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Welcome to Villa Doughty! Our Promise:To Provide a Perfect Private Paradise!

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Our 4 bedrm 3 bath home can be your private oasis with all the comforts of home!


We all need a little escape from everyday life, which is why our promise is to provide a perfect private paradise for our guests at Villa Doughty. The moment you arrive and open the door to this stunning and unusually spacious Villa, you know you are going to enjoy your dream vacation...your home away from home! Villa Doughty has an open and split floor plan with 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 baths, and more than 4400 square feet of luxury amenities. The Villa overlooks a sparkling pool that is surrounded by almost two acres of beautiful very private gardens. You will be able to see fabulous views of the Central Valley that go on and on for miles. One of the best features of the Villa is the expansive forty foot outdoor covered terrace attached to the back of the living/dining room area. You’ll especially find yourself enjoying this area morning, noon and night. The terrace is perfect for entertaining or just enjoying that glass of wine at the end of a very adventuresome day. And since Atenas is noted for having the best climate in the world, it is one of the best places to vacation in Costa Rica!

All The Comforts of Home

Our Villa features a second story master suite with walk-out balcony overlooking the gardens and the Central Valley. A perfect place to enjoy a gorgeous sunrise while sipping some of our complimentary Costa Rican coffee. The master suite features a king-sized bed with luxurious bedding, a 32” HDTV, huge walk in closet, and an in- suite bathroom including double vanities and a soaking tub with a safety bar. Further down the upstairs hall is two more large bedrooms. One has a custom queen-size bed with luxurious bedding, a walk-in closet, and the third bedroom has a double size-bed with luxurious bedding, and a shared bathroom between them.

On the main floor is another custom king-size bedroom overlooking the pool. It is right next to the downstairs guest bathroom. The open floor plan of the living room area has ample comfy seating, a 42 inch HDTV, DVD’s, and a few games. It has access to the expansive sliding glass doors that open onto the forty foot covered terrace. The area is ideal for entertaining and, of course, you will find a large propane BBQ grill for your dining pleasure. Out on the terrace you will be amazed at the many visitor’s that stop by the Villa daily. Included in that list of visitors are our favorite toucans, green parrots, a large variety of butterflies, hummingbirds, and many other birds.

From the end of the terrace is your entry through double glass doors into the dining room that seats six comfortably. Our guests can easily flow from the living room into dining room and then into the over-sized well-equipped gourmet kitchen. There is additional seating for four at the center island, an abundance of granite countertops over the beautiful hardwood cabinets, and includes stainless steel appliances.

You’ll be delighted with these extra Amenities:

* The property is completely fenced with automatic Gate and house alarm system

*Attached 2-Car Garage with extra parking

* Separate Laundry Room with Washer & Dryer (Detergent Included)

* Flat Screen TV’s in Living Room & Master

* We have available three all electric twin-size EZ Beds for extra guests (upon request)

* High Speed Wi-Fi throughout the Property

* Extra HDMI Cable for your Devices (If you bring your Roku )

* Games for all Ages

* Relaxing forty foot Terrace , comfortable Patio Furniture, propane BBQ Grill

* Sparkling Pool with Outdoor Shower, Table & Chairs, Sunbrella covered Loungers

* “Digital” Sauna Steam Room /adjacent shower

Any Questions about your Dream vacation rental?...Give us a call at 817-803-3390.

Escape to your perfect private paradise and enjoy your dream vacation! Come and enjoy all that Costa Rica has to offer. Our mission is to provide you with a first class vacation stay at a truly reasonable rate. We will make you feel right at home, so you can spend your time making memories that will last a lifetime! We are more than happy to chat with you…just call us about any questions you might have if it makes it easier than emailing questions back and forth. We look forward to your inquiry!

More Details

Steve and Dianne Doughty
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Steve and Dianne Doughty

Steve and I have always loved to travel to faraway destinations. When we found this Villa in Atenas we knew this was a good place to have s a home base to explore all Costa Rica has to offer. So when we are exploring the country we are excited to be able to share Villa Doughty with you and your family and or friends. We chose the Atenas area because of the fabulous weather year round and its close proximity to so many great attractions. According to National Geographic magazine Atenas has "The best climate in the World". We agree!

