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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 55 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Atenas

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.

What makes this villa unique

Our 40 ft Terrace is probably the most utilized space in all of Villa Doughty. Here you are going to enjoy your morning cup of Costa Rica coffee admiring the many hummingbirds and butterflies that call Villa Doughty home. Or you all just might enjoy your favorite beverage watching the most beautiful sunsets while your grilling dinner on our large stainless steel propane grill! We would love for you to share on Facebook the many photos of our beautiful grounds and the fruit orchards where you can hand pick your own oranges and the biggest real yellow lemons!

Oh and be sure to ask for a copy of our 2018 Central Valley Insider Guide to read about the many attractions in and around Atenas and the Central Valley of Costa Rica! You are going to love our location as you are going to have a homebase that is great for day trips to volcanoes, zip-lining, touring Atenas's organic coffee farm, visiting LaPaz Waterfall Gardens and so much more. Get your FREE copy of our Central Valley Guide to plan your get-aways to make those special memories!


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 ...
  • Mountain 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 (3) 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.


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Welcome to Villa Doughty! Our Promise:To Provide a Perfect Private Paradise!
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews

We enjoyed our stay. We would recommend this villa to others wishing to explore Costa Rica!

  • 5 of 5

The rooms were comfortable and the kitchen was great! We spent some wonderful hours by the pool...could use a couple more lounges. The grounds are lovely with abundant lemons and limes perfect for drinks! We enjoyed the quiet and the beautiful sunsets. We even watched a meteor shower by the pool one evening! We felt safe and comfortable in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trinidad and Tobago

Perfect Holiday home

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing place to stay. Atenas was wonderful, Diane and Steve ensured everything you could possibly need in a home was there. Piet and Yvonne always helped if we needed anything and this was rare. The grounds were exquisite, the place was secure and clean. It truly was lovely relaxing and living with nature . Not many insects or bugs in home , the place was great . Kitchen was well equipped. Pool always clean. Sauna was the highlight , worked fantastic . Words can't begin to express how lovely this stay was, the town is perfect for an extended stay in Costa Rica , just close enough to San Jose but just far enough to relax. Excellent . Can't wait to stay again.

Thanks again

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this house

  • 5 of 5

The pictures does not reflect the true beauty of this house. Garden and the house is beautiful. Kitchen had everything we needed to make a meal for our family. We had an amazing time. Can't wait to come back again. Thank yo for sharing this lovely home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best stay ever in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Villa Doughty was the most complete and well furnished home that we could have expected. It was everything it was advertised to be and more. The managers Piet and Yvonne were available for anything we needed. The photos do not do justice to the gorgeous well-pruned grounds. Atenas with its many restaurants and grocery stores and other services was less than ten minutes away. Overall on a 5-star scale it was a 10.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 2017
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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: June 2017
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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
LaFinca Italian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
42 Miles
Playa Dona Ana


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Effective Jan 2018
For long term rates of 28 to 90 days we will offer a 20% DISCOUNT off our posted rates for each season.

We have a minimum stay of five (5) nights at Villa Doughty.

We are Pet Friendly. We do have a Pet fee of $50 per animal per stay. Our maximum pets allowed is up to 2 pets per stay.

Rental Rates apply to a maximum of up to eight guests per stay. Additional guests up to maximum of 10 are $10.00 per person per stay. Insurance does not permit more than 10 persons including children. In addition to the four bedrooms we have 3 Electric E-Z twin size beds that are available upon request. Must be reserved at time of Reservation. All 4 bedrooms are quite large and can easily accommodate at least one additional EZ bed quite comfortably.

With the final payment, please provide a copy of the Registered guest current Drivers License and a list of all guests (first name of adults and include age if a child under the age of 16) that will be staying in our home.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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