About this listing
Casa Isabella, a lovely 2BR home with privacy, large patios with hammocks, beautiful butterfly garden, flowers, many birds includ. toucans, path thru jungle, and close to pacific coast for surfing/swimming and horseback riding to Nauyaca Waterfalls.
Private, cozy home in the mountains with trail through the jungle, Speak with Juan and Miriam, if you decide to venture out.
This home is located in a very central area. Food shopping nearby in several directions. Fruit stands/minimarts within walking distance, hiking within the property. ATMs recently moved from Dominical to Uvita. Now they are located about 25 minutes going south on the Pacific Hwy.
It is a 45 min. drive to Manuel Antonio and its National Park, 15 min to the Pacific Coast for swimming and surfing, the Dominical Infor. Center also 15 min away will guide you to and address all of your interests, many restaurants in all directions and last but not least, with all of this accessibility, you still have your private spot. Miriam, the manager and her husband, Juan, are there to assist you and are within a short distance on our private road but not visible from your house. When you first enter our private road their house is the first house on the left. You go further up the dirt road and you will walk through an open gate and your house is yellow and on the right.
Interaction with guests
I will not be there when you arrive. Miriam will be there to greet you, if it is not too late in the day. The day that you are expected to arrive, the doors will be left unlocked and the patio lights will be left on for you, if after dark.
I prefer that guests speak with MIriam if they have any concerns, problems, questions. She is on the grounds and I am not. If you feel it is necessary to speak with me, Miriam will give you my information.
Other things to note
As it has been described above, house is private and you cannot see the road from the house. However, what can happen is the hearing of truck noise. It bothers some and does not bother others. One solution for those who find it bothersome, is to bring earplugs. Bring them just in case. These are worn by some who find them very helpful at bedtime.
This is a Tico styled home. The plumbing is "rustic" . Please treat gently. Do not put paper in the toilet. That goes in a receptacle by the toilet. By the way that is a general rule throughout C.R. Try your best to not let hair go down the drains. Water is scarce. You cannot run it here like you might at you other home. Please conserve, meaning electricity, water and propane.
There is no house cleaning service unless requested. Fee will be $35/a cleaning. There is a washing machine and dryer for your use. Washing machine is getting old and outside is beginning to rust. But it does the job. We request that you hang clothes to dry on the lines outside. The dryer uses a lot of electricity. Also, please use water sparingly because of the water shortage in Costa Rica. There may be times when there is no water for a couple of hours. The best time to shower is very early in the morning or late at night. There is heavy usage during the day.
There will be a cleaning fee if the place is left dirty. All dishes, pots and pans and utensils need to be cleaned and put away before leaving. PLEASE DO NOT RESET THE MOTEM. Any questions or problems with the internet/wireless, please speak with our manager, Miriam. Smoking is not permitted. No pets. There are 2 very friendly dogs on the property. Other pets would cause problems. Please treat this home as you would your own.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
I was raised and lived in NYC until age 49. I went to CCNY. I was a dancer while living in NYC and was trained at the School of American Ballet and Alvin Ailey. I auditioned for Hair on Bdwy and was chosen but turned it down for a variety of reasons. Sad, indeed. One of my favorite, favorite Bdwy shows.
I then moved to the country and created a small farm with horses, chickens, ducks, geese, dogs, cats and Annie, my African Grey parrot,
I once gave CPR to a duckling who had drowned. I revived her which was so amazing and exciting. Unfortunately, she was taken by a hawk a few months later.
Bought land in Costa Rica about 13 yrs. ago and built a house. I have about 11 acres which, of course, are all available to you.
I immediately fell in love with the place. I love raw nature. Costa Rica is the most beautiful place I have ever been. I am so at peace here. So will you be.
I still live in NY and come down as often as I can. I am currently in Costa Rica preparing this home for guests. I use the word home intentionally because I want you to absolutely feel at home. i need to digress for a moment. I just need to say, right now, that there is a Toucan singing its little heart out, not far from where I am sitting on the patio. Music to my ears. Okay, I am back on course. There are two people on the property. Miriam is the manager of the property. She will greet you when you arrive and if you have any questions about anything she will help you. If she doesn't have the answer she will refer you elsewhere. She speaks English and understands but it is important that you speak slowly. Her husband Juan is the gardener. He does not speak English. Using your hands is always helpful. They are both sweethearts.
The things I like are reading: I am currently reading We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. I also recently finished Timbuktu, a story told by a dog. I loved it. The series: Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black, and The Walking Dead,
The five things I cannot live without are. 1 - My spouse (together 27 yrs). 2&3 - Our daughter and granddaughter. 4&5 all flora and fauna. 6 - water.