Top Rated 5 STAR!!! 2 Bedroom with Adjoining Cottage And Pool.

Top Rated 5 STAR!!! 2 Bedroom with Adjoining Cottage And Pool.

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Updated: Oct 2, 2014
Two bedroom home and a one room cottage centered by a pool.

We call this fabulous NEW spot here in El Castillo “Pie in the Sky”! A gorgeous location that lives up to it name in every way! This 2 bedroom home and one room cottage, are two separate rentals, and are nestled above 7 private rooms of the Majestic Lodge B&B, on a secluded mountaintop. With 360 degree views of the primary rainforest, 26 mile Lake Arenal and the Majestic Arenal Volcano, you can see for miles in the privacy of this secluded setting. This large home is a single level, 2 bedroom home and fully equipped to make you feel right at home! The bedrooms are luxurious and inviting with custom made bedding and draperies, air conditioning, and private access to the outdoor porch for your convenience. All linens are provided. The kitchen, with granite counter tops and Guanacaste wood cabinets, is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, including a center breakfast bar that seats 6 people.

The one room cottage, with the same amazing views, sleeps two with a Queen size orthopedic bed, small kitchenette, private bath and airconditioning. Take just a few steps off of the porch and enjoy the pool! These two homes are separated and private and centered by the pool, but close enough for a family or group to enjoy together.

We pay special attention to every detail to assure the best vacation for you and your family. We can accommodate large groups and welcome Private or group parties. Catering can be arranged. Complete tour and trip planning services available including travel from within Costa Rica. We offer a beautiful pavilion for wedding parties, family reunions, yoga retreats, etc. We offer private yoga and massage on premises and have a bar and grill for your convenience.

Outdoor area with pool and bar is on the property. Full housekeeping service is provided by request (with a fee)

We also arrange transportation for our guests from anywhere in Costa Rica.

Read our reviews on TripAdvisor under Majestic Lodge in El Castillo, Costa Rica.

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access

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Top Rated 5 STAR!!! 2 Bedroom with Adjoining Cottage And Pool.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p460480vb
+ +506 8-703-1561 (Costa Rica)
Volcano Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
Washington, DC
5

Lovely, Peaceful, Can't Be Beat

Lovely, Peaceful, Can't Be Beat
  • 5 of 5
This beautiful retreat is 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 nearby village of El Castillo is really nice and has several good dining options.

Majestic Lodge (the bed and breakfast at the bottom of the hill - managed by the same people) itself is simply beautiful and has lovely views of Arenal Volcano. It is truly a beautiful, peaceful place at a reasonable rates. Nancy, who is the manager for both the houses and the lodge, 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 house: 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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Top Rated 5 STAR!!! 2 Bedroom with Adjoining Cottage And Pool.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p460480vb
+ +506 8-703-1561 (Costa Rica)
Volcano Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
Houston, TX
5

Paradise in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 stayed at "Pie-in-the-Sky" from 6/26-6/30. What a beautiful location. The view and the solitude at this place just can't be beat. You can sit out under a gazebo by the pool and watch the clouds roll over the volcano and the lake, all while enjoying the peace and quiet. We did hear howler monkeys in the mornings and there were always many different types of birds. The home is very nice with beautiful Guanacaste wood cabinets, furniture, trim and doors. The kitchen is very large and well appropriated with everything you might need. The two bedrooms each have their own split AC systems so we were always comfortable.
Nancy was very helpful at arranging a lot of the aspects of our trip. She arranged our rental car (Adobe Rental Car), a private driver (Platinum Tours) as well as reservations to the Sky Trek Zip Line and the horseback ride with Lelander to the private waterfall. Both of these are minutes away from the property and I highly recommend them. We have two teenagers (17 and 14) and they both loved these as well. For those of you who like a little exercise I recommend making a visit to the Arenal Observatory Lodge for the hike to Cerro Chato. This is about a 4 hour hike up to a water filled volcanic crater that you can swim in.
The driveway to the property is steep and if you have a standard transmission get ready for some excitement. I did stall out several times but eventually got the hang of it. Be sure to check out "Howler's Bar and Grill" which is just at the base of the driveway. We were able to enjoy beer and burgers while watching Costa Rica get one of their World Cup victories in soccer. Do your main grocery shopping in La Fortuna before heading out here because it is long drive back (30-40 minutes each way on bumpy roads). There is a small store just down the road that has a lot of basic things in case you forget anything at the supermarket.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Top Rated 5 STAR!!! 2 Bedroom with Adjoining Cottage And Pool.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p460480vb
+ +506 8-703-1561 (Costa Rica)
Volcano Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
5

Family of five - traveling with Grandma and two Nina's

Family of five - traveling with Grandma and two Nina's
  • 5 of 5
This place is amazing. Probably one of the most spectacular locations in the Arenal area. We had five in our party and it worked out great. Morning coffee by the pool with the kids swimming, howler monkeys howling and birds of all types flying by is not to be missed. Highly recommend four wheel drive for the piece of mind. Nancy is great and very helpful. Amazing views of volcano and lake. Close to sky trek and arenal park - both should also be on your itinerary.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed our place and our village! You were wonderful guests and we are so glad to have had the chance to meet you!

