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Luxurious Villa, Private Garden & Trail, Canyon Views, Los Angeles Cloud Fores

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Villa Hada's side garden overlooks hibiscus and a banana and plantain grove.

Villa Hada's side garden overlooks hibiscus and a banana and plantain grove. View of the Los Angeles Cloud Forest and canyon from the master bedroom shower. Master bed has down bedding, high thread count sheets and a wall of sheer drapes Our sunny guest room beds are made with luxurious down pillows and duvets. The upstairs sitting room is a cozy place to relax with a view of the canyon. Our library is loaded with guidebooks, maps, brochures, paperbacks, CDs and DVDs Upper hall looking from master bedroom towards library and sitting room. The open floor plan fills the house with light. Watch the sun rise and set right from the kitchen table. Our airy open floor plan makes the house bright and sunny. Prepare a gourmet meal in our full-equipped kitchen. Enjoy breakfast on the balcony from our eucalyptus wood dining table and chairs. Villa Hada's downstairs guest room overlooks guava trees and our hibiscus hedge. Our hammocks are a great place to spend the afternoon overlooking the canyon. Villa Hada's Zig Zag Nature Trail passes guava and banana trees to the waterfall Villa Hada's side garden overlooks hibiscus and a banana and plantain grove. Some of Villa Hada's statuary by Guanacaste's indigenous Chortega indians. The upstairs balcony is ideal for yoga. And Villa Hada is pet friendly! Back of Villa Hada seen from across the valley. The master bathroom has a glass bowl sink and spectacular canyon views. Rainy season clouds and cows grazing in valley. Green roof of house seen from up the hill. Bird of paradise seen on our own nature trail. Downstairs bathroom's elegant glass bowl sink in separate washing up area.

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Last updated: 03/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

San Ramon villa description

Villa Hada Escondida is a beautiful private and secluded home 15 minutes from San Ramon and just minutes from the road to Arenal. It is elegantly decorated with Costa Rican hardwoods, ceramic tile, original native artworks and luxurious bedding and amenities throughout. Surrounded by 180 degree pastoral mountain views of the stunning Central Valley and adjacent canyon, Villa Hada sits on a quiet country lane on the southern edge of the lush Los Angeles Cloud Forest. Our guests love when the morning and late afternoon clouds briefly enshroud the house in cloud mist in this unique ecosystem.

We enjoy an average daily high of 82F (28C) and a low of 64F (16.5C). The villa is situated on a hilltop facing east/west so you can watch the sunrise from the kitchen table and relax over a sunset that's perfectly framed by the balcony's teak timber posts. Pop your iPhone/iPad onto our dual speaker docking station and listen to your own playlist while you enjoy a morning coffee on our terrazza or balcony. Or spend an evening watching films on our DVD player in the sitting room. Villa Hada is a tranquil escape.

Villa Hada is a unique family holiday home located on nearly two acres of lush rain forest and surrounded by guava and ratoncillo trees covered in epiphytes and bromeliads. Because of the humid cloud forest climate, our hibiscus hedge-enclosed garden has beautiful hydrangea and rose bushes in addition to the tropical plants you'd expect to see in Costa Rica. Our guests love the fresh guavas, bananas and plantains they can pick from our own trees.

Villa Hada Escondida has its own private rain forest nature trail which leads past our banana grove on a gently sloping zigzag path towards golden bamboo to a creek and waterfall where you'll see hummingbirds, blue morpho butterflies, tree ferns and birds of paradise. And no worries if you forgot to pack your wellies and walking stick. Villa Hada guests will find a selection of rubber wellies and bamboo walking sticks in the laundry for exploring our property.

Both bathrooms overlook the garden and canyon and have huge showers complete with Moen rain shower heads and plush white cotton towels. The master and guest beds are made with Pottery Barn and Laura Ashley high thread count sheets, feather down pillows and duvets, and decorative cushions and plush throws for comfort. Our colourful cotton hammocks, rocking chairs, and eucalyptus wood dining table and chairs are perfect places for birdwatching over the canyon. And art enthusiasts will love Villa Hada's collection of original artwork and paintings by the German-born La Fortuna Coco Loco Gallery owner and artist Ruth Deiseroth-Kweton and the artisan statuary by Guanacaste's indigenous Chortega indians throughout the garden.

