SPECTACULAR HOME WITH STUNNING VIEWS OF LAKE ARENAL & ARENAL VOLCANO!

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Nita Kemsley

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SPECTACULAR HOME WITH STUNNING VIEWS OF LAKE ARENAL & ARENAL VOLCANO!

La Fortuna Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Delightful Eco-Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 7)

Rated Five Stars!!!!! Sustainable Eco-Friendly Guest House at Hacienda Encantada.

Charming 2 Bedroom Guest House. Located near El Castillo de La Fortuna & the Arenal Volcano National Park and Many Adventure Activities.

It is the Only Carbon Negative, Sustainable Vacation Rental, in the El Castillo area. This Green Home Uses Hydro Electric Power and has Fresh Pure Spring Fed Water and Great Prices:

High Season $145 / Low Season $125 per night, plus one time cleaning fee of $40.

House Can Also be Rented by the Room, as a Hostel with Shared Bath for $68.00 Per room. (Two Night Minimum Stay)

Ask Me About Our February Special: Book 3 Nights: Get One Night Free!

If you are looking for a Charming, Magical and Unique Family Vacation Rental Experience in Costa Rica, then Encantada Guest House, is perfect for you!

Warm & Welcoming, our lovely Casita is Spacious Delightfully Decorated and has a Cozy Peaceful Atmosphere as well as a Nicely Appointed Kitchen, Complete with all the Extras: Herb Garden, Spices & Condiments.

Love Nature? You will Wake up Each Day to the Wonderful Sights and Sounds of Birds, Toucans and Howler Monkeys, playing in our Tropical Gardens and Protected Rainforest Habitat. Enjoy the Spectacular Views of Lake Arenal, the Simmering Arenal Volcano.

Hacienda Encantada, sits high upon a Ridge in the Lush Green Countryside of Arenal. It is Nicely situated above and away from the Worldly Fray, yet located very near many Popular Tourist Attractions like: Ziplines, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs and so much more! There are also Several Restaurants and Small Markets that Dot the Village Below.

Our Amenities Include: WiFi, Great Views, Privacy, Tranquility, Concierge Service, Self Catering, On Demand Hot Water, Satellite TV with DVD Library, Cell Phone for Local Use, Free Tour Booking Service and Activity Counseling. The House has Fully Screened Doors & Windows for your Evening Comfort and

Every Room has a Ceiling Fan although Air Conditioning is not needed here, because the Year Round Temperature is Almost Perfect!

An SUV Vehicle is Strongly Recommended due to rough roads in the Arenal area!

Hacienda Encantada, Costa Rica

It's Simply Magical!

This is a NON SMOKING Property.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Nita Kemsley

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Greetings from the owners, Marty & Nita Kemsley.

We bought this Beautiful 2 acre property in 2006, with an eye toward early retirement and the dream of running a small eco-friendly, culturally pleasing B&B. However due to on going economic difficulties in the US, the grand scheme of our plan is now developing at a much slower pace than we had hoped for. The Casita, as an independent eco-rental, marks the completion of Phase One of our vision and Phase Two, will include a Spanish Colonial style Hacienda, with two additional upscale rental Cabinas. It will also feature, a Half Moon Infinity Swimming Pool with Volcano View, Hot Tub, More Landscaping and Further Road improvements. Your bookings are much appreciated and will move us ever closer to building the dream, one brick at a time! Pura Vida...There is nothing like it.

The Casita is eco-friendy, we operate totally off the grid, using only natural herbicides, natural spring water and hydro-electric power. We are proudly carbon neutral and we strive to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Nita Kemsley purchased this cottage in 2006

There is something both magical and captivating about the area of El Castillo, Adding a sunset or an active lava flow from the Arenal volcano makes it mesmerizing.

Moving to Costa Rica is a calling and we were hooked on our very first trip.

We very much enjoy being unplugged and at one with nature and the local community. Pura Vida, is more than a tag line, it is a way of life here. Hacienda Encantada, Costa Rica. It is simply magical!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Spectacular Home With Stunning Views of Lake Arenal & Arenal Volcano!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 21 reviews
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Spectacular Home With Stunning Views of Lake Arenal & Arenal Volcano!
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La Fortuna Alajuela Province
5

