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Casita Limón Near Atenas Centro

Mercedes, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Apartment300 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Cozy Furnished 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Apartment, Sleeps 4, with WiFi and Pool

Congratulations, you've found it! The perfect place for your stay in Costa Rica.

Our Casita Limón is a small fully furnished apartment located in a quiet Tico neighborhood, about 1 KM from downtown Atenas. We named it 'Casita Limón' after the delicious Creole Lime and Sweet Lemon trees growing on our property. The casita has an air conditioned bedroom with a queen size bed, and a full size futon in the living room. Linens and towels are provided, and the kitchen is fully furnished. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer, but instead of using the dryer, we encourage you to be environmentally friendly and hang clothes out to dry on clotheslines on sunny days.

The property is fully enclosed with a beautiful lawn, tropical plants & fruit trees. Help yourself to fresh orange juice every morning while in season.

Kitchen amenities:

+ Dishes, glassware, utensils and cookware

+ Refrigerator/freezer

+ 2-burner counter top cooker

+ Electric skillet

+ Microwave oven

+ Coffee maker

Other amenities:

+ On-demand hot water in the kitchen and bath

+ Ceiling fans

+ Air conditioned bedroom

+ WiFi

+ Swimming Pool

+ Television

+ Lots of games for children and adults:

--- Cards, Dominoes, Rummikub, Scattergories,

--- Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble (English & Español)

+ Washer/Dryer

+ Free local telephone calls and calls to/from U.S. & Canada

+ Housekeeping service available twice a week for an additional fee

+ Secure parking area

+ Pet friendly

+ Portable cooler available for day trips/picnics

+ Local cellular telephone available for rent

Depending on the day you arrive, you may enjoy the wonderful Farmers' Market held every Friday morning, between 7 AM and 12 Noon. This is a great place to stock up on fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, cheese and yogurt.

Atenas has daytime temperature ranges from the upper 70°'s to upper 80°'s, with rare days in the low 90°'s. Nighttime temperatures usually stay in the 60°, but have been known to dip into the the 50°'s overnight.

We recommend you pack an umbrella if you will be with us during the Green Season from May to December.

We are a retired couple with many years of experience living in Costa Rica. We can help you plan your itinerary to visit all the 'must see & do' attractions in Costa Rica.

If you are a member of the worldwide geocaching site, you will find Casita Limón the perfect place to log a new cache find and pick up, or drop off, some travel bugs for your fellow geocachers.

While you are our guest, you will have full access to the shared outdoor living space in our 'Rancho.' It has a covered patio with tables & chairs, swing, kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, barbecue grill, stone pizza/bread oven, bathroom, shower, and pool. We think you'll find this the perfect place for entertaining and relaxing after a long day of sightseeing.

Our home is located on the same property, so we are always available when needed. You will find the Casita is perfectly positioned to offer you plenty of privacy during your stay.

House Rules:

Check-in after 10:00 PM is not an option unless prior arrangements have been made. If you have a late flight arrival time, we recommend you make arrangements to stay at one of the convenience hotels near the airport and check-in with us the following day.

Smoking is only allowed outside or in the Rancho.

There is a $10 service charge for a lost set of keys.

Pool Rules:

1. Use pool at your own risk. We are not responsible for accidents or injuries.

2. Absolutely no unattended children under 12 allowed in the pool.

3. No animals allowed.

4. No glass containers in the pool area.

5. No running, pushing, or dangerous play allowed.

6. Be considerate - no yelling or other loud noises.

7. No diving.

8. Use the outdoor shower before getting into the pool.

9. No one is allowed in the pool during an electrical/thunderstorm.

10. No nudity in the pool.

11. Children should use the toilet before getting into the pool and babies must wear swimmers' diapers.

12. Be aware there is no lifeguard on duty.

While you are enjoying your stay with us please take care of a few of the basics:

1 - Let us know if anything needs attention or needs to be replaced. (i.e. toilet tissue, light bulbs, garbage bags, etc.)

2 - Please wash dirty dishes and wipe up any spills. We are in the tropics and share this paradise with an abundance of wildlife and insects. Ants love dirty dishes and sticky counters!

3 - Treat our home as you would your own.

We treat our dogs, Randy, Gustavo (Goose for short), and Yoli, as members of the family. We usually keep them behind a gate on our side of the property, but if you are an animal lover they will enjoy being petted. Please respect our pets.

Enjoy yourselves!

