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Butterfly Cabin - Forest View

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
6 nights minimum
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Recently built, spacious studio cabin at Butterfly Dance Development, twelve miles west of San Ramon towards Puntarenas, off the Pan American Highway. View of the Gulf and Puntarenas from adjoining road. Furnished, sleeps 2, twin beds. Kitchen with counter and stools; bath. Ideal Central Valley location to visit most of Costa Rica: 25-30 minutes to San Ramon and Puntarenas, 1 hour to Atenas, Jaco, 1 hour 15 minutes to San Jose, La Fortuna, 2 hours plus to Manuel Antonio National Park and most Pacific and Caribbean beaches. There are direct bus connections from San Ramon to La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano) and San Jose and many buses stop on the highway outside San Ramon going to Nicoya, Liberia, Guanacaste, and Nicaragua. Safe (electronic and manual gates), rustic, very secluded and rich... Recently built, spacious studio cabin at Butterfly Dance Development, twelve miles west of San Ramon towards Puntarenas, off the Pan American Highway. View of the Gulf and Puntarenas from adjoining road. Furnished, sleeps 2, twin beds. Kitchen with counter and stools; bath. Ideal Central Valley location to visit most of Costa Rica: 25-30 minutes to San Ramon and Puntarenas, 1 hour to Atenas, Jaco, 1 hour 15 minutes to San Jose, La Fortuna, 2 hours plus to Manuel Antonio National Park and most Pacific and Caribbean beaches. There are direct bus connections from San Ramon to La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano) and San Jose and many buses stop on the highway outside San Ramon going to Nicoya, Liberia, Guanacaste, and Nicaragua. Safe (electronic and manual gates), rustic, very secluded and rich in fauna (deer, coati, monkeys, and toucan). Hammock on patio to relax and enjoy the tranquility. The twin beds can be combined to form one king bed. The property owners are connected on Whats Ap and contact each other if there any suspicious activity within the development. After the experience of the first renter, and receiving many inquiries, we have made many improvements. First and foremost, we are now able to offer internet (wifi) with 2 weeks advance reservation. Also, a new stove, a new microwave oven, and a new coffee maker and a new washing machine have all been installed. There are also 2 portable grills. Off-road vehicle or suv advised within the development and in Costa Rica during the rainy season. Rental vehicles are available from a number of companies at the San Jose Airport and near the airport where taxis are available. Guests are encouraged to do the proper research to obtain the best deals From Dec-May, the dry season, an suv should be sufficient This is a perfect location for those looking for a Walden Pond type experience and want to be close to nature. Internet is available in nearby cities and cell phones are operative. Booked guests should arrive during daylight hours especially if making bus connections. If the guest arrives at night, it might be a good idea to spend the night in Alajuela, 5 minutes away, and meet the owner in the morning. Detailed directions will be given to meet the owner at the highway entrance for check-in once the arrival time is confirmed. The entrance is on an easy direct route from the airport. Buses from Alajuela (5 minutes from the airport) to San Ramon and Puntarenas pass the entrance on the highway. There are taxis from the airport (expensive) to the entrance as well as from San Ramon. You can also meet the owner in San Ramon. Guests are asked to pay a refundable deposit of $50 for the use of the electronic gate and remote key, and keys to the manual gate and cabin. It is refunded once keys are returned. This has been reduced from $100. There are many grocery stores and fine dining facilities in San Ramon, Esparza, Palmares, and Puntarenas nearby. Puntarenas has two inexpensive ferries that cross the Gulf of Nicoya on which you can take your car. More
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About the Owner
Hyder Raymond R
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2016
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

The cabin is isolated in terms of physical location and robust road. It is quiet. More importantly, it is electronically isolated, no TV, no cellphone reception on Movistar and very poor Wi-Fi with a Movistar dongle. You need to be at peace with the company...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank Attie G
Management response:Responded 28 February 2017

This cabin is a very simple small structure in the country so any expectations should be taken into consideration. It is not meant to be a hotel with services. The listing states clearly that an off-road vehicle is advised. We don't make any claims to...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Mountain Views
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
This is a country setting between San Ramon and Esparza. Rio Jesus (Jesus River) is on the other side of the highway. You can hike to it off the highway if you see a dirt road further down the highway on the right. There are two roads leading into the cabin, both have gates after the electronic gate. One has a manual lock, the other opens with a push. San Ramon is a large town with many grocery stores, restaurants, the Catholic Church of St. Raymond Nonnato. Esparza is a smaller town about 15 km west before Puntarenas. There is a nice grocery store there, Compre Bien.. Puntarenas has ferries that cross the Gulf on which you can take cars and has the restaurant Casa Almendro. Palmares is a town further east before San Ramon It has an Italian Restaurant in Zaragoza called La Lira.
How to get there
From the airport take Hwy1 to San Ramon. Exit the airport turn right and follow signs to San Ramon, not Alajuala. Pass Grecia, Naranjo, Palmares and San Ramon. Go past San Ramon 12 miles. After a series of curves you will see a radio tower and a small grey shack up high. The entrance is on the left after the next curve. Be careful turning left as cars pass you also on the left. If cars are behind you it is better to go a hundred yards, get off the road on the right, and get back on the highway in the opposite direction. The two green pillars will be up ahead on the right. Go up the ramp about 300 meters to the electronic gate where the owner will be waiting. By bus go to Alajuela and take the Puntarenas bus. Get off at 'Tres Vias'.
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