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Property Details

Updated: May 1, 2015
2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Private Mountainside Home Located Close To Everything!

Casa Colibri de Atenas is conveniently located 25 minutes from Juan Santamaria Int'l Airport (SJO), 35 minutes from San Jose, 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 in Atenas, where we have fabulous weather all year long. Conde Nast and National Geographic have dubbed our town as having the 'best climate in the world'.

Casa Colibri is equipped with all the amenities you'll need to make it your home away from home. WiFi, Cable TV, fully stocked kitchen with all your cooking needs. Bedroom 1 on the first floor has a king size bed, large closet space, en suite shower/toilet, and direct access to the outdoor jacuzzi. Bedroom 2 on the second floor has a queen size bed, large work desk, walk-in closet, luxurious en suite bathroom with double sinks, shower, and jacuzzi and a luxurious balcony overlooking the central valley and our large swimming pool.

Costa Rica has one of the lowest crime rates in Central America (equal to Boston, USA); and Atenas has one of the lowest crime rates in Costa Rica. Still, there is a security gate and a house alarm and friendly neighbors nearby for added security.

We have an excellent management team to provide you with tourist tips as well as handle any problems that might arise. The owners live year round 400 meters away from Casa Colibri.

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  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Owners are Americans who have lived in Japan and Paris for 30 years before settling on Costa Rica.

Speaks:: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

21 Reviews

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Best Climate In The World With Magnificent Mountain Views
Atenas Alajuela Province

Great home base!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful two weeks at Casa Colibri--beautiful home, great views and pool. Charlie was so kind to bring us to town for groceries when we arrived and quickly responded to any questions even though he had to return to the U.S. during our stay. Such a relaxing place it was hard to leave, but we enjoyed daytrips to Zoo Ave, El Toledo Coffee Tour (excellent), Carrara Nationa Park, the beach, and St. Elena Cloud Forest. Atenas is a great "real" town with an excellent Friday Farmer's Market and many good restaurants including local "Sodas." We loved the bird life, too, from the three species of hummingbirds who visited the feeder, to kiskadees drinking from the pool to common pauraques, southern cousins of the whip-poor-will, who visited the yard most nights to feed on insects. Wonderful place. We hope to return.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Best Climate In The World With Magnificent Mountain Views
Atenas Alajuela Province
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Breathtaking house!

  • 5 of 5
Casa Colibri was breathtaking! We really enjoyed our stay. The house was beautiful and clean. It's located in a very private area and it's close to Atenas, we loved it! Thank you Charlie for waiting for us on our late arrival (we arrived at 00h30): We really appreciated it. Charlie recommended a breakfast place called ''La Casita del cafe'' : YOU HAVE TO GO THERE for the view and also the food. Atenas is a great place, people are very nice. I definitely recommend Casa Colibri to everyone! Thanks Charlie! :)
  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Best Climate In The World With Magnificent Mountain Views
Atenas Alajuela Province

Best Experience Ever!!

  • 5 of 5
Charles was the nicest person ever! Thank you so much for allowing myself and my family to stay in your wonderful home!
Casa Colibri was breathtaking! My family felt so comfortable and we could not stop talking about how beautiful the view from the house was..I would wake up to serenading birds! I'm telling you this place is just amazing. Charles met with us and showed us around the property. We rented a car and drove around Atenas and to see family in Alajuela. Charles we went to the breakfast spot you recommended "Casita" AMAZING.

Thanks again Charles (we didn't get to meet Gloria) after my grandmother's services in Puntarenas it was nice to come back to Casa Colibri to reflect and pray. We hope to see you soon for our next trip!!

Thank you!!
(Anyone considering staying here..DO IT!)
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • 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
Best Climate In The World With Magnificent Mountain Views
Atenas Alajuela Province
Sterling Heights, Michigan

An amazing country and an amazing house!

  • 5 of 5
The house was excellent. It has excellent views with a open floor plan. The use of a variety of materials to give it a local flare was absolutely beautiful. It is in a great area in the hills in a private area yet minutes from Atenas. The weather showed rain everyday prior to our arrival and it did rain for about an hour but never hindered our plans. Because of its location in the hills of Atenas we left the sliding doors open throughout the day and night and never had any bug issues. I had some concerns about not having air conditioning but the temperatures were not a problem, Atenas has the same temperature both in the winter and summer. (75 degrees).
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Best Climate In The World With Magnificent Mountain Views
Atenas Alajuela Province
Lewisville, TX and UK!

