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Cozy 3BR Home on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano

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Last updated: 12/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
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La Fortuna house description

Villa Millon just 7 km from Valcono Arenal, 675m above sea level overlooking the volcano, rainforest, and pastures. Front floor to ceiling windows, provide an impressive view of Volcano Arenal. Wake to the sound of howler monkeys and wildlife.
OVERVIEW:
Villa Millon just 7 km from Valcono Arenal, 675m above sea level overlooking the volcano, rainforest, and pastures. Front floor to ceiling windows, provide an impressive view of Volcano Arenal. Wake to the sound of howler monkeys and wildlife.
Six people can live comfortably in this beautiful home in its beautiful location. Three bedrooms including a 2013 addition of a beautiful master bedroom.
The home has 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms: One Bedroom accommodating a King, One a Queen, and one with two twin beds that are easily transformed into a King if necessary, with our comfortable memory foam topper. The living area is large and spacious with a full sofa, loveseat and chair, a 42' flat screen TV, with a DVD player as well as a HDMI connected Roku box which will connect you with any internet TV providers you wish, already set up with Neflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon accounts. House is equipped with High Speed Internet and WIFI. The kitchen is fully equipped full-sized fridge, gas stove, microwave, blender and coffee maker. Centered in the spacious kitchen/great room is an L shaped bar for you to relax and enjoy the view of the Volcano while having cocktails or just hanging out to be together in the cooking experience. If it is a sit down meal that you prefer, then you will enjoy the beautiful custom made dining table that accommodates 6.
The Master BR also has a flat screen TV with Roku and its own private bath.
All beds are equipped with orthopedic mattresses.

THE ARENAL REGION AND LOCAL ACIVITIES:
The region of Arenal, Costa Rica centers itself around Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano. Located approximately 14 miles outside of La Fortuna, a popular tourist town, the charming Village of El Castillo awaits you with everything you need to enjoy luxury and relaxation and still see the 'real' Costa Rica. Although tucked away and private, Castillo is also home to The Butterfly Conservatory, Snake Zoo, The National Park Arenal 1968, and a diverse selection of restaurants.
If action and adventure are what you are looking for, Sky Trek, the largest zip line over the Canopy in Costa Rica as well as hanging bridges and sky tram, are located right in our village! There are horseback tours to scenic waterfalls, or kayaking on the lake. There are also repelling and many organized nature hikes and tours that center around the volcano. If you like to push yourself, there are also off road bicycle tours in the hills around El Castillo as well as guided hiking tours through the rain forest. In and on the way to La Fortuna you can find White Water Rafting, a number of hot springs pools facilities, ATV tours, and many other adventures.
After your exciting days of adventure you can leave the fast pace of tourism and go back to your home in El Castillo, traveling through tunnels of rain forest and the beautiful countryside in and around the beautiful village of El Castillo. There you can relax and listen to the Howler Monkeys and enjoy a leisurely dinner and sit outside (or inside) and enjoy the pleasant breezes all the while relaxing in a tropical forest, enjoying the wonderful view, the wildlife and the quiet country atmosphere.
After a wonderful night's sleep in the comfort of custom made beds and orthopedic mattresses, you will awaken to the singing of hundreds of different species of birds and in the background, the howler monkeys sing their own morning song. Just a short walk across the street you will find a beautiful river for your swimming enjoyment and there are several local waterfalls that can be accessed by horse or hike A bird watchers' paradise and a relaxing retreat for nature lovers young and old. Villa Millon is the place to go when you want to get off the beaten path of tourism and explore.

TRANSPORTATION:
Car: Recommended 4WD
There is public transit both from the airports to La Fortuna and from La Fortuna to El Castillo and Villa Millon and various activities. Please call us for more information on the alternative transportation options.

