Aguacate, Guanacaste, Costa Rica Accommodations

Accommodations in Aguacate

Home/Apartment
6br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Pets Allowed
Located just outside the town of Nuevo Arenal, on Lake Arenal and near the Arenal Volcano. Come stay at the rental home that offers the services of a fine hotel. Business, Family and travelling group friendly. On site chef services, complete transport arrangements, ecxcellent home cooked breakfast included in the rental rate, all tours can be arranged for you so that you spend your vacation having fun instead of trying to plan your next activity. Let us help you tailor your vacation to exactly what you want. We have been in the Lake Arenal area for nearly eight years and can advise you and your special group on the tours that you may really enjoy as well as those that perhaps are a bit overpriced for what you receive. Let us help you make the most of your vacation by offering our years of local experience and contacts. Take full advantage of having 'a friend in the area', right here at 'The Sunset'
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceLaunch your boat and enjoy Lago Arenal from this comfortable, cozy and warm lake side new home. Enjoy the fresh breezes in the locality that native Indians called " Place of Strong Winds" and breath the fresh air that only the Rain Forest of Costa Rica offers! Guest AccessFully furnished Wi Fi connection Sky TV Air conditioning Hot water Washer and Dryer Lake access and Dock Lake view Swimming Pool Grounds Interaction with GuestsLimited interaction. The NeighborhoodWe are in the middle of the jungle in front of the beautiful Arenal Lake in a private and quiet neightborhood that calls Turtle Cove in the Aguacate, New Arenal. Getting AroundWe recomend a private vehicle, automovil it's all rigth but it's definitely better a 4x4. Taxis are available and some bus service too. Other Things to NotePerfect for honeymoons Relaxation Bird watchers Lake front Builder's home Luc Charrete
Home/Apartment
Excellent
50 reviews
Home/Apartment
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceVery quiet area. Ideal for nature lovers, birders, hikers and outdoor adventure seekers. You will be surrounded by all kinds of animals, numerous birds, orchids, etc. There are some beautiful walking trails through the rainforest on the community property. Longer hiking trails are within a 3-minute distance. This is a great area for mountainbiking. It is also a water sports paradise: windsurfing/kitesurfing at a 15 minute distance, wakeboarding and waterskiing at 30 minutes, kayaking and SUP right around the corner. Guest AccessThe apartment has: - 1 Bedroom with Queen size bed, good mattress - Kitchen with hot water, fridge, 2 burner stove, toaster oven and coffee maker - Bathroom with hot water shower - Seating area inside plus 2 terraces outside - Maid service included (2x/week) - BBQ available - Laundry service available Interaction with GuestsOwners live next to La Casita on same property. Owners are available for information about the area. The NeighborhoodLa Casita is situated in a quiet and green residential area. Getting AroundThe famous Arenal volcano is 45 minutes away, as are the famous hot-springs in La Fortuna. Driving distance from the San Jose - Juan Santamaria airport is 3,5 hours, from Liberia airport less than 2 hours. Monteverde with its cloudforests is a 2 hours drive. Other Things to NoteInterested in watersports? 10% Discount with FlyZone Wakeboard School on Lake Arenal for guests of La Casita .
Home/Apartment
6br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Gym
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceFor a fraction of the cost of staying at a hotel, you can have your very own rental home away from home. The rental house is comfortable and fully stocked with all the essentials for your special group. Newly renovated, the rental home has been custom designed as a showcase of Costa Rican artwork that depicts the incredible biodiversity of the country and skills of it's artisans. Guest AccessLake Arenal is the premier adventure spot in Costa Rica for windsurfing, canopy tours, lake fishing, boat tours, jungle hiking trails, quad rentals, canyoneering, kite surfing, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming in an extinct volcanic crater, spelunking, canyoning and more. Enjoy the many adventures available or simply relax in our covered pool and jacuzzi area and enjoy the tranquility and majesty of your surroundings. Enjoy the extensive library and video collection, breathtaking views as far as the eye can see. Interaction with GuestsAs your host I am at your disposal, I can prepare world class meals for your group, set up tours and actives and am happy to answer questions regarding your stay, the area and all the things this wonderful country has to offer.
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceWe are located on a 125 acres farm and whereever you look at, you only will se nature, on the main road, between costa rican families, in a small and friendly neighbordhood and at the same time, very close to international airports such as Liberia, 1 hour and 30 minutes, Alajuela International Airport wich is 3 hours away, 2 hours from main beaches, 30 minutes from hot springs, canpies, waterfalls. Also 30 minutes from Arenal Volcano. We can help you to coordinate general activities according to your wishes. The NeighborhoodThe name of the nieghborhood is El Aguacate, with 30 homes. 120 population, with small grocery store, two churches, small school Getting AroundThere are good bus service from Tilaran - Fortuna, iether way. By car, or any other mean of transportation Other Things to NoteWe can coordinate transpotation from the airport to the place and all the activities, bilingual guide if you need him.
villa
4br villa
    16 YEARS OF SERVICE. We are the Original vacation villa rental property at the Lake Arenal/ Arenal Volcano area. At Villa Encantada we offer a complete vacation experience DESTINATION, not just a place to sleep, with PAVED ROAD all the way to the villa (no need to negotiate seemingly endless rock-dirt roads). When you stay at Villa Encantada you get the entire Lakefront Villa and 40 acre Private Nature Preserve Estate and acres of Manicured Botanical Gardens(that no other property has). No sharing with other groups. View our 12 Virtual Tours of Villa Encantada and Gardens at http://www.vpix.net/index.php?tour=108108 so that you'll really knows what awaits you at Villa Encantada. We have hosted many thousands of guests since 1996, with a great many repeat visitors. Our goal is to provide a memorable, hassle free experience for your group/family and to help you get the most out of your time with us and in the area. Over the years we've learned so much about what we can do to help you have the best vacation of your life, to "hit the ground running", provide useful info on the area, including assistance in arranging your Tour Itinerary and/or Ground Transportation. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EXPERIENCE. Most importantly, see our 100+ (5 STAR) Guest Comments here on TripAdvisor and on our VRBO vacation rental site at http://www.vrbo.com/22582 of those who have visited Villa Encantada and happily share their experiences. Once you arrive, you'll be thinking... "I've died and gone to Heaven ~~ It just doesn't get any better than this". Our reward is your smiling faces and the knowledge that we've made a difference in providing a unforgettable travel experience for your group/family. Enjoy Casual Elegance at an affordable price. This Tri--level 2800 sq. ft. architectural masterpiece designed villa is fully furnished with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, fully equipped Kitchen and comfortably sleeps 2-12 persons, and on many occasions we’ve hosted groups of 15 persons. In addition, we have a second villa on the Estate that sleeps 6-8 persons, so that we have the overall capacity to accommodate as many as 22 persons if necessary. You’ll find imported Italian Tile, Hand Carved Doors and Exotic Hardwoods throughout the villa. An Interior Design of local art, indigenous masks, antiques, and 30 ft. glass windows that will make you feel at one with the mature manicured Botanical Gardens/Nature Trails with lake and Rainforest views that surround you. You have a fully equipped kitchen w/ microwave, appliances, Wet Bar, Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, DVD, Stereo system, Telephone, Barbecue Grill, and Washer & Dryer just to name a few of the amenities. Linens & towels are provided with maid service every third day. Chef Services, Child Care and Professional Massage service are available upon request.. Villa Encantada is situated on an INCREDIBLE 40-acre lushly landscaped Private Nature Preserve/Botanical Garden Estate on the shores of Lake Arenal, yet conveniently located close to the village of Nuevo Arenal with its restaurants/shopping and tourist amenities. We’re close to the Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, and only minutes away from a multitude of adventure activities in the area. We refer you only to the most reliable, efficient tour operators in the area. Take advantage of easy self guided day excursions to La Fortuna, The Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve, Rio Celeste Waterfalls, National Parks, Rain Forests and many Beaches that await you. Finally, what really sets us apart from other properties is that here at Villa Encantada you’ll enjoy Nature at its Exquisite Best.. with acres of Mature Botanical Gardens, complete with miles of extensive manicured hiking trails through virgin Rainforests and rivers. NEW SPRING FED SWIMMING POOL (no chemicals) with a 100 FT WATER SLIDE & Natural spring fed ponds for swimming and waterfalls to relax by… lots of Waterfalls, FLY FISHING streams on our property, stocked FISHING PONDS w/ BIG fish. Huge ponds that you can use our (8) Kayaks on, or take them down to the lake and paddle in secluded lake coves to see wildlife with Flora/Fauna too numerous to mention here. We are the ONLY villa rental property that has LAKE ARENAL ACCESS, just an easy 3 minute walk to the lakeshore to explore the Gem of Costa Rica ~ Lake Arenal. At Villa Encantada we have a 3 night minimum stay requirement. Exceptions can be made for groups of 8 or more persons. Honeymoon couples or groups of 15 persons will find Villa Encantada an unforgettable experience in a tropical paradise setting. Rental rates are based on the number of guests in your group. Children 6 years of age or under are free** Thanks for your interest in Villa Encantada. We hope that we’ll be a part of your special travel experience to Costa Rica. We’re here to be of service in any way that we can. Your Host, Glenn McBride Rental Rates: Based on the number of guests in your group ~~ ** Children 6 yrs or under stay free ** 3 kids equal one adult rate (proof of age may be required) At Villa Encantada you get the entire Lakefront villa and 40 acre Nature Preserve Estate, Total Privacy for your Group/Family~~ no sharing with outside groups!. 3 night minimum stay please ~~ EXCEPTIONS>> for groups of 8+ persons, based on availability NO CLEANING FEE for groups of 6 or fewer persons... (6+ persons add $100 Cleaning Fee per stay) December 1-September 15th ~2-4 persons: $2,100.00 per week ...Extra Guests: $50.00 per person/per night September 16th-November 30th~~2-4 persons: $1,850.00 per week...Extra Guests: $50.00 per person/per night GROUP RATE WEEKLY DISCOUNTS: May be available for groups of 9+ persons for visits of 7+ nights ~~ Ask! Christmas/New Year,Thanksgiving & Easter Weeks $3,500.00 per week for 2-12 persons Rates do not include 13% Sales and Occupancy Tax Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. All major credit cards accepted Villa Encantada and Lake Arenal are centrally located in the Guanacaste province, just 90 minutes from the Liberia Airport and 3.5 hrs from the San Jose Airport. There are a multitude of activities within 1-3 hours from the villa, EASY self guided day excursions to the Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, Hot Springs, Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve, National Parks, White Water Rafting, Canopy Tours, Volcano Tours and many beaches--, Corobici River and waterfalls guided float trip, Palo Verde National Park and the Rio Tempisque lowland area, Santa Rosa & Guanacaste National Parks, Rincon de la Vieja National Park (volcano and cloud forest with many hot springs and waterfalls), Barra Honda National Park features caverns of limestone descending to 240 meters, Beaches, and more Beaches - the pacific coastline is only 2 to 3 hours away, Our favorites include Coco Beach, Playa Panama, Playa Hermosa, Playa Ocotal, Flamingo and Tamarindo Beaches
    guest house
    1br guest house
    • Pets Allowed
    One of Lake Arenal's nicest spots has come again available for rent. A furnished cabina/studio apartment, with small office with separate entrance. If you like beautiful views of the lake and sunsets, and like it quiet, this is a fine place for a single person or a couple. Enjoy the spectacular wild life. This beautiful detached cabina sits on its own not visible from the access road and with sweeping views of Lake Arenal and the tropical rain forest jungle, as well as the hills of Monteverde beyond. You can often wake up to the sound of monkeys and toucans, then take a pleasant walk on nature trails, or choose and enjoy some of the many activities offered in the area, such as local wildlife, birdwatching, hiking, horseback riding. Or just sleeping-in. Adventure activities are also offered in La Fortuna. The rental price included all utilities, except Internet, and weekly housecleaning. Laundry service addit.
