This distinctive hilltop home is a wonderful place, great for viewing and exploring the Caribbean. Easy base-camp for tours. Located in Grand View Estates, the most expansive development on the Caribbean Coast. Explore virgin jungles, waterfalls, and unspoiled nature, complete with views of tropical birds, sounds of howler monkeys, and the option of frequent dips in the community pool, only minutes away. Guests can schedule tours to near-by attractions and have tropical foods/fruits waiting.
This private home on a hilltop in the gated and guarded community of Grand View Estates offers peace and quiet in an awesome natural setting. Be pampered by selecting fruits and groceries from a pre-arrival shopping list. Rest or hike - surrounded by the abundant wildlife of a tropical jungle area. Located at about 1000 feet above sea level, fresh ocean breezes and fans in the home make AC unnecessary. A wide floor-to-ceiling folding door opens the living room area onto a patio with a view of the surrounding mountains and the Caribbean Coast. Internet TV, with DVD player and two boxes of DVDs, is available to help keep guests entertained.
The site is located about 1.5 hours east of San Jose on the main road (HWY 32) to Siquirres and Limon. You get to the gated community by taking a gravel road to the right when you are 13 km (about 8 miles) east of Siquirres. The home and its surroundings, with nearby club house, pool and waterfall, is likely to hold your attention. But be sure to schedule visits to the sandy beaches that lie about 30 minutes away, near the port city of Limon. The Caribbean cuisine and culture of Cahuita, and Porto Viejo and their lovely beaches are also on the 'must-see" list - good day trips from Grand View Estates. Also nearby are the remarkable waterways and wildlife of Tortugero (known for its turtle-hatching beaches). Tours that include Zip-line adventures, rafting, and hiking trails are within easy reach - and can be scheduled in advance to make your holiday truly memorable.
Acesso de hóspedes
Guests will have full use of the private home. The house has two bedrooms with large beds, balconies, and private bathrooms. There is a TV room with couch, a living room with dining area for 8, and a well-equipted open kitchen with table and chairs for 4. The outdoors is made inviting by a private jacuzzi and a breezy seating area bounded by heliconias that attract hummingbirds.
Interação com hóspedes
Marlene and Caryn, our friendly neighbors who live at Grand View Estates, will be your "on-site" hosts. They will tell you about tours they offer, fun day-trips to local attractions. They will welcome you and respond to any questions you have about the house and neighbourhood. They will show you how to turn on and off the alarm system- which alerts Security Guards if something has passed the boundaries of the house. The Security Guards are also available 24/7 to provide help and ensure the safety and well-being of guests.
Outras coisas a ter em conta
Whenever our busy lives allow it, we love immersing ourselves in the quiet beauty of our Grand View home. It is a great place to use as a base for travels to many different types of environments - mountains, rivers, and lovely beaches and charming caribbean towns. It provides a truly welcoming haven for us (or other tired travellers) who can complete the day by star gazing and reflecting on the day's adventures.
No smoking inside the house. Pets are welcome - if owners clean up after them. We will provide names and numbers of neighbours - and hope you will make friends among those who make Grand View Estates their home.
I'm a retired Duke University professor who has a home in Escazu, Costa Rica and also in USA, Beaufort, North Carolina by the Sea. My wife, also a retired professor, and I travel a lot in the USA and overseas. We like best, Beaufort, Escazu and lake Como, Italy. We have a manager to help with our life in Costa Rica. We are new at Airbnb hosting, but want people to visit this wonderful country of ours. We have used Airbnb for our own travels.