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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

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. 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:
December 14, 2017

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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Designer's New Atenas Villa 3 Bedroom Suites With Mesmorizing Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 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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Even better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Ginny & Bob's beautiful home was amazing. It took us a while to stop gaping at the incredible view long enough to explore the place. The house is located in a safe, gated community with other similar properties. The walk to and from town will definitely burn off calories for the day, but a very inexpensive taxi drive into town takes only 3 minutes. The house comes with everything you need to enjoy your stay. If you stop for food on the way in, you won't have to even leave the house. But that would be crazy because there are so many things to enjoy! The property managers Aad and Marion made all the difference on our trip since it was our first time in Costa Rico. They helped us rent a car, hooked us up to see an organic coffee farm (including a great Tico lunch with a very special family), go zip lining and enjoy a massage and the hot springs near the volcano. They were always available for questions and guidance. It was like having a personal friend who knows the area! Don't miss dinner at La Trocha del Boyero. My foodie husband said it was the best steak he has had in years. We are so grateful to Ginny and Bob for making their home available on VRBO and look forward to future stays at Villa Clara.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn, what can I say, you left nothing out of your incredible review. Thank you so much for appreciating all the good work that our team, especially Aad and Marian, do! We picked Atenas and our home because of the beauty of the area and the friendliness of the Tico people. Then we learned of all the wonderful things to see, do (and eat) there. We would be more than pleased to welcome you back again any time.
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Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this home very much. The kitchen and pool were two highlights. The property managers made everything very easy and were very helpful. All of the activities were about an hour or two away. The center of town was walking distance so we would go there after a day out for a coffee or some shopping. The cleaning lady came once and the house was spotless when we came home.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your very comprehensive review! You mentioned all our favorite things about Villa Clara, especially our wonderful managers and excellent cleaning lady. You are more than welcome to come back to our home any time your travel plans include Costa Rica.
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Piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week and it was awesome! Some days, the house was literally "in the clouds". Beautiful and fully functional home with unimaginable views. The home is spacious and conveniently located. Many local restaurants within a few miles of the property. Completely secure with 24/7 guarded entrance/exit. Property managers Aad and Marian were extremely attentive and responsive. We would highly recommend and will definitely return! Great property and exceeded our expectations.

Georgia Girl

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob and I are so happy that you enjoyed our home so much! We are so lucky to have Aad and Marian as our property managers. They keep everything in top order and provide for our renters' needs in a first class manner. You have been a delight to deal with and you are invited back any time you want to visit Costa Rica again. Warmly, Ginny
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Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

Loved this property! We've used VRBO and Home Away for years to travel all over the world with our kids. This house is in the top 1% of homes we've stayed in- beautiful views, spacious, safe, sparkling clean, and very private. I can't overstate the cleanliness of this house. The location was good, too. We took 2 days in Arenal and another 2 days in Monteverde as side trips. Doka Coffee Plantation was worth a visit as was Sarchi for furniture. Aad and Marian were helpful in answering any questions we had and setting up a rental car for us at the airport. As each of the 3 bedrooms is en suite, it would be very comfortable for as much as 3 couples traveling together. We loved watching the progression of the clouds throughout the day and the activity of the Poas Volano in the distance. Sunrises were beautiful. We highly recommend this villa and plan on recommending it to any friends we might have traveling to Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your glowing review. It is so nice to see how much you appreciated all the service and attention to detail that Aad and Marian provided. We are lucky to have great cleaning and gardening help as well. Truthfully, the moment we saw the view we knew we had to buy Villa Clara. So pleased that you had such a good experience! Ginny and Bob
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Couldn't have asked for better owners and managers!

  • 5 of 5

Ginny was such a responsive and accommodating owner! She answered many questions that I had and even purchased a crib for our child to sleep in during our stay. She also accommodated us with a late check out. Aad, the property manager, was waiting for us at the airport and had groceries waiting for us at the house when we arrived. He arranged for us to have a rental car delivered to Atenas the next day. Chef Dan provided excellent meals for us throughout the week. The property and views are beautiful! We had an occasional afternoon rain shower, and it was fun to see the storm come in over the mountains, and watch the rainbows that followed! The unheated spa pool connected to the main pool was such a bonus! It was a perfect 'kiddie pool' for our young children. We would love to stay here again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind words are so appreciated! Between Aad and Marian's many services and Dan's meals everything worked out well. Special thanks for your description of the things we love about Villa Clara. Bob and I are so glad you had a good stay and of course we would love to have you return next year.
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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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