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Simply the best,great views,pool,delicious food,great advice,peace in Lake Arenal

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vacation rental description

Come stay at the rental home that offers the services of a fine hotel. On site chef services, complete transport arrangements, HUGE breakfast included in the rental rate, all tours can be arranged for you so that you spend your vacation having fun instead of trying to plan your next activity. Let us help you tailor your vacation to exactly what you want. We have been in the Lake Arenal area for nearly eight years and can advise you and your special group on the tours that you may really enjoy as well as those that perhaps are a bit overpriced for what you receive. Let us help you make the most of your vacation by offering our years of local experience and contacts. Take full advantage of having 'a friend in the area', right here at 'The Sunset'

Adventure at every turn.: Lake Arenal is the premier adventure spot in Costa Rica for windsurfing, canopy tours, lake fishing, boat tours, jungle hiking trails, quad rentals, kite surfing, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming in an extinct volcanic crater, spelunking and more. Enjoy the many adventures available or simply relax in our indoor glass pool/jacuzzi area with pool table and ping pong and enjoy the tranquility and majesty of your surroundings.

Tourism with a purpose.: In an effort to help the Costa Rican National Park system finance education, outreach and protection. Red Sunset of Guanacaste will devote a full 50% of each commission gained through our sales of adventure tours sold toward this goal. With the added benefit of specialized access to individuals in the tour system that make it all work. Tribal leaders, guides, and park directors.

What you can expect at 'The Sunset': Five beautifully appointed bedrooms featuring Costa Rican art, hand carved beds and doors with bathrooms en suite The entire property is a showcase of Costa Rican art, decorative tile, stone and craft work. Two of the bedrooms feature custom designed gas fireplaces. The downstairs master suite bathroom features a hot tub built for two. Large library/ living room area with wrap-around couch, television, Direct TV, VCR, DVD, stereo. Large dining/presentation hall with a variety of available seating arrangements.

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Last modified on 07-30-2014 at 12:42 PM.

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Patrick Hughes 866 463-2272

villa rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • villa
    • floor area 4000 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • catering available
  • Location Type
    • mountain view
      • The entire cone of Arenal Volcano is visible on clear days, the expanse of the Tilaran range lays sleeping just beyond your incredible Lake view.
    • water view
    • lake view
      • Stunning, breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Arenal and the Volcano Arenal.
    • mountain
    • lake
  • Theme
    • romantic
    • away from it all
    • tourist attractions
    • adventure
    • family
  • General
    • fitness room / equipment
      • The pool house has an inversion table, massage table, pool table, ping pong table and a table to sit and relax at. Exercise equipment and lots of pool toys.
    • gas fireplace
    • air conditioning
      • In every bedroom.
    • broadband access
    • wireless internet
    • computer available
    • backpack
    • activities guide
    • alarm clock
    • ceiling fans
    • water cooler
    • filtered water
    • hair dryer
    • laundry soap
    • local activities guide
    • paper towels
    • security system
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • iron & board
    • pc
    • telescope
    • telephone
    • linens provided
    • internet
      • Hi speed wi-fi throughout the house and grounds.
    • towels provided
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • fireplace
    • parking
  • Kitchen
    • cooking utensils
      • Full Kitchen
    • pantry items
      • All the basics are included, salt, sugar, soap, pepper all basic pantry items.
    • catering available
    • kitchen
      • Complete state of the art appliances. In this roomy, chefs kitchen.
    • grill
    • blender
    • ice maker
    • lobster pot
    • stove
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
    • freezer
    • oven
    • microwave
  • Dining
    • dining room
    • child's highchair
  • Pool / Spa
    • sauna
      • Hot, wet steam sauna with cold water shower.
    • jetted tub
    • shared hot tub
      • The pool house has an incredible 6 person hot tub just off of the main pool. Private for your groups use only.
    • indoor pool
    • jacuzzi
    • indoor hot tub
    • spa whirlpool
    • private pool
    • hot tub
    • whirlpool
  • Bathrooms
    • 7 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub, Two person stone jacuzzi tub
    • bathroom 2: toilet, shower, Shower
    • bathroom 3: toilet, shower, Shower
    • bathroom 4: toilet, shower, Shower
    • bathroom 5: toilet, shower, Shower
    • bathroom 7: toilet, shower, All bedrooms have bathroom en suite.
    • bathroom 6: toilet, shower
      • The master bedroom features a built in stone covered jacuzzi for two and stone shower. The other rooms include a walk in shower with toilet, a sink and mirror is featured outside each bathroom.
  • Bedrooms
    • 6 bedrooms, sleeps 15, beds for 15
    • bedroom 1: 1 queen, cribs available
    • bedroom 2: 1 queen, additional airbed available
    • bedroom 3: 1 queen, additional airbed available
    • bedroom 4: 1 queen, additional airbed available
    • bedroom 5: 1 queen, additional airbed available
    • bedroom 6: 2 queen, All bedrooms have bathroom en suite.
      • The Master bedroom features a custom designed gas fireplace. All the bedrooms feature custom designed, hand carved, sustainably harvested exotic hardwood beds.
  • Entertainment
    • ping pong table
    • pool table
      • Pool table, kept where else, in the pool house. Everything you need for a full game of 8 ball, 9 ball or any other pool game.
    • books
      • Huge adults and children's library!
    • books for adults
    • books for kids
    • games
      • Lots of board games!
    • games for kids
    • music library
    • video library
    • dvd player
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • vcr
    • radio
    • stereo
    • cd player
    • audio tape player
  • Outside
    • deck / patio
    • beach towels
    • binoculars
    • fish cleaning table
    • raft
    • outdoor grill gas
    • patio
    • lawn / garden
    • terrace
    • balcony
    • barbecue
    • outdoor grill
  • Suitability
    • events allowed
    • long-term renters welcome
    • pets considered
    • wheelchair accessible
    • suitable for elderly or infirm
    • children welcome
  • Onsite Services
    • massage
    • concierge
    • chauffeur
    • private chef
  • Notes
    • Staffing: Depending upon your groups needs, standard every other day maids service, on site self-service laundry, Internet and fax is provided free of charge. However, if you are looking for a more accommodating vacation, daily maid service, laundry, chef, translator/Spanish teacher, massage therapist and chauffeur services are available at an additional, affordable daily rate. Adventure tours: Our proximity is very close to several landmark adventure areas. The Eco-lodge hotel is our neighbor and boasts “The Best” canopy tour and offers guided hiking and horseback riding. The mysterious Lake Coter sits behind us where fishing and boating excursions can be arranged, as well as on Lake Arenal. Other lake activities that are nearby include world class wind surfing, sunset volcano cruises, shopping or relaxing at the Tabacon or Baldi hot spring resorts. Venado Caverns, Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, and Arenal National Park are nearby protected areas and are a worthwhile day trip by car

