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Lovely House in Gated Community 24/7 Hour Security, Enclosed Sunny Back Yard

(11 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2 Br, 1.5 Ba, Sleeps 6

- Fully furnished; sunny private backyard; garage available
- living room/dining room
- den
- eat-in kitchen, garage
- dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, microwave
- Cable TV, Internet, wifi
- Transportation, supermarket within a few-minute walk
- Banks, restaurants, entertainment, downtown Heredia within 1 mile
- 20 minutes by car to San Jose and Airport
- nearest beaches 1 hours (Jaco, Punta Leona...)


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    There are two playgrounds on the premises. Please don't break the wicker chair upstairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Kindly step out if you want to smoke....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The upstairs won't be accessible, but everything on the ground floor is. There are two steps leading to the entrance....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    This is the master bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Guestroom w/bunkbeds (bottom double, top single)...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Upstairs den features a futon that sleeps 1...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    This is a half bathroom with toilet and sink...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Several volcanoes can be reached by car (Irazu, Poaz), also canapé rides (cable cars taking you across, high above the rain forest) are offered. There is horseback riding at Ojo de Agua....moreless


  • Books:

    A variety of books and an O'Henry collection...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Heredia is a few bus stops away (about 3 km). San Jose can be reached by the new train connection (20 min. ride). Train stops within 500 meters....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The upstairs has a beautiful view on the surrounding mountains...moreless

  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    A formal dining table with 6 chairs - the dining area is connected with the living room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Garage:

    Garage parking is available for a fee: $100.00 p/month $ 30.00 p/week...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    wifi - Password will be provided....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Is located on the main floor and is combined with the formal dining area...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking in front of the house is perfectly secure....moreless

  • Telephone:

    free local calls and 15 minutes free international calls (meant for possible emergencies)....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Sears front loader....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Sears Whirlpool....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    It is an eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Sears electric stove with oven and broiler....moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new....moreless

  • Stove:

    Sears electric stove with oven and broiler. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven (good for tortillas and hamburgers)...moreless


  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is an enclosed, private, sunny backyard with a canope swing and backyard furniture. Newly installed lighting for evening/night use....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Ojo de Agua is a 15-minute drive by car or 20 minutes by bus. It is supplied by fresh spring water - absolutely no chemicals. Another pool is at the 'Palacio de los Deportes', a few bus stops away....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.5
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$295 $1,225
High Season
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$325 $1,325
Rainy Season
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$295 $1,225
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$325 $1,325
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $40
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $125


I require a rental agreement signed by the primary renter. The agreement is in Spanish, and I supply an English translation, if needed. Please read my write-up in THE COSTA RICAN TIMES by copying the following link into your browser:

Though parking in front of the house is safe, garage parking is available for a fee of $100.00 p/mo or $30.00 p/week

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/10/2017
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15 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Juan Santamaria (San Jose)
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Main street towards airport
500 Metres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Pan American Highway (1)
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Main street toward airport or Heredia centro
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Jaco, Punta Leona

Car: Not Necessary

THE COSTA RICAN TIMES has a write-up on my house (

Train to San Jose (20-min. ride) stops within 500 meters

Ojo de Agua, w/ Olympic size fresh water pool (no chemicals),recreational and kiddie pools within 10 min car ride or 20 min. bus ride. (Inquire with me for bus schedule).

El Palacio in Heredia centro has Olympic size pool and other sports activities.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: Hi there, I was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, emigrated to New York, and that's where I live. I like Costa Rica and use my house for frequent visits.

Why Mercedes, Costa Rica:
My house was built in 2005, is conveniently located within an 8-min. walk to the bus stop w/connection to virtually all of Costa Rica, and to Automercado within a 10-min. walk.The weather in near-by Atenas,was quoted by Nat'l Geographic second best in the world. My private backyard can be enjoyed 24/7: take in the sun, have your meals, and at night entertain your family and friends in a softly lid atmosphere.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I love the convenience: Two supermarkets up the block, Papa John's Pizza, the gated community with friendly guards. Never have to worry about the safety of my house. Restaurants are within walking distance, the bus stop within an 8-min. walk. Automercado, famous for its international foods, has a low-fee ATM. And, of course, my private sunny backyard with its newly installed soft lighting to enjoy evenings outside the house.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Living room

    Living room

  • Master bedroom w/goose down quilt

    Master bedroom w/goose down quilt

  • Bathroom


  • Guestroom with twin and double bed

    Guestroom with twin and double bed

  • Guest room

    Guest room

  • Breakfast bar

    Breakfast bar

  • Upstairs den

    Upstairs den

  • Kenmore Washer and Dryer

    Kenmore Washer and Dryer

  • Backyard swing

    Backyard swing

  • Palmera in front of house

    Palmera in front of house

  • Playground


  • Living room with dining area

    Living room with dining area

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • Guest room

    Guest room

  • Kitchen


  • Upstairs den

    Upstairs den

  • PM view from den

    PM view from den

  • Backyard with swing in summer  (new canape is green).

    Backyard with swing in summer (new canape is green).

  • Papaya tree in backyard

    Papaya tree in backyard

  • front patch w/Alovera plant (for your skin needs)

    front patch w/Alovera plant (for your skin needs)

  • Backyard visitor

    Backyard visitor

  • Entrance to Casa 15C at Gated Community Santillana del Mar

    Entrance to Casa 15C at Gated Community Santillana del Mar

VRBO #505435

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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