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Mountain Home with Ocean Views

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

You need more than a getaway. You need a place to refresh your soul. A place conducive not only to rest and relaxation but an environment that tempts your sense of adventure and enables you to participate in all that is good and exciting about Costa Rica. Toucan's Perch is nestled 4000 feet above sea level with views of the Pacific and the entire Central Valley. For a unique experience, get up at 5:30 a.m. and watch your own volcano (Volcan Turrialba) smoldering into the skyline as the sunrise pierces through onto your perch above the universe. Toucans are your only visitors as they call to one another while you enjoy the calm of a hammock and possibly a cup of the world’s finest coffee to keep you company. The temperate climate at this elevation never exceeds 85 F and only stoops to 65 F in the middle of the night. All the while you enjoy clean air and fresh water from the neighboring mountain spring; pure and simple. Just an hour West and you’re on the beach

. This breathtaking home is located on top of a mountain in Central Valley, Costa Rica. Experience rural Costa Rica landscape, amazing lightning shows, toucans, buzzards, cows! We have a few dogs as well. Mountain top views of the Ocean with amazing sunsets and perfect climate year round.

*Pick fruit from our fruit trees around the house. Oranges, Limes, Sweet Lime, Starfruit, Avocados, Bananas..

More Details

Owner
Alan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Alan

The quest for tranquility is one we all strive for. Having devoted 25 years running my own business and yet another 10 working for a Fortune 500 company, I opted for early retirement to continue my search. My previous life afforded me the opportunity to travel the world; China, Russia, the Baltic, Europe, Africa, South Africa, Australia, Greece and Portugal to name a few. Each time I visited a foreign country I tried to picture myself retiring in its midst with its specific climate, traditions and way of life. Portugal was on the verge of getting the nod until I discovered healthcare and taxes on foreigners were not conducive to my parameters I had established for myself. My first visit to Costa Rica was perpetrated by a business associate who indicated his parents had retired here several years prior. He arranged for my visit to see them and the rest is history. It is here that I find the tranquility that I’ve never lost nor ever will. It is here that I found a mountaintop that can now be shared for others to enjoy the views of the Pacific, and the Central Valley. It is here at Cima Estelar (Stellar Heights) that one can find a glimpse into the secrecy of nature; Toucans, parrots, sloths, iguana, giant woodpeckers and flora comparable to the Garden of Eden.

Why Alan chose San Jose

This breathtaking home is located on top of a mountain in Central Valley, Costa Rica. Experience rural Costa Rica landscape, amazing lightning shows, toucans, buzzards, cows! We have a few dogs as well. Mountain top views of the Ocean with amazing sunsets and perfect climate year round.

*Pick fruit from our fruit trees around the house. Oranges, Limes, Sweet Lime, Starfruit, Avocados, Bananas..

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our recent two week stay at The Outpost exceeded all of our expectations. We came to Costa Rica to unwind while exploring a new country for us. Our accommodations were impeccably clean and the views are truly incomparable. Our evening ritual of watching the sun sink into the Pacific Ocean is just one of the many highlights of our visit. We came to eliminate the stress of our jobs and were rewarded with quiet and an occasional visit by Thor and Cyclops the two great dogs on the property that we wanted to bring home with us. Our hosts, Alan and Skeeter, provided us with easy and affordable transportation and kept us away from the hesitancy associated with driving in a foreign country. We took the bus to a number of locations as well as it passes right in front of the property. We left 20 degree weather to enjoy the perfect climate of 75 degree Fahrenheit temps. Oh to be back in flip flops and shorts! Thank you again for a memorable stay. We will return.
Nov 2012
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Amenities

Santiago de Puriscal Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Mountain Home with Ocean Views
average rating of 4.909091 based on 13 reviews
5

Muchos Gracias for Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

Erik and I could not have picked a better home away from home in the county of Puriscal! Alan, Yame & Zeke, Demo & Ganesha were wonderful hosts with the most, and we are so happy to have made new friends in a beautiful country. We hope to share just as much of a wonderful experience in our own cottage in Algonquin!

Thank you for opening your home to us, we will never forget the great memories.

Solo Yogourt!!! =D

Love,

Erik & Grace Hughes

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Birds chirping, clean air, beautiful views, and fresh spring water. This is one of my favorite places to stay in Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Vacation ever.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and i arrived in CR for our honeymoon in SJO at 5:30a.m. Skeeter met us at the airport and took care of us every step of the way. We immediately felt cared for and safe with his guidance. I was so glad he was driving because traffic and the drivers are nuts and their are no signs once you leave the city.

He took us to a few sites and then we had a fantastic Tico breakfast. The food in CR is amazing. don't listen to anyone who says otherwise. Upon arriving at the house, we were amazed at how beautiful the property and the house was. Breathtaking views and everything was extremely clean. The gardener/maintenance man Abel, left us freshly picked flowers when he heard it was our honeymoon. He also left us some fresh fruit picked on the property.

We had complete privacy and the weather was perfect. 75 in the day and 65 at night. cloudy and stormy some of the time and a little sunny other times. Sunrises and sunsets that never get old and far surpass any tv show or movie that could be on.

Whenever we need or wanted to go somewhere, Skeeter took us. Zip lining, the beach, the store, even Wal-mart for some comfort foods.

If we ever return to CR (and i'm sure we will) will wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.

Skeeter, thank you for making our Honeymoon the best it could possibly be.

Sean & Laura Brooks

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Views and Relaxation !!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent two months at this location and could have stayed two more . We found the accommodations to be just as pictured on web sight . Skeeter and his son Alan were great hosts and very willing to help in anyway they could . The landscaping was beautiful . We watched and listened to the birds morning and night . Breath taking sunsets . We fell in love with Demo the dog . We will return in the near future .

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxation and Beauty

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights at this location while on a week vacation in Costa Rica. It was simple, clean and had stunningly beautiful views from every angle. Skeeter and Alan were helpful and wonderful hosts. I would recommend this location to anyone with a love of nature and quiet. I hope my travels will bring me here again someday.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Keeps Getting Better!

  • 5 of 5

Our third trip to Costa Rica and Cima Estelar and it just keeps getting better! This time we stayed at the Outpost and once again were amazed at the beauty and cleanliness of this well manicured property. The views of the Central Valley and Pacific Ocean are breathtaking! Our hosts Skeeter and his son Alan again went above and beyond to make sure all our needs were met. The kitchen was stocked with snacks, drinks, fresh fruit and tasty coffee. Alan was our guide on an amazing whitewater rafting trip down the Pacaure river! Then on to the beautiful and uncrowded beaches of Montezuma on the southern tip of the Nicoya Pennisula. Alan's skill at driving and navigating through the country is unmatched. Not to mention his fluent spanish speaking. We also enjoyed a day of swimming and relaxing on the San Pedro river not far from the property where the locals like to hang out. But some of our best times are spent just hanging out at the property enjoying the views and the company of Skeeter and Alan. This time we were also interested in looking at property as we just love it here. Skeeter took us on a tour of available property in the area and answered all our questions about moving and living in Costa Rica. He also introduced us to a local builder who showed us some wonderful home designs. This is not your typical tourist vacation. You can have as much adventure or relaxation as you choose. Skeeter and Alan can accommodate just about anything you wish. Caroline and I brought her 19 year old son along with my brother and his 16 year old son this time to give them a taste of CR. We all agreed this was the best vacation of our lives! In our opinion there is no better place to stay than Cima Estelar.

Many thanks to Skeeter and Alan

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
SJO Airport
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.