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RELAX, UNWIND and ENJOY- Paradise Awaits!

Atenas, Costa Rica
  • Villa1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

Contemporary 2 Bedroom with includes a Guesthouse and an exceptional view!

This gorgeous two bedroom home, which includes a Casita (Guest House), in the 'Lomas del Paraiso' (the Hills of Paradise) gated community in Atenas, Costa Rica, will be perfect for you. The town of Atenas is known for its Best Climate and spectacular mountain views. The property is very contemporary in style and extremely well appointed. It offers an exceptional mountain view and at night you can see the twinkling lights of the nearby village. This all just a 10 minute drive from Atenas!

The House and Casita (Guest House) are built with high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the beautiful view. The great room includes a living area with leather couches, high definition TV and a dining table seating 6 people. The large, well-equipped, gourmet kitchen offers a generous island-bar and is perfect for evening gatherings. The master bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and the standard floor to ceiling windows. The master bath offers a private outdoor shower built of beautiful local rocks and a large walk-in closet. There is an additional bathroom in the main house with a shower and a small, rock wall enclosed outdoor atrium, accessible from the living room.

The Casita (Guest House) includes a bedroom with a queen size bed and a sitting area. The bathroom is spacious with tiled shower. The Casita also offers the standard floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the mountain view. It has its own terrace so you can enjoy your morning coffee. The Casita has its own TV.

The 12 meter lap pool is perfect for keeping in great shape or just floating lazily. The play pool is great for enjoyment and simply having fun. The terrace with its lounge chairs and dining table is a perfect place to read a book or just relax. The patio dining table seats 6 people.

The property is visited by a wide range of exotic birds including Toucans, mot mots and montezuma oropendolas. Freddie (the Iguana) will visit and sunbath on the patio.

PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE WILD LIFE!

Atenas has 4 supermarkets and a great Farmer's Market on Fridays where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, cheese, flowers, fish, pork, chicken and home made baked goods. There are also a number of excellent restaurants. Don't miss the El Balcon, a European style cafe where one can have breakfast, lunch or wonderful pastry. You feel like Pizza? Try La Finca Pizzeria in town.

Atenas, situated in the Central Valley, halfway between San José and the Pacific Ocean, is the perfect base from which to explore Costa Rica and see cloud forests, rain forests, tropical birds, butterflies and many other animals. You can easily make day trips to go zip-lining in the treetops, hiking in the mountains, cruising in the jungle and birding for a remarkable range of tropical birds. Do not forget to visit the Vulcano Paos.

Sükran Arik, our Property Manager will be available if needed. You will receive weekly maid service. We also offer Airport Pick Up and arrival grocery shopping for a fee.

You are also just over thirty minutes from Escazu, by the new highway, and its posh restaurants, wonderful shops and the remarkable MultiPlaza shopping mall. San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, has many cultural and historical sites, and is about 45 minutes away. In the house, you will find a brief guide to the area which we have prepared, as well a guidebook, which you can use to identify the sights you would like to see and how to find them.

Casa Michel is approximately 35 minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose/Alajuela. The many easy day trips include Beaches (Jaco - 38 miles, one hour; Herradura Beach 40 miles, 1 hours), Volcanos & National Parks (Poas Volcano Nat'l Park - 22 miles, about an hour; Arenal Volcano Nat'l Park - 50 miles, 2 ½ hours), Towns (Sarchi - 9 miles, 20 minutes; Cartago - 43 miles, one hour +).

You will not be disappointed in our home, the stunning vistas or Atenas where you can leave all your cares behind and enjoy complete relaxation.

Note: Tap Water safe to drink. Weekly housecleaning included. More frequent service available at extra cost.

Property Manager

Brigitte Michels

Member Since 2012
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, german, italian, Swiss German
Calendar last updated:
Apr 08, 2018
About Brigitte Michels

Married, from Switzerland splitting time between US, Mexico, Switzerland and Costa Rica. I love all places and I am delighted to be able to share this one with you. I love elegant design, many types of cuisine and seeing as many parts of the world as possible.

Brigitte Michels purchased this Villa in 2010

Why Brigitte Michels chose Atenas

We considered many wonderful places before buying our home in Atenas. Ultimately, we chose this house in this location for a number of reasons including the superb climate, the extraordinary beauty of Costa Rica and this area in particular, the many, the many things to see and do (including just laying by the pool with a glass of wine and watching the clouds filter through the mountains) and the exceptional people of Costa Rica - Ticos, as they refer to themselves. Many people call this area paradise and we certainly agree.

