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Luxurious Castle, Infinity Pool and Jaw Dropping Views!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

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
Jun 2008
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Atenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 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
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • 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
6 sliding doors that confuse the line between inside and out


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(73 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Castle, Infinity Pool and Jaw Dropping Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 77 reviews

A time to reflect.......

  • 5 of 5

It is now a year to the day that we left our 16 day vacation at the castle. Week one was 3 couples (average age 55) and week two just my wife and I. We first met Sam and Roxanne in town by the service station(and grocery store) and followed them to the house. The home was beautiful, very clean and we lacked for nothing. There is a separate building/self contained suite out front. We did not use this, but Sam gave us a tour. The weather was perfect night temps 18c and then by 10am... 28c everyday. We went to probably 20+ restaurants in and around Our favourite was La Trocha, which we went to several times. Pizzeria LaFinca makes an awesome pizza and is a good place to spend an afternoon.

Thank you again Sam & Roxanne for the great memories and the opportunity to stay in this beautiful home!

Paul & Angie

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in October at the Luxury Castle. The house is a wonderful space, and definitely not something over represented on the internet that will disappoint when you arrive. The owners promptly met us in town as we arrived in Atenas to lead us to the house. When we arrived, the owners spent a good deal of time with us ensuring we understood all the features of the house and answer any questions we had about the house, as well as offer suggestions for local dining, shopping, and provide suggestions on day trips based on our family’s desires while visiting Costa Rica. The Luxury Castle is absolutely perfect for a family visit, as the drive from the San Jose airport is reasonable after flying in (roughly 45 minutes) and beaches, rain forests, and volcanoes are all easy day trips. And for those days you just feel like staying in, the pool is beautiful, and it is a pleasure to just sit out back and admire the scenery while you relax. We saw Toucans every day while at the house, in addition to many other bird species. The owners made themselves easily available throughout our stay if we had any questions on the house or places to go in Atenas or elsewhere around Costa Rica. So whether you are wanting adventure every day, looking to spend a week just relaxing in a beautiful spot and just venturing into Atenas when the need to go out arises, or a combination of both, this is the vacation rental for you.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and children stayed at the Luxury Castle for 4 days. The house is very spacious and comfortable. We had a wonderful time. The view from the house and pool is spectacular. Sam the owner is very helpful. Definitely recommend this house for vacation. Atenas is beautiful. We will definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Mountain luxury retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Atenas property is amazing. The house is beautiful and the view is stunning. Every amenity has been added. We loved the town of Atenas, off the beaten path.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and great host.

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property! Very beautiful, very private, and I always felt very secure. Sam was a very helpful host and offered great guidance on things to do and places to eat. He rented me a GPS (a must) and a cell phone for $5 a day each, and supplied a binder full of attractions within a reasonable drive, and restaurants in Atenas. Admittedly there were not many things to do in Atenas, but it seems like there were countless options within an hour or less in any direction. However, there were several great places to eat in Atenas and the people there were very friendly. I am looking forward to a return visit, next time with our children.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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awesome place

  • 5 of 5

This place is wonderful. Sam is incredibly helpful & the 'tips' book had a lot of great info. The house is beautiful & the views outstanding. Amazing to watch the storms roll in. The property is well maintaned & there is plenty of room. We would love to come back!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Juan Santamaria International Airport
"The SJO airport is 30 minutes away from the house. This airport has undergone many renovatio..."
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
"Coupled with the Poas Volcano, this is a great day trip! The owner has done a great job of ..."
Poás Volcano National Park
"The Poas Volcano National Park is a great place to do some hiking. Nothing too strenuous th..."
Zoo Ave
"Zoo Ave is a small zoo that is located about 25 minutes from the house. It is an animal sanc..."
La trilla
"open 7 days a week – serves traditional Costa Rican food and some BBQ. This restaurant has u..."
Don Yayo
"open 7 days a week – serves traditional Costa Rican food – a lot of the food is fried pub st..."
Ristorante Pizzeria el Paraiso de Alida
"Usually closed Monday and Tuesday; however, she often closes randomly on other days too. – s..."
Restaurante El Guanacaste
"closed on Wednesdays – serves traditional Costa Rican food This is our favourite restaurant ..."
La Trocha
"closed on Wednesdays – serves traditional Costa Rican food This restaurant is a little hard ..."
Ristorante Bella Vita -- CLOSED
"Italian restaurant The tortellini is good. The atmosphere at this restaurant is nice and int..."
El Mejor Clima restaurant
"-serves traditional Costa Rican food This restaurant is a little rustic but provides lots of..."
"– closed Mondays - serves traditional Mexican food We would recommend the shrimp or the ques..."
Fiesta Papusas restaurant
"– serves pupusas Pupusas are a think corn tortilla that is stuffed with a variety of ingredi..."
Kays Gringo Postres
"closed Mondays – serves a variety of breakfast and lunch items If you are looking to hang ou..."
Balcon de Cafe
"Café – German owned, serves a variety of breakfast and lunch dishes (including German sausag..."
La Carreta
" - serves a variety of typical Costa Rican food This restaurant is similar to a sidewalk caf..."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Jose International (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Don Tadeo Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
36 Miles
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


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
Premium 1
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid 1
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid 2
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Premium 2
Nov 20 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Premium 1
Jan 9 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

$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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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