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Parklands Group

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

Central to Everything! A fantastic Costa Rican Vacation or Business base!

12 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Costa Rica Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom walking distance to Restaurants & Grocery Stores

Cariari Vistas Premium Vacation Condo is often solidly booked, so Parklands now exclusively offers 2 more elegantly beautiful condos (Lapa & Toucan) within 20 yards of Cariari Vistas. Parklands also offers 5 other modern or premium condos nearby in San Jose/Central Valley of Costa Rica accommodating 2, 4, 6, or 9 people in each. Message us for more info. And if you see Cariari Vistas is booked for your dates, we probably have another great option just for you!

Exquisite, Affordable & In the Perfect Location: Capital & Airport

Inside the exquisite Cariari Premium Vacation Condo, you will find two bedrooms, queen & full double. Luxuriate in the main suite with the incredible queen bed and the cozy second bedroom. You can have optional air conditioning (just ask to include it in the final quote). Revel in the wonderfully equipped kitchen & dining area for great meal preparation or just snacks and drinks.

The cozy living area comes with a 42' HD LED TV & Satellite TV Movie Package is equipped with a very inviting leather sofa. There's another 42' HD LED TV with Satellite TV Movie Package in the main suite, too!

You will have countless options for eating out just minutes walk away from Applebees to McDonalds and a lot of exotic choices too, but in this cool and complete condo kitchen you can also expect lots of great appliances & equipment if you prefer to stay home.

The exquisite Cariari Premium Vacation Condo is the perfect base for your home away from home in Costa Rica whether on vacation or on work assignment.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Parklands Group (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

About Parklands Group

Parklands: We are regional travel planning professionals. Honest & Client/Value Focused

Parklands Group purchased this condo in 2012

Why Parklands Group chose Costa Rica

We scoped out the area for years, and listened to our countless clients who asked for more than a hotel room, but a condo with two bedrooms and two washrooms, and something really nice to relax in, with good technology and high end furnishings, in a very safe area but not isolated like most apartments requiring a car, without inner city pollution, with good views of green Costa Rica, but also within walking distance of restaurants & grocery stores, gyms, movie theaters, and entertainment & bars to be within walking distance. And they also asked for free pick up from their lodging for day excursions. Before even posting the listing on Homeaway, we already had almost solid bookings for the first two months.

What makes this condo unique

You don't need to spend 60+ dollars a day on a rental car when you stay in this lovely condo. You can walk or take $2 taxis to everything you need. And nice direct buses take you to the airport & into down town San Jose Capital. And so many day tours/excursions can be booked leaving and returning to this condo location or nearby.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved Costa Rica and staying in this condo was very pleasing to us, and cozy. We are grateful for the hosts' kindness, and we hope to come back soon. Thank you very much!



Original Spanish Guest Book Entry:

"Nos gusto mucho Costa Rica, y más quedarnos en su apartamento. El cual es muy agradable y acogedor. Les agradecemos su amabilidad para con nosotros y esperamos regresar pronto! Muchas Gracias!"
May 2013
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Central to Everything! A fantastic Costa Rican Vacation or Business base!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Conveniently located, safe, and well furnished.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 nights at Cariari Vistas Premium Condo. We had a late flight into San Jose and Parklands staff were extremely helpful in getting us checked in. The condo was clean, well furnished, safe, and conveniently located close to a mall, food court, movie theater, bank, restaurants, and bowling alley. We had to run errands in San Jose and we loved how close we were to the airport and short drive to Immigration and downtown. We really enjoyed our stay and we would recommend this condo to anyone looking for a nice, safe, and clean condo in a great location!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy & lovely condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo was the perfect size for my family (four of us). It was cozy and included a washer and dryer, major plus. The only negative is we were in need of an air conditioner as it was quite warm. The fans only helped but so much. The gated community and security guard on site 24/7 was extremely helpful in making us feel comfortable. The neighborhood itself was rather quiet and secluded as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Best Vacation Rental In All of Costa Rica!

