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Private Retreat with Volcano Views; Be as Busy or Relaxed as You Want

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Last updated: 10/20/2014

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Nuevo Arenal house description

Newly-built home just purchased in 250-acre secure, gated estate development with only 23 lots. Not all lots have homes yet, so quiet and private.

High quality construction with granite counter tops in kitchen/bathrooms, built-in stove in island, stainless appliances, tiled floors. Each bedroom has own private full bath (guest bedroom has shower, master has shower/tub). Perfect for 2 couples, each with own space.

Large central, open living/dining/kitchen area, with sliding doors out to large covered deck. All rooms and deck with volcano views.

Includes satellite TV, DVD, local phone with internet. 2 acres of property to explore, which is fronted by a river bordered by jungle which contains a selection of native animals, birds and plants, including monkeys (which we haven't seen in our brief stays there, but have been seen by other residents). We have done some landscaping on the property, and have plans for much more.

10 kms (6 miles) to charming and friendly town of Nuevo Arenal where all basic necessities can be purchased. Note: road is not paved; four-wheel drive recommended (contributes to the privacy of the development, but close enough that it's not remote).

Local attractions include La Fortuna (where episodes of 'The Batchelor' were filmed), healing hot springs, Monteverde cloud forest (one of the few places where the mystical Quetzal bird can be found), world-class wind-surfing nearby on Lago Arenal, all withing 1 to 1 1/2 hours on paved road and 2 hours to Pacific beaches (Coco, Hermosa, Panama). Lesser-known local attractions include the ancient Venado caves, which are partially open to the public, the small Lago Cote, where local native tribes still practice healing and other rituals, and which is rumoured to be the landing place for extraterrestrial visitors.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • INTERNET ACCESS: We have purchased a cheap phone with a USB connector, which is left in a drawer in the kitchen. You can easily purchase additional minutes at several stores in town, although it may have some remaining minutes. Costa Rica is converting to 4G network, but on our last visit, were still on a 3G network, so the internet works more slowly than you may be accustomed to. The phone can also be used for calls - all of Costa Rica is a local call - PLEASE, NO LONG DISTANCE CALLS ON THIS PHONE....moreless


              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Caves
              • Forests
              • Rain Forests
              • Volcano

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View:

                Stunning views of World famous Arenal volcano from windows and patio. Beautiful vistas of rolling hills and green spaces....moreless

              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people


              • Internet:

                SEE COMMENTS BELOW...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine


              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen


              • Deck / Patio:

                Glassed in area for shelter from wind & rain...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden


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              from 4 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season
              Dec 1 - May 31, 2015
              1 night min stay
              $400 $1,200
              Green Season
              Jun 1 - Nov 30, 2015
              1 night min stay
              $320 $975
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • Taxes Included


              $250 refundable damage deposit required.

              50% rental deposit upon booking; remainder one month prior to rental period.

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              80 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Liberia - approx 2 hrs; San Jose - 3 hrs
              6 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Moya's Place
              100 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Coco Beach

              Car: Necessary

              DIRECTIONS AND DRIVING TIPS: Our house is in a gated development in the hills approximately 10 km outside the town of Nuevo Arenal. There is a gatehouse at the entrance to the development, and I will have the house key as well as the gate opener left there for you to pick up when you arrive. If possible can you let me know your planned arrival and departure times?

              For directions, I will provide in two ways. I would recommend you rent a GPS (or take your own, loaded with a Costa Rica map), since there are NO street addresses in Costa Rica, so for an outsider, a GPS is extremely helpful.

              The coordinates of the gate/guard house at Bella Vista are N 10 31' 18.3'; W 84 49' 15.4'. When you enter the development, proceed along the road, and you will come to a corner with a turn to the right - don't take the turn, keep going straight. Once past this turn, the first house on the right is your destination. (Coordinates are N 10 31' 05.3'; W 84 49' 09.4'). You may want to go on Mapipedia to find and check these coordinates.

              I'll also provide road directions: The main corner in the town of Nuevo Arenal has a new office building on one corner, a gas station, a public hall, and an open field with a bus stop on other corners.You need to proceed on the gravel road (between the public hall and open field). Continue along this road for approx 6-8 kms. There are turn-offs, but don't take any - stay on this road. At 6-8kms, you will come to a road that exits off to the right, with a sign for Bella Vista on the right. (It's facing the wrong way, so you can miss it if you don't check carefully). Turn right down this road, proceed for a short distance, past one or two private gated properties, and you will arrive at the entrance to Bella Vista. Call out to the residents in the gatehouse (or blow your horn) and the folks there will give you the keys.

              With these two methods to find our house, you should not have a problem. Just a word of caution - the roads in Costa Rica are not the same as here - and you will be travelling a rough road through beautiful, but remote landscape. It will take much longer to travel the 8-10 kms than it does here. After a few trips, we have become very accustomed to the road (especially my wife!), but it may seem challenging at first. Go slow and drive around the potholes - it is quite acceptable to drive on the opposite side of the road to avoid them.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2013

              About the owner: Owners are Canadian couple, professional accountant and teacher. Nearing retirement, we wanted a property we could enjoy ourselves for part of the year, and rent out for the remainder.

              Why the Owner Chose Nuevo Arenal:
              Visited Costa Rica three times and came to appreciate the beauty, diversity of the country, and the welcoming, helpful attitude of its citizens, the 'Ticos'. Didn't want a typical beach location, but something with more connection with the native residents, while still having access to certain conveniences. Lake Arenal area met these requirements.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Moderate consistent year-round weather, beautiful, green rolling hills, close to major attractions (Monteverde cloud forest, Arenal volcano, world class windsurfing, etc), and growing popularity with expats and tourists. Just enough 'out of the way' that it likely won't get over-crowded, but still easily accessible.

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              Speaks: english



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              • Entrance


              • Guest bathroom

                Guest bathroom

              • Vista 1

                Vista 1

              • Dining/kitchen


              • Guest bedroom

                Guest bedroom

              • Living area

                Living area

              • Vista 2

                Vista 2

              $50 - $60 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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              Minimum stay: 1 nights
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              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 10/20/2014
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