Villa Hada's ceramic-tiled first floor features a gourmet kitchen with a stainless steel refrigerator and gas stove, a wooden trestle table with bench seating, a sitting room area with a futon, and a full-service laundry room. The downstairs bedroom has two beautiful hardwood twin beds, nightstands and armoire. A separate sink area has an elegant glass bowl basin for washing up.

Upstairs you'll find an open-beamed ceiling great room with the master bedroom's dramatic and romantic wall of ivory cotton voile curtains behind the hardwood-topped hand wrought iron railing on one side and a sitting area on the other. The sheer drapes filter the light and add privacy without blocking the gorgeous views of rolling hills through the balcony's wall of windows. The upstairs features a continuous wall of windows overlooking the canyon and has beautifully polished hardwood floors covered with colourful cotton dhurrie rugs. The master bedroom is a cozy retreat with feather bedding, beautiful ceramic lamps and hardwood furnishings. Across from the bedroom is our cosy sitting area with a comfortable rattan settee, chairs and tables and decorative cushions, perfect for cuddling up with a good book or watching a DVD after a fun day of exploring. Our iPad/iPhone dual speaker docking station will let you play your own playlist and our DVD player is a great way to catch up on films.

Our proximity to the airport makes Villa Hada an excellent choice for your first or last few days in Costa Rica or for a place to totally chill out for a week. Our home is in a guarded community of European and North American expatriates. Many of our guests choose Villa Hada as place to research the San Ramon area for its affordable real estate.

Although Villa Hada does not offer internet access, our guests can purchase a SIM card for their mobile telephone at the airport and receive data at the house. San Ramon also has several popular internet cafes.

Please note: Because the house can be difficult to find in the dark, all guests must arrange to arrive at the property before 5.00pm (17:00h) local time to receive the keys from our caretaker who will show you around the house. Villa Hada is a strictly non-smoking home.

Wondering what the house's name means? Villa Hada Escondida means Country House of the Hidden Faerie. Our two small children love faeries and all things magical and truly believe that faeries exist, especially in their house in Costa Rica.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 ...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            We are a pet friendly home and welcome guests traveling with well-behaved house trained dogs and service dogs. We are experienced with the required USDA health certification process to leave the United States with a dog and with the requirements to leave Costa Rica and would be happy to help guests find more information about traveling to Costa Rica with a dog....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome:

            Our house is surrounded by guava trees (our own small children think they're just the perfect height for climbing). The garden area has two wooden swings and is enclosed by hibiscus hedges so children can play safely. Villa Hada has its own private nature trail which leads to a nearby waterfall. Our property is two acres of rainforest and gardens. The gated and guarded neighborhood is populated by full and part-time North American and European residents who are very friendly and love children. There's a butterfly garden and a water park within a half hour's drive from the house for kid friendly fun....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Our ceramic-tiled first floor has wide open spaces and no steps. The entryway to the front door is a ceramic tile stoop approximately 3' tall. Guests can pull right up the front door. The front door and all interior doors are wide enough for most wheelchairs and the exit to the terrace are French doors which can accomodate a wheelchair. Our house has a first floor bedroom and full bath for guests who require the use of a wheelchair. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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          • Full size master bed with Pottery Barn high thread count sheets, down pillows and duvet and decorative cushions and throws. Vaulted wooden beamed linden wood ceiling. Romantic Pottery Barn ivory cotton voile draperies. Hardwood floors. Continuous windows along back wall with mountain views. Hardwood nightstands, beds and armoires. Ceramic lamps for reading. Open design second floor overlooks first floor. Huge ceramic tile shower with Moen rain shower head. Elegant glass bowl sink atop hardwood console with drawers. Ceramic tile bathroom floor. Hardwood floored balcony, perfect for yoga or birdwatching. Zippered canvas balcony privacy/windscreen....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Full 1: toilet, shower

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          • Full 2: toilet, shower

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          • Both showers feature Moen rainhead shower heads and glass bowl sinks on hardwood vanities. There is plenty of storage space in the drawers. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We are happy to help our guests plan an itinerary and can offer recommendations for day trips, restaurants and tourism spots. Our library is full of guidebooks, brochures, maps and business cards to help guests plan their trip. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player:

