Well we were quite unsure of what to expect and being our very first trip to Costa Rica we were not sure whether we wanted to book a rental on the ocean or in the hills. Our conversations with Kim the owner were very quick and attentive, and there was something comforting in spending some time on an organic coffee farm versus the fast loud pace of a beachfront somewhere living like a typical tourist. We met with the grounds keeper Jose whom lives nearby and he guided us to our retreat. Jose is AWESOME, and loves to talk and share stories and help whenever possible.
The place was well maintained and the caretaker obviously takes great pride in the job he does. Jose Luis was right there for everything we needed whether it was information on how to get around or arranging the transportation. He had interesting facts about the coffee plantation as well as Costa Rica itself. He provided us with fresh eggs from his chickens for breakfast and an awesome night of guitar playing and singing.
What can I say about the Bambu Casita…The property was so clean, with a wonderful hillside view and beautiful landscaping throughout. The Bamboo house was much nicer than the pictures illustrated and the bed was extremely comfortable. Humming birds in the mornings and early evenings kept us company, and it was very nice and quiet, no sounds of vehicles. The bathroom was very nice and the shower was awesome, with high windows all around to see the mountain and hillside while enjoying a hot shower. There is even a fire pit and chairs to sit out under the stars and enjoy. The kitchen was well appointed with a 4 burner gas range, and oven. We made many meals and had everything we needed. Its about 15 minutes to a market for groceries, and about 5 minutes to a corner store should you need anything urgent.
The area is very picturesque, not very touristy and not far from Volcano Poas and La Paz Waterfalls. On our way to the Volcano we saw a sloth hanging from a telegraph wire!! We had a wonderful stay here and would love to go back.