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“Surrounded by nature while close to food & fun”
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TreeTop House
Ranked #24 of 40 Monteverde B&B and Inns
Austin, Texas
1 review
“Surrounded by nature while close to food & fun”
Reviewed 23 April 2013

This is a great escape where you can be close to good restaurants and activities while being surrounded by nature. You are literally among the treetops. We spent four nights and stayed in two different rooms. This worked well for both family members who wanted to go to sleep early and others who wanted to stay up reading and writing, etc. One room was the lovely Forest Level with a refrigerator, coffee maker and phone. It opens onto the balcony which has two hammocks, chairs and a nice view overlooking a small valley/creek. That’s a good place to sit and relax or use binoculars to look for birds. Our other room was a simple but cozy bedroom up a fun, spiral/metal staircase; I liked the decorative pieces of wood art and tables in it. And we saw leaf-cutter ants crossing the driveway.

Treetop House makes a good base and is only about a 5-10 minute walk to several restaurants and a co-op that sells some local crafts. We enjoyed both restaurants with Italian and Argentine cuisine for dinner and Stella’s bakery for breakfasts and yummy pies! (And there’s nice birdfeeder out Stella’s back door that attracts motmots and other birds,) We also got great views of Quetzals in a type of avocado tree at Curi-Cancha Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is a bit farther, but also in walking distance, with a cheese factory at the entrance where we enjoyed samples and delicious ice cream. Oh, we also saw an ox cart delivering large, old-style cans of milk there in the morning.

Treetop’s owner also operates Sabine’s Smiling Horses and we went riding two half days. Sabine loves her horses and we loved the rides! (I recommend sunglasses/sunscreen, a water bottle and maybe a waist pack to carry a camera if one doesn’t fit securely in a pocket.) We would definitely stay at Treetop House again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Sedona, Arizona
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

Myself and my four sisters were very pleased with our stay at Tree Top House in Monteverde. Two sisters shared the large room with an ensuite bathroom and a balcony outside, and two shared one of the more basic rooms on the next floor. The larger room included a refrigerator, coffee maker, and phone.

Everything was clean, cozy, and comfortable. We felt at home immediately.

The location is a bit outside Monteverde, but it was easy enough to get around in a taxi when we wanted. Mostly we walked. Five minutes away were several excellent restaurants and Stella's Bakery. It would be very easy to orient your whole stay in Monteverde from this location.

We were also able to walk to the Reserve just before Monteverde where we saw at least 6 quetzales.

We would absolutely stay here any time we were in Monteverde and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

When we got to St. Elena, Guy (owner) came to meet us within about 5 minutes and took us through the town to the treetop house. The treetop house is nice and secluded with no neighbours, but still walking distance to some restaurants. We had originally booked the top 3 floors but got switched around to the bottom three which was just fine for us! We even had an extra room to choose from. There was an awesome balcony/lounge area between the apartments that was great to hang out on and watch the world go by. We saw birds and a monkey even came by to say hello! My parents were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary and Sabine (owner) was very helpful in organizing flowers and fruit for our arrival! Thanks! The whole house is a bit of an interesting layout but it's nice to all have had separate rooms. There isn't too much privacy in terms of noise, as you hear everything and anything the people above and below are doing and what they are talking about but this was a very minor thing as we were too tired by the end of the day to really notice! We also noticed that in the lower room where my brother slept, although the bathroom was really nice, the shower is really not conveniently located, and drenches the whole bathroom :) Guy was very helpful with setting up some great tours for us during our stay. Melvin the tour guide was great, as was the sunset horseback ride with Sabine's horses! All in all an amazing stay and we loved it and will recommend this location to anyone going to the Monteverde area. It is so much better than staying at a hotel chain, as you are experiencing a real Costa Rica this way!

Room Tip: The middle room is the best that attaches to the sitting area/balcony and the ones that you reach go...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2013

This was an excellent stay!! The house once was an art gallery that was converted into four rooms that overlook the forest in Monteverde. It is very private and clean, with lots of light and views of the incredible forest. The owners Guy and Sabine are very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. They provided many recommendations that were perfect for our 3-day stay. Thank you!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Tree Top Studio - 2 bedrooms, one bath, balcony to the forest, and a kitchenette.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

We were 8 people and 3 generations traveling together. The TreeTop House was great because we could all stay together, but also all have a bit of privacy too. A lot more fun than just 4 generic hotel rooms. Besides, we put out papaya on the window sill and got an olingo to come visit us at night while we watched.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

While recently visiting Monteverde my girlfriend and I rented the middle floor for two nights and were thrilled with the location and the uniqueness of the property. The owner Guy is very knowledgeable of the area and very helpful arranging any local activities. Will definitely stay here again the next time we visit Monteverde

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2012 via mobile

We stayed for three nights in the room at the ground floor.

The house is a nice place to stay if you don't miss the comfort of a four or five star hotel. As in most of the Costa Ricaean house the windows and doors are not 100 percent closed, so that you will find small flies or bugs within the appartment.

The appartment has a small kitchen with a fridge and a lot of room to store your luggage. Before the main entrance is a nice hammock.

The bathroom has a hot shower, but the rest of the water supply is only cold water.

We had no luck seeing monkeys or birds, but the rest of our family in the top floor saw some animals.

For breakfast we can recommend Stella's bakery within 2 minutes of walking distance.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Additional Information about TreeTop House

Property: TreeTop House
Address: 200 m beyond CPI | entrance left - last house, 5655, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your opportunity to live your vacation in the TreeTops in Monteverde. This artistic charming house is located off the main road to the rain forest of Monteverde between the reserve of Monteverde and the village of Sta. Elena of Monteverde sitting in the Canopies. All levels have separate entrances and are inner-connected with the canopy stairs. Big parking area, garden area, trail in the forest, look over canopy and waterfall, recreation areas. Hot showers. ... more   less 
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Treetop House Hotel Monteverde

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