                We have a range of DVDs in our guest library....moreless

              • Music Library:

                We have a good selection of CDs. ...moreless

              • Stereo:

                We have an iPhone/iPad docking station with speakers so you can play your own playlist. ...moreless

              • Television:

                The telly is connected to a DVD player. It is not connected to an antenna or satellite....moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Away From It All

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Museums
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Forests
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  local services and businesses

                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain:

                    Villa Hada Escondida is located in the beautiful western central highlands of the Central Valley....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Villa Hada Escondida is located one mile from a working dairy farm. The house sits on two acres of rain forest including guava, banana and plantain trees and the garden is enclosed by hisbiscus hedge....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    There are broad pastoral views of the Los Angeles Cloud Forest in this stunning part of the western Central Valley highlands from the back terrace and upstairs balcony and from the front Dutch door....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Hiking

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining:

                            Balcony dining area for four people....moreless

                          • Dining Area

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Washing Machine:

                                Washer is located in the laundry room...moreless

                              • Clothes Dryer:

                                Dryer is located in the laundry room. Guests are also invited to use the clothesline suspended between the timber posts on the terrace if they would like to air dry their clothing. ...moreless

                              • Sofa Bed
                              • Parking
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Maps
                              • Security System
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Living Room
                              • Linens Provided:

                                Linens for the master bedroom's full size bed and the guest bedroom's twin beds are located in the wooden armoires in each bedroom. Towels are in the rattan chest of drawers downstairs. Please not that our previous guests may have relocated linens to another drawer. ...moreless

                              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                                Villa Hada guests will find a yoga mat, yoga blocks and a Swiss physio ball in the upstairs sitting room....moreless

                              Kitchen

                              • Refrigerator:

                                Stainless steel fridge....moreless

                              • Freezer
                              • Stove:

                                Stainless steel gas range and oven....moreless

                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Kitchen:

                                Eat in gourmet kitchen....moreless

                              • Gourmet Kitchen
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove
                              • Dishes & Utensils

                              Outside

                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Terrace
                              • Balcony
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Patio
                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Gated Community
                              • Child's Swing
                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Yard
                              • Porch Furniture

                              Payment Type

                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Peaceful and beautiful

                                Peaceful and beautiful

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 01/10/14
                                • Review Submitted 01/31/14
                                This was our first trip to the cloud forest -- it was very peaceful and beautiful. Great back deck for yoga and watching the clouds and the house was well equipped with a wonderful kitchen and good facilities. Very nice accommodations reasonably priced to enjoy all the area attractions. The only difficulty was in the directions to the house -- perhaps they could be amended to note the distances between the turns as we got a little lost on our way up! Overall, lovely weekend! Will recommend and return!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • The Villa Hada Escondida

                                The Villa Hada Escondida

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 03/25/13
                                • Review Submitted 04/13/13
                                This is a great place to stay ... We had a great time the house is as the photo's look and it was clean and ready for us. You sure do get a chance to see the amazing clouds both in the morning and at night they just drift in and out. They have done a great trail on the property so you can walk and see the birds and butterflies and Chico their beloved freind and gardner/ care taker dose a wonderful job making you feel at home. He dose not speak english but with lots of hand jesters and big smiles it all works out I see why he is loved so much. We would recommend the house as it sits in a great area you can take short day trips to see other things from this location. Diana is wonderful to deal with she will provide you with amazing local information listen to her she has done a great job at finding wonderful things to see and do and places to eat . Thank you to the Lapierre Family All the best Petra & Albert den Otter Sherwood Park Alberta Canada

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Will be back!

                                Will be back!

                                • Guest Kelly M.
                                • Date of stay 12/26/12
                                • Review Submitted 01/06/13
                                We loved the house and the location. I traveled with my husband and 3 kids (ages 8-13). This time, we were able to stay for only 2 days. I hope to go back to the San Ramon area and stay longer, and when I do, I want to stay in the same house. It was well stocked, close to everything, and we felt right at home.

