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Villa Bella Verde, Ideally situated for the best experience in Costa rica

Villa Bella Verde, Ideally situated for the best experience in Costa rica

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Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
2.5 Acres, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom with lake and Mountain Views

Villa Bella Verde is one of the few newly built modern homes in the Arenal area, located in the small town of 'La Union' and offers some of the most spectacular views of this gorgeous tropical landscape. With comfort, and easy access to all the local activities and amenities, restaurants and cafes, it's the perfect combination for the best experience of Costa Rica.

Villa Bella Verde stands on a beautiful 2.5 acres tropical garden on the hills overlooking Lake Arenal and Monteverde National Park. It enjoys an ideal climate of 80ºF during the day and 65ºF in the evening, with a soft, refreshing breeze all day long.

The house was designed to enjoy lake and mountain views from each of the three bedrooms and the lounge.

The full sized kitchen is finished with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and handcrafted hardwood cabinets.

Villa Bella Verde is private and secure, comfortable and relaxing, five minutes away from Arenal lake shore. It's great for families and it can sleep up to

six people.

La Union is conveniently located halfway between the two cities of La fortuna (30 min)

and Tilaran (40min) close to the main road (2 min), with easy access to many activities in the area such as Arenal Volcano trails, Monteverde day tour by boat,

hanging bridges in the primary forest, thermal spring resorts, Rio Celeste, horseback riding, windsurfing, wakeboarding, fishing/boat tours

and many more ....The town of Nuevo Arenal is a 10 minute drive away and has all the basic necessities such as supermarkets, a pharmacy, clinic, banks.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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Villa Bella Verde, Ideally situated for the best experience in Costa rica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p497570vb
+506 -89263365
Nuevo Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
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5

What an amazing Gem!

  • 5 of 5
We had a three weeks long vacation in Costa Rica last year. This was the first house out three we rented in various parts of the country. After a day here, I was hooked. This was such an amazingly beautiful and peaceful place. It was secluded, gorgeous views, spacious, very private and peaceful. So close to La Fortuna where all the hot springs, and tourists attractions of the area are. Not too far from Monteverde, an incredible rain forest. People in the area were so friendly and accommodating. We had a blast, and I hope to find my way back to Costa Rica some day, and I hope to stay at this place a lot longer. The owner was a pleasure to work with, and his local staff, amazing. You will not be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Villa Bella Verde, Ideally situated for the best experience in Costa rica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p497570vb
+506 -89263365
Nuevo Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
4

A true diamond - just needs a little polish

  • 4 of 5
I tend to be a fairly picky person so please take my review with a grain of salt - my wife hates it when a waiter asks me how my food was :)

The Good: The view is magnificent, truly a million dollar view. I loved going out onto the patio to watch the sunset or drink my coffee in the morning - very peaceful. The house construction is gorgeous, marble floors, exposed wood beams, picture windows overlooking the lake. There is more than enough room - our family of 5 had plenty of room and never used the upstairs bedroom. The washer and dryer were a god send.

The Needs work: These are just the little things that if corrected would have made our stay perfect. The coffee pot is cracked and would drip when poring. The front door would not lock from the inside so we had to lock it from the outside at night then go through a different door. The screens don't seal so you end up with lots of bugs in the house if you leave the windows open at night.

This is a great place to jump off for all your adventures in the Arenal area.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Villa Bella Verde, Ideally situated for the best experience in Costa rica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p497570vb
+506 -89263365
Nuevo Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
4

Gorgeous Home

  • 4 of 5
This is an absolutely beautiful home in an even more beautiful setting. The garden and views were lovely and the home had everything you might need. The caveat is that it is a solid 45 minute drive into La Fortuna for all the "adventures". There is not much to do closer to the house. However, if you're coming for a longer time and most days just want to chill at the house, or like us didn't mind the extra driving the house itself is wonderful, well kept, spacious. Two other things: We had problems with the laundry, instructions would be useful. Even using google translate we still never successfully washed our clothes and left with them dirty and wet. Second, Alexis wanted us to go her manager's restaurant half an hour away to get the key. When we'd driven from the airport the last thing I want is close to an extra hour in the car to get the key. I've never had to go somewhere so out of the way to get key for a home rental before. She said it was easier to find then the house but in fact when we tried to follow her directions to the restaurant (to eat) a couple nights later we couldn't find it. After eating elsewhere we finally determined that was because she gave the directions from the there way. When I had objected she did make other arrangements but only after I objected a couple times. The house itself was actually easy to find. Enjoy your stay!
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Bella Verde, Ideally situated for the best experience in Costa rica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p497570vb
+506 -89263365
Nuevo Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
5

