65 Acre Retreat with Majestic Lake/volcano and Mountain Views

65 Acre Retreat with Majestic Lake/volcano and Mountain Views

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 26, 2014

April 29th, 2014 -- FLASH UPDATE: The Road to our property is finally getting a long-awaited overhaul--- GREAT NEWS!! Repairs are underway NOW and already, before they have finished, there is a fantastic difference..

Gated and lots of room to roam. Meticulously maintained 65+ acre retreat with flowers and wildlife too numerous to mention. Over 3 miles of private hiking trails, many leading to fantastic vistas of the surrounding mountains, volcano and lake.

The main house is a compact 2,500 square foot open floor plan design with 4 bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full and 2 twin) and 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8 with room for an additional 2 in a queen size pullout sofa. Each bedroom has great views. Full kitchen inside with local hand made cabinetry and a local hand made eat-in dining table that seats 8-10.The veranda on the back of the house is huge with great views of the lake and has a working wood stove that can serve as an outdoor kitchen. All linens, towels and kitchen utensils onsite. Be sure to check out our Video of the house and furnishings.

We have a 1 acre private natural swimming pond with platforms and swimming ladders for ease of use. Make sure you check out our photos.

We have many banana, pineapple, orange, mandarin, grapefruit, lemon, lime, breadfruit trees and more. You are welcome to enjoy all that the property has to offer.

We have an experienced property manager (English speaking) and two gardeners that keep the property meticulously maintained. Upon arrival, please feel free to ask what fresh fruit is available so our gardeners can deliver some to your door or pick it for yourself.

We are able to assist with planning and reserving many exotic adventures such as boating, biking, zip-lining, horseback riding, nature hiking, white-water rafting, hot springs, cave exploring, kayaking, canoeing and more... Cost for each tour is different and information is made available after confirmation of booking.

We are only 2.5km (1.5 miles) outside the Town of Nuevo Arenal. Close to shopping, tours and dining. Our location makes a perfect base for those wanting to explore all Costa Rica has to offer or just relax and enjoy our property and the many species of flora, fauna and wildlife.

If you are looking for smaller accommodations for only one or two persons, please check out our Blue Butterfly Cottage -- a perfect cottage for one/two persons -- cozy, clean and comfortable www.vrbo.com/508655

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We stumbled upon this property and immediately knew it was special. We have worked hard to keep the property pristine and to keep it as natural as possible. We hope our guests can appreciate the natural beauty this property has to offer as much as we do.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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Our family of six greatly enjoyed our two weeks at this beautiful property. The house is large and modern and four bedrooms. The TV room is far from the living and bed rooms, which is nice since some of the family could watch TV without waking others who were sleeping.



The property is amazing--miles of paths to walk on, ranging from paved driveways to hidden jungle trails that we didn't find until several days into our trip. There is lots of wildlife and many nice views.



We enjoyed picking fresh fruit and vegetables from the orchard and garden (which saved us a lot on groceries). The house is a couple kilometers from the town of Nuevo Arenal, which is very pleasant and has everything you need--groceries, bank, gas, etc. Previous commenters complained about the rough road, but it is actively being repaired and about a quarter of the length was completely graded and re-stoned during our stay.



The manager was very helpful in arranging housecleaning, a nanny, Spanish lessons, and cooking--the entire staff was excellent, including the gardener who arranged horseback riding on the property.



I highly recommend this property.
May 2014
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65 Acre Retreat with Majestic Lake/volcano and Mountain Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p421812vb
703-502-8561
Nuevo Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
Seattle, Washington
5