                                Owner response: Thank you Kelly for choosing Villa Hada for your family's recent holiday. Villa Hada is incredibly convenient for its proximity to San Ramon and the road to La Fortuna but is in a very quiet and tranquil location. We take great care to make sure our home is as comfortable and well kitted out for our guests as is it for us. We always receive compliments on how well-stocked the kitchen is and that all you really need to bring are the fresh ingredients to make a gourmet meal. We have two small children and have made sure Villa Hada is a cosy and comfortable place to stay for families with loads of luxurious touches and amenities throughout. I hope your children enjoyed the Villa Hada ZigZag Nature Trail that leads guests from our banana grove to the blue morphos, hummingbirds, tree ferns and golden bamboo in our wee rain forest at the bottom of the garden. We look forward to you staying at Villa Hada again soon!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                              • Beautiful, charming and relaxing!

                                Beautiful, charming and relaxing!

                                • Guest Isabelle M. (Boucherville, Quebec)
                                • Date of stay 04/16/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/16/12
                                Villa Hada Escondida was our home away from away during this short 2 weeks in Costa Rica. Extremely charming with an amazing view. The villa has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Mrs Lapierre is a sweetheart to deal with, she made sure we had everything in order to have the best stay ever in Costa Rica. We loved and enjoyed every minutes of our stay at Villa Hada. We practice our Spanish with our good friend Chico! The Lapierre are taking very good care of the villa, it is causy and very clean. My dad, my sister and I definitely and strongly recommend this villa to anyone looking forward to have a home away from home in San Ramon, Costa Rica. Thank you again for letting us enjoy a piece of your paradise.

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

                                Owner response: Thank you Isabelle! What a lovely review. I really enjoyed our emails helping you plan day trips from Villa Hada. The Central Valley is so picturesque and easy to explore. Chico our caretaker does his very best to welcome our guests and make sure they are comfortable from the moment they arrive. He creates magic in our garden (like our new Zigzag Nature Trail!) and lovingly cares for our home as if it was his own. And you can't beat Villa Hada's canyon view which you can see from the kitchen table, balcony, master bedroom and even the upstairs and downstairs showers. Hope you'll stay at Villa Hada again sometime.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                              • Our lovely visit to Costa Rica

                                Our lovely visit to Costa Rica

                                • Guest jane w.
                                • Date of stay 06/02/12
                                • Review Submitted 06/18/12
                                What a fantastic place to stay. My husband and I loved our visit....and wished we could have stayed longer. The house beautiful and so ready for us. I sat on the terrace for hours...or the hammock and just absorbed the beauty and the birds, the mist and the air. I am telling all my friends to go visit....and that this is the away to do it. We had lovely adventures away from the house, and then just complete days of doing nothing. I felt my soul come back to my body after a long year of work. What a little paradise! : )

                                Owner response: What a delightful review of Villa Hada! It really encapsulates what so many of our guests love to do at the house. The Los Angeles Cloud Forest is a wonderful hidden gem in Costa Rica and Villa Hada sits right at the edge of it all. We love sitting in the rocking chairs on the terrace with a cup of local Espiritu Santo coffee enjoying the ever-expanding garden's hibiscus, hydrangea, guava, banana, plantain and lemon trees. Our balcony makes a spectacular place to eat breakfast, practise yoga, read a long book or just get reacquainted with your family while watching the cloud mist and birds go by. We hope you'll return to our little paradise soon!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                              • Great place to re-energize and re-connect with family

                                Great place to re-energize and re-connect with family

                                • Guest Lea (Middletown DE USA)
                                • Date of stay 04/05/12
                                • Review Submitted 04/23/12
                                For us, after living a busy life, this is a great place to re-connect with our 2 teenage girls. Hiking, walking, canopy tours, volcano excursion, food, coffee and fruit were great ways to spend the first half of our vacation. Best of all, no television for the teenagers! We were so active it was nice to be able to "come home" to a cozy, well stocked home where you could feel at ease. Diana made sure the smallest details were taken care of and provided helpful tidbits of information. Looking forward to a return trip.

