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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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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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Here is the unedited review of house 573635 from the Kings of Florida:

'My husband and I traveled from Florida to Costa Rica for the Medical Tourism. We stayed here for 10 days and it was perfect. Very clean, quiet and peaceful. I highly recommend to anyone traveling there. Close enough to everything yet far enough away to relax at the end of the day. Everything you need. A true Home away from Home. The care takers are wonderful people. Very kind and helpful. It was a true pleasure to have met them. Highly Recommend!!!!' (end of Kings' review)

The fully bi-lingual 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. On your way from the airport he will also take you grocery shopping at a nice supermarket near the house. If you are ok driving an older car with stick shift, we can provide one at low cost. Eduardo's wife Agnes, a retired professor, gives Spanish lessons for $15 an hour. If needed we will arrange a taxi back to the airport at your expense. If you are staying less than 30 days, we are required by law to charge you the 13% hotel tax.

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 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/23-26 C, never too hot) 3 BR 2 Baths (showers only, no bathtub)--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 (opening windows adjusts temperature with gentle natural breeze), 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 and large built-in gas grill with two burner stove and sink, sun porch ringed with flowers, large glassed-in separate dining room-office with large desk with printer, UPS, flat monitor and speakers, surrounded by walls of blooming flowers, guest parking, open floor plan, TWO cable TV systems (Sky and Claro with CNN and BBC news, ABC Miami, US-English ESPN Sportscenter, HBO, kids channels, many music channels, etc) TWO simultaneous Wifi internet systems exclusive to this house (not shared with any other house) to drive ALL your devices simultaneously and run clear Skype video calls (1.0 Meg ICE and 5.0 Meg Claro), landline and 46 inch smart 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, 14 minutes to the award winning Bougainvillea Hotel gardens and restaurant, 18 minutes to the INBIO nature museum, 12 minutes to the Toucan Rescue Ranch exotic animal park. 15 minutes to the Bromelias del Rio restaurant and bakery, 18 minutes to the SIBU organic chocolate factory, restaurant and tour, 30 minutes to the Britt coffee tour farm and packing plant, 50 minutes to the Jungle Tram (Rainforest Adventures) or the ZooAve bird sanctuary, 1.5 hours to the Lankester Gardens or to the Sarchi woodworking town, 2.5 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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available

Suitability

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

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not 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, gardener-handyman will do repairs, sweep floors and clean windows...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    46 inch TV. Sky Dish TV is from Mexico, half in English. US ESPN & major 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, will work with your Slingbox from your home cable...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

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

  • Internet:

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

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    seats 4 to 6, not large...moreless

  • Parking:

    covered parking for 2 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    landline without long distance, we loan you a Costa Rican cellphone ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Gardener takes care of everything, you can pick flowers as you wish...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas griddle and 2 gas burners, and Weber briquet grill with electric starter...moreless

  • 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 18 years, excellent English 8828-6151...moreless

 

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off season
Aug 5 - Dec 13, 2015
7 night min stay

$375 $1,100
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14 night min stay

$425 $1,200
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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 07/20/2015
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Location

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

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, 12 minutes to the Toucan Rescue Ranch exotic animal park, 14 minutes to the INBIO nature museum. 15 minutes to the Bromelias del Rio Restaurant and Bakery, 18 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 68, 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 general and residency advice about visiting and living in Costa Rica. I now spend part of the year in California with the grandchildren. I 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 spring weather and is close to San Jose area attractions, and is much less crowded, hot, polluted, expensive 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 Great Kiskadee-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:
The fully bi-lingual 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. On your way from the airport he will also take you grocery shopping at a nice supermarket near the house. If you are ok driving an older car with stick shift, we can provide one at low cost. Eduardo's wife Agnes, a retired professor, gives Spanish lessons for $15 an hour. 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. We have two satellite cable TV systems (Sky and Claro) and two kinds of wi-fi internet, 1 megabyte DSL and 5 megabyte wireless.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

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, you bring computer, pad, etc

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

  • Master queen teak bed and new mattress, Guatemalan spread

    Master queen teak bed and new mattress, Guatemalan spread

  • 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 bath tub, showers only in this house)

    Master bath with bidet and shower (NO bath tub, showers only in this house)

  • 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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Speaks: english, spanish
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