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Bali-Home w/View, Privacy,Pool, Wifi, BBQ, Near Beach/Waterfall/Ziplng, Volcano

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 4, pool, very private, Mountain Views

Restore yourself at La Luna Vista, your luxury Bali home offering complete privacy and a 360 degree view of a lush, eco protected valley from every room in this modern custom built home. It's a modern Shangri La, yet a 2 minute drive into one of Costa Rica's loveliest towns, with it's 5 markets, restaurants, English speaking emergency room, orchid trees and church overlooking the central square and, according to Natl Geographic, 'the best weather in the world'. Centrally located, La Luna Vista is a 'home base' for your entire Costa Rican vacation and easy drives to volcanoes, cloud forests, beaches, river rafting, fishing, surfing, coffee farms, ziplining, monkeys and bird watching. For an active or relaxing vacation

It's 'pura vida' as you sit by the pool overlooking the neighboring farm while the butterflies dance around you. Open the pocket doors entirely to the world outside while cooking in the in the completely modern gourmet kitchen or BBQ on the deck. House is on one level with modern convenience.

The Best of All Possible Worlds: Our brand new home La Luna Vista really has all the modern amenities but is surrounded by nature. The Costa Rican government has chosen to preserve our gorgeous valley because of it's great natural beauty. You see only trees and mountains from the terrace that surrounds the house no matter where you look. At night, nature provides a light show in the clear skies, and sometimes you can watch lightening dance over the mountains beyond the valley. There is complete privacy yet on the other hand there are neighbors close by. Our little town of Atenas has wonderful restaurants, many supermarkets with Chilean and Argentinean wines, even pizza delivery and modern American kitchen necessities. A farmers market where all the surrounding farmers bring delicious mangoes, veggies, colorful fruits a local specialties happens every Friday in the park.

Activities? Or not!: You can relax poolside, sip smoothies or a glass of wine and completely remove yourself from the stress of contemporary life. But if you want to check your emails, we have wi-fi, and your Blackberry /iphoneworks in Costa Rica.

If you are looking for a more active time away from home, butterfly farms, volcanoes rain forests, river rafting, horseback riding, are all an easy drive.

If you want to hang ten or simply stroll on the pristine Costa Rica Beaches or swim in the warm Pacific water of famous surfing beaches like Jaco and Playa Hermosa which are only 45 minutes away.

Pura Vida!: It's no accident that Costa Ricans' motto is 'Pura Vida.' They are lovely, well educated, warm, and welcoming people.

More Details

Owner
diana baron
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, german, spanish, some french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About diana baron

I am a mom, business owner, and i grew up in a large family in Los Angeles. I love Latin culture, the kindess, the food, the love of family, and the appreciation of nature.

Why diana baron chose Atenas

More than ten years ago, my son had a 'foreign country' experience during high school right in this tiny town of Costa Rica. While visiting him, his art teacher showed me this area, where at the time there were no houses, and basically a wild hill overlooking the valley. i felt at that moment i had found 'my place' on this earth, like the character in Carlos Castenada speaks about. So, i bought the land. It took me two years to find the right designer and builder to work with, whose aesthetic i appreciated and who understood mine. The designer was an American woman so she had experienced the many conveniences in homes that other builders here didn't - lots of closets, lots of drawers and storage in the kitchen etc. Her husband Fred was my builder and he used a crew headed by Lumberto to build the house. Fred & LInda have moved back tothe states, but i still work with Lumberto on upgrades and in face Jaime, who worked on my crew, is my caretaker. They know every square inch of this place and feel a part of it too.

What makes this house unique

I am writing this while sitting in the swing chair on the veranda over looking the valley. I can hear the Tucans croaking in the tree below and the sound of birds in the morning is beautiful. My neighbors cows are just now making their way to the river below. i've already taken a walk through mango fields and coffee fields. I brought some carrots with me todayy to feed some of the horses I see along the way. i make my way during the day from here, to the rocking chairs, to the hammock to the lounge chairs, etc. while checking the news in the States.

