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Positively Perfect Place for Your Getaway Vacation!

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Atenas House Rental Photos and Description

Large 2 Bedroom 2 Spacious Bathrooms with GREAT Views!

Casa de Suenos (House of dreams) was built by a designer from the U.S. and has all the comforts of a beautiful country side home...yet you are only about 12 minutes from downtown Atenas. As you enter the front door you are struck by the high vaulted hardwood ceilings throughout the house. This home features the open living concept and is very comfortable for everyday life here in Costa Rica, and perfect for entertaining. The dining room and living room combo offer large picture windows, as well as double sliding doors,that open onto a large front terrace with amazing views towards Alajuela and San Jose. You will be amazed at how much time you will spend outside enjoying the terrace as National Geographic says Atenas has one of 'the best climates in the world'. And we agree!

The fully equipped kitchen features hardwood cabinets, with counter tops made of chocolate with white swirl marble, and stainless steel appliances. There is a custom island with range and a bar that creates a perfect seating area for breakfast or a guest to have a glass of wine while you are preparing dinner in the gourmet kitchen. The kitchen comes fully equipped for preparing most meals and we also supply coffee, a few spices, and some basic supplies.

On the other side of the home you will find a large master suite with a queen size bed, ceiling fan, custom built walk through closets, master bath with glass block walk-in shower, and a large custom made vanity with double sinks and granite tops. The second queen bedroom has a ceiling fan, 32' LCD TV,and large built-in closets that have an abundance of storage. Off the hallway you will find a full guest bath with walk-in shower. We also have available an EZ bed that has an electric motor to inflate the very comfortable twin size bed on its own secure platform.

Completing the home is an open double car covered carport perfect for entertaining outside. Here you will find a second dining room table and chairs and of course a nice large stainless steel gas BBQ for your grilling pleasure.

Be sure to take advantage of our Special GREEN SEASON rates (May through October) of only $525 per week! Ask for your special quote for multiple weeks!

If you have any questions, want more information, or want a copy of our very own FREE Central Valley Insider's Guide just email us or give us a call to 817-803-3390.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Dianne & Steve Doughty
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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Why Dianne & Steve Doughty chose Alajuela Province

Atenas has a great year round climate, wonderful views, and it is an easy drive to many attractions, the beaches, great shopping in Escazu, or a trip to the capital city of San Jose! Nestled in the lush mountains of Costa Rica's Central Valley National Geographic magazine claims 'Atenas has the best climate in the world'. We agree!


based on 5 traveler reviews

Positively Perfect Place for Your Getaway Vacation!
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews

Lovely house for a quiet retreat

  • 3 of 5

March 2016: Lovely spacious house about five miles north of Atenas. Furniture and furnishings: Lovely; comfortable; more than complete. Kitchen: Modern, clean and bright; fully equipped. More than enough pots and pans, dishes and utensils to cook anything and feed a crowd. Microwave, dishwasher, toaster oven, blender; it's all there. Property manager Piet Asma very helpful and responsive. He and Yvonne even had us over to their house for cocktails one evening. No A/C, so we were quick to open all the large sliding doors every morning and utilize the omnipresent ceiling fans constantly. Location: This is the only house on this street roughly two blocks long, so solitude is assured. Gorgeous view over the Central Valley; especially pretty all illuminated at night. Atenas is about five miles and 20 minutes away, reached over narrow two-lane blacktop punctuated by two 100-yard rough unpaved sections. Wi-fi good within about twenty feet of the router.

