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Parklands Group

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish

Safe, Modern, Great Kitchen, Patio & BBQ, Pools, Sports, near restaurants & SJO

8 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Guácima Condo Rental Photos and Description

Kitchen w/ blender & bread mchine etc. Deck, BBQ. Fast WiFi, TVs, BluRay Movies

Alegro Family Vacation Condo is an Award winning, top rated, garden view vacation property that is constantly updated and refurbished. It's at 3000 feet with good breezes through the Santa Ana valley, just west of Escazú, Costa Rica.

NOTE: Coming by mid year, extra features like a gas BBQ on the patio, new patio umbrella & top quality bread machine to create an even better kitchen and living experience.

Even though it's easier to have a rental vehicle (Parklands can have you welcomed at the airport and shuttled to the condo, as well as get you honest quotes and have the vehicle of your choice delivered to the condo) Optionally: Buses are every hour during the day. Walking distance to upscale small supermarket/deli/bakery and restaurants. Van & Driver quotes are available for small groups and fun day tours from the condo organized by Parklands' Travel.

Alegro Family Vacation Condo has premium features for couples, families and small groups of friends. This lodging option is Peaceful, Relaxing, Comfortable and Safe - A beautiful quality upscale condo in the green belt, on the western edge of the city, with second-to-none customer attention, just 20 minutes from downtown San Jose, and 50 minutes from Pacific Beaches.

Alegro Family Vacation Condo has a garden view and is conveniently near a children's playground, but located safely away from the pool. The two adult and two children's swimming pools are just a quick one minute walk, but they are far enough removed to avoid the annoying noise, group parties, and loud conversations that poolside condos suffer!

Start your Costa Rican day with a great coffee or juice under the large umbrella on your spacious private terrace with a view of beautiful landscaped tropical gardens and the play area. With the morning year-round sunshine, walk in the green zones, later, relax in the swimming pools, grab a game of tennis, freshen up, and head out for some shopping at the supermarket/deli/bakery or a great lunch at one of the restaurants/cafes just 10 minutes safe walk away, then head home, call in local grilled chicken, or pizza, light the candles, pour the wine, and just sit back, snuggle between Alegro's big cushions and enjoy a great movie or mini series on the huge 50" flat-screen TV, before relaxing in a wonderful bed with a great book, and then getting a fantastic night's rest.

Alegro Family Vacation Condo is located in the fast-growing south-west of San Jose, with direct easy access to Prospero Fernandez Expressway and Caldera Highway (Route 27) - the fastest highway in Costa Rica. The condo is just 6 minutes west from the Forum in Lindora/Santa Ana, 12 minutes west from Multiplaza Escazu Mall, and 20 minutes west from Parque Sabana Sur, downtown San Jose. You will also be about 15 minutes south from SJO - San Jose Airport, and less than 50 minutes from the Pacific Coast. Alegro Premium Vacation Condo has a unique location, with amazing (can't get lost) fast expressway access via the new 27 highway. With your rental car or by taxi, you feel so close to the most modern zones of San Jose, but then you realize just how close you are to the volcanoes and the Pacific beaches for day trips, too.

Alegro Family Vacation Condo is ideal for couples, families or small groups of friends...with it's outdoor patio with BBQ for dining under the umbrella, two bathrooms, two private bedrooms plus a den area, and two more couches that can be converted into sleeping space. Sleeps 1 to 5 ideally, and up to 8 (and could sleep up to 11 for a small group short-stay for a night or two of debrief before heading to the airport or for the first nights to recover and brief after arriving in Costa Rica).

This modern vacation condo enjoys modern ceiling fans and corner fans throughout, good screens are on all windows for your comfort and safety, a nice landscaped garden view towards the kids play area, BBQ areas, and the pool. It's very clean, tastefully furnished and comes with a modern fully equipped kitchen.

For fun, there's international cable TV on three flat screen TVs, BluRay movies, wireless broadband internet, free secure parking for your rental car, and even a washing machine and dryer.

As a Parklands Central Valley guest, you will enjoy complimentary access to the beautiful swimming pools (kids and adults), kids play ground, tennis courts ($), basket ball courts, doggy park, park lands and lagoon (feed the ducks!), running trail as well as to the charcoal BBQ Kiosk areas near the pool (with advance reservation). Guests get 20% off the menu at the local Italian/Mediterranean restaurant, just 10 minutes walk from the condo.

Optional daily housekeeping can be arranged. Weekly housekeeping is often included in extended stays but must be requested and included in any quote.

Please message us for more info if you see Alegro Family Vacation Condo is booked for your dates, Parklands also exclusively offers the beautiful Cedro Premium Vacation Condo in the same building on the 7th (top) floor (with elevator), as well as other modern premium condos in Costa Rica's Central Valley (Real Cariari & Downtown / Paseo Colon / La Sabana - in San Jose/Central Valley of Costa Rica) as well as Panama.

