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The Orchard Mountain View Retreat

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Are you seeking quiet rural beauty just a short drive from San José? This gorgeous two bedroom apartment offers both luxury and close proximity to the capital city. Nestled in the mountains of Escazu, we’re only 10 minutes from the local town center; 20 minutes from CIMA Hospital; 25 minutes to downtown San Jose and the International Airport (15 miles/25 km). Ideal for those seeking a retreat, whether tourists, medical tourists (we’re fully handicapped accessible), birders, gardeners, meditators, and anyone else who wants to soak up the peace here. We offer free airport pickup, and we can have a rental car delivered to your doorstep. Every single room has lovely views of the mountains, even the walk in closet, the shower and the dining room. Both bedrooms have balconies from which t...Are you seeking quiet rural beauty just a short drive from San José? This gorgeous two bedroom apartment offers both luxury and close proximity to the capital city. Nestled in the mountains of Escazu, we’re only 10 minutes from the local town center; 20 minutes from CIMA Hospital; 25 minutes to downtown San Jose and the International Airport (15 miles/25 km). Ideal for those seeking a retreat, whether tourists, medical tourists (we’re fully handicapped accessible), birders, gardeners, meditators, and anyone else who wants to soak up the peace here. We offer free airport pickup, and we can have a rental car delivered to your doorstep. Every single room has lovely views of the mountains, even the walk in closet, the shower and the dining room. Both bedrooms have balconies from which to enjoy the view. We have a fully equipped kitchen with granite counters and tigerwood cabinets and a wood paneled dining room. You will find extras such as an electric piano, audiobooks, and various amenities in case you forgot something (extra hats, sunscreen, bug repellent, etc.) FOR TOURISTS: We are a central base for your trips around Costa Rica such as Manuel Antonio, Arenal, and the Southern Zone. Don't miss the hike up Pico Blanco mountain in our backyard. FOR BIRDERS: Birding is very good here; an ETX spotting scope is available in the apartment for your use. Some of the birds our guests have seen are Montezuma's Oropendulas, Azure Browed Mot Mots, Blue Grey Tanagers, Grey Headed Chacalacas, Squirrel Cuckoos, Black Shouldered Kites, Kiskadees and hummingbirds. FOR GARDENERS: Be sure to tour our many exotic fruit and perfume trees that grow on the 11 acre property. (We’ll be surprised if you’ve heard of half of these species.) We have over a hundred species, including dragonfruit, Abyssinian banana, and perfumed champaca. FOR MEDICAL AND DENTAL PATIENTS: There are no steps or stairs; you can park close to the front door. All the doors are sliding in order to accommodate wheelchairs, and the hallway is wide. We have an electric hospital bed, and the second bedroom (which has its own bath) can be used by a nurse/caretaker. The bathroom in the main bedroom has a wheelchair accessible shower and a raised toilet with handrails. The entire apartment has US stype 110V electrical outlets that are higher up than normal for better accessibility. We have a bed table on wheels for eating or reading in bed. The large bedside tables were specially designed to allow for ample storage and easy access. There is full spectrum lighting, and even the shelves in the walk-in closet are lighted. Out the front door is a large flat paved area with garden, fountain, and a mountain view. (Note: We don't have a resident medical caretaker, however we can find one for you.) The property is secured by a 24 hour guard service and the owners live on-site. We have instant emergency backup power in case of power outages. The apartment has its own telephone line and our own excellent well water. The apartment has a laundry room, and we can do laundry for guests for a fee. We recommend that you rent a car while staying here; however we do have a roster of recommended bilingual taxi drivers as well as bus times. Uber has worked well for our guests. There is secure parking near the front door for two cars. The kitchen and dining room are brand new; we suspended rentais while we created the kitchen, so our reviews are from last year. We also have a beach house in Manuel Antonio with stunning ocean views for rent. HOUSE RULES: This apartment is especially peaceful and quiet; please no loud music or noise. Sorry, no pets or smoking. This rental is short term only - three months at most. More
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Sarah S
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:92%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I accompanied family members to Costa Rica for their dental work and was amazed at this beautiful place. The scenery was breathtaking, I never tired of the lush landscape, mountains, and view of the sparkling city at night. Sarah and Barry were excellent hosts, always...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Another_path
Management response:Responded 14 February 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed 12 February 2018

We were here for a combination of dental work and family vacation. It was absolutely perfect. The views are stunning. It is peaceful and quiet, which was great for our recooperation. We used Uber for our trips into town and it was no problem at...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank cheryl j
Management response:Responded 14 February 2018

Thanks so much!

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Ballston Lake, New York
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Columbus, Ohio
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Date of stay: November 2016
Management response:Responded 12 December 2016

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New York
Reviewed 17 April 2014

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Date of stay: April 2014
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
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Cooker
DVD Player
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Safe
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Freezer
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Shared Garden
Balcony
Mountain Views
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Playground
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Trampoline
VCR
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About the neighbourhood
San Antonio de Escazú is part of the popular upscale suburb of Escazú, on the western side of the capital city of San José. We are 4,600 feet above sea level (1,424 mts), so the temperature is usually around 72 degrees. Because Escazú is beautiful, convenient, and upscale, it is home to many of the Costa Rica's wealthier expatriates. Our house is in the more rural, mountainous part of this suburb - so you get beautiful countryside and city conveniences at the same time. Ask for my google map to local attractions. The nearest supermarket and restaurant, is one mile away; ATM, post office and center of Escazú is 3 miles away; International airport is 15 miles; the hospital is 5.5 miles; largest mall in the country 5 miles. Things to do in the neighborhood: Stroll within ou...
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We recommend that you rent a car while staying here; however we do have a roster of recommended bilingual taxi drivers as well as bus times. Uber has worked well for our guests. There is secure parking near the front door for two cars.
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