Near to Everything, Classy, and Only $39/Day, Elegant! 1000mts Above Beach

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Last updated: 11/13/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description



ONLY $39. /day

.The Garden Cottage is an Elegant studio Home with a nice patio overlooking flowering gardens and the San Isidro River. Here there is an abundance of exotic and colorful birds...over 60 varieties, a virtual haven for rare tropical birds....And, fresh air, and clean water, peace and tranquility.. Here you can walk along the river, or go for a dip, it is within 50 yards. The weather is perfect, never too hot, nor too cold.

The Garden Cottage is located Halfway between DOMINICAL Beach (Playa Dominical) and the highest mountain in the country, Mt. Chirripo (National Park). There is a national reserve ('Fudebiol) within 15 minutes of the cottage, and a variety of activities from hiking, birdwatching, swimming, surfing, horseback riding, fishing, diving, canopy tours, etc. most, within 45 minutes or less. Buses to downtown San Isidro are within 5 minutes walk. There are 3 mini markets within 5 minutes, and 2 bars/restaurants within 15 minutes...All is convenient, yet the cottage is hidden and secluded and safe behind a very high Cana India fence. We also have our German Shepard, "Betty" for extra safety...

The Farmers market on Thursdays is a wonderful way to meet the locals, buy your fresh fish (very innexpensive), your fresh fruit, and fruit you have never had before perhaps, like 'guanavana' or 'mangostein' ...both with abundant healing powers....Enjoy the Adventure!
Near here there are buses to everywhere, to the coast to the mountains, to all parts of the country. By bus, the beach, Playa Dominical, is about 1.5 hours, and, although, a bit long, the ride is a delight in beautiful views. At the beach there is surfing, fishing, eco tours with canopy trips, scuba diving, swimming, horseback riding, etc., plus lots of restaurants, bars, various stores.

Staying at the beach, however, can be an unpleasant experience if your sheets are damp, if the noise bothers you, if the price is quite high....And the temperature is too very hot for you.....for these reasons you may want to visit, and stay with us, where the temperature is perfect, not too hot, nor dry, the price is reasonable, the sheets are dry, and downtown is near for convenience, and so are the beaches and the highest mountains.

Importantly, The Garden cottage is Only 10 minutes to San Isidro de El General, a friendly, and fairly large town, 3000 ft. above sea level, which has everything one may need. (see below), .

The Garden Cottage comes completely furnished including excellent full sized bed (matrimonial), linens, dishes, refri, stove, toaster oven, etc. hot water, tables, chairs, sofa, large kitchen,
Beautiful ceramic floors and counters add to the elegance. There is also a home phone, high-speed internet and cable TV connected and ready to go.

San Isidro De El l General (10 minutes away) has just about everything: farmers market, doctor, hospital, mechanics, boutiques, restuarants, bars, hospital, church, and buses to everywhere. San Isidro is about 40 minutes to the beach, or the other way to the country's highest peak at, Mt. Chirripo National Park.

Buses near the Garden cottage pass by every 20 minutes, or every hour, depending on the bus, and it costs 35 to 50 cents. to go downtown, where it terminates at the market and bus station for most destinations locally. .

The Garden cottage is near to it all, yet it is private, secluded and quiet. Here you get a complete home, with all amenities, for less than the price of a hotel room. $45./day (7 day min).

At the river (Rio San Isidro), which is 50 meters away, you can go for a quick dip, walk along its edge, listen to the unique sounds, and watch a great variety of exotic birds of many colors.
This small river also has little waterfalls, that act as massage agents for your feet, for your shoulders. There are little pools formed for swimming. In the evening the 'Chitarra' (large bug) puts out a marvelous sound (cannot describe), announcing the upcoming chorus of frogs, and crickets. The sounds are beautiful, and you will sleep like a baby, as the river lulls you to sleep.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • This is a studio home, with like new, full sized bed (matrimonial). This is a very comfortable bed, complete with good sheets and . and blankets, pillows. You will sleep like a baby to river sounds...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    hot water...moreless

