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Lake Arenal: Lake View,Location,Wildlife,Pool,Wifi, King Beds!

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Watch the sun go down in complete comfort, birds, rainforest, pool and lake.

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Last updated: 09/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Arenal house description

Arenal (also called 'Nuevo Arenal') is in a less visited area of Costa Rica, between the towns of Tilaran and La Fortuna. Within easy reach are the Hanging Bridges of Arenal, Lake Arenal (windsurfing, sailing, jet-skiing, fishing), an Eco-Lodge (bird-watching, rainforest trails, hiking, horseback riding), boat trips to Monteverde, white-water rafting, canopy tours and rappelling. The amenities of both towns as well as the world-famous Tabacon Resort and Arenal Volcano lie within less than 45 minutes easy drive.

You have the best of both worlds - a secluded, beautiful and quiet paradise with all the amenities within easy reach. What is more, in Nuevo Arenal, we enjoy the perfect climate of 80ºF during the day and 65ºF in the evening, with a soft, refreshing breeze all day long.

This beautiful detached bungalow sits in its own gated grounds, complete with gardened terraces, private pool, and sweeping views of tropical rainforest jungle, Lake Arenal, and the hills of Monteverde beyond. You literally wake up to the sound of Howler Monkeys and Toucans every morning! You can linger in our pool, take a pleasant walk on our garden terraces or in the jungle beyond, or be more adventurous with the dozens of activities offered in La Fortuna, a short drive away.

In the evening, you might try one of our many restaurants nearby (the world-class 'Gingerbread' restaurant is within easy reach, and also nearby is the famous 'Caballo Negro'), or enjoy a romantic dinner at home in the seclusion of your own private mahogany-furnished dining room, as you watch the sun setting over the lake.

Our private property is perfect for couples, each of our three bedrooms having its own self-contained bathroom. You have access to the world with free WiFi Internet, telephone, fax and photocopier, computer with printer, and SKY satellite TV. There is also an impressive collection of DVD movies and an extensive library with books on local travel, cuisine, nature and history.

While many of our guests do enjoy all that the area has to offer, many choose to spend an entire week languishing by the pool, enjoying our beautiful gardens, lake/jungle view, local wildlife, birdwatching, hiking, horseback riding, or just sleeping-in!

Please see our website for more details and bigger photographs! Click on the VRBO link or see our website, displayed in the link below.

Keywords: Luxurious private detached vacation home with pool on the banks of Lake Arenal, surrounded by rainforest filled with wildlife. Near Arenal Volcano, local hot springs, zip lines/canopy and horse riding! 3 bedrooms - 2 KING SIZED. FREE WiFi!

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Casa Gavilan is tastefully decorated with art and ceramics from local artists. We also have over one acre of terraced gardens and access to tropical rainforest. Our decor and amenities are really not suitable for infants, or for children under the age of nine....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Absolutely no smoking, please! This is a condition of our fire insurance and is strictly prohibited. Additionally, evidence of smoking inside will incur a minimum of $250 credit card penalty....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Bungalow all on one level, level access from front door and all internal rooms....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • King size beds (2) 2 KING SIZED BEDROOMS! Beautiful lake view from master bedroom. All bedrooms have separate en suite bathrooms for complete privacy. Our second king sized bedroom has television and DVD player, and ample space for an additional portable bed if required., Queen size Beds (1) En suite bathroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Please contact us if you require this feature....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Full kitchen with microwave, range, toaster, coffee maker, cooking and eating utensils, fridge/freezer and breakfast bar. Pool and rainforest view from your kitchen window!...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            All cooking utensils provided. Appliances include full oven and range, microwave, slow cooker, electric frying pan, toaster oven, coffee maker and electric kettle....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full-sized fridge/freezer in kitchen...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Dining
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Freezer
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Garage:

            Integral garage with remote control access, so you can come and go in comfort even if it's raining!...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            The house has its own washing machine and dryer inside!...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Top quality linens and towels provided....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking

          Other Amenities

              • Three bedrooms, two of them KING SIZED, three and a half baths. The third bedroom is Queen sized. Each bedroom has it's own separate bathroom. p /p Fully equipped kitchen (microwave, toaster, coffee maker etc.), just like home. All dishes and utensils provided, along with cookware, and a professional outdoor grill. Utility room with Washer and dryer, and garage. Satellite TV, VCR, and Stereo, and Phone Internet service provided, with computer and ethernet router. FREE WIFI! Maid service (maximum once weekly) can be arranged upon request for an additional fee. Beautiful pool and lounging area, Surrounded by jungle, and wildlife, and walking paths. Very private yet in gated community....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                SKY TV Satellite - 100s of channels to choose from, many of them in English!...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Extensive DVD Movie collection. More than 1200 movies available in house!...moreless

              • Books
              • Games
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Computer Available:

                Full desktop computer with high speed internet access is in your living room, including WiFi internet, fax, scanning, photocopying, and printer. It's like a miniature office if you need it, but unobtrusive if you don't....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless Internet is provided free of charge to all registered guests. Use your iPad or iPhone at Casa Gavilan on WiFi (turn off your 3G) and avoid international data charges from your cellular provider!...moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Provided both via Ethernet Router or WiFi...moreless

              • Telephone
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Luxuriate in our private swimming pool, surrounded by tropical rainforest, a sumptuous lake view, and the hills beyond....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Relax and bird-watch from our shaded deck. Read a book on a rocking chair or fall asleep on our luxurious padded outdoor furniture, as you feast your eyes on butterflies and birds in your own private tropical garden. Of course, there is also the rainforest and lake clearly seen from your own private deck!...moreless

                  • Garden Chairs:

                    6...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Lanai / Gazebo

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Lake View
                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rafting
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Hospital
                  • Hiking
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Groceries
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Forests
                  • Volcano
                  • Shopping
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Photography
                  • Restaurants
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Green Season Summer 2014
                  Apr 27 - Nov 29, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $195
                  $750
                  High Season Fall 2014
                  Nov 30 - Dec 20, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $213
                  $850
                  HOLIDAY SEASON 2014-2015
                  Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,250
                  High Season Spring *2015*
                  Jan 4 - Apr 25, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $195
                  $850
                  Green Season Summer *2015*
                  Apr 26 - Nov 28, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $195
                  $750
                  High Season Fall *2015*
                  Nov 29 - Dec 19, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $195
                  $850
                  HOLIDAY SEASON *2015-2016*
                  Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2016
                  4 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,250
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $195
                  $850

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  A fully refundable cash deposit of $250 is required at check-in, to be held by our manager who will meet you at the property with keys and a welcome basket of goodies so your kitchen is not empty when you arrive! Your $250 cash deposit will be refunded by our manager on your check-out date, if all is well with the house (as it should be!).

                  Reservation is done by signed agreement and a credit card payment of the total at time of booking. If you would like to reserve your stay at Casa Gavilan, simply let us know and we will send you our reservation agreement; once you’ve faxed it back to us (or sign/scan/email if you prefer), you’re in!


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                  Last updated: 09/09/2014
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                  Location

                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Liberia (LIR)
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  142
                  80 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Playa Coco
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Gingerbread Restaurant
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Lucky Bug Restaurant and Gallery

                  Car: Necessary

                  This property is near the small, quiet town of Nuevo Arenal, within easy reach of Tabacon Hot Springs, the Hanging Bridges, the Aerial CanopyTram, and the ever active Arenal Volcano. The Pacific beaches such as Tamarindo, Flamingo, Coco, and Papagayo are 2 hrs away, and the Liberia airport is 1 1/2 hrs. Monteverde Cloud Forest and Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge are just a couple of hours away.

                  Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1995

                  About the owner: We offer a unique vacation rental experience, from the moment we meet you with keys and a welcome basket, a tour of the property and generous information about our beautiful area. We have been managing this property for ten years now, and our guests return year after year.