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                                Owner response: It was a pleasure having your family stay at Villa Hada Lea! I'm glad I was able to give you recommendations for fun things to do with the girls. Villa Hada is a wonderful retreat from a fast-paced life. So many of our guests enjoy completely unplugging from all electronic devices and relaxing with a cup of coffee on the balcony to watch the cloud mist. Our private nature trail is a fun adventure for children of all ages right in the back garden and the best part is you won't see another tourist, just hummingbirds, blue morpho butterflies and the odd dairy cow. We hope you'll choose Villa Hada for another trip to Costa Rica!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                              • Simply elegant Casa Verde compliment the country

                                Simply elegant Casa Verde compliment the country

                                • Guest M. R. H.
                                • Date of stay 02/27/12
                                • Review Submitted 04/12/12
                                I am absolutely homesick. Tonight, in Knoxville, Tennessee, there is a great breeze and temps about 65. That’s exactly Villa Hada in the evenings! Daytime was breezy, sunny, blue sky and you didn’t know the temp was about 80. Weather was of course an influencing factor - but the abode made it more so. We loved the accommodation of two levels, two bathing facilities and common area to gather for meals or planning the next day’s adventure. Our particular itinerary was obviously day-by-day that probably introduced our kinship with the gardener, Chico, when he joined us for lunch, and to meet some of the neighbors who were home. We also learned very quickly with our driver that within 15 minutes we were in the middle of San Ramon for poking around, lunch, taking pictures of colorful sights or at a catch-your-own-fish farm for supper. There are other positive posts about this accommodation ---but believe me, after your stay of 24 hours, you, too will find it simply elegant to make a return trip.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                              • Great Place

                                Great Place

                                • Guest Cynthia D.
                                • Date of stay 04/21/11
                                • Review Submitted 04/03/12
                                Diana, thanks so much for rental of your CR home. It is a beautiful area and quite close to many attractions all around. Only problem, we needed a few more months to see and do everything we would have liked. Chico was an absolute darling and enjoyed meeting a few of your neighbors and loved their friendly pooches. Everything was comfortable and your directions were perfect (other than a few colors of buildings have changed!). We really didn't have the opportunity to use the kitchen much. We would find it more beneficial for a future return, a longer stay and with another couple/friends etc. The laundry came in very handy, as we hiked in the rain and mud and came home filthy! The only drawback, which of course is not under your control, is not having any water on the last day of our visit. Apparently the entire area was out, so we headed to the airport with extra deodorant in tow! We would certainly recommend this rental to those with future plans to travel to the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Much Thanks, Cynthia & Patrick - Olympia WA March 2012

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/6

                              • Retired Couple

                                Retired Couple

                                • Guest Birders (Lincolnshire England)
                                • Date of stay 03/13/12
                                • Review Submitted 03/25/12
                                We enjoyed our stay,we did not see as many birds as we hoped as it was quite windy. The villa is very well equipped and Chico was very helpful. The surrounding area is beautiful,we went to Arenal Volcano and to the Pacific Coast. The information supplied by the owner was very good.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing.

                                Owner response: Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and had a chance to go to Arenal. The hour and a half drive from Villa Hada to Arenal is one of the most beautiful in the country and is a great example of Costa Rica's diverse ecosystems. The road towards Arenal takes you from the cool and misty mountainous Los Angeles Cloud Forest to the hotter drier Northern Plains at the foot of Arenal. It goes past the butterfly farm which has an amazing hummingbird garden and nature trail and a brilliant butterfly exhibit with dozens of species of butterflies in all stages of development. We highly recommend it!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                              • Gorgeous home!

                                Gorgeous home!

                                • Guest Paula (Dallas, TX)
                                • Date of stay 11/20/11
                                • Review Submitted 11/28/11
                                Exceptional home in the mountains - a bit dicey to get to, so bring a four-wheel drive vehicle! Views from this home are amazing, and Chico the caretaker was wonderful. The home was well stocked with kitchen spices/towels/sheets and blankets. Amazing temperatures, and the home owner Diana was extremely helpful throughout the process. This home is close to many wonderful areas in Costa Rica to zipline and view volcanos, and is an easy one hour drive from the airport in San Jose. Neighbors in the area were very friendly! It is a beautiful home, but teenagers may not like the lack of TV and inconsistent internet service. I would highly recommend this home for adults - absolutely stunning views in the morning when the clouds roll into the region. Pura vida!

