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CASA BRITTO Casa Britto is an elegant residence situated on a hillside with spectacular views of the Central Valley, a 15 minute drive from the center of San José, the capital city. Escazú has developed from a traditional colonial town to the most fashionable suburb to San José, offering a great selection of shopping, restaurants and night life. One of the Property Managers, Alex or Evelyn will receive you and manage the check in. The Property Managers are available on standby to assist you throughout the rental period. Maria, the Maid, and Pablo, the Gardener, work Monday to Friday. The maximum capacity of Casa Britto is 14 guests. For larger groups we can co-ordinate with Hotel Casa Cristal, www.casacristalcr.com, a top ranked boutique hotel, situated 200 meters from Casa Britto.
CASA BRITTO SERVICE DESCRIPTION Casa Britto is a fully equipped and staffed property rented on a self-catering basis including a daily maids’ service during weekdays. Our concierge services range from travel and restaurant tips to full scale vacation planning, to help you realize your dream vacation in Costa Rica. Food and beverage options such as breakfast, grocery shopping, fine wine delivery and in-house private chef are designed to your specifications. The tours and transfers program includes airport transfer, daily minibus rental and a selection of the best Costa Rican tours by leading tour operators. In house massage and other spa treatments are also available for your relaxation. Casa Britto also provides a selection of event services including venue, staff and event planner.
CASA BRITTO DESCRIPTION The minimalistic architecture integrates with the natural slope of the landscaped garden surrounding the house, taking full advantage of the spectacular views and natural illumination. Two large terraces provide shade to the façade permitting natural ventilation to keep the house cool during the warmest of days. Floor to ceiling windows allow the greenery from the garden to come inside and enhance the panoramic views. Casa Britto has been furnished with great care combining antique and vintage pieces with top level design to create an exclusive and homely character. The property features a large number of spacious social areas, each with its own atmosphere and style. All these areas are easily accessed from the kitchen, which is the heart of the house. Next to the heated pool there is a large wooden deck, a small rancho and a grill area with a gazebo for shade. The gardens have been designed with a great variety of flowers, plants and trees embracing the property in a cascade of colors and scents attracting butterflies and birds. Winding paths lead to the upper garden passing colorful flowers and fruit trees to a larger rancho with breathtaking views.
The master bedroom is on the second floor and has its own bathroom with shower and jacuzzi which also serves beedroom 7 with queen size sleep sofa ideal for children.
Bedrooms 2, 3 and 6 are on the second floor and share a bathroom with shower.
Bedrooms 4 and 5 are on the first floor and share a bathroom close to bedroom 5, on the other side of the floor from bedroom 4.
Each bedroom sleeps a maximum of two adults. The master bedroom and bedroom 4 has space for a cot and/or an extra bed for children....moreless
Bathrooms were refurbished some ten years ago, refreshed in 2012 and are in good working order...moreless
- Total house area with balconies 530 m2
- Total area pool, deck, BBQ & rancho 250 m2
- Total area 780 m2
FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT
- 1st floor terrace: Large table seating 14 with chairs and sofas, Side tables for serving, Cushion boxes.
- 2nd floor terrace: Two deck chairs with cushions, Small sitting group with table for 5.
- Lower garden: Three garden sofas seating 7
- BBQ Area: Two tables seating 12 with chairs, Cushion box, Weber charcoal grill, Spice garden
- Pool Area: Six deck chairs with side tables, Two parasols, Benches seating 8, Seating group for 8 with cushions and low table
- Rancho Fixed sofa seating 6, Grill, Open Fireplace, Tap water, Possibility to move garden furniture from other areas...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
Move out cleaning fee$200
BASE RENTAL RATES (7 bedroom occupancy)
3-4 nights (Fri, Sat & Sun) $850/night
3-4 nights (week nights) $800/night
5-6 nights $750/night
7 nights $700/night
14 nights $650/night
21 nights $600/night
1 month $500/night
MOVE OUT CLEANING FEE
6-7 bedrooms $200
4-5 bedrooms $175
1-3 bedrooms $150
Depending on the no of bedrooms occupied
4-5 bedrooms 10% discount
1-3 bedrooms 20% discount
50% of the rental fees is required to secure the reservation. Full payment of rental and move out cleaning fees are due one month prior to the start of the rental period. The damage deposit can be paid either when making the balance deposit by bank transfer or in cash upon arrival to the property manager.
Large groups (>14 guests) Co-ordinated with Hotel Casa Cristal 200m from Casa Britto
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Casa Britto is strategically placed just 20 minutes from Juan Santamaría airport with three main routes of access. Escazú city center with its small town local flavor is just 5 minutes away, the bustling Multiplaza mall is 10 minutes’ drive and many smaller malls are closer by. There are numerous excellent restaurants, great shopping, several good gyms and two golf courses within a 3 km radius. San José center is about 15 minutes away. Day trips from Casa Britto include: the Irazú and Poas volcanoes and several botanical gardens within an hour’s drive, the Pacific Coast, Puntarenas, Hotel Punta Leona, Mariott Hotel Los Sueños and Guayabo National Park in Cartago within an hour and a half, Limón, Manuel Antonio, El Arenal volcano and Liberia within three hours.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We are a professional couple, Antonio, 49 (Swedish) CEO of Swevet, a distributor of products for veterinarians and animal hospitals and Marta, 41 (Costa Rican), Architect and Master of Real Estate Finance who works for the Swedish National Property Board. We have a five year old son, Eduardo, who goes to an international day care center and speaks English, Spanish and Swedish. We live in Stockholm, Sweden and manage our property in Costa Rica as a vacation rental. Marta's mother Dra Evelyn Williams, who was previously the Deputy Head of the Laboratory of the Largest Hospital in Costa Rica is helping us manage the property.
Why the Owner Chose Escazu: CASA BRITTO VISION AND SERVICE OFFERING
• Casa Britto aims to offer the most exclusive and personalized vacation rental in San José
• Elegant vacation home with unique character, great location and spectacular views
• Secure and private property with parking for up to 10 cars inside the gates
• Spacious and well-designed inside and outside social areas
• Heated pool with waterfall and Jacuzzi in the master bathroom
• Landscaped tropical gardens offer colorful backdrop and attract butterflies and birds
• Concierge services ranging from travel and restaurant tips to full scale vacation planning
• Very close to San José and Escazú city centers - great selection of shopping, restaurants and night life
• Most key attractions in Costa Rica are within reach through day trips from Casa Britto
The Unique Benefits at this House: CASA BRITTO EXTRA SERVICES
Large Groups (>14 Guests) can be coordinated with Casa Cristal (www.casacristalcr.com) 200 meters from Casa Britto
Food & Beverage: Breakfast, Grocery Shopping, Wine and Liquor Delivery, Private Chef, Waiter, Bartender
Tours & Transfers: Airport Transfer, Minibus with Driver, Tour Guide, Tours with Leading Tour Operators
Spa Services: Massage and other Spa Treatments
Other Services: Weekend Maid Service, Laundry, Guard
Event Services: Venue, Event Staff, Event Planner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, swedish