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65 Acre Retreat with Majestic Lake/volcano and Mountain Views in Lake Arenal

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vacation rental description

Gated and lots of room to roam. Meticulously maintained 65+ acre retreat with flowers and wildlife too numerous to mention. Over 3 miles of private hiking trails, many leading to fantastic vistas of the surrounding mountains, volcano and lake.

The main house is a compact 2,500 square foot open floor plan design with 4 bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full and 2 twin) and 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8 with room for an additional 2 in a queen size pullout sofa. Each bedroom has great views. Full kitchen inside with local hand made cabinetry and a local hand made eat-in dining table that seats 8-10.The veranda on the back of the house is huge with great views of the lake and has a working wood stove that can serve as an outdoor kitchen. All linens, towels and kitchen utensils onsite. Be sure to check out our Video of the house and furnishings.

We have a 1 acre private natural swimming pond with platforms and swimming ladders for ease of use. Make sure you check out our photos.

We have many banana, pineapple, orange, mandarin, grapefruit, lemon, lime, breadfruit trees and more. You are welcome to enjoy all that the property has to offer.

We have an experienced property manager (English speaking) and two gardeners that keep the property meticulously maintained. Upon arrival, please feel free to ask what fresh fruit is available so our gardeners can deliver some to your door or pick it for yourself.

We are able to assist with planning and reserving many exotic adventures such as boating, biking, zip-lining, horseback riding, nature hiking, white-water rafting, hot springs, cave exploring, kayaking, canoeing and more... Cost for each tour is different and information is made available after confirmation of booking.

We are only 2.5km (1.5 miles) outside the Town of Nuevo Arenal. Close to shopping, tours and dining. Our location makes a perfect base for those wanting to explore all Costa Rica has to offer or just relax and enjoy our property and the many species of flora, fauna and wildlife.

If you are looking for smaller accommodations for only one or two persons, please check out our Blue Butterfly Cottage -- a perfect cottage for one/two persons -- cozy, clean and comfortable www.vrbo.com/508655

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 2 story house
    • floor area 2800 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • lake view
    • mountain view
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • away from it all
    • romantic
    • tourist attractions
    • family
  • General
    • fireplace
    • towels provided
    • parking
    • living room
    • telephone
      • Local Calls only
    • linens provided
      • All towels and bedding.
    • wood fireplace
    • fitness room / equipment
      • We have a fitness platform on the property that has great views of the lake and mountains. Please enjoy. We can even arrange Yoga Sessions and Massages.. please ask.
    • internet
      • We allow use of our unlimited Internet Data Card -- must bring your own laptop with USB port for Data Card.. We do require a refundable deposit of $50 if you would like internet... please ask.
  • Kitchen
    • refrigerator
    • stove
    • oven
    • dishes & utensils
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • microwave
    • kitchen
      • Full Kitchen for all your meal preparation needs or we can arrange for a private chef to do your cooking and cleaning -- please ask.
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
      • Dining in at our hand made Guanacaste wood table for 10 or outside on the veranda with seating up to 20.
  • Pool / Spa
    • private pool
      • Private 1 acre swimming pond... 100% natural.
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • downstairs bathroom: toilet, shower, Double sink
    • upstairs bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, Great Tub!!!
      • 2
  • Bedrooms
    • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 10, beds for 8-10
    • convertible bed(s):
    • downstairs bedroom: 1 queen, with private bathroom
    • upstairs bedroom 3: 1 double, Balcony with Lake, Garden and top of Volcano view.
    • upstairs bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, Balcony with Lake, Garden and top of Volcano view
    • upstairs bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single, Private Balcony with Garden and Lake view
      • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Entertainment
    • books
    • games
    • dvd player
      • Please view our DVD's or bring your own.
    • game room
      • We have board games, cards and more. Bring your own or enjoy ours in our game room.
    • video library
      • We have a selection of DVD's and VHS tapes.
    • television
      • 42' Flat Screen TV for DVD and VHS viewing.
  • Outside
    • balcony
      • 2 Private balconies... one facing East for great sunrises and the other facing West for great sunsets.
    • deck / patio
      • Large covered veranda for dining or viewing.
    • bicycles
      • We can arrange bicycles --- extra cost.
    • boat
      • We can arrange fantastic boat tour of Lake and /or fishing.
    • kayak / canoe
      • Please ask us about local Kayak/Canoe rentals -- extra cost.
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
    • wheelchair accessible
    • non smoking only
    • pets not allowed
  • Onsite Services
    • massage
    • private chef
  • Notes
    • We can arrange and reserve any and all adventure tours. Please let us know in advance. If you would like to make your own reservations, please consult our Tour Information Guide in the House. We can also arrange for on-site amenities such as: Yoga, Massage, Mountain Biking, Horse-back riding and more... just ask.