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                                Owner response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Hada and it was a pleasure helping you plan an itinerary for exploring the Central Valley using our years of experience traveling around the country. Chico is a great asset to our home and makes every guest feel welcome the moment they arrive. Four-wheel drive vehicles are always recommended for fully exploring Costa Rica since road conditions can vary greatly. I'm sorry you experienced inconsistent wifi while the provider was upgrading service to our area. Although our wifi helps guests stay in touch with work or family back home or plan the next leg of their trip, most of our guests find Villa Hada is a perfect place to unplug, relax, recharge and reconnect with each other in a naturally stunning and private sanctuary.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Green Season
                              May 1 - Oct 31
                              2 night min stay
                              $95
                              $665
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $115
                              $805

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $75
                              • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              Villa Hada Escondida is a pet-friendly property and we allow our Tenants to lodge in Villa Hada Escondida with pet dogs and service dogs. However, Tenants may house no pet of any kind on the premises, even temporarily, without first obtaining Landlord's written permission. A refundable $50 pet deposit is required of guests bringing pets or service animals.


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                              Last updated: 03/26/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: San Jose International Airport (Juan Santamaria) at 31 Miles
                              • Nearest Ferry: Puntarenas at 38 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: Rt. 141 La Fortuna/San Ramon at 1 Miles
                              • Nearest Beach: Puntarenas at 38 Miles
                              • Nearest Barpub: Mi Rancho at 1 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Mi Rancho at 1 Miles
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2010

                              About the owner: We live in Edinburgh, Scotland and stay at Villa Hada at least one month a year. We've been traveling to Costa Rica since 1999 and love the Central Valley. We've both lived, worked and traveled to more than 45 countries and all 50 states but Villa Hada is our favorite place on earth. I am a figure skating coach and former professional ice show skater and my husband works for an international health care company. Our two small children and small dog, Matilda, love to play in Villa Hada's 'secret garden'. I love English gardening and have designed Villa Hada Escondida's garden to look like an English garden complete with hibiscus hedgerows, hydrangea and rose bushes and a wee bougainvillea-covered pergola. We add to our garden on every visit and our fantastic caretaker keeps it all looking amazing. We are bilingual and bought our home in Los Angeles Sur so our children could grow up immersed in the beautiful Costa Rican culture.

                              Why the Owner Chose San Ramon:
                              Los Angeles Sur has the perfect climate with temperatures ranging from 65-85F and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. We love the western Central Valley for its kind people, simple lifestyle, spectacular mountain views and twisty roads that are fun to drive on. Our top 10+ favorite activities/excursions from Villa Hada are: The weekly farmer's market in San Ramon near the University of Costa Rica where you can buy local fruits, vegetables and flowers for a fraction of the price in North America or Europe. 15 mins. away. Birdwatching from our balcony or terrace. Our guest library includes wildlife identification books and a log of the 45 species of birds that have been seen in the Los Angeles Cloud Forest. The Espiritu Santo Coffee Plantation tour, Naranjo, 25 minutes away. Our children love the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden and tour located 20 mins. north on the road to La Fortuna/Arenal. Horseback riding through the working dairy farm at the entrance of the Los Angeles Cloud Forest. The rates are reasonable and the trails rides fantastic. Yoga on our huge balcony overlooking the canyon as the cloud mist moves in. Hiking our own private rain forest nature trail to see blue morphos, hummingbirds, bromeliads and tree ferns. During the green season the waterfall is about two stories high and loud enough to hear from the balcony and the back wall of the house can be covered in butterfly chrysalis. Zip lining in the Los Angeles Cloud Forest, 15 mins. away. Take a guided day or night tour through the 6.75 miles of trails in the Los Angeles Cloud Forest where you might see a quetzal. Las Musas Waterfall and Waterpark, San Ramon, 20 mins. away. Shopping in San Ramon, a delightful little city where you'll find anything you could possibly want then wander round the beautiful church by the central plaza. 15 mins. away. Plan the next day's adventures whilst you enjoy the view from the cosy upstairs sitting room.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                              Villa Hada is a little hidden gem in a charming area off the beaten path but minutes away from the scenic route to Fortuna/Arenal. It's a brilliant place to relax for a few days after a long flight or to chill for a week without being far from civilisation and creature comforts. Our home is beautifully decorated with elegant furnishings, Costa Rican artwork and window treatments throughout. Our high thread count sheets, feather down pillows and duvets, decorative cushions and high quality blankets, lap rugs and bed throws are a lovely bit of comfort. Our gourmet kitchen has everything you need to make a delicious meal in the comfort of a private home. There's a great selection of guide books, novels, brochures, DVDs and CDs in the guest library. Villa Hada's private nature trail takes you the waterfall past golden bamboo and blue morpho butterflies and leads up to the adjacent canyon and dairy farm.