Property Manager

owner/property manager

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 2018
About owner/property manager

I spent most of my 20s here in Costa Rica. I returned to the States to raise a family and build a career, always knowing I would return to Costa Rica someday.

owner/property manager purchased this Apartment in 2006

Why owner/property manager chose Mercedes

We bought our property in 2006 and built the Casita so we would have a vacation home to visit until we were ready to retire. In 2011, my husband John and I officially retired and moved to Atenas. The first year we lived in our humble casita, while we watched our new home being built. In May of 2012, we moved into 'la casa nueva' and now our casita is available for you to rent.

What makes this Apartment unique

The property is in a typical Tico (Costa Rican) neighborhood. The mornings brings a cacophony of bird songs and at certain times fo the year, we even hear Howler monkeys playing down near the river below our home. The Casita is located on the opposite end our our property, offering our guests total privacy. There is always some fruit available for picking on the many trees found in our garden. If you are looking for a place for total relaxation, you've found it!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Bedroom has a very comfortable Queen size bed and lots of closet space. There is also an air conditioner in the bedroom, but our guests tell us they never use it because the temperatures are so mild at night.


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      There is an A/C unit in the bedroom, but with our mild nighttime temperatures you probably won't need it.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      WiFi is available throughout the property.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Parking
                      Parking is very secure inside the property, behind a locked gate.
                    • Telephone
                      Free local calls and free calls to the U.S. and Canada
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      We have a wood fired Stone Oven outside primarily used for baking pizzas and roasting meat.


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              There are also 2 additional tables and chairs in the Rancho to accommodate up to 12 people. Many of our guests enjoy using the grill and eat in the Rancho.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Games
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                      There is a Mirador near the pool that offers excellent view of the mountains and the lights of the central valley in the evenings. This is the perfect place to watch the sunrise with morning coffee.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • limited accessibility

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool


                                                • churches
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services


                                                            • If you are interested in a tropical vacation in beautiful Costa Rica, we invite you to rent our guest house and use it as your home base. We've got all the basic necessities covered, and we do our best to make each of our guests feel comfortable and at 'home.'

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              15 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Place was nice but kind of isolated and difficult to find.

                                                              Anthony L.

                                                              Hosts were very helpful with directions. The casita was clean, secure and had everything we needed for our 4 day stay. Luckily we had a gps or we'd still be wandering the region!

                                                              Great location. John and Pat are great hosts! We enjoyed our time here and the conversation!

                                                              Mark B.

                                                              Nice quiet location, but close enough to Atenas to walk if you want. Lots of taxis available too. Casita was perfect for my wife, son and I.

                                                              Perfect place to stay!

                                                              cynthia l.

                                                              Casita Limon was the perfect home base for my 2 week visit to Costa Rica! The location is convenient to town in a safe, quite neighborhood. It provided all I needed. My priorities are: cleanliness, comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen & washer. I got all that and more! An electric citrus juicer to juice the oranges growing outside my door was a treat! Mangos also grow in their yard. The bedroom had A/C, but I didn’t need it. There’s a huge walk-in closet which was very useful. It was nice to hang out clothes on the clothes line in the fresh breeze. Pat and John are terrific hosts!! Such nice people who will help you with anything, while respecting your privacy. Since my visit to Costa Rica was primarily to see birds and wildlife, I was thrilled with their knowledge of the subjects. They could tell me which birds to see in which trees! I really could not have asked for better hosts! I hope to return some day!

                                                              Cyndee in North Carolina

                                                              Great Place to Stay!!

                                                              Stephen J.

                                                              My husband and I spent two weeks with Pat and John. They were gracious hosts and very knowledgeable of the area. We loved spending time in the Rancho and ate our breakfast there every morning, accompanied by bird songs. The casita is inviting and provides everything you need. We washed our clothes and the warm tropical breezes dry your clothes faster than a drier. The self opening private gate, was an added plus. We would definitely stay here again and recommend the Casita Limon to anyone wanting an authentic Costa Rican experience.

                                                              Wonderful and perfect!

                                                              Kathy H.

                                                              We stayed at Casita Limon for two weeks in August and have nothing but glowing reviews. As it has been said previously, Pat and John were wonderful hosts and their knowledge of all-things Costa Rica is immense. The casita was perfect for us and the views were amazing. The location was ideal too as we could walk into town and really get to know Atenas and its people. You can't beat Casita Limon for the price and the graciousness of the hosts!

                                                              A+ Getaway

                                                              Doug R.Austin,TX

                                                              Great little place to relax. Close enough to San Jose and the coast.


                                                              Mercedes, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica


                                                              15 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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