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Rainforest Eco-Cottage: Spectacular Views of Lake Arenal & the Volcano

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Encantada Guest House It's Simply Magical !

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Last updated: 07/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

La Fortuna cottage description

RATED AS EXCELLENT ON TRIPADVISOR AND IN OUR FIVE STAR REVIEWS!!!!!

ENCANTADA GUEST HOUSE: Comfortable, Sustainable, Eco-Friendly

IT'S NOT JUST A PLACE TO STAY, IT'S A PLACE YOU COME HOME TOO!

This Charming, 2 Bedroom Eco-Cottage, is located amongst the Rolling Green Hills of the Arenal Countryside, near the Rustic Village of El Castillo. Enjoy Mother Nature at her Very Best: with Beautiful Views, Peaceful Atmosphere, Abundant Wildlife and Privacy, Coupled with all the Comforts of Home. Mi Casa es Su Casa !

Encantada Guest House is Cozy & Inviting, a Perfect Place to Unwind After a Hard Day of Vacation Play! But Beware, Warm Breezes, Morning Song Birds, a Good Book and a Hammock...Could Derail Your Plans for the Day!

We are just 5-25 minutes from the Most Popular Adventure Activities: Ziplines, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs, Butterfly Gardens, Eco Zoo, National Park or Water Sports, plus all the basics in Restaurants and Small Markets are available in the Village.

WHY CHOOSE ENCANTADA?

Close to Adventure Activities
Free WiFi, Free Parking
Fully Screened Doors & Windows
On Demand Hot Water
Satellite TV & Classic DVD Library
Hammocks & Outdoor Seating
Site Manager & Personal Assistance
Ceiling Fans and Fresh Air Ventilation
2 Acres of Lush Tropical Gardens
Protected Rainforest Habitat.
Full Guest Kitchen with Extras
Free Tour Booking & Car Rental Assistance
Stunning Views of Lake Arenal & Volcano
Dependable Hydro Electric Power
Pure Mountain Spring Water on Tap
Birds, Monkeys, Toucans, Jungle Animals
Private, Peaceful, Relaxing, Secure
Eco Friendly, Green, Sustainable
Private Rainforest Hiking Trail
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One Great Price for up to 5 People in Your Group! (2 night min.)

Please Note: An 4x4 SUV or High Clearance Vehicle is Strongly Recommended due to Rough Road Conditions in the Arenal, Monteverde and Beach Areas!

Encantada Guest House
It's Simply Magical!

This is a NON SMOKING Property.




Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Concierge

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Hiking, Hammocks, Wildlife, Splash Pool in the creek...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            No Stairs, One Story, Large Shower with Small Curb...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking on the Property IS NOT allowed...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Service Animals Excepted...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Nude Beach
          • Alternative Lifestyle

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2

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          • Sunroom

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          • Queen Size Bed (1) Pillow Top Mattress with Memory Foam Topper, Double Bed (1) Pillow Top Mattress with Memory Foam Topper, Twin or Single Bed (1) Twin Mattress with Memory Foam Topper; Queen Size Air Bed also available ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Full Guest Kitchen with all the Basics and lots of Extras, Rice Cooker, Coffee Grinder, Crock Pot, Blender, Mixer, Bake ware, Food Processor. ...moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Private Chef or Catering of In Home Meals & Dinner Parties can be arranged for an additional fee....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            This is a Full Height but Half Size Refrigerator with a Freezer....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Dishes for 6 people, lots of utensils and extras....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Coffee, Sugar, Flour, Oil, Spices are provided....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            All The Basics, Plus Napkins & Paper Towels...moreless

          • Dining:

            Small Dining table for 4 plus 2 bar stools...moreless

          • Toaster:

