100 species identified on the farm alone
River Fun, fun, fun... over one mile of it!!
Take a hike or a horseback ride to enjoy the breathtaking views from Rancho el Rio
Get up close and personal with the new babies on the farm--water buffalo, sheep and  our newest calf
Organic rice... we use oxen, horses and our hands to cultivate many crops
Shh... walk quietly on our forest trails and you too may get to see this Spectacled Owl
Come help us feed our curious sheep, Francisco, Campana & Marilyn and our ducks, geese, turkeys, etc.
Wildlife as well as our young water buffalos enjoy our pond
Come get your hands dirty with organic, traditional agriculture
Gorgeour Santa Rosa Waterfall only 15 mins away or take a horseback tour to it
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas

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Missmycow...
Virginia
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“Totally peaceful and off the beaten path!”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Wow, wow, wow! I have to admit that I wondered what I was getting us into when we were traveling on some of the roads that lead to Rancho-el-Rio but we were all impressed with our stay. The house is fantastic and sits just up the hill from the river. Amazing background noise to fall asleep to. The "outdoor" kitchen contained everything I needed to cook for my family of 6 and the outdoor patio was fantastic. One afternoon Stuart took us on a nature walk and to some more private pools that were a short hike away with a rope swing. Another day, we went with the family to a secluded waterfall for Stuart's birthday. What a treat! We could jump off the rocks into the pool at the base of the waterfall and swim behind the waterfall. This was the highlight of my trip to Costa Rica! Alex, Veronica and their son Stuart are fantastic hosts. They greeted us with juice and homemade tamales and were really interesting to talk to. We enjoyed the animals while we were there. Three of the chickens had new baby chicks while we were there. Even our 20 year old son wants to go back to Ranch-el-rio someday with friends!

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Liked best: I loved that it was off the beaten path and provided a look at the true Costa Rica
Liked least: Nothing, we loved it all
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Reviewed 31 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Westbank
Reviewed 12 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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New Jersey
Reviewed 20 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Atenas, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Reviewed 23 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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