PARADISE GETAWAY IN COSTA RICA

Joe Pignatelli

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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PARADISE GETAWAY IN COSTA RICA

San Ramon House Rental Photos and Description

2900 square ft. of beautiful living space with ocean & mountain views!

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living and dining rooms, spacious fully functional kitchen with new appliances. Walk-in to full laundry room with washer & dryer. Features an amazing terrace that spans the full width of the back of the house, with fabulous views of the Gulf of Nicoya, Pacific Ocean, Puntarenas, and mountain ranges. Enjoy early morning breakfasts, mid afternoon cocktails, and beautiful sunsets on our spacious terrace. Birdwatching and just plain relaxing can also be enjoyed! Easy access to terrace from living/dining room and 2 main floor bedrooms. Plenty of parking available at front of house, or in lower carport.

House is located in a 24 lot gated community, on a spacious 5000 sq. meter lot. The property still operates as a working coffee plantation. Beautiful trails, a waterfall, creeks, tilapia pond, and of course lots of coffee plants, make it a very charming and relaxing environment. Butterflies, deer, ducks, toucans, parrots, and various other birds can be seen on our property. Positano de Magallanes is a very special place!

Centrally located, within 90 minutes of many major attractions such as Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfalls & Gardens, La Fortuna, Lake Arenal, Carrera National Rainforest, Sarchi, Puntarenas, Zip-Lining, Butterfly Farms, and much more. The nearest beach is just a 35 minute drive away, part of a national rainforest, where capuchin monkeys come down from the trees to join you for lunch.

Shopping is just a short 5 minute drive away, in lovely San Ramon. Large shopping mall with movie theatres and plenty of shops, the University of Costa Rica, hospital, restaurants,banks, farmers market, pharmacies, dentists, and everything else you may need during your stay.

You will meet Adrian, our property manager, in San Ramon. From there, he will take you to our house, a short 5 minute drive away in Magallanes. Adrian will walk you through the house, pointing out its many features, and provide you with the keys. Enjoy your welcome basket, which includes some of the varied and delicious fruits available in Costa Rica.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Joe and Liz's piece of Paradise is more than you could ever imagine. My family had the opportunity to stay at their place during the last part of February 2012 and it was fabulous. This was our second trip to Costa Rica and by far this was our best experience so far. Their beautiful home is so close to the airport in San Jose which makes this home even better, and the roads getting their are wonderful. It is literally central to everything in this amazing country. Within a short drive you can be swimming in the pacific ocean, hiking through the rain forest, checking out Volcanoes or enjoying an afternoon in one of local towns shopping. The house is situated in a beautiful gated community which provided us a great sense of security. We loved cooking here, being able to go into town and buy local food and cook our meals was a great experience, and enjoying and evening dinner on the terrace overlooking the valleys and the Pacific Ocean off in the distance is a priceless experience. Such a great place to stay!!
Feb 2012
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Joe Pignatelli

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Joe is an insurance broker and Liz works for a builder in Canada. They have been married for 37 years and have 3 children. Some of their interests include music, golf, reading, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Joe Pignatelli purchased this house in 2010

After looking at Florida, Mexico, and the Domenican Republic, we felt that Costa Rica had so much more to offer. The country is so beautiful, and very easy to travel through. There are many micro climates to suit individual needs and an abundance of things to do. In 1949 the country abolished their army and invested all their money into education and health care, therefore they have a well educated and happy population. Recent surveys show that Costa Ricans are one of the happiest people in the world. Costa Rica has a very low crime rate compared to other countries in Central & South America. They also have a longer life expectancy because of the lifestyle they live - Pura Vida!

Our house is just 5 minutes from San Ramon, which is approximately 35 minutes west of the San Jose Airport, and is very central to everything. San Ramon has a hospital, university, shopping, churchs, movie theatres, and best of all, the weather is fabulous! Because San Ramon is 3500 ft. above sea level, the average daytime temperature all year round is 25 celcius, or 78 farenheit. Evenings are usually a little bit cooler, but very pleasant. There is no need to have air conditioning or heating in our home. If you are interested in some more heat, just drive 40 minutes west to the beach where the temperatures can reach 35 celcius plus. Our location is central to as many activities and attractions you can imagine. Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall & Gardens, La Fortuna & Lake Arenal, San Luis Zip-Lining, Carera National Rainforest, Sarchi, Tortuga Island, and San Jose are all a reasonable drive away.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Paradise Getaway in Costa Rica
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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San Ramon Alajuela Province
Milton, ON
5

True Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Very impressed with the home and the property. Everything is first class.
Rented our own vehicle and toured the countryside with no worries. Local people are very friendly and willing to help. Restaurants are fantastic, great value, great fun. Cannot wait to go back, we had an excellent time. Thank you to Joe and Liz.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our house. We try our best to make everyone's time there as comfortable as possible. Our neighbours are very friendly and helpful, and the Costa Rican people are fantastic. Costa Rica is pretty great too! Hope you come back soon!
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San Ramon Alajuela Province
Orlando, Fl
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful home with amazing view, all luxury amenities. Includes coffee grown in immediate area. As nice as the house is, you just want to enjoy the view from the outdoor patio
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Roger! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our house. Yes, the view of the Gulf of Nicoya is spectacular from our back patio. It's a very relaxing and peaceful area of the house.
We hope you return again in the future.

