“Charming rustic cabins in a spectacular location near Monteverde's cloudforest”
Accommodation at El Sol is normally in one of the self-contained cabins, small or large; but there are also 2 bedrooms in the main villa (that share communal space).
The delightful little small cabin is situated down a short footpath from the villa. It has a kingsize bed, a small kitchen area, and a bathroom (shower and tub) with lots of towels, lots of hot water, and shampoo and conditioner. There’s a porch with superb open views out over the hills, and a wonderfully secluded feel: ideal for couples.
With an even more stunning location, at the end of a longer path leading from the villa, the large cabin is ideal for a family. There’s a double bed in a separate loft bedroom, and 2 single beds in the living area - which could be converted into a second double bed. The great feature of this cabin is the panoramic view over the plains of Guanacaste from the wide balcony, where there are hammocks and a table and chairs for dining outside. There's also a well-equipped kitchen and a bathroom with a bathtub, shower and even a view of the hills!
The villahas 2 separate double rooms, one of which has an extra single room attached - ideal for a family of 3. Each room is very cosy, and provides a small private space within the communal spaces of the villa. Lined with wood and beautifully decorated in Elisabeth’s singular creative rustic style, the main lounge has a wooden corner sofa, abundant cushions and delightful details such as pretty flower arrangements and original paintings. There are 2 bathrooms for guests in the villa to use: neither is ensuite, but both are well equipped. The rooms here are good for a family or a group of friends, who won't mind sharing the communal spaces.
Everything in the cabins and villa is finished to a very high standard, so while the style is rustic, the overall impression is of warmth and homeliness with great creative flair. Love and consideration has gone into every detail.
Breakfast isn't included, but well worth the cost as it’s more like brunch and will last you all day. Breakfast is brought to your cabin. Expect scrambled eggs, fried sweet apple plantains (grown on site), homemade local cheese, fresh fruit and fruit juice. Rice and beans, pancakes, toast or corn tortillas are also on offer. You'll also find tea, coffee, powdered full milk, cocoa powder and raw sugar waiting in your cabin or villa.
If you've got room afterwards, lunch is served for those who aren't out and about. Expect Mediterranean-style fare with lots of fresh vegetables - perhaps chicken breast, fish, shrimps or Spanish tortilla accompanied by colourful dips and homemade bread, all washed down with fruit juices, beer and wine. Coffee is often served with chocolate truffles and cake or cookies. Best to let Elisabeth know in advance if you'll be around for lunch.
If you have a car and do want to make the journey into Santa Elena, there are of course many restaurants vying for your custom. Elisabeth is always very happy to give her insider recommendations.
Elisabeth and her team always invite you to talk through everything you want to do so that they are able to make it a reality for you.
Children are very welcome - they will love El Sol and won’t want to go home. The cabins themselves are an adventure, tucked away along little paths with tremendous views. They’re perfectly safe for kids. The swimming pool is a delight, and children will love the horse riding.
Book the Large Cabin or the Whole Villa - each can accommodate a futon (for an extra charge) if you need more beds. There are no cots so if needed please bring your own.