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Splendid Home in Costa Rica's Best Climate

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This stunning and unusually spacious house is located in Atenas (‘the best climate in the world’ - National Geographic). It offers the peace and tranquility of a home away from home, as well as a base for touring the natural beauties. In addition to the 2 bedrooms and baths and a bunk-bed room, there is a gorgeous living room, a large full kitchen (with mountain views), and a private pool.

The house is also linked to the Internet through wi-fi.

Driving on the new highway from Atenas, you are now only about 35 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean, from Jaco, and other less touristed beaches. There is also a longer, more picturesque road (with breathtaking views) to the Pacific Ocean. You are also about 45 minutes from Poas Volcano, and the nearby majestic La Paz waterfalls and Butterfly Farm. Coffee plantations (try the Espiritu Santo cafetal in Naranjo) and the Zoological Park and Gardens of Alajuela are within a 20-45 minute drive, as is one of the newest parks – Turu Ba Ri – with Sky Ride, canopy walk, horseback riding, walking trails and bird watching. To the north is the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest. The full service town of Atenas (supermarket, restaurants, pharmacy, banks, etc.) is only eight minutes away.

If it is rest and relaxation in a luxurious home in a perfect climate you desire, or sightseeing the marvelous attractions of Costa Rica, this uniquely situated and beautifully designed home offers both.

For further information call: 914-762-1181 or 914-762-7505

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2015

Why The Owner chose Alajuela

We came to this area by accident and loved the mountains and the valley views and the fact that it is a less touristed part of Costa Rica. The house fits inconspicuously into the surrounding community; most of our neighbors are local people.

What makes this house unique

You wake up with the sun streaming through the kitchen windows. You take coffee or tea and listen to and watch the bird life in the trees and bushes around the house. You see the hummingbirds dashing around the cactus flowers and from one impatiens flower to the next. You take a swim in the pool in the middle of the day to cool off. You sit outside and enjoy the sunset and make plans to eat dinner at home or visit a local restaurant. It's a relaxing, comfortable life, interrupted by travel to local attractions if you want. But you return to a house you've come to feel at home in. And not least, you have the security of knowing that our wonderful caretakers, Aad and Marian Veltman, who are very knowlegdeable about the area, are just a stone's throw away.


Atenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • limited accessibility
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Coffee maker, toaster oven


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Splendid Home in Costa Rica's Best Climate
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
British Columbia

Casita Naranja

  • 5 of 5

The house is in perfect location, just like discribed in listing. All is better then in pictures, lots of space. We were party of 4 adults, so the house had lots of room for all of us. We fould it very clean and inviting. Enjoyed the pool lots and birdwatching also. The caretakers Aad and Marion helped us with pick up from airport and rental car, we also enjoyed going on ziplining tour with them. The owner was also very helpful with all arrangements. We would definitaly go back since there is so much to explore and one week was not enough. Thank You Gil, Aad and Marion for making our stay enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable nest in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this comfortable home for two weeks with our daughter and our 2.5 year old grand-daughter. We were totally charmed by the wonderful views, peaceful environment, close to all the amenities. The house is perfectly located as a central point for a lot of day-excursions and the pool and terrace are so inviting that the days spent there are both relaxing and fun. The owner was very easy to deal with and the caretakers were mos helpful and friendly. Will recommend it to friends and family and will definitely go back (can't wait to)!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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United States

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home just outside Atenas for a week. A week was too short. The property is better in person than the pictures depict. The home is clean, neat, spacious and well maintained. Communication with the owner and the property managers was explicit and friendly. The property managers helped us find our way around the area and their tour company got us to more remote attractions without incident. The views from this home are splendid, the pool inviting, and the Atenas area full of helpful, friendly Ticos. I would recommend this property to anyone wishing to visit the Central Valley area.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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eugene, OR USA

Best in Atrnas

  • 5 of 5

Just back from 30 days in Costa Rica. Spent 10 days in this location. House is excellently maintained. Yard and view are gorgeous. Pool is warm and inviting. If our travels return us to Costa Rica, I hope this home is available. Thanks Gil

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cave Creek, AZ USA

Best yet

  • 5 of 5

Having been in CR 6 times, to quite a number of areas, generally for a week or more each time, I can say that this is the best place we've ever stayed. Beautiful house, an amazing location, great views, and wonderful caretakers. Well worth the price. You COULD manage without a car, just relaxing in the house and enjoying the pool, but a car comes in quite handy if you want to explore this beautiful country. We had two kids along with me and my wife. Plenty of space and a nice kitchen. Excellent find.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pura Vida Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Superior accommodations -- better than the photos. The place was very well maintained -- our resident managers were very helpful and always available for a call. They gave great guidance and also could have done tours. This is a perfect jumping off point for most of the country -- easy trips to Pacific beaches, Nicoya Peninsula, Montevedo, San Jose, Volcanoes, and coffee tours.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Birdwatching, hiking, horseback riding


Rates & Availability

Atenas House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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