    house
    3br house
      The house is fully equipped and offers everything you need to enjoy a complete vacation experience. Comfortable beds, well-kept kitchen and laundry appliances, privacy and security. It is located inside a 29 acre private farm with a beautiful view of the Arenal Volcano and its 85,000 m2 lake. Besides this impressive scenery, the villa has an exclusive access trail to the lake where you can enjoy water activities such as kayaking (kayaks available for FREE), swimming, fishing or just appreciate the fresh water of this amazing lake. We recommend the private area for picnics or any other family activities. For those who are passionate for the outdoors, there is also enough room to walk / run around the property trails. The wonderful gardens make the environment perfect for a relaxing and an enjoyable stay. It makes you feel part of the spectacular nature that Costa Rica has to offer. We recommend meals on the outside deck while enjoying the amazing lake view. If you feel like going out and trying local cuisine, there are plenty of options around (Nuevo Arenal 7 min away). We have provided a list of restaurants with their detailed descriptions, schedules and directions for you to choose. A great characteristic of this house is its strategic location 30 miles West of La Fortuna, 12 miles to Tilaran and approximately a 90 min drive to the Daniel Oduber International Airport (Liberia). In addition to the local restaurants, we offer the guests grocery service or meals prepared by our local cook. Ask for more details on these options!! Driving Direction (Coming from Cañas Town): Follow route 142, after approximately 23 km you are going to pass through a small town called Tilarán. Continue on route 142, approximately 16.5-17 km after passing Tilarán you will pass through a really small town called Rio Piedras. Continue on route 142 and 3.9 km after you will pass through El Aguacate small town. If you follow route 142 you are going to go over a small bridge the crosses The Aguacate River, from that bridge it is approximately 800 meter. The gated community entrance is going to be on your right hand. If you see a restaurant called Maverick or Hotel La Rana to your right that means that you already missed the gated community entrance. The gated community entrance is between kilometer 44 and 45. When you are driving Route 142, your will see hidden in the grass to your right side some yellow concrete kilometer marks. There will be one for each kilometer. So, near the bridge over The Aguacate river you will see the yellow mark for kilometer 44, drive slowly approximately 500 meters and you will see the gated community entrance. Driving Direction (Coming from La Fortuna): Follow route 142, after approximately 46.2 km from La Fortuna you are going to pass through a town called Nuevo Arenal. Continue on route 142, approximately 4.8-5 km you are going to see the gated community entrance on your left hand. You are going to pass on your left side Hotel La Rana, continue and you will see Maverick Restaurant also on your left hand. From Maverick drive 300 meters and you will see the gated community entrance. The gated community entrance is between kilometer 44 and 45. So Near Hotel La Rana you will see the yellow concrete mark for kilometer 45, drive approximately 500 meters from there and you will find Casa Malecu’s gated community entrance.
      bungalow
      2br bungalow
        Nice clean, low key bungalow on 7 beautiful, explorable acres. Territorial view. Your own 2 bedroom, 1 bath casita with kitchen, and large multi use room. A creek borders the front of the property for those who love the sound of running water. There is main road access, with many activities within a 45 minute drive. Between Tilaran and Nuevo Arenal, close to Sabalito, Tierras Morenas, and Rio Piedras. Restaurants, groceries, and medical services close by. Great place to relax, especially after a day exploring the rainforest, hotsprings, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal, ziplines, hanging bridges, windsurfing, hiking trails, boating, etc. This casita is convenient with or without a car. (Parking inside gated property, and the bus stops at end of road.) Four wheel drive not necessary. Peaceful place for a longer term retreat. Internet available. Bring a cable to stream from your computer to TV. (Longer term all channel TV/movies available for additional fee) Three days minimum. $60 per day, $350 per week, Longer term negotiable. Well behaved pets allowed. Housekeeping optional.
        Home/Apartment
        Home/Apartment
        • Parking
        The SpaceStudio Panorama Studio Panorama is a lovely and newly built structure of two side-by-side studios that have a central door that can connect the two studios if needed. Studio Panorama Deluxe accommodation #2 is wheelchair accessible but Studio Panorama Deluxe accommodation #1 is not. Each studio has a queen size bed, full bathroom with a bathtub and hot and cold water, TV, mini-fridge, microwave and coffee maker. They are perfect for guests whose main requirement is an incredible view of Costa Rican paradise! The large front window looks out through the lush green valley, over Lake Arenal, the Arenal volcano and Monteverde on the horizon. Besides the view from within, all guests can enjoy tanning and dining privately on the roof top, with even better 360 degree panoramic views. The two studio units are separate bu can be connected as well with an internal door. Unit #1 is wheelchair accessible. The estate is conveniently located on the main lake road, however the studio and the inner gardens are totally secluded, private and sunny. The property is bordered by a cascade waterfall, and also includes two other rental villas. The grounds are full of exotic flowers, birds, butterflies, fruit trees, herbs and vegetable gardens. Guests will enjoy the bird symphony in both the morning and the evening. Hummingbirds flutter around all day long as their favorite flowers are dispersed around the yard. Air conditioning is unnecessary, as the daytime and nighttime temperatures range between 22-26 degrees Celsius, or 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit. The studio is a short and scenic 1 hour drive to La Fortuna and the Arenal volcano. There you can visit natural hot springs, go canopy jumping, zip-lining, horseback riding, four-wheeling, visit the snake and reptile zoo, indulge in a spa treatment and do some souvenir shopping. Other day trips will take you to magical waterfalls or the crystal-clear blue water of Rio Celeste and the zoo. Not to be overlooked, the peaceful Lake Arenal is a wonderful place to swim, kayak and look for artifacts along the shorelines. The entire area around Lake Arenal is a cyclist’s heaven, with excellent roads and trails to navigate. There are also nearby farms with livestock. With a little luck, you could see the birth of a calf. Within 10 minute drive to the town of Nuevo Arenal, one will find three grocery stores, two banks with ATMs, two pharmacies, gift shops, a gas station, and several bars and restaurants. There is also a "laundromat" in town where you can bring your soiled clothing to be washed, dried and folded (charged per kilo). Should one forget anything from a trip to Nuevo Arenal, the El Aguacate supper market is only a five minute walk from the studio, where yo can find all basic items. Come and enjoy a taste of the Pura Vida life in one of the most beautiful and unique places in the world! Guest AccessAll guests can enjoy the estate, enjoy the gardens and tan and dine privately on the tiled roof top of the studio Panorama and enjoy an incredible 360 degrees panoramic views that include s Lake Arenal, the volcano and Monteverde. Interaction with GuestsMy name is David. I am from Vancouver Canada and I speak English, Spanish and some other languages as well. I will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to help make your travel as enjoyable as possible. I am an avid traveler. I hiked hundreds of miles with backpacks with the longest being from San Francisco to Arizona and camping at the bottom of Grand Canyon with the Indian tribe there. I visited numerous countries and lodged in youth hostels as well as in exclusive hotels and resorts. I am deeply aware of the travelers needs. The NeighborhoodAguacate is a small pastoral village with about 50% local people and 50% western. It is surrounded by organic milk and meet growers farms. you can see cows, bulls, and horses all around. There are enormous amount of monkeys but they are more heard than seen. The village has two churches and a Mini supermarket with most needed items. You can walk or drive to the lake and fish as well. there are two rives. the one with the cascade fall is bordering the property. With a little planning and some luck, you may even witness the birth of a calf or a bunch of piglets. Getting AroundThe estate is on the main road and at the same time it is private and secluded. You can walk less than 5 minutes to the church, the supermarket and the public bus that run from Nuevo Arenal to Tilaran, to La Fortuna and to San Carlos. from there, you can continue to all other parts of the country as well as to Nicaragua and Panama. Other Things to NoteSince the internet reception in this area is unreliable, I will provide you with a cell phone with unlimited Internet use and hotspot to your computer anywhere in Costa Rica. You are also welcome to use the phone for calls within Costa Rica.
