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Arenal Lakefront House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This charming two-bedroom, two-bath lakefront home is located on the shore of beautiful Lake Arenal, a scenic 1 hour 10 minute drive from Liberia International Airport. The house is situated on a secluded 1 ½ acre parcel replete with lush tropical flowers, shrubs, and trees. The neighborhood is called Puerto San Luis and is one of the drier areas of the Lake Arenal area. Private yet convenient, it is less than 10 minutes away from the quaint town of Tilarán, where you’ll find banks, supermarkets, restaurants, and other amenities.

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If you’re looking to rent a house in the Lake Arenal area, there are many choices, BUT – if you want to be right on the lake, the choices are few and far between. That’s what sets this house apart from other rentals. This property is right on the lakefront of the magnificent Lake Arenal, where you can swim, fish, wind surf, kite surf, and kayak (kayak provided). Or – you can pick some limes on the grounds, make a cool drink, and just “veg out” on the terrace, while you watch the monkeys cavorting in the treetops. From the terrace you can see Lake Arenal and from the house you can see the Arenal Volcano.

Comfortable, affordable, spacious yet cozy. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, blender, coffee maker, toaster and bread machine. The master bedroom has a full bath and queen-sized bed. The second bedroom has a full sized bed. There is a second bathroom, a comfortable living room that has a flat plasma TV with satellite service, a dining area with a large table, and a laundry room with washer and dryer. The house underwent an extensive renovation in 2010. If you need access to the internet, there is wireless internet.

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can suggest nearby activities such as Rio Celeste, the best kept secret in all of Costa Rica. The light blue river is surrounded by amazing rainforest that sports one of Costa Rica's most beautiful waterfalls, natural hot springs, as well as the unique phenomenon of clear water turning blue by means of a volcanic chemical reaction. We can provide real estate services as well. It will be our pleasure to answer all your questions.

Keywords: lakefront, house, lake

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Cantón Tilarán House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Property is just steps from Lake Arenal shore.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

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Arenal Lakefront House
average rating of 4.754717 based on 53 reviews

Two Weeks in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Sullo for two weeks from March 1 to 15, 2015. It is going to be difficult to cover a 14 day stay in a short report for others to read in a few moments. The house is in an ideal location. It sits on a hillside overlooking Lake Arenal. The view from the rear deck is an evening paradise. We spent most evenings sitting there for an hour before sunset enjoying the view and wild life that would drop by for us to see. We had Toucan birds on five different evenings, a howler monkey one evening for an hour before sunset until he settled in for a night’s sleep just above our heads. There are so many different birds that we will never identify all the species.

We did day trips from the house to see a coffee plantation, Hermosa Beach, La Fortuna, Town of Arenal, Frog Hall, Tilaran and a weekend trip to San Jose. The location of Casa Sullo works well for easy trips to many sights in west central Costa Rica. The Puerto San Luis club restaurant is a few hundred feet away and San Jose is a 3 and a half hour drive. Super Market is 15 minutes to Tilaran. The property manager is a phone call away, and if needed is very responsive. She even invited us into her home to see a sloth sleeping in a tree outside her living room. The local people are very friendly and helpful. We never felt that we were anything but secure and welcome.

Casa Sullo is a fully furnished, comfortable two bedroom home. The grounds are lush, and fun to explore. Since we have returned home some of our friends have asked if we would go back again in the future. I answer, absolutely; we have already begun a savings account for just that.

By the way, Pat, the owner, provided a lot of helpful information on what to do and see in the area. He spent a great amount of time on the phone with us before our trip. His guidance was accurate, timely and helpful. Our take away from the whole experience is a warm and peaceful joy for the country, the home, and the wonderful friends that we made in a two week adventure that makes us want to go back. WOW!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, Costa Rica

Great stay at Lake Arenal.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home on Lake Arenal was the perfect New Year's Get-a-way. The house is lovely, with all the modern conveniences you could want or need. Everything was immaculate upon my arrival. The property is secure with a fence running around the entire perimeter and the garden is simply lovely. The owner was kind enough to allow me to bring my dogs and we enjoyed walking the gardens, and going down to the lake. The lake side is just 5 minutes from the house, so that was super convenient. The owner and the manager of the property were great to work with, super nice and responsive. This is a superb place to just sit back and relax, read, and watch movies, and enjoy the flora and fauna of Costa Rica. I look forward to returning to this house in the near future.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

Everything you need and want in a place. Comfortable and clean, but musty smelling. After having the windows open for awhile, it got better. The owner and property manager both responded quickly with any questions we had and were very helpful.

Thanks again

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed and had a great time in this wonderful house, all complete with barbeque and canoes!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, quiet house by the lake

  • 4 of 5

First off, Pat was great to work with. Very helpful and responsive. When we arrived, Jonie (the property manager) was fantastic. She had bread, eggs, coffee, tea and juice for us which was very much appreciated. The family room is large and comfortable with places for everyone to hang out (we are a family of 5). We loved ending our days with family movie night. There is a huge TV with an incredible selection of movies. There are also games and books. The washer and dryer were great, showers were nice (always had hot water). There was no AC but with the fans and cross breezes, it was fine. Kitchen is well stocked for cooking and there were plenty of blankets, sheets and towels (including beach towels!). Very good wifi too.

You will definitely need a 4 wheel drive to get to the house. There is an unpaved but fairly good road that would have made the drive to La Fortuna much quicker. Unfortunately, parts of it had been washed out in the May storms. It is a good location to get to both La Fortuna (Arenal) and Monteverde. Viento Fresco falls is nearby and a much better trip than the La Fortuna waterfall. We were hoping to be able walk (or have a short drive) to grocery stores, coffee and restaurants. The places that are close by are fairly limited.

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Sullo and the whole Arenal area.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bible Hill, NS, Canada

A Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our 5 week stay at this home was great from start to finish beginning with the property manager, Jonie, who made us feel at home immediately. The property is pretty much as described but not quite lakefront by North American standards. The house itself is fantastic with all you need for a comfortable stay. If you are looking for a place to stay in this area do yourself a favor and check it out.

One word of caution if you do stay here - Jonie has set the bar so high that you will likely be disappointed with all other property managers you have in your future travels.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018


Car: recommended

Horseback riding, bird watching. In front of property is a Yacht Club, with restaurant, bar and swimming pool.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40

All taxes and fees (cleaning, linen, etc.) are inluded.
Low Season (4/4/17 to 12/15/17): $285/3 nights, $360/4 nights, $425/5 nights, $500/wk, $1,175/mo
Holiday Season (12/16/17 to 1/1/18): $390/3 nights, $500/4 nights, $575/5 nights, $685/wk
High Season (1/2/18 to 3/31/18): $375/3 nights, $475/4 nights, $550/5 nights, $650/wk, $1,800/mo

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.