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YOUR POSITIVELY PRIVATE PARADISE -

Dianne & Steve Doughty

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Dianne & Steve Doughty

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Call Owner
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Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

YOUR POSITIVELY PRIVATE PARADISE -

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Atenas Estate Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + 3 Baths

This Amazing Country Villa can be your very own Private Paradise where you can come and enjoy all that Costa Rica has to offer. The property is set high on a hill top, surrounded by coffee plantations and cattle ranches, offering peace, tranquility, and spectacular views of San Jose and the Central Valley, both night and day.

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 up to 8 people, making it perfect for large families or groups to share those special moments of a once in a lifetime vacation.

Casa Doughty is also very 'Pet Friendly'. The entire grounds are enclosed so if you bring your pet they will have the run of the 2 acres. We also have a large special fenced in area behind the house where your pet will have more than enough room to run and play if you want to contain their activity. They will also be able to put to good use a nice big dog house just in case it rains. The Courtyard between the two wings is also another contained area with plenty of grass for them to enjoy! We do charge a refundable 'Pet Fee' of $50 per animal.

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, 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, and a hammock. 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.

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

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.

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 everything 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 transportation service from the SJO Airport if you notify them ahead of time.

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 Welcome Notebook with information about things to do in the area with brochures from many of the Central Valley attractions.

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.

If you are looking for a private paradise to enjoy the sunshine and peace and quiet of our gardens you have found your getaway vacation Villa! Be sure to take advantage of our Special GREEN SEASON rates!

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. Your address and phone number are necessary to confirm your reservation. We look forward to your inquiry!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Dianne & Steve Doughty (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

About Dianne & Steve Doughty

Steve and I are excited to be able to share Casa Doughty with you and your family and or friends. We chose the Atenas area because of the fabulous weather year round and its close proximity to so many great attractions. On a personal note Steve has recently retired after working 45 plus years in the computer programming industry and Dianne retired from American Airlines having worked for the American Airlines Federal Credit Union for almost 20 years. We are now enjoying our free time by exploring more of Costa Rica and of course visiting family and friends back in the states. We really appreciate your providing your phone number when inquiring about availability so we can contact you to help answer any questions you might have about Casa Doughty. We want you to be comfortable about your choosing our home so that you will be sure to enjoy your vacation and your time in the Central Valley!

Dianne & Steve Doughty purchased this estate in 2011

Why Dianne & Steve Doughty chose Atenas

Atenas has a great year round climate, wonderful views, and its an easy to drive to the beach or to the many attractions in the Central Valley. We think that Costa Ricans are some of the most friendly people you will ever meet. They are more than helpful and are so gracious when you might be needing assistance with directions. According to National Geographic Atenas has 'the best climate in the world'! We agree.

What makes this estate unique

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 is perfect. We are a short drive to all the major tourist sights and attractions.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Your Positively Private Paradise -
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews
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Your Positively Private Paradise -
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Atenas Alajuela Province
Burleson, Texas USA
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Your Positively Private Paradise -
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266724vb
-817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
Sequim, WA USA
5

What a great place

  • 5 of 5
My family and friends stayed here for 23 days and it was glorious. Mario, the gardener is very friendly and helpful even though he speaks no English. He keeps the place spotless. Aad and Marian were able to assist us with a few things as well. It is very private and has great views. There was more than enough room for the five adults and one toddler to share. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the cookware a budding chef needs.
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Your Positively Private Paradise -
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266724vb
-817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
Sequim, WA USA
5

What a great place

  • 5 of 5
My family and friends stayed here for 23 days and it was glorious. Mario, the gardener is very friendly and helpful even though he speaks no English. He keeps the place spotless. Aad and Marian were able to assist us with a few things as well. It is very private and has great views. There was more than enough room for the five adults and one toddler to share. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the cookware a budding chef needs.
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Your Positively Private Paradise -
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266724vb
-817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
Bedford, TX
4

Beautiful place.. Comfortable home..

  • 4 of 5
We loved our vacation in Atenas, Costa Rica. The country is so green and beautiful. The home was comfortable and suited all 8 adults in our party. The people were welcoming and warm. The weather was perfect and only rained once. The tours were interesting and adventurous. The road to the Sky Tram was long and bumpy but gave us a lot of laughs and memories to share.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Your Positively Private Paradise -
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266724vb
-817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
Arvada, CO USA
5

An excellent choice

  • 5 of 5
Family and friends convened in Atenas to stay at this property for a week's vacation. It was everyone's first trip to Costa Rica, and the house was an excellent home base for our excursions in the area. The completely outfitted kitchen was brilliant, as we visited the grocery store and cooked two dinners for six (and thanks for the gas bbq grill!). The house is big enough to give everyone privacy when needed, and the pool area, large dining room and living room were lovely. The hot tub was a pleasant perk as well. Kudos to the management, as their suggestions for sight-seeing, restaurants, and especially the home-cooked Costa Rican dinner they provided one evening were all spot on. All in all, it was a no-worries vacation place, an idyllic property in a beautiful country.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Your Positively Private Paradise -
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266724vb
-817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
India
5

Amazing retreat!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 just loved this property. It was perhaps a little too big for our needs, but then we spent so much time at the house that we appreciated having all that space. The property is simply too beautiful to adequately describe here. We were also amazed at how well stocked it was. Just about everything we needed, besides groceries were there. And for groceries, there were several small stores less than 5 mins away, and the big supermarket - coopeatenas was about 8-10 mins away down the road.

Of all the places we traveled to in CR, Atenas was one of our favorite. We loved both Poas and La Paz, but Atenas itself is a charming little town, and Casa Doughty certainly adds to the charm.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Juan Santamaria Int'l Airport
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Puntarenas
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Several are close by...many more within 4 miles
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Playa Jaco
Car: recommended

There are many Ziplines in Costa Rica. Our 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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $1,225 Per week

Atenas Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Standard
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$175
$4,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $50
Notes Rates apply to a maximum of six guests at a time. Fee for each additional guest beyond 6 and up to 8 is $20 per guest, per night. Please provide your address and phone number before confirming your reservation.

Rates are subject to change until confirmed with a 50% down payment. Payments accepted through our Reservation Manager system using major credit cards,or PayPal.

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Atenas Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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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