Home for Rent or House to Share

Cerdas 20305 Costa Rica

Listing # 131964

Rates From USD 800 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2019

Peaceful Retreat in Costa Rica Casa de Singing Tree

A property that provides peace and beauty for writers, artists, academics and others seeking space for study, practice, and a less distracted life. This is not a showhome. It is a living space developed to accommodate the owners' interests in organic and aquaponic gardening, woodworking, sewing and herbal medicine along with healthy cooking. It is an open, spacious home and live-in workspace. Wonderful, scenic views on three sides. 2BR 2BA with all amenities (hot water, appliances, TV; fully equipped kitchen; fully equipped woodworking shop). Fruit trees and gardens fill the yard, and host local wildlife, viewable from expansive balconies. The owner onsite is from the US, speaks English Japanese, and Spanish, and can help you orient yourself and access anything you need. Dogs permitted.

Municipal water originating from the Los Chorros waterfall Parks

10” from Grecia Central (“cleanest city in Costa Rica”) Mall, cinemas, shopping.
2 km from Tacares - Grocery Shopping, gas, local bar and shops, 1 hour from San Jose, 1-1/2 hrs from Beach.

30” FROM ALEJUELA AND AIRPORT - convenient for visitors!


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2300 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Monday, April 29, 2019 onward
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
prefer longer term (several weeks to months)
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Cerdas
Postal Code - State or Province 20305 Provincia de Alajuela
Country Costa Rica
Neighborhood Keywords Grecia; Alejuela; San Jose; Trapiches; Central Costa Rica
Closest University Universidad de Costa Rica, Tecares
University nearby INCAE Business Sch; U Costa Rica San Jose; Universidad TecnolÓgica Costarricense; San Isidro Labrador In'l U; Adventist University of Central America

Rental Price:

USD 800 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
900/month pro rated for shorter than 1 month visit
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Reserved Parking
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: woodworking shop. no AC bc always perfect temp!


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Academic Confirmed Academic Faculty or Staff (Universities, Research Institutes, and Museums)
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Member Since Apr 29 2019
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About Me
I spent 15 years at Columbia University developing programs in environmental science, policy and education in the NY Area and internationally in the Caribbean, Indonesia, and Brazil. I currently am Director of Administration at the Richard Gilder Graduate School within the American Museum of Natural History. Linda McEnerny, who lives full-time in a small casita on the property, is a not-so-retired retiree with past lives as a woodworker and builder of Harps; fine artist and painter; founder and Director of a homeless shelter in West Virginia; postal carrier; licensed computer technician; and mother of 7 children. The house for rent was built using her own plans, and she has built a raised bed hydroponic garden fed by nutrient water from tilapia tanks. She has an adorable dog and the coconut and mango trees she planted 10 years ago provide yummy sustenance and a perch for the local birds.



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