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Lovely House In Gated Community 24/7 Hour Security, Enclosed Sunny Back Yard

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Br, 1.5 Ba, Sleeps 6

- Fully furnished; sunny private backyard; garage available

- living room/dining room

- den

- eat-in kitchen, garage

- dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, microwave

- Cable TV, Internet, wifi

- Transportation, supermarket within a few-minute walk

- Banks, restaurants, entertainment, downtown Heredia within 1 mile

- 20 minutes by car to San Jose and Airport

- nearest beaches 1 hours (Jaco, Punta Leona...)

Property Manager
Ingeborg Reinecke
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Ingeborg Reinecke

Hi there, I was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, emigrated to New York, and that's where I live. I like Costa Rica and use my house for frequent visits.

Ingeborg Reinecke purchased this house in 2005

Why Ingeborg Reinecke chose Mercedes

My house was built in 2005, is conveniently located within an 8-min. walk to the bus stop w/connection to virtually all of Costa Rica, and to Automercado within a 10-min. walk.The weather in near-by Atenas,was quoted by Nat'l Geographic second best in the world. My private backyard can be enjoyed 24/7: take in the sun, have your meals, and at night entertain your family and friends in a softly lid atmosphere.

What makes this house unique

I love the convenience: Two supermarkets up the block, Papa John's Pizza, the gated community with friendly guards. Never have to worry about the safety of my house. Restaurants are within walking distance, the bus stop within an 8-min. walk. Automercado, famous for its international foods, has a low-fee ATM.

And, of course, my private sunny backyard with its newly installed soft lighting to enjoy evenings outside the house.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The guests clogged up the toilet in the main bathroom with sanitary napkins, broke a window lock and locked themselves out of the guest room. They called my manager and myself in the middle of the night and expected immediate response, though this coincided with Christmas Eve. Besides, they speak absolutely no Spanish. I would not host them again.
Jan 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mercedes in Cantón Heredia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , This is a half bathroom with toilet and sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This is the master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Guestroom w/bunkbeds (bottom double, top single)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Upstairs den features a futon that sleeps 1
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Several volcanoes can be reached by car (Irazu, Poaz), also canapé rides (cable cars taking you across, high above the rain forest) are offered. There is horseback riding at Ojo de Agua.


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Lovely House In Gated Community 24/7 Hour Security, Enclosed Sunny Back Yard
average rating of 4.5625 based on 17 reviews

Lovely, cozy house

  • 5 of 5

I loved the house, we fell in love with it. You will feel so cozy inside. It´s fully furnished so you don´t have to worry about anything. I felt like being at home. A very quiet neighbourhood which is close from bars, malls, restaurants and supermarkets. It has a lovely garden and two bedrooms (a master bedroom and a two-bed bedroom). I truely recommend this place to anyone looking for renting a beautiful house in the city. You will feel like being at home. Finally, the landford is a very nice person, easy to talk to and open to help you to find places you need to go.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay Near Heredia

  • 5 of 5

Our experience with this casita was entirely satisfactory. We were of course concerned about the one negative review, but having lived in the house for three weeks, it is clear that those reviewers brought their problems with them. Anybody who can’t open a standard sliding window without breaking it or who can’t comply with clear posted directions to keep paper out of the toilet should not be allowed out of the house—much less out of the country—without their mother. The unit was fully-equipped (better than most of the vacation rentals that we have experienced), spacious, and comfortable. The walk into town where we were taking language classes took about 45 minutes, but we could have taken buses or taxis if we hadn’t felt like walking. A very complete, modern grocery store is nearby, with a smaller-scale convenience store on the corner. The owner of the unit was at all times very responsive and helpful. The only negative thing that we experienced is that one of the near neighbors (we are not sure which one) has a pack of small dogs who do a lot of barking, but that kind of issue is likely to come up in any attached housing community. If we return to this part of Costa Rica, we would be happy to rent this unit again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

Cozy house is fully equipped in a beautiful gated community. We enjoyed our stay there and will definitely stay there again. Centrally located...Wal-Mart is a three minute drive and lots of restaurants nearby. I highly recommend this property for families!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Its a nice house

  • 4 of 5

Is a nice And beautiful house except for the sheets is old

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I had just bought a top quality quality new mattress for the master bedroom - the sheets are also quite new, and I will buy new bedding for the bunks in the guest room, although it is still in quite good shape. Thanks for letting me know.
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

The house is nice and the community is safe. It was very cozy and enjoy using the kitcken

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

It is an excellent place to stay! This is my second time I have stayed at this location. My first time was in 2015, and since I liked so much, I stayed the second time around. It is kept neat and clean. The backyard has outside furniture: four chairs, and a table; a swing for two persons. The grass is green and luscious; it has papaya tree where you can have papaya fruit once is ripe.

You get enough sunshine too!

A couple of supermarkets, as well as restaurants, are near.

You have a second floor where you can relax and watch TV. You can bring your laptop to do whatever you need to do via the internet.

The router has a good wireless range power where you can get connected internet anywhere on the first floor.

Most important it is close to SJO airport.

I highly recommend this location.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria (San Jose)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Main street towards airport
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Pan American Highway (1)
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Main street toward airport or Heredia centro
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Jaco, Punta Leona
Car: not necessary

THE COSTA RICAN TIMES has a write-up on my house (

Train to San Jose (20-min. ride) stops within 500 meters

Ojo de Agua, w/ Olympic size fresh water pool (no chemicals),recreational and kiddie pools within 10 min car ride or 20 min. bus ride. (Inquire with me for bus schedule).

El Palacio in Heredia centro has Olympic size pool and other sports activities.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £30.23
Refundable Damage Deposit £94.48

I require a rental agreement signed by the primary renter. The agreement is in Spanish, and I supply an English translation, if needed. Please read my write-up in THE COSTA RICAN TIMES by copying the following link into your browser:
Though parking in front of the house is safe, garage parking is available for a fee of $100.00 p/mo or $30.00 p/week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.