Great little one bedroom country cabin in a typical Costa Rican neighborhood
Great little one bedroom country cabin. This cabin is in a typical Costa Rican neighborhood with free range chickens, roosters, dogs and neighbor milking cow in the morning! All utilities and HIGH SPEED INTERNET INCLUDED. This cabin has a private terrace with view of jungle giant bamboo and Guanacaste tree with resident Iguanas and sound of the river. Atenas is located midway from San Jose and the Pacific beaches!! This home is furnished and fully equipped with major appliances,TELEPHONE for local calls, full sized bed with linens, dishes, cookware, hot water on demand in the shower, cloths washer. There is a small pulperia (neighborhood grocery store ) 1/2 block and the bus to go into the center of town is about 2 blocks . The bus to San Jose takes about 1 hour and costs about 950 colones ($2.) Buses to the Pacific beaches From center of Atenas. By car on the new highway it is about a 40 min. drive to San Jose and to the Pacific beaches the same. If you will be driving we will send email with photos of how to get to the cabins (not many street sign in Costa Rica) Neighbor watches house, we never have been broken into. No smoking in the house. (No cats because of allergies)
5 night minimum stay
If you want more than 1 month please book the second month separate booking an we will make a special offer with cleaning costs removed
No smoking inside.
No monthly stays
between November 15th and April 30th as we use it ourselves one week to 10 days a month during these times
The cabin and private terrace also an extra terrace for hanging clothes
Walter is a local taxi driver that speaks English and knows where the cabins are and will pick you up at the airport email (email hidden) mobile (phone number hidden) let him know casa rosada Calle Zacatal. If you will be driving we will send email with photos of how to get to the cabins (not many street sign in Costa Rica)
The bus to go into the center of town is about 2 blocks down the road the schedule is the following (mas o menos allowing for Costa Rican time:) 7:30 AM, 8:10, 10:00, 1PM, 2pm, 4pm. If you shop at the Cooprativa grocery store they will deliver your groceries to cabin so you will not have to carry them up our steep road if you come back by bus.
The bus to San Jose takes about 1 hour and costs about 950 colones ($2.) Leaves about every hour across the street from the central Mercado. Buses to the Pacific beaches from center of Atenas. By car on the new highway it is about a 40 min. drive to San Jose and to the Pacific beaches the same.
*No smoking in cabin (prefer no smoking on the terrace as it seem to come inside too)
*No cats allowed because of allergies.
***Enjoy country life in Costa Rica!!
We had a relaxing time at this cabin.
Parts we enjoyed:
-the view from the front porch was great. You could see hummingbirds, birds, lizards, etc. we loved sitting out there and drinking our coffee each morning!
-Glen and Rose were very responsive and quickly answered questions whenever we reached out
-fast internet connection
-the cabin is a bit off the road so we had plenty of privacy!
Room for improvement:
-we felt the photos advertising this place were a little misleading. The bedroom was accurate-it had a bed, shelves, side table, and lamp. But the only other furniture downstairs was one comfy chair, and a small table and two kitchen chairs. We moved the table and chairs out each morning and back in at night, but there were no hammocks or the other seats in the photos
-This is in rural Costa Rica, but it was still a bit more rustic than we expected. It was not super clean, and there were a lot of insects. Also, the water would shut off for several hours at a time-leaving us unable to flush the toilet, do dishes, etc.
This is a good place for a budget traveler looking to get away from city life.
Thank you for staying at our cabin. Yes it is rustic, it is a "Country cabin". I guess one of the guests must have changed the chairs we will have Julio see if he can replace the bigger chair, there should be a hammock there we usually have it hanging by the window as it cannot stay outside the whole time. I wish you would have emailed about the chair and the cabin not being as clean as you expected this is the first summer we have the neighbors cleaning and I now realize that even if I call them to let them know someone will be moving in and to be sure that everything is really clean they do not really understand so I will be getting someone else to clean from now on. Wish you would have let us know so we could dealt with it while you were there. There is not much that can be done about the bugs or the occasional water turn off for repairs or power surges in Costa Rica!!
Rose and Glen were the epitome of perfect hosts. We are so grateful to them for providing such a safe and beautiful place to stay! We were in Atenas for one month, and they did everything they could to make us feel at home. They showed us around town our first day in, and answered all of the questions we had for them. They are both such great people, and we are so glad we got to be neighbors for a few days before they left for vacation.
The country cabin itself is adorable, and well taken care of. The house is exactly as you see it in the photos, and is right next to a bus stop to get into downtown without any trouble. Taxi's are cheap ($5 at most), and there is always something to do! If you love perfect weather, nice neighbors, and some chickens as the occasional visitor, you'll love it.
Thanks again to Rose and Glen for treating us like family!
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Our names are Glen and Rose Marie we are a retired couple from Seattle. We have a home in Montezuma and have lived the "pura vida" 6 to 7 months in Costa Rica every year since 2007. We also love the north west and have homes in Seattle and Victoria, BC which we just cannot give up so we have turned them into vacation rentals so we can enjoy them when we are around. Since we have vacation rentals you can be assured that we will treat your place with respect and leave it in clean condition.
I love to garden, cook, travel, getting to know interesting people form all over the world, and also enjoying the beauty of the places were we live! Hope you will enjoy our homes as much as we do!