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LAKEFRONT, STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL 4.5 ACRE ESTATE: ROMANTIC PEACEFUL LUXURIOU in Lake Arenal

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vacation rental description

Romantic and peaceful VERY LARGE ESTATE on 4.5 acres of flora and fauna,right in front of Lake Arenal...all the best which Costa Rica and all its bio-diversity has to offer. Views of Arenal Volcano. Close to Tobagon hot springs and the rain forest, Monte Verde. The house is very luxurious, with 6500 square feet of living space, 4 very large bedrooms, each with a Calif. King Bed, & an attached large bathroom suite. This ESTATE is ideal for honeymoons, and for weddings. Lake fishing, jogging around the lake, salubrious temperatures year around. A perfect place for busy urban entrepreneurs and executives. Digital TV and high-speed Internet to keep you connected. The city of Tilaran nearby. This place is truly a heaven on earth. One can see monkeys and toucans here. Flowers of every kind are all on this property, around the house. Lake and mountain views from everywhere on the property. A bird-watcher's paradise, as well. Words cannot describe the beauty of this property.

Property surrounded by scenic beauty: This property is right in front of Lake Arenal, with unbelievable scenic beauty. It is resort living at its best. Lush green mountains, crystal clear lake, flowers of unbelievable variety, gardens nurtured over 40 years, make this a unique property, the likes of which are very very rare in the world. A brief stay at this luxurious property is soothing to the body, mind, and soul. Come and enjoy: relax, read books, ride horses, fish, jog, walk around the lake, see the monkeys, see the variety of birds, sleep soundly, wake up to the music of the birds, enjoy the dining in Arenal and Tilaran, visit the Tobagon Hotsprings, the rain forest, Monte Verde, Arenal Volcano, do wind-surfing.

The house being right in front of the lake, no air conditioning is needed nor installed in the house. all the rooms have ceiling fans and tropical-style ventilators. The temperature is thus very comfortable inside the house, throughout the year

Unforgettable, Once in a Life, Family Vacation: Bring the family along, for a once in a life time vacation, filled with fun, adventure, and relaxation.

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estate rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • estate
    • floor area 6500 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • catering available
  • Location Type
    • lakefront
      • RIGHT IN FRONT OF LAKE ARENAL, WITH AMAZING VIEWS OF THE LAKE, THE VOLCANOS, & EVERGREEN MOUNTAINS
    • lake view
      • LAKE VIEWS FROM EVERYWHERE IN THE HOUSE
    • waterfront
    • water view
    • golf course view
    • rural
    • monument view
    • village
    • resort
    • lake
    • town
  • Theme
    • adventure
  • General
    • isdn access
    • wireless internet
    • pc
    • parking off street
    • alarm clock
    • ceiling fans
    • water cooler
    • hair dryer
    • laundry soap
    • local activities guide
    • paper towels
    • local restaurant guide
    • security system
    • shampoo
    • toilet paper
    • telephone
    • linens provided
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • parking
    • towels provided
    • internet
      • High-speed internet
    • living room
      • 3 Large Living Rooms
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
    • gourmet kitchen
    • blender
    • coffee grinder
    • ice maker
    • pantry items
    • stove
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • cooking utensils
    • grill
    • 4 ring stove
    • refrigerator
    • freezer
    • oven
    • microwave
    • stove
    • dishes & utensils
  • Dining
    • dining room
  • Bathrooms
    • 4 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower
    • bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower
    • bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower
    • bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower
      • All baths have double vanities
  • Bedrooms
    • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 14, beds for 12-14
    • bedroom 1: 1 king
    • bedroom 2: 1 king
    • bedroom 3: 1 king
    • bedroom 4: 1 king
      • All bedrooms have attached full baths. Additional guests (more than 8) can sleep in the three living rooms. Extra mattresses avialable. There are 6 sofas in the house.
  • Entertainment
    • books
    • dvd player
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • vcr
    • cd player
  • Outside
    • deck / patio
    • fully fenced property
    • yard
    • outdoor furniture
    • porch furniture
    • gated community
    • outdoor grill gas
    • patio
    • porch / veranda
    • screen porch / veranda
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • walkway to water
    • sailboat
    • outdoor grill
    • beach chairs
    • beach towels
    • large cooler
    • fish cleaning table
    • motorboat
    • lawn / garden
    • terrace
    • balcony
    • barbecue
  • Suitability
    • non smoking only
    • low allergen environment
    • pets considered
    • wheelchair accessible
    • suitable for elderly or infirm
    • children welcome
    • minimum age limit for renters
    • singles
    • groups
    • weddings
  • Onsite Services
    • daily maid service
    • staff
    • housekeeper
    • housekeeping
  • Notes
    • A scenic paradise!. Absolutely luxurious. Exquisitely furnished. Each bed is elevated, to give a maximum view of the lake. 4-1/2 acres of manicured gardens, which were developed over 20 years. Flowers of every kind, native to Costa Rica can be found in the gardens. The lawns are like 4-inches thick velvety carpets...a thrill to walk on bare feet. Lake, mountain, and floral garden views from every room and everywhere on the property. The second floor Master Suite is 1000 square feet of a combination bedroom/sitting room, with an attached bath. To be seen to believe the unique views of the lake and the mountains! You will be tempted to just stay in this suite (with internet, satellite TV, phone, and Library) during your entire stay here. This 4-1/2 acre, fully gated private estate is ideal for CELEBRITIES and BUSY URBAN PROFESSIONALS, who wish to enjoy NATURE AT ITS BEST. IT CANNOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS.

