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Nature Hideaway, Birdwatchers, Rafting Trips, Pool

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The amazing view of the Reventazon Dam from our mountaintop home.

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Turrialba house description

Imagine waking up to the sound of parrots and toucans. Enjoy breakfast on the patio with the rainforest all around you. Spend your day hiking or mountain biking through the trails, and exploring the streams on this 7 acre mountainside retreat either by yourself or with a local bilingual guide. Swim in the private pool. Watch for tropical birds, butterflies and other wildlife from the balcony, decks or large windows. Friendly chickens and turkeys are wandering around the property eating the bugs and spiders all day long. There are also spectacular views of a lake in the valley below. Most evenings between 5:30 and 6:00 the large tree in right front of the house is visited by a huge flock of more than 30 Montezuma oro pendula birds on their way back to their nests.

White Water Rafting Special:
If you stay at our home for at least two nights you can have a trip on the beautiful Pacuare river (class 2,3,4 rapids) with an experienced English speaking guide. You will be picked up and dropped off at our home. The tour includes lunch and a hike to a waterfall for just $70 a person. Usually the trip costs $95 - $105 The river is rated as one of the top 10 most beautiful rivers in the world by National Geographic.

Be alone with nature! This beautiful home is located in a remote corner of a small farming town in the lush green Turrialba mountains. It is a gorgeous location that is both safe and private. The rainforest surrounds this mountaintop house on three sides. The climate here is perfect, 72-78 degrees year round.

This large, modern, three story home is clean and nicely furnished. You will be very comfortable in the family room, kitchen, dining room, and 3 large bedrooms. There is a balcony that wraps around 3 sides of the house to enjoy the spectacular views. There is a game room with a pool table, a ping pong table, a foozball table and a Wii video game system with many games.

The owners are a former Peace Corps volunteer who fell in love with this beautiful friendly town when she lived there 15 years ago and her native Costa Rican husband. They are familiar with the area and can help you plan your stay. We can help arrange a ride from the airport from Leo, a local taxi driver, or our neighbor Joseph for a very reasonable price. (You can read about them in the guest reviews)

If you are looking for adventure, the city of Turrialba, famous for excellent white water rafting on the Reventazon and Pacuare rivers, is just 15 minutes away. There are 2 Trek mountain bikes at the house available for our guests to use. There are many shops and restaurants in Turrialba. There is also a farmer's market every Friday and Saturday where a wide variety of fruits and vegetables are sold. Guyabo National Park, an archaeological site is about 30 minutes away and the Turrialba Volcano National Park is about 45 minutes away. CATIE (A University that attracts students from around the world) is 15 minutes away.

If you would like to experience true Costa Rican life, this is the perfect place. The town has one main road, a church, soccer field, and a school. The townspeople are very friendly and helpful. All around the town are family farms of coffee, sugar cane, and macadamia nuts. If you want to see where your coffee or sugar really comes from, you can get a tour from our neighbor Joseph, who is an English speaking tourguide, and pick your own coffee beans or cut down your own sugar cane with a machete. You can also see their farm animals. If you would like to try some delicious fresh tropical fruits, they are growing just down the hill.

If you have children, there is plenty for them to do in this town, and plenty of Spanish speaking friends for them to meet. They will enjoy feeding the ducks, turkeys, and chickens, and maybe see chicks hatching. Swimming in the pool is safe and fun for all ages, with a big shallow section as well as a deep end. They can join in a pick up soccer game at the town field, or walk to the neighborhood pulperia to buy snacks or candy, like the local children do. They can even visit the small neighborhood school and possibly leave there with a greater appreciation for their own school back home.

There is a full kitchen with everything you need to cook. Or if you prefer, delicious homemade Costa Rican food can be delivered or prepared in front of you by a native Costa Rican.

