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Comfortable, quiet, in-town convenience with great lake and volcano views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, full modern kitchen, washer/dryer, sleeps up to 8, WIFI

Comfortably furnished and equipped house in the town of Nuevo Arenal. Suitable for children.

Many fruit trees. Something is always ready to pick.

Good internet connection/wifi with range up to 100 feet (30 meters) from the house.

Security System

Within minutes walk to bakeries, markets, restaurants, banks, pharmacies, clinic, bus stops and other services. Beautiful lake view

Convenient to area attractions including the active, but safely distant, Arenal Volcano, lake fishing, windsurfing, canopy tours, hot springs and many other attractions.

Lake fishing tours available from the boat ramp in the public park only 300 yards (meters) from the house.

Liberia airport 2 hours car 4 hours bus

San Jose airport 4 hours car 5.5 hours bus

Pacific beaches 3 hours car 5 - 6 hours bus

There is bus service to La Fortuna, Tilaran, and from there to anywhere in Costa Rica

Daily temperatures rarely go above 28-30 C (86 - 90 F.). Nights always cool and pleasant. No air conditioning needed.

Large front veranda for relaxing and viewing the lake and beautiful front garden. Inside: television and electronic entertainment, games and books.

A perfect spot for relaxation or base for easy access to all that the Arenal area and Costa Rica have to offer.

For long term stays, an ideal refuge from Northern stress and cold.

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Nuevo Arenal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Master Bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We strongly recommend you always carry a rain jacket/umbrella with you in the Arenal area. Even in dry season January - mid April there are occasional rain Walkway to lake is via public road and a distance of 300 meters to public park and boat launch. Washer and Dryer and indoor clothes hanging area are in a separate room. Marina for paddle boat, kayak and lake fishing boats is 1.2 miles ( 2 km.) distant. Fantastic lake fishing tours available from Captain Ron Saunders at or Telephone 506-2-694-4678 or Cell 506-8-339-3345. Fishing tours leave from the boat ramp in the park a few minutes walk from the house. Single level, but not wheelchair accessible. Minor grade differences to kitchen and front lawn. Grounds maintenance included in rental. Excellent public water supply. Heating and air conditioning not needed. The house is at an elevation of about 600 meters (1900 feet). Moderate temperatures, strong tropical sun.


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Comfortable, quiet, in-town convenience with great lake and volcano views
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Actions speak louder than words

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat customers at this property. What better feedback can you get than that? We've been in Costa Rica for 6 months. Our two stays at John's house have been the best weeks here and it's not even close. Franklin is awesome.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location. Beautiful Home.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 7 loved our stay in Nuevo Arenal. An easy walk to lake access. About an hour to touristy stuff in La Fortuna. Walk to downtown restaurants and grocery stores. If you're looking for family time in a beautiful location, this is perfect. If you're looking to do touristy activities without the constant nuisances that come with a tourist town, this is perfect. Franklin, the property manager is great. John is also very helpful. The people in this town are amazingly nice-- Americans and Ticos. Love it here.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House in Lovely Town

  • 5 of 5


My daughter and I had the whole 3-bedroom house to ourselves. It is spacious, pretty and clean, with a wonderfully large terrace in front that catches pleasant breezes and has an awesome view of Lake Arenal and the mountains beyond. The main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a huge tub, the kitchen is large and fully equipped and the large living room area has a dining room table, telephone, and entertainment section, very nicely laid out, and there's a laundry room. The house can easily accommodate 6 people.

Lake Arenal is a 10 minute walk away, with a lovely large park, and the swimming is great. We returned to it daily. The town of Nuevo Arenal is small and quaint, with a few bars, restaurants for a variety of tastes, and 2 or 3 supermarkets. The walk up the hill from the house to the town center is fairly challenging. Although we appreciated the exercise and it got easier with each ascent, it would be difficult for physically-challenged people, but taxis are plentiful and cheap.

The nicest thing about Nuevo Arenal, and Costa Rica in general, is the people. Open, friendly and genuine. I could write a book.

We had considered staying in La Fortuna, 40 km away, but I can't begin to say how happy we are that we didn't, and that we chose Nuevo Arenal. While Nuevo Arenal is in the mountains, has a pleasant temperature, apparently year round, and refreshing breezes, La Fortuna is hot and flat and packed with souvenir shops and tour kiosks and everything that comes with being a "tourist" town (albeit with a great view of the volcano) but it's an easy drive away from Nuevo Arenal if you have a rental, or a cheap and scenic bus ride, which we took (1 hour).

John, the owner of the house, was extremely helpful with answering our several pre-vacation emails. He clarified transportation routes (we were bussing it from Liberia Airport) and made inquiries on our behalf. He pointed us to a couple of contacts in town and even helped with our travel-Spanish. He wasn't present at the house; instead he has a friendly and helpful guy, Franklin, who manages the house and picked us up half-way for a reasonable price. He doesn't speak English but is used to dealing with foreigners.

One honourable mention: Enrique at Pacific Tradewinds in Nuevo Arenal was extremely helpful in helping us plan tours - he went above and beyond and we highly recommend hi

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice lake views walking distance to town

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect base at lake Arenal for our family trip. It is also really close to the public boat launch and beach.

We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

La casa es excelente, mejor en la realidad que en el anuncio. Espaciosa, limpia, con todo lo necesario, bonito porche y jardín con vistas maravillosas al lago. El servicio por parte del propietario antes del viaje y de la persona encargada de la propiedad durante la estancia ha sido perfecto. Lo único es que está un poco lejos de Fortuna, dónde hay la mayor cantidad de actividades y la carretera no es muy buena; por otro lado es un buen lugar de partida si se quiere visitar Río Celeste y Volcán Tenorio. Por supuesto que recomiendo esta propiedad.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018


Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $0

Housekeeping service is available upon request at a reasonable rate. One week advanced notice please.

A local agent is available to handle anything on the property which may need attention during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.