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Off-the-Beaten-Path Paradise

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Last updated: 06/19/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            In a wheelchair, the pool area is not easily accessed from the house...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            minimum age is 6...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

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

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

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


          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Exquisite garden running throughout property


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


              • Wireless Internet:

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

              • Mobile Phone:

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

              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Gazebo:

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

                  • Balcony:

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

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

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


                      • Zoo
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Swimming
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Library
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Churches
                      • Playground
                      • Cinemas
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Restaurants
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Mountain Biking


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                      Weekly arate:  December - April $800/two, $1000/four        
                      Weekly rate: May - July $700/two, $900/four
                      Extra: House cleaning: $20/week, Taxes/3% of base rate
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                      Last updated: 06/19/2014
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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



                      VRBO #282292

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014


                      2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 06/19/14
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                      + 303-955-5275

                      Speaks: english
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