5 Acres, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom with 360` lake and mountain Views
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Pool / Spa
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great Views of Lake Arenal
Great location overseeing Lake Arenal. We had some issues with water roof leaks, because of the large amount of rain that fell in our time there. However, it did not distract us from our family fun. Alexis was very responsive when we contacted him with questions. He is a very good host for his property.
Beautiful Setting and Spectacular Views
This is a very spacious home with stunning lake views. The home is located on a remote hill top; however, La Fortuna activities are within driving distance.
This was my family's first trip to Costa Rica and I must say that while this home is serene, remote and tranquil, we were still "roughing it." The home does not have AC but it's really not necessary because there is a constant breeze and most of the home's windows have vented tops with screens. If you do open doors, beware that you will have bugs (roaches, ants, spiders and other creepy crawly's), but this is Costa Rica after all. The beds were comfortable but the bedding needs some attention as the coverlets are stained and faded. There is cracking plaster and minor repairs that need to be made but this does not detract from the beauty of the setting or the comfort of the home. There were several broken glasses in the cupboard but I just made sure Alexis was aware of this and left them on the counter when we left so they wouldn't be put away again. Electricity does go out frequently and we spent more than 6 hours without electric on the first day so be prepared for that.
Alexis is great and answered all of my questions quickly.
I would recommend this home to anyone seeking to get away from civilization for a bit of peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting!
La Union de Nuevo Arenal
The property was as advertised and was exceptional. Owner, Alexis was extremely helpfull and his hired social assistant was most charming. (the kitten).
Whether it was sunny or raining the huge covered decks made it very comfortable and enjoyable. Looking for a great place, close to everything, this property has it. You are right in nature and you have killer views accross the lake.
Views are breathtaking - The house needs some work
We stayed two nights at this property as a group of eight (4 adults and 4 kids). We met the owner at a local restaurant and he drove us to the property. It was night time, so we were unable to see the outside of the property until we woke the next morning. The owner quickly walked us through a couple basics on the house (security system, room location, washer/dryer, window/doors) and then he left us for the evening. There is wi-fi in the house, but the password isn't readily available We emailed the owner, and he responded promptly. After settling in, we noticed a couple other issues that concerned us (no hand towels, no hand soap, and no dish soup). We notified the owner, and he said he would come by in the morning with these items and he did.
The property is lovely, and has good bones but rough edges. It definitely needs a little TLC (new paint, new linens, some work in the kitchen area). The owner indicated that the property will be completely painted inside and out in September, so it sounds like he is aware that it needs some work.
The space is great. Plenty of beds to sleep 10 comfortably. We liked that each of the rooms on the main level had their own bathrooms. The rooms with the bunks and single beds were perfect for the kids.
The selling point for this house is the view. When we woke up in the morning we were blown away. We spent the first morning hanging out on the patio with coffee and our binoculars watching all the birds and listening to the howler monkeys. Amazing!
Pros: beautiful location, the view, sleeping situation is perfect for a large group or a family, responsive owner who lives locally
Cons: house needs some TLC, the linens needs to be replaced (ripped and worn, some stains), not enough towels for our group so we had to share and we had no hand towels or bath mats, there were A LOT of bugs inside and outside the house - The house doesn't have screens on the patio doors and it has no air conditioning, so to cool off the house during the day and in the evening you had to open the doors to allow a breeze and many, many bugs to blow through. We knew we were in the tropics, but we didn't intend to sleep outside and that's what it felt like at times. I think this could be remedied with some screens.
- There were only 4 normal sized spoons and 5 small drinking glasses in the cupboards. This made it challenging for a group of 8 to eat.
I would recommend this place for the view, not for the house itself. Needs some TLC.
Great views and just close enough to civilization
Great location. Relaxing.....