Amazing open space villa with private pool in an open space to share with the jungle on a mango plantation. Best wifi of the region-seriously!
INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOUSE
Waste: Do not throw food in the trash. Just throw them away in the garden away from the home. This will keep the little animals happy and away from home. Waste thrown in the trash should only be dry things.
Do not leave trash on the terrace or outside the house. Put the waste in the metal tray further down the road. It avoids insects to come and visit. It can be quickly invasive when they feel welcomed. Do not allow them to spoil your vacation.
Entrance fence door:
The key is provided with the keys of the house. If it is locked during an arrival or exit, there is probably a reason (eg cows entering the property to eat the plants and fruits), please put it back in the same state than the one in which you found it.
Toilet: Never put feminine products or other objects in the toilet (including toilet paper). Use the trash. Due to the septic system in Costa Rica the toilets are easily obstructed even with toilet paper. Avoid embarrassment!
Safe: There is a small safe in the unit under the sink in the washroom. Put all your valuables in the safe when you leave the house (money, passport, jewelry). The safe key is limited to your use and there is only one for your safety. If you lose it, we must destroy the safe and replace it. You will have guessed that there are substantial costs. They will be taken from the deposit.
Outdoor and pool lights: In the evening, the garden and pool can be illuminated. The respective switches are shown in the right corner of the house after the dining room table. Please close both switches for the night.
Metal curtains in the lounge / dining room: There are electric metal curtains that close the house at night or during your absences. The controls are in the TV cabinet in the living room. Always leave them in the cabinet. It avoids loss, accidental detonation and that it is within reach for an intruder. Operation is simple:
- Arrows to raise and lower (note that the left curtain is reversed);
- a square for emergency stop;
-the on or off button do not have to be used.
**Important notes for curtains: Be vigilant before lowering them. They do not stop automatically if there is an object, an animal or someone.
If there is no electricity, the controls do not work. If you absolutely have to lower or mount the curtains during an electrical breakdown, there is a chain in the metal box mounted on the wall, which allows the curtain to be lowered or lifted manually.
Metal curtain of the bedroom: This curtain is manual. It can be locked with a key that is in your keychain. The trick is to close it hard enough and then turn the key so that the metal rod enters the holes of the frame on each side. The curtain can be locked from inside or outside.
Maintenance of the swimming pool and the plants of the house: With exception, the maintenance of the swimming pool is done twice a week, on Monday and Thursday in the morning, between 6 and 7 am or at the end pm Between 4 pm and 6 pm, at your convenience. Please let us know your preference when you arrive.
If pool water splashes on the floor, there is a squeegee in the laundry room that can be used for this purpose.
Please do not use glass in the pool. An accident happens easily. Please take a shower before jumping, at least when you come back from the beach or with sunscreen.
Housekeeping and laundry service: If your stay is of several weeks, we will change (or wash) the sheets and towels every week. In addition, if you wish, we offer, for an additional charge, the cleaning service of the house during your stay. This service is available every morning from Monday to Friday. Also, we can wash your laundry. Just let us know if you want these services and we will inform you about the operation and the rates. Note that you have household products in the house if you prefer to do the maintenance yourself.
Washing machine: You can use the washing machine. Instructions are displayed above the washing machine.
Oven: The gas oven works like any oven. Note that the clock must not flash so that you can set the oven temperature.
If it smells of gas and you have difficulty starting from the circles or the oven, the gas cylinder may be empty. If it seems light to you by taking it, contact us, we will replace it with a full as soon as possible.
Dog: There is a dog on the property. Her name is Mila. She is totally without agressivity and is very friendly. You do not have to let her inside the house. If you close the door and the side gate, she should stay out. If you would like her around, she will be happy to join. In any case, do not feed her around the table (she has enough food with the leftover we all trow in the garden), do not let her in the bathroom or bedroom, do not let her jump on you or on the sofa. Tips for Mila: We use “bajo” to ask her to stay down, we tell her “fuera” to go outside the room or the house. You will quickly see that she lacks training, but we try to have some consistency;).
TV and Entertainment: Although we have a TV, located in the TV unit above the sofa, we do not have cable. On the other hand, we have a Panasonic box that gives access to Netflix and You Tube. There are two remote controls, one for the TV and the other for the Panasonic box. For the Netflix account, choose the account of Centrale Paraiso. In addition, if you wish, you can connect your laptop directly to the TV with the HDMI cable that is plugged into the Panasonic box. Note that the Panasonic box works with the same Internet connection mentioned above.
Respect of the neighboors: Although the house is located in the jungle and seems isolated, there are neighboors around with which we have a very good relation. Keeping music and voices to a normal level would be apprciated by them and quiet time after 10h30 pm.
PLEASE BE ATTENTIVE TO THE FOLLOWING:
Do not throw food in the trash.
Put the waste in closed plastic bags in the metal container provided further on the road.
Bath towels should not be used for beach use (instead use beach towels that are in the cabinet unit under the lunch counter (outside front)).
Close all doors and windows when you leave the house, including the curtains.
Never put toilet paper and feminine products or other objects in the toilet.
Do not wash the surfboards and other beach equipment in the shower inside. Please use a garden hose.
THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES WILL CAUSE THE LOSS OF THE SECURITY:
Damage to property.
No smoking in the house. Please use an ashtray and do not throw cigarette butts on the grass or on the pathway.
No pets or unauthorized guests for the night.
The loss of the key to the safe.
Thank you for respecting our home and we hope to see you again soon!