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Panoramic Views, Bali Style, Pool-Tropical Private Area-Atenas

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

The Bamboo House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This home is surrounded by tropical paradise, with maximum privacy, and has fantastic panoramic views of the mountains and valley below. Located in a gated community with one of the few heated swimming pools in the area, near the small town of Atenas which is only 30 minutes away from the Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose. Thousands of lights across the valley come to light at night time. It is located inside a protected forestall reserve with luxurious vegetation, precious trees - like the Guanacaste (the national tree) and other flowering trees, offering a powerful mixture of colors. Wildlife is plentiful with a large variety of hummingbirds that feed daily on the flowers and Toucans.

The house has been constructed with extensive use of giant bamboo (guadua), and it is divided into two separate structures. The main structure has the large master bedroom on the 2nd floor, while the living/dining rooms, modern kitchen with all appliances are on the main floor. Within this main house there is a separate den/study room on a lower level that provides an additional relaxing area to enjoy.

The 2nd structure contains two separate bedrooms each with a private bath, and with a separate kitchenette. The main structure has a large wrap-around porch to provide separate areas with hammocks and rustic furniture for your enjoyment. This is a great area for use of the gas grill and to enjoy some meals outdoors. The lush garden area will add to your enjoyment. You can relax in our large,heated pool (solar panels) with ambient temperature that is located between the two structures.

You will enjoy visiting the town of Atenas that is known for its friendly and helpful people. Visit the outdoor market that offers delicious local fruits, vegetables, and seafood or dine in one of the various cafes to taste the local food specialties. Or just go and sit in the peaceful Central Park and visit with the locals or just watch the people go by. In addition, Atenas has been rated the best place to retire abroad by AARP has been ranked by the National Geographic Magazine as having one of the best climates in the world!

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About The Owner

Hola! My Wife and I bought this beautiful house after visiting Costa Rica and plan to retire here one day. We currently live in Bermuda and enjoy travelling extensively, however, coming back to our Shangri-La in Atenas is always a delight. We hope you will enjoy our home while we are away.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Alajuela

We initially experienced visiting other areas of Costa Rica and later found that Atenas had more peace and tranquility with a better climate. No air conditioning or heating needed here. Atenas is more strategically located to enjoy all the things people like to do. There are many exciting places to visit on relatively short trips to the beaches, golf courses, volcanoes, tropical gardens, zoo, or just having fun exploring.

What makes this house unique

Begin each day with the sounds of different birds singing nearby like one of the many Toucans. Enjoy watching them feeding on the property. Relax around the pool or in one of our hammocks just relaxing or planning what to do. Enjoy seeing the wildlife coming to our huge Guanacaste tree at the back of our house. Go on some interesting hikes on trails near the property. Be amazed at all the interesting photos you can take to record your visit and don't forget to enjoy a cup of the locally grown coffee - it is amazing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a wonderful retreat where you can relax and enjoy your family and friends. The house is a beautiful, well-cared for home with a gorgeous tropical garden. The birding was fabulous!! The village of Atenas is centrally located which made driving and site-seeing easy and fun.
Mar 2009
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Amenities

Atenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Tempur-top four poster bed - very comfortable! Lie in bed and look at the views. With overhead fan., Queen size Beds (1) Has tower fan, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 singles in one guest room with Tower fan
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Phone for local calls. LD can be made using a card available in town or using Skype program on the computer.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Panoramic Views, Bali Style, Pool-Tropical Private Area-Atenas
average rating of 4.83871 based on 33 reviews
5

Great house, view and management.

  • 5 of 5

Great house, view and management.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house; beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We booked Casa Blais for a family reunion with people travelling from Canada, Scotland and Finland and we were not disappointed. The house is situated on a ridge above Atenas and has beautiful views across the valley. The house is well equipped and spacious with one bedroom located in the main house and 2 located in the casita. All were spacious with ensuite bathrrooms.

During our stay we did several day trips and used Oscar as our driver. Oscar is amazing with a broad knowledge of all things Costa Rican.

During our stay the weather was perfect and we could see why Atenas is rated as having the best climate in the world by National Geographic.

We hope to return in the not too distant future

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Richland Hills, TX
5

Just a great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and was in a very relaxing location. Andrew was a great help in lending a hand when we had questions on any front.

We cooked at the house everyday and we left behind a few items that the next visitors will be able to use for food preparation. We also left a local bottle of wine for the next visitors to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cayman Islands
5

We loved Casa Blais

  • 5 of 5

Immediately upon arrival, it was obvious this was going to be an amazing vacation. The Casa itself was amazing, then the view was even better. It was so easy to feel at home here - drinking the Costa Rican coffee on the veranda, lounging in the amazing pool and enjoying sangria in the hammock.

We came here as a couple for a getaway and are already looking for dates to come back with friends.

This place had everything and Andrew and Oscar took such great care of us.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome mountain view retreat!

  • 5 of 5

When my two daughters, 18 and 21 and their two friends drove through the gate our jaws dropped. This place is gorgeous. the main house is two story - bamboo Pacific Island design. The entire second floor is the master bedroom complete with a hot tub. The guest house has two bedrooms. The landscaping is immaculate. It is about a half hour away from the airport.

If you stay in the area make sure to catch the El Toledo Coffee Tour.

I would recommend this home to any of my friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idalou, texas
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Texas family

  • 4 of 5

We loved the case Blais, the Bamboo House! It has a great Costa Rican feel inside and out. Andrew, the property manager, was excellent!! We agree with all of the other great reviews.

There are two things we assumed incorrectly from the pictures of the house: 1) The "hot tub" by the pool was hot, and it is not! It is a kiddy pool. 2) The upstairs jacuzzi was easy to use, but it is not since it fills up too slowly and the water gets cold before you can use the jets.

Everything else with the house and area was really great and we will be back for sure!

These are small things and we

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Juan Santa Maria International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Atenas, Alajuela
Nearest Point of Interest
Carara National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Arenal Volcano
Nearest Point of Interest
Crocodile Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Jaco Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hermosa Beach

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Damage Deposit $200

$200 Security Deposit required (subject to change)

If you need to cancel 90 days or prior I can send you a full refund minus any transfer fees, if it's 90 days to check-in I will try to rent out the same days and can refund any or all days reserved by a future guest and send you the paid amount minus fees if that sounds acceptable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.