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Best Climate in the World with Magnificent Mountain Views

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Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Atenas house description

Casa Colibri de Atenas is conveniently located 25 minutes from Juan Santamaria Int'l Airport (SJO), 35 minutes from San Jose, 45 minutes from beaches, 1.5hrs from Poas Volcano, 2 hrs from Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs, 2 hrs from Manuel Antonio, and 2.5 hrs from Monteverde Cloud Forest. We are centrally located to nearly all the best sights and activities in Costa Rica.

Our home is nestled on the Pica Flora ridge in Atenas, where we have fabulous weather all year long. Conde Nast and National Geographic have dubbed our town as having the 'best climate in the world'.

Casa Colibri is equipped with all the amenities you'll need to make it your home away from home. WiFi, Cable TV, fully stocked kitchen with all your cooking needs. Bedroom 1 on the first floor has a king size bed, large closet space, en suite shower/toilet, and direct access to the outdoor jacuzzi. Bedroom 2 on the second floor has a queen size bed, large work desk, walk-in closet, luxurious en suite bathroom with double sinks, shower, and jacuzzi and a luxurious balcony overlooking the central valley and our large swimming pool.

Costa Rica has one of the lowest crime rates in Central America (equal to Boston, USA); and Atenas has one of the lowest crime rates in Costa Rica. Still, there is a security gate and a house alarm and friendly neighbors nearby for added security.

We have an excellent management team to provide you with tourist tips as well as handle any problems that might arise. The owners live year round 400 meters away from Casa Colibri.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Private Chef


          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Only 1st floor bedroom is wheelchair accessible....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • 1st Fl Bedroom w/ ensuite bathroom: 1 king

            King can convert to 2 Twins, private entry from outside...moreless

          • 2nd Fl. bedroom w/ ensuite bathroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            huge balcony...moreless

          • Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with shower and jacuzzi.

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Half Bathroom (1st Floor): toilet


          • Full bathroom ensuite 2fl bedroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub


          • Full bathroom ensuite 1st fl bedroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub


          • Poolside Shower: outdoor shower


          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            There's also a beautiful table on the veranda that is suitable for dining...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Oven
          • Toaster
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Seating for 6 people


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

          Other Amenities

              • Private Chef, Massage are by prior arrangement and at an additional fee....moreless


              • Games
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Books


              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool
              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony
              • Lawn / Garden


              • Romantic
              • Family

              Location & View

              • Rural:

                Rural setting BUT paved road. So unlike most properties, NO DUST for breakfast (and in the pool...)...moreless

              • Mountain View


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


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              from 14 traveler reviews

              Special offer: Sunshine Guarantee

              Costa Rica is known for the intensity of its relentless Rainy Season. But not so for Atenas, 'the world's best climate'. We guarantee you will see the sun for *AT LEAST* one hour each day or that day is FREE!

              Offer for: Aug 15, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014 View calendar

              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Green Season
              Apr 15 - Sep 15, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $847 $3,595
              Rainy Season
              Sep 16 - Nov 17, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $658 $2,795
              Nov 18 - Dec 18, 2014
              5 night min stay
              $847 $3,595
              High Season '15
              Dec 19 - May 18, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $1,036 $3,990
              Green Season '15
              May 19 - Sep 14, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $847 $3,300
              Rainy Season '15
              Sep 15 - Nov 14, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $658 $2,795
              Standard pricing
              3 night min stay
              $150 $200
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Taxes Not included

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

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              Last updated: 07/30/2014
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              15 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Hwy 3
              30 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Dona Ana
              1.25 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Don Tadeo
              1.1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Kay's Gringo Postrest

              Car: Not Necessary

              Atenas is a quaint town with low humidity and cool temperatures. Its central location makes it ideal for beach/deep sea fishing activities (45 mins away) or Cloud Forest activities (zip-lining, horseback riding (45 mins away) or volcano exploring (2 hours away). Sizzle at the beach all day and then spend a cool night in Atenas!


              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2013

              About: Owners are Americans who have lived in Japan and Paris for 30 years before settling on Costa Rica.

              Why Atenas:
              Close to SJO airport (much appreciated after a late night arrival) yet still isolated in a safe, friendly town. Easy 5 min. drive over good roads to Supermarkets and town square. Low, low humidity. Well-built house, especially plumbing (no need for unpleasant 'waste' baskets in bathrooms...). Paved road so no dust storms to interfere with your harmony.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Automatic coded security gate, frontage is paved (no dust), true lap-pool, good plumbing, fully solar hot water and electricity (with electric company on standby for cloudy days) owners live in neighborhood year round.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:



              • Staircase


              • Workout station outside 2nd Floor bathroom

                Workout station outside 2nd Floor bathroom

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • !st floor bathroom jacuzzi

                !st floor bathroom jacuzzi

              • View from 1st Floor bedroom

                View from 1st Floor bedroom

              • Dining area

                Dining area

              • Al fresco dining area

                Al fresco dining area

              • Kitchen (dog not included)

                Kitchen (dog not included)

              • Front Road (small roof at middle is part of Casa Colibri)

                Front Road (small roof at middle is part of Casa Colibri)

              • 1st Floor bathroom

                1st Floor bathroom

              • Master Bedroom Balcony

                Master Bedroom Balcony

              • 2nd floor bathroom ceiling

                2nd floor bathroom ceiling

              • 2nd Floor bathroom jacuzzi

                2nd Floor bathroom jacuzzi

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • View from 1st Floor bedroom

                View from 1st Floor bedroom

              • Living room

                Living room

              • View from Master Bedroom Balcony

                View from Master Bedroom Balcony

              • View from Finca next to Casa Colibri

                View from Finca next to Casa Colibri

              VRBO #459521

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

              $97 - $200 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 07/30/14
              Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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