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Casa De Los Celtas
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18 reviews
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“Fantastic welcome”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

This is a fantastic property. We stayed in the Aracari Cottage and it was like having our own ranch to stay in! A lovely self contained cottage with a large kitchen, dining area and lounge. We also had a great balcony with a garden view to sit in the afternoon, watch the wildlife and drink our gin and tonics! The breakfast was to die for and Sheelagh and John are a mine of information about Costa Rica and all its wonderful wildlife. Great place to stay.
Murdoch Ferguson

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

From the moment we spoke with Sheelagh on the phone to book our reservation, we knew this is where we wanted to stay. The accomodations in the Almendra room were first class and the service and hospitality she and John provided were well beyond our expectations. We hope to see our new friends in future visits!

As a wildlife photographer, the whole area is a ornitological paradise! Dozens of varieties of birds flew all around us at the house. We found this place as I was looking for lodging locations near the Alexander Skutch's Cusingo's bird reserve. John placed various fruits in the garden area for many of these birds to feast on. The opportunties for great shots were too many to number. I highly recommend this place for its magnificent views and incredible hospitality and confort.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Almelo, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

As we wanted to see Cerro Chirripó, the highest mountain in Costa Rica we choose our accomodation in close vicinity and decided for Casa de los Celtas not far from Rivas. We were warmly welcomed by Sheelagh and John who made our stay as nice and comfortable as could be. The accommodation is wonderful and clean with a nice bedroom, a seperate bathroom and a huge patio (with big kitchen) with a magnificent view. Sheelagh and John were always in the neighbourhood to give us advice when needed and Sheelagh cooked us a great breakfast every morning. In short, if you are looking for clean, spacy and beautiful accomodation with a gorgeous view and very nice owners, you should stay at Casa de los Celtas!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Yorkshire
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Reviewed 3 April 2011

We had a great stay at Casa de los Celtas. 
Sheelagh & John are such great hosts. They make you feel part of the family & we felt we were leaving friends on the day of our departure. 
The Almendra room was spacious & comfortable, with an excellent adjoining shower room. 
Breakfast, served on the patio, was superb. We had everything we needed & couldn't begin to attempt the cooked breakfast also on offer!! Facilities are provided for making tea & coffee at any time, and a fridge is also available. Another great little touch. 
We opted for the evening meal. Sheelagh is an accomplished cook & we loved everything she made for us. 
Sitting looking out over the garden was a great way to relax & spot the birds.
We highly recommend staying here & thank them both for sharing all their knowledge about their adopted country. 

  • Stayed March 2011
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 5 March 2011

We stayed with John and Sheelagh at their beautiful home and B&B for just a night en route from Quepos to San Jose. Despite its brevity, it will remain a pleasant memory. Everything about it exceeded our expectations: a guided stroll through botanical gardens; engaging conversation and good humor; an excellent recommendation for dinner at "Bazooka"; a most peaceful sleep; an incredibly delicious breakfast; and, a farewell promise to return. Situated on one of the many bucolic hillsides of CR, but with an unparalleled view of CR's highest peak, Chirripo, and the rush of its river below, the impeccable home and grounds are presided over by peerless hosts. It's almost embarrassing to pay just $60 for all this.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kent UK
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Reviewed 15 February 2010

John and Sheelagh gave us a warm welcome after our long drive from Arenal. It was an ideal stop on our route to Wilson Gardens.
This b&b is situated about 7kms out of San Isidro de General on a good road, just before reaching Rivas.
A large garden that is kept immaculate by John provides a good chance of seeing birds . They also have a bird table with many visitors!
Our room was nicely furnished, bed was comfortable and it had tea & coffee making facilities, fridge etc.
Having been in CR only a few days John and Sheelagh spent time with us to answer our numerous questions.
Yes, a good stay that contributed to making our 3 week CR holiday so worthwhile.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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iatrippers
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Reviewed 16 May 2009

We had a wonderful stay at the Casa de los Celtas. The cabin we stayed in was clean, well appointed and very pleasant. John and Sheelagh are wonderful hosts who are very attentive to the needs of their guests. More importantly, they are both very interesting people who are wonderful conversationalists. Sheelagh is a great cook and we recommend having dinner at the Casa de los Celtas at least once during your stay. If you are interested in birdwatching and plan to visit Skutch's famous farm, we highly recommend staying at Casa de los Celtas. You can actually see an amazing number of species on John and Sheelagh's property and they will appreciate any additions you can make to their bird list.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa De Los Celtas
Address: San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Isidro de El General
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in San Isidro de El General
Number of rooms: 4
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Casa De Los Celtas Costa Rica/San Isidro De El General

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