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.