About This Listing
My home is custom built with a beautiful French touch, nestled in the mountains of Costa Rica.
The best part of my casita is the breathtaking view accompanied by humming birds, butterflies, and more.
Enjoy our safe and relaxing home in CR.
My home is custom built with a beautiful French touch, nestled in the mountains of Costa Rica.
The best part of my casita is the breathtaking view accompanied by humming birds, butterflies, and more. If you have a desire to cook, the kitchen includes all appliances plus additional house warming gifts when you arrive.
If you would like a relaxing place to call home, I would highly recommend booking this airbnb listing. We rent our guesthouse on a 3 days, weekly or even monthly basis, Located 50 m from the main house, it consists of one bedroom, with two double beds, a modern bathroom and shower, beautiful custom built kitchen, plus a lounge opening onto a terrace with a spectacular view as seen in the photos.
When you arrive, you will quickly notice the surrounding tropical views plus the safety and security of a 24 hour watch guard and gate. You may relax in the garden, where there is sun, and you can be in the shadow as well. If you love flowers, this is the place to be as we have hummingbirds coming, toucans, and splendid butterflies. The tropical feel at it’s finest!
I also allow access to my personal garden where I grow fresh herbs for you to utilize in your kitchen. The herbs include basil, rosemary, lemon mint, tomatoes, dill, tarragon and culantro (which is the better version of cilantro).
My puppy, Maya, is a small schnauzer who actively runs throughout our main property. If you prefer she does not come near you, I can arrange for this.
My husband and I live full-time on the property and are available if you need anything. We set up the guest house in a way where if you do not want to be bothered, we will make sure to maintain your privacy.
We do enjoy meeting new people and would love to sit and learn your story over a nice glass of wine.
Only 20 min from the airport, and we could provide a drive at a great rate plus a welcoming Costa Rican arrival. Conveniently located between San Jose and the beaches of the Pacific, many sights can be visited within one hour like Poas, Jaco,Grecia, and even more. Buses will take you downtown San José, or other places.
Our home is located in a residential area gated community where you are 20 minutes walking distance from the center of Atenas and its shops. The farmers market is on Friday mornings that includes luscious vegetables and fruits for all less than $10 bucks. The property includes fully functioning home, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, 24/7 security, plus a local phone to use to call for a taxi.
During the high season, especially during the Christmas Holiday and the Easter Holiday, I rent our home for $500/week. It is very popular to spend those holidays here in Atenas, Costa Rica.
If there is anything I could improve, please let me know and I will be happy to accommodate for your stay. If you want further information on the location of our home, feel free to look up our community called Roca Verde. And as always, please message me with any further questions.
Enjoy your stay.
Please enjoy the privacy of our guest house, plus the ability to access our fresh herb garden that includes thyme, mint, chives and oregano. Also, if you would like additional advice about the area, we live here full time and are happy to show you around.
Interaction with Guests
My husband and I live on the same property and provide a cell phone for you to communicate in the area for taxis. We respect your privacy and will only come by if you would like us too.
Very safe, 24/7 guarded community, with tranquility and respect. Local residents enjoy walking around the area to take in the spectacular views. Everyone is friendly and respectful.
You also have a very short walk to downtown Atenas where you can enjoy local restaurants, grocery store, plus additional amenities.
Downtown Atenas is a short 20 minute walk from our home. However, if you would like to call a taxi, it will cost $3-5 at the most. You also have the chance to ride a local bus that goes to and from downtown Atenas. Please remember that we provide you with a local phone to help you get around town
Other Things to Note
If you do smoke, please do so outside with throwing your buds in the trash can. We are very interested in keeping our home and property clean and therefore provide maid services for free, once a week. Enjoy your stay in our beautiful guesthouse. Pura Vida!
Enjoy your stay but please be respectful of our home and property. We love it here in Costa Rica and are excited to share our beautiful casita with you.
My wife and I got the pleasure to stay at Belle’s French Casita. With amazing views, fully equipped home, coupled with sweet and generous hosts, we loved staying at her French guest house.
