Beautiful Cottage - Fabulous View of Central Valley, Volcanoes
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Atenas cottage description
Casita Alta Vista is a cottage in the classic Latin style with white walls, red tile roof, and terra cotta tile floor. Plenty of ventilation with louvered windows on all four sides and a vented atrium in the center.
You don't need air conditioning because the weather in Atenas is always mild. National Geographic magazine claims Atenas has the best climate in the world! Large floor fan available.
In gated community, with State-of-the-art electronic security system plus security wall and lockable front gate.
Broadband Internet access via ethernet and WiFi.
The cottage is at the top of a two-acre lot with fabulous views of the Central Valley, the volcanoes, and the mountains and valleys to the north as well. Landscaped with tropical flowers, palm trees, fruit trees, and lawn.
THE NEW SAN JOSE-CALDERA HIGHWAY IS NOW FINISHED, WITH AN EXIT INTO ATENAS! THIS REDUCES DRIVE TIME FROM ATENAS TO PACIFIC BEACHES DOWN FROM 1.5 HOURS TO 30 MINUTES! ATENAS TO DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE REDUCED FROM 45 MINUTES TO 20 MINUTES! NEW AIRPORT EXIT IS PLANNED FOR NEXT YEAR.
The cottage is small but fully appointed with all kitchen utensils, flatware, stainless steel cookware, coffee maker, toaster, 1 small refrigerator, 1 large refrigerator, and four-burner electric stove with oven. Free cell phone available with refundable deposit. Bodega (small garage) also included with washing machine. Clothes lines in back yard.
Kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets and bedroom closet are all beautiful native cedar wood (photos included). Ceiling is laurel wood with beams of Guanacaste wood. These are native Costa Rican hardwoods.
As a guest you will have complete use of two swimming pools--one large with water slide, one small--and a tennis court and soccer field at the neighboring hotel 300 yards (270 meters) downhill via the concrete driveway. The hotel also has a nice restaurant, open some evenings in the high season; the cook is excellent and versatile.
By car you are 5 minutes from downtown Atenas, which has just about anything you may need. Available there are: four supermarkets; several restaurants; four banks, two with ATM; internet cafe's; hardware and appliance stores; video store, Spanish lessons; bus station with frequent, comfortable, inexpensive buses to San Jose, International Airport and other towns.
In Atenas you are in a very good location for exploring all the national parks of Costa Rica. Poas, Barva, Irazu and Turrialba volcanoes are visible from the cottage. You are midway between San Jose and the Pacific coast--20 minutes to downtown San Jose, 30 Minutes from Pacific beaches. SEE HIGHWAY NEWS ABOVE! You are 10 minutes from the Pan American Highway, which connects all points in Costa Rica plus Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. Free suggestions and travel details for the most beautiful, fun places to visit are available upon request. Also free information on other topics such as: How to rent a car cheaply in Costa Rica; complete bus schedule for Atenas; handling money in Costa Rica, security, etc.
Guests can pay by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, check, money order or cash.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Queen size Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player
- Shared Hot Tub
Free cell phone use with refundable $100 deposit. Free outgoing and incoming calls inside Costa Rica. Free incoming calls from anywhere in the world. For outgoing calls, use neighbor's phone or prepaid phone cards available in town....moreless
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Spanish lessons, soccer (football), water slide
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Low season (May 1-Nov 14) .. $50/night .. $250/week .. $550/month High season (Nov 15-Apr 30) .. $55/night .. $295/week .. $600/month Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, PayPal accepted. Payment: 50% of rent payable at reservation, balance due 30 days before arrival If reservation made 30 days before planned arrival, 100% due with reservation Cancellation policy: 90 days prior to start of rental period, 50% refund. Cancellation policy: 90, days prior to start of rental period, 50% refund. Less than 90 days before start of rental period, no refund.
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Year Purchased: 2004
About: I live at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa where I do volunteer work. I have taught psychology at the univerity level and have taught the Transcendental Meditation program all over the USA, and in Europe and Asia. I have a Ph.D in psychology I travel to Latin America a couple of times a year. Costa Rica is my favorite place, land of Pura Vida.
Atenas was described by National Geographic magazine as having 'the best weather in the world'! I have found this to be true. Furthermore, it is a charming, peaceful, lovely town with wonderful people and the cottage site has beautiful, expansive views of the Central Valley and volcanoes. I fell in love with this town the first day I spent there.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The tranquility of the location, the inspiration provided by the beautiful, expansive views. The comfort and convenience of the well-equipped cottage. The whole world at your fingertips through the high-speed internet connection. The spaciousness of the property--1.7 acres with fruit trees. The central location of the cottage for quick access to the Pan American Highway, the International Airport and Pacific beaches. Free access to two swimming pools, water slide, hot tub, tennis court.
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Casita Alta Vista compound with surrounding wall, seen from east (on 1.7 acres)
View to the north from front porch , with Poas Volcano on the right
Kitchen w/ stove, sm fridge (large fridge in central area), toaster, coffeemaker
Bathroom with cedar cabinets. Similar cabinetry in kitchen and bedroom.
East half of bedroom
Olympic size pool with hot tub on upper right, end of water slide on left.
Poas Volcano from the front porch.
Irazu Volcano from the front porch during sunrise
View of the central valley looking east from the front porch--cloudy day!
Gated cottage couryard with security wall
West half of the Bedroom with native hardwood funiture, cedar closet
Heliconia Flowers and Cottage
Tennis court, complementary for cottage guests (rental charge for racquets)
Barva Volcano from the front porch.
Turrialba Volcano from the front porch.
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Date last modified - Friday, February 22, 2013
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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