Hacienda Toad Hall Villa
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Arenal villa description
This Luxury 2 bedroom 2 bath Villa at the Hacienda comes fully equipped with everything you need for the perfect vacation . A perfect place for families!
The Villa has a custom fully equipped kitchen, indoor & outdoor living and dining areas with amazing views of both the Lake and Jungle.The Villa is upstairs from the beautiful Infinity Pool overlooking both the Lake and Jungle.
The master suite (Caballo Suite) has a Queen feather top bed ,walk in shower , venitian plaster walls,living area and small kitchen.
The second suite (Lago Suite) in the Villa is also very unique with two twin beds and an additional small room which can handle another twin if needed (perfect for the nanny). This suite has it’s own mini-bar as it is attached to the other upstairs suite but has it’s own separate entrance. Perfect for the kid's!!!
Both the Caballo Suite and the Lago Suite can be rented separately as a single unit or together for more than two.
The Villa is perfect for a family , 2 friends or just a couple off for a romantic get away (as this suite can be rented alone along with others see our other VRBO listing#399202 or Homeaway#967277
It is important to note that the pool is shared by all 3 units .
Let me start by saying that we purchased this property in May. My partner has had a business in San Jose for approximately 15 years and we finally decided to move to CR in May. I am an interior architect and designer who specialized in resorts and I have built many many over the last 25 years.
After the move, I found myself sitting in this beautiful place and wanted a project so we found "Toad Hall" and it truly is world famous.It is still in all the guide books, on all the high way signs and in the GPS I am not completely sure what happened to the previous owner , I am told he was very ill and abandoned the place to go back to the states. When that happened after 2 years the place was stripped, completely. There was no plumbing, no electric, no doors or windows , no roof and the interior was completely demolished. The place had magic though and was completely delightful to be at. Surrounded by the jungle with a stunning view of the lake and history. The main "hacienda" building was originally a cowboy bunk house (We found and restored the original shutters) and the basic structure more than enchanting. There is a wonderful Tienda (general store and gallery) restaurant and plans for a bar. So , I drew all the plans, got all the permissos (no small feat), hired a crew and started building.
We have a wonderful staff, which includes a housekeeper for us as well as the luxury rental rooms, staff for the gift store, a live in gardener/guard, 2 maintenance men and an incredible property manager (Fernando).
The property consists of three separate buildings which include:
The Hacienda, stables with apartment above and the store/resteraunt with Jungle apartment above (see our other Vrbo# 399202 & Homeaway # 967277listings.
It is magical here. everyone loves this place. We are on the only road heading between La Fortuna and the beaches. To get from one to the other you must drive by our place and its so enchanting you have to stop and almost all do, whether to refill their cooler, have an ice cold beer , grab a bite and watch the antics of the jungle or just to pick up a piece of art or a souvenir from this special place. Our little community of La Union is REAL Costa Rica, you will see round ups of cattle going down the middle of the road or friends and family out enjoying the evening chatting away. In the night it's quite serene with little activity a perfect mix . Yet less than one hour away are great medical facilities, grocery stores, an airport, many many tourist attractions and a Volcano !
Keywords: House, Villa , boutique hotel, apartment, bungalo, casita, flat
- Vacation Rental
- Smoking Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- Computer Available
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Lake View
- Mountain View
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
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On a whim, we decided to hit up Arenal for a few days. Because it was last minute and the depth of the low season, we were scrambling to find a place to stay and emailed many we saw listed on VRBO. The owners of Toad Hall were very quick to respond and did with an emphatic "YES!" in regards to their willingness to ready the place for us. When we got there Lydia greeted us, gave us a tour of the grounds and answered all of our Arenal questions. While readying the kids for bed, we noticed a minor issue which Lydia and Jeff instantly solved by moving us to another room. From Toad Hall we walked to and swam in the lake, went to the volcano and Lydia even tipped us off to the warm springs the locals frequent (read: free), all of which were great. We have been in Costa Rica for five weeks and saw our first toucan and many other birds from our balcony. Their rooms are clean and stylish. They have all the amenities there, with a restaurant, a store and a pool and are centrally located. I highly recommend anyone traveling through that area to drop by for a stay, a dinner or simply a drink to take in the view.
- Guest Luke M (USA)
- Date of stay 09/16/12
- Review Submitted 09/20/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children.
If You Do Not Stay Here, You Are Making a Big Mistake!
If You Do Not Stay Here, You Are Making a Big Mistake!
OK....my full review of Toad Hall is too long to post, so it's on my blog at http://4fullers.weebly.com/blog.html I don't sell anything on my site or have any advertising. Just go there and read about how great Toad Hall is and how wonderful Jeff, Lydia and their staff are. The short version is this: Toad Hall is a terrific place to stay at a terrific price. Even more important, Jeff and Lydia will make you feel as if it's YOUR hotel and they work for you. In a day and age where we gripe about service and complain that no one cares anymore, Toad Hall will make you re-evaluate your opinion of what customer service can really be. They treated my kids as if they were their own. There is no better way to win my appreciation than by being nice to my kids. Go there, make sure to rent a car for convenience, and let Lydia, Jeff and their staff take care of you. You will not regret it.
- Guest ThomasCF (Illinois, United States)
- Date of stay 07/05/12
- Review Submitted 09/01/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
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The Villa is the 2 story building to the left in the photo - top floor
View from Kitchen
View from the bed !
The Lago Suite - Villa Arriba
The Villa Balcony
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Lago Suite - Villa Arriba
Lago Suite - Villa Arriba
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2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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