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3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
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CASA LA FRONTERA DEL CIELO (The House Next To Heaven) This house sits standing watch at the top of a mountain, at an altitude of over 3200 feet, above the town of Atenas overlooking the great western valley that extends all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Located as it is at 'Heaven's doorstep', it has the most astonishing views found in Central America available right out of your living room, day or night. Not only can you see the Costa Rican lush (possessing all conceivable shades of green!) rainforest from most of the perimeter of the property, but can also take in the Pacific coast and ocean from your infinity pool. Enjoy your very own private garden teeming with wildlife, vivid tropical flora and fruit trees including avocado, lemon, mango, banana, plantain, guava, coffee and other ex...CASA LA FRONTERA DEL CIELO (The House Next To Heaven) This house sits standing watch at the top of a mountain, at an altitude of over 3200 feet, above the town of Atenas overlooking the great western valley that extends all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Located as it is at 'Heaven's doorstep', it has the most astonishing views found in Central America available right out of your living room, day or night. Not only can you see the Costa Rican lush (possessing all conceivable shades of green!) rainforest from most of the perimeter of the property, but can also take in the Pacific coast and ocean from your infinity pool. Enjoy your very own private garden teeming with wildlife, vivid tropical flora and fruit trees including avocado, lemon, mango, banana, plantain, guava, coffee and other exotic delicacies. Watch and listen to the local wild birds as they sing and flit from tree to tree in the grove behind the house. (You'll be astounded at how close the little chicks get when they pay you a visit at the pool during one of Costa Rica's gentle rains.) Enjoy the soothing breezes from your hammock in the front of the house, or in the house's unique reading room which allows you, while staying indoors, to enjoy the cross wind that comes up one side of the mountain and down the other. [ National Geographic named Atenas as having the BEST climate in the world. Experience it for yourself! ] And the vistas don't quit. You can still drink them in during the unparalleled experience of the house's 'jacuzzi with a view', or while bar-b-queuing or dining al fresco in the house's veranda. The house, which sleeps two to eight people, is itself an architectural marvel. The striking wrought iron winding staircase and railings naturally draw your eyes to the dramatic twenty-foot-high wood ceilings in the main house. The kitchen's silver and gold-veined marble counters invite you to join your other guests to sit and share in a meal or cocktails. The open design of the reading room, with its large windows that make you feel like you are outside while still indoor, provides a road map to relaxation. Excellently appointed throughout, the house's two other bedrooms and three bathrooms are, likewise, marked by impressive attention to detail as evidenced by exquisite marble and wood finishes, and finely crafted furniture and fixtures. A five minute drive to Atenas, but also, given its central location in the country, it is close to most of the main attractions in Costa Rica: including its volcanoes, butterfly gardens, rainforests equipped with canopy tours and zip lines waiting for you to explore them and, yes, it's within driving distance of the famous Pacific coast beaches. Multiple tours in the area allow for boating, white water rafting, hiking, horseback riding, and so much more. For those seeking culture, Escazú (a sophisticated bilingual area of fabulous restaurants, stores, exclusive boutiques, English language bookstores and movie theaters) is also a 45-minute drive away. As an additional service to our house guests, we offer a fee-based airport pick up and drop-off to help you avoid the potential hassles involved in the transitions into and out of your time in Costa Rica (something to particularly consider when you have night-time travel plans, but a nice comfort to have in any event). We also provide car rentals and tours to all corners of the country, including the Poas and Arenal volcanoes, a 'crocodile tour' to Jaco, a tour to the La Paz Waterfall gardens, and we specialize in tours custom made to our guests' requests throughout Costa Rica. Your very own sanctum of peace in the middle of a rainforest paradise, the very next thing to being in Nirvana: Casa Frontera del Cielo, The House Next To Heaven … ***NOTE: Casa La Frontera del Cielo requires a $750.00 safety deposit in cash at check in to cover any potential damage to the property.*** More
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About the Owner
Miguel F. G
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2015
Interaction with guests
We provide our guests with our property managers', the Veltman's, contact info as soon as a reservation is confirmed but, if you prefer, we can have you contact them now if you would like a quote for any of these services, including a private cook. (Just let us know your preference.) To be clear, though, you are under absolutely No obligation to book any of their services. They will then only conduct your check-in and orientation upon your arrival at the property, and your check out upon your departure. They will then be a text, email or phone call away should our guests need them for anything!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just got home from one of the best vacations ever! My entire family absolutely loved this vacation and loved Costa Rica! And this SPECTACULAR home! We all agreed that this is must be what heaven is like....the views were amazing and although we took...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank dianemZ2896EZ
Reviewed 11 May 2019

