Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

RELAX, UNWIND and ENJOY - Casa Michel, Atenas CR

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

This gorgeous two bedroom home, which includes a Casita (Guest House), in the 'Lomas del Paraiso' (the Hills of Paradise) gated community in Atenas, Costa Rica, will be perfect for you. The town of Atenas is known for its Best Climate and spectacular mountain views. The property is very contemporary in style and extremely well appointed. It offers an exceptional mountain view and at night you can see the twinkling lights of the nearby village. This all just a 10 minute drive from Atenas!

The House and Casita (Guest House) are built with high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the beautiful view. The great room includes a living area with sunbrella material couch, high definition TV and a dining table. The large, well-equipped, gourmet kitchen offers a generous island-bar and is perfect for evening gatherings. The master bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and the standard floor to ceiling windows. The master bath offers double-sinks, an over-sized enclosed private roofless shower built of beautiful local rocks and a large walk-in closet. There is an additional bathroom in the main house with a shower and a small, rock wall enclosed outdoor atrium, accessible from the living room.

The Casita (Guest House) includes a bedroom with a queen size bed and a sitting area. The bathroom is spacious with tiled shower. The Casita also offers the standard floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the mountain view. It has its own terrace so you can enjoy your morning coffee. The Casita has its own TV.

The 12 meter lap pool is perfect for keeping in great shape or just floating lazily. The play pool is great for enjoyment and simply having fun. The terrace with its lounge chairs and dining table is a perfect place to read a book or just relax. The patio dining table seats 6 people.

The property is visited by a wide range of exotic birds including Toucans, mot mots and montezuma oropendolas. Freddie (the Iguana) will visit and sunbath on the patio.


Atenas has 4 supermarkets and a great Farmer's Market on Fridays where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, cheese, flowers, fish, pork, chicken and home made baked goods. There are also a number of excellent restaurants. Don't miss the El Balcon, a European style cafe where one can have breakfast, lunch or wonderful pastry. You feel like Pizza? Try La Finca Pizzeria in town.

Atenas, situated in the Central Valley, halfway between San José and the Pacific Ocean, is the perfect base from which to explore Costa Rica and see cloud forests, rain forests, tropical birds, butterflies and many other animals. You can easily make day trips to go zip-lining in the treetops, hiking in the mountains, cruising in the jungle and birding for a remarkable range of tropical birds. Do not forget to visit the Vulcano Paos.

Sükran Arik, our Property Manager will be available if needed. You will receive weekly maid service. We also offer Airport Pick Up and arrival grocery shopping for a fee.

You are also just over thirty minutes from Escazu, by the new highway, and its posh restaurants, wonderful shops and the remarkable MultiPlaza shopping mall. San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, has many cultural and historical sites, and is about 45 minutes away. In the house, you will find a brief guide to the area which we have prepared, as well a guidebook, which you can use to identify the sights you would like to see and how to find them.

Casa Michel is approximately 35 minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose/Alajuela. The many easy day trips include Beaches (Jaco - 38 miles, one hour; Herradura Beach 40 miles, 1 hours), Volcanos & National Parks (Poas Volcano Nat'l Park - 22 miles, about an hour; Arenal Volcano Nat'l Park - 50 miles, 2 ½ hours), Towns (Sarchi - 9 miles, 20 minutes; Cartago - 43 miles, one hour +).

You will not be disappointed in our home, the stunning vistas or Atenas where you can leave all your cares behind and enjoy complete relaxation.

Note: Tap Water safe to drink. Weekly housecleaning included. More frequent service available at extra cost.

More Details

Brigitte Michel
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, italian, Schwiizerdütsch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

Why Brigitte Michel chose Atenas

We chose this house in this location for a number of reasons including the superb climate, the extraordinary beauty of Costa Rica and this area in particular. The may things to see and do including just laying by the pool and watching the clouds filter through the mountains. The exceptional people of Costa Rica, - Ticos, as they refer to themselves. Many people call this area paradise and we certainly agree.


Atenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No loud Parties please! Safety start with you!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
    3rd Bathroom - toilet , shower , In Main house
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Casita (detached) - 1 queen , The Casita is a free standing building
  • Master Bedroom floor to ceiling windows with a stunning mountain view. The Casita (Guest House) also offers floor ot ceiling window and offers as well a stunning mountain view
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Car Rental available. Please inquire with owner.


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
RELAX, UNWIND and ENJOY - Casa Michel, Atenas CR
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Outstanding property with breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful property with a lot of attention to details and very clean. Private gated in the wonderful town of Atena's. Weather was just perfect. Hot during the day and nice and cool at night. The pools and view's to die for. We traveled all over Costa Rica from this "hub" point. The property manager, Sue was available via email/WhatApp or phone in an instant. We would highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Beautiful modern home nestled in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Our week long stay was wonderful. Sukran was a gracious host, making us feel very welcome upon our arrival. Her warmth was continued by the hospitality of the local Costa Rican people throughout our stay. We traveled to Limon and down the Caribbean side in a day and the Pacific side the next. Our trip was very special. The home is very well built with beautiful surroundings. We all felt very secure and safe. The pools were amazing and the views were awe inspiring. We saw the most spectacular wildlife from the pool. Toucans, hummingbirds, lizards, and Macaws were among the few species of birds. Atenas the city, only 10 minutes from the house, made our stay feel that much more easy. Shopping was easy, the local people were so helpful and friendly. For the first time visitors to Costa Rica like us, I would highly recommend this home away from home!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


Poás Volcano National Park
A must visit. Just one hour from Atenas away.
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Hotel Villa Caletas
Unbeatable view
Crocodile Man Tour
Tourist Attraction - don't miss out!
National Park (Parque Nacional)
Sky Walk Suspension Bridges
If you feel like shopping!
El Pelicano
La Trocha
Balcon de Cafe
Stop for lunch or if you feel for a piece of savory cake.
City Mall
Great new Mall with all the designer shops.
Gulf of Nicoya
Beautiful scenery
Volcan el arenal
Close to the Zip Lining which you should not miss out on. A real experience.
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Juan Santamaria Int'l Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Cariari Country Club
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Herradura Beach & Jaco Beach

Outdoor shower at master bath. 2nd bathroom is self contained. Guest House with full bath and own dining terrace. Property Manager and Maid provide full range of services. 5 minutes from town of Atenas


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties