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Casa Doughty welcomes you to your positively private tropical garden paradise.

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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms + 3 Baths

This Amazing Country Villa can be your very own Private Paradise where you can come and enjoy all that Costa Rica has to offer. The property is set high on a hill top, surrounded by coffee plantations and cattle ranches, offering peace, tranquility, and spectacular views of San Jose and the Central Valley, both night and day. Ask about the use of our FREE Garmin GPS with Costa Rica maps when you sign up for a minimum one week stay. ($100 refundable deposit required). requiredPerfect

The house has 5 spacious bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 5000 square feet of living space on two acres of tropical landscaped very private gardens. The house easily sleeps up to 10 people, making it perfect for large families or groups to share those special moments of a once in a lifetime vacation.

Casa Doughty is also very 'Pet Friendly'. The entire grounds are enclosed so if you bring your pet they will have the run of the 2 acres. The Courtyard between the two wings is also another contained area with plenty of grass for them to enjoy! We do charge a refundable 'Pet Fee' of $50 per animal.


Throughout the home the rooms are spacious and airy with high ceilings. Built to USA standards, our house has all the comforts of back home. Some of the many features of the property include: 47 inch HD LCD TV with International cable with HBO, Cinemax, CNN, ESPN, as well as many Spanish networks, Wi-Fi high speed Internet, swimming pool that is surrounded by tropical landscape for your privacy, covered Rancho complete with dining area, and a large stainless-steel BBQ grill.

Stretching the entire front of the house, you will find a wide “rocking chair” front porch that is perfect for having your morning coffee, watching the sunrise, or enjoying evening cocktails while you view the Central Valley city lights in the distance.

Atenas has spring like conditions all year round. The daytime highs are in the 80’s and the lows at night are in the 60’s. The two master suites have air conditioning and all the rooms have ceiling fans. There is always a nice breeze and the temperature is mild so you rarely need air conditioning.

Our multi-lingual Property Managers, Piet and Yvon, live nearby and can be reached by phone to help with any questions that might arise during your stay. They will do everything possible to make your stay a success. They also offer a wide range of custom tours, and they also offer a fee-based transportation service from the SJO Airport if you notify them ahead of time.

Be sure to ask for your FREE copy of our very own Central Valley Insider's Guide that we have produced and can send to you via email. It provides some general information about Costa Rica, tells you about some of our favorite popular Atenas Restaurants, and of course a list and description of many Central Valley nearby attractions.

Since Casa Doughty is centrally located, there are many attractions within driving distance so it is very easy to take day sightseeing trips. (Ask about assistance with transportation or tour guide recommendations/tips.) In the living room, you will find a Welcome Notebook with information about things to do in the area with brochures from many of the Central Valley attractions.

If you are looking for a private paradise to enjoy the sunshine and peace and quiet of our gardens you have found your getaway vacation Villa! If you have any questions, want more information, or want a copy of our FREE Central Valley Insider's Guide just email us or give us a call to 817-803-3390. Please put your phone number in the inquiry too. We are happy to call you if it makes it easier for you than emailing questions back & forth. We look forward to your inquiry!
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom #1 in South wing: 1 queen

    Shared bath...moreless

  • Bedroom #3 in South wing: 1 queen

    Shared bath...moreless

  • Master Bedroom #4 with A/C in South wing: 1 queen

    Master Queen bed with A/C , 32 in TV, Full Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom #2 in South wing: 1 queen

    Shared bath...moreless

  • Master Queen Bedroom #5 in North wing: 1 queen

    Master Queen bed with A/C,27 in TV,Wheelchair accessible ...moreless

  • 5 Queen Beds We do have three electric blow-up twin-size EZ beds that are available....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We also have a great team that would love to cook for you. Ask about our Chefs for hire... Come and enjoy the most friendly people and many awesome attractions that Costa Rica has to offer or just sit back and experience a much simpler way of life ...at a much slower pace. The only thing missing at Casa Doughty is YOU!...moreless

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Seating for 6 people
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Costa Rica Summer
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,085 $3,900
Green Season-2017
May 1 - Nov 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$120
$840 $2,750
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$165
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Pet Fee $50

Notes:

Rates apply to a maximum of ten guests over the age of three. Exceptions to this policy must be in writing. Please provide a list of all the names of those who will be staying in our home with the final payment. We also have 2 electric E-Z twin size beds that are available upon request.

Rates are subject to change until confirmed with a 50% down payment. Payments accepted through our Reservation Manager system using major credit cards,or PayPal.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • La Trocha

    "Hands down, La Trocha is one of our favorite restaurants in Atenas. Located at the edge of L..."

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  • Ristorante Pizzeria el Paraiso de Alida

    "Alida's is located just at the edge of downtown Atenas. Set back off the main highway, look ..."

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  • La trilla

    "This lovely outdoor seating restaurant is located just off Highway #3 very close to the gas ..."

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  • Restaurante El Guanacaste

    "Located in Barrio Mercedes this restauant is a great, typical open air Costa Rican restauran..."

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  • Jalapenos

    "This restaurant is the closest to Casa Doughty and only about five minutes from the house he..."

