About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
This completely furnished house has a beautiful view of the mountains of Escazu and overlooks the San Jose valley. There are porches on three sides where you can sit and enjoy the well-kept gardens filled with tropical plants, butterflies, and birds. Newly renovated with updated bathrooms and kitchen. New second floor with study and TV room with stunning views of the mountains. Very peaceful, secure home 20 minutes from airport and just 15 minutes from downtown San Jose. Many restaurants and grocery stores are just down the hill. Hop on a bus outside the property and you will be there in 5 minutes or less. Taxis are also available.
The house has an electric gate so it is very secure. You can park your rental car inside the property with no worries. Wifi is also available.
Stay here while you enjoy the many beautiful natural resources that Costa Rica offers. Take day trips from here to see the volcanoes, go white-water rafting, walk in the cloud forest, visit coffee plantations, visit the ancient and beautiful colonial town of Orosi, among many other wonderful activities. The closest beach is only one-and-one-half hours away. If you are lucky you will see traditionally painted oxcarts still being used to haul wood or milk. Or walk up the street, past the little colonial church, and visit a "trapiche" (sugar mill) where sugar cane is still being processed into sugar in the traditional way. The house gets its name from the cane flower.
Escazu offers a variety of excellent restaurants, shopping malls, banks, and supermarkets. This is an excellent location to make your vacation the most enjoyable one yet!
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- within a few hours
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 21, 2018
About Grace Dyrness
I grew up in Costa Rica and most of my family lives in the Escazu area. My husband and I are both professors in California and we enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of our house in Costa Rica to read, write, and visit with friends. We travel down to Costa Rica about 3 times a year. We like it to be comfortable and hospitable to all those who enter our house.
Grace Dyrness purchased this House in 2004
Why Grace Dyrness chose Cantón Escazú
The location was a principal reason that I bought this property. It is in Escazu which has so many amenities, but it is far enough up the hill to feel more country-like and walking distance to the colonial church of San Antonio. It is next door to the house of my brother and my sister-in-law can watch over the property and see that it remains in excellent condition.
What makes this House unique
The gardens are beautiful with a variety of tropical flowers, brilliant butterflies, and even some fruit trees: bananas, orange/lemon, and avocado. The views of the mountain and the cool weather make it a perfect place to relax.
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Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely stay in San Jose
Gated and well kept, this home was a perfect little place to stay. Close to San Jose, but far enough away to feel like you are not in the city. We are a family of 5 and the house was cozy enough to feel at home but the upstairs tv area gave the kids a chance to unwind on their own. There is no AC, but you don't need it up in the hills. The early mornings and the evening are cool. Opening up a window just a bit is all you need to have a great nights sleep. The kitchen is well appointed.
Finding the place was easy, we got great directions from the owner and she was always very responsive all the time.
This house is on a main street in Escazu so you won't have complete quietness at all times but it's not so bad that you can't have a good nights sleep. Convenient stores and restaurants are very close by and the heart of Escazu is only a couple of minutes away. Why would you stay at a hotel when you can have an entire house and get the whole experience of a home in San Jose?
Beautiful, newly-renovated, Casita in a secure location
We spent a relaxing week in this spacious, well-stocked Casita. The tropical flowers in the yard were in full bloom, and the metal security gate eliminated any safety concerns. The kitchen was well-equipped, and it even had a dishwasher, which is a big plus in my book! The caretakers, who live right next door, were very helpful, and let us use their Wi-fi connection when our's stopped working for a short time. Grace, the owner, was very responsive to promptly respond to any inquiries prior to our stay.
The traffic noise is the only reason I could not give this property five stars,but I would highly recommend this as a place to stay in Costa Rica.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated all that our Casita has to offer. The great advantage of being on a hill is that you get the beautiful views and unencumbered breezes! The downside is that the traffic noise can occasionally be loud as buses make their way up and down. Even so, we are happy that you felt safe as that is key to a relaxing vacation. Thank you for visiting us and come again!!
Clean and well cared for
This property is a little haven for those who want to get away from it all. The immaculate yards and serenity (except for the dogs barking) will attract you here. It is super- comfortable and large. It is located on an uphill, making any walk a bit treacherous.
It is not for those who want to be close to the comforts of the city, which include modern supermarkets, hotels, fine dining choice of tourist resources. We recommend renting a car if you dare; or use UBER; but note that the house has no street name or number making pick-ups a bit difficult at first. Cynthia, the manager, is heaven-sent and makes herself available for any dilemma small or large! Enjoy la' Pura Vida".
Thanks so much for your lovely review. I am so glad you found it super-comfortable. And you are right about no street name! That's part of the Pura Vida experience in Costa Rica. We have very few signs so landmarks are used for addresses. So it's a challenge but something to laugh about. Hope to see you back again!
Private. Beautiful yards, decks, spectacular view. Spacious, clean, comfortable. Close to grocery, casual and nicer dining, easy drive to San Juan, rain forests, chocolate tasting, beaches. Also perfect for lounging at home.
Thank you, Joy! We are so glad that you had a good time while in Costa Rica and that you enjoyed the house. Come again!
Great place, great views and an ideal getaway
We really enjoyed our stay at Casita El Verolis. Overall it was a nice experience. The house is beautiful and nicely laid out with plenty of room for our family of 5. A minor issue was the level of noise from the street and the early morning rooster that we are not used to. Otherwise a great experience overall. The owner was extremely responsive and helpful with our questions and the property manager was also very helpful. Thanks..
Thank you so much! We really appreciated how well you took care of the house. Please do come back again! Hopefully the rooster will stop crowing!!
This house is beautiful! It is right in the heart of Escazu and on the outskirts of San Jose.
This House is very beautiful and secure. It is right in the Heart of Escazu and just on the outskirts of San Jose. So if your looking for a place that is in town I would highly recommend staying here. The House was well equipped and very comfortable. The Owner are excellent as is the property managers who live next door.
The house is located down the hill a bit from the quaint town of San Antonio de Escazu with its beautiful church overlooking the valley and across from a park. Alongside the park are bakeries and restaurants, providing an authentic experience of Costa Rica, often not felt in the major tourist areas. There are still sugar mills that are oxen-operated so if you are lucky you will catch one at work. Hanging out in the little town of San Antonio you may also see people on horseback and an oxcart or two. And the backdrop of the gorgeous mountains is worth the walk up the hill from the house (10 minutes at most).
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