Dota Canton, San Jose, Costa Rica Accommodations

Accommodations in Dota Canton

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1br Home/Apartment
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  • Breakfast
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The SpaceAs your hosts, our aim is to provide you with the opportunity to enjoy a different kind of Costa Rica. With spring-like temperatures in a paradise setting, we believe you'll take away memories you won't soon forget. Hush Valley Lodge is nestled in a quiet valley next to the Perez river in the Dota mountains. Explore and discover the diverse wildlife on the property. There are over 200 different species of birds in the area, including the Resplendent Quetzal. Thirty-five acres provide many hiking trails for the ultimate forest bathing experience. Our exclusive B&B accommodation is fully equipped with all the creature comforts. Breakfast is included and dinner meals are available upon request ($15 US per person). Hot water on demand • Sky satellite TV • Cell phone reception • Wireless internet connection available in the guesthouse Things to do: • Forest bathing and hiking on our many trails • Pesca Rio Blanco, an authentic Tico restaurant (5-minute walk) • Neighbouring fruit orchard tour with the most exquisite views (10-minute walk) • Horseback riding with a local guide • Coopedota coffee plantation and processing plant tour (15-minute drive) • Three typical Dota towns: Copey, Santa Maria and San Marcos We are happy to organize day trips with local businesses. Let us know what you'd like to see and experience and we'll do everything we can to help you. Some guestbook comments since opening January 2013 (before listing on Airbnb and from people who did not book through Airbnb): January 2, 2014 Dear Anne and Kevin Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of paradise with us! Your warm care and Hush Valley Lodge were perfect to catch our breath after a long trip through Costa Rica. The hospitality and the delicious food made us feel as if we were coming home. Than you for the special care on the day that I got sick and for the unforgettable special attention with New Year's Eve. Catching my own dinner was a first – and it was fun! We wish you all the best in this special place and throughout this exciting journey! Hugs Nathalie and Mikey Amsterdam, The Netherlands Decemb(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Anne and Kevin, We LOVE your piece of paradise and want to thank you for everything, for "living the dream", for your hospitality, the great stories,, the amazing trails, the well-appointed casita, Anne's cooking (yum yum) and Kevin's insights and resourcefulness. This place is so much more than we imagined and the vibe it imparts can only be experienced first-hand (live!). The pictures of HVL aren't even close to the reality that's here. "Oh what a feeling, what a rush" – a sensory extravaganza and a place to detox, unwind and embrace the wonderfulness of nature and of your generosity. We are already planning our return Big hugs, Miriam and Ed Toronto, Canada August 14, 2013 (translated from Spanish to English by her daughter): Dear Kevin and Anne, I want to say thank you for giving me the chance to know Hush Valley Lodge. I dont have words to express how happy I was to meet you and experience such an amazing place. Nature is pure, the feeling of water all over the place is magic and seeing so many plants and flowers that I didnt know. Your food was glorious: I ate the freshest trout that I have ever eaten. With all these things, I almost wanted to cry from happiness!!! I definitely will come back!!! I wish you the best with all your projects!!! See you soon!!! Velia Vicarioli and Francisco Mora San Jose, Costa Rica July 14, 2013 Dearest Anne and Kevin, So, it's lucky we're planning to come back in a few weeks because we don't want to leave your stunning corner of Costa Rica!! Hush Valley Lodge is everything you described and yet that 'feeling' can only be experienced when hearing the rush of the water; witnessing those perfect reflections on the 'lower lake'; sleeping like babies in the casita; and enjoying your warm hospitality. The advice you provided to us before we left Saudi was priceless and meant so much to us – thank you for all your kindness. We can't wait to see you again Hugs, - Leanne and Drew Mills, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 23, 2013 Dear Kevin and Anne, What a wonderful birthday treat and way to wrap up 6 months of backpacking through the States and Central America! Hush Valley Lodge is truly a small piece of paradise. The cabina is lovely and I felt right at home. Waking up to the beautiful birdsong and the peaceful meander of the Perez river; the farm fresh eggs, butter, apple juice and jam; Anne's delicious trout dinner; walking the riverbed; touring the local sustainable coffee co-op... it's difficult to decide what I loved the most! Although, probably getting to know Anne and Kevin, the great conversations we had about almost everything. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope the both of you continue to love this Costa Rica life so I can return for another visit! Wish you two the best! Joy Weick, B.C., Canada March 9, 2013 Dear Kevin and Anne, The drive from Copey, which was great, did not prepare us for the beauty of your driveway, up and over the hill, around the curve to the vista that was going to be our home for 3 days. Or so we thought. So taken were we with everything about Hush Valley Lodge, we stayed five days. What did we do here? Well, we discovered that the casita offers the best napping environment we have ever enjoyed. It is a very cheerful cabin. We can hear the river right beside us, just the right amount. There is just the right amount of light coming in and dancing around. We also had the best showers ever; perched outdoors right beside the river, a little shower turret on our little casita castle. As readers, we were very happy with the comfortable furniture inside and out and the good lighting. And it wasn't just comfortable, it was all so damn attractive. Hush Valley Lodge is great for