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Luxurious Castle, Infinity Pool and Jaw Dropping Views!

66 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Alajuela Province House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, with additional rental of guest house it sleeps 8

The furnishing and gardens have been chosen to highlight the uniqueness of the house and property.

Nestled just outside the town of Atenas this is a one of a kind piece of paradise. This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house is truly an architectural masterpiece. Every detail of this design was methodically thought out to make its inhabitants able to enjoy the views and every comfort imaginable. This house is beyond a doubt luxurious! From the moment you enter the massive castle door you will know that have found something magical.

Open up the 6 sliding doors that make up the back wall of the living room, and invite the outdoors in or sit and enjoy the giant round rock wall. The 23 foot ceiling will make you feel like you are outside. You won’t be able to take your eyes off the breath taking view of the mountains and jungle below.

The kitchen is fully equipped to allow you to create your favorite meals. The stainless steel fridge has an ice maker so that your beverages will always be nice and cold!

High Speed internet access allows you to stay in touch or do a little work while vacationing in Paradise. Satellite TV is provided with a wide range of channels to be watched on the flatscreen LCD. The oversized L- shaped couch with its many pillows is the most comfortable thing you have ever sat in!

The master bedroom is equipped with a 2 person Jacuzzi tub with its own rock wall and waterfall faucet. Take in the amazing view while you soothe your worries away in the tub. In the master bathroom there is also a 2 person shower that allows each person to control their own water temperature. Swing open the large window in this shower to feel that you are taking your shower in the jungle.

Sleep like you have never slept before....all beds are equipped with an Orthopedic Pillow Top mattress. The kind you can not feel the other person move. Bed sizes are as follows: King bed in Master. Queen in Bedroom 2 and Full in Bedroom 3

In the second washroom there is a roomy glassed in shower and a vessel sink. There is also a door that goes out to the pool - just one of the many conveniences.

The kitchen is equipped with a breakfast bar, and all of the amenities you may need to cook any gourmet meal. How about doing some BBQ on the charcoal grill by the pool!

You won’t be able to wait to take a swim in the infinity pool that is surrounded with lush tropical gardens. Along the one side of the pool there is an underwater contoured bench with a table that will allow you to sit, relax, and enjoy your favorite tropical drink in comfort while taking in the amazing view. The 24 foot infinity edge will make you feel like you are sitting on the edge of the world! Or put your lounge chair in the mirror of the pool and cool your feet while soaking up the glorious sun that Atenas has to offer.

How about a ROOF TOP PATIO! Renters of the Luxury Castle (which sleeps 6) have full use of the Guest house roof top patio. Sitting at the amazing huge wood table you have views as far as the eye can see! The guest house can be added for an additional $299 and accommodates 2 more people bring the max allowed to 8.

While you are here you will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonderful wildlife that this area has to offer. Toucans, humming birds, geckos, and iguanas are just some of the interesting creatures you will be lucky enough to feast your eyes upon!

This house is a scenic 25 minute walk down the mountain into the town of Atenas. Or a 3 minute drive, but you feel like you are in the country and far from any hustle and bustle while you are at the house.

Atenas is centrally located in Costa Rica. It is close to all of the many wonders that Costa Rica has to offer such as rain forests, waterfalls, volcanoes, the Pacific Ocean, butterfly farms, coffee plantation, and much much more! It is a safe area with many neat restaurants offering Tico prices. Atenas was named by National Geographic as having the nicest climate in the world! There is no better way to describe the weather here!

What are you waiting for? You need a vacation like this one!

Keywords: vacation, rental, bungalo, pool, view, tropical

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amazing! recksters Montreal, Quebec, Canada.Date Submitted: June 10, 2008 Date of Stay: April 2008 My spouse and I stayed at the house from April 30th until May 7th 2008. From the beginning of the discussions and the help we got to learn about Costa Rica, we knew we were getting a good house. And it was. We stayed in Costa Rica for 40 days and it was the best house we rented during our trip! The peace and location was amazing, the privacy was perfect. Atenas is a beautiful town with everything you need, with many food stores. Atenas is fairly central to many things to do. Within one hour of popular destinations like Poas, La Paz, Carara National Park, Jaco, etc.. Close to canopy parks, we especially liked Turu Bari, but counldn't go to Hotal Vista Golfo near Miramar, but I would highly recommend it, with 25 cables. We don't go in restaurants much, as we cook better than most restaurants and Costa Rican restaurants are not known for good food. Coming from Montréal, the island of restaurants and good food, we prefer still to cook in our home town. The best advantage for cooking in Costa Rica is the freshness of the food, the chicken is AMAZING, the fish too, but we are not crazy about their red meat. And Atenas has access to a lot of fresh food! Sam's house is AMAZING! Big, clean, the Air Conditioners can be helpful but not always needed as there's always a good breeze. The kitchen is fully equiped. The pool is great. The views are amazing. Don't worry about eating outside, as the best trick with bugs is to have bigger lights opened that attracts the bugs, such as the lights by the pool and have candles on the table. Having access to free Internet is rare in Costa Rica, even if it's slow, it helps keeping in touch with friends and family when on a long trip. Having a car is a plus, but there are many taxi cabs in Atenas, so it's not necessirily a necessity. The roads around Atenas are 'fun' but can be congested during rush hours and since there are many mountains in the region, slow trucks can be a pain. It's better to take a bus, as they know how to handle traffic and know where it's safe to pass slow moving trucks. I would return to this house on my next visit! Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, and Romantic Getaway Owners Response: I am so happy that you had a great time. We feel very happy when we can share ar
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Luxurious Castle, Infinity Pool and Jaw Dropping Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 70 reviews
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed the 7 days we spent at this home in Atenas. The house is beautiful, and the view is spectacular. We enjoyed staying in Atenas and avoiding the tourist traps so common elsewhere. Sam the owner was very helpful in identifying great things to do and places to see. We achieved the balance of R&R and activity we were seeking, visiting Poas, a coffee plantation, and zip lining, and recuperating by the pool every other day.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed 5 nights but wish it was more. Great little town, not touristy. Sam gave us great info on places/things to do which was great. The house was amazing. Great indoor/outdoor living area which we loved. We could easily live there. The weather was perfect. We had a car which made it a lot easier to go explore. We rented Sam's gps which helped immensely. Buying our fruits/veggies of the farmers truck in town was the best. The town has great little restaurants. My fav. Is there local dish which so good! We played cards up on the lookout tower. Awesome view of the valley. We highly recommend Sam/Roxanne's Castle. Looking forward to coming back! Thx, again.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Fantastic View

