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The Only One with Spectacular Views of Mountains and Pacific Ocean

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Stunning views day and night, the Pacific and Gulf of Nicoya in the distance...

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Last updated: 08/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Atenas house description

CASA LA FRONTERA DEL CIELO (The House Next To Heaven)

You will believe it when you see it (as the photos posted here unfortunately do not do justice to the nearly 360 degrees of panoramas). This house sits standing watch at the top of a mountain in the town of Atenas overlooking the great western valley that extends all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Located as it is at 'Heaven's doorstep', it has the most astonishing views found in Central America available right out of your living room, day or night. Not only can you see the Costa Rican lush (possessing all conceivable shades of green!) rainforest from most of the perimeter of the property, but can also take in the Pacific coast and ocean from your infinity pool. Enjoy your very own private garden teeming with wildlife, vivid tropical flora and fruit trees including avocado, lemon, mango, banana, plantain, guava, coffee and other exotic delicacies. Watch and listen to the local wild birds as they sing and flit from tree to tree in the grove behind the house. (You'll be astounded at how close the little chicks get when they pay you a visit at the pool during one of Costa Rica's gentle rains.) Enjoy the soothing breezes from your hammock in the front of the house, or in the house’s unique reading room which allows you, while staying indoors, to enjoy the cross wind that comes up one side of the mountain and down the other. [National Geographic named Atenas as having the BEST climate in the world. Experience it for yourself!] And the vistas don’t quit. You can still drink them in during the unparalleled experience of the house’s 'jacuzzi with a view', or while bar-b-queuing or dining al fresco in the house’s veranda.

The house, which sleeps four to six people, is itself an architectural marvel. The striking wrought iron winding staircase and railings naturally draw your eyes to the dramatic twenty-foot-high wood ceilings in the main house. The kitchen’s silver and gold-veined marble counters invite you to join your other guests to sit and share in a meal or cocktails. The open design of the reading room, with its large windows that make you feel like you are outside while still indoor, provides a road map to relaxation. Excellently appointed throughout, the house’s two other bedrooms and three bathrooms are, likewise, marked by impressive attention to detail as evidenced by exquisite marble and wood finishes, and finely crafted furniture and fixtures.

We suggest that our guests sample the following at least one evening during their stay with us: try the Jacuzzi while turning the outside lights off. On a cloudless night this will prove to be a truly transcendental experience. The beauty of the nighttime sky at our location on the mountaintop is striking. You will swear you can just stretch your hand and touch the ancient astronomers’ celestial sphere. (A sneak preview can be seen in one of our posted photos.) It’s one way to find out why we are named The House Next To Heaven.

A five minute drive to Atenas, but also, given its central location in the country, it is close to most of the main attractions in Costa Rica: including its volcanoes, butterfly gardens, rainforests equipped with canopy tours and zip lines waiting for you to explore them and, yes, it’s within driving distance of the famous Pacific coast beaches. Multiple tours in the area allow for boating, white water rafting, hiking, horseback riding, and so much more. For those seeking culture, Escazú (a sophisticated bilingual area of fabulous restaurants, stores, exclusive boutiques, English language bookstores and movies) is also a 45-minute drive away.
Explore Casa La Frontera del Cielo's location utilizing the interactive map application and Gogobot's guide (below) on this page to see its close vicinity to all the local popular attractions!
You may also check out the interactive map on our Facebook page. Click on our link on this page or copy and paste the following URL into your browser to see for yourself:
http://www.facebook.com/casa.fronteradelcielo.3
While there view our slide show 'A Day at Casa La Frontera del Cielo'.

As an additional service to our house guests, we offer a fee-based airport pick up and drop-off to help you avoid the potential hassles involved in the transitions into and out of your time in Costa Rica (something to particularly consider when you have night-time travel plans, but a nice comfort to have in any event). We also provide car rentals and tours to all corners of the country, including the Poas and Arenal volcanoes, a 'crocodile tour' to Jaco, a tour to the La Paz Waterfall gardens, and tours custom made to our guests' requests throughout Costa Rica.

