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Your Positively Private Paradise - and Pet Friendly Too!

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Casa Doughty welcomes you to your positively private tropical garden paradise.

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Last updated: 09/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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 10 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, hammocks and exercise equipment! 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 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! Be sure and ask about how to get our Complimentary Taxi ride (for up to 4 people) to Casa Doughty upon your flight arrival.

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                We have a wonderful large fenced in area behind the house. We do require a refundable pet deposit of $50 per animal....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Master bedroom #5 and private bath are wheelchair accessible. The house is all on one level....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Your Phone Number is required before confirming a reservation. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking not allowed inside the house. ...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • Bedroom #1 in South wing: 1 queen

                Shared bath...moreless

              • Bedroom #3 in South wing: 1 queen

                Shared bath...moreless

              • Master Bedroom #4 with A/C in South wing: 1 queen

                Master Queen bed with A/C , 32 in TV, Full Bath...moreless

              • Bedroom #2 in South wing: 1 queen

                Shared bath...moreless

              • Master Queen Bedroom #5 in North wing: 1 queen

                Master Queen bed with A/C,27 in TV,Wheelchair accessible ...moreless

              • 5 Queen Beds We do have three electric blow-up twin-size EZ beds that are available....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                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

              • Dining:

                Additional seating for four at Breakfast Bar Counter. Also have outdoor dining under the Rancho near the Pool....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Coffee, powdered creamer, sugar, salt, pepper,spices, oils, tea bags, aluminum foil, baggies, cling wrap ...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Pots and pans, and many cooking utensils. Blender, Rice Cooker and mini-Broiler oven....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Service for 12 of dishes, Service for 12 of silverware, glasses, and wine glasses....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                High quality Sateen Sheets, plush bath towels, dish towels, potholders, several sets of place mats/w napkins. Picnic basket, insulated bag for keeping cold items. ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Property is completely fenced. Private gated entrance off Highway #3 has a lighted electric gate with remote opener....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Relax in the open spacious Living room with 47 inch HD LCD TV, DVD player,VCR movies,DVD's Books, and games. ...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Washer and Dryer located inside utility room supplied with detergent. Please be careful with the bleach. ...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                BowFlex Equipment is near the Rancho next to the Pool....moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                Carport is available for one vehicle....moreless

              • Parking:

                Off road parking for three vehicles....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Available in the 2 master suites...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Fireplace
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Other Amenities

                  • 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

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    47 inch LCD High Definition TV in Living Room, 32 inch LCD TV in Master Queen Bedroom#4, 27 inch LCD TV in Master Bedroom #5 ...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    International cable, HBO, Cinemax, CNN, ESPN...moreless

                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • VCR
                  • CD Player
                  • Video Library
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    All calls within Costa Rica are local and FREE. Please No International calls....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Wireless High Speed connection available throughout the house and grounds....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Use your computer anywhere in the house....moreless

                  • Broadband Access

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Beautiful pool surrounded by lots of lush shrubs for privacy!...moreless

                  • Jacuzzi
                  • Spa Whirlpool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large covered Rancho with Patio Set, table and chairs, hammocks for snoozing, and some exercise equipment if you choose to work out during your stay....moreless

                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    Covered terrace surrounds the house so you can sit and watch the many birds, or the gorgeous sunrises or sunsets! ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Beautiful manicured tropical gardens that are taken care of by Mario one of the best gardners in Atenas!...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Large Stainless Steel Gas(Propane Bottles) BBQ Grill...moreless

                  • Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View

                      Activities

                      • Cinemas
                      • Swimming
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Rafting
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Hiking
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Kayaking
                      • Golf
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Surfing
                      • Tennis
                      • Sailing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Groceries
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Marina
                      • Volcano
                      • Waterfalls
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Boating
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Hospital
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Green Season
                      May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                      7 night min stay
                      $115
                      $2,550
                      Standard
                      Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      $175
                      $4,050
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Pet Fee $50
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      We request 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. Please specify your preferred payment method.

                      During the Green Season Rentals of 30 days or more our rate is only $85 a night! Pets are WELCOME.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 09/18/2014
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                      Location

                      • La Trocha restaurant

                        "Hands down, La Trocha is one of our favorite restaurants in Atenas. Located at the edge of L..."

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                      • Ristorante Pizzeria el Paraiso de Alida

                        "Alida's is located just at the edge of downtown Atenas. Set back off the main highway, look ..."

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                      • Restaurante La Trilla

                        "This lovely outdoor seating restaurant is located just off Highway #3 very close to the gas ..."

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                      • Restaurante El Guanacaste

                        "Located in Barrio Mercedes this restauant is a great, typical open air Costa Rican restauran..."

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                      • Jalapenos restaurant

                        "This restaurant is the closest to Casa Doughty and only about five minutes from the house he..."

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                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Juan Santamaria Int'l Airport
                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Puntarenas
                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Playa Jaco
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Several are close by...many more within 4 miles

                      Car: Recommended

                      There are many places in Costa Rica to try out one of the great Zip-Line tours. My 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.

                       

                      Owner info

                      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.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      • Casa Doughty welcomes you to your positively private tropical garden paradise.

                        Casa Doughty welcomes you to your positively private tropical garden paradise.

                      • Driveway views of the beautiful gardens at Casa Doughty.

                        Driveway views of the beautiful gardens at Casa Doughty.

                      • Relax in the Living Room with a 47 inch LCD TV, DVD's,VCR movies, books,and games.

                        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.

                        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#1 in South wing with shared bath.

                      • Queen BR#3 with a 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

                        BR#5 is a Master Queen bedroom with wheelchair bath, A/C and 27 inch LCD TV

                      • Enjoy our tropical garden and excellent views of San Jose and the Central Valley

                        Enjoy our tropical garden and excellent views of San Jose and the Central Valley

                      • Take a dip in our private  Pool and then enjoy a nap in a hammock in the Rancho.

                        Take a dip in our private Pool and then enjoy a nap in a hammock in the Rancho.

                      • Coffee farm adjacent to the North side of Casa Doughty overlooking the Mountains.

                        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 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!

                        A visit to LaPaz Waterfall Gardens Toucan Aviary is one of our favorite tours!

                      • Casa Doughty your home away from home with 5 bedrooms 3 baths and over 5,000 sq feet of living space.

                        Casa Doughty your home away from home with 5 bedrooms 3 baths and over 5,000 sq feet of living space.

                      • Come and sit and enjoy a spectacular view of San Jose and the Central Valley on the front terrace of Casa Doughty!

                        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.

                        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.

                        Great dining and conversation for six or more with extra seating at the bar.

                      • Queen BR#2 in South wing with shared bath.

                        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.

                        BR#4 is a Master Queen bedroom with bath, A/C and 27 inch LCD TV.

                      • Relax and enjoy the courtyard between the North and South wings of the house.

                        Relax and enjoy the courtyard between the North and South wings of the house.

                      • Warm and inviting very private sparkling pool surrounded by lush landscape.

                        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!

                        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!

                        Sunset view at Jaco Beach on the Pacific coast about 45 min from Casa Doughty!

                      • Come and enjoy watching the many birds that visit the gardens at our Casa.

                        Come and enjoy watching the many birds that visit the gardens at our Casa.

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