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Luxury 3 Bedroom Vacation Home With WIFI, Pool-25 Minutes from San Jose Airport

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Privacy & Luxury: 3 Bedroom Villa: WIFI, Pool/Jacuzzi: Central Valley Costa Rica

Welcome to Peaceful, Luxury Living near Grecia & Atenas: Costa Rica

This stunning 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Costa Rica vacation villa is located near the popular town of Grecia, outside of San Jose, Costa Rica, just 25 minutes from the San Jose International Airport. Close to great restaurants, a variety of shops and wonderful sights, this home is also located along the Rio Colorado - known as Costa Rica's Grand Canyon.

The house offers 3 Bedrooms, FREE WIFI, FREE SATELLITE TV, a master suite with a king bed and two guest bedrooms with queen beds, 2.5 baths, a stunning covered terrace and spacious stone patio with infinity pool and a beautiful outdoor shower area. The large one point five acre lot borders a picturesque stream with banana trees and abundant flowers and wildlife.

Located in the prestigious, gated Plantation Estates community with 24 hour security, this Costa Rica vacation home is the perfect location for a couples getaway or a family vacation in Costa Rica. With three spacious bedrooms, this home will easily accommodate 6 people. Why spend $600.00 per night on basic hotel rooms, when you can rent a complete luxury vacation home to relax and unwind in complete privacy and comfort for less than half the price?

Plan a trip to Costa Rica in stunning Central America and enjoy the warmth and sun of this tropical paradise. Soak in some sun by the private infinity pool and Jacuzzi during the day and enjoy peace and serenity at night in this incredible Costa Rica luxury vacation villa.

This villa comes complete with a gourmet kitchen with granite counters and built-in stainless steel appliances. The house as a stove, microwave, oven, refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher and garbage disposal. Extra appliances include: coffee pot, crock pot, electric can opener, 4-slice toaster, blender and even a juicer for freshly squeezed orange juice. No need to worry about laundry. The villa comes with a washer and dryer…so you can pack light and do your laundry as you need.

The master bedroom features a king-sized bed with walkout patio and views of the pool and hot tub. The master bathroom also pampers with spacious indoor and outdoor showers. The two bedrooms upstairs have queen beds and plenty of closet space along with a separate 2nd floor full bathroom!

Enjoy a spectacular hike along the river below and follow it to an amazing 250 foot waterfall that pours into a stunning canyon. People travel to Costa Rica from around the world to enjoy world-class bird-watching. Enjoy the sights of eagles, hummingbirds, toucans, parrots and hundreds of incredible exotic bird species.

Looking for adventure? Fill your day with fun as you try bungee jumping, zip lines, jungle canopy tours, horseback riding, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, white water rafting and more.

If you just want to relax and get away from it all, the house has books, games, TV, DVD player, FREE WIFI, FREE SATELLITE TV, an eclectic assortment of DVD’s, and many comfortable chairs for reading and dozing. Relax in the hammock and enjoy the beauty of nature that surrounds you.

Your Costa Rica vacation awaits you. Don’t be a tourist. Feel what it’s like to really LIVE in Costa Rica in this incredible vacation home.

Pool and Jacuzzi: The pool and Jacuzzi are heated to 80-85 degrees during the day. This is a comfortable refreshing temperature for swimming.

The Neighborhood

This Costa Rica vacation home is just a short drive to neighboring towns of Atenas, Grecia, Sarchi and Naranjo, where you can spend the day souvenir shopping and experiencing the local culture and cuisine. Plan an evening of fun in San Jose and enjoy dinner and music at Costa Rica’s famous National Theatre.

Visit other Costa Rica hot spots on convenient day trips. Day trips may include Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano, Tabacon Resort & Hot Springs, Jaco beach, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio, Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall and Butterfly Gardens, deep sea fishing and so much more.

Getting around

It is best to have your own car to get around, as this house is not located along bus routes.

Other Things to Note

We also provide guests with the free use of a local cell phone during their stay. This phone is for emergency phone calls, however guests may pay an additional fee for additional use.

We would ask you to treat this home like you would treat your parent's house. Please relax and enjoy, and take good care of this beautiful home. If you accidentally damage something, please let us know as soon as possible. Electricity and water is very expensive in Costa Rica. Please conserve by turning off the lights and using water only as needed. Our pricing is predicated on average use. Please conserve water and electricity and help us keep our rates low!

House Rules

We allow up to 2 pets within reason, but expect that pets will not damage the home. We ask an additional fee of $100 per week for pets. Any damage caused by pets is additional.

ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING inside or near the house. If you smoke, please consider another rental home. If you really want to stay in this home, please take a walk when you that future guests will not smell it.

More Details

Property Manager
Patrick Goodness
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 7, 2017


Stuart Hertz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Luxury 3 Bedroom Vacation Home With WIFI, Pool-25 Minutes from San Jose Airport
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Peaceful home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 3 weeks in Patricks house. It's a very peaceful and quiet piece of land in Costa Rica. The pool is enjoyable but not heated. The house itself is very generous and clean. Our children enjoyed the huge selection of DVD.

The location of the house on the Highway #1 is really good.

We really enjoyed the climate witch is always between 20 - 24 degrees Celcius and its a little cooler at night. We would recommend to stock up the kitchen utensils! We were 5 and had only 4 spoons!

