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Designer's New Atenas Villa 3 Bedroom Suites With Mesmorizing Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2800 square foot glass and wood home in gated community with free wifi

15% discount for May 5, 2018 through June 30, 2018. Mesmerizing 360-degree views of the spectacular mountain ranges of Central Costa Rican coffee country await you in the most secure gated community in Atenas, a village known for its perfect climate. This inviting 3BR/3BA open and split floor plan pool home has all en-suite bedrooms and the master bath also boasts a soaking tub. The master and second bedrooms have king beds and walk-in closets, and the third bedroom has a queen bed. All beds have received rave reviews for their comfort, and there are blackout drapes in each of the bedrooms for those days when you want to sleep in. The cook's kitchen is a delight for breakfasts & those stay-at-home evenings, offering a gas stove, stainless appliances, an espresso machine and a barbecue grill outside. The great room opens to the pool with unheated spa and large patio, perfect for entertaining while providing breathtaking day & evening views! For your convenience, a laundry room is located off the kitchen. Among the included amenities are weekly housekeeping, gardener and pool service.

Villa Clara is located a 3-minute drive or 15-minute walk to the village center. There you will find grocery stores, pharmacies, many restaurants, a post office, medical services, an English speaking veterinarian, and the church park, perfect for relaxing, reading or people watching. You will fall in love with the Costa Rica people, the "Ticos", who are famous for their friendliness.

Atenas is a short 30-minute drive northwest of Juan Santa Maria International Airport in San Jose (SJO). Manuel Antonio, Punta Leona and Jaco Beaches are 1 to 2 hours away via the superhighway. There you will enjoy the beach and all water activities plus deep sea fishing and souvenir shopping. The beautiful Nicoya Peninsula is also within easy reach via a ferry ride from Puntarenas. There are monkey and bird preserves, waterfalls, volcanoes, botanical gardens, and zip lines, and all make wonderful day trips! Our home is only a 25-minute drive to Escazu, with mall shopping at Multi-Plaza, including Ferragamo, Tiffany and Cartier, movies in English, an I-Max, world-renowned medical facilities, wonderful restaurants with a variety of cuisines, including the famous P.F Changs, and even a new casino.

As an additional service to our guests, our property managers, Marian and Aad Veltman, offer a fee based airport pick up and drop off, something to particularly consider when you have night time travel plans, but a nice comfort at any time. You can have your rental car delivered to your door whenever you choose. Catering and stocking the refrigerator are also available. And they offer tours to every corner of the country and will customize one especially for you.

Villa Clara is in a tranquil setting where you can enjoy your morning coffee and see for miles from the poolside patio which was recently enclosed for the windy season. Furnished by a professional, this one level home with soaring ceilings is as comfortable as it is beautiful. Endless daytime views, glorious sunsets, and the twinkling evening lights of the valley will soothe and enchant you. A perfect place to be at the end of a fun-filled and adventurous day!

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Property Manager
Ginny & Bob Duffy, Owners
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Ginny & Bob Duffy, Owners

We live in quaint New Hope, Pennsylvania on the beautiful Delaware River. Also, we have an apartment in New York City 20 feet from the Hudson River overlooking the Statue of Liberty. Bob is retired from the financial community and Ginny is enjoying designing their new townhouse, having recently sold their 1700's Grist Mill built on land chartered by William Penn.

Ginny & Bob Duffy, Owners purchased this villa in 2014

Why Ginny & Bob Duffy, Owners chose Atenas

In 2014, we wintered in Atenas because of the climate, 80's during the day and 60's at night all year, but had no plans to buy a home. However, when we saw this brand new, wonderfully designed villa in exclusive, gated Roca Verde, we loved it! Then we walked outside. The view is everything! It makes one feel both elation and deep peace. Also, we rate the kindness of Costa Rica's people number one in the world!

What makes this villa unique

The open-but-split floor plan, which offers so much privacy, was a major attraction. We especially appreciate the wonderful native wood vaulted ceilings, doors and cabinets. The new state of the art kitchen with gas stove and black granite counters was an extra plus.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Atenas in Cantón Atenas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Tile floors, glass shower doors. Double sinks & a relaxing soaking tub in the Master bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Two bedrooms have walk-in closets. All three have en-suite bathrooms.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
There is a state-of-the-art security system with controls in the master bedroom which connects by phone to the 24/7 security gate, police & fire departments.


