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VILLA LAS CLEMENTINAS - PRIVATE LUXURY VILLA, INFINTY POOL, CANYON EGDE FABULOUS

Anne-Caroline Brown Taylor

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Anne-Caroline Brown Taylor

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2014
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VILLA LAS CLEMENTINAS - PRIVATE LUXURY VILLA, INFINTY POOL, CANYON EGDE FABULOUS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Alajuela House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Luxury Queen Sleeper in Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Villa Las Clementinas: Private and secluded vacation retreat available for rent

Impeccable, Romantic, Luxurious and Private Compound - Architectural Masterpiece, Exclusive Enclave in Costa Rica's Coffee Country - Located on the grounds of an old Coffee and Orange Plantation in the Central Valley (Finca la Esperanza)

- Infinity pool with hot tub (complete privacy and seclusion)

- Chef's kitchen with extensive herb garden

- Indoor and outdoor showers

- 20-ft vaulted wood ceilings with teak hardwood and terra cotta tile floors

- Custom designed and locally built furniture

- Luxury bedding and mattresses

- High-speed wireless internet Apple TV and SKY TV

- Wireless stereo system that can play music from your iPod or iPhone

- Well stocked game and book library

- Gated community with international residents

- Close enough for day trips to beach, volcanoes, zip lining, white water rafting, hot air balloon trips, waterfall hikes, etc.

- Must see pictures to believe and the pictures do not do our home justice.

Villa Las Clementinas is truly one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful and well-built homes and has one of the most gorgeous views in all of Central America. Perched high on the edge of one of the region's largest and most beautiful private canyons, through which the Rio Grande River flows, our home is a very magnificent private retreat. Here you can watch the clouds form and rise up into the sky, sometimes wafting through the house. The entire home is built to maximize the views of the canyon and unbelievable vistas can be seen from each room. The views are unmatched and your stay here is certainly something you will never forget!

Newly renovated in 2014, this 3 bedroom beautiful luxury villa is just 45 minutes outside of the booming metropolis of Costa Rica's capital city of San Jose, but is a world away from “that” hustle and bustle and just twenty minutes from the San Jose International Airport (airport code is SJO). Rental car recommended but not necessary. You do not need a 4WD to access our property or to drive around locally but in your exploring the country, it is certainly helpful.

Designed and custom built in 2007 by internationally acclaimed architect Édgar Brenes, founder of the School of Architecture at the University of San Jose, Villa Las Clementinas was designed to complement the natural beauty of the local surroundings and to harmoniously blend into the ethereal outdoor canyon-scape that is our back yard.

This luxury home features amazing 20 feet high vaulted wooden ceilings throughout and has a magnificently unbelievable front door that is 18 feet tall. Teak hardwood floors and terra cotta tiles are featured throughout the home, all made of locally sourced materials and crafted with impeccable quality. Each of the rooms in the home has canyon views and outdoor patios and decks with glass and screened doors, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of our natural surroundings from both inside and out. The corridor to the bedrooms is constructed of screened in zacate pavers and allows the canyon breezes to flow throughout the home, heating and cooling the home as needed. It is simply magical!

Note: The climate in our region is such that air conditioning is never needed (and nobody in the Central Valley has it). Daily average temperature is 80 F and nights are 68 F. There are also multiple ceiling fans throughout the home. The house maintains a very comfortable ambient temperature and in all of our time there, I have never been hot. I can provide references to this if you are concerned that the lack of air conditioning makes the home an uncomfortable temperature.

The house is built around a gorgeously landscaped wood and stone back yard area with an infinity pool that features a hot tub that was constructed from stones from the river that runs below through the canyon.

Outdoor and indoor showers, beautiful furnishings, luxury linens and top of the line American mattresses on the beds are just some of the things that make our vacation home so special.

All of our furniture was custom designed and built by local artisans from sustainable local hardwoods (teak, cinecero and guanacaste woods).

We have a large family and we love to cook and entertain. Our gourmet kitchen is well stocked with pans and utensils and whatever equipment you will need to make and enjoy a fabulous meal at home (granite countertops, European gas range, dishwasher, Kitchen Aid mixer, etc.). There is a very robust herb garden right off of the kitchen where we grow a large variety of herbs for cooking. Green markets, butchers, bakeries and grocery stores are only a fifteen-minute ride away into the town of Grecia. Private chefs available to come and do your cooking for you if you wish. Inquire with the house manager if you are interested.

