Tucked in a small village in the middle of the rainforest you will find Villa Millon. This home away from home is a beautiful treasure, hidden in the midst of the tropical jungle. Spacious and comfortable, this modern, new home lends itself to enhance the nature surrounding it. Built with floor to ceiling windows, for 180 degree view, you can see the gorgeous nature and Majestic Volcano from almost everywhere in the house. The view will take your breath away!
The region of Arenal, Costa Rica centers itself around Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano. Located approximately 14 miles outside of La Fortuna, a popular tourist town, the charming village of El Castillo awaits you with everything you need to enjoy luxury and relaxation and still see the “real” Costa Rica. Although, tucked away and private, Castillo is also home to The Butterfly Conservatory, Snake Zoo, The National Park, Arenal 1968, and a diverse selection restaurants. If action and adventure is what you are looking for, Sky Trek, the largest zip line in Costa Rica as well as the hanging bridges, are located right here in our village! Let's not leave out the scenic waterfalls to be seen from horseback, or the kayaking on the lake. There is also repelling and many organized nature hikes and tours that center around the volcano. This tiny village is a place to be seen! When you leave the fast pace of tourism and stumble upon this beautiful countryside, it will steal your heart. You haven't seen Arenal unless you pay a visit to El Castillo! Ask us and we will be happy to book all of your events at no cost to you!!
The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms accommodating a King, a Queen, and two twin beds that are easily transformed into a Kingif necessary, with our comfortable memory foam topper. The living area is large and spacious with a full sofa, loveseat and chair as well as satellite TV, a flat screen television , DVD player and high speed wireless internet. The kitchen if fully equipped with everything needed to cook for your family or entertain guests. Centered in the spacious kitchen/great room is an L shaped bar for you relax and enjoy the view of the Volcano while having cocktails or just hanging out to be together in the cooking experience. If it is a sit down meal you prefer, then you will enjoy the beautiful custom made dining table that accomodates 6.
After a wonderful night's sleep in the comfort of custom made beds and orthopedic mattresses, you will awaken to the singing of hundreds of different species of birds, and in the background, as if that weren't enough, the howler monkeys sing their own morning song. Just a short walk across the street, you will find a beautiful river for your swimming enjoyment and there are several local waterfalls that can be accessed by horse or hike. A bird watchers' paradise and a relaxing retreat for nature lovers young and old, Villa Millon is the place to go when you want to get off of the beaten path of tourism and explore.
Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster, an American couple from Key West, Florida, and the property managers of Villa Millon, found El Castillo out of a desire to explore the areas off of the beaten track.
“Upon arriving in El Castillo almost 10 years ago, and seeing the majestic Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal, we fell in love this area. After traveling all over Costa Rica looking for a place to retire, we arrived here and immediately knew that this was it...our special spot on the planet! The people were gracious and kind and always very helpful and accomodating. There are around 240 people in El Castillo and the other tiny villages that make up this area we call home. With only a dozen or so Americans we have been able to fully immerse ourselves into the 'tico' culture. It has been a wonderful experience getting to know and love our neighbors who welcomed us into their village and their lives. This is a place we are proud to call home.”
Patricia Davis, the owner of the property, bought this house from us after visiting here and staying at one of our properties. She was a wonderful guest and fell in love with the area, being in Real Estate here, she asked us to show her around. She fell in love with Villa Mion the minute she saw it and there was no turning back for her! We are thrilled to have her as our neighbor and friend and we really enjoy taking care of her property.
El Castillo is packed full of excitement and adventure. The country's largetst zipline and hanging bridges are here a well as horseback riding to the waterfall and around the lake, swimming, kayaking, The Eco Zoo, The Butterfly Conservatory, Rancho Margot, The National Park, Arenal 1968, The Observatory for hiking and birdwatchin, and much more!
Take the Panamerican Highway to San Ramon, Exit when you see the sign directing you to San Ramon and drive through the town of San Ramon following the signs of the volcano route. You will go through Bajo Rodriguez, La Tigra, Chachagua and then finally, La Fortuna. When you get to La Fortuna go through the town and pass Tabacon on your right, then go a few more miles(about 4 miles) until you see a tiny little police station on your right..you will take a left there onto a dirt road. Go 3 or 4 miles until you get to an intersection where you must take a left or a right. You will see a lot of signs directing you to different places in El Castillo. You will take a left. Go another few miles until you go over a small bridge and take your next right...at more signs. Keep going straight. You will pass the Sky Trek and continue to follow the road for a few miles, keep driving until you go over another small bridge. Your next left is the entrance to our village. Go up the hill and you will pass the Serpentarium, then the Butterfly Conservatory...continue going up and you will see Essence Arenal on the right. You will pass two streets on your right and then your house is the 6th house on the right. It is hase an octagonal shape with lots of glass and is on the corner of the next street. Please call us when you arrive in La Fortuna and either myself or our caretaker Julia will meet you there. If for some reason we miss each other there will be a key under the mat at the front door. You can reach Julia at 2479 1140 or 8647 3678 or myself at 8 703 1561.