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3bdrm, 3-1/2 bath home with A/C and pool, in quiet area, completely fenced.

Cantón Garabito, Costa Rica
  • House1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

3 Bedrooms, 3-1/2 Bathrooms, sleeps 8, swimming pool.

Authentic Costa Rican experience in the small town of Quebrada Ganado. The town has mostly local people, with the popular tourist destination of Jaco only 15 minutes away. The beautiful Macaws can often be seen - and definitely heard - flying over the house and surrounding neighborhood in the mornings, and again in the afternoon. They often land in the almond tree in the front yard. The property consists of two buildings with living quarters. The main house has 2 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and a third bathroom. Open concept living room, dining room & kitchen. TV/DVD so you can bring your favorite movies. Internet (just bring your device) and telephone available for local calls. Kitchen has all appliances except a dishwasher. Cooktop is in the kitchen with stove/oven outside in the rancho. Laundry room with stackable washer/dryer, AC throughout the home. The home has hot water throughout (except bathroom sinks). Newer kitchen and living room furniture, newer beds. Separate, recenty converted room behind the main house is a large bedroom with half bath and A/C. There is a full size bed and twin bunk beds. Also room for blow up air mattress (provided). Access into main home is just steps away.

Wonderful newly installed in ground swimming pool - photos don't do it justice! It is much bigger than it looks (11'wx23'lx 4-1/2' d), with patio all around and new landscaping. Entire property is completely fenced, gated and secure. Back yard/pool area is completely private.

Outdoor shower/changing area just completed.

Large lot with grass, trees, and a rancho (covered patio) with sink, counter space, stove/oven and BBQ area. Property manager only a few minutes away, for all of your needs. They can also set up trips and tours for you, as well as rental car info and/or transport to/from airport. Buses stop just around the corner, main bus from airport & city is less than 1/2 mile away. Grocery stores and souvenier shops are in town, and several restaurants within 1 mile. Playa Agujas is 1 mile away and several other beaches are within 2 miles. 15 minutes away in Jaco and Playa Herradura there are many restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, stores and fitness facilities. Virtually every activity that you can think of is nearby, or a tour is accessible from Jaco or Playa Herradura. Carara National Park is less than 5 miles away. The famous "crocodile bridge" is 6 miles. Kayak tours are 1 mile at Playa Agujas, and the Los Suenos Golf facilities are 10 minutes away. Manual Antonio National Park is just 1 1/2 hours away, easily done as a day trip. Arenal & Monteverde area's approx. 2-1/2 hours away. Other activities include surfing, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, sailing/whale watching tours, turtle tours. Rainforest, suspended canopy walks, ziplines, river rafting, and many more activities.

Located on the Pacific Ocean side of the country, the home is just 1 hour away from the capital of San Jose, and the international airport at Alajuela.

*Costa Rica's weather is very diverse. In our location, the rainy season typically starts in mid-May and runs through November. There is usually an 'Indian Summer' end of July/August, with a break in the steady rain. December to May are usually hot and humid with little or no rain. Rainy or not, the temperatures will usually be at least in the high 70's, with temps well into the 90's during the dry season.

**Please be advised that rates are changing beginning Dec 01, 2017**

Owner

Owner/Property Manager

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one day
Speaks:
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 2018
About Owner/Property Manager

We live in the western US, and come down to enjoy our property several times a year.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this House in 2013

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Cantón Garabito

We looked at several different countries and decided that Costa Rica had a lot going for it. We visited the country a couple of times before we purchased, and really loved this small, local town. We didn't want to be only in an "expat" community or a tourist town. We love the people, the quietness and the availability of everything we need.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, 1 bunk bed, Queen air mattress available

        Bathrooms

        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower, Extra large, long shower
        • Bathroom 4
          toilet, outdoor shower, Outdoor shower just outside main door

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Can see the surrounding hills behind the house.
            • Near The Ocean

              Theme

                • Away From It All
                • Family

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Air Conditioning
                          A/C throughout main home and detached living space
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Clothesline on side of house, next to outdoor shower
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                          Bring your own device
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                          Local calls only
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              No dishwasher. Kitchen has a cooktop and stove/oven is out under the rancho (keeps the house cooler).
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              Propane
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                              Regular size frig with freezer on top
                            • Stove
                              Propane
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                  Table seats 6 (chairs), bar seats 3 (bar stools)
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 9 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                      Portable radio can be used indoors or out.
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library
                                      A few dvd's available

                                      Outside

                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Outdoor BBQ area with sink and counter area.

                                          Suitability

                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility
                                              1 step onto front porch, I small step up into dining room, and kitchen. Can access backyard and pool area from inside house with no steps. Also from side of house outside.
                                            • smoking allowed
                                              Smoking allowed outside only

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Outdoor pool -fresh water, not heated. Very large patio area around pool.

