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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. 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 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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(35 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 35 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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A perfect home base! This home exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

This home was more than we imagined it would be. The views of the town below and the vast mountains all around never got old. The view from the outside looking in was just as stunning. High ceilings, high end finishings and the newly glassed in sunroom made our stay that much more enjoyable.

The property managers were incredible; I really can't say enough good about them! They provided us great information prior to our available, greeted us when we arrived, checked in on us regularly and even helped book excursions!

The town of atenas is a nice little town with some great restaurants, bakeries and a beautiful park.

The welcome basket with local treats was That little extra we did not expect, but absolutely adored

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marc, You must be a writer, I could see, taste and feel Villa Clara while reading your wonderful review! Bob and I are indebted to our property managers, Aad and Marian who do such a superlative job in every way and we are so happy to hear how much they did for you. We would welcome you back again any time your travel plans include Costa Rica. Ginny
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at Ginny and Bob Duffy’s home. Aad met us at the airport and upon arriving we decided not to rent a car for the week. Once we saw this beautiful home and the breathtaking views, we knew we wanted to spend much of our time at the Villa. The house was tastefully furnished and well maintained including a kitchen equipped with all the amenities.

Our helpful house managers Aad and Marian arranged tours to the organic coffee plantation and the thrilling Zip- Line adventure. We highly recommend both activities! We enjoyed walking to town for groceries, the farmers market and dinner. We were fortunate to have Yvonne provide local cuisine of homemade meals on several occasions. Many thanks to Aad and Marian for making this a most relaxing and adventurous vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob and I are so happy you enjoyed our home! We are indebted to our property managers for all their hard work and services. Their tours are first class! And we are so pleased that you want to come back again to Villa Clara when next you visit Costa Rica. You are most welcome any time! Ginny
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Wonderful and Unforgettable!

  • 5 of 5

This was an incredible stay for our Costa Rica get-away. The stunning 360 degree views of the central valley along with the privacy of the community were perfect. This is a great stay for couples, families or friends with three beautiful bedrooms, cable, internet and a fully equipped kitchen. Plus, it is close to a supermarket and the charming town of Atenas for local flavor casual dining. 5 Stars!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this very comprehensive review! In just a few words, you have said all the great things about our home! You are most welcome to come back any time your travel plans include Costa Rica! Ginny and Bob
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On top of the world!

  • 5 of 5

Ginny and Bob have a beautiful home in Atenas. The property manager, Marian, was a delight to work with. She met us at an easy to find location and brought us up to the house. She checked on us during our stay to see if there was anything we needed. The home is located close to the town so running for groceries or dinner is a breeze. While you are very close to town, walking to town would be easy but because of the steep return a taxi would be recommended. The house sits at the top of a ridge with a beautiful view of the central valley and San Jose. During the day you have great mountain views and at night the lights of the valley. The house is wonderful with a great kitchen that has everything you need to prepare meals. Bedrooms have comfortable beds and large bathrooms. The porch is a great spot to sit and read a book. One unique feature of the property is the Turkey Vultures, they stop by to get a drink from the pool and then stretch out their wings to catch the breeze coming up from the valley.

This is a great place to stay in Atenas.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Mark! Thanks so much for the very complete and glowing review! Our property managers and staff do a great job serving the needs of Villa Clara's guests and of constantly keeping the home up to date in every way. My favorite experiences there are being above the clouds in the day and the twinkling valley lights at night. You are welcome back any time your travel plans include Costa Rica. Ginny and Bob
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The property was an absolute wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

The next time we are in Costa Rica we would hope to get the same property. The house was beautiful the pool was awesome and the views were spectacular. Marion and Peit were top notch and great to work with. Had a wonderful time. Can't wait to return! Pura Vita!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! We agree that we are very lucky to have the staff we have who do a consistently great job for our renters. We're so glad you had a wonderful time and would love to welcome you back again to Villa Clara next time your travel plans include Costa Rica!
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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.




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.