Home is surrounded by tropical paradise, with maximum privacy, and has fantastic panoramic views of the mountains and valley below. Located near the small town of Atenas which is only 25 minutes away from the Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose and near new highway to beaches and San Jose. Thousands of lights across the valley come to light at night time. It is located inside a protected forestall reserve with luxurious vegetation, precious trees - like the Guanacaste (the national tree) and other flowering trees, offering a powerful mixture of colors. Wildlife is plentiful with a large variety of hummingbirds that feed daily on the flowers and Toucans.
The house has been constructed with extensive use of giant bamboo (guadua), and it is divided into two separate structures near each other. The main structure has the large master bedroom on the 2nd floor, with the living/dining rooms, modern kitchen with all appliances on the main floor. Has large private den/ tv area
Within this main house there is a separate den/study room on a lower level that provides an additional relaxing area to enjoy.
The 2nd structure contains two separate bedrooms each with a private bath, and with a separate kitchenette. The main structure has a large wrap-around porch to provide separate areas with hammocks and rustic furniture for your enjoyment. This is a great area for use of the gas grill and to enjoy some meals outdoors. The lush garden area will add to your enjoyment. You can relax in our large pool with ambient temperature that is located between the two structures.
You will enjoy visiting the town of Atenas that is known for its friendly and helpful people. Visit the outdoor market that offers delicious local fruits, vegetables, and seafood or dine in one of the various cafes to taste the local food specialties.
Sit in the peaceful Central Park and visit with the locals or just watch the people go by. In addition, Atenas has been ranked by the National Geographic Magazine as having one of the best climates in the world!
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This is a wonderful retreat where you can relax and enjoy your family and friends. The house is a beautiful, well-cared for home with a gorgeous tropical garden. The birding was fabulous!! The village of Atenas is centrally located which made driving and site-seeing easy and fun.
We arrived at Pica Flora having spent the previous few months in northwestern Costa Rica on the beach. We were a bit worried about how we would like being away from the beach but I have to say this home is the best we've stayed in during our three annual winter trips to Costa Rica!
From the moment we arrived in downtown Atenas everything has been fabulous. We met Andrew and he showed us up to the house (aka our little piece of heaven). The first thing that struck us were the beautiful views of the valley. The property is lush and well laid out. The main house kitchen has everything you need for a short or long stay. The master bed is very comfortable (a huge plus in our book), and the whole house is scrupulously clean. There are views from every side of the wrap-around terrace and the view of the lights in the valley at night from the master bedroom is spectacular.
The pool is beautiful for swimming, is well maintained, and you can hear the toucans while having your morning swim.
The weekly staff looking after the house are very kind and thorough. We had a problem with a flat tire and one of the gardeners hooked us up with a garage that completed the repair while we waited!
The casita rooms are clean and quiet, with comfortable beds.
Andrew has been incredibly helpful throughout our stay, responding very quickly to any questions or concerns. He is a real asset.
Our only regret is that, due to some events back home in Canada, we have to leave earlier than planned.
