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Your Positively Private Paradise - Ask about Complimentary ride from Airport! in Atenas

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vacation rental description

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 10 people, making it perfect for large families or groups to share those special moments of a once in a lifetime vacation.

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, 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.

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 airport pick up or delivery service 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 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! Be sure and ask about how to get our Complimentary Taxi ride (for up to 4 people) to Casa Doughty upon your flight arrival.

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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
    • romantic
    • family
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • ceiling fans
    • firewood
    • hair dryer
    • laundry soap
    • local maps
    • paper towels
    • local restaurant guide
    • security system
    • shampoo
    • toilet paper
    • iron & board
    • parking off street
      • Property is completely fenced. Private gated entrance off Highway #3 has a lighted electric gate with remote opener.
    • solar panels
    • solar hot water
    • carport
    • living area
    • secure parking
    • living room
      • Relax in the open spacious Living room with 47 inch HD LCD TV, DVD player,VCR movies,DVD's Books, and games.
    • covered parking
      • Carport is available for one vehicle.
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
    • parking
      • Off road parking for three vehicles.
    • telephone
      • All calls within Costa Rica are local and FREE. Please No International calls.
    • air conditioning
      • Available in the 2 master suites
    • 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.
    • broadband access
    • wireless internet
      • Use your computer anywhere in the house.
    • internet
      • Wireless High Speed connection available throughout the house and grounds.
    • towels provided
    • safe
    • fitness room / equipment
      • BowFlex Equipment is near the Rancho next to the Pool.
    • washing machine
      • Washer and Dryer located inside utility room supplied with detergent. Please be careful with the bleach.
    • clothes dryer
    • fireplace
  • Kitchen
    • dishes & utensils
      • Service for 12 of dishes, Service for 12 of silverware, glasses, and wine glasses.
    • kitchen
      • Microwave, Stove, Full size refrigerator, Dishwasher, Toaster, Coffeemaker, Cusinart Ice Cream Maker, Rice Cooker,and large stainless steel propane gas BBQ grill near the Rancho and solar heated pool.
    • coffee grinder
    • pantry items
      • Coffee, powdered creamer, sugar, salt, pepper,spices, oils, tea bags, aluminum foil, baggies, cling wrap
    • stove
    • grill
    • 4 ring stove
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • cooking utensils
      • Pots and pans, and many cooking utensils. Blender, Rice Cooker and mini-Broiler oven.
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
    • stove
    • oven
    • microwave
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
      • Additional seating for four at Breakfast Bar Counter. Also have outdoor dining under the Rancho near the Pool.
  • Pool / Spa
    • outdoor hot tub
    • spa whirlpool
    • jacuzzi
    • hot tub
      • Five person Jacuzzi Spa
    • private pool
      • Beautiful 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
    • 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.
  • Entertainment
    • books
    • games
    • games for kids
    • video library
    • dvd player
    • television
      • 47 inch LCD High Definition TV in Living Room, 32 inch LCD TV in Master Queen Bedroom#4, 27 inch LCD TV in Master Bedroom #5
    • satellite / cable
      • International cable, HBO, Cinemax, CNN, ESPN
    • vcr
    • radio
    • cd player
  • Outside
    • lawn / garden
      • Beautiful manicured tropical gardens that are taken care of by Mario one of the best gardners in Atenas!
    • terrace
    • outdoor grill
      • Large Stainless Steel Gas(Propane Bottles) BBQ Grill
    • beach towels
    • gazebo
    • patio
    • porch / veranda
      • Covered terrace surrounds the house so you can sit and watch the many birds, or the gorgeous sunrises or sunsets!
    • courtyard
    • fully fenced property
    • outdoor grill gas
    • deck / patio
      • Large covered Rancho with Patio Set, table and chairs, hammocks for snoozing, and some exercise equipment if you choose to work out during your stay.
  • Suitability
    • non smoking only
      • Smoking not allowed inside the house.
    • long-term renters welcome
    • wheelchair accessible
      • Master bedroom #5 and private bath are wheelchair accessible. The house is all on one level.
    • suitable for elderly or infirm
    • children welcome
    • pets considered
      • We have a wonderful large fenced in area behind the house. We do require a refundable pet deposit of $50 per animal.
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Your Phone Number is required before confirming a reservation.
  • 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
    • botanical garden
    • cinemas
    • marina
    • museums
    • live theater
    • restaurants
    • volcano
    • waterfalls
    • zoo
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • eco tourism
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • horseback riding
    • horseshoes
    • boating
    • shopping
    • scenic drives
    • sight seeing
    • gambling casinos
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • snorkeling/diving
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • sailing
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • golf
    • wind-surfing
    • mountain biking
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • surfing
    • deepsea fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • basketball court
    • kayaking
    • rafting
    • hiking
    • jet skiing
    • snorkeling
    • surf fishing
    • whitewater rafting
    • mountain climbing

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  • owner Dianne & Steve Doughty
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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
Green Season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 nights
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $50
We request 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. Please specify your preferred payment method.

During the Green Season Rentals of 30 days or more our rate is only $85 a night! Pets are WELCOME.

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


Amazing retreat!

Review submitted: May 12, 2014   Date of arrival: April 28, 2014

Our family of 4 just loved this property. It was perhaps a little too big for our needs, but then we spent so much time at the house that we appreciated having all that space. The property is simply too beautiful to adequately describe here. We were also amazed at how well stocked it was. Just about everything we needed, besides groceries were there. And for groceries, there were several small stores less than 5 mins away, and the big supermarket - coopeatenas was about 8-10 mins away down the road.

Of all the places we traveled to in CR, Atenas was one of our favorite. We loved both Poas and La Paz, but Atenas itself is a charming little town, and Casa Doughty certainly adds to the charm.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Wonderful month in Costa Rica.

Review submitted: April 15, 2014   Date of arrival: March 14, 2014

This private, tropical estate was everything and more that previous guests have mentioned in their reviews. We were lucky enough to spend a whole month at this modern and well maintained casa which gave us the opportunity to visit many attractions on day trips and also to relax in the wonderful tropical ambiance of the Casa. One afternoon we were visited by a pair of toucans. Our day trips took us to; Poas Volcano, Waterfalls and Gardens; Carara, Manuel Antonio, Braulio Carrillo National Parks; snorkeling on Tortuga Island; Tarcoles River crocodile boat tour; a coffee plantation tour; and horse back riding.
The owners ensured that we had everything we needed. The property managers, picked us up from the airport, arranged our rental car and were very helpful in organizing trips for us. Of course we cannot forget Mario, the gardener, who made us smile everyday and brought us bountiful fruit and fresh juice. .........Pura Vida! Hope to return.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


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Atenas vacation rental

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