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Fill the hot tub with fresh water for each use - hot or cool, as you prefer. No chlorine. Even better in the dark!The hot tub connects to the deck with a swinging bridge
Volare: Costa Rica REAL Adventure! Sleeps up to 7
Volare: Costa Rica REAL Adventure! Sleeps up to 7
7 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
7 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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Eclectic 3 bedroom home close to Pacuare, Costa Rica's world famous white water river, plus other high adventure real nature opportunities.
Private hot tub, fireplace, observation deck. Comfort, privacy, a touch of luxury, yet easy access to towns. Cook, meals, driver available at extra cost.
TURRIALBA VOLCANO ACTIVITY DOES NOT IMPACT VOLARE. The volcano is WEST of Volare and Turrialba Valley. Winds carry ash to San José, away from us.

The space

Volare is in the middle of Costa Rica's true Adventure Capital, yet only 1:45 to the center of San José. Costa Rica's adventure crown jewel - the Pacuare River, Class IV white water, is year round action close to Volare. Canyoning, mountain biking, real jungle, bush whacking, Costa Rica's most active volcano - all close to Volare, all available as private adventures or join group tours.

When you arrive we have prepared for you fresh fruits, fresh milk, coffee, tea, sugar, spices, olive oil, condiments -- ready for your use.

Volare is super comfortable for six people for sleeping. We can add a single bed in the office... not an "official" sleeping room but works for kids.

Guest access

Inside Volare our guests have access to all kitchen equipment (toaster, blender, coffee grinder, coffee maker and Italian Moka coffee pot, microwave, high capacity refrigerator and freezer, high capacity convection oven), to high speed internet, office equipment (including copier, scanner, FAX machine, printers) and telephone for local calls (no charge) plus international phone calls available at cost, plus office supplies (paper, glossy photo paper, pens, notepads, file folders, stapler, paper punch etc). Volare is the ideal place to continue running your business or staying in touch with your home or work.

Interaction with guests

Franklin and Yamilet are the backbone of Volare. Their job is to make everything comfortable and easy for you ... as they have for me for 12 years. Cleaning the house, doing your laundry, replenishing the firewood, cleaning the fireplace, light duty shopping for milk, eggs, bread ... all part of their services.

Franklin can go with you to guide you to some hidden places - waterfalls and a crystalline swimming hole, hiking trails and nature areas, mountain bike routes. For an extra cost of $75 Franklin will meet your international flight in San José then drive you in your rental car (if car rental agreement has included him in Additional Driver insurance), through the mayhem of the city and the unmarked country roads getting to Volare. He also knows where to stop for good grocery shopping.

Yamilet is an excellent cook of local cuisine, and (for extra cost) she will prepare meals and picnics for you. We offer fixed price meals which you can order he day before you arrive (for arrival day) or after arrival, for following days. Yami believes making food is an act of love. If you don't speak a bit of Spanish either I, on the phone, or a person near Volare will help make your logistics work smoothly.

Other things to note

A lot of guests LOVE to have meals prepared for them by Yamilet, my housekeeper. Eat on the deck overlooking the city, and not worry about driving in the dark from a restaurant. Yami makes fresh and local cuisine with a flair for (non-spicy) preparation... fish, vegetable, beef, pork, pasta, or vegetarian or vegan. Ask for a menu list and prices after you complete the reservation.

Volare has appeared in a British TV series on unusual homes. The driving concept of Volare:- COMFORT. TRANQUILITY. PRIVACY with some amazing adventures thrown in.

