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RELAX, UNWIND and ENJOY- Paradise Awaits!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Contemporary 2 Bedroom with includes a Guesthouse and an exceptional view!

This gorgeous two bedroom home, which includes a Casita (Guest House), in the 'Lomas del Paraiso' (the Hills of Paradise) gated community in Atenas, Costa Rica, will be perfect for you. The town of Atenas is known for its Best Climate and spectacular mountain views. The property is very contemporary in style and extremely well appointed. It offers an exceptional mountain view and at night you can see the twinkling lights of the nearby village. This all just a 10 minute drive from Atenas!

The House and Casita (Guest House) are built with high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the beautiful view. The great room includes a living area with leather couches, high definition TV and a dining table seating 6 people. The large, well-equipped, gourmet kitchen offers a generous island-bar and is perfect for evening gatherings. The master bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and the standard floor to ceiling windows. The master bath offers a private outdoor shower built of beautiful local rocks and a large walk-in closet. There is an additional bathroom in the main house with a shower and a small, rock wall enclosed outdoor atrium, accessible from the living room.

The Casita (Guest House) includes a bedroom with a queen size bed and a sitting area. The bathroom is spacious with tiled shower. The Casita also offers the standard floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the mountain view. It has its own terrace so you can enjoy your morning coffee. The Casita has its own TV.

The 12 meter lap pool is perfect for keeping in great shape or just floating lazily. The play pool is great for enjoyment and simply having fun. The terrace with its lounge chairs and dining table is a perfect place to read a book or just relax. The patio dining table seats 6 people.

The property is visited by a wide range of exotic birds including Toucans, mot mots and montezuma oropendolas. Freddie (the Iguana) will visit and sunbath on the patio.


Atenas has 4 supermarkets and a great Farmer's Market on Fridays where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, cheese, flowers, fish, pork, chicken and home made baked goods. There are also a number of excellent restaurants. Don't miss the El Balcon, a European style cafe where one can have breakfast, lunch or wonderful pastry. You feel like Pizza? Try La Finca Pizzeria in town.

Atenas, situated in the Central Valley, halfway between San José and the Pacific Ocean, is the perfect base from which to explore Costa Rica and see cloud forests, rain forests, tropical birds, butterflies and many other animals. You can easily make day trips to go zip-lining in the treetops, hiking in the mountains, cruising in the jungle and birding for a remarkable range of tropical birds. Do not forget to visit the Vulcano Paos.

Sükran Arik, our Property Manager will be available if needed. You will receive weekly maid service. We also offer Airport Pick Up and arrival grocery shopping for a fee.

You are also just over thirty minutes from Escazu, by the new highway, and its posh restaurants, wonderful shops and the remarkable MultiPlaza shopping mall. San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, has many cultural and historical sites, and is about 45 minutes away. In the house, you will find a brief guide to the area which we have prepared, as well a guidebook, which you can use to identify the sights you would like to see and how to find them.

Casa Michel is approximately 35 minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose/Alajuela. The many easy day trips include Beaches (Jaco - 38 miles, one hour; Herradura Beach 40 miles, 1 hours), Volcanos & National Parks (Poas Volcano Nat'l Park - 22 miles, about an hour; Arenal Volcano Nat'l Park - 50 miles, 2 ½ hours), Towns (Sarchi - 9 miles, 20 minutes; Cartago - 43 miles, one hour +).

You will not be disappointed in our home, the stunning vistas or Atenas where you can leave all your cares behind and enjoy complete relaxation.

Note: Tap Water safe to drink. Weekly housecleaning included. More frequent service available at extra cost.

More Details

Property Manager
Brigitte Michels
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, german, italian, Swiss German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Brigitte Michels

Married, from Switzerland splitting time between US, Mexico, Switzerland and Costa Rica. I love all places and I am delighted to be able to share this one with you.

I love elegant design, many types of cuisine and seeing as many parts of the world as possible.

Brigitte Michels purchased this villa in 2010

Why Brigitte Michels chose Atenas

We considered many wonderful places before buying our home in Atenas. Ultimately, we chose this house in this location for a number of reasons including the superb climate, the extraordinary beauty of Costa Rica and this area in particular, the many, the many things to see and do (including just laying by the pool with a glass of wine and watching the clouds filter through the mountains) and the exceptional people of Costa Rica - Ticos, as they refer to themselves. Many people call this area paradise and we certainly agree.

What makes this villa unique

In addition to being in the lap of all the beauty that mother nature offers, Casa Michel is close to a huge variety of eco tourism sites and it is a short 30 minute drive, by the new freeway, to Escazu which has many exceptional restaurants and shopping possibilities.


Atenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please obey the check out time No loud music at any time Please respect the owners property
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • The master bath has a large soaking tub and a large outdoor shower. Each of the other two bathrooms have a large shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed in the master bedroom, Queen size bed in the Casita (Guesthouse)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Outdoor shower in master bath; Casita/Guest House with full bath and own dining terrace. weekly Housekeeping, gardener ,pool maintenance service and property manager provide a full range of services (no cleaning fee); Ten minutes from town of Atenas.


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RELAX, UNWIND and ENJOY- Paradise Awaits!
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a stunning position. The house has been maintained in a spotless condition and the attention to detail is rarely found in a home let alone a rented home. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this home to friends and family. Mike & Rose

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much!
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Queens,New York

Amazing view and relaxation was the best i had in a long time.

  • 5 of 5

Gate community made us feel safe,the view while relaxing by or in the pool is breathe taking. Sue the property manager was helpful and quick with reaponding to a few minor issues. I truely loved this place and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular Scenery

  • 5 of 5

This house can compete with the luxury resorts of Costa Rica. The view is amazing. The house is well maintained. The owner and property managers were always responsive and helpful. Very safe comfortable neighborhood. The location is off the beat and path to many attractions, definately need a car. We went to Zoo Ave, approx 30 min drive. We also went to Carara National park, approx 1hr drive. We did coffee plantation tour, arranged by Aad, the property manager who also picked us up from the airport, which was a delight. Only a couple of minor details like no expected toiletries provided, and bed linens were musty, which i washed to fix the problem were our complants. The linens are just a result of damp, humid Costa Rica conditions. The managers said the toiletry oversight was due to illness of local provider. There was also an ant problem in guest bedroom which we resolved with provided spray. Another result of the area. If you've ever been to Costa Rica, these are typical issues anywhere you stay. I would definately recommend this house for anyone traveling to Costa Rica and would rent again myself.....

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jen and Bob, Thanks very much for your review. We were very surprised to hear that there were no toiletries and that the sheets were musty. These things have never happened before and should not have happened now. We have already communicated with Aad and Marian to insure that they do not happen again. As to the ants, we are sorry about that and, in fact, the house had been sprayed a few weeks before but ants can be really hard to avoid in Costa Rica. In any case, we are really glad that you enjoyed your stay in spite of the issues and would be delighted to have you back either in Costa Rica or our place in France. Thanks again, Barry
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  • 5 of 5

We loved loved loved our stay at Casa Dos Leones... it's a wonderful house and we felt just like at home right away. Even the kids called it home after a few days! The city of Atenas is very quiet and the view is to die for. I'd recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Daphne'. We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay!! All my best, Barry
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Norwell, Mass

Outstanding Property!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely breathtaking property. Private gated property in the wonderful town of Atena's. Weather was just perfect. Hot during the day and nice an cool at night. The home was really safe and comfortable. Two pools and view's to die for. We traveled all over Costa Rica from this vantage point. From Monteverde to Manuel Antonio to Jaco and Arenal. Driving the countryside of CR was amazing. The roads can be a bit challenging, so we made sure we got up early and returned in the daylight. Even though there was a lot of time in the car, each drive was stunning and the end destination totally worth it. Thanks to Barry and Claudia for the birthday cake for my daughters who turned 16 during the trip. Nice touch from two classy people. The caretaker, Aud, was available via email in an instant. Very helpful. Pura Vida and Gracias. We would highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim, Claudia and I are just so happy that your triplets had a great birthday!! Needless to say, it was our first triplet birthday. We would love to see you return or, for just you and Tina, you might consider our other place in Saintes, France, an hour north of Bordeaux. All our best, Barry
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  • 5 of 5

Truly a little bit of paradise. The house, the view, the pool(s) are all perfect. What a magical place to relax at the end of a day and watch the valley lights come to life as the sun goes down. Convenient to town yet incredibly private. Hope to stay there again.


  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tim, Claudia and I are delighted that you had such a good time at Casa Dos Leones! We would love to see you return or to visit our other home in Saintes, France, an hour north of Bordeaux. All our best, Claudia and Barry
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Juan Santamaria Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Herradura Beach
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Cariari Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Ruta 3
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
3078 Miles
Taos, New Mexico
Nearest Beach
37 Miles
Jaco Beach
Car: recommended

Rain forests, cloud forests, national parks, Pacific and Caribbean beaches, wildlife reserves, zip-lining, hiking, eco tourism in abundance are all within reach of a day trip.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please see Rental Agreement for other details. Normal check-in is Saturday at 3:00 PM and check-out is Saturday at 11:00 AM. Please check with us about early check-in or late-check-out; We will be as flexible as possible. Stays not beginning and ending on a Saturday, may be subject to additional charges.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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