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Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster /Contact us for availability

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish

Grand Villa with Pool on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano!!

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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This elegant 8 room home sleeps 21 people, with amazing Lake and Volcano views!

Tucked away in the middle of the rainforest, the Majestic Lodge rests in a peacefull, little village on Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano. This amazing Villa is more than just a home away from home. On the upper level you will find 5 private rooms which can sleep up to 13 people. For your comfort, all rooms offer air conditioning, ceiling fans, orthopedic mattresses and high quality bedding, as well as a full private bathroom for your privacy and convenience. On the first level of this amazing home, you will find a master suite with 2 full beds, air conditioning, ceiling fans and a full private bath, and one room with an outside entrance that sleeps 2 people with a private bathroom and we now have a new suite with a private entrance that sleeps 4 people in two Queen beds. This room have a jacuzzi bathtub, as well! Our kitchen is state of the art and fully equipped to handle a crowd! Sit outside on our beautiful deck overlooking the Arenal Volcano and pristine 22 mile Lake Arenal. Enjoy cocktails at the bar or take a dip in the pool or jacuzzi while listening to the sounds of the tropical birds and the howl of the Monkeys! This village is packed with adventure if that is what you are looking for! Our private concierge will be happy to book all of your travel activities at no charge to you. Choose Horseback riding to the waterfall, Sky Trek, the country's largest zipline, SKy Walk hanging bridges, The Butterfly Conservatory, The Eco Zoo, Kayaking on the lake, The National Park, Arenal 1968, and a variety of natural hot spring facilities. After a full day, return to the Majestic for a relaxing massage, or other spa services at Serenity Spa located on the property! There are many fine local restaurants to choose from and a local grocer. Sit back and let us plan your vacation of a lifetime!This home away from home is everything you need to enjoy relaxation or adventure in Arenal!

Also, check out our other accommodations, Pie in the Sky, above the Majestic Lodge. These three beautiful homes are our private rental homes and are just as outstanding as the Majestic Lodge. The views are amazing and the homes luxurious! You can view them on VRBO, listing numbers 442762 and 460480.

If a stay in the heart of the village is what you are looking for, we have listing numbers 438584 and 331162, as well.

Let me know what I can do to help make your vacation perfect!

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster /Contact us for availability (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

About Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster /Contact us for availability

Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster, an American couple from Key West, Florida, and the property managers of the Majestic, found El Castillo out of a desire to explore the areas off of the beaten track. “Upon arriving in El Castillo almost 10 years ago, and seeing the majestic Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal, we fell in love with this area. After traveling all over Costa Rica looking for a place to retire, we arrived here and immediately knew that this was it...our special spot on the planet! The people were gracious and kind and always very helpful and accomodating. There are around 240 people in El Castillo and the other tiny villages that make up this area we call home. With only a dozen or so Americans we have been able to fully immerse ourselves into the 'tico' culture. It has been a wonderful experience getting to know and love our neighbors who welcomed us into their village and their lives. This is a place we are proud to call home.”

Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster /Contact us for availability purchased this villa in 2003

Why Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster /Contact us for availability chose El Castillo

Being located on the Lake with a perfect view of the Majestic Volcano is spectacular. It is breathtaking and a very peaceful place!

What makes this villa unique

This home is the best of both worlds. It is comfortable and elegant and it is in the middle of the rainforest! I love being away from it all, but still having the conveniences of wifi internet, satellite t.v., local restaurants, grocery stores and a gorgeous view as well. It is the perfect getaway!


based on 27 traveler reviews

Grand Villa with Pool on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano!!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
Sandy Hook, VA. 23153

Paradise in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 10 day trip to Costa Rica. We booked a week on the Pacific at a 5 star property. Looking to visit the Arenal area we booked a 3 night stay at Pie In The Sky cottage. As it turns out, we wish we had spent the whole visit at The Majestic. The 5 star property paled in comparison.

The Majestic is a true paradise. The facility itself, the setting, and the people are absolutely wonderful. Plus access to countless activities can keep you busy from sun up to sundown. The view of the lake and the volcano combined with the natural setting is a spectacular experience.

We plan on visting The Majestic again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Palm Beach Fl

Fantastic Get Away, Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Pie in the Sky Property that is up the hill from the Grand Villa, it was the most amazing view in all of La Fortuna and Arenal.

Picturesque views from all areas of the property. Very Private Grounds, Very Spacious. The House we stayed in had all upgraded amenities, very large bedrooms and bathrooms, wifi, cable, high-end linens and lots of towels (bonus). Each Room has its own private bath. The pool has amazing views of the volcano and I woke up to Toucans in the trees.

There is a large deck pavilion with outdoor grill, we cooked every night- Nice Pots, Pans and Dishware- Not normal for rentals.

Would definitely recommend this property to large groups/ families. Very comfortable accommodations, it feels like home away from home. The perfect place for a retreat or to recharge your battery.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 9 stayed at the Majestic for three nights from June 28-July 1. We loved this home, it is so peaceful and relaxing. The staff was very kind and helpful, made arrangements for our activities each day. I would highly recommend having the breakfast option for your group, we really enjoyed having a quiet breakfast on the porch each morning made to order.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at the Majestic a couple of weeks ago with two other families, there were 14 of us, teens and adults. It was wonderful! The setting is beautiful, plenty of space for everyone and really enjoyed the hot tub. We never did see the volcano (due to clouds and rain). The dirt road to here is all pot holes - we figured out if you drive faster it is better! Brian was extremely helpful giving us recommendations and helping when we needed something, the women that cooked our breakfast and cleaned were always willing to help out. We asked for pancakes (for the teens) and they were glad to accomodate.

