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Comfortable, Well Designed 2 BR House, Walking Distance to Atenas Town

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
4 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Palmares Church
    16 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Zoo Ave
    20 min drive
  • Popular Location
    World of Snakes
    23 min drive
  • Airport
    San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)
    27 min drive

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    About this area


    In a rural location, this villa is in a walkable area with great airport proximity. Palmares Church and San Ramon Nonato Church are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Zoo Ave. 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. Our guests love the property's central and quiet location.

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    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Palmares Church - 16 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Zoo Ave - 20 min drive
    • Popular Location
      World of Snakes - 23 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Las Cataratas de Los Chorros - 27 min drive
    • Popular Location
      University for Peace - 32 min drive

    Getting around

    • San Antonio de Belen Station - 26 min drive
    • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 27 min drive

    About this property

    Comfortable, Well Designed 2 BR House, Walking Distance to Atenas Town

    Historic villa in Atenas with fitness centre
    CASA CHIQUITICA is on the upper part of our quinta. It has a great view of Poas and Barva volcanoes and you see tropical greenery out every window. It was craftily designed to be a big, little house, appealing to foreign guests . Only 1400 sq. ft., but with many features of simply good planning, such as all built in polished cement sofas and beds, large tinted windows, fine cedar wood cabinets, granite countertops, large glass block shower and fine floor tile. It is light and airy, traditional on the outside, completely modern on the inside; with a real ceramic tile roof that provides excellent insulation. Surrounded by tropical landscaping; Ti plants, Star Jasmine, Multiple palms, Bird of Paradise, red peppers, and Bougainvilla. Two bedrooms, One bath, fully Enclosed Sunny Patio covered in red volcanic rock, great for sunning or a small pet. It is suitable for two adults and two children, or 2 adults full time and 2 visitors, as there is a King Bed in the MBR and two Single Beds end to end in the study. All with ortho mattresses. New all electric Frigidaire appliances. Halogen stovetop. All warm hued LED lighting. Smart 42 inch wall TV coupled to wi fi connection. Bring your memory stick, phone full of music or Netflix number. Excellent Wi Fi throughout the house. All linens and dishes, cookware provided. Casa Chiquitica awaits you! ALL INCLUDED: FULLY FURNISHED, LINENS, COOKWARE, DISHES ELECTRIC BILL ALL MODERN ELECTRIC FRIGIDAIRE APPLIANCES , SMALL APPLIANCES LIKE COFFEE MAKER, BLENDER, TOASTER WASHER AND DRYER IN BATH WHOLE HOUSE WI FI INTERNET, WI FI TV WATER EXTERIOR GARDENING TRASH After you reserve with your Host, Forest, I will send a lot of information by email. I am a retired American elementary teacher living on the same property, so am available to answer all questions. It is understandable if you are new to CR that you will have many questions, and I will be happy to provide all the info you need. I live here full time and love it. I will start with advice on ground transport. You do not really need to rent a car at the airport right away, as I can arrange your airport pick up and delivery with my reliable transport man. I can even arrange for you to rent my Classic CLK 500 Benz. Ask about it after you reserve. There is never much waiting when communicating with your Host in Costa Rica, FOREST
    Guest accommodation at this villa offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower.
    This villa features a fitness centre, a garden and limo/town car service.
    This villa is a smoke-free property.
    Recreational amenities at the villa include a fitness centre.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

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

    Property manager

    property manager


    Speaks English, Spanish



    Check-in time starts at Flexible

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 12:00 PM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets are allowed.
    • Restrictions apply
    • For more information, contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

    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 are 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.
      On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is recommended for transport to and from this property.

    Property amenities


    • Internet access

    Parking and transport

    • On-site parking
    • Limo/town car service


    • Fridge
    • Hob
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster


    • 2 bedrooms
    • Linens provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Shower only
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV
    • DVD player
    • Books
    • Stereo

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Phone

    Location highlights

    • In a rural location

    Things to do

    • Fitness centre
    • Hiking/biking trails, mountain biking and ecotours nearby


    • Sleeps 4
    • Unit size: 1400 sq ft (130 sq m)

    Nearby things to do


    Recreational amenities at the villa include a fitness centre. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Costa Rica for beginners

      My wife and I speak zero Spanish and were concerned how we would get along staying outside the capital but Forest made everything easy and convenient for us. He arranged drivers and taxi and even rented us a local cell phone with his number pre-programmed so we could “phone a friend “ if we ever needed. As it turns out, our fears were unwarranted. Costa Rica is a very welcoming place. Even in Atenas we had very few communication issues. And Forest was the perfect host, always willing to help but also respecting our privacy. We will definitely be back! Forest has a beautiful casita and the location is idyllic. There is so much to see and do within just an hour’s drive. Be sure to get Forest’s restaurant suggestions. He has great taste!

      5/5 Excellent

        A perfect casita and a perfect host

        We had a wonderful time in the beautiful casita. A plus was meeting Forest and enjoying a bit of bubbly on his veranda. The casita was very comfortable with the open views and the breeze coming through the screened windows. It truly was home away from home. Atenas is a friendly town and the Italian restaurant and lending library restaurant were great additions to our stay. Now we must "RMB" or read Forest's book "Tarantulas in the Pool." We'll be back in March!!! Thank you, Forest. Hello to Hilario and Jorge!

        5/5 Excellent

          Comfortable Jumping-off point to explore Costa Rica!

          We stayed at Casita Chiquitica for a week as we explored Atenes and the surrounding area with students on a Spanish immersion trip. We found it to be a well appointed house with everything we needed to cook our own meals after a trip to the local cooperative (grocery store). The WiFi throughout the house allowed us to keep up on email and conduct work when needed. there is a nice desk with shelves in the second bedroom which served as a great office. Plenty of fresh linens, hot showers and a washer & dryer made our stay quite comfortable. Forrest was very attentive and a welcoming host. If available for future trips, we would certainly stay at this beautiful casita again. Paul & Laura

          5/5 Excellent

            Casita in a beautiful area

            Atenas is a little town in the central valley with beautiful weather and a nice breeze all day. Evenings the temperature goes down into the 60's--perfect weather.The casita was just as described. Forest, the owner, answered many questions beforehand and was very helpful during our month's stay. We used the casita as a base to travel all over Costa Rica.

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