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Flower Gardens Pool Table 14 X 45 Ft Outdoor Kitchen High 70's Sep Dining Rm Ofc

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Front view of left half, stepless entry to porch is near the palm tree on left

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: Low season special discount $40 per night Details

Santo Domingo house description

ALSO SEE OUR 2 BR Penthouse LISTING 576198
* The on-site manager Eduardo will pick you up at my expense at the airport or car rental office so you will not have a problem finding the place. If needed we will arrange a taxi back to the airport at your expense.
US owner offers this 3 BR 2 bath newly remodeled home on the east side of Santo Domingo, Heredia, on a half acre with ample flower and vegetable gardens, fresh flowers every day, many kinds of birds in the yard, ideal year-round spring-like temperature zone. Retired couple are the bi-lingual on-site managers Eduardo and Agnes (she also speaks French) who lived in the US and are right next door. He is a retired factory manager and they raise butterflies in their back yard. Spring weather year round (mid to high 70's, never too hot) 3 BR 2 Baths--Pool table and huge outdoor kitchen, newly remodeled and expanded, all on one floor, porch side entrance has no steps. Rich wood panels on high ceilings with large central skylight, ceiling fans in all rooms, 9-foot regulation mahogany pocket billiard table with one inch Italian slate, 45 by 14 ft skylighted teak ceiling front porch, outdoor kitchen with Weber for charcoal briquets, large built-in gas grill-stove and sink, sun porch ringed with flowers, large glassed-in separate dining room-office with large desk with printer, UPS and speakers, surrounded by walls of blooming flowers, guest parking, open floor plan, landline-internet-cable-wifi-big TV, we loan you a local pre-paid cell phone, sun porch with large umbrella and round table, views of coffee fields and surrounded by lawn and flower gardens, 20 minutes to the new (2013) Lincoln mall with first-run movies and top restaurants, 30 minutes to National Theater and the museums, 10 minutes to the Brumas del Zurqui coffee shop with the coffee judged best in the world in 2012, 12 minutes to the award winning Bougainvillea Hotel gardens and restaurant, 14 minutes to the INBIO nature museum, 15 minutes to the SIBU organic chocolate factory and tour, 25 minutes to the Britt coffee tour farm and packing plant, 45 minutes to the Jungle Tram (Rainforest Adventures) or the ZooAve bird sanctuary, 75 minutes to the Lankester Gardens or to the Sarchi woodworking town, under 2 hours to either Atlantic or Pacific beaches, new teak cabinets, new teak bedframes with Guatemalan bedspreads, US appliances including new dishwasher (rare in Costa Rica), new clothes washer, electric dryer, kitchen eating bar for 6, functional stone fireplace (never used-never cold enough), new curtains, fully furnished and equipped, fully screened but well above the dengue altitude zone, covered parking for 2 cars, electric gate with remote control and ADT alarm, full time handyman-gardener and part time security guard, sleeps 6, just bring your wireless devices and clothes, No smoking No pets, older car negotiable.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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          • Queen beds except one standard double, quality sheets and pillows, Guatemalan hand woven bed spreads, bath towels included, you do your own laundry, bedmaking and kitchen cleaning, full time handyman will do repairs, sweep floors and clean windows...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Stove:

            electric US version, 2007 model, spiral burners...moreless

          • Dining:

            indoor and outdoor each seat 6 or more ...moreless

          • Oven:

            electric US standard, digital control...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            simple type, no espresso machine...moreless

          Amenities

          • Fireplace:

            For decoration, not needed for heat but would work...moreless

          • Parking:

            covered parking for 2 cars...moreless

          • Living Room:

            seats 4 to 6, not large...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Sky is from Mexico, mostly in English. US ESPN and ABC, NBC and CBS networks NOT available, but major US sports events are covered. Golf channel, CNN, Fox news in English. Many music channels...moreless

          • Television:

            46 inch LED smart TV with wifi...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Books
          • Pool Table
          • Ping Pong Table

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            landline without long distance, can loan you a Costa Rican cellphone with a deposit...moreless

          • Internet:

            1 meg DSL with wifi, bring your own devices but backup with carbonite or similar...moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Tennis:

            There is a tennis coach 2 doors down named Arturo Rojas. He has access to local courts if you pay him for lessons at $20 per hour. He was a teaching pro in the US for 18 years, excellent English...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Gardener takes care of everything, will plant and tend your vegetables...moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            see pictures, 14 by 45 feet plus sundeck...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            gas and briquets...moreless

