Privat, moderne 2 værelses Riverfront House med udsigt over bjergene og stor have
Angus and Tania
- Engelsk, Fransk, Tysk, Spansk, Italiensk
100% refunderes, hvis der afbestilles senest 60 dage inden ankomstdato. 50% refunderes, hvis der afbestilles senest 30 dage inden ankomstdato.
We had a great time. Just what we needed when we decided to get away from Washington. We stayed in the Chiripo mountain home for 6 days and 5 nights. The roaring river and the sunrises and sunsets were amazing. Sitting out on the deck with coffee or wine and watching the clouds descend and later dissipate in the surrounding mountains while we watched the local wildlife was, rain or shine, an amazing experience.
Angus was very helpful with local places for food and sightseeing and was more than happy to answer all of our questions. The house was very well appointed and we didn't want for anything.
Phantastisches Natur direkt von der Terrasse
Kubla Khan hat eine phantastische Lage direkt über einem rauschenden Fluss mit Blick in den Garten, auf den Fluss und in die Berge. Es ist wunderbar, mit einem Kaffee im Schaukelstuhl auf der Terrasse zu sitzen oder in der Hängematte zu lesen. Geräuschempfindliche Menschen sollten wissen, dass das Rauschen des Flusses immer präsent ist.
Tania und Angus sind Super-Gastgeber*innen und haben uns unkompliziert mit Rat und Tat unterstützt, von Aktivitätsplanung über Gartennutzung (die Orangen sind supersüß und -saftig) bis hin zur Massagebuchung. Das Haus steht in einem entspannten Dorf mit guter Infrastruktur und sehr freundlichen Menschen. Wir kommen gern wieder!!
Lush river paradise
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kubla Khan Chirripo Mountain Retreat!
When stormy weather and hurricane Nate damage threatened to ruin our plans, Angus and Tania kindly offered flexibility in arrival and departure dates, but thankfully we did not need to take them up on it. I would have been sad to have missed out on even a minute of our time there -and my only regret is not spending another day or two.
The space and setting were unbelievably beautiful -even more gorgeous than the pictures. I loved sitting on the deck to the sound of the rushing river watching the birds. The nearby mountain towns were adorable and offered a couple of nice dining options, and of course cheese and chocolate! I also highly recommend a visit to Cloudbridge Reserve. We spend an enjoyable 1/2 day hiking about the various trails with vistas and waterfalls. The nearby beach town of Dominical is also an easy option if one wants to spend a day of sand and surf.
I would not hesitate to go back. Thank you for a great stay!
We spent 2 weeks in Costa Rica staying at some of the best resorts along the way. Our last stop, 3 nights at Kubla Khan, was far and away our favorite location and home. If you're looking for a peaceful place away from all the hustle and bustle of the more touristy locations this is your spot. Angus was very communicative and answered all of our questions before our stay and Marcela and Charles were just a text away whenever we had a question.
We loved hearing the rushing river and can't wait to book a stay in the summer when it is not so high. Between the garden, citrus trees and the small grocer in Cannan we were able to put together wonderful meals. The house and grounds were beautiful and we rarely felt the need to leave. We had forgotten that there was a cat on the property but what a bonus! Smokey only wandered in on occasion but we loved the visits.
Our only regret is that we waited till our last day to visit Queso Cannan and that the bakery was only open on weekends so we missed trying that. Not to worry...we'll be back!
Horrifying and Unsafe. Rude and Inhospitable owners.
My family had the first part of our Costa Rica trip completely RUINED thanks to this place and the obnoxious owner. When we arrived after 26 hours of travel there was NO HOT WATER available, NO DRINKING WATER (the faucet doesn't provide potable water and that is NOT communicated), and there is a CAT LIVING IN THE HOME. Don't be fooled by the owner's description of "cat on property". The thing lives in the home with its own 12 foot life-size scratching pole in middle of the kitchen. Rather than apologizing for these outrageous health and safety hazards the owner blamed us via his multiple demeaning emails and refused to provide any support or even a partial refund. We are now involved in legal arbitration and our bank is investigating the owner for his fraudulent claims and failure to provide safe, heathy housing as is standard for any lousy hostel, let alone a "mountain retreat".
We ended up having to leave the property after grabbing a few hours' sleep and pay for another rental in an entirely different region. Because of the issues and the owner's refusal to provide financial relief we wound up paying for TWO rentals at once in Costa Rica, something I hope no other family has to deal with. That's why we are now involved in legal retribution against the owner.
