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Positively Private Paradise with Tropical Gardens, Spa, Pool, and Great Views! in Atenas

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This Amazing Country Estate can be your Private Paradise in Atenas. 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 10 people, making it perfect for large families or groups to share those special moments of a once in a lifetime vacation.

The property is set high on a hill top, surrounded by coffee plantations and cattle ranches, offering peace, tranquility, and “pura vida” with spectacular views of San Jose and the Central Valley, both night and day.

The home has a traditional “colonial” layout (U shape), with two distinct wings that are separated by a beautiful garden courtyard, and two acres of tropical landscaping.

The North wing offers a large, fully equipped gourmet kitchen with large prep island, and breakfast bar seating for four. There is also a beautiful roomy dining room that seats six with great views of San Jose and the Central Valley, and a large indoor laundry area with washer, dryer and utility sink.

Down the hall you will find one of the 2 large master Queen Bedroom suites that has a ceiling fan, air conditioner, and a wheelchair accessible bathroom with a spacious shower with safety grab bars.

The South wing features another large master suite with Queen Bed, ceiling fan, air conditioner, and its own bath with a nice walk in shower with safety grab bars. The rest of the South wing has three more Queen Bedrooms and all with ceiling fans that share a large bathroom. A 'on demand' hot water system was installed and provides lots of HOT water for showers throughout the house.

The middle section of the home has a large living room area; complete with a 47 inch HD LCD TV, ample seating, desk with a radio/CD player, custom tray ceilings with a large ceiling fan, and huge windows to take in those great views of San Jose and the Central Valley.

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

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, a solar heated 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, hammocks and exercise equipment! 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.

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.

Mario, our full time Gardener, works from 6 AM to 12:00 noon Mon - Fridays. He almost always shares with you the bountiful fruit that is grown on the property. 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 anything 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 airport pick up or delivery service if you notify them ahead of time.

Every Friday morning Atenas has an open-air Farmers Market that has an abundance of fresh fruits, huge variety of vegetables, cheeses, fresh flowers, plants and herbs, fish, pork, chicken and home-baked goods available for purchase. Atenas also has three supermarkets, several banks with ATM’s, several pharmacies, a number of sodas (small restaurants) that serve breakfast and lunch and many wonderful restaurants. One of our favorite gringo hangouts is Kay’s Postres where you can have breakfast or lunch and meet many local ex-Pats who live in the area.

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 Notebook with information about things to do in the area with brochures from many of the Central Valley attractions. Also in the Notebook is a Yellow Pages of vendors in the Atenas area.

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.

The property entrance is on the main Highway#3 to Jaco so we are easy to find and you do not need to drive on dirt roads. There are also some nice places to hike near the property. On a clear day you can also see great views of the Pacific Ocean on this hike.

If you are looking for a private paradise to enjoy the sunshine and peace and quiet of our gardens you have finally found your getaway vacation Estate! Be sure to take advantage of our Special GREEN SEASON rates (May through October) of only $750 per week!

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.

Keywords: Positively Private Paradise Country Estate with spectacular views, and tranquil peaceful Gardens.