Amenities

Atenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Overlooks the valley
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , this is a lovely power room bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Overlooks the valley
  • the master bath has a huge sunken bath tub and a stand along shower. Both have complete privace and a view tothe valley below.Soak in your Japanese tub, or open the windows wide to the valley below when you shower. The guest bungalow has its own private bathroom and exotic tropical outdoor shower, with complete privacy.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Gorgeous view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Gorgeous view
  • All linens are new and fresh. The master bedroom is lush and decorated with Indian pillows and covers. There is a huge veranda, where you can look over the valley below, while sipping tea in your rocking chair. in the early morning, you can look to the river valley below and spot the white faced howler monkey's and their babies jumping from mango tree to mango tree looking for breakfast. Your shower looks over the banana orchard and the valley below, and you can luxurate in the sunken bathtub while looking out the windows the the mountains in the distance. Pocket doors open the room entirely to the outside world and the garden. The Second Bedroom is absolutely adorable. it's a stand along private guest bungalow, with it's own master bath . it has it's own private patio, for a cozy breakfast in complete privacy. The bathroom is generous, and the bungalow sits just steps away from the pool.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Families welcome, but no children under 5. There are a few stairs to get from driveway to the house, but the house itself is on one level. we have had plenty of active older guests stay at the house and be completely comfortable. the house will be cleaned when you arrive and once a week if your stay is longer than a week. However, you may wish daily maid service for an additional $30.00 per day. the house also has a complete wifi set up, and you can work and not tell your colleagues you are in Costa Rica.

Reviews

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Bali-Home w/View, Privacy,Pool, Wifi, BBQ, Near Beach/Waterfall/Ziplng, Volcano
average rating of 4.9264708 based on 68 reviews
Baltimore, MD
5

living on a cloud

  • 5 of 5

"I have the difficult task of explaining what it feels to live on a cloud, literally, because the clouds swiftly surround this piece of land from time to time for just a few moments and you exist for a small time with the sky. The rolling hills that extend into the horizon from the property's backyard spoil your appetite to taste other adventures Costa Rica has to offer...why visit a cloud forest when you live in one? And, the beauty of this home absolutely ruins your patience to stay in any other vacation home less exceptional than this house. This house sits furthest out on the best slice of land in the community so no other rooftop adulterates the view of the magnificent Atenas mountains. You feel like you are the only person in the world with the safe satisfaction of a small, friendly community of home-owners right behind you. The decor of the house is minimal and craftful and every turn offers another opportunity to enjoy the goodness of life. And that's all before leaving the house!

The drive from Atenas to San Jose offers panoramic views of Costa Rica Pura Vida and you find yourself downtown in less than an hour. The drive to the Pacific side (Jaco/Manuel Antonio) provides equally impressive views ending in beautiful beaches and national parks less than 90 minutes away. Local fruit and vegetable stands abound in either direction, so there is always a chance to buy the best avocados on your way to and from home. The location of this house gives you the best chance to experience Costa Rica's coasts, volcanos, and local life and still be home to grill yourself a nice steak and take in the gorgeous city lights from a far, far distance. The stars and moon at night, are of course unparallel.

I should stop here for fear of seeming unauthentic, but it's all true. Come experience it for yourself. You'll leave a different person."

Thanks so much for opening up this sweet serenity to my family Diana, and best of luck with future renters.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: michael jean, thanks so much, it was great to have you and your mom and baby. i hope we see you again. to everyone - michel jean planned to stay for a week and ended up staying for 3!!! xdiana
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Boston, MA
5

Gorgeous vacation destination!

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely stunning. It is quiet, tranquil and calming. I've been a return customer and cannot wait until my next trip to Atenas and this gorgeous home!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A piece of paradise on the side of a breathtaking mountain

  • 5 of 5

How do I start to describe our amazing experience in Atenas?? It was perfect in every way! Diana's stunning home perched high up on the mountain offered us everything we had been hoping for. Beauty, peace, relaxation, complete privacy, amenities, no humidity, and the perfect temperature. Her home is the perfect distance from town and we took advantage of this by heading in to have some of the most delicious dinners! Pizza, salmon, chicken, crepes for dessert! You will never starve in Atenas!! There are so many aspects of this home to experience that it was hard to decide where to sit, nap, read, do yoga, enjoy the view, get some sun, eat, have our morning coffee, have our afternoon cocktail! So many beautiful options. We also used the steep driveway as part of our workouts. Running up and doing other exercise moves on the incline was an incredible way to start the day! The town, as well as having many restaurants to choose from, also has a very convenient and well stocked grocery store and liquor store. That is where we first met Leticia, Diana's property manager, on the day we arrived. After doing a little shopping we followed her to Villa Pica Flora where she showed us around the incredible place we had rented. We were in awe!! We had wanted to do some day trips while we were there and Diana directed us to a beautiful waterfall, Las Charros, which I hope I've spelt correctly. It was a very nice hike to the falls and not a busy, touristy place. She also suggested some hot springs that we did as a day trip as well. They were beautiful!! And again kind of off the beaten path and more of a local place and not touristy. There were maybe 12 other people there at the max during our visit. There was a swim up bar there so we ordered a couple drinks and pizza for lunch. Another perfect day!! We also drove to the beach for another day trip. Every morning we woke to the musical sounds of the birds outside. The home is in a gated community and the two bedrooms are separate buildings from the living/kitchen building. The pool is overlooking the mountains and is in front the guest bedroom suite and beside the living/kitchen building which provides total privacy around the pool. But privacy isn't a concern anywhere in this stunning home. We rented a car from Dollar and had absolutely no problems at all with that company. We felt incredibly safe in Costa Rica the entire time we were there. The people are so friendly and welcoming!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA
5