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Designer's New Atenas Villa 3 Bedroom Suites With Mesmorizing Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

The property was amazing with all the comforts from home. It was well cared for

  • 5 of 5

The property managers were great. They helped with car rental and even were able to get us a portable crib for our baby. The property was beautiful a d really everything you see in the had a great time and would definitely stay there again

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you found our home comfortable for your family. And that you had a great time! Having the best property managers in the business makes us very lucky owners and gives us peace of mind knowing our renters will be well taken care of no matter what their needs. Thank you so much for your review!
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Breathtaking views day & night! Beautiful, clean & very comfortable villa! Wonderful owners & mgrs!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Villa Clara! The views are breathtaking, from the moment you open your eyes in the morning, to falling asleep at night. We loved all of the windows, & the large screened glass doors to the enclosed patio and to the pool. The pool was spectacularly placed overlooking the views as well. It was incredibly relaxing and serene.

The villa itself was so beautiful, clean, comfortable, well cared for and safe. Both the owners, and the couple who manages Villa Clara were very pleasant, helpful, easy to communicate with, and were quick to respond to our questions. The villa was wonderfully equipped with all we needed, and the beds were very comfortable.

The villa is located within a beautiful gated community, and the guards at the gate were excellent! They properly checked and approved us, and by day two recognized us and greeted us warmly each day.

The city of Atenas was a welcoming comfortable city, with many available shops and restaurants. Our hosts provided a folder with a lot of helpful information and local recommendations. We especially enjoyed Balcon de Café, Restaurante Antano for local taste, and the chicharonerras at Chicharonerras Don Yayo. They also recommended the coffee tour at El Toledo Organic Coffee Farm, which we loved. We had our favorite meal in all of Costa Rica, which was cooked and served at the home of this family. There was also so much to do for day trips near Villa Clara.

We highly recommend this beautiful villa!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Gina and Bob for letting us stay in this Wonderful property. My family enjoyed every bit of time we spent in your home. The view from the home is amazing, my kids also loved the pool. Also a big thank you to Aad and Marian. They are exceptional property managers. They were great in organizing our tours, airport pick up and drop off.

We are looking forward to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Clara was just what we expected. We felt right at home from the moment we walked in. All of the essentials were there and available to us. The views were magnificent. Roca Verde is close to the center of town and very convenient. Marian and Aad are exceptional property managers. They were always available to answers questions, give suggestions and arrange tours.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! We bought Villa Clara because of its architecture and the magnificent views. And we are more than lucky to have Aad and Marian as our property managers, handling tours, car rentals, airport pickups, and most other things Costa Rican. We'll pass along your compliments to them. You are most welcome to come back any time. Ginny
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A perfect home base! This home exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

This home was more than we imagined it would be. The views of the town below and the vast mountains all around never got old. The view from the outside looking in was just as stunning. High ceilings, high end finishings and the newly glassed in sunroom made our stay that much more enjoyable.

The property managers were incredible; I really can't say enough good about them! They provided us great information prior to our available, greeted us when we arrived, checked in on us regularly and even helped book excursions!

The town of atenas is a nice little town with some great restaurants, bakeries and a beautiful park.

The welcome basket with local treats was That little extra we did not expect, but absolutely adored

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marc, You must be a writer, I could see, taste and feel Villa Clara while reading your wonderful review! Bob and I are indebted to our property managers, Aad and Marian who do such a superlative job in every way and we are so happy to hear how much they did for you. We would welcome you back again any time your travel plans include Costa Rica. Ginny
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at Ginny and Bob Duffy’s home. Aad met us at the airport and upon arriving we decided not to rent a car for the week. Once we saw this beautiful home and the breathtaking views, we knew we wanted to spend much of our time at the Villa. The house was tastefully furnished and well maintained including a kitchen equipped with all the amenities.

Our helpful house managers Aad and Marian arranged tours to the organic coffee plantation and the thrilling Zip- Line adventure. We highly recommend both activities! We enjoyed walking to town for groceries, the farmers market and dinner. We were fortunate to have Yvonne provide local cuisine of homemade meals on several occasions. Many thanks to Aad and Marian for making this a most relaxing and adventurous vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob and I are so happy you enjoyed our home! We are indebted to our property managers for all their hard work and services. Their tours are first class! And we are so pleased that you want to come back again to Villa Clara when next you visit Costa Rica. You are most welcome any time! Ginny
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Juan Santa Maria Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Don Tadeo's
Nearest Ferry
49 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Route 27 Autopista
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Colinas del Sol Hotel
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Punta Leona
Car: recommended

Exclusive gated community on the edge of the charming full service village of Atenas with its colorful Friday farmers' market and many restaurants. The superhighway entrance is a five minute drive and connects East to San Jose, Juan Santa Maria International Airport, Escazu, and the Caribbean or West to the Pacific Coast.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £150.74

Rates are subject to change until rates are confirmed.
Weekly and monthly rates are discounted.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.