            Toaster Oven & 2 Slice Toaster...moreless

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Covered Clothes Lines are available for Outdoor Drying. Laundry Service available...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            On site Laundry Service can be Arranged, There are also Clothes Lines Available....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Quality Cotton Towels, Hand Towels and Wash Cloths...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            High Thread Count Cotton, or Microfiber...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Uncovered next to the house...moreless

          • Living Room seats 6:

            Sun Room/ Living Room...moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking for Two Cars...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Coffee Maker, Iron, Crock Pot, Bender, Rice Cooker Toaster, Condiments, Coffee, Cooking Spices, Complimentary Tour Booking Service, WiFi, Tiki Torches, Window Screens, Alarm System, Dead Bolt Locks, Volcano Views, Covered Patios, Covered View Terrace, Hammocks, Memory Foam Mattress, Pillow Top Mattress, Room Safes, Candles, Ceiling Fans, Security Lights, Solar Lights, Dependable Hydro Electricity, Pure Fresh Spring Water, Herb Garden, Zen Garden, Cool Breezes, Very Close to Popular Costa Rica Tourist Attractions Like: Arenal Eco Zoo, Butterfly Conservatory, Sky Trek, ( Zip Lines) Sky Tram. Baldi Hot Springs, Tabacon Hot Springs, River Rafting, Rancco Margot and more. 4x4 or SUV VEHICLE SUGGESTED !...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                Scrabble, Cards, Dominoes, Cards, Etc...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Classic DVD Library available...moreless

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

                For Local Use Only, During your Stay and Contacting our Property Manager....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Cell phone for guest use, local calling only...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Not a Swimming Pool, but a Cool Shallow Splash Pool down at the Quebrada (Brook) Serene and secluded....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Covered with Double Hammock and Seating Areas and a Lovely Lookout ( Rancho) with beautiful views and a Dining Table....moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Large covered Viewing Platform or Mirador with Dining table, Seating & Hammock...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Charcoal or Gas Grill may be available for Guest Use....moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Village:

                    El Castillo Village is only 1 kilometer away with small markets, activities and restaurants...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Lake Arenal , Rio Gatos and The Quebrada...moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Peaceful and full of Birds & Wildlife...moreless

                  • Monument View:

                    Spectacular View of Arenal Volcano...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Arboretum
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Spelunking
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Laundromat
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Rafting
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Festivals
                  • Marina
                  • Ruins
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Green Season
                  May 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $145
                  High Season 1
                  Dec 1 - Dec 16, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $145
                  $1,015
                  Christmas Holiday
                  Dec 17 - Dec 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $165
                  $1,036
                  High Season 2
                  Jan 1 - Dec 16, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $145
                  $1,015
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $135

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning $40
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  You Will be Charged a Late Check-out Fee of $35 per hour, if you do not request or pre-arrange for a Late Check Out, with me!

                  We strongly suggest you rent a 4x4 vehicle in Costa Rica, as many of the roads are very rough, including ours, in places. Especially during the Rainy season.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 07/25/2014
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                  Location

                  90 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Jose
                  10 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  # 142
                  90 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Liberia
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Mama's Table, Fusion, Chill, Howlers

                  Car: Necessary

                  Relax: Take a Photo Safari to the Bottom of Our Private Rainforest Trail, Howler Monkeys, Toucans, Butterflies and Humming Birds, Enjoy a Nap in the Double Hammock, Watch A Sunset, Costa Rica is about Adventure, your vacation Rental should be fun! So just go do it -GO Ziplining, Hike, Birdwatching, Go fishing, Visit Lake Arenal, Go to The Hot Springs.

                  Other Fun Things to Do!

                  Thrill to the Fastest, Longest & Highest Zip Lines in Costa Rica, Experience a Sky Trek on Soaring Suspension Bridges or Fancy a Tranquil Glide Through the Jungle on a Sky Tram, Make a Run in the Sun on either of Costa Rica’s Best White Water Rafting Rivers, the Rio Frio and the Rio Toro, Try Kayaking or Windsurfing on Lake Arenal, Rent a Mountain Bike or Take an ATV Tour, Visit the Country’s Largest Butterfly Conservatory and their Beautiful Botanical Garden, Test Your Courage by Holding a 125 lb Python, at the Arenal Eco Zoo, Famous for its Serpentarium and Frog Garden.

