About the property
- Villa1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
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.
PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE WILD LIFE!
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.
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- English, Swiss German, Italian, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
This was a beautiful home!
My husband and I enjoyed this home very much. It was very comfortable and clean! The kitchen was very well equipped as we cooked at home a couple nights. It was in a gorgeous setting and was very safe. We were very content and glad we chose this home!!!
Home from Home
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
Thank you very much!
Amazing view and relaxation was the best i had in a long time.
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.
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.....
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.
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!
Thanks very much Daphne'. We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay!!
All my best,
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.
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,
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.