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Off-the-Beaten-Path Paradise

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Last updated: 08/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 8...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 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Gazebo, 30' x 30' open-sided Rancho complete with kitchen and heated shower, exquisite garden, 45 foot solar heated lap pool...moreless

Entertainment

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

    Video streaming from computer to TV is possible, if you bring a Roku. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • 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

  • Rural:

    The property is down a dirt road, flanked by agricultural fields and pastures. It is a community of rural Costa Ricans. ...moreless

  • Town:

    Santa Eulalia is a outlying neighborhood of the vibrant town of Atenas. Many ex-pats have come to live here, but it is a non-tourist destination and retains a native flavor....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Arrival Day

  • Flexible

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

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

  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

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

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

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

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

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

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

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

 

Reviews

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$800-$1000/wk, US Dollars
Weekly Rate ...... $800/2 $1000/4 
Monthly Rate ...... $2600 Dec-Apr
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Dates Available: November 2012 - April 2013

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Last updated: 08/01/2015
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24 Available check-in
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Santa Eulalia
80 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Punta Arenas
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Main highway from airport west
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Santa Eulalia
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
Jaco

Car: Recommended

Atenas is 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 volcanoes--and be home for supper.

Other Activities: Shopping

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • view from front porch

    view from front porch

  • view of mountains from balcony

    view of mountains from balcony

  • view from the right side of house

    view from the right side of house

  • upstairs bedroom

    upstairs bedroom

  • master bedroom downstairs

    master bedroom downstairs

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • Entrance to rancho

    Entrance to rancho

  • looking out from bottom of property

    looking out from bottom of property

  • view of pool from right side of property

    view of pool from right side of property

  • view of pool from left side of property

    view of pool from left side of property

  • looking down from left side of house

    looking down from left side of house

  • side view of house in early morning

    side view of house in early morning

  • Upstairs TV/reading room

    Upstairs TV/reading room

  • living room

    living room

  • walk towards rancho from house

    walk towards rancho from house

  • inside rancho at night

    inside rancho at night

  • From the balcony at dawn

    From the balcony at dawn

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 04, 2015

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 08/01/2015
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303-955-5275

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