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Gorgeous New Home with Spectacular Views of Entire Central Valley and Mountains!

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Central Valley--Pacific Range on the right and Irazu Volcano on the left

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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Casa Vista Grande, a 3-bedroom, 3-bath home completed in April, 2014 sits high on a plateau just 6 minutes from downtown Atenas. We offer the most stunning and expansive views of the Central Valley including two mountain ranges and four volcanoes in the distance. From the coraline terrace, the infinity pool or the front bedrooms you can gaze out on Poas, Barva, Irazu and Turrialba, with the entire central Valley stretching out before you and San Jose nestled at the far end. You are surrounded by tropical gardens, frequented by colorful birds. At night you can enjoy the stars above and below, the sparkling lights of the Central Valley.

Situated in a private, gated area, the house is tastefully appointed with colorful tiles, beautiful native hardwoods, quality furniture and appliances. Broadband internet is provided with WiFi, and HD TV with Netflix on demand, and a land line phone for local calls. A prepaid cell phone is provided for your convenience with a fully refundable deposit.

Atenas is centrally located, just ten minutes from the Pan American Highway that runs North to the world-famous Monteverde nature preserve and Nicaragua, south to San Jose and Panama. The new Caldera Highway has an exit directly into downtown Atenas, putting you a convenient 30 minutes from Escazu—which features the huge Multiplaza mall and many first-class shops—and downtown San Jose. Looking west from the highway entrance, you are 30 miles (43 minutes) from the Pacific beaches. The house is 25 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport.

Nearby attractions include the El Toledo Coffee Tour, the Zoo in La Garita, the Botanical Orchid Garden in La Garita, Else Kienzler Botanical Garden in Sarchi.

Comfortable day trips include Beaches: (Tarcoles, 50 minutes, 35 miles; Jaco Beaches - 45 miles, one hour and six minutes); Volcanoes & Parks: (Poas Volcano Nat'l Park - 22 miles, about an hour; Manuel Antonio National Park at Jaco; Arenal Volcano Nat'l Park - 50 miles, 2 ½ hours; La Paz Waterfall Gardens – 35 miles, 1 hour 11 minutes).

Your hostess Magda is very knowledgeable about the Atenas area and Costa Rica’s many attractions. She will happily offer information and services of every kind to make you feel completely at home. She will give you a guide to local restaurants that are sure to please any palate. The house is stocked with useful information including the latest guidebooks, maps, local directories and current books on native birds, animals and plants. You can take advantage of all the attractions, fun activities and tours Costa Rica has to offer: Beaches; rainforests; volcanoes; the wild, untamed Osa Peninsula; river rafting; surfing; zip line canopy tours; butterfly farms; coffee plantations, and more…or you can luxuriate in doing absolutely nothing, lounging under a coconut palm by the infinity pool, sipping a fresh tropical drink, taking in the beauty of Costa Rica while turning the pages of a favorite book.

Enjoy the fresh air and breathtaking views while having your meals under the generous covered terrace which includes a gas BBQ grill, comfortable seating and dining for six. There are pool lounges for sunning and walking trails through the gardens. Make yourself at home in the great room and enjoy a movie on the high-definition TV. High-speed internet is available with WiFi and Netflix service is accessible anytime on the TV. There is formal dining for 6 and an island bar for breakfast or cocktails. Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen to prepare your own meals.

The bedroom furniture is native hardwood, hand-carved by local craftsmen. All three bedrooms offer queen beds with Serta pillow top mattresses. There is an inflatable queen bed available for more guests if necessary. Each bedroom has its own tastefully appointed bathroom with shower.

According to National Geographic magazine, Atenas has 'the best climate in the world.' The perpetual spring-like weather boasts daytime highs of 75-84 degrees F and night time lows of 65 F; in a word…perfect. The quaint central park is the heart of Atenas. The small town charm offers an open air feria (farmers market) every Friday morning as well as modern supermarkets, bakeries, hardware stores, drugstores, restaurants, internet café's, video stores, bicycle shops, chiropractors, dentists, lawyers, gift stores, beauty shops and more. You’ll fall in love with the warm and friendly people of Atenas.
Bus service between Atenas, San Jose and Alajuela is frequent, comfortable, safe and inexpensive. Taxis are also quite reasonable; the fare to Atenas central from the house is just $5.
Robert, the owner will provide you with a custom digital map to the house and directions in English and Spanish before your departure in Costa Rica. Magda will also gladly arrange airport pickup if needed.

The Costa Rican greeting, “Pura Vida” epitomizes the local philosophy. It means literally, “Pure Life,” referring to the shared experience living in a land where nature is beautiful, relaxing and unspoiled. Many locals also say “Pura Vida” instead of good bye. Wishing you a “beautiful day”. We invite you to come and stay with us for a delightful tropical vacation in paradise. It will be our pleasure to assist you in making your stay with us one of your best vacation choices ever.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 queen

    Inflatable queen bed available if needed...moreless

  • 3 bedrooms, each with queen bed. Master bedroom and Bedroom 2 have large picture windows with views of central valley, volcanoes, Pacific range...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Guidebooks, Guide to Costa Rican birds, Costa Rican plants, animals. Guide to local restaurants, Owner's guide to 5 favorite attractions....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Not necessary, climate is mild tropical...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Not necessary. Climate is mild tropical. Blankets available on request...moreless