You will fall in love with this amazing rainforest getaway in this small friendly Costa Rican town just like we did. Click on the link below to see many more pictures of the house and Turrialba.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 2-16

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Other (See Description)

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              • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) port a crib and high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (5) 4 sofa beds and 1 queen size air mattresses available for use...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen

              Amenities

              • Babysitter
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • 2 Trek mountains bikes available for use

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Game Console:

                    There is a Wii and many different games including Wii sports, Wii play, and Mario kart....moreless

                  • Television:

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                  • CD Player
                  • Pool Table
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Video Games
                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Library
                  • Stereo
                  • Foosball
                  • Music Library

                  Communications

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Balcony

                      Location & View

                      • Water View:

                        Amazing view of the Turrialba Lake and Dam...moreless

                      • Lake View
                      • Mountain View

                      Activities

                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Rafting
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Hospital
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Churches
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Groceries
                      • Cycling
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.6
                      from 21 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      basic 2 person rate
                      Jan 13 - Jan 13, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $105
                      $1,200
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $105
                      $1,200
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Price is for 2 guests, additional guests are $5 each per night

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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 07/29/2014
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                      Location

                      Bird watching, streams on the property, coffee or sugar cane farm tours, horseback riding tours, rainforest hike with local guide

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: Adrian is a native Costa Rican who grew up in Turrialba. He met Libby when she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica. They have been married for 16 years and have 3 children.

                      Why the Owner Chose Turrialba:
                      Libby was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the small town where the home is located. It is a safe, friendly, and peaceful town. The climate is perfect, not too hot and humid, and there are very few mosquitos.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We love sitting on the deck enjoying the spectacular views. We love watching all the hummingbirds birds and butterflies. We also listen to hear the toucan's calling and run outside to see them perched in the trees and then soaring down into the valley.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: spanish, english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      Photos

                      • The amazing view of the Reventazon Dam from our mountaintop home.

                        The amazing view of the Reventazon Dam from our mountaintop home.

                      • The house is very private and surrounded by forest, home to many tropical birds.

                        The house is very private and surrounded by forest, home to many tropical birds.

                      • The driveway leading up to the house is paved.

                        The driveway leading up to the house is paved.

                      • Watch colorful  birds and butterflies from comfortable chairs on our balconies.

                        Watch colorful birds and butterflies from comfortable chairs on our balconies.

                      • Relax in one of our hammocks on a sunny afternoon.

                        Relax in one of our hammocks on a sunny afternoon.

                      • There is a small pond with ducks, tilapia fish and  turtles.

                        There is a small pond with ducks, tilapia fish and turtles.

                      • Play pool, foozball or Wii in the game room.

                        Play pool, foozball or Wii in the game room.

                      • The living room has comfortable sofas, a tv, DVD player and movie collection.

                        The living room has comfortable sofas, a tv, DVD player and movie collection.

                      • There is a balcony off the sun room.

                        There is a balcony off the sun room.

                      • This is one of the 3 full bathrooms.  Every bedroom has one.

                        This is one of the 3 full bathrooms. Every bedroom has one.

                      • You can enjoy beautiful views from the living room.

                        You can enjoy beautiful views from the living room.

                      • Our peaceful, private nature hideaway.

                        Our peaceful, private nature hideaway.

                      • Cool off in our private pool.

                        Cool off in our private pool.

                      • Be surrounded by nature and our tropical gardens.

                        Be surrounded by nature and our tropical gardens.

                      • You can feed our ducks, turkeys, and chickens.

                        You can feed our ducks, turkeys, and chickens.

                      • The house is large and comfortable.  There is a sun room with large windows.

                        The house is large and comfortable. There is a sun room with large windows.

                      • Enjoy the spectacular views from inside and outside.

                        Enjoy the spectacular views from inside and outside.

                      • The kitchen is fully equipted for cooking or you can have meals delivered to you

                        The kitchen is fully equipted for cooking or you can have meals delivered to you

                      • The 4000 square foot house has plenty of room for you and your family.

                        The 4000 square foot house has plenty of room for you and your family.

                      • There is an American style washer and dryer.

                        There is an American style washer and dryer.

                      • The downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed.

                        The downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed.

                      • The upstairs master bedroom.

                        The upstairs master bedroom.

                      VRBO #164281

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Monday, January 20, 2014

                      $105 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 16

                      View calendar: Updated 07/29/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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