About This Listing
2 NIGHTS MINIMUM.
Our large, simple, comfortable apartment has private entrance, sleeps 4, kitchen, bath w/hot wáter, cable, internet, 100% secure. Large patio, hammocks, gardens. Close to rafting, hiking, birding, tours, nature, etc.
MINIMUM 2 NIGHTS! MAXIMUM 14 NIGHTS!
Large, quiet and SAFE. This is absolutely the most secure area in all of Turrialba with private security 24-7.You can relax and travel and go on diverse adventures with no worries whatsoever.
Orthopedic Espuma mattresses, one double bed, one bunk bed for two pax, large closet.
WiFi, Cable TV, REAL Hot Water shower, Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Maker. Cuisinart cookware, CrockPot, Blender & all kitchen utencils and amenities included.
This is a very comfortable and relaxing space, fully screened in, Italian Porcelan Tile Floors, Noveo Silent Plumbing. Comfy hammocks and garden to enjoy. First floor apartment, private patio entrance, 8 - 10 ft. ceilings, except bath and kitchen (6'). New Living Room furniture October 2014, New Dinette Set February 2015. Crib and High Chair available; no charge.
Adjacent to the University of Costa Rica. Free entrance to museum and grounds. Pool access for $1.50 U.S. Several other public pools available nearby. Huge Botanical Garden (250 acres) next to the property. Lot's of birds!
Interaction with Guests
We can provide information and support for practically anything you could possibly need or want to do! 100 % Trilingual: English - Spanish - French
The neighborhood is friendly and quiet, a cul du sac with very little vehicular transit. Small convience store & small family style bar on the adjacent block.
Express bus from San Jose to Turrialba approx. $2.60 U.S. Taxi to house $1.80 U.S.
From the apartment, the public bus right by the house picks up & drops off every 30 minutes to the center of Turrialba / Vice versa .54¢ U.S.
From the house there are four restaurants within 2 blocks; Supermarket 3 blocks away! Taxis are just a phone call away for any destination.
Other Things to Note
IMPORTANT: Kitchen and Bathroom ceiling height is only 6 ft. 1 in. (1.86 mtr.) Please do not book if this will present a problem.
IMPORTANT: Before you book any other accomodatons, ask what type of heater is used to heat the shower hot water! If an electic on demand over the head "Lorenzetti" unit is offered: This is a "suicide shower"! Illegal in the U.S. and Europe; NO U.L. Approval, you could have an unpleasant electrical experience in the shower!
The hot water at Endless Palm Trees is a BOSCH on demand gas heater located outside the apartment. No risk involved.
We also offer comfy hammocks, nice butterfly/veggie garden; also lots of birds & lizards. Privacy, security, tranquility and personal support for any specific needs set us apart from any near town location in Latin America.
Quiet time after 10 p.m. (General neighborhood agreement).
Smoking is permitted on the porch in front of the house. The birds singing in the early morning may wake you up...
Sorry > No pets permitted. (Veggie garden...)
I had a wonderful time staying at Paul's house. He and his wife were very friendly and welcoming. Paul even drive us into town when we first arrived and gave great suggestions for where to dine, places to visit, and activities to do. Would recommend to family and friends!
Paul and Kimberly are fantastic hosts! We had a super nice and relaxing stay at their pad in Turrialba. Paul was super helpful in showing us around the town, giving us low down what was happenin, food, music, hiking, rafting, etc. The farmers market in Turrialba fantastic by the way. The pad is very comfortable and relaxing. The bathroom and kitchen are perfect ceiling height for most, unless you're a basketball player;) We would certainly stay at Paul's again.
We have had a long travelling day when we arrived at Pauls place. We've thought the house was more close to nature and I think we didn't read the advertisement good enough. We are tall people and the basement is at some places not high enough for us to stand up straight. Paul mentioned this in his advertisement. Paul and Lucy are very helpful people and Turrialba has a lot to offer.
Our stay in Turrialba at Paul's place was great. He and his family were very friendly and welcoming. Paul took us into to town when we arrived to show us around, he lent us a bird book (we are birders), he called to places we wanted to visit to get information for us, and he gave us good directions to avoid a nasty diversion on Hwy 2 because of a landslide. The apartment was comfortable - as described it had a small kitchen, bedroom, sitting area and dining area. There is a big screen TV with cable. We did a load of laundry in the family's machine and dried it in the dryer. One thing to note is that the ceiling in the bathroom is quite low - fine for us but would be difficult for basketball players!! This stay was great value for money - we paid more for less in other places in Costa Rica. If you want to visit CATIE, Guayabo National Monument, Rancho Naturalista or go white-water rafting this is a good option.
Paul made us feel very at home.We had a car accident en route to Turrialba and Paul offered his assistance as translator,which was beyond the call of host.We only stayed one night,but the space is huge and the neighbourhood is quiet,and close to the store and a great soda.Thank you Paul and Lucy.Floyd and Anne Marie
Turrialba is a beautiful area. The mountains are speyctacular, and the flora is stunning. Paul's place is right in the middle of it all with easy access to the university, botanical gardens, and the town. The apartment was clean and comfortable and well equipped for independent living. It is in a quiet residential area that is safe. There is a great restaurant right on the corner (Cocina de Betty). Our only regret is Paul and his family were traveling themselves at the time of our visit.
Paul was an outstanding host! He went way over what was expected to not only orient me to the city and region, but also help me with whatever I needed. His kindness and knowledge really is what you want to see in a host. The house was better than the pictures made it out to be. I highly recommend.
About the Host, Paul
U.S. born, well traveled, 20+ years as Costa Rican Resident, very helpful, trilingual, can arrange anything you would like. New listing, we just finished building this apartment, everything is brand new!