It is clear to me that the owners of this property care NOT for the people who stay with them. I am absolutely appalled by his response to our experience and I am fearful for fellow travelers who might unfortunately land on this spot having to pay the price of his lack of regard for basic health and safety.
I think its worthwhile noting that this rental is advertised as being very remote, basically in the middle of the rainforest. That is not the case whatsoever, its actually in the center of a tourist village and there are other people (such as the owner sometimes, and other times the caretaker, and daily the gardener) sharing the property with you. The seclusion advertised won't actually be real.
Luckily our trip worked out amazingly and we ended up staying in a private villa with a stunning ocean view which really put this place to shame. I strongly advise you to keep looking on your search rather than settling for this glorified cabina.
Once again, we are very sad that you weren’t able to enjoy our peaceful mountain paradise.
We are also very sorry that you feel we were unsympathetic to your concerns. It really was not our intention to come across as either rude or obnoxious, and we are surprised to see that you feel that way, as we went out of our way to address any issues that arose prior to and during your stay.
We are happy to hear that your vacation ended well and we wish you only the best in your future travels.
To address your concerns and for the benefit of future renters:
We apologized for not having hot water on your arrival. We understand how inconvenient this is, especially after a long day of travel. However, we were pleased to hear that our caretakers were able to fix the problem within an hour of being notified, and, as far as we were aware, you had no further problems with the hot water.
As we inform all our guests, prior to arrival, the water from our faucets is potable. However, we always advise our guests to bring their own bottled drinking water, especially if they are at all concerned about drinking the water from the taps.
Since we know that some of our potential guests may suffer from cat allergies or are simply not “cat-people”, we clearly state on our VRBO property listing, that our cat, Smooki, lives on the property and that she may come over for the occasional visit. So far, all our guests have enjoyed her sweet little surprise calls. Since we used to live in the house ourselves, before it was a rental, Smooki’s 7ft scratch post is still attached to one of the central pillars. (see photos).
Our property is located within walking distance of a small picturesque mountain village, close to the Chirripó National Park. The village has a population of less than 500 inhabitants, made up mainly of local Ticos, who are very friendly and always welcoming to our guests. As well as the normal local bar and small convenience store, there is a cheese farm, an organic chocolate manufacturer and a bakery. A short drive, there are a few local restaurants, as well as hot springs, botanical gardens, and numerous hiking trails to the most beautiful waterfalls.
Our house is located nearby on the same property. We or our caretakers will always be available if you need anything or in case of emergency. We do, however, respect our guests privacy at all times and have a separate entrance and garage.
Beautiful settings back to the basics
We spent 5 days in this beautiful house and although it was rainy season we enjoyed our stay very much. The river makes you sleep like a baby, nature cannot get any closer than this. If you are looking for a 'zen' time out in a quiet village surrounded by 100 different shades of green this is your place.
Huset er beliggende i Canaan de Rivas på Chirripo floden ved foden af Chirripo Mountain og National Park.
Kana'an er en malerisk bjerglandsby består af en lille population af lokale kaffe og mælkeproducenter og ex skulderklap fra hele verden.
Turisme trives i området, da det giver en af de få indgange til nationalparken og adgang til toppen af Chirripo Mountain, som er det højeste bjerg i Costa Rica på 3800 meter (12,500ft).
Canaan selv er beliggende i en højde af 1200 meter (4000ft), som giver et ideelt klima til dyrkning fleste grøntsager og leverer det perfekte miljø for en overflod af bjerget flora og indfødte træer, som til gengæld atracts en farverig vifte af fugle og dyreliv.
Blandt de mange ting at gøre, og erfaring på området er de botaniske haver, varme kilder, schweizerost gård, økologisk chokolade fabrik, Cloudridge Reserve og Vandfald, ridning, paraglyding, vandreture, fuglekikkeri, fiskeri og naturligvis afslappende ved floden eller i spaen.
Kun 30 minutters kørsel fra ejendommen er den vigtigste by San Isidro del General med en meget større population af tæt på 50.000, med en udviklet infrastruktur, der er vært for en hospital, akut klinik og andre lægelige ydelser. Det har mange butikker og restauranter, og om torsdagen holder en meget populær landmænd marked.
En anden 30 minutter ud af San Isidro er den lille strand by Dominical, som ligger på Stillehavet side af landet, hvor du kan få adgang til båd og fisketure samt surfing.
Kana'an selv er en meget rolig landsby og lukket grund er yderst rolige med den beroligende lyd af floden kører nedenfor. Det er det perfekte miljø for en afslappende ferie eller en holistisk tilbagetog.