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La Maison Bleu: Tropical Mountain Paradise::Pleasant Climate Year Around

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Front Porch with 2 swings
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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
11 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Our home is situated on 2 1/2 (1 hectare) acres of peaceful surroundings in the small mountain town of Birri. Only 7.5 miles from the San Jose International Airport. The house is 3000 ft2 with 3 floors, which include 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and open kitchen living room floor plan. The style is a Louisiana French Acadian House. Four of the bedrooms have double beds and one bedroom/playroom has a single bed. The master bedroom has a king size bed and master bath. There is custom wood cabinetry and beautiful wood detail throughout the whole house. The first floor has gorgeous wood flooring and the second and third have cozy carpet. We also have 2 large porches. The back porch is screened in and has a hammock and table/benches so you can eat or relax outside without being bothered by the...Our home is situated on 2 1/2 (1 hectare) acres of peaceful surroundings in the small mountain town of Birri. Only 7.5 miles from the San Jose International Airport. The house is 3000 ft2 with 3 floors, which include 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and open kitchen living room floor plan. The style is a Louisiana French Acadian House. Four of the bedrooms have double beds and one bedroom/playroom has a single bed. The master bedroom has a king size bed and master bath. There is custom wood cabinetry and beautiful wood detail throughout the whole house. The first floor has gorgeous wood flooring and the second and third have cozy carpet. We also have 2 large porches. The back porch is screened in and has a hammock and table/benches so you can eat or relax outside without being bothered by the insects. The front porch has 2 porch swings and a teak bench to enjoy the view of the yard. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas stove/oven and all you need to prepare your meals(not including food). We have towels and bed linens available for your use too, as well as a washer and dryer. Food and bathroom toiletries, are not included. Though we will try to keep cleaning supplies available for the house for short term stays. There are several nearby convenience stores within walking distance, as well as a restaurant, pharmacy, fruit stand, and hardware store, all about 500 meters away. We have a selection of English books for your reading pleasure available and toys for the kids. The house has Wi-Fi and cable TV. **There is also a swing set and playhouse/sandbox in the yard. The views from our house to the Central Valley and Barva Volcano are exquisite; and the yard has at least ten different types of fruit trees, including mango, banana, and guayaba/guava as well as other plants and trees that flower all year long. There is also a river at the bottom of the hill for you to explore. The yard is lined by a bamboo privacy fence. Our town, Birri, is located in the Central Valley of the Province of Heredia, about 1 1/2 hours from some of the most beautiful beaches in the Americas on the Pacific Coast. In fewer than 3 hours you can be on the Caribbean Coast or visit famous Arenal Volcano. Volcan Poas and several canopy tours are located about 45 minutes or less from our house. We actually live at the foot of Volcan Barva, which is an inactive volcano with a national park where you can hike and enjoy the cloud forest with all its strange and beautiful vegetation. Café Britt offers an amazing coffee plantation tour and is only 15 minutes away. This is coffee plantation country due to the fertile volcanic soil and temperate climate. The climate has spring-like temperatures all year long. You will only need a light sweater for some of the cool nights or after a nice rain; but shorts and tank tops are what you should pack. We have our resident pets who are there to keep you company as well. Lucy and Blossom are our 2 cats who live on the front porch. ***Finally, we are strict about the amount of people not only staying in our house, but coming to visit. So if you are interested in having a party, get together, reunion, wedding, anniversary, or event of any kind, please communicate that to me, because we have a different rate for any events/get together that involves more than 10 people in the house. Thank you so much for understanding. If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to ask. ***Our property manager is my sister in law, Teresa Lobo. She is there to help you with anything you need. We are very excited about being able to offer our home to you and can’t wait to begin sharing our little bit of paradise with you this way, and hoping that you will be blessed! Thank you, Manuel y Sharon Ask about our long term rental options. We have special pricing for long term rentals. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
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Meet the host
Sharon and Manuel L
Hosting since September 2014
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (8)
Curiosity45339636042
Curiosity45339636042
1 contribution
We stayed almost 3 months in this awesome typical & colonial house near Heredia. Everything was just PER-FECT : fruity & tropical garden, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, complete furnitures... hope we'll be back soon!!! Thanks Sharon & Manuel! Jerome & family (from France).
Visited September 2019
Written November 10, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sharon L
Sharon L
Thank you for staying Jerome. We hope you come back again very soon!! sharon y manuel
Written November 15, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

