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TV, DVD player, books, video library
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, linens

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4.7/5 Exceptional
18 reviews

Popular amenities

Kitchen
Pet Friendly
Washer
Dryer
Outdoor Space

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Explore the area

Popular LocationLa Paz Waterfall Gardens17 min drive
Popular LocationCity Mall46 min drive
Popular LocationOjo de Agua Spa Park52 min drive
AirportSan Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)78 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Contemporary Luxury Chalet Located in Quiet Valley

    Romantic chalet in Toro Amarillo
    Our long term renters have left and with a fresh coat of paint we're ready to offer the chalet once again! We've been written up! Check out the April/May 2010 issue of Su Casa magazine. Toro Amarillo is an alternative to the intense heat of the coast with average temperatures of 26C / 79F during the day and cooler nights for comfortable sleeping. We are centrally located just over an hour from San Jose's Juan Santamaria Airport between the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. You can head to either coast to explore what each has to offer. A contemporary design with soaring 30ft ceiling over the living and dining area, modern kitchen with a full set of appliances, granite counter tops, and a 3rd floor loft entertainment center. The front half of the chalet is glass to take full advantage of the awesome mountain views! We share the valley with El Silencio Lodge which offers superb dining and Spa facilities. Activities: El Silencio Hotel – A couple of steeper hills and stairs but generally a fairly easy walk to three different waterfalls. Stay for lunch and take advantage of some of the Spa’s offerings. The La Paz Waterfall Gardens – A gentle downhill walk through various open air enclosures and gardens for monkeys, birds, butterflies and reptiles as you pass by a series of waterfalls. Various nurseries and coffee plantations to visit. San Jose – The suburbs of San Jose have excellent dining, shopping and cinemas. Catarata del Toro – Hike or rappel down into the gorge of a 270 foot waterfall! Walk the trails and stay for lunch! Fly fishing. There are trout ponds just a couple hundred meters from the chalet and lots of rivers – bring your tackle! Hiking. Canopy tours. Hot springs. Bird/wildlife watching. Para gliding. White water rafting. Horse back riding. Poas Volcano Arenal Volcano, hot springs and lake (be sure to make a reservation).
    Guest accommodations at this chalet offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    Christopher Downey
    Speaks English, Spanish, Russian

    Property amenities

    Pool/Spa

    • Massages

    Internet

    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking
    • Limo/town car service
    • Car recommended

    Kitchen

    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils

    Bedrooms

    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided
    • Sofa bed

    Bathrooms

    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower only
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Dining room

    Entertainment

    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player
    • Stereo
    • Video library
    • Books

    Outdoor areas

    • Balcony
    • Garden

    Laundry

    • Washing machine and dryer

    Suitability/Accessibility

    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone

    Location highlights

    • In the mountains

    Things to do

    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Rafting nearby
    • Ecotours nearby

    General

    • Sleeps 8
    • Unit size: 2150 sq ft (200 sq m)

    Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Check-out

    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions

    Pets

    Pets allowed
    Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

    Property is also known as

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    About this area

    Toro Amarillo

    Located in Toro Amarillo, this chalet is in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Poas Volcano National Park and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Colinas del Poas and Corso Lechería are also worth visiting. Rafting offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails, ecotours, and mountain biking nearby. Our guests appreciate the chalet's quiet location.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • La Paz Waterfall Gardens - 17 min drive
    • City Mall - 46 min drive
    • Ojo de Agua Spa Park - 52 min drive
    • Plaza Real Cariari - 55 min drive
    • Braulio Carrillo National Park - 90 min drive

    Getting around

    • San Antonio de Belen Station - 42 min drive
    • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 68 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this chalet pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this chalet?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this chalet?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Situated in the mountains, this romantic chalet is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Poas Volcano National Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Colinas del Poas and Corso Lechería. La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Hacienda Alsacia are also within 12 mi (20 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Contemporary Luxury Chalet Located in Quiet Valley

    4.7
    Exceptional
    5 - Excellent
    13
    4 - Good
    4
    3 - Okay
    1
    2 - Mediocre
    0
    1 - Poor
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    5/5 Excellent

      Beautiful chalet in the mountains

      The chalet was beautiful! The check in process was very easy. The safe was very helpful. We did laundry which was a big plus. Grocery options are somewhat limited in the small town so bring what you want to cook. The cat was great. We went to waterfalls inToro about 1.5 miles away then a 45minutes to an hour hike into the interior but worth it. Definitely go to El Silencia for lunch and a hike or a beautiful dinner. We did both. Somewhat limited activities in the immediate area but a great place to unplug from the world. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

      4/5 Good

        Stunning chalet, private, tucked away

        The property is gorgeous, comfortable, and the views are unforgettable. It is a short walk to an incredible waterfall hike. I would suggest using Waze to determine the drive to any points of interest you plan on visiting by car. Something 15 miles away could be over an hour's drive as the roads through the mountains are of course not freeways! We had lovely meals at El Silencio and made use of the village grocers to make meals in the lovely kitchen. Property manager responded to all our questions. Wonderful visit.

