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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: May 20, 2015
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, and one room with an outside entrance that sleeps 2 people with a private bathroom. Our kitchen is state of the art and fully equipped to handle a crowd! 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!

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
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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

Loved It!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 3 nights at the Majestic a couple of weeks ago with two other families, there were 14 of us, teens and adults. It was wonderful! The setting is beautiful, plenty of space for everyone and really enjoyed the hot tub. We never did see the volcano (due to clouds and rain). The dirt road to here is all pot holes - we figured out if you drive faster it is better! Brian was extremely helpful giving us recommendations and helping when we needed something, the women that cooked our breakfast and cleaned were always willing to help out. We asked for pancakes (for the teens) and they were glad to accomodate.

Make sure to check out the burritos and milkshakes at Kelly's in El Castillo!

While here we ziplined at Sky Trek - really great (except for the rainy day) and did the Sky Drift trip. Definitely the highlight of our trip - the tubing was a blast! Highly recommend, our youngest was 12, I wouldn't take anyone younger on that trip as it was fairly intense on the river. Also did the Cerra Chato hike one day, a memorable hike that we will talk about for years to come because it was very challenging, bring LOTS of water! We booked the Sky Trek and Drift through Nancy. Brian gave us directions to the start of the hike and we hired a a guide there rather than booking ahead (and paid MUCH less.)
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, 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
Clermont, Fl.

Beautiful location, great place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Majestic last week and had a wonderful time. Nancy and her staff are so friendly and gave great advice of things to do in the area. The home is gorgeous, hot tub and pool were awesome, breakfast was yummy....We also enjoyed the horseback riding and Sky Trek zipline that Nancy recommended. I give this place a thumbs up, way up! If you have a larger group, try out their "Pie in the Sky" is amazing!! Thanks Nancy and pass along our happiness to your staff! Jim and Carmen, Orlando, Fl
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from 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
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: VRBO, from 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: VRBO, from 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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, 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.


From $525 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
May 4 2015 - May 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $59.00
  • Tax Rate 13.0%

We take payment through Paypal or Bank deposit/transfer to the Bank of America in the United States.

The rate is for up to 8 people and is $25 for each additional person up to 17 people.
We offer full concierge services.

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Updated: May 20, 2015


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

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


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


  • Catering Available ...
  • 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

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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