Apartment: Comfortable, Fully Equipped, Convenient Location
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Santo Domingo apartment description
Year 'round climate between 20ºC (68ºF) and 28ºC (82ºF)
Our studio and an apartment, each for 2 people, are comfortable, safe and fully furnished and equipped for longer stays, from where you can easily move around and discover the country.
Enjoy our comfortable hospitality and feel "at home away from home".
Your hosts Anne and Adrian are fluent in Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German and Italian.
We are ideally located for easy day trips to a variety of national parks, rain forests, volcanoes, coffee plantations, butterfly and orchids gardens, etc.
Activities such as zip-line canopy tours, bird watching, horseback riding, golfing, hiking, nature walks, white water rafting, etc. are possible within one hour's drive.
In walking distance, InBioParque proposes interactive exhibitions and interpreted trails, where one can learn about the country's experience on conservation and sustainable uses of bio-diversity. (Friday thru Sunday)
Within a few blocks from here you'll find bus routes, banks, ATM's, churches, schools, shops (pulperia), travel agency, restaurants, Saturday's "feria del agricultor" (fruit and vegetable market), clinic, dentists, physicians, language school. Larger supermarkets and shopping malls are located in the vicinity.
We provide airport transfer (20 mins. drive) upon request.
Santo Domingo de Heredia is one of the nicer residential towns in Costa Rica. Situated only 12 km north of San Jose, 6 km east of Heredia (the provincial capital) and a short drive from San Jose International airport (SJO), it is surrounded by coffee plantations, and its main inhabitants stem from the original planters' families.
Houses have well maintained exteriors, splendidly kept interiors and luxurious gardens, particularly behind many original adobe dwellings, such as ours.
Keywords: Apartment, flat
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Not Suitable For Children
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
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We live in the North of Costa Rica and once in a while have to visit the capital San Jose. We stay in Sto. Domingo, because it is conveniently connected by public transport and the accommodation is like staying at a self-contained hotel suite at much lower rates. We give it 5 stars.
- Guest asdrubal (Upala, Costa Rica)
- Date of stay 08/01/11
- Review Submitted 08/14/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+.
Our first visit
Our first visit
It will not be easy to meet such a gracious, kind and lovely couple as Anne and Adrian. This was our sixth visit to Costa Rica and they made it more difficult for us to leave.. We miss them as well as Costa Rica. Our stay was short, too short in their lovely and comfortable apartment upstairs. They thought of everything. Anything you would want is furnished in their apartment and studios. We mentioned a mircowave and there it was upon our arrival. Thanks Adrian. Anne even showed us around Santo Domingo and the grocery store. All is all, not to keep going on and on,this was a truly pleasurable and comfortable visit, thanks to Anne and Adrian. Looking forward to our next visit. Charles and Josette C. Spagnol
- Guest jude (Florida, USA)
- Date of stay 05/10/11
- Review Submitted 05/24/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, age 55+.
Quiet, sunny and breezy
Quiet, sunny and breezy
I stayed here for a month (Feb 2011). Helpful, polyglot, entrepreneurial, good-hearted European owners. Santo Domingo and this property are not for partyers but you could do a number of day trips or side trips from here. The studio apartment is over the owners' garage which is not a noise problem for the guests really and if you were making some noise yourself you wouldn't be disurbing anyone under you. My main purpose was for a quiet retreat. I joined a local gym, Gimnasio Evolucion, and worked out every 2nd day, went for walks, did yoga every day, lost 9 pounds, fixed a sore neck and nearly drifted off into Perfect Peace. Having a washing machine was very convenient and although I am addicted to the microwave at home, I didn't miss it here. I have to say there was a bit too much auto exhaust from the street but I live in suburban Victoria BC and I am VERY spoiled that way. Some people might not have noticed but there's never a bad breath of air where I live so I was aware of it. Central America is a different story and fortunately there's always a breeze in Santo Domingo. For me, this was a place to take up residence, shop locally, cook at home and relax. And a very affordable rate, too! A lovely little apartment, pleasantly decorated, nice linens, clean, and bigger and in better shape than other places I have rented for the same rate. Thumbs up.
- Guest Robert (Victoria BC Canada)
- Date of stay 02/01/11
- Review Submitted 05/22/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks for these compliments. We always try to our best for our visitors!
Guest comment entered by owner
We enjoyued our stay in the studio apartment. Two months passed quickly. We covered a lot of ground, around Santo Domingo, and a lot of that on foot.We thank you for all your kindness during our stay with you. We miss the sunshine. Art and Elishka - Vancouver, Ca.
- Guest Art and Elishka
- Date of stay 12/01/10
- Review Submitted 03/09/11
Studio from $28/night (min. 3 nts), $165/week .$290/2 weeks .$510/4 weeks Apartment from US$ 200/week to US$ 630/month - Add $ 15 for end-of-stay cleaning. Rates are all included (net) Rates may vary for reservations during XMas/New Year period and Easter Week.
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Coming from Switzerland and after having lived in various European and Middle Eastern countries, always active in the hospitality industry. (multinational hotel corporations) we, Adrian ( 74) and Anne (70), retired to Costa Rica in 1996. We had already visited Costa Rica previously for several years, speak the language and like its friendly people and excellent year 'round climate. Adrian was born in Holland, went to college in Belgium, hotel school in Switzerland and worked himself up from dishwasher to hospitality consultant for multinationals hotel corporations. Anne was born in Great Britain and worked in tourism, ran own activities in Switzerland and Costa Rica and dedicates most of her time to social services. (Women's Club of Costa Rica)
Why the Owner Chose Santo Domingo:
After having lived several years in Santo Domingo de Heredia, we purchased our present, over 150-year old, adobe house because we liked the style, size and its central location in this town with a pleasant year 'round climate, a well-organized municipality and pleasant town people. We added an apartment, and later a studio, for friends and family who intended to visit us, not really planning vacation rentals until acquaintances, who spent their northern winter months with us, suggested to make these two units available to a wider public.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We're near the center of town, so all facilities are in walking distance. It's quiet and safe, with a nice climate, clean air and nice people in our neighborhood. From here it's easy to move around the country: Caribbean and Pacific coasts, national parks, volcanoes, etc. We've always been outgoing towards people and our experiences with guests have been most positive: several have become true friends.
- Primary: +506 2244-3669
- Secondary: Cell: +506 8810-6923
Property with apartment top left and studio top right.
Apartment sitting area - view towards San Jose.
Property with apartment (top left) and studio (top right)
Apartment kitchenette and dining area.
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