Hidden Gem of Arenal
Submitted: December 13, 2012
Stayed: November 2012
This place is absolutely perfect. My boyfriend and I stayed for a week in Nov/Dec and never wanted to leave. The house is at the very top of the driveway (a paved one mind you), with a view that is to die for (an in a great location, accessible to everything from major cities to beaches in less than a couple of hours). Clean and well kept, this is the perfect spot to get away from it all. You'll listen to singing birds in the morning, a gentle rain on the roof at night, and the breeze blowing through countless flowers (which are everywhere). The tranquility is tough to describe, so you'll have to experience it for yourself! :-)
Like all of the others mentioned, the pictures barely touch on the true beauty of this place. The owner is a dream to get in contact with and has some outstanding recommendations for local spots and attractions. We even ran into the caretake, who graciously accompanied us though some adventures for the remainder of the day. Everyone is remarkably friendly and "Pura Vida" truly sums up their view of life.
Yes, there is no TV or Wifi, which we personally LOVED, though if you're trapped responding to work emails like I was occasionally, the restaurant down the hill offers free Wifi (just don't forget to eat there- the food is fab!). It was nice having a washer and dryer as well- which came in very handy when we were swimming, hiking and dining all in one day.
If you're on the fence about renting here, don't be. Rest assured it will be your best decision yet. We can't wait to return, though I'm sure we will need to book far in advance to secure this hidden gem again. Thanks so much for everything!
Owner's Response: Hey Tessa, thanks for the great review! Not living there, I forget how beautiful it is. Thanks again for staying! Dan
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