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3bdrm, 3-1/2 bath home with A/C and pool, in quiet area, completely fenced.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3-1/2 Bathrooms, sleeps 8, swimming pool.

Authentic Costa Rican experience in the small town of Quebrada Ganado. The town has mostly local people, with the popular tourist destination of Jaco only 15 minutes away. The beautiful Macaws can often be seen - and definitely heard - flying over the house and surrounding neighborhood in the mornings, and again in the afternoon. They often land in the almond tree in the front yard. The property consists of two buildings with living quarters. The main house has 2 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and a third bathroom. Open concept living room, dining room & kitchen. TV/DVD so you can bring your favorite movies. Internet (just bring your device) and telephone available for local calls. Kitchen has all appliances except a dishwasher. Laundry room with stackable washer/dryer, AC throughout the home. It has been remodeled recently, and has hot water throughout (except bathroom sinks). New kitchen and living room furniture, newer beds. Separate, recenty converted room behind the main house is a large bedroom with half bath and A/C. There is a full size bed and twin bunk beds. Also room for blow up air mattress (provided). Access into main home is just steps away.

Wonderful newly installed in ground swimming pool - photos don't do it justice! It is much bigger than it looks (11'wx23'lx 4-1/2' d), with patio all around and new landscaping. Entire property is completely fenced, gated and secure. Back yard/pool area is completely private.

Outdoor shower/changing area just completed.

Large lot with grass, trees, and a rancho (covered patio) with sink, counter space and BBQ area. Property manager only a few minutes away, for all of your needs. They can also set up trips and tours for you, as well as rental car info and/or transport to/from airport. Buses stop just around the corner, main bus from airport & city is less than 1/2 mile away. Community pool and activity area (basketball, etc) are one block over. Grocery stores and souvenier shops are in town, and several restaurants within 1 mile. Playa Agujas is 1 mile away and several other beaches are within 2 miles. 15 minutes away in Jaco and Playa Herradura there are many restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, stores and fitness facilities. Virtually every activity that you can think of is nearby, or a tour is accessible from Jaco or Playa Herradura. Carara National Park is less than 5 miles away. The famous "crocodile bridge" is 6 miles. Kayak tours are 1 mile at Playa Agujas, and the Los Suenos Golf facilities are 10 minutes away. Manual Antonio National Park is just 1 1/2 hours away, easily done as a day trip. Arenal & Monteverde area's approx. 2-1/2 hours away. Other activities include surfing, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, sailing/whale watching tours, turtle tours. Rainforest, suspended canopy walks, ziplines, river rafting, and many more activities.

Located on the Pacific Ocean side of the country, the home is just 1 hour away from the capital of San Jose, and the international airport at Alajuela.

*Costa Rica's weather is very diverse. In our location, the rainy season typically starts in mid-May and runs through November. There is usually an 'Indian Summer' end of July/August, with a break in the steady rain. December to May are usually hot and humid with little or no rain. Rainy or not, the temperatures will usually be at least in the high 70's, with temps well into the 90's during the dry season.

**Please be advised that rates are changing beginning Dec 01, 2017**

More Details

Owner
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

We live in the western US, and come down to enjoy our property several times a year.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2013

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Costa Rica

We looked at several different countries and decided that Costa Rica had a lot going for it. We visited the country a couple of times before we purchased, and really loved this small, local town. We didn't want to be only in an "expat" community or a tourist town. We love the people, the quietness and the availability of everything we need.

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
San Jose, Costa Rica
Nearest Barpub
Several local bars
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Los Suenos Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Coastal Highway 34
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Agujas

Amenities

Puntarenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Extra large, long shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower just outside main door
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Queen air mattress available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

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3bdrm, 3-1/2 bath home with A/C and pool, in quiet area, completely fenced.
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
4

Spacious, comfortable, peaceful and practical home

  • 4 of 5

We all loved our stay in this property. Kids had a blast at the pool.

Found it somewhat frustrating finding the the property for the first time since GPS does not give coordinates to the house as there is no street name nor street number (Costa Rica style).

Automatic door opener stopped working after second day after a heavy rain fall.

In short would definitely recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for staying in our home. We have a new welcome letter with driving directions to the house, as addresses in Costa Rica can indeed be very confusing - even with a GPS. We have revised our driveway gate system so that it will be more reliable. We apologize for the difficulties you had with it. We hope you come back to visit us.
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5

very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked in we all felt like we were at home. The home is very clean, comfortable and well furnished with everything you need to carry on with daily activities.. The small town is very friendly and felt very safe at all times, the grocery stores,bakeries and drugstore offered everything you need. We did go into Jaco a couple times to do bigger groceries shopping and use the ATM as there is not one in Quebrada Ganado (as we were there four weeks) We did not bother renting a car as we found the local buses quite inexpensive and easy to use and brought the taxi home with groceries. The pool was great very nice to sit and relax in the shade then take a dip in the pool to cool off. we used the local buses for some excursions and took taxi for others. Will hopefully be going back soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Donna, we're so glad you enjoyed our home and Costa Rica! Hope to have you back again. Linda
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Snohomish, Washington USA
5

Recently updated and perfectly located for easy access to many attractions!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in the front door this house fit us like a glove. Fully furnished, stocked with all the basics and easy access to Tarcoles to the North and Jaco to the South. This 2 bedroom 3 bath house has been recenly updated and comes with a nice yard in quiet neighborhood. The property also has an extra air conditioned out building with two twin beds and its own bathroom so there is plentry of room for the entire family without feeling crowded. The outdoor cooking area was an added bonus. The yard is completely fenced so if you have younger children they can play safely. Parking is also available inside the gated area. The house is tastefully decorated and well appointed. Property managers are local and work very hard to make sure all is in order for your enjoyment. This property is a great value for location, ammenities and space availability.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Snohomish, Washington USA
5

Recently updated and perfectly located for easy access to many attractions!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in the front door this house fit us like a glove. Fully furnished, stocked with all the basics and easy access to Tarcoles to the North and Jaco to the South. This 2 bedroom 3 bath house has been recenly updated and comes with a nice yard in quiet neighborhood. The property also has an extra air conditioned out building with two twin beds and its own bathroom so there is plentry of room for the entire family without feeling crowded. The outdoor cooking area was an added bonus. The yard is completely fenced so if you have younger children they can play safely. Parking is also available inside the gated area. The house is tastefully decorated and well appointed. Property managers are local and work very hard to make sure all is in order for your enjoyment. This property is a great value for location, ammenities and space availability.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.
Pet fee is non-refundable (pets must be requested and approved in advance by owner).
Any rental receiving the monthly price will also pay the electric bill - property manager will acquire bill and give to renter at departure. Any unpaid electrical will be paid from damage deposit first.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.