BEST CLIMATE IN THE WORLD WITH MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Charles/Gloria

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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BEST CLIMATE IN THE WORLD WITH MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAIN VIEWS

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2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Private Mountainside Home Located Close To Everything!

Casa Colibri de Atenas is conveniently located 25 minutes from Juan Santamaria Int'l Airport (SJO), 35 minutes from San Jose, 45 minutes from beaches, 1.5hrs from Poas Volcano, 2 hrs from Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs, 2 hrs from Manuel Antonio, and 2.5 hrs from Monteverde Cloud Forest. We are centrally located to nearly all the best sights and activities in Costa Rica.

Our home is nestled on the Pica Flora ridge in Atenas, where we have fabulous weather all year long. Conde Nast and National Geographic have dubbed our town as having the 'best climate in the world'.

Casa Colibri is equipped with all the amenities you'll need to make it your home away from home. WiFi, Cable TV, fully stocked kitchen with all your cooking needs. Bedroom 1 on the first floor has a king size bed, large closet space, en suite shower/toilet, and direct access to the outdoor jacuzzi. Bedroom 2 on the second floor has a queen size bed, large work desk, walk-in closet, luxurious en suite bathroom with double sinks, shower, and jacuzzi and a luxurious balcony overlooking the central valley and our large swimming pool.

Costa Rica has one of the lowest crime rates in Central America (equal to Boston, USA); and Atenas has one of the lowest crime rates in Costa Rica. Still, there is a security gate and a house alarm and friendly neighbors nearby for added security.

We have an excellent management team to provide you with tourist tips as well as handle any problems that might arise. The owners live year round 400 meters away from Casa Colibri.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Charles/Gloria

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

Owners are Americans who have lived in Japan and Paris for 30 years before settling on Costa Rica.

Charles/Gloria purchased this house in 2013

Close to SJO airport (much appreciated after a late night arrival) yet still isolated in a safe, friendly town. Easy 5 min. drive over good roads to Supermarkets and town square. Low, low humidity. Well-built house, especially plumbing (no need for unpleasant 'waste' baskets in bathrooms...). Paved road so no dust storms to interfere with your harmony.

Automatic coded security gate, frontage is paved (no dust), true lap-pool, good plumbing, fully solar hot water and electricity (with electric company on standby for cloudy days) owners live in neighborhood year round.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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5
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Best Climate In The World With Magnificent Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Atenas Alajuela Province
Louisiana,United States
5

BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY TO SPEND A RELAXING VACATION

  • 5 of 5
This Atenas property is simply stunning as it follows the Bali concept with several sets of sliding doors to merge the house with the outside world and provide amazing views of the mountains from both the ground floor and the balcony on the second floor. The house feels perfectly safe and secluded yet is in a gated community with two other houses. The owners were quick to respond to all our questions as we planned our trip to Costa Rica and would give us their take on things to do and see in the area, as they have resided there for a couple years. Upon arrival (our plane was an hour and half late in landing) we were promptly greeted by Charlie and given a quick tour of the property. He then graciously drove us into town to the supermarket for groceries and assisted us with our purchases of local products. We spent eight lovely nights here alternating day trips to area attractions such as Poas Volcano , Arenal Hanging Bridges, and Manuel Antonio with Walter, a local tour driver,(who himself was a valuable asset) with peaceful days of relaxing and grilling on the beautiful patio, swimming in the crystal clear pool, and hiking along the local road admiring the lush scenery. We were serenaded by a host of beautiful birds including the toucans who sat in the huge backyard tree and watched us swim. The house really has two master suites so is perfect for two couples. The four of us had an peaceful vacation and highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. Thanks Charlie and Gloria for sharing this lovely piece of paradise!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Angela and David,
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Colibri de Atenas. It's always a pleasure to read reviews from customers that truly make the most of their stay in our lovely town of Atenas, but also venture out to explore other parts of Costa Rica.
Thank you for the wonderful review and a special thanks for bringing down the gift package of Cajun spices. I (Gloria) love all of it! I use the "Slap ya Mama" spices on everything!
Charlie and I hope to be able to host you and your family again someday.
Warm regards and Pura Vida!
Gloria and Charlie McDermott
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Atenas Alajuela Province
Manteno, IL
5

BEAUTIFUL HOME!

  • 5 of 5
This house is amazing. We would rent again in a minute. There are no negatives. Charlie, the owner, was quick to respond to our needs. He went out of his way to show us around town. The view from the house is amazing. The pool is really special. We had an excellent meal at La Trocha. We travelled to Sarchi, Jaco and visited the Basilica in Cartago. Do not miss the farmers market on Friday. Atenas is a great town with great weather!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Portland, Oregon
5

THE COMPLETE VACATION GET AWAY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for ten days during the "green" season, it was great to get back to the house mid afternoon and enjoy some downtime while mother nature did her thing to keep everything watered.

Atenas is a great place to use a base as you bounce around different parts of the country, just be prepared to do a fair bit of driving to see everything.

The house is very well equipped and the pictures are accurate, you won't be disappointed upon arrival. We cooked daily as the restaurants in Costa Rica leave a bit to be desired, having a complete kitchen sure came in handy. Decent BBQ too!!

The one thing that really stood out for us was Charlie was always available to answer any questions about Costa Rica and really bent over backwards to help us throughout our stay. Do heed his warning re. swimming in the Pacific, it can be dangerous.