Make sure to check out the burritos and milkshakes at Kelly's in El Castillo!

While here we ziplined at Sky Trek - really great (except for the rainy day) and did the Sky Drift trip. Definitely the highlight of our trip - the tubing was a blast! Highly recommend, our youngest was 12, I wouldn't take anyone younger on that trip as it was fairly intense on the river. Also did the Cerra Chato hike one day, a memorable hike that we will talk about for years to come because it was very challenging, bring LOTS of water! We booked the Sky Trek and Drift through Nancy. Brian gave us directions to the start of the hike and we hired a a guide there rather than booking ahead (and paid MUCH less.)

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clermont, Fl.

Beautiful location, great place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Majestic last week and had a wonderful time. Nancy and her staff are so friendly and gave great advice of things to do in the area. The home is gorgeous, hot tub and pool were awesome, breakfast was yummy....We also enjoyed the horseback riding and Sky Trek zipline that Nancy recommended. I give this place a thumbs up, way up! If you have a larger group, try out their "Pie in the Sky" is amazing!! Thanks Nancy and pass along our happiness to your staff! Jim and Carmen, Orlando, Fl

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

So Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Let me explain: Majestic Lodge is a bed and breakfast with a gorgeous swimming pool and hot tub overlooking Arenal Lake and Arenal Volcano. To get there, you have to drive several miles down a dirt road. But the good news is that many of the activities you might want to do in the Arenal area are also down that road: Arenal National Park, Sky Trek Adventures, Rancho Margo sustainable living farm, Arenal Observatory Lodge, and so on and so forth. The village of El Castillo (near to Majestic) is really nice and has several good dining options. Majestic Lodge itself is simply beautiful and has lovely views of Arenal Volcano. It is truly a beautiful, peaceful place at a reasonable rate. The breakfasts were good and the staff was so nice and friendly. Nancy, who is the manager, is just terrific. She is always just a phone call away and willing to make reservations for anything you might want to do. Just tell her what you want to do and she'll basically make sure it happens.

Now for the other good part: at the top of their hill (just up from the Lodge) is a whole other compound with Pie In the Sky (a two-bedroom house for rent), a larger house with several bedrooms and a living room, and two one-room casitas with private baths. Perched on the mountaintop, we were in a paradise with a rainforest behind us and facing a gorgeous view of Lake Arenal. It was amazing. There is a gazebo for watching the sunset or the forest. There is a swimming pool up there and facilities for grilling. It was just wonderful.

Nancy, the manager, could not have been more responsive or easier to deal with. Every time I emailed her before we came – she got right back to me – cheerfully and quickly! Thank you, Nancy, for all that you did to make our trip such a success.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
San Jose and Liberia are equal distance
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
one block from the house
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
highway 4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
one block from the house
Nearest Beach
250 Miles

Directions to the Majestic Lodge - Take the Pan American 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 volcano route. You will go through Bajo Rodriguez, La Tigra, Chachagua and then finally, La Fortuna. When you get to La Fortuna go through the town and pass Tabacon on your right, then go a few more miles(about 4 miles) until you see a tiny little police station on your will take a left there onto a dirt road. Go 3 or 4 miles until you get to an intersection where you must take a left or a 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 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. You will pass the school on your left. You will see signs directing you to the Majestic Lodge and Howlers Bar and Grill. Continue about 1 more km and you will pass our bar/grill, Howlers, on your left and then you will see the Majestic Lodge. Please try to get here before dark, as it is extremely difficult to navigate here at night if you don't know where you are going. My number is 8-703-1561 and the number at the Majestic is 2479-1085.

Majestic N10.42843 latitude and W84.75634 longitude

There is so much to see and do here in El Castillo! Local activities include: Sky Trek zip line, Hanging bridges, Eco Zoo, Butterfly Conservatory, Kayaking on the lake, Horseback riding to the waterfall, The National Park, Arenal 1968, and the Observatory.


Rates & Availability

El Millon Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Off Season
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Green Season
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

We rent this Villa as a B&B for large groups and the rates are then paid per room and include breakfast. The rate for this Villa privately,(breakfast not included) is based on 6 people and is $25 for each additional person up to 21people. There is a cleaning fee of $100 and 13% tax.
We offer full concierge services. All Holidays are subject to a rate increase that covers the maximum value of the home when fully occupied.

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El Millon Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 21 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 10 -
  • 11
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Ginger Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private Bathroom
    Orchid Blossom Room - 2 double , private bathroom
    Bella Dona Room - 1 double , private bathroom
    Hummingbird Room - 1 double , private bathroom
    Hummingbird Room - 1 bunk bed , Full on the bottom/Twin on the top bunk bed/private bathroom
    Toucan Room - 1 double , private bathroom
    Butterfly Room - 1 double , private bathroom
    Bougainvillea Room - 2 queen , private bathroom with a jacuzzi tub
  • All bedrooms have private bathrooms and airconditioning, as well as orthopedic mattresses and include a starter kit of soap, shampoo and conditioner.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We offer yoga privately or group by reservation. We offer full concierge services and are happy to plan all of your activities while you are here as well as set up catering, meals, etc.

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