          Theme

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

          Location & View

          • Rural
          • Village
          • Mountain View

          Activities

          • Botanical Garden
          • Hospital
          • Fitness Center
          • Medical Services
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Antiquing
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Sight Seeing
          • Shopping
          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Tennis
          • Photography
          • Eco Tourism
          • Bird Watching
          • Museums
          • Live Theater
          • Cinemas
          • Restaurants
          • Zoo
          • Theme Parks
          • Synagogues
          • Festivals
          • Churches
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Cycling
           

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          Special offer: Low season special discount $40 per night

          Minimum stay 6 nights, we pick you up at the airport for free and you pay your taxi back to the airport.This offer is good through August 9, 2014.

          Offer for: Jul 13, 2014 - Aug 9, 2014 View calendar

          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          off season
          Jul 1 - Dec 1, 2014
          6 night min stay

          $300 $1,200
          My Standard Rate
          6 night min stay

          $325 $1,300
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
          • Taxes Not included

          Cancellation policy:

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


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 07/24/2014
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          Location

          22 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          San Jose
          75 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          Puntarenas
          2 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Highway 32
          73 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Jaco
          2 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Go! Sportsbar, El Descanso,
          5 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Club Cariari, Aschville, Santana CC
          2 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Hotel Bougainvillea-Casa Azul-Bromelias-Potrero

          Car: Necessary

          Garden home on one level with huge (14 by 45 feet) roofed front porch with outdoor kitchen and sundeck, 9 foot mahogany pool table, garden centered all glass separate dining room-office, spring weather year round (high 70's F / 23-26 C-- never too hot). 30 minutes from the National Theater and the museums. Under two hours by car to either Atlantic or Pacific beaches. 20 minutes to the new (2013) Lincoln Mall with first run movies and top restaurants. 10 minutes to the Brumas de Zurqui coffee shop with the coffee judged best in the world in 2012. 12 minutes to the award winning Bougainvillea hotel gardens and restaurant, 14 minutes to the INBIO nature museum. 15 minutes to the Sibu organic chocolate factory and tour, 20 minutes to the Britt coffee tour farm and packing plant. 40 minutes to the Jungle Tram or Zoo Ave bird sanctuary, just over one hour to Sarchi or the Lankester gardens.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1989

          About the owner: I am 67, retired from overseas consulting work in agriculture and road projects. I grew up in California (BA from UC Berkeley 1968). I have managed my own rentals for 30+ years. I have lived in Costa Rica for 18 of the past 30 years, having come here in 1984 to manage an agricultural project for the US Embassy. I have gone through all the residency requirements and can offer residency and general advice about visiting and living in Costa Rica. I have been here continuously since retiring in 2007, and just completed a major remodel and expansion of this passive solar house surrounded by mountains, forest, and vast skies, with inside temperatures in the mid to high 70's (23-26C) year round. No need for air conditioning or heat, inside temperatures are adjusted by opening and closing screened windows for cooling by mild natural breezes.

          Why the Owner Chose Santo Domingo:
          I lived at the beach in Costa Rica (Manuel Antonio) and after a couple of years found the hot weather was uncomfortable and getting gradually worse. Then I moved to 900 meters altitude in San Antonio de Belen (Cariari) and found temperatures there were also uncomfortable. This location at about 1150 meters altitude (3700 ft) has great weather and is close to San Jose area attractions, and is much less crowded, hot, polluted and congested than the other side of the valley such as Santana and Rohrmoser-Escazu. I left California's urban congestion to find an idyllic place like this. Located at the end of a quiet country lane between two rivers, the surrounding properties on three sides are undeveloped farms or private gardens. We are visited by flocks of noisy green parrots during parts of the year, along with occasional Montezuma's Oropendulas, mot mots and orioles. This is the resident nesting territory of yellow flycatchers, brown and white jays, yiguirros (Clay Colored Robins, the Costa Rican national bird) and powder blue tanagers, Rufous Thrushes and hummingbirds. Buzzards and hawks patrolling our two nearby rivers treat us to flying ballets all day long. At any one time we have several nests close to the house.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          Eduardo will pick you up at the airport (or your car rental place) at my expense so you won't have a problem finding the place. If needed, we will arrange a taxi (for you to pay) for you to return to the airport. This house has a huge outdoor kitchen, a mahogany pool table and a glassed-in dining room-office surrounded by lawn and a riot of colorful flowers year round. The roomy master bedroom has its own bathroom but the other two bedrooms are comparatively small and share a bath. Closets are very ample. There are two queen beds in teak frames and one double bed in teak frame, high count US sheets and colorful handmade Guatemalan bedspreads. There is no tub, only 2 showers, but there is a bidet in the master bath. The sun porch just off the outdoor kitchen is protected by a hedge of pink bougainvilleas (where birds nest) and has a large umbrella and round table that seats 6. Full set of US appliances, including a new clothes washer and older electric dryer, and a new dishwasher (a rare appliance in Costa Rica), new 46 inch LED smart TV. New curtains. Covered parking for two cars has 10 steps up to outdoor kitchen. Outdoor parking for 3 cars, one space is on the house level with no steps up. Older car negotiable.


