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Panoramic View to Arenal Lake - Just 30 Minutes from Volcano

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Guanacaste House Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

The Cabin is located in one of the most beautiful places of Costa Rica, with a panoramic view of the Arenal Lake. Also, the Arenal Volcano is just 30 minutes from the cabinet and you can see it from the town where the cabin/house is.

The location of the cabin is close to lots of restaurants, canopy, windsurf, spring waters, horse riding, hiking, fishing, mounting biking, wildlife viewing, hot spring waters swimming pools adn other entertainment places.

Arenal Lake ( 5 minutes from the Cabin) There are several places for windsurf, kitesurf, fishing, boating.

Arenal Volcano Park ( 18 miles - 30 minutes from cabin)

Fortuna ( 20 miles - 35 minutes from the cabin)

Lost ot restaurants, several hot springs water places, canopy, mountain bike, horse riding, etc

Guanacaste Beaches ( 1.5 - 2 hours from the Cabin)

Tamarindo, Coco, Panama beach, Conchal, Brasilito, Papagayo, etc

Monteverde Park ( 1.5 hours)

Monteverde is a world above the coastal towns, which is the country's most famous shoreline. It is a place of cloud forests and coffee plantations, monkeys, mist, and friendly locals. The town of Santa Elena is small and quaint, filled with tasty restaurants and folksy artisan shops, while the nearby rain forest hosts a remarkable amount of biodiversity.

Keywords: Beautiful view of the lake and mountains, Cool weather, TV Cable, WiFi internet, laundry, full equipped, 2 beautiful decks, hundred of birds, monkeys, pizotes, etc, easy access from the main road, safe place.

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  • non smoking only

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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About The Owner

Ricardo Sojo (owner of the cabin) and one of his twins.

I am Industrial Engineer, costarrican, married with 4 kids.Partner of an american compnany for Latin America. Logistics & Supply Chain (Logisitcs Resources International) I live in San Jose Costa Rica..

Why The Owner chose Costa Rica

We have this house since 2007. We had a beautiful experience in the cabin. Peaceful plece, cool weather, panoramic view of the lake, mounains lots of birds and monkeys. Every 3 months the whole family spends some time there. The house is in a nice community called Baden & Baden where people from America, Germany and France live.

What makes this house unique

You will find a peaceful place, panoramic view of the lake and mountains, very quite, lots of birds, and other animals like monkeys, pizotes. Very close to diffrerent activities like canopy, horseriding, hiking, boating, fishing and several restaurants.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Panoramic View to Arenal Lake - Just 30 Minutes from Volcano
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I wish I could leave pictures of the sunsets over the lake. We would eat some of our meals on the deck. Birds abound making photography so easy. Ricardo has been a joy to work with.

We went to the San Antonio Christian Church on Sunday an American service {8:45} and received two invites to members homes making awesome connections in this beautiful country.My soul feels so restored after staying at

this mountain resort for a week.

Each and every recommendation Ricardo gave us was PERFECT! I can only pray I can go back.

Thank you Ricardo and Franklin too.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great first time in Costa Rica!

  • 4 of 5

My boyfriend and I decided to take our January vacation in Costa Rica. Not only was this our first time traveling to CR, but also our first time using VRBO. We were very nervous but we had no issues using VRBO and we got our full deposit back the day we left the property-so if you have any concerns, don't!

When choosing our property, we wanted a mix of good tourist area where we would feel comfortable with things to do but without the super touristy resort like feel. With this property and area, I feel like we accomplished that! The night we arrived, Franklin showed us to the property. Both him and Ricardo are very nice and accessible. Whenever we contacted Ricardo, either before or during our trip, he was very quick to respond via phone call or email! He was also very helpful with recommending things to do etc.

The house itself is also great- it is located in a gated area, which made me feel safe and secure. A car is definitely needed for this property, preferably a 4 wheel drive or SUV (something with some clearance) as the roads in CR are not all fully paved. We managed fine with a sedan but would have felt better in an SUV, especially in the rain. (Also, most activities and such are definitely driving distance) The house was great with a master bedroom/bath and deck upstairs; another bedroom/bath downstairs; kitchen with utensils/bowls/etc; another deck off the living room which is gives you amazing sunset views!

The nearby town Nuevo Arenal (5 minute drive) has a grocery store, a bank and numerous restaurants with CR food, Italian, American and German food (so a great variety). The Windcatcher and German bakery were great breakfast spots. Los Platillos, Moyas and Tinajas (Tinajas is 5 min out of town on the lake) are great for lunch and dinner!

As far as activities, we drove to La Fortuna (35 minute drive) to see the waterfalls, go zip lining, hot springs, hanging bridges and hiking.

DEFINITELY RECOMMEND this property with Ricardo!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI U.S.

A peaceful mountian retreat

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a pleasant New Year's stay at this fine home in the Arenal area. Our trip was a bit hampered by unusually heavy rain every day, but the owner, Ricardo, was available and helpful and the feeling and physical layout was wonderful. It is a peaceful place with a fine deck for yoga. You need to find or make your own entertainment here but that was a pleasant change from Tamarindo beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay

  • 4 of 5

What a gorgeous home with beautiful views. Located in a secure gated area with other homes nearby, yet you feel secluded. We enjoyed the large deck just off the living room. Great views for watching sunsets, relaxing in the hammock, having your morning coffee or watching the toucans eating on the banana tree. The home has a huge master bedroom/bathroom on the upper level with another deck upstairs. An additional full bedroom/bathroom is located on the main level. The kitchen has all equipment needed for cooking meals. Only a 5-minute ride to the quaint town of Nuevo Arenal for groceries and restaurants. A beautiful hour drive to La Fortuna (a car is a must for this property).

Ricardo was wonderful to work with, he answered all of my questions via email before the trip and during our stay, he was only a phone call away. He even called us at the home on our first full day there to see if we were happy with the home and asked if we needed anything. Very nice touch. The manager (Franklin) escorted us to the property and met us on our last day to return our deposit (fully refunded). I strongly recommend this property. Great stay. Thank you Ricardo!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upstate NY

Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 spent a week at this property and really loved it. The proximity to Nuevo Arenal was a plus for getting groceries and restaurants and day trips in the car were easy to any number of great attractions such as park hikes,hanging bridges, ziplining,hot springs,etc. Did I mention the Arenal Brewery??

The house was well equipped with all we needed and the views and privacy were superior.Beautiful place!

The owner,Ricardo, was a pleasure to deal with and called several times to make sure all was well and with suggestions of other things to do.

All in all, a great place to stay and reasonably priced. I would recommend it to anyone I know

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gregar, Thanks for your commnents. We expect to show the best in the pictures but the photos can get the excellente panoramic view, fauna, peace around the house. And you are right there are many possible atracctions arround Nuevo Arenal you can enjoy!
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Neenah, Wisconsin

Great View of LAke Arenal

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this area and the house had a beautiful view from the deck of Lake Arenal. We loved swinging in the hammocks and watching the sunset. The photos reflected the property's appearance.Franklin, the manager, is a very nice man. All in all, this was a nice and affordable place to stay in Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit and comments. I am glad you enjoy the house and area around. Ricardo
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Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • non smoking only
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snowboarding
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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