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Property Details

Updated: May 17, 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.

More Details
  • 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

Recent Review

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 17, 2015

23 Reviews

based on 23 traveler reviews

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

Nature Lovers Paradise

  • 5 of 5
If you enjoy nature and birds, this is the place to stay. We had trouble getting even though Charles had given us the coordinates. He came and found us on the highway and brought us to the home. The whole back of the house opens up to expose all that nature has to show. Birds start arriving around 4:30 am and greet you as the sun rises. House and pool are very private and has an art vibe throughout. Charles is just a phone call away if you need him. We would stay again if we get back to Casa-Colibri.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Best Climate In The World With Magnificent Mountain Views
Atenas Alajuela Province

Bird watchers paradise

  • 5 of 5
If you enjoy nature, this house is for you. The back of the house opens up for full views and sounds of nature. The birds start arriving at 4:30 am and continue throughout the morning. Pool is private and relaxing. House has all the amenities that you need.
  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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


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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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 17, 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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