CONTEMPORARY LUXURY CHALET LOCATED IN QUIET VALLEY

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Christopher Downey

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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CONTEMPORARY LUXURY CHALET LOCATED IN QUIET VALLEY

Toro Amarillo Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 Queen Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 (Including Double Pull-out Couch.

We've been written up! Check out the April/May 2010 issue of Su Casa magazine.

Bajas del Toro is an alternative to the intense heat of the coast with average temperatures of 26C / 79F during the day and cooler nights for comfortable sleeping. We are centrally located just one hour from San Jose's Juan Santamaria Airport between the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. You can head to either coast to explore what each has to offer. A contemporary design with soaring 30ft ceiling over the living and dining area, modern kitchen with a full set of appliances, granite counter tops, and a 3rd floor loft entertainment center. The front half of the chalet is glass to take full advantage of the awesome mountain views! We share the valley with El Silencio Lodge which offers superb dining and Spa facilities.

Activities: El Silencio Hotel – A couple of steeper hills and stairs but generally a fairly easy walk to three different water falls. Stay for lunch and take advantage of some of the Spa’s offerings. The hotel is just a 15 minute walk or a couple of minutes drive from the chalet.

The La Paz Waterfall Gardens – This is really beautiful. A gentle downhill walk through various displays and gardens for birds, butterflies and reptiles. You pass by a series of waterfalls. At the end a minibus returns you to the main lodge. There is a good souvenir shop and restaurant. 45 minute drive.

Various nurseries and coffee plantations to visit.

San Jose – The suburbs of San Jose have excellent dining, shopping and cinemas. An hour away.

Catarata del Toro – You can hike down into the gorge. About 10 minutes drive.

Activities cont...: Driving towards Bajos del Toro there are a couple of places to pull over and take in the view of the Central Valley where San Jose is located. The view is staggering at night so it’s worth the 15 minute drive some evening to see the lights.

Fly fishing. There are trout ponds just a couple hundred meters from the chalet and lots of rivers – bring your tackle!

Hiking.

Canopy tours.

Hot springs.

Bird/wildlife watching.

Cooking lessons from the El Silencio chef.

Para gliding.

White water rafting.

Horse back riding.

Poas Volcano

Activities cont...: Arenal Volcano, hot springs and lake (be sure to make a reservation).

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Christopher Downey

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Speaks english, spanish, russian
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Contemporary Luxury Chalet Located in Quiet Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Contemporary Luxury Chalet Located in Quiet Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p209647
+1 4164609612
Toro Amarillo Alajuela Province
Redstone, CO, USA
5

Quiet Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
Thanks to Christopher and Pilly for a wonderful month of country living. Bajos del Toro was quaint, safe, quiet and lovely. Having our coffee on the deck and watching the smoke rise from Poas Volcano was heavenly. Although the chalet is a bit of a drive from touristy attractions, it was ideal for us. We added over 110 new birds to our bird count, enjoyed El Silencio, LaPaz, Arenal, Tabacon Hot Springs, Poas Volcano, Catarata del Toro and the Caribbean lowlands. Beautifully decorated, contemporary home. It was like living in a house straight out of "Architectural Digest". The furnishings were impeccable. Everyone was friendly, helpful and kind with our "Spanglish". Beds were comfortable. Kitchen was well furnished. Take a sweater, it gets a bit chilly.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Contemporary Luxury Chalet Located in Quiet Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p209647
+1 4164609612
Toro Amarillo Alajuela Province
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
3

'The Views!'

'The Views!'
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
Hi Christopher,
Thanks again for a beautiful place! It was perfect for the 6 of us. What we like best:
The view,
The beautiful house layout
The views,
The setting in a small rural town with excellent views,
The comfortable beds,
The modern bathrooms with great shower heads,
The well supplied kitchen,
The hot tub,
the massage chair,
the tv and dvd player (to help entertain the younger set in the evenings),
the sitting areas,
The Uno game that was water proofed (played every evening)
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Contemporary Luxury Chalet Located in Quiet Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p209647
+1 4164609612
Toro Amarillo Alajuela Province
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
5

5 Stars!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
5 Star accommodation. Beautiful chalet, modern and with all the ammenities. Nice to have high speed internet access and laundry facilities. Next time I would travel with less since all the conveniences of home (and more) are there. The location is centrally located and we were able to travel to the Carribean and Pacific sides from the chalet.

Best of all was the assistance and hospitality of Chris and Pilly. They do everything to help you with attractions and travelling within the country.

Speaking of attractions, we were able to enjoy: hiking in National Parks, snorkelling, horseback riding, volcano sightseeing, zip lines through the jungle(my favourite), and just enjoying the incredble scenery of Costa Rica.

