Naranjo Accommodations

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Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceStaying at the Petisa Coffee Plantation, you have a spectacular view of neighbouring terraced farms and the Central Valley from an elevation of 5800’. The breathtaking view both day and night is but one reason for choosing to stay here The white iron gates swing open to reveal the 2 quaint casitas and the main hacienda where I live. To the left is The Chalet fronted with a large mango tree. To the right is Cucu (cuckoo) has since been expanded twice. See link below. Guest AccessA BRIEF WALKABOUT: After settling in, you will most certainly want to walk down the path through the coffee orchard. As you drop down you pass Limon and Naranjo (orange) trees. Arriving at the first shelf you look back up at the casitas and across the more expansive view of the valley to the cities of San Jose, Grecia, Atenas, and Escazu. You are staying on an operational and very vibrant coffee farm which I run on my own. I have been doing so for the last 10 years as my Mother did for 20 years prior to that. We encourage you to soak up the entire life on a coffee farm while you are here. Should you want to see the coffee processing facility we will do what we can. Interaction with GuestsOriginally from Venezuela, via United States, I decided to spend the last years of my mother’s life here with her and running the operation.  I am an oil painter, with many pieces here in my own house and in my neighbor’s houses.  What a great place for inspiration I have spent many years in the country can help you to make the most of your visit to Costa Rica and the area.  The NeighborhoodWHAT TO DO: In the morning many of my visitors walk down the path beside the main house through the rows upon rows of coffee, banana and Naranjo and Tangerine trees.  At the midpoint you can look around the valley or walk down even further to the second terraced pad. My coffee fruit goes to a nearby facility for cleaning, hulling and preparation of the beans for sun drying.  This facility has also created a very unique tea beverage using the outside fruit of the coffee bean.  You must try it as it is very unique. I have coffee made from beans grown right here on my farm and once a month we have an Art Show and Bake Sale and Cafe.  We’ll show and tell you how to make the best cup of coffee, using the best system to yield the optimum flavor without bitterness or burning.  We are convinced you will convert to this easy and low cost preparation method.  You can also secure tea made from the outside fruit of the coffee bean.  When you will leave you should have a much enhanced understanding of coffee.  We are less than an hour from the San Jose Airport and if you choose to not rent a car, we can discuss my picking you up. Getting AroundFrom our property you are under an hour or two to: •San Jose airport is one hour •Poas Volcano (the only one where you can get right up to the edge and look in – picture to be included on the site).  The summit is 8,900’.  (URL HIDDEN) 40 minutes •If wildlife is your game, La Paz Waterfalls facility is the absolute best to see birds, butterflies, monkeys, snakes and big cats.  All of the animals here are rescues or injury rehabilitated.  It is a great drive and a great tour, especially if you walk down to the waterfalls after 1 hour •We are 2 hours to the Puntarenas Peninsula, La Fortuna and a little further is Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal, or the beaches at Jaco •Three hours and you are at Monteverde or Manuel Antonio National Park Other Things to NoteLooking for something smaller check out the other smaller CuCu. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2888074
Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceStaying at the Petisa Coffee Plantation, you have a spectacular view of neighbouring terraced farms and the Central Valley from an elevation of 5800’. The breathtaking view both day and night is but one reason for choosing to stay here The white iron gates swing open to reveal the 2 quaint casitas and the main hacienda where I live. To the left is The Chalet fronted with a large mango tree. To the right is Cucu (cuckoo) has since been expanded twice. See link below if you want the larger property. This 1 bedroom lodge has 1 bathroom on the main floor. We have 2 queen size tree beds. It has a fully equipped kitchen, including laundry and a sunken living room overlooking the plantation and the valley. Guest AccessA BRIEF WALKABOUT: After settling in, you will most certainly want to walk down the path through the coffee orchard. As you drop down you pass Limon and Naranjo (orange) trees. Arriving at the first shelf you look back up at the casitas and across the more expansive view of the valley to the cities of San Jose, Grecia, Atenas, and Escazu. You are staying on an operational and very vibrant coffee farm which I run on my own. I have been doing so for the last 10 years as my Mother did for 20 years prior to that. We encourage you to soak up the entire life on a coffee farm while you are here. Should you want to see the coffee processing facility we will do what we can. Interaction with GuestsOriginally from Venezuela, via United States, I decided to spend the last years of my mother’s life here with her and running the operation.  I am an oil painter, with many pieces here in my own house and in my neighbour’s houses.  What a great place for inspiration I have spent many years in the country can help you to make the most of your visit to Costa Rica and the area.  You are welcome to buy this locally grown coffee from me. The NeighborhoodWHAT TO DO: In the morning many of my visitors walk down the path beside the main house through the rows upon rows of coffee, banana and Naranjo and Tangerine trees.  At the midpoint you can look around the valley or walk down even further to the second terraced pad. My coffee fruit goes to a nearby facility for cleaning, hulling and preparation of the beans for sun drying.  This facility has also created a very unique tea beverage using the outside fruit of the coffee bean.  You must try it as it is very unique. I have coffee made from beans grown right here on my farm and once a month we have an Art Show and Bake Sale and Cafe.  We’ll show and tell you how to make the best cup of coffee, using the best system to yield the optimum flavor without bitterness or burning.  We are convinced you will convert to this easy and low cost preparation method.  You can also secure tea made from the outside fruit of the coffee bean.  When you will leave you should have a much enhanced understanding of coffee.  We are less than an hour from the San Jose Airport and if you choose to not rent a car, we can discuss my picking you up. Getting AroundFrom our property you are under an hour or two to: •San Jose airport is one hour •Poas Volcano (the only one where you can get right up to the edge and look in – picture to be included on the site).  The summit is 8,900’.  (URL HIDDEN) 40 minutes •If wildlife is your game, La Paz Waterfalls facility is the absolute best to see birds, butterflies, monkeys, snakes and big cats.  All of the animals here are rescues or injury rehabilitated.  It is a great drive and a great tour, especially if you walk down to the waterfalls after 1 hour •We are 2 hours to the Puntarenas Peninsula, La Fortuna and a little further is Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal, or the beaches at Jaco •Three hours and you are at Monteverde or Manuel Antonio National Park Other Things to NoteLooking for something larger check out the other house on the property, The Petisa Coffee Plantation Chalet . https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2888258
house
3br house
    Casa del Sol has been re-painted inside/out (same colors), furniture has been restored (re-apholstered sofas) &/or replaced (new guanacaste dining table, pool lounge chairs, etc), new gas grill, new/additional wall mounted LED TV in master bedroom, new rugs/mats, lots of new art on the walls, sculptures, plants, tchotchkes, throughout the house, new kitchen ware/accessories, etc. upgraded WiFi internet (significantly faster & more reliable), new linens & towels, kitchen accessories, pool toys, etc etc. Local cell phone w/ International calling plan provided upon request for use during your stay (free unlimited local calling, Intl Long Distance billed at our cost of $0.30/min) This exquisite designer's home is located in the breezy hills of The Los SueĂąos Nature Preserve nestled in between the quaint, undeveloped North Pacific Coast villages of San Juanillo and Ostional. (Nearest Airports: Nosara: 20 minutes South; Tamarindo: 40 minutes North) The private, secluded home boasts spectacular unobstructed ocean & mountain views & is a short 5 minute drive to "Venus Beach" in San Juanillo, a pristine white sand swimming beach, among the most beautiful, private, secluded, un-touristy spots in all of Costa Rica. Located 5-30 minutes to some of the best surfing in Costa Rica. (Marbella, Ostional, Pelada, Guillones, Playa Negra). 