Finca Soñada, a Private Retreat.
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Arenal cabin description
Finca Soñada is a private retreat surrounded by nature, solitude, simplicity and beauty. The casita sits on 2.5 acres of land. This is a newly built home with a full kitchen,private bathroom, ceramic tile and hot water throughout. Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, three volcanoes, and Lake Arenal can be seen from the property. Gorgeous sunsets can be seen right from the casita!
Close to many of the Costa Rica sightseeing destinations and must do activities such as Monteverde National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park,Tabacon Hot Springs, Arenal Hanging Bridges, a large range of Pacific Coast beaches where deep sea fishing, surfing and snorkeling is available, canopy and zipline tours, horseback riding, canoing, white water rafting and windsurfing just to name a few. Our guests also have access to a nearby (1/8 of a mile)facility with an outdoor pool, as well as Arenal Lake swimming, fishing, boating.
Keywords: Cabin,Casita,House,Finca Sonada,Private,Lake View
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Mobile Phone
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Lake View
- Mountain View
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
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A Great Experience!!
A Great Experience!!
After traveling around Costa Rica for 6 weeks I really enjoyed my stay at Finca Sonada. The casita is set on beautiful grounds. It was nice to be able to walk around the property and enjoy the scenery, and the lovely views. The views include the lake, and 3 volcanoes. You definitely get a feeling of complete privacy. The casita is well designed and extremely comfortable. There are plenty of windows, a full kitchen, comfortable furniture and nice decor. They have a great shower with hot water. The owners have a folder of useful information for destinations and local activities. You can get taxi's to pick you up at the house and take you to Tilaron the nearby town. It's a lovely town to walk around in and get a true feel for the Tico lifestyle. There are many restaurants in the town as well as banks and grocery stores. Also there is a bus station in Tilaron from where can take buses to almost anywhere in the country. I took day trips to La Fortuna, Arenal, and an overnight trip to Manuel Antonio and La Playa de Tamarindo. As a solo female traveler I felt safe while staying at Finca Sonada and during all my excursions from there. The locals are very friendly. A cell phone is provided to all renters which is very convenient. All you have to do is pay for your own minutes. There is a local property manager, Laura, who is multilingual, extremely friendly and helpful. She can assist you with any questions that may arise. After traveling and staying at many places, I have found Finca Sonada to be the best value I experienced. The rental rate Marie and Ed have are extremely reasonable for the casita. My only complaint is the weather was quite windy and rainy while I was there. But my experience was so favorable I plan on returning again during the dry season. - A satisfied customer :)
- Guest Ariel
- Date of stay 11/21/11
- Review Submitted 04/21/12
My husband and I really enjoyed staying at Finca Soñada, the location is breathtakingly lovely, with gorgeous views of Lake Arenal a short walk from the house and total privacy. You are really tucked away in nature there, with just the cows as your neighbors. The house is really cute and clean, with lovely furnishings. The property managers, Margie and Olman, are great. They helped us so much, and made our stay a true pleasure. The local town, Tilaran, is a great base point for exploring the area, and has all the services required, plus lots of Tico fare. We loved it, and would definitely return. Thanks Marie and Ed!
- Guest Naomi9 (New City, NY)
- Date of stay 03/07/10
- Review Submitted 03/07/10
Finca Sonada is a lovely escape. It seems very remote, but it's actually close to a major road and bus route. For a quick meal, cold beer, and wi-fi, you can just walk down the road. Lots of cows and toucans...A howler monkey lived in a nearby tree, and even though we only saw him once, we heard him every day! For beautiful views of mountains, pastures, and Lake Arenal, just take a short walk in either direction. Also, the property managers are fantastic and extraordinarily helpful. One caution: I recommend avoiding the windy season (December through March), unless you're a windsurfer, because the wind and storms can be intense. Also, because the bus schedule can be difficult and you're in a rural location, renting a car is almost necessary.
- Guest Jenna Hammerich (Iowa City, IA)
- Date of stay 01/31/10
- Review Submitted 01/31/10
Owner response: The weather during Jenna's and Eric's stay was unusually harsh. It is not usually this rainy or windy at this time of year. In fact, it is not even considered the rainy season in January. If only we could control the weather, we would be sure every one of our renters had only sunshine!
$350.00/ Week (Double occupancy)/$700.00/Month Contact owner if extra guest(s) rate required. $450.00 /Week, Dec 12th to Jan 16 th./ $1000.00/Month To guarantee the reservation, 50% of total stay must be made. Remander of rental fee must be made seven (7) days before arrival. $175.00 security deposit is required at time of check in and will be returned upon checking out. If staying longer than one month, larger deposit will be required at time of check in.
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We have had a life long interest in Latin America and its culture. Our two grown children were adopted from Latin America as infants. We have traveled/lived extensively in Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras and Peru. When we travel, we like to get a true experience of the country and its people. We have designed and built our home in Costa Rica based on such principles....it is designed in the typical "tico" fashion, built by a local builder, using local hardwoods and other building materials such as tile floors and red tiled roof and we have used traditional, local colors. We feel that by designing the house in this way, we show respect to both the culture and traditions of Costa Rica as well as providing a true Costa Rican experience for our guests.
Why the Owner Chose Arenal:
Costa Rica is an amazing country! The local people are warm, friendly and very helpful. As a whole,Costa Ricans have an unbelievable love and respect for the natural resources of their country, including both animals and plants. Our plan is to retire in Costa Rica in a few years (not few enough, though!) and we are happy to share this amazing experience with other travelers when we are not able to be at Finca Soñada
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Finca Soñada is unique in that, when on the property, the only neighbors you will see are the beef and dairy cows in the surrounding pastures, the howler monkeys, iguanas, toucans and other birds, yet when you need to shop, go to the bank, eat out or use the internet, these places are only a short walk, bus ride or car drive away!
- Primary: (518) 428-1688
- Secondary: (518) 885-1488 (New York, USA)
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Welcome to Finca Soñada
A full kitchen so that you can cook as little or as much as you wish.
The living area provides a relaxing spot. Futon opens for additional guest.
Another view from the bedroom.
Local hardwoods are used throughout the casita.
One of the many views of nearby Lake Arenal from Finca Soñada
Another vibrant sunset from the casita. Enjoy with a cold drink from the fridge
The casita sits on 2.5 acres. You are able to walk freely around the property
Finca Soñada is nestled amidst the trees, yet only 300 meters from main road.
The casita has many screened windows for you to enjoy the birds from.
A firm, queen sized mattrass with plenty of pillows.
Full bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, and running hot water
Enjoy the day in our hammock!
The sunsets are truly amazing from the porch of the casita.
One of 3 volcano views from the property.
The howler monkeys and toucans live in the forest right next to the casita
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Date last modified - Friday, August 17, 2012
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