We four stayed at the family cabin. It is large with great showers, satellite TV, cooking and dining area, three bed-three bath, six beds and maid service. We had lunch and breakfast in the cabin and went out for most suppers. There restaurants within walking distance or taxi service and if you make reservations at most Monteverde tourist activities, a van will pick you up.
We were relaxed in the cabin and active in the area. It was perfect for us.