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Chirripó Mountain Retreat

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Last updated: 08/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Private, gated, spacious, modern, 2 story house overlooking 120 meters of the Chirripo River with breathtaking views of Mountain Peaks, Virgin Rainforest and the San Isidro Valley.
Covered Garage, Electricity, Hot Water, Large Refridgerator, Microwave, Gas Oven Cooker, 32' Flat Screen TV, Sky, Wifi, Music Speakers, Laundry Service (Washer/Dryer), BBQ area and Wood Stove.
Master bedroom with King Size Bed and walk in closets and balcony.
Second bedroom with double bed and storage shelves and cabinets.
Beautiful Gardens, Orchards and Vegetable Beds with Fresh Herbs and Salads.
Easy River Access to Waterfalls, Swimming Holes and Private Sunbathing Rocks right infront of property.
10 minutes by car to entrance of Chirripo National Park, Cloudridge Waterfall Reserve, Hotsprings and Botanical Gardens.
5 minutes walk to Cannan Centre (Bar/Restaurant, Grocery Store, Soccer Pitch, Church)
30 minutes by car or bus to San Isidro City Centre (population 45, 000)
1 hour by car to Dominical Beach for Surfing, Sport Fishing, Whale and Dolphin Watching
Countless Mountain Trails, including Climbing the 'Chirripo', Costa Rica's highest mountain peak, with guide and overnight stay at the base camp lodge
Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Paragliding (solo or tandem), Ziplining, Fishing
Healing and Bodywork, Massage, Yoga, Meditation, Tranquility!
Local Produce... Organic Coffee, Cheeses (Swiss, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Goat), Khalua and Hot Chili Sauces
Contempory Fine Art at 'Monte Azul' Eco Hotel Restaurant and Artist Retreat

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age limit 21 years or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Not suitable for very young children under age of 5 (staircase and balcony)....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Smooki, our cute little kitten, lives in the house and has been a hightlight of many our guests stay....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking permitted only outside on terrace or in garden. Please dispose of cigarette butts correctly....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Private balcony and walk in closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Guest bedroom and 'The Den' with flat screen Sky tv....moreless

  • Master bedroom upstairs has a king size bed and downstairs guest room (the Den) has a double/full bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Shower has view of illuminated orchid garden and cascade...moreless

  • Bathroom is situated downstairs and has a sunken, stone shower compartment that looks out into a beautiful orchid garden with a cascade. Bathroom is equiped with 'on demand' hot water (gas), hair dryer and bath towels....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Smooki, our cute little kitten, lives in the house and has been a hightlight of many our guests stay....moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo:

    Speakers for ipod and laptop...moreless

  • Television:

    32' wall mounted flat screen tv...moreless

  • Video Library:

    External harddrive with movies and series. Some DVDs....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Breathtaking views of mountain peaks (Chirripó, Uran), rolling pastures and the San Isidro Valley....moreless

  • Water View:

    Overlooking the Chirripó River...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located on 120 meters of 'Rio Chirripó' with easy access to river, waterfalls, swimming holes and trout fishing....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Being a professional chef, the house is pretty much designed around the kitchen with a functional, but at the same time a very sociable layout....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Only to be used by the housekeeper (please ask caretaker)...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor firepit and barbecue area with ampitheatre style seating...moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered garage with security lights...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wireless internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 sofas, a hammock and 2 rocking chairs...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private drive with bolted solid wooden gates...moreless

  • Telephone:

    available for local call and emergencies. Please be considerate!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath towels and river towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Only to be used by the housekeeper (please ask caretaker)...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Traditional 'chiminea' wood stove on outside terrace for sitting around in the rocking chairs on the cooler nights. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    mocha espresso machine and also a traditional Costa Rican 'sock' filter....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully inventory of dishes and utensils....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped 'Farmhouse' style kitchen stocked with basic ingredients for cooking....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    All basics such as oils and vinegars, salt and pepper, spices, flour and baking ingredients, teas and coffee....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large fridge-freezer stocked with ice cubes and basic condiments....moreless

  • Stove:

    Top of the range gas oven with 5 burner stove and grill....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    With hammock overlooking river, jungle and view of mountain peaks....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    1 mountain bike available for use....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    large covered terrace with wood stove and chimney...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large garden with fruit orchard and vegetable gardens....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    lighted seating area around firepit and grill...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season Rates
Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
£95
£550 £1,550

Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Xmas Holiday Rates
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
5 night min stay
£200
£1,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
£110
£650 £2,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit £350
  • cleaning £35
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 08/01/2015
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Location

90 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
La Estrella
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Inter American Highway 2
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Monte Azul
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dominical

Car: Recommended

The house is located in Canaan de Rivas on the Chirripó River at the base of the Chirripó Mountain and National Park.

Canaan is a picturesque mountain village made up of a small population of local coffee and dairy farmers and ex pats from worldwide.

Tourism is thriving in the area as it provides one of few entrances into the National Park and access to the summit of the Chirripó Mountain, which is the highest peak in Costa Rica at 3800 meters (12,500ft).

Canaan itself is situated at an altitude of 1200 metres (4000ft) which provides an ideal climate for growing most vegetables and supplies the perfect environment for an abundance of mountain flora and native trees, that in turn atracts a colourful array of birds and wildlife.

