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Spectacular Luxury Vacation Home - Breathtaking Views - Best Climate

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

La Perla de Atenas, The Pearl of Atenas, an incredible home made just for you because you deserve the best.

This spectacular luxury home can be your perfect vacation stay in Atenas. The place to be in Costa Rica, famous for having the best climate in the world, and centrally located to the main attractions of Costa Rica.

A fabulous property situated in the most exclusive gated community in Atenas, conveniently located within walking distance to the center of this quaint little town.

When entering this amazing home one gets dazzled by its beauty. A uniquely designed inner courtyard and fountain welcomes you into this exquisite home with a luxurious and comfortable living room, media room, fully equipped kitchen with butler's pantry and a formal dining room. Taken in by the beautiful artwork and decorations, plush bedroom furniture and beddings, expansive outdoor deck with sparkling clear pool, hot tub/jacuzzi, cold plunge pool and inviting lounge furniture – it's almost too overwhelming.

Start your day with a tropical breakfast on the outdoor patio, take a swim in the pool and enjoy a good glass of wine while overseeing the beautiful view of the valley below and the mountains beyond; all ingredients for a wonderful vacation at “La Perla de Atenas” – and you can have it all.

This beautiful home has 3 bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, double sinks and walk-in closets comfortably accommodating up to 6 people. The master suite has a king size bed with a luxurious Tempurpedic mattress, 2 walk-in closets, a jacuzzi bathtub, separate luxurious shower, and a sauna steam room. There are two separate guest suites, both tastefully furnished with a comfortable king-sized beds and dressers. WiFi, cable and local telephone enabled for convenience.

On the property, there are many full grown trees where tropical birds like toucans, Montezuma oropendulas, motmots, visit all the time. Wake up in the morning to the sound of nature, stroll outside and pick your healthy breakfast from the many fruit trees; orange, mango, guanabana, clementine, star fruit, water apple, make a great start for a wonderful new day in paradise.

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, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a private Catamaran Sailing tour, a visit to an Organic Coffee farm, and tours custom made to our guests' requests throughout Costa Rica.

Our property managers, Aad and Marian Veltman, a multilingual (English-Dutch-Spanish-German) couple from The Netherlands, are ready to welcome you to La Perla de Atenas, and will do everything within their power to make your stay a great success. They can arrange for you to have your fridge stocked with your favorite groceries upon arrival, or have a home cooked meal ready for you on your arrival day.

For guests that stay longer than 10 days, a weekly cleaning is included, our wonderful housekeeper Isabel is a jewel.

La Perla de Atenas is a high-class comfortable home with endless daytime views, glorious sunsets, and twinkling evening lights of the valley. A perfect place to be, and is waiting for you to spend your well-deserved vacation.

NOTE: La Perla de Atenas requires a $750.00 safety deposit to cover any potential damage to the property.

Check-in: 3pm Check-out: noon

Electricity: 110/60 cycle

More Details

Property Manager
Aad and Marian Veltman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Pearl home in Atenas is truly one of a kind. If you want a holiday living in luxury this is the place to stay! You have one of the best pool decks around to lay around if you want, or you can go into town a few short minutes away where the people are friendly and there are many great places to eat authentic Costa Rican dishes. There are lots of activities that Marian and Aad are great help to set you up with nearby if you are looking for some adventure for any family. We guarantee your jaw will drop when you first step foot inside this property!
Jul 2016
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Atenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking is allowed only outside of the house.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Double Sink, Separate Shower, Steam Spa, 2 Walk-in closets
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double Sink, Rain Shower, Walk-in Closet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Double Sink, Rain Shower, Walk-in Closet
    Powder Room - toilet , Toilet and Sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , King bed, night stands, dresser, comforter storage chest
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King bed, night stands, dresser, comforter storage chest
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King bed, night stands, dresser, comforter storage chest
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Tap water safe to drink. Weekly housecleaning included. More frequent service available at extra costs.


