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Luxurious Castle, Infinity Pool and Jaw Dropping Views!

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Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Luxurious Castle, Infinity Pool and Jaw Dropping Views!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Atenas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, with additional rental of guest house it sleeps 8

The furnishing and gardens have been chosen to highlight the uniqueness of the house and property.

Nestled just outside the town of Atenas this is a one of a kind piece of paradise. This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house is truly an architectural masterpiece. Every detail of this design was methodically thought out to make its inhabitants able to enjoy the views and every comfort imaginable. This house is beyond a doubt luxurious! From the moment you enter the massive castle door you will know that have found something magical.

Open up the 6 sliding doors that make up the back wall of the living room, and invite the outdoors in or sit and enjoy the giant round rock wall. The 23 foot ceiling will make you feel like you are outside. You won’t be able to take your eyes off the breath taking view of the mountains and jungle below.

The kitchen is fully equipped to allow you to create your favorite meals. The stainless steel fridge has an ice maker so that your beverages will always be nice and cold!

High Speed internet access allows you to stay in touch or do a little work while vacationing in Paradise. Satellite TV is provided with a wide range of channels to be watched on the flatscreen LCD. The oversized L- shaped couch with its many pillows is the most comfortable thing you have ever sat in!

The master bedroom is equipped with a 2 person Jacuzzi tub with its own rock wall and waterfall faucet. Take in the amazing view while you soothe your worries away in the tub. In the master bathroom there is also a 2 person shower that allows each person to control their own water temperature. Swing open the large window in this shower to feel that you are taking your shower in the jungle.

Sleep like you have never slept before....all beds are equipped with an Orthopedic Pillow Top mattress. The kind you can not feel the other person move. Bed sizes are as follows: King bed in Master. Queen in Bedroom 2 and Full in Bedroom 3

In the second washroom there is a roomy glassed in shower and a vessel sink. There is also a door that goes out to the pool - just one of the many conveniences.

The kitchen is equipped with a breakfast bar, and all of the amenities you may need to cook any gourmet meal. How about doing some BBQ on the charcoal grill by the pool!

You won’t be able to wait to take a swim in the infinity pool that is surrounded with lush tropical gardens. Along the one side of the pool there is an underwater contoured bench with a table that will allow you to sit, relax, and enjoy your favorite tropical drink in comfort while taking in the amazing view. The 24 foot infinity edge will make you feel like you are sitting on the edge of the world! Or put your lounge chair in the mirror of the pool and cool your feet while soaking up the glorious sun that Atenas has to offer.

How about a ROOF TOP PATIO! Renters of the Luxury Castle (which sleeps 6) have full use of the Guest house roof top patio. Sitting at the amazing huge wood table you have views as far as the eye can see! The guest house can be added for an additional $299 and accommodates 2 more people bring the max allowed to 8.

While you are here you will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonderful wildlife that this area has to offer. Toucans, humming birds, geckos, and iguanas are just some of the interesting creatures you will be lucky enough to feast your eyes upon!

This house is a scenic 25 minute walk down the mountain into the town of Atenas. Or a 3 minute drive, but you feel like you are in the country and far from any hustle and bustle while you are at the house.

Atenas is centrally located in Costa Rica. It is close to all of the many wonders that Costa Rica has to offer such as rain forests, waterfalls, volcanoes, the Pacific Ocean, butterfly farms, coffee plantation, and much much more! It is a safe area with many neat restaurants offering Tico prices. Atenas was named by National Geographic as having the nicest climate in the world! There is no better way to describe the weather here!

What are you waiting for? You need a vacation like this one!

Keywords: vacation, rental, bungalo, pool, view, tropical

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amazing! recksters Montreal, Quebec, Canada.Date Submitted: June 10, 2008 Date of Stay: April 2008 My spouse and I stayed at the house from April 30th until May 7th 2008. From the beginning of the discussions and the help we got to learn about Costa Rica, we knew we were getting a good house. And it was. We stayed in Costa Rica for 40 days and it was the best house we rented during our trip! The peace and location was amazing, the privacy was perfect. Atenas is a beautiful town with everything you need, with many food stores. Atenas is fairly central to many things to do. Within one hour of popular destinations like Poas, La Paz, Carara National Park, Jaco, etc.. Close to canopy parks, we especially liked Turu Bari, but counldn't go to Hotal Vista Golfo near Miramar, but I would highly recommend it, with 25 cables. We don't go in restaurants much, as we cook better than most restaurants and Costa Rican restaurants are not known for good food. Coming from Montréal, the island of restaurants and good food, we prefer still to cook in our home town. The best advantage for cooking in Costa Rica is the freshness of the food, the chicken is AMAZING, the fish too, but we are not crazy about their red meat. And Atenas has access to a lot of fresh food! Sam's house is AMAZING! Big, clean, the Air Conditioners can be helpful but not always needed as there's always a good breeze. The kitchen is fully equiped. The pool is great. The views are amazing. Don't worry about eating outside, as the best trick with bugs is to have bigger lights opened that attracts the bugs, such as the lights by the pool and have candles on the table. Having access to free Internet is rare in Costa Rica, even if it's slow, it helps keeping in touch with friends and family when on a long trip. Having a car is a plus, but there are many taxi cabs in Atenas, so it's not necessirily a necessity. The roads around Atenas are 'fun' but can be congested during rush hours and since there are many mountains in the region, slow trucks can be a pain. It's better to take a bus, as they know how to handle traffic and know where it's safe to pass slow moving trucks. I would return to this house on my next visit! Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, and Romantic Getaway Owners Response: I am so happy that you had a great time. We feel very happy when we can share ar
Jun 2008
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Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Luxurious Castle, Infinity Pool and Jaw Dropping Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews
5