activities and attractions in Lake Arenal Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • autumn foliage
    • festivals
    • theme parks
    • library
    • playground
    • pond
    • rain forests
    • water parks
    • arboretum
    • botanical garden
    • churches
    • forests
    • restaurants
    • volcano
    • waterfalls
    • zoo
  • Leisure Activities
    • photography
    • walking
    • horseback riding
    • scenic drives
    • sight seeing
    • paddle boating
    • eco tourism
    • bird watching
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • whitewater rafting
    • golf privileges optional
    • pier fishing
    • equestrian events
    • fly fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • hiking
    • mountain climbing
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • golf
    • wind-surfing
    • water skiing
    • mountain biking
    • mountaineering
    • paragliding
    • sailing
    • cycling
    • fishing

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vacation rental rates


Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
MID SUMMER VACATION
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
$275
$1,500
3 nights
 
 
LOW SEASON
Aug 1 2014 - Nov 13 2014
$225
$1,350
3 nights
 
 
HIGH SEASON 1
Nov 14 2014 - Dec 14 2014
$275
$1,500
3 nights
 
 
PEAK SEASON
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 15 2015
$300
$1,800
6 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$300
$1,800
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $100
Rates are for up to 8 persons.Rates include all TAXES & FEES. There will be an additional charge of $20 per night per adult guest, for every adult guest more than 8 (eight). Daily light house-keeping is included in the rental. There will be a $100 thorough cleaning-after-departure fees, to prepare the estate for the next guests..

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

traveler reviews for this lake arenal estate rental

Stunning views and a spacious house on an estate

Review submitted: April 24, 2014   Date of arrival: April 12, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this estate overlooking Lake Arenal. The directions given were very accurate, but plan to arrive before dark because getting there the first time can be a little tricky. The pictures give a good sense of the beauty of this estate with views from every window of the house and gorgeous blooming flowers all around. The house is very spacious with lots of room to spread out and our kids appreciated the wireless internet and Roku box that allowed them to access Netflix. A caretaker and his family live in a house at the bottom of the hill and his wife came in daily to make up the beds. The house was well maintained and very clean. There were a few insects, but nothing out of the ordinary for a tropical region. My only regret is that we were so busy with activities and sight-seeing that I didn't have enough time to just sit on one of the benches outside the house to take in the view and relax.