  • Hot water nice ample space, plenty of light, fresh air, Towels provided. provided, toilet paper and soap provided...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Garden Cottage is a beautiful studio home with a nice deck, elegantly furnished, tv and internet connected, hot water, home phone, big closet and comfy bed. Kitchen is ready to go. This low-priced accommodation is lower than nearby hotels, and is twice as good, quiet, and elegant. you will not sweat in your sheets like at the beach. We are within 45 minutes of most attractions be it the beach or national park, and 10 minutes from San Isidro de El General, a sweet mountain town about 1000 meters above sea level. Whatever you may need is there, , shops, farmers market, doctor, hospital, haircut, hardware, and buses to most anywhere. People are very friendly here, nice, and kind. We can tell you some stories, and have suggestions and travel info. for your visit. At the Garden Cottage, you will have perfect temperature, not too hot nor cold. You will be secluded and private. The river will lull you to sleep like a baby....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Private and Secluded, yet only 10 minutes to town; Bus takes 15 minutes to town, and leaves every 20 minutes...near to cottage...moreless

  • Resort:

    This is a resort property, overlooking river; quiet and secluded, yet near to town. 20 minutes to national reserve; 50 minutes to national park, Chirripo...moreless

  • Water View:

    Cottage overlooks small river...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    nice dining table and chairs provided. Look out over the river and enjoy...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Dialup Access
  • Heating:

    Not necessary...moreless

  • ISDN Access
  • Internet:

    High Speed Internet Cable for your computer Included. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Ample space. All beautiful ceramic tile. Furnished, nice table, chairs, sofa....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    secure parking off street...moreless


  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:


  • Cooking Utensils:

    pots and pans and pressure cooker provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes and utensils, provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Lots of counter space, nice tile, elegant, with plenty of overhead lighting (halogen). coffee maker, blender provided, plus fruit bowl provided, day one. ...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items:

    salt, sugar, coffee, some soup packages provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    refrigerator provided....moreless

  • Stove:

    2 burner gas stove. Gas tank and gas provided....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:



  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    beautiful deck, bird sanctuary...moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful gardens on all sides of Cottage...moreless

  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Various small pools in the River...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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300 Usd per week
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Last updated: 11/13/2015
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84 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Maria Int'l
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pelon's or El Rodeo
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bazookas, Pelon's Bar & Restaurant, Rodeo Bar/rest
22 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Dominical

Car: Not Necessary

Near to the National Park, Mount Chirripo Highest Peak in Costa Rica. 45 minutes to Park Entrance. Also wonderful surfing at Playa Dominical, Eco Tours, Howler monkeys, Whiteface monkeys, Toucans, Canopy Tours, Horseback Riding...all within 45 minutes


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We are a family of four: Mom and Dad and 2 respectful kids. We love to meet new people and help them discover the many wonders of the area. We have information about the reserves, the birdwatching, the beaches, the mountains. We are located 3000 feet above sea level, about halfway between the highest Peak, Mount Chirripo (natl park), and the Beach at Playa Dominical. Near are natural reserves for hiking for birdwatching. And when you return to your cottage, it is cool breezes, riversounds, the frog concerts. Downtown is but 10 minutes away, and the bus service (close) is convenient and often. If there is any way we can make your stay more comfortable, and more enjoyable we will be happy to do so. We have maps, and information from actual experience, and can help you and guide you to your most enjoyable possibilities during your stay. My wife is 'Tica' Costa Rican and Lovely. I am an Expat from California, and have been here for 0ver 18 years. We live in a large home, near the cottage with our 2 kids...Great Kids! We have a German Sheppard, 'Betty' and a cat named, 'Jack' Here, we are surrounded by a plethera of rare birds. We will put bananas in the tray outside the cottage, and you will have a fabulous show of color and variety. When stay in the Garden Cottage, you will have a coffeemaker and a gift bag of our best, world famous, coffee. Also, a bowl of fruit will be provided to give you a beginning idea of the rich selection of Costa Rican fruit. And that fruit, plus wonderful fresh fish, and wholeistic foods and natural medicines can be found in the 'Ferria' (farmer's market) each week. I would be happy to include you in our weekly trips to the Ferria, and be your guide for best purchases and to explore the abundance of local varieties, unique to this area of the tropics. We hope to see you soon, and wish to serve you as our esteemed guests.

