About this listing
Casa Colibri de Atenas is conveniently located 25 minutes from Juan Santamaria Int'l Airport (SJO), 45 minutes from beaches, 1.5hrs from Poas Volcano, 2 hrs from Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs, 2 hrs from Manuel Antonio, and 2.5 hrs from Monteverde Cloud Forest. We are centrally located to nearly all the best sights and activities in Costa Rica.
Our home is nestled on the Pica Flora ridge above Atenas. At our altitude of 2,800', we have very few mosquitoes.
You will not be disappointed with a stay at Casa Colibri. Casa Colibri is located in Atenas, 25 minutes from Juan Santamaria (SJO) International Airport. Our 2-story, 2bedroom, 2.5 bath Balinese style home is the perfect place for 2 couples or a family of 4 to enjoy. The upstairs bedroom has a queen size bed and a single bed. The downstairs bedroom has 2 single beds which can be converted to a king size bed. Whether you are interested in simply sitting by the lap pool with a good book while sipping on your Pina Colada, or in using the home as a base camp while exploring nearby rain/cloud forests, volcanoes or any of the world class beaches, this is the place to stay.
Atenas is well-known for having the best climate in the world (Nat'l Geographic). While Atenas proper can get a bit warm, at Casa Colibri's altitude, you'll find both humidity and mosquitoes in short supply.
As of this writing, Atenas has reported zero cases of Zika.
The undisrupted balance of nature allows natural predators (gekkos, iguanas, oppossums, etc) to dispatch most of the few pests that live at this altitude [2,800'], including most mosquitoes.
*ZIKA Update*: (URL HIDDEN)
The owners live year round in another home in the neighborhood (Pica Flora).
Costa Rica has the lowest crime rate in Central America (about the same capital crime rate as Boston). Atenas has one of the lowest crime rates in Costa Rica and Pica Flora has the lowest crime rate in Atenas. Still, there is an automatic security gate and friendly, engaged neighbors for added safety.
Entire house with enclosed yard and pool.
Interaction with guests
We monitor email so if you have any problems or need any tips, we are happy to drop by and help. We also have (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), as do most Costa Ricans (Ticos). We also make a cheap cell phone available to you during your stay.
Please observe quiet hours after 9pm. You'll find you'll be getting up with the sun just like the Ticos so 9pm isn't as early as it seems.
All trash must be bagged. City will not pick up loose trash.
Please lock all doors when you are absent.
My wife Gloria (originally from San Diego, CA) and I have lived on three continents ~ 27 years in Okinawa, Japan, 2 years in Paris, France and now we currently reside in Atenas, Costa Rica.
We have one daughter and two boys, all living and working in different cities (Singapore, Tokyo and San Diego).
We love to travel and love to meet other global citizens. English is our first language, but we speak functional Japanese and Spanish, and very basic French.
We love music, and have an eclectic taste in music. Anything from classic opera to alternative world beats. We cannot function without music! At the same time, we love to listen to the sounds of nature. The birds singing in the morning or the waves crashing on a beach are music to our ears.
We use AirBnB for 90% of my accommodation requirements whenever we travel. It's definitely better than staying in a hotel.
We have one listing on AirBnB for a vacation rental in the central valley of Costa Rica. We hope to one day welcome you to Costa Rica during your next Central American vacation.
Gloria and Charlie