        Home/Apartment
        3br Home/Apartment
        Situated in Arenal, this 3 bedroom house accommodates up to 8 guests and starts at just USD 175 per night. The accommodation is 250 sqm. This house is child-friendly. It also has internet (wifi) access. It features 1 bunk bed and 3 double beds and has 2 bathrooms. Bed linens and towels are included. Additionally, it offers a kitchen with a fridge, a freezer, a grill, a microwave, an oven, a coffee maker, a toaster, and a kettle / water-boiler. The property has a balcony, a barbecue, a garden, parking / a garage, and a terrace. Guests can also enjoy a DVD player, a telephone, and a TV. This is a no-smoking property. Pets are not permitted. Once you have booked, your host will contact you to arrange your check in.
        Country House
        4br Country House
          16 YEARS OF SERVICE. We are the Original vacation villa rental property at the Lake Arenal/ Arenal Volcano area. At Villa Encantada we offer a complete vacation experience DESTINATION, not just a place to sleep, with PAVED ROAD all the way to the villa (no need to negotiate seemingly endless rock-dirt roads). When you stay at Villa Encantada you get the entire Lakefront Villa and 40 acre Private Nature Preserve Estate and acres of Manicured Botanical Gardens(that no other property has). No sharing with other groups. View our 12 Virtual Tours of Villa Encantada and Gardens at http://www.vpix.net/index.php?tour=108108 so that you'll really knows what awaits you at Villa Encantada. We have hosted many thousands of guests since 1996, with a great many repeat visitors. Our goal is to provide a memorable, hassle free experience for your group/family and to help you get the most out of your time with us and in the area. Over the years we've learned so much about what we can do to help you have the best vacation of your life, to "hit the ground running", provide useful info on the area, including assistance in arranging your Tour Itinerary and/or Ground Transportation. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EXPERIENCE. Most importantly, see our 100+ (5 STAR) Guest Comments here on TripAdvisor and on our VRBO vacation rental site at http://www.vrbo.com/22582 of those who have visited Villa Encantada and happily share their experiences. Once you arrive, you'll be thinking... "I've died and gone to Heaven ~~ It just doesn't get any better than this". Our reward is your smiling faces and the knowledge that we've made a difference in providing a unforgettable travel experience for your group/family. Enjoy Casual Elegance at an affordable price. This Tri--level 2800 sq. ft. architectural masterpiece designed villa is fully furnished with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, fully equipped Kitchen and comfortably sleeps 2-12 persons, and on many occasions we’ve hosted groups of 15 persons. In addition, we have a second villa on the Estate that sleeps 6-8 persons, so that we have the overall capacity to accommodate as many as 22 persons if necessary. You’ll find imported Italian Tile, Hand Carved Doors and Exotic Hardwoods throughout the villa. An Interior Design of local art, indigenous masks, antiques, and 30 ft. glass windows that will make you feel at one with the mature manicured Botanical Gardens/Nature Trails with lake and Rainforest views that surround you. You have a fully equipped kitchen w/ microwave, appliances, Wet Bar, Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, DVD, Stereo system, Telephone, Barbecue Grill, and Washer & Dryer just to name a few of the amenities. Linens & towels are provided with maid service every third day. Chef Services, Child Care and Professional Massage service are available upon request.. Villa Encantada is situated on an INCREDIBLE 40-acre lushly landscaped Private Nature Preserve/Botanical Garden Estate on the shores of Lake Arenal, yet conveniently located close to the village of Nuevo Arenal with its restaurants/shopping and tourist amenities. We’re close to the Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, and only minutes away from a multitude of adventure activities in the area. We refer you only to the most reliable, efficient tour operators in the area. Take advantage of easy self guided day excursions to La Fortuna, The Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve, Rio Celeste Waterfalls, National Parks, Rain Forests and many Beaches that await you. Finally, what really sets us apart from other properties is that here at Villa Encantada you’ll enjoy Nature at its Exquisite Best.. with acres of Mature Botanical Gardens, complete with miles of extensive manicured hiking trails through virgin Rainforests and rivers. NEW SPRING FED SWIMMING POOL (no chemicals) with a 100 FT WATER SLIDE & Natural spring fed ponds for swimming and waterfalls to relax by… lots of Waterfalls, FLY FISHING streams on our property, stocked FISHING PONDS w/ BIG fish. Huge ponds that you can use our (8) Kayaks on, or take them down to the lake and paddle in secluded lake coves to see wildlife with Flora/Fauna too numerous to mention here. We are the ONLY villa rental property that has LAKE ARENAL ACCESS, just an easy 3 minute walk to the lakeshore to explore the Gem of Costa Rica ~ Lake Arenal. At Villa Encantada we have a 3 night minimum stay requirement. Exceptions can be made for groups of 8 or more persons. Honeymoon couples or groups of 15 persons will find Villa Encantada an unforgettable experience in a tropical paradise setting. Rental rates are based on the number of guests in your group. Children 6 years of age or under are free** Thanks for your interest in Villa Encantada. We hope that we’ll be a part of your special travel experience to Costa Rica. We’re here to be of service in any way that we can. Your Host, Glenn McBride
          Home/Apartment
          3br Home/Apartment
            The house is fully equipped and offers everything you need to enjoy a complete vacation experience. Comfortable beds, well-kept kitchen and laundry appliances, privacy and security. It is located inside a 29 acre private farm with a beautiful view of the Arenal Volcano and its 85,000 m2 lake. Besides this impressive scenery, the villa has an exclusive access trail to the lake where you can enjoy water activities such as kayaking (kayaks available for FREE), swimming, fishing or just appreciate the fresh water of this amazing lake. We recommend the private area for picnics or any other family activities. For those who are passionate for the outdoors, there is also enough room to walk / run around the property trails. The wonderful gardens make the environment perfect for a relaxing and an enjoyable stay. It makes you feel part of the spectacular nature that Costa Rica has to offer. We recommend meals on the outside deck while enjoying the amazing lake view. If you feel like going out and trying local cuisine, there are plenty of options around (Nuevo Arenal 7 min away). We have provided a list of restaurants with their detailed descriptions, schedules and directions for you to choose. A great characteristic of this house is its strategic location 30 miles West of La Fortuna, 12 miles to Tilaran and approximately a 90 min drive to the Daniel Oduber International Airport (Liberia). In addition to the local restaurants, we offer the guests grocery service or meals prepared by our local cook. Ask for more details on these options!!
            Hotel
            1br Hotel
            • Pets Allowed
            One of Lake Arenal's nicest spots has come again available for rent. A furnished open-living-style Studio Apartment, with small bedroom with separate entrance, but open window to rest of apartment. If you like beautiful views of the lake and sunsets, and like it quiet, this is a fine place for a single person or a couple, even with two kids. Enjoy the spectacular wild life. This beautiful detached little house sits on its own and is not visible from the access road. It features a sweeping view of Lake Arenal and the tropical rain forest jungle, as well as the hills of Monteverde beyond. You can often wake up to the sound of monkeys and toucans, then take a pleasant walk on nature trails, or choose and enjoy some of the many activities offered in the area, such as looking for local wildlife, bird-watching, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, etc. Or just sleeping-in. Adventure activities are also offered in La Fortuna, The rental price included all utilities, 3G Internet, and two weekly housecleaning. Laundry service available, but additional. This little house was designed as a guest house to a full-size house which is listed as Casa de la Puesta del Sol / Sunset House, Property No: P681602. [TripAdvisor does not allow us to include the URL address.] In the evening, you might try one of several well-recommended restaurants nearby, or enjoy a romantic dinner at home in the seclusion of your own kitchen, as you watch the sun setting over the lake. The nearby town of Nuevo Arenal has two grocery stores, a pharmacy, gas station, wireless internet, the famous German Bakery and several other restaurants with TripAdvisor ratings. This studio apartment can be rented on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and longer basis at reasonable rates, with or without the main house. Just let us know your needs.
            Bungalow
            2br Bungalow
            • Pets Allowed
            Nice clean, low key bungalow on 7 beautiful, explorable acres. Territorial view. Your own 2 bedroom, 1 bath casita with kitchen, and large multi use room. A creek borders the front of the property for those who love the sound of running water. There is main road access, with many activities within a 45 minute drive. Between Tilaran and Nuevo Arenal, close to Sabalito, Tierras Morenas, and Rio Piedras. Restaurants, groceries, and medical services close by. Great place to relax, especially after a day exploring the rainforest, hotsprings, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal, ziplines, hanging bridges, windsurfing, hiking trails, boating, etc. This casita is convenient with or without a car. (Parking inside gated property, and the bus stops at end of road.) Four wheel drive not necessary. Peaceful place for a longer term retreat. Internet available. Bring a cable to stream from your computer to TV. (Longer term all channel TV/movies available for additional fee) Three days minimum. $60 per day, $350 per week, Longer term negotiable. Well behaved pets allowed. Housekeeping optional.
