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Introduce the PARROT HILL RANCH new
Hosted by Charles
Charles is the host.
14 guests
5 bedrooms
9 beds
3 baths
14 guests
5 bedrooms
9 beds
3 baths
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Working Guest Ranch with the most incredible view- at end of the road on top of the mountain where you see everything Arenal. House is super set up and always clean. Experience local life culture and nature in one spot. Great choice for the children.

The space

What makes Parrot Hill Guest Ranch special is not only the fine modern home and furnishings but the gracious land it rest on. Bordering the Arenal National Park along river's edge this 50 acre parcel is absolutely a gorgeous setting for your vacation . Awe inspiring views of the Volcano and Lake and Monteverde Forest surround . You will experience life amidst a rare natural environment and micro climate. A good learning opportunity in many ways.

The Living space is a custom finish ,hi quality home consisting of two floors being a total of 2400+/-sf in the entire house . It can be split in two parts which affords 3 rental options. as follows.

This private ground floor contains 2 br/1 bath/kitchen and opens to expansive botanical gardens and look out hi-point.
Sleeps up to 5 people in 700 sf.
Old world colonial motif and rustic décor. Lava rock shower. 11 ft high ceilings, large cathedral windows. Separate and private entrance off front corridor. Lighted courtyards open to gardens where the early morning birdsong is your natural wake up call.
Newly remodeled and first time offered to public.
$110-125 per night introductory offer-
extended stay discount program and free upgrade program when available-ask about it.

#2 - the PAPUGA ROOMS *
2nd floor + the 'sky bungalow" served by private and covered staircase .
Roomy and open feeling the 1600 sf living area has 2br/2bath/ full kitchen+ additional dormitory room with 3 single beds. Xtra double day sleeper in great room. Sleeps 10 max on this floor. Lots of windows and exotic native hardwoods used. Teak floors and bamboo ceilings. We make our own grand furniture which means place is outfitted beautifully with one of a kind design.
$165-200 night-extended stay discounts

#3- the ROOST *
This is the option to reserve the entire house which means the two floors + sky bungalow = exclusive private residence for up to 15 souls.
2400sf 4br/3bath/2 kitchen/dorm .
Priced from $250-300 nightly- ask about extended stay program discount.

^^^ Please contact owner for details or
clarification. Please do not rely on the calendar or the auto quote system . Always contact me for exact quote depending on which space option and availability. I promise to respond quickly. Thank you. ^^^

We are flexible and will try to accommodate special needs, including a HONEY MOON vacation package. My wife and sister in law are great cooks and can provide home cooked, farm fresh, organic meals for reasonable cost. Tico style cuisine.

The guest have unlimited access to the 50 acres of private space to explore and enjoy. Kids especially will run wild on the ranch and never get bored. Many farm animals including cows, sheep, chicken,ducks,pigs and horses. We offer horseback rides/lessons - pleasure mount or trail rides for small cost ($25). The stars of the animal show are now 3 PARROTs after which we named the place (meet Papuga Papagai, and ToTi). We rescued them from fallen nest and have raised them since chicks. 'Born free live free' they fly around and will entertain you for hours. recently an abused baby toucan was brought in and Teddy is doing fine at this time.
U can volunteer to help with daily farm chores or join us in trail building .Take the time to hike the private trails to secluded rivers and waterfalls.
The wonderful sights and sounds of nature will enchant you and warm the soul. It's really peaceful and quite, cool year round and always green. Forever springtime here. The elevation is 800 mts(approx. 2650 ft ) which means temps are low and views are high.

My family and I enjoy hosting. Our service goes beyond just renting space . We can, and will , help make your upcoming vacation trip to Costa Rica the very best ever possible. We wish you wellness and look forward to hearing from world travelers just like you.(URL HIDDEN)sincerely, Charlie and family

IMPORTANT NOTE: please do not rely on the calendar for availability. It does not provide for multiple spaces so I do not use it. Also, the auto $ quote you see on a reservation inquiry is produced by AIRBNB and may not be accurate due to same limitations... Contact owner for dates and rates .I will confirm and guarantee. thank you. PLEASE READ ABOVE

Guest access

Full access to ranch and all facilities (some restrictions apply) Close by are zip lines, hanging bridges, and Arenal Volcano Observatory. Popular activities are: Hot springs (ask about free hot river) hiking trails and horseback riding,fishing lake , living Butterfly Conservatory and Eco- zoo in the village. A new action tour just starting is ' river drifting' and is a lot of fun. Several nice restaurants and sodas , a small grocery store and two places of worship in our village of El Castillo.