First Time Costa Rica Traveler - Awesome Experience

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a red eye early in the morning and Sam was there to meet us in Atenas despite the early hour. We split up our vacation into two distinct experiences. The "I'm going to explore the country" part and the "we're relaxing on the beach" part. The first half was spent at the Luxurious Castle and the second half was spent at the Marriott Los Suenos on the coast. Hindsight being 20/20, we wish we could have stayed at the Luxurious Castle the whole time. The kids talk about the pool and the house and the food experiences they had more than they talk about the beach/pool part of the Marriott. Sam was gracious, met us early in the morning when we arrived in Atenas, gave us pointers on food and restaurants, and was available but unobtrusive during our entire stay.

I cannot recommend this property highly enough for anyone considering going to Costa Rica and who wants a great climate, a great neighborhood (we made daily trips down to the panaderia for sweets/pastries for the kids), and a great host and property!

Interesting side note, if you decide to go hiking in the area for fresh fruits (and there are plenty) be mindful of the sap that comes off the mango trees when you pick them. The sap has similar qualities to poison oak/ivy and can cause a rash. But the fresh cut mango and papaya soaked in rum is pretty darn good and worth it!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

From the get go Sam and Roxanne were a pleasure to work with on our first visit to Costa Rica! We are so grateful for the thoroughness and professionalism extended to us! The house is simply gorgeous! So much so that it was hard to leave every day to explore all that Costa Rica has to offer! The design of the house was warm and welcoming and all details well thought out! We enjoyed morning coffee poolside watching birds and butterflies feed on the bananas and the numerous iguana sunning on the roof or driveway. We took advantage of the view offered on top of the guest house each evening to star gaze and enjoy the twinkling lights of outlying towns. The central location of the house made our chosen attractions easy to reach. Sam recommended that we utilize the cell phone and GPS he has available and we are certainly glad we did as most of the roads are unmarked. We ventured to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Poas Volcano and Jaco. We are already making plans for our return and while what we will do this next trip is up in the air, our choice to stay at the Luxury Castle is a definite!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
5

Unbelievable

  • 5 of 5

Just a great experience all around. We were a little unsure if we'd like a non-inclusive vacation but we absolutely loved this place. The house, the view, the weather...everything was perfect. Atenas is a quick downhill walk and a cheap cab ride back. Full of friendly people and great restaurants.

Sam and Roxanne go out of there way to make you sure have everything you need. And Walter (taxi and tour operator) was invaluable. Have him meet you at the airport and swing by the grocery store to pick up supplies before you even get to the house.

I can't imagine returning to an all inclusive resort after this experience. Thanks Sam and Roxanne. See you soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Costa Rica Adventure

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time in Costa Rica. This was our first visit and looking forward to our next visit in 2015. This is all due to the accommodations at Sam and Roxie's rental home in in Atena. We were greeted by Sam who took the time to explain a little on the culture, what to expect, where to eat and of course getting us acquainted to the home and the town. He made it easy to transition for the week by planning with ease. Very friendly and warm and accessible to any issues (which we had none). Will be staying here again and at every other chance given!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Florence, Ms, USA
5

Perfect Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to stay here for our honeymoon and loved it! The house was beautiful and well kept. It was located on the side of a hill and you could see the opposing mountains and nature from the couch. It is in a great locatation as well. Only 45 min. from the beach, 45 min. from Jaco, 45 from the volcano and water falls. Atenas has several small restraunts and the people are very friendly. We would love to go back. We still talk about our trip. Sam was very helpful and was only an email away. He gave us guidance and advice on things to do and made sure we enjoyed our stay. It is overal a great place to stay, no complaints.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Randallstown, MD USA
5

Anniversary Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented the castle for our 9th Anniversary. It was spectacular. The pictures do not do this home justice. The kitchen was equipped with beautiful modern stainless steel appliances; laundry room for washing; bar for chatting up my wife and serving drinks. I made my wife breakfast every morning and we dined together at the dining table in front of the gorgeous mountain and sky view beyond the infinity pool.