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Spectacular Luxury Vacation Home - Breathtaking Views - Best Climate
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

The home and the service was all we had hoped for.

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this home was a delight.

From the views to the furnishings to the service to the complete kitchen we enjoyed it all.

I love to cook and this kitchen was equipped to the nines. From quality pots and pans to spices to tools this home was ready for the person who enjoys cooking.

When we had any problem, Aad or Mariam were available to help us work through any situation.

If we go back to Costa Rica, we will stay in La Perla.

Jerry Piccolo

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jerry, Thank you for your kind words and compliments. It is good to hear that our guests recognize and appreciate the quality of La Perla de Atenas. If you ever come back to Costa Rica, we hope that you will again choose La Perla. Best regards, Aad and Marian
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Exceptional property, views, bird watching, village, people and staff...

  • 5 of 5

There are few words suitable to describe the wonder of this superb property in the located in the hills overlooking the quaint town of Atenas. La Perla de Atenas is by far one of the finest properties we've experienced in our five years of non-stop world travel. Staying for 113 nights during the rainy season we were never disappointed. If there was an issue with even the smallest of items, it was promptly handled by property managers, Aad and Marian. The on-site groundskeeper Ulysses and the weekly house cleaner Isabel are both wonderful. The house, the grounds, the veranda, the pool, the screening room, the modern kitchen with every possible amenity left us never wanting for a thing. We loved it all.

The bird watching is over-the-top. We spent every day searching for yet another stunning species which we shared on our site each and every day during our stay from August 1, 2017, to November 22, 2017: worldwidewaftage

The spotless modern house is not only comfortable but in perfect condition and meticulously maintained regularly. The Wi-Fi works well. From the formal dining room to the separate "second kitchen" for cleanup to the outdoor kitchen, the three en-suite bedrooms, the stunning veranda and courtyard, the breathtaking views of the town, this property has it all.

The highly cultural town of Atenas is a wonder to behold with its friendly locals, expats, and shopkeepers. The supermarket Coopeatenas has everything one could need and the Friday morning farmers market is a must to see. There are numerous sightseeing opportunities in the general area and more within a few hours drive. We were here during the rainy season but never minded a bit when it was sunny most mornings and most recently sunny almost every day. No mozzies. Easy to sit outside at night! Put sugar water in the hummingbird feeder and watch the magic happen (1/4 cup sugar to 1 cup water-stir until its dissolved). We were entranced as we watched their antics.

We'll miss La Perla de Atenas but continue on in our over five-years-to-date worldwide journey but La Perla will always remain in our hearts and mind. Thanks to Bev and Sam, the kindly owners, for making this possible with their consideration and fine taste.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a pleasure having a renter like you staying at La Perla. With such a long stay, we know you experienced it all, especially since the weather conditions were not at the best time of year. We appreciate your tips given throughout your visit when you had to cope with the weather and other conditions of nature. We are very happy that you found our place exceptional for all your needs and that our management and help were to your satisfaction. Safe travels and perhaps someday you will have the opportunity to return to La Perla de Atenas. Sam and Bev, owners
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Bettter then you can imagine

