POSITIVELY PRIVATE PARADISE WITH TROPICAL GARDENS, SPA, POOL, AND GREAT VIEWS!

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Dianne & Steve Doughty

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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POSITIVELY PRIVATE PARADISE WITH TROPICAL GARDENS, SPA, POOL, AND GREAT VIEWS!

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House, 5 Bedrooms + 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This Amazing Country Estate can be your Private Paradise in Atenas. The house has 5 spacious bedrooms, 3 luxurious bathrooms and 5000 square feet of living space on two acres of tropical landscaped very private gardens. The house easily sleeps 10 people, making it perfect for large families or groups to share those special moments of a once in a lifetime vacation.

The property is set high on a hill top, surrounded by coffee plantations and cattle ranches, offering peace, tranquility, and “pura vida” with spectacular views of San Jose and the Central Valley, both night and day.

The home has a traditional “colonial” layout (U shape), with two distinct wings that are separated by a beautiful garden courtyard, and two acres of tropical landscaping.

The North wing offers a large, fully equipped gourmet kitchen with large prep island, and breakfast bar seating for four. There is also a beautiful roomy dining room that seats six with great views of San Jose and the Central Valley, and a large indoor laundry area with washer, dryer and utility sink.

Down the hall you will find one of the 2 large master Queen Bedroom suites that has a ceiling fan, air conditioner, and a wheelchair accessible bathroom with a spacious shower with safety grab bars.

The South wing features another large master suite with Queen Bed, ceiling fan, air conditioner, and its own bath with a nice walk in shower with safety grab bars. The rest of the South wing has three more Queen Bedrooms and all with ceiling fans that share a large bathroom. A 'on demand' hot water system was installed and provides lots of HOT water for showers throughout the house.

The middle section of the home has a large living room area; complete with a 47 inch HD LCD TV, ample seating, desk with a radio/CD player, custom tray ceilings with a large ceiling fan, and huge windows to take in those great views of San Jose and the Central Valley.

Stretching the entire front of the house, you will find a wide “rocking chair” front porch that also features a dining table and four chairs, perfect for having your morning coffee, watching the sunrise, or enjoying evening cocktails while you view the Central Valley city lights in the distance.

Throughout the home the rooms are spacious and airy with high ceilings. Built in the year 2000, to USA standards, our house has all the comforts of back home. Some of the many features of the property include: 47 inch HD LCD TV with International cable with HBO, Cinemax, CNN, ESPN, as well as many Spanish networks, Wi-Fi high speed Broadband Internet, a solar heated swimming pool that is surrounded by tropical landscape for your privacy, a five person Jacuzzi Spa with 50 jets and temperature control, covered Rancho complete with dining area, large stainless-steel BBQ grill, hammocks and exercise equipment! There is also an outdoor fireplace next to the swimming pool so you can enjoy the cool Atenas evenings by the fire while you take in the amazing view.

Atenas has spring like conditions all year round. The daytime highs are in the 80’s and the lows at night are in the 60’s. The two master suites have air conditioning and all the rooms have ceiling fans. There is always a nice breeze and the temperature is mild so you rarely need the fans or air conditioning.

Mario, our full time Gardener, works from 6 AM to 12:00 noon Mon - Fridays. He almost always shares with you the bountiful fruit that is grown on the property. Our multi-lingual Property Managers, Aad and Marian, live nearby and can be reached by phone to help with any questions that might arise during your stay. They will do anything possible to make your stay a success. They also offer a wide range of custom tours through their travel agency, and they also offer a fee-based airport pick up or delivery service if you notify them ahead of time.

Every Friday morning Atenas has an open-air Farmers Market that has an abundance of fresh fruits, huge variety of vegetables, cheeses, fresh flowers, plants and herbs, fish, pork, chicken and home-baked goods available for purchase. Atenas also has three supermarkets, several banks with ATM’s, several pharmacies, a number of sodas (small restaurants) that serve breakfast and lunch and many wonderful restaurants. One of our favorite gringo hangouts is Kay’s Postres where you can have breakfast or lunch and meet many local ex-Pats who live in the area.

