|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Come stay at the rental home that offers the services of a fine hotel. On site chef services, complete transport arrangements, HUGE breakfast included in the rental rate, all tours can be arranged for you so that you spend your vacation having fun instead of trying to plan your next activity. Let us help you tailor your vacation to exactly what you want. We have been in the Lake Arenal area for 15 years and can advise you and your special group on the tours that you may really enjoy as well as those that perhaps are a bit overpriced for what you receive. Let us help you make the most of your vacation by offering our years of local experience and contacts. Take full advantage of having 'a friend in the area', right here at 'The Sunset'
Adventure at every turn.: Lake Arenal is the premier adventure spot in Costa Rica for windsurfing, canopy tours, lake fishing, boat tours, jungle hiking trails, quad rentals, kite surfing, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming in an extinct volcanic crater, spelunking and more. Enjoy the many adventures available or simply relax in our indoor glass pool/jacuzzi area with pool table and ping pong and enjoy the tranquility and majesty of your surroundings.
Tourism with a purpose.: In an effort to help the Costa Rican National Park system finance education, outreach and protection. Red Sunset of Guanacaste will devote a full 50% of each commission gained through our sales of adventure tours sold toward this goal. With the added benefit of specialized access to individuals in the tour system that make it all work. Tribal leaders, guides, and park directors.
What you can expect at 'The Sunset': Six beautifully appointed bedrooms featuring Costa Rican art, hand carved beds and doors with bathrooms en suite The entire property is a showcase of Costa Rican art, decorative tile, stone and craft work. Two of the bedrooms feature decorative fireplaces. The downstairs master suite bathroom features a hot tub built for two. Large library/ living room area with wrap-around couch, television, Direct TV, DVD, stereo. Large dining/presentation hall with a variety of available seating arrangements.
Patrick Hughes: Is the head cook, bottle washer and buck stop at “The Sunset”. If you need something special, out of the ordinary, corresponding to a birthday, celebration etc. talk to him and it will happen. He also promises to coordinate your chosen activities, meals and transportation to make your stay enjoyable, hassle free and unforgettable.
Patrick Hughes purchased this villa in 2001
A shell of a house requiring a complete renovation, five acres of rain forest, high atop a hill, near the town of Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica. An absolutely breathtaking view overlooking nearly the entire lake Arenal valley and on clear days a perfect view of frequently erupting Volcano Arenal, all within minutes of some of the worlds premier adventure activities and natural treasures, was more than enough to convince the Hughes family to risk a move to the beautiful and nearly undiscovered gem of Lake Arenal Costa Rica.
'The Sunset' Luxury Guesthouse has six beautifully appointed bedrooms, bathrooms en suite featuring Costa Rican art throughout. With a gourmet kitchen, large shared library/TV room, dining hall, office/business area and laundry . Guests enjoy a large, indoor, swimming pool with attached jacuzzi and gymnasium, with pool table and ping pong table. Fantastic panoramic views of Lake Arenal and the frequently active Arenal Volcano. There is an experienced and dedicated staff ready to assist in everything from where to go and what to do, to gourmet meals, group events, tours and therapeutic massage. All of this with some of Costa Rica’s most glorious national park treasures in your own backyard! When you stay at 'The Sunset' you are literally two minutes to one hour from almost all of Costa Rica's adventures' including breathtaking class four whitewater, rappelling down lush water fall filled rain forest canyons, canopy tours, horseback riding, windsurfing, kite boarding, ATV tours, mountain biking and natural jungle trails just to name a few. All activities can be tailored to your pace and the kind of vacation you want to have. Upon your return from a fantastic day of adventure enjoy a delicious home cooked meal or dine in one of our great nearby restaurants. Be our guest and experience the Costa Rica you've been dreaming about. 'The Sunset' Guesthouse is for singles, couples, families, corporate groups and all those that know how to travel well...
Thank You Patrick!! for making our stay in Paradise so enjoyable, all your recommendations were spot on, we couldn't have asked for a better guide, to send us on all the activities that we we really wanted to do. From the hanging bridges to Skytrek everything you advised was outstanding. The house was perfect, clean and gorgeous with lots of room for our group of 6 then 9 as the other group arrived. I've never seen views like what your home has to offer. The breakfasts were healthy and sooooo delicious with just the right amount of indulgence. Just outstanding in every way.
We stayed here between Christmas and New Year's in 2006. We had two families: 4 adults, 6 older children (high school and college). The listing is very true to what you find when you get there. The owner is next door to the property, and he is as helpful as the best concierge in the finest hotel anywhere. You are within 5 minutes to 1.5 hours of almost any activity you can think of. The only negative thing to say is that we took so many digital photos that 8 months later we are still editing and organizing them!!
Patrick was an exceptional host and vacation planner helping us plan our daily outings and make reservations and arrangements for transportation. We went with his advice and used his driver Jaime. So nice to not have to navigate unfamiliar territory and roads and worry about getting lost or where to eat. Patrick's dinners and his tour guidance, breakfasts by his wife and helper all earn them 5 Star ratings!
