Snowbird Special Dec. 1-May 15 $85 Per Night(29 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)
Temperatures are very comfortable, with averages in the low 70s year-round. The house and location are perfectly situated for bird and other nature lovers in search of hiking, butterflies, trees and flowers. There's little to no traffic noise and the typical nighttime sounds are birds like the Tropical Screech Owl, Common Parauque or Blue-crowned Motmot.
As a retired person, I find Costa Rica a perfect escape from the cold of North American winters and this location is ideal to experience what it would be like to retire in this beautiful region.
I hired local construction workers and furnished the house with custom-made furniture from
Sarchí, the woodworking capital of the country, and realized my vision for a custom-built home. The look and feel is very relaxed and welcoming with an abundance of natural woodworking. Each bed is fitted with Queen-sized mattresses with trundle beds underneath for children or young adults.
The front porch is sizeable, measuring 10 feet by 30 feet and is large enough for dining outdoors. The balcony is similarly sized and enclosed in wrought-iron - a perfect viewing spot for viewing the surrounding mountain ranges and an ideal perch to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset.
The property measures about a half an acre and was formerly a working farm. Native trees remain with many orange, lemon, banana, fig and 'Flames of the Forest' as well as a variety of other trees and flowers, that attracts an abundance of birds,and butterflies.
In addition to a fully appointed kitchen, there is a washing machine.
Keywords: House,Birds,Butterflies, Coffee Farms
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Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - May 15, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee 3-4 persons $55
- Cleaning fee 2 persons $45
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Cleaning fee 5+ persons $65
- Taxes Not included
Posted rate is for the first two persons. There is a charge of $10 for each additional person.
Personal check, Money Order, PayPal. There will be an additional fee of $10 if using PayPal. Deposit is non-refundable if cancellation is within ten days before arrival.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: About the owners: We, Dave and Nancie Wolfe, recently completed construction of the house. Dave fell in love with Costa Rica after his first visit in 1999 and spent several other trips looking for the ideal place to build a home. Once he visited Navarro he knew he had found the perfect spot.
Why the Owner Chose Cartago, Costa Rica:
Why visit Orosi? The Orosi Valley is a landscape of topical hues. The rainforest of Tapanti and the Alto Cedral Cloud Forest paint a background of various shades of green, teeming with wildlife. Located south of Cartago, the Orosi Valley is a true jewel. Famous for its beautiful views, colonial churches, coffee farms, white water rivers, hot springs and Lake Cachí. Horse back riding, hiking, water rafting, and other interesting activities to keep active during the day. We will provide you with places to visit or consult a good guide book such as Lonely Planet. Orosi Valley Self Guided Tours The Orosi Valley and surrounding areas have many different tours, which can take up to a week to see all of the local attractions. Birders and hikers will enjoy a visit to Tapanti National Park and the Irazu volcano. The Guayabo Monument, just outside of Turrialba, is a well-preserved native village. The famous Lankaster Garden is just minutes from the house and is the orchid research center of the University of Costa Rica.. Not to be missed is Finca Christina, about 25 minutes from the house and just outside of the town of Paraiso. This is an organic, shade-grown coffee farm that is owned by two Americans. They give guided tours and you learn the production process for coffee. The farm is also home to over 300 species of birds. If their son Ernesto is available he may be able to help you identify the various resident birds. There is a fee for the tours. Coffee is also available for purchase. The small town of Orosi is home to a colonial church and in Ujarrás there is the vestige of a church built by the Spaniards around 1693. Cartago, the first capital, is home to the famous Basilica. The faithful believe that the water there has curative powers. In August, more than a million pilgrims gather there to pray to the Black Virgin (La Negrita).
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Tranquility of living in the country yet within 20 minutes to shopping, banks, medical facilities, restaurants. Very close to two national parks. Birds and butterflies are easy to locate.
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PATIO AND BALCONY FACING WEST
DINING ROOM AND FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN
VIEW OF FAMILY ROOM FROM THE BALCONY
BALCONY WITH OUTDOOR DINING AND RELAXATION
VIEW OF THE CARPORT FROM THE DRIVEWAY
MOUNTAIN VIEW FROM THE BALCONY
BLUE-CROWNED MOTMOT FEEDING ON BANANAS
RABO DE GATO (CAT'S TAIL) ATTRACTS HUMMINGBIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES
ELDERBERRY IN BLOOM
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
VANDA "BAMBOO" ORCHID
WATCH THE SUNSET AND ENJOY A GLASS OF WINE ON THE BALCONY
QUEEN BED WITH TRUNDLE BELOW
SECOND FLOOR LIVING AREA
WIDE STAIRS TO SECOND FLOOR
SQUEEZE A GLASS OF JUICE IN SEASON OR ENJOY BANANAS
VIEW OF DRIVEWAY FROM THE BALCONY
GINGER HELICONIA ATTRACTS SEVERAL SPECIES OF HUMMINGBIRDS
RUFOUS-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDS ARE COMMON VISITORS
RED GINGER "BASTON"
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Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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