Nancy
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Top Rated 5 STAR!!! 2 Bedroom with Adjoining Cottage And Pool.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p460480vb
+ +506 8-703-1561 (Costa Rica)
Volcano Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
5

Enjoyed every minute of it!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in the "Cottage in the Sky" for almost a week and didn't want to leave! I don't have 'one' favorite thing to say about this location, I have many. The sounds of the birds in the morning, the smells of the flowers that surround the whole property, the humming birds darting in and out of the flowery hedges, the beautiful wood work, the cool pool, the ever changing sky around the volcano, and the lake as it changes colors with the sky. And the Manager and her family were terrific! What ever we wanted to do, they planned for us, gave us directions, and sent us on our way. We went zip lining, hiking, horseback riding and to the hot springs. I have to say that the horseback ride with our local host Leelander was my favorite. He took us on a 3 hr ride over the mountains and through a couple rivers and around the bottom of the lake..... what views. Besides, we go to see a new born foal, only a few hours old. The Manager and her family were awesome and made us feel so welcome. When we left, it felt as if we were leaving behind old friends. I would recommend this place to anyone and would return soon if I could!
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! We are so grateful to have had you as guests! We appreciate you taking the time to write this beautiful review, as I am sure it will help others in the quest to find the perfect vacation place in Arenal. I do hope that you will return again someday.

Nancy
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Top Rated 5 STAR!!! 2 Bedroom with Adjoining Cottage And Pool.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p460480vb
+ +506 8-703-1561 (Costa Rica)
Volcano Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
Maine
5

Basically the most gorgeous view you will ever see

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for a few days during our honeymoon. The view of the lake and volcano are breathtaking to the point of being beyond description. I can not tell you how amazingly gorgeous this location is. We stayed in the smaller cottage (fair warning, it is very small, but it has everything you need and in La Fortuna you won't be spending a whole lot of time inside) and both buildings are beautifully made and the stonework including the pool are amazing. The managers were so wonderful and took care of every little need we had. They recommended activities that were perfect, and sent us horseback riding through the hills to a beautiful waterfall, which was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. The owner of the ranch they sent us to has even become a friend I think will be lifelong for us. The internet was not working properly one day and the manager (who assured us that there usually aren't any problems) went to extreme lengths to fix the issue for us. I don't have anything negative to say at all, but be prepared for the fact that the driveway is VERY steep. My wife and I travel extensively in Latin America and we rarely stay in the same place twice because we like new experiences, but this is a place we will definitely go again. One last note, the restaurant right at the bottom of the hill, howlers, is one of the best burger joints (if not the best) I have ever eaten at, and the owner is a just plain cool guy. Go here, and have fun!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Top Rated 5 STAR!!! 2 Bedroom with Adjoining Cottage And Pool.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p460480vb
+ +506 8-703-1561 (Costa Rica)
Volcano Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
5

Exceptional

  • 5 of 5
We were a family of 7 (five children). My wife and I stayed in the small cottage, and our 5 children stayed comfortably at the 2 bedroom house which has a very nice living area.

The private pool was spectacular! We woke to howler monkeys, a morning swim, before we began our activities.

We had a small issue when the rains came (and does it rain!). And Nancy corrected the problem immediately, even thought she was in the hospital.

If you want seclusion, this is the place.

Downside: the drive up to the cottage scared my wife to death. I took it as a challenge and somewhat enjoyed it (not bumpy, like many of the other roads in Costa Rica, but very steep, and slippery when wet). And the drive two-from El Castillo from the main road was about 30 minutes on a non-paved road, albeit not too many pot holes. But that is the cost of 100% seclusion in a jungle paradise (pictures tell the story).

Make sure to go to the eco zoo at night (we ate at the restaurant next to it and were able to hold the famous costa rica frog). and even the butterfly farm gave all of our children enjoyment (which was a surprise). and of course, the zip line is a must (only a few minutes away). But the greatest activity was Lelander and the horse outing. I told Nancy that of all the activities we did in Costa Rica, this was BY FAR the most exciting. Don't think that you are simply going on some dusty road. This is a true adventure, with fabulous horses and wonderful guides.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers

Location

Activity and Interests

Almost all activities that one would come to this area for are located in our village...Horseback to the waterfall, Ziplining, hanging bridges, rapelling, kayaking, hiking the Volcano, Serpentarium, Butterfly Conservatory, Rancho Margot, white water rafting, etc.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Mid Season
Nov 15 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Peak Season
Dec 19 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Jun 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Summer Peak season
Jun 16 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $49
  • damage protection $49
  • extra person over 4 $25

Payment accepted through Paypal or Bank Transfer
Payment in full at time of reservation 90 days or less from check in date
50% deposit accepted 90 days or more from check in date with balance due 90 days prior to check in

These homes are rented individually. The rate of the cottage is 135.00 per night and a one time cleaning fee of 25.00
Rates are subject to change without notice.
The rates for the two bedroom home are for up to 4 people and 25.00 for each additional person.
Holiday rates are 25% higher than seasonal dates and include Thanksgiving, Xmas, Easter, Fourth of July, Memorial day

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Spa
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 1800 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Bathroom in bedroom
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Bathroom in bedroom
  • New bathrooms with hot water and all towels and soaps are provided.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Large bedroom with a private bath
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Large bedroom with a private bathroom
  • Both bedrooms have custom made bedding and draperies, a vanity with stool and mirror, an armoire for clothes, night stands and lamps and both have luxurious, private bathrooms.

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo

Meals

  • Catering available

Notes:

  • Pie in the Sky will not disappoint. This home is located on the top of a mountain, away from it all, but close enough to all local activities. We do not provide transportation up and down the mountain, so it is best to have a four wheel drive car for your convenience. Amenities at the Majestic Lodge are not for use of the private rental homes.
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