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Luxury Home with Pool and Fantastic Views Of Lake Arenal And The Arenal Volcano


Property Details

Updated: Oct 23, 2016
5 bedroom 5 bathroom, luxury mountain home with stunning Lake and Volcano views

We call this fabulous spot here in El Castillo “Pie in the Sky”! A gorgeous location that lives up to it name in every way! This 5 bedroom home is nestled above our 8 room Villa, the Majestic Lodge, on a private mountaintop. With 360 degree views of the primary Rainforest, 26 mile Lake Arenal and the Majestic Arenal Volcano, you can see for miles in the privacy of this secluded setting. This large home is a single level, 5 bedroom home and fully equipped to make you feel right at home! The bedrooms are luxurious and inviting with custom made bedding and draperies, air conditioning, and private access to the outdoor porch for your convenience. All linens are provided. The kitchen, with granite counter tops and Guanacaste wood cabinets, is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need!

There is also an adjoining cottage and two bedroom home on this mountain top, with the same amazing views! The one room cottage sleeps two with a Queen size orthopedic bed, kitchenette, private bath and air conditioning. Take just a few steps off of the porch and enjoy the pool! The two bedroom home is elegant and comfortable with all of the comforts of home.

We pay special attention to every detail to assure the best vacation for you and your family. We can accommodate large groups and welcome Private or group parties. Catering can be arranged. Complete tour and trip planning services available including travel from within Costa Rica. We offer a beautiful pavilion for wedding parties, family reunions, yoga retreats, etc. We offer private yoga and massage on premises and have Howlers bar and grill at the bottom of the hill for your convenience.

Outdoor area with pool and bar is on the property. Full housekeeping service is provided.

We can also arrange transportation for our guests from anywhere in Costa Rica.

Four wheel drive car necessary to access Pie in the Sky.

You must have a four wheel drive vehicle to access this home.

More Details
  • Sleeps 17
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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Speaks: english, spanish

9 Reviews

based on 9 traveler reviews


Great place in Arenal

  • 5 of 5

This property is very nice, it has been made with good taste, in spite is a rustic place, you see all the details with very good materials, well finished. Beds are comfortable, and you are plenty of spaces. The spot is incredible, after been in this place you don´t need to move anywhere to check the lake or the volcan, you have both of them from the house.

Access, certainly is a little rough, I do not consider you need a 4 x 4, but a SUV or a car with enough power, mainly to access the main entrance, since has a short slope. You have a rustic road to get to the house for about 20 min, but for me is very nice since is part of the adventure, and the exclusivity you are looking for, the slope to get to the house, well... if you like panoramic view you need to be high!

The property is a group of few houses, about 4, so if you are a bigger group is perfect to stay all in the same place.

NAncy was very kind, and provide us with all the information we could need.

During our stay, there was a blackout, and was very nice get to our house and find we have electricity thank you to the power generator they have.

Definitelly I would stay next time, thank you Nancy!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Stay at Majestic Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Majestic Lodge! Two families of 5 with children from 10-16 years old for 3 nights. The Lodge is in a great location near all the events you would want to do in Arenal (hiking, ATV, Zip, Ecological, hot springs, Fortuna waterfall). Great CR breakfasts in the morning! The Lodge is about 3 hours from Liberia airport. Nancy was extremely helpful in coordinating all our activities and providing directions, info etc. We leased the whole B&B and it was very accommodating. Beautiful hard woods and we used 6 of the 7 bedrooms. Pool and the hot tub were nice after a long day of activities and to keep the kids at bay. Personal favorite was the beautiful and relaxing deck overlooking the lake. I was a little concerned about the directions but soon learned that CR is very undeveloped with few roads and directions are all driving towards cities/towns - it was pretty easy to get to Majestic from the airport and overall the roads in CR are better than I expected. The dirt and composite road the last few miles is a little rough but part of the adventure and you can just take it as fast or slow as you like - 4WD nice but not required. We did not see anywhere we would have rather stayed and we would DEFINITELY go back to Majestic!!! Thanks Nancy and Dan - Pura Vida!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Valley Forge, Pa

A majestic beauty

  • 5 of 5

Pie in the sky was where our family of 6 comfortably stayed! What an awesome awesome place! 4 wheel drive is indeed a must...oh the roads! No car troubles for us though! It was suburb in every way imaginable! Yes and we had 2 of 3 days in the sun and clear majestic views too! We never personally met Nancy but she was fantastic to deal with! Thanks Nancy! Your staff was great our place was even greater! Only downsides I can think of was no washer and dryer yet I saw them? No heat in the pool..otherwise great great great.

