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Costa Rica's Coffee Region & Mountains!

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Come Visit us in Costa Rica. Our peaceful gardens will recharge your spirit.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Rancho Pura Vida is a 40 acre private estate property of rolling hills, pasture and manicured gardens and grounds. The villas have beautiful views of the Central Valley and the mountains. The cool climate at 5500 feet elevation makes this a paradise of eternal spring time. The village of Los Angeles is walking distance with grocery store, several restaurants, churches and parks.

There is a farmer's street market every Sunday in San Rafael. The bus passes right by the gate of Rancho Pura Vida. The Capital City of San Jose is 30 minutes away and offers world class entertainment, dining, shopping, museums and parks. From Ranch Pura Vida, one can take day trips to Poas and Arenal Volcanes, rain forest, white water rafting, zip-lining through the rainforest canopy, horseback riding and hiking. There is a fully equipped gym in San Rafael (5 minutes away).
Conveniently located just 30 minutes from the San Jose (SJO) airport in the rolling hills of historic Heredia, one feels totally separated from the hustle bustle of city life and Heredia, the second largest city in Costa Rica. Beautiful mountain vistas and big skies, coffee plantations and charming farms take turns in the ever changing scenery. Winding roads pass over cascading rivers and waterfalls as you travel in the region. Around every curve is a canvas worthy scene.
Rancho Pura Vida is an ideal base from which to explore Costa Rica's wonders. The new highway to the Pacific Coast will get you to the Pacific Beaches and Jaco in less than a hour and a half. Other nearby attractions include national reserves and parks, canopy tours, biking, nature treks, white-water rafting, the famous Cafe Britt Coffee Tour, the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, The World of Snakes reptile zoo, Tortuga Island tours, Zoo Ave exotic bird park, bungee jumping, fishing, numerous waterfalls and swimming holes, botanical gardens, and local art and furniture shops. Only 10 minutes away, the historic town of Heredia offers world class shopping, restaurants with International and traditional offerings, movie cinemas and a large central market. Heredia is home to the Las Flores mall, the largest in central America. Another very interesting day trip is to go to Sarchi. Sarchi is a furniture building artisan town of traditional Costa Rican style furniture and custom designer home furnishings. There are leather hand carved woods created by the local artisans.

Rancho Pura Vida is gated. The Henderson family, 30 year residents originally from the Florida Keys, reside in the main house, a 130 year old farm residence. Also in residence on the property are the two mares, Roxie and Princes Gabriella and Roxie's 3 year old gelding, Domingo. The villas were built in 2008. They have fully equipped kitchens, whirlpool baths with bidets and luxury touches such as frameless shower enclosures. The villas are wheelchair accessible and have spectacular views of the Central Valley

There are a total of six villas on the estate. Please contact me for more information and availability. This property would be ideal for a large family retreat, reunion or small group seminar or just you and your special companion.

The owners are in residence at all times and are available to help you make special arrangements and answer all your travel questions.


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1525 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Our units are Smoke Free Zones, however with 40 acres, there is plenty of room to go outside for a smoke...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets welcome! Three of our units are designated No Pets for those who have allergies. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Single story living with wide door ways for wheel chair access...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • bedroom 3 : 2 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Trundle Bed sleeps two...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin trundle bed in second bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One unit has a sofa bed in the second bedroom, Murphy Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning at 5500 elevation is a naturally occuring contition. In other words ... not needed...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer in the unit...moreless

  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet:

    Wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer in the unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Arrangements can be made for catering and construction is underway (completion in November 2013)for a 3000 sq. ft. event center for parties, weddings, special meetings and reunions...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with electric stove and oven, microwave, coffee maker blender. Service for 8 and all cooking utensils provided...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    With beautiful views of the Central Valley and city below...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    A great place to access the internet, read or meditate...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    40 acres of manicured grounds and gardens. Beautiful surrounds for morning walks. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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$595 $1,500
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There is a 13% tax, a $50.00 booking fee and a refundable $500 damage security deposit per unit booked.


