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Patricia Davis

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

Cozy 3BR Home on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano. SEE SUMMARY FOR SPEC OFFER

38 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

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3 bedroom, 2 bath home. COUPLES RATE FOR OCT AND NOV $100/NIGHT + $25 CLEAN FEE

Villa Millon just 7 km from Valcono Arenal, 675m above sea level overlooking the volcano, rainforest, and pastures. Front floor to ceiling windows, provide an impressive view of Volcano Arenal. Wake to the sound of howler monkeys and wildlife.

OVERVIEW:

Villa Millon just 7 km from Valcono Arenal, 675m above sea level overlooking the volcano, rainforest, and pastures. Front floor to ceiling windows, provide an impressive view of Volcano Arenal. Wake to the sound of howler monkeys and wildlife.

Six people can live comfortably in this beautiful home in its beautiful location. Three bedrooms including a 2013 addition of a beautiful master bedroom as well as 2015 addition of outside breezeway patio where you can relax on hammocks, bench and picnic table and grill.

The home has 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms: One Bedroom accommodating a King, One a Queen, and one with two twin beds that are easily transformed into a King if necessary, with our comfortable memory foam topper. The living area is large and spacious with a full sofa, loveseat and chair, a 42' flat screen TV, with a DVD player as well as a HDMI connected Roku box which will connect you with any internet TV providers you wish, already set up with Neflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon accounts. House is equipped with High Speed Internet and WIFI. The kitchen is fully equipped full-sized fridge, gas stove, microwave, blender and coffee maker. Centered in the spacious kitchen/great room is an L shaped bar for you to relax and enjoy the view of the Volcano while having cocktails or just hanging out to be together in the cooking experience. If it is a sit down meal that you prefer, then you will enjoy the beautiful custom made dining table that accommodates 6.

The Master BR also has a flat screen TV with Roku and its own private bath.

All beds are equipped with orthopedic mattresses.

THE ARENAL REGION AND LOCAL ACIVITIES:

The region of Arenal, Costa Rica centers itself around Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano. Located approximately 14 miles outside of La Fortuna, a popular tourist town, the charming Village of El Castillo awaits you with everything you need to enjoy luxury and relaxation and still see the 'real' Costa Rica. Although tucked away and private, Castillo is also home to The Butterfly Conservatory, Snake Zoo, The National Park Arenal 1968, and a diverse selection of restaurants.

If action and adventure are what you are looking for, Sky Trek, the largest zip line over the Canopy in Costa Rica as well as hanging bridges and sky tram, are located right in our village! There are horseback tours to scenic waterfalls, or kayaking on the lake. There are also repelling and many organized nature hikes and tours that center around the volcano. If you like to push yourself, there are also off road bicycle tours in the hills around El Castillo as well as guided hiking tours through the rain forest. In and on the way to La Fortuna you can find White Water Rafting, a number of hot springs pools facilities, ATV tours, and many other adventures.

After your exciting days of adventure you can leave the fast pace of tourism and go back to your home in El Castillo, traveling through tunnels of rain forest and the beautiful countryside in and around the beautiful village of El Castillo. There you can relax and listen to the Howler Monkeys and enjoy a leisurely dinner and sit outside (or inside) and enjoy the pleasant breezes all the while relaxing in a tropical forest, enjoying the wonderful view, the wildlife and the quiet country atmosphere.

After a wonderful night's sleep in the comfort of custom made beds and orthopedic mattresses, you will awaken to the singing of hundreds of different species of birds and in the background, the howler monkeys sing their own morning song. Just a short walk across the street you will find a beautiful river for your swimming enjoyment and there are several local waterfalls that can be accessed by horse or hike A bird watchers' paradise and a relaxing retreat for nature lovers young and old. Villa Millon is the place to go when you want to get off the beaten path of tourism and explore.

TRANSPORTATION:

Car: Recommended 4WD

There is public transit both from the airports to La Fortuna and from La Fortuna to El Castillo and Villa Millon and various activities. Please call us for more information on the alternative transportation options.

TRAVEL DIRECTONS:

From San Jose, take the Panamerican Highway to San Ramon, exit when you see the sign directing you to San Ramon and drive through the town of San Ramon following the signs of the Arenal volcano route. You will go through Bajo Rodriguez, La Tigra, Chachauga and then finally to La Fortuna. We suggest that you use a GPS mapping and routing system. Also the WAZE App for your cell phone works very well. When you pick up your car, enter La Fortuna and select the police station as your destination in your GPS router. Go west out of La Fortuna entering El Castillo as your destination in your GPS router. Upon arriving in El Castillo turn left through the village proper and continue up the hill approximately 1km. There are two stone pillars at the end of the drive holding a gate to the property on the right. You can call 1-303-915-0568 go get more detailed directions to the house.