activities and attractions in Lake Arenal Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • botanical garden
    • caves
    • churches
    • library
    • rain forests
    • volcano
    • waterfalls
    • restaurants
    • ruins
    • forests
  • Leisure Activities
    • boating
    • shopping
    • wildlife viewing
    • photography
    • sight seeing
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • walking
    • horseback riding
    • scenic drives
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • whitewater rafting
    • sailing
    • water skiing
    • kayaking
    • spelunking
    • freshwater fishing
    • hiking
    • pier fishing
    • rafting
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • wind-surfing
    • mountain biking
    • cycling
    • fishing

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  • owner Patrick Hughes
  • phone 866 463-2272
  • 2nd phone 8310-7516

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vacation rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Children under six stay for free.
Tax Rate 13.49%

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traveler reviews for this lake arenal villa rental

just as good as it looks online

Review submitted: August 28, 2007   Date of arrival: December 1, 2006

We stayed here between Christmas and New Year's in 2006. We had two families: 4 adults, 6 older children (high school and college). The listing is very true to what you find when you get there. The owner is next door to the property, and he is as helpful as the best concierge in the finest hotel anywhere. You are within 5 minutes to 1.5 hours of almost any activity you can think of. The only negative thing to say is that we took so many digital photos that 8 months later we are still editing and organizing them!!

Helpful votes: 26 / 52


Wonderful hospitality, great breakfast, and relaxing!

Review submitted: August 8, 2014   Date of arrival: April 3, 2014

Our family of 2 adults, 4 children (ages 13, 12, 8, and 7) thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Red Sunset. Each day we were greeted with a different and tasty breakfast cooked especially for our vegetarian family. Shortly after breakfast, Patrick visited to make sure we had directions to our planned events for the day and answer any questions. Patrick provided great referrals to different types of activities and made reservations for us. The house provided plenty of privacy and places for everyone to enjoy their own space, plus a nice pool and hot tub to enjoy. The house isn't very far from Nuevo Arenal if you want to head out for supplies or meals, however, activities in the Arenal area are a bit further. Driving to Arenal Volcano isn't very difficult and certainly beats the traffic at home! We would all recommend Patrick and his lovely vacation home!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Awesome house + awesome adventures = awesome vacation!

Review submitted: August 7, 2014   Date of arrival: July 26, 2014

I won’t rehash all of the other wonderful things that have been said about this house in previous posts. I will simply add---they are all true! We had an absolutely wonderful time in Costa Rica. Everyone in my party agreed that it was one of our all-time best vacations.

When I sent an email before our trip asking whether we should have all of our days planned out with what we wanted to do, Patrick's response explains everything… “Just come with your ideas and I will set it all up for you, no problems at all.” This really sums it up. It was the most carefree vacation of my life. Every evening after dinner, Patrick would discuss the next day’s activities and then set EVERYTHING up for us! Seriously worry-free. Breakfasts were amazing and Patrick prepared dinner every evening. He took seriously our food requests (no dairy) but we still ate like kings. Coming home to a clean house, clean clothes and dinner already prepared was a treat that I have never before experienced.

One other thing that I will mention about driving in Costa Rica---it is no simple task. Google maps, um…no. Road signs, uh-uh. Potholes, unpaved roads and steep shoulders are everywhere. And rules of the roads are more like “suggestions.” We really considered renting a car for our trip but hiring Jaime as a driver was one of the BEST decisions of our trip. Our vacation was better because of him. Not only the obvious… we didn’t have to worry about getting ourselves from point A to point B in an unfamiliar country. But it was more than that---he had an eagle eye that could spot wildlife from what seemed like a mile away. We knew that when he started to slow down… get your cameras out! We saw different types of monkeys, lots of birds including toucans, coatis and so many more. In addition, he was very helpful to me in practicing my Spanish---I could tell that I was getting better every single day. He helped explain the “Costa Rican” culture in a way the really enriched our trip. He also indulged my desire to take more pictures at every turn. He was so patient with his “Americanos Locos!” Hire a driver. You will not regret it.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

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Lake Arenal vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 07/17/2006.