All in all it's a very quiet, peaceful place.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Silke....Thanks so much for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed the home. It is a piece of natural paradise, and the home is a perfect layout for a family. The weather at the house is almost always perfect, making it ideal for visitors looking to enjoy Costa Rica. We will get more flatware in the kitchen pronto! We had no idea that we were missing items. We'll take care of it right away. Hope to host you again soon! All the best...Patrick
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome place, but the wifi was as slow and cumbersome as the toucans that flew through the back yard and the lizard that lived in the hole under the tree. The sound of the river (creek) out back was lovely. The tropical kingbird and the kiskadees greeted us each morning, and wrens played and chatted with each other on the patio. The security gate man was Johnny-on-the-spot each time.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful villa. The birdwatching is glad that you were able to enjoy it. Internet speed in the outlying areas of Costa Rica is a challenge. Thankfully several nearby restaurants/cafes/hotels have much better service, which our guest are able to use. We hope you'll come back to Costa Rica again soon.
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Beautiful Home & Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Patrick's house for 5 days and couldn't have been more pleased. The house is very private and welcoming. The interior and decor is amazing. Beds were very comfortable. There are a few quirks with dishwasher and icemaker but to be in paradise one does not care. Ronald (the property manager) was very attentive and responded very quickly to any of our needs. We will definitely be going back! :) Thanks again for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time at our Costa Rica home. We would love to welcome you back again anytime.
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Private & quiet oasis

  • 5 of 5

On arrival all was well. But then the ice maker nor dishwasher would work. Ronald, the caretaker, immediately responded & a maintenance person was there the next morning. Be aware: you must slam(within reason) the dishwasher door for it to work - closing it firmly will not do it. But after that we still had to unplug the dishwasher (under sink by disposal switch)to reset it each use & intermittently do the same when the ice maker froze up-(fan gets VERY loud), took a day or two to make a bucket of ice, suggest buying a bag & bringing- (not a major worry in paradise). The pool area is magnificent & surrounded by lush jungle, birdwatching great (toucans one a.m.), & a short walk down the path (stream unnavigable& you must cross a cement dam) to a stifling high waterfall-beautiful! Dish & laundry detergent, hairdryer, & 3 full size coolers were all in the home (unexpected),papertowels,paperplates, & napkins were not. Pool was cool but we were glad we did not have it heated,felt great in the midday sun. We left all the screened windows open with the ceiling fans it kept the house a very comfortable breezy temp. We rented a car & made 3 daytrips-Quepos/Manuel Antonio (3 ea.way), Poas Volcano/LaPaz Waterfall Gardens (2 ea.way), & Arenal Volcano Hanging Bridges(2 1/2 ea.way)-be aware driving is slow & tedious-mountainous & curvy with slow local traffic/pedestrians, knowing this ahead & simply accepting such make exploring this awesome country much more pleasurable. On our last day the maids showed up at 8:20 a.m.-minor glitch as our flight was at 1:45 p.m.& check out is 11 a.m.-we made the caretaker aware & hopefully this will not happen to other guests. With poor spanish skills our communication attempt with the maids for a later return lacked, they started cleaning upstairs while we showered downstairs & made an early departure. PS: The outdoor shower was great! We would recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. We are glad hat you enjoyed the house. This is a $500,000 home offered at very low rates to make it affordable for most everyone. There are a few quirks with the fridge and dishwasher...and we are working to fix them to make it easier for future guests. Thanks for taking the time to make us aware of these concerns. Hope to see you back again soon.
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Howler House was a fantastic place to stay to experience Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Howler House. A 4 x 4 is a must for the journey up the mountain to the house, but it came in handy for most of the roads in Costa Rica. The location was fantastic. Uvita is a small town, mostly locals (not touristy) with two nearby grocery stores and lots of restaurants, as well as local sodas (Tico street food vendors) a few souvenir shops, as well as other small shops. This is the real Costa Rica. The trip down the mountain from the Howler House into Uvita took us about ten - fifteen minutes. Once in Uvita, the numerous uncrowded beautiful beaches were within a 5 - 15 minute drive.

The open air concept of the house was fabulous. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was ideal at night when we wanted to cool down - and I must say these air condition units were the quietest, most effective ones I have come across! The pool area was ideal for our 3 active boys ages 7, 10, and 12. Even after being at the beach most days they wouldn't miss early mornings AND evenings in the pool.

I have to say my favorite thing about the house would be the front porch. The view is beyond amazing - pictures really do not capture the beauty of the surrounding rain forest in front of the ocean and the infamous whale's tail . So much nature!!! Toucans, hummingbirds, huge butterflies, geckos, and of course, the sounds of howler monkeys. The outdoor furniture was so comfortable and clean. I felt in heaven there.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review...but you must have our home confused with another property. Our home is located in Rosario de Naranjo, near Grecia and Atenas. Our home is not located in Uvita. Nor is our home called Howler House. While this property sounds lovely, this is not a review of our home, but a review of another property.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria Airport -San Jose
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Stuart Hertz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $79

A maximum of 5 guests are allowed in the house at the specified rates. Additional guests are assessed at $20.00 per person per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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