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diana baron

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, german, spanish, some french

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

54 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Atenas House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
diana baron (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german, spanish, some french

Reviews

4.9
based on 54 traveler reviews

Bali-Home w/View, Privacy,Pool, Wifi, BBQ, Near Beach/Waterfall/Ziplng, Volcano
average rating of 4.9074073 based on 54 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: Jul 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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Merion, PA USA
4

Beautiful home in a stunning setting. Complete privacy.

  • 4 of 5

Our experience at La Luna Vista exceeded our already high expectations. The home is beautifully set on a hillside with a 240 degree view of orchards, fields, and mountains. (It backs on a steep incline that protects it and its occupants from neighborly eyes). The sense of peace and privacy is undisturbed. The house is well maintained and managed with attention paid to guests' needs. The owner, manager, and caretaker were pleasures to work with. My wife and I enjoyed having the sun streaming in in the morning accompanied by the songs of the many birds who feed in the area. (Guests who prefer to sleep in may want to come prepared with eyeshades). In the afternoons after full days of excursions, we enjoyed relaxing in the black-bottom pool; the purchase of an inexpensive blow-up tube in town just added to the fun. Contrary to the experience of some reviewers, we did not find the water too cold once the sun had been up for a few hours and did not need to ask for the optional supplementary heating. For those visitors who (like us) enjoy driving, La Luna Vista proved to be an excellent place to have a car. It is not difficult to find and the road leading to it is in good condition. We were only a 35 minute drive from either San Jose and Sarchi, 75 minutes from Jaco Beach, and under 90 minutes from Vulcan Paos and La Paz waterfall gardens. Our excurisions were fun, the vistas magnificent, and the driving surprisingly easy. (Just be sure to have GPS). We would certainly recommend the property to friends and relatives and look forward to enjoying it again the next time we visit that part of the country.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent our anniversary, kid less and without distractions in this absolutely beautiful paradise secluded from everyone. It was FABULOUS! We couldn't have picked a better spot and are already planning another trip.

Diana, I can't thank you enough for opening your home to us nomad vacationers. No hotel could compare to your person jewel. Big thanks to the best support team we've dealt with thus far, Leticia and Jaime were so helpful.

Thank you again, for the best anniversary trip we could have had!

p.s. I thought we had submitted a review already, but I couldn't find it. So sorry for the delay or if this is a duplicate review.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Relaxation, beauty and serenity...

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a home--the views of the valley and hills are amazing, day or night. Most nights we'd sit on the expansive patio enjoying a drink and nature's peaceful sounds. Open up all the pocket doors and you feel like you're living in a luxurious tree house, no one around to disturb your day. The home is beautifully decorated and is located away from other homes in the area--you can't see or hear anyone else.

This home was easy to book, the owner is responsive and Leticia the house manager is lovely and helpful. The home is an easy drive from the San Jose airport and a great home base for exploring Costa Rica. From the home we drove to the Poas Volcano, Sarchi (quaint artisan town), Jaco and Puntaranus (beach towns), Zoo Ave and so much move. The pool is great and you can hike from the house to coffee and mango farms.

The climate truly is perfect in Atenas, beautiful in the day (even in the green season, just an occasional afternoon rain) and perfect at night (no air conditioning needed!).

We were visited by a wonderfully sweet cat, with a physical disability that will win your heart over in a minute. She stays outside and is very courteous.

We would love to come back and likely will--a perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Not only is the place absolutely beautiful with amazing views but Diana and Leticia were great to work with and very helpful (and knowledgeable) about things to see and do in Atenas and surrounding areas. Amazing experience... you will not go wrong with this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

NO words to describe this beauty!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an incredible stay and amazing experience. This property is impeccably maintained and exceeded our expectations. WE have been travelling to Costa Rica for 43 years and have never had a view even similar to the one we experienced .This was our first exoperience with VRBO and it certqainly gave us the satisfation of continuing to rent. We will definitely come back to this unbelievable home which captures Costa Rica's beauty at its finest! We enjoyed the serenity and waking up to the scenery while enjoying all the wonderful amenities that came with the home. Leticia, the property manager was phenemenal and made sure that our stay was perfect in every way! Diana's home is definitely a dream in the clouds!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Puntareanis
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
We are right off highway l,
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
tons of restuarants
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
tons of beaches
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

Atenas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Misty
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 11 2016
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Early Holiday
Nov 12 2016 - Dec 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
High Season
Jan 14 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Green Season
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Early Holiday
Nov 11 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 

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

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Amenities

Atenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Overlooks the valley
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Overlooks the valley
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Overlooks the valley
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 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 4
  • 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
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • 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 12. 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.

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