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Poco Cielo..Means 'Just a Little Piece of Heaven with cozy Bugalows in Atenas

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vacation rental description

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.

Start your morning with a steaming cup of fresh brewed Atenas coffee. 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!


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 .

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Last modified on 06-30-2014 at 1:12 PM.

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bungalow rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • bungalow
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • mountain view
    • mountain
    • resort
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • away from it all
  • General
    • internet
    • linens provided
    • wireless internet
    • parking off street
    • broadband access
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • parking
    • towels provided
    • ceiling fans
    • shampoo
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • living area
  • Kitchen
    • dishwasher
    • stove
    • refrigerator
    • microwave
    • cooking utensils
    • oven
    • ice maker
    • grill
    • 2 ring stove
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • freezer
    • kitchen
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • outdoor pool
    • communal pool
  • Bathrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • full 1: toilet, shower
  • Bedrooms
    • 1 bedroom, sleeps 4
    • bedroom 1: 1 queen
  • Entertainment
    • stereo
    • cd player
    • dvd player
    • video library
    • television
  • Outside
    • wood deck
    • outdoor grill gas
    • gated community
    • porch / veranda
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • courtyard
    • fully fenced property
    • outdoor grill
    • barbecue
    • deck / patio
  • Suitability
    • wheelchair accessible
    • children welcome
    • suitable for elderly or infirm
    • pets considered
    • long-term renters welcome
    • smoking allowed
      • Outside on Deck Patio and Grounds
    • minimum age limit for renters
  • Onsite Services
    • massage
    • staff
    • housekeeper
  • 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

activities and attractions in Atenas Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • museums
    • volcano
    • waterfalls
    • zoo
    • churches
    • health/beauty spa
    • live theater
    • cinemas
    • restaurants
    • botanical garden
    • rain forests
  • Leisure Activities
    • scenic drives
    • gambling casinos
    • walking
    • wildlife viewing
    • beachcombing
    • shopping
    • bird watching
    • shelling
    • horseback riding
    • boating
    • sight seeing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • tennis
    • rafting
    • hot air ballooning
    • snorkeling/diving
    • fishing
    • mountain biking
    • kayaking
    • mountain climbing
    • deepsea fishing
    • wind-surfing
    • cycling
    • swimming
    • hiking
    • parasailing
    • jet skiing
    • snorkeling
    • rock climbing
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • surfing
    • sailing

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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 - Nov 30 2014
2 nights
High Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30
2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night

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.

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traveler reviews for this atenas bungalow rental

A true slice of Heaven

Review submitted: June 2, 2014   Date of arrival: February 12, 2014

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.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 3 / 6



Review submitted: May 5, 2014   Date of arrival: April 15, 2014

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!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


Beautiful, convenient location and grounds

Review submitted: March 5, 2012   Date of arrival: February 15, 2012

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!

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

Helpful votes: 14 / 28


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