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Casa Balbi - Studio Apt. with Balcony Canopy Views

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
The upstairs Studio Apartment offers great view s of the forest & garden views. A comfy and warm feel is the atmosphere that will make you feel at home, the studio has one king size bed . A fridge, microwave, small toaster oven, coffee maker and all needed kitchen utensils, It also has a complete bath / shower with hot water. The gardens are tropical with flowers to attract humming birds and butterflies. Drive way entrance & private parking with a gate to the main road, the location is a plus, quite and peaceful, very easy to get to all the attractions in Monteverde. The Selvatura & Sky Adventures are just up the road, Santa Elena Reserve is also close. The corridor on site is perfect to look for Sloths, Coatimundis, Monkeys and other wildlife that uses the forest at Casa Balbi. Bird...The upstairs Studio Apartment offers great view s of the forest & garden views. A comfy and warm feel is the atmosphere that will make you feel at home, the studio has one king size bed . A fridge, microwave, small toaster oven, coffee maker and all needed kitchen utensils, It also has a complete bath / shower with hot water. The gardens are tropical with flowers to attract humming birds and butterflies. Drive way entrance & private parking with a gate to the main road, the location is a plus, quite and peaceful, very easy to get to all the attractions in Monteverde. The Selvatura & Sky Adventures are just up the road, Santa Elena Reserve is also close. The corridor on site is perfect to look for Sloths, Coatimundis, Monkeys and other wildlife that uses the forest at Casa Balbi. Bird watching right from your room is huge plus, walking around early is a musical enjoyment of sounds. Town is very close and you may walk or drive the 1 KM to the center of Santa Elena where there are many place to dine, also banks & supermarkets are found in the few blocks that make up Downtown. Monteverdeis a magical place for Wildlife hiking in the cloud forest is unique. This area is home to three very important reserves in Costa Rica, the biological Reserve of Santa Elena, the reserve of Monteverde and the Eternal Children's Rain Forest, they all make up to over 30,000 hectares of protected primary forest in the Tilaran mountain range. - Internet: high speed Wi FI offered on the property. There is shuttle service with several pick ups and drop off locations to Monteverde, we are delighted to book any needed services to and from most of the different locations in Costa Rica. Private driver is available as well from the International Airport to / from. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Larry S
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:50%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:November 2012
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Reviewed 18 May 2019 via mobile

Close to town, peaceful setting, a lovely second floor studio with views of pastures and hills. And a most accommodating host.

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 10 April 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay as Casa Balbi as the location was about a 15 walk to town. Easy to grab groceries, coffee or dinner. Larry was very helpful in booking tours. Place was on the road to Santa Elena reserve so easy to grab the...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Laurie C
Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

This studio apartment provided the perfect anchor home for our nine days in Santa Elena/Monteverde. It began with our host, Larry, taking us on a tour of the town and up to the cloud forests. Along the way, he recommended tours and restaurants and bakeries...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The place was just amazing. The location is a little bit away from the main town for Monteverde standards but it is like a 20 min walk. The host - Larry was extremely welcoming. He even gave us their newly renovated room # 3 which...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Naman S
Management response:Responded 6 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us such a wonderful review. We appreciate your stay, we value you choosing us as your place to stay while exploring the the could forest. It was wonderful to have met you both, a true...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

The location was nice, out of the main town so it was pretty quiet. We're a little disappointed that it wasn't quite what we thought we had booked, we thought, according to the website that we were getting a private cabin. But it was a...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Curtis M
Management response:Responded 5 July 2017

Hi Curtis. Thank you so much for staying with us in Monteverde. We do have casitas available, but the studio Apartment was reserved. Hope to have you back again to explore more the Cloud Forest. PURA VIDA

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

My wife and I stayed here during our honeymoon. It was great! And for what we got, it was a serious bargain! We really enjoyed the home made breakfast by the creek. We had our own private space that was well furnished and very clean....More

Date of stay: November 2014
2  Thank billowen99
Management response:Responded 4 March 2016

Thank you for your visit and kind review. We hope to have you back soon !

Reviewed 25 February 2016

It was tempting to stay in one of the big hotels in the area but here you get the real friendly hospitality. Needless to stay Larry the owner made it special for us . He was extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding wildlife and knows how...More

Date of stay: February 2016
1  Thank Luz V
Management response:Responded 26 February 2016

So great to have had you stay with us in Monteverde.

Reviewed 15 January 2014

Casa Balbi was a good choice to stay. Apartment above main house, clean, and roomy. Owners Oscar and Larry are helpful with information on the area. Location is out of town of Santa Elana that I preferred and short walk to town or take cab...More

Date of stay: January 2013
4  Thank Regis P
Reviewed 2 October 2013

I came to Casa Balbi from New York with the intention of staying for 1 month of my 3 month stay in Costa Rica, and wound up staying for a full 3 months, basically because of how amazing the space is, a huge farm in...More

Date of stay: May 2013
4  Thank anthony a
Reviewed 10 April 2013

I fell in love with Monte Verde and its people. I have a suspicion it's a lot to do with where I stayed and the hosts I stayed with. Balbi is quiet, sweet and warming (even when the temperature was not so) place to lay...More

Date of stay: March 2013
3  Thank Kyra S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Refrigerator
Garage
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Wi-Fi
Horse Riding Nearby
Corporate Bookings
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
House Swap
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Wildlife is very abundant in the cloud forest and you can see many different species around, bird watching is a sure thing when you are in the mountain of Monteverde, home to the Quetzal. This area is home to three very important reserves in Costa Rica. The biological Reserve of Santa Elena, the reserve of Monteverde and the Eternal Children's Rain Forest, they all make up to over 30,000 hectares of protected primary forest.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Balbi - Studio Apt. with Balcony Canopy Views

Casa Balbi - Studio Apt. with Balcony Canopy Views is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Casa Balbi - Studio Apt. with Balcony Canopy Views has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Casa Balbi - Studio Apt. with Balcony Canopy Views has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Casa Balbi - Studio Apt. with Balcony Canopy Views must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.