Modern villa just north of San Jose, wonderful vistas of sugar cane & coffee

Modern villa just north of San Jose, wonderful vistas of sugar cane & coffee


Sep 2006

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our custom-built villa is 10 years old, built for comfort and privacy amidst Costa Rican hospitality. Situated in the Central Valley, 40 minutes northwest of the capitol city of San Jose and 20 minutes from the international airport, we enjoy wonderful vistas of sugar cane & coffee plantations. Our 2500 ft elevation ensures lovely breezes for daytime comfort and perfect nighttime sleeping without the need of air conditioning.

The house is designed for indoor and outdoor living with vaulted ceilings throughout. The living, dining & kitchen areas are found in a hexagon-shaped Great Room (which peaks at 20 ft), with the master bedroom/bath wing on one end and guest bedroom/bath/office on the other end. The master bedroom is king-size and guest bedroom configures to either king or twin.

Step out of the bedroom door to swim and exercise in our new Endless Pool overlooking the valley. It is a 7'x 14' swimming exercise machine complete with hydro jets and motorized 'current' to swim endlessly, just like the Eveready Bunny.

Covered terrazas double the living space for outdoor dining, laundry facilities, and studio/workshop - 1550 sq ft inside and 1550 sq ft outside. Stained glass and other artwork is abundant. The custom kitchen offers all the latest appliances, including microwave & dishwasher. Maid (Monday to Friday, 3 hours daily) and gardener are included. And, the house is totally wheelchair accessible.

Ben & Jerry our friendly cats await your visit. Our maid will look after their needs if you are away overnight.


More about us

  1. Our plans are made for 2015 and 2016 are but we are receptive to suggestions for 2017.

    We are Canadians who have retired to Costa Rica to escape the snow, Iain from the field of Project Management and Joan from a career in public relations & marketing. Costa Rica is a fast developing, democratic nation (admittedly bureaucratic), with wonderful warm people. 'Pura Vida!, meaning The Good Life, the expression you hear daily everywhere you go, says it all!

    Mid-May through mid-November in Costa Rica is green/wet season with comfortable temperatures ranging from 24 - 26C, dropping to perhaps 17C at night. Mornings are gorgeous, with rain coming often mid-to-late afternoon. Daylight this close to the equator is from 6 am to 6 pm year round and so a fulfilling day of activity is easily achieved by 2 or 3 pm. This is our favourite time of year.

    The dry/hot season is typically December through May when temperatures rise to 32C, altho' our 2500 ft elevation still offers cool night time sleeping. More pool or beach time is often sought during the dry season.

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Where is it?


Our land plunges down to the Rio Rosales, independently situated in the midst of a lovely 17-acre, quiet, gated bed & breakfast property. Our home and pool are independent and private. The neighbourhood is rural, volcanoes and distant mountains in every direction. We are 10 minutes by car from the small, bustling city of Grecia (pop: 15,000) which offers every amenity. Bus service is hourly. The Saturday morning farmers' market is not to be missed! From this central location you can access all of the tourist attractions and eco-adventures that Costa Rica is famous for - on day trips or overnight.

The closest beach, Jaco on the Pacific coast, is about a 70 minute drive; Arenal Volcano an overnight trip; Manuel Antonio, Monteverde & Tortuguero parks overnight(s) in different directions. How about white water rafting or a canopy zip line tour? Locally, San Jose offers theatres, galleries & wonderful international dining.

Just an hour's drive away , you can also enjoy Poas Volcano, Le Paz Waterfall Gardens, bird zoo, serpentarium, botanical gardens, butterfly gardens, coffee tours and much more.

It's a bird lovers paradise - most recent count over 100 species in our neighbourhood alone. Not to mention just simply sunning and relaxing in a hammock or by the pool!

When touring in Costa Rica plan to reach your destination before dark at 6 pm as directions and signage are limited.

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