About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
3 BR, 3.5 BA (sleeps 7) With Mountain & Pacific Views, Infinity Pool & Garden
*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A WHOLE HOUSE RENTAL. WE DO NOT RENT INDIVIDUAL ROOMS (INCLUDING THE GUEST HOUSE/CASITA) INDEPENDENTLY OF THE WHOLE PLANTATION PROPERTY ***
CASA LA FRONTERA DEL CIELO (The House Next To Heaven)
The Only One With Spectacular Views Of Mountains AND Pacific Ocean
You will believe it only when you see it in person (as the photos posted here unfortunately do not do justice to the nearly 360 degrees of panoramas). This house sits standing watch at the top of a mountain, at an altitude of over 3200 feet, above the town of Atenas overlooking the great western valley that extends all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Located as it is at 'Heaven's doorstep', it has the most astonishing views found in Central America available right out of your living room, day or night. Not only can you see the Costa Rican lush (possessing all conceivable shades of green!) rainforest from most of the perimeter of the property, but can also take in the Pacific coast and ocean from your infinity pool. Enjoy your very own private garden teeming with wildlife, vivid tropical flora and fruit trees including avocado, lemon, mango, banana, plantain, guava, coffee and other exotic delicacies. Watch and listen to the local wild birds as they sing and flit from tree to tree in the grove behind the house. (You'll be astounded at how close the little chicks get when they pay you a visit at the pool during one of Costa Rica's gentle rains.) Enjoy the soothing breezes from your hammock in the front of the house, or in the house’s unique reading room which allows you, while staying indoors, to enjoy the cross wind that comes up one side of the mountain and down the other. [National Geographic named Atenas as having the BEST climate in the world. Experience it for yourself!] And the vistas don’t quit. You can still drink them in during the unparalleled experience of your very own private 'jacuzzi with a view', or while bar-b-queuing or dining al fresco in the house’s veranda.
The house, which sleeps four to six people, is itself an architectural marvel. The striking wrought iron winding staircase and railings naturally draw your eyes to the dramatic twenty-foot-high wood ceilings in the main house. The kitchen’s silver and gold-veined marble counters invite you to join your other guests to sit and share in a meal or cocktails. The open design of the reading room, with its large windows that make you feel like you are outside while still indoor, provides a road map to relaxation. Excellently appointed throughout, the house’s two other bedrooms and three bathrooms are, likewise, marked by impressive attention to detail as evidenced by exquisite marble and wood finishes, and finely crafted furniture and fixtures.
We suggest that our guests sample the following at least one evening during their stay with us: try the Jacuzzi while turning the outside lights off. On a cloudless night this will prove to be a truly transcendental experience. The beauty of the nighttime sky at our location on the mountaintop is striking. You will swear you can just stretch your hand and touch the ancient astronomers’ celestial sphere. (A sneak preview can be seen in one of our posted photos.) It’s one way to find out why we are named The House Next To Heaven.
A five minute drive to Atenas, but also, given its central location in the country, it is close to most of the main attractions in Costa Rica: including its volcanoes, butterfly gardens, rainforests equipped with canopy tours and zip lines waiting for you to explore them and, yes, it’s within driving distance of the famous Pacific coast beaches. Multiple tours in the area allow for boating, white water rafting, hiking, horseback riding, and so much more. For those seeking culture, Escazú (a sophisticated bilingual area of fabulous restaurants, stores, exclusive boutiques, English language bookstores and movies) is also a 45-minute drive away.
Explore Casa La Frontera del Cielo's location utilizing the interactive map application and Gogobot's guide (below) on this page to see its close vicinity to all the local popular attractions!
You may also check out the interactive map on our Facebook page.
While there view our slide show 'A Day at Casa La Frontera del Cielo'.
As an additional service to our house guests, we offer a fee-based airport pick up and drop-off to help you avoid the potential hassles involved in the transitions into and out of your time in Costa Rica (something to particularly consider when you have night-time travel plans, but a nice comfort to have in any event). We also provide car rentals and tours to all corners of the country, including the Poas and Arenal volcanoes, a 'crocodile tour' to Jaco, a tour to the La Paz Waterfall gardens, and tours custom made to our guests' requests throughout Costa Rica.
Your very own sanctum of peace in the middle of a rainforest paradise, the very next thing to being in Nirvana: Casa Frontera del Cielo, The House Next To Heaven …
* * * * * * - PLEASE NOTE - * * * * ** We can guarantee our guests absolute privacy during their stay as we DO NOT RENT INDIVIDUAL ROOMS, so there will NEVER be other guests sharing the property with you.