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • churches
                                                    • marina
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • water parks

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • rafting
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • whitewater rafting
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: Flexible

                                                                  Check-out: Noon

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  6 Reviews

                                                                  Excellent4.7/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great House Rental

                                                                  Lynn B.

                                                                  We stayed at this lovely home and found it to be quite spacious and love that it was so well equipped. It had everything necessary from cooking a large meal to accessories like coolers for a beach day. The pool was nice for warm afternoons and the beach was just a short drive. Many amenities in the neighbourhood. A great home away from home. Many thanks to Linda and Howard!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your great comments. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay in our home, and our great little town. It's nice you were able to enjoy both our pool, and the nearby beaches. We hope to have you stay again sometime.

                                                                  Spacious, comfortable, peaceful and practical home

                                                                  Paulo E.

                                                                  We all loved our stay in this property. Kids had a blast at the pool.

                                                                  Found it somewhat frustrating finding the the property for the first time since GPS does not give coordinates to the house as there is no street name nor street number (Costa Rica style).

                                                                  Automatic door opener stopped working after second day after a heavy rain fall.

                                                                  In short would definitely recommend to family and friends.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks very much for staying in our home. We have a new welcome letter with driving directions to the house, as addresses in Costa Rica can indeed be very confusing - even with a GPS. We have revised our driveway gate system so that it will be more reliable. We apologize for the difficulties you had with it. We hope you come back to visit us.

                                                                  very relaxing

                                                                  Donna C.

                                                                  As soon as we walked in we all felt like we were at home. The home is very clean, comfortable and well furnished with everything you need to carry on with daily activities.. The small town is very friendly and felt very safe at all times, the grocery stores,bakeries and drugstore offered everything you need. We did go into Jaco a couple times to do bigger groceries shopping and use the ATM as there is not one in Quebrada Ganado (as we were there four weeks) We did not bother renting a car as we found the local buses quite inexpensive and easy to use and brought the taxi home with groceries. The pool was great very nice to sit and relax in the shade then take a dip in the pool to cool off. we used the local buses for some excursions and took taxi for others. Will hopefully be going back soon.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Donna, we're so glad you enjoyed our home and Costa Rica! Hope to have you back again. Linda

                                                                  Recently updated and perfectly located for easy access to many attractions!

                                                                  WaltSnohomish, Washington USA

                                                                  From the moment we walked in the front door this house fit us like a glove. Fully furnished, stocked with all the basics and easy access to Tarcoles to the North and Jaco to the South. This 2 bedroom 3 bath house has been recenly updated and comes with a nice yard in quiet neighborhood. The property also has an extra air conditioned out building with two twin beds and its own bathroom so there is plentry of room for the entire family without feeling crowded. The outdoor cooking area was an added bonus. The yard is completely fenced so if you have younger children they can play safely. Parking is also available inside the gated area. The house is tastefully decorated and well appointed. Property managers are local and work very hard to make sure all is in order for your enjoyment. This property is a great value for location, ammenities and space availability.

                                                                  Recently updated and perfectly located for easy access to many attractions!

                                                                  WaltSnohomish, Washington USA

                                                                  From the moment we walked in the front door this house fit us like a glove. Fully furnished, stocked with all the basics and easy access to Tarcoles to the North and Jaco to the South. This 2 bedroom 3 bath house has been recenly updated and comes with a nice yard in quiet neighborhood. The property also has an extra air conditioned out building with two twin beds and its own bathroom so there is plentry of room for the entire family without feeling crowded. The outdoor cooking area was an added bonus. The yard is completely fenced so if you have younger children they can play safely. Parking is also available inside the gated area. The house is tastefully decorated and well appointed. Property managers are local and work very hard to make sure all is in order for your enjoyment. This property is a great value for location, ammenities and space availability.

                                                                  Aras rouges

                                                                  Tania K.

                                                                  Rien à redire.

                                                                  Séjour parfait et quel bonheur de se faire réveiller pas les cris des aras rouges.

                                                                  Gite à recommender.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Je vous remercie beaucoup. Nous sommes heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour.

                                                                  Thank you very much. We are pleased that you have enjoyed your stay.

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Cantón Garabito, Costa Rica

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  $25
                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  $150
                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  $250

                                                                  Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. Pet fee is non-refundable (pets must be requested and approved in advance by owner). Any rental receiving the monthly price will also pay the electric bill - property manager will acquire bill and give to renter at departure. Any unpaid electrical will be paid from damage deposit first.

                                                                  $114avg/night
                                                                  6 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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