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Poco Cielo..Means 'A Little Piece of Heaven'

Poco Cielo..Means 'A Little Piece of Heaven'

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 27, 2014
1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, 1 or 2 queen beds, Sleeps 2 to 4

Poco Cielo is nestled in the heart of Costa Rica in the authentic and spectacular mountain town of Atenas, truly one of the most heavenly places on earth. Atenas is rated by National Geographic as having 'one of the best climates in the world.' It is home to some of the most desirable places to stay, most notably Poco Cielo which is aptly named and translates as 'Just a little piece of heaven.'

Poco Cielo is located in the western Central Valley in a small rural town of Atenas. It is ideally located and the perfect base for exploring lush rainforest, enchanting cloud forest, raging rivers, cascading waterfalls, bubbling volcanoes, artisan villages, coffee plantations and many more nearby attractions.

This little piece of heaven is situated on a private and quiet 6 acre quinta with easy and quick access to banks, groceries and stores as well some of the best restaurants in Costa Rica.

We try to make your stay very memorable at Poco Cielo.

One of our best features is our large infinity edge pool and open air rancho, a hub for outdoor activity and entertainment. The large rancho is equipped with a full kitchen, stereo, wireless internet and surround sound home theater.

Our cozy yet modestly priced bungalow comes complete with a fully-equipped kitchen; living room with 32 in LED , Cable TV , DVD and CD player; bedroom with a queen-sized bed and bathroom that features an endless supply of hot water. The other room has 2 queen beds and can sleep up to 4 guests and it also has a separate bathroom. And for those on a working vacation or just wanting to stay connected, there is free wireless Internet. Have a seat on our handicraft rocking chairs on your own patio and enjoy the view of the central valley. PS The early bird sees a Toucan or 3

Spend a sunny afternoon splashing in the pool . If you are up to it you can take a hike down to the river and enjoy the smells and sounds of our primary forest .

Poco Cielo is the perfect, relaxing place to rest after a long day of hiking, shopping, swimming - that is if you ever leave it to explore!

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We are conveniently located 25 minutes from the airport, 1 hr. to Jaco Beach on the west coast and 1.15 hr. to Volcano Poas .

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Poco Cielo..Means 'A Little Piece of Heaven'
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p377446
+1 -5873156573
Atenas Alajuela Province
California
5

Best Place to Stay in Atenas!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have lived in Atenas for 2 years. Although I have passed the sign for Poco Cielo many times, I had never seen the property. I had heard it was very nice, but, of course, that is subjective. "Very nice" doesn't even come close: it is fantastic! Hubby had just gotten home from a grueling trip (he travels throughout Central and South America for work), and instead of the list of household chores he usually comes home to, I said: "Honey, I packed you a bag. We're going away for the weekend! A little honeymoon really, so just relax and leave everything to me!"

"Oh", he said. "Where are we going?" "A place called Poco Cielo. It's right down the road. It's kind of like staying home, but being on vacation;they call it a 'staycation' "!

From the moment we set foot on the property, we were enchanted by the beauty, serenity, privacy, and attention to detail of the grounds, the bungalow, the common areas including the the gorgeous infinity edge pool and rancho. The photos on the site are nice and depict the true nature of the place, but the lushness was far richer than can be conveyed by photographs. I felt like I was walking through Alice in Wonderland's Magical Maze surrounded by tropical birds calling and cajoling. I expected to see the Cheshire Cat grinning from a branch of the giant Malinche tree that shades the pool/rancho area.

The casita came equipped with everything we could want: the most comfy bed with luxurious comforter and cushy pillows, complete kitchen, spacious living area with free WiFi, flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, even candles ready to set the scene for our romantic getaway. The place was immaculate from top to bottom including the grounds and pool area.