  • Internet:

    Broadband with WiFi, Netflix...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for 6 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line, prepaid cell phone on request...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    On the east side of the house, extending around the pool...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn with garden on the south. Gardens on the west and north sides of the house...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gass grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    At Finca Huetares, 300 meters down the driveway. Operated by the manager...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Olympic size pool, water slide, hot tub at Finca Huetares, 300 meters down the driveway. Owned and operated by the manager....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    At Finca Huetares, 300 meters down the driveway. Owned and operated by the manager....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Infinity pool looking out over the Central Valley, volcanoes and mountain ranges...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
May 1 - Nov 14, 2015
3 night min stay
$125
$800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$175
$1,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

* Monthly rates are discounted, contact us

Listed rates apply to maximum of six guests at a time. Fee for each additional guest beyond 6 and up to 8 is $20 per guest, per night.

Cancellation policy: Deposit is non-refundable. Remaining balance of 50% can be refunded if reservation cancelled more than 30 days before beginning of rental period.


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Location

  • Zoo Ave

    "The Zoo in La Garita, just 20 minutes from the house on Hwy 3"

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23.4 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Juan Santamaria International Airport, Alajela
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Restaurante Don Yayo
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 3, 3 km. Panamerican Hwy, 16 mins, 12.9 km
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Bella Vista Restaurant
52.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Tarcoles Beach, Pacific Coast,

Car: Not Necessary

In the living room and free by e-mail upon request is a guide to the owner's six favorite attractions in Costa Rica. Also two copies of the current 'Lonely Planet, Costa Rica' are in the living room. Atenas Restaurant Guide is there as well. Atenas is perfectly located for easy access to adventures all over Costa Rica. More local recommendations from the owner: El Toledo Coffee Tour (http://cafeateniense.blogspot.com/), The Zoo in nearby La Garita, Beautiful La Paz Waterfall Gardens on the slopes of Poas in nearby Heredia (http://www.waterfallgardens.com/), Tarcoles beach on the Pacific Coast 59 minutes away. Botanical Orchid Garden, La Garita, 14 mins, 11 km. Else Kientzler Botanical Gardens, Sarchi, 33 mins, 22.8 km, the ARA project to save Macaws at Islita (

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2014

About: I am semi-retired living in West Virgnia, USA. Ph.D. in Psychology, did research on intelligence and growth of intelligence, published in 4 countries. Teacher of the Transcendental Meditation Program all over the USA and in Europe and Asia.

Why Atenas:
Atenas is a very special place, and this location is even more special. The views are fantastic and the weather is great. The people of Atenas are warm and friendly.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The views are the best in Atenas! The house is very comfortable and designed with principals of ancient architecture to take maximum advantage of the sun. The flow of fresh air is maximized by the design of the great room, with louvered windows at the top. This allows for warm air to flow up and out of the house. The solar water heater provides plenty of hot water while minimizing use of energy. The infinity pool makes the water, earth and sky blend together.


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Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Central Valley--Pacific Range on the right and Irazu Volcano on the left

    Central Valley--Pacific Range on the right and Irazu Volcano on the left

  • Another view of the Central Valley, San Jose is at the very end.

    Another view of the Central Valley, San Jose is at the very end.

  • Infinity pool, terrace and porch

    Infinity pool, terrace and porch

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Bath 2

    Bath 2

  • Fully equipped kitchen, breakfast bar--granite countertops

    Fully equipped kitchen, breakfast bar--granite countertops

  • Entertainment center in Living room

    Entertainment center in Living room

  • Dining room table for 6. Breakfast bar for 3

    Dining room table for 6. Breakfast bar for 3

  • Porch with comfortable outdoor furniture, looking south

    Porch with comfortable outdoor furniture, looking south

  • Lawn, porch, pool and terrace, looking north. Outdoor dining table seats six.

    Lawn, porch, pool and terrace, looking north. Outdoor dining table seats six.

  • Relax on a lounge chair under the coco palm while enjoying the spectacular views

    Relax on a lounge chair under the coco palm while enjoying the spectacular views

  • Looking north from the northwest corner of the terrace

    Looking north from the northwest corner of the terrace

  • Pool and Central Valley

    Pool and Central Valley

  • Pool and terrace, looking north

    Pool and terrace, looking north

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom 2, at Northeast corner of house

    Bedroom 2, at Northeast corner of house

  • Bedroom 3, Northwest corner of house

    Bedroom 3, Northwest corner of house

  • Dining area: breakfast bar and diningroom table

    Dining area: breakfast bar and diningroom table

  • Entertainment center with HD TV, Netflix, Blu Ray player, WiFi throughout house

    Entertainment center with HD TV, Netflix, Blu Ray player, WiFi throughout house

  • Looking east from inside the living room

    Looking east from inside the living room

  • Porch with hardwood ceiling, teak wood pillars and flourishes, gas grill

    Porch with hardwood ceiling, teak wood pillars and flourishes, gas grill

  • Porch, pool and terrace, looking northeast

    Porch, pool and terrace, looking northeast

  • Looking down into the valley from pool

    Looking down into the valley from pool

  • Parking area and garden on west side of house

    Parking area and garden on west side of house

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Calendar last updated 05/19/2015
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