Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 3(People: 7)
Toilet · Shower
Toilet · Shower · Bidet
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 7
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Cleaned with disinfectant
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About Steven Huffstutlar
I am 72, retired from overseas consulting work in agriculture and road projects. I grew up in California (BA from UC Berkeley 1968). I have managed my own rentals for 30+ years. I have lived in Costa Rica for 24 of the past 36 years, having come here in 1984 to manage an agricultural project for the US Embassy. I spend part of the year in California with the grandchildren. I have gone through all the residency requirements for Costa Rica and can offer general and residency advice about visiting and living in Costa Rica (I will e-mail you my personal Central Valley tourist guide on request). Since retiring in 2007 I remodeled this passive solar mahogany and teak lined house surrounded by mountains, forest, and vast skies, with inside temperatures in the high 70's-F/23-26-C year round. No need for air conditioning or heat, inside temperatures are adjusted by opening and closing screened windows for cooling by mild natural breezes.
Steven Huffstutlar purchased this House in 1989
Why Steven Huffstutlar chose Tures
I lived at the beach in Costa Rica (Manuel Antonio) and after a couple of years found the hot weather was uncomfortable and getting gradually worse. Then I moved to 900 meters altitude in San Antonio de Belen (Cariari) and found temperatures there were also uncomfortable. This location at about 1150 meters altitude (3700 ft) has great year round spring weather and is close to San Jose area attractions, and is much less crowded, hot, polluted, expensive and congested than the other side of the valley such as Santana and Rohrmoser-Escazu. I left California's urban congestion to find an idyllic place like this. Located at the end of a quiet country lane between two rivers, the surrounding properties on three sides are undeveloped farms or private gardens. We are visited by flocks of noisy green parrots during parts of the year, along with occasional Montezuma's Oropendulas, mot mots and orioles. This is the resident nesting territory of Great Kiskadee, yellow social flycatchers, brown and white jays, Yiguirros (Clay Colored Robins, the Costa Rican national bird) , Chacalacas, blue gray tanagers, and hummingbirds. Buzzards and hawks patrolling our two nearby rivers treat us to flying ballets all day long. At any one time we have several nests close to the house, and 106 kinds of birds have been identified on this property in one 30 day period.
What makes this House unique
We will pick you up at our expense at the airport or car rental office so you will not have a problem finding the place. On your way from the airport we will also take you grocery shopping at a nice supermarket near the house. Eduardo's wife Agnes, a retired professor, gives Spanish lessons for $15 an hour for one person. If needed, we will arrange a taxi (for you to pay) for you to return to the airport. This house has a huge outdoor kitchen, a mahogany pool table and ping pong table and a glassed-in dining room-office surrounded by lawn and a riot of colorful flowers year round. The roomy master bedroom has its own bathroom but the other two bedrooms are comparatively small and share a bath. Closets are very ample. There are two queen beds in teak frames and one double bed in teak frame, high count US cotton sheets and colorful handmade Guatemalan bedspreads. There is no tub, only 2 showers, but there is a bidet in the master bath. The sun porch just off the outdoor kitchen is protected by a hedge of pink bougainvilleas (where birds nest) and has a large umbrella and round table that seats 6. Full set of US appliances, including a new clothes washer and older electric dryer, and a new dishwasher (a rare appliance in Costa Rica), new 55 inch LED smart TV hooked to wifi, and DVD. New curtains. Covered parking for two cars and outdoor parking for guest vehicles. One outdoor parking space is on the house level with no steps up. We have Claro cable TV with BBC in English, occasional US ESPN in English, and many sports, entertainment and music channels, and two kinds of wi-fi internet, to run all your devices simultaneously.
- English, Spanish
Private hosts do not rent properties as a trade, business or profession.