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Luxury Home overlooks Arenal Volcano & Lake Arenal & Ceiba Tree

Luxury Home overlooks Arenal Volcano & Lake Arenal & Ceiba Tree

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jan 26, 2015
3000 sq ft home with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool and hot tub.

This newly constructed (2012) spacious 3 bedroom/4 bathroom home is located on 2 private acres adjacent to Arenal Volcano State Park. Each bedroom has its own terrace overlooking the old Ceiba Tree and views of Arenal Volcano and Lake. The open layout allows cool mountain breezes to flow through the home. Enjoy leisure activity in our bar/game room and cool off in our swimming pool or relax in the hot tub with direct views of the active face of the volcano. Ideal for groups/families (sleeps 6-12 people). Enjoy meals cooked by our personal chef (available on request) or prepare your own culinary creation in our fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Daily cleaning service provided. Laundry service available on request.

Located within minutes of El Castillo, Sky Trek Zip-Line Canopy Tours, Kayaking and ATV rentals. Horseback tours to the waterfalls or fishing tours on the lake or Rio Frio can be arranged. Massage therapy is available at the Blue Lagoon Spa just 500 meters up the hill. Hot Springs and La Fortuna are just 30 minutes away. An escape from the daily stress of work for a week in paradise will rejuvenate your soul and reconnect you with what life is meant to be.

The property is adjacent to virgin cloud forest. Explore miles of hiking trails through the rain forest that lead down to the nearby Rio Piedras Negras. Howler monkeys, toucans, wild turkeys, parrots, coati mundis (aka pizotes), tayras and more can be regularly spotted from the house and in the vicinity.

WiFi broadband internet access is included. Tune in internet radio from anywhere in the world or watch DVDs and Netflix on a 42' HDTV.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

From left to right: Jim, Wes, Josie, Robin. Our family first visited Costa Rica in 2010 and fell in love with the Arenal area. Two years later, we spent our first week in the new house. We're in NJ most of the year. Jim is a marketing manager for an electronics company, Robin is an accountant. Wes is a senior in HS and Josie is a sophomore at URI.

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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2015

31 Reviews

4.7
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Volcano Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
Melbourne, Australia
5

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in Casa Ceiba with my daughter and partner. Sadly the house was fully booked and we only got to stay one night in this outstanding property. The views are breathtaking, the majestic volcano to one side and the lake on the other side colide in this amazing form of nature. We got to see the sunset and that was just priceless. Since we had only one night at the house we spent the entire time at the pool and the jacuzzi sipping cocktails while listening to howler monkeys, crickets and cicadas.
The house was really clean and the property is well maintained, the kitchen is perfect for entertaining and well equipped, we had lots of fun preparing dinner. The wooden rocking chairs in the main balcony are perfect to enjoy the views as well. We found everything we needed and more. We truly wished we could have stayed longer. I really recommend this house to anyone who is looking to get away from it all, loves to be one with nature and is willing to go the extra mile to have more privacy and freedom from the more commercial places. We had a unique experience and we hope to come back very soon!
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Carolina: It always warms my heart when I hear such appreciative feedback. You touched on all the things we love about our place. It was our pleasure to share it with you.
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Luxury Home overlooks Arenal Volcano & Lake Arenal & Ceiba Tree
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Volcano Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
St. Paul, MN
4

Away from it all

  • 4 of 5
Just the two of us stayed here for 10 days. It was certainly more house than we needed, but we felt at home and loved having the pool and hot tub. The views from this house are incredible and were made more so by the variety of bird species the frequent the area. If you want to get away from it all, this is a great place to stay; you're simultaneously close to a lot of parks and small towns but not surrounded by tourists. We had two days without power and no communication, but that's what you expect when you're this far into the rainforest in the rainy season. We took this as an opportunity to do some nearby hiking and patronize a local restaurant that had a generator. Cerro Chato was our favorite nearby hike. We were disappointed that we couldn't do our own laundry and a little surprised by the road conditions leading up to the house (a 4x4 is a must), but we had a great stay.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Volcano Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
Joshua, Texas
2