3 bedrooms include a large 2nd floor Master Suite w/ private ocean view balcony and back door access to rear garden & spiral staircase up to 3rd floor rooftop deck with 360Âş views. Bedrooms have Split Unit A/C's, house also has 12 indoor & outdoor variable speed ceiling fans. Master bath has a large separate soaking bathtub. ; Spacious Open Kitchen w/Stainless Steel Appliances fully stocked with kitchenware & small appliances; 2 Car Automatic Garage (plenty of parking for extra vehicles; Front Loading HE Washer & Dryer; Sky Sat TV; High Speed Wifi Internet, Security System; pool furniture, hammocks, etc. Sleeps 6 on Deluxe beds & organic cotton bedding (1 King + 2 Queens) but can accommodate 10+ on spare twin foam mattresses; includes all home amenities; Cook & Maid & tour guides available upon request. Local staff to support any & all guest needs. Plenty of rave references upon request. Pristine White Sand Swimming beach 5 minute drive away. 10+ Epic Surfing Beaches both North & South 30 minutes away or less. (Ostional 3 mi S, Marbella 4 mi North, Playa Azul & Negra, 6-7 mi N, Pelada & Guillones/Nosara 9 mi South, etc.) House is located in a secure 100 acre nature preserve- a lush jungle valley with a clean year-round river running through it- nature abounds- parrots & monkeys in the trees, etc. Nearest Small Airports 30 minutes away- Nosara & Tamarindo (Serviced by Sansa & Nature Air) Nearest Intl. airports are Liberia (LIR) is 1.5 hours North-East & San Jose (SJO) 4.5 hours South-East. Plenty of Rental car options available at all airports & towns. Attractions & Activities: Relaxing, Swimming, Surfing, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving (PADI), Deep Sea Fishing, Sea Tours, River tours, Boogie Boarding & Surfing (Rentals/Lessons), Stand-up Paddle board tours/rentals; Ms. Sky Zip Line Canopy (50 % longer than any other canopy tour in the world!) Ostional Ridley & Leatherback Turtle Reserve/Refuge, bike, kayak, ATV Rentals, Horseback Riding, Hiking/Exploring, Bird Watching, lots of Health, Spa & Spiritual facilities nearby to cleanse & heal mind, body & spirit: bodywork/massage, cleansing, yoga, etc. Pachamama, Haciendas del Sol. 3 Small markets, gas & diesel, 2 bars, & several great restaurants, close by (1 mi) in San Juanillo. 30 minutes south a sprawling town (Nosara) with plenty of the best of what both Costa Rica & World Resort destinations have to offer. House is fully equiped. Bedding, towels, hammocks, Flat screen TV w/ Sky TV satellite, DVD player, 3 sets of speakers/book box iPod/MP3 ready. Wi-fi Internet, bathroom accessories, soap, etc. kitchen has EVERYTHING but food. Laundry detergent & cleaning supplies on site as well. Garden & Pool are maintained. 5 Bar cell reception. Sleeps 6 adults comfortably on deluxe mattresses in 3 bedrooms- but will accommodate up to 4 additional children or adults (10+ guests total) using additional foam mattresses which can be accommodated on the floors in bedrooms or great room. Local support staff phone call away for any/all needs. Rate includes EVERYTHING- all taxes, utilities & amenities, and an end of stay cleaning fee for stays of 1 week or longer. For stays less than 1 week a $50-75 cleaning fee applies. [Damages withstanding] - Security Deposit fully refunded 48 upon check-out (if paid in cash) or within 48 hours of check-out (if paid via wire). Los Sue単os Nature Community, Residential Properties Founded in 1993, this gated Community features 2 hills overlooking the Pacific ocean, a jungle valley, Rosario River and a 40 hectare private nature reserve, protected in perpetuity and exclusively created for its members. Located approximately 1 mile Southeast of the sleepy, idyllic, & undeveloped beach town of San Juanillo & 3 Miles Northeast of Ostional beach town. Nosara is a 25 minute drive south, Tamarindo 45 minutes North past Marbella, Playa Negra, etc. Closest International Airports are Daniel Oduber in Liberia (LIR) less than 1.5 hours Northeast & Juan Santa Maria in San Jose (SJO) a 4 - 5 hour drive Southeast.
    house
    2br house
      Beautiful home in the mountains of Costa Rica in Zarcero Alajuela, 2 hour drive from the San Jose international airport. This home is fully furnished with cable and Internet access. Makes a great vacation home to relax and getaway from a busy lifestyle, it's in a very quite and safe town in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica.
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      3 reviews
      1br hotel
      • Breakfast
      • Gym
      • Parking
      • Pets Allowed
      • Swimming Pool
      • Wifi
      Situated in Naranjo, this inn is within 12 mi (20 km) of Los Ángeles Cloud Forest Adventure Park, Jardín Botánico Else Kientzler, and San Ramon Municipal Market. San Ramon Museum and San Ramon Nonato Church are also within 12 mi (20 km).
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      hotel
        Located in Rosario, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Jardín Botánico Else Kientzler, Palmares Church, and Else Kientzler Botanical Garden. Catedral de la Mercedes and Rock Bridge are also within 9 mi (15 km).
        Home/Apartment
        2br Home/Apartment
          Beautiful home in the mountains of Costa Rica in Zarcero Alajuela, 2 hour drive from the San Jose international airport. This home is fully furnished with cable and Internet access. Makes a great vacation home to relax and getaway from a busy lifestyle, it's in a very quite and safe town in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica.
