Main entranceRoom #2 with garden view


Entire home/apt

8 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds


Entire home/apt

8 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

Finca Las Frambuesas is a 7 acre farm with a river, small lake, forest, an orchard, 2 traditionally built houses, a fire pit, 3 dogs and a horse.

The space

Finca Las Frambuesas is a 7 acre farm with a river, small lake, forest, an orchard, 2 traditionally built houses, a fire pit, 3 dogs and a horse. Aside from renting our two beautiful houses, Casa del Lago (Lake House) and Casa del Pozo (Well House), we are starting an organic farming project and organizing holistic courses. If you stay 3 or more days we will share with you a basket of our own organic produce for your enjoyment!

The farm is located in San Isidro de Heredia, less than 40 minutes from the International Airport, only 25 minutes from San Jose by car and just 5 minutes from Braulio Carrillo National Park; a tropical rain forest with one of the highest levels of biodiversity in Costa Rica. More than 90% of the park is covered in primary forest.

Casa del Lago was built in the early 90’s as a family house, with the vision of upbringing our two children in an ideal country side environment not so far from quality educational centers and the comforts of the city. The space will feel very homey and warm, with a cozy traditional kitchen, a fire place, and three bedrooms that have been decorated with a personal family touch.

The property, due to its proximity to the capital and its serene natural environment, is also perfect for small weddings, and home births. Contact us for more information!

Guest access

The guest will have access to all the gardens the creek, the lake. There is Cable TV and Wifi.

Extra services upon request and availability:

> express laundry service.
> private chef (specially holistic healthy cooking!)
> massages
> airport transfer

Interaction with guests

We like to greet our guests and help them out with any questions. They will have a lot of privacy.

Other things to note

Contact us if you want to rent the space for weddings or family parties.


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $26 / night after 6 guests
Security Deposit: $124
Weekly Discount: 23%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM

No visitors or events unless requested beforehand please.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

23 Reviews


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Chelsea Jayne User Profile
March 2017
I booked this place because other reviews had said it was a place to rejuvenate and that could not be more correct. I stayed a full month and I absolutely loved the finca, the farmhouse, the dogs, the location, the solitude and quiet. I intend to come back and visit the farm many times in the years to come. Definitely rent a car and make sure you have WAZE downloaded - that's the best way to experience this location.
Maria Fernanda User ProfileMaria Fernanda is a superhost.
Response from Maria Fernanda:
It was lovely having you Chelsea. You are always welcome back to our farm!
March 2017

Carol User Profile
January 2017
This is a great place to stay. It was high up in the mountains with a lovely view. The home is really comfortable with great beds. The kitchen was well equipped and the view was beautiful. The grounds are wonderful and the dogs friendly. We really enjoyed Maria - she was charming. You will love it! We enjoyed visiting Poas volcano and La Paz waterfalls. Also the air tram/gondola ride through the national park was really relaxing and informative.

Juan User Profile
April 2016
What a wonderful stay at Casa del Lago. The property was pristine and so well maintained. Excellent bedding a mattresses that made our nights super comfortable. Riverside pizzeria mentioned in the house description it's only 5 minutes away and it's definitely a must during your stay. We will come back to the area only to eat there again.

Cara User Profile
March 2016
What a beautiful home! In every way in ever corner there was Beaty and attention to detail! From the hand cut flowers in every room to the view from the living room and patio to the amazing gardens that surround. We could have spent hours exploring and enjoying the gardens! Very accommodating and a great value for a large group. We would highly recommend to anyone else.

Tara Beth User Profile
March 2016
My husband and I, and our four boys (11, 8, 6, 3), stayed here for a month in February 2016. We liked that it was central to many activities: volcanoes, beaches, waterfalls, rainforests, ziplines, and museums were all within a 1/2 - 2 hour drive. We also liked that it was right in the middle of "the real" Costa Rica. We spent a good amount of time in San Isidro and Conception exploring local Costa Rican culture. Despite the dozen or so day trips we made all around the country, my kids always tell people that their favorite part of Costa Rica was the farm we stayed on. The farmhand's son (about their age) played with them and taught them how to make a wooden swing, a bow and arrow, and an animal trap (they didn't catch anything), and he showed them how to swing from vines in the forest. They called the forest and the stream "The Maze," and they made a whole world in there - trading posts, a hospital, a hut, and a play area. The horse was a novelty, the three dogs were their best friends, the pond was full of frogs, and the kids ate bits of lettuce, kale, cherry tomatoes, and fruit all around the property. When we weren't adventuring around the country, they had all the adventure they ever wanted right at home. That said, there was a large storm when we arrived that knocked out the power for a day, and the internet for a week. This wasn't disastrous, but it did cost a lot of money (and it was a hassle) to use cellular service during that first week. Not to mention we had to delay work projects for a week. After it was fixed, it was very reliable. We used it for ing with clients back at home without a problem.

Bernhard User Profile
January 2016
After a somewhat haphazard arrival (long wait, caretaker wasn't very talkative), all was bliss at the elaborately furnished and lovingly decorated River House. Manuela, Maria's nice, provided additional information via airbnb messages promptly and recommended a great restaurant (Riverside, about 5 km from the house, yummy pizzas and craft beer). Grocery store, bakery and other stores are even closer, so no need to venture far from this beautiful mountain abode. The kitchen is a chef's delight with all sorts of equipment and gargantuan amounts of crockery and cutlery. You could easily host a party on the immaculate lawn in front of the veranda with that. With a panorama to match: From here, as from most of the rooms, the view goes out to the twinkling lights of San Jose (and adjacent cities) below and the mountains beyond. It's as beautiful as in the pictures, if you like the just-short-of-kitsch style between country cottage and grand old ocean liner. We certainly did.

Felice User Profile
January 2016
Our family stayed in Maria's home over the New Year holiday. What a delightful place! The beds were gloriously comfortable (we'd been in other places that were NOT). The kitchen fully stocked, and the best part was picking fresh produce from the garden to make our vegetarian meals. So delicious! We loved the neighborhood because we could step out the secure gate and walk (hike is more accurate) up (steep) one of the streets that gave an excellent workout all the way to a private forest. Gorgeous. We never met Maria but her caretaker was there to greet us and he was SOOOO helpful. The first night he accompanied us to find the local grocery store to stock up and was kind enough to point out which brands were overpriced and which good value. He also showed us around the beautifully kept property which has its own little stream, pasture, and gardens. The best where the two dogs, who followed us everywhere. One ("Macho"?)we almost wanted to take home with us. We had a great time staying at Maria's home as our base. There is a lovely view of San Jose but you are up in the mountains so you never feel the crush of the city. And, its quiet. The WiFi excellent and if you must indulge, the TV reception is also good. The only suggestion we make is that you be sure to have a gps to guide you to the address. Thank you Maria for hosting! We are so impressed with your place and what you have done to the grounds for making it an eating paradise.

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San Jose, Costa Rica · Joined in April 2013
Maria Fernanda User ProfileMaria Fernanda is a superhost.

I am a professional Landscape Designer, with a passion for nature and organic farming. Born and raised in Costa Rica. What I love the most is to cook healthy and delicious meals, to meditate, paint, my yoga lessons and to travel to new places in the world.

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