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Mountain Home Overlooking The San Jose' Valley

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

This Beautiful Luxury Home Is In A Remote Quiet Location.

Just up the mountain from Aserri toward Tarbaca is the mountain home. It is very near the famous restaurant Ram Luna. The house is actually just above the restaurant. The house is 450 meters squared or 4,800 squre feet. It sits on .65 hectare or 1.6 acres. This is a luxury home in a quiet neighborhood with the best view of the San Jose' Valley. 24/7 on site security, maid and cook available.

Lance Rankin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Lance Rankin

We live in Fort Worth, Texas. We have lived in Texas our whole lives. We wanted to make a place where people from the United States could go and feel safe and secure. We are business owners that decided to purchase this vacation home to share with others. We certainly plan to spend lots of time at the house each year.

Lance Rankin purchased this estate in 2015

Why Lance Rankin chose San José

We purchased this home in an area that we have many friends. So anything that could be needed at the house is possible very quickly. We have a 24/7 caretaker/security on site. Jose' and his wife Marlen live in the caretaker house on the property. They have two children. Eteban is 19 and Allison is 13. They are extremely friendly and nice people. This home is stunning. 4800 square feet is the under roof living space. Peace and quiet is what you will get at this property. This makes a great home base to take day trips to popular attractions in Costa Rica. Jaco beach is 1:30 to 2:00 drive. San Jose' is 25 to 30 minutes away. The San Jose' airport is 30 minutes away.

What makes this estate unique

The best feature of this property has to be the view. It is absolutely amazing. It is the reason we purchased it. It is 4800 squre foot of luxury home right now. The home is 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths and is able to host plenty of people at a time. We are adding things as we think of them and are able. We just added 2 sleeper sofas in the house to offer more beds as there is plenty of room in the main house for them.


San José Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Any event that you may plan to have while at the property must be approved prior to the event. We are just trying to avoid wild parties.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Living Area - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Master Bedroom Bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Full over Full Bunk Bed
    Upstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa Full Size
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa Queen Size
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking


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Mountain Home Overlooking The San Jose' Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Woodinville, WA

What a great experience!

  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning house overlooking San Jose. The view at night of the lights of San Jose was amazing. Up in the mountain the stars were so bright. . There is a powerful telescope set up that we enjoyed looking into San Jose. Lance is the perfect host. From Fort Worth he arranged for a friend of his to pick us up at the airport and guide us to his house - and this was on Christmas day. When we got to the house Carlos gave us a tour showing us the amenities and talking to us about Costa Rica. The house is huge, new and has an awesome master bedroom, bath and kitchen. There were enough bedrooms that each of our three kids got their own room and each room had a private bathroom. The grounds are landscaped and beautiful. Gifts of wine and coffee were in the gourmet kitchen. Costa Rica coffee is so good, but the best coffee was from the beans grown and roasted by friends of the Carlos and Lance. During the week Carlos arranged for friends to pick us up and take us to the Ram Luna - a restaurant about a mile away that offered copious amounts of local food that was absolutely delicious. The grounds are gated and maintained by a local family that live in a building on the grounds. Jose and his wife were pleasant and helpful and for a ridiculously small fee would provide cleaning service. Living in the mountains for a week was such a good experience for our family rather than staying on the coast with its United States hotels and neighborhoods. I highly recommend this house and the hospitality of Lance, Carlos and Jose!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful mountain home, magnificent view.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a couple of weeks. Beautiful mountain home, great amenities in a country setting, and a magnificent view of San Jose and the Central Valley.We highly recommend it for your visit to Costa Rica. Not far from the city, with access to other parts of the country. The owner was very attentive to all our needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review of the property and of your stay. I hope you visit us again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Ram Luna
Nearest Beach
69 Miles
Jaco Beach
Car: recommended

The home is at over 5800' elevation up in the mountains. Temperature in the house naturally stays between 68 and 74 degrees year round with no Air Conditioning or Heat. We have some space heaters in case you get cold at night and there are 3 fireplaces in the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $50

This estate is gated and is locked each night. There is 24/7 security on site. The caretaker and security is Jose'. This is in a quiet neighborhood that is in a remote area. There is a maid available on site and she can cook for you if you should need. We can help you with catering an event at the house as well. There is a famous restaurant called Hacienda Salitrillos only 10 minutes away that can cater or even set up on site for a cook out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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