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Gorgeous Mountain Paradise with Privacy, View and Pool!

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms (sleeps 6)

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.

Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 5000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

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
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • 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

5
from 63 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 high season
Jan 7 - Sep 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$275 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,500
green
Sep 9 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,100
early Holiday
Nov 18 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$300 $325
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,800
holiday
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
4 night min stay
$400
$2,200
2018 high season
Jan 6 - Sep 7, 2018
3 night min stay
$300 $325
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,750

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:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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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 and judd are freelance creatives (food stylist and photographer) based out of the New York area who work for food magazines, cookbooks and advertising clients. We built our home on this spot in Atenas because of the glorious views, the wonderful climate, and convenience to the small non touristy town feel that we enjoy. We are well located near, but also far enough from, major roadways and the airport so traveling to spots throughout the country is relatively easy. We have put our heart and soul in making this house our own style and we hope and think you will love it too.

Why the Owner Chose Atenas, Costa Rica:
In 2006 we were looking for a special property as a second home in Costa Rica. Picaflora, the name of our small community just outside of the town of Atenas was conceived as a Bali style home design partly for the beautiful architecture and also due to Bali's similar climate to Atenas. The property is set on a mountain ridge with several 100 year old trees and 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 with its own private balcony looking out at the spectacular view we love so much. The new bedroom has a private indoor/outdoor shower that enables you to watch toucans and other birds in the trees outside. There is a covered pergola for dining with a BBQ on the deck for outdoor dining under the stars.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

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Photos

  • Main house and Breeze Way

    Main house and Breeze Way

  • Hammock from MasterBedroom

    Hammock from MasterBedroom

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • View of front property and gated driveway

    View of front property and gated driveway

  • 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

  • Ahhh.. Gorgeous Costa Rica Sunsets!!!

    Ahhh.. Gorgeous Costa Rica Sunsets!!!

  • 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!

  • Deck with pergola and outdoor dining for 10

    Deck with pergola and outdoor dining for 10

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