Casa Mariposa is an ultra spacious arboreal home that is located on a sprawling 2.64 acre jungle parcel in the Finca Bellavista neighborhood. This one-level home, constructed in 2009, measures in at 1,290 square feet and is perched between two gigantic host trees - a Pilon tree and a Vaco tree. Solar power provides lights and refrigeration.
Why we love it - open floor plan with great kitchen, spacious balcony, secluded.
The home offers a private main bedroom with a queen sized bed.
Additional sleeping space with bunk beds are available.
The home has its own solar power system adequate enough for lights, a small fridge and charging of small devices.
The property is a 30 min hike from the look out point known as 'La Punta' (not maintained).
Mariposa is situated on the red trail and is a 30 min hike from the car park, we highly recommend bringing comfortable boots (wellies) for a better experience.
The home has a toilet with shower and hot running water (propane water heater).
The kitchen has a gas stovetop and oven.
Please remember this is a pedestrian community and guests/residents cannot drive to the homes - it is important to pack accordingly.
TYPES OF RENTAL:
short term | weekly | monthly | reserve
meet and greet | night hike | finca fresh bag | extra
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Short-term rate (2 - 6 nights / up to 4 people): $90.00 per night
Weekly rate (2 people): $400.00 per week
Home is prepared for arrival, local residents 'Bryan and/or Jess' will meet you at the base of the mountain and escort you to the house. A complimentary mid-clean is available on the 4th day of every week.
Weekly rate will NOT activate if more than 2 guests are selected or less than 7 days.
A refreshing jungle vacation, relax and enjoy the home, private hiking trails, river and waterfalls. Spend the day searching for wildlife, swimming under the waterfall in the river followed by a relaxing evening/sunset from the home before a comfortable night's sleep surrounded by the sounds of the jungle. Explore the surrounding area:
Monthly rate (28 nights / 2 people): $1000.00 per month
Home is prepared for arrival. This is a tenant style option where you can rent the home privately for one month (28 nights) subject to availability. The owner of El Fenix requires at least 7 days prior notice to prepare the home, you will be given a contact for onsite maintenance and cleaning services.
Monthly rate will NOT activate if more than 2 guests are selected or less than 28 nights.
An extended break from the 'real world' and an opportunity to get back to your roots with help from mother nature. Highly recommended if thinking about living off-grid or purchasing property at 'Finca Bellavista' / the surrounding area. Discover more information about off-grid living and properties for sale:
Your 'meet and greet' hosts, Bryan and Jess will arrange an arrival time with you and meet you at the base of the mountain on the main road. You can follow behind them for the last 3km (4 x 4) to the Finca Bellavista community car park. From there they will escort you on foot to the home.
Service included in the reservation price. Click here for more info.
Your very own private nighthike, with Bryan Chacon. Want to know what's making that sound outside? Bring a flashlight and Bryan can show you! Explore your section of the jungle with a personal tour, pick up and drop up at your own cabin. Service available to book at time of reservation.
A Finca Fresh bag harvested the day of your arrival, courtesy of Felo Zuniga. Felo has been growing the Finca Bellavista communities food for over 12 years. Since the closure of the property management company, he has providing food from his personal gardens. Service available to book at time of reservation. Click here for more info.
Additional Services: Once you have confirmed your booking, you will be put in touch with your 'meet and greet' hosts, Bryan and Jess. They can provide additional services such as setting up 3rd party excursions, personal taxi rides and grocery store delivery to the community every Sunday.
Meet the owners
Graham and Corinne have been long time residents of the Finca Bellavista community. Annual trips to the treehome with friends and family have dubbed them the nickname 'The Treehouse Family'. Built in 2009, Casa Mariposa was the 4th treehome constructed at Finca Bellavista. It has long time been considered a family favorite by guests given it's generous space and large kitchen.
Graham Harmer is currently working at Stantec Consulting, Ltd as a Principal/Senior Project Manager. With over 30+ years of project management and operations leadership across multiple sectors, Graham is a well seasoned engineering professional.
Corinne grew up with a treehouse on their family property. She named this grown-up version “Casa Mariposa” because of the spectacular blue morpho butterflies that frequent the open area around the large deck. She could recognize no tropical birds when they built the treehouse but is delighted to be learning to identify parrots, hummingbirds, toucans and other wildlife that visit daily.
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