Lovely setting, FALSE ADVERTISING

  • 2 of 5
My family stayed at this home for a week over a month ago. I have addressed concerns with the owner and since he has never responded, followed up, or changed the ammenities and information listed, I feel that I should warn other potential guests of the misleading information advertised with this home. Daily house keeping is advertised and this is not true. During our week stay, Emilce came twice. I contacted the property manager as well as the owner about this and was told daily house keeping is no longer provided unless requested. I then requested it as it was very important that we be able to wash laundry as we always pack light when renting homes with laundry machines, and the laundry room at this house is kept locked and only accessible by the housekeeper. When she did come on day 3, she arrived with a hand crank portable washing machine and explained that the truth was the washing machine in the laundry room had been broken for some time and had never been replaced by the owner. She said the only way for us to wash our clothes and the house towels and linens was to let her do it since it is a crank machine. This was a mistake as our delicates and underwear came out torn and chewed up. The other issue with not having daily cleaning service or any manual about upkeep of the home was the trash and waste disposal. There are very tiny waste buckets in the bathrooms and all toilet paper must be put into the waste buckets. These began to overflow on day 2 as did the kitchen trash since we were cooking our meals. This home does not supply hair blow dryers, and again, we did not pack those as every home I have ever rented at this price range always has those basics. Many of the screens are torn or separated from the doors and need maintenance. The paint on the pool also needs maintenance. The photos for this home need to be updated as they are going on 3 years old and vegetation is vastly different. This is a lovely home, in a spectacular setting with amazing views. It just needs maintenance and management. I cannot forgive the false advertising though, particularly when there has been plenty of time to correct it.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Volcano Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
Oakland, NJ
5

Absolutely Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
Had an absolutely fabulous time staying at Casa Ceiba.

House was great and help from Kelly (conceirge) and Emilce's cooking were outstanding.

Staying here was one of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica having close access to variety of activities from zip-lining to ATV to horseback riding. Lilander's Appalosa stables and horseback riding excursion to "secret" waterfall will be something we will never forget and would highly recommend.

Views from home and variety of flowers and wildlife were truly beautiful.

Thank you!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Volcano Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
Traverse City, Michigan
5

Perfect Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
We (my wife, our four college age kids, and myself) had a fantastic stay at Casa Ceiba. We all agree that our stay was too short and we did not want to leave when it was time to continue on our trip of Costa Rica.

Jim was excellent with communications prior to, and after, our arrival; and his driving directions from San Jose were spot on. We even managed to find the place after dark!

When I asked Jim about local restaurants, he was happy to provide a list of choices. But he also said his preference was to have Emilce and Luis do the cooking. We chose that option and are soooooo glad we did. They are a wonderful couple, and having breakfast and dinner prepared each day at the house was perfect. The food was fantastic! This option also allowed us more time to relax at the house and enjoy the beautiful view.

Alan, the property manager, was a big help with making arrangements for any planned activities we chose. During our brief stay we managed to go zip-lining at Sky Trek, soak in the hot springs at Los Lagos, climb Cerro Chato and go horseback riding at Charlies place up the road. We started and ended each day with a relaxing swim in the pool.

It was a perfect paradise. Thank you Jim, Alan, Emilce and Luis!

Lisa, David, Meghan, Alex, Duncan and Izzy
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Volcano Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
Pittsburgh, PA
5

