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Bali-Home w/Best View, Privacy,Pool, Wifi, BBQ, near Beach/Waterfall/Ziplng, et

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 3-1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 7, pool, Most private/best view Pica Flora

Restore yourself at La Luna Vista, your luxury Bali home offering complete privacy and a 360 degree view of a lush, eco protected valley from every room in this modern custom built home. It's a modern Shangri La, yet a 2 minute drive into one of Costa Rica's loveliest towns, with it's 5 markets, restaurants, English speaking emergency room, orchid trees and church overlooking the central square and, according to Natl Geographic, 'the best weather in the world'. Centrally located, La Luna Vista is a 'home base' for your entire Costa Rican vacation and easy drives to volcanoes, cloud forests, beaches, river rafting, fishing, surfing, coffee farms, ziplining, monkeys and bird watching. For an active or relaxing vacation

It's 'pura vida' as you sit by the pool overlooking the neighboring farm while the butterflies dance around you. Open the pocket doors entirely to the world outside while cooking in the in the completely modern gourmet kitchen or BBQ on the deck. House is on one level with modern convenience.

The Best of All Possible Worlds: Our brand new home La Luna Vista really has all the modern amenities but is surrounded by nature. The Costa Rican government has chosen to preserve our gorgeous valley because of it's great natural beauty. You see only trees and mountains from the terrace that surrounds the house no matter where you look. At night, nature provides a light show in the clear skies, and sometimes you can watch lightening dance over the mountains beyond the valley. There is complete privacy yet on the other hand there are neighbors close by. Our little town of Atenas has wonderful restaurants, many supermarkets with Chilean and Argentinean wines, even pizza delivery and modern American kitchen necessities. A farmers market where all the surrounding farmers bring delicious mangoes, veggies, colorful fruits a local specialties happens every Friday in the park.

Activities? Or not!: You can relax poolside, sip smoothies or a glass of wine and completely remove yourself from the stress of contemporary life. But if you want to check your emails, we have wi-fi, and your Blackberry /iphoneworks in Costa Rica.

If you are looking for a more active time away from home, butterfly farms, volcanoes rain forests, river rafting, horseback riding, are all an easy drive.

If you want to hang ten or simply stroll on the pristine Costa Rica Beaches or swim in the warm Pacific water of famous surfing beaches like Jaco and Playa Hermosa which are only 45 minutes away.

Pura Vida!: It's no accident that Costa Ricans' motto is 'Pura Vida.' They are lovely, well educated, warm, and welcoming people.

More Details

Owner
diana baron
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, german, spanish, some french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About diana baron

I am a mom, business owner, and i grew up in a large family in Los Angeles. I love Latin culture, the kindess, the food, the love of family, and the appreciation of nature.

Why diana baron chose Atenas

More than ten years ago, my son had a 'foreign country' experience during high school right in this tiny town of Costa Rica. While visiting him, his art teacher showed me this area, where at the time there were no houses, and basically a wild hill overlooking the valley. i felt at that moment i had found 'my place' on this earth, like the character in Carlos Castenada speaks about. So, i bought the land. It took me two years to find the right designer and builder to work with, whose aesthetic i appreciated and who understood mine. The designer was an American woman so she had experienced the many conveniences in homes that other builders here didn't - lots of closets, lots of drawers and storage in the kitchen etc. Her husband Fred was my builder and he used a crew headed by Lumberto to build the house. Fred & LInda have moved back tothe states, but i still work with Lumberto on upgrades and in face Jaime, who worked on my crew, is my caretaker. They know every square inch of this place and feel a part of it too.

