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Top Rated!! Elegant - Spacious Home on Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano in Lake Arenal

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vacation rental description

Picture yourself in this private oasis, perched on a lush green hillside overlooking lake Arenal and the Arenal volcano!

This modern style home is a wonderful complement to the gorgeous tropical setting. Set in the tiny village of El Castillo, this home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus a beautiful living room/dining room/kitchen area off of a wrap around terrace. The three bedrooms are located on the upper level of the home. The master bedroom has a full bathroom with a shower. The other two bedrooms have a bathroom centrally located next to the bedrooms for your convenience and the third bathroom is located on the lower level of the house next to the living room and kitchen. The washer and dryer are located on the lower level in a spacious laundry room. High quality, designer furnishings have been used to create this luxurious home. They have been carefully selected to reflect the contemporary style, yet a casual, comfortable atmosphere has been created.

The village of El Castillo is tucked in the rainforest in the mountains on lake Arenal. Home to about 240 'ticos' and about 12 americans, this village has lots to offer! If it is action and adventure you are looking for try ziplining through the rainforest at Sky Trek Adventures or go exploring on horseback to one of the three waterfalls and take a swim. Kayaking is always fun and what a way to catch some sun and some fish!! Go rapelling or canyoning at Rancho Margot or white water rafting for even more adventure. You can go to The Butterfly Conservatory or The Snake Zoo all right here in Castillo! When it is time to unwind after a long day of adventure, nothing will soothe your bones like a soak in the free Hot Springs! This village may be small, but can pack a huge vacation!!

We will be happy to book any of these local attractions at no charge to you:

* Hanging Bridges

* Zip Lines

* Hot Springs

* ATV and other rentals

* Butterfly Conservatory

* Eco-Snake Zoo

* Horseback Riding

* Volcano Hikes

* Rafting

* Canyoning and Rappelling

* Bird Watching

* Swimming

* Much more

This home away from home is a true gem!

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
  • Location Type
    • lake view
    • water view
  • General
    • clothes dryer
    • air conditioning
    • telephone
    • linens provided
    • wireless internet
    • parking off street
    • washing machine
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
    • microwave
    • refrigerator
    • cooking utensils
    • catering available
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms 1 half Bath
    • bathroom 1:
    • bathroom 2:
      • 2.5
  • Bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, beds for 6
    • bedroom 1:
    • bedroom 2:
    • bedroom 3:
    • other (see description):
      • Queen size Beds (3) sectional sofa could sleep 2 children or young adults
  • Entertainment
    • dvd player
    • television
    • satellite / cable
  • Outside
    • deck / patio
    • balcony
  • Suitability
    • pets not allowed
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • 25 and older
    • non smoking only
    • wheelchair accessible

activities and attractions in Lake Arenal Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • restaurants
    • zoo
  • Leisure Activities
    • boating
    • shopping
    • wildlife viewing
    • horseback riding
    • sight seeing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • swimming
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • hiking
    • rafting
    • mountain biking
    • hot air ballooning
    • kayaking
    • parasailing
    • rock climbing

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  • owner Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster /Contact us for availability
  • phone + +506 8-703-1561 (Costa Rica)
  • 2nd phone 305-407-3655

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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
Green Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 15 2014
3 nights
Peak Season
Dec 19 2014 - May 1 2015
3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $45
Refundable Damage Deposit $49
extra person over 4 $25
Holiday rates are 25% higher than regular rates. Christmas and Easter are 195.00 per night. Rates are for up to 4 people and 25.00 for each additional person
We will allow a two night stay for the rate of 2.5 nights.
There is a one time cleaning fee of 45.00
Property damage protection required in lieu of a security deposit. 49.00 for up to 1500.00 worth of damage

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traveler reviews for this lake arenal house rental

Very Nice house and incredible host

Review submitted: January 7, 2014   Date of arrival: January 4, 2014

The house was perfect for our family. Very clean, spacious and the view on the volcano was such a bonus !!! Nancy, the host, been incredible with us. She helped us to book tours, gave us lot of advices about what to do and see in the area. Tasting a good coffee on the balcony with a red maccaw at 10 meters from us has been an unfogettable expérience.
100% for El Castillo, the house and the host !

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers

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Everything we hoped it would be

Review submitted: November 22, 2013   Date of arrival: November 4, 2013

My girlfriend and I spent 4 perfect days and nights at this house on our first trip to this incredible country. After reading the reviews on this sight, we had high hopes for our stay here, and they were all easily met. The house was wonderful. I personally enjoyed sitting out on the upstairs balcony and watching the sunrise while listening to the howler monkeys. The house was air-conditioned, so we were always comfortable. The house had everything you could need to make your own meals. Be aware that if you want to bring your own food to prepare, your best bet is to stop in La Fortuna on the way in. It's a long drive over a bumpy gravel road to go back to La Fortuna once you've made it to the house. We did every activity we could possibly fit in. We went on a hike to the base of the volcano with Miguel, who was awesome! He even took us into La Fortuna and showed us a Soda that had some of the best food we had all week. We went Zip Lining with Sky Trek and had a blast. We also did the Waterfall Repelling with Pure Trek and I strongly recommend trying it out. It was easily our favorite part of the trip. We also went to Tabacon Hot Springs. It was a little on the expensive side, but worth every penny after a long day of hiking. All in all, we loved the entire time we spent at the house and we wish we could have stayed for another week... or two... or three. Thanks again Nancy for all your help.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Living with a volcano view

Review submitted: March 8, 2013   Date of arrival: February 5, 2013

Arsenal is no longer active but looks like a text book volcano and Walter's House looks directly out at it. The property is well equipped and very comfortable. It's location at the top of the hill above the Butterfly Sanctuary is up a very bumpy and steep road. However it does contribute to great views. To find it go past the Butterfly Sanctuary and it is the second house past the Essence Arenal (backpackers hostel) on the right hand side and on the corner of the road. There is no sign or name and Nancy also calls it the Hideaway which locals do not know.
The house is spacious and well equipped. It does have great views in all directions. Nancy telephoned regularly to make sure all was in order and there is a local lady who is available to assist if there are any problems.
There are numerous restaurants and shops in La Fortuna but it is about 30 minutes away along very rutted road. There is a small supermarket at the bottom of the hill hill for basics and an excellent German bakery 50 metres from the house - be aware that their bread is very good but very heavy and filling! A visit to John's Pizza house a little further along the lake road is very worth while. For day to day meals the Soda at the bottom of the hill opposite the school is great and friendly.
There are great forest walks and zip wire trails nearby provided you are prepared to bump along the roads to get there. Riding is also good and it is possible to ride across to Monteverde. If you are not driving around the lake to Monteverde consider just a trip up to Nuevo Arenal past the Germanic/Swiss chalets. The road is sealed and good although typically winding.

Owners response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely and informative review. You were wonderful guests and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I would like to mention, just so others know, I don't refer to this property as the Hideaway. Several years ago I had a property named the Hideaway, but it has since been sold and the property you stayed in does not have a name.


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Lake Arenal vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 12/1/2010.