Parklands Group's good value premium condo rates are hard to beat when it comes to the quality! Amazing facilities, comfort, security and free recreational activities that are all included. We sometimes have simple budget condos we can make available for those not needing so much comfort and amenities and full customer service, so please write! Feel free to check our rates and geographical area by clicking 'Check Rates'.

Reservations will also only be processed by email and your down payment is the first step to guarantee your dates. We want the chance to better the price of similar accommodation quotes and services you might be considering. So eMail us ASAP and let's talk! :-) We want to always offer the best value and the best condo stay in Costa Rica!

Keywords: Costa Rica, Vacation Condo, Rental Property, Resort, Apartment, Apartamento, Departamento, Parklands

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Parklands Group (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Parklands Group

We started by buying a condo and began creating and designing a beautiful living area inside, to match the beauty of the landscaped park lands outside. As more and more folk chose to stay, we improved what has become Alegro Family Vacation Condo. We also created more beautiful properties throughout the Central Valley and a range of complementary services so our guests wouldn't need to worry about their stays. We are professional travel planners for anyone needing authentic honest help in Costa Rica & Panama.

Parklands Group purchased this condo in 2010

Why Parklands Group chose Alajuela Province

We loved the location, the 24/7 safety for kids, and the beautiful green tropical landscaping, play ground, pools and parks as well as the way you can walk 10 minutes safely to the supermarket open from 6am to 10:30pm, and the cafes/restaurants, too. We liked the condo having a spacious outdoor patio was a real bonus for outdoor dining and drinks. We added a Gas BBQ. And the umbrella gives guests privacy.

What makes this condo unique

While it's easiest to have a vehicle, this is a modern secure lifestyle complex, with pools, parks and space that is safe and there is public bus available each hour during the day. We love the view of the kids play area, landscaped gardens and park with pond, the large condo patio, too :-) We love the close-ness to everything. A day trip to the Pacific beaches, just minutes from the coolest mall in the country, and all the other modern amenities of the capital and airport. We love the safety, the green spaces, the clean air, and the weather. Close to San Jose (and with fast access) but not right in the city.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We very much appreciated how the condo felt like our home during our stay. It made our trip a lot more authentic than if we had stayed at a hotel. We explored almost all the Central Valley and we absolutely loved the beauty, tranquility and great vibe of Costa Rica. The Poas waterfall (and butterflies) was a great activity and the cultural night a very entertaining and cute experience. Pura Vida!
May 2013
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Safe, Modern, Great Kitchen, Patio & BBQ, Pools, Sports, near restaurants & SJO
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews
5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

It's great a place, it's safe and you would have Poalo available for any help and suggestions, his service was fantastic. We will go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael & Maria, you guys and your kids were so welcome. We hope this was a wonderful family vacation that built memories for your kids and parents alike. Thanks for being very communicative while you were staying at Alegro Family Vacation Condo so we could reach out to you and help you with fun excursion days. We just wish you had been able to enjoy another week. There's so much to do for families in amazing Costa Rica year round. We look forward to having you return for another week soon.
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San Jose, CA
5

Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying how wonderful Paolo and Sara are. They are the kindest and most attentive rental owners I've ever met. Even on the weekend when office hours are suppose to be closed I will still get a quick response from them. They have been a wealth of knowledge, always forseeing possible problems and offering alternatives, and they are quick to offer suggestions/opinions without coming off as rude. We have thanked our lucky stars that we've taken their advice over many suggestions because it had definitely enhanced our experienced or made things easier for us. They even stopped by to say hi on our last night. Such a cute couple!

With that said, the rental property we stayed in was amazing. The rooms were spacious and clean. Everything was modern and in great shape. I loved that it was on the first floor and a short walk from the front door of the building.The community around this complex is really nice. There's a lake within walking distance, a playground right in front of our unit, and a pool just a quick walk from there. The location was perfect. With a rental car it was a quick 15 min. drive to the main area of San Jose. We have two children under the age of 6 and I much prefer staying outside of the downtown area to avoid all the hustle and bustle. Aside from the sound of the wind (and it got REALLY windy!) we were never disturbed by human noises when we were in our bedrooms. The beds were very comfortable and I loved having a washer/dryer unit in the condo. If we ever returned to the area we will no doubt use Parklands again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

All the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this 2 bedroom unit in March 2015 and was thrilled with the comfort provided by the owners. This vacation rental is ideal for families, with a children's play ground and swimming pool closeby.The eating bar is perfect for entertaining and the kitchen has everything you may need if cooking meals instead of eating out, although there are several great restaurants closeby. Alegro is a short distance from the airport and Highway 27 , which will take you to the west coast of CR, so driving here is not an issue.Quiet, safe, and uncrowded, Allegro feels like 'home'

