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King Bed, Safe, Modern, Kitchen, Patio & BBQ, Pools, Sports, restaurants & SJO

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4

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

This 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.

It includes 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.

This 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 25 minutes from downtown San Jose, and 55 minutes from Pacific Beaches.

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 the 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.

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. This Family 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.

Family Vacation Condo is ideal for couples, families or small groups of 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, HD Netflix, 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).

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 this Family Vacation Condo is booked for your dates, Parklands also exclusively offers the beautiful Top Floor King Bed & Balcony 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!

More Details

Property Manager
Parklands Group
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Parklands Group

We started by working with the owner to create and design a beautiful living area inside, to match the beauty of the landscaped parklands 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. Parklands Group 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 San Rafael Abajo

We loved the location perfect for a family or a couple or group of friends visiting Costa Rica:: the 24/7 safety for kids, and the beautiful green tropical landscaping, playground, pools, and parks as well as the way you can walk 10 minutes safely to the supermarket open from 6 am 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 a public bus available each hour during the day. We love the view of the kids play area, landscaped gardens and park with pond, the 6 am condo patio, too :-) We love the closeness 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 manager

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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San Rafael Abajo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Sex Workers, No Casual Pickups. No Drugs. No Intoxication. Thanks!
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Outdoor Grill


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King Bed, Safe, Modern, Kitchen, Patio & BBQ, Pools, Sports, restaurants & SJO
average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Cercania al aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santa Maria:20 min, Multiplaza Escazu: 10 min, Plaza Lindora 5 min, todo estos es un plus para cuando visitamos el area metropolitana (San Jose, Costa Rica). Como esposo me gusta pasar mi tiempo a solas como pareja por eso disfrutamos de los restaurantes y de salur a caminar, como padre de Familia es saber que hay seguridad 24/7, areas verdes para jugar y piscina da un descanso. Cada vez que deseamos visitar el area metropolitana no dudamos en contactar a Parklands Group, siempre disponibles, servicio de alta calidad, limpoieza y orden 100% !!! Altamente recomendado para Familias y grupos de amigos que deseen venir a disfrutar.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, spacious, well furnished condo

  • 5 of 5

My husband, infant son and I enjoyed staying in this condo for 4 days, 3 nights in June. The condo is located in a safe family friendly community with great parking close to the entrance. The first floor condo was very convenient since we brought our own food and had all of our baby stuff as well. We were able to cook our own food and found the kitchen to be well equipped with what we needed. The rooms were clean and spacious and the furniture very comfortable. We would recommend Alegro and Parklands to anyone looking for a relaxing place to stay while in San Jose.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comox, bc

Everything you need

  • 5 of 5

The condo itself is equipped with everything you'd have at home. I loved the kitchen! And hot water was a real treat after touring around the country for a couple months. And a real washing machine! That came in handy with young children. The property has a pool and playground for kids. It's got security everywhere so you can really relax and just enjoy the Central valleys perfect weather. The deck was also quite big and even had a BBQ. We would absolutely stay here again and recommend it. The owner was also above and beyond available for all our needs. We felt well taken care of and that was very much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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

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: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $79
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $195

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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