8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 17 persons
- english, spanish
About Evelyn Williams
I am a retired Costa Rican Microbiologist who was born in 1945 and grew up in the centre of San José, the capital of Costa Rica. Until my retirement in 2016, I worked as the Deputy Head of the Laboratory of the Calderon Guardia Hospital in Central San José. Now I pass my time with my family and managing Casa Britto as a Vacation Rental together with Cristina Rodriguez who is the Property Manager.
Evelyn Williams purchased this House in 2010
Why Evelyn Williams chose San José Province
CASA BRITTO • Elegant vacation home with unique character, great location and spectacular views • Spacious and well-designed inside and outside social areas • Heated pool with waterfall and landscaped tropical gardens • Complete range of extra services including food and beverage options, tours and transfers and spa services • Very close to San José and Escazú city centers - great selection of shopping, restaurants and night life • Many key attractions in Costa Rica are within reach through day trips from Casa Britto
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Max guests:20 (sleeps up to 17 adults)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The property was very peaceful with beautiful views
We had a great experience at casa britto. The staff there are very friendly and even cooked for us and ran a few errands when needed. The house has beautiful views and would recommend anyone to stay
Paradise - a magical home away from home
We were a very diverse family group of 12 - ages 11-70 - and Casa Britto was absolutely perfect for us.
First, location - the Central Valley is totally under-rated as a home base during your Costa Rica stay. The weather was always fresh, never hot, and the location is central to so many day trips within 1-3 hours - coffee plantations, national parks, volcanoes, zip lines, and the beach.
The house itself is incredible. So beautiful and well-finished, but at the same time as comfortable as home. Spacious but cozy. Beds so comfortable. There was easily enough space for 12 people to hang out together as a group or separate into smaller sections of the house with the privacy to enjoy quiet time and reading. There are many smaller sitting areas throughout the house and the outdoor areas to enjoy with sub-groups.
For our entire stay we lived a seamless indoor/outdoor life with the doors and windows flung open , as one is able to do in the moderate Central Valley climate.
We had one issue with the swimming pool heat (you do need heat because the nights are cool) but the owners promptly rectified the issue with a repairman, even though he was called the day after Christmas.
The only minor nuisance is that the next door neighbor seems to have about ten dogs that sometimes act as alarm clocks at the crack of dawn, but that is to be expected to some degree throughout the country, and after a couple of nights it was less noticeable - and the barking was for minutes, not hours.
We would highly recommend hiring the cook, Jasmine, who prepared a dinner for us one night - absolutely delicious food and a joy to be with her. And a very reasonable price.
The housekeeper Cristina was also very helpful with connecting us to local services - we needed a doctor/pharmacist for one of our family members.
From the beginning, the owners were very clear and helpful about the process of getting to the house from the airport and other details that needed to be worked out before and upon our arrival.
Usually on the last day of a vacation, you move to the "it'll be nice to get back home" phase. But here, we really didn't want to leave. Highly recommended.
Glamour and hospitality max
We had a wonderful family reunion at Cassa Britto. The house is beautiful: clean, spacious and stunningly decorated. There is a pretty garden, a very relaxed pool area and two large veranda's with fabulous views over San Jose. The photos really don't do justice to the space. Antonio and Marta are excellent hosts and we quickly struck up a warm relationship with them. They were attentive to our every question and requirement and went to almost embarassing lengths to resolve our the internet problem we encountered (through no fault of theirs: the problem, it transpired, was with the provider). Antonio did actually go to embarassing lengths once he discovered that some of our party we cyclists. Antonio himself is a keen rider and has a great knowledge of the local rides, which, given that San Jose lies between two mountain ranges, are both challenging and spectacular. Not content with arranging road rides for us, Antonio was able to fix for us to ride the beautiful Pargue de la Paz velodrome, definitely one of the highlights of our holiday. If I were pressed for a criticism of the otherwise perfect Casa Britto, it would be that having three bedrooms without en-suite facilities share one bathroom can make long post-ride showers slightly contentious. But this is a small drawback for an otherwise great house. I can quite safely highly recommend Cassa Britto.
Casa Brito is amazing!
Casa Brito was the ideal location for my family in Escazu, Costa Rica. We arrived to the house around 2pm on July 14th, 2017 and immediately felt at home. Our group included 11 adults and 3 children. The heated swimming pool was the highlight for the kids. The adults loved the open floor plan. The house had seven bedrooms, which offered privacy for each occupant while still allowing us to all be together when desired. The amazing views of the city (Costa Rican Hollywood) and the modern amenities make the house the perfect choice for a large group. And last but not least, Laura was our cleaning lady this trip and she made an amazing trip, superb. She is absolutely exceptional. I offer the highest recommended for Casa Brito and we will be back next year.
Ps. The fruit trees and garden are wonderful.
Spectacular views, big and superb house/garden
We stayed in this wonderful, comfortable home end of April 2017 and it had everything we could want or need. The house is located in a quiet area of Escazu, on a hillside overlooking San José and the Central Valley. The house is very well arranged .Superb and big garden, swiming pool. We would highly recommend this home for anyone looking for a house in San Jose Costa Rica.
My retreat group loved our stay at Casa Britto.. The home, the furnishings, the view, and the help that the owners, Zeida, David and the rest of the crew gave us every day starting with guiding us there, was top-notch. From the beautiful pool area and three dining areas (we couldn't believe the furnishings and artwork), to the roof and upper garden paths and the Zen little covered "lookout" with fireplace (amazing for meditating or yoga), we found our days at Casa Britto positively enchanting and I definitely hope to return.
CASA BRITTO LOCATION
Casa Britto is strategically located just 20 minutes from Juan Santamaría airport with three main routes of access. Escazú city center with its small town local flavor is just 5 minutes away, the bustling Multiplaza mall is 10 minutes’ drive and many smaller malls are closer by. There are numerous excellent restaurants, great shopping, several good gyms and two golf courses within a 3 km radius. San José center is about 15 minutes away. Day trips from Casa Britto include: the Irazú and Poas volcanoes and several botanical gardens within an hour’s drive, the Pacific Coast, Puntarenas, Hotel Punta Leona, Mariott Hotel Los Sueños and Guayabo National Park in Cartago within an hour and a half, Limón, Manuel Antonio, El Arenal volcano and Liberia within three hours.