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Spectacular Views, Hand Crafted Home on 20 Tropical Acres

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This spectacular 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.
Atenas is just a 25 minute drive to the San Jose airport. If you don't want to rent a car it is very easy just to take a cab to the house and call a cab to shop or travel around the area. There are several supermarkets in town and a wide variety of interesting local shops, restaurants and coffee houses to explore. Many people speak English and always ready to get more practice but also patient and friendly if you wish to practice perhaps not-so-perfect Spanish! The local property managers (Piet and Yvonne) are always available to organize trips, car rental, give local advice and organize airport pickup if required plus answer any questions you may have during your stay.

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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 5, Beds for 5

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 by 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 Not 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.


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

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Photos

  • Absolute privacy

    Absolute privacy

  • Entering tropical paradise...

    Entering tropical paradise...

  • view from front porch to mountain range

    view from front porch to mountain range

  • Relaxing comfort

    Relaxing comfort

  • Master bedroom with king size bed and more stunning views....

    Master bedroom with king size bed and more stunning views....

  • Third bedroom with double bed and desk

    Third bedroom with double bed and desk

  • Master bath - new in 2015

    Master bath - new in 2015

  • What more can be said?

    What more can be said?

  • Mesmerizing view from the property to volcano range

    Mesmerizing view from the property to volcano range

  • Walking from the main house towards the property rear .  Every shade of green.

    Walking from the main house towards the property rear . Every shade of green.

  • Fantastic location!  Remember to take a coffee plantation tour...

    Fantastic location! Remember to take a coffee plantation tour...

  • Approaching volcano Arenal.

    Approaching volcano Arenal.

  • Welcome to Quinta Colina Paula - main gate

    Welcome to Quinta Colina Paula - main gate

  • One of the stunning house views

    One of the stunning house views

  • A fruity welcome

    A fruity welcome

  • Main Living Area

    Main Living Area

  • Second bedroom with 2 double beds

    Second bedroom with 2 double beds

  • One of the three porches

    One of the three porches

  • Dinners outside on the pool-side porch

    Dinners outside on the pool-side porch

  • View from the property's highest hilltop

    View from the property's highest hilltop

  • These views come for free with the property!

    These views come for free with the property!

  • One side of the house

    One side of the house

  • A market

    A market

  • At La Paz nature park.

    At La Paz nature park.

VRBO #221962

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 08/01/2015
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