            Hotel
            1br Hotel
            • Pets Allowed
            One of Lake Arenal's nicest spots has come again available for rent. A furnished cabina/studio apartment, with small office with separate entrance. If you like beautiful views of the lake and sunsets, and like it quiet, this is a fine place for a single person or a couple. Enjoy the spectacular wild life. This beautiful detached cabina sits on its own not visible from the access road and with sweeping views of Lake Arenal and the tropical rain forest jungle, as well as the hills of Monteverde beyond. You can often wake up to the sound of monkeys and toucans, then take a pleasant walk on nature trails, or choose and enjoy some of the many activities offered in the area, such as local wildlife, birdwatching, hiking, horseback riding. Or just sleeping-in. Adventure activities are also offered in La Fortuna.
            Home/Apartment
            3br Home/Apartment
            • Pets Allowed
            The location of our Sunset House (Casa de la Puesta del Sol) was carefully chosen at a time when it was still possible to find a particular and exceptional view of the lake and its peninsulas. Our house was painstakingly designed by a scientist and artist and is located on a very private road only 4km (2.5 miles) from Nuevo Arenal. The house has 160 m² (1.720 ft²) interior floor space, and 235 m² (2.530 ft²) under roof with a rap-around tiled patio towards the spectacular lake side. It was elaborately designed for open-concept living, with living room and kitchen being perfectly integrated. There is a master bedroom with generously-sized, fully tiled en-suite with a huge solar-powered tub. This home has exquisite lake views across the entire living area with a large guest room featuring double door walk outs to the back patio and tropical garden area. The house is turnkey ready with tropical hand-carvings in its doors and beds, with all bamboo furniture. It features a fireplace for the times when the rainforest lives up to its name. Most days the temperatures of our balmy tropical mini climate is between 21 to 30 degrees Celcius (70-86F), a big departure from more crowded tropical areas in Costa Rica with its extreme heat. Located at an altitude of 620 meters above sea level, the weather remains cool and fresh all year long. This house was designed together with a guest house. Parties over 4 will get the usage of the fully-equipped, oven-living-style guest house, which is listed as Studio Apartmt. with perfect lake view—guest house, Property No: P681602 [TripAdvisor does not allow us to include the URL address.] In the evening, you might try one of several well-recommended restaurants nearby, or enjoy a romantic dinner at home in the seclusion of your own kitchen, as you watch the sun setting over the lake. The nearby town of Nuevo Arenal has two grocery stores, a pharmacy, gas station, wireless internet, the famous German Bakery and several other restaurants with TripAdvisor ratings. This (vacation) home can be rented on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and longer basis at reasonable rates, with or without the guest Studio Apartment. Just let us know your needs.
            Home/Apartment
            Home/Apartment
            • Smoking Allowed
            • Pets Allowed
            • Parking
            The SpaceOne acre estate with a house of 2000 ft2. It´s got its own living room, dining area, three bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, balcony, one garage and big area for additional parking within the property. Guest AccessGuests have access to all the living quarters and gardens. Interaction with GuestsI will be available for any inquiry you may have. My location is in San José, But will be available by phone or email. There will be a person that will help you with matters related to the premises locally. My phone: ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) email: (EMAIL HIDDEN) The NeighborhoodThis is a turistic area with houses and hotels nearby. Local communities are about at a minute drive from the property. Tierras Morenas and El Aguacate are nearby. A bigger Town Nuevo Arenal, is at about a 15 to 20 minute drive. A bigger town, Tilaran, Guanacaste, offers every service for dinning and has a choice of stores to cover almost every need. Getting AroundFor the maximum enjoyment and movility we suggest that you have your own transportation to and about the vicinity. From the property, you can have everything on hand if you can drive or have transportation services to all the surrounding attractions such as the national parks, the hot springs, the beaches and the Arenal Volcano. There is a bus service that passes in front of the property but the frequency is not regular. Other Things to NoteThe house is completely equipped with all that you need to have a very pleasant stay. Grocery shopping can be done in Nuevo Arenal at about 15 to 20 minutes drive from the property, or at Tilaran, at about 30 minutes drive. The Arenal Volcano is at about 1 hour drive surrounding the Arenal Lake. The most popular beaches, are within 1 and 2 hours drive, depending on the ones you choose to visit.
            Home/Apartment
            3br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Parking
            The SpaceParadise Suites Paradise Suites is an impeccable and brand new double story house. Located at the foot of a 2 acre estate, guests will see how it feels to reside in the lush green rain forest valley in a luxurious setting. The charming lower suite is fully furnished, measures 700 square feet, and has a 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bedroom has a double bed. The bathroom has a large vanity and oversize walk-in shower with hot and cold water inlaid with beautiful tile. The kitchen is fully-equipped, and the guests can talk about their Costa Rican experiences or relax with a little television at the dining table and bench seating. There is an ample entryway with chairs that look out into the trees. The water here is one of the purist and best drinking water. The gorgeous upper suite measures 1,100 square feet, is also fully furnished and has 3 bedrooms. The roomy master bedroom includes a queen size bed, computer desk and private half bathroom. The second and third bedrooms both have double size beds and computer desks. The bathroom has an oversize vanity and bathtub with hot and cold water. The great living-room is just that- great in size and comfort! The new sofa opens into a double bed, if needed. The kitchen is fully equipped, and there is a walk-in pantry. There is a dining nook with bench seating, overlooking the estate grounds, the landscaping and beautiful mountain view. The estate is conveniently located on the main (#142) lake road, however the house and the inner gardens are totally secluded, private and sunny. The property is bordered by a cascade waterfall, and also includes two other rental studios. The grounds are full of exotic flowers, birds, butterflies, fruit trees, herbs and vegetable gardens. Guests will enjoy the bird symphony in both the morning and the evening. Hummingbirds flutter around all day long as their favorite flowers are dispersed around the yard. Air conditioning is unnecessary, as the daytime and nighttime temperatures range between 22-26 degrees Celsius, or 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit. The suites are a short 11/2 hours from Liberia airport and 1 hour drive to the scenic area of La Fortuna and the Arenal volcano. There you can visit natural hot springs, go canopy jumping, horseback riding, four-wheeling, visit the snake and reptile zoo, indulge in a spa treatment and do some souvenir shopping. Other day trips will take you to magical waterfalls or the crystal-clear blue water of Rio Celeste. Not to be overlooked, the peaceful Lake Arenal is a wonderful place to swim, kayak and look for artifacts along the shorelines. The entire area around Lake Arenal is a cyclist’s heaven, with excellent roads and trails to navigate. Within 10 minute drive to the town of Nuevo Arenal, one will find three grocery stores, two banks with ATMs, two pharmacies, gift shops and several bars and restaurants. There is a laundry room on the property and also a "laundromat" in town where you can bring your soiled clothing to be washed, dried and folded (charged per kilo). Should one forget anything from a trip to Nuevo Arenal, the tiny town of El Aguacate is only a 5 minutes walk in the other direction, where there is a convenience store with all basic items. All guests can enjoy tanning and dining privately on the tiled roof top of the studios and enjoy an incredible 360 degree panoramic views. Since the internet reception in this area is unreliable, the owner will provide you with a cell phone with unlimited Internet use and hotspot to your computer Anywhere in Costa Rica. You are also welcome to use the phone for calls within Costa Rica. When inquiring, please let us know which suite (the upper or lower) you would like to enjoy. Pura vida! Guest AccessAll guests can enjoy the estate, enjoy the gardens and tan and dine privately on the tiled roof top of the Bella Vista studios and enjoy an incredible 360 degrees panoramic views that include s Lake Arenal, the volcano and Monteverde. Interaction with GuestsMy name is David. I am from Vancouver Canada and I speak English, Spanish and some other languages as well. I will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to help make your travel as enjoyable as possible. I am an avid traveler. I hiked hundreds of miles with backpacks with the longest being from San Francisco to Arizona and camping at the bottom of Grand Canyon with the Indian tribe there. I visited numerous countries and lodged in youth hostels as well as in exclusive hotels and resorts. I am deeply aware of the travelers needs. The NeighborhoodAguacate is a small pastoral village with about 50% local people and 50% western. It is surrounded by organic milk and meet growers farms. you can see cows, bulls, and horses all around. There are enormous amount of monkeys but they are more heard than seen. The village has two churches and a Mini supermarket with most needed items. You can walk or drive to the lake and fish as well. there are two rives. the one with the cascade fall is bordering the property. With a little planning and some luck, you may even witness the birth of a calf or a bunch of piglets. Getting AroundThe estate is on the main road and at the same time it is private and secluded. You can walk less than 5 minutes to the church, the supermarket and the public bus that run from Nuevo Arenal to Tilaran, to La Fortuna and to San Carlos. from there, you can continue to all other parts of the country as well as to Nicaragua and Panama. Other Things to NoteThere is ample parking for two car for each unit and more. Since the internet reception in this area is unreliable, I will provide you with a cell phone with unlimited Internet use and hotspot to your computer anywhere in Costa Rica. You are also welcome to use the phone for calls within Costa Rica
            Home/Apartment
            4br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Parking
            • Swimming Pool
            The SpaceThis home has fantastic views from every room in the house. It comfortably accomodates large families of up to 8. There are 5 beds and air mattresses for additional guests, if needed. Baby playpen is also available. Located in a quiet family oriented private community. Totally connected to nature, this home sits in the middle of a "bosque" or forest. Well mantained and clean home for you to completely enjoy your stay. Guest AccessThe community pool is available to the guests. It can be accessed by car by going thru the guard house. It can also be accessed by walking to the backyard of the house and following the walking trail 30 meters North from the house. The marina is 500 meters within walking distance from the house. 24 hour Security. Both owner and property manager are readily accessible. Interaction with GuestsWe are always available to answer any questions. Both owner and property manager are available for any questions the guests may have. Javier-House Manager Jennie & Mairon-Owner Alexandra-Tour Representative The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is quiet and about 1.5 miles (2 km) inland from main road yet close by car to restaurants and adventures. It has nice walking trails and absolutely gorgeous lake and volcano views. You get to experience the sounds of nature. Neighbors are very friendly. It is a very nice community. Getting AroundCar recommended (4x4) to get around sightseeing the beautiful mountains. Public transportation is available on main road (142). Turtle Cove Yacht club is between Tilaran and Nuevo Arenal. La Fortuna is about 45 minutes east of Turtle Cove. Nuevo Arenal is 10 minutes to the east for restaurants, convenience stores, bank, souvenirs. There are local Tico restaurants located near by as well. We enjoy the firewood cooking of one of the local restaurants. There are also gourmet and fine restaurants in the area. Other Things to NoteThings to do: Close to Arenal volcano inside the Arenal Observatory. Activities include ziplining, visiting the hotsprings in La Fortuna. Great for serenity and great for nature activities. Goadventure Arenal has a webpage. We have gone canopy/zip lining with them and enjoyed it very much. Monteverde is about 1 hour and 45 min away. The beach is 2 hours from the house. Major towns of La Fortuna and Tilaran are 45 minutes away for night life. Hiking, bird watching or canoeing activities can be found all around. The Arenal Observatory in La Fortuna, for example, has tours and other activities. Hotsprings: I have visited Baldi several times. There are plenty of beautiful hotsprings in the area. Check out their Website. Cabernas de Venado (Venado Caves) by La Fortuna Take Route 142 to Route 734 from the house. They have a website page. For windsurfing you can visit the "Ticowind" page.