lazy people who just want to move their chairs around the property during the day to enjoy different views. But for those of us who like a little activity, it is great, too. Thank you for having a place where we could put on our hiking boots and go for good walks. As you know, I went way up a couple of times on your trails and further up on the road, which was itself picturesque. The vistas were awesome, the walks down a great reward. It was also very nice during our lazy evenings to have access to SKY TV. Thank you so much Anne for your delicious meals and your bread! OMG! We really appreciated that we had the option to feed ourselves or be fed. That really worked for us. And thank you for being EVER READY with the wine... you clued in right away that we were those kinds of people. And thank your hens for those eggs. Man, we forgot how lovely fresh eggs are. And Kevin, thank you for sharing your interest and passion with us. We learned a lot from you and are so impressed with what you have accomplished with this property. It is an amazing piece of property, thank goodness it's got someone like you and Anne to take care of it. Here's a place for people to recoup, fix themselves, for lovers, for artists and for people like Allan and me. We are very lucky we found you. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. - Ingrid van Rotterdam and Allan Arlett Ontario, Canada March 1, 2013 Thank you for a wonderful stay. Accommodations are wonderful. The peacefulness and beautiful setting is most relaxing. We loved the outdoor shower and the sound of the river. Best of luck with your new venture. I believe you will be successful. I will pass your info on to our friends from Florida. - Mary and Neil Korf - LeEtta and Loren Flicker Minnesota February 12, 2013 Hush Valley Lodge is a serene paradise where relaxation is unavoidable. The guesthouse has every amenity under the sun for a luxurious and comfortable stay. Waking up to the river running and the birds chirping set the tone for what is sure to be a peaceful day. - Hanna and Nate Sams Austin, Texas February 10, 2013 Anne and Kevin, you are remarkable people and your story has been told to many here since our return. I have to admit there is something lacking in our story because this is one of those "you have to see it yourself" kind of thing. You can only fully appreciate what you have done and are doing by visiting you and experiencing your enthusiasm and excitement first hand. We hope you continue on your path and enjoy life as it is intended to be enjoyed. - Arthur Broady Washington State January 23, 2013 Turning off the busy highway, it took only five more kilometres to come over the rainbow and land in Shangri La. All that is missing is Alice and her Munchkins. We love the beautiful and peaceful setting of Hush Valley Lodge, the fresh, clean air and water. Thank you, Kevin, for your tour and explanations of the history and operation of your trout farm. It was great fun to catch our own dinner. You are a true wizard! Anne, you are a great hostess and a great kitchen artist. We loved your meals and see your effort in your beautiful gardens. Back in Ontario, we will start our dream of returning. - Nicole and Michael Wondergem Ontario, Canada January 14, 2013 Paul and I would like to thank you again for the stay at your lodge. This is our last night in Costa Rica and we've been looking back on this trip, and the stay at Hush Valley was definitely one of the highlights! Your casita is so charming and sweet, definitely a very nice place to stay for someone who wants a getaway in paradise! The food and hospitality was also top notch. We will recommend your lodge to anyone we know coming to Costa Rica. - Christine and Paul Ontario, Canada Guest AccessFREE property tour (approx 1.5 to 2 hrs) where guests will have the opportunity to see the process of raising trout from fingerlings to adult stage in our natural ponds. Everything is done in conjunction with nature. Some lucky guests have seen the elusive Quetzal during the tour. Interaction with GuestsWe like to strike the right balance with our guests. We are here for you. Before you arrive, we prefer communicating via email to make sure all your questions are answered. We're also happy to arrange local tours. Having said that, once you're here, we respect your need for privacy and this is why all meals are brought to you to eat in the privacy of the guesthouse. Meal times are flexible based on your preferred schedule. This is your holiday, and we do everything we can to provide you with the best experience. (Please note, due to kitchen limitations, I can only prepare one type of meal at a time, just like home. But the choice is yours: you can catch your own trout, have shepherd's pie, chicken, pasta, pizza, soups and salads). All meals come with homemade dessert, too. Getting AroundIf you are travelling by car, you will need a 4x4 to get to our place (well, to most places in Costa Rica, actually). We also HIGHLY recommend you rent a GPS. If you are travelling by bus, we are happy to pick you up at the Santa Maria de Dota bus station. We charge $10 U.S. each way. If Hush Valley Lodge is your only destination and you prefer not to drive, we can arrange for a shuttle to pick you up at the airport. The drive is approximately 2 hours (depending on traffic). The shuttle cost is $130 U.S. each way. Other Things to NoteThe Los Santos region, where we live, is considered Costa Rica's prime coffee producer. The Coopededota is the world's first carbon neutral coffee processing plant. They provide a tour for $22 U.S. per person and is well worth it, expecially during peak coffee-picking season (January to April). This region is also known for its bird watching. There are hundreds of species to observe in their natural habitat.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
5 reviews
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Parking
Hermosa casa, ubicada en uno de los lugares más bellos de Costa Rica, ideal para familias, con una vista privilegiada al parque nacional los quetzales, privacidad y donde el único ruido son las aves. En lugar se disfruta la paz de la naturaleza.
Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
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  • Pets Allowed
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The SpaceCopey is a very accessible Farms with Apples, Coffee, Dairy place, you can perform different activities like hiking, biking, bird watching, trout fishing, restaurants front waterfalls and rivers. Copey es un lugar muy accesible a Fincas con Manzanas, Café, Lecherías, se pueden realizar diferentes actividades como caminatas, andar en bicicleta, observar aves, pesca de trucha, restaurantes frente a Cataratas y Ríos. Guest Access-Pequeño Rancho y Grill Compartido -Parqueo -Shared Small Ranch and Grill -Parking Interaction with GuestsThey coordinate the activities you may have. Les coordinamos las actividades que deseen realizar. The NeighborhoodLugar muy seguro para dormir y realizar cualquier actividad. Muy amigable y familiar. Very safe place to sleep and do any activity.Very friendly and familiar. Pueden utilizar el Autobús, Taxi o Transporte Privado; bicicleta, caminar. El Lugar es muy accesible. Los precios de los Servicios son muy accesibles. Getting AroundThey can use the bus, taxi or private transport; cycling, walking. The place is very accessible. Services prices are very affordable. Other Things to NoteApartamento Amueblado, localizado a 1. 5km de la segunda entrada al Parque Nacional los Quetzales (el Parque Nacional los Quetzales son las montañas que se miran desde los apartamentos, para más información visitar: (URL HIDDEN) ), para ir al Parque se debe contratar los servicios de un Guía. En Copey de Dota usted podrá realizar actividades de Pesca de trucha, visitar los pueblos cercanos con fincas con café, manzanas, lecherías y una exhuberante biodiversidad. Furnished Apartment, located 1.5km from the Quetzales National Park (Quetzales National Park are mountains viewed from the apartments; for more information visit: (URL HIDDEN) if you visit the National Park need a Guide. In Copey of Dota you can make trout fishing, visit nearby villages with farms with coffee, apples, dairy and exuberant biodiversity.
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceCopey is a very accessible Farms with Apples, Coffee, Dairy place, you can perform different activities like hiking, biking, bird watching, trout fishing, restaurants front waterfalls and rivers. Copey es un lugar muy accesible a Fincas con Manzanas, Café, Lecherías, se pueden realizar diferentes actividades como caminatas, andar en bicicleta, observar aves, pesca de trucha, restaurantes frente a Cataratas y Ríos. Guest Access-Pequeño Rancho y Grill Compartido -Parqueo -Shared Small Ranch and Grill -Parking Interaction with GuestsThey coordinate the activities you may have. Les coordinamos las actividades que deseen realizar. The NeighborhoodLugar muy seguro para dormir y realizar cualquier actividad. Muy amigable y familiar. Very safe place to sleep and do any activity.Very friendly and familiar. Pueden utilizar el Autobús, Taxi o Transporte Privado; bicicleta, caminar. El Lugar es muy accesible. Los precios de los Servicios son muy accesibles. Getting AroundThey can use the bus, taxi or private transport; cycling, walking. The place is very accessible. Services prices are very affordable. Other Things to NoteApartamento Amueblado, localizado a 1. 5km del Parque Nacional los Quetzales (el Parque Nacional los Quetzales son las montañas que se miran desde los apartamentos, para más información visitar: (URL HIDDEN) ) En Copey de Dota usted podrá realizar actividades de Pesca de trucha, visitar los pueblos cercanos con fincas con café, manzanas, lecherías y una exhuberante biodiversidad. Furnished Apartment, located 1.5km from the Quetzales National Park (Quetzales National Park are mountains viewed from the apartments; for more information visit: (URL HIDDEN) In Copey of Dota you can make trout fishing, visit nearby villages with farms with coffee, apples, dairy and exuberant biodiversity.
