"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.
I really can't say enough about this place as well as the hostesses. Let me start with the place. It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I've stayed at several Air BnBs and this is by far the most immaculate, stunning place ever.The photos are true to form and Marie and Cathy also have someone clean the house daily. I didn't want to leave - literally! The beds are comfortable, there is wireless and the view - oh the view, it is to die for!
The hostesses are also very kind. Unfortunately my sister in law missed her flight, so I spent my first day at their home resting, which was quite okay because like I said before, the place is like staying at a resort. Marie was kind of enough to drive to the local market and so I can pick up some food. Also, a couple of days later, they took my sister-in-law and I to the meeting place to meet a tour group and also dropped us off at a local restaurant. They also have a good relationship with a cab driver that will help you around town.
Trust me, when I go back to CR I will definitely stay at Le Cabanon or their other properties. I HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay in a extremely well decorated home with the best hostesses. Voila!
Le Cabanon is the best place to stay in San Jose! From the moment we arrived, Marie was warm and welcoming. The cottage is enchanting with a beautiful view overlooking the city. The decor is tasteful and comfortable and the gardens are divine. Marie even took the time to run us to the grocery store in her own car so that we could stock the kitchen with a few items for our stay. We arrived at Le Cabanon at the end of a two week adventure across Costa Rica. Marie offered use of her washing machine so that we could have some clean clothes for the end of our trip. We couldn't have enjoyed our stay here more! Recommended for anyone who wants to be close to the airport, the city and the surrounding mountains.
Not only was our home for the week beautifully designed and clean, but our hosts were as kind as they could be! Both my mother and I truly enjoyed staying at Le Cabanon while we were in the Central Valley. The views are fantastic, especially on New Year's Eve where we watched fireworks around the valley for hours. The location is close to everything (restaurants, grocery, shopping, banks, hospital, local attractions) and is close to highway 27 which was excellent for getting around. The only trouble we had was finding it the first time, so we do recommend you locate it before it gets dark. There are gorgeous gardens all throughout the property where you can hear and see many pretty local birds. Marie and Cathy have outdone themselves as gracious hosts and we are both so happy we found this little paradise near the city for our stay!
Lumineux, chaleureux, confortable, calme, élégant , doux...autant d'adjectifs qui caractérisent le Cabanon. Il offre aussi une vue imprenable sur San José la nuit, car il est situé aux portes de la ville en flanc de colline; et pourtant on a l'impression d'être si loin!
Tout est soigné, les tissus naturels sont choisis avec goût et chaque détail a été pensé. Il fait si bon d'y vivre!
Nous avons habité cette maison pendant 5 jours et l'avons quitter avec regret.
Marie et Cathy sont merveilleuses, elles nous laissent libres de visiter le jardin et sont deux vraies sources d'informations. Elles ont largement dépassé toutes nos attentes et nous ont consacrés beaucoup de temps. Tout chez elles favorisent l'échange, le partage et le bonheur de vivre. Notre seul regret est de ne pas avoir débuté notre voyage chez elles. MERCI
Virginie, Nicolas et Alexandre
Marie gave us a very warm welcome and she did all she could to make us feel at home. The view from the house is breathtaking and the house itself would perfectly fit in a magazine about interior design! Thank you Marie!!!! Hope to seeing you again!
When looking for a place to stay while in Costa Rica, I came across Marie's home in Santa Ana. I was trying to find a home that would be comfortable for everyone that I was traveling with, including my 76 year old mother. The home far exceeded that and many other expectations and brought my mother to tears. The home is clean and beautifully decorated with the kind of care that you would put in your own home if you had the artistic and talented view point that it clearly took to create such a place. If you find yourself more comfortable outside, the tropical garden filled with lush native plants and flowers is the perfect setting to enjoy a cafe con leche in the morning along with you favorite book. The views from this mountain side villa over the valley are breathtaking both day and night and I found myself happy to return after a day of exploring Costa Rica to comfortable beds and wonderful linens. Now...your hosts. There is a certain warmth in people that you meet for the first time that feels really genuine and this is the best way that I can describe Marie and Cathy. From the first day we arrived, they were very helpful with anything that we needed, from driving directions to shopping centers ,to help with maneuvering our car in the driveway. They make every effort to assure that you are enjoying your stay and for everyone traveling with me, that was definitely the case. Don't miss out on staying in one of their fabulous homes! If one day I return to Costa Rica, I'll be sure to come back here!
It is nice to know that in a country where poor quality and lack of service are rampant, LE CABANON reigns superior with superb quality, service, and cleanliness. I have traveled all over the world and no matter where I go, Europeans (including Marie & Katia) always have the most immaculate and stylish homes. LE CABANON is no exception. Looking down from the CABANON balcony at night, you feel like God peering down at the stars, as you can see the entire city lights of San Jose down below. The detail is superb including the old town french style stone driveway and my favorite, the surreal, lush jungle/garden style walkways with all kinds of plants, trees, and flowers leading up to the cottage. I have lived all over Costa Rica and LE CABANON is truely a gem and a fantastic steal of a price for what its worth.
The linens were fresh along with the the furniture, cutlery, and dishware which were all clean as well. The CABANON is perfect for anyone who wants to really truly enjoy Costa Rica without all the riff raff that comes with being in a 3rd world country.
The security was, well, secure.
But most of all, Marie and Katia made sure everything was always clean and fresh and even had my laundry washed a couple of times, which I appreciated.
Did I also mention they are both professional interior designers and landscaping designers, which for myself especially, I have a deep appreciation for those who have a vision for style.
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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.