Met one of the Majestic owners...Walt at Howlers bar one night...the town is small (do I say village?) and everyone knows each other..,from meeting Walter who owned some awesome pieces of real estate, to Michael, the volunteer waiter at Johns Pizza ( best ever! gotta go! Have cash though!) who owns the hostel to Leelander the awesome cowboy who took us on a sunny once in a lifetime wonderful trail on really great horses -apaloosos- to a waterfall and oh our delicious catered lunch meal by Nancy's daughter! We zip lined, did hot springs, went to the observatory area, (admission steep for our carload of 6) and ate in practically all the restaurants! I think trip advisor said there were 7 restaurants in EL Castillo! My family even walked to hotel Margot in the rain! We even ate a few breakfasts at home and grilled chicken at the house and yeah there was propane for the grill...all the comforts of home! (well maybe plusher towels back home!) it's not the USA but it's up there on my top lists of adventures! Be prepared with rain slickers squeaky shoes and weird bugs but also embrace the beauty of the lake and the volcano the locals and the free roaming cows and horses and the simple life!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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georgia usa

Great Christmas holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from five nights at Pie in the Sky. It is a beautiful property and is so well located to all the wonderful things to do in the vicinity. Our family had six adults and two children and there was always something for everyone. Nancy and all her staff were very helpful and friendly. Definitely helpful to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle for the trip. Also discovered that the locals (and others) use a section of the river right next to Tabacon hot springs where you can park and walk down to the river and just sit in natural hot springs for free!! The observatory hike was rugged but fun. We did the shorter version (about 4 and one half miles) because we had young children but the waterfalls made it all worthwhile. Recommend the restaurant in El Castillo run by Fernando Kelly called La Ventanita.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This location exceeds all expectations of a vacation experience. Howler monkeys hollar outside, butterflies abound, birds are everywhere, views of a lake and a Volcano at the same time, cobble stone driveway, Pool with a dreamers view, a Rainforest private trail in the back yard, horse riding with Lilander with in 5 minutes, Ziplining with in 5 minutes, Tabacon Hot Spirings just a short drive, and the list goes on. I have never felt so much like being in the life that people only dream of. This residence also has another house and another unit right below it that could be rented with it for a great family reunion or wedding. Below the house is a Bed and Breakfast owned by the same property owners that could also be rented. Thank you Nancy for making us feel so welcome! If you are looking for the perfect slice of paradise, this is the property you will want!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Herriman, Utah

Amazing views, quiet and lots of amenities...

  • 5 of 5

Jungle to the left, a huge beautiful lake to the right and an active volvano right in front. The Majesitc is appropriately named. Perched on the top of a hilll gives you a sense of being on your own in Costa Rica. The jungle sounds come from a distance and remind you that you are somewhere special. At night, the stars blanket the sky. I enjoyed my night swim in the custom pool and stargazing while floating on my back.

Nancy and Z are just the type of people you would imagine running a place like the Majestic. Super fun, very knowledgeable about the area and filled with life experience.

The place is very large. We had four couples and 3 singles. You have privacy and large areas to meet indoors and out. It worked out great for us.

If you are trying to decide on a place to won't be disappointed by choosing the Majestic.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Majestic Lodge
"This is an awesome B&B...beautiful views, comfortable, clean and friendly."
Sky Adventures
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Don Rufino
La Fortuna

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Off Season
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Green Season
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $65 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

These special rates are subject to change without notice. The rate is for minimum number of people and 25.00 for each additional person.
Holiday rates are 25% higher than Peak Season rates. Christmas, New Years and Easter are based on the maximum number of guests regardless of how many are in your group. There are no weekly discounts for Holiday dates.
Four wheel drive necessary to access this home.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, shower


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 5 - This bedroom is a circular room with spiral staircase
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • You must have a four wheel drive vehicle to access this home.

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