            Home/Apartment
            2br Home/Apartment
            • Parking
            The SpaceParadise Suites Paradise Suites is an impeccable and brand new double story house. Located at the foot of a 2 acre estate, guests will see how it feels to reside in the lush green rain forest valley in a luxurious setting. The charming lower suite is fully furnished, measures 700 square feet, and has a 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bedroom has a double bed. The bathroom has a large vanity and oversize walk-in shower with hot and cold water inlaid with beautiful tile. The kitchen is fully-equipped, and the guests can talk about their Costa Rican experiences or relax with a little television at the dining table and bench seating. There is an ample entryway with chairs that look out into the trees. The water here is one of the purist and best drinking water. The gorgeous upper suite measures 1,100 square feet, is also fully furnished and has 3 bedrooms. The roomy master bedroom includes a queen size bed, computer desk and private half bathroom. The second and third bedrooms both have double size beds and computer desks. The bathroom has an oversize vanity and bathtub with hot and cold water. The great living-room is just that- great in size and comfort! The new sofa opens into a double bed, if needed. The kitchen is fully equipped, and there is a walk-in pantry. There is a dining nook with bench seating, overlooking the estate grounds, the landscaping and beautiful mountain view. The estate is conveniently located on the main (#142) lake road, however the house and the inner gardens are totally secluded, private and sunny. The property is bordered by a cascade waterfall, and also includes two other rental studios. The grounds are full of exotic flowers, birds, butterflies, fruit trees, herbs and vegetable gardens. Guests will enjoy the bird symphony in both the morning and the evening. Hummingbirds flutter around all day long as their favorite flowers are dispersed around the yard. Air conditioning is unnecessary, as the daytime and nighttime temperatures range between 22-26 degrees Celsius, or 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit. The suites are a short 11/2 hours from Liberia airport and 1 hour drive to the scenic area of La Fortuna and the Arenal volcano. There you can visit natural hot springs, go canopy jumping, horseback riding, four-wheeling, visit the snake and reptile zoo, indulge in a spa treatment and do some souvenir shopping. Other day trips will take you to magical waterfalls or the crystal-clear blue water of Rio Celeste. Not to be overlooked, the peaceful Lake Arenal is a wonderful place to swim, kayak and look for artifacts along the shorelines. The entire area around Lake Arenal is a cyclist's heaven, with excellent roads and trails to navigate. Within 10 minute drive to the town of Nuevo Arenal, one will find three grocery stores, two banks with ATMs, two pharmacies, gift shops and several bars and restaurants. There is a laundry room on the property and also a "laundromat" in town where you can bring your soiled clothing to be washed, dried and folded (charged per kilo). Should one forget anything from a trip to Nuevo Arenal, the tiny town of El Aguacate is only a 5 minutes walk in the other direction, where there is a convenience store with all basic items. All guests can enjoy tanning and dining privately on the tiled roof top of the studios and enjoy an incredible 360 degree panoramic views. Since the internet reception in this area is unreliable, the owner will provide you with a cell phone with unlimited Internet use and hotspot to your computer Anywhere in Costa Rica. You are also welcome to use the phone for calls within Costa Rica. When inquiring, please let us know which suite (the upper or lower) you would like to enjoy. Pura vida! Guest AccessAll guests can enjoy the estate, enjoy the gardens and tan and dine privately on the tiled roof top of the Bella Vista studios and enjoy an incredible 360 degrees panoramic views that include s Lake Arenal, the volcano and Monteverde. Interaction with GuestsMy name is David. I am from Vancouver Canada and I speak English, Spanish and some other languages as well. I will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to help make your travel as enjoyable as possible. I am an avid traveler. I hiked hundreds of miles with backpacks with the longest being from San Francisco to Arizona and camping at the bottom of Grand Canyon with the Indian tribe there. I visited numerous countries and lodged in youth hostels as well as in exclusive hotels and resorts. I am deeply aware of the travelers needs. The NeighborhoodAguacate is a small pastoral village with about 50% local people and 50% western. It is surrounded by organic milk and meet growers farms. you can see cows, bulls, and horses all around. There are enormous amount of monkeys but they are more heard than seen. The village has two churches and a Mini supermarket with most needed items. You can walk or drive to the lake and fish as well. there are two rives. the one with the cascade fall is bordering the property. With a little planning and some luck, you may even witness the birth of a calf or a bunch of piglets. Getting AroundThe estate is on the main road and at the same time it is private and secluded. You can walk less than 5 minutes to the church, the supermarket and the public bus that run from Nuevo Arenal to Tilaran, to La Fortuna and to San Carlos. from there, you can continue to all other parts of the country as well as to Nicaragua and Panama. Other Things to NoteThere is ample parking for two car for each unit and more. Since the internet reception in this area is unreliable, I will provide you with a cell phone with unlimited Internet use and hotspot to your computer anywhere in Costa Rica. You are also welcome to use the phone for calls within Costa Rica
            Home/Apartment
            5br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Parking
            Lugares de interés: parques, increíbles vistas y restaurantes y comida. Te va a encantar mi lugar debido a Arenal Volcano National park and Arenal lake. Mi alojamiento es bueno para parejas, aventureros, viajeros de negocios, familias (con hijos) y grupos grandes.
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            3br Other
            • Parking
            El lugarCasa amplia con grandes puertas corredizas y ventanas para dejar entrar la naturaleza, con vistas espectaculares del volcán y lago, con detalles en madera, piedras y piezas artesanales, un jacuzzi techado para 6 personas, las aves exóticas llegan a su ventana. Quietud, belleza escénica, temperatura agradable todo el año y libre de mosquitos. Se pueden observar gran cantidad de aves todo el año. Tiene garage para 2 automóviles y cuenta con seguridad. Servicios disponibles para los huéspedesVisitar atracciones de fama internacional: Lago y Volcán Arenal, Río Celeste, Monteverde, Volcan Rincón de la Vieja, playas de Guanacaste, aguas termales, canopy, puentes colgantes, cruceros en Catamaran por el lago, windsurfing de clase mundial, ect... observación de aves y fauna que incluye monos aulladores. Atención a los huéspedesOcasionalmente estoy pasando tiempo en mi casa de recreo que queda en la misma propiedad aprox a 200 mts. y podemos dar guía o referencias. El BarrioEs una área rural de gran belleza, siempre verde y fresca. Está a orillas del Lago Arenal y a una distancia prudencial el magnífico volcán Arenal con su cono perfecto. La gente es muy amable. La casa está dentro de una comunidad cerrada y rodeada de fincas ganaderas. A corta distancia están los pueblos de Nuevo Arenal y Tilarán que cuentan con todos los servicios. Ideal para los amantes de la ecología y la gente "Pura Vida". También para explorar y avistamiento de aves, monos aulladores. Cómo moverseEstá localizada a orillas de una ruta nacional por donde circulan autobuses y taxis. También a 1 hora de distancia del aeropuerto internacional Daniel Oduber en Liberia, Guanacaste adonde abundan los rent a car.
