Spectacular Views, Hand Crafted Home on 20 Tropical Acres
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
This spectacular property is just a few minutes drive and a 20 minute walk away from downtown Atenas. It features a gorgeous home on 20 acres of private land with lush tropical gardens, orchards, streams and breathtaking views. You can pick bananas by the swimming pool, caimito by the front gate, mangoes along the drive and oranges, lemons, water apple, papaya and cashews in the orchard. From the verandas and other magical spots on the property there are superb views, including Poas volcano and the Central Valley. There are plenty of interesting walks in the neighborhood but just walking the property itself is an adventure in a tropical paradise. There is a varied population of wildlife, especially birds which, interestingly, can best be viewed from the pool area!!
The three bedroom main residence features vaulted ceilings, hand crafted hardwood windows, ceilings and doors. Huge wrap-around verandas, totally private swimming pool and all modern conveniences. The bathrooms were renovated in 2015 and the beds and sofa set are all new. Internet, satellite TV provided. The house is located in Mercedes, one of the most desirable areas around Atenas characterized by large properties and friendly local people.
There is a helpful gardener and his wife who live in the gatehouse by the road, a considerable distance from the main house, ensuring immediate assistance and yet total privacy.
Atenas is just a 25 minute drive to the San Jose airport. If you don't want to rent a car it is very easy just to take a cab to the house and call a cab to shop or travel around the area. There are several supermarkets in town and a wide variety of interesting local shops, restaurants and coffee houses to explore. Many people speak English and always ready to get more practice but also patient and friendly if you wish to practice perhaps not-so-perfect Spanish! The local property managers (Piet and Yvonne) are available to organize trips, car rental, give local advice and organize airport pickup if required plus answer any questions you may have during your stay.
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(561) 601-0695 (Florida, USA)
Member since: 2009
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Damage deposit depends on length of stay.
RENTAL CONTRACT WILL BE SENT FOR REVIEW, SIGNATURE.
50 % OF RENTAL FEE IS DUE, ALONG WITH SIGNED CONTRACT IN ORDER TO RESERVE THE HOUSE.
REMAINING BALANCE DUE ONE MONTH BEFORE ARRIVAL.
DAMAGE DEPOSIT IS NECESSARY AND ALSO DEPENDS ON LENGTH OF STAY AND AMOUNT OF PEOPLE STAYING.
BILLING AND PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL.
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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THIS PROPERTY HAS A WEALTH OF NATURAL BEAUTY.
EXCELLENT FOR BIRD WATCHING!!! A large variety of bird species.
Year Purchased: 2008
About: My name is Tonia and I am Belgian. I have been living in the US for 28 years but am a world traveler at heart. I like nature and natural things, which is one of the reasons why I chose Atenas in Costa Rica as a second home. The area is unspoiled and yet there is a pleasant town nearby. Excessive heat and humidity don't agree with me and the climate in Atenas is perfect, warm but not stifling, cool but not cold. If I could be there all the time I would but alas I have other commitments. So at least others can enjoy the property - and this makes me feel good!
Why Atenas, Costa Rica:
Atenas is situated in the low mountains, where the coffee grows. It is famous in Costa Rica and abroad for its near ideal climate: warm and comfortable during the day and cool at night. This property was an expression of my dream to live peacefully, surrounded by nature, in a house that has soul. It has privacy, yet is close to town. It is important to understand that, unlike many rental properties, this is not just a house and pool. It is a gorgeous private estate with a river, woods, views, fruit trees, wildlife and an extraordinary variety of exotic birds. Considering the price of rentals in other areas of Costa Rica and other parts of the world, this property offers extraordinary value. It offers nature on the doorstep with the privacy of a large property. Our managers tell us that guests express delight upon arrival and their expectations are always exceeded.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Unique in Atenas: spectacular home on a giant piece of landscaped tropical paradise with incredible views. It has complete privacy, varied terrain, tranquility and endless beauty. For bird watchers the property is especially appealing for the amazing variety of tropical birds. You can get an inexpensive taxi or drive yourself to town in a matter of minutes but we take every opportunity we can to walk and enjoy the local atmosphere. The complete privacy does not mean you have to go far for amenities: two local restaurants are within minutes' walk and serve local dishes including super good ceviche. What you will most appreciate is the peace, natural beauty, lush gardens, wildlife, fresh air and comfort of a beautiful home.
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Entering tropical paradise...
view from front porch to mountain range
Master bedroom with king size bed and more stunning views....
Third bedroom with double bed and desk
Master bath - new in 2015
What more can be said?
Mesmerizing view from the property to volcano range
Walking from the main house towards the property rear . Every shade of green.
Fantastic location! Remember to take a coffee plantation tour...
Approaching volcano Arenal.
Welcome to Quinta Colina Paula - main gate
One of the stunning house views
A fruity welcome
Main Living Area
Second bedroom with 2 double beds
One of the three porches
Dinners outside on the pool-side porch
View from the property's highest hilltop
These views come for free with the property!
One side of the house
At La Paz nature park.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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