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4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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Kubla Khan - 'a vision in a dream' is a poem by Samuel Coleridge that describes a magical secret garden, surrounded by high walls and towers, a river running through it down to the sea, bright gardens with blossoming trees, ancient forests and hills.

The space

Private, gated, spacious, modern, two storey open planned house overlooking 120 meters of the Chirripo River with breaohtaking views of Mountain Peaks, Virgin Rainforest and the San Isidro Valley.
Covered garage, electricity, hot water, large refridgerator/freezer, gas oven stove, espresso and filter coffee, electric juicer, 32" flat screen TV, Sky, Wifi, music speakers, laundry service (washer/dryer), BBQ area and.
Master bedroom with king size bed, walk in closet and balcony with hammock.
Second bedroom with double bed and storage shelves, cabinets and drawers.
Beautiful Gardens, Orchards and Vegetable Beds with Fresh Herbs and Salads.
Easy River Access to Waterfalls, Swimming Holes and Private Sunbathing Rocks right in front of property.
10 minutes by car to entrance of Chirripó National Park, Cloudbridge Reserve, Waterfalls, Hot springs and Botanical Gardens.
5 minutes walk to Cannan village center (Bar/Restaurant, Grocery Store, Soccer Pitch, Church)
30 minutes by car or bus to San Isidro City Center (population 45, 000)
1 hour by car to Dominical Beach for Surfing, Sport Fishing, Whale and Dolphin Watching
Countless Mountain Trails, including Climbing the 'Chirripó', Costa Rica's highest mountain peak, with guide and overnight stay at the base camp lodge
Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Paragliding (solo or tandem), Zip lining, Fishing
Healing and Bodywork, Massage, Yoga, Meditation, Tranquility!
Local Produce... Organic Coffee, Chocolate, Cheeses (Swiss, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Goat), Khalua and Hot Chili Sauces
Contemporary Fine Art at 'Monte Azul' Eco Hotel Restaurant and Artist Retreat.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the entire property, which includes covered parking, bbq area, garden, orchard, vegetable gardens, fish pond and 120 meters of river front. The property is protected by a two meter high concrete wall with large wooden gates that can be locked to ensure privacy and security during your stay.

Interaction with guests

We live in another house on the property, about 50 meters from the main house, but it is private and has it's own entrance from the street.
We will require occasional access from the main gate to the vegetable garden and for river access. We will not approach or enter the house without prior approval.
The gardener comes for a few hours each day, but will not disturb you or come close to the house before 9.00am.

Other things to note

Although the house is only a 3 hour drive (without stops and traffic) from San José, you should take into consideration an hour to clear immigration, baggage and customs, another hour to collect your rental car, and then traffic, restroom coffee and grocery stops. You should calculate at least 6 hours from landing to arriving at the house. We strongly discourage you to drive in Costa Rica at night and it gets dark at around 6.00pm all year round. Therefore, your flight should arrive before midday, otherwise, we suggest spending the night in San José and driving out the following morning.

If renting a car, we strongly recommend that you reserve a 4x4 vehicle. You will not have any problems getting to the house, but you might find the driveway challenging and limit where you can drive to in the area, such as the hot springs and the Cloudbridge Reserve.

We have pets that live in our own house on the property (3 dogs and 1 cat). Please do not feed any of the animals and remember to send Smooki (the cat) home by latest 9.00pm. :) Thanks

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 50
Security Deposit: 1000
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM


1. Smoking is allowed outside only.
2. No outdoor shoes are to be worn inside the house.
3. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
4. The house is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
5. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order
6. Only use appliances for their intended uses
7. Pets are not permitted on the property.
8. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. Linens and bath towels are included in the house and laundry service is available. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the premises.
9. Fireplace: The fireplace is permitted to be used under supervision of an adult and extinguished prior to retiring to bed. The wood stove on the balcony is solely ornamental and should not be used. This may result in the forfeiting of your security deposit.
10. Toilet and Septic: The WC is on a septic system. The septic system is very effective; however, we ask you to NOT FLUSH anything, other than paper down the toilet. Please use the bin provided. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the septic system, you could be charged damages of up to the full security deposit.
11. Storms:
If there is a storm or hurricane, no refunds will be given unless:
•The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area" in which case we will refund:
•Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered; or that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period.

Please note. The Mountain roads in Costa Rica can be curvy and steep and sometimes gravely or muddy. We highly recommend four-wheel drive and do not refund due to road conditions.

12. Trash MUST BE SEPARATED as follows:
1. Regular dry trash (grey bin by garage)
2. Recyclable trash (yellow bin by garage)
3. Organic waste (compost at end of garden)
4. Food scraps...meat, dairy etc.(in river or give to Oldemar the gardener to dispose of)
Failure to separate the trash as instructed above will result in forfeiting $50 from your security deposit.

13. You will be issued one full set of keys on arrival, which will give you access to the two main gates, front door, downstairs storeroom and the safe. If you loose these keys or fail to hand them over on check out, you will forfeit $500 from the security deposit, as all locks will need to be changed



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

54 Reviews

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Kevin User Profile
July 2017
This was a spectacular place to stay at! It was gorgeous and many things to do. I would definitely come again and Angus was a great host!!

Kristin User Profile
July 2017
It's a beautiful location up in the hills above San Isidro. Great privacy, hiking, small tiendas, and the sounds of rushing water. Angus had a small vegetable garden that helped season our food just right. Fruit wasn't ready yet but we bought some at the little farmers market on wed, which was delicious. Angus suggested a lot of great areas to check out...organic chocolate spot, hiking to cloud bridge and visiting the aqua terminales (hot pools). Not many mosquitos until we went through our hike through cloudbridge. Tips: bring a lighter for candles, mosquito spray during your hikes, and buy water. We went to the store called Luferz in San Isidro, which had everything you needed to cook. Also best to have a 4x4 during the rains. Everything turned out lovely and we had a phenomenal honeymoon experience. Thank you Angus! We miss the pups and Smooki!