From cold Wisconsin, USA

  • 5 of 5
Our group of five ( my sister visiting from Europe, 8 yr old daughter, 10 yr old son, husband and I) stayed at Villa Bella Verde for 4 nights. We arrived at night and met Cindy, manager of the house, at her restaurant "Tinajas" at Nuevo Arenal. She showed our way to the house and around the house. House looks much bigger than showed in pictures... Morning sunrise, awesome panoramic views of the lake and surrounding landscape kept us in the house longer than we expected... Morning coffee and evening glass of vine, followed by dinners - was highlight of our stay in paradise. But we managed to get out of the house and enjoy some activities around: Arenal hanging bridges walk, swim at LaFortuna waterfall, hike to Rio Celeste waterfall, and day spent at Club Rio at Arenal Spring Resort and Spa (this was mostly for the kids, but adults enjoyed horse back riding, river tubing, hot springs as well). We had two dinners at "Tinajas". Very nice location and excellent food.
Staying at this place 4WD car is a must. If it rains a lot road up to the hill might get tricky. We rented from"Alamo".
We highly recommend to rent this house to anyone who is looking for stay in Arenal volcano area. Thanks for sharing this peace of paradise with us!
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Villa Bella Verde, Ideally situated for the best experience in Costa rica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p497570vb
+506 -89263365
Nuevo Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
Bend, Oregon, USA
5

Marvelous View of Lake, Great Deck, Quiet, Beautiful Grounds, Comfortable Beds

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at Villa Bella Verde for 30 days in November/December 2014. We had a marvelous time.

The home is located 6 miles South of Nuevo Arenal at the small town of Union along Eastern Bank of Lake Arenal. It is situated on a hilltop about 1/2 mile above the main highway, surrounded by lovely, fenced grounds featuring an array of lovely tropical plants, hummingbirds, and the occasional Toucans and Parrots. There is a view from every angle of the home....an expansive view of the lake and the surrounding hills...and a nice covered deck area to relax and contemplate the lake. The lake views are framed by floor to ceiling windows. We experienced very little noise beyond the birds as the home is located more or less on its own. The exception was the occasional motorcycle making its way up or down the dirt road leading to the main highway.....and the occasional moo from grazing cattle nearby. This is a very private spot overall.

The master bedroom has a comfortable king-size bed which looks pretty new. Washer and dryer are very helpful for a longer stay. Wi-Fi connection to the internet runs at a reasonable speed. Kitchen is pretty workable with a large refrigerator. Gas Stove. We did not try the oven. A flat panel TV is located in the living room with cable connection for Spanish language stations as well as CNN and Fox news in English. The cable also offers an assortment of music options which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Our everyday experiences included interaction with the gardener, Juan, who was present most days. He was busy with the grounds but often checked on us to be sure all was well. We also enjoyed regular meals at La Mansion at the foot of the hill. A romantic spot with excellent food at a good value. There is a small grocery store in Union which helps with the occasional grocery need. We did our larger grocery shopping in Nuevo Arenal at the Super Compro. Produce and fruit quality overall was quite good. We certainly enjoyed some great salads at the local restaurants.

Villa Bella Verde is 15-20 miles North of La Fortuna, accessible by the highway running along the lake. The highway is paved and access is pretty easy...although the road is windy. La Fortuna features an array of opportunities from zip lines to butterfly gardens. Lots of fun. Nuevo Arenal is 6 miles to the north...a nice town. We particularly enjoyed meals at Tinaha's restaurant....operated by the family of Cindy who functions as property manager
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Villa Bella Verde, Ideally situated for the best experience in Costa rica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p497570vb
+506 -89263365
Nuevo Arenal Arenal Volcano - Lake Arenal
Iowa, USA
5

Spectacular view, centrally located

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 had a great time in the Arenal area. The house is on the hill overlooking La Union, which is centrally located between Arenal and La Fortuna. This is great because we took windsurfing lessons at Tilawa windsurf Center (Tom is a great instructor) which is on the narrow end of the lake and we also did the hanging bridges, hot springs and had a nice lunch in La Fortuna, in the opposite direction. This made neither trip too long as we were right in between the two activities. Cindy was there to open the house and show us around. The house is beautiful and the view is absolutely spectacular; you do need a 4WD vehicle to traverse the road up to the house, but that's true of most everywhere in Costa Rica. We met some new friends at Cindy's restaurant and found they were staying in La Union, so we were able to buy some food in La Fortuna and cook a nice meal in the house and just enjoy a relaxing visit - something you can't do in a hotel room! Alexis did a great job picking the location and building this beautiful home - well done!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia Airport at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : La Mansion Inn, Toad Hall at 0.35 Miles Nearest Motorway : 142 at 0.35 Miles Nearest Restaurant : La Mansion Inn, Toad Hall at 0.35 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Coco at 80 Miles Car: necessary

Availability

From $150 Per night

Rental rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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  • Cleaning Fee $80.00
  • Tax Rate 14.0%

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Amenities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

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

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2600 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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