          Home/Apartment
          2br Home/Apartment
          • Wifi
          • Parking
          • Swimming Pool
          The SpaceTwo bedroom 2 bathroom house for rent in Palmares Alajuela. This house is located on a secure compound within walking distance from central Palmares. It sits on a little over an acre of fabulous gardens and a variety of fruit trees. There is a swimming pool with rancho bar with cable TV. The house has a private patio with views of the surrounding mountains. Its fully furnished and has laundry room with washer and dryer. There is high speed internet wifi and cable TV with a32inch flat screen. All utilizes included .. Guest AccessRANCHO BAR SWIMMING POOL AND GARDENS Interaction with GuestsOWNERS LIVE ON PROPERTY The NeighborhoodEASY WALK INTO CENTRAL PALMARES Getting AroundPARKING ON THE PROPERTY . BUS SERVICE IS EXCELLENT TO MANY OF THE SURROUNDING TOWNS AND BEACHES
          Home/Apartment
          3br Home/Apartment
          • Wifi
          • Pets Allowed
          • Parking
          • Swimming Pool
          The Space-Infinity pool with hot tub (complete privacy and seclusion) -Chef's kitchen with extensive herb garden -Indoor and outdoor showers -20-ft vaulted wood ceilings with teak hardwood and terra cotta tile floors -Custom designed and locally built furniture -Luxury bedding and mattresses -High-speed wireless internet Apple TV and U.S. Dish Network TV -Wireless stereo system that can play music from your iPod or iPhone -Well stocked game and book library -Gated community with international residents -Close enough for day trips to beach, volcanoes, zip lining, white water rafting, hot air balloon trips, waterfall hikes, etc. -Must see pictures to believe and the pictures do not do our home justice. Villa Las Clementinas is truly one of Costa Rica's most beautiful and well-built homes and has one of the most gorgeous views in all of Central America. Perched high on the edge of one of the region's largest and most beautiful private canyons, through which the Rio Grande River flows, our home is a very magnificent private retreat. Here you can watch the clouds form and rise up into the sky, sometimes wafting through the house. The entire home is built to maximize the views of the canyon and unbelievable vistas can be seen from each room. The views are unmatched and your stay here is certainly something you will never forget! Newly renovated in 2014, this 3 bedroom beautiful luxury villa is just 45 minutes outside of the booming metropolis of Costa Rica's capital city of San Jose, but is a world away from “that" hustle and bustle and just twenty minutes from the San Jose International Airport (airport code is SJO). Rental car recommended but not necessary. You do not need a 4WD to access our property or to drive around locally but in your exploring the country, it is certainly helpful. See note below about special rental car accommodations be have negotiated. Designed and custom built in 2007 by internationally acclaimed architect Édgar Brenes, founder of the School of Architecture at the University of San Jose, Villa Las Clementinas was designed to complement the natural beauty of the local surroundings and to harmoniously blend into the ethereal outdoor canyon-scape that is our back yard. This luxury home features amazing 20+ feet high vaulted wooden ceilings throughout and has a magnificently unbelievable front door that is 18 feet tall. Teak hardwood floors and terra cotta tiles are featured throughout the home, all made of locally sourced materials and crafted with impeccable quality. Each of the rooms in the home has canyon views and outdoor patios and decks with glass and screened doors, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of our natural surroundings from both inside and out. The corridor to the bedrooms is constructed of screened in zacate pavers and allows the canyon breezes to flow throughout the home, heating and cooling the home as needed. It is simply magical! Note: The climate in our region is such that air conditioning is never needed (and nobody in the Central Valley has it). Daily average temperature averages 80 F and nights are 68 F, cooler at night in winter months. There are also multiple ceiling fans throughout the home. The house maintains a very comfortable ambient temperature and in all of our time there, I have never been hot. I can provide references to this if you are concerned that the lack of air conditioning makes the home an uncomfortable temperature. The house is built around a gorgeously landscaped wood and stone back yard area with an infinity pool that features a hot tub that was constructed from stones from the river that runs below through the canyon. Outdoor and indoor showers, beautiful furnishings, luxury linens and top of the line American mattresses on the beds are just some of the things that make our vacation home so special. All of our furniture was custom designed and built by local artisans from sustainable local hardwoods (teak, cinecero and guanacaste woods). We have a large family and we love to cook and entertain. Our gourmet kitchen is well stocked with pans and utensils and whatever equipment you will need to make and enjoy a fabulous meal at home (granite countertops, European gas range, dishwasher, Kitchen Aid mixer, etc.). There is a very robust herb garden right off of the kitchen where we grow a large variety of herbs for cooking. Green markets, butchers, bakeries and grocery stores are only a fifteen-minute ride away into the town of Grecia. Private chefs available to come and do your cooking for you if you wish. Inquire with the house manager if you are interested. Prices VERY reasonable. Each bedroom features a private porch overlooking the canyon. You can arrange with a local day spa to make a house call to give you a massage, facial or other spa services. We also have yoga teachers who will gladly come to the house to guide you in a private lesson. The cost for this is inexpensive compared to what it would cost in the United States and is an affordable vacation indulgence like no other. The home is equipped with high-speed wireless internet, US Cell Phone reception, TV with DVD player and U.S. satellite TV reception, Apple TV, DVD library, stereo system and security system. Don't worry, you aren't completely off of the grid if you do not want to be! Our home is a very comfortable and serene haven to relax and rejuvenate and enjoy the peace, quiet and beauty of Costa Rica. Bird watching is one of our favorite pastimes here. (Binoculars, book library and an insane variety of birds included.) This is the ideal place to come and unwind. Whether you are looking to fly into San Jose and spend a few nights recalibrating before you venture out to explore the wonders this country has to offer, or you are just looking for the perfect place