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Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Space 5,704 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 17 persons

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

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

Casa Britto is a fully equipped property with spectacular views rented on a self-catering basis including daily cleaning. We offer a full selection of concierge services, food & beverage options, tours and transfers including road biking, MTB and other sports and adventure tours. We particularly welcome

- Family groups and groups of friends

- Groups travelling for weddings and milestone birthdays

- Corporate groups

- Groups of cyclists, other athletes and Yoga groups

- Medical tourism groups

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Casa Britto is an elegant residence situated on a hillside with spectacular views of the Central Valley, a 15 minute drive from the center of San José, the capital city of Costa Rica. Two large terraces provide shade to the façade permitting natural ventilation to keep the house cool during the warmest of days. Casa Britto has been furnished with great care combining antique and vintage pieces with top level design to create an exclusive and homely character. The property features a large number of spacious social areas, each with its own atmosphere and style. Next to the heated pool there is a large wooden deck, a small rancho and a grill area with a gazebo for shade. The gardens have been designed with a great variety of flowers, plants and trees. Winding paths lead to the upper garden passing colorful flowers and fruit trees to a larger rancho with breathtaking views.

More Details

Owner
Antonio Gozzo or Marta Murillo Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Antonio Gozzo or Marta Murillo Williams

We are a professional couple, Antonio Gozzo, 53 (Swedish) Management Consultant and Marta Murillo Williams, 45 (Costa Rican), Architect and Master of Real Estate Finance who works at the Royal Institute of Technology. We have a nine year old son, Eduardo, who goes to an international school and speaks English, Spanish and Swedish. We live in Stockholm, Sweden and manage our property in Costa Rica as a vacation rental. Marta's mother Dra Evelyn Williams, who was previously the Deputy Head of the Laboratory of Calderon Guardia Hospital, the in Costa Rica is helping us manage the property.

Antonio Gozzo or Marta Murillo Williams purchased this house in 2010

Why Antonio Gozzo or Marta Murillo Williams chose San José

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

Amenities

San José House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5704 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 17
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm System
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Serves master bedroom and bedroom 7
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Serves bedrooms 2, 3 and 6
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Serves bedrooms 4 and 5
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is in a separate building by the pool
  • Bathrooms 1,2 and 3 were refurbished some fifteen years ago, refreshed in 2012 and are in good working order. Bathroom 4 is by the pool and was refurbished in 2018.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , This bedroom has an internal window to the kitchen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , King size or two single beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Child bed or baby crib added on request
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Child bed or baby crib added on request
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , King size or two single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , King size or two single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , King size or two single beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , King size or two single beds
  • The Bedroom 1 is on the second floor and shares the entrance with bedroom 2 and the master bathroom making it a suite ideal for a family with children. Bedrooms 3, 4 and 5 are on the second floor and share the second bathroom. Bedrooms 6, 7 and 8 are on the first floor and share a bathroom close to bedroom 6, on the other side of the floor from bedroom 4. Each bedroom sleeps a maximum of two adults except bedroom 7 which sleeps three adults. Two of the bedrooms have space for a cot and/or an extra bed for babies or toddlers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
AREAS - Total house area with balconies 530 m2 - Total area pool, deck, BBQ & rancho 250 m2 - Total area 780 m2 FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT - 1st floor terrace: Large table seating 14 with chairs and sofas, Side tables for serving, Cushion boxes. - 2nd floor terrace: Two deck chairs with cushions, Small sitting group with table for 5. - Lower garden: Three garden sofas seating 7 - BBQ Area: Two tables seating 12 with chairs, Cushion box, Weber charcoal grill, Spice garden - Pool Area: Six deck chairs with side tables, Two parasols, Benches seating 8, Seating group for 8 with cushions and low table - Rancho Fixed sofa seating 6, Grill, Open Fireplace, Tap water, Possibility to move garden furniture from other areas

Reviews

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Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Madison, WI
5

Paradise - a magical home away from home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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5

Spectacular views, big and superb house/garden

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Brooklyn New York
5

Casa Brito is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Glamour and hospitality max

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

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.

Kat

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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5

A Beautiful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful and memorable stay at Casa Britto. The house was lovely, with amazing, expansive views, ample space for many people and a great staff. David took care of us inside, Pablo kept the grounds beautiful, and Zeida was the gracious host and perfect person for any question you might have. The main living area was perfect for hosting a party and the dining room was large enough to seat many. The house is expertly and beautifully decorated throughout. There are two decks off the front of the house that were great for breakfast and just hanging out. There was a fun little deck house up through the trails behind the main house - we called it the lookout house where we spent a lot of time relaxing and drinking wine. It had a grill, fireplace, seating and best of all, a spectacular view of the San Jose valley. Watching the New Year’s fireworks from there was an experience that we will never forget. The pool was nice and warm with plenty of lounge seating. The flora all through the property were a wonderful surprise. We weren’t expecting such a beautifully maintained and well thought out maze of gardens to explore. It was really very special and unique. Without hesitation, we would rent this property again. The owners were so gracious to our family. They were always responsive to any questions or concerns we had and were very easy to work with during our entire stay. It met all of our expectations, and much more!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Juan Santamaría
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
ChiChi's
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Puntarenas
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Villa del Sol Golf course
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
La Sabana
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Escazu intersection on Caldera Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Le Monastere, El Novillo Alegre, Tiquicia & other
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Punta Leona
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Move out cleaning fee $200

Please contact us for information regarding our discounts for smaller groups

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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