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Panoramic Views, Bali Style, Pool-Tropical Private Area-Atenas

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Bamboo House, 3 Bedrooms , 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This home is surrounded by tropical paradise, with maximum privacy, and has fantastic panoramic views of the mountains and valley below. Located in a gated community with one of the few heated swimming pools in the area, near the small town of Atenas which is only 30 minutes away from the Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose. Thousands of lights across the valley come to light at night time. It is located inside a protected forestall reserve with luxurious vegetation, precious trees - like the Guanacaste (the national tree) and other flowering trees, offering a powerful mixture of colors. Wildlife is plentiful with a large variety of hummingbirds that feed daily on the flowers and Toucans.

The house has been constructed with extensive use of giant bamboo (guadua), and it is divided into two separate structures. The main structure has the large master bedroom on the 2nd floor, while the living/dining rooms, modern kitchen with all appliances are on the main floor. Within this main house there is a separate den/study room on a lower level that provides an additional relaxing area to enjoy.

The 2nd structure contains two separate bedrooms each with a private bath, and with a separate kitchenette. The main structure has a large wrap-around porch to provide separate areas with hammocks and rustic furniture for your enjoyment. This is a great area for use of the gas grill and to enjoy some meals outdoors. The lush garden area will add to your enjoyment. You can relax in our large,heated pool (solar panels) with ambient temperature that is located between the two structures.

You will enjoy visiting the town of Atenas that is known for its friendly and helpful people. Visit the outdoor market that offers delicious local fruits, vegetables, and seafood or dine in one of the various cafes to taste the local food specialties. Or just go and sit in the peaceful Central Park and visit with the locals or just watch the people go by. In addition, Atenas has been rated the best place to retire abroad by AARP has been ranked by the National Geographic Magazine as having one of the best climates in the world!

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About The Owner

Hola! My Wife and I bought this beautiful house after visiting Costa Rica and plan to retire here one day. We currently live in Bermuda and enjoy travelling extensively, however, coming back to our Shangri-La in Atenas is always a delight. We hope you will enjoy our home while we are away.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2007

Why The Owner chose Atenas

We initially experienced visiting other areas of Costa Rica and later found that Atenas had more peace and tranquility with a better climate. No air conditioning or heating needed here. Atenas is more strategically located to enjoy all the things people like to do. There are many exciting places to visit on relatively short trips to the beaches, golf courses, volcanoes, tropical gardens, zoo, or just having fun exploring.

What makes this villa unique

Begin each day with the sounds of different birds singing nearby like one of the many Toucans. Enjoy watching them feeding on the property. Relax around the pool or in one of our hammocks just relaxing or planning what to do. Enjoy seeing the wildlife coming to our huge Guanacaste tree at the back of our house. Go on some interesting hikes on trails near the property. Be amazed at all the interesting photos you can take to record your visit and don't forget to enjoy a cup of the locally grown coffee - it is amazing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a wonderful retreat where you can relax and enjoy your family and friends. The house is a beautiful, well-cared for home with a gorgeous tropical garden. The birding was fabulous!! The village of Atenas is centrally located which made driving and site-seeing easy and fun.
Mar 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Atenas around the Cantón Atenas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Tempur-top four poster bed - very comfortable! Lie in bed and look at the views. With overhead fan., Queen size Beds (1) Has tower fan, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 singles in one guest room with Tower fan
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Phone for local calls. LD can be made using a card available in town or using Skype program on the computer.


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Panoramic Views, Bali Style, Pool-Tropical Private Area-Atenas
average rating of 4.875 based on 42 reviews

Outstanding home and view! Comfortable bed and great master bathroom! Clean and great patios!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here immensely. The neighborhood is close to Atenas and safe. The garden was beautiful and patios were delightful to sit out on and enjoy wine and our meals. BBQ was clean and functional. Great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at this beautiful home. The serenity of the home, the neighborhood and surrounding area were just what we needed. Christian and Geronimo were never more than a text, email or phone call away for any questions. Would highly recommend this home and will certainly come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in the magnificent hills of Atenas

  • 5 of 5

Very large and beautiful house with a magnificent view of the magnificent hills of Atenas and within 1 - 1 1/2 hours driving from Jaco Beach at the Pacific Ocean, Carara National Park,

Volcan Poas (which was closed for visitors), River Tarcoles and many other beautiful places.

Can be highly recomended.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's fantastic to hear! We appreciate you taking care of the property so well and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. You're welcome to come back any time.
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  • 5 of 5

The view was fabulous The home was very comfortable and clean we enjoyed the pool

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Henry, We appreciate you taking care of the property so well and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. You're welcome to come back any time. Best, Eunice
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Perfect home for a relaxing stay in Atenas

  • 5 of 5

We 4 women had a wonderful time at the Casa de Blais in Atenas. The main house is gorgeous with beautiful furniture and decorating. We loved seeing Toucans and other amazing birds in the trees right off the outside porch and had iguanas in the yard! The kitchen was well furnished with utensils and Costa Rican coffee. Eunice, Andrew and Geronimo gave us help and information so quickly when requested. Thanks for the use of this amazing home.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carolyn, Thank you for your review and for choosing our Villa. I'm happy that you and your group enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back to the Villa in the near future. Best, Eunice
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Beautiful home and beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

Great area! Love Atenas

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tina, We appreciate you taking care of the property so well and we're glad you enjoyed your stay in Atenas. You're welcome to come back any time.
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría
Nearest Beach
69 Kilometres
Herradura Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Juan Santa Maria International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Atenas, Alajuela
Nearest Point of Interest
Carara National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Arenal Volcano
Nearest Point of Interest
Crocodile Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Jaco Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hermosa Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Atenas,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
14 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
3 Nov 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £152.22
Cleaning Fee £26.64

$200 Security Deposit required (subject to change)

If you need to cancel 90 days or prior I can send you a full refund minus any transfer fees, if it's 90 days to check-in I will try to rent out the same days and can refund any or all days reserved by a future guest and send you the paid amount minus fees if that sounds acceptable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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