A Taoist Mountain Retreat Farm property.
A Sanctuary for plants, animals, water
and a perfect hideaway .. just 5 min from town!
Cozy Chalet with amazing views and peace
The house is now unfurnished, so for the meantime we accept only long term requests:
A very unique home that is looking for the equally special tenant:
139 steps down to the house, and another 139 steps to the little river Rio Oro River.
12 Acres retreat property that feels like being in the Taoist Wudang Mountain but with 85 degrees during the day nand 65 at night!
Full of trails, wildlife, fruit trees, gardens, glorious views..you can walk up the river (or horseback ride) for hours into the Natural Reserve of the mountains surrounding Santa Ana.
Taoist, Zen layout property, mountain on top, river at bottom, best Feng Shui ever!
1) you Love nature, and that means not only in picture (!) because you are surrounded by it, you are in the tropics and not only you have beautiful sunsets and lush plants but also insects, bugs, and all kinds of creatures to share existence with!
2) you like exercise, because there are plenty of steps from the driveway to the house entrance.
For Nature-Farm lovers, Artists, writers, Yogini, meditation retreat, conscious living family, Personal retreat hideaway.
The house is located at the White Cloud Sanctuary Retreat, 15 km west of the Capitol San Jose', in the hills of Santa Ana.
Santa Ana, is a small, fast growing town that is becoming one of the best residential areas of Costa Rica and very holistic/health oriented.
It has lots of restaurants (vegetarian, mexican, italian..), nice cafes, spas, wellness centers and yoga/pilates studios, shopping center close and supermarkets.
The Sanctuary is on the hills, 5 min drive from the center and about 10 min to malls. there is a local Sunday farmers markets in the main square where to buy fresh vegetables and meet new people from all over the world.
If you have no vehicle you can use buses and taxi (they are inexpensive, bus fair to Santa Ana less that $1 and taxi from the farm to the store maybe $5-6)
The retreat has been in operation from 2001 till 2012 and was ranked #4 Top Ten meditation Retreat in the world by Travel and Leisure and Forbes Magazine (2009). A humble place but full of Magic!
Lushly landscaped, with river and waterfall on property, organic gardens, trails, fruit trees, wildlife and domestic animals, gorgeous views of the Central Valley and Volcanoes..it is the perfect hideaway from everyday life
Facilities: White Cloud Retreat house
The house has no direct access for a vehicle.
A 3 min walk trail or steps to the entrance.
3 stories: Upstairs, large open Yoga studio, with wooden floor
Ground floor, living-dining-kitchen area+ guest bathroom.
full bath with bath tub
The water is from our own spring and is tested pure and drinkable (and no chlorine!)
the entire property
2 more tenants live on the property
BUS or Taxi
driving directions on (website hidden) maps under White Cloud Sanctuary
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||30 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$200 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$650 /month|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)|
If what you're looking for is a secluded, quiet retreat from the noise and chaos of city life then this is the place for you. The Chalet is nestled into the side of a mountain overlooking downtown Santa Ana, which glistens below in pinpricks of white and gold light after the sun goes down. During the day you can walk the forest trails around the property, or sit on the bench at the entry inhaling the perfume of tropical flowers and the musky scents of the jungle floor. If you are the kind of person who enjoys rustic rather than resplendent, who seeks a little bit of physical challenge (120 stone steps going and coming), and who's tastes tend toward the cabin rather than the castle, then you've found your hideaway!
I stayed at the Chalet for 5 weeks while recovering from a major facial surgery. My mom came for 2 of those weeks, and another friend came for 1. We loved it! It was spacious, quaint, and certainly adequate to all of our essential needs. When minor problems arose (trouble with the internet connectivity or questions about where the extra blankets might be found) the property manager was only a phone call away and always responsive. She always did everything in her power to assure that we had everything we needed.
The grounds keeper stopped by regularly with a smile and a warm greeting, and made sure all the moving parts of the property were kept in good running order.
Also, the neighbors proved to be not only friendly but lasting friends.
I would happily return and wish White Cloud Sanctuary all the best!