          Contact us

          Speaks: spanish, english

           

          Photos

          • Front view of left half, stepless entry to porch is near the palm tree on left

            Front view of left half, stepless entry to porch is near the palm tree on left

          • 25 ft. Orchid tree at entrance (not a true orchid) blooms half year

            25 ft. Orchid tree at entrance (not a true orchid) blooms half year

          • Front porch, outdoor kitchen to right and old ping pong table in background

            Front porch, outdoor kitchen to right and old ping pong table in background

          • Sun porch nestled in pink flowers, round table seats six, on wheels for rain

            Sun porch nestled in pink flowers, round table seats six, on wheels for rain

          • Nine foot mahogany pool table, 1 inch Italian slate, narrow European pockets

            Nine foot mahogany pool table, 1 inch Italian slate, narrow European pockets

          • Living Room, US furniture, new upholstery, new curtains, new rug

            Living Room, US furniture, new upholstery, new curtains, new rug

          • All 6 people at barstools, the pool players and the cook can see the TV

            All 6 people at barstools, the pool players and the cook can see the TV

          • kitchen sink bay window looks out on garden, slides open, spray faucet pulls out

            kitchen sink bay window looks out on garden, slides open, spray faucet pulls out

          • Sunny desk 6 ft+ wide, printer-ups-speakers yes, you bring computer, pad, etc

            Sunny desk 6 ft+ wide, printer-ups-speakers yes, you bring computer, pad, etc

          • Master queen teak bed and new mattress, Guate spread, teak night stands coming

            Master queen teak bed and new mattress, Guate spread, teak night stands coming

          • Wall of bougainvilleas, bloom best Nov to June but always blooming

            Wall of bougainvilleas, bloom best Nov to June but always blooming

          • Eduardo and Agnes are your bi-lingual on-site managers, she also speaks French

            Eduardo and Agnes are your bi-lingual on-site managers, she also speaks French

          • Lower left roof is house, Irazu volcano in background (telefoto exaggerates)

            Lower left roof is house, Irazu volcano in background (telefoto exaggerates)

          • 10 steps up from 2 car covered parking on right + 3-car porch level outdoor prkg

            10 steps up from 2 car covered parking on right + 3-car porch level outdoor prkg

          • Outdoor kitchen, Weber for briquets on left, sink, gas griddle+2 burners, mango

            Outdoor kitchen, Weber for briquets on left, sink, gas griddle+2 burners, mango

          • round table and bougainvillea flower fence

            round table and bougainvillea flower fence

          • Skylight shining on counter

            Skylight shining on counter

          • Recliner and NFL channel in action, new 46 inch smart TV-DVD, dining rm to right

            Recliner and NFL channel in action, new 46 inch smart TV-DVD, dining rm to right

          • stove oven is 2007 model, fridge is 21 cubic ft. frost free, new teak cabinets

            stove oven is 2007 model, fridge is 21 cubic ft. frost free, new teak cabinets

          • The dining room-office w/ glass door to porch is private, flowery, sunny, breezy

            The dining room-office w/ glass door to porch is private, flowery, sunny, breezy

          • Birds of paradise outside dining room-office attract hummingbirds

            Birds of paradise outside dining room-office attract hummingbirds

          • Master closet

            Master closet

          • Master bath with bidet and shower (no tub)

            Master bath with bidet and shower (no tub)

          • How close are managers Eduardo and Agnes? Your office on right, theirs left

            How close are managers Eduardo and Agnes? Your office on right, theirs left

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          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

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