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Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views

Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views


Property Details

Updated: May 16, 2015
7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 14 persons


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,, a top ranked boutique hotel, situated 200 meters from Casa Britto.


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.


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
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are a professional couple, Antonio, 49 (Swedish) CEO of Swevet, a distributor of products for veterinarians and animal hospitals and Marta, 41 (Costa Rican), Architect and Master of Real Estate Finance who works for the Swedish National Property Board. We have a five 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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23 Reviews

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Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views
Escazú Central Valley - San Jose

Beautiful home with great views

  • 5 of 5
The home is beautiful and the property was well kept and had great views of the valley. It had ample room for a full house of people including a 40 person family reunion BBQ which was catered by Casa Britto. The heated pool was the center of attention, it too had views of the valley. Overall we were extremely pleased with the house and we would definitely recommend it.
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views
Escazú Central Valley - San Jose
Boston, MA. USA

Million Dollar View

  • 5 of 5
This was my second visit to this beautiful home, which was maintained maticulously. the property was amazing bith inside and out. I would highly recommend this property for a large or small group. It is centrally located which made it easy to gt around. The layout and ammenities were excellent for relaxation, and the heated pool and the view was absolutely the best I have seen. The owners Antonio and Marta were great to work with and very accommodating. the were available for questions and ensure that all was as expected. the maid Maria ensured that the house was clean on a daily basis. Agian I would highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views
Escazú Central Valley - San Jose

Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at Cash Britto with 7 of my friends for my birthday weekend and had a blast. I was greeted nicely and setup with taxi, emergency, and food contacts which were very helpful. The view from the mansion was beautiful and I used all of the memory in my camera with pics of the property. The heated pool was great when we all wanted to unwind in the morning. The location was great and Wal-Mart was just a 8min taxi ride and we were able to get everything we needed for our stay. I want to thank the staff at Casa Britto for a fantastic vacation and I will be returning.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views
Escazú Central Valley - San Jose

wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Britto. The home was well kept, grounds beautifully maintained and swimming pool a hit with both children and adults. We would return again without hesitation.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views
Escazú Central Valley - San Jose
New York

A dream House for the perfect week in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
I organized a trip to Costa Rica for a group of 14 people (12 adults and 2 children): of which were my family and close friends. Though getting around Costa Rica can be a bit tricky (It is why GPS is highly recommended) and we got lost for a few minutes trying to locate this property eventually we were able to locate our house. What can I say about this property, but WOW! My family and friends were taken aback by how beautiful and spacious this house was, so much so that they were still raving about it weeks after we returned home. The overall house was well designed; the rooms were open and there was great lighting all throughout the house. The staff working at the house were amazing (from the property managers to the staff actually working at the house). The maid and the maintenance guy were very sweet, hospitable, and always willing to help. Every morning that we woke up the house was already cleaned as well as the pool. The location of the house was ideal and not too far away from all the activities that we did daily: The beach, the national park, the waterfalls La Paz, Volcano Poas, and the canopy zip line tour was all within an hour's drive. We decided to cook most of the food we ate, but when we did go out for lunch or dinner on occasion the food from the local restaurants was delicious and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend anyone planning to stay in the San Jose area (mind you this house is removed enough from noise of the city being that it is located in the mountain side) to rent this house. I can't wait to return to Costa Rica again and spend my days in this beautiful house relaxing by the pool side.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Elegant, fully equipped residence with heated pool and great views
Escazú Central Valley - San Jose
Hamilton New Zealand

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 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

Activity and Interests

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


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.


From $800 Per night

Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
  • Move out cleaning fee $200.00

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

BASE RENTAL RATES (7 bedroom occupancy)
3-4 nights (Fri, Sat & Sun) $850/night
3-4 nights (week nights) $800/night
5-6 nights $750/night
7 nights $700/night
14 nights $650/night
21 nights $600/night
1 month $500/night

6-7 bedrooms $200
4-5 bedrooms $175
1-3 bedrooms $150

Depending on the no of bedrooms occupied
4-5 bedrooms 10% discount
1-3 bedrooms 20% discount

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Updated: May 16, 2015


From the Owner

CASA BRITTO EXTRA SERVICES Large Groups (>14 Guests) can be coordinated with Casa Cristal ( 200 meters from Casa Britto 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

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Romantic


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff


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

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Town
  • Village


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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 530 m²


  • 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


  • 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.


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


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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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