The owner could not have been more helpful or hospitable. He seemed to know when to give us privacy and when to chat us up. His wealth of local knowledge, helpful recommendations of activities, restaurants, shopping, nature hikes, and more astounded us. Here we are living in the same town, yet hearing about it as though we had just arrived in Costa Rica. This is the perfect place to stay if you are thinking of moving here; it's centrally located to beaches, volcanoes, river-rafting, zip-lining, and more. There are weekly and monthly rates for those who are want to try it out without committing to a long term relocation.

The 2 nights we stayed at Poco Cielo were relaxing, refreshing, and affordable. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. It was absolutely wonderful having you and Don as our guests. We are so glad that Poco Cielo has what it takes to help guests unwind and relax . By the way when Don returns the next movie night is The Heat. Thanks again for choosing us and we are so happy to have made new friends.
Gary and Josanne
business
Poco Cielo..Means 'A Little Piece of Heaven'
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p377446
+1 -5873156573
Atenas Alajuela Province
Canada
5

Home away from home, a piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have been to Poco Cielo multiple times and cannot get enough of this little piece of heaven! We truly feel like it is our home away from home. The location is amazing, with breathtaking view and just outside of Atenas where there is plenty of restaurants and great little shops. The atmosphere is wonderful, Gary and Josanne do everything they can to make your stay enjoyable. The service is truly unbeatable and you always feel taken care of. The whole resort is very cozy and comfortable with cabins that offer kitchens, ample spacious and beautiful decor! The grounds are beyond words, the views are incredible, the infinity pool over looking the valley is superb, and the rancho is great place to cook, watch movies in, play cards or visit with other guests and relax. If you want to experience the heart of Costa Rica and a true piece of heaven, then this is the place to go!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, it was a great pleasure for Josanne and I having you back again.
business
Poco Cielo..Means 'A Little Piece of Heaven'
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p377446
+1 -5873156573
Atenas Alajuela Province
Canada
5

Home away from home, a piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have been to Poco Cielo multiple times and cannot get enough of this little piece of heaven! We truly feel like it is our home away from home. The location is amazing, with breathtaking view and just outside of Atenas where there is plenty of restaurants and great little shops. The atmosphere is wonderful, Gary and Josanne do everything they can to make your stay enjoyable. The service is truly unbeatable and you always feel taken care of. The whole resort is very cozy and comfortable with cabins that offer kitchens, ample spacious and beautiful decor! The grounds are beyond words, the views are incredible, the infinity pool over looking the valley is superb, and the rancho is great place to cook, watch movies in, play cards or visit with other guests and relax. If you want to experience the heart of Costa Rica and a true piece of heaven, then this is the place to go!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Poco Cielo..Means 'A Little Piece of Heaven'
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p377446
+1 -5873156573
Atenas Alajuela Province
Henderson, NV
5

A true slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
Poco Cielo

My husband and I recently spent six incredible weeks in Costa Rica. Centrally located just outside Atenas in the Central Valley, we chose Poco Cielo as our home base while we explored the country and immersed ourselves in the serene and endless beauty that defines Costa Rica. To our good fortune, Poco Cielo is a perfect microcosm of all that is extraordinary about CR.

Located on six lush acres with breathtaking mountain views everywhere, Poco Cielo is also home to many of the unique species of birds and animals that inhabit Costa Rica. The air is filled with their voices. The property is beautifully maintained, covered in trees and flowering plants of countless varieties. And the weather, well they say it is the best on Earth. We can't disagree.

With just four cabinas for rent, Poco Cielo affords lots of quiet and privacy, if that is what you want. The cabins are cheerful, roomy, comfortable and tastefully appointed. With lots of windows and high hardwood cathedral ceilings, the dependable cross breezes keep the cabinas comfortable day and night. Each cabina has a private porch donning the most comfortable rocking chairs known to man.

There is also the opportunity to gather with other guests and the wonderful owners, Gary and Josanne Fleming, at the property's Rancho. You may lounge by the large infinity pool, fix a gourmet meal in the full outdoor kitchen, dance to your choice of music on the huge deck or, our favorite, join the owners for an evening movie under the stars. We did that a lot!

Gary and Josanne are warm, welcoming, kind and beyond helpful hosts. They will do anything they can to make sure you enjoy your stay. Having never visited the country before, Gary and Josanne taught us so much about Costa Rica, its culture and how to navigate challenges. They will direct you to the best restaurants in Atenas, which are delicious and cheap! They will give you directions to wherever you want to go... and even offer you a ride to town. When we reflect back on our visit, we have so many great memories of Costa Rica, but it is the Flemings we miss most of all.

There were many days we planned to head out to explore this gorgeous country but ended up, like many other guests, not being able to leave our already perfect pura vida life at Poco Cielo. It truly is a little slice of Heaven.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Poco Cielo..Means 'A Little Piece of Heaven'
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p377446
+1 -5873156573
Atenas Alajuela Province
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
Everything about Poco Cielo was wonderful! The bungalow was light, airy, roomy and meticulously clean! This was a great location, close to town, fantastic views, lots of beautiful birds and our hosts, Gary and Josanne were awesome! They had great insights into the area and the people, were so interesting to talk to and gave great recommendations on things to do and places to eat. We would definitely recommend this place to friends or family. We had a great time here!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Poco Cielo..Means 'A Little Piece of Heaven'
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p377446
+1 -5873156573
Atenas Alajuela Province
Chicago, IL
5

Beautiful, convenient location and grounds

  • 5 of 5
We found Poco Cielo to be exactly as described and welcoming. Absolutely stunning grounds. We extensively used the infinity pool / rancho common area as our outdoor kitchen for bbq. Nice, simple and relaxing meals without much planning. The town of Atenas close by provides some great little restaurants/cafes and two excellent grocery stores plus anything else you’d need. We traveled light and planned to wash clothes - and there is on site washer / dryer. Not mentioned in description, there is a good sized lock box in each room. I’m not sure what the description “wake up with a steaming cup of brewed organic coffee grown in Poco Cielo’s orchards” means as we didn’t see or ask about that – but we did buy local coffee at the grocery in Atenas and there is a coffee brewer in the room. We loved waking up each morning to the sounds of tropical birds and having a hot cup of Costa Rican coffee to get us going. Costa Rican coffee is on par with the best I’ve ever had anywhere.

The Poco Cielo location is just outside Atenas and is perfect for those wishing to visit the volcano regions most popular volcanoes (Arenal and Poas) as it is somewhat between the two. What we found is that if you stayed near one volcano or the other, a day trip to the other is almost impossible and the location of Poco Cielo is perfect. Poas is an easy day trip and Arenal is “do-able” as a day trip. My suggestion for seeing Arenal: do an overnight trip to the Arenal Observatory Lodge and fit in a visit to Tabacon Grand Spa on the way to Arenal. This is an easy overnight trip from Poco Cielo and gave us all we needed of Arenal. Another thing NOT to miss: ask Bruce or Maillyn how to get to a world class, breathtaking, sunset view spot less than a 10 minute drive away. You won’t believe it!

We'll definitely be back to Poco Cielo -- you can't beat the location, scenery, and accommodations for the price. Awesome!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • 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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Activity and Interests

Other Activities: kayaking, parasailing, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, hot air ballooniing, shopping, shelling, health/beauty spa

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season
May 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$75
$472
$1,200
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
$85
$535
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$75
$472
 

Additional information about rental rates

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Payment Policy: Upon Booking, we require a 50% deposit to confirm your reservation. Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal. Full payment is required upon arrival. We can accept US dollars or CR colones for payment of your balance.

Cancellations: More than 30 days of arrival date: we will refund 50% of your deposit. Within 30 days of arrival date, or "no show", no refunds will be given. Please understand, we are a new and small business so cancellations affect us greatly.

Amenities

Property Type

  • bungalow

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Other Amenities: Large open air Rancho with full kitchen, stereo and surround sound theater,- Activity Centre,- Nature Hike to River and Waterfall,- Tour Booking,- Rental Car Assistance,- Massage services,-Airport Pickup
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