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Simply the best,great views,pool,delicious food,great advice,peace

Patrick Hughes

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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Patrick Hughes

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Simply the best,great views,pool,delicious food,great advice,peace

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Nuevo Arenal Villa Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps two to twelve. (Able to accomodate up to 15)

Come stay at the rental home that offers the services of a fine hotel. On site chef services, complete transport arrangements, HUGE 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 15 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'

Adventure at every turn.: Lake Arenal is the premier adventure spot in Costa Rica for windsurfing, canopy tours, lake fishing, boat tours, jungle hiking trails, quad rentals, kite surfing, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming in an extinct volcanic crater, spelunking and more. Enjoy the many adventures available or simply relax in our indoor glass pool/jacuzzi area with pool table and ping pong and enjoy the tranquility and majesty of your surroundings.

Tourism with a purpose.: In an effort to help the Costa Rican National Park system finance education, outreach and protection. Red Sunset of Guanacaste will devote a full 50% of each commission gained through our sales of adventure tours sold toward this goal. With the added benefit of specialized access to individuals in the tour system that make it all work. Tribal leaders, guides, and park directors.

What you can expect at 'The Sunset': Six beautifully appointed bedrooms featuring Costa Rican art, hand carved beds and doors with bathrooms en suite The entire property is a showcase of Costa Rican art, decorative tile, stone and craft work. Two of the bedrooms feature decorative fireplaces. The downstairs master suite bathroom features a hot tub built for two. Large library/ living room area with wrap-around couch, television, Direct TV, DVD, stereo. Large dining/presentation hall with a variety of available seating arrangements.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Patrick Hughes (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2015

About Patrick Hughes

Patrick Hughes: Is the head cook, bottle washer and buck stop at “The Sunset”. If you need something special, out of the ordinary, corresponding to a birthday, celebration etc. talk to him and it will happen. He also promises to coordinate your chosen activities, meals and transportation to make your stay enjoyable, hassle free and unforgettable.

Patrick Hughes purchased this villa in 2001

Why Patrick Hughes chose Nuevo Arenal

A shell of a house requiring a complete renovation, five acres of rain forest, high atop a hill, near the town of Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica. An absolutely breathtaking view overlooking nearly the entire lake Arenal valley and on clear days a perfect view of frequently erupting Volcano Arenal, all within minutes of some of the worlds premier adventure activities and natural treasures, was more than enough to convince the Hughes family to risk a move to the beautiful and nearly undiscovered gem of Lake Arenal Costa Rica.

What makes this villa unique

'The Sunset' Luxury Guesthouse has six beautifully appointed bedrooms, bathrooms en suite featuring Costa Rican art throughout. With a gourmet kitchen, large shared library/TV room, dining hall, office/business area and laundry . Guests enjoy a large, indoor, swimming pool with attached jacuzzi and gymnasium, with pool table and ping pong table. Fantastic panoramic views of Lake Arenal and the frequently active Arenal Volcano. There is an experienced and dedicated staff ready to assist in everything from where to go and what to do, to gourmet meals, group events, tours and therapeutic massage. All of this with some of Costa Rica’s most glorious national park treasures in your own backyard! When you stay at 'The Sunset' you are literally two minutes to one hour from almost all of Costa Rica's adventures' including breathtaking class four whitewater, rappelling down lush water fall filled rain forest canyons, canopy tours, horseback riding, windsurfing, kite boarding, ATV tours, mountain biking and natural jungle trails just to name a few. All activities can be tailored to your pace and the kind of vacation you want to have. Upon your return from a fantastic day of adventure enjoy a delicious home cooked meal or dine in one of our great nearby restaurants. Be our guest and experience the Costa Rica you've been dreaming about. 'The Sunset' Guesthouse is for singles, couples, families, corporate groups and all those that know how to travel well...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank You Patrick!! for making our stay in Paradise so enjoyable, all your recommendations were spot on, we couldn't have asked for a better guide, to send us on all the activities that we we really wanted to do. From the hanging bridges to Skytrek everything you advised was outstanding. The house was perfect, clean and gorgeous with lots of room for our group of 6 then 9 as the other group arrived. I've never seen views like what your home has to offer. The breakfasts were healthy and sooooo delicious with just the right amount of indulgence. Just outstanding in every way.
Feb 2013
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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 61 traveler reviews

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Simply the best,great views,pool,delicious food,great advice,peace
average rating of 4.9508195 based on 65 reviews
Glenview, IL
5

just as good as it looks online

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here between Christmas and New Year's in 2006. We had two families: 4 adults, 6 older children (high school and college). The listing is very true to what you find when you get there. The owner is next door to the property, and he is as helpful as the best concierge in the finest hotel anywhere. You are within 5 minutes to 1.5 hours of almost any activity you can think of. The only negative thing to say is that we took so many digital photos that 8 months later we are still editing and organizing them!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2007
  • Stayed: Nov 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Amazing Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Patrick was an amazing host. He was extremely helpful in assisting us in planning our activities in and around Arenal. Our driver was incredible as well, and brought us safely all around the country. The house itself was more than we ever hoped for. Beautiful property, spacious house and perfect for our group. The pool and hot tub were exactly what was needed after a full day of touring. All in all I would recommend this property to anyone. We felt safe and extremely comfortable and were amazed by the house and Patrick as a host. Thanks a million!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Patrick was an amazing host. He was extremely helpful in assisting us in planning our activities in and around Arenal. Our driver was incredible as well, and brought us safely all around the country. The house itself was more than we ever hoped for. Beautiful property, spacious house and perfect for our group. The pool and hot tub were exactly what was needed after a full day of touring. All in all I would recommend this property to anyone. We felt safe and extremely comfortable and were amazed by the house and Patrick as a host. Thanks a million!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Bradenton
5

Wow! We really enjoyed the Red Sunset!

