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THE ONLY ONE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF MOUNTAINS AND PACIFIC OCEAN

MIGUEL F. GARCIA

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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MIGUEL F. GARCIA

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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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THE ONLY ONE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF MOUNTAINS AND PACIFIC OCEAN

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

Atenas House Rental Photos and Description

3 BR, 3.5 BA (sleeps 7) With Mountain & Pacific Views, Infinity Pool & Garden

CASA LA FRONTERA DEL CIELO (The House Next To Heaven)

You will believe it when you see it (as the photos posted here unfortunately do not do justice to the nearly 360 degrees of panoramas). This house sits standing watch at the top of a mountain, at an altitude of over 3200 feet, above the town of Atenas overlooking the great western valley that extends all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Located as it is at 'Heaven's doorstep', it has the most astonishing views found in Central America available right out of your living room, day or night. Not only can you see the Costa Rican lush (possessing all conceivable shades of green!) rainforest from most of the perimeter of the property, but can also take in the Pacific coast and ocean from your infinity pool. Enjoy your very own private garden teeming with wildlife, vivid tropical flora and fruit trees including avocado, lemon, mango, banana, plantain, guava, coffee and other exotic delicacies. Watch and listen to the local wild birds as they sing and flit from tree to tree in the grove behind the house. (You'll be astounded at how close the little chicks get when they pay you a visit at the pool during one of Costa Rica's gentle rains.) Enjoy the soothing breezes from your hammock in the front of the house, or in the house’s unique reading room which allows you, while staying indoors, to enjoy the cross wind that comes up one side of the mountain and down the other. [National Geographic named Atenas as having the BEST climate in the world. Experience it for yourself!] And the vistas don’t quit. You can still drink them in during the unparalleled experience of the house’s 'jacuzzi with a view', or while bar-b-queuing or dining al fresco in the house’s veranda.

The house, which sleeps four to six people, is itself an architectural marvel. The striking wrought iron winding staircase and railings naturally draw your eyes to the dramatic twenty-foot-high wood ceilings in the main house. The kitchen’s silver and gold-veined marble counters invite you to join your other guests to sit and share in a meal or cocktails. The open design of the reading room, with its large windows that make you feel like you are outside while still indoor, provides a road map to relaxation. Excellently appointed throughout, the house’s two other bedrooms and three bathrooms are, likewise, marked by impressive attention to detail as evidenced by exquisite marble and wood finishes, and finely crafted furniture and fixtures.

We suggest that our guests sample the following at least one evening during their stay with us: try the Jacuzzi while turning the outside lights off. On a cloudless night this will prove to be a truly transcendental experience. The beauty of the nighttime sky at our location on the mountaintop is striking. You will swear you can just stretch your hand and touch the ancient astronomers’ celestial sphere. (A sneak preview can be seen in one of our posted photos.) It’s one way to find out why we are named The House Next To Heaven.

A five minute drive to Atenas, but also, given its central location in the country, it is close to most of the main attractions in Costa Rica: including its volcanoes, butterfly gardens, rainforests equipped with canopy tours and zip lines waiting for you to explore them and, yes, it’s within driving distance of the famous Pacific coast beaches. Multiple tours in the area allow for boating, white water rafting, hiking, horseback riding, and so much more. For those seeking culture, Escazú (a sophisticated bilingual area of fabulous restaurants, stores, exclusive boutiques, English language bookstores and movies) is also a 45-minute drive away.

Explore Casa La Frontera del Cielo's location utilizing the interactive map application and Gogobot's guide (below) on this page to see its close vicinity to all the local popular attractions!

You may also check out the interactive map on our Facebook page. Click on our link on this page or copy and paste the following URL into your browser to see for yourself:

http://www.facebook.com/casa.fronteradelcielo.3

While there view our slide show 'A Day at Casa La Frontera del Cielo'.

As an additional service to our house guests, we offer a fee-based airport pick up and drop-off to help you avoid the potential hassles involved in the transitions into and out of your time in Costa Rica (something to particularly consider when you have night-time travel plans, but a nice comfort to have in any event). We also provide car rentals and tours to all corners of the country, including the Poas and Arenal volcanoes, a 'crocodile tour' to Jaco, a tour to the La Paz Waterfall gardens, and tours custom made to our guests' requests throughout Costa Rica.