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estate rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • estate
    • floor area 5000 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • mountain
    • mountain view
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • family
    • romantic
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • secure parking
    • fireplace
    • solar panels
    • solar hot water
    • carport
    • living area
    • safe
    • ceiling fans
    • firewood
    • laundry soap
    • local maps
    • paper towels
    • local restaurant guide
    • security system
    • shampoo
    • toilet paper
    • wireless internet
      • Use your computer anywhere in the house.
    • internet
      • Wireless High Speed connection available throughout the house.
    • towels provided
    • hair dryer
    • iron & board
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
    • air conditioning
      • Available in the 2 master suites
    • clothes dryer
    • broadband access
    • covered parking
      • Carport is available for one vehicle.
    • linens provided
      • High quality Sateen Sheets, plush bath towels, dish towels, potholders, several sets of place mats/w napkins. Picnic basket, insulated bag for keeping cold items.
    • fitness room / equipment
      • BowFlex Equipment is in the Rancho next to the Pool.
    • parking off street
      • Property is completely fenced. Private gated entrance off Highway #3 has a lighted electric gate with remote opener.
    • living room
      • Relax in the open spacious Living room with 47 inch HD LCD TV, DVD player,VCR movies,DVD's Books, and games.
    • telephone
      • All calls within Costa Rica are local and FREE. Please No International calls.
    • washing machine
      • Washer and Dryer located inside utility room supplied with Fab detergent and Oxyclean.
    • parking
      • Off road parking for multiple vehicles.
  • Kitchen
    • coffee grinder
    • stove
    • stove
    • oven
    • grill
    • 4 ring stove
    • cooking utensils
      • Pots and pans, and many cooking utensils. Blender, Rice Cooker and mini-Broiler oven.
    • kitchen
      • Microwave, Stove, Full size refrigerator, Dishwasher, Toaster, Coffeemaker, and large stainless steel propane gas BBQ grill near the Rancho and solar heated pool.
    • pantry items
      • Coffee, powdered creamer, sugar, salt, pepper,spices, oils, tea bags
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • refrigerator
    • microwave
    • dishwasher
    • dishes & utensils
      • Service for 12 of dishes, Service for 12 of silverware, glasses, and wine glasses.
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
      • Additional seating for four at Breakfast Bar Counter
  • Pool / Spa
    • hot tub
      • Five person Jacuzzi Spa
    • jacuzzi
    • heated pool
    • outdoor hot tub
    • spa whirlpool
    • private pool
      • Beautiful solar heated pool surrounded by lots of lush shrubs for privacy!
  • Bathrooms
    • 3 bathrooms
    • bathroom 3: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 2: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 1: toilet, shower
  • Bedrooms
    • 5 bedrooms, sleeps 10, beds for 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
    • master queen bedroom #5 in north wing: 1 queen, Master Bedroom#5 with A/C,Wheelchair accessible Private Bath
    • bedroom #2 in south wing: 1 queen, Shared bath
      • 5 Queen Beds We do have three electric blow-up twin-size EZ beds that are available.
  • Entertainment
    • games
    • games for kids
    • radio
    • books
    • vcr
    • cd player
    • dvd player
    • video library
    • television
      • 47 inch LCD High Definition TV
    • satellite / cable
      • International cable, HBO, Cinemax, CNN, ESPN
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
      • Large Stainless Steel Gas(Propane Bottles) BBQ Grill
    • deck / patio
      • Large covered Rancho with table and chairs, hammocks for snoozing, and some excersize equipment if you choose to work out during your stay.
    • gazebo
    • terrace
    • beach towels
    • outdoor grill gas
    • patio
    • porch / veranda
    • courtyard
    • fully fenced property
    • lawn / garden
      • Beautiful manicured tropical gardens that are taken care of by Mario one of the best gardners in Atenas!
  • Suitability
    • wheelchair accessible
      • Master bedroom #5 and private bath are wheelchair accessible. The house is all on one level
    • non smoking only
      • Smoking not allowed inside the house.
    • pets considered
      • We have a wonderful large fenced in area behind the house. We do require a refundable pet deposit of $50 per animal.
    • long-term renters welcome
    • suitable for elderly or infirm
    • children welcome
  • Onsite Services
    • private chef
  • 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 a much slower pace. The only thing missing at Casa Doughty is YOU!

activities and attractions in Atenas Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • cinemas
    • museums
    • live theater
    • restaurants
    • zoo
    • health/beauty spa
    • marina
    • botanical garden
    • volcano
    • waterfalls
  • Leisure Activities
    • shopping
    • horseshoes
    • sight seeing
    • boating
    • horseback riding
    • scenic drives
    • eco tourism
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • gambling casinos
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • mountain climbing
    • snorkeling
    • surf fishing
    • whitewater rafting
    • deepsea fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • sailing
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • snorkeling/diving
    • kayaking
    • hiking
    • jet skiing
    • basketball court
    • rafting
    • golf
    • wind-surfing
    • mountain biking
    • surfing

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Premium Season
Feb 1 - Apr 30
4 nights
Green Season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 nights
Mid Season
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 nights
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Jan 31 2015
7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $50
Rates are subject to change until confirmed with a 50% down payment. Payments accepted through our Reservation Manager system using major credit cards,by mailing us a check,Chase Quick Pay, or PayPal.

10% DISCOUNT is ALWAYS available for reservations made 180 days in advance.

Rentals of 30 days or more request special pricing quote!
Pets are WELCOME...we have a huge fenced area behind the house.

Cancellation Policy

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

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traveler reviews for this atenas estate rental

Great house!

Review submitted: June 8, 2012   Date of arrival: May 29, 2012

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!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 2 / 4



Review submitted: February 22, 2014   Date of arrival: February 12, 2014

We enjoyed our stay here very much. The house is huge, plenty of room for the four of us.:)
Had everything we needed.Great view of the valley. Nice pool and hot tub.
The landscaping is beautiful thanks to the efforts of Mario, the gardener. He is a friendly guy who brought us fresh fruit and chattered away in Spanish,but with our limited Spanish and his hand gestures , we caught some of it.:) Fun.
The property managers ,Aad and Marian were very friendly and helpful.
The property is very convenient to the great little town of Atenas.
Highly recommend this property and would love to stay here again sometime .

Recommended for: age 55+, families with teenagers, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0



Review submitted: January 15, 2014   Date of arrival: December 21, 2013

This is a beautifully landscaped home. It was perfect for multiple families with lots of space. The gardens offered wonderful tropical fruit with a fabulous gardener. The views are fantastic. The locaction to all activities is perfect. It is close to volcanoes and beaches.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sight seeing

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


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Atenas vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 10/9/2009.