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Casita El Verolis newly renovated and modern with special Costa Rican touches

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

This completely furnished house has a beautiful view of the mountains of Escazu and overlooks the San Jose valley. There are porches on three sides where you can sit and enjoy the well-kept gardens filled with tropical plants, butterflies, and birds. Newly renovated with updated bathrooms and kitchen. New second floor with study and TV room with stunning views of the mountains. Very peaceful, secure home 20 minutes from airport and just 15 minutes from downtown San Jose. Many restaurants and grocery stores are just down the hill. Hop on a bus outside the property and you will be there in 5 minutes or less. Taxis are also available.

The house has an electric gate so it is very secure. You can park your rental car inside the property with no worries. Wifi is also available.

Stay here while you enjoy the many beautiful natural resources that Costa Rica offers. Take day trips from here to see the volcanoes, go white-water rafting, walk in the cloud forest, visit coffee plantations, visit the ancient and beautiful colonial town of Orosi, among many other wonderful activities. The closest beach is only one-and-one-half hours away. If you are lucky you will see traditionally painted oxcarts still being used to haul wood or milk. Or walk up the street, past the little colonial church, and visit a "trapiche" (sugar mill) where sugar cane is still being processed into sugar in the traditional way. The house gets its name from the cane flower.

Escazu offers a variety of excellent restaurants, shopping malls, banks, and supermarkets. This is an excellent location to make your vacation the most enjoyable one yet!

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More Details

Property Manager
Grace Dyrness
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Grace Dyrness

I grew up in Costa Rica and most of my family lives in the Escazu area. My husband and I are both professors in California and we enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of our house in Costa Rica to read, write, and visit with friends. We travel down to Costa Rica about 3 times a year. We like it to be comfortable and hospitable to all those who enter our house.

Grace Dyrness purchased this house in 2004

Why Grace Dyrness chose San José

The location was a principal reason that I bought this property. It is in Escazu which has so many amenities, but it is far enough up the hill to feel more country-like and walking distance to the colonial church of San Antonio. It is next door to the house of my brother and my sister-in-law can watch over the property and see that it remains in excellent condition.

What makes this house unique

The gardens are beautiful with a variety of tropical flowers, brilliant butterflies, and even some fruit trees: bananas, orange/lemon, and avocado. The views of the mountain and the cool weather make it a perfect place to relax.


San José House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Modern recently renovated the tiles are Costa Rican stone from the river Patarra. Beautiful!!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) These can also be put together to form a king bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
The garden has beautiful flowers that attract brilliantly colored butterflies. If you are fortunate to be there during the season, we have orange, lemon, guayaba (guava), banana, and cas trees. Enjoy to your hearts content.


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Casita El Verolis newly renovated and modern with special Costa Rican touches
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Private. Beautiful yards, decks, spectacular view. Spacious, clean, comfortable. Close to grocery, casual and nicer dining, easy drive to San Juan, rain forests, chocolate tasting, beaches. Also perfect for lounging at home.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joy! We are so glad that you had a good time while in Costa Rica and that you enjoyed the house. Come again!
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Beautiful, newly-renovated, Casita in a secure location

  • 4 of 5

We spent a relaxing week in this spacious, well-stocked Casita. The tropical flowers in the yard were in full bloom, and the metal security gate eliminated any safety concerns. The kitchen was well-equipped, and it even had a dishwasher, which is a big plus in my book! The caretakers, who live right next door, were very helpful, and let us use their Wi-fi connection when our's stopped working for a short time. Grace, the owner, was very responsive to promptly respond to any inquiries prior to our stay.

The traffic noise is the only reason I could not give this property five stars,but I would highly recommend this as a place to stay in Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated all that our Casita has to offer. The great advantage of being on a hill is that you get the beautiful views and unencumbered breezes! The downside is that the traffic noise can occasionally be loud as buses make their way up and down. Even so, we are happy that you felt safe as that is key to a relaxing vacation. Thank you for visiting us and come again!!
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Clean and well cared for

  • 4 of 5

This property is a little haven for those who want to get away from it all. The immaculate yards and serenity (except for the dogs barking) will attract you here. It is super- comfortable and large. It is located on an uphill, making any walk a bit treacherous.

It is not for those who want to be close to the comforts of the city, which include modern supermarkets, hotels, fine dining choice of tourist resources. We recommend renting a car if you dare; or use UBER; but note that the house has no street name or number making pick-ups a bit difficult at first. Cynthia, the manager, is heaven-sent and makes herself available for any dilemma small or large! Enjoy la' Pura Vida".

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. I am so glad you found it super-comfortable. And you are right about no street name! That's part of the Pura Vida experience in Costa Rica. We have very few signs so landmarks are used for addresses. So it's a challenge but something to laugh about. Hope to see you back again!
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Great place, great views and an ideal getaway

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Casita El Verolis. Overall it was a nice experience. The house is beautiful and nicely laid out with plenty of room for our family of 5. A minor issue was the level of noise from the street and the early morning rooster that we are not used to. Otherwise a great experience overall. The owner was extremely responsive and helpful with our questions and the property manager was also very helpful. Thanks..

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We really appreciated how well you took care of the house. Please do come back again! Hopefully the rooster will stop crowing!!
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This house is beautiful! It is right in the heart of Escazu and on the outskirts of San Jose.

  • 5 of 5

This House is very beautiful and secure. It is right in the Heart of Escazu and just on the outskirts of San Jose. So if your looking for a place that is in town I would highly recommend staying here. The House was well equipped and very comfortable. The Owner are excellent as is the property managers who live next door.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Vacation Home Stay

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away but not too far away from San Jose, this is the place. This house has everything you need and was well above what I expected. Because of my late arrival, the owner's relative met us at the house around midnight and brought us enough breakfast items that lasted a few days. Great place and very accommodating owner.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Tom! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that your goals in Costa Rica were all met. I appreciate your lovely review. Look forward to hosting you another time!
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Juan Santamaria International Airport
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: recommended

The house is located down the hill a bit from the quaint town of San Antonio de Escazu with its beautiful church overlooking the valley and across from a park. Alongside the park are bakeries and restaurants, providing an authentic experience of Costa Rica, often not felt in the major tourist areas. There are still sugar mills that are oxen-operated so if you are lucky you will catch one at work. Hanging out in the little town of San Antonio you may also see people on horseback and an oxcart or two. And the backdrop of the gorgeous mountains is worth the walk up the hill from the house (10 minutes at most).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $75

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.