Casa de Bell, two 1-Br apts w/view!


Entire home/apt

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1 bedroom

1 bed

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The space

Nestled in the lush mountains of Costa Rica's Central Valley, Casa de Bell is an unforgettable vacation rental property located in the quaint village of Atenas, along the historic road to Jaco Beach, just 26 miles west of the capitol city of San Jose.

With its mango, coffee and sugar cane plantations, the fertile Central Valley is home to two of Costa Rica's six active volcanos: Irazú, the largest and highest in the country, and Poás, whose ash and shadow are responsible for the country's most delicious coffee. Perched atop a breathtaking bluff in the heart of the Roca Verde gated community, Casa de Bell offers 360-degree panoramic views of the entire Central Valley, while being less than an hour away from both the beach and the buzzing metropolis of San Jose.

Casa de Bell is only a ten-minute walk from the bustling farmers' markets, boutiques, gardens and cafés of Aténas. With less than 5,000 year-round inhabitants, the town of Atenas (Spanish for "Athens") provides a calm, peaceful, pastoral ambiance--the quintessential slice of Costa Rican life. Atenas is globally recognized for having one of the best climates in the world. The words "el mejor clima del mundo" are emblazened on every local bus--a valid claim, as daily temeratures hover around 80 degress, dipping into the 60s at night. The temperate climate and friendly atmosphere of Atenas attract those in search of tranqil, small-town life.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
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Weekly Discount: 16%
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House Rules

Both apartments have same specs above. Upper and Lower, Independent from each other. You can rent either or both. We continue improving landscaping, and just added automatic gate entry.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Availability
3 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews


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Tim & Anne User Profile
April 2017
This is an ideal location for a couple (or one person) who want to relax and enjoy the great views, comfortable accommodations, and some peace and quiet. Keith was very prompt in making the initial arrangements, and then Pete and Stef (the property managers) looked after us very well throughout our entire 6 week stay. The house is very clean, very safe and very comfortable. We loved the views across the Central Valley both at night and during the day. All appliances worked great, the pool was clean and refreshing and we had good solid internet throughout. For any birders, we saw 61 species just on or from the property. The only consideration for anyone staying there is you need a car to get into town, or you can call a taxi (2,ooo colones each way) into town for groceries. The comfort, view and overall atmosphere was wonderful and we hated to leave after 6 weeks.

Ron User Profile
March 2017
We stayed for a month at Casa Bell, and it suited us perfectly. As others have said, the pictures and description are completely accurate. The property manage, Pete, looked after us, checking in regularly and keeping on top of things. We had a car and we're glad we did, because the Casa is on top of a steep ridge that we wouldn't want to walk too often. Georgeous view to San Jose by both day and night. Comfy Layzboy chairs in the living area. Weekly maid/laundry service included. Great value at the price.

Anja User Profile
July 2016
We had a great stay at keiths place. The Place is exactly like on the photos, everything is clean and the garden is really beautyful including the pool. The 360degree view is amazing!

Keene User Profile
May 2016
Our time at Casa de Bell was pure joy. We stayed on the second floor apartment that overlooked the nightlights of San Jose, and the rancho and pool. The weather was excellent with warm breezes most days and cool breezes in the evenings. We stayed for the month of April, which had some very windy days/nights, some afternoon rain at times, and excellent daytime and sleeping temperatures. Sunrises and sunsets over the mountains were beautiful. The place itself has a kitchen with everything you need, a comfortable bed, excellent internet service (we had to continue our writing work while in Costa Rica), plus the pool for a daily break from our work. The only complaint about the furnishings is the couch is not as comfy as we’d like, but we put a couple of pillows on it and all was well. The water in the pool was maintained at an excellent balance so that the only thing required of us was to skim the leaves and flowers that would blow in every day from the breezes that kept us so comfortable. We enjoyed swims in the morning, afternoon, and evenings; it was delightful. We also enjoyed working on our computers (when necessary) and then relaxing and reading by the pool on the lounges in the shade of the rancho. We delighted in our wildlife “neighbors” that included iguanas, geckos, nesting birds in the rancho and palm trees (we saw some of the babies hatch and grow), and a variety of hawks and other birds that dance across the sky. The privacy, quiet, proximity to town for when we wanted or needed anything made for a perfect place to relax and unwind while maintaining our US work schedule as we began to explore Costa Rica. One of the best bonuses for Casa de Bell is Pete, the manager of the property. Any issue we came across was quickly and effectively handled. He is a wealth of information about the country, the community of Atenas, and the process of relocating here (something we came here to discern). He’s very friendly, very helpful, and a nice guy to be around. All the workers Pete uses (gardeners, handymen, and maid) and networking contacts he recommends are as nice as Pete and excellent sources for Spanish practice (though most speak English too). We highly recommend Casa de Bell as a place to stay. Barbara & Keene Little, Seattle Washington, April 2016

Tom & Julie User Profile
Tom & Julie
September 2015
The host canceled this reservation 119 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Derrick User Profile
July 2015
This was an amazing place and at a fabulous price. Wonferful place, great communication and easy check-in/out. I'll be back! :-)
Keith User Profile
Response from Keith:
You are very kind, and we will be welcome to have you back.
July 2015

Andrew User Profile
July 2015
My wife and I really enjoyed staying at the Casa de Bell! Upon arrival, we were greeted by Keith and his wife Maria as well as his property manager Pete and Stef. They welcomed us to the apartment and took the time to show us around the property. The apartment is very spacious, clean and open. The view is absolutely breathtaking and is very enjoyable in the mornings on the balcony with a hot fresh cup of coffee. There was also a complimentary cleaning service that cleaned the apartment once a week. We spent a month at this apartment with no issues or complaints. Instead, we spent the time relaxing and enjoying the benefits of living in Atenas, Costa Rica.

Asheville, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in June 2011
Keith User Profile

Casa de Bell is only a ten-minute walk from the bustling farmers' markets, boutiques, gardens and cafés of Atenas.

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