Many of the wonderful photos posted here were provided to us courtesy of BRIAN SCHNEBERK of Milton, Ontario
NOTE: Casa La Frontera del Cielo requires a $750.00 safety deposit in cash at check in to cover any potential damage to the property.
MIGUEL F. GARCIA
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About MIGUEL F. GARCIA
The house’s owners, the Garcia family, originally hails from the beautiful island country of Puerto Rico. As is the custom with all islanders, they take their vacations together as an extended family. And together they have traveled all over the world searching for the perfect out-of-the-way place for the family to retire. When they arrived at the house in Atenas they knew they had found what would become the refuge from their hectic lives. While waiting for the right time to retire, the Garcias felt it would be a shame if other people did not get to enjoy their find, which lead to their decision to turn the property into a rental. They are now thrilled to share it with you; so that you too may be a able to step into Casa La Frontera del Cielo, and experience what it feels like to be at heaven’s doorstep…
MIGUEL F. GARCIA purchased this House in 2012
Why MIGUEL F. GARCIA chose Cantón Atenas
Casa La Frontera del Cielo is not just a house that offers its occupants stunning views, a beautiful garden, and exceptional opportunities for observing the local Costa Rican flora and fauna. It is a five minute drive to the unique mountain town of Atenas, but also, given its central location in the country, it is close to most of the main attractions in Costa Rica: including its volcanoes, butterfly gardens, rain-forests equipped with canopy tours and zip lines waiting for you to explore them and, yes, it’s within driving distance of the famous Pacific coast beaches. Multiple tours in the area allow for boating, white water rafting, hiking, horseback riding, and so much more. For those seeking culture, Escazú (a sophisticated bilingual area of fabulous restaurants, stores, exclusive boutiques, English language bookstores and movies) is a 45-minute drive away. Costa Rica's main airport and capital city of San José are also within an even shorter driving distance from our property.
What makes this House unique
Our house management team, and the services they provide to our renters, are unequaled in all of the country. As an additional service to our guests, we offer a fee-based airport pick up and drop-off to help you avoid the potential hassles involved in the transitions into and out of your time in Costa Rica. We also provide car rentals and tours to all corners of the country. The house tours are frequently custom made to our guests' requests. Our house management team receives uniformly rave reviews over their thoughtfulness and attention to our renters' needs and their level of personal care when conducting our guided tours. (Just check our reviews!)
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A Week in Paradise
We just returned yesterday from a week's vacation at this beautiful home and had such an incredible stay that I had to leave a five star review immediately!
We had our two girls with us- 4 and 8 years old- and the whole setup couldn't have been more perfect. They went swimming as soon as they woke up each morning while we sipped our coffee and enjoyed the morning breeze and stunning views, and then the whole family basically alternated on a swimming/hammocking/fruit picking/napping/reading schedule each day. Also, we left our giant pineapple pool floatie so that the rest of you can get instagram photos as great as ours. You're welcome. ;)
Of course, at some point we had to leave the pool and see more of Costa Rica, so we (well ahead of time) booked several tours with Aad and Marian. Their professionalism and welcoming attitude- both before and during our trip really- was truly the other half of what made our trip so incredible. The house owners are incredibly lucky to have them! We did the coffee plantation, waterfall gardens, and sailing tours. While each tour was fascinating and well worth doing, our family's unanimous favorite was the sailing tour. Neil, the boat captain, is just so helpful and full of information, and we had the boat to ourselves. He had plenty of snorkeling equipment to go around, and my 8 year old kept popping her head up out of the water to tell us that "this is the experience of a lifetime." When it's so good that even an eight year old realizes it, we have to spread the word.
In short, rent this house now! Don't forget to communicate to Aad and Marian well in advance what you want to do (they picked us up/dropped us off at the airport, stocked our fridge with groceries in advance, and coordinated a precooked dinner that was waiting for us when we arrived), and then all you have to do when you arrive is soak up the perfect climate, view, and day excursions from this gorgeous house in Costa Rica!
