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Gorgeous New Home with Spectacular Views of Entire

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Casa Grande Vista, completed in March, 2014 sits high on a plateau just 6 minutes from downtown Atenas. We offer the most stunning and expansive views of the Central Valley including two mountain ranges and four volcanoes in the distance. From the coraline terrace, the infinity pool or the front bedrooms you can gaze out on Poas, Barva, Irazu and Turrialba, with the entire central Valley stretching out before you and San Jose nestled at the far end. You are surrounded by tropical gardens, frequented by colorful birds. At night you can enjoy the stars and the sparkling lights of the Central Valley. Situated in a private, gated area, the house is tastefully appointed with colorful tiles, beautiful native hardwoods, quality furniture and appliances. Broadband internet is provided with WiFi...Casa Grande Vista, completed in March, 2014 sits high on a plateau just 6 minutes from downtown Atenas. We offer the most stunning and expansive views of the Central Valley including two mountain ranges and four volcanoes in the distance. From the coraline terrace, the infinity pool or the front bedrooms you can gaze out on Poas, Barva, Irazu and Turrialba, with the entire central Valley stretching out before you and San Jose nestled at the far end. You are surrounded by tropical gardens, frequented by colorful birds. At night you can enjoy the stars and the sparkling lights of the Central Valley. Situated in a private, gated area, the house is tastefully appointed with colorful tiles, beautiful native hardwoods, quality furniture and appliances. Broadband internet is provided with WiFi, HD TV with Netflix on demand, and a land line phone for local calls. A prepaid cell phone is provided for your convenience with a fully refundable deposit. Atenas is centrally located, just ten minutes from the Pan American Highway that runs North to the world-famous Monteverde nature preserve and Nicaragua, south to San Jose and Panama. The nearby Caldera Highway has an exit directly into downtown Atenas, putting you a convenient 30 minutes from Escazu—which features the huge Multiplaza mall and many first-class shops—and downtown San Jose. Looking west from the highway entrance, you are 35 miles from the Pacific beaches. The house is 25 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport. Your hostess Magda is very knowledgeable about the Atenas area and Costa Rica's many attractions. She will happily offer information and services to make you feel completely at home. She will give you a guide to local restaurants that are sure to please any palate. The house is stocked with useful information including the latest guidebooks, maps, local directories and current books on native birds, animals and plants. You can take advantage of all the attractions, fun activities and tours Costa Rica has to offer: Beaches; rainforests; volcanoes; the wild, untamed Osa Peninsula; river rafting; surfing; zip line canopy tours; butterfly farms; coffee plantations, and more…or you can luxuriate in doing absolutely nothing, lounging under a coconut palm by the infinity pool, sipping a fresh tropical drink, taking in the beauty of Costa Rica while turning the pages of a favorite book. Enjoy the fresh air and breathtaking views while having your meals under the generous covered terrace which includes a gas BBQ grill, comfortable seating and dining for six. There are pool lounges for sunning and walking trails through the gardens. Make yourself at home in the great room and enjoy a movie on the high-definition TV. There is formal dining for 6 and an island bar for breakfast or cocktails. Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen to prepare your own meals. The bedroom furniture is native hardwood, hand-carved by local craftsmen. All the bedrooms offer queen beds with Serta pillow top mattresses. There is an inflatable queen bed available for more guests if necessary. Each bedroom has its own tastefully appointed bathroom with shower. According to National Geographic magazine, Atenas has 'the best climate in the world.' The perpetual spring-like weather boasts daytime highs of 75-84 degrees F and night time lows of 65 F; in a word…perfect. The quaint central park is the heart of Atenas. The small town charm offers an open air feria (farmers market) every Friday morning as well as modern supermarkets, bakeries, hardware stores, drugstores, restaurants, internet café's, video stores, bicycle shops, chiropractors, dentists, lawyers, gift stores, beauty shops and more. You'll fall in love with the warm and friendly people of Atenas. Bus service between Atenas, San Jose and Alajuela is frequent, comfortable, safe and inexpensive. Taxis are also quite reasonable; the fare to Atenas central from the house is just $5. Robert, the owner will provide you with a custom map to the house and directions in English and Spanish before your arrival in Costa Rica. Magda will also gladly arrange airport pickup if needed. The Costa Rican greeting, “Pura Vida” epitomizes the local philosophy. It means literally, “Pure Life,” referring to the shared experience living in a land where nature is beautiful, relaxing and unspoiled. Many locals also say “Pura Vida” instead of good bye. Wishing you a “beautiful day”. We invite you to come and stay with us for a delightful tropical vacation in paradise. It will be our pleasure to assist you in making your stay with us one of your best vacation choices ever. More
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About the Owner
Robert C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:70%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2014
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

You will gasp at first when you walk in because the view is incredible! It changes from the gorgeous sunrise and all day long as the shadows lengthen, maybe a few picturesque clouds show up, birds flying by (including toucans!), then the sunset, and then...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank WisconsinDeb
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The whole experience was awesome. Robert was great during and after booking, check in with Magda was easy, and the place was simply amazing. We just loved sitting on the porch and enjoying the amazing views...day and night. The house was spacious and there are...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank FowlerBuzz
Management response:Responded 30 July 2018

Thank you, Josh, for your review. We too love the views and the peaceful, restful atmosphere at Casa Vista Grande. We hope you'll stay with us again on your next trip to Costa Rica!

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I had to look at the fabulous pics of our wonderful vacation spot! Absolutely breathtaking views. Waking to the sun in the morning and sitting on the patio watching the lights of San Jose at night. Toucans flying by in the morning. The hostess, Magda...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Rachelle N
Management response:Responded 27 July 2018

Thank you, Rachelle for your review. I also love the views from the house and never tire of them: the entire Central Valley lies at your feet with the four volcanoes: Poas and Barva to the north, then San Jose in the east with Irazu...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Wow. Even though it was a short stay, it was everything and more what we expected. The house was amazing looking like Jurassic park and walter the driver / mag the landlord were way more than helpful. Highly suggest anyone looking for an amazing experience...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Lesley F
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We were very pleased with this rental. It was exactly as it was portrayed in the ad. The house was close enough to town, and it had the amenities that we wanted. The view from the pool area was fantastic, and it was different each...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Odyssey695963
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Tennis Court
Ceiling Fans
TV
Corporate Bookings
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Shared Tennis Court
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Local Guides/Maps
Hot Tub
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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Is this holiday rental large?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Atenas is centrally located, just ten minutes from the Pan American Highway that runs North to the world-famous Monteverde nature preserve and Nicaragua, south to San Jose and Panama. The nearby Caldera Highway has an exit directly into downtown Atenas, putting you a convenient 30 minutes from Escazu—which features the huge Multiplaza mall and many first-class shops—and downtown San Jose. Looking west from the highway entrance, you are 30 miles from the Pacific beaches. The house is 25 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport.
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