Each bedroom features a private porch overlooking the canyon. You can arrange with a local day spa to make a house call to give you a massage, facial or other spa services. We also have yoga teachers who will gladly come to the house to guide you in a private lesson. The cost for this is inexpensive compared to what it would cost in the United States and is an affordable vacation indulgence like no other.

The home is equipped with high-speed wireless internet, US Cell Phone reception, TV with DVD player and satellite (SKY), Apple TV, DVD library, stereo system and security system. Don't worry, you aren't completely off of the grid if you do not want to be!

Our home is a very comfortable and serene haven to relax and rejuvenate and enjoy the peace, quiet and beauty of Costa Rica. Bird watching is one of our favorite pastimes here. (Binoculars, book library and an insane variety of birds included.) This is the ideal place to come and unwind.

Whether you are looking to fly into San Jose and spend a few nights recalibrating before you venture out to explore the wonders this country has to offer, or you are just looking for the perfect place to completely relax, this gorgeous home will perfectly suit your needs.

The home is also an ideal place to use as a home base to take day trips to explore all of the wonders that Costa Rica has to offer. Our house is in great proximity to many of Costa Rica's finest and funnest activities … rainforests, volcanoes, cloud forests, zip lining, volcanic hot springs, waterfalls, white water rafting, crocodile feeding tours (☺), multiple farmer's markets.... and many other fabulous things! All of these fabulous activities are well within a day trip's reach from the house.

Our property manager Dan Schild, a lovely American gentleman and expat from St. Louis, will meet you at the property upon your arrival to orient you with the home, the security system, how to operate the pool and hot tub and to answer any questions that you may have. He can also give you some tips on day trips, where to go, etc. and put you in touch with our driver, personal chef, masseuses, yoga teachers, etc. Daily or mid-week house cleaning available for an additional charge.

We have a driver who we recommend who can take you on your day trips for a very reasonable rate if you opt not to drive yourself. His name is Oscar and Dan can put you in touch with him before or during your vacation so you can make plans with him.

You can have the best of both worlds... come and relax in complete privacy and seclusion and, if you want, go off the grid for a while. Or, stay plugged in and connected with the outside world. Costa Rica has as much or as little to do as you please!

One of our favorite ways to spend the day is relaxing, sunning and reading by the pool at the house, fixing lunch in the gourmet kitchen, and then to wrap up the afternoon with a spa house call. A special treat is to sit on the porch and watch the rain showers fall and then afterwards the clouds that form in the canyon and rise up, through the house sometimes, to the sky.

We also enjoy taking day trips to the beach, volcanoes, zip lining and to some wonderful restaurants that are around, in San Jose and also in neighboring towns and on the beach. I am happy to speak with you to give you an insider’s perspective of things that are fun to do and to suggest things that you may want to include on your itinerary.

When you stay at Villa Las Clementinas, you will be in the exact locale that Travel and Leisure singled out as the 'best climate in the world'. You will rediscover what it means to be totally relaxed and rejuvenated.

Pura Vida!

Note: The hotel next door (Vista del Valle) is always good for a canyon-side cocktail, a visit with the local kinkajou and even dinner if you wish. On Sundays, the hotel hosts a terrific Sunday Brunch, complete with a live jazz quartet. This hotel is 5 minutes by car from the house and their wonderful and helpful staff can also help you make arrangements for tours, drivers, day trips, etc.

Keywords: villa, house, costa rica, mountains, pool, view, luxury

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Anne-Caroline Brown Taylor (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Anne-Caroline Brown Taylor

Richard and Anne-Caroline.... we live in Atlanta and built this home as our personal hideaway in Costa Rica. We love to visit the house by ourselves to enjoy quiet time together and also love to visit the house with large groups of family and friends. We have found Costa Rica to be our own little Shangri-La and we have so enjoyed getting to know this beautiful country and its people. We have purchased land on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica (in Cahuita) and have fallen in love with the bohemian hamlets of Puerto Viejo and Cahuita. We hope to build a beach house in Cahuita sometime soon.

Anne-Caroline Brown Taylor purchased this house in 2007

Why Anne-Caroline Brown Taylor chose Alajuela

Paradise found, perfect location, the good life. We built this home on a lot we purchased on an old coffee and orange plantation that is now a gated luxury community.

