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You will be treated as a Blessing at Casa de Megumi with friendly greetings and all the help you need for your vacation.
Megumi is a Japanese word, which means blessing, abundance, and grace; that is how you will be treated here.
Remodeling inside and out of all three rental units (a house called Casa de Lantana, a self-contained condo-style suite called Orchid Room Suite, and a room with a full bathroom called Buena Vista) has just been completed by the new owner. Also, we manage a newly built 2-bedroom, 2-full bath guest house on the second floor in downtown Atenas, within walking distance to many places including banks, restaurants, supermarkets, etc.
Casa de Lantana is surrounded by gardens and has a large roofed patio where you can eat, work, and take a nap in a hammock. A different way of life and being! Pura vida!
Orchid Room Suite also has a roofed patio, located right next to the pool, surrounded by tropical gardens and mature trees. Seeing beautiful night lights over the pool with a glass of wine in your hand at the terrace can be very romantic.
And, the brand new 2-bedroom, 2-full bathroom, a spacious walk-in-closet, living room with a dining area and a kitchen with a washer, Cable TV, WiFi is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Atenas, from which you can go to anywhere within walking distance.
Our vacation rentals in Rio Grande site are located in a 6+ acre property filled with various kinds of tropical flowers, plants, and mature trees. You will be able to watch birds and animals, and soul-touching, far-away ocean views and sunsets from the office in Casa Grande.
You will be staying at a completely fenced and gated property for your privacy and security. Our pool is always clear and well maintained for your enjoyment. And, you can park your car in a large parking lot saved for your guests.
Friendly housekeeping, maid services, laundry services, authentic Japanese food made by the Japanese owner, typical Costa-Rican food, massage therapies, and professional coaching sessions are available upon advance requests.
We understand how important high-speed Internet or WiFi is to our guests. Thus, it is offered to our guests as a complimentary service in all rental units: inside and outside of the units as well as at the pool side. Your desire to be connected with your loved ones and your business is understood and respected in our place.
For your adventures, various kinds of tours can be arranged: volcanoes, hot springs, beaches, canopy tours, butterfly garden, orchid gardens, coffee plantations, hiking, Cloud Forest, famous churches, flea markets, museums, San Jose, Escazu, and other tourist spots.
We are only 4 miles from Atenas, which has many restaurants, supermarkets, medical and dental offices, banks, the post office, and many other places you need for ordinary living. We also have a guest house at downtown Atenas for those guests whose primary focus is convenience.
Atenas has many retirees from the U.S., Canada, and Europe and is known to have a very active, supportive expat community which cannot be found elsewhere.
Many of our guests are retirees, young parents with young to school-age children, and some others are location-independent professionals who work online from our place. We understand both their needs.
If you are looking for a laid-back, relaxing, affordable and beautiful accommodation for your adventurous vacation or for your online professional work in Costa Rica, yes, you are at the right place!
Welcome Home at Casa de Megumi, where you will be treated as a BLESSING!
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What I want to create here in this world is to do the best I can, no matter what I do, to make a difference in the hearts of people I come to contact with. I believe that every one of us is a blessing, a special being, with special gifts to give and receive. That is how I meet and serve all our guests, friends, and family. It is my sincere hope to meet as many blessings as possible in this life time. Hisano Bell
Hisano Bell purchased this house in 2008
Because of the world's best climate and beautiful sunset scenery from Casa Grande in a 6+ acre lot, in a very friendly Tico neighborhood. This was exactly what we wanted, after having traveled to many places in Costa Rica. This is one of the most beautiful, friendliest, and safest places we have been to and at the same time it is close to all major facilities we may need, such as good hospitals and international malls, especially since we now have a new highway directly to San Jose and Escazu in only 25 minute driving or to the beaches on the Pacific Coast.
You can relax and work at the same time here with the pool and high-speed Internet connection inside and outside of the rental units and around the pool. You will be welcomed just like when you are going back to your hometown, where everyone treats you like their own family members. Now, we also manage a newly build beautiful, Western style apartment in downtown Atenas, within walking distance to everything. From this location, you can go to anywhere by bus easily.
We enjoyed our nearly 3 week stay tremendously. The first night the road noise surprised me, but I put in ear plugs the next night, and I got used to it. All other aspects of this place totally outweigh that one negative. It is so conveniently located for most day trips you might want to do. It could not have been easier to go to San Jose for my husband's eye surgery, and the best part is Hisano. She is a fantastic hostess, everything is sparkly clean, the pool is beautiful and inviting and refreshing, the wi-fi worked perfectly, and the grounds are impeccable. Hisano is eager to help with anything you might need, and is very knowledgeable about the "intricacies" of CR and things to find in Atenas. We didn't want to leave! We highly recommend this place!
This place certainly lives up to its name! It was truly a blessing to stay here. It was centrally located for all of the activities that interested us meaning we did not have to book multiple lodgings around the country. The sights were very nice in Costa Rice, but being able to relax here was probably my favorite part of our honeymoon. I would recommend Casa de Megumi to anyone visiting this part of the world.
Both the Manager and the location of the apartment were perfect for us. From Atenas we took some day trips and everything worked out so well, with Hisano's assistance, of course. We hated to leave and can't wait to go back. Thanks again for making our short vacation so enjoyable.
Everything already written is true so I won't repeat it. The only thing that is not mentioned by anyone is the traffic noise, it's very loud at Casa de Lantana. Also at the apt. in downtown Atenas is very loud and the fumes from the traffic come right inside which made me feel ill on a few occasions. Other than that, it was awesome!
We had the best time staying at Casa de Lantana for a month. It was our preview/research trip to confirm our dream of moving to Costa Rica. An unplanned for and extraordinary benefit was having Hisano as a resource and advocate to initiating the residency process. However, with Hisano’s constant support we found and hired a local attorney and began the process sooner than we had anticipated. Further, the help she provided for us to secure a local bank account (and therefore not be subject to all the bank fees to withdrawal money) was amazing! What we didn’t know prior to going to Costa Rica is just how difficult a bank account can be to establish and met several folks who had been in the country for months and still had not been able to secure one. This was nothing short of a miraculous feat and we had ex-pats asking how we had managed this in such a short time. Hisano also helped us obtain a P.O.Box to receive mail when we return in May for our first year. None of this would have happened and we are very clear how fortunate we were, to have had Hisano’s help and direction.
Casa de Lantana is located on the property (which is gated) but completely private and separate from the main house The property is beautiful and located 5 minutes from town with easy bus access as well. Hisano was the ultimate hostess for ourselves and other guests staying nearby. We ate breakfast outside and spent many nights relaxing into the evening on the patio playing music, cards and thoroughly enjoyed the hammock. We became fast friends with the other residents and enjoyed many laughs and adventures together. The kitchen is well equipped and the rest of the cottage very comfortable. Wi-Fi access and a phone were so important to us and provided at no charge. Highly recommended!
Our two week stay at the apartment in Atenas was more than we could have asked for. The view from our balcony was exceptional with the sunrise every morning. It was delightful to have our morning coffee on the balcony as well as some of our evening meals.
The apartment, located in downtown Atenas, was the perfect place to stay for us as it was within walking distance of everything in the town of Atenas! The apartment is beautifully furnished and very clean with 2 large screen TVs, 2 large bedrooms, 2 full baths and a more than adequate kitchen /dining area with microwave, stove, large fridge, and fully equipped! There is also a washer and dryer!! Every part of this apartment was in excellent and beautiful condition!!
Hisano, the apartment manager was a delight and helpful in every part of our planning of our trip, -from arrival details (including having a certain cab driver pick us up from the airport), to showing us around Atenas when we first arrived, and introducing us to several area shop/restaurant owners that were close to the apartment.
Hisano initially helped us rent a car, however, after talking more with her and with some of the ex-pats, we decided to cancel the car and ride the buses! (Hisano cancelled our rental car for us!) Great fun, we might add!!
The owner of the apartment was more than gracious in being available for any questions/concerns that we had about the apartment. He also took us one day to see a new set of his apartments that are soon available to rent.
This was truly one of the most enjoyable vacations that we have had. We were able to experience 80 degree weather and sunshine every day in a community that is friendly in every way. We had an incredible place to stay, a combination of delicious home-cooked meals as well as nice restaurants, adventures both walking around the town and riding the bus, and we met a group of amazing ex-pats at Kay's place. We would recommend this apartment in Atenas to anyone that wants a central base from which to either just relax or from which to travel Costa Rica.
bird-watching tours, zoo and butterfly garden tours, La Paz waterfall and volcano tours, coffee plantation tours, museums in San Jose, beach trips within an hour, canopy tours, art and craft tour, tropical garden tours, Orchid Garden tours, hot-spring tours, etc.
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5 night minimum stay
|Discounts: 14 nights or more: $47 Nightly|
Rates are subject to change until a reservation with the deposit is made.
A 20% non-refundable initial deposit required upon reservation, and fully refundable $200.00 damage deposit required in cash upon arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.