This impressive property is located in the high end Vista Atenas Residential neighborhood. The home features a Main House with Private Pool and a separate Guest House. Protected by a private security gate, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, beautiful terraces, a driveway and a covered parking space! This is a true get-a-way! Located 5 minutes to downtown!
This LINK is to rent the MAIN house. See separate link to rent the guest house is #4715345
Visitors can rent the entire property (Main House w/ Pool + Guest House)
Visitors can rent just the main house with Pool
Visitors can rent just the guest house.
The main Home features a light & bright floor-plan, large picture windows, high ceilings, and a sweeping curved staircase. Updated comfortable furniture, 42" Flat Screen TV, Dining Room and a custom Bar makes this home perfect for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen features custom wood cabinetry, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Off the living room is an office with wireless internet, a full bathroom and the Laundry Room with Washer & Dryer. The 3 bedrooms are located upstairs with a small den. The Master Suite features a king sleigh bed, en suite bath with double vanities, walk-in shower and complete with a beautiful French Balcony! Down the hallway you will find 2 well appointed bedrooms with Queen beds and a shared hallway bathroom. All beds are fitted with 600+ thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and tons of pillows for a luxurious nights sleep. All bathrooms are fully stocked with plush hotel towels. Outdoor table, chairs & lounge chairs are provided for the awesome private pool.
Gorgeous 2BD/2.5BA guest house. The gourmet kitchen features custom wood cabinetry, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Furnished family room + half bath. Both bedrooms have a queen bed and ensuite bathroom. Laundry area with washer & dryer. Showcases all of the comforts you would want & expect!
** Please Note ** Guest House does not have access to the main house pool, unless you rent the main house too. If no one is occupying the main house, then the visitors in the guest house may enjoy it.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What are the average temperatures at your house in Atenas?
Costa Rica's “dry” or “high” season runs from mid-December until the end of April, and our “green” or “rainy” season lasts the rest of the year. It’s usually mid-to-high 70’s year round. Warm during the day, slightly cool at night.
Do we need to rent a car or SUV?
You can make it to our property from the airport in a regular sized car. If you plan on taking day excursions to hike, visit the volcano or the beach, we would recommend an SUV. It is an easy drive from airport to our home.
How close are you to downtown and the excitement in Costa Rica? We're hoping to find spaces where we can dance. Is there popular spaces inclusive of tourists to dance salsa, bachata, etc??
We are about 30 minutes from downtown San Jose. There's something for everyone after the sun sets in San Jose, Costa Rica. You can eat, shop and dance all under one roof with essential destinations for some of the city's best nightlife. Party ravers flock to Dance Clubs with several dance floors, serious sound systems, and world-class DJs. On the mellower side, there’s the quiet spots too, perfect for post-show or no show cocktails!
Downtown Atenas: 5 Minutes from our house
The town is surrounded by rolling green hills, speckled with rows of coffee plants and sugarcane. Just a short drive from these quiet barrios (neighborhoods) is the central area of town, which has a lot going on. Here, you will find many restaurants, grocery stores, shops, and other conveniences. The downtown is the hub of local life, with a scenic park and church as the focal point.
Climate and coffee: The town is said to have one of the best climates in the world, with average temperatures in the mid-70s°F (21°C) year-round. The climate, combined with the area’s rich volcanic soil, also makes Atenas an excellent location for coffee production. You can spend hours just soaking up the local culture in the downtown, but here are some other ideas for things to do. If you’re visiting Atenas, a coffee tour is a must.
Farmers Market: Every Friday, both locals and expats gather to shop and chat about local happenings. Under the newly built, modern structure, you will find an assortment of produce as well as baked goods, artisanal products, coffee, souvenirs, and even flowers. A local bus runs to and from the center of town for free if you don’t have a car.
Secluded waterfalls: 20 minutes
Las Minas Waterfalls (The Mines Waterfalls) is located in the village of Desmonte. This set of waterfalls and swimming holes is so named because of an old gold mine in an upper area of the river. Although this spot is located deep in the country, it is not hard to find with good directions.
