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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 07-25-2014 at 7:16 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

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:

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 place, wonderful stay

Review submitted: February 22, 2014   Date of arrival: February 10, 2014

We stayed here for four nights in February, but could have happily stayed for a month - or more! The house itself is beautiful, clearly crafted as a labor of love, with relief-carved wood doors in every room, vibrant butterfly tiles for flooring, and a kitchen I wish I could have packed up and brought home with me. There were just three of us, so we never even needed the top floor and there was lots of room for us on the first level. Everything was sparkling clean, and considering how wild and natural the location feels, I was surprised to note how bug-free the house was! I'd recommend this place and it's wonderful hosts to anyone and everyone - it's truly special. To keep this from becoming an epic review, I'll just summarize:

Best stuff for me & DH:
Beautiful view and landscaped grounds
Great library for a rainy day
Very comfortable temperature-wise - never too hot or too cold
Convenient, safe parking
Helpful host

Best stuff for our 2yo daughter
Saw a coati on the first day!
Delicious fresh fruit smoothies at breakfast
Safe, fun house to run around and explore
Jacuzzi, pool, and giant bath tub

Great for all of us
Delicious, nutritious breakfasts and a homemade dinner
Peaceful but convenient location
Very helpful advice for itineraries and excursions

Maria, the housekeeper, bears special mention! She played with our daughter and was all-around wonderful. Patrick and his wife are no less marvelous, and his wife very kindly supplied us with milk and Tylenol from her own home when our daughter woke up sick on her last day (likely the result of drinking water at the Baldi springs, thankfully it was a very quick recovery!). Would stay again and recommend in a heartbeat!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Felt like the Royalty!

Review submitted: January 11, 2014   Date of arrival: December 26, 2013

We stayed at the Red Sunset the week after Christmas. We have three young boys and shared the home with friends who have two boys. I cannot say enough about this amazing house and Patrick, the owner. When we read the previous reviews, I honestly thought it sounded too good to be true. However, the home (and Patrick) exceeded every expectation. I honestly felt like “the rich and famous”. It started out with Jaime, our “personal” driver, picking us up at the airport and driving us to the home. We arrived at 1am but Patrick was there waiting for us when we arrived. He gave us a quick tour and then left us to get settled. Every morning we were greeted with two friendly ladies who cooked us amazing breakfasts, cleaned all the dishes and then fixed up the house. Patrick met with us several times to go over our desires and help us make an itinerary for each day. He personally called each place to set up tours. He packed us lunch for one day (extra charge) and it was a very nice picnic lunch. Then we decided to ask him to provide dinner one night and we were amazed! The dinner was waiting exactly at the time we asked for it. He made amazing food, a gourmet dessert and even stayed to wait on us. Despite the food being some of the tastiest we’d eaten, it was half the price of eating at any restaurant. We ended up using him for two dinners but wished we could have eaten at home every night! Jaime was a wonderful driver and well worth the cost. He was prompt, considerate, a safe driver and available for our every whim. He patiently waited while we shopped, did tours, ate meals, etc. He also provided good advice on places to visit. He seemed to be friends with people everywhere we went.
The house was beautiful. There were several bedrooms – each with a private bathroom. The views were amazing. The first morning a huge bird flew right by our window. Another day we spotted a couple toucans in a nearby tree. One day we awoke to a horse outside our bedroom window and cows nearby. There are hikes within walking distance. The house we clean, well stocked, beds were comfortable and bathrooms were well maintained. We did have to drive 45 min – 1 hr most days to get to the things we wanted, however, it was worth it to stay at this house rather than a high touristy town. Plus, the drives were beautiful in themselves.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


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Lake Arenal vacation rental

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