to completely relax, this gorgeous home will perfectly suit your needs. The home is also an ideal place to use as a home base to take day trips to explore all of the wonders that Costa Rica has to offer. Our house is in great proximity to many of Costa Rica's finest and funnest activities … rainforests, volcanoes, cloud forests, zip lining, volcanic hot springs, waterfalls, white water rafting, crocodile feeding tours (☺), multiple farmer's markets.... and many other fabulous things! All of these magnificent activities are well within a day trip's reach from the house. Our property manager is named Dan Schild, a lovely American gentleman and expat from St. Louis who will meet you at the property upon your arrival to orient you with the home, the security system, how to operate the pool and hot tub and to answer any questions that you may have. He can also give you some tips on day trips, where to go, etc. and put you in touch with our driver, personal chef, masseuses, yoga teachers, etc. Daily house cleaning available for an additional charge. Mid week cleaning is included for rentals of a week of more. We have a driver who we recommend, Oscar, who can take you on your day trips for a very reasonable rate if you opt not to drive yourself. Dan can put you in touch with him before or during your vacation so you can make plans with him. If Oscar isn't available, his cousin Olgar is equally wonderful and will be able to drive you. I have made arrangements with a rental car company who will give you a 10% discount off of their rates when you rent the house. They will also drop off and pick up the car at the house for no charge for rentals of one week or longer, and you can negotiate this for shorter rentals. They offer the best rates and insurance rates of all of the car rental companies in Costa Rica and this is a great added "bonus" when renting the home. A taxi to the house from the airport should run around $35 dollars. Possible to negotiate for the rental car company to drive you to house from airport and to airport from house in your rental car. They aim to please and are very easy to work with. You can have the best of both worlds... come and relax in complete privacy and seclusion and, if you want, go off the grid for a while. Or, stay plugged in and connected with the outside world. Costa Rica has as much or as little to do as you please! One of our favorite ways to spend the day is relaxing, sunning and reading by the pool at the house, fixing lunch in the gourmet kitchen, and then to wrap up the afternoon with a spa house call. A special treat is to sit on the porch and watch the rain showers fall and then afterwards the clouds that form in the canyon and rise up, through the house sometimes, to the sky. We also enjoy taking day trips to the beach, volcanoes, zip lining and to some wonderful restaurants that are around, in San Jose and also in neighboring towns and on the beach. I am happy to speak with you to give you an insider's perspective of things that are fun to do and to suggest things that you may want to include on your itinerary. When you stay at Villa Las Clementinas, you will be in the exact locale that Travel and Leisure singled out as the 'best climate in the world'. You will rediscover what it means to be totally relaxed and rejuvenated. Pura Vida! Note: if you consult with me prior to your trip, I can also help you with recommendations for tours, drivers, day trips, etc. the hotel next to our gated community (Vista del Valle) is under new ownership and is for the time being closed. There are restaurants in neighboring towns of Palmares and Grecia and there is an excellent Italian restaurant called La Formata about seven minutes drive from the house. Guest Accessgated community with guardhouse, property manager lives within compound a few doors down, inside of the property, he can meet you to give you access and keys to house Interaction with GuestsHouse manager lives nearby. Can arrange chef, maid, masseuse, driver, etc. The NeighborhoodOur house is located within an easy day trip to the Pacific beaches, volcanoes, zip lining, rain forest, cloud forest and a wealth of other amazing activities. We have a driver who we recommend who will take you wherever you want to go! His name is Oscar and our house manager Dan will give you his contact information. Getting AroundRental car or personal driver recommended. I can help with recommendations for both. Have negotiated 20% discount with car rental agency for guests at our home. Rental company will deliver and pick up car to/from house for no additional fee.
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          1br Other
          • Wifi
          • Smoking Allowed
          • Parking
          The SpaceThis cottage --or casita in Spanish-- is a long-time project that I have only recently realized, and I even helped build it myself. It was conceived to enjoy its outside corridors, where you may hang some hammocks or sit on a rocking chair, and have your meals while enjoying the view of the hills. And if you’d rather eat inside there’s also a breakfast bar. On the backyard there’s a smoke house already functioning, and more things will come, little by little... Guest AccessThere is both a front and a back yard. You may find some herbs to make your own tea in the morning or afternoon – basil, mint, rosemary, lemmon grass.... What are you in the mood for? Interaction with GuestsI live in San Jose, but I will be glad to guide you on anything you need. There are no supermarkets near the cottage, only local, little stores selling basics. Delio and Xinia, my neighbors across the street, can also help you. And if you ask her well in advance, Xinia makes the most wonderful tortillas for you to enjoy anytime! The NeighborhoodAs most rural areas in Costa Rica, El Rosario de Naranjo is what we call a ‘pueblo de camino’ or a roadside town, where houses are scattered on the sides of a main street. The street passing in front of the cottage is used by locals driving their cars and bikes. Many cyclists also do mountain biking in this area. El Rosario is a safe, simple kind of town. One of the country’s most celebrated bungee jumping spots is located quite near. Also, Sarchí, which is the country’s so-called ‘cradle of handcrafts’ is just a few miles away from town. Getting AroundWhile relatively close --less than a mile-- of the Pan American Highway (Ruta Nacional 1), access to El Rosario and the cottage is difficult if you don’t have a car. But if you don’t want to rent one, you may get there by cab, or I can arrange for someone to pick you up at the airport. Other Things to NoteUsually, you'll find an assortment of homemade smoked products and a bottle of wine in the refrigerator, ideal for a snack or cold dinner. All prices are indicated. You pay for what you consume. Pets allowed.
