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About Alan Coleman
My name is Alan. I love meeting new people from different walks of life, but as a host I give my guests all the space they want. I will always try to meet your expectation and even go beyond the expectation of your stay. If you have suggestions for me, please let me know! Some great features I have are due to the inspirations of other guests that stayed with me and had interesting ideas. So please don't hesitate to let me know your thoughts. Feel free to communicate with me!
Alan Coleman purchased this House in 2007
Why Alan Coleman chose Santiago de Puriscal
We will be happy to tailor to all of your needs during your stay to make your trip to Puriscal an unforgettable one. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need anything, from extra towels to local recommendations. We will be happy to assist you in any needs you may have during your visit. Besides that, we’ll leave you to enjoy your stay.
What makes this House unique
This property is amazing throughout the year. Commonly referred to as either Santiago or Puriscal, the land of Santiago de Puriscal is overlooked by a stunning church. The capital city is in the province of San José and is located just 12 miles west of Ciudad Colón. With an average altitude of 3,600 feet, this part of Costa Rica typically sees moderate temperatures of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, give or take 10 degrees. The lack of wind and longer green season also make it very attractive. The look at a simpler life is often serene and relaxing for those who may be used to a faster pace in a larger city. Loads to do for all tastes, from outdoors adventures for bush explorers to total isolation for those who prefer the homely and the comfy! For the adventurous among us the surroundings offer a huge variety of activities. For all ages. The nature in the area is immaculate. Our villa is ideal for couples looking for a romantic break or groups of friends and family seeking a relaxing getaway. We are located in quiet community. We love to go that extra mile so you feel like you are at home. This villa, furnished to an impeccable standard, provides everything you need for a relaxing stay. Be it for short breaks or for long ones. Ideal for people looking for an exquisite “home away from home”. Unique and blissful.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking is allowed outside the house
Children not allowed
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Romance, Amazing Views, and Great Hosts!
Imagine the perfect place. Yes this is it! We were wowed by the beautiful hill top view when we first came in the gated drive. After viewing the gorgeous room with views from three sides, we fell in love with this place and decided to come back here and stay the last few days before returning home.
Alan picked us up and has been a most gracious driver. Always willing to please our every request. He is a loving and kind young man. He will live in our hearts forever. I highly recommend him to drive you wherever in Costa Rica you plan to go. He will even help you plan. Most importantly your stay at his place will fill you with the desire to return.
There are small cafe’s with fantastic food, sites to see, and hikes to conquer.
There is also a massage therapist that will come to your mountain top!
We will return for a much longer stay!
A home away from home
We stayed for three weeks and used Skeeter and Alan's place as a home base from which to explore CR. We stayed at many very nice places but this was definitely the best. We always felt that we were returning home after being away for a few days. It was a clean, quiet, attractive refuge with some amazing sunsets. Skeeter was a good host always ready with travel tips and helpful advice. We drove to most of the places we visited except San Jose as the buses to the city were frequent and convenient. There are a few good restaurants and several excellent sodas for breakfast and lunch, all between Puriscal and Grifo Alto. We especially enjoyed shopping at the local farmer's market on Fridays as we generally prepared our own meals in the well-stocked kitchen. All in all, we happily recommend Skeeter, Allan, Ganesha, and El Rancho.
What a beautiful, serene place to stay.
We loved our 2 night stay, the views are magnificent. Alan was very helpful and a great host. We also fell in love with the dog.
We made a mistake to let our GPS to take us from San Jose via 136 - don’t do it. It shouldn’t be even on the map except for 4x4 vehicles. Mountain, washed out rocks and boulders steep and narrow road. There is a much better way to get there.
Incredible stay in Costa Rician mountains
My husband and I recently stayed at this gorgeous property in December of 2018 and we were so sad when we had to leave it.
Prior to arrival we were given the exact coordinates to the driveway of this gorgeous thirty acre piece of tranquility (it’s not in Santiago De Puriscal as Homeaway claims, it’s closer to Grifo Alto) Be advised that the road leading to the gate should really only be attempted in a four wheel drive with high clearance. You should have one anyway if you want to get off the main roads and see the real Costa Rica! We rented a Toyota Prado Land Cruiser and LOVED it. I regress... upon approaching the gate which skeeter left unlocked for us, we entered the prettiest gardens we have ever seen! There was so much attention to detail in these gardens and everything was so perfectly manicured! We were in awe!
We drove up the 100 meter driveway to our rental. Skeeter met us in the driveway (he lives on site but give you all the privacy you want). We were pleased to meet Skeeter. He’s an American who understandably wanted to retire in this gorgeous country. Of course he knew perfect English and was a wealth of knowledge when he recommended many attractions in the area. We didn’t have the pleasure of meeting his son Alan (we hope to next time).
Our stay within the home was amazing. The rental was well stocked allowing us to do all our own cooking, and the views were incredible. It was so quiet at night but in the morning you got to experience the sounds of a jungle with all sorts of birds singing (including toucans and motmots!) There are plenty of things to do in the area if you like to hike and I hear San Jose has a lot of interesting attractions. We stayed away though as the driving there was hazardous!
Thank you Alan and Skeeter for this fantastic stay! We hope to see you again very soon!
Gorgeous, private, huge mountain top estate.
We have stayed at ‘Cima Estalar’ for a total of 7 months and look forward to our upcoming return.
Surrounded by tropical beauty, teeming with flora and fauna.
The views from this mountain top retreat from sunrise to sunset are spectacular.
And then, the nigh sky is fantastic.
Our host made sure we had everything we might need... or wish for and was a wealth of knowledge about the country and steered us to destinations that were singular in their unique and fantastic appeal to us.
We can not thank you enough Alan for enriching our lives with your generosity of spirit and all the joy of ‘pura vida’ that you instilled in us.
Peter and Beth
Felt like home while visiting with old friend
If ever you thought the traveling to a foreign country would make you feel like you are out of place, This house makes you feel right at home. Everything you could possibly need was at your fingertips and the homeowners made a point to make you feel at ease. Skeeter and Alan greeted us, got us settled in and made us feel like old friends from the moment we arrived. They offered suggestions, directions and great insight. We couldn't have asked for better.
Your very positive review is greatly appreciated. We take a great deal of pride in providing all of our guests a rewarding experience whether visiting us for three days or six months. Costa Rica has so much to offer and it can be daunting to decipher the myriad of remarkable possibilities offered by
“the happiest place in the world”, Costa Rica. . You got to meet many locals and expats alike coupled with your own personal adventures throughout this small piece of global paradise known as Costa Rica. So many of our guests are repeat visitors and we trust you won’t be the exception.
Alan + Skeeter