In sum: Beautiful, gracious home supported by excellent hosts and top-flight property manager. Perfect for any guest seeking peace and quiet out in the country five miles north of town.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa De Suenos

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Casa De Suenos for two weeks in July. The house was very comfortable and was outfitted beautifully, with everything you could imagine in a kitchen. The bed was very comfortable and the linens and towels were of high quality. Very classy. We spent most of our time out on the front porch which has a fantastic view of the valley and the lights of the City at night. It was very private and quiet. We did most of our cooking in, but you must also get out and try some of the local restaurants and don't miss the Market on Friday morning in the town of Atenas. The owners have gone into great detail to make it very homey and inviting. We have stayed at many VRBOs in our travels through Central America and this home was by far one of the nicest we have stayed in. The owners were very accommodating and the property managers, Marian and Aad were fantastic to deal with. Helping us with many things during our stay. They also run a tour company, and are more than willing to assist with your ventures out and about to see the surrounding area and attractions. Would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so pleased to read your most complimentary review. We know we have the best property managers in the valley and we hear that from our guests time and again. We both strive to make your stay with us as carefree and enjoyable as possible…looks like we succeeded!
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Beautiful Home with Gorgeous View

  • 4 of 5

Casa de Suenos is a beautiful home with uptodate amenities. The furnishings were of great quality and all appointments have the markings of excellent design,. The view from the front patio is spectacular.

There were a couple of items that needed attention and the owners and the property managers were available immediately to rectify the situations. As a woman alone, I felt safe and secure with an effective alarm system; the development's guards were near and could be called upon should one need them.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surprise, AZ

A Decorator's Dream in the country!

  • 4 of 5

The photos truly depict the beauty of this charming country home. The kitchen is equipped to serve a large, elegant dinner party. The master bed is super comfortable. The Dutch property managers, as well as the owners, are responsive to your every need. The large local supermarket CoopeAtenas is well stocked for all grocery needs and the Friday farmer's market is a must for your weekly fruits and vegetables! Nearby Escazu is great for shopping at places like Wal-Mart and Price Club to get bulk items for long stays. The local restaurant Mirador El Pueblo was one of our favorite spots for dinner out, with an amazing view of Alajuela by night. But view from Casa de Suenos is just as beautiful!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grecia, Costa Rica and New York City

Sung home with amazing night view, wonderful sunrise to sunset

  • 5 of 5

This home is in quiet area with a spacious layout and lots of storage. We felt very safe and comfortable here. The furnishings and design are terrific, the sheets and towels, glasses and kitchen tools are first rate. We loved using the lovely napkins and placemats with candle light every night. There is a safe room for valuables that includes an excellent laundry. The lighting was very good, offering small lamps and ceiling fans if necessary. We loved using the grill and the verandas. The views are amazing - with a wonderful sunrise (moonrise too) and sunset. The house managers are lovely and very responsive, a Dutch couple that could not have been nicer.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway #135
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
El Mirador El Pueblo
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Car: recommended

Atenas is known for its spring like conditions the whole year. The house is in a quiet little community,about 12 minutes from downtown Atenas. Atenas offers shops and restaurants, supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, video rentals, and much more. According to National Geographic Atenas has 'the best climate in the world'!

Other activities: there are many attractions within driving distance. Costa rica is known for being one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. You are less than an hour from Poas volcano, the nearby Lapaz waterfalls and a wonderful butterfly farm. You might want to visit the coffee plantation Espiritu Santo in Naranjo for a tour,or fly through the rain forest on a zip-line tour, (adventure land near Puntarenas is our favorite), or enjoy world class whitewater rafting. Another favorite is the zoological park and gardens of Alajuela only a 30 minute drive from the house. A trip to San Jose is a must. You can always take 'the bus' into the city as there are so many sights to see there. If you plan a trip on a Tuesday the national theater is a real treat and they have a free noon concert. The pacific ocean is only about a 45 minute drive, with breath taking views, as you continue driving along the new highway 27 to Jaco. We will share websites with you with more information ... When you contact us.


Rates & Availability

Atenas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season Rates
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Premium High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $50

Rental Rates are for a maximum of four adults. Rates are subject to change until confirmed with a 50% payment.

Rentals of 30 days or more request special pricing quote!
10% DISCOUNT is ALWAYS available for reservations made 180 days in advance.
Includes use of cellphone that you can buy minutes.
Pets Welcome
Rates include electric,water,WiFi,and CableTV

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds in each of the two bedrooms that have a super comfy Queen bed and built in closets.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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