            Estate
            1br Estate
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            WE ARE 2ND TO NONE. ABOVE ALL OF OUR COMPETITION. YOU MAY RENT THE 'ENCHANTED COTTAGE' OR AND OTHER OF THE ESTATE OF VILLAS FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS, WEDDINGS, ETC... .NOW OFFERING ALL INCLUSIVE. TRANSPORTATION, MEALS AND MORE. WEDDING PLANNING AND CATERING. MY WIFE AND I LIVE ON THE ESTATE AND WILL HELP YOU DO ALL OF YOUR TRIP PLANNING AND HELP YOU FIND THE BEST TOURS. FULL VAN SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR GROUP ALSO. WHY RENT A CAR. SAFE AND RELAXING. THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE IS IN A PRIVATE SETTING AWAY FROM THE OTHER VILLAS ON THE PROPERTY. IT HAS A KING BEDROOM, KITCHEN AND LIVING AREA AND A LARGE VERANDA WITH A PLACE FOR DINING. CLOSE TO THE POOL AND PERFECT FOR A COUPLE WHO WANTS COMPLETE PRIVACY. ENJOY THE VIEWS AND MAYBE SEE SOME MONKEYS AND TROPICAL BIRDS WHO LIKE TO VISIT OFTEN. DON'T FORGET TO CLICK ON MY 'PHOTO ALBUM' OR 'SEE ALL OF MY OTHER RENTAL LISTINGS' UNDER LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION...YOU WILL BE AMAZED AND BE ABLE TO VIEW THE ENTIRE ESTATE IN DETAIL. ARENAL SPRINGS VILLAS BY THE LAKE is a Magnificent Private and Gated 13 Acre Estate of only (5) Villas. One is the residence of the Innkeeper and the office and the others are available for rental individually or you can rent the Entire Estate of (4) Villas. Great for Small Weddings, Family Reunions, Business Meetings or even for Groups of Friends Traveling together. No need to rent a car..We have Van Service to pick you up from the Airport or any location in Costa Rica, Escort you daily to tours, shopping and restaurants and drop you off at your next location or Airport. Ask about the rates for the Van Service. Arenal Springs Villas by the Lake is the Most Magnificent and Pristine Property in the Arenal Lake area of Costa Rica. Temperatures here are the most comfortable in Costa Rica. The daily highs are in the low to mid 80's and the nightly lows are in the mid to high 60's years round. Beautiful Pool with more magnificent views. Fully equipped for cooking and has television with DVD players and movies available. Lake access is available with kayak and canoe rentals. Fishing is great and charters are close by. There are many restaurants in the area for your dining pleasure. We have connections for tours, rental cars, etc. We have a trained staff of an English/Spanish speaking innkeeper, a professional maid and two full time gardeners. We are so conveniently located if you want the flavor of getting the most out of your vacation. We are only 40 minutes from the Arenal Volcano (which is active and may be seen from our property. Also, 40 minutes to the Tabacon Hot Springs. The Beaches of Flamingo, Coco and Ocatal are less than two hours. Locally is Wind Surfing, Horseback Riding, Butterfly Exhibits, Biking, Canoeing, Fishing, Lake Tours, Canopy and Adventure Tours, ATV Tours and on and on. Liberia Airport is only 90 minutes from our site. There is a Spectacular Mountain Route to San Hose the Capitol that is a three and a half hour drive. Waterfalls, swimming holes, coffee plantations, Flora farms, native fruit stands, and quaint little villages. Native restaurants with local cuisine will cost a family of four less than $20. Other great restaurants also A recent party of four from New York was to stay for one night and extended it by One day five times. His comment was that we were in the best location for someone to fulfill all the entertainment and sight seeing and that they did not need to relocate. The convenience of our location was so outstanding that they could go in different directions each day and have a great time without a plan when they began their morning. Keywords: Villa
            Country House
            3br Country House
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            WE ARE 2ND TO NONE. ABOVE ALL OF OUR COMPETITION. UNLIKE OTHERS, WE ARE GATED AND PRIVATE FOR YOUR SAFETY. YOU MAY RENT ANY ONE OF OUR VILLAS OR EVEN THE ENTIRE ESTATE FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS, WEDDINGS, ETC... .NOW OFFERING OPTIONAL ALL INCLUSIVE. TRANSPORTATION, MEALS AND MORE. WEDDING PLANNING AND CATERING. FULL VAN SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR GROUP...NO NEED TO RENT A CAR...SAFE AND RELAXING. LOCATED ON A 13 ACRE PRIVATE AND GATED ESTATE OF FOUR DISTINCT VILLAS. "CASA PRIMERA" IS THE FIRST HOUSE TO BE BUILT ON THE ESTATE AND THUS ITS NAME. IT HAS ALL OF THE CHARM OF COSTA RICA. HIGH EXOTIC CEILING AND CUSTOM WOOD FURNISHINGS. LARGE KITCHEN, DINING AND LIVING AREA AND A LAUNDRY. A LARGE VERANDA OVERLOOKING THE POOL, THE LAKE AND MOUNTAINS. DON'T FORGET TO CLICK ON MY "PHOTO ALBUM" OR "SEE ALL OF MY OTHER LISTING" UNDER LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION...YOU WILL BE AMAZED AND BE ABLE TO VIEW THE ENTIRE ESTATE IN DETAIL. ARENAL SPRINGS VILLAS BY THE LAKE is a Magnificent Private and Gated 13 Acre Estate of only (5) Villas. One is the residence of the Innkeeper and the office and the others are available for rental individually or you can rent the Entire Estate of (4) Villas. Great for Small Weddings, Family Reunions, Business Meetings or even for Groups of Friends Traveling together. No need to rent a car..We have Van Service to pick you up from the Airport or any location in Costa Rica, Escort you daily to tours, shopping and restaurants and drop you off at your next location or Airport. Ask about the rates for the Van Service. Accommodates Six to Eight guests. Maid Service 3 times weekly or every other day is included. Daily, Weekly and Monthly rates available. Arenal Springs Villas by the Lake is the Most Magnificent and Pristine Property in the Arenal Lake area of Costa Rica. Temperatures here are the most comfortable in Costa Rica. The daily highs are in the low to mid 80's and the nightly lows are in the mid to high 60's years round. Beautiful Pool with more magnificent views. Fully equipped for cooking and has a television with DVD players and movies available. Lake access is available with kayak and canoe rentals. Fishing is great and charters are close by. There are many restaurants in the area for your dining pleasure. We have connections for tours, rental cars, etc. We have a trained staff of an English/Spanish speaking innkeeper, a professional maid and two full time gardeners. We are so conveniently located if you want the flavor of getting the most out of your vacation. We are only 40 minutes from the Arenal Volcano (which is active and may be seen from our property. Also, 40 minutes to the Tabacon Hot Springs. The Beaches of Flamingo, Coco and Ocatal are less than two hours. Locally is Wind Surfing, Horseback Riding, Butterfly Exhibits, Biking, Canoeing, Fishing, Lake Tours, Canopy and Adventure Tours, ATV Tours and on and on. Liberia Airport is only 90 minutes from our site. There is a Spectacular Mountain Route to San Hose the Capitol that is a three and a half hour drive. Waterfalls, swimming holes, coffee plantations, Flora farms, native fruit stands, and quaint little villages. Native restaurants with local cuisine will cost a family of four less than $20. Other great restaurants also A recent party of four from New York was to stay for one night and extended it by a day five times. His comment was that we were in the best location for someone to fulfill all the entertainment and sight seeing and that they did not need to relocate. The convenience of our location was so outstanding that they could go in different directions each day and have a great time without a plan when they began their morning. Note: Fully equipped Kitchen. DVD Player. Direct TV in Casa Primera Keywords: Private Gated (13) Acre Estate
            Home/Apartment
            3br Home/Apartment
            • Parking
            • Wifi
            • Smoking Allowed
            Overlooking Lake Arenal, this fully furnished custom home features a master bedroom on the main floor with 1.5 baths, laundry, living room, eat-in kitchen and 2 covered porches, front and rear. The full sized kitchen is finished with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and handcrafted hardwood cabinets. The terrace level has an open staircase descending to bedrooms 2 and 3 with a full bath and a fully covered porch accessible from either bedroom. Casa Del Lago takes full advantage of an incredible jungle canopy view surrounded by the lake and rolling hills. Birds and wildlife can be observed from the numerous spacious terraces and howler monkeys can be heard as they make their way through the canopy around the lake. Conveniently located on Lake Arenal, a short drive (5-10 min.) to Nuevo Arenal for groceries and any other necessities. Easy access to countless nature and adventure tours nearby (La Fortuna 45 min. drive), tailor your own adventure package or take advantage of the numerous guided tours. Some available nearby attractions include: -Fishing charters and scenic boat cruises -Volcano hikes and tours -Butterfly, Hummingbird and Serpent conservatories -Horseback riding tours along Lake Arenal to Monteverde Cloud Forest -Hot springs and spas -Sky Tram canopy tours & Jungle zip lines -World class Bungee jumping -Bicycle and ATV off road tours -Lake and river kayak tours -White water rafting, Class 1-4 -Canyon rappelling -Spelunking (World famous Venudo caves) -Wildlife preserve and Waterfall Hiking tours -World class wind surfing *PLEASE NOTE: While the house accomodates 6 adults quite comfortably the weekly rate is based on an occupancy of 4 adults with all utilities included. There will be a surcharge of $50 per adult per week for each additional adult.