We have to confess we can't hear enough from guests that had a wonderful time at our property. 😊� And, yes, we particularly love catering to families! Our house managers, Aad and Marian Veltman, certainly go out of their way to provide their car rental, airport pick-up and and local tour services in a timely, professional, courteous and friendly fashion. Our management team never tires of hearing that their efforts are paying off. Thank you for your kind words, thank you for enumerating all the highlights of your time in C.R., and thank you specially for making the recommendation for our future guests that they book any tours with the Velltmans early. 😉� We are ecstatic that Casa La Frontera del Cielo provided a highlight for your family's oversea trip! We hope you will give us a chance to provide another unforgettable experience for you in the future.
Muchísimos cariños 🤗�😘�🤗�,
La Familia Garcia
Incredible, more than we expected, the best views ever!
The pictures online show an amazing property with great views, when we arrived it was clear that pictures are nice but seeing is believing, once you walk around the estate you know. All of the plants, birds, sounds and clear sight line to the water is not possible to describe, it must be seen to understand.
The town of Atenas is a long walk (1.5-2hrs) but a quick cab ride back to the property. However, there are variety stores, a grocery store and many restaurants much closer if you do not feel like walking as far. All the places have fair prices for food, drinks and gifts we purchased. We felt welcomed by all of the people we passed daily walking to and from the downtown.
Aad and Marion are perfect to deal with before arrival through email and excellent for pick up at the airport and excursions are great with them.
Marvin the groundskeepers is a nice feature of the property and the security and peacefulness he provides is very nice.
If there were a way to stay anywhere forever this estate would be high on the list.
Thank you for your review of your stay at our property, Casa La Frontera Del Cielo! While it does make us sad when we hear that our posted photos don't fully convey the beauty of our property and its views, it definitely always makes us happy when we hear our guests take pleasure in Casa La Frontera del Cielo's stunning surrounding rainforest and Pacific ocean views. We do frequently forget to highlight Casa the nearby town of Atena's (yes, it might be an hour's walk, but it is only a 10 minute drive away! 😉 ) multiple modern conveniences and accessibility to all sorts of wonderful local restaurants! The people of Costa Rica are truly incomparable for their hospitality; and the people of Atenas, being from the small provincial town that it is, are indeed (as you found out) especially friendly. It was most definitely our pleasure to be able to host you. We would absolutely love to have you back for any other occasion! Warm regards, The Garcia Family
Beautiful Home in Atenas
We have spent the last month in Costa Rica, staying in over 10 different places. This house was by far our favorite! It is located on a ridge over a deep valley with amazing valley and ocean views. It is a very comfortable, fully equipped and well maintained home, with a fabulous pool and hot tub. Marvin is the groundskeeper and does a fantastic job. This is the best VRBO home we have stayed in!!!
Dear Karla, Wow! It really warms our heart when we hear that our guests enjoyed every aspect of their stay at Casa La Frontera del Cielo as much as you did! Our management team never tires of hearing that their efforts are paying off. However, we really do need to mention Marvin more on our description of the property. He does an extraordinary job of maintaining Casa La Frontera del Cielo's grounds. His care of all of the trees, plants and flowers truly constitutes both a matter of pride and a labor of love for him. Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for enumerating our property's highlights (including the wonderful views) 🤗. We are ecstatic that Casa La Frontera del Cielo was the favorite of your family's VRBO homes!! We hope you will give us a chance to provide another unforgettable experience for you in the future.
La Familia Garcia
Totally Awesome !!!
This was our second time staying at Casa la Frontera del Cielo !
A truly relaxing place to get away from it all. Felt like we were in our own little paradise :)
Aad and Marian are just fabulous, always there to help us out, gave us great restaurant recommendations and made us feel right at home.
Marvin, the grounds keeper was great, even though he and his wife live on the property we would rarely know he was there. He respected our privacy.....and does an awesome job with the gardens !
Don't have second thoughts about this place, go for it , believe us you won't be disappointed.
Words Can't Describe!
Words can't describe but I'll try! As noted in many other comments, pictures do not do it justice. Absolutely stunning views throughout the property. We had 7 in our party and everyone fit comfortably. Aad and Yvonne were an absolute pleasure to work with. They ensured the home was ready upon our arrival, coordinated a chef to cook local cuisine (delicious!), coordinated an airport pickup and were extremely responsive to emails (asked for a taxi to go to the grocery store later in the evening and the taxi was there in 15-20 minutes). Highly recommend!