Your very own sanctum of peace in the middle of a rainforest paradise, the very next thing to being in Nirvana: Casa Frontera del Cielo, The House Next To Heaven …

***Many of the wonderful photos posted here were provided to us courtesy of BRIAN SCHNEBERK of Milton, Ontario***

NOTE: Casa La Frontera del Cielo requires a $750.00 safety deposit in cash at check in to cover any potential damage to the property.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
                  • Alternative Lifestyle
                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Children Welcome
                  • Non Smoking Only

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

                  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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                  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

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                  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

                    Located in property's guest house w. private bath & veranda...moreless

                  • Master Bedroom with one (1) King-sized bed and master bathroom. Two guest rooms with two (2) Full beds in each. Bedroom 2 is guest room in house proper, with private full bathroom. Bedroom 3 is located in the property's guest house, which has two full size beds, an in-suite bath room, and a small private veranda. A futon sofa located in the partition between the master bedroom and the reading room can accommodate an extra adult or two children at night....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

                  • Bathroom 1

                    Fully-appointed Master Bathroom for Master Bedroom 1...moreless

                  • Bathroom 2

                    Fully-appointed private bathroom for house guest Bedroom 2...moreless

                  • Bathroom 3

                    In-suite bathroom for Bedroom 3 in property's guest house ...moreless

                  • Bathroom 4

                    Half-bathroom located in house, next to main living room...moreless

                  • Bathroom 1 is fully-appointed master bathroom for Master Bedroom 1. Bathroom 2 is also fully appointed private bathroom for in-house guest Bedroom 2. Bathroom 3 is full in-suite bathroom for Bedroom 3, located in property's casita/guest house. Bathroom 4 is a half-bath located in-house next to main living room. Master and bathroom 2 ensconced in marble and ceramics with upscale fixtures....moreless

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Kitchen:

                    Blender, both coffee maker and grinder, as well as margarita-maker included!...moreless

                  • Dining Area Seats:

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                  • Toaster
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Stove
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker

                  Amenities

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Broadband Access

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    jacuzzi for four to six people with unparalleled mountain views...moreless

                  • Private Pool:

                    infinity pool with vistas of the valley and pacific ocean...moreless

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Jacuzzi

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Veranda with mountain and ocean views...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Balcony

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    View of the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Nicoya...moreless

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Rafting
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • Groceries
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Restaurants
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Water Tubing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  FALL I
                  Sep 1 - Oct 30
                  6 night min stay
                  $150
                  $945
                  FALL II
                  Nov 1 - Nov 18
                  6 night min stay
                  $167
                  $999
                  HOLIDAYS I
                  Nov 20 - Dec 19
                  6 night min stay
                  $233
                  $1,399
                  HOLIDAYS II
                  Dec 20 - Jan 4
                  6 night min stay
                  $367
                  $2,200
                  WINTER
                  Jan 6 - Apr 30
                  6 night min stay
                  $245
                  $1,399
                  SUMMER
                  May 1 - Jun 27, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,199
                  HIGH SUMMER
                  Jun 28 - Aug 31, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,499
                  My Standard Rate
                  6 night min stay
                  $150
                  $899

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Jan6-Apr 30 $1399/week/2, $1549 f 3-4, $1699 f 5-6

                  May1-Jun 30 $1199/week/2, $1349 f 3-4, $1499 f 5-6

                  Jul1-Aug 31 $1499/week/2, $1649 f 3-4, $1799 f 5-6

                  Sep1-Oct 31 $945/week/2, $1049 f 3-4, $1199 f 5-6

                  Nov1-Nov 19 $999/week/2, $1149 f 3-4, $1299 for 5-6

                  Nov20-Dec 20 $1399/week/2, $1549 f 3-4, $1699 for 5-6

                  Dec20-Jan 05 $2200/week/2, $2450 f 3-4, $2700 for 5-6

                  Additional fees apply for >6 renters

                  Multiple Week Discounts Available!

                  A non-refundable deposit of 1/2 the rental amount is required for confirmation.

                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                  Additional fees apply for rentals with more than six guests staying at Casa La Frontera del Cielo.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/24/2014
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                  Location

                  • Atenas

                    "An authentic "Tico" mountain town. Visit the local farmer's market, sample the local cuisine..."

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                  • Gulf of Nicoya

                    "The Gulf boasts marine and coastal areas, including wetlands, jagged rocky islands and cliff..."

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                  • The Butterfly Farm

                    "Take your cameras! This wonderful facility is low-key, enormously informative, with a warm, ..."

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                  • Boca Barranca

                    "Surfers' paradise on Earth...!"

