Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views

Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 13, 2014
7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 14

CASA BRITTO

Casa Britto is an elegant residence situated on a hillside with spectacular views of the Central Valley, a 15 minute drive from the center of San José, the capital city. Escazú has developed from a traditional colonial town to the most fashionable suburb to San José, offering a great selection of shopping, restaurants and night life. One of the Property Managers, Alex or Evelyn will receive you and manage the check in. The Property Managers are available on standby to assist you throughout the rental period. Maria, the Maid, and Pablo, the Gardener, work Monday to Friday. The maximum capacity of Casa Britto is 14 guests. For larger groups we can co-ordinate with Hotel Casa Cristal, www.casacristalcr.com, a top ranked boutique hotel, situated 200 meters from Casa Britto.

CASA BRITTO SERVICE DESCRIPTION

Casa Britto is a fully equipped and staffed property rented on a self-catering basis including a daily maids’ service during weekdays. Our concierge services range from travel and restaurant tips to full scale vacation planning, to help you realize your dream vacation in Costa Rica. Food and beverage options such as breakfast, grocery shopping, fine wine delivery and in-house private chef are designed to your specifications. The tours and transfers program includes airport transfer, daily minibus rental and a selection of the best Costa Rican tours by leading tour operators. In house massage and other spa treatments are also available for your relaxation. Casa Britto also provides a selection of event services including venue, staff and event planner.

CASA BRITTO DESCRIPTION

The minimalistic architecture integrates with the natural slope of the landscaped garden surrounding the house, taking full advantage of the spectacular views and natural illumination. Two large terraces provide shade to the façade permitting natural ventilation to keep the house cool during the warmest of days. Floor to ceiling windows allow the greenery from the garden to come inside and enhance the panoramic views. Casa Britto has been furnished with great care combining antique and vintage pieces with top level design to create an exclusive and homely character. The property features a large number of spacious social areas, each with its own atmosphere and style. All these areas are easily accessed from the kitchen, which is the heart of the house. Next to the heated pool there is a large wooden deck, a small rancho and a grill area with a gazebo for shade. The gardens have been designed with a great variety of flowers, plants and trees embracing the property in a cascade of colors and scents attracting butterflies and birds. Winding paths lead to the upper garden passing colorful flowers and fruit trees to a larger rancho with breathtaking views.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are a professional couple, Antonio, 48 (Swedish) MBA and CEO of VetGross Sweden, a distributor of products for veterinarians and animal hospitals and Marta, 40 (Costa Rican), Architect and Master of Real Estate Finance who works for the Swedish National Property Board. We have a four year old son, Eduardo, who goes to an international day care center and speaks English, Spanish and Swedish. We live in Stockholm, Sweden and manage our property in Costa Rica as a vacation rental. Marta's mother Dra Evelyn Williams, who was previously the Deputy Head of the Laboratory of the Largest Hospital in Costa Rica is helping us manage the property.

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Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p907495
Escazú Central Valley - San Jose
Hamilton New Zealand
5

Casa Britto- elegance in the San Jose foothills

  • 5 of 5
Strategically located in the foothills of San Jose, this residence (although I felt at home) was singularly our best selection of the hotels and homes we stayed at, during our visit to Costa Ricca.

The simple elegance, its ambience, and spaciousness, enabled us the enjoyment of each other, and quiet solitary escape when peace and quiet were desired. And trust me … there were times I felt I needed it.

Evelyn … what an asset to our stay. Both Evelyn and Alex enhanced the experience by providing support, direction and additional use of staff, for the banquet dinner we held during our stay. And to the enthusiast that holds dinner parties, it's a rare feat to find a home adequately equipped for small dinner parties. Your home provided the ideal setting, and allowed us to create the perfect impression. The amenities, and your kitchen so adequately suited our needs, negating our need to rent or hire additional dinner settings or equipment.

We had family from all ages of the spectrum from pre-teen, teenagers, young folk in there 20's, parents, aunts, uncles & grandparents. And still each of us were able to find our own piece paradise & escape.

The pool was sensational, and heated to a perfect temperature, with water fountains & well tended lawns and gardens, a perfect enhancement to the picture. A slight flaw was the lack of flow to the waterfall in the pool, but such a minor detail did not detract from the experience. I'd have loved to have experienced its fall whilst sitting beneath it (and still … it was but a mere flaw). But there you go … we're pool builders, this is what we do, so I was always going to notice it.

