BEST CLIMATE IN THE WORLD WITH MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAIN VIEWS

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Charles/Gloria

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Sleeps4
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

Atenas House Rental Photos and Description

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

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Property Reviews

Best Climate In The World With Magnificent Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Best Climate In The World With Magnificent Mountain Views
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Atenas Alajuela Province
5

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Best Climate In The World With Magnificent Mountain Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459521vb
Atenas Alajuela Province
5

High on the Ridge

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Casa Colibri is pretty close to heaven. High on the ridge where watching the clouds, fog or wildlife is mesmerizing and the temperature and breezes are so pleasant; the hardest decision of the day was whether to have the great CR coffee on the balcony or by the gorgeous wood table on the patio. We found the house to have a wonderful layout, so many features to be enjoyed and very comfortable. We had high expectations and this property met them. We would definitely rent here again.
Charlie is a great landlord. Always helpful, a great source of information and very prompt on questions or concerns. The washing machine quit and we figured it would not be repaired during our stay. Wrong! Charlie arrived with Allen, his amazing handyman. Allen returned a couple hours later with a repairman; they diagnosed the problem, showed us the damaged part and by the next day, it was repaired, working and spotless!
Our favorite tour was El Toledo Organic Coffee Farm. Gabriel gave us a great tour and we had a wonderful visit with him and his wife.
We recommend renting a GPS and ask Charlie for coordinates to house; there are no road/street signs.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Best Climate In The World With Magnificent Mountain Views
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Atenas Alajuela Province
5

A tranquil island in a sea of green!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
My wife and I, together with my two kids, spent two (2) weeks at this beautiful home in the mountains just outside of Atenas. Centrally located within a day's trip to most major Eco-attractions surrounding the central valley (Poas, Irazu, Orosi, Carrara, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde, Arenal, San Jose Museums, etc...) . The town, the people, the farmer's market, and, yes, the house and the breathtaking dawns captivated all four of us. Thank you Charlie for being quite the welcoming host and giving us appreciated privacy. Your house is a piece of heaven, we will return!
Owner's Response: Rafael,

You guys were a pleasure to have visit. I always enjoy hearing and reading about adventures using Casa Colibri as a "base camp". And you folks sure made the most of it.

Also, thanks to Myrna and all involved for leaving the place spotless!

Hope to see you again soon!

Regards,
Charlie & Gloria
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Best Climate In The World With Magnificent Mountain Views
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Atenas Alajuela Province
Windsor, California
5

Amazing Pool

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We had the pleasure of staying at Casa Colibri for 3 weeks. The house was spacious and clean with a great outside sitting area facing the pool. The pool was one of the cleanest and nicest that we have had at a rental. This was our fourth visit to Atenas and we find the location to be the best due to the weather and central location. We highly recommend the coffee tour at El Toledo Coffee in Atenas for an authentic off the beaten bath tour. Charlie and Gloria were friendly and accommodating during our stay. We look forward to returning.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Best Climate In The World With Magnificent Mountain Views
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Atenas Alajuela Province
5

Great experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We really enjoyed Casa Colibri. Beautiful place with great views! Close enough to town to walk instead of driving if you want some exercise.
Plenty of room and great amenities. The master bedroom was my favorite place, so open and again the views!!
Easy to get to the house and the house better than on the pictures. I would definitely recommend this home to friends and family, we are already telling them that they need to rent this home!
Best restaurant in town: La Trilla. They have great food, great service, great ambiance...

We really had a great experience and would love to come back :)
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Cindy,

Thanks for the kind words. Glad you could enjoy the beautiful dawns of Pica Flora at Casa Colibri.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Regards,
Charlie & Gloria
Helpful votes: 3/3
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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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Availability & Rates

Atenas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season
Dec 19 2013 - Apr 14 2014
$150
$1,036
5 nights
 
 
Green Season
Apr 15 2014 - Sep 15 2014
$125
$847
5 nights
 
 
Rainy Season
Sep 16 2014 - Nov 17 2014
$97
$658
5 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2014 - Dec 18 2014
$125
$847
5 nights
 
 
High Season '15
Dec 19 2014 - May 18 2015
$150
$1,036
$3,990
5 nights
 
 
Green Season '15
May 19 2015 - Sep 14 2015
$125
$847
$3,300
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$150
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,036
3 nights
 

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.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Living Room
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Toaster
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 4
  • 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 , huge balcony
  • Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with shower and jacuzzi.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
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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