3 Bedrooms , 3 Full Bathrooms, 1 half bath ,Sleeps 6
About George Ampalloor
I live in United states and I have a beautiful brand new property overlooking Lake Arenal in Tilaran, Guanacaste. Its a beautiful house and you wont be disappointed. you can visit http://www.arenalvacationrentals.com/home.html Thanks
George Ampalloor purchased this Villa in 2009
Why George Ampalloor chose Tilaran
This is my second home. Tropical country and I love nature.You can see all kind of colorful birds and plants here. I plan to retire in the future in Costa Rica.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fantastic stay at wonderful property
The property was as pictured and described on the Home Away site. The house is located in what appears to be a very secure, gated community near Tilaran and we felt safe during our stay there. You would definitely want to have a private car or a driver available to get around, as it is too far from town to walk. Everything in the house was clean and in excellent repair, and we really benefitted from having a washer and dryer available. From the porch we had wonderful lake views; we heard the howler monkeys and saw many birds and gorgeous sunsets. The best thing about our stay was the fact that the property manager, Pablo Aguilar Gamboa, served as our personal tour guide and driver throughout our stay. He made sure that we ate delicious food at the best restaurants, spotted wildlife with the most knowledgeable guides, got to see local parks and gardens that aren't listed in Trip Advisor, and arranged for the best tours and activities. He knew how much time it took to get to our destinations, and to do our planned activities, the best time of day (and even the best day) to schedule the activities, and he even helped us with grocery and pharmacy shopping. With Pablo's help we managed to do everything on our "bucket list" and more, without the stress and hassle of managing a rental car and navigating and driving in unfamiliar terrain. Pablo could not have been more gracious or helpful, and he made the difference between an ordinary vacation and a truly extraordinary one. All in all we highly recommend the entire experience.
Awesome location. With cultural experience of rural Costa rica
Had a wonderful time. Pablo was very helpful. Would have been even better in cushions would have been more comfortable and outside lounge chairs provided. We felt very safe and our interactions with the locals were very positive despite the fact that we were not fluent in spanish. House was very clean.
Lots of potential!
This property has excellent bones and is in a great location. It has the potential to be a five star, however it requires some loving care and attention. The front deck is large and provides a beautiful view of the lake. The furniture in the main room is very uncomfortable, there are holes in the wall and the unit above the stove is not working. The walls in the casita are in poor shape and the tv should either be connected or removed off the floor.
Although improvements appear to be underway, the swimming pool area is in need of attention. The refurbished new gate looks great!
The owner has prepared a binder filled with suggestions for exploration of the area which is very helpful. Pablo made a special trip to ensure that we were comfortably settled and we appreciated his effort.
To reiterate, with just a little attention this property should be a five star!
Beautiful location but house needs care.
Beautiful location but house needs care. Furniture is very uncomfortable. Deck is falling through in one location. The TV in the casita is not connected. Hot water faucet does not work in one restroom.Ceiling fans are wobbly and need to be balanced. There are several doors and no two lock alike.
I appreciate your comments. We have many guests who come to stay at our house and every one of them have enjoyed their stay and Costa Rica. Very secure, clean and well maintained considering the rainforest, insects and humid weather in CR. The house furnitures are done with authenticity of Costa Rica culture. I am glad you are not coming to buy the house. You are just visiting for 4-5 days. Just enjoy life.the house should be worth 250.00/night and you got a very cheap price. Hope you are not coming to CR to watch TV.
Excellent property. Great views.
Very clean modern rental property. Gated community, a bit tricky to find due to poor signs anywhere in Costa Rica. GPS worked great to find it though.
Main house has very modern kitchen with new appliances. Fridge door opens wrong way, only complaint there. Lots of room everywhere. Great showers, very comfy beds. Lots of lights from mood lighting to way too bright! Casita (guest house) a great feature when travelling in a group. Everyone liked the beds, showers and location.
We kept it clean, so no problem with the ants.
Only complaints are the drapes in guest house could be heavier to block light. Friends are late sleepers and had trouble with light in room. We get up early, so no problem for us in the main house. The chairs in living area and on deck are not very comfortable, everyone commented on that.
I would rate the property as 5 star, nothing to lower the rating at all.
This home was spacious, clean, fully stocked, and comfortable. We were able to each have plenty of space for privacy, but all enjoyed the common areas, both inside and out. Unfortunately there were quite a few small ants so we had to keep all food items in the refrigerator. But I would definitely stay there again!
catamaran tours on Lake Arenal
Right next to the home is the Ctamaran tours around Lake Arenal
The main attraction here is the active Arenal Volcano; one of the top ten active volcanoes in the world. At night watch the incredible lava display from the volcano..
Lake Arenal is a fantastic place to go for world class windsurfing, boating, and fishing . The lake is surrounded by rolling hills and pastures perfect for Hiking through the varied flora and fauna as well as Bird Watching. This natural wonderland has spectacular Waterfalls and ancient caves to explore walking or on Horseback.
La Fortuna is just 4 miles (6.4 km) away from the Arenal Volcano and provides a great base for exploring Arenal and the surrounding area.
Kite boarding/surfing is just 4 Kilometers away. Monteverde cloud forest , whitewater rafting , fishing for Rainbow Bass are all within 1- 2 hrs drive.