DIRECTIONS TO EL CASTILLO FROM LA FORTUNA:

When you get to La Fortuna go west through the town and pass Tabacon on your right, then go a few more miles (about 4) until you see a tiny little police station on your right..you will take a left there onto a dirt road. Go 3 or 4 miles until you get to an intersection (T) where you must take a left or right. You will see a lot of signs directing you to different places in El Castillo. You will take a left. Go another few miles until you go over a small bridge and take your next right...at more signs. Keep going straight. You will pass the Sky Trek and continue to follow the road for a few miles, keep driving until you go over another small bridge. The first left after this bridge is the entrance to our village. Go through the village proper and then up the hill and you will pass the Serpentarium, then the Butterfly Conservatory (the house is approximately 600 meters from here)..continue going up and you will see Essence Arenal on the right. You will pass two streets on your right and then your house is the 6th house on the right. There are two stone pillars at the end of the drive holding a gate to the property. Please call us when you arrive in La Fortuna and either myself or our caretaker will meet you there. If for some reason we miss each other there will be a key in a combination lockbox. Please call me at (303)915-0568 for the combination.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Patricia Davis (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

About Patricia Davis

I am an accountant and live in Colorado. My favorite places to travel are Costa Rica - beautifully country and love the people, and Italy. I love being active and love to travel. I fell in love with Costa Rica - Specifically the Arenal Area as El Castillo is approximately 2000 feet above sea level in the rain forest where the temperature is moderate 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit with cooling breezes and beautiful countryside.

I cannot live without bicycling, skiing, my friends, my husband, books and Television - Almost but not necessarily in that order.

The most unforgettable book that I have ever read is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. I love the Ender series by Orson Scott Card. My favorite adventure and espionage writer is Nelson Demille because he interjects humer into his main characters. I loved the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon about life in Scotland during its revolt with England and the early days of the settlement of America all combined with time travel.

Two of my most favorite travel destinations are Italy and Costa Rica and when I go I like to join bicycling tours and see the country by bike.

One of my favorite book series and movies was the Hunger Games. I loved the movies Top Gun and also Knights Tale and I mustn't forget The Princess Bride.

I am still a rock music enthusiast as it is very good listening for Biking, skiing and rollerblading. I also like Pucini Operas.

I have to confess that I am a gluttin for carbs which I must reduce at my age and have gotten into juicing. My favorite juice is Banana, green grapes, Orange, pineapple, spinach, slice of lime and crushed ice.

I supplied and decorated the house in a style and comfort pleasing to me as if I were to live there. The renting of my vacation home is a work in progress, and I am open to any and all suggestions because my aim is to ensure my guest's comfort and enjoym

Patricia Davis purchased this house in 2012

Why Patricia Davis chose Alajuela Province

I came to CR with a friend in January of 2012. I had been to Costa Rica before and had to come back. We stayed in El Castillo at another property nearby and looked into purchasing a property. I fell in love with this house the moment I saw it With it's fantastic view of the Volcano Arenal, and rolling hills and pasture land, and it's location in the village - very country and nestled in with the locals. Also there are many, many adventures within 1, 2, 3, and 5 kilometers of the house. The house is spacious and very cozy.

What makes this house unique

This home is a 3 bdrm home located in the village of El Castillo. There are many things to see and do and the views are beautiful.

The region of Arenal, Costa Rica centers itself around Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano. Located approximately 14 miles outside of La Fortuna, a popular tourist town, the charming Village of El Castillo awaits you with everything you need to enjoy luxury and relaxation and still see the 'real' Costa Rica. Although tucked away and private, Castillo is also home to The Butterfly Conservatory, Snake Zoo, The National Park Arenal 1968, and a diverse selection of restaurants.

If action and adventure are what you are looking for, Sky Trek, the largest zip line over the Canopy in Costa Rica as well as hanging bridges and sky tram, are located right in our village! There are horseback tours to scenic waterfalls, or kayaking on the lake. There are also repelling and many organized nature hikes and tours that center around the volcano. If you like to push yourself, there are also off road bicycle tours in the hills around El Castillo. In and on the way to La Fortuna you can find White Water Rafting, a number of hot springs pools facilities, ATV tours, and many other adventures.