Extra people $36 NZD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Pets welcome (please let us know in advance). NON SMOKING house. If guests include children under 12 please let us know (so we put away some fragile items). There's a whole list of "How To" that comes when you rent the house -- run the hot tub, lighting the fireplace, arranging for massage in Volare, descending the fire pole, hiking to Volare's waterfall, plus much more. We will send you the link to download the files once you have confirmed with AirBnB.
WASHER-DRYER: One batch of 11 pounds of laundry per day is without cost; additional batches are $10 each. Laundry equipment is only operated by Yamilet.
HOT TUB: LIMIT 6 people at a time!
BRIDGE TO HOT TUB: one person at a time. DO NOT INTENTIONALLY SWING OR SWAY WHILE IN THE HOT TUB OR CROSSING THE BRIDGE - it will create a wavelike movement which may cause structural damage.
TIME IN THE HOT TUB: Guests are invited to use the hot tub to the limit of one tank of fuel per day, which lasts about 3 hours with hot water (or all day if using only tepid water). Additional heating requires changing the large propane tank, which is $45 per tank added. Ask Yamilet or Franklin to change the tank.
TOWELS: we provide both high quality towels for use in the house, plus cheaper towels to take to the beach or hot tub. Please respect the use of the towels.
BROKEN EQUIPMENT: Please let us know if something gets broken or is not working or not clean. We do not charge for normal breakage like a glass or a plate, but we need to charge for excessive breakage or damage caused by fire, negligence, or misuse.
VERANDA AROUND THE DECK is useful for putting plates while eating, but we do NOT recommend sitting on the veranda. An earthquake, even a minor shake, is enough to knock you off and it's pretty high to the ground.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 17, 2017 - Jan 06, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

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Nicole User Profile
November 2017
What an experience!! Staying in Volare was amazing, it was a little difficult to navigate, but the house was beautiful. Definitely a great place to relax and take it easy

Lorraine User Profile
November 2017
The house was spectacular. The location was magnificent. Tucker was a wonderful help, Franklin was the best. And yamulet met our expectations and more. I would come back in a heartbeat and recommend this location to everyone

Brian User Profile
October 2017
Amazing view. Tucker is a great host, always willing to help and available. Yami and franklin are good people who take care of the property but also can cook and show you around the area. Great time, good value. Would highly recommend .

Shane User Profile
October 2017
Tuckers house is absolutely beautiful, even better than the photos. The view is amazing, and the house is incredibly well equipped. Yami and Franklin were so helpful, and the meal they cooked

Caitlin User Profile
October 2017
This is a great place to stay if you are looking for some peace and quiet. It's away from the city life/ main town of Turrialba. About 15 or so minutes up the mountain. The scenic views are breathtaking and you are literally at cloud level. I would definitely recommend it if you're seeking some country side, and adventure. There is a volcano, water rafting, and other out door activities not far from Volare. Yami and Franklin were both there to greet us when we arrived and showed us around. Yami came each morning to clean and tidy-up. She also took care of our laundry the last night we were there. I would stay here again!

Kristina User Profile
September 2017
My wife and I had a wonderful trip and stay at Volare. This was our first visit to Costa Rica and we can't wait to come back. Tucker gave us very detailed information about our stay as well as options for things to do and eat. We took Tucker's recommendation multiple times are were not disappointed. There was an option to have Franklin pick us up from the airport and I would highly recommend it. The traffic in San Jose can be a nightmare and it was awesome to be able to watch the mountains views on the way to the house. Yami cooked for us for quite a few of our meals and she does not disappoint. From fresh juices to local dishes, she didn't make a thing we didn't love. The views from the house were stunning. The pictures don't do it justice. I could go on and on but suffice it to say, we can't rave enough about it. Thank you Tucker!

Lizbeth User Profile
September 2017
This place was dream. It was paradise in the clouds! You felt like you where waking up to a dream. Yes its up in what some might say the middle of nowhere but the town center was super easy to get to for anything we needed. We decided to spend most of our days and nights sitting on the terrace eating, drinking coffee, and wine with music. It felt like we had our own private paradise. The sounds of the birds, wind, nature was super relaxing. Tucker made everything super easy, in terms of communication and suggestions. Her team (Yami and Franklin) where available at all times and made us feel at home. Anyone that comes to Costa Rica should experience this place. I have never been able to actually relax and take down time as I did the days I spend here, and I have Tucker to thank for. She build paradise, no other words to describe this place. Don't think about it twice and book!

Cartago, Costa RicaJoined in December 2013
Tucker User Profile

I built Volare because I thrive when living above the clouds. My home incorporates all the passions that have driven my life -- flying (I am balloon pilot), horses, dogs, and most of all, friends who come share my adventures with me.
But then I fell in love. And now I spend a lot of my time on our farm in northern Costa Rica with my new family. I want Volare to inspire other people the way my home has inspired me and many of my friends who visit.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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