Hotel
2.5-star Hotel
Situated in Copey, this lodge is within 25 mi (40 km) of Rio Savegre Waterfall, Parque Nacional Tapantí-Macizo Cerro de la Muerte, and Cerro de La Muerte Peak. Museo Municipal de Cartago and Elias Leiva Museum of Ethnography are also within 32 mi (52 km).
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceCopey is a very accessible Farms with Apples, Coffee, Dairy place, you can perform different activities like hiking, biking, bird watching, trout fishing, restaurants front waterfalls and rivers. Guest Access-Pequeño Rancho y Grill Compartido -Parqueo -Shared Small Ranch and Grill -Parking Interaction with GuestsThey coordinate the activities you may have. Les coordinamos las actividades que deseen realizar. The NeighborhoodLugar muy seguro para dormir y realizar cualquier actividad. Muy amigable y familiar. Very safe place to sleep and do any activity.Very friendly and familiar. Getting AroundPueden utilizar el Autobús, Taxi o Transporte Privado; bicicleta, caminar. El Lugar es muy accesible. Los precios de los Servicios son muy accesibles. They can use the bus, taxi or private transport; cycling, walking. The place is very accessible. Services prices are very affordable. Other Things to NoteApartamento Amueblado, localizado a 1. 5km del Parque Nacional los Quetzales (el Parque Nacional los Quetzales son las montañas que se miran desde los apartamentos, para más información visitar: (URL HIDDEN) ) En Copey de Dota usted podrá realizar actividades de Pesca de trucha, visitar los pueblos cercanos con fincas con café, manzanas, lecherías y una exhuberante biodiversidad. Furnished Apartment, located 1.5km from the Quetzales National Park (Quetzales National Park are mountains viewed from the apartments; for more information visit: (URL HIDDEN) In Copey of Dota you can make trout fishing, visit nearby villages with farms with coffee, apples, dairy and exuberant biodiversity.
hotel
16br hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
Situated in Copey, this lodge is 14.5 mi (23.3 km) from Rio Savegre Waterfall and within 25 mi (40 km) of Cerro de La Muerte Peak and Parque Nacional Tapantí-Macizo Cerro de la Muerte. Museo Municipal de Cartago and Elias Leiva Museum of Ethnography are also within 32 mi (52 km).
hotel
15br hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
Situated in the mountains, this lodge is 9.6 mi (15.5 km) from Rio Savegre Waterfall and within 32 mi (52 km) of Cerro de La Muerte Peak and Our Lady of the Angels Basilica.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
Interaction with GuestsAs the host, I will be able to assist you in everything you need during your stay. A neighbour will be available for daily cleaning, carry firewood or even for cooking if you want. They can also prepare fresh meals, local dishes for sale. The NeighborhoodThe neighbourhood is great for a peaceful walk among vegatable plantations, trees and little rivers. There is a place at a 20 minutes walk where trout fishing is available. Getting AroundParking available; two hours drive from San Jose downtown. The place is also accesible by bus (further details to be provided if required).
Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
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  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceThe Sanctuary Retreat is a working farm, we have projects in development all the time, which might not be there tomorrow. We try to supply the local businesses with products. We are isolated, surrounded by nature. The night is cold, wearing a coat. It has a very beautiful view, trails, waterfalls, farm animals and wild life. On the way to Corcovado, Chirripo, Dominical, etc. Guest AccessIt can be difficult to find our place because we are not in a commercial area, night is very dark. You can ask at the "Paraiso del Quetzal Hotel" for information if you have difficulty reaching. Remember that you can only reach by 4x4, otherwise you have to walk the last 200 meters to reach. The kitchen is in the living room, next to the hostel, is shared. It has gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, espresso machine, and equipment in general. You can visit 10km of trails, hummingbird gallery and the farm. Interaction with GuestsWe always try to be there, just in case you need anything, but in the house next door. We can help you with directions and reservations and any tourist information. The NeighborhoodIt's a gated community, we are at the end of the dirt road, you'll pass by a trout lake and a couple of hotels, keep driving down the hill going down to the river. Ask anyone for "Don Ricky" Getting AroundPublic service: Take Musoc Bus station to Perez Zeledon, ask the driver to stop in the Kilometre 70, there are some very large labels "Mirador de Quetzales" "Paraiso del Quetzal". take that little road to the west for 1.5 Km walking past the little trout lake, Mirador de Quetzales and Paraiso del Quetzal hotels, keep going down to the river,all the way to the end of the road. By car: Leaving San José, drive on the Panamerican highway going Soth for 1 ½ hour, 10 km after the police checkpoint "Macho Gaff"you'll be at km 70 (there are yellow markers on the left side of the road notifying in which kilometer you are ). There are some very large signs of Mirador de Quetzales and Paradiso del Quetzal hotels, drive on that dirt road for 1.5 km. If you have a 4x4 you can make it to the end of the road where we are, if not leave your car by the parkingside and walk the last 200 meters.
