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COSTA RICA MOUNTAIN-TOP OCEAN VIEW COTTAGE * FREE WI-FI *

Norm Bonin

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Norm Bonin

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2014
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COSTA RICA MOUNTAIN-TOP OCEAN VIEW COTTAGE * FREE WI-FI *

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

San Ramon Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

WELCOME

We invite you to discover our Casita. This is not a large commercial development. You’ll be our only guests. If you’re looking for a party atmosphere, this is definitely not for you.

This comfy 500 sq ft cottage is a fully furnished and appointed one bedroom guest house on our 4.5 acre gated mountain-top ocean view property. The main house is nearby and the casita is situated to afford complete privacy.

Our mountain setting affords pleasant temperatures year-round, typically mid 70s days, cooling to the 60s in the evening. No air conditioning necessary.

BEDROOM & BATH HIGHLIGHTS

The master bedroom features a Queen Size pillow top bed with 100% cotton sheets, down pillows, beautiful hardwood bureau, side tables, reading lamps, and an alarm clock. The bath has ceramic tile floors and walls, hair dryer and an over-size glass enclosed shower. The light fixture, towel bars, mirror, and shelving are custom wrought iron, crafted by a local San Ramon Ironworker.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• Free Wi-Fi internet access in the casita

• Tropical wood ceilings

• Granite countertops

• All water to the house is filtered and safe to drink

• Lots of large windows to take advantage of the incredible view

• Private lanai overlooking coffee plantations and the Gulf of Nicoya in the distance

KITCHEN HIGHLIGHTS

Should you want to cook, the small kitchen is furnished with pots and pans, dishes, cutlery, and a few essential items and condiments like coffee, tea, sugar, salt & pepper to get you started. There’s a refrigerator, gas range, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster.

SAFE

We've installed a small safe in the casita for your use.

LOCATION

ur property is located in the mountains 15 minutes from downtown San Ramon on an excellent two lane paved road. We're at an altitude of 4850ft with breathtaking views of the city of Puntarenas 30 miles away on the Gulf Nicoya, the Nicoya Peninsula, and Pacific Ocean beyond.

San Ramon is a medium size city with all services including an excellent hospital, universities, service stations, several supermarkets, many small restaurants and sodas(small restaurants serving typical Costa Rican food, and a small modern mall with a three screen multiplex.

Our central location is perfect for day trips to explore the area. We’re 45 minutes from the airport (SJO), and less than an hour to Pacific beaches, Sarchi, or Zarcero. Poas and Arenal volcanos, cloud forests,zip lines, hanging bridges, and bungee jumping are all within an hour or two away.

*THIS IS A TRUE 'RENT BY OWNER' NO SURPRISES OR HIDDEN FEES AT CHECK-IN OR CHECK-OUT.

For more information, photos, and a video, please see the owner's website, the link is on the left side of this page.

Je parle français!

Keywords: cabin, guest house, casita

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Norm Bonin (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2014

About Norm Bonin

Your hosts, Norm & Collie came to Costa Rica from the Seattle area in 2008. Collie retired from a nursing career, and Norm was, most recently, a computer network engineer, and prior to that owned and operated a custom cabinet shop in Seattle. While planning their retirement home, they decided on a separate cottage for visiting friends and relatives. As construction progressed, they decided to share their corner of paradise. This is not a large commercial development. You'll be the only guests on the 4 1/2 acre mountain top estate.

Je parle français

Norm Bonin purchased this cottage in 2009

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage, or casita is the guest quarters on the owner's property. This is not a large commercial development. You'll be the only guests on the 4 1/2 acre mountain top estate. Located 15 minutes South of downtown San Ramon and the Pan American Highway on excellent paved road. 45 minutes from the San Jose airport (SJO) One hour drive to the Pacific beaches. Secure parking. Enjoy the expansive view from the lanai. Most evenings, watch the twinkle of the lights of the coastal city of Puntarenas more than 30 miles away.

For more information, photos,and video, please see the owner's website, the link is on the left side of this page.

Je parle français!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage is really very nice. With a little more storage space, it could be a permanent residence.

The view from the front porch is outstanding. The trails with benches are modest in length, but are quite nice.

The nearby town of San Ramon is a good place to experience Costa Rican culture and life style. Do not miss the Friday/Saturday farmer's market.

Norm & Collie were very hospitable. They could not have been more helpful. They were happy to answer all of our many questions.
Mar 2012
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Costa Rica Mountain-Top Ocean View Cottage * Free Wi-Fi *
average rating of 4.918919 based on 38 reviews
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Costa Rica Mountain-Top Ocean View Cottage * Free Wi-Fi *
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272006vb
San Ramon Alajuela Province
5

Awesome 3 days!