Your very own sanctum of peace in the middle of a rainforest paradise, the very next thing to being in Nirvana: Casa Frontera del Cielo, The House Next To Heaven …

***Many of the wonderful photos posted here were provided to us courtesy of BRIAN SCHNEBERK of Milton, Ontario***

NOTE: Casa La Frontera del Cielo requires a $750.00 safety deposit in cash at check in to cover any potential damage to the property.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
MIGUEL F. GARCIA (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2014

About MIGUEL F. GARCIA

The house’s owners, the Garcia family, originally hails from the beautiful island country of Puerto Rico. As is the custom with all islanders, they take their vacations together as an extended family. And together they have traveled all over the world searching for the perfect out-of-the-way place for the family to retire. When they arrived at the house in Atenas they knew they had found what would become the refuge from their hectic lives. While waiting for the right time to retire, the Garcias felt it would be a shame if other people did not get to enjoy their find, which lead to their decision to turn the property into a rental. They are now thrilled to share it with you; so that you too may be a able to step into Casa La Frontera del Cielo, and experience what it feels like to be at heaven’s doorstep…

MIGUEL F. GARCIA purchased this house in 2012

Why MIGUEL F. GARCIA chose Atenas

Casa La Frontera del Cielo is not just a house that offers its occupants stunning views, a beautiful garden, and exceptional opportunities for observing the local Costa Rican flora and fauna. It is a five minute drive to the unique mountain town of Atenas, but also, given its central location in the country, it is close to most of the main attractions in Costa Rica: including its volcanoes, butterfly gardens, rain-forests equipped with canopy tours and zip lines waiting for you to explore them and, yes, it’s within driving distance of the famous Pacific coast beaches. Multiple tours in the area allow for boating, white water rafting, hiking, horseback riding, and so much more. For those seeking culture, Escazú (a sophisticated bilingual area of fabulous restaurants, stores, exclusive boutiques, English language bookstores and movies) is a 45-minute drive away. Costa Rica's main airport and capital city of San José are also within an even shorter driving distance from our property.

What makes this house unique

Our house management team, and the services they provide to our renters, are unequaled in all of the country. As an additional service to our guests, we offer a fee-based airport pick up and drop-off to help you avoid the potential hassles involved in the transitions into and out of your time in Costa Rica. We also provide car rentals and tours to all corners of the country. The house tours are frequently custom made to our guests' requests. Our house management team has received uniformly rave reviews over their thoughtfulness and attention to our renters' needs and their level of personal care when conducting our guided tours.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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The Only One With Spectacular Views Of Mountains AND Pacific Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
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Atenas Alajuela Province
Wisconsin, US
5

Peaceful & Amazing

Peaceful & Amazing
  • 5 of 5
One wonders if you will find reality as beautiful as the pictures, this property exceeds expectations! Literally our jaws dropped and smiles broke out in walking into this beautiful property and onto the veranda to enjoy the views. We chose to stay close to "home" the first couple days, loved the peacefulness, gorgeous views, the variety of birds, and the wonderful breezes! The beauty of the changing weather during the day was spectacular. The mornings were absolutely beautiful, views everywhere, afternoon clouds rolling up the mountains, mist and white - the perfect time to enjoy the jacuzzi! We had a thunderstorm that provided the most amazing sunset reflecting off the pool - that may need to be printed and mounted!

We finally tore ourselves away to enjoy the sights. As this was our first visit we chose not to rent a car. Aad and Marian were wonderful in handling our airport pickup and side trips! They arranged a river fishing trip for my fishing fanatic husband - he loved it!! We so enjoyed the tours (the coffee farm and lunch in the family kitchen is a must see!), Marian and Aad are so knowledgable and helpful, above and beyond when help was needed at the bank when the ATM swallowed our cash card. A big thank you to them for helping make memories!