The house is spacious with 6 bedrooms each with it's own bath and they made up beds each day. Nice to have access to a washer and dryer especially since things don't dry in the damp rainy season. The kitchen is fully equipped should you want to cook yourself, though we never had to as we took advantage of the option to have Patrick cook for us two nights--Thai w/ chicken satay & pad thai first night and Chicken Parmesan the other. We so appreciated him accomodating our daughter who has to eat gluten free as we had no problem and she always had dessert. The food was wonderful and we had plenty of leftovers for another night. Breakfast included each morning was also a delicious and hearty treat to send us on our way. We also enjoyed the hot tub, dipped in the indoor pool, played some pool and ping pong on the rainy nights. We were there in the beginning of rainy season, but were fortunate to have views of the volcano one morning and of the lake. Going out, we had sunny weather for our activities. House is a bit dimly lit and the upstairs floors creak. It's also a rough ride to get up the dirt road to it. I'd rate the location 4 Stars
The location is great to be in the middle of different activities, though you do have to travel over an hour to get to things like Sky Trek Zip Line, Eco Zoo, Canyoning & the hot springs near La Fortuna, and an hour in other direction to river float (saw lots of iguanas and some monkeys & crocs!) & the Puma Refuge. Sky Trek was our favorite activity.
I can't say enough about this property. Patrick and his wife went above and beyond to ensure our stay was fabulous. Breakfast was wonderful everyday and Patrick cooked an amazing dinner for us. I highly recommend this place, you will not be disappointed!
We had an amazing time. Everything was wonderful from our driver Jamie to our host Patrick and his wife. The house is beautiful with a fantastic view of Lake Arenal. Breakfast was great as well as the two homemade meals Patrick prepared for us. The chicken Parmesean was fantastic as well as the homemade chocolate cake. Recomend sky trek for zipling. Will definitely return!
My family of 6 just got back from Costa Rica. We stayed 4 of our 8 days at “The Sunset”. We had an amazing time there. Patrick and his wife Lisa were very friendly and accommodating. Lisa cooked our breakfast every morning and they were delicious. Every morning there is coffee, a beautiful fruit plate, a meat of some sort, and either waffles, pancakes, French toast, etc. She offered to make us a traditional Costa Rican breakfast, and we decided to have that the last day. It was amazing!! I’m so glad she asked us!! There is a housekeeper that comes every day, which is also really nice. She does a really good job. Every morning after breakfast Patrick came over and helped us plan our day. We came in the rainy season, so we knew weather could be iffy. Our first full day there it was pouring and Patrick was able to suggest some things to do in an area that it wasn’t raining. Not only did he suggest these excursions, he called them to check the weather and made our reservations for us every day.
The house is very clean and well maintained. Each room has it’s own air conditioner but the main areas don’t have one. I was worried at first since the temps were in the 90s but ended up never missing a/c. Each door has a screen as well as the windows. We would open some up every morning and be completely comfortable. Each room has it’s own bathroom, which is great when everyone is trying to get out of the door. The bedding is clean and the mattresses are comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and also very clean. My only disappointment is that we weren’t able to see the majestic view until the day we were leaving because of the weather. I’m glad we got to see it because it was spectacular. I highly suggest staying here and if we return to Costa Rica we will definitely choose “The Sunset”.
What an absolutely wonderful introduction to Costa Rica. Patrick and his support staff went above and beyond to make sure our party of six would never forget the wonder that is Costa Rica and the splendor that is "The Sunset".
Breakfasts in the morning were fabulous and plentiful. Our excursions all went off without a hitch. Balo and Emily, our drivers, were the most helpful people I have EVER come across in ANY country. We hiked, we swam, we zipped, we rappelled, WE ATE, we drank, we hiked again, and we relaxed.
Oh, and THE HOUSE!!!
What a wonderful home. Great breezes during the day, and comfortable AC at night. All room have an en suite. Huge bonus. The detail of this home is exquisite. Two families stayed, and there was room for much much more. We were truly spoiled. By the way, pictures DO NOT do this property justice.
Patrick. Thank you. Thank you. You have helped shape a memory that will never fade.
The rental property is perched high in the Tilaran Mountain range nestled between three of Costa Rica’s most magnificent treasures; Lake Coter, Lake Arenal and the world-renowned Arenal Volcano. This luxury, Eco-friendly Costa Rican rental home has first class amenities and is located within minutes of many of Costa Rica’s exciting adventure activities. The rental home offers an unequaled view of Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano. Lake Arenal, Lake Cote, Arenal Volcano and other adventure tours are available. There is great dining nearby or dine in with the services of our world class chef. For families, groups, classes or corporate retreats, it all adds up to a fantastic luxurious rental home value.
Other Activities: canopy tours, birding, ATV tours, canyoneering, jungle hiking, spelunking, fishing, waterfall hikes, hot springs.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $46 per night, per additional guest|
Children under six stay for free.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.