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

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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.

The house has 5 spacious bedrooms, 3 luxurious 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. We also have a large special fenced in area behind the house where your pet will have more than enough room to run and play if you want to contain their activity. They will also be able to put to good use a nice big dog house just in case it rains. 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, a five person Jacuzzi Spa with temperature control, covered Rancho complete with dining area, and a large stainless-steel BBQ grill. There is also an outdoor fireplace next to the swimming pool so you can enjoy the cool Atenas evenings by the fire while you take in the amazing view.

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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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

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season -2016
May 1 - Oct 31, 2016
7 night min stay
$120
$2,500
Winter/Costa Rica Summer
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
$175
$4,050
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$120
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

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

Notes:

Rates apply to a maximum of eight guests. Additional guests up to a maximum of 10 are $10.00 per person per night. 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

Links to more information:

 

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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.

  • 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!

  • Comfortable Sarchi Rockers with great views of the beautiful gardens surrounding Casa Doughty.

    Comfortable Sarchi Rockers with great views of the beautiful gardens surrounding Casa Doughty.

  • Great dining and conversation for six or more with extra seating at the bar.

    Great dining and conversation for six or more with extra seating at the bar.

  • Queen BR#2 in South wing with shared bath.

    Queen BR#2 in South wing with shared bath.

  • BR#4 is a Master Queen bedroom with bath, A/C and 27 inch LCD TV.

    BR#4 is a Master Queen bedroom with bath, A/C and 27 inch LCD TV.

  • Enjoy our tropical garden and excellent views of San Jose and the Central Valley

    Enjoy our tropical garden and excellent views of San Jose and the Central Valley

  • Take a dip in our very private  pool or enjoy lunch or dinner under the Rancho.

    Take a dip in our very private pool or enjoy lunch or dinner under the Rancho.

  • Coffee farm adjacent to the North side of Casa Doughty overlooking the Mountains.

    Coffee farm adjacent to the North side of Casa Doughty overlooking the Mountains.

  • 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.

  • Relax in the Living Room with a 47 inch LCD TV, DVD's,VCR movies, books,and games.

    Relax in the Living Room with a 47 inch LCD TV, DVD's,VCR movies, books,and games.

  • You are sure to find all you need in the gourmet Kitchen with Island and bar.

    You are sure to find all you need in the gourmet Kitchen with Island and bar.

  • Queen BR#1 in South wing with shared bath.

    Queen BR#1 in South wing with shared bath.

  • Queen BR#3 with a shared bath.

    Queen BR#3 with a shared bath.

  • BR#5 is a Master Queen bedroom with wheelchair bath access and A/C.

    BR#5 is a Master Queen bedroom with wheelchair bath access and A/C.

  • 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!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, September 30, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 09/28/2016

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