          Country House
          3br Country House
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          • Pets Allowed
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          Villa Las Clementinas: Private and secluded vacation retreat available for rent Impeccable, Romantic, Luxurious and Private Compound - Architectural Masterpiece, Exclusive Enclave in Costa Rica's Coffee Country - Located on the grounds of an old Coffee and Orange Plantation in the Central Valley (Finca la Esperanza) - Infinity pool with hot tub (complete privacy and seclusion) - Chef's kitchen with extensive herb garden - Indoor and outdoor showers - 20-ft vaulted wood ceilings with teak hardwood and terra cotta tile floors - Custom designed and locally built furniture - Luxury bedding and mattresses - High-speed wireless internet Apple TV and U.S. Dish Network TV - Wireless stereo system that can play music from your iPod or iPhone - Well stocked game and book library - Gated community with international residents - Close enough for day trips to beach, volcanoes, zip lining, white water rafting, hot air balloon trips, waterfall hikes, etc. - Must see pictures to believe and the pictures do not do our home justice. Villa Las Clementinas is truly one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful and well-built homes and has one of the most gorgeous views in all of Central America. Perched high on the edge of one of the region's largest and most beautiful private canyons, through which the Rio Grande River flows, our home is a very magnificent private retreat. Here you can watch the clouds form and rise up into the sky, sometimes wafting through the house. The entire home is built to maximize the views of the canyon and unbelievable vistas can be seen from each room. The views are unmatched and your stay here is certainly something you will never forget! Newly renovated in 2014, this 3 bedroom beautiful luxury villa is just 45 minutes outside of the booming metropolis of Costa Rica's capital city of San Jose, but is a world away from “that” hustle and bustle and just twenty minutes from the San Jose International Airport (airport code is SJO). Rental car recommended but not necessary. You do not need a 4WD to access our property or to drive around locally but in your exploring the country, it is certainly helpful. See note below about special rental car accommodations be have negotiated. Designed and custom built in 2007 by internationally acclaimed architect Édgar Brenes, founder of the School of Architecture at the University of San Jose, Villa Las Clementinas was designed to complement the natural beauty of the local surroundings and to harmoniously blend into the ethereal outdoor canyon-scape that is our back yard. This luxury home features amazing 20+ feet high vaulted wooden ceilings throughout and has a magnificently unbelievable front door that is 18 feet tall. Teak hardwood floors and terra cotta tiles are featured throughout the home, all made of locally sourced materials and crafted with impeccable quality. Each of the rooms in the home has canyon views and outdoor patios and decks with glass and screened doors, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of our natural surroundings from both inside and out. The corridor to the bedrooms is constructed of screened in zacate pavers and allows the canyon breezes to flow throughout the home, heating and cooling the home as needed. It is simply magical! Note: The climate in our region is such that air conditioning is never needed (and nobody in the Central Valley has it). Daily average temperature averages 80 F and nights are 68 F, cooler at night in winter months. There are also multiple ceiling fans throughout the home. The house maintains a very comfortable ambient temperature and in all of our time there, I have never been hot. I can provide references to this if you are concerned that the lack of air conditioning makes the home an uncomfortable temperature. The house is built around a gorgeously landscaped wood and stone back yard area with an infinity pool that features a hot tub that was constructed from stones from the river that runs below through the canyon. Outdoor and indoor showers, beautiful furnishings, luxury linens and top of the line American mattresses on the beds are just some of the things that make our vacation home so special. All of our furniture was custom designed and built by local artisans from sustainable local hardwoods (teak, cinecero and guanacaste woods). We have a large family and we love to cook and entertain. Our gourmet kitchen is well stocked with pans and utensils and whatever equipment you will need to make and enjoy a fabulous meal at home (granite countertops, European gas range, dishwasher, Kitchen Aid mixer, etc.). There is a very robust herb garden right off of the kitchen where we grow a large variety of herbs for cooking. Green markets, butchers, bakeries and grocery stores are only a fifteen-minute ride away into the town of Grecia. Private chefs available to come and do your cooking for you if you wish. Inquire with the house manager if you are interested. Prices VERY reasonable. Each bedroom features a private porch overlooking the canyon. You can arrange with a local day spa to make a house call to give you a massage, facial or other spa services. We also have yoga teachers who will gladly come to the house to guide you in a private lesson. The cost for this is inexpensive compared to what it would