On a personal note Steve retired after working 45 plus years in the computer programming industry and Dianne retired from American Airlines having worked for the American Airlines Federal Credit Union for almost 20 years. We are now enjoying our free time by exploring more of Costa Rica and of course visiting family and friends back in the states.

We really would appreciate your providing your phone number when inquiring about availability so we can contact you to help answer any questions you might have about our Villa. We want you to be comfortable about choosing our home so that you will be sure to enjoy your vacation and your time in the Central Valley!

Steve and Dianne Doughty purchased this villa in 2014

Why Steve and Dianne Doughty chose Alajuela

Exploring Costa Rica …Things To Do

Villa Doughty is about a seven minute drive to the center of Atenas. There you will find several grocery stores, a hardware store, post office, medical services, veterinarians, dentists, pharmacies, many restaurants and our beautiful Central Park.

Villa Doughty is less than 5 minutes away from the Super Caldera Highway (Highway 27) Atenas exit. This makes it very convenient for you to travel in almost any direction. You are about an hour from Poas Volcano, the nearby LaPaz Waterfall Gardens and Butterfly Farm, San Jose Museums, Jaco Beach and other Central Pacific beaches and Casinos. You are just over 30 minutes from Escazu, an upscale city, that has the MultiPlaza shopping Mall with many posh restaurants, wonderful shops, and multiple theaters. Several hours to the north of us is the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest.

As an additional service to our house guests, our bi-lingual property managers (Piet and Yvonne asma), offer a fee-based airport pick-up and drop-off service. They can help you avoid the potential hassles involved in the transitions into and out of your time in Costa Rica (especially something to consider when you have night-time travel plans.) They can meet and greet you upon your arrival at either the SJO airport or in Atenas. Since they live nearby, they can be reached by phone to help with any questions that might arise during your stay. They will do everything possible to make your stay a success.


Atenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Master Bathroom with safety handle .
    Bathroom 3 Upstairs adjoining Queen size bedroom - toilet , shower , -Upstairs Bath adjoins Queen Bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Bathroom #1 shower has safety handles
  • We supply for each of the three bathrooms the following: hair dryers (3) shampoo, liquid hand soap, shower soap and toilet paper and kleenex.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom # 3 Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom # 2 Upstairs Master with Balcony with great views. - 1 king
    Bedroom # 4 Upstairs - 1 double
    Bedroom # 1 Downstairs - 1 king , King-size Bedroom with views of the Pool and Central Valley
  • All four Bedrooms are extra roomy and each has their own ceiling fans and windows with awesome breezes with great views. We also have available three (2) Electric E-Z twin size beds with bedding should you need extra sleeping arrangements. Must request/reserve these in advance of your reservation arrival.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
We have Pack n Play that can be reserved. Please request to reserve at time the reservation is made.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Welcome to Villa Doughty! Our Promise:To Provide a Perfect Private Paradise!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews
FL, Usa

Beautiful!! Awesome!! Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time going to Costa Rica, so we looked and looked for somewhere that was a Little outside of San Jose that was a private with a pool. When we saw this property we instantly said we think it's perfect. Upon arriving it was, awesome!! Such a nice place, the views in the morning are amazing!! You can go out and drink coffee while enjoying a breath taking view of the mountains surrounding Atenas.

Everything about our experience was extremely pleasent, from the property, to Piet (house management) to Costa Rica itself. We had a blast! We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property. Picking mangoes from the tree was a treat!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay. For me, one of the best features was the outside view. Eating breakfast and looking at the mountains was very relaxing. Being one with nature was an adventure (especially the butterflies). The kitchen was well stocked - equipment wise, making it a home away from home. Recommend to anyone to stay at the Villa Doughty. Money well spent!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! it was great to have the space to roam and not step on each others feet, you could find a corner and just get lost in the surroundings, in bird song or watching or be by the pool. We cooked as an entire family (all 10 of us) and never once did the kitchen seem like it was closing in on us.

The proximity to the highway and the town was great and very convenient for all our daily outings. The central location of the house helped us plan our "tours" around Costa Rica so much better.

Piet & Yvonne are truly great, warm & inviting and so accommodating. And the Doughty's also helped put the cherry on top of our wonderful family vacation.

