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Gated community*near airport, city, on way to Pacific beaches~Ashiatsu

Bedrooms 3
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Two room gated condo-Also 1 hr Ashiatsu deep tissue massage available for 45 USD

15 minutes away from airport, 15 minutes away from biggest mall in San Jose, and 2 minutes from the main highway to the pacific side beaches. The host provides access to a 1 hour Ashiatsu deep tissue massage session for 45 USD within the same condominium, or Aromatherapy 40 mins 30 USD, perfect to begin or end your Costa Rica vacations! Ashiatsu is a unique, relaxing, barefoot technique which provides the deepest tissue massage without pain your body can get. The condominium is in a warm climate area, very peaceful neighborhood, with pool, playground, supermarket, restaurants nearby. The location is not within the city, but close enough through the highway. It has the peace of countryside, plus being close to the city! 3 rooms (one bigger than the other ones with bathroom in it, and the second and third rooms a bit smaller with a shared bathroom one step outside of one of them and 5 steps outside the other one), fully equipped kitchen, living room, 2 car garage and visitor parking for more cars, terrace, backyard. Air conditioning in principal room plus ceiling fan and ceiling fans in both of the other two rooms.

Property Manager
Carlos Vargas
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Carlos Vargas

I live in a separate house on the same Condominium with my girlfriend, her son and 2 small dogs (a Yorkie and a Schnauzer). We love sports, good family and friend time, travelling, movies, eating good food... We work in our own businesses and normally are available in the condominium. If we were not around and there is anything required, at least one of us will normally be flexible to drive home and attend any special need! Count on us for any tips or help necessary to make the best out of your stay.

Carlos Vargas purchased this house in 2017

Why Carlos Vargas chose San Rafael Abajo

It's a gated community, very secure, very peaceful, near airport and near city. It is a great stop when arriving to CR or the day before leaving. The house is just 2 kms away from the main highway that goes to the Pacific beaches. 1 hour away from the first Pacific side beaches. The property is walking distance from a convenience store, a drug store, restaurants etc and the weather is normally sunny and warm!


San Rafael Abajo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Inside main room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1 step outside second room and 5 steps outside 3rd room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Possibility of including one or several extra air mattresses
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Possibility of including one or several extra air mattresses
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Possibility of including one or several extra air mattresses
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Social media pages of the massage available in the condominium. 1 hour Ashiatsu for 45 USD and 40 minute Aromatherapy for 30 USD.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Gated community*near airport, city, on way to Pacific beaches~Ashiatsu
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Is always good to be back in this place! In a really good location near to the airport.

I really enjoy to staying in this place!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jordy! A pleasure to have you. Take care :)
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The place was beautiful and secure but was not clean and that well equiped for cooking.

  • 3 of 5

We loved the place but it was not as clean as we expect and the kitchen equipement is very basic.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A comfortable house, with a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything as described. The location was perfect for moving around into San Jose and also ideal for taking off to the coast. The place was safe and it had some stores nearby to buy food and other amenities. Carlos was also very helpful specially with payment options. Will definitely look it up once again when I am back in Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It is a nice house, in a great gated community

  • 5 of 5

Carlos was very helpful answering our messages prior we booked the place. Sent us the pre-reservation very quickly.

It is close to the airport and in a nice and safe development.

We enjoyed the house very much.

Thank you so much

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David! It was a pleasure dealing with you and your group. Take care!!
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Super séjour

  • 4 of 5

Super appartement de 3 chambres dans une résidence très sécurisée, très propre avec une grande piscine offrant la possibilité de faire le barbecue à proximité.

Les voisins sont accueillants et disponibles.

L'appartement est très fonctionnel, que ce soit pour des familles (nous étions 2 couples avec enfants, soit 8 personnes), les 3 chambres sont suffisamment grandes pour coucher au moins 9 personnes.

La connexion internet est impeccable.

Notre seul bémol concerne les ustensiles de cuisine qui sont moindre, mais je pense que ce sera vite résolu.

Proche de l'aéroport, notre vol était à 4h30 du matin, Carlos le propriétaire qui est très réactif a été très sympa de nous faire la réservation du taxis.

Vraiment un très très bon rapport qualité/prix.

Je le recommande, si nous devons revenir au Costa Rica, nous solliciterons cet hébergement de nouveau.


  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laurent! It was a pleasure having you and your family visit and meeting you. Take care and welcome back anytime !
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $5
Cleaning fee $10

Manager'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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