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

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms10
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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 12 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.

Don't need all this space? View our other listings just above the Majestic, 460480, 442762 and 933571. If a stay in the heart of the village is what you are looking for, we have listing number 438584, as well!

Let me know what I can do to help make your vacation the vacation of a lifetime!

More Details

Property Manager
Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster /Contact us for availability
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

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!

Amenities

El Millon Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 21 people
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 10 -
  • 11
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • 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
  • All bedrooms have private bathrooms and airconditioning, as well as orthopedic mattresses and include a starter kit of soap, shampoo and conditioner.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Grand Villa with Pool on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano!!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 42 reviews
Sandy Hook, VA. 23153
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It is so nice to have guests who appreciate our little piece of paradise! You were all wonderful to have and we really enjoyed you and do hope that you will return again someday. Nancy
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience. No words to describe our experience. Simply amazing. Highly highly recommend this home away from home. Lots of love to Mr. Z and Nancy.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location, set in a small town with breathtaking views of Arenal.

Amenities especially in the kitchen were basic, there is no dishwasher and laundry room is outside but otherwise a nice property

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for large families or groups. Z was an amazing host. It was absolutely fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and exceptionally comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Z was remarkable in taking care of us. The home is beautiful with fantastic views and everything you need. Thank you z and NAncy.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Our family loved staying at the Majestic. The house offered plenty of sleeping space and the outdoor living space was terrific. We thoroughly enjoyed using the hot tub/pool everyday rain or shine. Dan & Nancy were great with their recommendations for our excursions which we did for 4 days straight. We did the Arenal Hanging bridges/zip lining tour, Horse back riding, white water rafting and La Fortuna waterfall. Overall, we enjoyed being in this more rural area and close to all of the excursions. My kids loved playing with the local dogs, seeing the animals grazing in the yard and horses/cows walking on the streets. Overall we really liked our experience and had a terrific time. The local Pizza John restaurant was awesome....kids favorite. Areas of improvement: house needs a built in safe and the indoor living space next to the kitchen could use better seating and side tables. The noise from the neighbors motorcycles and 4 wheelers got to be annoying at times.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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
Samara

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 right..you 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 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. 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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

This rate is for up to 12 people. $100 extra for 13 to 18 people.
We offer full concierge services.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund