Situated on 1.3 acres in Santa Eulalia, a quiet, rural neighborhood of Atenas, this is a place to truly call home. With steady breezes, cool nights, and the freshest air, tranquility reigns here, inside and out. The open-sided ranch is the perfect place to relax after a swim, barbecue, and have fiestas. Or sit around the beautiful table on the front porch of the house, for a magnificent view of the grounds, countryside, and mountains. Early morning light, casting a glow on a perfectly still pool, is magical. In the late afternoon birds come in flocks to skim the surface of the water and bathe.
The house, composed of thick concrete, has high ceilings with fans, air conditioning in the master suite, ceramic tiled floors, granite counter-tops in the kitchen, handmade cabinets and furniture of fine guanacaste wood, and spacious bedrooms. The front room, small and cozy, is ideal for reading and small gatherings. The upstairs terrace, with its premier view, is another gathering place.
While the house is graciously designed, its 1800 square feet is best suited for a maximum of 4 people. Small families and couples are ideal.
The property is an hour from San Jose and from the Pacific coast; its centralized location makes it an ideal base for touring. It is also the ideal place to slow down and savor life.
Atenas is away from the tourist crowds, is a true Costa Rican community with easy access to a variety of activities. The small town atmosphere creates a feeling of relaxed friendliness. It is midway between the central highlands and the coast, with the most ideal climate and flora in Costa Rica. This is the heart of orchid country. From Atenas, you can take many fun day trips--to the rain forest, the beach, museums and theater, exotic gardens or volcanoes--and be home for supper.
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