Top rated! 5 STAR VILLA with Pool on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano!!

Top rated! 5 STAR VILLA with Pool on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano!!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 22, 2014
This elegant 7 room home sleeps 17 people, with amazing Lake and Volcano views!

Tucked away in the middle of the rainforest, the Majestic Lodge rests in a peacefull, little village on Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano. This amazing Villa is more than just a home away from home. On the upper level you will find 5 private rooms which can sleep up to 13 people. For your comfort, all rooms offer air conditioning, ceiling fans, orthopedic mattresses and high quality bedding, as well as a full private bathroom for your privacy and convenience. On the first level of this amazing home, you will find a master suite with 2 full beds, air conditioning, ceiling fans and a full private bath. Our kitchen is state of the art and fully equipped to handle a crowd! Our wonderful staff will cook your daily breakfast that you can enjoy in our open air dining area. Sit outside on our beautiful deck overlooking the Arenal Volcano and pristine 22 mile Lake Arenal. Enjoy cocktails at the bar or take a dip in the pool or jacuzzi while listening to the sounds of the tropical birds and the howl of the Monkeys! This village is packed with adventure if that is what you are looking for! Our private concierge will be happy to book all of your travel activities at no charge to you. Choose Horseback riding to the waterfall, Sky Trek, the country's largest zipline, SKy Walk hanging bridges, The Butterfly Conservatory, The Eco Zoo, Kayaking on the lake, The National Park, Arenal 1968, and a variety of natural hot spring facilities. After a full day, return to the Majestic for a relaxing massage, or other spa services at Serenity Spa located on the property! There are many fine local restaurants to choose from and a local grocer. Sit back and let us plan your vacation of a lifetime!This home away from home is everything you need to enjoy relaxation or adventure in Arenal!

We rent this home in two ways, as a B&B, and as a private rental when available to do so.

Also, check out our other accommodations, Pie in the Sky, above the Majestic Lodge. These three beautiful homes are our private rental homes and are just as outstanding as the Majestic Lodge. The views are amazing and the homes luxurious! You can view them on VRBO, listing numbers 442762 and 460480.

If a stay in the heart of the village is what you are looking for, we have listing numbers 438584 and 331162, as well.

Let me know what I can do to help make your vacation perfect!

More Details
  • Sleeps 17
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster, an American couple from Key West, Florida, and the property managers of the Majestic, found El Castillo out of a desire to explore the areas off of the beaten track. “Upon arriving in El Castillo almost 10 years ago, and seeing the majestic Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal, we fell in love with this area. After traveling all over Costa Rica looking for a place to retire, we arrived here and immediately knew that this was it...our special spot on the planet! The people were gracious and kind and always very helpful and accomodating. There are around 240 people in El Castillo and the other tiny villages that make up this area we call home. With only a dozen or so Americans we have been able to fully immerse ourselves into the 'tico' culture. It has been a wonderful experience getting to know and love our neighbors who welcomed us into their village and their lives. This is a place we are proud to call home.”

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Top rated! 5 STAR VILLA with Pool on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano!!
-+ +506 8-703-1561 (Costa Rica)
La Fortuna Alajuela Province
Washington, DC

So Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
Let me explain: Majestic Lodge is a bed and breakfast with a gorgeous swimming pool and hot tub overlooking Arenal Lake and Arenal Volcano. To get there, you have to drive several miles down a dirt road. But the good news is that many of the activities you might want to do in the Arenal area are also down that road: Arenal National Park, Sky Trek Adventures, Rancho Margo sustainable living farm, Arenal Observatory Lodge, and so on and so forth. The village of El Castillo (near to Majestic) is really nice and has several good dining options. Majestic Lodge itself is simply beautiful and has lovely views of Arenal Volcano. It is truly a beautiful, peaceful place at a reasonable rate. The breakfasts were good and the staff was so nice and friendly. Nancy, who is the manager, is just terrific. She is always just a phone call away and willing to make reservations for anything you might want to do. Just tell her what you want to do and she'll basically make sure it happens.

Now for the other good part: at the top of their hill (just up from the Lodge) is a whole other compound with Pie In the Sky (a two-bedroom house for rent), a larger house with several bedrooms and a living room, and two one-room casitas with private baths. Perched on the mountaintop, we were in a paradise with a rainforest behind us and facing a gorgeous view of Lake Arenal. It was amazing. There is a gazebo for watching the sunset or the forest. There is a swimming pool up there and facilities for grilling. It was just wonderful.

Nancy, the manager, could not have been more responsive or easier to deal with. Every time I emailed her before we came – she got right back to me – cheerfully and quickly! Thank you, Nancy, for all that you did to make our trip such a success.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Top rated! 5 STAR VILLA with Pool on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano!!
-+ +506 8-703-1561 (Costa Rica)
La Fortuna Alajuela Province
Costa Rica


  • 5 of 5
We had a great time, loved it so much, its name definitely fits the place its totally majestic. Everyone is so nice, had the best time in there, enjoyed it way too much, just no words to explain, if you want to have incredible vacations, got to Majestic Lodge.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Top rated! 5 STAR VILLA with Pool on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano!!
-+ +506 8-703-1561 (Costa Rica)
La Fortuna Alajuela Province

Everything I hoped it would be!

