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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: Nov 13, 2014
2.5 Acres, 3 bedroom, 2 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
  • 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
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
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
Greenville, SC
5

Highlight of Great Trip!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 just concluded an 8 day visit to Costa Rica. Seven days were in the Arenal Volcano and Lake area and our 3 nights, four days at Finca Centaura were the highlight of a great trip. Though Esteban was away at a US Balloon Festival, Monica and staff were gracious hosts. Moreover, our pre-trip planning with Esteban ensured great activities throughout the visit. Esteban helped secure our rental SUV in San Jose, which was a workhorse for 1000km of travel. Alamo reps pre-programmed most of our intended destinations into the GPS before departure and we USUALLY did not get lost We stayed in the 3 villa section and were extremely satisfied with our living quarters. The middle kitchen/entertainment area was also nice, but it lacks AC and may have a bit more insect activity early in the evening if opening windows and doors essential for use with nice ceiling fans (nothing unexpected or terribly concerning - would recommend the purchase of a couple more ice trays for freezer). Beautiful grounds throughout - able to enjoy some of the fresh fruit from the trees on the grounds. Swimming pool very nice (hot tub as well, but unsure I ever felt heat - again, nothing too disappointing for us and likely would have been remedied if request voiced). Gated property with electronic safe and security system provided more comfort than was likely needed. Close enough to LaFortuna that acquiring food, visiting restaurants and enjoying numerous activities was NOT a problem. Esteban able to reserve zip line tour, rafting trip and horseback ride on successive days. All enjoyable, but raft trip on Balsa most memorable. Great guide, fun trip (sloth and iguana), excellent lunch and tour of Organic Farm outside La Fortuna. Horses with Monica great as well - saw sloth and monkeys. Almost as fun was simply visiting the stables, feeding the horses and observing the huge pigs. Though no balloon ride, Esteban's coffe table book in the kitchen villa gave a sample of that experience as well (and videos exist on-line). Great way to enjoy a wonderful area. Though our stay in a huge home on the north shore of Lake Arenal (just above Toad Hall) the remainder of the trip was also good, Esteban and Monica provided a much more memorable and valuable experience. Pura Vida indeed. Best wishes to Esteban, Monica and staff.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • 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
Ayr, on, canada
5

A little piece of Costa Rica paradise

  • 5 of 5
We been to Costa Rica a number of times but always stayed at all inclusive resorts. This time we decided to rent a home and do day trips from there. This house has a million dollar view. It's in the nicest part of Costa Rica and we felt completely at home. The house in new, clean and very spacious. The owner and operator were great to deal with and are very helpful if you need suggestions of places to visit. If you enjoy wildlife, this is the home for you! You can expect to see toucans, howler monkeys, parrots and lots of hummingbirds. You are close to two national parks and a short drive from the natural hot springs. Simply park 200 meters south of the Tabicon resort, where the river goes under the road and join local people who enjoy this lovely spot to relax. There are lots of great restaurants and grocery stores, within a short drive. If you're looking at this house and wondering what it would be like, don't hesitate, book it now. You won't be disappointed and you'll be promoting it to all your friends and family. I know we'll be going back one day.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, 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
5

Beautiful, Peaceful Sanctuary With The Best View!

  • 5 of 5
My 2 kids and I just left Villa Bella Verde 2 days ago and I must say, we were really sad to leave. We stayed for 11 days and fell in love with the area, the view, and the house! Like the other view stated, we spent the first couple of days just soaking in the view. It is mesmerizing. The patio was my "coffee place" every morning. I truly miss it!
The house is even larger than it appears in the pictures. It is the nicest and largest house that we saw in the immediate and surrounding areas combined. This is not roughing it, that's for sure. The huge property is beautifully landscaped. We did have an occasional gentle cow come into the yard as they kind of wander everywhere (even on the roads) in Costa Rica. We enjoyed that actually.
I did enjoy the kitchen as you can stare out at the lake while cooking your meals. Alexis and property manager Cindy, were very accommodating. You MUST go to Cindy's family restaurant in Nuevo Arenal. It is an experience getting there once you get off the main road (4 wheel drive was handy), but once you get there, you are in paradise...and the food is great! Another view that you won't want to miss! La Fortuna is not far and the drive there is breathtaking. Much to see and do heading that way. Arenal Lodge was my kids' favorite hangout. You can ride horses, play pool, foosball, nature hikes, etc. The view of the volcano is unbelievable! Again, bumpy long road, but worth the effort!
I also recommend Le Bistro restaurant which is right at the end of the long, bumpy road to the house. You can walk there and it is absolutely gorgeous! Nice owners there as well.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • 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
Ottawa Canada
5

Sophisticated home with spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5
Our family (mom and dad, two tweens) had the pleasure of enjoying this lovely home for three nights in March. I wish we could have stayed longer, the house and view are fantastic! Even though we arrived in time to see the amazing sunset over Lake Arenal, I still woke the next morning, pulled back the curtain in the master bedroom and said "WOW"!
The executive kitchen was a pleasure to cook in, the rooms were spacious with high ceilings and the wall of windows perfectly framed what has to be one of the best views in Costa Rica.
The grounds are lovingly cared for, we saw toucans in the tree behind the house and could occasionally hear howler monkeys far off in the distance. Apart from these and the sounds of the birds, Villa Bella Vista was soothingly quiet. We chose to spend one day just relaxing in the hammock, enjoying the house.
From our first enquiry to our departure, the owner (Alexis) and his manager (Cindy), were prompt and professional. Directions to this Villa were easy from La Fortuna; we could simply follow the signs to Toad Hall, which is across the street from the road to this property. We drove a 4x4 with high clearance, which we felt was a necessity, as the final mile off the main road was very rough (typical in Costa Rica but being addressed with grading during our stay). The actual driveway into the home is fine.
While staying at Villa Bella Vista, we visited Neuvo Arenal for groceries, then stopped at the German Bakery for fresh bread (delicious!). It was an easy 15 minute drive. We also spent a day in La Fortuna; horseback riding with Alberto to a waterfall for a swim (3.5 hours), then making dark chocolate from the cacao beans onward at Chocolate Fusion Chocolateria (1 hour)-a total "must" for any chocolate lover! After such a full day, it was awesome to be able to return to our sanctuary high above the lake.
Thank you, Alexis, for sharing this special place.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, 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

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High season
Dec 14 2014 - Jan 9 2015
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard rate
Jan 10 2015 - Dec 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$950
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $80
  • Tax Rate 14.0%

50% WIRE TRANSFER TO RESERVE AND 50% ON ARRIVAL

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

Attractions

  • 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
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • 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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