Quinta GALEON VRBO Costa Rica

From $220 / night

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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Resort


Great Hummingbirds, Birding, Nature Photography and Family Vacation moments.

Quinta GALEON is an accessible and beautiful, small and exclusive VRBO country lodge for selective guests, -from a solo traveler, a couple, a family, a group of friends, nature lovers or members of professional or common interests organizations such as birders, or photographers-, who want to enjoy Costa Rica, its awesome natural setting and its people from a different perspective.

Quinta GALEON VRBO Lodge is the perfect getaway and relaxing retreat for all of you considering:

* Costa Rica as Vacation Destination

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Quinta GALEON VRBO Costa Rica
Santa Maria, Central Valley, Costa Rica

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Additional Location Information

Nature Lovers’ Paradise / Retreat overlooking the quaint, picturesque coffee towns of Santa María de Dota and Tarrazú in the Central Valley / Zona de Los Santos Region.

“QUINTA GALEON” is located about 60 km. (40 miles) southeast of San José downtown (Costa Rica's capital city), and the International Airport. It is just over an hour drive over the mountains on well paved roads that take you through stunning landscapes, variety of micro-climates, and breathtaking mountain views.

This serene mountain-side Quinta is located at an elevation of 6,600 feet, in the heart of the scenic Route of the Saints area (Ruta de Los Santos). It is surrounded by pine forest and coffee farms where the best world’s famous coffee is grown.

It could certainly serve as your home base while you explore and visit the immediate areas and surrounding towns as you experience a real “Costa Rica Adventure.”

More About This Location

Mountain nearby, Rural retreats

Getting There

Nearest ferry port, 25 miles
Nearest airport: Juan Santamaría Airport, 40 miles
Car is recommended


Last updated on August 07, 2014
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Rental fees

  • Cleaning fee | $125 per stay
  • Damage deposit | $1,000
  • Tax rate | 13% of rent
  • Fees for additional guests may apply.

Optional fees

  • 1-day Multi Flash Photography Workshop | $400 per stay
  • The Hummingbird Experience & Photography Tour | $75 per stay
  • Cleaning Fee | $125 per stay

Additional notes from the owner

Quinta GALEON Lodge & VRBO Rates * June 1, 2014

A) Quinta GALEON Lodge / Per Person Fees Rates
per Person based on occupancy and meal service options
Minimum Stay: 2 nights. Prices in US $ Dollars or in Colones at Buyers Exchange Rate

Rates p/Pax p/Night Stay (*) Based on Double Occupancy Rate (*)
Breakfast included (*) $ 110
Full Board /3 Meals (*) $ 155
Single Supplement $ 75

Unless specifically stated otherwise, Per Person Basis Fees Include:
 Quinta GALEON lodging per person / per room / per one night stay
 Full Board / 3 meals as specified (breakfast, lunch and dinner) / per nights stay.
 Breakfast included (breakfast) / per nights stays.
 Single Room Supplement must be added when room is occupied by One Single Guest
 Taxes on all services listed above
They do not include:
 Alcoholic drinks
 Non-meal time snacks, coffee, tea, fruit juice, or beverages (except when MF Fee is involved)
 Non-meal time soft drinks and bottled water
 Tips / Gratuities
 Multiple-flash hummingbird photography workshop / sessions / equipment fees
 Laundry Service at reasonable rates.

B) The Quinta GALEON House as Exclusive VRBO Rental / Rate:
While no other reservations are confirmed for the rental period of interest, Quinta GALEON home is available to be rented exclusively by one single responsible renter as the original Vacation Rental Property, either Self Catering or with Meals Service included

Terms for Exclusive Rental of Quinta GALEON Property / The House Only
 Minimum Stay: 3 nights and 1 week plans
 Quinta GALEON VRBO Exclusive Rental pricing starts at >
 $ 550 / Exclusive self-catering, no breakfast- rental per night or at>
 $1000 / Full Board plan / minimum 8 guests / exclusive rental per night
 The House Only Plan is Up to 3 large bedrooms maximum capacity
 Other conditions apply. Please inquire / or call us for pricing, terms and availability

Quinta GALEON Exclusive Rental Rate p/Night
Daily Rent Charge / Up to 8 Guests (1 to 8 guests)
Self/Catering $ 550 / night
Full Board /3 Meals $ 1000 / night

Daily Additional per /Guest Charge over 8 Guests (9 to 14)
Self/Catering / Additional person over 8 minimum $30/ p/night
Full Board /3 Meals / Additional person over 8 minimum $90/ p/night p/3 meals

One Time Charges, whenever occurred: *case of Quinta GALEON Exclusive Rental Plan
Cleaning Fee at the end of Stay: $ 125
Optional Housekeeping Available Upon Request: $ 40
Refundable Security Deposit: $1.000

In all cases, please refer to TERMS & CONDITIONS and HOUSE RULES Section below at the end of this document.

Day Tour or Half a day Tour Options to Quinta GALEON / including Meal Plans as specified: *(does not include MF / Multiple-Flash Photography Workshops/Sessions)
QG-A, US$50, The Hummingbird Experience Tour, 3 hours, 08:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Meals: B
QG-B, US$75, The Hummingbird Experience Tour, 5 hours, 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m., Meals: M, L
QG-C, US$75, The Hummingbird Experience Tour, 5 hours, 11:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m., Meals: L, A
QG-F, US$90, The Hummingbird Experience Tour, 8 hours, 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m., Meals: M, L, A

Fee includes:
Entrance fee to Quinta GALEON, access to all facilities, guidance throughout the tour as specified, all kind of photography and setups except for (*) Multiple-Flash Photography Sessions / and Meal Service as specified.

SPECIAL NOTE: Entrance to this tour is free to staying guest of Quinta GALEON, either under A) or B) rental models, who are allow to participate in the Hummingbird Experience Tour while at QG. Meal options to staying guests are part of the original rental plan. If rental rate does not include meal services, they can be additionally ordered and will be charged on case by case basis. Individual Reference Meals Prices are: B-$15, L-$25, D-$25, M-$10, A-$10

All Home Made Meals Plans at Quinta GALEON / Codes = Description: / B = Breakfast, M = Morning Coffee Break / Snacks Service, L = Lunch, A = Afternoon Coffee Break / Snacks Service, D = Dinner

Recommendation: This tour can be combined with tour to Coopedota R.L. “The Coffee Experience Tour” which is located and offered just 5 Km (15 minutes) south of Quinta GALEON in nearby Santa María de Dota downtown As a mere reference, regular tour prices on Coopedota R.L. “The Coffee Experience Tour” are US$22 with a special price of US$12 to costarrican guests and children under 12. This tour elapses about 1.5 hr

D) Private / Guarantee / Exclusive Rights Service to – Multiple Flash Photography Workshops – Sessions / Fees

To economically and physically support our “Quinta GALEON’ Save and Promote the Love for Hummingbirds Project”, the development and maintenance of our Photography Setups & Gardens at Quinta GALEON, and the preparation, exclusivity, hosting service and cleaning of the Multiple Flash Sessions activity, Quinta GALEON reserves the right to charge for Private / Exclusive Rights Service to - Workshops - Photography Sessions. Private / Exclusive Rights Service to – MF / Multiple Flash Photography Workshops - Sessions Fees

Quinta GALEON is a private place, which allows entrance to the public/guests only under pre-approved contact/reservations, usually pre-confirmed and fully paid with more than 60 days in advance. (see Terms, Rates, Reservations and House Rules Policies). Quinta GALEON also works, operates and grants exclusive macro, landscape and multiple-flash hummingbird photography workshop sessions facilities to its guests under strict pre-approved reservations

On that regards, and to protect the environment, our facilities, our guests privacy and exclusivity, and to protect special alliances/people with whom we have or are open to establish an integral and recurring business relationship with, we DO NOT ALLOW access to walk-ins or opportunistic tour guides/photographers, who staying at other or on the way to and from nearby locations want to "impress" and bring their travelers /photographer / clients to an special & excellent hummingbird place & lodging comfort like the one we have and are proud to offer

Daily MF / Photography Sessions Fees at Quinta GALEON (Fees are not by photographer. nor by hours either)

A. Quinta GALEON staying Guests Rate / Subject to Availability for 1 to 8 guests/photographers (maximum) Daily Rate: from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or FRACTION of the day, US $200 This rate includes: Unlimited coffee to the group through the workshop session and 2 non-meal group services: tea, juice, fruits and pastries/snacks, one in the morning, the other one in the afternoon.

B. Non-Guests Rate / Subject to Availability for up to 8 pax/photographers (maximum) Daily Rate: from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or FRACTION of the day, US $400 This rate includes: Unlimited coffee to the group through the workshop session and 2 non-meal group services: tea, juice, fruits and pastries/snacks, one in the morning, the other one in the afternoon. This rate does not include Lunch or Dinner meal services, which can be additionally ordered and will be charged on case by case basis. Individual Reference Meals Prices are: B-$15, L-$25, D-$25, M-$10, A-$10

Note: In both cases, Multiple-Flash Photography equipment and Photography leader are to be provided by the client or tour operator.

E) Sightseeing Tours out of Quinta GALEON Quinta GALEON offers several exciting and relaxing tours out of its premises which in all cases can be SELF-GUIDED and FREE OF CHARGE, except for the Coffee Tour, provided you rent and drive your own car. Should you decide to drive and easily experience by yourself the beauty of what Quinta GALEON and Costa Rica have to offer, we´ll be delighted to assist you with directions and orientation on the self-guided tours.

F) Tours Guides and Optional Transportation Services
We'll also be more than happy to suggest and offer you the time and services of our on-demand knowledgeable and reliable tour guides, who depending on your needs and expectations can help, drive and/or accompany/guide you in its entirety during any of your selected tours, as well as providing you with needed transportation whenever requested. Activities or services at an additional cost are:
 Day Tour to San José City Tour
 Day Tour to Cartago and Irazú Volcano National Park
 Day Tour to Cartago, Lankster Gardens and Orosí Valley
 Day Tour / Bird Watching Tour to Quinta GALEON surrounding Cloud Forest Areas
 Day Tour / Bird Watching Tour to Páramo and San Gerardo de Dota Areas
 Day Tour to Rural Communities Tourism in Los Santos Area
 Day Tour over the Mountains Driving to Manuel Antonio National Park / Beach
 Day Tour to South-Central Pacific Beaches (Dominical, Uvita, Bahía Ballena)
 Day or ½ Coffee Tour to Coffee Plantations and Coffee Processing Plants in the Area
 Self-driven / Guided Sightseeing Tourism in Los Santos Area
 Guided / Driven Sightseeing Tourism in Los Santos Area
 Knowledgeable Bird Guides Services for portions or throughout your stay

Please inquire / or call us for pricing, terms and availability.

At all times, we'll be honored to assist you with the logistics and preparation of your Costa Rican vacation.


  • Alarm Clock
  • Washing Machine
  • Safe
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
  • Telephone
  • Fax Machine
  • Internet Access
Property Features
  • Parking
  • Mountain Views
  • Secure parking space
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Stove or Oven
  • Stereo or CD player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Porch
  • Garage
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • 20 Dining chairs
  • 20 Lounge chairs
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - yes
Living space
  • 5500 square feet

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