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Perfect combination for the best experience of Costa Rica

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 23, 2016
2.5 Acres, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom with lake and Mountain Views

Villa Bella Verde is one of the few newly built modern homes in the Arenal area, located in the small town of 'La Union' and offers some of the most spectacular views of this gorgeous tropical landscape. With comfort, and easy access to all the local activities and amenities, restaurants and cafes, it's the perfect combination for the best experience of Costa Rica.

Villa Bella Verde stands on a beautiful 2.5 acres tropical garden on the hills overlooking Lake Arenal and Monteverde National Park. It enjoys an ideal climate of 80ºF during the day and 65ºF in the evening, with a soft, refreshing breeze all day long.

The house was designed to enjoy lake and mountain views from each of the three bedrooms and the lounge.

The full sized kitchen is finished with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and handcrafted hardwood cabinets.

Villa Bella Verde is private and secure, comfortable and relaxing, five minutes away from Arenal lake shore. It's great for families and it can sleep up to

six people.

La Union is conveniently located halfway between the two cities of La fortuna (30 min)

and Tilaran (40min) close to the main road (2 min), with easy access to many activities in the area such as Arenal Volcano trails, Monteverde day tour by boat,

hanging bridges in the primary forest, thermal spring resorts, Rio Celeste, horseback riding, windsurfing, wakeboarding, fishing/boat tours

and many more ....The town of Nuevo Arenal is a 10 minute drive away and has all the basic necessities such as supermarkets, a pharmacy, clinic, banks.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Speaks: english, spanish

14 Reviews

4.6
based on 14 traveler reviews

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What an amazing Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We had a three weeks long vacation in Costa Rica last year. This was the first house out three we rented in various parts of the country. After a day here, I was hooked. This was such an amazingly beautiful and peaceful place. It was secluded, gorgeous views, spacious, very private and peaceful. So close to La Fortuna where all the hot springs, and tourists attractions of the area are. Not too far from Monteverde, an incredible rain forest. People in the area were so friendly and accommodating. We had a blast, and I hope to find my way back to Costa Rica some day, and I hope to stay at this place a lot longer. The owner was a pleasure to work with, and his local staff, amazing. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, lots of room for the 6 of us (only one couple in the group, and enough beds for everyone else). The view from the main living area and outdoor patio is stunning. I also recommend walking through the steep backyard garden, the flowers are gorgeous. Pictures of the home on this page don't do it justice - it's very tasteful, spacious and nice inside.

We wanted to be away from other tourists, and this was absolutely perfect. La Fortuna & Arenal activities are about 45 minutes away by car. One thing to keep in mind, the closest gas station is a half hour away, so plan accordingly. Wifi was pretty fast by Costa Rican standards.

I would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

You won't want to ever leave

  • 5 of 5

Villa bella verde is absolutely more beautiful than you can imagine!! The home and lake view are stunning . We enjoyed the many native species of birds, the beautiful toucans in the trees outback , the sounds of the animals all day, the sweet cows that came up to see what we were up to. We cried to leave and hope someday to return and stay longer.thank you for sharing your beautiful home. I would also like to thank Cindy and her very sweet family for the amazing food at Tinajas restuarant . We did not want to eat anywhere else as it was perfection. Pura vida from Marci and family

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Breathtaking view. Great accommodation & location

  • 5 of 5

Set amidst the Arenal rainforest and overlooking the lake - the view and atmosphere are breathtaking. We booked the house for three nights in August a family of five. Located close by to all Arenal activities: canopy rides, forest and volcano tracks, ATV offroading, hot springs and more. Returning after a day of activities, the house offers a refuge and relief with its comfortable accommodation and lavish showers. The kitchen is well equipped for self cooking yet some really fine restaurants are within 5 to 15 minutes drive range. At night, fireflies put on a spectacular show in the garden. Doors and windows must remain closed after dark or else bugs are drawn to the lights inside -after all, the house is located in a rainforest. Overall experience - excellent.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Please read completely .... 6/2015

