GORGEOUS MOUNTAIN PARADISE WITH PRIVACY, VIEW AND POOL!

Liz

Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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GORGEOUS MOUNTAIN PARADISE WITH PRIVACY, VIEW AND POOL!

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2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms (sleeps 4)

Set high on a ridge surrounded by a lush tropical reserve, home to parrots, toucans, sloths and monkeys, our custom built Bali style home, located in a gated eco-residential community will be your home away from home! Relax, open the doors and soak in the famous Atenas climate (best in the world according to National Geographic) with beautiful warm days and cool sleeping nights! No A/C needed here!

Enjoy a private swim in your own pool then cook up something in the gourmet kitchen and outdoor charcoal BBQ! Check out the local orchid gardens and coffee fields, or drive to the top of an active volcano, surf Costa Rica's legendary waves (just 30 minutes away with the new highway!!), hike in some of the country's many national parks, soak up private waterfalls and so much more. Perhaps one of its best attributes is it's central location to the rest of the country's magnificent sites!! High speed Wi-Fi is available 24/7 throughout.

What to do !:): Our bilingual property manager can help you plan all kinds of day trips and overnights if you wish to explore as much of this beautiful country as possible. Costa Rica has so much to offer, from trips to nearby cloud forests, checking out its many volcanoes - active or not, hiking breathtaking waterfalls, exploring many of its dense jungles, taking a catamaran to a private island, or even do a little of it's famous deep sea fishing. The wild life will astound you. There are many adrenaline charged activities like white water rafting, zip lines ATV riding, or jet skiing in the open ocean for those who relax by supercharging. For those who wish to relax a little more gently, take a canopy walk, go birding, check out the beautiful wild orchids and bromeliads everywhere, shop in farmer's markets, listen to huge flocks of parrots gather in the town square at dusk, visit a local coffee farm and roasting plant, or get a massage by the pool - happily, we've got that covered too! Or just stay at the villa and disconnect from the fast pace world and rediscover the wonders that the natural world has to offer.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Liz (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
Speaks english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 44 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous Mountain Paradise with Privacy, View and Pool!
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews
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Gorgeous Mountain Paradise with Privacy, View and Pool!
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Atenas Alajuela Province
5

Our Honeymoon Paradise

  • 5 of 5
My husband Tim + I visited this gorgeous property for our honeymoon & I cannot say enough about how incredible it was! After 6 months of stress & extreme planning for the wedding, I was looking for a place of solitude and relaxation where we could enjoy being newlyweds...wow, this is it!

The moment you enter the home there is a sense of peace & tranquility here that is second to none. The Balinese open air design of the home allows the landscape to be a part of the house rather than being two separate spaces. The pool is the perfect refuge from the hot Costa Rican sun and when the fog rolls in and the afternoon storms hit, the hammock is the perfect place to chill out & watch the wild weather.

Tim & I enjoyed the local farmer's market in Atenas and cooking in the beautiful, well appointed kitchen for most of our meals. Leticia the property manager was so sweet and helped to answer all of our questions. We took a couple of day trips to the beach and to the La Paz waterfalls and Poaz Volcano.

Honestly though, our favorite part of the trip was the chance to relax and unwind. We saw so many gorgeous birds, butterflies, cows in the valley below, and even white faced monkeys who would tap on the windows of the house in the evenings. The privacy was wonderful and we always felt very safe. The home is super clean and the gardens are perfectly maintained. Altogether, we would 100% recommend this property to anyone! Pura Vida!!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are just thrilled how you truly enjoyed your Honeymoon stay at our home Kerry and Tim! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Please come back anytime! The monkeys will be waiting! ;)
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Atenas Alajuela Province
5

Nature Paradise

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful and stunning Bali style property awaits anyone who chooses this wonderful home. The entire house opens up via sliding wood and glass doors allowing breezes to enter from every angle. The house is perched up top a hill in a gated community. We were whisked away to another world so serene we could have stayed there for ever. Leticia the property manager was wonderful and the entire stay couldn't have been more perfect. It does get hot in the sun, but again, with all the doors open we could always find a place to be cool. And the pool was a perfect place too cool off as well. The gardner, Jaime, was wonderful and friendly and the grounds are particularly well taken care of - beautiful work by Jaime and of course the owners who planned this nature's paradise to a tee! We were able to easily get to the Paos volcano and the La Paz waterfalls allowing us to complete our upcoming 5 city documentary on Costa Rica. Thanks Liz! We hope to come back and visit soon! Frank and Sandy (of the youtube/FrankandSandyShow) ......
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Mountain Paradise with Privacy, View and Pool!
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Atenas Alajuela Province
5

Nothing short of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely loved this place. The only problem - it is so comfortable and relaxing, it is difficult to leave if you want to take day trips. Be prepared to relax and enjoy the comforts of Picaflora- the birds will sing to you all day as you enjoy a dip in the pool or a walk around the grounds enjoying the beautiful gardens, the numerous iguanas, the gorgeous mountainside. Surely you will find a surprise in the magnificent trees out front, perhaps a brilliantly colored toucan or a hidden sloth. Breakfast prepared in the well equipped kitchen and eaten poolside is a treat or a short ride to Kay's. A day at one of several beautiful beaches in within an hours drive. Certainly one of the best gifts I have ever given myself.
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Mountain Paradise with Privacy, View and Pool!
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Atenas Alajuela Province
5

