Gates and yard, north viewLiving room looking in from the porch
Beautiful Cottage Great Views of Valley, Volcanoes
Beautiful Cottage Great Views of Valley, Volcanoes
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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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.
Chef and masseuse available.

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.

Chef available on request. Masseuse available on request.

Interaction with guests

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

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.


Cleaning Fee $30
Security Deposit $100
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
Check out by 11AM

No pets, no smoking inside the house.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Erika User Profile
August 2017
I truly believe that Robert is a saint! He is so nice, kind, efficient, accommodating, thorough, attentive and thoughtful. The Casita is an amazing, magical little cabin in the woods! The view is breathtaking and it's extremely secluded. I almost never saw anyone until I wanted to. I came here for peace, meditation, solitude, nature, and healing. I got all of it plus some!

Joanna User Profile
January 2015
First, the view from the casita is outstanding-one of the best views in Costa Rica in our opinion. The casita was a perfect size for the two of us and while not a luxurious place, it was very adequate for our needs. We loved walking down the hill and around the spacious grounds of the resort close to the casita. We saw lots of iguanas, birds, including humming birds and even a sloth! Our host provided us with great information about the casita, the town and the area prior to our visit. The bilingual onsite manager helped us find local transportation and answered our questions about the town. The walk to town was about an hour, which we did numerous times. You will be using taxis a lot if you don't like to walk. Atenas as a great place to spend the month and a good location as a base.The minor problems we had were cheerfully addressed. We would go back to the casita again!

Caroline User Profile
December 2014
Robert communicates well and responds congenially and in a timely fashion. This beautiful location is well up on the hillside, doable in a short, brisk steep climb....kind of invigorating! but easier access with your own transportation. Worth the elevation and view. Yes, breathtaking. The cottage is quaint, sufficient with a spectacular front room walled with glass. The sliders open to enjoy it as a massive front porch or enclosed like a beautiful 'observation deck'. There is virtually unlimited hot water with decent water pressure. The kitchen is fairly compact but there are several cabinets and some counter space. We appreciated the microwave and toaster oven which speed up food prep for quick snacks and lunches. His manager, Magda is available onsite for some guidance and occasional trips into town. The elevation affords a chance to watch soaring birds, hummingbirds going blossom to blossom in the neighboring trees and catching sight of some rarer treats! Night views are uncommonly beautiful and good for the soul! This is getting away from it all.
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.
Response from Robert:
Tom and Caroline, Thank your for your review. It was a pleasure to host you and I hope you can visit Casita Alta Vista again. You've made some helpful comments which we appreciate very much. We love the peace and beauty of the casita as well.
December 2014

David User Profile
July 2017
I was so welcomed and taken care of in this beautiful place overlooking the huge valley. Beautiful garden with more than 20 butterflies greeting me every morning + the birds and other animals of course. Good internet, I dont have anything I can think of to complain about after a month here.
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.
Response from Robert:
Thank you for your review, David. It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope you will keep us in mind if your travels bring you this way again! It was fun sharing experiences with you. We wish you happy, safe travels and best of luck with your internet-based work.
July 2017

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Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.

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.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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