Thank you for your review of your stay at our property, Casa La Frontera Del Cielo! We are indeed lucky to have Aad and Marian managing our property, our guests’ stays, and personally handling all of our tours. While it does make us sad when we hear that our posted photos don't fully convey the beauty of our property and its views, it definitely always makes us happy when we hear our guests take pleasure in Casa La Frontera del Cielo's stunning surrounding rainforest and Pacific ocean views. It was most definitely our pleasure to be able to host you. We would absolutely love to have you back for any other occasion!
The Garcia Family
Exactly what we were hoping for!
Our time in Miguel's house near Atenas was magical. Let me share with you some of the highlights:
1. The temperature in Atenas is indeed exactly perfect. You can sleep with the windows open all night and not wake up freezing. The air is fragrant from the gardens surrounding the house, and the humidity is perfect. Not too dry. Not too heavy.
2. You're literally on top of a mountain, so you can see huge birds soar by the window, or hummingbirds. We even saw a tucan in the tree next to the pool one day. I am admitedly not a "bird person" but I think this was one magical way we were reminded how we were up-up-up in the sky.
3. The house is STOCKED. I mean - the kitchen has everything you could need. It is way more stocked than my kichen at home. Beach towels, extra blankets (for nighttime star gazing in the pool chairs), washer/dryer, shampoos... This place is prepped for guests who have high expectations. We didn't lack for anything.
4. The team who owns/ manages/ and runs this property is really fantastic. Miguel is helpful and friendly. Marian and Aad (dutch couple who manage the house and speak perfect English) took us to our house and helped us with random questions during our stay. We appreciated that they completely respected our desire to not participate in their optional tours b/c we are on a budget - there was zero salesy pressure whatsoever. And Marvin the gardener actually lives in a house on the property. We liked this because it made us feel extra safe in a new place, he was friendly and kind and respected our privacy up at the house, and he worked every single day in the gardens - perfecting them. It's like staying in a house in a botanic garden. It's really remarkable. Also, he left us fresh flowers from the garden in a vase on our arrival day, and brought us bannanas & oranges from the garden mid-week. I can't make this stuff up.
5. The location of this home is really great. We had little ones with us, so we went to the beach pretty regularly - and there were several options for us just an hour or so away. We also ventured farther - but we didn't feel like we had to. The house has a guide book that recommends local restaurants, of which our favorite was Don Yayo. Get the chifrijo!
We would not hesitate to recommend this homeaway to even our pickiest of friends.
Thank you so much for your wonderful and thorough summary of your vacation at Casa La Frontera del Cielo! We are particularly thrilled to hear you were able to experience the house’s unique features, it’s spectacular views of the tropical rain forest and Pacific ocean, and all the amenities the property has to offer. We like to highlight Aad and Marian's outstanding job in our property's description. They keep working to come up with new and exciting tours to satisfy all the individual tastes of our guests. Our guests, however, are under NO obligation to contract any of their services during their stay at Casa La Frontera del Cielo. It is extra nice, though, when it is our guests who directly reference all this in their review! We really need to mention Marvin more on our description of the property. He does an extraordinary job of maintaining Casa La Frontera del Cielo's grounds. His care of all of the trees, plants and flowers constitutes both a matter of pride and a labor of love for him, and it shows. We are ecstatic that Casa La Frontera del Cielo provided a highlight for your family's oversea trip! We hope you will give us a chance to provide another unforgettable experience for you in the future.
La Familia Garcia
Due to its central location in Costa Rica, Atenas is close to essentially all its main attractions including its volcanoes, beaches, tropical rain forests for nature trekking and zip lining, rivers for boating and white-water rafting, etc. It is located on Route 3, and close to Route 27, the main road and highway to Costa Rica's Pacific Coast beaches and nature preserves. Check Casa La Frontera del Cielo's map location on Facebook to see its proximity to everything.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Jan6-Apr 30 $1399/week/2, $1549 f 3-4, $1699 f 5-6 May1-Jun 30 $1199/week/2, $1349 f 3-4, $1499 f 5-6 Jul1-Aug 31 $1499/week/2, $1649 f 3-4, $1799 f 5-6 Sep1-Oct 31 $945/week/2, $1049 f 3-4, $1199 f 5-6 Nov1-Nov 19 $999/week/2, $1149 f 3-4, $1299 for 5-6 Nov20-Dec 20 $1399/week/2, $1549 f 3-4, $1699 for 5-6 Dec20-Jan 05 $2200/week/2, $2450 f 3-4, $2700 for 5-6 There is a $300/week charge for the use of the guest casita Additional fees may apply for groups of over 6 renters