A true breath of fresh air!

  • 5 of 5
From the minute we first corresponded with Charlie and Gloria, we were impressed. They are the sweetest owners who, without being at all intrusive, go out of their way to make sure you have all you need....from being escorted to the house if you happen to have driven around Atenas several times looking for the right lane (!), to giving helpful information for the best places to visit dependent on your length of stay (sadly we were only there for 4 nights) to lending their personal GPS. The house is beautiful - an 'indoor-outdoor' house as our children nicknamed it. The décor is tasteful, the beds very comfortable. The pool was a great attraction as it is a good size and very inviting, as was the outdoor, private hot tub. The views from the balcony are out of this world...whatever time of day you gaze out. It is really stunning and we wanted to bottle the air and capture the scenery to bring home to Dallas!
We had great fun driving on the mountain road as around each the bend, the panorama just seems to get better and better. We would recommend the Crocodile Man Tours. The staff are friendly and professional. We had great fun going up the Tarcoles River in search of crocodiles (and finding plenty!) as well as taking a day tour on ATV's into the mountainous jungle, swimming in a waterfall and eating at a real 'rainforest cafe'.

In Atenas, we ate at La Trilla (yummy and nice environment), Il Trocha (absolutely delicious fish and steak), La Cafeteria (tasty breakfasts and lunches) and La Casita del Café, which is up the mountain road heading towards Tarcoles / Jaco. The view from this 'overhanging' café is incredible!

Many, many thanks to Charlie and Gloria for a fabulous few days. We do hope we can return - we've already recommended your house to friends!
Best wishes,
Roger, Lucy, Dylan and Phoebe Samways
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Best Climate In The World With Magnificent Mountain Views
Atenas Alajuela Province

Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5
We were extremely happy with the house, its style, the quality of the furniture and overall atmosphere. It didn't feel like a vacation rental at all because of its homy feel. In the evenings it would be quiet and peaceful, watching the sunsets was amazing and swimming in the big pool was unforgettable. We also enjoyed being surrounded by all the birds. For the owner he was very nice and extremely helpful, he recommended lots of places to visit and we really appreciated it.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

Close to SJO airport (much appreciated after a late night arrival) yet still isolated in a safe, friendly town. Easy 5 min. drive over good roads to Supermarkets and town square. Low, low humidity. Well-built house, especially plumbing (no need for unpleasant 'waste' baskets in bathrooms...). Paved road so no dust storms to interfere with your harmony.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : Don Tadeo at 1.25 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 3 at 1.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Kay's Gringo Postrest at 1.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Dona Ana at 30 Miles Car: not necessary

Atenas is a quaint town with low humidity and cool temperatures. Its central location makes it ideal for beach/deep sea fishing activities (45 mins away) or Cloud Forest activities (zip-lining, horseback riding (45 mins away) or volcano exploring (2 hours away). Sizzle at the beach all day and then spend a cool night in Atenas!


From $97 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season '15
Dec 19 2014 - May 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
Green Season '15
May 19 2015 - Sep 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
Rainy Season '15
Sep 15 2015 - Nov 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay

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Updated: May 1, 2015


From the Owner

Automatic coded security gate, frontage is paved (no dust), true lap-pool, good plumbing, fully solar hot water and electricity (with electric company on standby for cloudy days) owners live in neighborhood year round.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 2500 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bathroom (1st Floor) - toilet
  • Full bathroom ensuite 2fl bedroom - toilet, shower, jetted tub
  • Full bathroom ensuite 1st fl bedroom - toilet, shower, jetted tub
  • Poolside Shower - outdoor shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 1st Fl Bedroom w/ ensuite bathroom - 1 king, King can convert to 2 Twins, private entry from outside
  • 2nd Fl. bedroom w/ ensuite bathroom - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, huge balcony
  • Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with shower and jacuzzi.


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • Private cook, Massage are by prior arrangement and at an additional fee.

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