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                              • Villa Hada's side garden overlooks hibiscus and a banana and plantain grove.

                                Villa Hada's side garden overlooks hibiscus and a banana and plantain grove.

                              • Master bed has down bedding, high thread count sheets and a wall of sheer drapes

                                Master bed has down bedding, high thread count sheets and a wall of sheer drapes

                              • The upstairs sitting room is a cozy place to relax with a view of the canyon.

                                The upstairs sitting room is a cozy place to relax with a view of the canyon.

                              • Upper hall looking from master bedroom towards library and sitting room.

                                Upper hall looking from master bedroom towards library and sitting room.

                              • Watch the sun rise and set right from the kitchen table.

                                Watch the sun rise and set right from the kitchen table.

                              • Prepare a gourmet meal in our full-equipped kitchen.

                                Prepare a gourmet meal in our full-equipped kitchen.

                              • Villa Hada's downstairs guest room overlooks guava trees and our hibiscus hedge.

                                Villa Hada's downstairs guest room overlooks guava trees and our hibiscus hedge.

                              • Villa Hada's Zig Zag Nature Trail passes guava and banana trees to the waterfall

                                Villa Hada's Zig Zag Nature Trail passes guava and banana trees to the waterfall

                              • Some of Villa Hada's statuary by Guanacaste's indigenous Chortega indians.

                                Some of Villa Hada's statuary by Guanacaste's indigenous Chortega indians.

                              • Back of Villa Hada seen from across the valley.

                                Back of Villa Hada seen from across the valley.

                              • Rainy season clouds and cows grazing in valley.

                                Rainy season clouds and cows grazing in valley.

                              • Bird of paradise seen on our own nature trail.

                                Bird of paradise seen on our own nature trail.

                              • View of the Los Angeles Cloud Forest and canyon from the master bedroom shower.

                                View of the Los Angeles Cloud Forest and canyon from the master bedroom shower.

                              • Our sunny guest room beds are made with luxurious down pillows and duvets.

                                Our sunny guest room beds are made with luxurious down pillows and duvets.

                              • Our library is loaded with guidebooks, maps, brochures, paperbacks, CDs and DVDs

                                Our library is loaded with guidebooks, maps, brochures, paperbacks, CDs and DVDs

                              • The open floor plan fills the house with light.

                                The open floor plan fills the house with light.

                              • Our airy open floor plan makes the house bright and sunny.

                                Our airy open floor plan makes the house bright and sunny.

                              • Enjoy breakfast on the balcony from our eucalyptus wood dining table and chairs.

                                Enjoy breakfast on the balcony from our eucalyptus wood dining table and chairs.

                              • Our hammocks are a great place to spend the afternoon overlooking the canyon.

                                Our hammocks are a great place to spend the afternoon overlooking the canyon.

                              • Villa Hada's side garden overlooks hibiscus and a banana and plantain grove.

                                Villa Hada's side garden overlooks hibiscus and a banana and plantain grove.

                              • The upstairs balcony is ideal for yoga. And Villa Hada is pet friendly!

                                The upstairs balcony is ideal for yoga. And Villa Hada is pet friendly!

                              • The master bathroom has a glass bowl sink and spectacular canyon views.

                                The master bathroom has a glass bowl sink and spectacular canyon views.

                              • Green roof of house seen from up the hill.

                                Green roof of house seen from up the hill.

                              • Downstairs bathroom's elegant glass bowl sink in separate washing up area.

                                Downstairs bathroom's elegant glass bowl sink in separate washing up area.

                              $95 - $115 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

                              View calendar: Updated 03/26/14
                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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