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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Atenas estate description
This Amazing Country Villa can be your very own Private Paradise where you can come and enjoy all that Costa Rica has to offer. The property is set high on a hill top, surrounded by coffee plantations and cattle ranches, offering peace, tranquility, and spectacular views of San Jose and the Central Valley, both night and day.
The house has 5 spacious bedrooms, 3 luxurious bathrooms and 5000 square feet of living space on two acres of tropical landscaped very private gardens. The house easily sleeps up to 8 people, making it perfect for large families or groups to share those special moments of a once in a lifetime vacation.
Casa Doughty is also very 'Pet Friendly'. The entire grounds are enclosed so if you bring your pet they will have the run of the 2 acres. We also have a large special fenced in area behind the house where your pet will have more than enough room to run and play if you want to contain their activity. They will also be able to put to good use a nice big dog house just in case it rains. The Courtyard between the two wings is also another contained area with plenty of grass for them to enjoy! We do charge a refundable 'Pet Fee' of $50 per animal.
Throughout the home the rooms are spacious and airy with high ceilings. Built in the year 2000, to USA standards, our house has all the comforts of back home. Some of the many features of the property include: 47 inch HD LCD TV with International cable with HBO, Cinemax, CNN, ESPN, as well as many Spanish networks, Wi-Fi high speed Broadband Internet, swimming pool that is surrounded by tropical landscape for your privacy, a five person Jacuzzi Spa with 50 jets and temperature control, covered Rancho complete with dining area, large stainless-steel BBQ grill, and a hammock. There is also an outdoor fireplace next to the swimming pool so you can enjoy the cool Atenas evenings by the fire while you take in the amazing view.
Stretching the entire front of the house, you will find a wide “rocking chair” front porch that is perfect for having your morning coffee, watching the sunrise, or enjoying evening cocktails while you view the Central Valley city lights in the distance.
Atenas has spring like conditions all year round. The daytime highs are in the 80’s and the lows at night are in the 60’s. The two master suites have air conditioning and all the rooms have ceiling fans. There is always a nice breeze and the temperature is mild so you rarely need the fans or air conditioning.
Our multi-lingual Property Managers, Aad and Marian, live nearby and can be reached by phone to help with any questions that might arise during your stay. They will do everything possible to make your stay a success. They also offer a wide range of custom tours through their travel agency, and they also offer a fee-based transportation service from the SJO Airport if you notify them ahead of time.
Be sure to ask for your FREE copy of our very own Central Valley Insider's Guide that we have produced and can send to you via email. It provides some general information about Costa Rica, tells you about some of our favorite popular Atenas Restaurants, and of course a list and description of many Central Valley nearby attractions.
Since Casa Doughty is centrally located, there are many attractions within driving distance so it is very easy to take day sightseeing trips. (Ask about assistance with transportation needs or tour guide recommendations/tips.) In the living room, you will find a Welcome Notebook with information about things to do in the area with brochures from many of the Central Valley attractions.
You are less than an hour from Poas Volcano, the nearby LaPaz Waterfall Gardens and Butterfly Farm, San Jose Museums, Jaco Beach and other Central Pacific beaches and Casinos. You are just over 30 minutes from Escazu, an upscale city,that has the MultiPlaza shopping Mall with many posh restaurants, wonderful shops, and multiple theaters. Several hours to the north of us is the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest.
If you are looking for a private paradise to enjoy the sunshine and peace and quiet of our gardens you have found your getaway vacation Villa! Be sure to take advantage of our Special GREEN SEASON rates!
If you have any questions, want more information, or want a copy of our FREE Central Valley Insider's Guide just email us or give us a call to 817-803-3390. Your address and phone number are necessary to confirm your reservation. We look forward to your inquiry!