Why the Owner Chose San Isidro del General:
We used to live just up the river, in a small little house. When this property became available 8 years ago, we knew that there was none like it. We have 3,500 meters, a large 2 story chalet, and One Rental: The Garden Cottage (Studio Home with deck). This property is unique for 5 reasons.: 1. It is only 10 minutes to San Isidro, a town that has everything. 2. It is secluded and private and secure in a good neighborhood. 3. It has perfect weather, not too hot, nor cold, just right. 4. Bus service is excellent, no car is needed. 5. Our main house is all natural, hardwoods and stone, with patio and balcony overlooking the river.. We could say more about this beautiful country that has no army and that has an incredible variety of birds, and fruit, the iguana and the whitefaced and howler monkeys. There are wonderful places to go, like the beach and the rainforest, and the tallest peak, Mt. Chirripo And in addition to the great location of our property, we cherish the very nice people throughout this country, who are friendly and willing to help, and who appreciate those who try to speak the Spanish language. We are so very grateful to be here in this unpolluted region, with fresh air, and river sounds to sleep by. What a Beautiful Country! with Such Beautiful People! It is a great honor and privilege to be here. All who have been here agree that our location is one of the most beautiful places in this country, and in this Area. And that this Country is one of the most beautiful places on the planet for a great many reasons.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This is a perfect little house, near to everything, and yet very reasonable to rent. Compare to Any Other Rental. A hotel will rent a room for about the same price, or more...but it is Only a room. And this is so much better. It is a complete house, well furnished, nice kitchen, all utensils, dishes, etc. And it is quiet with perfect weather, not too hot, nor cold. You will find that you that you can use this as a base to travel, without costing you lots of money. While many who come to Costa Rica will prefer to stay at expensive hotels at the beach, or Homeaway rentals there, Those who stay here will not have the noise, nor the heat, nor the damp sheets to deal with. Those who stay here will hear the 'Chitarra' (large bug) as it announces the evening with the following chorus of frogs and the beautiful concert at night. You will sleep like a baby as the river lulls you to sleep. In the morning you will see a treasure trove of rare and exotic birds. They will announce the morning. Here, we have a best bed, 'Jiron' brand. Excellent, and very comfortable. Coffee will be provided, Fruit Bowl upon arrival, and all the information you may need to plan your days here. My wife has been here, in this area, all her life; and I have been here for 18 years. We know the area well, and can help you with your dreams for travel and experiences. A visit to the river, right below us, can lead you to the natural 'jacuzzi s' for your tired feet, or your shoulders; and there are small natural pools for a pleasant dip. A trip to the Ferria (farmers market) is a delight. 20 minutes from us is the Bio Reserve 'Fudebiol' where you can hike and enjoy the beautiful views and rare animals and birds and flowers. There is a lot more that could be written about the benefits of this region, the 'Brunca' region and it's unique history, but that may need to wait for your visit, or your research:

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Speaks: english



  • Garden Cottage, front entrance

    Garden Cottage, front entrance

  • Front Entrance
Garden Cottage

    Front Entrance Garden Cottage

  • interior


  • kitchen counter, stove, refri,
entrance to patio

    kitchen counter, stove, refri, entrance to patio

  • 'Quebradas' River  
close by, 50 mts.

    'Quebradas' River close by, 50 mts.

  • Happy Davys in Paradise:

.....en el Rio San Isidro

    Happy Davys in Paradise: .....en el Rio San Isidro

  • Tangera (mate to turquoise Tangera)

    Tangera (mate to turquoise Tangera)

  • Rio 'Quebradas'  50 mts
Natural Back Massage

    Rio 'Quebradas' 50 mts Natural Back Massage

  • Rare Birds Together

    Rare Birds Together (Tangera)

  • tangera, Sergeant Bird

    tangera, Sergeant Bird

  • Bromelia


  • spathyphyllum (white flag)
and ginger

    spathyphyllum (white flag) and ginger

  • entrance road and mini bridge

    entrance road and mini bridge

  • living room and views

    living room and views

  • kitchen and cabinets

    kitchen and cabinets

  • patio:  hammock, chairs, table

    patio: hammock, chairs, table

  • Rio 'Quebradas' 50 mts.
Foot Massage by nature

    Rio 'Quebradas' 50 mts. Foot Massage by nature



  • Rio Quebradas 50 mts.
(nature's 'Jacuzzi')

    Rio Quebradas 50 mts. (nature's 'Jacuzzi')

  • swimming spot, Rio Quebradas
150 mts. from cottage

    swimming spot, Rio Quebradas 150 mts. from cottage

  • Tangera Blue

    Tangera Blue

  • garden bromelia

    garden bromelia

  • garden orchids

    garden orchids

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