We would highly recommend "The Bamboo House" for anyone wanting a luxurious getaway in a beautiful setting. Atenas is only a short taxi ride (2-3$) down the hill
What can I say that hasn't already been said about Christian's beautiful home??? The house is truly a one of a kind mountain-top gem! The views are stunning, the air perfect and the landscape is Costa Rica at its finest. We saw or heard a variety of creatures from the iguana's to monkeys to toucans and much in between. Christian's home is stylish yet functional and the veranda is the perfect spot. Our family spent 5 sun filled days there and a lot of it was spent lounging on the veranda never getting tired of the view. The pool was great but a little brisk... nothing a quick run and jump didn't solve. The separate cabana was perfect for the kids who felt like they had their own little spot... mom & dad appreciated that probably more than they did :)
Andrew was amazing and like an old friend. I could not have asked for more in the way he managed the property and our trip. Walter recommended / drove us on all our day trips. He was a fun, energetic, knowledgeable and, most importantly, SAFE. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Bottom line... stop looking for another rental in Atenas. You have found the best value and a gorgeous property. Book it now :)
After a pain-less flight from Fort Lauderdale into San Jose Airport we had arranged a private shuttle from Andrew and he had his man Oscar pick us up at the airport and drive us in his van about 35 mins to the property. Andrew was there to walk us thru the ins and outs of the house and property. The house is beautiful and sits upon a cliff overlooking the hills and valley below. The property is within a gated community and also has gate around the house itself. The main-house had a nice kitchen that had everything you need and the water was perfect to drink right from the fridge! There is only 1-Bedroom in the main-house it is a huge master room with a huge bathroom on the second floor. There is a casita on the other side of the pool with two private rooms and their own bathroom and shower. Both houses are very comfortable! The pool is heated by solar and was nice and refreshing to have there. The town is only 5 miles away and we used the Coopsupermarket across from Andrews office for all of our grocery's. The town is safe and the people are friendly. We did rent a 4x4 SUV for our travels to Jaco Beach Town and also to Arenal Volcano in which we spent the afternoon at Baldi Hot Springs Resort (if i were to visit arenal again I would have hired Oscar to drive us it was a very hair raising drive as the roads are not decent) In closing the property is in a great location very quiet and relaxing! There is a TV room down the steps which was nice to have also as we were traveling with children. The owner has a great home in Costa Rica and Andrew in my opinion is an asset that should not be overlooked. He was able to get us Pizza and ice delivered on our first night as we were waiting for the other couple to show with the rental car and he is there to help with any questions with the area, house, travel plans, pretty much anything! I would not hesitate to stay here again as the owner and Andrew have a geat thing going in Costa Rica! Thanks to all!
We first heard of Costa Rica as a holiday destination from friends who had visited there. So, my wife
and I read the client reviews for a stay at Christian and Diane's gorgeous villa in Atenas. Nothing that
was written compared to what we found to be the most beautiful, restful, spot on Earth ! From sun-up
to sun-down we marvelled at the never ending enjoyment that this paradise offers. From the wide
vistas to the minutiae of plant and bird life, every day was an eye-opener ! Perfect temperatures, no
bugs, beautifully furnished and equipped; this spot will be remembered for a lifetime. We shall return!
Many thanks to Andrew,property manager and Oscar, driver and guide. You made our days !
It's a real joy to be able to say that the property was all that it was promised to be, as per the web site description and photos.
In addition the level of personal service provided by Andrew at the agents, Oskar the tour driver and Chino the taxi driver was excellent.
The climate was perfect for our vacation which was a combination of 'taking it easy with a book on the hammock' or aerial journeys through the tropical forest and zip-wire rides.
We also thoroughly enjoyed our trips into Atenas and other small towns. The restaurant food was varied in style but always good. Our non-existent spoken Spanish did not prove to be an obstacle as the ever-friendly staff always managed to understand what we wanted, and were even able to explain the menu.
The wild-life, whether in the zoo or the countryside or the garden, was a constant source of pleasure. We awoke to the dawn chorus and the sun streaming through the windows each morning.
The local people all seemed friendly and we had a special evening at a local hostelry with a bunch of the neighbors from Pica Flora.
Yes, we would go there again. And yes, we would and have recommended Casa Blais to our friends.
There is not much to say that has not been said by the others who have reviewed this property. It was beautiful and peaceful, the weather was wonderful and the location is central; good spot for day trips. We completely enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend it.
Atenas is more strategically located to enjoy all the things people like to do. There are many exciting places to visit on relatively short trips to the beaches, volcanoes, tropical gardens, zoo, or just having fun exploring.
You will enjoy visiting the town of Atenas that is known for its friendly and helpful people. Visit the outdoor market that offers delicious local fruits, vegetables, and seafood or dine in one of the various cafes to taste the local food specialties. Or just go and sit in the peaceful Central Park and visit with the locals or just watch the people go by. In addition, Atenas has been ranked by the National Geographic Magazine as having one of the best climates in the world!