What makes this Villa unique

In addition to being in the lap of all the beauty that mother nature offers, Casa Michel is close to a huge variety of eco tourism sites and it is a short 30 minute drive, by the new freeway, to Escazu which has many exceptional restaurants and shopping possibilities.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • King size bed in the master bedroom, Queen size bed in the Casita (Guesthouse)

        Bathrooms

        • 3 Bathrooms
          • The master bath has a large soaking tub and a large outdoor shower. Each of the other two bathrooms have a large shower.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Spectacular mountain views during the daytime and sparkling lights of mountain villages at night

              Theme

                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Linens Provided
                          Upscale bed and bath linens
                        • Broadband Access
                          See internet
                        • Covered Parking
                          See car port
                        • Garage
                          Car port
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                          Wireless, (4MB down; 2MB up) connection throughout the property
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          A relatively new (2013) LG.
                        • Living Room
                          White synthetic leather couche and and HD TV with a blu-ray/dvd player and floor to ceiling windows
                        • Mobile Phone
                          Call anywhere in Costa Rica. No international calls please.
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                          Call anywhere in Costa Rica. No international calls please. There is a landline provided in master bedroom.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          The washer is a relatively new (2013) LG. Carla the housekeeper is willing to do your personal laundry - fees applies.
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Use your computer anywhere on the property

                          Kitchen

                            • Kitchen
                              Large kitchen with all appliances, spices, oils, etc. for cooking plus coffee maker, blender, toaster and rice cooker
                            • Coffee Maker
                              We are providing a Nestle Pod Coffee Maker – a small selection provided at arrival. Drip Coffee Maker also provided.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Complete set of ceramic and glass, utensils as well
                            • Dishwasher
                              Whirlpool
                            • Freezer
                              large freezer as part of refrigderator
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Everything needed to cook gourmet meals
                            • Microwave
                              Microwave in the kitchen Instructions/buttons in Spanish
                            • Oven
                              Normal size electric oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Oils, spices, condiments, etc. are provided.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Large Whirlpool refrigerator/freezer with ice maker
                            • Stove
                              Glass-top electric range
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                  Both the indoor and outdoor dining areas comfortably sits four.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                      Many, some of which you are free to take with you, if you haven't finished them by the time you leave
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      SKY television with 50" HDTV in living room and 40" TV in Casita (Guesthouse).
                                    • Television

                                      Outside

                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Dinning terrace and lounging terrace around the swimming pools and the Casita (Guesthouse) with exceptional mountain views
                                        • Golf
                                          40 to 45 minute drive to nearest course
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Planted, trees, grassy areas as well as a tropical garden in both front and back of house
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Propane gas
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                          Great terraces with spectacular views from both main house and Casita (Guesthouse)

                                          Suitability

                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility
                                              Not built for handicap access but all on one level with no stairs

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  The master bath features a large soaking tub (not an actual hot tub but quite nice) with a view of the mountains.
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  (2) Two Pools: Play pool 4 x 7 meter / 13 ft x 23 ft Lap pool 12 meter / 40 feet

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Staff

                                                      Attractions

                                                        • arboretum
                                                        • botanical garden
                                                        • churches
                                                        • health/beauty spa
                                                        • playground
                                                        • recreation center
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • zoo

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • shopping
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking
                                                            • wildlife viewing

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                                    • surfing
                                                                    • swimming

                                                                      Notes

                                                                        • Outdoor shower in master bath; Casita/Guest House with full bath and own dining terrace. weekly Housekeeping, gardener ,pool maintenance service and property manager provide a full range of services (no cleaning fee); Ten minutes from town of Atenas.

                                                                          House Rules

                                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                          Cancellation Policy

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

                                                                          27 Reviews

                                                                          Exceptional5/5

                                                                          Latest reviews

                                                                          Home from Home

                                                                          Mike B.

                                                                          Beautiful home in a stunning position. The house has been maintained in a spotless condition and the attention to detail is rarely found in a home let alone a rented home. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this home to friends and family. Mike & Rose

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Thank you very much!

                                                                          Amazing view and relaxation was the best i had in a long time.

                                                                          Samuel C.Queens,New York

                                                                          Gate community made us feel safe,the view while relaxing by or in the pool is breathe taking. Sue the property manager was helpful and quick with reaponding to a few minor issues. I truely loved this place and would stay here again.

