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Arenal Lakefront House

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Guanacaste House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2016
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Arenal Lakefront House
average rating of 4.7555556 based on 45 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: Feb 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: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tropical Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to stay in this lovely home. From day one we shared the outdoor space with monkeys, toucans and many species of beautiful birds. The lake view and access were priceless. This was home, only better! At home we don't get a great property manager, cleaning service and grounds-keeping. I highly recommend this as a place for privacy and relaxation. There were so many day trips to take to preserves, volcanoes, outdoor activities, sanctuaries, resorts and beaches. We've traveled many places in the world, but none more gorgeous, gracious and well-appointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Totally enjoyable time!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the accommodations and location. Having rented through vacation websites previously and being surprised at what we found, we were happy to see that the property was just as it was represented. Very comfortable lodging and a lovely backyard space, as well as kayaks, a barbecue grill and modern appliances. The view from the patio was lovely and it was great to sit out back and have coffee in the morning.

Coryn was extremely pleasant and helpful, providing us with ideas for day trips to the volcano and surrounding areas, as well as groceries and other useful tips. We were lucky enough to meet her daughter as well, a very sweet little girl.

We would highly recommend this property to anyone who likes peace and quiet, a spacious living setting and private lake access.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, clean & well maintained

  • 5 of 5

I was very comfortable in this home. I especially appreciated the welcome and tour of the home that Coryn (the property manager) provided. I enjoyed have a kitchen with modern conveniences, a comfortable living and dining area, comfy bed and the washer and dyer. I felt very secure in this home with the alarm and iron gates. I would recommend this home to friends who travel to Lake Arenal.

One minor recommendation: it would be very helpful to have a more thorough description of the sign to the hotel - yacht club - restaurant. I didn't spot the yacht club that you listed in your directions to the house on the sign and missed the turn.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our visit to the Arenal Lakefront House

  • 5 of 5

We spent eight nights at the Arenal Lakefront House from February 21st - February 29th, 2016. The house was clean and very comfortable. It had everything that we needed and more. It has a very private, well maintained backyard with a huge expanse of lawn and many flowering shrubs and tress. The owner Pat was very helpful and gave us very good directions for finding the house and advised us on the many activities and sightseeing spots nearby. He was quick to answer all of our questions and provide us with any information that we requested. When we arrived on February 21st, Coryn the Property Manager met us at the house and clearly explained all that we needed to know concerning the house. It was also very nice that she had provided us with eggs, coffee, juice for the next morning. We had a rental vehicle so it was easy for us to go to the grocery store in nearby Tronadora (8 minutes away) and if we wanted to go to a larger supermarket we would go to Tilaran which was only about 15 minutes away. We were able to do our banking at Tilaran. We especially enjoyed having our coffee in the mornings on the patio looking out over the lake and seeing all the tropical birds, monkeys and wildlife so close at hand. We were so pleased to see the Toucans, parrots and Howler Monkeys every morning and evening in the trees. We managed to get some good photos.

If we didn't feel like cooking we would go out for lunch or dinner. Some of our favorite restaurants were La Brisas which is just a few minutes from the house, Cafe Macadamia (20 minutes away) which is on the road to Arenal and Pradora which is a Steakhouse on the way to Tilaran (10 minutes away). The Puerto San Luis Yaht Club is only about a two minute walk from the house and it also has a restaurant and swimming pool. You are able to use the swimming pool for a small fee. We flew out of Liberia on the way home and it was about an hour and half drive. Give yourself extra time as the road is under construction. We would definitely recommend this rental house and if we go back to this area of Costa Rica in the future we would stay at this location again. This house is about an hour and a half from La Fortuna and about an hour from Monteverde, both good sights to visit if you are in Costa Rica.

Ben and Carmen Conn

Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Car: recommended

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

Rates & Availability

Guanacaste House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 2 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40

All taxes and fees (cleaning, linen, etc.) are inluded.
Low Season (4/1/16 to 12/15/16): $285/3 nights, $450/5 nights, $550/wk, $1,175/mo
Holiday Season (12/16/16 to 1/1/17): $390/3 nights, $575/5 nights, $685/wk
High Season (1/2/17 to 3/31/17): $375/3 nights, $550/5 nights, $660/wk, $1,800/mo

3 Night minimum is shown but shorter stays are possible for a small charge to cover cleaning.
50% deposit to reserve the house for your dates.
If we can rebook, we will be happy to refund your deposit.
Refundable $250 cash security deposit required on check in (Keys are $150 to replace).

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Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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.

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