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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.
• 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
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.
We've installed a small safe in the casita for your use.
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.
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Keywords: cabin, guest house, casita
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.
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Norm Bonin purchased this cottage in 2009
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!
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.
My only complaint was having to come home. The casita is lovely, all the comforts of home in a gorgeous mountaintop location. We used the casita as our home base and made various day and overnight trips to the many parks and beaches nearby. Norm and Collie were most helpful in our on-the-fly planning, and in spotting various birds, plants, stars and planets right in our front yard. Internet access at the casita is excellent. We were able to watch netflix with no problem. The farmer's market in San Ramon is excellent, and a great place to practice those Spanish phrases you've been working on. Rent with confidence.
Norm and Collie made this a most memorable holiday season for my partner and I.
They met us at the drive and gave us a wealth of information to make the most of our two week stay! They even aided in repairing a flat tire to our rental car during our adventures. This property is centrally located to numerous points of interest in the Northern and Central Mountain Ranges. This property and owners exceeded our expectations!
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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3 night minimum stay
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