6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps two to 19 or more with airbeds.
- english, spanish
About Patrick Hughes
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. Elisa, the heart and soul of "the Sunset" coordinates your fantastic breakfasts and keeping the home spotless with the aid of our fantastic maintenance manager Marjeny. Young Hunter is a tour guide in training and will dazzle you with his knowledge of the local wildlife!
Patrick Hughes purchased this Villa in 1999
Why Patrick Hughes chose Cantón Tilarán
A one bedroom , one bath home that we rebuilt from the ground up a complete renovation, ending with 6 bedrooms and 6 en suite bathrooms, 26 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. So we took a risk and bought the property, then the work began, A complete renovation turning it into labor of love where we wanted to be and knew others would love as well!
What makes this Villa unique
'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, wi-fi, and laundry . Guests enjoy a large, indoor, swimming pool with attached jacuzzi and gymnasium, with pool table and ping pong table. A frequent question we receive is why we have a "indoor pool house" true it is unique to the area and the only enclosed pool house around. The reason is simple "people just do not go swimming in the rain". We want our guests to enjoy every aspect of their stay and no matter how gorgeous an outside pool is in sunny weather, we are realists that understand that when it rains you aren't going to go swimming outside. So with our unique indoor pool, guest groups can and do enjoy swimming, the jacuzzi, workout area, ping pong and billiards, till the wee hours if they like, under roof and protected from a sudden downpour, guests just love it and we are the only ones that offer it. We strive to accommodate all dietary restrictions and put out world class meals for your group to enjoy. We do everything we can to ease your transition in to paradise and are on hand, yet non obtrusive and no more than a phone call away to come over and help arrange the vacation that you REALLY want! We can set up all activities up for you, so you have one less thing to worry about and so much more time to enjoy! 'The Sunset' Guesthouse is for singles, couples, families, corporate groups and all those that know how to travel well.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 1:00 PM
You may smoke outside of course.
Max guests:20 (sleeps up to 15 adults)
The base rate is for up to 4 guests. Additional guests pay a pro-rated nightly rate of $46.00 per night with tax and breakfast included, per person.
Spread out, enjoy all the space, go out on the deck at night and stare at the stars! Don't wander into the jungle at night.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
More amazing than the pictures
We picked this place for our 15 year anniversary and couldn’t have been more happier with it. It is way beyond what you see and read for the descriptions. This place really leaves you speechless. Patrick and his wife are the ultimate hosts making sure you enjoy your stay to the fullest. The view is a one-of-a-kind view that you can’t get anywhere else. We watched the storms roll across in front of us daily. Saw toucans right outside the deck area while relaxing. The meals were better than any meals you can buy at any 4 star restaurant. The pool and hot tub house is a great place to relax. The kitchen has everything you can image to cook with. Having breakfast made for you each morning is a great way to wake up and so much food to eat and all of it delicious. The bedrooms are all equipped with air conditioners for sleeping at night if you need it. The beds and rooms are all comfortable and inviting. All with views of the lake and country side. We wanted a relaxing vacation and this is what we got. We will be back again with family and friends. We have stayed at other HomeAway’s in Costa Rica but this one has everything rolled up in one place. Thanks again for a memorable vacation
Rental listing was spot on. We enjoyed our stay
Patrick was very helpful in planning our daily activities. The breakfasts were delicious! The view is outstanding!
Awesome house & hosts
I group of 7 stayed here for a few nights and we couldn't have been happier. Patrick & his wife went above and beyond as hosts. The house has incredible views and is extremely nice. We opted to have Patrick & his wife cook dinner for us and it was by far the best food we had on our trip. They also cooked breakfast everyday which was included in the price. It was also the best breakfast we ate. I high recommend staying here and we will be back for sure.
Excellent Customer Service -Beautiful Location and Home
Patrick was incredibly helpful and accommodating. He recommended a local guide, Crazy Allen, to navigate us through two days of adventure. Crazy Allen was wonderful.
Food was delicious.
Patrick ran to town to pick up some medicine 20 min before the pharmacy closed. He was quite the host - so helpful and accommodating.
Wonderful Stay at Amazing Home!
Our family loved every minute of our stay at Patrick's beautiful home! The view of the lake and surrounding mountains from the front patio was breathtaking and we loved the trio of toucans and flock of green parrots that stopped by every morning. The kids especially loved the pool house with hot tub for relaxation after our daily excursions. There was plenty of room for everyone in our group of 7 to have their own room and lots of space. The daily breakfasts were delicious -- the best meals we ate in all of our time in Costa Rica! And Patrick and Elisa made us two wonderful dinners that were also tasty! Patrick also recommended several adventures and set them up for us -- he is a great host! We hope to be back someday!
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. We also feature the only indoor pool house in the area, so you can enjoy the pool, ping pong, billiards, weights, jacuzzi and plain relaxing rain or shine! 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.