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This one-of-a-kind home has just been placed on the vacation rental market, this home is the perfect mix of old style colonial charm and the comfortable modernities one expects from a luxurious vacation rental home. This property features expansive views of the Atenas countryside and nearby forests, the several mountain ranges and lovely faraway Pursical lights at night. The home is only about 5 minutes away from town and the only vacation rental in Hacienda Atenas, adjacent to the popular Picaflora vacation rental community. The main area of the home contains one master king bed suite bedroom plus one extra sofa bed in the living room area for an added couple Two added bedroom suites are separated by a large porch and shared living area. One rooms has two twin beds and the second room a comfortable king bed. A large living room with cathedral ceilings and large wrap around porch is ideal setting for entertaining large groups yet also private enough to spend your vacation with a loved one in your own secluded and tranquil paradise. An added office and desk area, formal dining room, terraces and breakfast bar area, a central cozy kitchen and family room open up to an inviting pool area. A BBQ for grilling and nicely landscaped gardens also await. This charming home is filled with new and comfortable furnishings. Outdoors one can find paths that wander throughout the extensive manicured gardens, filled with tropical fruits and other exotic plants. The home is equipped with high speed internet, satellite TV. Added amenities include fine custom-made cabinetry, granite counter-tops and ceramic floors throughout. Every direction one can find a profusion of flowers and animal life including many types of birds and butterflies. One can walk on the dirt road outside the development through the area mountains. The home is situated in a quiet, rural area about 5 minutes from downtown Atenas, which offers dozens of restaurants, bars, shopping and several cultural and seasonal attractions. Friday farmers’ market are held every week. Guests will find the people of Atenas among the friendlies people anywhere. Direct neighbors include area cattle ranchers. Atenas has been designated as having the best climate in the world, with this home sitting at the perfect altitude to enjoy nice warm days and cool breezy nights. We are 45 minutes from the closest Pacific beaches, 35 minutes from the international airport, 3 hours from Arenal volcano, near many national parks and 35 minutes from San Jose, the capital. This home provides the ideal relaxing atmosphere and the tranquility to enjoy the home with a group of family or friends.
Normal Season Jan 12 - Sep 14, 2015 2 night min stay
Low Season Sep 15 - Nov 2, 2015 2 night min stay
High Season Nov 3 - Jan 10, 2016 2 night min stay
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Now that the new highway is complete from San Jose to the beaches, this home is located just 35 minutes to SJO international airport, 45 minutes to San Jose, and forty five minutes to the nearest Pacific beaches. The nearest golf course is just 20 minutes away and the nearest shopping mall and city gourmet restaurants are 25 minutes away. Poas Volacano is 1.5 hours away. Local attractions or activities include the El Toledo Coffee Tour, motocross tours, each district of Atenas also hosts monthly rodeos and town festivals, the annual Chili Cook Off, Grecia Los Chorros Waterfall, La Guacima Butterfly Gardens, Zoo Ave in La Garita, artisanal wood-working and leather shopping in Sarchi and about 3 dozen restaurants in a fifteen minute radius. Day trips to Manuel Antonio and Jaco are also possible where one can visit the marina for deep sea fishing, world class surfing, zip lining and canopy tours.
Year Purchased: 2013
About: Andrew Partain, the property's adminitrator lives near the home and is available for a guest's assistance in the home and helpful with coordinating activities throughout Costa Rica. He spent most of his life growing up in Ecuador and Florida and spent 10 years in California prior to moving to Atenas.
Why Atenas: After visiting other areas of Costa Rica I later found that Atenas had more peace and tranquility than many other areas and ideal with the ideal cool climate that the area has to offer. No air conditioning or heating needed here. Atenas is more strategically located to enjoy all the things people like to do. There are many exciting places to visit on relatively short trips to the beaches, volcanoes, tropical gardens, zoo, or just having fun exploring town.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Begin each day with the sounds of different birds singing nearby. Enjoy watching them feeding on the property. Relax around the pool or in one of our lounge chairs just relaxing or planning what to do each day. Enjoy seeing the wildlife coming to our wonderfully landscaped gardens throughout the property. Go on some interesting hikes near the property. Be amazed at all the interesting photos you can take to record your perfect visit. Enjoying a cup of the locally grown organic coffee is always a plus.