Although there is the river and waterfall on the property we do not have a real swimming pool. So, we negotiated complimentary pool privileges at a 4 star Hotel close by for our special Guests. It is 5 min away by car or mellow 15 min walk from the house. They have free wifi ,cold and hot pools, bar and restaurant. Enjoy.

Interaction with guests

We live in the original ranch house on the property so the Guest house and surrounding gardens are dedicated to you. The family and I interact when appropriate/ needed and consider it a privilege to be of service. We are available especially if guest want help setting up activities such as tours, home cooked farm meals to order and recreation/entertainment. Our hosting service style goes beyond a simple rental management into caring for the needs and comfort of our guest. Our mutual goal is to make this vacation ,your vacation, the best ever!!
Otherwise it's a private set up at the house and independent living in quiet enjoyment.
Thank you for looking us over and we hope you choose to spend some time on Parrot Hill. Looking forward to it.
Hasta Luego and Pura Vida,

Other things to note

I can help arrange tours at no extra charge to you and make secure advance reservations.


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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Golden Rule and quiet enjoyment. Love is all there is.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

130 Reviews

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Paul User Profile
March 2017
Fantastic place to stay in the hills above El Castillo. You get a brilliant view of the Arenal volcano and lake. Eduardo is a great host and welcomed us as soon as we arrived. We had a great time exploring the local area and went on the horse-riding to the waterfall. The kids loved being around the farm with the rope swing, hammocks and loads of animals. Takes about 30 minutes to get to La Fortuna but there are quite a few things to do and see in El Castillo or on the way to La Fortuna. Highly recommended.

Bruce User Profile
February 2017
What a great location away from it all. Eduardo is a great guy and made us really welcome. So much nature on the door step with breathtaking views. Accommodation had all the facilities we needed to feel right at home. Great place!

Matthew User Profile
January 2017
Beautiful secluded rustic property I would say a 4x4 is essential The road runner is completely loco and will follow you round everywhere - the dogs are also lovely but beware if you have young children one of the dogs is a bit jealous

Ali User Profile
December 2016
We enjoyed a fantastic stay at Parrot Hill as a group of 5. We had a dinner provided by Eduardo's mum on our first evening which was a great way to meet Eduardo and his family. Arenal is a brilliant area to explore and once you have navigated your way to the ranch (as in other reviews a 4x4 is pretty essential) you have the most amazing view over the lake and when the clouds have lifted, the volcano too! We rented the upper area of the property so had the balcony to make the most of the superb panarama. On one of our days, Eduardo guided us to the private waterfall which also involved a horse ride which as non riders was great fun. We bathed in the waterfall which was refreshing after the hike down to it. Eduardo was a thoughtful host, very capable and available to answer any questions we had. We would recommend Parrot Hill for its rustic charm and its incredible scenic beauty - a place to relax after participating in the many activities available in the surrounding area.

Greg User Profile
August 2015
Charlie was an amazing host and his family were fantastic too. The description of the listing was completely accurate. On arrival Charlie upgraded us to the first floor that was truly wonderful and not something that he needed to do. The furniture was beautifully made and the accommodation provided was magnificent. The area was remote and the scenery breathtaking - views from our balcony were of the lake and the volcano were fab . Staying at Parrot Hill was the best start to our Costa Rica experience. Charlie was able to provide us with invaluable local information. The walk to his private waterfalls was a great experience

Andy User Profile
September 2017
Everything was Magic! We Recommend you stay longer than 4 nights!!

Kate User Profile
September 2017
The host canceled this reservation 175 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

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Charles User Profile

Married with 4 Kids. Ex business owner (Real Estate) and re invented myself in '99 when I came here and started the Ranch. I love a challenge and I certainly have my hands full.
Wife is from Nicaraugra and has amazing life story. It is of raw survival during Sandinista civil war and living in the jungle.
We enjoy hosting travelers from all over the world. Kid friendly spot ,new friends ,new experiences.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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