I (Vicki Skinner - aka "THE Sarong Goddess") created this blog in 2007 to share DETAILED Finds•Lists•Info•Events•Experiences to help bring more EASE to people living in, visiting or thinking of moving to Costa Rica since DETAILS are NOT easy to find!
I’m NOT an expert (an "expert" 2 ME knows 101%-NOT me). I believe in sharin info•helping where I can! And with over 2,200 entries, so some things might be out of date, so if you find old info PLEASE help each other by getting the updated info & sharing it with me to revise. At least you have some basic info to get you started.
Better yet - do you have extra time on your hands & looking for a volunteer project? Since this blog is a labor of love & RARELY does anyone share a donation (even though MANY have said how much it's helped them), I could REALLY use help updating info. Spanish speakers ESPECIALLY welcome since my VicLish can be somewhat limited at times!!

Has my blog helped in any way? Helped find something•brought more EASE? More exposure or business?
I welcome you to show YOUR appreciation for my efforts!
(see below other ways to show your appreciation)
The easiest way is with PAYPAL - Attn: LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com
(you do NOT need to have a PayPal account to do this - just a credit or debit card)
Do YOU have/know of a Business•Event•News•Place•Things 4 Sale•Rent to add? Email:


• APPLE LAPTOP - Do you have a Laptop you're not using? Mine recently broke so I'm using a lender. Must be new enough to run current Skypes & have an SDCard slot.
• Amazon.com or GoDaddy.com Credit•Gift Certificate (attn: SarongGoddess@gmail.com)
• Something else to share?? A gift certificate or invite for your business? I'm open!! (at times I'll add other things here that I'm seeking)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

For Rent - V181 - Furnished 1-level 3+Office+Maid's Bedroom in ESCAZU - Vista del Oro

But if you're REALLY interested in it for the future, email me your information to:

NOTE:  These are outdated pictures as the kitchen has been overhauled and now has nice stainless steel appliances and more and the furniture is much nicer!

FURNISHED One-Story 3 + "Office" + Maid's Bedroom Home 
on a quiet cul-de-sac in ESCAZU's exclusive neighborhood of Vista del Oro - 
less than 2 minutes from the MOST PRESTIGIOUS elementary to high school in Costa Rica - Country Day School
and 15 minutes to the Forum and San Jose!

This home is totally furnished and MOVE-IN READY (down to the sheets and towels and dishes!!!) 

I've actually Pet • House Sat a few times in this home and I LOVE the unique feel of it!!

You enter the gate onto an Atrium (love plants?  You could go to down on fixing this up!!)?
Then when you open the door - another atrium that is bright and enclosed and all the rooms are off this!!!
The nice size Master is to your right and more private - with a big walk-in closet and bathroom and a big window opening looking out onto the outside atrium.
To your Left is a bathroom and after that is a unique room that has LOTS of closet space PLUS a nice size LOFT above with steps (not a ladder as many lofts have).  This room is GREAT for 2 siblings sharing a room but giving them separate sleeping areas - or the loft can be a more hidden play space!!!
On the South Side of the atrium is a bedroom with a big window looking out onto the inside atrium
and on the North side of the inside atrium is the "office" - also with a big window looking out onto the outside atrium - same size as the room across - but no closet (but you could put an armoire in the room if you're needing to use it as a bedroom).

*  3-1/2 Bedrooms  (or 4 bedroom if you put an armoire in the "office")
*  Office (this is a nice room but it has no closet)
*  2-1/2 Bathrooms 
*  Maid's room with full Bath  (using the office and maid's room as bedrooms could make it 5 bedrooms)
*  Spacious Livingroom
*  Your new home is built around a bright center Atrium with Skylights and High Roofing
*  Hand-crafted hardwood built-in Closets, Cabinets and Doors
*  Nice finishes
*  High Ceilings
*  Spacious Kitchen with Appliances including Dishwasher (basics)
*  Beds - currently - King, Double, Twins but changeable (bunkbeds available)
*  Laundry/Storage Room
*  Fine Ceramics and Plank Wood Flooring, Tile Roof, purple Heart Wood frame Windows
*  Tropical Front Garden  
*  Fully Fenced Property with BACKYARD
*  Dog allowed upon interview and additional Pet Deposit
*  Already Wired for 1 Phone Line
*  Already Wired for High-speed internet (if anyone says they don’t have internet access already, chances are GOOD it may not be do-able!! I’ve seen that happen a LOT in Costa Rica so if you NEED good/reliable internet [well, as good as it comes in CR], you might want to SERIOUSLY think twice!!)
*  Cellular connection is fairly good (but the house IS concrete so it varies with the room, walls, wind and ICE that day [it IS Costa Rica!! ICE is the phone company monopoly we currently have]!!)
*  Large 2 car Garage with Remote Control
*  Nice quiet lush neighborhood
*  Good neighbors, kid and pet friendly
*  Secure Neighborhood (guards)
*  GUARD/GARDENER - Shared (with next door home) - INCLUDED
*  Owners live in the neighborhood (no absentee landlords here!!) and the OWNERS come with references (Diane is one of the MOST HELPFUL/Giving people I know!! I’ve seen her go WAYYYYYYY above and beyond for her tenants in helping them get themselves established/connected in/around Costa Rica
*  (I’ll bet you can get them to give you a Super Special Rate on their beautiful Playa Grande, Guanacaste [JUST above Tamarindo] 3-bedroom Vacation Condo - http://SarongGoddess.com/gallery/12915374_ctKxQ
*  2 minute drive / 8 minute stroll to Country Day School
*  Available June 1st

MEASUREMENTS:  300+m2 - superior construction.  800+m2 - land

RENT:  $2300/month with 1 year Lease  (you pay utilities, internet, phone) 
(shorter term for a higher rate or unfurnished considered)

(Sorry no additional pictures right now as a tenant is currently in it)



Nestled about 3,500 sq'/1,200mts up in the hills of Escazu, in the exclusive neighborhood of VISTA DE ORO - you get the PERFECT WEATHER (usually in the 70's) - pretty much year-round (hence often nice fresh breezes so NO need for air-conditioning or fans), privacy, Tranquility, LOTS of trees surrounding you which means squirrels, humming birds, butterflies, doves, swallows and a plethora of flora and fauna on this very natural setting, INCREDIBLE Central Valley VIEWS in this upper class neighborhood with a broad range of international and Costa Rican residents and 24/7 Security at the Entrance!

Your new home is located about 20 minutes from San Jose in the Central Valley - up in the hills of Escazu (the "Beverly Hills of Costa Rica") - between Centro and San Antonio de Escazu (a photo tour http://SarongGoddess.com/Other/ESCAZU-Centro-Costa-Rica/11087765_5nGEg) - in Bario VISTA DE ORO!

The exclusive Country Day School is just a 2 minute drive or 8 minute walk away. Down the hill in San Rafael de Escazu (take a photo tour at http://SarongGoddess.com/Travel/ESCAZU-San-Rafael-COST-RICA/11087706_uEmta) you have many of Costa Rica's best restaurants (many even deliver!), the best markets (Auto Mercado, Sarretto's, Fresh Market and lots more), numerous Gyms (including a World Gym and Arena Trek), lots of Day Spas, Salons, 2 Ferias/Farmers Markets (both an Organic one on Wednesday and a mixed neighborhood one on Saturday), banks, Holistic Wellness Practitioners / Well-Being Spaces, Jazz and Dance clubs, Pilates, Tai Chi, QGong classes+, Massage Therapists (for a fraction of the price in the States), Pools, doctors, dentists and MORE! Further up the hill you have even more magnificent views and Magical Waterfalls to hike up to!!


About 10 minutes away you have the largest mall in Costa Rica - MultiPlaza-West which has 8 movie theatres. The new Avenida Escazu Mall has Costa Rica's only iMax/3-D movie theatre, the comfiest theatre seats and a VIP Lounge serving sushi, wraps, panninis, a full bar and 2 VIP theatres with PLUSH, electrical, Leather RECLINERS (single or loveseats) where waiters even SERVE YOU DURING THE MOVIE!! PriceSmart (the CostCo of Costa Rica), CIMA Hospital (the Texas-owned - most gringo-ized ultra modern medical facility/hospital in Costa Rica) and LOTS MORE are there to give your life more EASE!!!

The Forum (the largest business park in Costa Rica) is about 20 minutes NorthWest.

Jump into your car and in about 15 minutes you're at the start of the new Autopista "Pista"/Highway Caldera del Sol - the new highway that now takes you more directly/faster to the Pacific coast!!! Because roads are as they are in Costa Rica, this highway saves you about 1 hour and ends up at Caldera Beach. From the beginning of this Pista - Jaco Beach and Puntarenas are just about 1-1/2 hours, Quepos-2-1/2 hours and the popular Manuel Antonio is about 3 hours (all depending on traffic of course!!). 

In other words, you can't get much more convenient than living in Escazu for all that you could need!! (all timing of course depends on traffic)


Email us with your questions, scenario, details to:

No comments: