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Your Tropical Haven Away from Home W/ Pool & Wi-Fi

Hisano Bell

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Member since: 2008
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2010
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Your Tropical Haven Away from Home W/ Pool & Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Atenas House Rental Photos and Description

2 2-bedroom houses, 1 suite with a kitchen, 1 room with bathroom in Atenas

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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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Hisano Bell (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Hisano Bell

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

Why Hisano Bell chose Atenas

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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average rating of 4.9710145 based on 69 reviews
Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada

March is Marvellous in Atenas

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful three month stay in Costa Rica, January through March in 2015.

We stayed in three different locations and enjoyed our time at Hisano’s more than anywhere else. It is centrally located in Costa Rica, just outside Atenas, on an excellent bus route, about 20 minutes to Town for a cost of 350 colonies, about 75 cents. We used Hisano’s as a base and travelled frequently to San Jose for the symphony and museum experiences, as well as to the Pacific coast beaches, down to Jaco and Quepos/Manual Antonio National Park...we did day trips as well as overnight adventures.

We rented the bungalow at Hisano’s and found it to be immaculate...this is rare in Costa Rica. The insects were controlled regularly through weekly maid service and included fresh linens and a thorough cleaning. The cabina is fully equipped, with two ample bedrooms, large living/dining room area, great kitchen, adequate bathroom, huge covered patio area with table, chairs and a hammock that I couldn’t keep my wife out of. It is modern, bright white tile throughout, attractively decorated inside with Wi-Fi and a cd player. There was no cable TV but we enjoyed Netflicks and other programming through our computers, so not a big deal especially when you consider local programming.

The grounds surrounding the accommodation are beautiful and well maintained, even throughout the dry season, so the hundreds of plants carefully selected and planted by Hisano herself were always green and blooming. Most other places the grass is brown and plants suffering a bit from the lack of rain.

The pool is a short walk down the path and was small but adequate in size and always immaculate.

You will find Hisano herself to be a warm and welcoming host who respects your privacy but is always there when you need her and is always willing to help.

We enjoyed our stay immensely and would recommend this accommodation to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian, Thank you so much for your stay. I am so happy you had a great time here and could travel to many places using public transportation systems, which you used much better than any of us residents could do! You inspired us and other guests to travel using good Costa Rican transportation systems, rather than renting a car! I hope to see you again in the coming years! Hisano

Fantastic Hostess, Sparkling Clean

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cece, thank you for staying at our place and we are very happy that your husband eye surgery was a success and was a great value to you, and you could go there very easily from our place. The other guests and we all miss you both. I hope you will be back again so we can have great talks and time together! Hisano

Ideal location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, Thank you for staying at our place for your honeymoon! We enjoyed having you here and our conversations about your future plans and all that. We have been spending much time in planting tropical flowers and plants and painting inside out this year. I hope to see you again in your next vacation!

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great Hostess!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Tremendous resource for residency, banking, etc!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda, Thank you so much for staying at our place and we are very happy that we had an opportunity to assist you to get many things related to moving to Costa Rica completed during your stay here. We can hardly wait to see you both again, when you finally move to Atenas in the near future. Two more great friends to have in this wonderful town of Atenas! Hisano


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Juan Santamaria San Jose
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
In Rio Grande and more in Atenas downtown
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Ciudad Cariari
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Highway 27
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many in Atenas
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Playa Jaco, Playa Herradura, Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

From $70 Per night

Atenas House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $47 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Additional departure cleaning fee of $20.00.
Notes 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.
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Atenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) 1 queen bed, 1 twin-size bed in Casa Lantana as well as at the newly built apartment in downtown Atenas, 1 queen bed in Orchid Room; twin-size beds in Buena Visa Room., Double Beds (1) At the second bedroom of Casa de Lantana., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twin-size beds at Buena Vista Room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 full-size sofa-bed in Casa de Lantana
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

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