cost in the United States and is an affordable vacation indulgence like no other. The home is equipped with high-speed wireless internet, US Cell Phone reception, TV with DVD player and U.S. satellite TV reception, Apple TV, DVD library, stereo system and security system. Don't worry, you aren't completely off of the grid if you do not want to be! Our home is a very comfortable and serene haven to relax and rejuvenate and enjoy the peace, quiet and beauty of Costa Rica. Bird watching is one of our favorite pastimes here. (Binoculars, book library and an insane variety of birds included.) This is the ideal place to come and unwind. Whether you are looking to fly into San Jose and spend a few nights recalibrating before you venture out to explore the wonders this country has to offer, or you are just looking for the perfect place to completely relax, this gorgeous home will perfectly suit your needs. The home is also an ideal place to use as a home base to take day trips to explore all of the wonders that Costa Rica has to offer. Our house is in great proximity to many of Costa Rica's finest and funnest activities … rainforests, volcanoes, cloud forests, zip lining, volcanic hot springs, waterfalls, white water rafting, crocodile feeding tours (☺), multiple farmer's markets.... and many other fabulous things! All of these magnificent activities are well within a day trip's reach from the house. Our property manager is named Dan Schild, a lovely American gentleman and expat from St. Louis who will meet you at the property upon your arrival to orient you with the home, the security system, how to operate the pool and hot tub and to answer any questions that you may have. He can also give you some tips on day trips, where to go, etc. and put you in touch with our driver, personal chef, masseuses, yoga teachers, etc. Daily house cleaning available for an additional charge. Mid week cleaning is included for rentals of a week of more. We have a driver who we recommend, Oscar, who can take you on your day trips for a very reasonable rate if you opt not to drive yourself. Dan can put you in touch with him before or during your vacation so you can make plans with him. If Oscar isn't available, his cousin Olgar is equally wonderful and will be able to drive you. I have made arrangements with a rental car company who will give you a 10% discount off of their rates when you rent the house. They will also drop off and pick up the car at the house for no charge for rentals of one week or longer, and you can negotiate this for shorter rentals. They offer the best rates and insurance rates of all of the car rental companies in Costa Rica and this is a great added "bonus" when renting the home. A taxi to the house from the airport should run around $35 dollars. Possible to negotiate for the rental car company to drive you to house from airport and to airport from house in your rental car. They aim to please and are very easy to work with. You can have the best of both worlds... come and relax in complete privacy and seclusion and, if you want, go off the grid for a while. Or, stay plugged in and connected with the outside world. Costa Rica has as much or as little to do as you please! One of our favorite ways to spend the day is relaxing, sunning and reading by the pool at the house, fixing lunch in the gourmet kitchen, and then to wrap up the afternoon with a spa house call. A special treat is to sit on the porch and watch the rain showers fall and then afterwards the clouds that form in the canyon and rise up, through the house sometimes, to the sky. We also enjoy taking day trips to the beach, volcanoes, zip lining and to some wonderful restaurants that are around, in San Jose and also in neighboring towns and on the beach. I am happy to speak with you to give you an insider’s perspective of things that are fun to do and to suggest things that you may want to include on your itinerary. When you stay at Villa Las Clementinas, you will be in the exact locale that Travel and Leisure singled out as the 'best climate in the world'. You will rediscover what it means to be totally relaxed and rejuvenated. Pura Vida! Note: if you consult with me prior to your trip, I can also help you with recommendations for tours, drivers, day trips, etc. the hotel next to our gated community (Vista del Valle) is under new ownership and is for the time being closed. There are restaurants in neighboring towns of Palmares and Grecia and there is an excellent Italian restaurant called La Formata about seven minutes drive from the house. Keywords: villa, house, costa rica, mountains, pool, view, luxury
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          3br Home/Apartment
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          • Pets Allowed
          • Wifi
