Romantic, Family Friendly, Magical Views, Eco-Friendly W/ Great Food

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Last updated: 08/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Whether you are testing out San Ramon as a place to live, or simply enjoying it on your eco-friendly vacation, Vista Valverde is a special B&B property with 2 guest houses (our "cabinas") located 4000 ft above the Pacific Ocean in the mountains of San Ramon. We are very proud to be one of Trip Advisor's Green Platinum members for our environmentally friendly practices, as well as winning their Certificate of Excellence 2015. With views all the way to the Nicoya Peninsula, Isle Tortuga and beyond, and throughout the mountains and towns in every other direction, the views of the landscapes change daily as the clouds roll in and out. Our guest homes contain all local woods and local craftsmanship, granite and hand tiling throughout, leather couches and local Sarchi furnishings. Even the clouds can't help but come right in the door from time to time. The construction of the cabinas are completely sound and only a few years old with screens in the upper windows and full walled windows in each room to make the most of the beautiful outdoors and Pacific views. Surrounded by gardens, walkways and sitting areas, as well as your own parking areas and sitting porches of over 500 sq ft., you can also enjoy an open fire in one of our designated area pits with rustic seating. Cook as many meals as you like in your full kitchen with gas stove and all ammenities. Bringing the kids? Walk over to the the main house (where we live with 3 of our own) and enjoy the playsets and toys. DVD library, book library and small applicances are also in the main house for you to borrow during your stay. This listing is for our 1 BR cabin, with therapeutic queen sized bed and full oversized bathtub in your ensuite. Truly relaxing and quiet. For more space, please visit our listing for the 2 BR guesthouse. Come find your pura vida here, at Vista Valverde.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


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

    Guests under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Playset and toys available at main house, trampoline and children's garden. Small finca and nature walk upon request to point out the things we can see on our mountaintop. Maybe we will even meet the sloth!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We have a simple break it, buy it policy - but we have a strict contract for pets so remember, even a tiny couch in Costa Rica can cost over $1000! ...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Utmost care is requested when smoking. Only allowed OUTSIDE of your own rental and fire pit area. If children are near - no smoking. Period. iI someone complains about your smoking, or we find damage, your deposit may be kept....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The main house is wheelchair accessible for our special events....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Queen Room: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    add'l bed/ crib can be put in main living area ...moreless

  • Cozy sized room with built in wooden cabinet space along 2 entire walls for your belongings. Especially good for longer term rentals which we do accommodate, but only via phone. Very high end therapeutic queen sized bed. Nice big window above bed allows for air but high up for less light when sleeping in. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathtub bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Oversized bathtub & shower. Doors off living area & bedroom....moreless

  • Nicely appointed bathroom with oversized bathtub, REAL hot water, a flushable toilet. Plus nice porcelain tiles and granite counters, hairdryer and soft towels and robes. Shampoo and conditioner supplied, but other toiletries available for purchase at main house....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our rentals are versatile - we can accommodate long term rentals as well. Ask us directly about those rates. Our cabins are like little houses, high end finishings and custom built. They each have their own alarm system and someone is almost always on the property to ensure your comfort. No matter how long or short your stay, we know it will be an enjoyable one. We also own Paradise Management Realty, San Ramon. If you are looking to make your stay more permanent - let us know how we can help you stay in Paradise! ...moreless


  • Books:

    Scattered bookcases around property and cabins....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Make nice with the owners and maybe you can play darts at the main house! Bring beer :)...moreless

  • Games:

    Many board game in main house, and toys for small children....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    In main house only for American Football games!...moreless

  • Television:

    No cable, for DVDs only....moreless

  • Toys:

    Many in main house to borrow or just come play! ...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Available for free rental at main house....moreless

  • Video Library:

    At main house....moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of the San Ramon mountains are our backdrop....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    We have gorgeous vistas of Nicoya Peninsula, the islands in the Gulf and the Pacific Ocean....moreless

  • Village:

    See all surrounding town from our perch - Magallanes, San Ramon, Alfaro - with the lights out to Puntarenas. Beautiful at night....moreless

  • Water View:

    Nicoya Gulf and Nicoya Peninsula...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 30 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free hi-speed wifi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    All living areas have a separate living room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking at each cabin...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Ask about our cell phone rentals...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry service available for $5/load (bag supplied) next day, or $7/load same day....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    pots and pans cooking utensils silverware and plates, cups, etc. coffee maker and toaster lots of granite counter space ...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    1 mountain bike for rent at $10/day...moreless

  • Boat:

    Puntarenas Yacht Club is 50 minutes away, must contact them for details on mooring your boat....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    250 sq ft patio with sitting area - almost a 360 degree view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, San Ramon, hilltop finca and surrounding mountains....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golfing arrangements can be made at our nearby club. (additional fees apply)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    9 acres of paths, gardens and sitting areas...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Outdoor tennis court at gym in town. Free as long as no one is there. Very nice. Quite frankly, no one is EVER there. Must have your own racket and balls....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jul 30 - Dec 16, 2015
7 night min stay

