Estate, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
About Thomas Ploskina
Formerly from the Pittsburgh Area of Pennsylvania. Big, Big Steelers and Penguins Fan. Last resided in Hilton Head, S.C. Decided to retire early from self employment. Formerly an Engineer at G.E. and then a Home builder in Pennsylvania and South Carolina. My wife is Maria Luisa and she is from Mexico. Have 3 grown and successful children and one step-daughter who attends a Major University in Mexico.
Thomas Ploskina purchased this Estate in 2004
Why Thomas Ploskina chose Nuevo Arenal
It was an early retirement for me. I enjoy the climate and the natural beauty of Costa Rica. The simplicity of the life here known as 'Pura Vida'. But you will see that its a small community of many friendly Ex-Pats who have decided to spend there lives here is beautiful Costa Rica.
What makes this Estate unique
Nature and clean air and a perfect climate. Wildlife abounds! We are next to the largest lake in Costa Rica. Close to active Volcano Arenal and many adventures such as hot springs, Canopy Zip Lines, Waterfalls and many more activities related to this beautiful lake. Wake boarding, Skiing, fishing and boating.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful few days in the enchanted cottage.
My husband and I stayed at the enchanted cottage for 4 days. Tom and his wife Maria were wonderful and willing to help us plan some activities in La Fortuna. We saw howler monkeys and toucans while on the property. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with vibrant colors. The cottage was quaint but relaxing and cozy. Very clean and pleasant. The cottage is a bit far from activities, but great food near by!
Very beautiful property 6 km from the nearest town. Son and I stayed with the intention of getting a real Costa Rica experience (not a resort). This property was perfect for that. Small house, but nice for two. Front porch is very nice to relax in. About 30-40 mins from La Fortuna where a lot of stuff is, but not so close to the tourists that you see them everywhere. Arenal Volcano is not visible from the property, but the views of the lake are absolutely gorgeous. House has functional kitchen but no oven, and you will have to buy/bring any of the bits and pieces you need for cooking ingredient-wise (salt and pepper, spices, oil, sugar, etc).
Tom was very helpful before and during the trip. Follow his advice and you won't go wrong. (especially when it comes to drive time) This was our first trip to the country and it went off without a hitch, and lots of credit for that goes to Tom and his wife (who wasn't present, but helped before the trip with recommendations).
Pristine Grounds in an Excellent Location
Within an hour of the volcanoes, not many tourists around. Beautiful estate, nice pool (brisk and refreshing). The cottage was of European quality/standards, great woodworking inside. A great place to cook and relax. We saw Toucans! No mosquitos. Maria was very helpful and had a lot of good advice. We would definitely stay here again.
Quiet and comfy!!!
We stayed two nights in the enchanted cottage and it was very comfortable and quiet!! The cottage has everything you need and the owners are very nice and helpful! The property has a nice pool, a lot of space and is very well maintained.The villas are at least one hour from all the big activities and tours like Arenal volcano or Monteverde but it's the best place to go to relax and enjoy all the nature around. Maria knows everything about the activities and will help you plan your day. Lake arenal is also very beautiful. The small town of Nuevo Arenal has several good restaurants, Tinajas restaurants was our favorite, the food is very good and fresh. Tinajas location is breathtaking, up the hill on the side of the lake. Thanks again to the owners for all the attention and advice on the area and activities!!
The best memorable trip ever!! The cozy house with a lake view, over the top accommodations and owners were the best! I can't explain how awesome the owners Tom and Maria was. We were greeted and welcomed like family! Maria is very helpful & knowledgeable of all the local activities. I highly recommend Enchanted Cottage. Thank you again Tom and Maria for accommodating us in your paradise!
After touring most of beautiful Costa Rica in it's ''summer" months, we were dusty and hot and were overjoyed by the spectacular beauty and cool, crisp nighttime air at this beautiful property. What a joy to wake up to trilling out countless varieties of birds, and as my traveling companion is a birder, he was overjoyed. The house was cozy and well-appointed, the pool was sparkling, and we love the sound of the howler monkeys in the trees. The owners were so pleasant and very helpful when we needed information about local tours - we loved the boat trip.
Located on the North Side of Lake Arenal...Close to La Fortuna and all of the adventure tours. Two hours from the Liberia Airport and Three hours from San Jose.