At Villa Millon, you are on your own so sit back and enjoy your privacy and freedom. Should you need any information or assistance, there is a telephone in the house and numbers provided for you to contact with your questions or concerns.

After your exciting days of adventure you can leave the fast pace of tourism and go back to your home in El Castillo, traveling through tunnels of rain forest and the beautiful countryside in and around the beautiful village of El Castillo. There you can relax and listen to the Howler Monkeys and enjoy a leisurely dinner and sit outside (or inside) and enjoy the pleasant breezes all the while relaxing in a tropical forest, enjoying the wonderful view, the wildlife and the quiet country atmosphere.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The entrance through the twin bed room is not the only entrance to the Master and there is a lock on the door between the two which could be engaged for privacy. The other entrance it through the patio on the north side of the house. It is an outside entrance and this is in Costa Rica where you do not have to worry about cold weather. In addition, the roof has sufficient overhang so it is is raining you will not get wet while walking along the outside of the house on the sidewalk. Furthermore there are umbrellas provided for your use if it is raining with wind blowing the rain onto the sidewalk.
Dec 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 38 traveler reviews

Cozy 3BR Home on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano. SEE SUMMARY FOR SPEC OFFER
average rating of 4.763158 based on 39 reviews
5

Remote, Amazing Setting

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Tricia's home. Although it is fairly hard to get to, it is well worth it. The home itself is beautiful and very spacious. It has all the amenities you may need, and the views are incredible. Additionally, the community of El Castillo is very warm and welcoming, and there are many excellent restaurants in the community. We ate better than we ever expected to. The home is also close to many outdoor activities- we did multiple fun hikes and zip lining, and it is not a far drive to La Fortuna (we went on a white water rafting trip from there). In short, if you are looking for a change from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this home is a great option.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

The home was lovely and exactly as depicted in the photos. From start to finish there were no problems...from booking to the return of the deposit, all very quickly and professionally handled. The house is located in a very small village down a gravel road, with a few restaurants and a small grocery store. This house was the perfect place for our stay in the Arenal area, would highly recommend it for anyone looking to be away from the tourist areas, yet close enough to participate in the tourist activities :)

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

What an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for my wife and our two young kids. We could've added another couple in the other room and still had plenty of space for everyone. The property managers, Gilbert and his wife, were fantastic and set us up with all kinds of fun activities during our stay. Our favorite was Baldi hot springs and a private horseback ride with a local guide to a waterfall that included a pretty fun and challenging hike for the kids. A little much for a 4 year old but we were able to make it work since she's strong enough to hold on to my neck while I climbed down the steeper portions. We're already planning our return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful House in the Jungle

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at Patricia's house located in the Arenal area. The house was beautiful with lots of wood and natural light. The caretakers Gilbert and Erika were great checking in on us to ensure our stay was perfect. They also arranged our zipline adventure with SkyTrek. The road to the house is quite bumpy, but doable for a short stay. Being among the wildlife and views of Arenal make it worth it.(Getting a full view of Arenal during July still spotty.)

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Extraordinaire

  • 5 of 5

Super maison, très propre avec vue sur le volcan, très bien équipé. Nous avons été impressionné en arrivant!!! Nous avons eu un très bon accueil de la part d'Ericka...nous avons beaucoup regretté d'avoir rester seulement 2 nuits... à ne pas manquer: pizza john's...aller dîner car la pizza et l'emplacement vaut le détour!!! La famille Roux

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great Experience!

  • 4 of 5

The home is well situated, and very well maintained. The layout is generous and open. Plenty of places close by to explore and they even have a small store at the bottom of the hill. Overall, a great experience and a great property.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
95 Miles
San Jose or Liberia
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Howlers
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
142
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Balcon Castillo
Car: recommended

2km from Volcano Arenal - Fantastic View

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Rates & Availability

San Carlos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
$850
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2
Nov 2 2016 - Dec 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays
Dec 6 2016 - Jan 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 16 2017 - May 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Transaction Fee $20
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $45

These rates are for up to 4 people. Each additional person is 25.00 per night per person.

Rates are subject to change.
security deposit and prop damage protection required
Holiday rates are 195.00 per night plus 25.00 for each additional person over four.
cleaning fee 45.00
Transaction Fee from 2.5% to 3.75%

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Amenities

San Carlos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Continental items such as orange juice, fruit, ground coffee, bread for toast, cereal and milk are provided.

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