Breathtaking Views, Mountain Adventures, Rafting, Relaxation
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Turrialba house description
Our farm is ideal if you are studying Spanish in nearby Turrialba, looking for white water or rainforest adventures, or looking for some quality time with your family.
Downstairs, the house has one bedroom with a double bed and full bath. The second and third bedrooms are upstairs- the master with a double bed and full bath, the second has 2 twin beds.
Marvin and Marcia, the local caretakers, will greet you when you arrive and give you a tour of the house. Once you are settled, they will arrive each morning to prepare breakfast and tidy up the house for you. They are a wealth of information about the local sights and will be happy to help you. Additionally there are restaurants within walking distance - if you like a brief hike before dinner - or a short drive a way as well.
There is a wraparound porch with Adirondack chairs and picnic table to watch the sun rise, the flowers bloom, the birds fly (toucans, oro de pendulas, and much more!), and on a clear day, you can watch the smoke rise from the majestic Volcan Turrialba.
Sitting directly between Volcan Turrialba and the City of Turrialba, our finca (Spanish for farm) is over 12 hectares (120,000 square meters) of lush grass lawn and natural Costa Rican rain forest. You can spend the day relaxing on the porch, or head down the mountain (25 minutes) into town to enjoy restaurants, and shopping.
Zip lining, canopy tours and other adventure activities can be previewed on the link just below the calendar.
Being a kayaker's/rafter's paradise, Costa Rica, and Turrialba especially, is home to some of the most beautiful and adventurous rivers in the world. There are several river rafting companies near the farm for you to choose from - our favorite is Tico River Tours based in Turrialba - google them for more information.
You can also explore ancient ruins at Guyabo National Monument, coffee farms, hike near Volcan Turrialba and drive to Volcan Irazu.
The San Jose airport is about 2 hours away. The finca is about an hour from the outskirts of San Jose.
Getting around Costa Rica is an adventure in and of itself. We can recommend a driver who can transport you from the airport to the farm and any other destination you would like. We will give you his contact information on request so that you can contact him about prices and to arrange pick up.
Rental cars are available at the airport and in Turrialba. A recent guest mentioned that the GPS rental was worth its weight in gold and was kind enough to give us the cordinates to our farm.
The bus to Turrialba runs frequently and the bus stop is right at the end of our drive. The price is about 80 cents U.S. A taxi from Turrialba to the farm is about $12.00.
If I were new to the area and wanted to see as much as possible, this is what I’d do:
Day One: Arrive at the farm midafternoon. Turrialba is a 30 minute drive – 8 miles – if you get in early enough.
Day Two: Breakfast prepared by Marcia.
Leave midmorning for the 30 minute drive to National Monument Guayabo.
You may want to pick up water and snacks at the pulperia. (Costa Rica’s version of a 7-11) The closest pulperia is up the road on the right, next to the soccer field. The building is painted green.
When you get to The National Monument Guayabo, Take the guided tour, it is the same entrance fee, to learn about the Indians that inhabited the area.
Expect to spend at least a couple of hours there.
Instead of returning on the same road, take the road that will take you through Turrialba. You can have a late lunch and go grocery shopping before returning to the farm.
When you are on your way out of Turrialba, on the road to the farm in Carmen de Santa Cruz, stop and book a rafting tour at Tico’s Rafting Company. It is 100 meters past the first bridge you cross on the right hand side. A rafting trip take an entire day – they start early, usually including breakfast and lunch. Tico’s Tours will recommend a trip based on the white water in the rivers and your experience.
Day three: Breakfast prepared by Marcia and Rafting
Day four: Breakfast prepared by Marcia. Rest day at the farm.
Day five: Breakfast prepared by Marcia
Around 9:30, head west to Parque Paraiso de Volcanes for a day of ziplining or quad riding. The guides are fantastic and eager to please. There are a variety of activities to chose from, and a great time will be had by all!
Stop for lunch across the road at Los Zapitos. If it is chilly, get the hot chocolate- it is the read deal.
Day Six – Breakfast prepared by Marcia. Rest day.
Attention U.S. Veterans: If you are a United States Veteran and were awarded the a Purple Heart in the Iraq or Afganistan wars you may be eligible to participate in the Vacations for Veterans program. Please google the organization for more details.
