2 queen/ bd bedrooms, 2 built in single/beds 2 cabins upon request
- english, french, spanish
About Helena Buell
I am Helena, I have been living here on the shores of Lake Arenal for the past 19 years.My children grew up here and my grand children are Costa Rican. I adore Costa Rica, the gentle warm climate, enchanting Lake Arenal , and the Volcano. Lake Arenal is paradise and I feel most fortunate to live here.
Helena Buell purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Helena Buell chose Sabalito
I chose to live in this area because of the immense beauty of the surroundings combined with an ideal climate and warm friendly neighbors.
What makes this Villa unique
My place is located in one of Costa Rica´s most scenic and adventurous areas. Beautiful drives to Hot Springs, Minutes from Windsurfing and Kiting, Kayaking Horseback Riding, Volcano Views. The most unique benefit I can think of is that my back yard over looks pure wild jungle where I can watch the daily life of exotic tropical birds like Tucans and Mot Mots and humming birds of many kinds. There are also monkeys in the trees around my place every day. It is a very peaceful, beautiful , relaxing place to live.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
smoking is allowed on outdoor patios
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, clean and cozy
This was a beautiful place to stay!
Calm and cozy
My friend and I had a great relaxing time during our recent stay. We loved sitting in the back every morning sipping our coffee and enjoying the sounds of nature. The weather was perfect. And the scenery was beautiful.
A perfect slice of paradise!
A beautiful Villa with a wonderful host. Can't wait to go back next year for another trip!
True charming house into tropical scenery
Helena is a caring wonderful host! She made sure we got all we needed and answered our questions quickly and efficiently! The house was clean, well furnished with everything we needed and more. It is located in the mountains, directly in tropical forest with numerous tropical birds. We heard howler monkeys every morning and did see the whole family the morning we left. We strongly recommend Casa de Helena if looking for a quiet, remote and true tico expérience!
Clean house and well maintenance
The house is small but cozy and is clean and well maintenance. Pillows and bed linen can be better.
Thank you for the tips Monica!
Casa Helena was very comfortable and well located. She did a great job helping us feel comfortable with plenty of local recommendations for food and fun. It was a little hot. Each room could use a small fan to help circulate the air. Thanks for the wonderful stay!
Thank you for the suggestion about fans. It is usually quite cool up here in the mountains by the lake. I do have a standing fan in the storage room. I'll put it back in the house during this warmer spring weather!
Lush tropical area with outstanding views of lake Arenal and five volcanoes and Bird Watching. Many local activities such as beautiful hot springs, zip lines, hanging bridges, waterfall walks, hikes to amazing views, horse back riding, river float day trips to see exotic birds and animals,kayaking, windsurfing,kite surfing, mountain biking,great restaurants and fun gift shops.