534Louie
534Louie
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
Lovely! Huge beautiful garden filled with fruit trees! The house has many welcome touches, like mosquito screens, toys for kids, a good washer and dryer! Spacious and well appointed rooms. Perfect for a family and larger groups. Perfect respite.
Visited July 2018
Written July 13, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sharon L
Sharon L
Thank you so much for coming to CR and staying at maisonbleu!! We loved having you! sharon
Written August 16, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John E
John E
1 contribution
I had the pleasure of staying at this incredible Costa Rican retreat, and it is a trip I will never forget! The owners make it their top priority that you feel at home, and have all of your needs met. I look forward to recommending this to my friends, and hopefully staying here again soon!
Visited April 2018
Written July 5, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sharon L
Sharon L
We loved having you John and we hope you will come again soon! sharon
Written July 8, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kindra C
Kindra C
1 contribution
If you are looking for a place to stay in the central valley just outside of San Jose and fairly close to the airport, this is the place to stay!! We LOVED our stay at La Maison Bleu. It felt like paradise...serene, peaceful, restful...with gorgeous vistas from the house of Volcan Barva and the surrounding area. We loved sitting out on the front porch swings in the morning while we drank our coffee. The grounds are beautiful as well and you can check out all the different fruit trees and coffee plants on the property. The house itself is beautiful inside and very spacious, perfect for housing large families or family reunions or multi-family vacations. There is also a carport to park under if you are using a rental car. It was secluded, safe and secure and yet close enough to walk to nearby grocery shops, a fruit/veggie stand and take-out food spots. We stayed just under a week and used La Maison Bleu as a home base as we explored the area. We were pleasantly surprised at how close the house was to many of the things we wanted to do. We did a zip-ling tour at Canopy Adventure Volcan Barva which was excellent and just 20 minutes up the mountain from the house. We went on a coffee tour at the Cafe Britt coffee roasting facility which was also about a 15-20 minute drive from the house. The Starbucks Plantation called Hacienda Alsacia just opened for visitors and was just a 30-45 minute drive from the house...but a gorgeous drive where you pass through several coffee fields. And we also visited La Paz Waterfall and Gardens just over an hour drive away and close to Poas Volcano...also beautiful scenery along the way! We also visited Manuel Antonio National Park which was anywhere between 3-4 hours away depending on traffic. A GPS or the Waze App is a must for finding your way around in Costa Rica. The owner's relative/caretaker of the house was super friendly and cut down a cluster of bananas for us to eat from throughout the week. We would definitely stay here again if we find ourselves in Costa Rica in the future!
Visited April 2018
Written June 4, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sharon L
Sharon L
Thank you Kindra and Pete for your very nice words. We are so happy to host you and Pete at our home! We hope you can come back another day soon and even bring your family!!
Written June 10, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cathy E
Cathy E
1 contribution
I had the pleasure of staying at La Maison Blue while on a 3 week excursion to Panama and Costa Rica. This home is very charming and the wood work is amazing! So bright, very clean and an excellent location for daily excursions. I had the opportunity to cook dinner for owners relatives and felt safe knowing they were right next door! Home is ideal for a family, safe with gated fence and plenty of gorgeous grounds to roam around on. Highly recommended. Cathy Evans, Bigfork Montana
Visited March 2018
Written June 2, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sharon L
Sharon L
Thank you Cathy. I know my relatives truly enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you too. We hope you visit again soon! sharon y manuel
Written June 3, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

handedande
handedande
Fort Worth, TX7 contributions
Exceptional views, outstanding weather (mild and sunny!) and very charming and CLEAN home. The entire property was like a dream -- very secluded! I hammock'd, front porched, read and enjoyed all the bird chirping and breezes. 90 minutes to Jaco Beach, 25 minutes to Barva Volcano. BEAUTIFUL uphill, 45 minute drive to Poas Volcano. Can't wait to return!
Visited April 2016
Written May 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sharon L
Sharon L
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Maison Bleu. We hope you will come again very soon. sharon
Written June 1, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alyssa S
Alyssa S
Justin, TX3 contributions
From the gate entrance beautiful yard to the front porch to the third story, anywhere you go on the property is peaceful. My husband and I enjoyed sitting on the front porch every morning and afternoon enjoying the birds and views surrounding the property. We also enjoyed the short drive to Barva and Poas. I highly recommend staying here when visiting Costa Rica.
Visited June 2016
Written May 29, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sharon L
Sharon L
Hope you come again really soon Alyssa!!! Maybe this winter?? Thanks for staying at maison bleu costa rica! sharon
Written June 1, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

M6439EWkevin
M6439EWkevin
Corpus Christi, TX1 contribution
As you drive through the gated tropical foliage you are immediately enclosed in a private tropical paradise. The large lot and 3 story house provides a place where you don't want to ever leave even thought there are thousands of things to see and do in Costa Rica. There is nothing like waking up to the cool morning and having coffee in the swing on the front porch or relaxing in the afternoon in the hammock staring at the views of Volcan Barva. Also make sure to go up to the third floor at night and look at the glittering lights of San Jose in the valley below from the upstairs bedroom. The home is huge and you can tell the kitchen and dining was designed to feed a large family so it is easy to cook your own meals after a trip to the Automercado. Great base camp central to all things fun in Costa Rica. Don't miss going to top of Volcan Barva right up the road and hike the cloud forest. Also walking around the neighborhoods is fun to feel the vibe of the real Costa Rica and not the touristy areas that the resorts cater to.
Visited February 2018
Written May 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sharon L
Sharon L
Hi Kevin and Mari, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Maisonbleu. We certainly look forward to your return here again. Thank you for letting us host you. sharon y manuel
Written May 18, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Highchair
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Playground
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About the neighbourhood
Birri is a mountain town only 15-20 minutes by car from the city of Heredia and 8 miles from the International Airport. Also there is a bus stop within 500 meters of the house that takes you to Heredia, or on to San Jose and beyond. But you can find all you need in Heredia...Malls, restaurants, grocery stores, and souvenir places. Also only a about 200 meters from the house is a pulperia (convenience store) where you can find most items that you would need. We are located less than 2 hours from the nearest beach and less than an hour from the nearest volcano and cloud forest and canopy tours.
Access
Car not needed
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  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about La Maison Bleu: Tropical Mountain Paradise::Pleasant Climate Year Around

La Maison Bleu: Tropical Mountain Paradise::Pleasant Climate Year Around is able to accommodate up to 11 guests. See all property details.

La Maison Bleu: Tropical Mountain Paradise::Pleasant Climate Year Around has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

La Maison Bleu: Tropical Mountain Paradise::Pleasant Climate Year Around has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at La Maison Bleu: Tropical Mountain Paradise::Pleasant Climate Year Around must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.