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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Bamboo House, 3 Bedrooms , 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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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More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

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 Atenas

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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Atenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • 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
Phone for local calls. LD can be made using a card available in town or using Skype program on the computer.


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Panoramic Views, Bali Style, Pool-Tropical Private Area-Atenas
average rating of 4.864865 based on 39 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The view was fabulous The home was very comfortable and clean we enjoyed the pool

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Perfect home for a relaxing stay in Atenas

  • 5 of 5

We 4 women had a wonderful time at the Casa de Blais in Atenas. The main house is gorgeous with beautiful furniture and decorating. We loved seeing Toucans and other amazing birds in the trees right off the outside porch and had iguanas in the yard! The kitchen was well furnished with utensils and Costa Rican coffee. Eunice, Andrew and Geronimo gave us help and information so quickly when requested. Thanks for the use of this amazing home.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Beautiful home and beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

Great area! Love Atenas

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and view

  • 5 of 5

Great first impression arriving at the house. Beautiful master bedroom upstairs in the main house with large bathtub and separate shower. Blinds on all windows for those who like to sleep in.

The pool was great although not heated. With the house being at higher elevation with cooler temperatures it won’t get warm. Our kids loved it anyway and were swimming everyday.

The casita has 2 separate bedrooms which is nice as you can have some privacy in the main house.

Overall very nice place to stay in a very secure, beautiful location. I Would definitely recommend this place and would certainly not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most beautiful mountain house

  • 5 of 5

large spacious house with great 360degree view of the beautiful valley and mountains. Definitely will go back here . I love this house and this area so much that I want to buy this house if it is available!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful home in a terrific location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely home late November/early December 2017 - beautiful home - fabulous view - great location. We would absolutely stay there again.

Andrew was so helpful with anything we needed done or information we requested regarding our travel destinations within Costa Rica. Thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Refundable 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.