Mountain haven with volcano views set on 3 1/2 acres of tropical gardens & river
Mike & Michael
- English, Spanish
About Mike & Michael
First of all, we’re two cool guys! We're Mike and Michael. Michael spent years as the director of an IT company, and I retired from a life in Medicine. We've got 3 grown kids and 7 grandkids. We decided to retire early rather than work ourselves to death. We also realized we were ready for some adventure, so we began to look at retiring outside the USA. We happily chose Costa Rica, and we plan never to leave. Costa Rica is a world full of surprises. Even after years of living here, we continue to be surprised. Our latest eye-opener is not found in a thing but rather in a revelation: Why we stay in Costa Rica. We came for the rainforests, but we stay for the national parks. We came for the nature, but we stay for the arts. We came for the volcanoes, but we stay for the lakes. We came for the wildlife, but we stay for the people. The huge biodiversity of this tiny land is truly an amazing wealth. However, we’ve found that the real treasure of the country is in the hearts of the kind people. We came for the beaches, but we stay for the mountains. I find it a shame that vast hoards swarm to the sandy strands like so many hatchling sea turtles and never look up to soar with the eagles on our mountain tops. I believe when Zeus tired of Olympus, it was here he came for summer vacation. We came for the coffee, and we stay for the coffee. Java. A cup of Joe. Liquid bliss. COFFEE! I never even drank coffee before. It had no appeal to me. But Costa Rican coffee is of the highest quality. Forget the Kona and the Jamaica Blue Mountain. Tell Juan Valdez to pack up that burro and high-tail it. High-end Costa Rican coffee stands out like a steeple in a flat landscape. Come to think of it, that’s a really good image—drinking, nay imbibing it, is almost a religious experience. We can’t wait to see what new surprises greet us tomorrow.
Mike & Michael purchased this Guest House in 2014
Why Mike & Michael chose Cachi
We traveled the whole of Costa Rica for three years looking for our "Goldilocks spot"--you know, the place that was "just right." Certainly all of Costa Rica is gorgeous, but the Orosi Valley is Costa Rica’s secret gem. We have so much to do right around here that no one ever sees it all in only one week. And with a perfect climate—average daily temps in the mid 70’s—the area is perfect for adventure tours, birdwatching, other escapades with nature, or just relaxing. By being smack dab in the middle of the country, you’ll have easy access to any other adventures you may want that are outside our quaint valley. But be forewarned: your private, green, energy efficient hideaway in the mountains will be so seductive and comfy, you may never want to leave.
What makes this Guest House unique
There’s a local legend about the river, the Rio Oro, that passes through the middle of our property: If you drink from its crystal waters, you’ll never be able to leave the Orosi Valley. So we have a big cupful every day—you’re welcome to join us.
Pool / Spa
No tobacco products or drug use
Children not allowed
10 yr+ recommended due to access to river/pool
Quiet time after 9 PM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
The Orosi Valley is Costa Rica’s secret gem. Smack dab in the middle of the country, you’ll have easy access to any other adventure you want. And with perfect climate—average daily temps in the mid 70’s—the area is perfect for adventure tours, birdwatching, other escapades with nature, or just relaxing.
But be forewarned: your private, green, energy efficient bungalow in the mountains will be so seductive and comfy, you may never want to leave.