We absolutely loved our stay - within a few days we already knew we would be coming back! The house is amazing, the gardens beautiful, the views to die for. The whole experience was wonderful, and the people we met were so welcoming - an absolutely perfect place to visit.
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Atenas Alajuela Province
Garland, Texas, USA
5

Wonderful Place to Get Away

  • 5 of 5
The pictures match the view. Wonderful setting. My wife and I like to go to a beautiful place and decompress. This was a wonderful place to do it! We started out without a car but ended up getting one on our 3rd of 8 days. Everyone talked about the drivers but they are not even close to NYC and the traffic isn't bad. They just take every opportunity to pass the car in front of them. No big deal.
Marian was a wonderful hostess on our coffee tour. I was going to nix it but it was one of the highlights of our trip. Lots of fun and educational! We drove to La Paz Waterfalls and it was great too! Reminder - if you rent a car, get full coverage and a GPS. There's no way we could have driven around without one! We also drove to Playa Esterillos on the Pacific coast near Manuel Antonio for lunch. Wonderful grounds and cafe on the beach.
We came during the rainy season and everything was beautiful and green. We only got rained on twice and only once was more than about an hour. But some of that time we were high above the clouds at the house.
We enjoyed Gellies Cafe and Crepes on the plaza in Atenas a couple of nights. I was not impressed with the food at any restaurant - pretty bland and a number don't have english-speaking staff - but we like to cook on vacation without the rush of work.
If I came back to this area of Costa Rica, I would definitely stay here. It's our last night! Adios!
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeff,
Thank you for your thorough review of our property, Casa La Frontera del Cielo, and the recounting of your activities while in Costa Rica. Your suggestions will prove most useful to our future guests. Yes, we too highly recommend Aad and Marian's tours, carried out with their unique style and affability. (And, yes, we would also recommend using a GPS, whether driving to La Paz, or any other area of the surrounding country… :-) ) However, we feel you can find plenty of good eating places all around. We would suggest, for example, that you try out the local La Trocha Restaurant for an excellent meal of meat or fresh fish accompanied by their patacones and famous "secret chef's sauce" on your next visit. You will be glad you did! :-)
Muchos cariños,
La Familia Garcia
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Atenas Alajuela Province
Mass, USA
5

5 Days in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect!!!! We had a great time. The house was 5 star.. Aud and Marian are gems.. Looking forward to going back..
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
The Only One With Spectacular Views Of Mountains AND Pacific Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434995vb
-410-292-1562
Atenas Alajuela Province
5

What a view!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first time in Costa Rica & what a wonderful time we had! If you want a truly authentic holiday, you must come here, but don't forget your translation book! The people are all so friendly and we felt so safe here. From the moment that we walked into Casa La Frontera Del Cielo until the time we left, we were always amazed by the view. The villa was excellent & provided all the necessities and so much more! We would like to thank Miguel, Miriam, Aad & Martin for their hospitality. It was truly a fantastic experience!
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
Owner's Response: Dear Mona-Lisa,
We do feel we have been incredibly lucky to be able to assemble what is an extraordinary group of individuals to take care of our property (and, course, our renters' needs!). Our guests never fail to mention Marvin's excellent work on the garden, as well as Aad and Marian's friendly and excellent care of their needs. They keep working to come up with new and exciting tours to satisfy all the individual tastes of our guests. (And, yes, Casa La Frontera del Cielo's location in the mountainous region of Costa Rica makes it absolutely safe….) Thank you so much for your wonderful review.
Muchos cariños,
La Familia Garcia
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Atenas Alajuela Province
Vancouver,WA
5

Beautiful home!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Wow!We stayed at this property for 10 days and it was not enough.The view is truly spectacular.The home is luxurious with special touches in every room.We're into birding and we were treated everyday with a variety of birds showing up in every direction of the house.Hummingbirds,Oropendulas,Kingbirds,Kiskidees,Toucans,Parrots,wrens,hawks,
tanagers and many more.What a treat!!! A trip down the coast is not that far and we visited a couple more places as day trips.The Friday market was great.We got some organic coffee beans,really good coffee.The garden is just lovely,thanks to Marvin doing a wonderful job.Marian and Aad were both very nice people.Defiitely a place to recommend and a place to go back to someday.Miguel is of course super nice and very quick in responding.Just loved our stay!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Sally,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We frequently forget to mention all the birds that can be observed at the property itself (particularly if you get up early in the morning!). Thanks so much for highlighting this feature of Casa La Frontera del Cielo. We are also grateful for your mention of its proximity to the Pacific coast and all the attractions that can be found there!
We are hoping you will come back to visit us soon. Everybody (including Marvin, Aad and Marian) sends their regards…
Muchos cariños,
La Familia Garcia
business
The Only One With Spectacular Views Of Mountains AND Pacific Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434995vb
-410-292-1562
Atenas Alajuela Province
5

WOW!!

