The Space"The perfect alternative from staying at some nameless, lifeless hotel" - Bill G (guest). The Guesthouse can sleep 6 with the bunkhouse option! The bunkhouse is a small separate building 10 yards from the guesthouse. It has a private bath and sleeps two. The guesthouse sleeps up to 4 people.
Why stay in someone's spare room or a hotel by the airport when you can stay in a private park setting slurping coffee from one of the most exclusive coffee growing regions in the world!
At the Coffee Garden enjoy our bush-to-cup coffee while strolling through a working boutique coffee ranch among 50-year-old coffee plants. Listen to birds and the sound of a gentle river in our 2-acre meditation garden set in a coffee plantation with panoramic views of Irazu Volcano, the Tres Marias mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park, and city lights of San Jose.
Our tastefully decorated 550 square foot one-bedroom one-bath guesthouse with a full kitchen and 250 square foot covered patio studio has an expensive queen bed. Our gated, very secure 8-acre estate on the best street in Concepcion de San Isidro de Heredia is located in the nicest small town in the San Jose Valley. Minutes away, restaurant bar Los Portreros features a great selection of quality food and excellent views. It's the real Costa Rica. A place where you would want to live.
Hi, I'm Phil and have been in Costa Rica for over 25 years. I can help you get the most of your entire Costa Rica vacation. You can expect expert advice on your travels, relocation and real estate needs. I have been very successful living and owning in Costa Rica. Along with the purchase of 4 or more bags of coffee, you receive an autographed copy of Phil Baker's Costa Rica Now / Travel Live and Own in Paradise. One of the last 200 copies of this Costa Rica classic. 500 pages - a $25 value.
Location ~ ~ We are located in San Isidro in the beautiful coffee country province of Heredia, about 30 minutes from the National Theater and Gold Museum in central San Jose. San Jose Airport is 30 minutes away. Just a $2 taxi ride away is the village of San Isidro with banks, several markets, restaurants and coffee shops bakeries and a beautiful Sunday morning farmer's market along with one of the most majestic churches in all of Costa Rica. Downtown Heredia with luxury malls and high-end restaurants is six miles away. Poas, Irazu and Barva volcanoes are an hour away.
Coffee ~ ~ Our coffee fruit is sun dried for 100 days. Not sent to a mill to be strip washed and dried in mechanical dryers and later sent for processing in an automated warehouse. We pay our pickers double to harvest our coffee fruit at the peak of ripeness. Our coffee beans remain in the dried coffee fruit until ready for small-batch roasting. This triples products costs, but you get a rare treat - coffee harvested and dried in a truly artisanal old-world style.
Massage ~ ~ An hour and a half massage for $40!!!! Trained in Germany our off-site massage professional gives a comprehensive full body massage in the comfort of your room. A perfect way to unwind after a long flight and a great way to end your memorable trip to Costa Rica.
Restaurants ~ ~ The great restaurant Los Portreros with its awesome city light views serves a large variety of fantastic local dishes with generous portions at reasonable prices is a 5-minute taxi ride away. This secret spot is known to locals as "the place to eat." Excellent food and good service. All our guests love it. Ten minutes away is Sibu Chocolates where you can lunch and sample awesome chocolate treats while watching handmade truffles made from Caribbean cocoa. They offer a lunch-included tour.
Attractions ~ ~ La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Rain Forest Adventure zip lines are both easily doable day trips as well as Doka Estates Coffee Tour and Poas Volcano National Park and Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Our clean and modern studio, unique coffee, immaculate gardens, expert advice, a $40 hour-and-a-half massage, and close proximity to downtown San Jose makes The Coffee Garden Boutique Working Coffee Ranch the best bang for your travel buck. See you soon... slurp slurp. Guest AccessAmenities and Access ~ ~ Guests have access to our 2 acre meditation garden, and a 600-square foot party Rancho with panoramic views, darts, foosball, firepit, heavy duty swing set designed for adults, custom cypress wood bar with giant slate round table, and hammock surrounded by many flowers and fruit trees. We have a Bocce Ball area as well, so come and play! We even have a playhouse for the kids! Interaction with GuestsWe are here to make your vacation the best it can be by offering travel advice about the entire country as well as our local area. I enjoy being of service to guest, random acts of kindness, and conversing; however, if you prefer alone time we are happy to give you all privacy you need on our large fenced estate. The NeighborhoodStaying with us gives you a chance to feel what it's like to live in the real Costa Rica. Our neighborhood is one of the finest in Costa Rica with a mix of ex-patriots and Costa Ricans living on large estates and smaller homes. The Small town of San Isidro is 5 minutes away and has many conveniences. You can walk up the street toward the National Park and if you are lucky you can see white face monkeys. The northeast part of the central valley is the first area to receive the prevailing Caribbean winds purified by miles of Braulio Carrillo National Park cloud forests bordering our neighborhood. Getting AroundThe intentional airport is a $25 taxi fare and 30 minutes away. Taxis to the village of San Isidro are $2 one way and arrive in minutes. The bus is 400 meters away. Buses leave every 15 minutes to Heredia and San Jose, from where you can board direct buses to all parts of Costa Rica. Other Things to NoteWe have great pets! Guests love playing with our friendly pooches Chester and Capitan, and our little mascot Roudel! Gizmo the cat is a favorite. La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a must see - we can arrange tours. My daughter's favorite zip lines at Rainforest Adventures is 40 minutes away. Poas Volcano is a beautiful place to spend the morning and less than an hour away. Toucan Rescue Ranch is less than 10 minutes away. There you can see sloth and rescued birds along with other animals.