Peaceful World

  • 5 of 5
We found this to be a very peaceful place to relax and wonderful location for some adventure. We didn't hear the sounds of any machinery, only birds and howler monkeys. We like watching the howler monkeys play in the trees about 50 meters away. We got used to their "wake up call" at around 5 am as the sun started to rise. The property manger, Allan, was very helpful and set us up for horseback riding and lunch at Charlie's place about 1 km away. We also took advantage of the Eco Zoo and Butterfly Conservancy also within 1 km. Allan also steered us to a great hot springs, Los Lagos. The meals prepared by Emilce and Luis were fantastic, so we had them prepare for us 3 out of 4 nights we were there. The other night we went to Rancho Margo, a 400 acre self sustaining ranch, that is only 15-20 minutes away and we would highly recommend. Rancho Margo's brochure says "where the middle of nowhere is somewhere special" and we would totally agree. The owner, Jim, sent us very useful directions and a listing of area attractions/adventures. There were six of us staying - me, my wife our two sons in their early to mid 20's, my younger son's girlfriend and a niece in her 30's. We had a fantastic time. The only small issue is that the hot tub was not heating which we would have liked especially after the horseback ride and hike to the waterfalls. Overall, I would highly recommend this lovely home.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul for staying with us. It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests enjoyed the El Castillo area as much as we do. We'll be sure to pass along your comments to Emilce and Luis about the meals that they prepared during your stay. I'm sorry to hear about the problem with the hot tub not heating. Apparently the heating element failed and we couldn't get it serviced before you departed. It has since been repaired and I am arranging to have spare parts on hand in case of need for future emergency repairs. Thanks again for the positive review and for choosing our place!

Location

From the Owner

You'll hear many stories about people that visit Costa Rica and experience an epiphany or an awakening. That's what happened to us. We began searching for land in Aug 2010 and found the Old Ceiba Tree lot. A year after beginning construction, the house is nearly finished. There is an energy that one can feel when you are there; it's indescribable but undeniable. Once you experience it, you'll be going back over and over.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Juan Santamaria International (SJO) San José at 120 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Tres Cabras Restaurant and Bar (at Nepenthe B&B) at 500 Metres Nearest Motorway : Route 142 (La Fortuna-Nuevo Arenal) at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Linda Vista del Norte at 500 Metres Car: recommended

Arenal Volcano Park, Zip Line Canopy Tours, ATV rentals, Hot Springs, Horseback Riding, Serpentarium, Butterfly Conservatory, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Table Tennis, Kayaking, Bird watching, Hiking, Near Jardin Escondido (Pizza John's)

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Semana Santa 2015
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Week 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's week 2015
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$5,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates based on 6 persons occupancy. Add $25/pp per night for over 6 persons.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

From the Owner

We designed the home to bring the outdoors and indoors together. There are floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors that open to lake and volacano views. The cool mountain breezes flow thoughout the home. The temperatures average about 75°F year round so no airconditioning is necessary. We get our pure crystal clear soft water from a mountain spring ('naciente') that is about 6km in the virgin cloud forest. At night the temperates typically drop about 10° and in December and January you might even need to put a fleece on to stay warm. Being on the edge of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, we get a lot of rain but if you wait an hour the weather will change and when the sun pops out be careful because you can get a sunburn even when the sky is overcast (ask Josie). Each room has a terrace facing the lake/volcano side of the house. We love to enjoy the unbelievable cooking of Emilce, the former owner of a restaurant in Fortuna (Vaca Muca). She has the ability to take just about anything that's in the refrigerator and turn it into a meal that you'll never forget. Our favorite is 'pescado al ajillo' (corbineta or tilapia filet sauteed in fresh garlic) served with home fries, mixed vegetables (be sure to ask for chaote, cauliflower and carrots) and 'patacas' (plantain chips). Be prepared to rise early to the sounds of howler monkeys that frequently spend the night in our guarumo tree (a favorite hangout for all kinds of monkeys and birds) or the cacaphony of our flock of loras (red-lored parrots) that reside in the remaining branches of the 500 year old giant Ceiba tree that has unfortunately reached the end of it's life but still stands majestically on the west edge of our property. It's a local landmark that can actually be seen in satellite photos. We have a hiking trail that connects to the Linda Vista Hotel that winds past the Ceiba and down through the forest. Another trail has been cut farther up the hill that leads all the way down to the river for a refreshing dip.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 2 full baths and 2 half baths

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Sofas convert to 4 twin sized beds all located in living room. Queen size inflatable mattress can be placed in the master bedroom.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear

Meals

  • Catering available
  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Inflatable queen size mattress available for use in the master bedroom so up to 12 persons can be accomodated.

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