  • 1 of 5

We had reserved house for 4 nights in late June 2015. - However, we only spent one night there. The house condition has deteriorated dramatically since pictures were taken. The house most have been splendid in its hay-day, as the lake view remains phenomenal. As previous travelor stated, the class doors and windows facing the lake were not properly sealed. This allowed mosquitos, geckos, spiders, and other tropical bugs to enter the house. My husband bought masking tape and tried to seal all around the frame as best he could. The house was given to us with dead bugs in and out of the house. The master room reeked of fumes from fumigation. The second room had a severe moldy stench and upon looking behind the curtains, we discovered green mold all around the window frame. My kids slept in the living room while I spent the night killings spiders. Minor issues..., the stove had to be lid with a match, no air conditioning, unable to open windows, furniture is quit shabby. HAPPY RESOLUTION: The owner was contacted via phone and he was more then gracious and apologetic. The refunded us the entire amount we paid, and we were able to seek lodging elsewhere. If all these issues were resolved, this house would be highly recommended as it has a great design and the location is amazing. Just don't want others to be disappointed, make sure these issues have been resolved.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All the items you have mentioned have been improved.... We have several guests since your review and indeed they really enjoyed the house and the view and I would like to welcome many other guests as Villa Bella Verde is one of the nicest Villas in the area, comfortable and most probably the one with the nicest view ;) The window facing the lake has been remodeled recently into French windows with the two central panels opening outwards to have an easier access to the terrace. The window was not finished unfortunately when you arrived. The small gap of the French windows have been removed by adding a tecka wood on top and on the doorstep. The stains on the window in the back of the house has been removed as we added ceramic tiles on the window frame. There are ventilation flaps above all windows in all the bedrooms that can be opened or closed to regulate the air flow to ensure proper ventilation of the rooms. Although you might have found some insects on the floor (and I am sorry for this!) the house had been thoroughly cleaned before your arrival and after your departure as it is done each time the house is rented out. To avoid this we now clean the house the same day of the arrival of the guests. Nuevo Arenal enjoys an ideal climate of 80ºF during the day and 65ºF in the evening. The climate is much cooler than on the beaches due to the altitude of the house at about 650m above sea level, so air conditioning is not necessary. This makes this house highly recommended as it has a great design and the location is amazing.
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A true diamond - just needs a little polish

  • 4 of 5

I tend to be a fairly picky person so please take my review with a grain of salt - my wife hates it when a waiter asks me how my food was :)

The Good: The view is magnificent, truly a million dollar view. I loved going out onto the patio to watch the sunset or drink my coffee in the morning - very peaceful. The house construction is gorgeous, marble floors, exposed wood beams, picture windows overlooking the lake. There is more than enough room - our family of 5 had plenty of room and never used the upstairs bedroom. The washer and dryer were a god send.

The Needs work: These are just the little things that if corrected would have made our stay perfect. The coffee pot is cracked and would drip when poring. The front door would not lock from the inside so we had to lock it from the outside at night then go through a different door. The screens don't seal so you end up with lots of bugs in the house if you leave the windows open at night.

This is a great place to jump off for all your adventures in the Arenal area.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you comments Stephen! Yes the view from the house and from the patio a amazing, its a great place to drink coffee in the morning or watch the sunset in the evening! All screens have been adjusted on the bedroom doors and flaps.on windows. The coffee pot has been replaced :) and the lock on the door has been changed as well.
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Location

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Río Celeste
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Sky Trek Sky Tram
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Selvatura Canopy Tour
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La Mansion Inn Arenal Hotel

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia Airport at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : La Mansion Inn, Toad Hall at 0.35 Miles Nearest Motorway : 142 at 0.35 Miles Nearest Restaurant : La Mansion Inn, Toad Hall at 0.35 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Coco at 80 Miles Car: necessary

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green Season
Aug 21 2016 - Nov 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Tax Rate 15.0%

50% WIRE TRANSFER TO RESERVE AND 50% ON ARRIVAL

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

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
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3700 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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