                  Take a Lava Hike on the Famous 1968 Volcano Trail, Ride a Horse up to La Fortuna Waterfall, Marvel over the Rio Celeste, and Much More!.. Costa Rica..It's Pura Vida

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About the owner: Greetings from the owners, Marty & Nita Kemsley. We bought this Beautiful 2 acre property in 2006, with an eye toward early retirement and the dream of running a small eco-friendly, culturally pleasing B&B. However due to on going economic difficulties in the US, the grand scheme of our plan is now developing at a much slower pace than we had hoped for. The Casita, as an independent eco-rental, marks the completion of Phase One of our vision and Phase Two, will include a Spanish Colonial style Hacienda, with two additional upscale rental Cabinas. It will also feature, a Half Moon Infinity Swimming Pool with Volcano View, Hot Tub, More Landscaping and Further Road improvements. Your bookings are much appreciated and will move us ever closer to building the dream, one brick at a time! Pura Vida...There is nothing like it. The Casita is eco-friendy, we operate totally off the grid, using only natural herbicides, natural spring water and hydro-electric power. We are proudly carbon neutral and we strive to reduce, reuse and recycle.

                  Why the Owner Chose La Fortuna:
                  There is something both magical and captivating about the area of El Castillo, Adding a sunset or an active lava flow from the Arenal volcano makes it mesmerizing. Moving to Costa Rica is a calling and we were hooked on our very first trip.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  We very much enjoy being unplugged and at one with nature and the local community. Pura Vida, is more than a tag line, it is a way of life here. Hacienda Encantada, Costa Rica. It is simply magical!


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                  Speaks: english, spanish

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                  Photos

                  • Encantada Guest House
It's Simply Magical !

                    Encantada Guest House It's Simply Magical !

                  • Encantada Guest House Floor Plan

                    Encantada Guest House Floor Plan

                  • Our Well Stocked Kitchen

                    Our Well Stocked Kitchen

                  • Room One With Original Artwork

                    Room One With Original Artwork

                  • Room Two: With Original Artwork

                    Room Two: With Original Artwork

                  • Nap Time!

                    Nap Time!

                  • Spectacular Lake Arenal View

                    Spectacular Lake Arenal View

                  • Jardin Escondido

                    Jardin Escondido

                  • Our Rainforest Gem: Quebrada Encantada

                    Our Rainforest Gem: Quebrada Encantada

                  • Keel Bill Toucan, We also Have the Chestnut Mandible!

                    Keel Bill Toucan, We also Have the Chestnut Mandible!

                  • The Relaxing Rancho: Room with a View!

                    The Relaxing Rancho: Room with a View!

                  • Front Door  View From the Rancho

                    Front Door View From the Rancho

                  • Awesome Guest Kitchen

                    Awesome Guest Kitchen

                  • Room One:  Great Views! Triple

                    Room One: Great Views! Triple

                  • Room Two: Lake & Volcano Views Memory Foam Queen

                    Room Two: Lake & Volcano Views Memory Foam Queen

                  • Large Bath

                    Large Bath

                  • WiFi and Computer Space, with a Great View!

                    WiFi and Computer Space, with a Great View!

                  • Take Time for a Glass of Wine and Some Serenity!

                    Take Time for a Glass of Wine and Some Serenity!

                  • Front Door Garden

                    Front Door Garden

                  • Private Rainforest Trail: 105 Easy Steps

                    Private Rainforest Trail: 105 Easy Steps

                  • Back Yard Howlers

                    Back Yard Howlers

                  • Pura Vida at its Best!

                    Pura Vida at its Best!

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, July 24, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

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