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Personal checks accepted if received 30 days prior to reservation dates. Cash always welcome


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Close by in the Poas Volcano National Park,Zip-line tours and rainforest tram rides through the tree tops of the forest. Coffee tours though plantations, bird watching, world class shopping, dining and movie theaters, museums, medical tourism information.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Welcome to Costa Rica, the 'Happiest Country on the Planet'! My family discovered Costa Rica back in the 60's when, on a travel trailer trip, we drove from Marathon, Florida to San Jose Costa Rica in 1967. My parents retired to Costa Rica in 1986 and Costa Rica has been our family vacation place ever since. Many well traveled people say that Costa Rica is the most beautiful Country in the world, We certainly agree. We just completed the Villas in 2008 with the idea to make them available for vacation rentals. The property is also home to our three horses, Domingo the colt, his mom Roxy and Princess Gabriella, and several adopted strays from the nearby Animal Refuge. We hope you will chosse to spend some time with us and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Pura Vida, Ginger

Why the Owner Chose Los Angeles de Heredia:
The mountains of Costa Rica are one of the best kept secrets. Spring Time temperatures all year round, the location, being close to the Capital City of San Jose, makes it convenient to the international airport of Juan Santa Maria (You can be at SJO in 35 minutes), fine dining, world class entertainment and shopping, yet one can retreat back to the rural hideaway in 30 minutes and be in the country side overlooking the bustling city with it's twinkling lights at night. San Jose is also well know for it's state-of-the-art medical facilities. Medical tourism is a booming industry with Board Certified Physisians. Many elective proceedures are performed here at a fraction of the cost in the USA. We can provide suttle service to and from the clinics and hospitals and Rncho Pura Vida is the ideal plane to recover from your medical or dental proceedure.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The villas (six in all) were built in 2008. They are 2 & 3 bedrooms units. They are situated on 40 acres of rolling pastures and border a stream. The entire property is fenced for security and the neighboring farms provide a buffer from the outside world. The cool nights and clear mornings (even in the rainy season) have earned this area to be named one of the best climates in the world.


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Speaks: english

 

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  • Come Visit us in Costa Rica. Our peaceful gardens will recharge your spirit.

    Come Visit us in Costa Rica. Our peaceful gardens will recharge your spirit.

  • Rent one or all...each very private detatched villa has spectacular views.

    Rent one or all...each very private detatched villa has spectacular views.

  • Fully equiped kitchen and washer and dryer

    Fully equiped kitchen and washer and dryer

  • Spacious Bathrooms with Roman Tub,  Shower, Bidet and Vanity

    Spacious Bathrooms with Roman Tub, Shower, Bidet and Vanity

  • Spacious and luxurious master baths with frameless shower enclosures and bidets

    Spacious and luxurious master baths with frameless shower enclosures and bidets

  • Pavilion w/ commercial kitchen, barbeque & fire place available for gatherings

    Pavilion w/ commercial kitchen, barbeque & fire place available for gatherings

  • Rancho Pura Vida is home to many birds year round

    Rancho Pura Vida is home to many birds year round

  • The entire 40 acres is walled and fenced for privacy and security.

    The entire 40 acres is walled and fenced for privacy and security.

  • The Sunday market you will find beautiful fresh fruits & veggies

    The Sunday market you will find beautiful fresh fruits & veggies

  • The Cathedral in the Village of San Rafael has spectacular stained glass windows

    The Cathedral in the Village of San Rafael has spectacular stained glass windows

  • Domingo left and Rosita right hard at play

    Domingo left and Rosita right hard at play

  • The fog rolls in one quiet afternoon

    The fog rolls in one quiet afternoon

  • Over 40 acres of manicured gardens and pasture

    Over 40 acres of manicured gardens and pasture

  • Two and three bedroom villas that sleep up to 6.

    Two and three bedroom villas that sleep up to 6.

  • Spacious floor plan with views of the city below.

    Spacious floor plan with views of the city below.

  • Second bedroom/den sleeps two on the trundle daybed

    Second bedroom/den sleeps two on the trundle daybed

  • Beautiful open air 'Rancho' available for parties and barbeques

    Beautiful open air 'Rancho' available for parties and barbeques

  • The estate offers many places to retreat to with wireless internet service

    The estate offers many places to retreat to with wireless internet service

  • Domingo's Aunt Princesa, right and Mom Roxy

    Domingo's Aunt Princesa, right and Mom Roxy

  • Visit La Laz Waterfall Gardens, a Costa Rican Treasure

    Visit La Laz Waterfall Gardens, a Costa Rican Treasure

  • Freshly Grown Produce at the Local Market

    Freshly Grown Produce at the Local Market

  • The Grand Interior of the Cahtedral illuminated by Old World Stain Glass

    The Grand Interior of the Cahtedral illuminated by Old World Stain Glass

  • Surreal and beautiful. The foggy mist of a sleepy afternoon

    Surreal and beautiful. The foggy mist of a sleepy afternoon

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 30%
  • Calendar last updated 05/21/2010
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