activities and attractions in Lake Arenal Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • restaurants
    • churches
  • Leisure Activities
    • shopping
    • wildlife viewing
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • horseback riding
    • scenic drives
    • sight seeing
    • walking
    • boating
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • kayaking
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • hiking
    • mountain biking
    • spelunking
    • swimming
    • whitewater rafting
    • wind-surfing

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Low Season
May 2 - Jul 1
$100
$120
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$525
$1,500
2 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Jul 2 - Nov 14
$125
$130
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$630
$1,650
2 nights
 
 
High Season
Nov 15 - May 1
$140
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$735
$1,800
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$140
$735
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Although we can accommodate up to 10 persons in the house, rates are based on maximum 4 adults/maximum 4 children per stay.
There may be an additional charge for additional guests above the 4 adult/4 children maximum -- please ask, we are negotiable.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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traveler reviews for this lake arenal house rental

Beautiful property and home

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

A group of 10 of us enjoyed staying on this property. Though two nights was not enough to truly experience all the area has to offer. This was our fist time to Costa Rica. We wanted a couple days inland near Arenal to see that side of the country.
The house: somewhat rustic style, very clean and well-maintained. Very spacious for such a large group, which suited us nicely. Great outdoor patio overlooking the property. We liked to cook for ourselves, the kitchen had everything we needed. The property manager and gardener were so friendly and nice to work with and talk to.
The property: so many acres to explore! We enjoyed walking the grounds and looking for various fruits, plants, etc. We were able to pick our own oranges and lemons for fresh squeezed juice! I wish the pineapple and other fruits were ripe when we were there. My favorite place is the platform being built at the highest point of the property. It was a beautifully constructed wood structure (outdoor yoga studio?) with an amazing view of the sunset over the lake. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the area, removed from any touristy spots.
Location: As others have mentioned, the road to get to the driveway is very bumpy, 4x4 is definitely a must. About a 15 minute drive to Nuevo Arenal and an hour (or less?) to Arenal activities and La Fortuna. It was a wonderful area to visit and see the culture there. Driving around the area includes amazing views of the lake, farms, pastures and rural communities. It was a nice break from the busier tourist areas on the Coast.
Activities: We liked to plan our own adventures and not be on time constraints. So we enjoyed the Arenal Hanging Bridges and enjoyed Tico food in La Fortuna. We ended up not making it to the Hot Springs, but hope to try another time.
I'd definitely return and stay here again. The price is right, as is the location. I'd just add a little more time to be able to try more restaurants and other activities.
Thank you, Bret!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, sight seeing

Owners response: Thank you for your kind words.... we do try hard to keep our property well maintained, it is clients like you that enable us to do this... we thank you for your business.

Roads around our area in Costa Rica are slowly going through a process of repair... we finally received great news last month.... the road to our property is slated for complete repair in April 2014... this is welcomed news.. we are excited about this.

Although our roads are very much passable, it can sometimes be slow going as our guests will tell you... the great news is that we are finally getting the awaited repairs !!!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Excellent and very nice place!!!

Review submitted: January 10, 2014   Date of arrival: December 26, 2013

Very nice place!!!

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

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Like an eco-lodge but way more affordable

Review submitted: January 9, 2014   Date of arrival: December 14, 2013

I have visited Costa Rica four times. I have always liked the greater Arenal area for its mountain/jungle activities. Nuevo Arenal is ideal, being a small town about twenty miles away from the tourist central (La Fortuna).

I wish I had found this place before! We are happy cooking our own meals and are self-starting in selecting activities. I had chiefly been staying at Eco-Lodges in previous Costa Rica visits. They are a little more full-service than we need and they are a ton more expensive than this rental.

With beautiful views from the lake, a full kitchen, lots of garden and forest, one could set up camp for a long time. Some days we picked tour activities, through a referral from the owners. Sometimes we hung around to play chess, walk or read books.

The place was immaculate and completely fulfilled its promise. All six of us (four adults; two teens) were happy, comfortable and relaxed.

Visitors will want a 4x4. The road to the house is rough and not paved, but would be passable during all weather. The driveway is smooth. The trip to town of Nuevo Arenal is about fifteen minutes (although I did not time it). One can shop for all essentials there.

Costa Rica is not know for fine cuisine but Nuevo Arenal does boast a fair choice of restaurants, given its small size.

The family would be pleased to return to this place again soon. I might just arrange it . . .

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

Owners response: Thanks Brian... we welcome you back any time and glad to hear you and your group had a great time.

On the road front... we recently had some great news. Our road to the property is slated for a complete repair in April 2014.

Although, as you said, the road is passable now, this will make it even better...

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

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Lake Arenal vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 06/4/2012.