Enchanting with Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Our family of four, with college age kids visited Hacienda Encantada December 18-21, 2013. The house is charming and the grounds are amazing and the views spectacular. As a garden enthusiast, I really enjoyed the diversity and color of plantings surrounding the house. Hummingbirds constantly flittered around the gardens as do butterflies and birds. The private trail down to the creek rivals any rainforest trail. The volcano is quite visible on the hammock side of the house. Since the house is high on a hill, the views are wonderful. There are no neighbors close by creating a very tranquil experience. There is a security system but we never had any concerns. We saw mothers with children walking nearby but not much else. It is a challenge up to the house from the main road but easily done in an SUV.The house was very comfortable and we did not even use the fans at night. The house is equipped with separate high windows with screens and burglar bars that are left open to cool the house. We had no bug problems. Both bedrooms have adequate space with dressers and good lighting. The bathroom is quite large and pleasant. The DVD collection is huge and has something for everyone. . We had excellent wifi and tv reception. The owners "Family Favorites" guide to the area is excellent. the owners willingness to answer email after email and make reservations for us was priceless. Our trip was short but perfect. Sky Adventures is near the property. We did the fabulous walk through the rainforest including numerous hanging bridges, the tram and Ziplines. It is an excellent and well maintained facility. We highly recommend it. We rode horses with Leeander which was delightful and an opportunity to ride through the jungle, a river, down to the lake and up high with fabulous views. We went to the hot springs at Los Lagos Spa and Resort. We enjoyed the springs and the slides but would pass on the buffet next time . We just loved the food at the local sodas in Costa rica as well as the people. (and the prices at sodas are so low). In La Fortuna we really enjoyed La Casa de Hormigas. Our number one family favorite "soda" was Mimi's in Canas. The drive around the lake was beautiful and we were stopped by approximately 40 coati leisurely crossing the road. All in all, a wonderful visitor experience and perfect for those who prefer something much more special than a hotel room.
Owner's Response: Thank you Molly for your Glowing Review. We are so glad you had a Great Visit. We hope you can come back soon!
Nita
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La Fortuna Alajuela Province
Riverton, Utah, USA
5

What a wonderful time we had at the Hacienda Encantada!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The atmosphere was so pleasant, relaxing and inviting. The cottage had all the accommodations we required with plenty of space. The kitchen is large and well equipped, and there is a separate dining area. In the front of the cottage is what I called the “relaxing room” as it overlooks the entire valley with plenty of windows for a breath taking view.

The wildlife was fascinating to watch and enjoy, especially the cries of the Howler Monkeys and the beauty of the many varieties of birds. We never drove more than a mile yet visited a bird farm, butterfly aviary, reptile park and picnicked next to a river. The view to the rear is the magnificent Arenal Volcano and to the front Lake Arenal. The setting is post-card perfect! (Make sure you take a stroll down to the stream for a refreshing swim and peaceful view of the surroundings in the sitting area, awesome!)

The owners were a pleasure to work with. They answered all our questions and were honest and ethical in their representation of the property. It was as wonderful as they said it would be. I highly recommend this as a must do vacation site!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks You so Much! We hope you will visit again soon.
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La Fortuna Alajuela Province
Los Angeles, CA
5

Simply Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
A fun group of guys went on a trek to Costa Rica and stayed in this wonderful obscure residence in the hills of Arenal. If you want relaxation, you definitely get it there. The property is extremely clean and the views provided by the residence are spectacular.

Getting to the property is a little challenge but don't let that discourage you, once there it is undeniably beautiful and the purity of the residence will make you feel right at home.

Not only was the home cute and charming, but the help provided by Marty and Nita was absolutely valuable. They secured us a horse ride that lead us to a hike and a stunning waterfall, they informed us about the local restaurants, and they even left a cell phone behind so we could contact them with any questions. Are you kidding me? Who does this... simply accommodating.

If you are on the fence about staying here, think no more... like Nike says, "Just Do It!"

Beyond any doubt, I plan on staying here again when.

P.S.
Thanks for providing accurate photos of the property. The residence was clean and the photos were factual. :-)
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review Hector, it was fun to meet you and the guys and we look forward to your next visit to Hacienda Encantada
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Spectacular Home With Stunning Views of Lake Arenal & Arenal Volcano!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365601vb
+1 8015563035
La Fortuna Alajuela Province
5

Spectacular!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our stay at Hacienda Encantada during Jully 21 to 25, 2013, it was an unforgettable experience.

Comfortable, clean and everything you need to have fun with the family. The landscape, the rainy season, and the ambient sounds of birds and animals were elements that made us feel at peace and in communication with nature.

Although the way to reach the house was a bit difficult, the same was not reason to stop enjoying all of the wonderful of the place. Talk with Mayquel on the customs and way of life of the inhabitants of the area, it was very interesting.

