About this listing
Casa Higueron is a large house on the hills of Santa Ana, very comfortable and cosy. The views to the volcanoes, the central valey are really beautiful and there are a lots of small journeys to spend (Volacanoes, Wateralll gardens, San Jose, etc)
European elegance and superb craftsmanship blend with magnificent valley and city panoramas in this stunning French provincial style in the desirable Santa Ana, a few kilometers from the capital San José.
The house is totally furnished ; 4 bedrooms, 3,5 bathrooms, the expansive comfortable living room with its unique furniture, fireplace leads to a covered outdoor terrace with spectacular view of San José and the surrounding mountains.
The state of the art of the kitchen with its classic cabinetry and breakfast bar will inspire any chef, while the bedrooms are bright and airy and each is own terrace.
laundry room, maid´s quarters and open double garage..
Restaurants and shopping are very near in the Santa Ana village or Escazu Multiplaza (a fiew minutes)
It's a great place for nature lovers and people who like privacy, behind the house there is a beautfiul and very large coffee farm, what makes the place very quiet, you will enjoy bird watching and butterfles.
The house is situated very near Santa Ana center and a fiew minutes to Escaz, San Jose .
Interaction with Guests
We are living on the same property so we are always here to any help for the clients and always it is a pleasure to know each others.
After a daytrip or a visit to the city you will feel very happy to stay at Casa higueron because it is so quiet and relaxing here far from all the noise of the city. A really peacefull place.
teh best is to rent a car but taxi's are available from the house
nous laissons toujours la maison dans un état impeccable, nous souhaiterions que nos hôtes la laisse dans le même état. les hôtes peuvent fumer sur les différentes terrasses.
Cathy & Marie were abosolutley amazing hosts. They were available to greet us and even spent a considerable amount of time with us chatting about the area and things to do, attractions and life there in Costa Rica, which we enjoyed immensely. We so much appreciated their time and kindness. They were available, but didn't hover, we had our space, had a great time and ABSOLUTELY plan to return and keep in touch with them as we love having friends abroad to coordinate travel with. This was an absolutely awesome experience not just through AirBnB making it easy but the hosts made it all worth while. We sincerely appreciate their hospitality and the property was impeccable, even better than as described. We had a housekeeper that helped us keep up the place while we were there. The situation could not have been any better. Thank you!
Casa Higueron was one of the most beautiful homes that we have ever stayed it. The detail and love that went into the decoration of the house is definitely one aspect to not miss! Another fantastic feature of this house is the gorgeous views of the city! You have about 180 degrees of city view from the mountain top! The sun room view is amazing anytime of day! The hospitality is top notch too. We had maid service daily and assistance with our van parking and luggage. If ever I visit Costa Rica and the Santa Ana area again, I would not think twice about booking with Cathy and Marie! They are wonderful and gracious hosts!
Prepare to be "wowed"! Everything about this place is special - beginning with the journey "up and up and up" the winding, rocky road to get to the top of the ridge where the house is located. Even gunning the engine to negotiate the steep driveway through the front gate requires an act of faith. Do not hesitate. Your sense of adventure will be handsomely rewarded.
This house is stunningly beautiful and solidly built. Every room has a view - either to the gardens and the valley of Santa Ana out front or to the rows of coffee planted in the fields behind the property. The sun awakens the volcano tops to the east around 5 am each morning, bathing the glassed-in sitting room with a golden hue. At dusk, from the same vantage point, the clouds turn pink and purple and eventually the lights of the towns below create a blanket of twinkling stars. This sitting room was one of our favourite spots in the house.
Each moment in between dawn and dusk is filled with unexpected surprises. On our first day, we were greeted in the kitchen by "Lady" - one of the owners' wee dogs. Next, Antonio the gardener stopped at the back door, to hand in a bunch of fresh bananas he'd just chopped down with his machete. Then, there was the scorpion in the shower stall and the two giant bull-frogs on the ledge of the small pond out back.
Life in Costa Rica is always an adventure - and here in this house, you are guaranteed to experience something truly unique.
The place is large and luxurious, yet also intimate and soothing. We felt calm and cared for, safe and secure, pampered and so very fortunate to have found such a treasure.
Each day in one of the many gardens that adorn the property, we discovered a new flower we'd never seen before. Some were garish and showy, others small and subtle. Each one planted and attended to with passion.
The best part about our stay was the warmth of the welcome provided by the owners - Marie and Cathy. They are creative, curious, and caring people... always eager to pamper us with freshly baked banana bread & coffee or a glass of wine. They are wonderful women who have flourished in their newfound homeland. Their "joie de vivre" enfuses the experience -- and you leave feeling better to have met them.
This place and these people are true treasures. Do not hesitate to discover them.
Karin & Steve
- there are a number of places in Santa Ana to buy groceries, quick-serve meals, wine and beer to stock the ktichen
- use of the washing machine & dryer is included
- bugs of varying sizes and shapes do occasionally find their way into the house ... expect this. Just get a glass (to put overtop) and a piece of cardboard (to slide underneath) to escort them back outside
- the house has a telephone with a landline - so ask for the number to give to family/friends
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About the Host, Cathy
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.