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                  • San Luis Canopy Tour

                    "The canopy tour is ridiculously fun and it’s up there on our list of coolest things we’ve ev..."

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                  • Juan Santamaria International Airport

                  • Escazu

                    "The place to go if you are looking for international restaurants,stores, exclusive boutiques..."

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                  • Ríos Tropicales

                    "Rios Tropicales is a first-class rafting outfitter: organized, friendly and nothing but firs..."

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                  • Barva Volcano

                    "Measuring approximately 62 square miles (160 square kms), the massive Barva Volcano sits at ..."

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                  • Carara National Park

                    "Truly amazing fauna and flora. You can see all of the rain forest's animal varieties (includ..."

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                  • Poás Volcano National Park

                    "Considered by most to be one of the most breathtaking sites in the entire country, the Poas ..."

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                  • Crocodile Man Tour

                    "One of our guests' favorites: This is the closest you're going to get to a huge 2 ton crocod..."

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                  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens

                    "Another of our house-guests' all-time favorites. The waterfall gardens are a great way to se..."

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                  • Proyecto Asis

                    "How often do you get to hold the hand of a spider money, or cradle 2 and 3 month baby white ..."

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                  • Selvatura Canopy Tour

                    "My experience at Selvatura Park is one that is unforgettable! My friends and I went on the c..."

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                  • Desafio Rafting, La Fortuna

                    "Very exciting, exhilirating, and fun! Recommend to all semi-athletic to athletic individuals..."

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                  • Arenal Ecoglide Park

                    "With over 13 zip lines and a tarzan swing, this ride is full of adrenaline rushes!"

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                  • Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

                    "Bring your swimsuit for a completely different experience..."

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                  • Arenal Volcano

                    "Not only a spectacular volcano, but also all sorts of exciting activities: the Tabacon Hot S..."

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                  • Manuel Antonio National Park

                    "Incredible fauna and flora! If you want to see the rain forest monkeys, sloths, etc. in thei..."

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                  • Espadilla Beach

                    "Espadilla beach is a unique destination; pale gray sands, serene atmospheres plus natural be..."

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                  • Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo

                    "This is actually the biggest bio-reserve park in the country. Unlike the more popular Costa ..."

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                  • Ristorante Pizzeria el Paraiso de Alida

                    "Best (brick oven) pizza in town! Both European and American styles available."

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                  • Jalapenos restaurant

                    "Good drinks. Cheap food. Almost within walking distance of Casa La Frontera del Cielo. :-)"

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                  • La Trocha restaurant

                    "Excellent meals for a price so low it's hard to believe. From one of our renters: eat appeti..."

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                  • Heredia

                    "For some more of the local flavor of Costa Rica..."

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                  • Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica

                    "Part of the country's more European-influenced history."

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                  • Cartago

                    "This church is best known for the 1635 appearance of the country's patron saint, the Black V..."

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                  • Volcán Irazú

                    "This park is centered around the largest volcano in the country, which has a surprising moon..."

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                  • Alberto's Horses

                    "Gentle, well-cared for and sure footed horses that are a pleasure to ride. Spectacular volca..."

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                  18 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Jose International Airport (Santamaria Intl.)
                  0.05 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Main Highways to Pacific Beaches #3 AND #27
                  28 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Caldera, Puntarenas, Puntarenas

                  Car: Recommended

                  Due to its central location in Costa Rica, Atenas is close to essentially all its main attractions including its volcanoes, beaches, tropical rain forests for nature trekking and zip lining, rivers for boating and white-water rafting, etc. It is located on Route 3, and close to Route 27, the main road and highway to Costa Rica's Pacific Coast beaches and nature preserves.

                  Check Casa La Frontera del Cielo's map location on Facebook to see its proximity to everything.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About: The house’s owners, the Garcia family, originally hails from the beautiful island country of Puerto Rico. As is the custom with all islanders, they take their vacations together as an extended family. And together they have traveled all over the world searching for the perfect out-of-the-way place for the family to retire. When they arrived at the house in Atenas they knew they had found what would become the refuge from their hectic lives. While waiting for the right time to retire, the Garcias felt it would be a shame if other people did not get to enjoy their find, which lead to their decision to turn the property into a rental. They are now thrilled to share it with you; so that you too may be a able to step into Casa La Frontera del Cielo, and experience what it feels like to be at heaven’s doorstep…

