I have always loved writing, and now that I am retired I thought I would be able to find time to write, but it seems that I still manage to fill my days with activities. I have however found that while I travel, I enjoy writing about some of the interesting things we do. I hope you enjoy reading of our adventures as much as I like writing about them.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
At The Villa
To the villa
Ok, I did complain about trying to find
our house where we would be staying for a month here in Costa Rica.
However, once we actually found it and had a look around, it is
going to be pretty pleasant.
The place is huge, and there are three
bedrooms each with an on-suite. The kitchen is large with a nice
island and then there is a large living room. Strangely, there is no
dining room and the island has no overhang so the chairs around the
island are not comfortable. Oh well I guess we will have eat outside.
The outside is however the real plus of
this villa. Out front, overlooking the valley and the mountains, is a
large wrap around terrace with lots of chairs to sit and enjoy the
view. As you sit there, you can hear a waterfall somewhere below us
and and the birds provide a constant tropical symphony. At the end
of the terrace is the pool and whirlpool ideally situated so that it
gets sunshine almost all day. Beyond the pool is a large covered
concrete Gazebo containing a kitchen with a barbecue , sink and even
a dishwasher. A building at the end of the kitchen area contains a
room, a bathroom and utility room for the pool.
I have taken some pictures of the
house, and it would have been nice to have a general shot of the
front, but literally that is impossible because it is sitting on such
a steep incline that you cannot actually see the house from the road
that runs below us.
The view from the terrace is
spectacular, with rainforest covered mountains all around and the
Pacific Ocean viable through the gap in the mountains. In the
morning the ocean is a mist shrouded mystery, but as the day heats up
distant mountains, vessels and shorelines appear.
There is not another house or building
visible anywhere around us. Although there are other villas on the
dirt donkey track they call the road, nothing can be seen from the
house until you go out to the road or the edge of the hillside. At
night, there are lights from a village way down the valley, but
nothing around the villa. We have no internet and my cell phone
reports “No Service”, so we are pretty isolated. Since we have
been here there has not been another car go by on the road, although
ATVs, which seem to be the best means of transportation do go by
I think I might be able to relax here
for a while.