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Beautiful Cottage Great Views of Valley, Volcanoes

Costa RicaAlajuelaAtenas
Entire home/apt
3 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Beds
1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

My classic Latin casita sits high atop a hill, offering spectacular views of the entire Central Valley, four volcanoes and the Pacific Range. Very comfortable year round, sleeps 3. Tropical gardens, access to two pools, tennis, hot tub. Short distance from town. Good kitchen with two refrigerators, stove with oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, cookware, flatware, silverware. High speed internet with WiFi, Big screen TV with Netflix, ample yard, washing machine.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $31
Security Deposit: $103
Weekly Discount: 14%
Cancellation: Strict


The space

Most spectacular views in Atenas! Best weather in the world according to National Geographic magazine. Sleeps 3: double bed in bedroom, convertible sofa in living room that makes a double bed.

Guest access

Guests will have access to two swimming pools, hot tub, tennis court, restaurant. miniature golf. Washing machine in bodega. Fully furnished kitchen with two refrigerators.

Interaction with guests

Full-time manager onsite. Owner available by phone and e-mail.

The neighborhood

The cottage (casita) is in a gated community, quiet and safe. Casita is 6 minutes from downtown Atenas. The perpetual spring-like weather boasts daytime highs of 75-84 degrees F and night time lows of 65 F; in a word…perfect. The quaint central park is the heart of Atenas. The small town charm offers an open air feria (farmers market) every Friday morning as well as modern supermarkets, bakeries, hardware stores, drugstores, restaurants, internet café's, video stores, bicycle shops, chiropractors, dentists, lawyers, gift stores, beauty shops and more. You’ll fall in love with the warm and friendly people of Atenas.

Getting around

Bus service between Atenas, San Jose and Alajuela is frequent, comfortable, safe and inexpensive. Taxis are also quite reasonable; the fare to Atenas central from the house is just $5.
Robert, the owner will provide you with a custom digital map to the house and directions in English and Spanish before your arrival in Costa Rica. Magda, the manager will also gladly arrange airport pickup if needed, for a reasonable charge.

Other things to note

The casita is at the top of a hill, 300 meters from Finca Huetares, a mini-resort that offers two swimming pools, a hot tub, tennis court, miniature golf and a restaurant.

The Costa Rican greeting, “Pura Vida” epitomizes the local philosophy. It means literally, “Pure Life,” referring to the shared experience living in a land where nature is beautiful, relaxing and unspoiled. Many locals also say “Pura Vida” instead of good bye. Wishing you a “beautiful day”. We invite you to come and stay with us for a delightful tropical vacation in paradise. It will be our pleasure to assist you in making your stay with us one of your best vacation choices ever.

House Rules

No pets, no smoking inside the house.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

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Romney, West Virginia, United States · Joined in November 2013

Retired professor of Psychology, Teacher of Transcendental Meditation, interested in international travel, Transcendental Meditation. I enjoy travel, especially in Latin America: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Ecuador. First know thyself, then all else can be known.

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