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. Cooktop is in the kitchen with stove/oven outside in the rancho. Laundry room with stackable washer/dryer. There is A/C throughout the home. The home has hot water throughout (except bathroom sinks). Newer 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 with an outdoor shower/changing area.
Large lot with grass, trees, and a rancho (covered patio) with sink, counter space, stove/oven 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. Grocery stores and souvenier shops are in town, and several restaurants within 1 mile. Playa Agujas is 1-1/2 miles away and several other beaches are within 3 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 we do not allow additional people coming in, for parties or events at our home.