Villa Serenidad: GORGEOUS secluded home in Atenas, heated pool, river walk, view

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms


Welcome to Villa Serenidad. Villa Serenidad sits on 2 acres (8, 000 sq meters) of land and is located in a private, gated community in Atenas, Costa Rica. We would love for you to experience Villa Serenidad for yourself. The home is single level, covers about 4, 250 square feet (395 sq m) including the patio and is suitable for the entire family including the elderly. Pura Vida is a way of life in Costa Rica. Simply translated, it means “simple life” or “pure life”. Living a busy life in the U. S. , we find Villa Serenidad to be very relaxed. Pura Vida is about less worries, less stress and enjoying what you have. Look around and find why we fell in love with Villa Serenidad

What makes Villa Serenidad so special? After spending a number of vacations at various vacation rentals around Atenas and spending a number of years looking for the perfect property, we found this gem. But why the name Villa Serenidad? Well, that one will take a little longer to explain

Having stayed in a number of barrios around Atenas, including Pica Flora and Roca Verde, we had a pretty good idea of what we wanted and even a better idea of what we didn’t want! If I could sum it up in a couple of words, I’d go with “peaceful seclusion”. But we didn’t want to be miles and miles out of town. We wanted easy and quick access to the amenities Atenas has to offer. We wanted a very secluded home away from busy roads and dogs barking at all hours of the night (experienced that, not enjoyable!)

Combined with our experiences and after looking at over 20 homes for sale in person and another 50 online, we had a great idea of what we wanted. We wanted a house that was easy to access, close to town central, was away from other houses, had great views and most importantly, was very relaxing. We got lucky this property came along at the right time. It wasn’t the perfect house for us but the location was everything we could’ve imagined and then some. A remodel project during the summer of 2017 will be updating the house to make it the perfect home in addition to being the perfect location

Villa Serenidad sits atop a river valley allowing views across the river gorge and out across the central valley. Day or night, it is an astounding view. A short walk down the hill in the back yard brings you to a beautiful river, Rio Cacao. Our closest neighbor is up the hill, behind a wall, across the street, behind another wall and then set back a hundred feet. If I didn’t tell you, you wouldn’t even know they were there. Whether lounging around the pool or eating at the dinner table, the closest neighbor in sight is over 1/4 mile away, across the river gorge. You may notice that in our gallery we show all the nature that surrounds our house. It is dramatically different than just about every other house this close to Atenas central. If you’ve visited a few areas of Atenas, you will notice many trees line property edges to hide the other houses. No need here

So, why Villa Serenidad? It’s all about how this home made us feel! The European definition of villa is a country residence. Even though we are not “out in the country”, the feeling you get in this location is exactly that. We also immediately noticed how very calm, peaceful, and tranquil we felt in this home. And that happens to be the exact definition of serene. Serenity translated into Spanish is Serenidad. It was pretty easy from there, Villa Serenidad it is!

Villa Serenidad is located in the Mercedes district near Barrio Fatima. When renting our home, we will provide exact details including maps and directions and our property manager Andrew will gladly meet you in town and guide you to our home. It’s a very easy 7 minute, 2 mile (3. 3km) drive on flat roads. Unlike many homes with amazing views, we don't have any crazy mountain switchback roads to get to our house

For those that have been in Costa Rica for some time, you know on occasion that the water gets turned off for a day or two at a time. Simply put, we can’t have that affecting you while on vacation. As such, we’re installing 5, 000 liters worth of water holding tanks which should last more than a week should the public water supply (AYA) get shut off. You will also notice throughout Costa Rica the showers barely run due to the general low water pressure throughout the country. Along with the water tanks, we’re installing a water pressure pump which will give plenty of pressure to all three showers and sinks at the same time. A good water supply is critical to us

Villa Serenidad features many of the amenities found on 5 star properties


  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Laundry
  • Dishwasher


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