          Welcome to Peaceful, Luxury Living near Grecia & Atenas: Costa Rica This stunning 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Costa Rica vacation villa is located near the popular town of Grecia, outside of San Jose, Costa Rica, just 25 minutes from the San Jose International Airport. Close to great restaurants, a variety of shops and wonderful sights, this home is also located along the Rio Colorado - known as Costa Rica's Grand Canyon. The house offers 3 Bedrooms, FREE WIFI, FREE SATELLITE TV, a master suite with a king bed and two guest bedrooms with queen beds, 2.5 baths, a stunning covered terrace and spacious stone patio with infinity pool and a beautiful outdoor shower area. The large one point five acre lot borders a picturesque stream with banana trees and abundant flowers and wildlife. Located in the prestigious, gated Plantation Estates community with 24 hour security, this Costa Rica vacation home is the perfect location for a couples getaway or a family vacation in Costa Rica. With three spacious bedrooms, this home will easily accommodate 6 people. Why spend $600.00 per night on basic hotel rooms, when you can rent a complete luxury vacation home to relax and unwind in complete privacy and comfort for less than half the price? Plan a trip to Costa Rica in stunning Central America and enjoy the warmth and sun of this tropical paradise. Soak in some sun by the private infinity pool and Jacuzzi during the day and enjoy peace and serenity at night in this incredible Costa Rica luxury vacation villa. This villa comes complete with a gourmet kitchen with granite counters and built-in stainless steel appliances. The house as a stove, microwave, oven, refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher and garbage disposal. Extra appliances include: coffee pot, crock pot, electric can opener, 4-slice toaster, blender and even a juicer for freshly squeezed orange juice. No need to worry about laundry. The villa comes with a washer and dryer…so you can pack light and do your laundry as you need. The master bedroom features a king-sized bed with walkout patio and views of the pool and hot tub. The master bathroom also pampers with spacious indoor and outdoor showers. The two bedrooms upstairs have queen beds and plenty of closet space along with a separate 2nd floor full bathroom! Enjoy a spectacular hike along the river below and follow it to an amazing 250 foot waterfall that pours into a stunning canyon. People travel to Costa Rica from around the world to enjoy world-class bird-watching. Enjoy the sights of eagles, hummingbirds, toucans, parrots and hundreds of incredible exotic bird species. Looking for adventure? Fill your day with fun as you try bungee jumping, zip lines, jungle canopy tours, horseback riding, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, white water rafting and more. If you just want to relax and get away from it all, the house has books, games, TV, DVD player, FREE WIFI, FREE SATELLITE TV, an eclectic assortment of DVD’s, and many comfortable chairs for reading and dozing. Relax in the hammock and enjoy the beauty of nature that surrounds you. Your Costa Rica vacation awaits you. Don’t be a tourist. Feel what it’s like to really LIVE in Costa Rica in this incredible vacation home. Pool and Jacuzzi: The pool and Jacuzzi are heated to 80-85 degrees during the day. This is a comfortable refreshing temperature for swimming. The Neighborhood This Costa Rica vacation home is just a short drive to neighboring towns of Atenas, Grecia, Sarchi and Naranjo, where you can spend the day souvenir shopping and experiencing the local culture and cuisine. Plan an evening of fun in San Jose and enjoy dinner and music at Costa Rica’s famous National Theatre. Visit other Costa Rica hot spots on convenient day trips. Day trips may include Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano, Tabacon Resort & Hot Springs, Jaco beach, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio, Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall and Butterfly Gardens, deep sea fishing and so much more. Getting around It is best to have your own car to get around, as this house is not located along bus routes. Other Things to Note We also provide guests with the free use of a local cell phone during their stay. This phone is for emergency phone calls, however guests may pay an additional fee for additional use. We would ask you to treat this home like you would treat your parent's house. Please relax and enjoy, and take good care of this beautiful home. If you accidentally damage something, please let us know as soon as possible. Electricity and water is very expensive in Costa Rica. Please conserve by turning off the lights and using water only as needed. Our pricing is predicated on average use. Please conserve water and electricity and help us keep our rates low! House Rules We allow up to 2 pets within reason, but expect that pets will not damage the home. We ask an additional fee of $100 per week for pets. Any damage caused by pets is additional. ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING inside or near the house. If you smoke, please consider another rental home. If you really want to stay in this home, please take a walk when you that future guests will not smell it.
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          1br Retreat
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          • Pets Allowed
          • Parking
          El lugarOur Casita is located in the county of Naranjo, one of the World's finest coffee regions. You will have an awesome view to the beautiful plantations and volcanoes rigth from the garden. Servicios disponibles para los huéspedesAccess to gardens and parking. Atención a los huéspedesWe will be glad to help you in case you want a tip on "Must Do's and See's" as well as recommending the best places to try costa rican cuisine. El BarrioRural, tranquil, nice views, mild weather all year round. Cómo moverseEasy access to public transportation. If driving a rental car you have a private parking spot by the apartment Para tener en cuentaAvailable tours: Coffee tours, Food tour and hiking