Beautiful property and home

  • 5 of 5
A group of 10 of us enjoyed staying on this property. Though two nights was not enough to truly experience all the area has to offer. This was our fist time to Costa Rica. We wanted a couple days inland near Arenal to see that side of the country.
The house: somewhat rustic style, very clean and well-maintained. Very spacious for such a large group, which suited us nicely. Great outdoor patio overlooking the property. We liked to cook for ourselves, the kitchen had everything we needed. The property manager and gardener were so friendly and nice to work with and talk to.
The property: so many acres to explore! We enjoyed walking the grounds and looking for various fruits, plants, etc. We were able to pick our own oranges and lemons for fresh squeezed juice! I wish the pineapple and other fruits were ripe when we were there. My favorite place is the platform being built at the highest point of the property. It was a beautifully constructed wood structure (outdoor yoga studio?) with an amazing view of the sunset over the lake. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the area, removed from any touristy spots.
Location: As others have mentioned, the road to get to the driveway is very bumpy, 4x4 is definitely a must. About a 15 minute drive to Nuevo Arenal and an hour (or less?) to Arenal activities and La Fortuna. It was a wonderful area to visit and see the culture there. Driving around the area includes amazing views of the lake, farms, pastures and rural communities. It was a nice break from the busier tourist areas on the Coast.
Activities: We liked to plan our own adventures and not be on time constraints. So we enjoyed the Arenal Hanging Bridges and enjoyed Tico food in La Fortuna. We ended up not making it to the Hot Springs, but hope to try another time.
I'd definitely return and stay here again. The price is right, as is the location. I'd just add a little more time to be able to try more restaurants and other activities.
Thank you, Bret!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: April 29th, 2014 -- FLASH UPDATE: The Road to our property is finally getting a long-awaited overhaul--- GREAT NEWS!! Repairs are underway NOW and already, before they have finished, there is a fantastic difference..

Thank you for your kind words.... we do try hard to keep our property well maintained, it is clients like you that enable us to do this... we thank you for your business. Roads around our area in Costa Rica are slowly going through a process of repair... we finally received great news last month.... the road to our property is slated for complete repair in April 2014... this is welcomed news.. we are excited about this. Although our roads are very much passable, it can sometimes be slow going as our guests will tell you... the great news is that we are finally getting the awaited repairs !!!
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65 Acre Retreat with Majestic Lake/volcano and Mountain Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p421812vb
703-502-8561
Nuevo Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
Wilsonville,ontario,canada
4

Excellent and very nice place!!!

  • 4 of 5
Very nice place!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: April 29th, 2014 -- FLASH UPDATE: The Road to our property is finally getting a long-awaited overhaul--- GREAT NEWS!! Repairs are underway NOW and already, before they have finished, there is a fantastic difference..

We appreciate your thoughts and feedback.
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65 Acre Retreat with Majestic Lake/volcano and Mountain Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p421812vb
703-502-8561
Nuevo Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
5

Like an eco-lodge but way more affordable

  • 5 of 5
I have visited Costa Rica four times. I have always liked the greater Arenal area for its mountain/jungle activities. Nuevo Arenal is ideal, being a small town about twenty miles away from the tourist central (La Fortuna).

I wish I had found this place before! We are happy cooking our own meals and are self-starting in selecting activities. I had chiefly been staying at Eco-Lodges in previous Costa Rica visits. They are a little more full-service than we need and they are a ton more expensive than this rental.

With beautiful views from the lake, a full kitchen, lots of garden and forest, one could set up camp for a long time. Some days we picked tour activities, through a referral from the owners. Sometimes we hung around to play chess, walk or read books.

The place was immaculate and completely fulfilled its promise. All six of us (four adults; two teens) were happy, comfortable and relaxed.

Visitors will want a 4x4. The road to the house is rough and not paved, but would be passable during all weather. The driveway is smooth. The trip to town of Nuevo Arenal is about fifteen minutes (although I did not time it). One can shop for all essentials there.

Costa Rica is not know for fine cuisine but Nuevo Arenal does boast a fair choice of restaurants, given its small size.

The family would be pleased to return to this place again soon. I might just arrange it . . .
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: April 29th, 2014 -- FLASH UPDATE: The Road to our property is finally getting a long-awaited overhaul--- GREAT NEWS!! Repairs are underway NOW and already, before they have finished, there is a fantastic difference..