        4/5 Good

          BEAUTIFUL ALL AROUND GETAWAY!

          Bajos Del Toro is a beautiful little village, set in an unbelievable part of the Costa Rican country side. There's a million things to see if, you don't mind alittle driving then some hiking. Waterfalls galore. Volcanos seemingly everywhere. Fantastic and patient people actually everywhere. If you're into the eco-tourism aspect of vacationing, this is your dream vacation. A guide is highly recommended. We used Kenneth at "Toro Amarillo 360" Eco-tours. He's local, is very knowledgeable and knows everywhere to go. The two small village restaurants were great and so was eating at the trout farms in the village. NENE's was fantastic and one or two of the family actually speaks English too. The chalet was comfortable and is fairly modern. The views, from the predominantly glass house, are simply fantastic. You can watch the sunrise on the surrounding mountains and watch the birds flying all over. Post card views in every direction. Everything we needed to cook was there. There were also some hiking poles and other outdoor equipment in the mud room, for our use. We loved to sit at night with nothing more than the back deck lighting on, as it lit the house and property perfectly. The chalet even has a daily feline visitor (Calypso) who will make you feel at home, even if you don't have a cat. The decor, inside and out, is casual, comfortable and relaxing. As another guest commented, there are some minor issues though. We too noticed the broken cabinet hinge. All it took was finding the screw, in the cabinet and putting it back in. I took care of that. The stair railing cables are still not repaired, there are a couple of exterior light fixtures that need to be remounted (plants growing out of them) and the general cleanliness of the house could have been better. My only real concern was we found the washer did not work and, when I informed the property manager, three days into our trip, he said he'd send somebody to fix it or stop by himself. When we left, 5-days later, we'd still not seen or heard from the manager and the washer hadn't been fixed. Overall, we have still recommended the chalet to several friends who are currently planning to also rent it. We too plan on returning in the near future. A fantastic house, in a fantastic place, with fantastic people. You make the rest of the trip fit your definition of fantastic.

          3/5

            A beautiful place to visit

            Baja del toros is a wonderfully small and out of the way place with many waterfalls and access to many of the things that make Costa Rica wonderful, starting with its people. The home we stayed in was comfortable and relatively modern, particularly as compared to the surroundings. Everything worked and it was adequately stocked. There several minor issues such as cabinets with broken hinges, lack of overall cleanliness, broken wiring in multiple places in the stair railing etc. The only major area of concern was a the smell of sewage from the mud room we encountered upon reaching the home. The owner was very responsive to messages left with the app, but the local contact did not answer phone calls or return messages. The smell was mostly fixed after a 2-3 days and we received a small refund for the inconvenience. It returned intermediatley but was never as bad. The internet access through WiFi was dismal. No vent for cooking but opening windows and doors helped clear the air. Overall, we really did enjoy the place. If not for the smell, I think I would have rated the home much higher. We were all great full for the opportunity to visit Costa Rica again.

            5/5 Excellent

              Slice of Heaven!

              If you want to find a getaway that is unlike any other experience in Costa Rica, then look no further than the chalet in Toro Amarillo. Located in beautiful, untarnished central Costa Rica amongst (mostly) inactive volcanoes (the Paos volcano is still actively throwing off ash which adds such a unique experience), the chalet is steeped in Costa Rica's rich mountain terrain with sunshine, cloud forests, rain forests, waterfalls, hiking and lovely local residents. You won't see any Americans here unless you travel ~1 km up the road to the beautiful El Silencio Lodge for a nice meal, spa day or activities. You'll find your home-away-from home here and an experience like none other. If you're seeking a Costa Rica destination where you don't feel like a tourist and seek to be immersed in true a Costa Rica local experience, I couldn't recommend the chalet more. In this architecturally stellar home, you'll rise to the sunrise shining through the vast windows with the peaceful sound of birds chirping away (pretty sure Sharper Image recorded their bird song for their noise machine from this location )! Then settle in with a beautiful sunset in the evening as the clouds roll in (or if they don't you're treated to a star gazing sky most can only dream of!) This chalet has everything you need to be comfortable in Costa Rica. From a BBQ on a balcony to an outdoor dining table on the back deck. There were days I didn't even leave the house while staying here because I enjoyed it so much. Located ~30 minutes from the town of Zarcero where you can get all your groceries, supplies, etc. if the local shops don't have what you need, and within 2-3 hours of both coasts, and 1 1/2 hours from San Jose and Escazu, you just can't find a better location! Connect with Kenneth Ugalde with Ecotours Toro Amarillo 360, who has a kiosk in town. He's the local expert in the area and will take you to some amazing sites and adventures that will make your family and friends and home drool with envy. P.S. Please say hi to and give lots of love to the gray kitty, Calypso, and the small black/white/brown spotted dog, Cody, for me (you'll know her by her voracious whole boddy wiggle but and happy demeanor). They became my pets during my month stay here. I WILL be back!!! Thank you, Christopher, for being a gracious and attentive owner/host! I appreciate you and Vinicio were fantastic to work with during my stay. Enjoy this slice of heaven!