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Hisano Bell

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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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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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility

Hisano Bell

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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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Your Tropical Haven Away from Home W/ Pool & Wi-Fi
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Your Tropical Haven Away from Home W/ Pool & Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206308vbi
+506 2446-1257 (Costa Rica)
Atenas Alajuela Province
Canada
5

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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Your Tropical Haven Away from Home W/ Pool & Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206308vbi
+506 2446-1257 (Costa Rica)
Atenas Alajuela Province
5

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Your Tropical Haven Away from Home W/ Pool & Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206308vbi
+506 2446-1257 (Costa Rica)
Atenas Alajuela Province
5

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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
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Atenas Alajuela Province
5

GREATEST VACATION IN GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Abe and Nancy, What a pleasure to have met and got to know you while you were here in Atenas! Thank you for staying at our Atenas Downtown Guest House, and I am so happy that you enjoyed the town life with so much convenience. Look forward to seeing you two again next year. Hisano
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Atenas Alajuela Province
5

GMA

  • 5 of 5
Excellent place. Its a great place to meet other travelers too, its clean, comfortable and service is excellent. I highly recommend Casa De Megumi.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Dear GMA, Thank you for staying at our place. We are very happy that you got to know other great guests here and we all had great time together. That is the kind of place we always want to create: a kind of place where you feel at home and at the same time you can get to know new interesting people. We hope to see you again here in Atenas.
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Your Tropical Haven Away from Home W/ Pool & Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206308vbi
+506 2446-1257 (Costa Rica)
Atenas Alajuela Province
5

T&J, CANADA

T&J, Canada
  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our 3 week stay. Hisano was very helpful in all areas and is very knowledgeable about the area and attractions as well as residency applications for those who are interested. She is very generous, frequently sharing some of her specialty cooking. The Orchard suite has everything we needed and the pool is large and deep. It is very private and depending on the season there are fruits and coconuts to pick. We did not have a car so we made frequent use of the bus and Hisano was kind enough to take us to her favourite hot pools site not usually visited by tourists. Thank you for making our stay so pleasurable!
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear T&J, Thank you for staying at Orchid Room. All the other guests and I were still talking about you two and what fun we all had during your stay. And, our dog CoCo jumped into the fence in the back garden you made and looked so happy! I hope we will see each other again sometime soon here in Atenas!
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Map

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

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Availability & Rates

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Atenas House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
$70
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Fri,Sat,Sun
$442
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $47 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Additional departure cleaning fee of $20.00.
A 20% non-refundable initial deposit required upon reservation, and fully refundable $200.00 damage deposit required in cash upon arrival.
Notes Rates are subject to change until a reservation with the deposit is made.
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Amenities

Atenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
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