  • 5 of 5

First off, the house is more beautiful in person! The pictures don't do it justice and yet that's what sold us on renting this house!! There were four us with 12 suitcase...yes 12! We were there for 22 days and weren't 100% sure of what definitely needed to be packed since it was our first time in CR! Aad and Marian met us at the airport with two SUV's! LOL! They were amazing arranging for an authentic home cooked CR meal for us the night we arrived made by Piet and Yvon, which was yummy! To coordinating tours for us or just answering our questions whenever we emailed or called them. There's a booklet at the house that talks about the town and things to see which is very helpful. The restaurant recommendations were great! Never a bad meal! They helped us with our rental car and our ride back to the airport as well! Just listen to them and you can't go wrong!! The owners couldn't ask for better property managers! The view is beyond breathtaking! The town is so nice and made us feel so safe, like we were home. There is also the property caretaker, Ulysses, that lives in an apartment on the property. We didn't even notice him there, but you could catch him early in the morning triming hedges by hand and taking such great care of the gorgeous landscape! (We picked mango, star fruit and limes off the trees on the property. Amazing!!) He also took our trash to the street and made sure we never ran out of propane. We also saw the pool guy once a week and he always announced his presence and took great care of the pool. Never intrusive on our vacation time and Aad always let us know ahead of time if someone was coming to the house for any reason. Then there's Isabell, the housekeeper! We couldn't call her that though! She's family! We invited her to breakfast the first day we met her. Even though we couldn't understand each other, we shared family pictures and were able to learn about each other's families through hand gestures and an iPhone translator app! She works all day scrubbing and cleaning EVERYTHING And I mean EVERYTHING inside and out! She is an incredible asset to the care of this house! If you're only there a short time you might not meet some of these wonderful people, but i hope you do! Thank you Aad and Marian! It was an incredible experience thanks to All of you! You have an amazing team working with you! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and tell Isabell we love her and wish her and her family well! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carl for your review. We agree, our Property Managers are the best. We too love Isabell! She is amazing! We keep threatening to whisk her off to Kauai where we live. Bottom line is we have a terrific team that takes great care of our guests. We hope to see you again in the future! Pura Vida! Sam and Bev, owners
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Second time around ❤️

  • 5 of 5

We were there last year and loved it so much that we returned to celebrate my sisters 50th. The house feels like home . Everything was perfect . We were able to relax and take in the beautiful views . Marian & Aad , it was wonderful spending time with you again. Can't wait till next year , for my big one !!! 💕�

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nancy & Luis, It was super to have you back. Consider La Perla de Atenas your second home! For sure celebrating your big one next year. Hugs, Aad and Marian
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  • 5 of 5

I cant put into words how beautiful the property, view, and amenities were. Marian and Aad were amazing host and thought of every detail that you could need in the home. We took two tours that Aad suggested (coffee and sailing) both were amazing and if visiting this area should be a must. Woke up in our comfortable bed and enjoyed the mountain view every morning. Thanks guys and hope to come back soon. Pura Vida :)

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shawn and Linda for the great review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay at La Perla de Atenas. Yes we are very lucky having Aad and Marian as our property managers, and they also do a great job in setting up memorable tours for our guests. We hope to have you back at La Perla some day.
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Spectacular stay at La Perla de Atenas

  • 5 of 5

If we could rate our stay at La Perla de Atenas any higher we certainly would! Beautifully decorated, clean, spectacular view, and everything you need. We look forward to staying here again in the future!

We also would like to mention a big heartfelt thank you to Marian and Aad Veltman for making our first trip to Costa Rica so special! From our stay at La Perla, the tours, all the inside tips on the tours, helping us to understand and enjoy the local community and culture made our stay in Atenas great. We truly appreciated all your time and energy that you invested on making our Costa Rican experience fantastico!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias Linda! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at La Pearla de Atenas. Our management team is the best! We look forward to having you stay with us again. Pura vida!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Juan Santa Maria International Airport
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 27
Nearest Beach
37 Miles
Pacific Beaches - Jaco - Herradura
Car: recommended

Atenas is known for its wonderful climate, according to National Geographic "the Best Climate of the World"

The small town of Atenas is friendly and safe, has a quaint typical Costa Rican character with a weekly farmer's market, a large variety of nice restaurants, well sorted grocery stores, and delicious soda’s and bakeries.

Due to the central location of Atenas there are multiple exciting activities and sightseeing trips that you can explore in a one day trip. For example: Beaches, Snorkeling, Deep Sea Fishing, Whale watching, Turtles, Wild life, White Water Rafting, Sailing/Catamaran, Zip Lining, River Boat tours, Zoo, Coffee/Chocolate Tour, Botanical gardens, Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Butterfly gardens, and more


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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