Dream come true vacation

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I wanted to come to Costa Rica for so long. This year was the perfect time to celebrate my 50th anniversary. We are both nature lovers and it sure was the right place to be. We were very fortunate to find this gorgeous house on the internet. We appreciated the sliding concept of all walls on each side of the house. It allowed for the cool mountain breeze to flow through the house therefore no need for air conditioning. It was great to enjoy a great Atenas (local) coffee each morning with the sound of many exotic birds. Each morning we would walk to the gate of the house and look up in the gigantic tree to see Toucans, Blue-crowned Motmot, Squirrel Cuckoo, Smooth-billed Ani, just to name a few. The sun during the day was extremely hot but It was nice to have the pool to refresh ourselves in. The view was amazing from every angle, we enjoyed reading a good book whether we were sitting on the outside couch, on the swing or laying down in the hammock. They are so many different spot to relax. My favourite spot was in the garden facing the large flowered cactus where it was often visited by hummingbirds. The kitchen was very well equipped and my husband took advantage of it being such a good cook. We enjoyed a nice candlelight dinner every night. The lights around the house created a wonderful ambience. As much as we enjoyed spending time at the house, we also enjoyed visiting the many areas of Costa Rica such as the Poas volcano, La Paz waterfalls and National Park such as Manuel Antonio and Carara. We have seen Howler monkeys, white face monkeys, sloth, bats, frogs, paca, and the loud but wonderful scarlet macaws near the Pacific Ocean. We stopped on our way back on the bridge that crosses over the Tarcoles River to see the very large crocodiles, we counted over 25 of them. We rented a small SUV to move around. It is a must if you want to visit the many areas. I recommend that you bring or rent a GPS as you may get lost real easy. Car insurance in Costa Rica is extremely expensive (we paid more for 2 weeks worth of insurance that we pay back home for a whole year).
In conclusion we took lots of beautiful pictures and will have unforgettable memories. We have spent 2 weeks at the house and we had plenty of quality time together. This country is so amazing, so we will definitely return some day to continue our exploration of Costa Rica.
Thank you so much to Liz and Judd for sharing there paradise with us.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves so much and were able to really embrace the relaxing vibe of our home and embrace the true beauty of Costa Rica. The birds are really fun to watch and meet throughout the day, particularly in the mornings and late afternoons. Next time listen for the Montezuma Oropendula - they are a hoot and sometimes hang out in the Guanacaste tree 20 at a time. Please come back anytime!
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Gorgeous Mountain Paradise with Privacy, View and Pool!
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Atenas Alajuela Province
Portland, Maine
5

Seriously....Awesome place.

  • 5 of 5
I arrived with friends in Costa Rica, a destination I've wanted to visit for years, early January and enjoyed nothing but glorious weather for 12 days. We stayed here at the house in Atenas for a few days and loved every minute. I am easy to please on vacation and staying atop this little mountain was serene and calm-unlike myself. It was just what I needed-wish it was my weekend home. I hate television in the living space and I loved there was not one here. I spent hours in the hammocks reading books listening to the often times cacophonous shrieks of local birds (especially early in the morning); I loved being woken up by the bleats of the birds and the lizards. We took a walk down the driveway one evening right at dusk after returning from Poas volcano and I stopped by a tree and watched a dozen humming birds flirting from flower to flower, branch to branch. Simply awesome.

The kitchen was obviously set up by Liz (who is an amazing chef I hear!) and we cooked every night we were there. Nice pans and silverware with plenty of serving platters, glassware and dishes. We bought fresh fish and meats from the little village of Atenas at the bottom of the hill and were impressed with the quality of the local foods.
The home was professionally designed and built and has all amenities you would want on vacation including laundry, stereo, pool and outdoor grill. We just played cards, got a little drunk and simply enjoyed the incredible starry nights taking pictures and simply living.
The house keeper and gardener maintain the grounds and home with an obvious diligence and eye for detail. Nice people. We felt very safe and enjoyed the space immensely and I would certainly return-very soon if I could.

I would like to thank Judd and Liz for allowing us to stay in their beautiful home and I wish them all the luck and happiness in life. Thanks so much!
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Daniel,
We are so glad you had such a great time at the house! Come back again anytime ;)
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Gorgeous Mountain Paradise with Privacy, View and Pool!
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Atenas Alajuela Province
Fort Worth
5

Amazing Home and Great Location

  • 5 of 5
This is an amazing property. Beautiful home and really everything promise by the owner was as they said it would be. You will not be disappointed. It's also in a great location. Heidi the housekeeper cooked a dinner for us and it was really great.
We had a fantastic driver for the week we were there and he was well worth it. His name is Wilson and he speaks English very well. He lives in the area and knows all of Costa Rica well -- as he took us to Manuel Antonio Park and beach as well as up to Fortuna and La Paz water fall and the volcano. He is with Coati Tours www.coatitours.com Tell him Jack/Marianne/Ken/Nancy from Texas said hi.
I'd also recommend Kay's -- just down the hill as you enter town in Atenas right beside the red cross building. American breakfast, free Wi-Fi and books to read. She is really nice.
Great week and again the house (Pica Flora) is everything you described and just beautiful.
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for sharing -we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home Jack! Please do
come back anytime ;) great tip about Wilson and coati tours!

pura vida!!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Jose International
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Jaco
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Jaco
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Volcanoes, mountains, orchids, coffee fields, agriculture, non tourist location, surfing, wildlife, fishing, farms, farmer's market, shopping, restaurants, waterfalls, bird watching.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Atenas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green season
Sep 13 2014 - Nov 14 2014
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Early holiday
Nov 15 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $70
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Once the home is inspected after departure and any extra charges are assessed (should that apply) the client will be informed of any balances due. The remainder monies (or full damage deposit) will then be promptly returned within 14 days of departure. These rates may be different for long term stays.
Saturday Check in /Check-out is preferred.
We reserve the right to change rates at anytime.
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Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Atenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Exterior - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • spelunking
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