$600 $1,150
Hi Season
Dec 17 - Apr 15, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning $15
  • Pet Fee $225
  • Tax Rate 13%


Meals, tours, rental cars, in room massage, private chef - all can be arranged but you must inquire when you make the reservation.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/12/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose International
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several in Town
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Pan American
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in town
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dona Anna, Puntarenas

Car: Recommended

We are in the center of so many wonderful attractions, volcanos, beaches, forests and mountains. Even our local cloud forests are only 15 - 45 minutes away. Take your adventures without being in the touristy and high traffic areas - Our guests use us as a home base and day trip and even overnight trip (we have alarms on each of our buildngs and somone is ALWAYS watching over the property). We are up a private road, away from it all, overlooking the Pacific, yet just minutes form the large town of San Ramon central.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: David was born and raised just outside the capital here in San Jose, Costa Rica, and spent half of his life as a New Yorker as well. Kim was a New Yorker for most of her life, save a few fun-filled years at the beach in Ocean City, MD. After looking for 10 years for the perfect place to live and raise their children, they stumbled upon San Ramon in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Beautiful weather, stunning views, tico lifestyle but with all the amenities close by, it was the perfect place. And Vista Valverde the perfect business to run from home, gorgeous guest houses, and just the right Pura Vida. With their backgrounds in everything from hospitality to real estate, legal professions to construction, they also run San Ramon's premier real estate company, Paradise Management Realty, to help other folks who want to stay in this wonderful part of the Central Valley! So if you decide you love San Ramon as much as they do, let them help you stay!

Why San Ramon:
Just the sense of Peace is endless. Views, space, privacy, comfort, everyone who comes here, no matter their age, leaves feeling refreshed and relaxed. The weather is perfect year round, 75-85 degrees by day, 60s by night. And we are so close to wonderful town of San Ramon, we feel we have it all. And we can host so many different events from weddings (the backdrop is gorgeous) to family reunions and yoga retreats - come enjoy all that there is to do within 1-2 hours drive, or sit and do nothing at all. Your choice, your pura vida.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Everything is within driving distance. Arenal is 1.5 hours and so is Monteverde Cloud Forest - or just visit our own Nectandra cloud Forest about 35 minutes down the road. The lovely and fun beach of Dona Ana is less than an hour, or head to the ferry to the North Pacific beaches in an hour. Even the airport is less than an hour's drive, though you would never believe it. If you just want to plop your things down, take days trips or even an overnight here and there - leave your computers and iPads and things in a safe place (all houses have alarm systems), you can do that here. There is something for everyone year round, and special events are only more beautiful with our Pacific Ocean backdrop. Christmas is the whole month of December in Costa Rica, and joyous in the nearby town along with the famous year round open market on the Fridays and Saturdays. Festivals of Palmares and San Ramon are minutes away - check our website calendar for local events. We have in-room massages, yoga instruction upon request, even our own tours if you want to sit back and let us do the driving. Our weather can't be beat and there is no need for a/c or heat - just some big fluffy comforters at night. Come see why so many folks from Brazil to Canada now call this area of Costa Rica their Paradise.

Contact us

Speaks: english, a little french

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Sunset in the hammock anyone?

    Sunset in the hammock anyone?

  • Don't mean to brag, but.....

    Don't mean to brag, but.....

  • Winding nature path up to Willie's Cabin ( 1BR) we go - you can drive too!

    Winding nature path up to Willie's Cabin ( 1BR) we go - you can drive too!

  • Pinas growing on our little finca at Vista Valverde

    Pinas growing on our little finca at Vista Valverde

  • Main house where we live

    Main house where we live

  • Visit our main house in the evening for a movie or advice on next day's trip

    Visit our main house in the evening for a movie or advice on next day's trip

  • We grow most things from seed at Vista Valverde

    We grow most things from seed at Vista Valverde

  • Sit back, relax

    Sit back, relax

  • fire pit #1 at Vista Valverde's 1 BR cabin

    fire pit #1 at Vista Valverde's 1 BR cabin

  • a clear day from the path to your cabina

    a clear day from the path to your cabina

  • Beautiful Sunsets from your porch

    Beautiful Sunsets from your porch

  • Kitchen in 1 BR Cabin

    Kitchen in 1 BR Cabin

  • Pineapples on our little farm

    Pineapples on our little farm

  • 4000 feet above the world at Vista Valverde

    4000 feet above the world at Vista Valverde

  • Always fresh lemons!

    Always fresh lemons!

  • breakfast daily at the main house porch

    breakfast daily at the main house porch

  • always family friendly, come play at the main house!

    always family friendly, come play at the main house!

  • One of our guests... hangs out by the bosque

    One of our guests... hangs out by the bosque

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Date last modified - Monday, October 19, 2015

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