About this listing
Our 2 story casita sits 30 feet away from our primary residence in a private gated community. The first floor consists of kitchen, living area and balcony, downstairs is the bedroom w/queen bed, bathroom, and balcony. Futon available upstairs.
Small but comfortable and very tranquil..views of forest and jungle, wildlife!
Washer and dryer located in the main residence..also, custom spa available.
We have a wonderful maid, Maria, who cleans for us once a week..if you would like her to do any cleaning and/or laundry, let us know..no additional cost, perhaps maybe a small tip for Maria!
Interaction with Guests
We love to interact with our guests, and provide information on what we know about this beautiful country! That said, we do respect our guests right to privacy and will be available only when and if you need us!
We live in a gated community with limited traffic and noise; located up on a mountainside, the climate tends to be a little cooler, and you will most likely see Toucans, parrots, the occasional whiteface monkey,the very timid and elusive jaguarundi and coatimundis.
We are located fairly close to town, but a car is always recommended. One of us normally goes into town each day and can give a ride downtown..this has worked out well for many of our guests who then take a taxi back..taxis are readily available and quite inexpensive. There is also a bus station in town, and a bus ride to San Jose will cost less than $2!
Other Things to Note
We have 3 dogs and 2 cats so it helps to be an animal lover..we will make sure, however, that they won't pester you!
No smoking inside of house; please note that while the cost-of living here is still quite reasonable, electricity and water are not...please try to conserve!!
About the Host, Diane
Retired, living in Costa Rica, with my husband and adult daughter; originally, my husband and I are from Southern California and moved to San Luis Obispo mid 70's where our twin daughters were born..we retired to Costa Rica in 2009, but my other daughter stayed behind to pursue her college career..Jocelyn, my daughter living with us, is an artist, and does amazing paintings, of the local wildlife, birds, trees, flowers, waterfalls etc! We love the latin culture, music and art, and have travelled to Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua and Cuba..also to Bahamas, Jamaica Hawaii and Europe, but LOVE where we settled in Costa Rica!! Since we live on the property, we are available to help with anything you may need! Our goal is to ensure you enjoy your stay, and the lovely tranquil surroundings..Pura Vida!