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Chirripó Mountain Retreat

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

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Last updated: 08/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Isidro del General house 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

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

      • 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

      • Children Welcome:

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

      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        Minimum age limit 21 years or older...moreless

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome

      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 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

      Kitchen & 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

      • Pantry Items:

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

      • Kitchen:

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

      • Coffee Maker:

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

      • Dishes & Utensils:

        Fully inventory of dishes and utensils....moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:

        5...moreless

      • Microwave
      • Toaster
      • Ice Maker
      • Seating for 5 people

      Amenities

      • Wood Stove:

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

      • Fireplace:

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

      • Washing Machine:

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

      • Clothes Dryer:

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

      • Parking:

        Private drive with bolted solid wooden gates...moreless

      • Living Room seats 4:

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

      • Towels Provided:

        bath towels and river towels provided....moreless

      • Garage:

        Covered garage with security lights...moreless

      • Babysitter
      • Linens Provided
      • Hair Dryer

      Other Amenities

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

          Entertainment

          • Video Library:

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

          • Satellite / Cable:

            basic sky package with sport channels...moreless

          • DVD Player:

            HDMI cable from your laptop to TV...moreless

          • Television:

            32' wall mounted flat screen tv...moreless

          Communications

          • Telephone:

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

          Outdoor Features

          • Balcony:

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

          • Lawn / Garden:

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

          • Deck / Patio:

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

          • Outdoor Grill:

            lighted seating area around firepit and grill...moreless

          Theme

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

          Location & View

          • Waterfront:

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

          • Mountain View:

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

          • Water View:

            Overlooking the Chirripó River...moreless

          Activities

          • Botanical Garden
          • Mountain Biking
          • Cycling
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Paragliding
          • Mountaineering
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Medical Services
          • Massage Therapist
          • Hiking
          • Laundromat
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Horseback Riding
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Eco Tourism
          • Bird Watching
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Hospital
          • Fishing
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Green Season
          Jul 1 - Nov 1, 2014
          3 night min stay
          £100
          £600 £1,500
          Xmas/New Year
          Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
          3 night min stay
          £300
          £2,000
          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          £150
          £900 £2,500
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

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

          Notes:

          You will be required to sign a liability waiver form along with the rental agreement upon arrival.


          Cancellation policy:

          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 08/16/2014
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          21 Unavailable
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          Location

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

          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 drive down the drive, close the gates and enjoy the privacy of your own mountain retreat.


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          Speaks: english, french, german, italian, spanish

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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...

          • 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...

          VRBO #455001

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          Date last modified - Sunday, August 10, 2014

          £100 - £300 per night (GBP)
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          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 08/16/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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