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Lovely Country Villa (June-November) $65

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PATIO AND BALCONY FACING WEST

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Last updated: 10/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Orosi house description

After an exhaustive search of the Costa Rican countryside I selected this location to build a home uniquely situated near some of the country's best parks. The house is located in the small town of Navarro, which is about 2 miles off the main highway and sits about 100 feet off the road. The location is very quiet,nestled between an orange grove and pasture land with several coffee farms nearby.

Temperatures are very comfortable, with averages in the low 70s year-round. The house and location are perfectly situated for bird and other nature lovers in search of hiking, butterflies, trees and flowers. There's little to no traffic noise and the typical nighttime sounds are birds like the Tropical Screech Owl, Common Parauque or Blue-crowned Motmot.

As a retired person, I find Costa Rica a perfect escape from the cold of North American winters and this location is ideal to experience what it would be like to retire in this beautiful region.

I hired local construction workers and furnished the house with custom-made furniture from
Sarchí, the woodworking capital of the country, and realized my vision for a custom-built home. The look and feel is very relaxed and welcoming with an abundance of natural woodworking. Each bed is fitted with Queen-sized mattresses with trundle beds underneath for children or young adults.

The front porch is sizeable, measuring 10 feet by 30 feet and is large enough for dining outdoors. The balcony is similarly sized and enclosed in wrought-iron - a perfect viewing spot for viewing the surrounding mountain ranges and an ideal perch to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset.

The property measures about a half an acre and was formerly a working farm. Native trees remain with many orange, lemon, banana, fig and 'Flames of the Forest' as well as a variety of other trees and flowers, that attracts an abundance of birds,and butterflies.

In addition to a fully appointed kitchen, there is a washing machine.




Keywords: House,Birds,Butterflies, Coffee Farms

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                A few novels and magazines....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                The TV set has a built-in DVD player. You can bring your own DVDs. ...moreless

              • Games:

                Scrabble, Boggle, Chess/Checkers, game cards...moreless

              • Music Library:

                A variety of CDs are available: Latin, Classical, Folk...moreless

              • Television:

                Local Spanish TV only with weak reception due to the mountains. The TV has connections for HDMI, USB and computer...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Several feature length movies provided....moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        There is a supplemental charge for use of the Dryer. Please inquire...moreless

                      • Covered Parking
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet:

                        Internet is available with ethernet cable or WIFI. ...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone:

                        Able to make calls within the country and can receive long distance calls. A calling card can be used to make long distance calls...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove:

                        Electric top stove...moreless

                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony:

                        10x30 ft balcony with splendid view of the mountains and tree tops for bird watching; outdoor dining. Sofa, chairs, table for dining....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        10x30 ft with access to clothes lines and path to the garden....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Large variety of trees, heliconias, tropical plants...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Small electric grill....moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
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                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $65
                      $420 $1,650
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposi $250
                      • Cleaning fee $40
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Posted rate is for the first two persons. There is a charge of $5 for each additional person.

                      Personal check, Money Order, PayPal. There will be an additional fee of $10 if using PayPal.


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                      Last updated: 10/28/2014
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                      Location

                      33 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Juan Santa Maria
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      10A

                      Car: Recommended

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: About the owners: We, Dave and Nancie Wolfe, recently completed construction of the house. Dave fell in love with Costa Rica after his first visit in 1999 and spent several other trips looking for the ideal place to build a home. Once he visited Navarro he knew he had found the perfect spot.

                      Why the Owner Chose Orosi:
                      Why visit Orosi? The Orosi Valley is a landscape of topical hues. The rainforest of Tapanti and the Alto Cedral Cloud Forest paint a background of various shades of green, teeming with wildlife. Located south of Cartago, the Orosi Valley is a true jewel. Famous for its beautiful views, colonial churches, coffee farms, white water rivers, hot springs and Lake Cachí. Horse back riding, hiking, water rafting, and other interesting activities to keep active during the day. We will provide you with places to visit or consult a good guide book such as Lonely Planet. Orosi Valley Self Guided Tours The Orosi Valley and surrounding areas have many different tours, which can take up to a week to see all of the local attractions. Birders and hikers will enjoy a visit to Tapanti National Park and the Irazu volcano. The Guayabo Monument, just outside of Turrialba, is a well-preserved native village. The famous Lankaster Garden is just minutes from the house and is the orchid research center of the University of Costa Rica.. Not to be missed is Finca Christina, about 25 minutes from the house and just outside of the town of Paraiso. This is an organic, shade-grown coffee farm that is owned by two Americans. They give guided tours and you learn the production process for coffee. The farm is also home to over 300 species of birds. If their son Ernesto is available he may be able to help you identify the various resident birds. There is a fee for the tours. Coffee is also available for purchase. The small town of Orosi is home to a colonial church and in Ujarrás there is the vestige of a church built by the Spaniards around 1693. Cartago, the first capital, is home to the famous Basilica. The faithful believe that the water there has curative powers. In August, more than a million pilgrims gather there to pray to the Black Virgin (La Negrita).

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Tranquility of living in the country yet within 20 minutes to shopping, banks, medical facilities, restaurants. Very close to two national parks. Birds and butterflies are easy to locate.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      Photos

                      • PATIO AND BALCONY FACING WEST

                        PATIO AND BALCONY FACING WEST

                      • DINING ROOM AND FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN

                        DINING ROOM AND FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN

                      • VIEW OF FAMILY ROOM FROM THE BALCONY

                        VIEW OF FAMILY ROOM FROM THE BALCONY

                      • BALCONY WITH OUTDOOR DINING AND
RELAXATION

                        BALCONY WITH OUTDOOR DINING AND RELAXATION

                      • VIEW OF THE CARPORT FROM THE DRIVEWAY

                        VIEW OF THE CARPORT FROM THE DRIVEWAY

                      • MOUNTAIN VIEW FROM THE BALCONY

                        MOUNTAIN VIEW FROM THE BALCONY

                      • BLUE-CROWNED MOTMOT FEEDING ON BANANAS

                        BLUE-CROWNED MOTMOT FEEDING ON BANANAS

                      • RABO DE GATO  (CAT'S TAIL) ATTRACTS HUMMINGBIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES

                        RABO DE GATO (CAT'S TAIL) ATTRACTS HUMMINGBIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES

                      • WATCH THE SUNSET AND ENJOY A GLASS OF WINE ON THE BALCONY

                        WATCH THE SUNSET AND ENJOY A GLASS OF WINE ON THE BALCONY

                      • QUEEN BED WITH TRUNDLE BELOW

                        QUEEN BED WITH TRUNDLE BELOW

                      • SECOND FLOOR LIVING AREA

                        SECOND FLOOR LIVING AREA

                      • WIDE STAIRS TO SECOND FLOOR

                        WIDE STAIRS TO SECOND FLOOR

                      • SQUEEZE A GLASS OF JUICE IN SEASON OR ENJOY BANANAS

                        SQUEEZE A GLASS OF JUICE IN SEASON OR ENJOY BANANAS

                      • VIEW OF DRIVEWAY FROM THE BALCONY

                        VIEW OF DRIVEWAY FROM THE BALCONY

                      • GINGER HELICONIA ATTRACTS SEVERAL SPECIES OF HUMMINGBIRDS

                        GINGER HELICONIA ATTRACTS SEVERAL SPECIES OF HUMMINGBIRDS

                      • RUFOUS-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDS ARE COMMON VISITORS

                        RUFOUS-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDS ARE COMMON VISITORS

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

                      $65 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

                      View calendar: Updated 10/28/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 10/28/2014
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