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Executive View Home with an Environmental Conscience

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Our executive home is located in a very private gated community. Our infinity pool looks over a stunning view of the mountains of Costa Rica. We generate electricity and heat our jacuzzi from the sun. The main house has about 2000 square feet of interior living space, a large beautiful kitchen and open concept living area, and a large master bedroom with outdoor shower. The 600 square foot casita has 2 bedrooms, a living room, and bathroom.

Our home and casita are very private, surrounded by native Costa Rica jungle, and with stunning views of the valleys and mountains of this part of the country. Our house is extremely well appointed.

You can choose between lounging in the infinity pool, the solar-heated jacuzzi, the well-appointed patio, or the comfortable hammock.

Our home is just outside Atenas, about 35 minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport. Atenas is located at the west end of Central Valley, and is about midway between San José and the Pacific Coast. For us, it is the perfect location, affording quick access to the city and its shopping, and the coast and its beautiful beaches, but with a pleasant climate all year-long. From Atenas it is under 1 hour to beautiful Playa Blanca or Jaco, or Poas Volcano.

Atenas has plenty of grocery stores, and a very good Farmer's Market every Friday. There are numerous good restaurants offering everything from traditional Costa Rica dishes to pizza to steak. The San Jose suburb of Escazu is only 30 minutes away, where you can find nearly every type of restaurant and shopping experience.

Our property managers, Aad and Marian, are available to help to make your stay even more enjoyable. They can arrange to pick you up at the airport, if you wish, and they offer custom tours and other other assistance.

More Details

Property Manager
Jim and Patricia Maxwell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Jim and Patricia Maxwell

We are a retired Canadian professional couple (lawyer, teacher). We are avid travellers, and have visited 60 countries, and counting.

Jim and Patricia Maxwell purchased this villa in 2011

Why Jim and Patricia Maxwell chose Atenas

Costa Rica is, arguably, the most beautiful country in Central America. It is economically and politically stable, and is a dream destination for many travellers. Atenas is one of the most desirable locations in the country - situated very central to the International Airport, the city of San Jose, the Central Valley and the lovely Pacific Coast, but away from the crowds, heat and humidity. Our secure, gated community is very private, and is surrounded by native forest abundant with birds and wildlife.

What makes this villa unique

In addition to our lovely main house and casita, we have a lovely infinity pool and a solar-heated jacuzzi pool, with about 1000 square feet of outdoor living space. Part of the area is nicely screened for outdoor dining. We generate most of our own electricity, and our domestic hot water, from the sun. Our tropical gardens add to the serenity of your visit, enhanced by the dozens of types of tropical birds that inhabit our area.

Amenities

Atenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd bathroom in main house.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom in Casita
  • Master Bathroom has his/her sinks, large bathtub, makeup counter. Attached large outdoor shower with rainshower head can be used in all weather.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom has a king size bed, overhead fan, air conditioner (which we seldom use - the evenings in Atenas are always a wonderful temperature).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Professional and very responsive property managers. Gardener cares for the property. Additional housekeeping available at renter's own expense.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Executive View Home with an Environmental Conscience
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
5

Cheers to Jim and Pat, eh!

  • 5 of 5

Secluded, private location at the end of the road. Great kitchen. Super view. Lots of space. Well-maintained. All good. The unexpected bonus-meeting and spending time with the managers Marian & Aad about whom we cannot say enough positive things. Thanks to them we were able on short notice to stay for 9 most enjoyable days.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, G & J. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Windsor, California
5

Over the Top!

  • 5 of 5

Dos Palmas is the best vacation rental we have ever had the pleasure to rent for many reasons. First of all, the view is to die for! The photographs don't do it justice. You can enjoy the view from the inside or from the outside seating areas or while in the pool or hot tub. Likewise, the inside of the home is luxurious with comfortable furniture (this is not always the case with rentals) and a fully equipped kitchen with all the gadgets you need and even sharp knives for chopping. It felt like we were at a 5 star resort at a fraction of the cost. An additional bonus was the frequent keel-bill toucans that would visit the adjacent green area and a daily coati visiting in the garden. This was our sixth visit to Atenas and by far the best rental we have stayed at. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, and come again.
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5

What a spectacular home, and so close to Atenas.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Jim and Patricia for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. It was our second trip to the Atenas Area of Costa Rica, and was such a pleasure. Beautiful lands, peaceful and tranquil, lovely afternoon breezes. We loaded the Hummingbird feeders and watched the flocks of them feed all day long. The house is so close to the city that we could get there in less than 8 min. Each day we would return and relax with a cold one in the huge Jacuzzi and watch the sunset. Also thanks to Aad and Mirian, the property managers, always responsive and working to make our time there so memorable.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Come again!
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Saginaw, MI
5

Beautiful and close to attractions

  • 5 of 5

This home is well appointed with everything you need. It has a beautiful view, it's clean and it's close to many attractions. As always, Aad and Marian, were helpful and always so nice! We look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Come again.
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5

Once again, fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this wonderful property and it was as fantastic as we remembered , if not more so.. From the private and beautiful location, to the amazing view, the well designed house, the amenities, to the the friendly and knowledgeable property managers, everything is covered!

Thank you Jim and Patricia for accommodating our last minute booking request. We hope to return again some day to this wonderful property.

Lawrence & Maxine

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, L&M. Do come again.
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

The property was great. Everything we needed was there.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria Int'l Airport
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Valle del Sol
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway 3
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Many
Car: recommended

Our home is located on the outskirts of the charming town of Atenas, at the west end of the Central Valley. Atenas is conveniently located about 30 minutes west of the International Airport, and about 1 hour from one of the prettiest beaches in Costa Rica. Atenas was declared by National Geographic to have "the best climate in the world", and is away from the stifling heat and humidity of the coast.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $390.2

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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