|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Romantic and peaceful VERY LARGE ESTATE on 4.5 acres of flora and fauna,right in front of Lake Arenal...all the best which Costa Rica and all its bio-diversity has to offer. Spectacular Views of 3 different Volcanoes: Tenario, Miravalles, and Arenal.. This Estate is situated right in front of the Lake, on the opposite side of the lake from Nuevo Arenal. This part of the Lake is much more natural, scenic, and quiet, and much less crowded, being away from the busy tourist areas. About one and a half hours from each of the tourist attractions of Arenal Volcano, Tobagon hot springs, the rain forest, Monte Verde, and white water racing. This VERY SPACIOUS & LUXURIOUS TWO-STORY house has 6500 square feet of living space, 4 very large MASTER SUITES, each with a Calif. King Bed, & an attached large bathroom suite. There are 3 couches, and an additional 4 double-sized inflatable mattresses, with upscale linen for all the 8 beds.
The SECOND FLOOR of the house has a self-contained 1200 square-feet SUITE, with an elevated California King Bed, an attached full bath, a work-area with a desk, internet, book-shelf/TV console, three dressers, and a sitting area with 2 couches and two lounge chairs. This suite has all-around amazing views of the Lake and the mountains. This second-floor suite can be ideal for the parents in the family, or a honeymooning couple.
This ESTATE is ideal for honeymoons, and for weddings. Lake fishing, jogging around the lake, salubrious temperatures year around. A perfect place for busy urban entrepreneurs and executives. Digital TV and high-speed Internet to keep you connected. The city of Tilaran is nearby. This place is truly a heaven on earth, with extremely well-kept gardens and lush vegetation.. One can see monkeys and toucans here. Flowers of every kind are all on this property, around the house. Volcano, Lake and mountain views from everywhere on the property, and from each room in the house. A bird-watcher's paradise, as well. Words cannot describe the beauty of this property.
If you prefer a quiet, very scenic ShangriLa, away from all the hustle and bustle, with family and friends, this is the place for you in the entire Lake Arenal area.
The house has a fully equipped modern kitchen, and an outdoor grill.
Property surrounded by spectacular scenic beauty: This property is right in front of Lake Arenal, with unbelievable views from everywhere in the estate.. It is resort living at its best. Lush green mountains, crystal clear lake, flowers of unbelievable variety, gardens nurtured over 40 years, make this a unique property, the likes of which are very very rare in the world. A brief stay at this luxurious property is soothing to the body, mind, and soul. Come and enjoy: relax, read books, ride horses, fish, jog, walk around the lake, see the monkeys, see the variety of birds, sleep soundly, wake up to the music of the birds, enjoy the dining in Arenal and Tilaran, visit the Tobagon Hotsprings, the rain forest, Monte Verde, Arenal Volcano, do wind-surfing.
The house being right in front of the lake, no air conditioning is needed nor installed in the house. all the rooms have ceiling fans and tropical-style ventilators. The temperature is thus very comfortable inside the house, throughout the year
Unforgettable, Once in a Life, Family Vacation: Bring the family along, for a once in a life time vacation, filled with fun, adventure, and relaxation.
The house was spacious and beautiful. Inside was very clean and outdoors was well manicured. Only issue was that it was quite a distance to travel for excursions. Count on 1 1/2 to 2 hours both ways.
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this estate overlooking Lake Arenal. The directions given were very accurate, but plan to arrive before dark because getting there the first time can be a little tricky. The pictures give a good sense of the beauty of this estate with views from every window of the house and gorgeous blooming flowers all around. The house is very spacious with lots of room to spread out and our kids appreciated the wireless internet and Roku box that allowed them to access Netflix. A caretaker and his family live in a house at the bottom of the hill and his wife came in daily to make up the beds. The house was well maintained and very clean. There were a few insects, but nothing out of the ordinary for a tropical region. My only regret is that we were so busy with activities and sight-seeing that I didn't have enough time to just sit on one of the benches outside the house to take in the view and relax.
