$58 / night
Total guests, Nights

Casa Balbi - Studio Apt. with Balcony Canopy Views – Home 4440744 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Casa Balbi - Studio Apt. with Balcony Canopy Views – Home 4440744

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The upstairs Studio Apartment offers great view s of the forest & garden views. A comfy and warm feel is the atmosphere that will make you feel at home, the studio has one king size bed . A fridge, microwave, small toaster oven, coffee maker and all needed kitchen utensils, It also has a complete bath / shower with hot water.

The gardens are tropical with flowers to attract humming birds and butterflies. Drive way entrance & private parking with a gate to the main road, the location is a plus, quite and peaceful, very easy to get to all the attractions in Monteverde. The Selvatura & Sky Adventures are just up the road, Santa Elena Reserve is also close. The corridor on site is perfect to look for Sloths, Coatimundis, Monkeys and other wildlife that uses the forest at Casa Balbi. Bird watching right from your room is huge plus, walking around early is a musical enjoyment of sounds.

Town is very close and you may walk or drive the 1 KM to the center of Santa Elena where there are many place to dine, also banks & supermarkets are found in the few blocks that make up Downtown.

Monteverdeis a magical place for Wildlife hiking in the cloud forest is unique. This area is home to three very important reserves in Costa Rica, the biological Reserve of Santa Elena, the reserve of Monteverde and the Eternal Children's Rain Forest, they all make up to over 30,000 hectares of protected primary forest in the Tilaran mountain range.

- Internet: high speed Wi FI offered on the property.

There is shuttle service with several pick ups and drop off locations to Monteverde, we are delighted to book any needed services to and from most of the different locations in Costa Rica.

Private driver is available as well from the International Airport to / from.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Ask about pets

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Queen Bed
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Larry S.
Average reply time:
2 hours 54 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
03 May 2022
Years listed:
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish





13 reviews

Very Good

“A real find!”

Reviewed 18 May 2019

Close to town, peaceful setting, a lovely second floor studio with views of pastures and hills. And a most accommodating host.


Reviewed 9 Apr 2019

I enjoyed my stay as Casa Balbi as the location was about a 15 walk to town. Easy to grab groceries, coffee or dinner. Larry was very helpful in booking tours. Place was on the road to Santa Elena r… More

“A great place to settle in!”

Reviewed 15 Feb 2019

This studio apartment provided the perfect anchor home for our nine days in Santa Elena/Monteverde. It began with our host, Larry, taking us on a tour of the town and up to the cloud forests. Along … More

“Beautiful stay - Value for Money”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2017

The place was just amazing. The location is a little bit away from the main town for Monteverde standards but it is like a 20 min walk. The host - Larry was extremely welcoming. He even gave us thei… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us such a wonderful review. We appreciate your stay, we value you choosing us as your place to stay while exploring the the could forest. It was wonderful to have met you both, a true pleasure to have had you stay with us. PURA VIDA !!

“Owner was very accommodating.”

Reviewed 9 May 2017

The location was nice, out of the main town so it was pretty quiet. We're a little disappointed that it wasn't quite what we thought we had booked, we thought, according to the website that … More

Response from the owner Hi Curtis. Thank you so much for staying with us in Monteverde. We do have casitas available, but the studio Apartment was reserved. Hope to have you back again to explore more the Cloud Forest. PURA VIDA

“Honeymoon Bliss!”

Reviewed 2 Mar 2016

My wife and I stayed here during our honeymoon. It was great! And for what we got, it was a serious bargain! We really enjoyed the home made breakfast by the creek. We had our own private space that w… More

Response from the owner Thank you for your visit and kind review. We hope to have you back soon !

“Nice spot of the beaten track”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2016

It was tempting to stay in one of the big hotels in the area but here you get the real friendly hospitality. Needless to stay Larry the owner made it special for us . He was extremely knowledg… More

Response from the owner So great to have had you stay with us in Monteverde.

“Good choice to stay”

Reviewed 15 Jan 2014

Casa Balbi was a good choice to stay. Apartment above main house, clean, and roomy. Owners Oscar and Larry are helpful with information on the area. Location is out of town of Santa Elana that I prefe… More

“Awesome property, super cool owners.”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2013

I came to Casa Balbi from New York with the intention of staying for 1 month of my 3 month stay in Costa Rica, and wound up staying for a full 3 months, basically because of how amazing the space is, … More

“Two weeks in a quaint, quiet cabin in a magical mountain town with enchanting people.”

Reviewed 10 Apr 2013

I fell in love with Monte Verde and its people. I have a suspicion it's a lot to do with where I stayed and the hosts I stayed with. Balbi is quiet, sweet and warming (even when the temperature w… More

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Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Larry (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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Why can't I call Larry (the owner) before booking?

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I withdraw my booking request?

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How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Larry (the owner) a message.

If Larry (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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