            Home/Apartment
            3br Home/Apartment
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Swimming Pool
            • Wifi
            If a change of pace, beautiful panoramic views and lots of privacy are all part of your vacation dreams, our Casa de Turtle Cove is the place to be! Watch toucans, hummingbirds, and dozens of birds to add to your life list! Listen to the howler monkeys who trek throughout the jungles and forest (think front yard) surrounding us. Wake up to amazing sunrises and the beauty of the Arenal Volcano and enjoy incredible sunsets over the windfarm. Enjoy all the comforts of home including air conditioning (you do occasionally like having it), a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room and garage. Drive a short distance to the quaint town of Nuevo Arenal (7 km) for grocery shopping and dining. Plan one night of gourmet dining at the Gingerbread Restaurant (one of Costa Rica's finest restaurants - guaranteed!). Go to Moya's for a great pizza or wonderful special. Arenal is a town of friendy ticos (the natives) and many gringos (expats from all over the world). The Arenal ticos are hard working, supplementing their income with whatever opportunities on the side that come their way - many of those tasks may be related to tourism and helping the gringos. Family and extended family are most important to them. You'll find them at the grocery and hardware stores, banks or just hanging out at the streetside restaraunts. Tilaran to the west on the highway to the coast is an eco-friendly town and has more to offer in shopping and dining (30 minutes). Heading to the east toward the volcano is a beautiful, twisty drive through meadows and jungles - breathtaking and almost religious before you get to the dam. Worthy stops might be at La Mansion for lunch or dinner and then a stop at the Los Heroes Hotel for a tour of the grounds, chapel and maybe a jaunt on the narrow gauge rail to the top of the mountain to the museum and revolving restaraunt viewing deck. La Fortuna is a fairly large town and is primarily a dropping off /location for tourists from all over the world. Whether self guided or through a travel booking agency, sojourns can be arranged for hot spings and spas, hikes, rafting, all national parks, the Hanging Volcano Bridges of Arenal, the park at Arenal Volcano and a boat ride or drive to Monteverde for the best zip-lines/rain forest, hummingbirds & butterflies in Costa Rica. Don't miss a horseback ride/hike or just a hike to the La Fortuna Waterfall - beautiful and refreshing - and just ask the locals and they will tell you where those beautiful hot spings are hidden in the mountain streams! If you'd like to check out the beaches, drive west to Liberia to Playa del Coco (about 2 1/2 hours away) - A very popular area for sport fishing, Playa del Coco is the largest village in Guanacaste province. Known primarily as the gateway for surfers to reach places like Ollie's Point and Witches Rock, where the waves are superb, this busy beach is a prime scuba diving spot, with many tour and dive companies at your service. Like most of us who are more for relaxing and just laying back, great food, drinks, and regional art, crafts, clothing and all that glitters will be found in each Playa. You'll find magnificent cliffs and coves surrounding most Playas. The trade-off is that you can't go up and down the coast but rather in and out and up and down the coastline. Always sextuple the time the crow might fly. Costa Rica is so diverse and beautiful. Agrarian and almost a third world country, it is one of the oldest democracies south of the border, has 1) no army, 2) the highest literacy rate in all of the Americas, 3) the toughest environmental regulations in the western world, 4) 25% of all land national park or conservancy, 5) among the best and affordable health care, and 5) a population that loves the PURA VIDA which is you live the pure life respecting and loving family, friends, the lands, the life in general. PURA means kind of like do unto others what you would like them to do to you... and it will give you buena VIDA . Friends and guests who have spent time at our home have said that they experienced kind of a life changing awakening. Trying to explore all of Costa Rica, they felt the most grounded returning to 'Tortuga Esenada' and just wanting to reflect, evaluate, and appreciate what they had and where they wanted to go. Whatever your passion, or even if you haven't really discovered it, try our home and let us know!
            Estate
            4br Estate
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            Villa Encantada Estate Description 18 YEARS OF SERVICE. We are the Original Vacation Villa rental property on Lake Arenal. At Villa Encantada we offer a complete vacation experience, a DESTINATION, not just a place to sleep, with PAVED ROAD all the way to the villa. When you stay at Villa Encantada you get the entire lakefront villa and 40 acre Private Nature Preserve Estate... COMPLETE PRIVACY To see what really awaits you at Villa Encantada, visit our (12) VIRTUAL TOURS of the Villa Encantada Interior and 40 Acre Nature Preserve Estate... go to our VRBO/22582 listing site and to the Photo Section for the Virtual Tour Video access. You'll find miles of Manicured Hiking Trails thru the Rain Forest. ~~ A Brand New 100 ft WATERSLIDE that is Awesome Fun for all ages. Our Spring Fed Swimming Pool (no chemicals), Drained / Cleaned and Sanitized prior to your arrival with crystal clear water, so clean you can drink it. And WATERFALLS, lots of Waterfalls, an experience in Nature that you'll not find anywhere but at Villa Encantada. We've hosted thousands of guests since 1996, with a great many repeat visitors. Our goal is to provide a memorable and hassle free experience for your group/family and to help you get the most out of your time with us and in the area. Over the years we've learned so much about what we can do to help you have the best vacation of your life, to 'hit the ground running', provide useful info on the area, including assistance in arranging your Tour Itinerary and/or Ground Transportation. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EXPERIENCE. Most importantly, see our Guest Comments from those who have visited Villa Encantada and happily share their experiences to get an idea of what really awaits you at Villa Encantada. Once you arrive, you'll be thinking... 'I've died and gone to Heaven ~~ It just doesn't get any better than this'. Our reward is your smiling faces and the knowledge that we've made a difference. Casual Elegance ~ Our Tri--level 2800 sq. ft. architectural masterpiece designed villa is fully furnished with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces and comfortably sleeps 2-12 persons. On many occasions we’ve hosted groups of 15 persons. In addition, we have a second villa on the Estate that sleeps 6 persons, so that we have the overall capacity to accommodate 18/20 persons when necessary. You’ll find imported Italian tile & exotic hardwoods throughout the villa, an interior design of local art, indigenous masks, Hand Carved Doors, Antiques and floor to ceiling glass windows that will make you feel at one with the mature manicured gardens/nature trails and lake and rainforest views that surround you. You have a fully equipped kitchen w/ new appliances, Wet Bar, Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, DVD, Stereo system, Telephone, FREE Int'l telephone calls, Barbecue Grill, Washer & Dryer... and MUCH more!Experience our newly remodeled bathrooms. Linens & towels are provided with maid service every third day. Chef Services, Child Care and Professional Massage service are available upon request. Villa Encantada is situated on an INCREDIBLE 40-acre lushly landscaped Private Nature Preserve Estate on the shores of Lake Arenal, yet conveniently located to the village of Nuevo Arenal with its restaurants, shopping and tourist amenities. We’re close to the Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, and just minutes away from the multitude of adventure activities in the area with which we have 16 years of experience at your disposal. We refer you only to the most reliable and efficient tour operators in the area. Take advantage of easy day excursions to Monteverde, Cano Negro, National Parks, Cloud Forests and many Beaches. Finally, what really sets us apart from other properties is that here at Villa Encantada you’ll enjoy Nature at its Exquisite Best.. with acres of mature gardens, complete with miles of extensive manicured hiking trails through virgin rainforests and rivers. Natural Spring Fed Ponds for swimming and waterfalls to relax by… lots of Waterfalls, FLY FISHING streams on our property, stocked FISHING PONDS w/ BIG fish. Huge ponds that you can use our (8) Kayaks on, or take them down to the lake and paddle in secluded lake coves to see wildlife with Flora/Fauna too numerous to mention here. We are the ONLY villa rental property that has LAKE ARENAL ACCESS, just an easy 3 minute walk to the lakeshore to explore the Gem of Costa Rica: Lake Arenal. At Villa Encantada we do have a 3 night minimum stay requirement. Exceptions can be made for groups of 8 or more persons. Honeymoon couples or groups of 15 persons will find Villa Encantada an unforgettable experience in a tropical paradise setting. Rental rates are based on the number of guests in your group. Children 6 years of age or under are free*** Thanks for your interest in Villa Encantada and we hope that we’ll be a part of your special travel experience to Costa Rica. We’re here to be of service in any way that we can. Your Host, Glenn McBride Keywords: Arenal Volcano,Arenal Lakefront Vacation Vil
            Country House
            1br Country House
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            Get up close and personal with nature! Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Arenal and ten acres of magnificent rainforest at this brand new, fully-furnished, beautifully appointed, 1 bd, 1 bth vacation home on pristine Lake Arenal. This home has a a private, gated entrance and security system. Amenities include: Air conditioning East and south-facing balconies with views of the lake Tiled, covered outdoor kitchen/barbeque area with sink and prep counters Full-size refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, and washer/dryer Top-of-the-line mattress All linens, towels, cooking utensils, and dishes included Hairdryer, robes Private one-car garage Price includes all utilities, gardener, and bi-weekly cleaning. Weekly rates available upon request. Come stay for a week or several months!