When we arrived at the San Jose airport, we were greeted by Belle and her husband Marc. They drove us into Atenas and enjoyed a lovely lunch of typical Costa Rican cuisine. After getting to know Belle and Marc, we were driven to their home, located on a side of a mountain, in a 24/7 secured gated community called Roca Verde.
As we settled into our new home for a month, Belle provided a stocked refrigerator that included all the essentials, fruits, and delicious wine. We were then handed a cell phone to use throughout our stay in Atenas. This provided an opportunity for us to call for taxi cabs when we needed it.
The house was a quick 10-minute walk into downtown Atenas and therefore we did not need to rent a car. However, whenever Belle was heading into town, she would ask us if we would like to go with, which we took advantage of at times.
The bedroom was very nice, two double beds, with a modern bathroom. Belle arranged for a maid to service the guest house once a week and brought over fresh clean sheets and towels every Tuesday. The kitchen was located in a separate room fully equipped with a stovetop, oven, refrigerator, blender, juicer, coffee maker, as well as all the kitchen utensils and Tupperware you would need. Belle also invited us to utilize her fresh herbs from her garden which we happily picked out Rosemary, Basil, Tarragon, Dill and Culantro to accompany our home cooked meals.
In addition, Belle and Marc invited us into their home several times throughout our visit to enjoy some wine and have good company. We enjoyed learning about them and have since developed a great friendship!
Overall, we loved staying at the French Casita. If you are looking for a beautiful, safe, and fully equipped home with breathtaking views, Belle’s place is definitely for you!
We felt welcome from the first day and appreciated being picked up in tha airport by Isabelle and Marc, sharing a beer and being given a c phone to use during our stay. They are very friendly hosts, who went beyond host / client relationship. They shared some meals with us and introduced us to some of their friends. They were helpful and often offered us a ride to town.The casita is in a great location , a superb view and surrounded by a garden, it is comfortable and private. It had adequate amenities for our four month stay. It is within walking distance to downtown Atenas and the Friday market, but best to take a taxi back, which is only a few dollars. We would stay there again if we return to Atenas.
My girlfriend and i stayed at the cute cottage in Atenas, Costa Rica for 9 days and just loved it! Our hosts Isabelle and her husband Marc were so nice and accommodating. We had a little trouble with getting a taxi to one of our destinations and Isabelle arranged a taxi for us which was extremely helpful. The community was very safe and the views were amazing when we go back we would definitely stay there again.
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We had a great time in Atenas, thanks to Isabel, her husband Mark, and her sister. They could not have been more hospitable. Even though it was over the holidays and their daughter was visiting from Paris, they still found time to assist and befriend us.
In addition, the space they provided for my wife and me was first rate. The view from the patio was especially beautiful and restful. The plumbago was in full bloom, the skies were deep blue, and nothing obstructed the view of the mountains in the distance.
Also, their recommendations concerning what to do, where to eat, etc. were very helpful. Belle recommended a marvelous masseuse that my wife is still raving about. All in all, they took exceptional care of us and helped us have a wonderful end to our holiday in Costa Rica.
Oh my, what a delight our two weeks in Belle's lovely casita were! The beautiful pictures here are completely accurate, but do not begin to do it justice. The hours we spent on the spacious patio sipping Atenas-grown coffee and watching the mariposas and humming birds visit the lush flowers and plants in the stunning garden as the fresh breezes came in from the Pacific were simply glorious. We had planned to see more sites, but found ourselves just wanting to relax and enjoy the view of the mountain ranges across the scenic Atenas valley.
The bright, airy kitchen was just right for cooking some of our own meals with produce from the nearby farmers market in town on Fridays. Belle also gave us several marvelous restaurant recommendations in town. There is no better location for day trips to the coast, volcanoes, and even the gorgeous modern mall in Escazu. In less than 10 minutes you are on the fabulous new Highway 27 to either San Jose or the wonderful Pacific beaches.
We will be back as soon as we can! Thank you, Belle!