  • 5 of 5

My family of five stayed together in the Luxury Castle for 2 weeks and the space was more than ample and comfortable for all of us. Sam and Roxanne were great hosts and leading up to our trip they answered all of our questions in an efficient and timely manner. When we arrived Sam provided us with a binder of pertinent information regarding the area and made recommendations regarding tours and great places to eat. The house itself was well stocked with all the essentials we needed and the infinity pool right outside the glass doors was divine. We spent many hours sitting out by the pool enjoying the vista and watching the toucans fly back and forth twice daily. The only inconvenience we encountered was the ant population inside the house. Even though we kept all perishables out of sight we still had ants on most surfaces. The weather was fabulous and the walk into Atenas was quite enjoyable. All in all a very relaxing two weeks to end our 6 week stay in beautiful Costa Rica!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting! Excellent facilities! Close to town and great taxi services. We appreciated the recommendations for dinners, for sightseeing and for transportation and tour services.

Unbelievable weather and views from the house location.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Gorgeous house in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the beautiful home on the mountain! Sam was attentive to any minor needs we had and gave some good recommendations. Walter and his team of drivers were great- we used his service for 4 days. I am grateful we did not rent a car because we were able to enjoy the scenery, relax on the long drives (most tours were 1.5- 3 hours away)and not stress over the traffic or directions. We walked into town almost everyday (and back up when the sun was not too hot!) and ate in all but 4 meals- we did not eat in Atenas, but did so on our tours. The kitchen met most of our needs for cooking. Going to the farmer's market was a total treat on Friday- I only wished it was not on the day before we left! We went to the La Paz Waterfalls/Zoo, the crocodile tour and zip line tour the same day, white water rafting on the Tenorio River, and waterfall jumping near Jaco Beach. We had teenagers with us so all these excursions were big hits. We did take time for 2 days of laying around the pool, relaxing and bird watching. We were concerned about mosquitos (zica)- but since it was the dry season, I did not see any the entire time we were there and did not even need the bug spray. I loved the home- it had comfortable beds and very spacious, clean and secure. I look forward to coming back some day!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed 5 nights March 14-19 for school spring break. The house was fantastic, the pics don't do it justice. It was exactly what we were looking for. Just outside of town on a country hill top. The deck on top of the guest house was awesome. The indoor/outdoor living was great. We all loved the pool. Kids had there own rooms. Great beds, great layout, you just want to live there. Quick drive into town was perfect. Picking up produce from local farmers out of the back of there pick-up in town for cheap and was so good! Great little restaurants, bakery and my boys found a great place for milkshakes. Weather was perfect, not to hot during the day and perfect at night. Not really a touristy location which is what we wanted. Helps to know a little Spanish but locals work with you and it all works out. We drove to Jaco for the day, easy drive. Zoo ave to the Wildlife refuge which was great. Real easy drive, great countryside. Drove back into San Jose for Rafting tour which was a long day but well worth it. Sam was a wealth of info for us. He gave us directions on everything in and around the area. His gps was a must for us. It made driving sooooo much easier. I defiently recommend Sam/Roxanne Luxurious Castle! Thx again!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Jose International (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Don Tadeo Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
36 Miles
Puntarenos
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Los Reyes Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Number 3
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kay's Gringo Postre
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Punta Leona
Car: not necessary

Zoo, Many tours includung the famous Canopy tour,Crocodile Safari, Scuba diving and snorkelling, Volcanoes, White water rafting, Aerial trams, zip lines, butterfly farm, La PAz waterfall Park and much, much more

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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
 
Mid 1
May 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,099
$3,599
 
 
High
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$191
$1,199
$3,099
 
 
Mid 2
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,099
 
 
Premium 2
Nov 20 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$209
$1,299
$5,160
 
 
Holidays
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,599
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$149
$899
$2,899
 

Additional information about rental rates

$300 damage deposit required. Returned at checkout if no damage done.
Guest house rental is only $299US/ week more.

Weekly rates are Total Prices! NO HIDDEN FEES! Stays under 6 nights incur an additional fee. This fee is more on a 3 night stay than on a 5 night stay. Please inquire with your dates to get an exact price.

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Amenities

Alajuela Province House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Top of the line Orthopedic Pillow Top matress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Top of the line Orthopedic Pillow Top matress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Top of the line Orthopedic Pillow Top matress
    Guest House - 1 double , addition of Guest house is only $299US/week!
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Guest House has double bed and is only $299
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
6 sliding doors that confuse the line between inside and out

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