Enjoy a 3,200 sq ft home and scenic backyard
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About Steve Sklar
Hello Everyone, My name is Steve Sklar and I'm the owner and on-site manager. I'm originally from Los Angeles, California and currently live with my wife and son in this area of Costa Rica. Although we enjoyed the tropics of Hawaii for many years, we now call Costa Rica our home. I/we enjoy giving our guests the best time possible memories in this special home.
Steve Sklar purchased this House in 2012
Why Steve Sklar chose San José de la Montaña
The beauty this house has to offer is priceless. Over the years, we have constantly been asked by local residents to come to our property to fish and enjoy the picturesque park-like setting. Some people eagerly wanted to camp here for the night. Our house is known for not only a beautiful home and property but for the reputation of the special trout. Google kindly named the Google Map Street "Calle la Trucha". The moment we saw this home, we bought it and knew we wanted to have it for generations to come and for guests to enjoy.
What makes this House unique
Unlike other vacation homes, hotels, and hostels, this home offers you an inner peace and a get way from it all environment.
No smoking - Allowed outside only.Allowed outside only.
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - 25 years of age or accompanied by adult25 years of age or accompanied by adult
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Beautiful location, very nice house. Can easily accommodate 10 adults or 10 adults + 2 kids. Host Steve is from LA, California and we couldn't ask for a better host! Steve did shopping for us prior to our arrival, again drove us to Walmart for more shopping! He also negotiated discounts for us at many attractions in Costa Rica. The house is very neat and clean, the surroundings are excellent for a relaxing vacation. Our kids and Steve caught trouts from his fish farm and Steve even grilled the fish for us! We had an excellent experience overall and would love to vacation with him again!
Overall I highly recommend this house to any group of 8 or more.
When I first arrived at the house I was blown away by the beauty of the property and home. Then I met Steve and his hospitality floored me, I would HIGHLY recommend renting from Steve! I can't wait to come back, see you soon Steve!!
Perfect home in the mountains to relax and un-wind
Steve was the perfect host! He arranged transportation to his beautiful house in the mountains in Costa Rica. The weather was cool but pleasant. We had a fire in the fireplace every evening which kept us warm and toasty. Steve helped us fish in the property's trout pond and then grilled the fish for dinner. Delicious! This home was really like home away from home. The beds were so comfortable and everything that we needed was there. If we needed anything additionally, Steve supplied it for us or provided transportation so we could get it. We had three small children so we did not go on many outings, although we could have easily. Steve's house is really a mountain retreat when one can un-wind and enjoy the family. We took daily walks and enjoyed the mountain air.
I highly recommend taking a vacation to this mountain retreat.
Mountain retreat and trout ponds.......Steve..........rental 785954
We were very pleasantly surprised at the whole vacation down there in
Costa Rica! From picked up at airport (no car rental needed) and driven thru the city of San Jose north into the high country overlooking the city and valley. When arriving at this beautiful mountain home we all gasped and started grinning and didn't stop for our 12 days there! Made for a big family, all furnished with more than you need, fireplaces in the bedrooms............it was just perfect for our family gathering. It overlooks trout ponds and beautiful trees. You also get a fantastic host who I think loves taking care of whatever needs or any problem you run into. Steve kept us in firewood and cooked us some great trout dinners, took us to town to shop whenever we wanted and on and on..........answered any questions, pointed out birds and plants,....he goes with the house and adds a real value to the price of the package. I feel like we got way more than we expected or paid for!
I am sure to go back again as the years go by. Every restaurant we went to was great also and a potpourii store a short walk away. We were together as a family with all four kids and all four grandkids and they all had a wonderful time.............Thanks Steve!...........you are the perfect host!!
Troutalicious and Family Fun
Our intent for our vacation was to spend time with family. The 'trout house' allowed us to do just that. We were so comfortable the entire trip, from the soooooo soft beds to the everything you could think of appliances, the house gave us a home and with it a most gracious host.
Steve is such an asset to the vacation home. He knows where to go, gets you there, speaks the language, is well mannered, upbeat, and positive in a professional way. His many contacts for everything were also very handy at various times during our stay.
This home is also great for children and small children as there is plenty to do in and around the house itself from fishing to the multi station flatscreen TVs. One of my favorites was walking with the kids to the local mini market and buying them homemade ice creams from the fresh milk in the zone. Then we would go to the little playground and eat it. The family that owns the store was also very friendly and kind and even gave me an herb to make into tea when I was feeling bad, which cured me right up!
They sell homemade breads, fresh cows milk, the local sour cream, and many other staples.
The area is quite lovely. Very nice also was the warm fire and fireplace and the firewood was always restocked. I highly recommend the home, Steve, and leaving it up to him for transport and guide!
Here are just a few suggested activities that are nearby the home:
1) Barva Volcano Hike, visit “Barva Lagoon” and four major hiking trails (5- minute drive)
2) Canopy Adventure (5- minute drive)
3) Poás Volcano (1.5- hour drive)
4) Canopy Tour Zip Lining at Colinas del Poas (1- hour drive)
5) La Paz Waterfall Gardens (1- hour drive)
6) Café Britt (15- minute drive)
7) Paseo De Flores Mall (25- minute drive)
8) Zoo Ave Bird Sanctuary (45- minute drive)
9) San Jose, for dose of nightlife activities (30- minute drive)