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Juan Santamaria Int'l Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Puntarenas
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several are close by...many more within 4 miles
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Jaco

Car: Recommended

There are many Ziplines in Costa Rica. Our favorite has been the Adventureland Zip-Line Canopy tour over 11 Waterfalls with 25 platforms. There are also many choices for white water rafting through out Costa Rica.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Steve and I are excited to be able to share Casa Doughty with you and your family and or friends. We chose the Atenas area because of the fabulous weather year round and its close proximity to so many great attractions. On a personal note Steve retired after working 45 plus years in the computer programming industry and Dianne retired from American Airlines having worked for the American Airlines Federal Credit Union for almost 20 years. We are now enjoying our free time by exploring more of Costa Rica and of course visiting family and friends back in the states. We really appreciate your providing your phone number when inquiring about availability so we can contact you to help answer any questions you might have about Casa Doughty. We want you to be comfortable about your choosing our home so that you will be sure to enjoy your vacation and your time in the Central Valley!

Why the Owner Chose Atenas, Costa Rica:
Atenas has a great year round climate, wonderful views, and its an easy to drive to the beach or to the many attractions in the Central Valley. We think that Costa Ricans are some of the most friendly people you will ever meet. They are more than helpful and are so gracious when you might be needing assistance with directions. According to National Geographic Atenas has 'the best climate in the world'! We agree.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
You can relax in this private estate and enjoy the sun, pool, weather, wild birds, and incredible views. Because of our great location it is very easy to visit the national parks, beaches, zoos, museums or any other activities you are interested in. We are easy to find located on the highway #3 to Jaco. NO dirt roads. We can help you with directions,shopping and to schedule tours and other activities. We are in a great location with perfect weather. Remember the beaches are very hot in Costa Rica. The weather in Atenas is perfect. We are a short drive to all the major tourist sights and attractions.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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  • Casa Doughty welcomes you to your positively private tropical garden paradise.

    Casa Doughty welcomes you to your positively private tropical garden paradise.

  • Casa Doughty your home away from home with 5 Bdrms 3 baths and over 5,000 sq ft.

    Casa Doughty your home away from home with 5 Bdrms 3 baths and over 5,000 sq ft.

  • Watch the sunrise from the front Terrace while you savour your morning coffee.

    Watch the sunrise from the front Terrace while you savour your morning coffee.

  • Enjoy the spacious living area to relax, read a book, send emails to friends!

    Enjoy the spacious living area to relax, read a book, send emails to friends!

  • You are going to love cooking in our gourmet kitchen...lots of love shared here!

    You are going to love cooking in our gourmet kitchen...lots of love shared here!

  • Our Queen-Size Bed in Bedroom #2 overlooks the sparkling Pool.

    Our Queen-Size Bed in Bedroom #2 overlooks the sparkling Pool.

  • Our Queen-size bed in Bedroom #3 also overlooks the sparkling pool.

    Our Queen-size bed in Bedroom #3 also overlooks the sparkling pool.

  • Master Queen Bedroom #4 's Bath room.

    Master Queen Bedroom #4 's Bath room.

  • Warm and inviting very private sparkling pool surrounded by lush landscape.

    Warm and inviting very private sparkling pool surrounded by lush landscape.

  • Come and enjoy the outdoor dining area by the pool anytime of the day or night!

    Come and enjoy the outdoor dining area by the pool anytime of the day or night!

  • Sunset view at Jaco Beach on the Pacific coast about 45 min from Casa Doughty!

    Sunset view at Jaco Beach on the Pacific coast about 45 min from Casa Doughty!

  • Admire the beauty of the landscape as you come up the driveway to the house!

    Admire the beauty of the landscape as you come up the driveway to the house!

  • Come and sit and enjoy a spectacular view of San Jose and the Central Valley on the front terrace of Casa Doughty!

    Come and sit and enjoy a spectacular view of San Jose and the Central Valley on the front terrace of Casa Doughty!

  • Step into our living room and watch your favorite TV shows or just read & relax.

    Step into our living room and watch your favorite TV shows or just read & relax.

  • Sit down for dinner with friends or family and enjoy the spectacular views!

    Sit down for dinner with friends or family and enjoy the spectacular views!

  • Your going to love our Queen-Size Bed in Bedroom#1

    Your going to love our Queen-Size Bed in Bedroom#1

  • This is the shared Bath with a large walk-in shower for Bedrooms 1, 2 & 3.

    This is the shared Bath with a large walk-in shower for Bedrooms 1, 2 & 3.

  • Enjoy our Queen-size bed in Master Bedroom #4 with its own Bath, TV and A/C too!

    Enjoy our Queen-size bed in Master Bedroom #4 with its own Bath, TV and A/C too!

  • Enjoy the Queen-size bed in Bedroom#5 with its own Bath and view of  the Gardens

    Enjoy the Queen-size bed in Bedroom#5 with its own Bath and view of the Gardens

  • Bedroom#5 has its own A/C and a huge handicap access shower!

    Bedroom#5 has its own A/C and a huge handicap access shower!

  • Enjoy the  covered Rancho to relax and read that book you brought along!

    Enjoy the covered Rancho to relax and read that book you brought along!

  • Covered carport for one vehicle and extra parking for two more vehicles.

    Covered carport for one vehicle and extra parking for two more vehicles.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, December 09, 2016

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