Savegre de Aguirre, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Host: Melinda
Published August 09, 2022

General description

  • Main home
My home is actually a retreat centre. ( At Ikara Retreat center, we have the most magnificent views of the pacific ocean visible from all parts of the property. The vista is so overwhelmingly large that it feels like the oceans horizon is higher than us. We have 180 degree ocean views which includes the islands of Manuel Antonio National Park. This vista brings a great sense of peace and calm to people, Being above the ocean but also in cool mountain air, we are ionized here. The center is quiet and as a result we have regular animal visitors to the property. Everyday we see colibri (hummingbirds), toucans, tolomuco (tayra), pezote (white nosed coati), agouti, white faced capuchins, mariposas (butterflies), eagles and a wealth of frogs, amphibians, monkeys, birds and lizards. There are sloths and wild cats (ocelot, jaguar, puma and margay) but they are all elusive. ​

Our retreat centre has a purpose built yoga deck overlooking the ocean, a pool where you can sit and watch the capuchins in the tree above or listen to toucans while watching the sunset. There is a mix of manicured gardens and jungle to explore. Plenty of space to be by yourself..

You will not need to maintain the whole retreat centre, just the areas you are using and dump a little chlorine in the pool once a week. Gardens will be handled.

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • 4 cats
The person must have a 4wd to access our property although the road in is well maintained, it will be rainy season. Would suit a couple.

We would like first and foremost a cat lover.
We have 4 cats that live inside -Two Norwegian forest cats and two Maine coons.
Most importantly they should not be allowed to escape through negligence (the doors aren´t great.) they are well behaved and do not try to get outside..

Main tasks would be feeding the cats, brushing them and playing with then, preferably letting them sleep with you if they want to (they own the bed). We have specific feeding sequences as the maine coons will eat everyone's food if they are allowed to. You will need to maintain a clean litter area and maintain cat hair levels in house s well as keeping the house clean

Our retreat centre has a vegetarian kitchen so we would prefer to keep it that way if possible but we can work something out if you are not vegetarian.

Practical life

  • Isolated
  • More than 500 m² (5290 sq. ft.)
  • More than 1000 m² (1060 sq. ft.)
  • Bus stop
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital
  • Veterinarian
  • Washing machine
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
You are in the mountains, close to the beach. it is quiet and secluded ideal for those who want time to themselves. 20 minutes either side there are lovely town with everything you need. Dominical 20 minutes and Quepos (hospital/doctor etc). We sit above a classic Tico town which has small chops so if you forgot something, they are only 5 minutes drive down the mountains. The beacj is 10 minutes drive and we are situated eight in the middle of many great tourist destinations or places to visit.

You own 4wd vehicle is a necessity so you can visit places and because it will be wet season. Car rental should not be too expensive at this time of the year.

Our vet lives in the next estate and she can do house calls.

Comfort and Luxury

  • 3 floors
  • 5 rooms of which 3 bedrooms
  • Traditional
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Car parking available
  • Landscaped garden
  • Veranda
  • Art and music
  • Swimming pool
There is a pool and yoga deck and lots of yoga equipment. The only thing we offer for enjoyment is nature so you can get to know yourself. We do not have an internet connection connected as we just use our phone data so if you purchase a claro prepaid sim, you will be set with all you need for the two weeks. There is service, it is not the fastest but it works and we run our business from home so sometimes have to upload videos and have zoom meetings. We stream the tv and watch youtube and movies so if you are remotely employed you can work here.

It is a retreat centre, so there is plenty of room but we would expect that only you or your friend/partner will stay there while we are away and no parties. While we seem isolated, we are in a gated estate so our neighbours will complain if there are any parties going on.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Sea
  • Mountain
  • Countryside
  • Forest
  • Beach
There are many great tourist destination close to our house. Manuel Antonio National park, Wales Tail Uvita, Nauyaca Falls, Quepos Hot Springs, endless beaches, waterfalls, to visit. Plenty to do if you wish to or just enjoy the tranquility of the retreat centre.

Savegre de Aguirre, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Puntarenas Province, Savegre de Aguirre, Costa Rica


From Friday 2022

To Friday 2022

flexible dates

Our dates are not yet firm. We are waiting to buy our tickets but this is when we would like to go. We are going back to Australia to visit family for my 50th birthday.




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