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Best Climate In The World With Magnificent Mountain Views in Atenas

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vacation rental description

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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Last modified on 08-16-2014 at 2:18 PM.

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
    • floor area 2500 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • mountain view
    • rural
      • Rural setting BUT paved road. So unlike most properties, NO DUST for breakfast (and in the pool...)
  • Theme
    • family
    • romantic
  • General
    • hair dryer
    • telephone
      • Loaner cell phone for use within Costa Rica.
    • living room
    • internet
    • linens provided
    • towels provided
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • parking
    • garage
    • fitness room / equipment
    • iron & board
  • Kitchen
    • oven
    • toaster
    • kitchen
    • refrigerator
    • stove
    • microwave
    • dishes & utensils
    • coffee maker
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
      • There's also a beautiful Guanacaste natural wood table on the veranda that is suitable for dining.
  • Pool / Spa
    • private pool
    • hot tub
  • Bathrooms
    • 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
  • Bedrooms
    • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 5, beds for 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.
  • Entertainment
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • books
    • games
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
      • Gas grill
    • deck / patio
    • balcony
    • lawn / garden
  • Suitability
    • long-term renters welcome
    • non smoking only
    • children welcome
    • wheelchair accessible
      • Only 1st floor bedroom is wheelchair accessible.
    • pets considered
  • Onsite Services
    • massage
    • private chef
  • Notes
    • Private cook, Massage are by prior arrangement and at an additional fee.

activities and attractions in Atenas Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • arboretum
    • botanical garden
    • churches
    • library
    • playground
    • recreation center
    • zoo
    • restaurants
    • museums
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • shopping
    • sight seeing
    • wildlife viewing
    • horseback riding
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • tennis
    • swimming
    • cycling
    • mountain biking
    • hiking
    • basketball court

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  • owner Charles/Gloria

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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
Apr 15 2014 - Sep 15 2014
3 nights
Rainy Season
Sep 16 2014 - Nov 17 2014
3 nights
Nov 18 2014 - Dec 18 2014
5 nights
High Season '15
Dec 19 2014 - May 18 2015
5 nights
Green Season '15
May 19 2015 - Sep 14 2015
5 nights
Rainy Season '15
Sep 15 2015 - Nov 14 2015
3 nights
Standard pricing
3 nights

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

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traveler reviews for this atenas house rental

A true breath of fresh air!

Review submitted: August 21, 2014   Date of arrival: August 7, 2014

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

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Peaceful and relaxing

Review submitted: August 8, 2014   Date of arrival: June 30, 2014

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.

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Beautiful Property to spend a relaxing vacation

Review submitted: July 24, 2014   Date of arrival: July 9, 2014

This Atenas property is simply stunning as it follows the Bali concept with several sets of sliding doors to merge the house with the outside world and provide amazing views of the mountains from both the ground floor and the balcony on the second floor. The house feels perfectly safe and secluded yet is in a gated community with two other houses. The owners were quick to respond to all our questions as we planned our trip to Costa Rica and would give us their take on things to do and see in the area, as they have resided there for a couple years. Upon arrival (our plane was an hour and half late in landing) we were promptly greeted by Charlie and given a quick tour of the property. He then graciously drove us into town to the supermarket for groceries and assisted us with our purchases of local products. We spent eight lovely nights here alternating day trips to area attractions such as Poas Volcano , Arenal Hanging Bridges, and Manuel Antonio with Walter, a local tour driver,(who himself was a valuable asset) with peaceful days of relaxing and grilling on the beautiful patio, swimming in the crystal clear pool, and hiking along the local road admiring the lush scenery. We were serenaded by a host of beautiful birds including the toucans who sat in the huge backyard tree and watched us swim. The house really has two master suites so is perfect for two couples. The four of us had an peaceful vacation and highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. Thanks Charlie and Gloria for sharing this lovely piece of paradise!

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

Owners response: Dear Angela and David,
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Colibri de Atenas. It's always a pleasure to read reviews from customers that truly make the most of their stay in our lovely town of Atenas, but also venture out to explore other parts of Costa Rica.
Thank you for the wonderful review and a special thanks for bringing down the gift package of Cajun spices. I (Gloria) love all of it! I use the "Slap ya Mama" spices on everything!
Charlie and I hope to be able to host you and your family again someday.
Warm regards and Pura Vida!
Gloria and Charlie McDermott

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Atenas vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 03/28/2013.