TRAVEL DIRECTONS:
From San Jose, take the Panamerican Highway to San Ramon, exit when you see the sign directing you to San Ramon and drive through the town of San Ramon following the signs of the Arenal volcano route. You will go through Bajo Rodriguez, La Tigra, Chachauga and then finally to La Fortuna. We suggest that you use a GPS mapping and routing system. Also the WAZE App for your cell phone works very well. When you pick up your car, enter La Fortuna and select the police station as your destination in your GPS router. Go west out of La Fortuna entering El Castillo as your destination in your GPS router. Upon arriving in El Castillo turn left through the village proper and continue up the hill approximately 1km. There are two stone pillars at the end of the drive holding a gate to the property on the right. You can write me at pdavis0429@gmail.com or call 1-303-915-0568 go get more detailed directions to the house.

DIRECTIONS TO EL CASTILLO FROM LA FORTUNA:

When you get to La Fortuna go west through the town and pass Tabacon on your right, then go a few more miles (about 4) until you see a tiny little police station on your right..you will take a left there onto a dirt road. Go 3 or 4 miles until you get to an intersection (T) where you must take a left or right. You will see a lot of signs directing you to different places in El Castillo. You will take a left. Go another few miles until you go over a small bridge and take your next right...at more signs. Keep going straight. You will pass the Sky Trek and continue to follow the road for a few miles, keep driving until you go over another small bridge. The first left after this bridge is the entrance to our village. Go through the village proper and then up the hill and you will pass the Serpentarium, then the Butterfly Conservatory (the house is approximately 600 meters from here)..continue going up and you will see Essence Arenal on the right. You will pass two streets on your right and then your house is the 6th house on the right. There are two stone pillars at the end of the drive holding a gate to the property. Please call us when you arrive in La Fortuna and either myself or our caretaker will meet you there. If for some reason we miss each other there will be a key in a combination lockbox. Please call me at (303)915-0568 for the combination.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 years old...moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Village:

                El Castillo a small village within 2km of Volcano Arenal...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rock Climbing
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Full size gas oven...moreless

              Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    One road bike and One Off road bike. If you wish to use them we will need $2,500 in insurance coverage in case of damage. Ask your local Guest Relations person to get them for you....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Carteblanche
                  • Dinersclub
                  • Discover
                  • Eurocard
                  • Jcb
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Jan 16 - May 8, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $175
                  $1,050 $4,000

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Green Season
                  May 9 - Aug 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $150
                  $900 $3,300

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Off Season
                  Sep 1 - Nov 1, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $125
                  $850 $3,000

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  High Season 2
                  Nov 2 - Dec 5, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $175
                  $1,100 $4,200

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Holidays
                  Dec 6 - Jan 15, 2016
                  2 night min stay
                  $195

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $175
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Cleaning Fee $45
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  These rates are for up to 4 people. Each additional person is 25.00 per night per person.

                  Rates are subject to change.

                  security deposit and prop damage protection required

                  Holiday rates are 195.00 per night plus 25.00 for each additional person over four.

                  cleaning fee 45.00

                  Transaction Fee from 2.5% to 3.75%


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                  Last updated: 12/21/2014
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                  Location

                  95 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Jose or Liberia
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Howlers
                  10 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  142
                  350 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Balcon Castillo

