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Nature Hideaway, Breakfast/Dinner Included *Rafting Packages* Birdwatching

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You can enjoy beautiful views from the sun room.

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A true relaxing vacation! We will do all the cooking and cleaning for you!
Imagine waking up to the sound of parrots and toucans. Enjoy a hot breakfast prepared for you by Beto, our chef and housekeeper, on the patio with the rainforest all around you. Spend your day hiking or mountain biking through the trails, and exploring the streams on this 7 acre mountainside retreat either by yourself or with a local bilingual guide. Swim in the private pool. Watch for tropical birds, butterflies and other wildlife from the balcony, decks or large windows. Friendly chickens and turkeys are wandering around the property eating the bugs and spiders all day long. There are also spectacular views of a lake in the valley below. In the evening, a delicious dinner will be served to you. The house will be cleaned for you and even your laundry done if you would like.
White Water Rafting Special:
If you stay at our home for at least two nights you can have a trip on the beautiful Pacuare river (class 2,3,4 rapids) with an experienced English speaking guide. You will be picked up and dropped off at our home. The tour includes lunch and a hike to a waterfall for just $80 a person. Usually the trip costs $100 - $115 The river is rated as one of the top 10 most beautiful rivers in the world by National Geographic.

Be with nature! This beautiful home is located in a remote corner of a small farming town in the lush green Turrialba mountains. It is a gorgeous location that is both safe and private. The rainforest surrounds this mountaintop house on three sides. The climate here is perfect, 72-78 degrees year round.

This large, modern, three story home is clean and nicely furnished. It has an open floor plan with a kitchen, family room, sun room, and game room on the main floor. There is a balcony that wraps around 3 sides of the upstairs bedroom to enjoy the spectacular views. The game room has a pool table, a ping pong table, and a foozball table. Breakfast and dinner are included in the rate, and Beto will cook any other meals for you for an additional fee.

The owners are a former Peace Corps volunteer who fell in love with this beautiful friendly town when she lived there 19 years ago and her native Costa Rican husband. They are familiar with the area and can help you plan your stay. We can help arrange a ride from the airport in a comfortable SUV for $80.

If you are looking for adventure, the city of Turrialba, famous for excellent white water rafting on the Reventazon and Pacuare rivers, is just 15 minutes away. There are many shops and restaurants in Turrialba. There is also a farmer's market every Friday and Saturday where a wide variety of fruits and vegetables are sold. Guyabo National Park, an archaeological site is about 30 minutes away and the Turrialba Volcano National Park is about 45 minutes away. CATIE (A University that attracts students from around the world) is 15 minutes away.

If you would like to experience true Costa Rican life, this is the perfect place. The town has one main road, a church, soccer field, and a school. The townspeople are very friendly and helpful. All around the town are family farms of coffee, sugar cane, and macadamia nuts. If you want to see where your coffee or sugar really comes from, you can pick your own coffee beans or try a piece of fresh cut sugar cane. You can also see farm animals. If you would like to try some delicious fresh tropical fruits, they are growing just down the hill.

If you have children, there is plenty for them to do in this town, and plenty of Spanish speaking friends for them to meet. They will enjoy feeding the ducks, geese, and chickens, and maybe see chicks hatching. Swimming in the pool is safe and fun for all ages, with a big shallow section as well as a deep end. They can join in a pick up soccer game at the town field, or walk to the neighborhood pulperia to buy snacks or candy, like the local children do. They can even visit the small neighborhood school and possibly leave there with a greater appreciation for their own school back home.

You will fall in love with this amazing rainforest getaway in this small friendly Costa Rican town just like we did.

Keywords: House, all included

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Included In Price

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 6-12

  • upstairs master : 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    downstairs master bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) port a crib and high chair, 2 sofa beds ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Breakfast and daily house cleaning are included in the price. Transportation to and from airport is available....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View:

    Amazing view of the Turrialba Lake and Dam...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Breakfast and DInner are included in the price....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$85
$595

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Breakfast and dinner are included for 2 people. Each additional guest is $25 more. Daily house cleaning service including laundry is included.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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Location

Bird watching, streams on the property, coffee or sugar cane farm tours, horseback riding tours, rainforest hike with local guide

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Adrian is a native Costa Rican who grew up in Turrialba. He met Libby when she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica. They have been married for 18 years and have 3 children.

Why the Owner Chose Cartago, Costa Rica:
Libby was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the small town where the home is located. It is a safe, friendly, and peaceful town. The climate is perfect, not too hot and humid, and there are very few mosquitos.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love sitting on the deck enjoying the spectacular views. We love watching all the hummingbirds birds and butterflies. We also listen to hear the toucan's calling and run outside to see them perched in the trees and then soaring down into the valley.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

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  • You can enjoy beautiful views from the sun room.

    You can enjoy beautiful views from the sun room.

  • Watch colorful  birds and butterflies from comfortable chairs on our balconies.

    Watch colorful birds and butterflies from comfortable chairs on our balconies.

  • There is a small pond with ducks, tilapia fish and  turtles.

    There is a small pond with ducks, tilapia fish and turtles.

  • We will make delicious typical Costa meals for you at your request

    We will make delicious typical Costa meals for you at your request

  • There is a balcony off the sun room.

    There is a balcony off the sun room.

  • The private pool

    The private pool

  • You can feed our ducks, turkeys, and chickens.

    You can feed our ducks, turkeys, and chickens.

  • The living room has comfortable sofas, a tv, DVD player and movie collection.

    The living room has comfortable sofas, a tv, DVD player and movie collection.

  • A typical Costa Rican breakfast is made each morning.

    A typical Costa Rican breakfast is made each morning.

  • The family room is very spacious.

    The family room is very spacious.

  • Fresh cut tropical flowers from our gardens.

    Fresh cut tropical flowers from our gardens.

VRBO #164281

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, spanish
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