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying, I can't thank Paolo and the Parklands Group enough for helping to make my recent vacation to CR the best vacation I have ever taken, anywhere. Believe me, I did my research for a solid month before I decided on the Cariari Vistas condo and the Parklands Group.. I literally reviewed 240+ hotels, motels, condos, apartments, and houses for vacation rental, as well as speaking to a dozen owners and managers.

The people of Parklands Group are incredibly courteous, detail-oriented, and always there for you when you need them for anything. Even at 2am, if you're stranded somewhere alone in a strange city and country, they will take your call and get you home.

The condo I stayed at was just as described and made me feel at home.. As if it were actually my home. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a full kitchen, your own washer and dryer, 2 TVs with cable, and a great pool in back.. What more could you ask for?!?! I cooked for myself almost every day, saving a bunch of money I would have otherwise spent at hotel restaurants..

Shopping and all the restaurants you could ever want are just a 10 minute walk away.. The biggest Hard Rock Cafe in Latin America is a 15 minute walk away, and you can take the bus from a bus stop close by another 15 minutes to get into the heart of the city. Also, the Doubletree and Wyndham hotels are about a 15 minute walk away from the unit, so you know it MUST be in a good neighborhood.. And best part is that its quiet and secluded! No traffic or passer's by at 2am, ever!

Paulo and the Parklands Group helped me book all of my excursions as well! All I had to do was show up!

Truely my best vacation ever!! Many thanks to Paulo and the Parklands Group for helping to make it happen!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Our family (husband, wife and baby) stayed in this condo while visiting family in Costa Rica. We very much enjoyed our stay. The condo was clean and well appointed. The owners were highly accessible and were there for us anytime we needed anything. The condo is a conveniently short distance from the airport, shopping and a major thoroughfare. The area is quiet, clean and safe. I would certainly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to have you three. The phone calls and emails before and during your stay confirmed you were a perfect fit for a Parklands' Premium Condo like Vistas in Costa Rica. It was a pleasure to have you and help you, even though you were quite adequately sufficient and made yourselves at home for your extended stay. We are happy that you found it easy to get onto the major thoroughfares with your rental vehicle. There are buses almost every 5 minutes during the day, too. Parklands has put time into choosing some great condo locations like this that are relatively quiet and safe, but are close walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and easily accessible to other parts of the capital and metro region as well as for day trips to the volcanoes, rain-forest and beaches. Thanks for choosing Parklands and Real Cariari Vistas Premium Condo in stylish Real Cariari: close to both San Jose Costa Rica downtown as well as the SJO airport.
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Vacationing with Parklands

  • 5 of 5

Family of three stayed at Cariari for two weeks. The check in arrangements were perfect and Paolo visited personally to show us around the unit and give some handy CR advice as well. The condo was exactly as pictured, everything worked, and the stay went without a hitch. We mostly did day trips and the location was perfect with easy access to the highway. We booked a few tours through Parklands as well and were very satisfied with everything. Easy recommendation.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to share. Yes, often folk check in and say "It's just like the photos", or sometimes, "even better than the photos" :-) Thanks for confirming you were happy with the condo and the good location. We were honored that Parklands could provide you with not just a great condo home base for your holiday but also fun day activities for you as a family. Much appreciated!
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GREAT location!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three stayed for four nights and it was wonderful. We felt very safe with the gated condo and walked to the mall to get food for breakfast. It was very clean and updated. Paolo was great as well organizing a wonderful tour that was a reasonable price. Although it was raining we had a blast! I was able to do laundry that helped keep cost down on the amount of clothes needed. There was a great Italian restaurant in the mall. Thank you Parklands for making our vacation to CR memorable.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim & Katrina, You were a total pleasure to have stay and we can't wait to have you back. Start planning it! We are here to help you have the best vacations in Panama & Costa Rica. That nearby Italian restaurant is "Pane e Vino". Other guests in the other premium condos in Cariari last week also liked Pane e Vino and ate there a few times. The nearby Barock Restaurant-Bar is also a very popular option (and highly rated for their food and drinks). And the Hard Rock Cafe is also excellent. The location of the three Cariari premium condos is perfect for walking to any of these options, and it's easy getting a very quick cab back to your premium condo unless you care to walk home. Thanks for trusting Parklands as your vacation concierge by phone and email to book you for day tours and fun activities and to follow through to make sure everything was excellently coordinated. Our joy is seeing you all so happy in beautiful Costa Rica! Being able to choose good day tours with pick up on the same street as Parklands' Cariari premium condos is very convenient, and in this way guests don't have to rent a car. Hey, isn't the nearby Poas volcano with wildlife and waterfalls a blast?! Even when it rains, it's fun in the rainforest! So authentic and wild! :-) And next time, please let Parklands book you for the best Zipline/Canopy in the country, and Costa Rica's best water rafting through the jungle, or maybe a splendid Catamaran Cruise through the islands to a beautiful beach (with pick up on the same street where your Parklands Cariari premium condos are conveniently located on the west side or airport side of San Jose/Central Valley).
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
SJO - Juan Santa Maria Internacional
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Local Drinking Bars
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Cariari
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Belen
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Panamericana CR Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Numerous Restaurants to Choose From
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Playa Herradura
Car: not necessary

