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

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Last updated: 08/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • There is an internet stick and a phone in the top left kitchen drawer (please leave here upon departure). INTERNET ACCESS: We have purchased a newly-introduced (Feb/15) internet USB stick, which can be rented for $10 (unlimited minutes). Note that this will allow access for one user at a time. 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. There is also an inexpensive phone which can be used for calls - all of Costa Rica is a local call - PLEASE, NO LONG DISTANCE CALLS ON THIS PHONE. You can purchase minutes cheaply for the phone at several stores in Nuevo Arenal. Moya's restaurant, across from the gas station in town is a great place to eat or just relax with a drink. They speak English, and can help you with questions about the town and local activities....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Forests
  • Rain Forests
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • 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
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Internet:

    SEE COMMENTS BELOW...moreless

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Lawn / Garden
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
Jun 1 - Nov 30, 2015
1 night min stay
$50
$320 $975

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $46 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $33 Nightly

High Season 15-16
Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2015
1 night min stay
$75
$450 $1,350

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $64 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $45 Nightly

Holiday Season 15-16
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2016
2 night min stay
$100
$600 $2,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $86 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $67 Nightly

High Season, 2016
Jan 4 - May 31, 2016
1 night min stay
$75
$450 $1,350

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $64 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $45 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

$300 refundable damage deposit required.

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


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Last updated: 08/08/2015
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Location

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. THE KEY TO THE HOUSE WILL BE LEFT UNDER THE MAT AT THE ENTRANCE DOOR. If the key is not there, please go to the gatehouse at the entrance to the development, and I will have the house key 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 second house on the right (pink/orange stucco with green roof) is your destination. (Coordinates are N 10 31' 05.3'; W 84 49' 09.4').

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 9.5 kms (5.9 miles) from the corner in town. There are turn-offs, but don't take any - stay on this road. At 9.5 kms, you will come to a T-intersection, where the main road bends off to the left. There's a sign for Bella Vista on the right. (you need to check carefully - it's a tall sign supported on two posts, very weathered, with some of the lettering missing, and facing the wrong way - Pura Vida! - so you can easily miss it). 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.

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 where you live - 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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  • Dining/kitchen

    Dining/kitchen

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Laundry room

    Laundry room

  • Entrance

    Entrance

  • Guest bathroom

    Guest bathroom

  • Approaching our house - pink with green roof (note-a new house is now in front)

    Approaching our house - pink with green roof (note-a new house is now in front)

  • View from deck.

    View from deck.

  • Vista 1

    Vista 1

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