Bajos Del Toro is a beautiful little village, set in an unbelievable part of the Costa Rican country side. There's a million things to see if, you don't mind alittle driving then some hiking. Waterfalls galore. Volcanos seemingly everywhere. Fantastic and patient people actually everywhere. If you're into the eco-tourism aspect of vacationing, this is your dream vacation. A guide is highly recommended. We used Kenneth at "Toro Amarillo 360" Eco-tours. He's local, is very knowledgeable and knows everywhere to go. The two small village restaurants were great and so was eating at the trout farms in the village. NENE's was fantastic and one or two of the family actually speaks English too.
The chalet was comfortable and is fairly modern. The views, from the predominantly glass house, are simply fantastic. You can watch the sunrise on the surrounding mountains and watch the birds flying all over. Post card views in every direction. Everything we needed to cook was there. There were also some hiking poles and other outdoor equipment in the mud room, for our use. We loved to sit at night with nothing more than the back deck lighting on, as it lit the house and property perfectly. The chalet even has a daily feline visitor (Calypso) who will make you feel at home, even if you don't have a cat.
The decor, inside and out, is casual, comfortable and relaxing. As another guest commented, there are some minor issues though. We too noticed the broken cabinet hinge. All it took was finding the screw, in the cabinet and putting it back in. I took care of that. The stair railing cables are still not repaired, there are a couple of exterior light fixtures that need to be remounted (plants growing out of them) and the general cleanliness of the house could have been better. My only real concern was we found the washer did not work and, when I informed the property manager, three days into our trip, he said he'd send somebody to fix it or stop by himself. When we left, 5-days later, we'd still not seen or heard from the manager and the washer hadn't been fixed.
Overall, we have still recommended the chalet to several friends who are currently planning to also rent it. We too plan on returning in the near future. A fantastic house, in a fantastic place, with fantastic people. You make the rest of the trip fit your definition of fantastic.