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A guest favorite for many reasons...but mainly because of its close proximity to basecamp. This beautiful two-story cabina is the first rental nestled on the Finca Bellavista red trail making it a 10 - 15 min hike at most. Features include a king-sized bedroom with 360-degree views, kitchenette, hot water shower, and balcony. Given the surrounding young forest, this home shares it space with local favorite animals such as Coatis, Toucans and the occasional sloth. Enjoy countless hours of birdwatching and reading from the generously sized front balcony. An occasional 3g connection is present at this home.
The home offers a private main bedroom with a king sized bed.
Additional sleeping space with queen size futon can be found in the living space.
The home does NOT have electricity and NO refrigeration.
The property is a 10 min - 15 min walk from basecamp. This is a pedestrian community only - please pack light.
Casa Perezosa is situated on the red trail (FBV's internal road). The road is made up of loose rock - please remember boots.
The home has 1.5 bathrooms with shower and toilet downstairs and toilet upstairs - it has hot water.
The kitchen has a gas stovetop with oven.
Given Casa Perezosa's proximity to basecamp, you should be able to carry a cooler box 😉.
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 nights.
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:
Home is prepared for arrival. This is a tenant style option where you can rent the home privately in monthly intervals - minimum 1 month (28 nights) subject to availability. The owner of Casa Perezosa 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 owner
Josh Smalley is an international educator, currently residing full time in Ethiopia. Josh teaches Literature, photography, and journalism. He traveled all around the world and has lived on three continents. Josh dabbles with a number of interests: novice cello player, photographer, painter, novice videographer, hiker, wildlife conservation enthusiast, novice journalist, health enthusiast, real estate investor, and writer.
Upon his first visit he vowed to own a tree house and invest in the community. Years later, that dream finally came true.
"I love that Casa Perezosa is so well-located. It’s close to basecamp. It’s close to the green trail. It’s close to the red loop trail. All the while, you still have complete privacy and immersion within the forest. Among the tree houses not at base camp it’s one of the easier and fastest treks to get to Perezosa, making it more accessible to a wider range of people, young and old. This makes Perezosa and ideal option for many guests".
Ultimately, it’s his love for nature and wildlife that drew him to Costa Rica and the Finca community in particular.
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