We used this property as a home base for exploring Arenal volcano and Monte Verde Cloud forest, both of which are a couple of hours away. We also visited the Viente Fresca waterfalls which was about 45 minutes from the house. We tried to find the Mariposaria (Butterfly Farm) in town, but a bridge was washed out, so we never made it there. A highlight for us was the La Roca Waterfall Canyoneering tour in the Arenal Hanging Bridges area run by Sunset tours (reserve through Arenal.net). The guides were very personable and the canyoneering was really fun for our whole family. We combined this afternoon tour with the Arenal Hanging Bridges in the morning and the Baldi Hot springs at night. On the day we went to Selvatura in the Monte Verde Cloud Forest, we found that the dirt road had a lengthy detour and then further on, several phone poles had fallen across the road and had to be moved. Give yourself plenty of time to get to any reserved activities since you never know what the road conditions may be. I believe you can also book tours in the nearby town of Tilaran if you are more comfortable leaving the driving to others.

We ate in several restaurants in Tronadora, the small town where the estate is located, as well as in a few restaurants around the lake and all of them served tasty food. If you like fish and shrimp, make sure you try the Cevicheria as you come into town.

In summary, we found this house a welcome retreat to come home to after days packed with activity.

Owners response: Thank you. It is our true pleasure to host families such as yours. We hope that you will visit us again soon.

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

Beautiful location, good value

Review submitted: January 7, 2014   Date of arrival: December 28, 2013

This is an ample house located on a beautiful setting. The view from everywhere is stunning, the garden around the house is well kept and there are enough places in the house to enjoy all these.
The appliances have been updated and the kitchen is well equipped. A few furniture pieces deserve renovation and some parts of the house require more maintenance like the spa that wasn’t working (this could have been communicated since it’s advertised) and the windows need some cleaning.
The house is 1.5hr from both tourist spots La Fortuna and Monteverde. The Arenal Lake also offers lots of opportunities but bring your own equipment since rental is limited in the area. Dinning offer is limited in the nearby Tilarán, but better around the lake going towards Nuevo Arenal (~30min drive)
We were a group of 10 adults and 5 kids and found the house ample enough for all of us. Lots of room to play for the kids inside and outside the house. We didn’t find the extra mattresses and they were not offered either so some of us had to use the coaches to sleep since there are only 4 king beds in the house.
Now, it’s always been my understanding that the “Outside” section of the Amenities is for stuff that the house comes with and “Attractions” is for stuff that is available in the area. The house has no bikes nor boats, as the owner let me know when I asked. This is a clarification note in case you have the same interpretation of the List of Amenities that I have.
All of all, this is a good rental if you want to relax in a quiet and comfortable place but still close to a lot of action. I would rent again.

Owners response: The renter's expectations are unusual. For a few hundred dollars per night, for 15 people, they expect bikes and boats to be provided. This is the first renter that expected these!. In addition, just before arrival, the renter asked if he could bring a few more adults to stay. We respectfully had to say no. This , in our humble opinion, is simply a case of too much being expected for too little a payment.

In any event we are honored and privileged that this group of 15 people chose to stay at our estate and enjoyed it.

Helpful votes: 3 / 6

 

spectacular views!

Review submitted: March 13, 2012   Date of arrival: February 22, 2012

Emmaculately kept grounds- surrounded by gorgeous flowers and spectacular view of lake Arenal. Our group of 7 people found this home a nice retreat and launching pad for our daily local activities. The owners were very helpful and super nice to work with. The gounds keeper only spoke spanish but was very helpful and we worked through that. The place is just like the photos- very spacious and well kept. The master bedroom had amazing views with plenty of space - more like a very large living room with sofa and TV and internet.- It would be a good honeymoon suite.
We really enjoyed going to Monte Verde for the day and did the zipline there with the Original Tour- very fun!

Owners response: We very much enjoyed hosting you.

Helpful votes: 7 / 14

 

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Lake Arenal vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 01/25/2011.