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Paradise Peak -178 Five Star Reviews - Romantic Botanical Garden Villa/Jacuzzi

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Min stay varies
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House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Stephen a
Hosting since August 2019
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Reviews (182)
Absolutely incredible property complimented by the most wonderful hosts, Nancy and Stephen! Thank you for everything, especially the freshly made apple/walnut/raisin bread, what a treat! We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to relax and take in the jungle. Hacienda Orosi (Hot Springs) is a must visit as well as exploring the small town of Orosi!
Visited June 2022
Written 5 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

We've had the privilege of staying here before and it didn't disappoint at all on a return trip. Surrounded by tropical foliage and the sound of birds, one is tempted to cancel any further plans of travel around CR and just stay here. There are numerous worthy day trip destinations in the area if you do want to explore a bit. This place tends to book well in advance so do the same if you want to visit. You won't find more accommodating and knowledgeable hosts than Steve & Nancy. We can't wait until our next trip down to this little piece of paradise.
Visited June 2022
Written 7 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

This was the most wonderful 12 day vacation we have ever been on! The villa is nestled amongst the jungle flowers, birds everywhere and sitting on the beautiful porch overlooking the mountains with fog rolling in every morning in the valleys was absolutely breathtaking! We had every convenience necessary plus a cool outdoor kitchen! There is a spiral staircase to a darling loft bedroom with twin beds plus a balcony with table and chairs! This place is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. You chose!! The location is totally private but yet not that far from town. Your schedule can be as busy as you would like but we found ourselves enjoying a cup of coffee and being mesmerized by the massive mountains we woke up to every day. Steve and Nancy are absolutely wonderful hosts who accommodate you any way possible.! If you’re a dog lover as we are, they have 3 wonderful dogs who also are great hosts, especially Lily!! I could rave about this beautiful villa forever but let me leave you with this. Steve makes a delicious apple strudel that one day he surprised us with and left it warm and ready to eat on the table overlooking the mountains!!! Life couldn’t get any better!!!
Visited April 2022
Written 5 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

We loved the property and the owners were amazing!!! Highly recommend :)
Visited April 2022
Written 9 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

If you are looking for a secluded and scenic mountain retreat with the most welcoming hosts, you have found it! The views are amazing, and Steve and Nancy are delightful retirees who enjoy hosting their guests. We loved staying in the guesthouse, which has a kitchen, small bathroom and a kingsize bed downstairs (kind of a studio), and going up the spiral staircase you will find two single beds in the loft. The main kitchen (bbq and stove) is outdoors behind the guesthouse, which is fine as long as it doesn' t rain too hard.... The main feature, however, is the balcony overlooking the valley. You will spend most of your time there, in particular as the hot tub in the cold evening hours is just wonderful. Speaking of location: you are in the mountains, and the evenings are cold! Our first night was unexpectedly cold, and we wished for warmer PJs and duvets....Also, unless you enjoy steep, curvy and unlit mountain roads, you might want to plan to return to your place during daylight (ie before 6 pm). Tip to finding the place (and yes, you do need a car, and a 4x4 is definitely preferred!): the turn-off is on the road between Cartago and Paraiso, Rt #10. At the end of Cartago, you will pass a Walmart and a big McDonalds sign. About 2 km further, you will pass a Delta gas station (all on Rt #10). After that gas station, you will see a big poster sign for Lankester Gardens to the right - that's your turn-off. You then basically follow that paved road past a small group of houses, past a high walled, barbed-wired compound, past the garbage depot, all the way straight with all the ups and downs, until the road makes a sharp 90 degree right turn (about 3 km into it). There, you continue straight onto a dirt road. You might see the sign for Casa Bartzis - you are on the right track. Do not leave the dirt road until you see on the left side the sign "Riley" - you have arrived! Enjoy! P.S.: My Google Map recognized the location as "Paradise Peak".
Visited February 2022
Written 21 February 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Very much enjoyed everything about this place, the host couple was helpful and we loved the house we were in. We stayed four nights and did some hiking and birding. Thanks Steve & Nancy
Visited January 2022
Written 1 February 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

We absolutely loved this location, amazing gardens and walking trails, peaceful watching the birds and just enjoying nature. The view is fantastic, no other houses in sight. Private but not very far from anything needed or wanting to do. Exceptional hosts, and excellent bread made by Steve!
Visited January 2022
Written 21 January 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

You don’t need this review to tell you that Paradise Peak is a gorgeous property with fabulous views set in a wonderful tropical garden and with hosts who are the personification of welcoming generosity. There are 174 other reviews that will provide you with all those details. So this entry offers three pieces of advice to those lucky enough to stay here: 1. Directions: Because Costa Rica has such poor road signage and GPS that doesn’t always lead where are you want, and also because Paradise Peak is in a remote location, directions are a necessity. (Take it from someone who followed GPS into the wilderness until Steve found us and guided us to the property.) Set your GPS for Lankaster Botanical Gardens in Cartago. This will have you take a turn through the right about 2 km past the Cartago Walmart. Instead of turning into Lankester Gardens, continue straight on the bitumen road for a bit less than 3 km. When the road takes a sharp 90° turn to the right, instead of taking the sharp turn, go straight ahead on the dirt road for a little less than 1 km. The property on your left with the name “Riley” on the gate post is home. 2. Vehicle: Some reviews have indicated that you need a 4WD to access Paradise Peak. This is unnecessary. We stayed for three weeks and had absolutely no difficulty navigating the dirt road to the property and the other steep curvy roads in the area. 3. Clothing: Even in December, it can get chilly on the top of the hills overlooking the beautiful view. One week in particular was pretty cloudy and cool, and we we’re glad we had layers. In fact, we wish we had more. During our three weeks, we wore jeans and hoodies a lot more than we wore shorts and T-shirts. But none of that should discourage you from saying here. The place is absolutely gorgeous, and Steve and Nancy are unbelievably hospitable. So this is the 175th five-star review.
Visited December 2021
Written 2 January 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

This is a quiet location, clean air and almost void of light pollution as well. We never heard a car or truck, only the river in the valley below. The birds will let you know when it's time to get up. It is decorated with art they have collected through years of travel. .. Plan on visiting the farmer's market early Saturday morning in Paraiso, you will be able to get most of what you need there. Temperatures are perfect by my standards - 60 to 73 F for our visit. Elevation is ~4200', so not much of an issue with altitude. 4WD vehicle highly recommended. Looking for a big screen TV? Wrong place, I mean that in a good way. Great place to unplug and unwind.
Visited August 2021
Written 21 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

This was our 3rd stay at the villa. It is the most beautiful spot in Costa Rica. The views are amazing and you will feel like you are staying with family. We look forward to a return visit soon. Thanks for the hospitality!
Visited June 2021
Written 23 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Garage
  • Internet Access
  • Business Travel
  • Business Travel
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Cooker
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
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Paradise Peak -178 Five Star Reviews - Romantic Botanical Garden Villa/Jacuzzi is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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