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Designer's New Atenas Villa 3 Bedroom Suites With Mesmorizing Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2800 square foot glass and wood home in gated community with free wifi

15% discount for May 5, 2018 through June 30, 2018. Mesmerizing 360-degree views of the spectacular mountain ranges of Central Costa Rican coffee country await you in the most secure gated community in Atenas, a village known for its perfect climate. This inviting 3BR/3BA open and split floor plan pool home has all en-suite bedrooms and the master bath also boasts a soaking tub. The master and second bedrooms have king beds and walk-in closets, and the third bedroom has a queen bed. All beds have received rave reviews for their comfort, and there are blackout drapes in each of the bedrooms for those days when you want to sleep in. The cook's kitchen is a delight for breakfasts & those stay-at-home evenings, offering a gas stove, stainless appliances, an espresso machine and a barbecue grill outside. The great room opens to the pool with unheated spa and large patio, perfect for entertaining while providing breathtaking day & evening views! For your convenience, a laundry room is located off the kitchen. Among the included amenities are weekly housekeeping, gardener and pool service.

Villa Clara is located a 3-minute drive or 15-minute walk to the village center. There you will find grocery stores, pharmacies, many restaurants, a post office, medical services, an English speaking veterinarian, and the church park, perfect for relaxing, reading or people watching. You will fall in love with the Costa Rica people, the "Ticos", who are famous for their friendliness.

Atenas is a short 30-minute drive northwest of Juan Santa Maria International Airport in San Jose (SJO). Manuel Antonio, Punta Leona and Jaco Beaches are 1 to 2 hours away via the superhighway. There you will enjoy the beach and all water activities plus deep sea fishing and souvenir shopping. The beautiful Nicoya Peninsula is also within easy reach via a ferry ride from Puntarenas. There are monkey and bird preserves, waterfalls, volcanoes, botanical gardens, and zip lines, and all make wonderful day trips! Our home is only a 25-minute drive to Escazu, with mall shopping at Multi-Plaza, including Ferragamo, Tiffany and Cartier, movies in English, an I-Max, world-renowned medical facilities, wonderful restaurants with a variety of cuisines, including the famous P.F Changs, and even a new casino.

As an additional service to our guests, our property managers, Marian and Aad Veltman, offer a fee based airport pick up and drop off, something to particularly consider when you have night time travel plans, but a nice comfort at any time. You can have your rental car delivered to your door whenever you choose. Catering and stocking the refrigerator are also available. And they offer tours to every corner of the country and will customize one especially for you.

Villa Clara is in a tranquil setting where you can enjoy your morning coffee and see for miles from the poolside patio which was recently enclosed for the windy season. Furnished by a professional, this one level home with soaring ceilings is as comfortable as it is beautiful. Endless daytime views, glorious sunsets, and the twinkling evening lights of the valley will soothe and enchant you. A perfect place to be at the end of a fun-filled and adventurous day!

More Details

Property Manager
Ginny & Bob Duffy, Owners
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Ginny & Bob Duffy, Owners

We live in quaint New Hope, Pennsylvania on the beautiful Delaware River. Also, we have an apartment in New York City 20 feet from the Hudson River overlooking the Statue of Liberty. Bob is retired from the financial community and Ginny is enjoying designing their new townhouse, having recently sold their 1700's Grist Mill built on land chartered by William Penn.

Ginny & Bob Duffy, Owners purchased this villa in 2014

Why Ginny & Bob Duffy, Owners chose Atenas

In 2014, we wintered in Atenas because of the climate, 80's during the day and 60's at night all year, but had no plans to buy a home. However, when we saw this brand new, wonderfully designed villa in exclusive, gated Roca Verde, we loved it! Then we walked outside. The view is everything! It makes one feel both elation and deep peace. Also, we rate the kindness of Costa Rica's people number one in the world!

What makes this villa unique

The open-but-split floor plan, which offers so much privacy, was a major attraction. We especially appreciate the wonderful native wood vaulted ceilings, doors and cabinets. The new state of the art kitchen with gas stove and black granite counters was an extra plus.


Atenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Tile floors, glass shower doors. Double sinks & a relaxing soaking tub in the Master bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Two bedrooms have walk-in closets. All three have en-suite bathrooms.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
There is a state-of-the-art security system with controls in the master bedroom which connects by phone to the 24/7 security gate, police & fire departments.


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(43 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

The property was amazing with all the comforts from home. It was well cared for

  • 5 of 5

The property managers were great. They helped with car rental and even were able to get us a portable crib for our baby. The property was beautiful a d really everything you see in the had a great time and would definitely stay there again

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you found our home comfortable for your family. And that you had a great time! Having the best property managers in the business makes us very lucky owners and gives us peace of mind knowing our renters will be well taken care of no matter what their needs. Thank you so much for your review!
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this villa during our stay in Costa Rica. It's surrounded by local hotspots like the farmers market, neighborhood eats, and local hangout, but not far from tourist areas and downtown shopping. The views are absolutely breathtaking, especially by the pool.The property managers were also very helpful in finding places to go scheduling tours hassle-free. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our home! Bob and I are so glad you had a good time and we well know how helpful Aad and Marian are with tours. You are more than welcome to come back to Villa Clara any time your travel plans include Costa Rica. Fond regards, Ginny and Bob
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Lovely and spacious house in nice area

