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Ted & Irene Purnis

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, Ukranian

Family & pet friendly quiet locaton overlooking the valley & ocean

8 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Alajuela Province Cabin Rental Photos and Description

This studio unit can sleep up to 4 adults. Overlooks the valley and ocean

The property is located in the central Pacific area just up from the Puntarenas city area near the small town of San Miguel. We are approximately 1 hour from the San Jose airport or 2 hours from the Liberia airport.

It is about 15 minutes to the ocean and around 25 minutes to downtown Puntarenas.

There is an infinity pool which overlooks the valley and the ocean.

The room is fully furnished and includes a small kitchenette, bathroom with shower, 2 double beds, a small dining area, a television and sitting area outside the cabin.

There is WIFI internet and telephone available.

We have contacts with several local cabbies that speak English. They will pick you up and drop you off at the airport and will also provide tours of the local attractions for much less than the tour companies. Some of the attractions are canopy tour (zip lining), volcanoes, national parks, coffee plantations, orchid farms, fishing, boat tour to Tortuga Island and many more. We have been on most of the tours and they are good.

On any given day, from the cabin, you can see a large variety of birds with many different colors.

Taxis are relatively cheap and there is a local bus which can be flagged down in front of the property and take you down to the center of Puntarenas for less than $1. The bus lets you off at a good sized market, stores for shopping and is close to the banks with ATM’s.

Close to our property (15 minutes away) there is a farmers market open Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings where you can buy most of the groceries you will need at reasonable prices.

US dollars and the local currency (colones) are used through out the country. If you need any other information let us know and we will get it for you.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Ted & Irene Purnis (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, Ukranian

About Ted & Irene Purnis

We are a retired couple from Canada. We love Costa Rica

Ted & Irene Purnis purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Ted & Irene Purnis chose Alajuela Province

We purchased the property overlooking the valley and ocean and custom built our house and the rental units

What makes this cabin unique

On the mountain overlooking the valley and the ocean. Located in a quiet neighborhood close to shopping and the beaches

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

Family & pet friendly quiet locaton overlooking the valley & ocean
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

Great Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

First off, I want to say thank you to Ted and Irene. You were both more than friendly to my girlfriend and I and you were incredibly helpful as well. That being said, onto the review we go. This place was amazing. The infinity pool overlooks what may be the best sunset in Central America. The grounds are very well kept and the condos are incredibly clean. As mentioned above, Ted and Irene were super helpful. They had great advice on what to see and where to go while we were there and Ted even woke up at the crack of dawn to take us to a local spot where you can go feed some monkeys. It made our trip. I would highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a place along the central pacific coast of Costa Rica. I know I'll be back if I'm ever in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exshaw Alberta
4

Clean and Friendly

  • 4 of 5

Nice place, great view, and the owners were very friendly.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camden, Maine
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

As others have mentioned, the view from this location is stunning. One can soak up the sun or lounge in the pool and take it all in. The yard is nicely landscaped, as well, and there is a great area by the pool to sit out and relax or take a meal.

Our room was neat, well-outfitted, clean and comfortable and included a table and a couple of chairs outside the door that got a great deal of use, especially during the morning coffee hour. The housekeeper did a great job, and we never wanted for anything. We ate out each night, but we could have prepared meals in our kitchenette or on the gas grill by the pool had we opted to do so.

Ted and Irene are very pleasant host and very informative about the area and what to do and see. Their other guests were also delightful, and by week's end we felt like part of the gang.

The site is also well-situated for those wanting to explore the western coast or some of the national parks around the San Jose area. Plenty of great food to be found reasonably close by, too.

My wife and I will be highly recommending Iguana Negra to friends as a great place to stay at a reasonable cost. Thanks again, Ted and Irene.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada
5

Spectacular view enhances this lovely property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently returned from a holiday in Costa Rica where we stayed at Iguana Negra a beautifully landscaped property located high in the mountains near Puntarenas with cool breezes and an amazing view. We booked for a month but arranged to stay an extra week and would loved to have stayed longer.

The owners, Ted and Irene, were always available to share their knowledge of the area with tips on banking, car rentals,local markets, restaurants,tours,etc.

The location was very central and we enjoyed exploring many of the interesting little towns up in the mountains, several beaches and towns along the coast as well as their wonderful National Parks even a ferry ride across Nicoya Bay. All within a short distance of our apartment.

There are only 3 rental units so it was not crowded at any time. Lots of space to swim in the infinity pool and relax on a chaise in the shade of the patio and read or simply enjoy the view. Our studio apt. was comfortable, clean and well maintained with a kitchenette fully equipped with all the utensils we required.

Perfect weather, friendly helpful hosts in a safe ,secure and beautiful location. What more could we ask?! Would love to return and would certainly recommend Iguana Negra to anyone wishing to have a relaxed and pleasant vacation in this country.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
5

Paradise Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 splendid weeks in paradise at Iguana Negra. My husband, 9 yr old son and I were able to have relaxing family time, enjoyed swimming in the pool and adoring each sunset. The weather was perfect, a little too warm for me some days so I could luckily retreat to a nicely air conditioned room. Wifi allowed us to share our many pics from our adventures of Zip-lining, Crocodile tour, feeding wild monkeys and even deep sea fishing. The kitchenette allowed us to cook familiar and local foods - the bacon from the market is like no other! The bus travels right by the place so we adventured into town using that method and taxi. We would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing sunset

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Iguana Negra with two kids, 4 and 10 y.o.

We all loved the clean rooms with AC, crystal clear blue water pool and astonishing views of the valley.

The hosts were very welcoming, caring and hospitable.

The beach is just about 10min by the car. We wish we stayed there longer!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
86 Kilometres
San José, Juan Santamaría Int'l,
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Puntarenas
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Pan American Highway
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Boca Barranca or Puntarenas

ZIP Lining (Canopy tour), Tortuga Island tour, Fishing, Volcano tours, Coffee Plantation tours, National Parks, Golf and beaches. All of these activities are within an hour or an hour and a half away and most of them are much closer.

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Rates & Availability

Puntarenas City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Apr 26 2016 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$53
From
$60
Fri,Sat
$348
$1,285
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$45
From
$53
Fri,Sat
$302
$907
 

Additional information about rental rates

There are 2 other studios that share the property and pool

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Alajuela Province Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 36 m²
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Shower with hot water
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 2 double
  • There are 2 other similar studio units on the property which may share the pool and other facilities
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Notes:
We can provide therapeutic massages by appointment. There is a 99% chance there will be a beautiful sunset every day between December and April.

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