  • 5 of 5
I've been to costa rica 8 in the last 8 years and have travelled a good part of the country. This was my husband's first visit and wanted him to experience different parts of CR. Our first 3 nights were in Norm and Collie's Casita - lovely and clean with absolutely incredible views (when we could see them, being rainy season). Close to many of the Expat towns and 5,000' above sea level. We were constantly visited by many types of humming birds and the hiking path around their property is peaceful with great views as well. They are always happy to answer any questions or to make recommendations. Would highly recommend staying here if you are in the Central Valley.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Costa Rica Mountain-Top Ocean View Cottage * Free Wi-Fi *
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San Ramon Alajuela Province
5

A Wonderful Mountain Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
We spent 2 weeks in this lovely casita and loved every minute! The casita is comfortable,clean, well equipped and has an ever changing view as the clouds blow by and reveal the stunning panoramic view of the Gulf of Nicoya. We were visited by a variety of birds and butterflies daily as the grounds are beautifully kept. Norm and Collie were awesome hosts! Collie greeted us with fresh muffins, and they were both a wealth of information and ideas about living in Costa Rica. Their directions for finding the property were extremely accurate. You must have a 4 wheel drive to get around Costa Rica, and , as we discovered, a GPS is a good idea as the signage is not the greatest!
The San Ramon area has lots to offer. Be sure and go to the Farmers' Market on Friday afternoons! We explored the Atenas, Grecia, and Sarchi areas, the Botanical Garden in Sarchi is lovely, soaked in the surf at Playa Dona Ana, enjoyed massages at Villa Blanca and also took in the La Garita Animal Habitat, The Butterfly Farm and Rancho San Miguel in La Guacima and the La Paz Waterfall Garden. We also just curled up and watched the lightening over the coast! There is no TV and the DVDs were not working, but the WiFi is excellent, so we used that for Netflix and reading. All in all, we would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet retreat from the hectic world below, and we would stay there again.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Anne,
Thanks for your kind words. So sorry that the DVD player didn't work for you. We replaced it. Fortunately the WI-FI met your needs!
Hope to see you again!

Norm & Collie
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Costa Rica Mountain-Top Ocean View Cottage * Free Wi-Fi *
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San Ramon Alajuela Province
5

The very best!

  • 5 of 5
We met Norm & Collie two years ago when we first stayed on their mountain.

My wife found the casita on-line; I was a bit apprehensive at first. It seemed like a site out of time and place.

Now, I'm a convert.

Comfortable lodgings, easy access, great location...

Did I mention that we are going to build our retirement home in the area?

Love the place! Cannot say enough good things about Norm & Collies casita!!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Costa Rica Mountain-Top Ocean View Cottage * Free Wi-Fi *
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272006vb
San Ramon Alajuela Province
5

Excellent, very clean, and friendly accomodations!!!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed this mountain top casita. Great views, very private, easy internet, terrific shower and bed, wondrefull, friendly and helpfull hosts (Collie and Norm), and an outstanding library of movies (over 1000). Also, we enjoyed the 20 minute hiking trail around their property, and (of cousre) Collie's delicious banana bread! Everything was perfect and exceeded our expections. We very highly recommend it! Oh yes, Norm's directions were precise; and, Collie and Norm were very helpfull in answering all our questions about restuarants, living in Costa Rica, and where to buy groceries. Be sure to visit the farmers market if you are there on a Friday or Saturday!
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Costa Rica Mountain-Top Ocean View Cottage * Free Wi-Fi *
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San Ramon Alajuela Province
Aurora, co
4

peaceful

  • 4 of 5
Property was very clean, quiet, peaceful and secure. The owners were very welcoming and give you plenty of privacy. The view is beautiful and the bed was very comfortable. The only criticism we have is that the refrigerator is too small (minibar size) and there are too many couches crowding the Kitchen/living area. The bedroom, bath and patio are very nice. The nearby town of San Ramon is nice. We would highly recommend the Coffee tour in the nearby town of Naranjo!
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
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Costa Rica Mountain-Top Ocean View Cottage * Free Wi-Fi *
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San Ramon Alajuela Province
5

wonderful sight and PEACEFUL

  • 5 of 5
One word would summarize our stay here: PERFECT. The hosts: Norm and Collie are excellent hosts with a lot of attention and good advice. The casita is well-equipped and THE BED!!!! Wow! The one you've dreamt your whole life. And the TRAILS!! Everyday, my wife enjoyed walking them up and down and relaxing. Thanks Norm and Collie for that cozy casita of yours.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
SJO
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Puntarenas
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Pan American Highway (Hwy 1)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Kaluha's
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Puntarenas
Car: necessary

Private nature trails.

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Rates & Availability

From $70 Per night

San Ramon Cottage Rental Rates

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Amenities

San Ramon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • One Queen size Bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes:
The cottage, or casita is the guest quarters on the owner's property. This is not a large commercial development. You'll be the only guests on the 4 1/2 acre mountain top estate. Small safe to secure your passports and valuables. Private walking trails, mountaintop location offers spectacular views, privacy, peace and quiet.

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