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Volare-Awaken Above the Clouds: 3 Bedroom, Privacy. Costa Rica Real Adventures!

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Volare - the house above the clouds. Perched on a cliff above Turrialba Valley

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Last updated: 09/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Volare seems perched to fly - city lights and rainforest below. This area is the original adventure capital of Costa Rica, and the crown jewel -- the Pacuare River, is accessed from here. World Class adventure (National Geographic lists the Pacuare as one of the top 10 white water rivers of the world). Pristine nature. Costa Rica's only pre Colombian ruins. Cloud forest and exotic birding. Active Turrialba volcano - (much more active than Arenal, in the tourism center of Fortuna), Hiking in Indigenous territories, where you encounter people who speak only their native Cabecar language Immaculately clean waterfalls.
Volare is high above the city, and cool air makes Volare pure pleasure day and night.
Yet Volare is on a good quality paved road only 45 minutes from TerraMall, the country's second largest shopping center on the east sie of San Jose.
We offer a full service option (at additional cost), with daily cleaning and meal preparation from a menu both eclectic and interesting that accommodates dietary restrictions or your personal favorites.
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, well equipped kitchen, office in house. Very private but not isolated. Can be serviced daily by our employees.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs bedroom 2: 1 king

    two singles or one king bed...moreless

  • Downstairs bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Study - single bed : 1 twin/ single

    We can add a single bed in study, between upstairs BR's...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Volare - ('I will fly') - is above the clouds overlooking Turrialba valley and active Turrialba volcano...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Private meal options available - see our website www.volarevacationrental.com for menu details and current prices...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016-4-Low
Sep 16 - Dec 16, 2016
2 night min stay
$195
2016-5-Christmas
Dec 17 - Jan 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$395
2017-6-High
Jan 9 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$225
2017-7-offSeason
May 1 - Jun 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$195
2017-8-Summer
Jun 25 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$295
2017-9-Autumn
Sep 1 - Nov 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$195
2017-10-Christmas
Dec 17 - Jan 7, 2018
3 night min stay
$395
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$260

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

No refund with 15 days of start date.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose (SJO) International
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
Caribbean cost

Car: Recommended

The Pacuare River - only 30 minutes away. Luxury accommodations above the Turrialba Valley. Visit our website to see all the things you can do in this very private part of Costa Rica -- the epicenter of adventures and some of the best naturalist opportunities in our counrty

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I founded Serendipity Adventures, Costa Rica's most respected adventure operating company, in 1991, and I designed and built Volare on the most beautiful piece of land I had encountered in all of Cost Rica (but I admit I am very partial to grand vistas, clouds, and cooler temperatures - I suffer at the beach). When I sold Serendipity in 2011 I thought I would retire gracefully in Volare -- but all great plans somehow get sidetracked. I fell in love. And now I live with my partner on a ranch in the northern part of Costa Rica. But Volare is too much a part of my passion to just sell it, so I thought sharing it through rental would be a good compromise. And besides, the staff at Volare love the way we entertain guests and friends, ith dinners on the terrace under the giant roof, overlooking the city below.

Why the Owner Chose Cartago, Costa Rica:
This small part of Costa Rica is pretty untouched by commercial tourism, by big industry, by noisy traffic and crime. Volare has an even greater advantage - not on the road, but tucked behind a hill, so someone on the paved road in front won't even know we are here.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The openness of the house -- walls won't block you in. The deck is integrated into the interior space, and the doors are rarely shut during the day. The clouds. You can sit on the deck all day and watch the changing scenery. You can watch clouds form and ascend, or roll over the mountain behind the house and fall like thistledown into the valley. Only 50 minutes from world class shopping, only 40 minutes from primitive Indigenous villages, only 10 minutes from the departure for the Pacuare. Loads of private adventure and nature opportunities. An active volcano. Pristine waterfall. We in Volare are here for your benefit, to book tours or arrange meals or design your whole vacation (we have lots of experience with that).


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Volare - the house above the clouds. Perched on a cliff above Turrialba Valley

    Volare - the house above the clouds. Perched on a cliff above Turrialba Valley

  • Every bedroom has a private balcony, big enough for your massage. Masseuse available afternoons and early evenings.

    Every bedroom has a private balcony, big enough for your massage. Masseuse available afternoons and early evenings.

  • Coming down the driveway you see the hot tub and house - perched above the valley

    Coming down the driveway you see the hot tub and house - perched above the valley

  • Upstairs second bedroom - king bed or twin extra long beds. Silk fans will raise to open view into living room and valley. Private deck.

    Upstairs second bedroom - king bed or twin extra long beds. Silk fans will raise to open view into living room and valley. Private deck.

  • Downstairs bathroom. Oversize bathtubs in both upper and lower bathroom, and fantastic views from the tub.