What makes this house unique

I am writing this while sitting in the swing chair on the veranda over looking the valley. I can hear the Tucans croaking in the tree below and the sound of birds in the morning is beautiful. My neighbors cows are just now making their way to the river below. i've already taken a walk through mango fields and coffee fields. I brought some carrots with me todayy to feed some of the horses I see along the way. i make my way during the day from here, to the rocking chairs, to the hammock to the lounge chairs, etc. while checking the news in the States.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Atenas, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Overlooks the valley
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , this is a lovely power room bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower , Overlooks the valley
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • the master bath has a huge sunken bath tub and a stand along shower. Both have complete privace and a view tothe valley below.Soak in your Japanese tub, or open the windows wide to the valley below when you shower. The guest bungalow has its own private bathroom and exotic tropical outdoor shower, with complete privacy.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Gorgeous view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Gorgeous view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Full suite with bathroom, shower, and amazing view
  • All linens are new and fresh. The master bedroom is lush and decorated with Indian pillows and covers. There is a huge veranda, where you can look over the valley below, while sipping tea in your rocking chair. in the early morning, you can look to the river valley below and spot the white faced howler monkey's and their babies jumping from mango tree to mango tree looking for breakfast. Your shower looks over the banana orchard and the valley below, and you can luxurate in the sunken bathtub while looking out the windows the the mountains in the distance. Pocket doors open the room entirely to the outside world and the garden. The Second Bedroom is absolutely adorable. it's a stand along private guest bungalow, with it's own master bath . it has it's own private patio, for a cozy breakfast in complete privacy. The bathroom is generous, and the bungalow sits just steps away from the pool.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Families welcome, but no children under 5. There are a few stairs to get from driveway to the house, but the house itself is on one level. we have had plenty of active older guests stay at the house and be completely comfortable. the house will be cleaned when you arrive and once a week if your stay is longer than a week. However, you may wish daily maid service for an additional $30.00 per day. the house also has a complete wifi set up, and you can work and not tell your colleagues you are in Costa Rica.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.917808 based on 73 reviews
5

Suited our every need.....

  • 5 of 5

This house and destination were perfect. Hard to add anything that hasn’t been said already. Previous reviews say it all. We have just returned from the most restful vacation. The town of Atenas had everything we needed. The people warm and friendly. The location is great for so many of the beautiful places to be seen in Costa Rica, but was more than happy to stay at the house and just relax. The house had all we needed, many areas to sit and take in the magnificent views. The house and location will not disappoint. Would love to return and probably will. Thank you Diana for renting out your home so others can enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Barbara, I am so glad that our home made for your perfect vacation!!! Atenas IS warm and friendly and so close - and yet the five min it takes to get there seems so far since our house is so private. I'm on my way tomorrow and i can't wait to get back to paradise - and i do hope we can find a perfect time for you to return. The great thing about coming a different month each time is that there is always something different in bloom! Pura Vida, Diana
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Couple house

  • 4 of 5

The house has a specular view of the valley and we enjoyed watching the birds soaring by. The outdoor area is excellent.

We were 2 couples and found the master bedroom to be impressive but the second bedroom was tiny, it looks bigger in the picture, with hardly enough room to turn around. It has a double bed, one night stand and a tiny closet. The living area was spacious and kitchen was equipped with the basics; we would have appreciated glass wine glasses.

Diana and Letica were great to work with before and during our stay.

Thank you.

Pam

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best relaxing family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had rented this house for 6 days in December 2017 and it was simply divine! It was beautiful, secluded but so close to what we needed in terms of food, and it was so relaxing that we didn't want to leave. I would definitely rent this place again. We have three small boys, ages 11, 8, and 6. Our 11- and 8-year-old were fine staying in the bedroom off of the pool area. But our 6-year-old didn't want to sleep with them (he was scared), so he crashed on the sofa in the bedroom with us.

I did feel that it was a little too far away from some of the things I may have wanted to do (volcanos, etc.). We did day trips, but as you've heard, you don't want to be driving at night because the roads can bend a lot. If we had more money, we would have gotten a hotel for a night at another hotel closer to a tourist destination we wanted to see.

But overall, you can't go wrong with this property. I enjoyed taking pictures of the gorgeous flowers in the yard, walking along the road with my family in the gated community and seeing the iguanas and other sites, and just enjoying decompressing for 6 days. Ahhhh...I want to go back!

Here are a few tips:

1. Rent a 4x4. The driveway is STEEP and you'll need all-wheel drive.

2. Stay a night elsewhere close to the volcano and other sites you want to see. Most of the good stuff is about 30 min to 1.5 hours away.

3. Take a day and just stay around the house and chill in the pool and the hammock. Grab a good and soak in the sun!

4. There is a cute cat on the property (we named him Bruno, LOL) and he knows how to use is paw to slide the sliding glass doors to get in. He's friendly, but if you're allergic, this could be a problem. The kids really enjoyed having him around, and I did, too, although we didn't let him inside.