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Considered:
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Accessible:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- We also have a great team that would love to cook for you. Ask about our Chefs for hire... Come and enjoy the most friendly people and many awesome attractions that Costa Rica has to offer or just sit back and experience a much simpler way of life ...at a much slower pace. The only thing missing at Casa Doughty is YOU!...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Area
- Living Room:
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Secure Parking
- Security System
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar Panels
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Microwave, Stove, Full size refrigerator, Dishwasher, Toaster, Coffeemaker, Cusinart Ice Cream Maker, Rice Cooker,and large stainless steel propane gas BBQ grill near the Rancho and solar heated pool....moreless
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Fully Fenced Property
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Private Pool:
- Spa Whirlpool
Forms Of Payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $49
- Pet Fee $50
- Taxes Included
Rates apply to a maximum of six guests at a time. Fee for each additional guest beyond 6 and up to 8 is $20 per guest, per night. Please provide your address and phone number before confirming your reservation.
Rates are subject to change until confirmed with a 50% down payment. Payments accepted through our Reservation Manager system using major credit cards,or PayPal.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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There are many Ziplines in Costa Rica. Our favorite has been the Adventureland Zip-Line Canopy tour over 11 Waterfalls with 25 platforms. There are also many choices for white water rafting through out Costa Rica.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Steve and I are excited to be able to share Casa Doughty with you and your family and or friends. We chose the Atenas area because of the fabulous weather year round and its close proximity to so many great attractions. On a personal note Steve has recently retired after working 45 plus years in the computer programming industry and Dianne retired from American Airlines having worked for the American Airlines Federal Credit Union for almost 20 years. We are now enjoying our free time by exploring more of Costa Rica and of course visiting family and friends back in the states. We really appreciate your providing your phone number when inquiring about availability so we can contact you to help answer any questions you might have about Casa Doughty. We want you to be comfortable about your choosing our home so that you will be sure to enjoy your vacation and your time in the Central Valley!
Why the Owner Chose Atenas:
Atenas has a great year round climate, wonderful views, and its an easy to drive to the beach or to the many attractions in the Central Valley. We think that Costa Ricans are some of the most friendly people you will ever meet. They are more than helpful and are so gracious when you might be needing assistance with directions. According to National Geographic Atenas has 'the best climate in the world'! We agree.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
You can relax in this private estate and enjoy the sun, pool, weather, wild birds, and incredible views. Because of our great location it is very easy to visit the national parks, beaches, zoos, museums or any other activities you are interested in. We are easy to find located on the highway #3 to Jaco. NO dirt roads. We can help you with directions,shopping and to schedule tours and other activities. We are in a great location with perfect weather. Remember the beaches are very hot in Costa Rica. The weather in Atenas is perfect. We are a short drive to all the major tourist sights and attractions.
- Primary: 817-803-3390
Casa Doughty welcomes you to your positively private tropical garden paradise.
Come and sit and enjoy a spectacular view of San Jose and the Central Valley on the front terrace of Casa Doughty!
Comfortable Sarchi Rockers with great views of the beautiful gardens surrounding Casa Doughty.
Great dining and conversation for six or more with extra seating at the bar.
Queen BR#2 in South wing with shared bath.
BR#4 is a Master Queen bedroom with bath, A/C and 27 inch LCD TV.
Enjoy our tropical garden and excellent views of San Jose and the Central Valley
Take a dip in our very private pool or enjoy lunch or dinner under the Rancho.
Coffee farm adjacent to the North side of Casa Doughty overlooking the Mountains.
A trip to the Poas Volcano is about an hour's drive from Casa Doughty.
A visit to LaPaz Waterfall Gardens Toucan Aviary is one of our favorite tours!
Youngsters especially enjoy the many choices of Zip-Lines that are available!
Casa Doughty your home away from home with 5 Bdrms 3 baths and over 5,000 sq ft.
Relax in the Living Room with a 47 inch LCD TV, DVD's,VCR movies, books,and games.
You are sure to find all you need in the gourmet Kitchen with Island and bar.
Queen BR#1 in South wing with shared bath.
Queen BR#3 with a shared bath.
BR#5 is a Master Queen bedroom with wheelchair bath, A/C and 27 inch LCD TV
Warm and inviting very private sparkling pool surrounded by lush landscape.
Come and enjoy the outdoor dining area by the pool anytime of the day or night!
Sunset view at Jaco Beach on the Pacific coast about 45 min from Casa Doughty!
Bring your binoculars to watch the many birds that visit our gardens at our Casa
Feeding the Capuchin Monkeys at Playa Dona Ana Beach,Pacific Coast of Costa Rica
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