  • 5 of 5

Are you looking for a luxury guesthouse near Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano? If so, look no further and book yourself into the Red Sunset. My husband and I, along with six friends, spent a week in March there. We are so glad we did! We found the accommodations to be everything they were advertised and more. The views are amazing and the house, pool house and grounds will give you plenty of opportunities to relax and explore.

While the guesthouse is excellent, the very best feature is the owner/operator Patrick. Patrick met with us each day to help us plan activities and make reservations with the best tour operators. His local knowledge and recommendations were spot on each day, and his help was invaluable. The breakfast provided each morning was a highlight unto itself. Come prepared to eat well – you won’t be disappointed. We’ve never had meals of this quality at similar style lodgings.

We also took advantage of the optional evening Chef services. While there were several great places to eat in the Lake Arenal area, all of which were recommended to us by Patrick, you won’t beat the meals prepared by Patrick and his wife. Our favorite was the Chicken Parmesan – sorry, Mom, but it was the best we’ve had anywhere!

The Red Sunset was the perfect place for our Costa Rica vacation. We arrived as guests and soon felt like family. We’re glad we chose the Red Sunset!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Bradenton
5

Wow! We really enjoyed the Red Sunset.

  • 5 of 5

Are you looking for a luxury guesthouse near Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano? If so, look no further and book yourself into the Red Sunset. My husband and I, along with six friends, spent a week in March there. We are so glad we did! We found the accommodations to be everything they were advertised and more. The views are amazing and the house, pool house and grounds will give you plenty of opportunities to relax and explore.

While the guesthouse is excellent, the very best feature is the owner/operator Patrick. Patrick met with us each day to help us plan activities and make reservations with the best tour operators. His local knowledge and recommendations were spot on each day, and his help was invaluable. The breakfast provided each morning was a highlight unto itself. Come prepared to eat well – you won’t be disappointed. We’ve never had meals of this quality at similar style lodgings.

We also took advantage of the optional evening Chef services. While there were several great places to eat in the Lake Arenal area, all of which were recommended to us by Patrick, you won’t beat the meals prepared by Patrick and his wife. Our favorite was the Chicken Parmesan – sorry, Mom, but it was the best we’ve had anywhere!

The Red Sunset was the perfect place for our Costa Rica vacation. We arrived as guests and soon felt like family. We’re glad we chose the Red Sunset!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Incredible vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I do not think a better value could be found. The view and house were awesome. I would say that the huge breakfast and home cooked dinners were the best. The problem is, the owner, Patrick was even better. Having him as a concierge was invaluable. His knowledge of the area made our trip one of a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Liberia, Daniel Oduber
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
The Caballo Negro
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
1.5
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Gingerbread
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Coco, Panama, Nascoscolo, Ocotal.
Car: necessary

The rental property is perched high in the Tilaran Mountain range nestled between three of Costa Rica’s most magnificent treasures; Lake Coter, Lake Arenal and the world-renowned Arenal Volcano. This luxury, Eco-friendly Costa Rican rental home has first class amenities and is located within minutes of many of Costa Rica’s exciting adventure activities. The rental home offers an unequaled view of Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano. Lake Arenal, Lake Cote, Arenal Volcano and other adventure tours are available. There is great dining nearby or dine in with the services of our world class chef. For families, groups, classes or corporate retreats, it all adds up to a fantastic luxurious rental home value.

Other Activities: canopy tours, birding, ATV tours, canyoneering, jungle hiking, spelunking, fishing, waterfall hikes, hot springs.

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Rates & Availability

From $199 Per night

Nuevo Arenal Villa Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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$1,396
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

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Pet Fee $250.00
Tax Rate 13.49%
Notes Children under six stay for free.
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Amenities

Nuevo Arenal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Two person stone jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , All bedrooms have bathroom en suite.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • The master bedroom features a built in stone covered jacuzzi for two and stone shower. The other rooms include a walk in shower with toilet, a sink and mirror is featured outside each bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , cribs available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , additional airbed available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , additional airbed available
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , additional airbed available
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , additional airbed available
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen , All bedrooms have bathroom en suite.
  • The Master bedroom features a custom designed, decorative gas fireplace. All the bedrooms feature custom designed, hand carved, sustainably harvested exotic hardwood beds.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Staffing: Depending upon your groups needs, standard every other day maids service, on site self-service laundry, Internet is provided free of charge. However, if you are looking for a more accommodating vacation, daily maid service, laundry, chef, translator/Spanish teacher, massage therapist and chauffeur services are available at an additional, affordable daily rate. Adventure tours: Our proximity is very close to several landmark adventure areas. The Eco-lodge hotel is our neighbor and boasts “The Best” canopy tour and offers guided hiking and horseback riding. The mysterious Lake Coter sits behind us where fishing and boating excursions can be arranged, as well as on Lake Arenal. Other lake activities that are nearby include world class wind surfing, sunset volcano cruises, shopping or relaxing at the Tabacon or Baldi hot spring resorts. Venado Caverns, Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, and Arenal National Park are nearby protected areas and are a worthwhile day trip by car

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