I would highly recommend renting this home, in hindsight we should have stayed longer than the 10 days allotted for our vacation. On behalf of Ashley, Erica, and myself Thank you!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Oregon
5

A SLICE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
Our recent vacation in Costa Rica was made most enjoyable mostly due to our choice of accommodations. Casa Colibri is a real gem. It's quite close to the airport, which is nice after a long plane ride. When we arrived at the house, Charlie, the owner was there to greet us. After orienting us to the house he offered to drive us to town so we could shop. This was a godsend as we were quite tired and hungry and didn't think we had the energy for a long walk. The house was fabulous, the two bedrooms are separated from each other so their is a great deal of privacy for two couples. The living area is open and inviting. We spent most of our time on the patio by the pool and on the balcony outside the upstairs bedroom enjoying the fabulous view.

The house was so relaxing and peaceful that we spent most of our time there. The town was a pleasant walk down hill and we always took a taxi home. The taxi drivers are nice and helpful. My partner left his glasses in the taxi we drove home in one afternoon and after we realized they were missing Charlie drove us to town and we found a cab similar to the one we had taken to see if they could help us locate the glasses. He phoned his dispatcher and within 20 minutes his glasses were delivered right up to our house.

We had a wonderful breakfast at a restaurant outside of town but I can't remember the name of it. It had a beautiful view of the countryside and good food. Charlie recommended it so he will know the name.

If you are looking for a relaxing time in a gorgeous setting Casa Colibri is the place for sure.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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TWO WONDERFUL WEEKS

  • 5 of 5
Charlie the owner of the home is very personable, informative and helpful, he drove us to the bank and grocery market on arrival which helped us immensely, we have visited Costa Rica numerous times but had not been to Atenas. He provided a perfect balance of privacy and the option of contacting him with any questions or concerns you may have.

Casa Colibri was clean, well maintained and provided everything you could possibly need. The layout was ideal with a variety of areas in which to unwind and you definitely will.

The views are stunning, birds and wildlife abound we had visits from toucans and parrots daily. On top of this you have a large, immaculate, inviting pool to enjoy. The property is truly a gem.

We walked into Atenas daily and took a taxi back as it was dark by the time we were ready to leave for the house. Taxis are plentiful and inexpensive, for the most part the drivers do not speak English and we do not speak Spanish however this was not a problem we got around just fine.

Atenas is a delightful town with extremely friendly, smiling people, there are plenty of shops, grocery stores and restaurants to explore as well as the farmers market on Friday. We felt very safe and welcomed no matter where we travelled.

A slice of heaven, perfect vacation take a deep breath, relax or go for the adventure you will be happy you did. Be warned you will leave your heart there.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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RELAXING GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We spent one week at Casa Colibri. The house itself is an architectural gem with the beautiful dark wood and rustic stone blended together in the spacious and inviting interior and the fabulous outdoor patios and balconies that light up at night for added ambience. The pool was amazing; long enough for laps and very clean, it was also the place my 12 year old son spent most of his time in. The views of the valleys below and the mountainous hills were a pleasure to wake up to, as were the sounds of the many birds singing in the morning hours. The house is located close enough to town for a leisurely walk or if you prefer the taxi service in Atenas is quite impressive, and very affordable. We enjoyed great weather, no bugs, some awesome wildlife, and felt safe, relaxed and at-home.
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 3
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Dona Ana
Nearest Barpub
1.25 Miles
Don Tadeo
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Kay's Gringo Postrest
Car: not necessary

Atenas is a quaint town with low humidity and cool temperatures. Its central location makes it ideal for beach/deep sea fishing activities (45 mins away) or Cloud Forest activities (zip-lining, horseback riding (45 mins away) or volcano exploring (2 hours away). Sizzle at the beach all day and then spend a cool night in Atenas!

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Atenas House Rental Rates

Special Offer! Sunshine Guarantee

Special Offer From:
Dates Aug 15, 2014 to Sep 30, 2014

Costa Rica is known for the intensity of its relentless Rainy Season.

But not so for Atenas, 'the world's best climate'. We guarantee you will see the sun for *AT LEAST* one hour each day or that day is FREE!

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season
Apr 15 2014 - Sep 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$125
$847
$3,595
 
 
Rainy Season
Sep 16 2014 - Nov 17 2014
3 night minimum stay
$97
$658
$2,795
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2014 - Dec 18 2014
5 night minimum stay
$125
$847
$3,595
 
 
High Season '15
Dec 19 2014 - May 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
$150
$1,036
$3,990
 
 
Green Season '15
May 19 2015 - Sep 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
$125
$847
$3,300
 
 
Rainy Season '15
Sep 15 2015 - Nov 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$97
$658
$2,795
 
 
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,036
 

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Atenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bathroom (1st Floor) - toilet
    Full bathroom ensuite 2fl bedroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Full bathroom ensuite 1st fl bedroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Poolside Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 1st Fl Bedroom w/ ensuite bathroom - 1 king , King can convert to 2 Twins, private entry from outside
    2nd Fl. bedroom w/ ensuite bathroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , huge balcony
  • Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with shower and jacuzzi.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • basketball court
Notes:
Private Chef, Massage are by prior arrangement and at an additional fee.
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