About the property
- House2500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Arenal (also called 'Nuevo Arenal') is in a less visited area of Costa Rica, between the towns of Tilaran and La Fortuna. Within easy reach are the Hanging Bridges of Arenal, Lake Arenal (windsurfing, sailing, jet-skiing, fishing), an Eco-Lodge (bird-watching, rainforest trails, hiking, horseback riding), boat trips to Monteverde, white-water rafting, canopy tours and rappelling. The amenities of both towns as well as the world-famous Tabacon Resort and Arenal Volcano lie within less than 45 minutes easy drive.
You have the best of both worlds - a secluded, beautiful and quiet paradise with all the amenities within easy reach. What is more, in Nuevo Arenal, we enjoy the perfect climate of 80ºF during the day and 65ºF in the evening, with a soft, refreshing breeze all day long.
This beautiful detached bungalow sits in its own gated grounds, complete with gardened terraces, private pool, and sweeping views of tropical rainforest jungle, Lake Arenal, and the hills of Monteverde beyond. You literally wake up to the sound of Howler Monkeys and Toucans every morning! You can linger in our pool, take a pleasant walk on our garden terraces or in the jungle beyond, or be more adventurous with the dozens of activities offered in La Fortuna, a short drive away.
In the evening, you might try one of our many restaurants nearby (the world-class 'Gingerbread' restaurant is within easy reach, and also nearby is the famous 'Caballo Negro'), or enjoy a romantic dinner at home in the seclusion of your own private mahogany-furnished dining room, as you watch the sun setting over the lake.
Our private property is perfect for couples, each of our three bedrooms having its own self-contained bathroom. You have access to the world with free WiFi Internet, telephone, fax and photocopier, computer with printer, and SKY satellite TV. There is also an impressive collection of DVD movies and an extensive library with books on local travel, cuisine, nature and history.
While many of our guests do enjoy all that the area has to offer, many choose to spend an entire week languishing by the pool, enjoying our beautiful gardens, lake/jungle view, local wildlife, birdwatching, hiking, horseback riding, or just sleeping-in!
Please see our website for more details and bigger photographs! Click on the VRBO link or see our website, displayed in the link below.
Keywords: Luxurious private detached vacation home with pool on the banks of Lake Arenal, surrounded by rainforest filled with wildlife. Near Arenal Volcano, local hot springs, zip lines/canopy and horse riding! 3 bedrooms - 2 KING SIZED. FREE WiFi!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Kathleen Grove
We offer a unique vacation rental experience, from the moment we meet you with keys and a welcome basket, a tour of the property and generous information about our beautiful area. We have been managing this property for ten years now, and our guests return year after year.
Kathleen Grove purchased this House in 1995
Why Kathleen Grove chose Cantón Tilarán
The location is simply stunning; we are on the bank of Lake Arenal facing south, with towering trees to the sides and back of the property to give total privacy, yet the house is located in a gated community with good neighbors only a few moments away. Shopping and excellent restaurants are only a few short minutes' drive from Neuvo Arenal, and the area is rich in activities including zip-lining, horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking and fishing. Sometimes the nicest day of our stay is when we choose to relax at the house and watch the myriad of beautiful birds that come to our feeders, listen to the wild parrots as they fly overhead, try to spot the howler monkeys and just let the day flow by as we relax on the covered deck and enjoy the freshest air we have ever found anywhere.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Relaxing Piece of Paradise!
My family of four recently stayed at Casa Gavilan and can't say enough how much we loved this place. It's a beautiful home that exceeded even our high school aged kids' expectations. Between relaxing in the private pool and watching the birds (including a toucan) we were close enough to all the Arenal area activities like zip lining or ATV's and just down the road from the Lucky Bug, which has some of the best food around.
Ed was a great host for us and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay including some breakfast items for the first morning. Thank you for helping to make our family trip to Costa Rica truly memorable.
Thank you so much, Adam! It makes us very happy that others enjoy our "little slice of paradise" as much as we do. Thank you for taking the time to post!
Nice place and very accomodating
The property is bit older but still very nice and comfortable. They were dealing with a couple maintenance issues when we were there but Ed was extremely responsive. Beautiful garden and setting.
Our stay at this beautiful house was exactly what we were hoping for. With two teenagers, having a bedroom and bathroom for each of them was fantastic. The house was equipped with everything we needed. Our favorite spot was the covered patio next to the pool. We enjoyed a fire one night, and spent many days reading and just listening to the constant hum. We saw a variety of birds and heard monkeys, but unfortunately never saw one. We would recommend this property to anyone who wants to be in the middle of La Fortuna and Monteverde. It was the perfect location! And we loved going in to town for groceries and the local fare! A great week!
We've stayed in many VRBO properties for the last 10 years or so and this one was one of the best furnished and equipped. The location is in a small neighborhood of homes however the lots are large and the home is situated so that you have complete privacy. You can hear all of the forest jungle sounds and very little of the modern world. Be prepared though, every morning we awoke to Howler Monkey banter in the area. The bedrooms are a good size and each with there own bathroom plus a common half bath. There really isn't much of a lake view from the home, the trees have grown up and blocked that but that's minor. Nuevo Arenal has a nice supermarket and is close by. There are several good restaurants in the area, the Lucky Bug for breakfast and lunch (turn right on the main road), El Corral (turn left on the main road), and Las Delicious in Nuevo Arenal also on the main road, left hand side just past the gymnasium. If it is raining, drive about 10 miles and either direction and you'll probably find better weather so don't let the rain (this is a rain forest) keep you from your adventures.
Very nice, quiet and excellent manager
Nice development and paved road. Ed, the manager was great, thoughtful and great follow through. Left us essentials for our first morning, so we could shop later on our first day.
Wow, what a beautiful property in a quiet neigborhood! We did not hang out at the house very much as we traveled into the La Fortuna area (about an hours drive) for all the activities there but we did get to enjoy the scenery in the mornings!
The house has many items to help you enjoy your stay such as binoculars, games, books etc.
The directions to the home were spot on and the recommendations for eating out were fantastic! We particularly enjoyed Platillos Voladores and Gingerbread!
This property is near the small, quiet town of Nuevo Arenal, within easy reach of Tabacon Hot Springs, the Hanging Bridges, the Aerial CanopyTram, and the ever active Arenal Volcano. The Pacific beaches such as Tamarindo, Flamingo, Coco, and Papagayo are 2 hrs away, and the Liberia airport is 1 1/2 hrs. Monteverde Cloud Forest and Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge are just a couple of hours away.
Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A fully refundable cash deposit of $250 is required at check-in, to be held by our manager who will meet you at the property with keys and a welcome basket of goodies so your kitchen is not empty when you arrive! Your $250 cash deposit will be refunded by our manager on your check-out date, if all is well with the house (as it should be!) ***Please note this is the correct cancellation policy, not what is listed under "Owner's Cancellation Policy" below. CANCELLATIONS: A six (6) month notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than six (6) months prior to the arrival date will incur a 50% penalty (50% of the payment will be refunded if cancellation notice is received more than six (6) months prior to the arrival date). Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made on or within six (6) months of the arrival date, forfeit the full payment. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. Due to our strict cancellation policy, we suggest that you purchase travel insurance in case of illness, change of plans, travel problems or other international travel issues while you are a guest. We have provided a courtesy link to http://www.travelguard.com for your convenience.