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Sunset Lookout at Portal de la Montaña

  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 8 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms

Imagine a peaceful retreat where sunsets gently color the mountain skyline. At Sunset Lookout, unwind by the fireside or on your private balcony, enveloped in nature's calm embrace. Let the day's worries dissolve in the pool's soothing waters, and as night falls, a canopy of stars ushers you into a peaceful slumber in your comfortable bedroom. Awake refreshed, in a setting that whispers of serene simplicity and rejuvenation. Sunset Lookout, perched amidst serene mountains, offers a unique retreat accessible by car, an hour from the Pacific Ocean and two hours from San Jose’s international airport. This tranquil haven combines rustic allure with modern comforts, framed by stunning mountain vistas. On the main floor, the living room, complete with a cozy fireplace, merges effortlessly into a dining area and a well-equipped kitchenette, setting the scene for intimate meals and relaxation. Step outside to find a terrace lounge area beside a soothing soaking pool, offering a private space to unwind under the sky. The second floor unveils a spacious bedroom, featuring a luxurious king-size bed. Adjoined is a bathroom equipped with a shower and toilet. The upper level's balcony presents incredible panoramic views, ideal for serene moments. Just a 6-minute walk away, the resort's restaurant utilizes produce grown on the property, offering a taste of local freshness. Covered parking ensures your vehicle is conveniently housed, and a walking path leads to the top of a 150m waterfall, inviting a connection with nature. Sunset Lookout is an experience in harmonious living with nature, perfect for those seeking peaceful retreats or adventurous explorations. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature at Sunset Lookout. Guests are invited to freely roam our 100-acre private reserve, a sanctuary of diverse landscapes, or partake in guided tours that unveil the secrets of the nearby forests and cascading waterfalls. Embark on a journey along our waterfall path, leading directly to the summit of the majestic 150m Ceci Falls, a spectacle of nature's grandeur. For the more adventurous, we offer horseback riding with prior arrangement, allowing you to traverse the terrain in classic style. Engage in exhilarating activities such as waterfall rappelling, discover the vibrant local birdlife, or hike to hidden landmarks, each offering its own unique story and scenic beauty. Conveniently located, the resort's restaurant is just a 2-minute drive or a 6-minute hike from Sunset Lookout. Here, you can indulge in culinary delights featuring produce sourced directly from our land, enhancing your connection with the environment. Sunset Lookout isn't just a stay; it's a gateway to exploring the untamed and the beautiful, where every path leads to a new discovery and every activity enriches your experience. At Sunset Lookout, our commitment to your comfort and convenience is paramount. Our staff is available 24/7 at the main building to assist with any needs or inquiries you may have during your stay. Please note that while our restaurant and staff observe the Sabbath from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown, we ensure that your experience remains seamless. For dining on Saturdays, we offer a pre-order option by 3pm on Friday. Your meal will be prepared in advance and made ready for you to easily heat in your room. In case of emergencies, rest assured that an emergency contact person is always accessible to provide immediate assistance. We are here to ensure your stay is both enjoyable and worry-free Surrounded by sprawling green landscapes, this area is a haven for those seeking tranquility and a deep connection with nature. The local community, known for its warmth and hospitality, embodies the rich cultural heritage of Costa Rica. Here, you can explore winding country roads, encounter diverse wildlife, and enjoy the simplicity of rural life. The region's small farms and villages provide a glimpse into traditional agricultural practices and a slower pace of life. Perfect for nature lovers, bird watchers, and anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, our Airbnb is a gateway to experiencing the serene and vibrant spirit of rural Costa Rica. Public bus services operate from San Jose to our nearest village, Sabanas. From there, we can arrange a convenient pickup for you. Once you’re with us, a car becomes less essential. However, if you choose to drive, a 4x4 vehicle is recommended for easier access. Without a 4x4, kindly inform us in advance, allowing us to arrange a pickup for you at the entrance gate of Portal de la Montaña. Before planning your stay at Sunset Lookout, we'd like to share a few important details. For the best experience navigating our mountainous terrain, we recommend traveling with a 4WD vehicle. Smaller cars may find some of the climbs challenging. Our on-site restaurant welcomes guests every day with varied Kitchen hours to suit your dining needs: Monday to Thursday: 7am - 11pm Friday: 7am - 5pm Saturday: 6pm - 11pm Sunday: 7am - 11pm Please note the early closing time on Fridays and the later opening on Saturdays due to Sabbath observance. We look forward to making your stay both comfortable and memorable

Home highlights


Broadband Internet


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Iving room

Living room, kitchen

upstairs Bathroom

Balcony outside bedroom


Pool & spa facilities

Swimming pool

Parking & facilities

Parking included

Bathroom & laundry

Bed linen, Essentials , Iron & Board

Heating & cooling

Fireplace , Heating available


TV (Antenna)

Internet & office

Broadband Internet

Kitchen & dining

Children's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Kitchen stove, Microwave , Refrigerator

Home Safety

Fire Extinguisher , First aid kit

House Rules

Check-in: 01:00 PM

Check-out: 12:00 PM (noon)


entrada zoncho 1.5 km sur de la escuela Mathias Camcho , Sabanillas, Costa Rica


Policy and notes


December 2023


About host

Matt Heinrichs

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