Joe & Liz
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San Ramon Alajuela Province
Marshfield, Wisconsin
5

Our favorite place to stay in Costa Rica!

  • 5 of 5
We picked this house based on the photos, great reviews, and central location with easy access to the cloud forest and volcanoes. Joe was great to work with---all our questions were promptly answered, and he put is in touch with the caretaker (Adrian) who picked us up at the airport. Our friends arrived earlier in the day and rented a car, and Adrian met them in San Ramon and guided them to the house. He was very helpful and welcoming-- he took our friends into town to buy groceries and recommended some places to eat in San Ramon. The house is beautiful---definitely a cut above what we expect from a vacation rental in this price range. It is spacious, tastefully decorated, and all the furnishings are in excellent condition. Wifi worked fine, and there is a nice selection of DVDs to watch at the end of the day. The view from the living room, bedrooms, and patio is spectacular. While in San Ramon, we did day trips to the Villa Blanca Los Angeles Cloud Forest, and to the Arenal area. We were glad that we brought along a GPS with a Costa Rica map---many roads are unmarked and we relied heavily on Garmin. We enjoyed our stay at Joe and Liz's house, and we look forward to staying there again during our next trip to Costa Rica.
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Ed. Your review confirms that we made the right decision to build our vacation home in the San Ramon area. It is an excellent location, as you mentioned, for a home base from which to do day trips to various attractions in Costa Rica. It's also close enough to San Ramon that you have almost all the conveniences of back home for your shopping needs.

We have tried to make the house as comfortable as possible, to allow you to enjoy your stay to the fullest. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks again!

Joe & Liz
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San Ramon Alajuela Province
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
5

Paradise Indeed!

  • 5 of 5
This house was indeed a paradise and exceeded our expectations. The house is large, very well appointed and well maintained. We were met by the property manager and the owner upon our arrival and they went through the features of the home, answered all our questions and offered up suggestions of things to do during our stay. The views from the house are outstanding, sunsets gorgeous and the location is beautiful and peaceful with great walking around the area. We enjoyed visits to the beach, the volcano, scenic gardens and waterfalls. We also went ziplining which was great fun. The house is conveniently located a short drive from San Ramon for groceries, the bank and shopping. This was a perfect location for our family as we have older, active young men. We have already recommended this property to friends.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at our home. We are also glad that your family was able to take advantage of the many attractions nearby. We hope you will return to Costa Rica many more times in the future to explore the rest of what this country has to offer.

Joe & Liz
business
Paradise Getaway in Costa Rica
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p437437vb
+1 519-267-3560
San Ramon Alajuela Province
5

Highly Recommend! We will come back again!

  • 5 of 5
very clean and more beautiful than we expected. Lovely neighborhood close to town.
Thanks so much!
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay here. Look forward to seeing you back again!
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San Ramon Alajuela Province
Arizona
5

Hillside Haven

  • 5 of 5
Property appears exactly as in photos and is well maintained. Plenty of parking space. We felt very comfortable in the gated community. Owner Joe exceptionally quick in responding to questions prior to and during rental period. Greeter Adrian is a Costa Rican gentleman…efficient, polite and speaks English well. We enjoyed all his restaurant recommendations and tour of the local coffee mill. Appreciated prepay phone, binoculars and touring information. San Ramon provided all we needed for banking, shops, restaurants, farmer's market, etc. during our 20 night stay. House has spectacular views from everywhere! Would recommend to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Liz and I are glad you enjoyed your stay at our "Hillside Haven". Our property manager, Adrian, always does his best to help you with any needs you may have while here. Thank you very much for all your suggestions. We will try and implement as many of your ideas as possible. Hope to see you here again!

Joe & Liz
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
San Jose Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Puntarenas
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Panamerican
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Puntarenas
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
La Molina
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Santa Anna
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
La Molina
Car: recommended

Just 8 minutes west of San Ramon. Major attractions within 90 minutes of our home include Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfalls & Gardens, San Luis Zip-Lining, La Fortuna, Lake Arenal & Volcano, Sarchi, Carara National Rainforest, and the Gulf of Nicoya with several beaches. Enjoy many activities such as Zip-lining, Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Sports Fishing, Swimming, Biking, Sunbathing, Snorkeling, Scuba-diving, Birdwatching, and much more! It's a nature lover's feast.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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San Ramon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Standard Rate
Aug 15 2014 - Dec 16 2014
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$190
Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
$2,500
 
 
Christmas Break
Dec 17 2014 - Dec 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
 
 
High Peak Season
Jan 1 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$240
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
$3,000
 
 
Mid Peak Season
May 15 2015 - Aug 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$190
From
$220
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
$2,750
 
 
Standard Rate
Aug 15 2015 - Dec 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
$170
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
$2,500
 
 
Christmas Break
Dec 17 2015 - Dec 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$240
From
$260
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

San Ramon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main floor
  • 2 full-size and fully equipped.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Spacious rooms. King size beds (1) in master bedroom., Queen size Beds (2) in guest bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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