Amongst the many things to do and experience in the area are the botanical gardens, hot springs, swiss cheese farm, organic chocolate factory, Cloudridge Reserve and Waterfalls, horseback riding, paraglyding, hiking, birdwatching, fishing and of course relaxing by the river or at the spa.

Just a 30 minute drive from the property is the main town of San Isidro del General with a much larger population of close to 50,000, with a developed infrastructure that hosts a hospital, emergency clinic and other medical services. It has many shops and restaurants and on Thursdays holds a very popular farmers market.

Another 30 minutes out of San Isidro is the small beach town of Dominical, located on the Pacific side of the country, where you may have access to boat and fishing tours as well as surfing.

Canaan itself is a very quiet village and the enclosed property is extremely tranquil with the soothing sound of the river running below. It is the perfect environment for a relaxing vacation or a holistic retreat.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am the owner and head chef of a yoga and wellness retreat in Costa Rica . I love to spend time at the beach surfing, but find that a balance between the beach lifestyle and climate and that of the mountains and river is what makes me love this country so much. I like to spend time in between groups at my home relaxing, working on the property and growing fruits and vegetables. The river has a tremendous energy and cleansing properties...and has even offered up the occasional trout or two! I highly recommend diving into the ice cold swimming hole below the property and then lying out on the gigantic black hot rocks to warm through. I designed and built my house myself and take great pride in keeping it well maintained. I enjoy a few home comforts, when I am not working down in the jungle without electricity, so I may spend the odd afternoon watching some Premiership Football on the television from the hammock. Freshly squeezed orange juice is a must in the morning from the abundant trees all over the property. Then bake some bread and head down to the river to see if I can catch some lunch. Pick some organic salads and herbs from the garden on the way up to the house. Put the kettle on... a nice cup of tea... and I'm set! Its the simple things in life that count... I know what I like... and I like what I know!

Why the Owner Chose San Isidro del General:
As soon as I walked onto this property, I knew it was the one! As a teenager, I had studied English Literature at school and was fascinated by a poem that I read called 'Kubla Khan - a vision in a dream', written by Samuel Coleridge. Whilst under the influence of opium, Coleridge wrote the poem about a magical garden with waterfalls and a river running through it and beautiful plants and forests surrounded by a wall with towers. I always kept this magical image in my mind and hoped that one day I would find this garden. Where better place to find it than in Canaán?!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property offers access to all the local attractions and is only a 30 minute drive from the town and 1 hr to the beach, yet is very private and secluded. In fact, you may not even want to leave the property once you arrive...just enter the drive, close the gates and enjoy the privacy of your own mountain retreat.


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

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Photos

  • Open-planned view of house and terrace from the stairway...

    Open-planned view of house and terrace from the stairway...

  • View through to the 'Den' which has a 32" flat screen tv with Sky...

    View through to the 'Den' which has a 32" flat screen tv with Sky...

  • Self-designed and locally crafted furniture throughout the house...

    Self-designed and locally crafted furniture throughout the house...

  • The view from the master bed as the sun rises over the mountains...

    The view from the master bed as the sun rises over the mountains...

  • The bathroom with view of orchid garden

    The bathroom with view of orchid garden

  • The tropical orchid garden as seen from the bathroom window...

    The tropical orchid garden as seen from the bathroom window...

  • The back garden with papaya trees, chilli plants and herb garden...

    The back garden with papaya trees, chilli plants and herb garden...

  • The front of the house from the garden over the bridge and the creek...

    The front of the house from the garden over the bridge and the creek...

  • View of the house across the pond fed from the fresh water spring..

    View of the house across the pond fed from the fresh water spring..

  • Sunrise over the Chirripó Mountain...

    Sunrise over the Chirripó Mountain...

  • Sunbathing on the giant hot rocks by the swimming hole...

    Sunbathing on the giant hot rocks by the swimming hole...

  • Meet Oldemar...the caretaker and gardener

    Meet Oldemar...the caretaker and gardener

  • The Lounge...relax on the sofa or in the hammock...

    The Lounge...relax on the sofa or in the hammock...

  • 'The Den' or guest room.

    'The Den' or guest room.

  • The master bedroom with walk in closets...

    The master bedroom with walk in closets...

  • Upstairs balcony with mountain, jungle and river view...

    Upstairs balcony with mountain, jungle and river view...

  • Smooki lives in the house and has been a hightlight of many our guests stay.

    Smooki lives in the house and has been a hightlight of many our guests stay.

  • Afternoons relaxing in a rocking chair on the terrace watching 'jungle tv'...

    Afternoons relaxing in a rocking chair on the terrace watching 'jungle tv'...

  • Front view of the house...

    Front view of the house...

  • The back garden with firepit/barbecue and seating area...

    The back garden with firepit/barbecue and seating area...

  • Down the trail below the house to the river...

    Down the trail below the house to the river...

  • The 'Rio Chirripó'...

    The 'Rio Chirripó'...

  • The garden and orchard in the afternoon sunshine...

    The garden and orchard in the afternoon sunshine...

  • The front entrance from the road coming down the hill...

    The front entrance from the road coming down the hill...

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
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