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Gorgeous Home With Spectacular Views of Volcanoes and the Entire Central Valley!

4.8/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Hot tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationZoo Ave24 min drive
    Popular LocationLos Chorros Municipal Recreative Park33 min drive
    AirportSan Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)48 min drive
    Popular LocationUniversity for Peace67 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 7
1500 sq ft
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

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About this area


This vacation home is located in Atenas. Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Los Chorros Municipal Recreative Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Zoo Ave and Mariposas Sarchí. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Guillermo Vargas Roldan Stadium, or consider a night out at Parque Viva. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Zoo Ave - 24 min drive
  • Mariposas Sarchí - 31 min drive
  • Los Chorros Municipal Recreative Park - 33 min drive
  • Parque Viva - 37 min drive
  • University for Peace - 67 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose Pavas Station - 38 min drive
  • AirportJuan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 48 min drive


  • Chicharronera Don Yayo — 6 min drive
  • La Fiesta de las Pupusas — 6 min drive
  • Contigo Café — 6 min drive
  • La Trocha del Boyero — 6 min drive
  • La Trilla — 7 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Gorgeous Home With Spectacular Views of Volcanoes and the Entire Central Valley!

Romantic vacation home with outdoor pool and outdoor tennis court
Casa Vista Grande, a 3-bedroom, 3-bath home completed in April, 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 above and below, 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. 35 MBPS Broadband internet is provided with WiFi, HD TV with 120 channels and 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 new 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 (43 minutes) from the Pacific beaches. The house is 25-30 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport, 25 minutes from the new City Mall (biggest mall in Costa Rica), and WalMart. Nearby attractions include the El Toledo Coffee Tour, the Zoo in La Garita, the Botanical Orchid Garden in La Garita, Else Kienzler Botanical Garden in Sarchi and La Paz Waterfall Gardens Park on the slopes of Poas Volcano. Comfortable day trips include Beaches: (Dona Ana Beach, 45 minutes, 35 mi; Jaco Beaches - 45 miles, one hour and six minutes); Volcanoes & Parks: (Poas Volcano Nat'l Park - 22 miles, about an hour; Manuel Antonio National Park at Jaco; Arenal Volcano Nat'l Park - 50 miles, 2 ½ hours; La Paz Waterfall Gardens – 35 miles, 1 hour 15 minutes), El Toledo Coffee Tour (outskirts of Atenas), Chocolate Tour, 20 minutes away in Alajuela. A menu of all nearby attractions is available to all guests upon booking. Your hostess Magda is very knowledgeable about the Atenas area and Costa Rica’s many attractions. She will happily offer information and services of every kind 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. To help you unwind, a masseuse is available on request. 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 or TV show on the high-definition TV via 120 channels and Netflix. Ultra high-speed internet is available with WiFi. There is formal dining for 6 and an island bar for breakfast or cocktails. Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen to prepare your own meals. A chef is available for custom meals on request. The bedroom furniture is native hardwood, hand-carved by local craftsmen. All three bedrooms offer queen beds with quality mattresses. There is an inflatable queen bed or twin 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 $4 in the white taxis. We can offer the best deal on rental cars; our guests receive large discounts. We can also connect you with an exceptionally good tour guide who also does airport pickups. Robert, the owner will provide you with a custom digital map to the house and directions in English and Spanish before your departure in Costa Rica. 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.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer private pools and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided on request.
An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Robert Cranson
Speaks English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • Private pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shared/communal pool
  • Spa tub
  • Massages


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car not required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blender
  • Ice maker
  • Paper towels


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer


  • TV
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golfing on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 7

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The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in time starts at 11:30 AM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 12:30 PM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Gorgeous Home Spectacular Views Volcanoes Entire Central Valley
Gorgeous Home Spectacular Views Volcanoes Entire Central Valley