                                                                          Spectacular Scenery

                                                                          Jennifer L.Florida

                                                                          This house can compete with the luxury resorts of Costa Rica. The view is amazing. The house is well maintained. The owner and property managers were always responsive and helpful. Very safe comfortable neighborhood. The location is off the beat and path to many attractions, definately need a car. We went to Zoo Ave, approx 30 min drive. We also went to Carara National park, approx 1hr drive. We did coffee plantation tour, arranged by Aad, the property manager who also picked us up from the airport, which was a delight. Only a couple of minor details like no expected toiletries provided, and bed linens were musty, which i washed to fix the problem were our complants. The linens are just a result of damp, humid Costa Rica conditions. The managers said the toiletry oversight was due to illness of local provider. There was also an ant problem in guest bedroom which we resolved with provided spray. Another result of the area. If you've ever been to Costa Rica, these are typical issues anywhere you stay. I would definately recommend this house for anyone traveling to Costa Rica and would rent again myself.....

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Hi Jen and Bob,

                                                                          Thanks very much for your review.

                                                                          We were very surprised to hear that there were no toiletries and that the sheets were musty. These things have never happened before and should not have happened now. We have already communicated with Aad and Marian to insure that they do not happen again. As to the ants, we are sorry about that and, in fact, the house had been sprayed a few weeks before but ants can be really hard to avoid in Costa Rica.

                                                                          In any case, we are really glad that you enjoyed your stay in spite of the issues and would be delighted to have you back either in Costa Rica or our place in France.

                                                                          Thanks again,

                                                                          Barry

                                                                          Magnifiaient!

                                                                          Daphné H.Montréal

                                                                          We loved loved loved our stay at Casa Dos Leones... it's a wonderful house and we felt just like at home right away. Even the kids called it home after a few days! The city of Atenas is very quiet and the view is to die for. I'd recommend it to anyone!

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Thanks very much Daphne'. We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay!!

                                                                          All my best,

                                                                          Barry

                                                                          Outstanding Property!

                                                                          jim m.Norwell, Mass

                                                                          Absolutely breathtaking property. Private gated property in the wonderful town of Atena's. Weather was just perfect. Hot during the day and nice an cool at night. The home was really safe and comfortable. Two pools and view's to die for. We traveled all over Costa Rica from this vantage point. From Monteverde to Manuel Antonio to Jaco and Arenal. Driving the countryside of CR was amazing. The roads can be a bit challenging, so we made sure we got up early and returned in the daylight. Even though there was a lot of time in the car, each drive was stunning and the end destination totally worth it. Thanks to Barry and Claudia for the birthday cake for my daughters who turned 16 during the trip. Nice touch from two classy people. The caretaker, Aud, was available via email in an instant. Very helpful. Pura Vida and Gracias. We would highly recommend the property.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Hi Jim,

                                                                          Claudia and I are just so happy that your triplets had a great birthday!! Needless to say, it was our first triplet birthday. We would love to see you return or, for just you and Tina, you might consider our other place in Saintes, France, an hour north of Bordeaux.

                                                                          All our best,

                                                                          Barry

                                                                          Paradise

                                                                          timothy m.

                                                                          Truly a little bit of paradise. The house, the view, the pool(s) are all perfect. What a magical place to relax at the end of a day and watch the valley lights come to life as the sun goes down. Convenient to town yet incredibly private. Hope to stay there again.

                                                                          T&C

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Hi Tim,

                                                                          Claudia and I are delighted that you had such a good time at Casa Dos Leones! We would love to see you return or to visit our other home in Saintes, France, an hour north of Bordeaux.

                                                                          All our best,

                                                                          Claudia and Barry

                                                                          Location

                                                                          Atenas, Costa Rica

                                                                          Rain forests, cloud forests, national parks, Pacific and Caribbean beaches, wildlife reserves, zip-lining, hiking, eco tourism in abundance are all within reach of a day trip.

                                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                                          Cleaning Fee
                                                                          $50
                                                                          Damage Insurance
                                                                          $59

                                                                          Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please see Rental Agreement for other details. Normal check-in is Saturday at 3:00 PM and check-out is Saturday at 11:00 AM. Please check with us about early check-in or late-check-out; We will be as flexible as possible. Stays not beginning and ending on a Saturday, may be subject to additional charges.

                                                                          $150avg/night
                                                                          27 Reviews
                                                                          Exceptional 5/5
                                                                          Premier Partner
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                                                                          For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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