You might say that it was too much house for just the two of us but we made excellent use of our time away from our kids. For the first 3 days of our stay we just soaked in the Infinity pool watching the clouds roll through the beautiful mountains. The weather was perfect. The master bath was gorgeous. We stocked the fridge, the bar and simply enjoyed each other.

When we were done watching the morning sun burst atop the guest house; weary of chasing the adolescent toucan, we drove 30-40 minutes into San Jose or an hour over to Jaco beach for Nightlife and entertainment. Convenient to everything, and close to nothing we had the best of both worlds. When we ran out of ideas, Sam and Roxy were there to advise us in a whim. We can't wait to go back.

Thanks Sam and Roxy for accepting us into your home. Sorry it took so long to post our comments. Hope to stay in the castle again soon.

Obie and Robyn

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Juan Santamaria International Airport
"The SJO airport is 30 minutes away from the house. This airport has undergone many renovatio..."
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
"Coupled with the Poas Volcano, this is a great day trip! The owner has done a great job of ..."
Poás Volcano National Park
"The Poas Volcano National Park is a great place to do some hiking. Nothing too strenuous th..."
Zoo Ave
"Zoo Ave is a small zoo that is located about 25 minutes from the house. It is an animal sanc..."
Restaurante La Trilla
"open 7 days a week – serves traditional Costa Rican food and some BBQ. This restaurant has u..."
Don Yayo
"open 7 days a week – serves traditional Costa Rican food – a lot of the food is fried pub st..."
Ristorante Pizzeria el Paraiso de Alida
"Usually closed Monday and Tuesday; however, she often closes randomly on other days too. – s..."
Restaurante El Guanacaste
"closed on Wednesdays – serves traditional Costa Rican food This is our favourite restaurant ..."
La Trocha restaurant
"closed on Wednesdays – serves traditional Costa Rican food This restaurant is a little hard ..."
Ristorante Bella Vita
"Italian restaurant The tortellini is good. The atmosphere at this restaurant is nice and int..."
El Mejor Clima restaurant
"-serves traditional Costa Rican food This restaurant is a little rustic but provides lots of..."
Jalapenos restaurant
"– closed Mondays - serves traditional Mexican food We would recommend the shrimp or the ques..."
Fiesta Papusas restaurant
"– serves pupusas Pupusas are a think corn tortilla that is stuffed with a variety of ingredi..."
Kays Gringo Postres
"closed Mondays – serves a variety of breakfast and lunch items If you are looking to hang ou..."
El Balcon del Cafe
"Café – German owned, serves a variety of breakfast and lunch dishes (including German sausag..."
La Carreta restaurant
" - serves a variety of typical Costa Rican food This restaurant is similar to a sidewalk caf..."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Jose International (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Don Tadeo Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
36 Miles
Puntarenos
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Los Reyes Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Number 3
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kay's Gringo Postre
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Punta Leona
Car: not necessary

Zoo, Many tours includung the famous Canopy tour,Crocodile Safari, Scuba diving and snorkelling, Volcanoes, White water rafting, Aerial trams, zip lines, butterfly farm, La PAz waterfall Park and much, much more

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Rates & Availability

From $133 Per night

Atenas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid 1
May 1 - Jun 30
3 night minimum stay
$167
$1,099
 
 
High
Jul 1 - Aug 31
3 night minimum stay
$183
$1,204
 
 
Mid 2
Nov 1 - Nov 19
3 night minimum stay
$167
$1,099
 
 
Premium 2
Nov 20 - Dec 19
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,302
$5,160
 
 
Holidays
Dec 20 - Jan 8
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,603
 
 
Premium 1
Jan 9 - Apr 30
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,302
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$133
$903
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes $300 damage deposit required. Returned at checkout if no damage done.
Guest house rental is only $299US/ week more.

Weekly rates are Total Prices! NO HIDDEN FEES! Stays under 6 nights incur an additional fee. This fee is more on a 3 night stay than on a 5 night stay. Please inquire with your dates to get an exact price.
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Amenities

Atenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Top of the line Orthopedic Pillow Top matress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Top of the line Orthopedic Pillow Top matress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Top of the line Orthopedic Pillow Top matress
    Guest House - 1 double , addition of Guest house is only $299US/week!
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Guest House has double bed and is only $299
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
6 sliding doors that confuse the line between inside and out

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