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Maryse Pelletier

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Cool, cute, cosy ! Unique house and location.

3 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Central Valley - San Jose House Rental Photos and Description

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 miles.

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”, 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Maryse Pelletier (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish

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 Central Valley - San Jose

Because it combined 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 and birds 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.from the location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I really like your place, it is beautiful here!
Sep 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

Cool, cute, cosy ! Unique house and location.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

~ A dream vacation~

  • 5 of 5

Maryse's home was a wonderful vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Will always keep this place in my heart

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Best kept secret on VRBO

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria, San Jose
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
10 min.
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
20 min.
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
10 min.
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Dominical
Car: necessary

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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Rates & Availability

Dominical House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$75
$425
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50

When a person makes the payment, I send her a file containing pertinent infos about the house, such as its exact location and where to go to buy groceries etc.

Through Paypal, when the client confirms its reservation. For long stays, terms have to be negociated.
We always ask for a safety deposit, to be given back to the client at the moment of his departure.

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Amenities

Central Valley - San Jose House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Splendid jungle pool in the basin of a waterfall, Sterilized & filtered water everywhere in the house Lunch area at the back, in the shade

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