Without a doubt, we would love to return. Thanks Marty.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So Glad you enjoyed your stay Carmen!.. looking forward to meeting your family on our trip to Puerto Rico in December!
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Spectacular Home With Stunning Views of Lake Arenal & Arenal Volcano!
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La Fortuna Alajuela Province
Northwestern Wisconsin
5

Wonderful even in the Rain

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We loved staying at Hacienda Entrada even though it rained everyday almost all day while we were there. The casa is beautiful, clean and very inviting. The grounds are lovely, nice gardens with a path down to the river and sitting area to view the pool made by damming up the river. The occasional times we could see between the rain and the mist were great views of Lake Arenal. We did miss seeing the volcano because of the cloud cover but enjoyed hiking around the bottom of it. El Castillo is a lovely little town with some nice restaurants and things to do in the area.

We decided to take the adventurous route shown by our GPS to get to El Castillo which unfortunately took us along the south side of Lake Arenal. We eventually came to the river where the bridge was missing and had to turn around, retrace our route back and then take the north route. When we finally arrived in El Castillo, Nita and Marty were still waiting for us (four hours later than we were expected). Nita and Marty were so helpful and accommodating throughout our whole stay. They gave us lots of information on the area and fun things to do.
We will definitely go back and stay there again. We have to see the Volcano!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gloria,
So glad you had a great stay in spite of the miserable weather, we look forward to your next visit and I will definitely send you some Ideas for that Mural! Pura Vida!
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Liberia
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mama's Table, Fusion, Chill, Howlers
Car: necessary

Relax: Take a Dip in Our Secluded Splash Pool at the Bottom of Our Private Rainforest Trail, Photography Howler Monkeys, Toucans, Butterflies and Humming Birds, Enjoy a Nap in the Double Hammock, Watch A Sunset, Costa Rica is about Adventure, your vacation Rental should be fun! So just go do it -GO Zipline, Hike, Birdwatch, Go fishing, Visit Lake Arenal, Go to The Hot Springs.

Other Fun Things to Do!

Thrill to the Fastest, Longest & Highest Zip Lines in Costa Rica, Experience a Sky Trek on Soaring Suspension Bridges or Fancy a Tranquil Glide Through the Jungle on a Sky Tram, Make a Run in the Sun on either of Costa Rica’s Best White Water Rafting Rivers, the Rio Frio and the Rio Toro, Try Kayaking or Windsurfing on Lake Arenal, Rent a Mountain Bike or Take an ATV Tour, Visit the Country’s Largest Butterfly Conservatory and their Beautiful Botanical Garden, Test Your Courage by Holding a 125 lb Python named Elise, at the Arenal Eco Zoo,Famous for its Serpentarium and Frog Garden,

Take a Lava Hike on the Famous 1968 Volcano Trail, Ride a Horse up to La Fortuna Waterfall, Marvel over the Rio Celeste, and Much More!, .. Costa Rica..It's Pura Vida

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Availability & Rates

La Fortuna Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
$125
$756
2 nights
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $108 Nightly
 
High Season 2
Jan 1 - Apr 30
$145
$875
2 nights
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $125 Nightly
 
Green Season
May 1 - Nov 30
$125
$756
2 nights
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $108 Nightly
 
High Season 1
Dec 1 - Dec 19
$145
$875
2 nights
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $125 Nightly
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 20 - Dec 31
$165
$1,036
2 nights
 
Discounts: 12 nights or more: $148 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Taxes Included
$40 cleaning fee per booking Required.
All Major Credit Cards and Paypal

Refundable $200 Security Deposit due at Check-in
Notes Other Rates may be negotiated depending on availability
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Amenities

La Fortuna Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Extra Large Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen Size Bed (1) Pillow Top Mattress with Memory Foam Topper, Double Bed (1) Pillow Top Mattress with Memory Foam Topper, Twin or Single Bed (1) Twin Mattress with Memory Foam Topper; Queen Size Air Bed also available
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
Notes:
Coffee Maker, Iron, Crock Pot, Bender, Rice Cooker Toaster, Condiments, Coffee, Cooking Spices, Complimentary Tour Booking Service, WiFi, Tiki Torches, Window Screens, Alarm System, Dead Bolt Locks, Volcano Views, Covered Patios, Covered View Terrace, Hammocks, Memory Foam Mattress, Pillow Top Mattress, Room Safes, Candles, Ceiling Fans, Security Lights, Solar Lights, Hydro Electricity, Pure Spring Water, Herb Garden, Zen Garden, Cool Breezes, Very Close to Popular Costa Rica Tourist Attractions Like: Arenal Eco Zoo, Butterfly Conservatory, Sky Trek, ( Zip Lines) Sky Tram. Baldi Hot Springs, Tabacon Hot Springs, River Rafting, Rancco Margot and more. 4x4 or SUV VEHICLE SUGGESTED !
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