Lauren User Profile
June 2017
Kubla Khan is a truly amazing house nestled along a lively river in beautiful Perez Zeledon. You will never feel closer to nature! No matter what direction you travel from the property exit, you are bound to see beautiful plant life, exotic birds, and dense, lush, rolling mountains. Having spent a week at Kubla Khan, we felt more connected to and immersed in mother nature than ever before. Leaving was painful. :( Even days where we chose to relax and not leave the property, we had a blast exploring the path down to the river's edge, the fruit gardens, or just rocking in chairs on the back-porch observing "jungle TV". Inside the house is equally beautiful. The interior is gorgeous! You can open every door and allow the jungle breeze to draft through. We took advantage of every soft surface, hammock or room to relax (which is what we intended to do on this trip) and it was incredible. Truly a mesmerizing place. Angus was a great host. He made us feel so welcomed and gave great recommendations for spots to visit, restaurants to eat at, towns to explore and provided many helpful tips on what to look out for when traveling throughout C.R. He even offered to call a local pizzeria and order in Spanish for us since we don't speak it fluently! We can't recommend this place enough. Life changing. P.S. There is a small, rather stretch of bumpy, unpaved road leading to the house. Our rental vehicle was an SUV which handled it without any issue, but it's something to keep in mind.

Elizabeth User ProfileElizabeth is a superhost.
June 2017
This, friends, is what makes AirBnB so special. A magical retreat has been opened up to us, the public, that never would be available if such a community did not exist. My husband and 19 month old daughter and I spent a perfect week at Kubla Khan. High upon a hill overlooking the mighty Chirripo river, this home was crafted with love and the finest attention to detail, then furnished with everything that one might need or dream of on a sparkling morning or a rainy afternoon. Many moments were spent in rocking chairs on the porch, quieting our minds to fully absorb and appreciate the wonder surrounding us. From our perch on the porch we saw birds of every color and size, as well as monkeys swinging from the trees across the river. The roar of the river provided the sublime soundtrack to the sensation of being part of one of the most pristine and healthy ecosystems on earth. We returned to our world in Tucson, AZ, feeling thoroughly revitalized by this healing environment. From my very first booking inquiry almost 6 months ago, all the way through our return to Tucson, Angus and Tania were the consummate hosts. Kind, detailed and attentive, they worked to make sure all our needs were met, with excellent cheer and humor. Our hosts were inspiring, vibrant people who embody the best of the Pura Vida lifestyle. I could write a full book gushing with praise of our hosts, but I will leave you with an earnest affirmation: hit the "book now" button and enjoy the ride to Kubla Khan. :)

Rajeev User Profile
June 2017
It was the most wonderful nature filled experience we've had in a long time. The mornings were filled with bliss, sunshine and tea to setup the rest of the day filled with bliss. At one point - my wife and me commented that we made it past the pearly gates and had arrived in heaven - it was that enchanting!

Trevor User Profile
April 2017
We never actually met Angus and Tania but their caretakers Trevor and Amanda were extremely helpful and friendly as well as Angus being very prompt with his reply's even though he was away. We really appreciated all the help when traveling in a country that we had never been to before! The property itself was absolutely gorgeous.. the pictures just don't do it justice! If you're looking for some good food we highly recommend El Pelicano which is right up the road. We called Marcos about horseback riding, and although he knew no english, he took us on an absolutely beautiful ride, highly recommended. Overall you cant go wrong staying here, we had the greatest week!

Rick User Profile
April 2017
This was a once in a lifetime experience for us. We have talked about taking a trip to Costa Rica for years. Ann is a 5th grade teacher and we love to go somewhere different during her spring break every year. When we saw Kubla Khan was available for the right dates, we jumped at the chance and booked it. We are so glad we did! We spent a week in paradise! The sound of the rushing water and frogs croaking lulled us to sleep every night. No need for a white noise loop. Mornings were our favorite. Opening the folding doors and letting the pure mountain air in and lying in bed while the sun peaked over the mountain tops is an experience we will not soon forget. The area is a virtual treasure trove of flora and fauna diversity. We enjoyed hiking and exploring nearby and headed to the beach one day for a change of pace. Angus and Tania were not there during our stay and we were a little disappointed we didn't get to meet them and benefit from their knowledge of the local area. All in all this was a wonderful experience and we highly recommend it!

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Angus User ProfileAngus is a superhost.

My wife, Tania, and I run a Tour Company called Chirriposa Retreats, that specialises in hosting Yoga, Wellness, Art, Photograyhy and Adventure Retreats for Groups, Families and Freinds within Costa Rica and in Europe. We love to spend time at the beach surfing and in the Jungle, but find that a balance between the Beach Lifestyle and Climate and that of the Mountains and Cool River is what makes us love Costa Rica so much. We spend time inbetween Yoga Groups at the house Relaxing, Working on the Property and in the Garden, Growing our own Fruits and Vegetables. The River has a Tremendous Energy and Cleansing Properties...and has even offered up the occasional Trout or two! I highly recommend Diving into the Ice Cold Swimming Hole below the property and then lying out on the Gigantic Black Hot Rocks to warm through.
I designed and built our house along with local builders and take great pride in keeping it well maintained. We enjoy a few home comforts, and may spend the odd Rainy Afternoon Watching a Movie or some Premiership Football on the Television from the Hammock.
Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice is a must in the morning from the Abundant Trees all over the property. Then Bake some Bread and head down to the river to see if I can catch some lunch. Pick some Organic Salads and Herbs from the Garden on the way up to the house. Put the kettle on...a nice cup of tea...and We are set!

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