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Paradise Costa Rica Central Valley Estate * Sleeps up to 30*

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:30
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Estate, 5 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 30)

Villa Alas Azules is nestled about an hour east from the capital of San Jose, in a gorgeous, picture-perfect hidden valley, one hour drive north to the Caribbean ocean, and an hour’s drive south to the Pacific. The estate rests at an elevation of about 4000 feet where temperatures couldn't be more lovely year round!

Virtually all of Costa Rica’s rich treasures are within easy reach and under about 20 miles, from zip lining, canopy tours, rafting, rainforest tours, natural hot springs, waterfalls, to bird watching, hiking trails and star gazing. Even some of the country’s most important archeological sites like Guayabo, or the Ujarras ruins, and the still surviving colonial architecture in 10 minutes away Orosi.

This spectacular home is uniquely outfitted on 9 acres with a basketball court, koi pond, Jacuzzi, edible vegetation (lemons, limes, grapefruits, bananas, coffee, eggplants, green beans, cilantro, peppers, tomatoes, etc), views of beautiful waterfall from the long front porch during the green/rainy season, fully stocked kitchen for cooking and serving, a covered gazebo outdoor kitchen with grill overlooking the valley, lots of walking and hiking trails, hammocks, badminton, croquet, Foosball, etc. There is TV with cable and DVD player, and hook up for iPod stereo music.

There’s loads of space for large family groups, or lots of privacy for those who prefer that. SMall stores are less than a mile, larger grocery stores are located about 15 minutes away in Paraiso, while mega style stores like Walmart are located about 30 minutes away in Cartago, which you pass on the way from the airport to the property.

Local Costa Rican art is on display throughout the home and within the gardens. Note the hand carved columns at the gazebo, the benches, the stone carvings, etc. The home is handsomely and solidly built with hardwoods, glass brick, tile, concrete and stucco. The blue exterior paint on the lower portion of the house is one of the famous traditional ways of building a Costa Rican homes.

The home acquired its name for 3 reasons: the lower blue on its exterior walls, the two blue feathered peacocks living on the property (Fred and Mathilda), and the spectacular Blue Morpho butterflies fluttering into view on any given day.

An onsite groundskeeper will tend to the gardens, while a cook and housekeeper can be affordably hired each day to make your meals and clean house (about $25 per day). Also available if you hire one of our approved guides to drive is a 15 passenger van with large luggage rack on top for $375 per week. We can arrange airport pickup by local staff (email to inquire for prices) and to conduct tours.

Ask us questions, we love to help! We have so many more photos and videos to share.

We have had some problems in the past with 2 people renting the property thinking they could have dozens or hundreds of people to spend the day on the property, and we do not allow this. Each guest or visitor will be charged at the nightly rate, regardless of whether they spend the night.


Keywords: Orosi, central valley, costa rica luxury, paraiso, peacocks, birdwatching, zip lining,canopy tours, rainforrest, waterfalls, tucans, Irazu volcano, Tapanti,Cachi Dam, Guayabo
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Estate

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 30
  • Children Welcome
  • Smoking Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 30

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private baskebetball court, Temperatures range year round from low 60s at night, and mid 70s during the day! This paradise location includes two side by side mountain top houses spread on acres of beautiful hilltop overlooking Cachi lake and the Orosi valley. Watch the peacocks and other birds on the property. Built in traditional Costa Rican style, furnished with fans & comfortable beds. These include Western-style bathrooms and showers, and hot water. On the 9 acre property are many fruit trees, spectacular views, hiking paths, many tropical birds, a covered Gazebo social area, basketball court, fish pond, badmintton, croquet, nearby swimming hole, hot springs, blue morpho butterflies, and hammocks. Cooks can be hired for reasonable fee to prepare plenty of fresh, healthy, abundant, Costa Rican dishes....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    not needed, temps are in 70s every day...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking:

    being contsructed should be availabl e by November 2011...moreless

  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 17 - Jan 20, 2018
7 night min stay
$200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$110

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $65

Notes:

No unpaid guests or visitors. All guests and visitors are logged at entrance gates to the property


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

Ziplining, raiforrest hikes, rafting, soak in natural hot springs, coffee plantation tours:

• Excursion to Irazu Volcano or Tapanti Rainforrest, Cachi Dam Lake

• Nature hikes

• Horse-back riding

• Bathe in the many nearby natural hot springs

• Cheese making

• Traditional sugar cane processing

• Bird-watching

• Incredible star gazing

• Coffee tasting, coffee plantation tour

• Challote farm

• Relaxing in a hammock

• Visit one of the last remaining colonial towns, Orosi, and its famous church

• Guayabo, the nation’s most famous archeological site

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We would love to move to Costa Rica and come here every chance we get, and share the property with others when we are pursuing our careers elsewhere.

Why the Owner Chose Cartago, Costa Rica:
You would be hard pressed to find better weather and more spectacular array of outdoor activities, peace and quiet, relaxation, clean air

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Waking to a constantly ever more beautiful show of sunrises and sunsets while sipping the world’s best coffee grown in Costa Rica, hearing exotic birds chirping all around – even those gorgeous rainbow toucans! Paradise!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Photos

  • View from front porch over Orosi valley

    View from front porch over Orosi valley

  • Morning sunrise from breakfast table

    Morning sunrise from breakfast table

  • some of the bed options

    some of the bed options

  • covered gazebo barbque outdoor kitchen area overlooking the valley

    covered gazebo barbque outdoor kitchen area overlooking the valley

  • one of the courtyard style walk ways, with basketball court in background to the

    one of the courtyard style walk ways, with basketball court in background to the

  • Main room tub

    Main room tub

  • acres of rolling Costa Rican glory for your front garden

    acres of rolling Costa Rican glory for your front garden

  • drive up view of part of the compound

    drive up view of part of the compound

  • larger than nrmal dormitory style bunk beds made of hardwoods, perfect for kids

    larger than nrmal dormitory style bunk beds made of hardwoods, perfect for kids

  • One of the showers

    One of the showers

  • Fire pit

    Fire pit

VRBO #369062

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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