We used this property as a home base for exploring Arenal volcano and Monte Verde Cloud forest, both of which are a couple of hours away. We also visited the Viente Fresca waterfalls which was about 45 minutes from the house. We tried to find the Mariposaria (Butterfly Farm) in town, but a bridge was washed out, so we never made it there. A highlight for us was the La Roca Waterfall Canyoneering tour in the Arenal Hanging Bridges area run by Sunset tours (reserve through Arenal.net). The guides were very personable and the canyoneering was really fun for our whole family. We combined this afternoon tour with the Arenal Hanging Bridges in the morning and the Baldi Hot springs at night. On the day we went to Selvatura in the Monte Verde Cloud Forest, we found that the dirt road had a lengthy detour and then further on, several phone poles had fallen across the road and had to be moved. Give yourself plenty of time to get to any reserved activities since you never know what the road conditions may be. I believe you can also book tours in the nearby town of Tilaran if you are more comfortable leaving the driving to others.
We ate in several restaurants in Tronadora, the small town where the estate is located, as well as in a few restaurants around the lake and all of them served tasty food. If you like fish and shrimp, make sure you try the Cevicheria as you come into town.
In summary, we found this house a welcome retreat to come home to after days packed with activity.
This is an ample house located on a beautiful setting. The view from everywhere is stunning, the garden around the house is well kept and there are enough places in the house to enjoy all these.
The appliances have been updated and the kitchen is well equipped. A few furniture pieces deserve renovation and some parts of the house require more maintenance like the spa that wasn’t working (this could have been communicated since it’s advertised) and the windows need some cleaning.
The house is 1.5hr from both tourist spots La Fortuna and Monteverde. The Arenal Lake also offers lots of opportunities but bring your own equipment since rental is limited in the area. Dinning offer is limited in the nearby Tilarán, but better around the lake going towards Nuevo Arenal (~30min drive)
We were a group of 10 adults and 5 kids and found the house ample enough for all of us. Lots of room to play for the kids inside and outside the house. We didn’t find the extra mattresses and they were not offered either so some of us had to use the coaches to sleep since there are only 4 king beds in the house.
Now, it’s always been my understanding that the “Outside” section of the Amenities is for stuff that the house comes with and “Attractions” is for stuff that is available in the area. The house has no bikes nor boats, as the owner let me know when I asked. This is a clarification note in case you have the same interpretation of the List of Amenities that I have.
All of all, this is a good rental if you want to relax in a quiet and comfortable place but still close to a lot of action. I would rent again.
Emmaculately kept grounds- surrounded by gorgeous flowers and spectacular view of lake Arenal. Our group of 7 people found this home a nice retreat and launching pad for our daily local activities. The owners were very helpful and super nice to work with. The gounds keeper only spoke spanish but was very helpful and we worked through that. The place is just like the photos- very spacious and well kept. The master bedroom had amazing views with plenty of space - more like a very large living room with sofa and TV and internet.- It would be a good honeymoon suite.
We really enjoyed going to Monte Verde for the day and did the zipline there with the Original Tour- very fun!
Lake Arenal is a wonderful place to vacation. The property was as advertised, beautiful gardens and very relaxing. We did have problems with the appliances, refrigerator stopped working, the stereo did not work at all, no alarm clock, and no English directions on how to work the TV. We still enjoyed our self very much and would rent again only I would spend more time at the house and Lake Arenal versus running to other tourist sites. The owner was very helpful. The people were friendly but not being able to speak Spanish was a bit of a hindrance.
This Lake Arenal property is outstanding. Very well located, you are an hour or two away of most of the activities in Costa Rica. The 4.5 acres property is luxurious and provide a perfect relaxing location after a busy day in Costa Rica. The house was clean and in good condition, but the house keeper was only speaking spanish. This Property is perfect for large group 4+, we were 4 people, we really enjoy the property and would rent again in the future.
The owner has been very helpful and the pictures are a good reflect of the property.
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Mar 31 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2015 - Mar 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
|Notes||Rates are for up to 8 persons.Rates include all TAXES & FEES. Children under 12 stay free. There will be an additional charge of $40 per night per adult guest, for every adult guest more than 8 (eight). Daily light house-keeping is included in the rental. There will be a $100 thorough cleaning-after-departure fees, to prepare the estate for the next guests..|