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Overview

Property Details

Updated: May 4, 2015
House, 5 Bedrooms + 3 Baths

This Amazing Country Villa can be your very own Private Paradise where you can come and enjoy all that Costa Rica has to offer. The property is set high on a hill top, surrounded by coffee plantations and cattle ranches, offering peace, tranquility, and spectacular views of San Jose and the Central Valley, both night and day.

The house has 5 spacious bedrooms, 3 luxurious bathrooms and 5000 square feet of living space on two acres of tropical landscaped very private gardens. The house easily sleeps up to 8 people, making it perfect for large families or groups to share those special moments of a once in a lifetime vacation.

Casa Doughty is also very 'Pet Friendly'. The entire grounds are enclosed so if you bring your pet they will have the run of the 2 acres. We also have a large special fenced in area behind the house where your pet will have more than enough room to run and play if you want to contain their activity. They will also be able to put to good use a nice big dog house just in case it rains. The Courtyard between the two wings is also another contained area with plenty of grass for them to enjoy! We do charge a refundable 'Pet Fee' of $50 per animal.

Throughout the home the rooms are spacious and airy with high ceilings. Built in the year 2000, to USA standards, our house has all the comforts of back home. Some of the many features of the property include: 47 inch HD LCD TV with International cable with HBO, Cinemax, CNN, ESPN, as well as many Spanish networks, Wi-Fi high speed Broadband Internet, swimming pool that is surrounded by tropical landscape for your privacy, a five person Jacuzzi Spa with 50 jets and temperature control, covered Rancho complete with dining area, large stainless-steel BBQ grill, and a hammock. There is also an outdoor fireplace next to the swimming pool so you can enjoy the cool Atenas evenings by the fire while you take in the amazing view.

Stretching the entire front of the house, you will find a wide “rocking chair” front porch that is perfect for having your morning coffee, watching the sunrise, or enjoying evening cocktails while you view the Central Valley city lights in the distance.

Atenas has spring like conditions all year round. The daytime highs are in the 80’s and the lows at night are in the 60’s. The two master suites have air conditioning and all the rooms have ceiling fans. There is always a nice breeze and the temperature is mild so you rarely need the fans or air conditioning.

Our multi-lingual Property Managers, Aad and Marian, live nearby and can be reached by phone to help with any questions that might arise during your stay. They will do everything possible to make your stay a success. They also offer a wide range of custom tours through their travel agency, and they also offer a fee-based transportation service from the SJO Airport if you notify them ahead of time.

Be sure to ask for your FREE copy of our very own Central Valley Insider's Guide that we have produced and can send to you via email. It provides some general information about Costa Rica, tells you about some of our favorite popular Atenas Restaurants, and of course a list and description of many Central Valley nearby attractions.

Since Casa Doughty is centrally located, there are many attractions within driving distance so it is very easy to take day sightseeing trips. (Ask about assistance with transportation needs or tour guide recommendations/tips.) In the living room, you will find a Welcome Notebook with information about things to do in the area with brochures from many of the Central Valley attractions.

You are less than an hour from Poas Volcano, the nearby LaPaz Waterfall Gardens and Butterfly Farm, San Jose Museums, Jaco Beach and other Central Pacific beaches and Casinos. You are just over 30 minutes from Escazu, an upscale city,that has the MultiPlaza shopping Mall with many posh restaurants, wonderful shops, and multiple theaters. Several hours to the north of us is the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest.

If you are looking for a private paradise to enjoy the sunshine and peace and quiet of our gardens you have found your getaway vacation Villa! Be sure to take advantage of our Special GREEN SEASON rates!

If you have any questions, want more information, or want a copy of our FREE Central Valley Insider's Guide just email us or give us a call to 817-803-3390. Your address and phone number are necessary to confirm your reservation. We look forward to your inquiry!

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Steve and I are excited to be able to share Casa Doughty with you and your family and or friends. We chose the Atenas area because of the fabulous weather year round and its close proximity to so many great attractions. On a personal note Steve has recently retired after working 45 plus years in the computer programming industry and Dianne retired from American Airlines having worked for the American Airlines Federal Credit Union for almost 20 years. We are now enjoying our free time by exploring more of Costa Rica and of course visiting family and friends back in the states. We really appreciate your providing your phone number when inquiring about availability so we can contact you to help answer any questions you might have about Casa Doughty. We want you to be comfortable about your choosing our home so that you will be sure to enjoy your vacation and your time in the Central Valley!

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39 Reviews

4.9
based on 39 traveler reviews

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Your Positively Private Paradise -
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p266724vb
-817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
Burleson, Texas USA
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5
The house and property were beautiful! Our whole family was able to stay there very comfortably. With seven children between two families you need lots of room and there was plenty. The two master bedrooms were so big that the first two night our two sons slept on blowup mattresses in our room. Our daughter was also with us in her playpen and we still had room to get around. Any questions I had were answered very quickly, and the owners and property manager were super nice! A great house and a great vacation!
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Your Positively Private Paradise -
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p266724vb
-817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
5

