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Gorgeous Mountain Paradise with Privacy, View and Pool!

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Last updated: 08/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Set high on a ridge surrounded by a lush tropical reserve, home to parrots, toucans, sloths and monkeys, our custom built Bali style home, located in a gated eco-residential community will be your home away from home! Relax, open the doors and soak in the famous Atenas climate (best in the world according to National Geographic) with beautiful warm days and cool sleeping nights! No A/C needed here!
Enjoy a private swim in your own pool then cook up something in the gourmet kitchen and outdoor BBQ! Check out the local orchid gardens and coffee fields, or drive to the top of an active volcano, surf Costa Rica's legendary waves (just 30 minutes away with the new highway!!), hike in some of the country's many national parks, soak up private waterfalls and so much more. Perhaps one of its best attributes is it's central location to the rest of the country's magnificent sites!! High speed Wi-Fi is available 24/7 throughout.


What to do !:): Our bilingual property manager can help you plan all kinds of day trips and overnights if you wish to explore as much of this beautiful country as possible. Costa Rica has so much to offer, from trips to nearby cloud forests, checking out its many volcanoes - active or not, hiking breathtaking waterfalls, exploring many of its dense jungles, taking a catamaran to a private island, or even do a little of it's famous deep sea fishing. The wild life will astound you. There are many adrenaline charged activities like white water rafting, zip lines ATV riding, or jet skiing in the open ocean for those who relax by supercharging. For those who wish to relax a little more gently, take a canopy walk, go birding, check out the beautiful wild orchids and bromeliads everywhere, shop in farmer's markets, listen to huge flocks of parrots gather in the town square at dusk, visit a local coffee farm and roasting plant, or get a massage by the pool - happily, we've got that covered too! Or just stay at the villa and disconnect from the fast pace world and rediscover the wonders that the natural world has to offer.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    The house has multiple dining areas. Lounge outside by the pool with some cocktails and little bites then transition over to the outdoor patio or take your dinner indoors if its raining. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    not necessary - perfect spring like wether all year round. That's why Atenas claims to have "El Mejor Clima del Mundo" - the best climate in the world. Ceiling fans circulate the clean air perfectly....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    wireless internet anywhere inside the house and the surrounding patios ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    with outdoor dining or lounging around ...moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2016
Jan 9 - Sep 10, 2016
1 night min stay

$1,500
green
Sep 11 - Nov 18, 2016
1 night min stay

$1,100

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

early Holiday
Nov 19 - Dec 16, 2016
1 night min stay

$1,800
holiday
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000
2017 high season
Jan 7 - Sep 8, 2017
1 night min stay

$1,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Once the home is inspected after departure and any extra charges are assessed (should that apply) the client will be informed of any balances due. The remainder monies (or full damage deposit) will then be promptly returned within 14 days of departure. These rates may be different for long term stays.

Saturday Check in /Check-out is preferred.

We reserve the right to change rates at anytime.

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Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 08/20/2016
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Jaco
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Jaco

Car: Recommended

Volcanoes, mountains, orchids, coffee fields, agriculture, non tourist location, surfing, wildlife, fishing, farms, farmer's market, shopping, restaurants, waterfalls, bird watching.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Liz Duffy is a freelance food stylist based in New York City. Judd Pilossof is a freelance food photographer also in New York. We work for food magazines, cookbooks and advertising clients. We have 2 daughters and come to Costa Rica as often as possible. We built our home in Atenas because of the unique views, climate and wonderful small town (non touristy) feel that we enjoy. We have put our heart and soul in making this house our own style and we think you will love it too.

Why the Owner Chose Atenas, Atenas, Costa Rica:
In 2006 we were looking for a special property as a second home in Costa Rica. Pica Flora, the name of our small community outside of the town of Atenas was conceived as a Bali style home design. Bali has a similar climate to Atenas. The property is based on a mountain ridge with several 100 year old trees with breath taking views. We have spent 10 years customizing the house with unique furniture, art work and landscaping.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
In 2015 we built a a third bedroom on top of a deck that overhangs the ridge mountain. This was to enhance the spectacular view we already had. The new bedroom has an indoor/outdoor shower which we know your going to love. The deck also has a pergola for dinning with a BBQ near by.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Main house and breezeway

    Main house and breezeway

  • Hammock from MasterBedroom

    Hammock from MasterBedroom

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • Ahhh.. Gorgeous Costa Rica Sunsets!!!

    Ahhh.. Gorgeous Costa Rica Sunsets!!!

  • guest bedroom

    guest bedroom

  • Vaulted ceiling livingroom

    Vaulted ceiling livingroom

  • Guest bathroom

    Guest bathroom

  • Garden outside master bedroom

    Garden outside master bedroom

  • View from our favorite cafe just down the rode.

    View from our favorite cafe just down the rode.

  • View of front of house

    View of front of house

  • Our new bedroom off the new deck

    Our new bedroom off the new deck

  • Open air living

    Open air living

  • Outdoor seating area

    Outdoor seating area

  • Pool and garden

    Pool and garden

  • New table on the breezeway

    New table on the breezeway

  • This is a western view from our house.

    This is a western view from our house.

  • try white water rafting - fabulous!

    try white water rafting - fabulous!

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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3.5
  • Property type
    Villa
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 08/20/2016

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