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Rural Costa Rica - UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT – Home 3584145 House

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Rural Costa Rica - UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT – Home 3584145

  • House
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 64 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The house has only one bedroom, but a large kitchen / living area, a hallway and a bathroom with both shower and tub. It has a nice view of Turrialba volcano (about 35 km away) and it is surrounded by spectacular tropical vegetation. It's in the altitude of 600m, so it is never too hot. There are several very small villages in the area, with friendly 'natives' - not many of them speaking English though (needless to say, they speak Spanish). The immediate neighbours though (each living at about 100 yards from the house) are all English speaking expats. Reaching the nearest small city (Turrialba) takes about 1 hour by bus, 25 minutes by car. Note that Costa Rica is an exceptionally well-run, democratic and peaceful country (they don't even have an army - a noble example for the rest of us!). Please keep in mind that the property is more than 2 km off the main road, so a rental car, a bicycle, or willingness to do a lot of walking is a must (taxi is also available). A strong Wi-Fi signal provided by a friendly neighbour.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Full bath

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Linen provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Jan V.
Calendar last updated:
06 Dec 2016
Years listed:
9
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews


2 reviews

Excellent
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Very Good
1
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
1

“I wouldn't do it again... It was like a National Lampoo Vacation Movie.”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2013

My wife and I rented this house for the entire month of September, 2013. After one week we vacated the house September 7th, and spent two nights in a hotel in Turrialba before returning the key to the… More

Response from the owner We would like to emphasize that, when guests are unsatisfied with the place they had rented, FlipKey will refund their money; they are then free to relocate (finding an adequate, affordable and nearby accommodation is quite easy anywhere in Costa Rica). Note that this was not done by the current reviewers (they did cut their vacation short to return to US for reasons we cannot speculate on). Also, there are also some basic and readily verifiable facts that have been misrepresented; for example, the weather forecasts for Turrialba (see the Internet) indicate that during September the daily temperatures range from 24 to 27 degrees C (75 - 80 F), while at night they drop to 17-19 C (65-68 F). Neither of these would qualify as ‘very hot’ or ‘very cold’ - one can hardly think of a more ideal climate (anyone capable of complaining about it will surely be dissatisfied with everything else). Similarly, reaching the nearest (paved and well maintained) highway is not a heroic act of the review. We have posted a picture of the road connecting the house to the nearest town; as one can see, it is decent enough to be used by any type of vehicle without difficulty. A Google map indicates that the total distance is about 3 km (less than 2 miles), which can be covered in a few minutes of leisurely driving. The presence of local workers on the premises was atypical and of short duration (a neighbor was building a barn). These people have access to the premises only when invited, and are always very polite and respectful, and keep their distance from the existing houses - there was no reason to be afraid of them. The property manager met the authors of this review at the nearest town to show them the way to the property, invited them for several meals at his house and allowed them to use his pool, washer, dryer, cell phone and Internet connection. He also organized a fiesta (with over 20 local guests) in their honor, and took them to visit the neighboring village and school. They seemed to enjoy all this and never uttered a word of dissatisfaction; neither did they request more dishes, pillows or anything else (which would have been readily and happily provided). In view of this, their negative review is quite surprising. In any case, anyone who rents the house can rest assure that any of their requests will be immediately attended to and met, as would have been done for the author of the current review (had he ever asked).

“Peace and quiet”

Reviewed 13 Apr 2012

We stayed at the house for a month and a half and really enjoyed it. It's very quiet at night. If you like the country side it's the place to stay. There is lush vegetation. We could hea… More

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FAQs

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Jan (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Jan the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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You can also request a quote from Jan (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Jan (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Jan (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Jan (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Jan (the owner) a message.

If Jan (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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