This luxurious home, is well maintained, lovely and clean. It is well situated and in close proximity to everything. There was something nearby for everyone … the shop-a-holic (a magnificent shopping plaza near by), restaurants, fitness gyms, golf courses, & the Nationa Stadium. We found it easy enough to get about, not knowing the language, with most everything at our finger tips. Beautification played an important role for us ladies, and this too was met with ease.

The experience of staying at your home has left us with a want to both return to Costa Ricca, and particularly to the Casa Britta. Congratulations on such a beautiful home, and on providing us with a most enjoyable experience.

Folks … … it is rare to find luxury and joy at this level. To experience ... is to know! You will not regret the stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p907495
Escazú Central Valley - San Jose
Hamilton New Zealand
5

Amazing Property in the Hills of Escazu

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this property for 3 nights and it was our best time during our 9 days in Costa Rica. The Property was simply amazing and opulent. The views were breathtaking especially at night. We had a formal dinner banquet for 30 people, and what I liked probably the most was the fact that everything I needed in the way of plates servery platters utensils glasses etc etc was all there. Everything. I loved the stove and didn't even need to bbq because of the fantastic grill on the stove. Thank you for helping me to create such a beautiful banquet for our esteemed guests they were so impressed also which made for an even more successful evening.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p907495
Escazú Central Valley - San Jose
5

Un sueño que duró 7 dias

  • 5 of 5
Todo lo que promete esta casa, se queda corto cuando uno la conoce

El checkin fue super ordenado, con un tour por toda la casa gentilmente realizado por los dueños

Las instalaciones son excepcionales, amantes de la cocina varios de los que nos quedamos pudimos aprovechar la increible cocina completa que tiene y su hermosa parrilla con vista a toda la ciudad

Maria y Pablo que trabajan en la casa, hicieron de nuestra estadia aun mejor. Levantarse a la mañana con el olor del desayuno recien preparado y luego un chapuzon en la piscina, van a ser recuerdos que nos perseguiran por un largo tiempo

Lo mejor, las terrazas con vista al valle
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p907495
Escazú Central Valley - San Jose
5

A beautiful home in the middle of paradise!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Casa Britto for a week in March. My only regret is how little time we got to spend enjoying the house and especially the gardens and pool! With so many attractions to see, it was a busy vacation! But we made it a point on our last day to spend the whole day by the pool and it was heaven! The house has everything one can need and room for a very large group. Lots of sitting areas to relax and enjoy the views. Great staff too, it was such a treat to be greeted at the airport by Jose and to have Maria take care of us and Pablo care for the property! Thank you Antonio and Marta (and Evelyn and Feliz too!)
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
business
Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p907495
Escazú Central Valley - San Jose
5

A beautiful home in the middle of paradise!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Casa Britto for a week in March. My only regret is how little time we got to spend enjoying the house and especially the gardens and pool! With so many attractions to see, it was a busy vacation! But we made it a point on our last day to spend the whole day by the pool and it was heaven! The house has everything one can need and room for a very large group. Lots of sitting areas to relax and enjoy the views. Great staff too, it was such a treat to be greeted at the airport by Jose and to have Maria take care of us and Pablo care for the property! Thank you Antonio and Marta (and Evelyn and Feliz too!)
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
business
Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p907495
Escazú Central Valley - San Jose
5

Casa Britto an Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5
Casa Britto was an excellent choice for our visit to Costa Rica. The owners were very helpful and accommodating. This secluded hideaway is located on a hillside in Escazu, which is about 20 minutes from the hustle and bustle of San Jose. The accommodations and staff were exceptional. The property is spacious with lovely areas for gathering. Also, there were plenty of places for solitary reading and relaxation. There were six in our group. A bonus was each of us was able to have our own bedroom. Another bonus was the heated swimming pool. It was one of our favorite gathering places. The one thing that would have made our trip better is having a driver who spoke English. He was a good driver, he was helpful, polite and punctual. But, considering what we were charged the driver should have been able to point out and discuss points of interest and answer questions about some of the sites we visited.

