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Spectacular Views, Hand Crafted Home on 20 Tropical Acres

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Last updated: 02/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Atenas house description

This spectacular 20 acre property is just a few minutes drive and a 15 minute walk away from downtown Atenas. It features a gorgeous home on 20 acres of private land with lush tropical gardens, orchards, streams and breathtaking views. You can pick bananas by the swimming pool, caimito by the front gate, mangoes along the drive and oranges, lemons, water apple, papaya and cashews in the orchard. From the verandas and other magical spots on the property there are superb views, including Poas volcano and the Central Valley. There are plenty of interesting walks in the neighborhood but just walking the property itself is an adventure in a tropical paradise. There is a varied population of wildlife, especially birds which, interestingly, can best be viewed from the pool area!!
The three bedroom main residence features vaulted ceilings, hand crafted hardwood windows, ceilings and doors. Huge wrap around verandas, totally private swimming pool and all modern conveniences. The bathrooms have just been renovated (Jan 2015). Internet, satellite TV provided. The house is located in Mercedes, one of the most desirable areas around Atenas characterized by large properties and friendly local people.
There is a helpful gardener and his wife who live in the gatehouse by the road, a considerable distance from the main house, ensuring immediate assistance and yet total privacy. The local property managers, Piet and Yvonne are always available to organize trips, car rental, give local advice and organize airport pickup if required.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    255 international channels....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are in the heart of Atenas. 3 min bij car in a very safe and popular area of Atenas....moreless

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View:

    NON OBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF MOUNTAIN RANGES, VOLCANO RANGES IN A TOTALLY NATURAL YET LUXURIOUS SETTING....moreless

  • Village:

    short walk into the heart of Atenas...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    stainless steel...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 wrap around porches with hammocks, rocking chairs and wicker chairs and 6 person dining patio table....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Tremendous lush tropical gardens, orchard with variety of tropical fruits, 20 acres of private property with a variety of trees and 2 rivers. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Pool is adjacent to the house and is totally private and surrounded by entirely by tropical plants and flowers and constantly has hummingbirds and butterflies visiting....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$899

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Damage deposit depends on length of stay.

10 % DEPOSIT DUE TO RESERVE THE HOUSE.

REMAINING BALANCE DUE ONE MONTH BEFORE ARRIVAL.

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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
SAN JOSE
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
BAR GUANACASTE
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
CALERON
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 min driving to downtown to all restaurants
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
JACO

Car: Recommended

THIS PROPERTY HAS A WEALTH OF NATURAL BEAUTY.

EXCELLENT FOR BIRD WATCHING!!! A large variety of bird species.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: My name is Tonia and I am Belgian. I have been living in the US for 28 years but am a world traveler at heart. I like nature and natural things, which is one of the reasons why I chose Atenas in Costa Rica as a second home. The area is unspoiled and yet there is a pleasant town nearby. Excessive heat and humidity don't agree with me and the climate in Atenas is perfect, warm but not stifling, cool but not cold. If I could be there all the time I would but alas I have other commitments. So at least others can enjoy the property - and this makes me feel good!

Why Atenas:
Living in the mountains, especially Atenas offers the ultimate climate: warm and comfortable during the day and cool at night. This property was an expression of my dream to live peacefully, surrounded by nature, in a house that has soul. It has privacy, yet is close to town. Unlike many rental properties, this is not just a house and pool. It is a gorgeous private estate with a river, woods, views, fruit trees, wildlife and an extraordinary variety of exotic birds. Considering the price of rentals in other areas of Costa Rica and other parts of the world, this property offers extraordinary value.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Unique in Atenas: spectacular home on a giant piece of landscaped tropical paradise with incredible views. It has complete privacy, varied terrain, tranquility and endless beauty. For bird watchers the property is especially appealing for the amazing variety of tropical birds. You can drive to town in a matter of minutes but we think you would rather walk and enjoy the local atmosphere. The complete privacy does not mean you have to go far for amenities: two local restaurants are within minutes' walk. What you will most appreciate is the peace, natural beauty, lush gardens, wildlife, fresh air and comfort of a beautiful home.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

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Photos

  • private entrance of Quinta Colina Paula

    private entrance of Quinta Colina Paula

  • driving towards house

    driving towards house

  • view from front porch to mountain range

    view from front porch to mountain range

  • 15 feet high wood ceilings, open living and kitchen area.

    15 feet high wood ceilings, open living and kitchen area.

  • View from master bedroom to front yard

    View from master bedroom to front yard

  • Bedroom 2 with 2 double beds

    Bedroom 2 with 2 double beds

  • The place to be....

    The place to be....

  • rear view from pool side

    rear view from pool side

  • lap pool

    lap pool

  • Gorgeous trees and quiet space leading toward the back of property

    Gorgeous trees and quiet space leading toward the back of property

  • one of several fruit stands

    one of several fruit stands

  • Approaching volcano Arenal.

    Approaching volcano Arenal.

  • Entering tropical paradise...

    Entering tropical paradise...

  • view to volcano Poas from front of the house

    view to volcano Poas from front of the house

  • front porch

    front porch

  • open kitchen/dining area, view towards the rear veranda with pool

    open kitchen/dining area, view towards the rear veranda with pool

  • Master bathroom with double sinks, jacuzzi tub and shower

    Master bathroom with double sinks, jacuzzi tub and shower

  • rear veranda for outdoor dining, steps  away from pool area

    rear veranda for outdoor dining, steps away from pool area

  • Totally private lap pool surrounded by tropical foliage.

    Totally private lap pool surrounded by tropical foliage.

  • rear of 20 acre paradise with ancient trees and endless views.  Heaven on Earth!

    rear of 20 acre paradise with ancient trees and endless views. Heaven on Earth!

  • Welcome to CR....

    Welcome to CR....

  • At La Paz nature park.

    At La Paz nature park.

  • crater of Poas Volcano, about one hour drive from property.

    crater of Poas Volcano, about one hour drive from property.

VRBO #221962

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/26/2015
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