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 enjoyed our recent stay at Villa Clara. This is a very clean and spacious home with incredible central valley views. We unluckily picked a fairly cloudy week for our visit (it's what we get for travelling in late July), but the kids still enjoyed hours in the pool, and we spent one evening viewing an amazing lightning show over the distant hills. The property managers were very helpful and provided lots of useful information, and helped arrange delivery of a home-cooked meal on our night of arrival after a late flight into SJO. The community's gate attendants were super friendly every time we left/returned to the villa, and they even had fun encouraging our kids to try out their limited Spanish. As first-time visitors to Costa Rica, we found Atenas to be a good starting point. The town has very friendly residents and is easy to get around, and the central valley area has some interesting spots to visit within an hour's drive of the villa. Our plan worked out well: Spend a few days in Atenas getting acclimated and seeing some less touristy areas, then head off to the jungles and beaches for more adventure and recreation! (Also, the managers will be happy to arrange excursions to almost anywhere for those staying based in Atenas). Tip 1: Be sure to include a Friday in your visit so you can spend some time at the town's excellent farmer's market! Tip 2: Other than some birds and lots of colorful butterflies, don't expect to see any wildlife here.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an excellent review! You covered so much of what makes Atenas and Villa Clara so special. Your advice to other travelers is very much appreciated. Special thanks for mentioning the gate keepers' welcoming manner and our property managers' help with a delivered meal upon your arrival. And the tours they offer! I hope you will consider our home the next time your plans include a visit to Costa Rica! Ginny and Bob
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Great home with magnificent views!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay! Aad and Marian were helpful and home was very close to town. We made good use of the kitchen and we can’t say enough about the view! Would recommend if you are looking for a home near town and in driving distance to several activities.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Relaxing - Perfect Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Duffy's home was beyond compare- thank you for your opening your home to us Gina and Robert! The view was breathtaking, the pool perfect for an afternoon swim, the birds sweetly sang to us as we enjoyed our morning coffee and the butterflies playfully alighted on the flowers to paint a colorful array of beauty while preparing our meals in the well-equipped kitchen. And all of this perfectly situated in a location to experience zip lining, rain forests, small towns and coffee plantations all within a 1 ½ to 2 hour drive. The services of Aad and Miriam and team made this one of the easiest vacations to plan and their continued attentiveness without being obtrusive throughout our stay was so appreciated, knowing they were just a phone call away if we needed anything. We would highly recommend this wonderful home and location and we will be back to enjoy it's never-ending beauty. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob and I so appreciate your beautifully written and descriptive review. You described everything, indoors and out with such detail and color. It is so nice to hear that Aad and Marian did their usual excellent job. We are very lucky to have them as our managers. Know that you are invited back any time! Ginny
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Breathtaking views day & night! Beautiful, clean & very comfortable villa! Wonderful owners & mgrs!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Villa Clara! The views are breathtaking, from the moment you open your eyes in the morning, to falling asleep at night. We loved all of the windows, & the large screened glass doors to the enclosed patio and to the pool. The pool was spectacularly placed overlooking the views as well. It was incredibly relaxing and serene.

The villa itself was so beautiful, clean, comfortable, well cared for and safe. Both the owners, and the couple who manages Villa Clara were very pleasant, helpful, easy to communicate with, and were quick to respond to our questions. The villa was wonderfully equipped with all we needed, and the beds were very comfortable.

The villa is located within a beautiful gated community, and the guards at the gate were excellent! They properly checked and approved us, and by day two recognized us and greeted us warmly each day.

The city of Atenas was a welcoming comfortable city, with many available shops and restaurants. Our hosts provided a folder with a lot of helpful information and local recommendations. We especially enjoyed Balcon de Café, Restaurante Antano for local taste, and the chicharonerras at Chicharonerras Don Yayo. They also recommended the coffee tour at El Toledo Organic Coffee Farm, which we loved. We had our favorite meal in all of Costa Rica, which was cooked and served at the home of this family. There was also so much to do for day trips near Villa Clara.

We highly recommend this beautiful villa!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a stunning review! Bob and I can't thank you enough. If I want to recommend our home and property managers to anyone, I'll just ask them to read your descriptions of places to visit and eat, as well as the details of our beautiful home. We didn't intend to buy when we did, but once we saw Villa Clara we were sold, so I completely understand your enthusiasm. Come on back whenever your plans include Costa Rica! Wishing you all good things, Ginny
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Juan Santa Maria Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Don Tadeo's
Nearest Ferry
49 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Route 27 Autopista
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Colinas del Sol Hotel
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Punta Leona
Car: recommended

Exclusive gated community on the edge of the charming full service village of Atenas with its colorful Friday farmers' market and many restaurants. The superhighway entrance is a five minute drive and connects East to San Jose, Juan Santa Maria International Airport, Escazu, and the Caribbean or West to the Pacific Coast.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200

Rates are subject to change until rates are confirmed.
Weekly and monthly rates are discounted.

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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