                  Why the Owner Chose Arenal:
                  The location is simply stunning; we are on the bank of Lake Arenal facing south, with towering trees to the sides and back of the property to give total privacy, yet the house is located in a gated community with good neighbors only a few moments away. Shopping and excellent restaurants are only a few short minutes' drive from Neuvo Arenal, and the area is rich in activities including zip-lining, horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking and fishing. Sometimes the nicest day of our stay is when we choose to relax at the house and watch the myriad of beautiful birds that come to our feeders, listen to the wild parrots as they fly overhead, try to spot the howler monkeys and just let the day flow by as we relax on the covered deck and enjoy the freshest air we have ever found anywhere.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Watch the sun go down in complete comfort, birds, rainforest, pool and lake.

                    Watch the sun go down in complete comfort, birds, rainforest, pool and lake.

                  • 3BR Spanish-tiled bungalow on left, poolside terrace on right over Lake Arenal!

                    3BR Spanish-tiled bungalow on left, poolside terrace on right over Lake Arenal!

                  • View of Patio. Why live indoors?

                    View of Patio. Why live indoors?

                  • Just like home, with books, TV, DVD movie collection, computer and internet

                    Just like home, with books, TV, DVD movie collection, computer and internet

                  • Sweet dreams! Master bedroom enjoys sweeping views over Lake Arenal!

                    Sweet dreams! Master bedroom enjoys sweeping views over Lake Arenal!

                  • Admire our view from the living room, over the porch to Lake Arenal beyond.

                    Admire our view from the living room, over the porch to Lake Arenal beyond.

                  • Aracari Toucans at one of our bird feeders, less than 10 feet from you!

                    Aracari Toucans at one of our bird feeders, less than 10 feet from you!

                  • Our generously proportioned living area has sweeping vistas of Lake Arenal!

                    Our generously proportioned living area has sweeping vistas of Lake Arenal!

                  • Relax and watch birds in the shade... or play in the pool in the sun!

                    Relax and watch birds in the shade... or play in the pool in the sun!

                  • Our pool side deck includes a barbeque, firepit and ample seating.

                    Our pool side deck includes a barbeque, firepit and ample seating.

                  • Our covered breakfast nook is a wonderful place to greet you day's adventures!

                    Our covered breakfast nook is a wonderful place to greet you day's adventures!

                  • A firepit for toasting marshmallows, & a perfect place to watch the sun go down.

                    A firepit for toasting marshmallows, & a perfect place to watch the sun go down.

                  • A view of Casa Gavilan from our front garden, surrounded by nature...

                    A view of Casa Gavilan from our front garden, surrounded by nature...

                  • This is your view, through the open doors of your living room to Lake Arenal!

                    This is your view, through the open doors of your living room to Lake Arenal!

                  • Tropical rainforest jungle views, with Lake Arenal and Monteverde beyond

                    Tropical rainforest jungle views, with Lake Arenal and Monteverde beyond

                  • Fully equipped, modern kitchen

                    Fully equipped, modern kitchen

                  • Our second king-sized bedroom en-suite bathroom, TV/DVD, and extra room!

                    Our second king-sized bedroom en-suite bathroom, TV/DVD, and extra room!

                  • Relax in your own private covered deck and let the time slip away...

                    Relax in your own private covered deck and let the time slip away...

                  • This is a "Tayra", a local visitor at Casa Gavilan!

                    This is a "Tayra", a local visitor at Casa Gavilan!

                  • Imagine dining here with your own private Lake, Mountain and Rainforest views!

                    Imagine dining here with your own private Lake, Mountain and Rainforest views!

                  • 2013 introduces our poolside terraced deck, overlooking our pool & Lake Arenal.

                    2013 introduces our poolside terraced deck, overlooking our pool & Lake Arenal.

                  • Our covered deck gives easy access to a comfortable corner to enjoy nature

                    Our covered deck gives easy access to a comfortable corner to enjoy nature

                  • Hidden corners of our house-side deck give opportunities to show local greenery

                    Hidden corners of our house-side deck give opportunities to show local greenery

                  • Local artisans contributed to our new poolside deck, splashes of pleasing color!

                    Local artisans contributed to our new poolside deck, splashes of pleasing color!

                  VRBO #129631

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                  This listing was first published here in 2007.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, September 13, 2014

                  $195 - $250 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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