Frequently asked questions

Does Gorgeous Home With Spectacular Views of Volcanoes and the Entire Central Valley! have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Gorgeous Home With Spectacular Views of Volcanoes and the Entire Central Valley! pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Gorgeous Home With Spectacular Views of Volcanoes and the Entire Central Valley!?
Check-in begins at 11:30 AM.
What time is check-out at Gorgeous Home With Spectacular Views of Volcanoes and the Entire Central Valley!?
Check-out is at 12:30 PM.
Where is Gorgeous Home With Spectacular Views of Volcanoes and the Entire Central Valley! located?
Situated in Atenas, this romantic vacation home is 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from Zoo Ave and 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from Palmares Church. Parque Viva and Los Chorros Municipal Recreative Park are also within 16 mi (25 km).
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Stunning views from a comfortable Atenas 3/3
The views from this property are amazing and do not disappoint. Sunrise over the various volcanos in sight are just beautiful. The owner is a pleasure to deal with and does everything possible to make your stay go smoothly. The on site manage, Magda ,is equally available and ready to fix problems. We thought the location a bit hard to get to - you can't walk but views were certainly worth it. The home is well laid out with master on one side an 2 other bedrooms opposite. Each has its own bath. We did find the property could use a little more TLC but we understand Covid has probably restricted some of this. Examples: some lights are out - icemaker had issues - kitchen not very fully stocked - garden needs upkeep. But it is great value for the money in the wonderful mountain town of Atenas.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely house, fantastic view, very peaceful
We enjoyed our 3-month stay very much. The house is well-equipped and any issues that we had were taken care of right away by Magda, the property manager, and Robert, the owner. It was wonderful to be in a quiet place with our own pool and a gorgeous view and still be only 10 minutes away from the town of Atenas, which had many stores and restaurants.

5/5 Excellent

Superbly Appointed Spacious House Overlooking Central Valley.
In the past we have not ventured from the UK further than N America and the Carribean but the slightly longer flight time was richly rewarded here. This was largely thanks to the considerable efforts of the owner Robert to try to think of everything you will want at the house and in Costa Rica- we lacked nothing for the whole 2 weeks. Magda is on hand for any questions and being able to use her facilities was an unexpected bonus. The layout of the villa is carefully planned and the views particularly at sunrise truly are spectacular – we were lucky enough to witness nearby Poas Volcano spewing ashes one morning. This inspired us to drive there to view the crater itself. Driving anywhere cannot be done in a short time (signage erratic !) but the roads including the approach to the house were fine if you allowed sufficient time and treated them with respect. Used a mix of car hire /Walter Ramirez/Buses/Local Taxis and found this worked well. Trips included Poas Volcano, Alto Tajo Zipwire, San Jose Walking Tour and El Toledo Coffee Plantation Tour. Robert’s Californian neighbours (recently retired) kindly invited us to their Yoga class and took us to the Farmers Market – nice people to share a drink with. Atenas itself is an unspoilt small town with a number of good reasonably priced restaurant options and an excellent supermarket. We were looking for an idyllic retreat to unwind and found it here – loved it. Reluctant to repeat other reviewers detailed positive comments as the property really is as promised on the website. Pura Vida.

5/5 Excellent

Most wonderful views.
We were sorry to have to limit our stay to 3 nights. The house was well equipped and we had no problems of any kind. The 180 degree views, including the cities of the Central Valley and four volcanoes in the distance, along with magnificent sunrises, even during the rainy season, made for an unforgettable experience. Our last night we ate at La Trocha restaurant in Atenas, a small out of the way place run by Fran, a wonderful host and chef.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely home
Lovely home perched on a hill with an amazing view of the lush jungle. Pictures on the website are very accurate. The owner was extremely helpful on every aspect especially about how to pick up a rental car. Before our trip we read all the nightmares associated with getting a rental car and all the insurance you must carry. Alamo was great, was not required to carry extra insurance. We highly recommend you rental something with 4 wheel drive because you will need it.

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