What makes this house unique

Relaxation, Relaxation, Relaxation and more Relaxation. Great for entertaining, great central location for exploring Costa Rica....close to the airport in San Jose but a world apart from the city.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Villa Las Clementinas - Private Luxury Villa, Infinty Pool, Canyon Egde FABULOUS
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Villa Las Clementinas - Private Luxury Villa, Infinty Pool, Canyon Egde FABULOUS
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Alajuela Alajuela Province
Atlanta
5

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5
This house is magnificent. We were there for a week with a group of friends (40somethings) and several children and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. We saw sloths and a monkey at the house, along with several birds and other wildlife species. The house was within easy day trip to the beach, zip lining, hiking, great restaurants, etc. All in all, it was perhaps my favorite vacation we have taken and I cannot wait to go back next year. The house itself is gorgeous and 5 Star nice. The view is breathtaking. A wonderful, wonderful place to have a vacation.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Alajuela Alajuela Province
Athens Ga USA
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
This house is incredible. Its features with the pool/ jacuzzi overlooking the canyon are amazing. The interior is simple and tasteful. The beds are beyond comfortable and the outdoor showers are to die for. I love this place and we all talked about returning to this house and lovely country again. The Vista de Valle Plantstion Inn is a great little resource as well.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Villa Las Clementinas - Private Luxury Villa, Infinty Pool, Canyon Egde FABULOUS
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Alajuela Alajuela Province
5

Great house, great view!

  • 5 of 5
This place is amazing. Cannot say enough how much we enjoyed our stay. The views were breathtaking, This place is amazing. Cannot say enough how much we enjoyed our stay. The views were breathtaking, house was beautiful and every room had a view. Location was perfect! Each day we had a new adventure. Arenal, La Fortuna, Waterfall Gardens, Poas and Jaco just to name a few. Everyday after an adventure the pool and hot tub is just what we needed/wanted! The homeowner was very helpful in recommending excursions and restaurants. Everything she suggested was perfect. I miss this place already and cannot wait to go back and explore more. - A
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you had a great vacation! I hope you and your friends will return to Villa Las Clementinas for many more memory making vacations. You are welcome anytime!
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Alajuela Alajuela Province
Orlando, Florida
5

A Little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5
We could not have asked for more! Villa Las Clementinas offers the perfect blend of comfort with luxury & a view to live for! We took day trips to Jaco, Manuel Antonia, Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens but were always anxious to get back "home". Anne-Caroline provided fabulous recommendations on everything from favorite restaurants & spas to where to get the best deals on souvenirs! We would have missed one of our favorite stops-Villa Celetas without her guidance.Thank you to Villa Las Clementinas & Anne-Caroline! We will DEFINITELY be back soon!
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alajuela Alajuela Province
Grecia, Costa Rica and New York City
5

By far the best rental in the Central Valley

  • 5 of 5
We love this home and its amenities. Beautiful and comfortable beds and linens, stunning canyon views, lovely kitchen. The house is maintained very well and an architectural gem. I have highly recommended this property to friends and family. Our son's wedding party hated to leave to go to the beach! Pool, hot tub, hikes, waterfalls and birds galore.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Villa Las Clementinas - Private Luxury Villa, Infinty Pool, Canyon Egde FABULOUS
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Alajuela Alajuela Province
Lowville, NY 13367
5

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5
Costa Rica was a great place to visit and we couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay! The grounds and home were beautiful and well maintained. The owner was very helpful in answering all our questions. The Villa Vista Inn nearby was a great place to have cocktails and dinner. So much to do nearby, we went white water rafting, ziplining, to the vocanos, La Paz waterfalls, and to the Beach!
A great time:)
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers

Map

Map

Jalapenos restaurant
"Norman has it down. His restaurant offers fresh food Mexican style. The ingredients are supe..."
Nearest Airport
19 Kilometres
SJO
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Jaco
Nearest Point of Interest
The House
Nearest Point of Interest
SJO International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Town of Grecia
Car: recommended

Our house is located within an easy day trip to the Pacific beaches, volcanoes, zip lining, rain forest, cloud forest and a wealth of other amazing activities. We have a driver who we recommend who will take you wherever you want to go! His name is Oscar and our house manager Dan will give you his contact information.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Alajuela House Rental Rates

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North American Autumn
Aug 1 2014 - Dec 1 2014
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Cleaning fee $100

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Alajuela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Powder Room - toilet , Powder room
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Master Bedroom
    Guest Suite #1 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Guest Suite #2 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • There are 3 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom in the home. They are all very well appointed with top of the line fixtures and with luxury bathrobes in each.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Can Set Up For You - 2 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , VERY comfortable queen sleeper sofa
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2 in storage that can be assembled), very high end and comfortable queen sleeper sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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