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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 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:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • 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 27 reviews
River Falls, Wi

A week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip to Atenas and our first stay at this spectacular home. Waking up every morning to the songs of the many birds in the gardens with a rich of coffee made the start of the day hard to top. We came with friends and walked to town for lunch every day, and spent the rest of the day in the pool and hot tub. Aad and Marion are our favorite property managers. They’re so friendly and helpful, and if you want a tour, they’re the best. Thank you for a wonderful trip in paradise.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sanibel, Florida

Exceptional Property with an exceptional Climate

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at five other locations throughout Costa Rica in the last 5 weeks, I can only concur with the forgoing reviews. I also endorse the exceptional dedication that Aad, , Marion, Ulysses and Isabel provide only the highest standard of service in making a stay at La Perla de Atenas the wonderful experience that it is.

Another bonus for staying at La Perla de Atenas is the elevation. At just under 3000 feet elevation, the temperature is generally a few degrees cooler than it is at sea level. This keeps La Perla de Atenas at a very comfortable temperature throughout the day.

Thank you all for a wonderful stay in paradise.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're always happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay at La Pearla. The cooler temperature is just one of many reasons we chose Atenas over buying property at the coast, where the temperatures can be excessively hot. Also being in a central location affords greater access to all that Costa Rica offers. Pura vida! Sam and Bev Watkins
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Great property, private, perfect for bird watching

  • 5 of 5

This property is the perfect rental for a big family and/or group of friends. We had 3 couples, each had private rooms. Enough space and yard that you may not even see your cohabitants for hours.

If you decide to stay in for the day, you'll be able to cool off quickly in the awesome pool. After climbing hills, soothe aching muscles in the hot tub. Sit on the balcony, watch the sunset and post all your awesome pictures using the WiFi internet included with the rental.

The house has everything you'll need. You can grill out, use the oven to bake, fry eggs on the indoor range or just heat something up in the microwave. There is also washing machine on the property to do laundry and a coffee machine to brew your favorite Costa Rican coffee.

This property is managed by very trust worthy people. Fluent in a variety of languages they put a lot of time and energy into selecting fantastic excursions that have great value for the money you will pay. My suggestion is to take their advice on places to visit, eat, etc.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay at La Pearla de Atenas. We furnished the place so we could live there comfortably when we are in residence. So far it's exceeded everyone's expectations. Pura vida! Sam and Bev, the owners
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Beautiful property perfect for three couples!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 50th Anniversary with this trip, which included our son and daughter and their spouses. The Veltmans (BunkiTours) took very good care of us the entire 10 days we were in country. As property managers they are personable and caring but not intrusive. We did not rent a car, as they arranged any transportation we needed for not only excursions (trust them, these were all great and unusual events) but also just going into town for market or dinner. Mario drove us a good bit of the time and was prompt and courteous as well as a safe driver, also amenable to unscheduled stops that we made. The house is not only beautiful but well cared for and secure. We always felt quite safe. Bird watching from the spectacular veranda was awesome! We were impressed with LaToledo organic coffee farm ( a small family operation) then lunch at the home of lovely Dona Cecelia who prepared us a typical Tico meal on her wood stove in her open air kitchen that was delicious. And what a view! We also traveled to Herradurra for a sailing/snorkeling 3 hours with Captain Neil , who also owns Kayak Jaco, on a trimaran! Loved this professional “surf bum” who made us feel tight at home on his boat. Topped this one off with lunch at Pelicano Soda on Herradurra beach. Great food! Our last excursion took us to the rainforest and LaPaz Gardens and waterfalls. Aad provided the private tour and we saw far more than if we had been just on our own. Spectacular! We were sorry to leave yesterday morning. We plan to return and use Aad and Marian for renting a place and for tours! We were surprised to find that they manage several properties, as we were made to feel that we were their sole focus. LaPerla and BunkiTours are a fabulous combination!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're always pleased to hear that our renters have enjoyed their stay at La Pearla de Atenas. Our guests are always in good hands with our property managers, Aad and Marian. They are the best! Thanks also for describing your activities as there are so many places to enjoy in Costa Rica and, as you know, our central location makes them all easily accessible. We hope to see you again some day! Pura Vida from Sam and Bev, the owners.
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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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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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