LE CABANON FRENCH COTTAGE VIEWS

House - Entire home/apt · Calle Machete, Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica

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"LE CABANON" :CHARMING AND FRENCH STYLISH COTTAGE A FEW MINUTES FROM THE CITY OF SANTA ANA.
BEAUTIFUL GARDEN WITH INCREDIBLE VIEWS ON THE CENTRAL VALLEY.
ONE BEDROOM WITH A SHOWER BATHROOM AND A SECOND BEDROOM IN THE LOFT WITH ITS ONE TERRACE.
LIVING ROOM WITH OPEN SPACE KITCHEN AND A LARGE BALCONY.
LOCATED IN A BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY WITH 3 HOUSES, ONE OF WHICH IS THE OWNER'S ONE.
LESS THAN 30 MINUTES FROM THE AIRPORT AND 20 MINUTES FROM THE CENTER OF SAN JOSE.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cleaning Fee: $50
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • We had a great stay at the French Cottage. Marie was an excellent host and very helpful. The cottage was exactly as pictured and a really beautiful place to stay. The views were fantastic, the interior spectacular.

    February 2014
  • From the moment we walked into the apartment I was home. It wasn't just the caring nature of Marie and Kathy, but it just felt right. They have thought of every detail. They put love into the creation of this apartment and it shows. The pictures are very accurate but can't convey the feeling that being in the place gives you. I didn't want to sleep even though the great bed and high quality linens made that impossible. I wanted to enjoy every minute there. Inside and out, on the deck overlooking the Central Valley, was a treat for the senses. If you cherish good design and quality, this is a place you must stay. I was very sad when our week was over and I have vowed to return as soon as possible. The location is also terrific. We went to the western beaches and to the San Jose many times. Marie and Kathy were also ready with a suggestion if we asked and every one they made was spot on. Don't miss lunch or a drink overlooking the Pacific at Villa Carletas. They also took us up to the top of the mountains behind their place and it was amazing. I've gotten over my sore knees but I will never forget the views from the top. I really can't say enough about this place. The only negative is that it has spoiled me for the other locations we are visiting during our six weeks in Costa Rica. It really was the pinnacle and everything else is second best. I can't wait to be back "home" soon at Le Cabanon with Marie and Kathy!

    December 2013
  • Paradise is the only word that comes to mind when I think about our experience staying at Le Cabanon with Marie and Kathy as our hosts! The only problem you will encounter is having to leave :)
    Seriously, the comfort, decor, architecture, ambiance and views, views, views are unbeatable!!! Marie and Kathy are so lovely you will want them to adopt you :) We had an amazing and beautiful time and hope to come back soon!!

    October 2013
  • My mother, sister, friend and I came here for 10 days for my mother's dental work at the Nova dental clinic (about 10min away). It was a wonderful experience. The house is situated up a hill, so you have a wonderful view of the city, mountains and trees from the large balcony and upstairs window. We took a walk up the hill and there were beautiful views and trees everywhere! Marie and Cathy were wonderful hosts and checked in on us occasionally to make sure we had everything we needed. They also cleaned every few days when we were out of town, so they place was spic & span!

    We took some overnight trips during our stay (using San Jose as our base), and her taxi man Leo, was always very prompt in getting us to the bus stops and picking us up on our return. He also brought my mom to her dental appointments and he uses a meter, so the prices are always fair. Marie was so kind to make a beautiful soup for my mom after her dental procedure since she couldn't eat solid foods. This was such a nice and thoughtful treat, I was so touched when she did that.

    The decor, natural light, and fresh air make this cottage refreshing and relaxing get-away from the hustle & bustle of San Jose. The upstairs room/loft has a low ceiling, so if you are tall you will probably like the downstairs room better. (We are all short, so it wasn't a problem, hehe).

    I highly recommend this place, especially if you are coming here for dental work at the Nova clinic, as it's only 10 min away. Would love to come back again soon! Many thanks...

    August 2013
  • Where to start?

    Marie and Catherine were fabulous. Could not have asked for more gracious, welcoming and more knowledgeable hosts. The apartment was spotless and very comfortable. One night they even lit a fire for us and we just sat around without a desire to leave or go anywhere. The grounds and the view are amazing. We would love to go back. I sure we will. Thank You Marie and Catherine

    Hiram and Juan

    January 2013
  • I came to Marie and Cathy's beautiful Casa Higueron on my two week trip in Costa Rica. Their house is simply a beautiful stunning place to stay and it felt just like coming home from the first moment I arrived. They were lovely hosts and I felt so well looked after. Oh and the views of the valley are simply stunning!!! The house and surrounding grounds are magnificent, with colorful flowers every where you look. If there is anyway you can stay with them... Do it! I promise you will be glad you did. Amazing! Merci tous les deux tellement de tout!
    I'll definetly come back :)

    October 2012
  • Wonderful! We came to Costa Rica for a month on 7/15/12, east coast, west coast, north central and finally Santa Ana, 4 homes and 3 hotels. Our favorite by far was Casa Higueron. The home was fantastic. Just like something out of House Beautiful magazine. The gardens are so lush, butterflies fluttering everywhere & color all around the house. It was paradise.!

    The 180degree view of the city below & the hills and volcano in the distance are stunnning. It's hard to say which was our favorite, the sun rising over the hills in the morning or the golden city lights at night.

    The house was very clean & very comfortable. We slept well every night, partly due to the nice mattress and the soft cotton sheets and down comforter.

    Marie and Cathy are such beautiful, fun and helpful hosts. They were always available when we needed them for anything and we had all the privacy we wanted when we wanted it.

    We have traveled all over the world and just can't say enough great things about our stay. We would recommend this property to anyone.
    What a treat for our final week. We loved it!!

    August 2012
  • We had a great two week stay at the apartment in Santa Ana due to two main reasons:
    1. The apartment is very beautiful, build with great attention to detail, has all the things needed for a stay of a couple of weeks - like fully equipped kitchen, regular cleaning, change of towels and sheets. The interior is just amazing and the view is fantastic. We enjoyed several days at the apartment without even leaving.
    2. Marie and Cathy - the hosts - just did a wonderful job to make us feel comfortable and welcome. We could ask them for anything needed and staying at the apartment felt like staying with friends, rather than renting a vacation apartment.

    We extended our stay from one to two weeks and will for sure stay there again when visiting Costa Rica.

    March 2012
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Cathy and Marie, we are french and belgian living since 16 years in Costa Rica. we are nature lovers, and enjoy living here in the beautiful Santa Ana's Mountains. Our houses are decorated by ourselves and our garden is full of beautiful flowers. We are Interior Designers, we speak french, english and spanish.
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