This Amazing Country Estate can be your Private Paradise in Atenas. The house has 5 spacious bedrooms, 3 luxurious bathrooms and 5000 square feet of living space on two acres of tropical landscaped very private gardens. The house easily sleeps 10 people, making it perfect for large families or groups to share those special moments of a once in a lifetime vacation.
The property is set high on a hill top, surrounded by coffee plantations and cattle ranches, offering peace, tranquility, and “pura vida” with spectacular views of San Jose and the Central Valley, both night and day.
The home has a traditional “colonial” layout (U shape), with two distinct wings that are separated by a beautiful garden courtyard, and two acres of tropical landscaping.
The North wing offers a large, fully equipped gourmet kitchen with large prep island, and breakfast bar seating for four. There is also a beautiful roomy dining room that seats six with great views of San Jose and the Central Valley, and a large indoor laundry area with washer, dryer and utility sink.
Down the hall you will find one of the 2 large master Queen Bedroom suites that has a ceiling fan, air conditioner, and a wheelchair accessible bathroom with a spacious shower with safety grab bars.
The South wing features another large master suite with Queen Bed, ceiling fan, air conditioner, and its own bath with a nice walk in shower with safety grab bars. The rest of the South wing has three more Queen Bedrooms and all with ceiling fans that share a large bathroom. A 'on demand' hot water system was installed and provides lots of HOT water for showers throughout the house.
The middle section of the home has a large living room area; complete with a 47 inch HD LCD TV, ample seating, desk with a radio/CD player, custom tray ceilings with a large ceiling fan, and huge windows to take in those great views of San Jose and the Central Valley.
Stretching the entire front of the house, you will find a wide “rocking chair” front porch that also features a dining table and four chairs, perfect for having your morning coffee, watching the sunrise, or enjoying evening cocktails while you view the Central Valley city lights in the distance.
Throughout the home the rooms are spacious and airy with high ceilings. Built in the year 2000, to USA standards, our house has all the comforts of back home. Some of the many features of the property include: 47 inch HD LCD TV with International cable with HBO, Cinemax, CNN, ESPN, as well as many Spanish networks, Wi-Fi high speed Broadband Internet, a solar heated swimming pool that is surrounded by tropical landscape for your privacy, a five person Jacuzzi Spa with 50 jets and temperature control, covered Rancho complete with dining area, large stainless-steel BBQ grill, hammocks and exercise equipment! There is also an outdoor fireplace next to the swimming pool so you can enjoy the cool Atenas evenings by the fire while you take in the amazing view.
Atenas has spring like conditions all year round. The daytime highs are in the 80’s and the lows at night are in the 60’s. The two master suites have air conditioning and all the rooms have ceiling fans. There is always a nice breeze and the temperature is mild so you rarely need the fans or air conditioning.
Mario, our full time Gardener, works from 6 AM to 12:00 noon Mon - Fridays. He almost always shares with you the bountiful fruit that is grown on the property. Our multi-lingual Property Managers, Aad and Marian, live nearby and can be reached by phone to help with any questions that might arise during your stay. They will do anything possible to make your stay a success. They also offer a wide range of custom tours through their travel agency, and they also offer a fee-based airport pick up or delivery service if you notify them ahead of time.
Every Friday morning Atenas has an open-air Farmers Market that has an abundance of fresh fruits, huge variety of vegetables, cheeses, fresh flowers, plants and herbs, fish, pork, chicken and home-baked goods available for purchase. Atenas also has three supermarkets, several banks with ATM’s, several pharmacies, a number of sodas (small restaurants) that serve breakfast and lunch and many wonderful restaurants. One of our favorite gringo hangouts is Kay’s Postres where you can have breakfast or lunch and meet many local ex-Pats who live in the area.
Be sure to ask for your FREE copy of our very own Central Valley Insider's Guide that we have produced and can send to you via email. It provides some general information about Costa Rica, tells you about some of our favorite popular Atenas Restaurants, and of course a list and description of many Central Valley nearby attractions.
Since Casa Doughty is centrally located, there are many attractions within driving distance so it is very easy to take day sightseeing trips. (Ask about assistance with transportation needs or tour guide recommendations/tips.) In the living room, you will find a Notebook with information about things to do in the area with brochures from many of the Central Valley attractions. Also in the Notebook is a Yellow Pages of vendors in the Atenas area.
You are less than an hour from Poas Volcano, the nearby LaPaz Waterfall Gardens and Butterfly Farm, San Jose Museums, Jaco Beach and other Central Pacific beaches and Casinos. You are just over 30 minutes from Escazu, an upscale city, that has the MultiPlaza shopping Mall with many posh restaurants, wonderful shops, and multiple theaters. Several hours to the north of us is the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest.
The property entrance is on the main Highway#3 to Jaco so we are easy to find and you do not need to drive on dirt roads. There are also some nice places to hike near the property. On a clear day you can also see great views of the Pacific Ocean on this hike.
If you are looking for a private paradise to enjoy the sunshine and peace and quiet of our gardens you have finally found your getaway vacation Estate! Be sure to take advantage of our Special GREEN SEASON rates (May through October) of only $750 per week!
If you have any questions, want more information, or want a copy of our FREE Central Valley Insider's Guide just email us or give us a call to 817-803-3390.
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Atenas has a great year round climate, wonderful views, and its easy to drive to the beach or to San Jose. We think that Costa Ricans are some of the most friendly people you will ever meet. They are more than helpful and will go out of their way to help whether or not you speak Spanish. According to National Geographic Atenas has ' the best climate in the world'! We agree.
You can relax in this private estate and enjoy the sun, pool, weather, wild birds, and incredible views. Because of our great location it is very easy to visit the national parks, beaches, zoos, museums or any other activities you are interested in. We are easy to find located on the highway #3 to Jaco. NO dirt roads. We can help you with directions,shopping and to schedule tours and other activities. We are in a great location with perfect weather. Remember the beaches are very hot in Costa Rica. The weather in Atenas in perfect. We are a short drive to all the major tourist sights and attractions.