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            2br Home/Apartment
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            With the best views found anywhere around the lake, this small gem of a home is beyond comparison. The views of Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano and the surrounding countryside are all-encompassing. The home itself is new, and was built with an eye for finish details. The great room boasts a vaulted ceiling made of local hardwood. The living room has large windows, in front of which you can position your chair to take advantage of the magnificent vistas. The kitchen also has cabinets and an island made of the exotic hardwood, topped with granite countertops. The cupboard doors have a unique checkerboard pattern. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances. The walls and floors are laid with exotic stones, such as travertine and onyx. The spacious downstairs bathroom has a walk-in shower and a marble vessel sink. The second bathroom upstairs has a walk-in shower, and also boasts exotic wood and stone floors. There are 2 bedrooms, one with a full size bed and one with a queen. There is also a loft above. The decorative touches throughout include furnishings made by local Costa Rican artisans, and even beautiful stained glass. This home is for the renter with refined tastes and a great appreciation for nature's splendor. As it is small in size, we request no more than 4 guests at a time. Casa Azul is located above the quaint pueblo of Rio Piedras. It is a scenic hour drive to La Fortuna and the Arenal volcano. There you can visit natural hot springs, go canopy jumping, horseback riding, four-wheeling, visit the snake and reptile zoo, indulge in a spa treatment and do some souvenir shopping. Other day trips will take you to magical waterfalls or the crystal-clear blue water of Rio Celeste. Not to be overlooked, the peaceful Lake Arenal is a wonderful place to swim, kayak and look for artifacts along the shorelines. The entire area around Lake Arenal is a cyclist’s heaven, with excellent roads and trails to navigate. Rio Piedras has a small grocery store for provisions, and a typical soda restaurant. The house is located at equal distance, approximately 20 minutes, from both the large town of Tilaran and the smaller town of Nuevo Arenal. In Tilaran, there are amenities of all sorts-multiple stores, banks, pharmacies, restaurants, and a bus station. Nuevo Arenal has three grocery stores, two banks with ATMs, two pharmacies, gift shops, a gas station, and several bars and restaurants. Come and enjoy the spectacular views at cozy Casa Azul, in one of the most beautiful and unique places in the world. Pura vida!
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            3br Home/Apartment
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            Casa Paraíso is a comfortable three bedroom, 2 and ½ bath, single family, Spanish style home. There is a full kitchen, a dining room, living room with a view and even a laundry room for our guests to use. Outdoors there is a covered patio and a sunny deck, both with a relaxing view of Lake Arenal. The ¾ acre lot is a bird watchers delight as it is visited by many of the exotic and varied birds of Costa Rica. Between your adventures you will relax in our comfortable home base and discover the true paradise of Costa Rica. Located in the Lake Arenal region there are dozens of easy day trips to be taken. From spectacular Pacific beaches, to jungle trails, to volcanoes and much more. Whether you want a base for fun filled active days or just want to kick back and relax, Casa Paraíso is a great choice. Just 4 kilometer (2.5 miles) from the town center of Nuevo Arenal where you can get all your necessities and more. You will find many great restaurants of all types close by. We have a guest guide at the house that will give you some great ideas. Your host Alexandra can answer all your questions and get you reservations for any tours or activities available nearby. You can decide to rent a car and do your own exploring or if you prefer not to drive, transportation can be arranged to go on any adventure. If you have already visited the Lake Arenal region you know how wonderful the climate is in the rain forest year round. Even though the spectacular Pacific beaches of the Guanacaste province are less than an hour away, the temperature level can be dramatically different. You will find the Arenal Lake region to be very comfortable with lower temperatures and nearly never ending pleasant breezes.
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            2br Country House
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            Costa Rica Lakeview Villa on Lake Arenal- Private Rainforest Reserve Costa Rica Lakeview Villa offers a unique setting not found with other rentals in the Lake Arenal area.  Our home is located on a 40 acre private estate with no other homes in view and has direct access to the lakeshore from the property.  The Villa is a 2 level, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home that sleeps up to 7 guests with a unique design as the second story studio apartment has its own private entrance and offers a view of the lake from every room, porch and yard. The property is part of a rainforest preserve that has a spring fed stream, hiking trails and a water cascade running through the gardens. Relax and vacation at our rental home where you can walk to the lake and enjoy sunsets, bird watching, fishing and the sounds of the rain forest. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Additional highlights: The Costa Rica Lakeview Villa is located in the cool rainforest mountains of Costa Rica on the north end of Lake Arenal as part of a large estate. The Villa is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, where you can replenish your soul or a place you and your family can use as a home base as you explore the northern part of Costa Rica for day trips and excursions to nearby sights and locations. The Villa is a two story house that sleeps up to 7 guests with a unique design. The downstairs has living room, dining area, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and laundry room with large porch. The upper level has a separate private entrance and offers complete amenities with kitchen and dining area, combined living area, bedroom, bathroom and a veranda. From the veranda upstairs you have a perfect view of the lake, the wind turbines, the numerous birds and at night the lights of Tronadora across the lake. You can certainly leave your heart at our Costarica Lakeside Villa. Here you will enjoy a spectacular setting at this Rainforest retreat with incredible views of Lake Arenal and the surrounding mountains. The house is set in the mountains on the edge of a stream so we get the cool morning and evening breezes as well as the relaxing sounds of the running water. Once you leave the comfort of the home you will find extensive hiking trails on our own private nature reserve within the rainforest preserve with streams, ponds to swim in and waterfalls to relax by as well as abundant wildlife and flora/fauna. You can follow the stream down to the Arenal lake shore or follow a trail through the property to the edge of the lake to discover the beautiful coves where you can enjoy the lake. This is one of the few rental properties that has direct Lake Arenal access with just a few minutes walk to the lakeshore from the house. Jungle treks through the rain forest is an eco-adventure of a lifetime with miles of manicured trails available on the estate. The sounds and images of this rainforest preserve are all part of the experience of staying at the Lakeview Villa. Imagine waking up to the sounds of running water from the hillside water features and the stream, the unique howling of the howler monkeys, and dozens of birds making their morning sounds as they explore the trees surrounding the house. Bird watching in this temperate zone climate offers as many as 300 different species of birds in Costa Rica. We have seen keel billed toucans, tanagers, parrots, hummingbirds, red legged honeycreepers, hawks and a virtual potpourri of colorful feathered friends eating at the nearby bird perch. ( See the photos). On occasion the howler monkey troop will choose the trees or canopy near the house to have breakfast or dinner. There can be up to 20 of various sizes as they circulate through the 40 acre property. We invite you to view some of the great pictures we have taken from the side of the house in addition to the videos on the Google plus site. Some days it is great just to relax and enjoy morning coffee on the veranda, spend hours in the rainforest following the extensive hiking trails and the flowing stream down to the lake, enjoying the waterfalls and swimming in the natural pools of crystal water. It is like entering another world. If you choose to leave the property, the town of Nuevo (New) Arenal is only about a 10 minute drive from the Villa and has changed little in the past 20 years. It remains a typical Costa Rican village with just enough grocery stores, bakeries, bars and restaurants to serve the community Here you can make your food purchases as there are two fully equipped kitchens where you can cook at home. A few minutes’ walk from the property is The Rana German Restaurant where you can feast on great food and see a collection of poison dart frogs. There are many great restaurants in Nuevo Arenal where you can enjoy the delicious pizza at Moyas, gourmet food at the Gingerbread, breakfast at Lucky Bug or typical Costa Rican food at Las Delicias or Las Tinejas. There are many day excursions and great outdoor adventure activities available in the nearby vicinity to be enjoyed if you decide to drag yourself away from the comfortable serene surrounding at the Lakeview Villa. It is one hour drive to La Fortuna which is a warmer tropical climate and a busy central tourist hub. Here you have the opportunity to visit the Arenal Volcano, climb Cerro Chato the dormant volcano, swim in the pool created by the spectacular La Fortuna waterfall, go rafting in the rivers, ride the zip lines or relax in the hot thermal volcanic springs of Tabacon or Baldi Springs. It’s nice to be close to the activities and yet be able to return to the Villa for an escape to the quiet and cooler private rainforest property as you rest and relax after your excursions. Traveling further west around the lake you can venture to Hotel Tiwala where you can rent equipment for wind surfing which is reputed as one of the best in the world. Further on you can also visit Tilaran and Viento Fresco Falls on the drive to Monteverde which is the most famous Rainforests in Costa Rica. During certain seasons the Quetzal bird can be spotted with its iridescent green and red color and hummingbirds are always abundant in the cloud forest. If you do go to Monteverde be sure to visit Selvatoura butterfly gardens and the zip line adventure which is one of the longest in Costa Rica. This Canopy Tour has 15 cables and 18 platforms and you definitely zip through the canopy. There are also many beaches about 1.5 hours from the house going toward Liberia where you can enjoy the warm waters and surf. After exploring it is great to get back to the cooler comfort of the house so you can relax for the evening watching the sun set or a movie. There is a large collection of DVD’s for your enjoyment and a television and DVD player upstairs and downstairs. There are paved roads all the way to the Villa from the Liberia airport (1.5 hour drive ) or the San Jose airport (3.5 hour drive.) No need to negotiate bad roads. Also bus transportation is easily available within minutes of the Villa for the more adventuresome so there is no need for a car. The local managers of the property are native Costa Ricans Sandy and Michael who are available as needed for suggestions or ideas on how to pass your vacation time. . Come and enjoy your time in Costa Rica at the Costa Rica Lakeview Villa. See additional pictures of the Villa and surrounding adventures at Google Plus. Keywords: Private & Secure Rainforest Villa, Sleeps 2-6 Guests on 40 Acre Estate with River, Waterfalls, Wildlife, Views of Lake Arenal. Close to Many of Cr's Top Destinations, Including the Arenal Volcano.