We stayed in this beautiful home for 4 nights. We had been in Costa Rica for 6 days previously, so we drove up from the Dominical area and met Aad at the local store and followed him to the house. Aad and his wife Marian...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank jlt2020
Passport615591, VR Owner at Plantation House W Spectacular Views Of Mountains & Pacific; Option Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2019

Hi Jeffrey, Thank you so much for your wonderful and thorough summary of your vacation stay at Casa La Frontera del Cielo! We are particularly thrilled to hear you were able to experience the house’s unique features, it’s spectacular location at the top of a...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is the closest to heaven we've been! The house is literally in the clouds and the pictures of the view don't do it justice. The location in Atenas worked great for us - the town is easily accessible by car with good supermarkets and...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank AmyMc11
Management response:Responded 17 July 2017

Dear Drew, Thank you so much for your most wonderful review! We always tell our guests that no A/C is ever required at Casa La Frontera del Cielo, even at the height of summer. We also mention that Atenas and the surrounding attractions are, not...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

La Frontera De Los Cielos appears to be the perfect home; the ideal place to stay in while on vacation. However the residence although very scenic in photos is not necessarily as described and the renter and managers of the property can be a bit...More

Date of stay: June 2017
1  Thank michelle m
Management response:Responded 16 July 2017

Hi Michelle, Wow! Our family, the Veltmans, and the rest of our management team, who have made Casa La Frontera del Cielo into a rental property that has provided outstanding Costa Rican experiences to hundreds of guests over the past five years (as evidenced by...More

Reviewed 12 February 2017

The view from this house is fantastic. The house is beautiful and well maintained. We stayed for two weeks and would have liked to stay longer. The managers (Aad and Maryanne) were very nice and helpful. The gardener and maid did a great job. It...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank gwitham
Management response:Responded 19 February 2017

Dear Gary, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Casa La Frontera! As we have previously remarked, we are truly lucky to have Aad and Marian managing our property and personally handling all our tours, as well as Marvin to take such good...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Ocean Views
Towels Provided
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Ceiling Fans
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Garage
Internet Access
VCR
Telephone
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Hot Tub
Alarm Clock
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Housekeeping Optional
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
Casa La Frontera del Cielo is not just a house that offers its occupants stunning views, a beautiful garden, and exceptional opportunities for observing the local Costa Rican flora and fauna. It is a five minute drive to the unique mountain town of Atenas, but also, given its central location in the country, it is close to most of the main attractions in Costa Rica: including its volcanoes, butterfly gardens, rain-forests equipped with canopy tours and zip lines waiting for you to explore them and, yes, it's within driving distance of the famous Pacific coast beaches. Multiple tours in the area allow for boating, white water rafting, hiking, horseback riding, and so much more. For those seeking culture, Escazú (a sophisticated bilingual area of fabulous restaurants, stores, exclusive bouti...
Getting around
First, do you need to rent a car at all if you are going to be staying at Casa La Frontera del Cielo? The answer is no, with some caveats. To begin with, you can just contract the Veltmans for their pick-up and drop-off service to and from the San Jose/SJO airport (plus they personally drive you on any excursions booked with them). You do Not need a vehicle if you plan to spend a lot of time just relaxing at Casa La Frontera del Cielo. Even if you plan on traveling quite a bit, you still do not absolutely need to rent a car as there is easily accessible and thoroughly Inexpensive Taxi services that reach the property. In our overall experience, utilizing the taxi service, even on a daily basis, would end up being cheaper than a car rental.
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