Top Notch recommendations all around!

the Smith's (Bermuda)

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our experience at the Doughty house

  • 5 of 5

What a great time we had. The house was everything that we expected. We had a nice time and did lots of things but my favorite thing to do was to sit out on the covered patio and just look around at the beauty of it all. It truly is beautiful.The house had everything that we needed plus so much more. The oweners are so sweet and thoughtful.They called to check on us they had a welcome card with a bottle of wine and some munches for us when we arrived after such a long day of travel. Diane and Steve had a book of everything from fun things to do to every kind of info that you needed in town. We had no problem finding any place we went. And the best part was the Property managers Piet and Yvonne they are one of a kind. They were so helpful and they we there to help or answer any questions we had.We feel like we made friends with them. Piet has a band that plays once a month and we got to go to a local bar and grill to watch them. So entertaining and fun. It is a must if he is playing while you are there. And Yvonee was always there to be so helpful to us. She brought the best breakfest to us the next morning after we arrived. I highly recommend this property to anyone. We had such a great time that we bought a house and are moving there in the next four months. Atenas is the place to be!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shanda and Earl, Steve and I were so glad to read “Atenas is the place to be!” The fact you enjoyed your stay so much that you are actually are buying a house and moving here is quite a statement. Calling our guests during their stay is something we always try to do to make sure that we have met your expectations. Hearing that “Villa Doughty has everything that you needed plus so much more” is our goal. Steve and I, know how important it is to make your vacation a memorable time for you and all the family. And yes, we know and appreciate that we have “one of a kind” property managers in Piet and Yvonne. They truly do make friends of almost all of our guests--especially if you stay a month like you all did. I will mention that the band “FlashBack” that Piet performs with, is a definite fun time. If you are lucky enough to attend their monthly band performance in Atenas, you will so enjoy it! Looking forward to seeing you in town, and Welcome to Atenas!
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Villa Doughty was everything that we hoped for and much, much more!

  • 5 of 5

From the welcome that we received from Piet and Yvonne to the night we left, we could not have asked for a better place to spend the month of February 2017. Because we had several visitors during the month, we wanted a fairly close proximity to the airport (20 minutes most days...depending on traffic). Location was perfect...Villa Doughty was very nicely appointed with every kitchen gadget that we could possibly need...comfortable beds...plenty of hot water...beautiful grounds...sparkling swimming pool...We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, we were so glad to hear that you all thought “Villa D was everything that you hoped for and much, much, more”! Piet and Yvonne are such good property managers and we are fortunate that our guests agree! They truly can make your stay the best it can be. And yes, we make sure our kitchen stays well-stocked. That is because we know that is where you will be sharing some great memories when you are on vacation with family and friends. And since you mentioned you will be back we will honor our returning guests 10% discount off your next rental rate when you do return!
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Ideal family vacation villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of six spent the better part of a week at Villa Doughty early in the New Year. On arrival in Atenas, we were warmly greeted by Yvonne, who led us to the Villa and showed us around.

The house, the grounds, flora and fauna, butterflies, hummingbirds, etc.. and the views in every direction are quite spectacular. We spent much time enjoying the pool, and found good restaurants close by after enjoying evening cocktails on the large balcony.

The house is superbly equipped with every appliance and amenity imaginable . There isn’t a single thing to find fault with - I hope that we have the opportunity to return some day. Out thanks to the Doughtys and the Asmas for helping to make our vacation a memorable one.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dick, we sure do appreciate all the thoughtful comments you shared with us about your stay at Villa Doughty. We often read that our guests hope to return and that is the best compliment of all. Our goal, and that of our property managers, is to make your visit and vacation to Atenas a memorable one and we are always happy to hear we have succeeded. And, as a thank you, remember returning guests get an automatic 10% discount on your next stay! We hope you have the opportunity to come back and stay at any of our Villas in Atenas.
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Juan Santamaria Int'l Airport
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Alida's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
42 Miles
Playa Dona Ana


Rates & Availability

Atenas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season-2017
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter/Costa Rica Summer
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Green Season-2018
May 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $59

Rental Rates apply to a maximum of eight guests. Additional guests up to maximum of 10 are $10.00 per person per night. (In addition to the four bedrooms we have 2 Electric E-Z twin size beds that are available upon request.) Please provide a list of all guests that will be staying in our home with the final payment.

Rates are subject to change until confirmed with a 50% down payment. Payments accepted through our Reservation Manager system using major credit cards,or PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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