    Downstairs bathroom. Oversize bathtubs in both upper and lower bathroom, and fantastic views from the tub.

  • The deck is pure comfort - all the furniture is relaxing, rocking you gently or letting you doze off.

    The deck is pure comfort - all the furniture is relaxing, rocking you gently or letting you doze off.

  • Patricia greets sunrise from above the clouds

    Patricia greets sunrise from above the clouds

  • View from the upstairs office shows the entry to upstairs master bedoom and the 2-storey livingroom. Glass throughout the house is tempered (therefore very strong and will not ct if broken - this type glass is NOT USED in Costa Rica).

    View from the upstairs office shows the entry to upstairs master bedoom and the 2-storey livingroom. Glass throughout the house is tempered (therefore very strong and will not ct if broken - this type glass is NOT USED in Costa Rica).

  • View from upper floor. Volre makes use of all the great views, including down -- onto rain forest, city lights, coffee and sugar cane - as well as rain forest. Night noises include jungle animals.

    View from upper floor. Volre makes use of all the great views, including down -- onto rain forest, city lights, coffee and sugar cane - as well as rain forest. Night noises include jungle animals.

  • Master bedroom, with queen size bed

    Master bedroom, with queen size bed

  • 5 minutes below Volare is our favorite place to take our dogs swimming. We have fun swimming here as well - the water is comfortable and clear and clean.

    5 minutes below Volare is our favorite place to take our dogs swimming. We have fun swimming here as well - the water is comfortable and clear and clean.

  • Turrialba volcano - viewed from Volare property. Turrialba is the most active volcano in Costa Rica.

    Turrialba volcano - viewed from Volare property. Turrialba is the most active volcano in Costa Rica.

  • Volare's hot tub is on a tower connected by a suspension bridge - overlooking Turrialba valley. Even sweeter after dark. Fresh hot water each time you get in.. no chlorinated water.

    Volare's hot tub is on a tower connected by a suspension bridge - overlooking Turrialba valley. Even sweeter after dark. Fresh hot water each time you get in.. no chlorinated water.

  • Breakfast on the deck is almost alays withj clouds rising from below.

    Breakfast on the deck is almost alays withj clouds rising from below.

  • Gary and the kids float above Turrialba lights- fresh hot water and starlight

    Gary and the kids float above Turrialba lights- fresh hot water and starlight

  • Dine at night on the deck, with city lights below.  Gourmet food with your private chef available.

    Dine at night on the deck, with city lights below. Gourmet food with your private chef available.

  • Livingroom, with fireplace. Open fireplace from inside or outside (NOT both at same time). When eating on the deck the fireplace creates a warm glow to cut the chilly evening air - almost cool enough to need a sweater!

    Livingroom, with fireplace. Open fireplace from inside or outside (NOT both at same time). When eating on the deck the fireplace creates a warm glow to cut the chilly evening air - almost cool enough to need a sweater!

  • The view from the hot tub gives you an idea of how the clouds fluff up in the valley below

    The view from the hot tub gives you an idea of how the clouds fluff up in the valley below

  • Master bedroom, upstairs, with queen bed, private balcony, and a firepole - for fun. Fine Laurel wood forms the ceiling and interior walls - giving warmth and peacefulness to the house.

    Master bedroom, upstairs, with queen bed, private balcony, and a firepole - for fun. Fine Laurel wood forms the ceiling and interior walls - giving warmth and peacefulness to the house.

  • It is a true gourmet kitchen with oversize electric oven, gas 5 burner stove, microwave, coffee maker, and large variety of high quality pots and pans.

    It is a true gourmet kitchen with oversize electric oven, gas 5 burner stove, microwave, coffee maker, and large variety of high quality pots and pans.

  • Living/dining/kitchen - with fine antique art and eclectic decor, always comfortable furniture.

    Living/dining/kitchen - with fine antique art and eclectic decor, always comfortable furniture.

  • 5 minutes from Volare is world class paragliding. Go for a tandem ride and soar with the hawks and large birds in our valley.

    5 minutes from Volare is world class paragliding. Go for a tandem ride and soar with the hawks and large birds in our valley.

  • Horseback riding in a farm with Indigenous guides and village nearby. Volare is in the frontier of Costa Rica, truly off the beaten path of commercial tourism

    Horseback riding in a farm with Indigenous guides and village nearby. Volare is in the frontier of Costa Rica, truly off the beaten path of commercial tourism

  • The Pacuare. High action white water. Pristine river adventure. Departure for rafting is only 10 minutes from Volare, and we can arrange private white water trips for your group - way more fun!

    The Pacuare. High action white water. Pristine river adventure. Departure for rafting is only 10 minutes from Volare, and we can arrange private white water trips for your group - way more fun!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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