Keywords: House, rain forrest, family friendly,
- Vacation Rental
One bedroom is located downstairs. A full bath with a low sided person with a cane, crutches or walker could comfortably navigate our property. There is a walk way from the driveway to the front door and the porch has beautiful views to the south east and north....moreless
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- DVD Player
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Medical Services
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Whitewater Rafting
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Ziplining, canopy tours, white water rafting
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What a trip
What a trip
This is a great property. No picture can do justice to the views from here both down on the city of Turrialba and up to the Volcano. It's out there a little ways but definitely worth the drive. What a great place to get away from it all. It's located on a huge piece of property. As far the comment about the trucks from someone that already stayed here. There wasn't much traffic and you couldn't really hear them unless you are trying to. If you are worried about it bring some earplugs. You won't regret it. If you want to wake up to the most incredible sunrise you have ever seen, stay here. Owner was very accomodating with our last minute travel. Also, we were arriving in the evening and she arranged for dinner to be waiting. Caretakers Marvin and Marcia were very helpful and pleasant.
- Guest Mark (Orlando, FL)
- Date of stay 02/28/11
- Review Submitted 03/07/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Absolutely NO complaints!
Absolutely NO complaints!
Costa Rica is a beautiful country with lots to do and staying at the "farm" made it feel more authentic than staying at a hotel. The large yard with the plant/wildlife and makes you feel like you are on the edge of rain forrest with a commanding view of the valley on the other side! Having traveled throughout most of Costa Rica I would recommend this for any traveler staying in the Cartago region, especially because you are safe and secure in this house and a short drive away from any of the major attractions in the area. I look forward to coming back and certainly plan on staying at the finca on my next trip.
- Guest Mich (Florida)
- Date of stay 12/08/10
- Review Submitted 01/19/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Turrialba Holiday House - Awesome......
Turrialba Holiday House - Awesome......
absolutely fabulous vacation.... a million dollar view. it was everything we expected. very clean. we went for 2 weeks for a rest and shopping... did some local things... definetely recommend the rafting on the pacquare river.... thru tico adventures.. well worth the $95.00 u.s. lunch included.... the local hosts marsia & marvin at the house are very accomodating. Since we know very little spanish..... alot of hand signals and a translation book got us by O.K. with the locals. Was alot of fun. Bus stop right across the street and 80 cents gets you into town which is a must-see. We would definetely recommend this holiday house.
- Guest skeet4848 (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 04/18/10
- Review Submitted 05/04/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers.
$150 per night for 2 adults 2 children Other Rates: $100 per night per adult up to 6 adults Rates include breakfast and light housekeeping throughout your stay. 4 night minimum. There is a refundable security deposit of $200. The the total rental fee plus the deposit is required to secure your dates.
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Year Purchased: 1992
About: Carl is an attorney in Miami, Florida in the constant pursuit of retirement. His daughter Janas is a middle school teacher in Miami , Florida. Janas oversees the farm rental. The farm is her favorite place in the whole world.
Carl originally purchased the farm as a future retirement home and to be near the white water. It is also a a great place to recharge. Carl's daughter, Janas, a teacher in Miami and her two child spend the summers on the farm. Both of her children, ages 6 and 10 are fluent in Spanish because of their summers on the farm and their participation in a Spanish language magnet program. While on the farm the children play, play, and play with the many friends they have made over the years. At the end of the summer, Janas' husband comes down and they travel to various parts of the country.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Favorite afternoon activity: Running through the clouds right before the rain starts. Favorite park: Guyabo National Park - indian ruins Favorite resturant: Rancho de Jose up the road from the farm. Open Saturdays and Sundays only Favorite ice cream parlor: Pops located just off the Parque Central in Turrialba - awesome banana split Favorite place to be when the rain starts- on the porch with a blanket, a book and a cup of cafe con leche!
Links to more information:
Welcome to our farm.
A bird's eye view of the living and dining area....
East side of the farmhouse with the volcano perking in the distance.
The wrap-around porch is the perfect place for meals and bird watching.
The master bedroom with a bath is located upstairs.
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Date last modified - Monday, February 18, 2013
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