Take Highway 3 west out of Atenas. At a flashing yellow light, take a right (look for the restaurant Chicarronera El Minero). Follow the windy road for about 1.5 miles (2.4 km), staying left at two forks. The road turns to dirt, then back to paved, but wasn’t in bad shape even in the rainy season. When you get to a large bridge, you have arrived at the parking area. Here’s a map with directions. Don’t leave anything valuable inside your car.To get to the pools upriver, you will have to walk along the riverbed, up over large boulders and through water
Botanical Orchid Garden: Located in nearby La Garita. This outdoor garden cultivates orchids in a lab setting and lets them propagate in the wild on their property. The different nurseries have orchids in all stages of growth, allowing visitors to learn about the complex life cycle of these interesting plants. The property also has paths through the forest that showcase local trees and host a variety of birds.
Historic train museum: Near Rio Grande This isn’t a huge attraction, but if you have a free hour, it is interesting to learn about the old railroad that ran from San Jose to Puntarenas. The small museum at the train station houses photos and artifacts like generators, radios, railway parts, and devices used for Morse code. The attendant will also take you up inside the old engine car for some great photo ops. Those wanting to explore can walk the tracks over the Grande River. Open only on Sundays.
Zoo Ave is a wonderful stop for children!! This wildlife center rescues and rehabilitates animals that have been injured, orphaned, or confiscated from the illegal pet trade. Some examples include Scarlet Macaw parrots, white-faced monkeys, and even a few species of jungle cats. If animals are unable to be released back into their natural environment after being treated, they live the rest of their lives on the property. One notable inhabitant is a toucan named Grecia that lost most of her beautiful beak in an abusive incident. Grecia now shows off a one-of-a-kind, high-tech prosthetic beak along the trail at Zoo Ave. $20 per person.
Pizzeria La Finca -
The comfortable outdoor dining area and delicious wood-fired pizza, flatbreads, and bruschetta are obvious draws. They also have craft beer on tap. We recommend the locally brewed El Granero alongside the prosciutto, tomato, arugula, and fresh parmesan pizza.
Etnia is tucked away off the main road and offers contemporary food in a trendy environment. The menu changes regularly, but we loved our chorizo-beef burger with blue cheese and apple and hummus plate. This is the place to go if you’re looking for a little more ambiance in your dining. Etnia is open on weekends only (Friday to Sunday) and often has live music.
El Café de la Casa
For excellent typical Costa Rican food, head to El Café de la Casa. This tiny, charming restaurant occupies the porch area of a historic building in downtown. The menu is small, but you will find classic casados for lunch (plates of meat or fish with rice and beans and side salads) and a rotating daily special. The Olla de Carne on Wednesdays is delicious! Afterwards, be sure to stroll over to check out Jonathan’s handmade jewelry next door.
El Balcon de Café
This German-owned café and bakery is one of the most popular restaurants in Atenas and for good reason. Breakfast and lunch items are fresh and made with quality ingredients that you won’t find everywhere in Costa Rica. At El Balcon de Café, they use their homemade bread throughout the menu. We recommend taking a loaf of the potato bread home. The house specialties like schnitzel and goulash are delicious too.
La Casita del Café
For one of the best views around, head to La Casita del Café. This simple Costa Rican restaurant at the top of the hill on Route 3 has fantastic valley and even ocean views when conditions are right. Go for breakfast and arrive before the clouds roll in. The food is good, nothing fancy, but the scenery more than makes up for it. An early morning view at La Casita del Café. You can see the ocean in the distance off to the right.
Kay’s Gringo Postres
Well-known expat hangout hidden outside downtown. If you’re interested in moving to Atenas, this is a good place to get the dish on what it’s like to live there. Delicious homemade desserts and cookies are available, plus a full breakfast and lunch menu. The breakfast buffet on Sundays is also popular.
La Trocha del Boyero
Tico-owned restaurant in a quiet neighborhood outside town. Surrounded by lush greenery, you can enjoy upscale typical Costa Rican food from their outdoor dining area. The food here is solid, but what makes the experi