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Cool, cute, cosy ! Unique house and location.

San José, Costa Rica
  • House4 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

THE PLACE - It has everything you want from Costa Rica: plus peace, coolness during the nights, intimacy, sense of space and security, breathtaking landscape all around the property.

THE HOUSE: Charming, seated on a hilltop in a beautiful mountainous area, in a very private and quiet property. In the distance, you can admire the splendid sunsets on the Pacific ocean. Il is furnished and fully equipped with everything needed for a perfect stay. It can accommodate a couple or two, or a family with two children.

The kitchen-living room area is very spacious and has large door and window openings on all sides. It is also appropriate for a wheelchair.

The bedroom on the first floor is connected to the bathroom, the other bedroom is in the mezzanine, both have a queen bed. The sofa can be used as extra bed. There is a safe closet space for your passports and other valuables.

IMPORTANT : At that elevation (2000 feet), there is always a soft breeze so it is never too hot during the day. Nights are cool which makes sleeping easy and restfull. That is why we do not have air conditioning, we simply do not need it. There are hardly any insects around in the dry season, except for butterflies, but you are in nature, so everything is alive around you. You will probably see exotic birds such as toucans, eagles and parrots in the backyard, to name a few. And you could hear howling monkeys at night, a few meters from the house.

DRIVING TO THE PROPERTY - San Isidro is the largest city in southern Costa Rica; it is 3 hours away from San José and its airport. The road is paved all the way to the house except for the last 2 kilometers.

SECURITY, MAINTENANCE - You will be greeted at the property by Jose and Maria who live close by all year long. They will show you around and give you the keys to the house.

BATHING, SWIMMING - The house is 20 minutes away from Dominical, i.e. from the Pacific Ocean (and surf). Driving South or North along the coastline, you will find empty and semi-empty beaches and bay areas with fine beige sand and very civilized waves. From one of the streams of cascading water on the property line, a pool was dug in a natural basin; its water is always fresh and rejuvenating. It is a very intimate and safe place.

FOOD, SHOPPING, MARKETS - A 20 minutes drive will take you to San Isidro where you will find everything, from attractive restaurants to food and clothing stores. On Thursdays and Fridays, there is a « feria » (an outdoor market) where you can buy locally grown fruits and vegetables, even organic ones. Also in San Isidro is “Lufercz” (in front of Macdonald) a supermarket where you can find Costarican beer and coffee, and other exotic products such as sushi rice and nori sheets. And along the road between San Isidro and La Alfombra, there is a number of vegetable stands and restaurants with good food at very reasonable prices.

OTHER RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES - You will not have to go very far from the property to practice your favorite sport. You can take a horse ride to the spectacular Nuyaca Falls, or drive to Dominical, small town which is paradise for surfers. And you may want to visit the natural reserves in the area, go to a farm renowed for growing different spices, or on an excursion to the tree tops of the forest.

Keywords: High ceiling, open space, comfortable, original.


Maryse Pelletier

Member Since 2009
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english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 18, 2018
About Maryse Pelletier

I am a writer, my husband is a stage hand. As such, I usually have the ideas, and he make them happen in reality. A perfect match to build a house, and make it comfortable and original. An example? Look at the lamp over the dinner table...

Maryse Pelletier purchased this House in 2008

Why Maryse Pelletier chose Pérez Zeledón

Because it combines the presence of sea, rivers, waterfalls and mountains at the horizon. We built the house exactly as we like it, open to space and nature around. It is like living outdoors, but protected from the sun & rain.

What makes this House unique

Calm, beauty, nice breeze, odors, clouds, birds and buterflies entering through the front doors and going out through the back doors, fruits abundant, juicy and fresh, vegetables crispy and colored... The whole place has a feeling of what Eden was like, before the sin. Plus possibilities of surfing and horse riding a few km. and orchids garden from the location. Jungle pool and waterfalls on the premices.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
        • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (2)


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          outdoor shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
            • Ocean View


                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Romantic


                    • Catering available


                        • Broadband Access
                          Wifi access with a password.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Gas dryer
                        • Internet
                          High speed
                        • Linens Provided
                          Everything for kitchen, bathrooms and beds
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                          Local calls only.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          It is our dear Maria who uses it usually, because it is in a secure area. The tenant pays her 4$/hour. Open to discussion for long terms rentals.


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Expresso and chorreado
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Very good quality pots and pans
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Everything you can think of
                            • Kitchen
                              All you need to prepare your best meals ever but the food.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              Gaz oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Gaz stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  usually 4 persons, can accommodate 8
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      French and english books are provided, but mostly french.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Television
                                      There is a tv, but not connected to the local channels. You use it to watch films, videos etc.
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Lots of flowers, fruit trees, orchids.
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair accessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Jungle pool on the property. Refreshing at all hours of the day.


                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming


                                                                    • Splendid jungle pool in the basin of a waterfall, Sterilized & filtered water everywhere in the house Lunch area at the back, in the shade. Orchids collection in the garden. Fruit trees aroud the house.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      4 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Hideaway in tropical jungle with stunning views.

                                                                      Ilana G.Saint Petersburg

                                                                      We very much enjoyed our time on this beautiful property. The house is surrounded by gorgeous tropical garden and amazing views. Maryse and her husband did fabulous job designing the cabin and furnishing with everything needed allowing for comfortable stay. Meeting the care takers Maria, Jose and their beautiful girls was a delight, such sweet and kind people. Maria keeps the house in immaculate condition. We loved every minute of our experience interacting with the nature. Waking up to the calling Toucans, breathing the fragrance of the jungle after the rain and birds watching are some of our favorite memories. I am still in awe of our visit. I would definitely recommend this home if you would like a private yet conveniently located hideaway.

                                                                      ~ A dream vacation~

                                                                      Mercedes T.

                                                                      Maryse's home was a wonderful vacation spot!

                                                                      Will always keep this place in my heart

                                                                      laurence H.

                                                                      We travelled all over Costa Rica and stayed in many places but this is the one place I would like to come back to and that I will think about when I need to think of being peaceful. Website photo don't do justice to the beauty of the house and it's surrounding. You wake up in the morning and open the bedroom door to find yourself waking up to the most beautiful view and feel instantly great. The house itself is very very well appointed, if you like to cook there is everything you need and more. The bed and furniture are very comfortable, the wifi works. Jose, the keeper and his family are very helpful and nice, it's difficult not to fall in love for them. We walk down to the cascade and the natural pool at the bottom of the property , on a hot day the coolness of the water was welcomed and it was of course gorgeous. Up the street, on the main road, there is a small supermarket , a fruit seller and a restaurant with good food with a spectacular view. What more could you want ! I highly recommend the Siete Cascadas. It is one if the most peaceful place I have ever been.

                                                                      Best kept secret on VRBO

                                                                      Josée L.

                                                                      After traveling around the world, I can honestly say this is where I fell in love. In love with wildlife, flora and property. Equipment, furniture, gardens, everything is there to make you feel in paradise. The guardians of the property were also very helpful. Before we arrived, everything was in place for a memorable stay. Much more beautiful than the pictures;) We will definitely return.


                                                                      San José, Costa Rica

                                                                      Located at the junction of sky and sea, the property sits on a hilltop, and is surrounded by mounts of various sizes. The area hesitates between forest and agriculture, and lets cows and veals graze on vast pastures in the meantime. Bird songs are the main noises throuhout the days, and shades of green and colours expose their multiple variations all around.

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