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Small western-style house in rural Costa Rica

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    Property description
    Turrialba
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    Holiday Rental House – 
    1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
    The house has only one bedroom, but a large kitchen / living area, a hallway and a bathroom with both shower and tub. It has a nice view of Turrialba volcano (about 35 km away) and it is surrounded by spectacular tropical vegetation. It's in the altitude of 600m, so it is never too hot. There are several very small villages in the area, with friendly 'natives' - not many of them speaking English though (needless to say, they speak Spanish). The immediate neighbors though (each living at about 200 yards from the house) are all English speaking expats. Reaching the nearest small city (Turrialba) takes about 1 hour by bus, 25 minutes by car. Neighbors usually allow the guests using their pools. Note that Costa Rica is an exceptionally well-run, democratic and peaceful country (the... more
  • Amenities & details
    • Air Conditioning
    • Cooker
    • Dryer
    • Garden
    • Linens Provided
    • Microwave
    • Mountain Views
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Parking
    • Patio
    • Refrigerator
    • Toaster
    • Washer
    Suitability
    • Wheelchair Access:
      No
    • Elder Access:
      Yes
    • Pets Allowed:
      Yes
    • Smoking Allowed:
      Yes
    • Suitable for Children:
      Yes
    Listing #FK385114 by: FlipKey
  • Rates

    Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

      Begins Ends Min stay Per night Per week Per month
    Default - - 2 nights
    £12
    $20
    £88
    $150
    £233
    $400
    Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
    Fees
    • Cleaning fee: £12 / stay - Cleaning Fee
    Additional Rate and Availability Information
    An extra inflatable bed can be provided for an additional person/couple or kids. The charge is $10 per night.
    An extra person / child can also sleep on a couch in the living room.
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    The house is located on a former coffee plantation made into a gated community of several Canadian/American families. There is a decent road access to it; it is about 2km from the nearest bus stop (buses go every half hour, if not more often). There is a big river nearby (rafting). To get there, one has to take Highway 10 from Turrialba towards Siguirres. 26 km later one reaches a small town of Tres Equis (Three Xs in English!), and turns left, following a country road for about 3km. At the end of it is a tiny village of La Flor; turning left again, 500 meters later one reaches the "plantation" (as I like to call it), which is (as you may have guessed) on the left side of the road. Enter 9.95, -83.597 on Google Maps to see the exact location (the green arrow will point to the roof of the house).
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BandL830
Naples, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
15 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 30 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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My wife and I rented this house for the entire month of September, 2013. After one week we vacated the house September 7th, and spent two nights in a hotel in Turrialba before returning the key to the property manager.

At the time we rented the house the rent was $20 per day or $300 per month. As I write this review it is September 12th. At this time the house is still rented to me and presumably vacant, but I will not return.

The house was NOT really clean when we arrived. I swept the floors three times before the borrowed broom stopped picking up.

Is it a Gated community? Well, there is a gate down by the road. I never saw it closed much less locked, and it offers no pretense of security.

Although this house cannot be secured, the property manager, who lives just up the hill, has a very sophisticated alarm system and, we observed, carefully locks ALL of his doors.

AT THE TIME WE WERE THERE, the house could not be secured.
THERE...
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We would like to emphasize that, when guests are unsatisfied with the place they had rented, FlipKey will refund their money; they are then free to relocate (finding an adequate,... more

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Namur
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 14 April 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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Listed since : Apr 2012
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