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Mango Loft on the Rio Chirripo

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Rio Chirripo Pacifico in San Francisco de Rivas
Mango Loft upstairs and River Casita downstairs
1 of 18Rio Chirripo Pacifico in San Francisco de Rivas
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
5 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
We call it the Mango Loft because it is second floor and surrounded by blooming banana and mango trees, offering shade and fresh fruit. The Mango Loft is brand new, completed in 2014 with solar hot water, new appliances including gas stove, convection and microwave ovens and full size fridge. A cork floor, bamboo furniture and large screened windows keeps it close to nature and sustainable. It has front and back locking doors, gated parking, and a couple of outside landscaped patios for your enjoyment. Pots & pans, dishes, all utensils are stocked plus linens and towels. The Chirripo River flows just a stone's throw away providing lots of cool breezes as well as meditative water flow 24/7. RIver access is just outside our gate... enjoy swimming, wading, rock collecting, soaking up the en...We call it the Mango Loft because it is second floor and surrounded by blooming banana and mango trees, offering shade and fresh fruit. The Mango Loft is brand new, completed in 2014 with solar hot water, new appliances including gas stove, convection and microwave ovens and full size fridge. A cork floor, bamboo furniture and large screened windows keeps it close to nature and sustainable. It has front and back locking doors, gated parking, and a couple of outside landscaped patios for your enjoyment. Pots & pans, dishes, all utensils are stocked plus linens and towels. The Chirripo River flows just a stone's throw away providing lots of cool breezes as well as meditative water flow 24/7. RIver access is just outside our gate... enjoy swimming, wading, rock collecting, soaking up the energy of the big ancient boulders in the river bed. From your kitchen window you have a view of Mt. Chirripo, the highest peak in Costa Rica. The property is approximately 3000 feet in altitude on the road that connects Rivas with San Gerardo in Perez Zeledon (southern zone.) A five minute walk across the river bridge takes you to well stocked pulperia and bus stop to the city district of San Isidro or to San Gerardo. The cabin is about a 20 minute drive from the city of San Isidro del General. Another 30 minute drive to Aguas Thermales (Hot Springs Mineral Pool) and the Chirripo National Park. Kayaking in April, May, November and December. Dominical beach, great for surfing and sunsets, is a little over an hour's drive. If you enjoy being close to nature, love the sound of a robust river flowing, prefer living in natural and sustainable construction, the Mango Loft is for you. Another advantage is accessibility by bus... no car is necessary. Staples are available at the pulperia and you can request meals cooked by your neighbor if you want typical Costa Rican cooking. You can get anywhere by bus with just a five minute easy walk across the river bridge to the the bus stop. The Mango Loft is safe; there is no crime in our little community of San Francisco de Rivas. Warning: you will hear motorcycles as the villagers go to and from work and school, between 6:30 and 7:30 am and again 5 to 7 pm.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
No pets allowed on property other than the cat who lives here, Tigre. Please discourage stray dogs from wandering inside the gate. We do only what is legal and good for our neighbors. Leave the casita and grounds as you found them, Cleaning ladies need to clean your casita weekly or bi-weekly, which is included in your fee. Separate trash and organics. The community appreciates quiet after 9 pm.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
About the Owner
Anita V
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2014
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

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Date of stay: July 2016
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Porch
Safe
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Barrio San Francisco de Rivas, 20 minutes northeast of San Isidro de El General (aka Perez Zeledon). San Francisco is a small rural community with one road that goes in and out so we have no through traffic. The road from San Isidro to the entrance of Barrio San Francisco is paved with about 400 meters of gravel road leading up to the Mango Loft property. This is a very small community with no businesses or attractions that would bring in people who do not live here. All the neighbors know one another and many are related. The outstanding feature of San Francisco is the beautiful and powerful Rio Chirripo. Across from our property is an access ramp where you can stand on the edge of the river, wade, collect river stones, sit on the big rocks and watch the whitewater crash around you. Our ...
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