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

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

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Last updated: 10/19/2014
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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
      • Massage

      Suitability

      • Events Allowed
      • Groups
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
      • Singles
      • 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

      • 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

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

      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

      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

          • Audio Tape Player
          • Books
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Radio
          • Satellite / Cable:

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

          • Stereo
          • Television
          • Video Library:

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

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Caves
          • Churches
          • Duty Free Shops
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Rain Forests
          • Restaurants
          • Volcano
          • Waterfalls

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Lake View
          • Mountain View

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Paragliding
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Swimming
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Wind-Surfing

          Communication / Internet

              • Fax

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Alarm Clock
              • Alarm System
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access:

                Provided both via Ethernet Router or WiFi...moreless

              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

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

              • 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

              • Garage:

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

              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                Top quality linens and towels provided....moreless

              • Living Area
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • PC
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Printer
              • Safe
              • Scanner
              • Security System
              • Shampoo
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • 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

              Kitchen

              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker
              • 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

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • 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

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator:

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

              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Towels
              • Binoculars
              • 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

              • Deck Furniture
              • Gated Community
              • Inflatable Boat
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Large Cooler
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Porch Furniture
              • Raft
              • Small Cooler
              • Terrace
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Yard

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool:

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

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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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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                      Location

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

                      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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                      Photos

                      • 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!

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

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

                      • 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.

                      • 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!

                      • 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.

                      • 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 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.

                      • Rainbow over Casa Gavilan!

                        Rainbow over Casa Gavilan!

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                      Date last modified - Sunday, October 19, 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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