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, New York
5

Just as described

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this Condo with my younger kids and my grandkids. They had a ball, the pool was wonderful and so was the play ground, they even had a see-saw haven't seen one of those in years. The owner was very attentive to power needs, everything we needed was provided, it was home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As we processed your booking, we wondered how a large family group with many kids and grandkids like yours, a total of 13, would fit in Alegro Premium Condo (a condo that is spacious but for two guests, maybe five). We certainly had to have prepared a lot of sheets and fresh white towels for you all! And two of our drivers and two vans from the airport at midnight on your arrival. While we asked for a damage deposit of you, it turned out to be perfect. You had beautiful attitudes and embraced the space and green landscaping and pools and security with gusto. Karla, you really cared for this Parklands marketed condo with love and care. It really was a pleasure to welcome you all, and help you with a good deal to rent the vehicles so you could explore Costa Rica, and we hope to do it again! You are welcome home anytime! :-) Thanks for choosing to trust Parklands!
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Arlington, Washington, USA
5

Positive intro to Costa Rica:Wonderful Clean Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed for almost a week. While on the outside of San Jose, the condo serves as an absolute oasis! It's incredibly well-equipped, clean & in a great, little, condo neighborhood. Paolo provided fantastic suggestions, service & support. We never would have experienced the rafting, coffee tour, water falls & city destinations without his advice & attentiveness. This is a such a great location for families because you can serve yourself in a great kitchen with comfortable spaces throughout, and you easily can access activities that make Costa Rica a great, energetic destination!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic condo, fantastic service

  • 5 of 5

My family of five (two adults, three teenagers) stayed in this condo managed by Paolo & Sara Wright. The condo is exactly as presented on the site and very, very well equipped. We had all the supplies we needed and all questions answered within minutes of phone or email contact. Paolo & Sara went above and beyond to help us get setup with great activities, including river rafting, a coffee tour and a trip to the La Paz waterfall gardens. Paolo also sent us to a fantastic little wood factory where they hand-make all the beautiful Costa Rican wood jewelry, place mats, wood chimes, etc. that you will find at souvenier shops throughout the country--and for much, much cheaper. We loved seeing how things were made and talking with the staff who make the products. The grounds of the complex are beautiful, the pool tranquil and the tennis courts just a short walk. Paolo provided directions anywhere we needed, and he even set us up with some DVDs for late evenings in. We had a great stay just outside San Jose easily accessing the amazing activities in the area. We also had a great time cooking some meals in because the kitchen and house have everything we needed. Lastly, we had great instructions on everything related to the condo because of a well-organized binder (this is not the case with some home-stay rentals). Thanks so much to Paolo & Sara for a great stay. We definitely will recommend this apartment to anyone--for so many reasons!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
SJO - Juan Santamaria - San Jose Internacional
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Local Drinking Bars
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Valley Del Sol
Nearest Train
6 Miles
San Antonio de Belen, Heredia
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 239 Lindora/Santa Ana & Route 27 Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Local/Cafes & Restaurants (good eating!)
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Punta Leona (or Jaco)
Car: recommended

Beaches, Volcanoes, Canopy, Zip-lining, White Water Rafting, City, Culture, rivers, festivals, day tours, typical food, night clubs, restaurants, shopping malls.

Other Activities: BBQ-Grilling, Birdwatching, Aircraft Watching

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Rates & Availability

Guácima Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Special Lush Green Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$59
$1,395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Wow - Sunny & Breezy Begins
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
4 night minimum stay
$69
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Wow! Holidays - Sunny & Breezy
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$99
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Special: Sunny & Breezy
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$79
$1,595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$79
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Final Cleaning Fee $69 + Tax
Admin Recovery Costs $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Parklands is professional and tries to make the booking process easy, even though guests must take a little time to confirm their data and responsibility. Alegro Premium Condo is in a lovely residential complex where family PG rated activities are the norm. No drugs, no drunkenness, no loud noise or parties, and no prostitutes or similar is permitted. All guests will be required to name their party ahead of time when they sign an agreement of responsibility online and supply passport info and flight info - all this is required before receiving the final check in details, codes and key pick up confirmation.

* Just a cheap $30-$45 (depends on day or night and size of group) Personalized Airport Welcome and Transfer to your condo in order to avoid delays, stress and getting lost before check in. (Not mandatory when not arriving by plane, but highly recommended for a stress-free check in)
* All basic utilities, cable and internet included FREE
* One young child up to 5 years old FREE if not using extra bed
* Guest signs online agreement, shares copy of ID, & makes down payment before dates guaranteed.
* No visitors allowed unless paid for as registered guests for the total length of main guest stay.

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Amenities

Guácima Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Opens directly into Master Bedroom
    General Bathroom - toilet , shower , Central to the secondary bedroom & studio & living area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Large Queen Size Sofa Bed - 1 queen
    Living Room Sofa Beds - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom with ensuite bathroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 1 king , King Bed may be split into TWO TWINS on request (at booking)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Tennis Courts, Basket Ball & Volley Ball Courts. In Line Skating trail. Jogging Trail, Pond, Fountain, Fishing, Swimming Pools for Kids and Adults, Kids playgrounds, plus small upscale supermarket and gym within 10 minutes walk.

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