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Shelly Goettl

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Luxury Vacation Rental

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Atenas Villa Rental Photos and Description

Privacy, luxury, and amazing views overlooking Atenas.

Very private two story luxury home with elegant pool and amazing views of Atenas and the Central Valley. Three bedroom and 4 1/2 bath home features two master suites, a third bedroom with private bath, and a separate den or office with private entrance and sofa sleeper.

A premium kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and entertaining and features granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

Come enjoy the wonderful spring like climate of Atenas in this luxury home.

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Shelly Goettl (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Shelly Goettl

Family owned and managed by Roberto Muggli and Shelly Goettl of RE/MAX Best Climate in Atenas.

Shelly Goettl purchased this villa in 2012

Why Shelly Goettl chose Atenas

This property was purchased for the enjoyment of family members visiting Costa Rica as well as vacation renters looking for a private get away in the beautiful climate of Atenas.

What makes this villa unique

Very private location in a gated community. Beautifully furnished luxury home that is fully equipped for entertaining large groups comfortably. Surrounded by tropical gardens and amazing views.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Luxury Vacation Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Just as described and better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant experience staying here. We really appreciated the privacy, comfort, and security this house and the development have to offer.

Shelly was extremely responsive to our on-site requests.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to accommodate minor requests from our guests. Your family took good care of the house and we are happy to hear you enjoyed the privacy and great views.
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Beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

In a nutshell, the photos do not do this property justice. The size of the property is quite large - and every room was well-appointed. Plenty of towels and linens, and everything you could ever need in the kitchen. I've stayed at other VRBO properties, and there are occasions where we needed to clean up after the previous guests. This was not the case with this property - the house was immaculate.

We met Shelly, and she pointed out some great local restaurants to check out and was accessible the entire trip. Very friendly and non-intrusive.

If you're concerned about safety - this house is "double-gated". Atenas feels like a very safe town, but when you're at the property, you have an extra feeling of security. We are already planning a return trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location...

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained house with modern amenities in a great location. Extremely spacious and great for entertaining. Fantastic views from the patio of the mountains and town of Atenas. Easy access to the local super market as well as to the main highways. Conveniently located just 30 minutes from the airport.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the house for enjoying time with your family. I am glad you got to enjoy the new grill we delivered during your stay. We would love to see all of you again!
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Great for families

  • 5 of 5

Very clean property and well-maintained. Everything was in working condition and exactly (if not better!) as described. We enjoyed the view on the valley, the space to move around inside the house, the nice breeze coming from the screen doors, as well as the super nice kitchen. Important detail: very comfortable beds. Shelly was a great help in giving us directions to attractions and info about the town. The pool was used everyday by the kids.

Town is located close to main attractions such as Poas Volcano, Ave Zoo, Carara National Park, Gulf of Nicoya beaches. These are all day-trips.

Would definitely recommend this place to a friend or family and plan on staying there again ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Private Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

I must admit that since the house looks so nice in all of the pictures I was a bit skeptical of the reviews stating that "the pictures do not do it justice." Now I can agree completely that the pictures do not do it justice. It is so spacious and well appointed we could not have asked for a nicer place. The location was five minutes to town yet offered complete privacy with spectacular views. I had a small computer issue (completely unrelated to the house-superb wifi there) and shot Shelly an email to which she advised me almost instantly on where to find a local business to help me. I would not hesitate to recommend this house to anyone looking in the area. I hope to return and rent it again myself!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful first time experince in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We love everything about this home. The house looks better in person. Has a beautiful view day and night. The home was very clean. If you love cooking like my wife does the kitchen has everything you need. I would recomend this house to anyone. Great experience in Costa Rica. Thank you Shelly

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The rainy season is a great time of year for your first visit to Costa Rica. The mountains and valleys are so lush and green when you are enjoying that fantastic view from the pool. It is nice to hear you enjoy cooking in that large kitchen as much as we do. We hope to see you again at this time of year!
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Atenas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Atenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , By the entry
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Combination laundry room and bathroom
    Upper Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Main Level Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , With large walk-in closet
    Private bath in 3rd bedroom - toilet , shower
  • Three private baths, bathroom in laundry room with shower, and 1/2 bath for visitors.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Private, comfortable den with sleeper sofa on main level
  • Two master suites have new king size bds with Serta mattresses, walk-in closets, and large private baths. Third bedroom has 2 new full size beds with Serta mattresses and a private bath. Separate den with private entrance has a sofa sleeper.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming

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