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Paradise Getaway in Costa Rica

(27 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2900 square ft. of beautiful living space with ocean & mountain views!

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living and dining rooms, spacious fully functional kitchen with new appliances. Walk-in to full laundry room with washer & dryer. Features an amazing terrace that spans the full width of the back of the house, with fabulous views of the Gulf of Nicoya, Pacific Ocean, Puntarenas, and mountain ranges. Enjoy early morning breakfasts, mid afternoon cocktails, and beautiful sunsets on our spacious terrace. Birdwatching and just plain relaxing can also be enjoyed! Easy access to terrace from living/dining room and 2 main floor bedrooms. Plenty of parking available at front of house, or in lower carport.

House is located in a 24 lot gated community, on a spacious 5000 sq. meter lot. The property still operates as a working coffee plantation. Beautiful trails, a waterfall, creeks, tilapia pond, and of course lots of coffee plants, make it a very charming and relaxing environment. Butterflies, deer, ducks, toucans, parrots, and various other birds can be seen on our property. Positano de Magallanes is a very special place!

Centrally located, within 90 minutes of many major attractions such as Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfalls & Gardens, La Fortuna, Lake Arenal, Carrera National Rainforest, Sarchi, Puntarenas, Zip-Lining, Butterfly Farms, and much more. The nearest beach is just a 35 minute drive away, part of a national rainforest, where capuchin monkeys come down from the trees to join you for lunch.

Shopping is just a short 5 minute drive away, in lovely San Ramon. Large shopping mall with movie theatres and plenty of shops, the University of Costa Rica, hospital, restaurants,banks, farmers market, pharmacies, dentists, and everything else you may need during your stay.

You will meet Norm & Ana, our property managers, in San Ramon. From there, they will take you to our house, a short 5 minute drive away in Magallanes. Norm & Ana will walk you through the house, pointing out its many features, and provide you with the keys. Enjoy your welcome basket, which includes some of the varied and delicious fruits available in Costa Rica.

If you need something smaller, check out our other new property at VRBO #676793 , which sleeps up to 3 people. See listing for details, or contact us.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/03/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    2 bedrooms on main floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master ensuite...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Main floor...moreless

  • 2 full-size and fully equipped.


  • Books:

    Costa Rica travel, birds, animals, plants, etc. Also novels....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    High Definition...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Many CD's available along with stereo radio....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    76 channels available....moreless

  • Stereo:

    AM & FM Radio and CD player. IPod , IPhone, or IPad hookup available. Also Bluetooth capable....moreless

  • Television:

    32' High definition flat screen....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Large DVD library available with many top hollywood movies, for both adults and children....moreless


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


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Several mountain ranges can be seen from property....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Gulf of Nicoya and Pacific Ocean....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Not Required since we are in a more moderate climate and have cool breezes in the evenings....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In walk-in laundry room....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Carport below living room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wi Fi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    17ft by 17ft spacious living room. Seats 7 - 8 people. Cable TV, Stereo, video library in large cabinet. Large picture window with beautiful view of the Gulf of Nicoya and mountain ranges....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone with local number available for use....moreless

  • Parking:

    In front of house and in lower carport....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Costa Rican cell phone available for use....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, kitchen, and beach towels available....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Walk-in laundry room from kitchen....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular coffee maker and a seperate espresso machine....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Large assortment....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Serving 8 or more. Most common untensils are included....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large & fully functional....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, condiments, paper towels, toilet paper, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large terrace with amazing views of Gulf of Nicoya, Pacific Ocean, and mountains....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn & gardens, surrounded by coffee plants....moreless



Write a review 5
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Peak Season
Jan 1 - May 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$220 $260
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,250 $3,800
Mid Peak Season
May 15 - Aug 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$200 $240
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,150 $3,400
Standard Rate
Aug 15 - Dec 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$180 $220
Fri, Sat, Sun
$900 $2,800
Christmas Break
Dec 17 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$260 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun
High Peak Season
Jan 1 - May 14, 2018
3 night min stay
$220 $260
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,250 $3,800
Mid Peak Season
May 15 - Aug 14, 2018
3 night min stay
$200 $240
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,150 $3,400
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$170 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$900 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/03/2017
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  • Poás Volcano National Park

    "This is a breathtaking tourist location and it's only a 90 minutes drive from our house."

  • Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica

    "A very beautiful theatre where you can go for music and plays."

  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens

    "A great place to go as a side trip, after Poas Volcanoe. A beautiful nature park, with birds..."

  • The Butterfly Farm -- CLOSED

  • Juan Santamaria International Airport

  • Arenal Volcano

    "Great area to spend a couple of days. Lots of activities like zip-lining, white water raftin..."

  • Sarchí Village

    "A very artsy town. You can find souvenirs, leather, furniture, and lots of shopping. Easy da..."

  • Carara National Park

    "This rainforest is about a 90 minute drive from our house. If you like nature, this is a gre..."

  • Zoo Ave

    "This is a great tropical zoo, located about 35 minutes away."

38 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
San Jose Airport
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Don Quixote
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Santa Anna
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Panamerican Hwy#1
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Don Quixote
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Just 8 minutes west of San Ramon. Major attractions within 90 minutes of our home include Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfalls & Gardens, San Luis Zip-Lining, La Fortuna, Lake Arenal & Volcano, Sarchi, Carara National Rainforest, and the Gulf of Nicoya with several beaches. Enjoy many activities such as Zip-lining, Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Sports Fishing, Swimming, Biking, Sunbathing, Snorkeling, Scuba-diving, Birdwatching, and much more! It's a nature lover's feast.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Joe is an insurance broker and Liz works for a builder in Canada. They have been married for 39 years and have 3 children. Some of their interests include music, golf, reading, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Why the Owner Chose San Ramón, Costa Rica:
After looking at Florida, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, we felt that Costa Rica had so much more to offer. The country is so beautiful, and very easy to travel through. There are many micro climates to suit individual needs and an abundance of things to do. In 1949 the country abolished their army and invested all their money into education and health care, therefore they have a well educated and happy population. Recent surveys show that Costa Ricans are one of the happiest people in the world. Costa Rica has a very low crime rate compared to other countries in Central & South America. They also have a longer life expectancy because of the lifestyle they live - Pura Vida!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our house is just 5 minutes from San Ramon, which is approximately 35 minutes west of the San Jose Airport, and is very central to everything. San Ramon has a hospital, university, shopping, churchs, movie theatres, and best of all, the weather is fabulous! Because San Ramon is 3500 ft. above sea level, the average daytime temperature all year round is 25 celcius, or 78 farenheit. Evenings are usually a little bit cooler, but very pleasant. There is no need to have air conditioning or heating in our home. If you are interested in some more heat, just drive 40 minutes west to the beach where the temperatures can reach 35 celcius plus. Our location is central to as many activities and attractions you can imagine. Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall & Gardens, La Fortuna & Lake Arenal, San Luis Zip-Lining, Carera National Rainforest, Sarchi, Tortuga Island, and San Jose are all a reasonable drive away.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/03/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Beautiful large terrace.

    Beautiful large terrace.

  • Backview and carport.

    Backview and carport.

  • Nice view of Gulf of Nicoya.

    Nice view of Gulf of Nicoya.

  • Main floor bathroom.

    Main floor bathroom.

  • Large walkout and terrace.

    Large walkout and terrace.

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Beautiful sunset into Gulf of Nicoya.

    Beautiful sunset into Gulf of Nicoya.

  • Poas Volcano

    Poas Volcano

  • Bedroom


  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • Northview and driveway.

    Northview and driveway.

  • Front entrance.

    Front entrance.

  • Diningroom & Staircase to Master.

    Diningroom & Staircase to Master.

  • Back terrace.

    Back terrace.

  • Beautiful setting and views.

    Beautiful setting and views.

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Friendly Toucan

    Friendly Toucan

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Kitchen


VRBO #437437

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, March 06, 2017

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