Truly Breathtaking & Unbeatable View!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in 2 very nice houses in Atenas in the same neighborhood and you definitely cannot beat this view with any rental we saw (both in person & as an option on here). If you want the absolute best VIEW on your stay this is for sure the rental for you! It really is the best view you can possibly get! The house is totally private & yet still very safe. It's the very last house, in a gated community with no neighbors, on either side or close by, which coming from the heart of Hollywood was is exactly what we wanted! Couple of warnings: One of the bedrooms only has an outdoor shower (very fun to use! but it is outdoors if that bugs you) and both bedrooms are not connected to the main house unit. This adds TONS of privacy for 2 adult couples who might be staying or a couple with responsible adolescent to teen kids, but may not be ideal for those with really little kids (6 years & under) who need a lot of supervision and a different room to sleep in, as the rooms are separated by the main house (one on each side of the main house) so they are a bit further apart than being side by side. It for sure has some of the best internet in Costa Rica, but best internet in Costa Rica means 2mb, versus the 500mb internet many of us are accustom to in the U.S. This is 100% standard for Costa Rica as internet here is very expensive, so if you're looking to work while you stay & that work depends on super fast internet speeds, this is 100% normal & we didn't find anywhere with internet faster than this during our stay in Atenas. There is no TV, but with this view who needs it! The decor of the house is impeccable! So well thought out, detailed and gorgeous. We went during rainy season and LOVED watching the storms (both rainy and purely just lightening storms) from inside where all the doors opened to make inside living join seamlessly with the great outdoors. It's close enough to town to make driving back and forth a breeze, but not an easy breezy walk to town, so having a rental car is pretty essential. We also quickly learned in rainy season that having the cheapest Hyundai (non-jeep, non-4 wheel drive) car rental was not idea as the hill to the house is a bit steep and a bit slick in the rain, however the hill was also an amazing walk for exercise which was a peaceful and pleasant morning ritual for me & if you're interested in a private massage at the house, just ask! There is a wonderful and affordable kind woman who comes and we got one every other day!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful environment - inside and out. The mountain views are enhanced by this serene and gorgeous home. Leticia couldn't have been more helpful, great food in Atenas ( the best ceviche), and it is the best weather in the world.

I highly recommend this home - I know we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Dreamy!

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, quiet, lovely family time.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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Carara National Park
Zoo Ave
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Restaurante El Guanacaste
Volcán Irazú
"Leave the house at 8, be there by l0 and have breakfast or lunch on your return. "
Poás Volcano National Park
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Sarchí Village
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La trilla
Botanical Orchid Garden La Garita
El Toledo Coffee
Pizzeria La Finca
"This is just fantastic pizza, think crust and very cosmopolitan. A great selection of brews. "
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica
Crocodile Man Tour
"i haven't done t his one myself, but i hear it's great. "
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"If you like to golf, this is the place for you"
La Fiesta del Maiz
Termales del Bosque
"I love it. hot springs and a bar. Mostly locals frequent this place. it's fantastic."
Catedral de Alajuela
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sports Bar, 5 min into town
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Puntareanis
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
We are right off of two highways,
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
La Trilla, La Trocha, 3 pizza places, Mexican, etc
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Jaco, Hermosa, Heradura, Playa Blanca and more
Car: recommended

Hummingbirds!! Butterflies, Volcanoes, fishing, surfing, wildlife preserves, river rafting, bird watching, farms, cows and horses, crystal waterfalls, meditative, relaxing!!, hiking, cloud forests, beautiful churches, the sound of birds, toucans, great food, lovely people. Argentinean & Chilean wines, fresh fruit and fish. Pura vida!

Balinese Single story home, all modern appliances, Away-From-It-All yet 5 minutes to a gorgeous little town with, according to National Geographic, 'The Best Weather In the World.'

Atenas is a great town, with 5 grocery stores, great little restaurants. IT is a GREAT central location for day trips to

Jaco, Playa Hermosa, key volcanoes like Poas and Atenas, the Zoo, and the ferry at Punta Arenas.

We are only 20 minutes to lovely beaches.

Other Activities: kayaking, river rafting

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

security for 7 days $250
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Please ask for monthly stay discounts. Pura Vida!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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