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Off-the-Beaten-Path Paradise

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Last updated: 11/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Atenas house description

Situated on 1.3 acres in Santa Eulalia—a rural neighborhood of Atenas—this is a place to truly call home. With steady breezes, cool nights, and the freshest air, tranquility reigns here, inside and out. The open-sided rancho is the perfect place to relax after a swim, barbecue, and have fiestas. Or sit around the beautiful table on the front porch of the house, for a magnificent view of the lush grounds, sweeping countryside, and mountains. Early morning light, casting a glow on a perfectly still pool, is magical. In the late afternoon birds come in flocks to skim the surface of the water and bathe.

The house, composed of thick concrete, has high ceilings with fans, ceramic tiled floors, granite countertops in the kitchen, handmade cabinets and furniture of fine guanacaste wood, and spacious bedrooms. The front room—a small, cozy space—is ideal for reading and small gatherings. The upstairs balcony, with its premier view, is another gathering place. While the house is graciously designed, its 1800 square feet is best suited for a maximum of 4 people. Small families and couples are ideal.

The property is 45 mintes from San Jose and an hour from the Pacific coast; its centralized location makes it an ideal base for touring. It is also the ideal place to slow down and savor life.




Keywords: peaceful, private, breathtaking views

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            minimum age is 6...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            not ideal for very young children because of ceramic staircases and deep pool. ...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            In a wheelchair, the pool area and rancho are not easily accessed from the house...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Exquisite garden running throughout property

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    spectacular view of garden, pool, and surrounding mountains from upper terrace ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Mobile Phone:

                    courtesy phone for local calls made on the property...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Wireless Internet service available at the house and pool...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    spectacular view of mountains, pool, and garden...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo:

                    30' x 30' open-sided 'rancho' with kitchen and heated shower...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        45 foot solar-heated lap pool, with shallow and deep end...moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High
                      Nov 15 - Apr 15, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $800 $2,500
                      Low
                      Apr 16 - Nov 15, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $700 $2,100
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
                      • weekly house cleaning $20 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 3%

                      Notes:

                      Please contact owner for summer special, mid-May - August, offered between Sept 15 - Dec 31!

                      A refundable reservation/damage deposit is required at time of reservation. The deposit is adjustable, about half of the rental cost.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 11/21/2014
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                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About: I came to Costa Rica looking for a place to write my book. I wanted to be close to a town where I could make friends, enjoy good food and amenities, and be a part of the culture, while having solitude amid gorgeous surroundings. Upon finding my land, which was planted in peanuts and corn, I knew instantly that it was perfect. Before long, it became a real home. My little piece of paradise is the most serene place on earth, so pristine and quiet. At the same time, Costa Rican neighbors are close by. I can practice Spanish daily and really participate in native life when I am there.

                      Why Atenas:
                      Atenas, away from the tourist crowds, is a true Costa Rican community with easy access to a variety of activities. The small town atmosphere creates a feeling of relaxed friendliness. It is midway between the central highlands and the coast, with the most ideal climate and flora in Costa Rica. This is the heart of orchid country. From Atenas, you can take many fun day trips—to the rain forest, the beach, museums and theater, exotic gardens or volcanos—and be home for supper.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      This is a relatively secure neighborhood compared with the town center. There is no street noise. Cows graze in adjoining fields where sugarcane, coffee plants, and Guanacaste trees sway in the breeze. The kitchen is a dream to work in. Beds are firm. The many windows keep the house light and airy. Sleeping at night is heaven, with a cooling breeze. Swimming laps in the long, heated pool is the perfect beginning or end to any day. Within minutes by car, you can be in the mountains or shopping in Atenas. A five minute walk from the house is El Cafetal, a renowned hotel on beautifully landscaped acreage, where you can stroll, dine, and obtain tour information.


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                      Speaks: english, spanish

                       

                      Photos

                      • side view

                        side view

                      • view from front porch

                        view from front porch

                      • upstairs bedroom

                        upstairs bedroom

                      • Den with TV, upstairs; futon converts into bed.

                        Den with TV, upstairs; futon converts into bed.

                      • early morning mist from balcony

                        early morning mist from balcony

                      • approaching the rancho from house

                        approaching the rancho from house

                      • Rancho interior at night

                        Rancho interior at night

                      • early morning view

                        early morning view

                      • house kitchen

                        house kitchen

                      • master bedroom, downstairs

                        master bedroom, downstairs

                      • Front entrance, living room

                        Front entrance, living room

                      • balcony view of property looking left

                        balcony view of property looking left

                      • looking out from bottom of property

                        looking out from bottom of property

                      VRBO #282292

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

                      $700 - $800 per week (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 11/21/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english, spanish
                      • Response time: Within 12 hours
                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/21/2014
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