About This Listing
Casa Britto is a staffed residence with heated pool and spectacular views rented on a self-catering basis including a daily maids’ service during weekdays. We offer a full selection of concierge services, food & beverage options and tours & transfers
Our concierge services range from travel and restaurant tips to full scale vacation planning, to help you realize your dream vacation in Costa Rica. Food and beverage options such as breakfast, grocery shopping, fine wine delivery and in-house private chef are designed to your specifications. The tours and transfers program includes airport transfer, daily minibus rental and a selection of the best Costa Rican tours by leading tour operators. In house massage and other spa treatments are also available for your relaxation. Casa Britto also provides a selection of event services including venue, staff and event planner.
The minimalistic architecture integrates with the natural slope of the landscaped garden surrounding the house, taking full advantage of the spectacular views and natural illumination. Two large terraces provide shade to the façade permitting natural ventilation to keep the house cool during the warmest of days. Floor to ceiling windows allow the greenery from the garden to come inside and enhance the panoramic views.
Casa Britto has been furnished with great care combining antique and vintage pieces with top level design to create an exclusive and homely character. The property features a large number of spacious social areas, each with its own atmosphere and style. All these areas are easily accessed from the kitchen, which is the heart of the house. Next to the heated pool there is a large wooden deck, a small rancho and a grill area with a gazebo for shade. The gardens have been designed with a great variety of flowers, plants and trees embracing the property in a cascade of colors and scents attracting butterflies and birds. Winding paths lead to the upper garden passing colorful flowers and fruit trees to a larger rancho with breathtaking views.
Interaction with Guests
One of the Property Managers, Alex or Evelyn will receive you and manage the check in. The Property Managers are available on standby to assist you throughout the rental period. Maria, the Maid, and Pablo, the Gardener, work Monday to Friday.
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Casa Britto is situated on a hillside in Bello Horizonte, Escazú, with spectacular views of the Central Valley, a 15 minute drive from the center of San José, the capital city. Escazú has developed from a traditional colonial town to the most fashionable suburb to San José, offering a great selection of shopping, restaurants and night life.
Casa Britto is strategically placed just 20 minutes from Juan Santamaría airport with three main routes of access. Escazú city center with its small town local flavor is just 5 minutes away, the bustling Multiplaza mall is 10 minutes’ drive and many smaller malls are closer by. There are numerous excellent restaurants, great shopping, several good gyms and two golf courses within a 3 km radius. San José center is about 15 minutes away. Day trips from Casa Britto include: the Irazú and Poas volcanoes and several botanical gardens within an hour’s drive, the Pacific Coast, Puntarenas, Hotel Punta Leona, Mariott Hotel Los Sueños and Guayabo National Park in Cartago within an hour and a half, Limón, Manuel Antonio, El Arenal volcano and Liberia within three hours.
Other Things to Note
BASE RENTAL RATES (7 bedroom occupancy)
3-4 nights (Fri, Sat & Sun) $850/night
3-4 nights $800/night
5-6 nights $750/night
7 nights $700/night
14 nights $650/night
21 nights $600/night
1 month $500/night
MOVE OUT CLEANING
6-7 bedrooms $200
4-5 bedrooms $175
1-3 bedrooms $150
Depending on the no of bedrooms occupied
4-5 bedrooms 10% discount
1-3 bedrooms 20% discount
Security Deposit $1000 - $1500 depending on occupancy
CASA BRITTO VISION AND SERVICE OFFERING
Casa Britto aims to offer the most exclusive and personalized vacation rental in San José
• Elegant vacation home with unique character, great location and spectacular views
• Secure and private property with parking for up to 10 cars inside the gates
• Spacious and well-designed inside and outside social areas
• Heated pool with waterfall and Jacuzzi in the master bathroom
• Landscaped tropical gardens offer colorful backdrop and attract butterflies and birds
• Concierge services ranging from travel and restaurant tips to full scale vacation planning
• Complete range of extra services including food & beverage options, private transportation and spa
• Very close to San José and Escazú city centers - great selection of shopping, restaurants and night life
• Most key attractions in Costa Rica are within reach through day trips from Casa Britto
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About the Host, Antonio And Marta
We are a professional couple, Antonio Gozzo, 49 (Swedish) CEO of Swevet AB, a distributor of products for veterinarians and animal hospitals and Marta Murillo Williams, 41 (Costa Rican), Architect and Master of Real Estate Finance who works for the Swedish National Property Board. We have a five year old son, Eduardo, who goes to an international day care center and speaks English, Spanish and Swedish. We live in Stockholm, Sweden and manage our property in Costa Rica as a vacation rental. Marta's mother Dra Evelyn Williams, who was previously the Deputy Head of the Laboratory of the Largest Hospital in Costa Rica is helping us manage the property.