Be sure to ask for your FREE copy of our very own Central Valley Insider's Guide that we have produced and can send to you via email. It provides some general information about Costa Rica, tells you about some of our favorite popular Atenas Restaurants, and of course a list and description of many Central Valley nearby attractions.

Since Casa Doughty is centrally located, there are many attractions within driving distance so it is very easy to take day sightseeing trips. (Ask about assistance with transportation needs or tour guide recommendations/tips.) In the living room, you will find a Notebook with information about things to do in the area with brochures from many of the Central Valley attractions. Also in the Notebook is a Yellow Pages of vendors in the Atenas area.

You are less than an hour from Poas Volcano, the nearby LaPaz Waterfall Gardens and Butterfly Farm, San Jose Museums, Jaco Beach and other Central Pacific beaches and Casinos. You are just over 30 minutes from Escazu, an upscale city, that has the MultiPlaza shopping Mall with many posh restaurants, wonderful shops, and multiple theaters. Several hours to the north of us is the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest.

The property entrance is on the main Highway#3 to Jaco so we are easy to find and you do not need to drive on dirt roads. There are also some nice places to hike near the property. On a clear day you can also see great views of the Pacific Ocean on this hike.

If you are looking for a private paradise to enjoy the sunshine and peace and quiet of our gardens you have finally found your getaway vacation Estate! Be sure to take advantage of our Special GREEN SEASON rates (May through October) of only $750 per week!

If you have any questions, want more information, or want a copy of our FREE Central Valley Insider's Guide just email us or give us a call to 817-803-3390.

Keywords: Positively Private Paradise Country Estate with spectacular views, and tranquil peaceful Gardens.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Dianne & Steve Doughty

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Atenas has a great year round climate, wonderful views, and its easy to drive to the beach or to San Jose. We think that Costa Ricans are some of the most friendly people you will ever meet. They are more than helpful and will go out of their way to help whether or not you speak Spanish. According to National Geographic Atenas has ' the best climate in the world'! We agree.

You can relax in this private estate and enjoy the sun, pool, weather, wild birds, and incredible views. Because of our great location it is very easy to visit the national parks, beaches, zoos, museums or any other activities you are interested in. We are easy to find located on the highway #3 to Jaco. NO dirt roads. We can help you with directions,shopping and to schedule tours and other activities. We are in a great location with perfect weather. Remember the beaches are very hot in Costa Rica. The weather in Atenas in perfect. We are a short drive to all the major tourist sights and attractions.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Positively Private Paradise with Tropical Gardens, Spa, Pool, and Great Views!
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
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Positively Private Paradise with Tropical Gardens, Spa, Pool, and Great Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266724vb
817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
Burleson, Texas USA
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
The house and property were beautiful! Our whole family was able to stay there very comfortably. With seven children between two families you need lots of room and there was plenty. The two master bedrooms were so big that the first two night our two sons slept on blowup mattresses in our room. Our daughter was also with us in her playpen and we still had room to get around. Any questions I had were answered very quickly, and the owners and property manager were super nice! A great house and a great vacation!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Positively Private Paradise with Tropical Gardens, Spa, Pool, and Great Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266724vb
817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
Canada
5

Wonderful month in Costa Rica.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This private, tropical estate was everything and more that previous guests have mentioned in their reviews. We were lucky enough to spend a whole month at this modern and well maintained casa which gave us the opportunity to visit many attractions on day trips and also to relax in the wonderful tropical ambiance of the Casa. One afternoon we were visited by a pair of toucans. Our day trips took us to; Poas Volcano, Waterfalls and Gardens; Carara, Manuel Antonio, Braulio Carrillo National Parks; snorkeling on Tortuga Island; Tarcoles River crocodile boat tour; a coffee plantation tour; and horse back riding.
The owners ensured that we had everything we needed. The property managers, picked us up from the airport, arranged our rental car and were very helpful in organizing trips for us. Of course we cannot forget Mario, the gardener, who made us smile everyday and brought us bountiful fruit and fresh juice. .........Pura Vida! Hope to return.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Positively Private Paradise with Tropical Gardens, Spa, Pool, and Great Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266724vb
817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
5

Excellent!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We enjoyed our stay here very much. The house is huge, plenty of room for the four of us.:)
Had everything we needed.Great view of the valley. Nice pool and hot tub.
The landscaping is beautiful thanks to the efforts of Mario, the gardener. He is a friendly guy who brought us fresh fruit and chattered away in Spanish,but with our limited Spanish and his hand gestures , we caught some of it.:) Fun.
The property managers ,Aad and Marian were very friendly and helpful.
The property is very convenient to the great little town of Atenas.
Highly recommend this property and would love to stay here again sometime .
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Positively Private Paradise with Tropical Gardens, Spa, Pool, and Great Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266724vb
817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
Monroe, LA/US
5

266724

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
This is a beautifully landscaped home. It was perfect for multiple families with lots of space. The gardens offered wonderful tropical fruit with a fabulous gardener. The views are fantastic. The locaction to all activities is perfect. It is close to volcanoes and beaches.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Positively Private Paradise with Tropical Gardens, Spa, Pool, and Great Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266724vb
817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
5

Happy in Atenas

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Wonderful house. Views are amazing, property and house are beautifully maintained. We stayed with our three young children and loved our week in paradise. Atenas is a cute town with a great weekly farmers market and plenty of nice restaurants (cafe balcon and alida were our favs). Very close to San Jose airport. Property managers Aad and Marian very attentive (do the coffee tour) and Mario the gardener is a joy and will show you where to pick fresh mandarins for breakfast. Highly recommend this house.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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La Trocha restaurant
"Hands down, La Trocha is one of our favorite restaurants in Atenas. Located at the edge of L..."
Ristorante Pizzeria el Paraiso de Alida
"Alida's is located just at the edge of downtown Atenas. Set back off the main highway, look ..."
Restaurante La Trilla
"This lovely outdoor seating restaurant is located just off Highway #3 very close to the gas ..."
Restaurante El Guanacaste
"Located in Barrio Mercedes this restauant is a great, typical open air Costa Rican restauran..."
Jalapenos restaurant
"This restaurant is the closest to Casa Doughty and only about five minutes from the house he..."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Juan Santamaria Int'l Airport
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Puntarenas
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Playa Jaco
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Several are close by...many more within 4 miles
Car: recommended

There are many places in Costa Rica to try out one of the great Zip-Line tours. My favorite has been the Adventureland Zip-Line Canopy tour over 11 Waterfalls with 25 platforms. There are also many choices for white water rafting through out Costa Rica.

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Availability & Rates

Atenas Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Premium Season
Feb 1 - Apr 30
$145
$1,015
$3,000
4 nights
 
 
Green Season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$110
$750
$2,550
4 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$1,015
$3,000
7 nights
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Jan 31 2015
$1,225
$4,500
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$110
$770
$2,550
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Pet Fee $50.00
Notes Rates are subject to change until confirmed with a 50% down payment. Payments accepted through our Reservation Manager system using major credit cards,Chase Quick Pay, or PayPal.

10% DISCOUNT is ALWAYS available for reservations made 180 days in advance.

Rentals of 30 days or more request special pricing quote!
Pets are WELCOME...we have a huge fenced area behind the house.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Atenas Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Safe
  • Solar Panels
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Carport
  • Living Area
  • Telephone ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom #1 in South wing - 1 queen , Shared bath
    Bedroom #3 in South wing - 1 queen , Shared bath
    Master Bedroom #4 with A/C in South wing - 1 queen , Master Queen bed with A/C , 32 in TV, Full Bath
    Bedroom #2 in South wing - 1 queen , Shared bath
    Master Queen Bedroom #5 in North wing - 1 queen , Master Queen bed with A/C,27 in TV,Wheelchair accessible
  • 5 Queen Beds We do have three electric blow-up twin-size EZ beds that are available.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Courtyard
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • live theater
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We also have a great team that would love to cook for you. Ask about our Chefs for hire... Come and enjoy the most friendly people and many awesome attractions that Costa Rica has to offer or just sit back and experience a much simpler way of life ...at a much slower pace. The only thing missing at Casa Doughty is YOU!
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