Hotel
2br Hotel
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  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
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El lugarEs un complejo de Cabañas ubicado en las montañas de la Zona de los Santos. Atención a los huéspedesTenemos atención hacia los huespedes las 24 horas del Dia. El BarrioLa ubicación exacta de nuestro Complejo es en Quebrada Grande Copey de Dota. Un lugar rural y totamente tranquilo entre la Montaña. Cómo moversePara llegar a Copey de Dota se puede utilzar el transporte publico. Para tener en cuentaCopey esta a 1900 m.s.n.m, tiende a ser frio en las noches y se traer repelente de insectos, Rain Jacket, Calzado adecuado para montañismo.
Country House
2br Country House
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  • Smoking Allowed
Beautiful house in an amazing setting with fantastic views of the mountains. Extensive grounds, visited by wild birds. A true oasis of peace in the countryside. Fully-equipped kitchen, hot water, heating, total privacy. Ideal for outdoor activities like walking or running. Copey is just an hour and a half from San José and two hours from Dominical and Quepos beaches. Discover one of Costa Rica's most beautiful areas - you won't regret it.
Retreat
1br Retreat
  • Wifi
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceThe Sanctuary Retreat is a working farm, we have projects in development all the time, which might not be there tomorrow. We try to supply the local businesses with products. We are isolated, surrounded by nature. The night is cold, wearing a coat. It has a very beautiful view, trails, waterfalls, farm animals and wild life. On the way to Corcovado, Chirripo, Dominical, etc. Guest AccessIt can be difficult to find our place because we are not in a commercial area, night is very dark. You can ask at the "Paraiso del Quetzal Hotel" for information if you have difficulty reaching. Remember that you can only reach by 4x4, otherwise you have to walk the last 200 meters to reach. The kitchen is in the living room, next to the hostel, is shared. It has gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, espresso machine, and equipment in general. You can visit 10km of trails, hummingbird gallery and the farm. Interaction with GuestsWe always try to be there, just in case you need anything, but in the house next door. We can help you with directions and reservations and any tourist information. The NeighborhoodIt's a gated community, we are at the end of the dirt road, you'll pass by a trout lake and a couple of hotels, keep driving down the hill going down to the river. Ask anyone for "Don Ricky" Getting AroundPublic service: Take Musoc Bus station to Perez Zeledon, ask the driver to stop in the Kilometre 70, there are some very large labels "Mirador de Quetzales" "Paraiso del Quetzal". take that little road to the west for 1.5 Km walking past the little trout lake, Mirador de Quetzales and Paraiso del Quetzal hotels, keep going down to the river,all the way to the end of the road. By car: Leaving San José, drive on the Panamerican highway going Soth for 1 ½ hour, 10 km after the police checkpoint "Macho Gaff"you'll be at km 70 (there are yellow markers on the left side of the road notifying in which kilometer you are ). There are some very large signs of Mirador de Quetzales and Paradiso del Quetzal hotels, drive on that dirt road for 1.5 km. If you have a 4x4 you can make it to the end of the road where we are, if not leave your car by the parkingside and walk the last 200 meters.
Other
1br Other
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
Hermosa casa con linda vista a las montañas y área de campo un bacon para disfrutar de los pájaros y por las noches de la luna y estrellas , a una hora de la capital a dos horas de lindas playas
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1br Other
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  • Breakfast
  • Parking
El lugarEl alojamiento se encuentra rodeado del bosque nuboso montano en el que pueden caminar por una red de senderos aproximadamente 5 km. Rodeado de parques nacionales con avistamiento del Quetzal ave con una belleza única. Cómo moverseLa zona presenta un servicio de buses eficiente, además si vienes en carro la carretera interamericana sur se encuentra en buen estado. A las instalaciones de iyok ami puede ingresar cualquier tipo de vehículo. Para tener en cuentaIyok Ami se dedica a la conservación del bosque nuboso montano el cual se basa en práctica verdes para mantener un desarrollo sostenible con el ambiente.