5. Travel with someone who speaks Spanish. I speak it, although not totally fluent, but I'm able to ask directions, order food, read signs, etc. My husband was CLUELESS. Atenas and some of the areas surrounding don't have as many English-speaking people in local businesses and restaurants.

6. Have fun! It goes fast!

We will definitely be returning in the near future!

Serena

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

If never-ending views are what you dream of...

  • 5 of 5

We love the end-of-the-road experience when we travel as it usually lends to the most magnificent views. Diana's home, however, was by far the most idyllic we have ever visited. The pictures do not do her home justice, nor do they capture the captivating sounds of this rural setting. Each morning we awoke to the gentle voices of cows, roosters and an endless array of beautiful birds. Cows would literally meander curiously only steps beyond the property boundaries. And not to be overlooked, the surrounding fauna was breathtaking. The home itself is spacious and well-maintained with a wonderfully private layout. Set in a small gated community, the Atenas city center was only a 5-7 minute drive, though we preferred to walk the hilly area each morning (approximately 30 minutes). Leticia, the property manager, was absolutely wonderful to work with - a true asset. We hope to return again and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi to you Susan, thank you so much for sharing your experience. It sounds as if you made the most of the location and it makes me happy to know that you loved the cows!!! They are so relaxing... We have been happy to have you, and hope you will return soon! Diana
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Montreal, Quebec
5

Our first time in Costa Rica....but certainly not the last

  • 5 of 5

Amazing ! That is the word that best summarizes our stay here. The entire booking process with Diana was absolutely seamless and we were greeted so warmly upon our arrival. The location is simply perfect. The view is breathtaking...taking our morning coffee on the balcony was just one of our favourite things to do. We were 2 adults & 3 teenagers and everyone was comfortable. Everybody loved the house, the pool, the weather, etc. We always felt safe. My deepest wish is to return soon as there are so many things to see in Costa Rica. And staying here was just one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you Diana. I am very grateful we landed on your property as this is where we began our Costa Rican adventure. Next time, we will stay longer, for sure. Pura vida.

  • Review Submitted: 28/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to have you and were thrilled that the entire group enjoyed your stay. Yes, coffee in the a.m. on the veranda is something that, after l0 years, i never tire of!! Please come back - starting next April, we will have an additional bedroom suite...the more the merrier. Pura Vida, Diana
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Boston, MA
5

Gorgeous vacation destination!

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely stunning. It is quiet, tranquil and calming. I've been a return customer and cannot wait until my next trip to Atenas and this gorgeous home!

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sports Bar, 5 min into town
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Puntareanis
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
We are right off of two highways,
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
La Trilla, La Trocha, 3 pizza places, Mexican, etc
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Jaco, Hermosa, Heradura, Playa Blanca and more
Car: recommended

Hummingbirds!! Butterflies, Volcanoes, fishing, surfing, wildlife preserves, river rafting, bird watching, farms, cows and horses, crystal waterfalls, meditative, relaxing!!, hiking, cloud forests, beautiful churches, the sound of birds, toucans, great food, lovely people. Argentinean & Chilean wines, fresh fruit and fish. Pura vida!

Balinese Single story home, all modern appliances, Away-From-It-All yet 5 minutes to a gorgeous little town with, according to National Geographic, 'The Best Weather In the World.'

Atenas is a great town, with 5 grocery stores, great little restaurants. IT is a GREAT central location for day trips to

Jaco, Playa Hermosa, key volcanoes like Poas and Atenas, the Zoo, and the ferry at Punta Arenas.

We are only 20 minutes to lovely beaches.

Other Activities: kayaking, river rafting

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Atenas, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green
13 Jan 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$359
AU$2,510
 
 
Green
1 May 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$228
AU$1,597
 
 
Misty
2 Sep 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$168
 
 
Early Holiday
12 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$359
AU$2,510
 
 
Holiday
16 Dec 2018 - 13 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$417
AU$2,921
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$196
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$325.95
Property Damage Protection AU$76.92
Pet Fee AU$97.78
security for 7 days AU$325.95
Tax Rate 8.0%

Please ask for monthly stay discounts. Pura Vida!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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