Spectacular luxury vacation home – breathta… – vrbo gaston y daniela


When entering this amazing home one gets dazzled by its beauty. A uniquely designed inner courtyard and fountain welcomes you into this exquisite home with a luxurious and comfortable living room, media room, fully equipped kitchen with butler’s pantry and a formal dining room. Taken in by the beautiful artwork and decorations, plush bedroom furniture and beddings, expansive outdoor deck with sparkling clear pool, hot tub/jacuzzi, cold plunge pool and inviting lounge furniture – it’s almost too overwhelming.

Start your day with a tropical breakfast on the outdoor patio, take a swim in the pool and enjoy a good glass of wine while overseeing the beautiful view of the valley below and the mountains beyond; all ingredients for a wonderful vacation at “La Perla de Atenas” – and you can have it all.

This beautiful home has 3 bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, double sinks and walk-in closets comfortably accommodating up to 6 people. The master suite has a king size bed with a luxurious Tempurpedic mattress, 2 walk-in closets, a jacuzzi bathtub, separate luxurious shower, and a sauna steam room. There are two separate guest suites, both tastefully furnished with a comfortable king-sized beds and dressers. WiFi, cable and local telephone enabled for convenience.

On the property, there are many full grown trees where tropical birds like toucans, Montezuma oropendulas, motmots, visit all the time. Wake up in the morning to the sound of nature, stroll outside and pick your healthy breakfast from the many fruit trees; orange, mango, guanabana, clementine, star fruit, water apple, make a great start for a wonderful new day in paradise.

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, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a private Catamaran Sailing tour, a visit to an Organic Coffee farm, and tours custom made to our guests’ requests throughout Costa Rica.

Our property managers, Aad and Marian Veltman, a multilingual (English-Dutch-Spanish-German) couple from The Netherlands, are ready to welcome you to La Perla de Atenas, and will do everything within their power to make your stay a great success. They can arrange for you to have your fridge stocked with your favorite groceries upon arrival, or have a home cooked meal ready for you on your arrival day.

We celebrated our 50th Anniversary with this trip, which included our son and daughter and their spouses. The Veltmans (BunkiTours) took very good care of us the entire 10 days we were in country. As property managers they are personable and caring but not intrusive. We did not rent a car, as they arranged any transportation we needed for not only excursions (trust them, these were all great and unusual events) but also just going into town for market or dinner. Mario drove us a good bit of the time and was prompt and courteous as well as a safe driver, also amenable to unscheduled stops that we made. The house is not only beautiful but well cared for and secure. We always felt quite safe. Bird watching from the spectacular veranda was awesome! We were impressed with LaToledo organic coffee farm ( a small family operation) then lunch at the home of lovely Dona Cecelia who prepared us a typical Tico meal on her wood stove in her open air kitchen that was delicious. And what a view! We also traveled to Herradurra for a sailing/snorkeling 3 hours with Captain Neil , who also owns Kayak Jaco, on a trimaran! Loved this professional “surf bum” who made us feel tight at home on his boat. Topped this one off with lunch at Pelicano Soda on Herradurra beach. Great food! Our last excursion took us to the rainforest and LaPaz Gardens and waterfalls. Aad provided the private tour and we saw far more than if we had been just on our own. Spectacular! We were sorry to leave yesterday morning. We plan to return and use Aad and Marian for renting a place and for tours! We were surprised to find that they manage several properties, as we were made to feel that we were their sole focus. LaPerla and BunkiTours are a fabulous combination!