Outside you will quickly realize this beautiful modern condo is located in a superior place with everything on your doorstep - just a couple of minutes walk to every type of restaurant and fast food you probably crave, stores, banks, and supermarket. Gym, and Bowling Lanes, and Movie Theater Multiplex, and just minutes walk from taxis, buses, and the pick up locations for most one-day tours from San Jose.

The condo is located a few minutes walk from Plaza Real Carari Mall, just off Hwy 1 Expressway, less than 10 minutes east of San Jose International Airport & a bit more than 10 minutes north west of downtown San Jose.

You are in a hotel and conference center zone, where you will also find the Wyndam Herradura, City Express, Hilton Double Tree, and more within walking distance or a quick cheap taxi ride.

It's a great location where great day tours leave from, to enjoy a day Tropical White Water Rafting, visiting the National Parks, Volcanos (Irazu & Poas), Nature Reserves, Coffee Plantations, Crocodiles, and so much more! From this location you are just minutes walk from where you can easily be picked up and dropped off from your Costa Rica excursions.

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Rates & Availability

San José Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Northern Summer Vacations
Jun 10 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$79
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Lush Green Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$69
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Sunny & Breezy Begins
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
5 night minimum stay
$79
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays - Sunny & Breezy
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$89
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$89
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Final Cleaning Fee $69 + Tax
Admin Recovery $29 + Tax
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

Parklands is professional and tries to make the booking process easy, even though guests must take a little time to confirm their data and responsibility. Vistas Premium Condo is in a lovely residential complex where family PG rated activities are the norm. No drugs, no drunkenness, no loud noise or parties, and no prostitutes or similar is permitted. All guests will be required to name their party ahead of time when they sign an agreement of responsibility online and supply passport info and flight info - all this is required before receiving the final check in details, codes and key pick up confirmation.

* Just a cheap $20-$35 (depends on day or night and size of group) Personalized Airport Welcome and Transfer to your condo in order to avoid delays, stress and getting lost before check in.
* All basic utilities, cable and internet included FREE
* Air Conditioning mini-split systems are in the Queen & Full Bedrooms (OPTIONAL PER BEDROOM: $9.95 x nights booked)
* One young child up to 5 years old FREE if not using extra bed
* Guest signs online agreement, shares copy of ID, & makes down payment before dates guaranteed.
* No visitors allowed unless paid for as registered guests for the total length of already highly discounted main guest stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Costa Rica Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Second Bathroom - toilet
  • Any two bedroom condo should have a couple of bathroom related options! Having two, makes this perfect for a couple, family or small group of friends.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Top Quality Bed, Mattress & Furnishings & Total BlackOut
    Second Bedroom - 1 double , Better than a quality hotel bed. Incredibly Cozy Room!
  • Parklands also offers a portable cot, as well as inflatable mattresses for extra kids or young people to sleep in the living spaces or even to share the main bedroom if it's a family situation. But this must be requested at time of booking (depends on availability at the time). Thanks!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Parklands is a team of travel professionals specializing in corporate and vacation travel, lodging, transport and fun in Costa Rica & Panama!

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