Hope I am lucky enough to come back soon.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Contemporary Luxury Chalet Located in Quiet Valley
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+1 4164609612
Toro Amarillo Alajuela Province
West Chester, OH, USA
5

One of our best vacations

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
The Chalet was great. It was exactly as described and better. Chris Downey and his friends were very helpful starting with how to get to the chalet to places to visit. Eriberto met us at Grecia and guided us to the chalet after loading up at the local grocery store. We had a great time at the chalet with plenty of relaxation and fun. The chalet was very well maintained with all the amenities.The GPS provided by Chris was a godsend in Costa Rica and I could not thank him enough for that alone. We did write a more elaborate review in the guest book comments at the home. Bajo del toro amarillo was a quiet and beautiful place to stay and we enjoyed every minute of it. We drove extensively to all the usual volcano, waterfall and rainforest destinations. We did hire a driver for the trip to Jaco and Manuel Antonio national park. It was worth the money. The mountain roads of Costar Rica need a separate forum to discuss. We had thrills of our lives driving through the mountains. Costa Ricans (Ticos) are the most friendly people we've ever met. It was a very memorable vacation. Highly recommend this chalet for the location, unique architecture and value.
A lunch at the El Silencio lodge was the pinnacle of our trip. It was fantastic and is a must for everybody who stays here. Reservations are required, even though we showed up for lunch without one and were graciously accomodated.
Thanks Chris, for everything.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Contemporary Luxury Chalet Located in Quiet Valley
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+1 4164609612
Toro Amarillo Alajuela Province
Fort Myers, FL
5

Absolutely Breathtaking!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
We were a group of 5 (it was a first time trip to Costa Rica for all of us). Our plane got in at night and on the scary drive up it starting raining and it was foggy and we could only marvel at the beauty of the inside of the house. The next morning every person awoke with the same expression...beautiful. The house is surrounded by mountains and the beauty of the area of Toro Amarillo is breathtaking. We loved every mintue of it.

The house slept all of us comfortably. The house is a modern thing of beauty surrounded by quaint country houses. I spent a fair amount of time cooking in the kitchen and all the appliances were modern and plentiful.

We had everything we needed at our fingertips from the internet to satellite tv to a hot bubbly jacuzzi. By the way sitting under the stars at night in the jacuzzi was simply wonderful. I can't say enough good things about this house and the entire country of Costa Rica.

The home was beautifully maintained inside and out; everything was just perfect.

This was our home away from home, and Costa Rica is definitely our new favorite destination.

Also the entire time we were there we had a driver from one of the local tour companies. Our driver was EXCELLENT (friendly, knowledgeable, bilingual)--driving would have been scary and confusing for us so having a driver was most beneficial--and I would definitely use a driver service while in Costa Rica.

We tried to see as much of the country as possible from the beach to white water rafting to caving to the volcanos to the waterfalls and we still feel like we missed a lot---this country has so many exciting and challenging activites to do.

Nos vemos pronto Costa Rica (see you soon Costa Rica!!!)

Tera & Gigi
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: We typically meet our guests in Grecia which is very easy to find from San Jose (about 40 minutes). Once in Grecia we help our guests provision, lead them to the chalet over the mountain, show them the amenities and let them settle in. We also provide a GPS and cell phone for the remainder of their trip so they can travel with confidence!

Most flights arrive in the daytime hours and typically the weather is clear but when it's not we're there to assist.

Sam's party elected to use a local driver who unfortunately made a couple of wrong turns. Our lesson in this is to meet our guests in Grecia regardless of their use of local transportation.

Thank you Gigi and Tera for another 5/5! We're very pleased and proud our guests enjoy our chalet and the Costa Rican experience!
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
San Jose Juan Santamaria
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Bajas del Toro
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
San Jose
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Bajas del Toro
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Toro Amarillo Chalet Rental Rates

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$840
$2,100
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Personal cheque. 50% on booking and 50% thirty days before arrival. The state rates are for four people. Each additional person over four is $10/night.
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Amenities

Toro Amarillo Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet
  • Backpack
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2nd Floor
  • A large and luxurious full bathroom with jacuzzi on the second floor and a bathroom with shower on the first floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Mezzanine - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Each bedroom contains a large wardrobe, queen size bed and end tables. One bedroom is located on the first floor and two bedrooms on the second with bamboo floors and walk out balconies. Second floor bedrooms access a full ensuite bathroom. The mezzanine (3rd floor) includes a pull out double couch.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • pond
  • zoo
  • rain forests
  • forests
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • whitewater rafting
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
The surrounding area offers many sites and activities including canopy tours, nature reserves, ATVing, horse back riding, fly fishing, hot springs, plantation tours, para gliding, Sarchi's handicrafts, private Spanish lessons and much more. A GPS is available for use during your stay to get you there and back from where ever you go! Give us a list of your favorite foods and we'll stock the fridge for your arrival! Enjoy Dona Raffa's tico breakfast of eggs, fresh tortillas, plantains, cereals, fresh fruits, gallo pinto and your personal favorites.
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