Dr. J
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Juan Santamaría at 20 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Puntarenas at 100 Kilometres Nearest Train : La Sabana at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Escazu intersection on Caldera Highway at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Punta Leona at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : ChiChi's at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Villa del Sol Golf course at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Monastere, El Novillo Alegre, Tiquicia & other at 2.5 Kilometres Car: necessary

CASA BRITTO LOCATION

Casa Britto is strategically placed just 20 minutes from Juan Santamaría airport with three main routes of access. Escazú city center with its small town local flavor is just 5 minutes away, the bustling Multiplaza mall is 10 minutes’ drive and many smaller malls are closer by. There are numerous excellent restaurants, great shopping, several good gyms and two golf courses within a 3 km radius. San José center is about 15 minutes away. Day trips from Casa Britto include: the Irazú and Poas volcanoes and several botanical gardens within an hour’s drive, the Pacific Coast, Puntarenas, Hotel Punta Leona, Mariott Hotel Los Sueños and Guayabo National Park in Cartago within an hour and a half, Limón, Manuel Antonio, El Arenal volcano and Liberia within three hours.

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Additional information about rental rates

  • Move out cleaning fee $100
  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000

50% of the rental fees is required to secure the reservation. Full payment of rental and move out cleaning fees are due one month prior to the start of the rental period. The damage deposit can be paid either when making the balance deposit by bank transfer or in cash upon arrival to the property manager.

Large groups (>14 guests) Co-ordinated with Hotel Casa Cristal 200m from Casa Britto

CASA BRITTO EXTRA SERVICES
Food & Beverage: Breakfast, Grocery Shopping, Wine and Liquor Delivery, Private Chef, Waiter, Bartender
Tours & Transfers: Airport Transfer, Minibus with Driver, Tour Guide, Tours with Leading Tour Operators
Spa Services: Massage and other Spa Treatments
Other Services: Weekend Maid Service, Laundry, Guard
Event Services: Venue, Event Staff, Event Planner

Amenities

From the Owner

CASA BRITTO VISION AND SERVICE OFFERING • Casa Britto aims to offer the most exclusive and personalized vacation rental in San José • Elegant vacation home with unique character, great location and spectacular views • Secure and private property with parking for up to 10 cars inside the gates • Spacious and well-designed inside and outside social areas • Heated pool with waterfall and Jacuzzi in the master bathroom • Landscaped tropical gardens offer colorful backdrop and attract butterflies and birds • Concierge services ranging from travel and restaurant tips to full scale vacation planning • Very close to San José and Escazú city centers - great selection of shopping, restaurants and night life • Most key attractions in Costa Rica are within reach through day trips from Casa Britto

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Family

General

  • Secure Parking
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Study Room
  • Water Tank
  • Alarm System
  • Intercom System
  • Living Area
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining

Entertainment

  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Books
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Indoor Hot Tub

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Mountain
  • Town

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • restaurants
  • library
  • playground

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing

Floor Area

  • 530 m²

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub, Serves master bedroom and bedroom 7
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Serves bedrooms 2, 3 and 6
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, Serves bedrooms 4 and 5
  • Bathrooms were refurbished some ten years ago, refreshed in 2012 and are in good working order

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, Child bed or baby crib added on request
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single, King size or two single beds
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 sleep sofa /futon, Queen size sleep sofa
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen size sleep sofa in room next to Master Bedroom
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, Child bed or baby crib added on request
  • The master bedroom is on the second floor and has its own bathroom with shower and jacuzzi which also serves beedroom 7 with queen size sleep sofa ideal for children. Bedrooms 2, 3 and 6 are on the second floor and share a bathroom with shower. Bedrooms 4 and 5 are on the first floor and share a bathroom close to bedroom 5, on the other side of the floor from bedroom 4. Each bedroom sleeps a maximum of two adults. The master bedroom and bedroom 4 has space for a cot and/or an extra bed for children.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 12 garden chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • AREAS - Total house area with balconies 530 m2 - Total area pool, deck, BBQ & rancho 250 m2 - Total area 780 m2 FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT - 1st floor terrace: Large table seating 14 with chairs and sofas, Side tables for serving, Cushion boxes. - 2nd floor terrace: Two deck chairs with cushions, Small sitting group with table for 5. - Lower garden: Three garden sofas seating 7 - BBQ Area: Two tables seating 12 with chairs, Cushion box, Weber charcoal grill, Spice garden - Pool Area: Six deck chairs with side tables, Two parasols, Benches seating 8, Seating group for 8 with cushions and low table - Rancho Fixed sofa seating 6, Grill, Open Fireplace, Tap water, Possibility to move garden furniture from other areas
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