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Rustic wooden cabin in the cloud forest

SuperhostEl Jardín, San José, Costa Rica
Entire house hosted by Maria Esmeralda Del Carmen
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Empalme is small mountain town at 7,500 ft elevation in the cloud forest. The climate is cool and often rainy. This is a rustic traditional wooden cabin with a great warm wooden stove. The hosts are very friendly Costa Ricans that are willing to show a local rural experience in Spanish. This is also a perfect location for people wanting to relax and enjoy nature with wifi access or for people in transit to the southern part of the country.

The space
The wooden cabin is quiet and very private surrounded by mountains and trees. The clouds come and go beautifully. If you are not used to the rain forest the amount of rain that falls is incredible to witness and this is a wonderful place to enjoy this very unique experience. There are wooden floors throughout . There is a nice living room, but the kitchen next to the wood stove is the coziest place to be. The kitchen is fully equiped with pots, pans, dishes, silverware and basic staples like salt, sugar, baking powder and coffee. The kitchen sink is a traditional Costa Rican pila, a deep ceramic two sided sink that is lower than a standard style. There are three bed rooms, however one bedroom has the bathrooms attached and you must walk through it to get to the third bedroom which does not have any windows, so it is a nice quiet and dark room. So there are two completely private bedrooms, the other is in a more public space because of the access to the bathroom and the third bedroom. The bathroom is split - there is one door for the toilet and another for the shower with hot water. The sink is in the bedroom next to the bathroom doors. There is a very small front porch with a bench. In the yard there is a swing for kids to play on and lots of green space with flowers and plants.

The cabin is 2 km from the main interamerican highway. There are shops, restaurants, church, school and gas station in the center of town. It is a beautiful walk and about a 10 minute drive on a dirt road from the town to the cabin, it is easily accessible for standard cars (4 wheel drive is NOT needed). It is very peaceful and quiet. When the clouds clear and on most mornings there is a great view of Cartago, Volcan Irazu, Volcan Turrialba and San Jose from the road that leads to the cabin. There are a lot of moutains and trees around the property and on the road from the highway.

It is a very convenient location for exploring the area. It is a 30 minute drive to Cartago and a 30 minute drive to Santa Maria. There is hiking access to Parque Nacional Tapanti. There is very good and convenient public transportation. The buses between San Jose and San Isidro or Santa Maria is Musoc https://www.musoccr.com/. The buses between San Jose and San Isidro, San Vito, Golfito, Paso Canos is Tracopa https://www.tracopacr.com/. The buses between Cartago and Madreselva is Arguedas https://horariosgrupoarguedas.blogspot.com/p/grupo-empresarial-transportes-arguedas_5.html. The buses between San Jose and Puerto Jimenez is Grupo Blanco http://www.grupoblanco.cr/terminal-san-jose/.

Guest access
The rent is for the whole house. The guest can use all the space.

Other things to note
No pets allowed
Empalme is small mountain town at 7,500 ft elevation in the cloud forest. The climate is cool and often rainy. This is a rustic traditional wooden cabin with a great warm wooden stove. The hosts are very friendly Costa Ricans that are willing to show a local rural experience in Spanish. This is also a perfect location for people wanting to relax and enjoy nature with wifi access or for people in transit to the so…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Wifi
Iron
Hangers
Washer
TV
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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El Jardín, San José, Costa Rica

The cabin is 2 km from the main interamerican highway. There are shops, restaurants, church, school and gas station in the center of town. It is a beautiful walk and about a 10 minute drive on a dirt road from the town to the cabin. It is very peaceful and quiet. When the clouds clear and on most early mornings there is a great view of Cartago, Volcan Irazu, Volcan Turrialba and San Jose from the road that leads to the cabin. There are a lot of moutains and trees around the property and on the road from the highway.

We offer airport pick up for $100 for up to 5 people. For more people ask us for a quote.
We can also transportation to other locations from the cabin if you are heading to the beach or somewhere else, just ask us for a quote.
We can provide food for an additional fee. If you want us to deliver breakfast, lunch or dinner to the cabin just see our menu and let us know what you would like and when you would like it.
In addition, we offer rural hikes in the area and we offer cooking classes, sewing classes, flower arranging, and crochet for an additional fee if interested.
The cabin is 2 km from the main interamerican highway. There are shops, restaurants, church, school and gas station in the center of town. It is a beautiful walk and about a 10 minute drive on a dirt road fr…

Hosted by Maria Esmeralda Del Carmen

Joined in June 2019
  • 9 Reviews
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Persona campesina que nació creció y toda su vida la ha vivido rodeada de naturaleza y con el fin de ayudar a otros a conocer este entorno tan hermoso desarrollo este proyecto de Eco-Turismo Rural en compañía de su esposo el señor Marbey Navarro quien también nació, creció y es un gran amante de la naturaleza
Persona campesina que nació creció y toda su vida la ha vivido rodeada de naturaleza y con el fin de ayudar a otros a conocer este entorno tan hermoso desarrollo este proyecto de E…
During your stay
The hosts will meet you right next to the Gas station in El Empalme which is in on the interamerican highway and will show you to the cabin and be available for any questions or help in Spanish. There are family and friends that can help with translation if needed. We have experience working with foreigners with limited Spanish.
The hosts will meet you right next to the Gas station in El Empalme which is in on the interamerican highway and will show you to the cabin and be available for any questions or he…
Maria Esmeralda Del Carmen is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm not reported Learn more