                  Why Atenas:
                  Casa La Frontera del Cielo is not just a house that offers its occupants stunning views, a beautiful garden, and exceptional opportunities for observing the local Costa Rican flora and fauna. It is a five minute drive to the unique mountain town of Atenas, but also, given its central location in the country, it is close to most of the main attractions in Costa Rica: including its volcanoes, butterfly gardens, rain-forests equipped with canopy tours and zip lines waiting for you to explore them and, yes, it’s within driving distance of the famous Pacific coast beaches. Multiple tours in the area allow for boating, white water rafting, hiking, horseback riding, and so much more. For those seeking culture, Escazú (a sophisticated bilingual area of fabulous restaurants, stores, exclusive boutiques, English language bookstores and movies) is a 45-minute drive away. Costa Rica's main airport and capital city of San José are also within an even shorter driving distance from our property.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Our house management team, and the services they provide to our renters, are unequaled in all of the country. As an additional service to our guests, we offer a fee-based airport pick up and drop-off to help you avoid the potential hassles involved in the transitions into and out of your time in Costa Rica. We also provide car rentals and tours to all corners of the country. The house tours are frequently custom made to our guests' requests. Our house management team has received uniformly rave reviews over their thoughtfulness and attention to our renters' needs and their level of personal care when conducting our guided tours.


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                  Speaks: spanish, english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Stunning views day and night, the Pacific and Gulf of Nicoya in the distance...

                    Stunning views day and night, the Pacific and Gulf of Nicoya in the distance...

                  • Relax in your very own jacuzzi with a view...

                    Relax in your very own jacuzzi with a view...

                  • The veranda awaits for meals al fresco in the unique climate only Atenas offers

                    The veranda awaits for meals al fresco in the unique climate only Atenas offers

                  • The clouds come for a visit at sunset. You'll feel you can stroll amongst them..

                    The clouds come for a visit at sunset. You'll feel you can stroll amongst them..

                  • The house itself is an architectural marvel...

                    The house itself is an architectural marvel...

                  • Twenty foot high wood ceilings, wrought iron gates, railings, and...

                    Twenty foot high wood ceilings, wrought iron gates, railings, and...

                  • Uniquely appointed rooms. Imagine, fresh cut flowers from your own garden...

                    Uniquely appointed rooms. Imagine, fresh cut flowers from your own garden...

                  • Master bedroom with private bathroom and mountain view

                    Master bedroom with private bathroom and mountain view

                  • It stands watch at the top of the mountain...

                    It stands watch at the top of the mountain...

                  • ...all varieties of tropical fruit trees

                    ...all varieties of tropical fruit trees

                  • Coffee, grown in the shade amidst the mountain mists surrounding the property

                    Coffee, grown in the shade amidst the mountain mists surrounding the property

                  • Twilight arrives, you can see why it's called 'The House Next to Heaven'

                    Twilight arrives, you can see why it's called 'The House Next to Heaven'

                  • Nearly 360 degrees viewable from the mountaintop infinity pool...

                    Nearly 360 degrees viewable from the mountaintop infinity pool...

                  • Step into luxury from your living room or master bedroom...

                    Step into luxury from your living room or master bedroom...

                  • Watch as clouds dance and panoramas change hour by hour throughout the seasons

                    Watch as clouds dance and panoramas change hour by hour throughout the seasons

                  • The property's location guarantees the views are no less stunning at night...

                    The property's location guarantees the views are no less stunning at night...

                  • Inviting wood finishes and marble tops in kitchen

                    Inviting wood finishes and marble tops in kitchen

                  • ... winding staircases

                    ... winding staircases

                  • Your reading room cooled by mountain breezes

                    Your reading room cooled by mountain breezes

                  • Guest bedroom with mountain and garden views

                    Guest bedroom with mountain and garden views

                  • Your very own private garden teeming with wildlife, exotic flora and...

                    Your very own private garden teeming with wildlife, exotic flora and...

                  • A butterfly garden within steps of your room...

                    A butterfly garden within steps of your room...

                  • Sunset over the Gulf as viewed from jacuzzi; countless shades of red and orange!

                    Sunset over the Gulf as viewed from jacuzzi; countless shades of red and orange!

                  • Night settles in, you feel within reach of the ancient celestial sphere...

                    Night settles in, you feel within reach of the ancient celestial sphere...

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