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Tranquil Casita with jungle views

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Cabin Holiday Rental
Our casita (guesthouse) is in a gated community in the mountains surrounding Atenas, a small rural town in Central Valley. Atenas is about a 45 minute ride to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, and about an hour ride in the opposite direction to Pacific coast, where there are many lovely beaches. Our community, known as Lomas del Paraiso, consists of primarily Gringo owners/occupants, and is peaceful and quiet. It is a short 8 minute drive into town by car; for those of you who enjoying walking and are not afraid to tackle some steep terrain, the paved road will challenge you, as we live at the end of the development, on the lower side of the mountain. It is doable, however, and is recommended that if you walk, do it in the cool of early morning! Our casita is located on our main proper...Our casita (guesthouse) is in a gated community in the mountains surrounding Atenas, a small rural town in Central Valley. Atenas is about a 45 minute ride to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, and about an hour ride in the opposite direction to Pacific coast, where there are many lovely beaches. Our community, known as Lomas del Paraiso, consists of primarily Gringo owners/occupants, and is peaceful and quiet. It is a short 8 minute drive into town by car; for those of you who enjoying walking and are not afraid to tackle some steep terrain, the paved road will challenge you, as we live at the end of the development, on the lower side of the mountain. It is doable, however, and is recommended that if you walk, do it in the cool of early morning! Our casita is located on our main property, about 30 feet from our home; it is 2 story, with outdoor decks on each floor, and affords great views, and privacy. We have 2 small dogs and 1 large dog, as well as 2 cats. Atenas is known for it 'perfect climate', and here, up on our mountain, temperatures are about 5 degrees cooler. Atenas offers shopping, medical clinics, several churches, a variety of restaurants, yoga classes and spanish classes. Escazu, home to many fine upscale international restaurants, and great shopping, is about a 30 minute drive from Atenas. You really have best of both worlds, within easy reach of each other!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
About the Owner
Diane F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:50%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:July 2014
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Atenas is a nice town with many amenities. The casita is located in a nice gated community a couple miles from downtown Atenas - because of some big hills it was a bit too much of a distance for me to walk, but it was...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank PickyTraveler-CA
Diane F, VR Owner at Tranquil Casita with jungle views, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

Thank you Chris and Lori! We enjoyed having you..you were terrific guests and fun to talk with! I hope you are enjoying the rest of your time at the beach! Hope to see you again!! Diane and Cameron

Reviewed 18 October 2016

Cam, Diane, and Jocelyn are excellent hosts. The casita is perfectly supplied, nothing has been overlooked. With a late evening arrival due to air travel complications, we were pleasantly surprised to find orange juice, cinnamon rolls and coffee already in the kitchen for the next...More

Date of stay: October 2016
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Diane F, VR Owner at Tranquil Casita with jungle views, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Thank you Don and Lenore...we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay, and a shout out goes to Dave Davis who suggested our casita! You and Lenore are great sports, enduring with a sense of humor the tropical downpours we experience this time of year..we...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

The casita is in near perfect condition, well-furnished and includes everything necessary for a trouble-free stay. More importantly, the hosts, Diane and Cameron, were friendly and did not hesitate to answer any questions we had relative to our stay in the Atenas.

Date of stay: June 2016
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Diane F, VR Owner at Tranquil Casita with jungle views, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Don, thought I had responded to your review but it appears not so! Cameron and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you both...very respectful and quiet, yet fun to talk to...we look forward to seeing you again if it works out!

Reviewed 30 March 2016

We believe this is the best place to stay in Atenas! The casita is on two floors, each with a deck that overlooks a beautiful valley behind the house. The kitchen is large and well supplied, the bedroom downstairs is comfortable and well equipped and...More

Date of stay: January 2016
Thank linda55522
Diane F, VR Owner at Tranquil Casita with jungle views, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2016

Linda and Trevor were delightful and thoughtful guests! Enthusiastic birders, we got to learn a lot about the many birds that visit our property, so thank you, Trevor and Linda: we hope to see you again!!!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Internet Access
Parking
Cable/satellite TV
Wi-Fi
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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