Thanks Brian... we welcome you back any time and glad to hear you and your group had a great time. On the road front... we recently had some great news. Our road to the property is slated for a complete repair in April 2014. Although, as you said, the road is passable now, this will make it even better...
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65 Acre Retreat with Majestic Lake/volcano and Mountain Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p421812vb
703-502-8561
Nuevo Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
New Jersey
5

3 Night Stay at Nuevo Arenal

  • 5 of 5
My crew of 7 had a great stay at the property. The property is beautiful with some amazing views. The house was also really nice an housed us without an issue. If your looking for an off the beaten path place to stay, this is it.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: April 29th, 2014 -- FLASH UPDATE: The Road to our property is finally getting a long-awaited overhaul--- GREAT NEWS!! Repairs are underway NOW and already, before they have finished, there is a fantastic difference..
business
65 Acre Retreat with Majestic Lake/volcano and Mountain Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p421812vb
703-502-8561
Nuevo Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at this lovely property. We hiked all the trails and enjoyed the birds, animals, and especially the fruit!! Very clean and well furnished. Very easy to relax and stretch out. Bret was very responsive to all our questions and even helped when my husband left his wallet behind!! The people in town and property manager were wonderful. If you go during rainy season, I'd recommend a four wheel drive. The road to the property is rough and although the locals may be able to manage without, we needed it. This property is a great deal. One note: We were there with two teens which meant we were on the go all week (zip-lining, rafting, rappelling, biking, etc). Most of these adventure tours are based out of La Fortuna, which was a good hour+ drive for us. There may be closer options, but we had already arranged ours before we got there.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: April 29th, 2014 -- FLASH UPDATE: The Road to our property is finally getting a long-awaited overhaul--- GREAT NEWS!! Repairs are underway NOW and already, before they have finished, there is a fantastic difference..
business
65 Acre Retreat with Majestic Lake/volcano and Mountain Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p421812vb
703-502-8561
Nuevo Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
Cincinnati USA
5

Fun

  • 5 of 5
What a great adventure! It was so fun to be off the beaten path.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: April 29th, 2014 -- FLASH UPDATE: The Road to our property is finally getting a long-awaited overhaul--- GREAT NEWS!! Repairs are underway NOW and already, before they have finished, there is a fantastic difference..

Location

From the Owner

Our property is situated approximately 1.5 miles (2.5km) above the town of Nuevo Arenal.. There are over 3 miles of roads and trails throughout the property, several ponds, and many species of flora, fauna and wildlife. In addition to the 7-8 springs/creeks that run through the property, we have a 1 acre naturally refreshed swimming pond that is great for a refreshing dip after a long hike.

Activity and Interests

Hanging Bridge Tours, Zip-Lining through Jungle Canopy, Volcano Hike, Waterfall Hike, Natural Volcanic Hot Springs and Boat Tours.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Season
Jul 2 - Nov 14
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$130
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$630
$1,650
 
 
High Season
Nov 15 - May 1
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$735
$1,800
 
 
Low Season
May 2 - Jul 1
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$120
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$525
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$140
$735
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $49

Although we can accommodate up to 10 persons in the house, rates are based on maximum 4 adults/maximum 4 children per stay.
There may be an additional charge for additional guests above the 4 adult/4 children maximum -- please ask, we are negotiable.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund

Amenities

From the Owner

We have many exotic orchids that grow on the property and our property is host to endangered wildlife.... safe but endangered. You will also see many different varieties of birds and flowers that make Costa Rica the most bio-diverse country that it is... please enjoy.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

  • Internet ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View

Attractions

  • restaurants
  • churches

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2800 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet, shower, Double sink
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet, tub, shower, Great Tub!!!
  • 2

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen, with private bathroom
  • Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 double, Balcony with Lake, Garden and top of Volcano view.
  • Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, Balcony with Lake, Garden and top of Volcano view
  • Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single, Private Balcony with Garden and Lake view
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • We can arrange and reserve any and all adventure tours. Please let us know in advance. If you would like to make your own reservations, please consult our Tour Information Guide in the House. We can also arrange for on-site amenities such as: Yoga, Massage, Mountain Biking, Horse-back riding and more... just ask.
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