  • 5 of 5
Wow!!, is the best word used to describe our stay at Casa La Frontera Del Cielo. Miguel the owner has put together a fantastic team from top to bottom. I want to start by thanking Miguel, Aad, Myriam, and Marvin for making our stay wonderful, and care free. The house is absolutely fabulous! It will make you feel like you never left home. It has everything . From a fully stocked kitchen, cozy day room, and best of all the outdoor gazebo with BBQ Grill and a table for 6. We had breakfast by the pool everyday ! The location of house is perfect. Far enough from the town, but only a 10 minute drive to the center of Atenas, where you can literally find everything. Loved the outdoor market that is held at the park every Friday. This is definitely a must do! But get there early. For any other excursion you are interested in, Aad and Myriam can set them up for you. You can't go wrong with Casa La Frontera Del Cielo. So, if you are visiting Costa Rica for the 1st time, or your a regular like me, do yourself a favor and stay at this property. It will make your vacation one to remember.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
San Jose International Airport (Santamaria Intl.)
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Main Highways to Pacific Beaches #3 AND #27
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Caldera, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
Car: recommended

Due to its central location in Costa Rica, Atenas is close to essentially all its main attractions including its volcanoes, beaches, tropical rain forests for nature trekking and zip lining, rivers for boating and white-water rafting, etc. It is located on Route 3, and close to Route 27, the main road and highway to Costa Rica's Pacific Coast beaches and nature preserves.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Atenas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
HOLIDAYS II
Dec 20 - Jan 4
6 night minimum stay
$367
$2,200
 
 
WINTER
Jan 6 - Apr 30
6 night minimum stay
$245
$1,399
 
 
SUMMER
May 1 2015 - Jun 27 2015
6 night minimum stay
$200
$1,199
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SUMMER
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
$250
$1,499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
FALL I
Sep 1 - Oct 30
6 night minimum stay
$150
$945
 
 
FALL II
Nov 1 - Nov 18
6 night minimum stay
$166
$999
 
 
HOLIDAYS I
Nov 20 - Dec 19
6 night minimum stay
$233
$1,399
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$150
$899
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Jan6-Apr 30 $1399/week/2, $1549 f 3-4, $1699 f 5-6
May1-Jun 30 $1199/week/2, $1349 f 3-4, $1499 f 5-6
Jul1-Aug 31 $1499/week/2, $1649 f 3-4, $1799 f 5-6
Sep1-Oct 31 $945/week/2, $1049 f 3-4, $1199 f 5-6
Nov1-Nov 19 $999/week/2, $1149 f 3-4, $1299 for 5-6
Nov20-Dec 20 $1399/week/2, $1549 f 3-4, $1699 for 5-6
Dec20-Jan 05 $2200/week/2, $2450 f 3-4, $2700 for 5-6
Additional fees apply for >6 renters
Multiple Week Discounts Available!

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Amenities

Atenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Fully-appointed Master Bathroom for Master Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Fully-appointed private bathroom for house guest Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - In-suite bathroom for Bedroom 3 in property's guest house
    Bathroom 4 - Half-bathroom located in house, next to main living room
  • Bathroom 1 is fully-appointed master bathroom for Master Bedroom 1. Bathroom 2 is also fully appointed private bathroom for in-house guest Bedroom 2. Bathroom 3 is full in-suite bathroom for Bedroom 3, located in property's casita/guest house. Bathroom 4 is a half-bath located in-house next to main living room. Master and bathroom 2 ensconced in marble and ceramics with upscale fixtures.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Located in property's guest house w. private bath & veranda
  • Master Bedroom with one (1) King-sized bed and master bathroom. Two guest rooms with two (2) Full beds in each. Bedroom 2 is guest room in house proper, with private full bathroom. Bedroom 3 is located in the property's guest house, which has two full size beds, an in-suite bath room, and a small private veranda. A futon sofa located in the partition between the master bedroom and the reading room can accommodate an extra adult or two children at night.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing

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