Beautiful Casa in the Central Valley

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 6, 3 sisters and our husbands, spent 6 weeks in the Central Valley of this beautiful country, about 4 miles from the town of Atenas. The Casa Doughty we rented truly added to the enjoyment of our visit. The owners, Dianne and Steve, are a very gracious couple, always there for us when we needed assistance. Their property managers, Marion and Aad, picked us up at the airport and provided us with a lot of good information about the country. They are wonderful people and are available for tours. If you read the earlier reviews, you already have a good awareness of the property. It is truly beautifull, comfortable, and quite homey. We were impressed with the cooking tools available in the newly remodeled kitchen. More than accommodating. The views are spectacular. The grounds are beatified with lush greenery and beautiful flowers. It's very private. The entrance is gated. Mario, the gardener is a real treat. We tried to teach a little English and we learned a little Spanish from him. If you choose this Casa, be prepared to enjoy a wonderful assortment of fresh fruits daily. As they say in Costa Rica, Pura Vida.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Your Positively Private Paradise -
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p266724vb
-817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
Solvang, CA, USA
5

Perfect place for our family

  • 5 of 5
This is such a beautiful home. Mario the gardener takes very good care of the grounds and left us fresh fruit a few times by the front door. It was nice to be able to cook in this very good stocked kitchen. The big supermarket is just a short distance away. We loved waking up to the sounds of different birds and the view from the front porch couldn't be better. Aad and Marian were very helpful with getting us a rental car. Aad took us to Poaz Volcano and the Waterfall Gardens. We recommend taking this tour. We learned so much about Costa Rica from Aad on the way there and back.

The house was clean and had everything we needed. Our kids loved the pool and Mario made sure that it was always sparkling clean. The weather was perfect. Overall, whenever we would return from a day trip, we felt like coming HOME.
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Your Positively Private Paradise -
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p266724vb
-817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
Sequim, WA USA
5

What a great place

  • 5 of 5
My family and friends stayed here for 23 days and it was glorious. Mario, the gardener is very friendly and helpful even though he speaks no English. He keeps the place spotless. Aad and Marian were able to assist us with a few things as well. It is very private and has great views. There was more than enough room for the five adults and one toddler to share. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the cookware a budding chef needs.
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Your Positively Private Paradise -
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p266724vb
-817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
Sequim, WA USA
5

What a great place

  • 5 of 5
My family and friends stayed here for 23 days and it was glorious. Mario, the gardener is very friendly and helpful even though he speaks no English. He keeps the place spotless. Aad and Marian were able to assist us with a few things as well. It is very private and has great views. There was more than enough room for the five adults and one toddler to share. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the cookware a budding chef needs.
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Your Positively Private Paradise -
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p266724vb
-817-803-3390
Atenas Alajuela Province
Bedford, TX
4

Beautiful place.. Comfortable home..

  • 4 of 5
We loved our vacation in Atenas, Costa Rica. The country is so green and beautiful. The home was comfortable and suited all 8 adults in our party. The people were welcoming and warm. The weather was perfect and only rained once. The tours were interesting and adventurous. The road to the Sky Tram was long and bumpy but gave us a lot of laughs and memories to share.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers

Location

From the Owner

Atenas has a great year round climate, wonderful views, and its an easy to drive to the beach or to the many attractions in the Central Valley. We think that Costa Ricans are some of the most friendly people you will ever meet. They are more than helpful and are so gracious when you might be needing assistance with directions. According to National Geographic Atenas has 'the best climate in the world'! We agree.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Juan Santamaria Int'l Airport at 30 Miles Nearest Ferry : Puntarenas at 45 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Several are close by...many more within 4 miles at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Jaco at 45 Miles Car: recommended

There are many Ziplines in Costa Rica. Our favorite has been the Adventureland Zip-Line Canopy tour over 11 Waterfalls with 25 platforms. There are also many choices for white water rafting through out Costa Rica.

Availability

From $875 Per week

Rental rates

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Green Season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$125
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $50

Rates apply to a maximum of six guests at a time. Please provide your address and phone number before confirming your reservation.

Rates are subject to change until confirmed with a 50% down payment. Payments accepted through our Reservation Manager system using major credit cards,or PayPal.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

You can relax in this private estate and enjoy the sun, pool, weather, wild birds, and incredible views. Because of our great location it is very easy to visit the national parks, beaches, zoos, museums or any other activities you are interested in. We are easy to find located on the highway #3 to Jaco. NO dirt roads. We can help you with directions,shopping and to schedule tours and other activities. We are in a great location with perfect weather. Remember the beaches are very hot in Costa Rica. The weather in Atenas is perfect. We are a short drive to all the major tourist sights and attractions.

Property Type

  • estate

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 5000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom #1 in South wing - 1 queen, Shared bath
  • Bedroom #3 in South wing - 1 queen, Shared bath
  • Master Bedroom #4 with A/C in South wing - 1 queen, Master Queen bed with A/C , 32 in TV, Full Bath
  • Bedroom #2 in South wing - 1 queen, Shared bath
  • Master Queen Bedroom #5 in North wing - 1 queen, Master Queen bed with A/C,27 in TV,Wheelchair accessible
  • 5 Queen Beds We do have three electric blow-up twin-size EZ beds that are available.

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • We also have a great team that would love to cook for you. Ask about our Chefs for hire... Come and enjoy the most friendly people and many awesome attractions that Costa Rica has to offer or just sit back and experience a much simpler way of life ...at a much slower pace. The only thing missing at Casa Doughty is YOU!

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