  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful experience at the majestic. The property was beautiful, everything was very clean and luxurious, and the beautiful volcano and lake views were amazing. Very friendly and helpful owners and staff.
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Top rated! 5 STAR VILLA with Pool on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano!!
-+ +506 8-703-1561 (Costa Rica)
La Fortuna Alajuela Province

Great location!

  • 4 of 5
This is a great location for all the activities in the area; most of them seem to be along the long dirt road to this B&B. We arrived on a sunny day & found out from others after leaving the area (a day earlier than planned due to torrential rain) that we were really lucky to have seen the volcano. We were the only guests and never did meet Nancy but were well taken care of.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Top rated! 5 STAR VILLA with Pool on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano!!
-+ +506 8-703-1561 (Costa Rica)
La Fortuna Alajuela Province

Outstanding Place, Outstanding service!

  • 5 of 5
The Majestic Lodge is truly a hidden Gem! We could not believe our eyes as we drove along the Lake road to this special village. El Castillo is everything you dream of when thinking of vacationing in Costa Rica. Off the beaten path is what makes it so special. People still using horses for transportation and the convenience of restaurants, grocery stores, excursions and the icing on the cake, the Majestic Lodge!! Gorgeously decorated with exotic wood and high end antiques and a view that will take your breath away! The staff is fantastic, as we never wanted for anything. Nancy and her husband Z, the property managers, are beautiful people and a wealth of knowledge about the area. Nancy planned our vacation for us from beginning to end and it was perfect. She worked extremely hard to make our vacation a once in a lifetime experience, and that it was! Her staff was amazing as well. They are kind and gracious and made us feel right at home. We could not have asked for more, and I would advise anyone going to this area to stay at the Majestic Lodge. They even have private homes you can rent on the top of the mountain above the Majestic. They call it Pie in the Sky for breathtaking views and gorgeous homes! Thanks Nancy and the Majestic Staff for all you did to make this a perfect vacation for our family!!
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Top rated! 5 STAR VILLA with Pool on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano!!
-+ +506 8-703-1561 (Costa Rica)
La Fortuna Alajuela Province
Paraiso, Costa Rica

Truly unforgettable!

  • 5 of 5
We were warmly welcomed at the Majestic Lodge! Nancy, Z and Brian TRULY took great care of us!! The home is immaculate. The hot tub is beautiful. Breakfast was delicious. Nancy recommended Sky Trek for hiking and zip lining and booked it for us. She gave us many recommendations and we seriously felt like we were staying with family. The service Nancy provides is priceless. This is a hidden gem where everyone knows each other and take care of each other. We experienced it firsthand. We decided to rent a kayak late in the day just for a couple of hours. We got so turned around on the lake (lost). We still can't believe what happened to us. But, Nancy really cared and did everything in her power to search for us even getting the only guy around with a boat to go out searching for us. It truly made us feel at home to know how many people cared what had happened to us. We will never forget the love that was shown to us and would not hesitate to return! It is WELL worth it! Thank you so much for everything!
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

Being located on the Lake with a perfect view of the Majestic Volcano is spectacular. It is breathtaking and a very peaceful place!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Jose and Liberia are equal distance at 150 Miles Nearest Barpub : one block from the house at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : highway 4 at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : one block from the house at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Samara at 250 Miles

Directions to the Majestic Lodge - Take the Pan American Highway to San Ramon,Exit when you see the sign directing you to San Ramon and drive through the town of San Ramon following the signs of the volcano route. You will go through Bajo Rodriguez, La Tigra, Chachagua and then finally, La Fortuna. When you get to La Fortuna go through the town and pass Tabacon on your right, then go a few more miles(about 4 miles) until you see a tiny little police station on your will take a left there onto a dirt road. Go 3 or 4 miles until you get to an intersection where you must take a left or a right. You will see a lot of signs directing you to different places in El Castillo. You will take a left. Go another few miles until you go over a small bridge and take your next more signs. Keep going straight. You will pass the Sky Trek and continue to follow the road for a few miles, keep driving until you go over another small bridge. You will pass the school on your left. You will see signs directing you to the Majestic Lodge and Howlers Bar and Grill. Continue about 1 more km and you will pass our bar/grill, Howlers, on your left and then you will see the Majestic Lodge. Please try to get here before dark, as it is extremely difficult to navigate here at night if you don't know where you are going. My number is 8-703-1561 and the number at the Majestic is 2479-1085.

Majestic N10.42843 latitude and W84.75634 longitude

There is so much to see and do here in El Castillo! Local activities include: Sky Trek zip line, Hanging bridges, Eco Zoo, Butterfly Conservatory, Kayaking on the lake, Horseback riding to the waterfall, The National Park, Arenal 1968, and the Observatory.


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Updated: Oct 22, 2014

Rental rates


  • 95.00 per night for 2 guests
  • US dollars
  • Contact property manager for rates
  • From 85.00 per night for 2 guests


From the Owner

This home is the best of both worlds. It is comfortable and elegant and it is in the middle of the rainforest! I love being away from it all, but still having the conveniences of wifi internet, satellite t.v., local restaurants, grocery stores and a gorgeous view as well. It is the perfect getaway!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Dining Area


  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bathroom 7
  • Bathroom 8
  • Bathroom 9
  • Bathroom 10
  • 10


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Detached Unit
  • Double Beds (1)


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals
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