                  Car: Recommended

                  2km from Volcano Arenal - Fantastic View

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About: I am an accountant and live in Colorado. My favorite places to travel are Costa Rica - beautifully country and love the people, and Italy. I love being active and love to travel. I fell in love with Costa Rica - Specifically the Arenal Area as El Castillo is approximately 2000 feet above sea level in the rain forest where the temperature is moderate 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit with cooling breezes and beautiful countryside. I cannot live without bicycling, skiing, my friends, my husband, books and Television - Almost but not necessarily in that order. The most unforgettable book that I have ever read is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. I love the Ender series by Orson Scott Card. My favorite adventure and espionage writer is Nelson Demille because he interjects humer into his main characters. I loved the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon about life in Scotland during its revolt with England and the early days of the settlement of America all combined with time travel. Two of my most favorite travel destinations are Italy and Costa Rica and when I go I like to join bicycling tours and see the country by bike. One of my favorite book series and movies was the Hunger Games. I loved the movies Top Gun and also Knights Tale and I mustn't forget The Princess Bride. I am still a rock music enthusiast as it is very good listening for Biking, skiing and rollerblading. I also like Pucini Operas. I have to confess that I am a gluttin for carbs which I must reduce at my age and have gotten into juicing. My favorite juice is Banana, green grapes, Orange, pineapple, spinach, slice of lime and crushed ice. As your Airbnb host I will provide you with a cozy environment that I would live in (and I have). I supplied and decorated the house in a style and comfort pleasing to me as if I were to live there. The renting of my vacation home is a work in progress, and I am open to any and all suggestions because my aim is to ensure my guest's comfort and enjoym

                  Why La Fortuna:
                  I came to CR with a friend in January of 2012. I had been to Costa Rica before and had to come back. We stayed in El Castillo at another property nearby and looked into purchasing a property. I fell in love with this house the moment I saw it With it's fantastic view of the Volcano Arenal, and rolling hills and pasture land, and it's location in the village - very country and nestled in with the locals. Also there are many, many adventures within 1, 2, 3, and 5 kilometers of the house. The house is spacious and very cozy.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  This home is a 3 bdrm home located in the village of El Castillo. There are many things to see and do and the views are beautiful. The region of Arenal, Costa Rica centers itself around Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano. Located approximately 14 miles outside of La Fortuna, a popular tourist town, the charming Village of El Castillo awaits you with everything you need to enjoy luxury and relaxation and still see the 'real' Costa Rica. Although tucked away and private, Castillo is also home to The Butterfly Conservatory, Snake Zoo, The National Park Arenal 1968, and a diverse selection of restaurants. If action and adventure are what you are looking for, Sky Trek, the largest zip line over the Canopy in Costa Rica as well as hanging bridges and sky tram, are located right in our village! There are horseback tours to scenic waterfalls, or kayaking on the lake. There are also repelling and many organized nature hikes and tours that center around the volcano. If you like to push yourself, there are also off road bicycle tours in the hills around El Castillo. In and on the way to La Fortuna you can find White Water Rafting, a number of hot springs pools facilities, ATV tours, and many other adventures. At Villa Millon, you are on your own so sit back and enjoy your privacy and freedom. Should you need any information or assistance, there is a telephone in the house and numbers provided for you to contact with your questions or concerns. After your exciting days of adventure you can leave the fast pace of tourism and go back to your home in El Castillo, traveling through tunnels of rain forest and the beautiful countryside in and around the beautiful village of El Castillo. There you can relax and listen to the Howler Monkeys and enjoy a leisurely dinner and sit outside (or inside) and enjoy the pleasant breezes all the while relaxing in a tropical forest, enjoying the wonderful view, the wildlife and the quiet country atmosphere.


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                  Photos

                  • Front view of the house at Sunset

                    Front view of the house at Sunset

                  • View out front door when cloud hanging in valley

                    View out front door when cloud hanging in valley

                  • Wide Angle view of Master Suite

                    Wide Angle view of Master Suite

                  • King suite bathroom

                    King suite bathroom

                  • Queen bedroom

                    Queen bedroom

                  • Living Room in wide angle

                    Living Room in wide angle

                  • Dining table view to the kitchen/bar

                    Dining table view to the kitchen/bar

                  • Dining area overlooking the living room and front entrance way

                    Dining area overlooking the living room and front entrance way

                  • Main bathroom

                    Main bathroom

                  • Dining Area Showcasing Woodwork

                    Dining Area Showcasing Woodwork

                  • View through front door - Volcano cloud covered

                    View through front door - Volcano cloud covered

                  • Butterfly taken at Conservatory - Have been seen in yard also

                    Butterfly taken at Conservatory - Have been seen in yard also

                  • View of Volcano through front door

                    View of Volcano through front door

                  • King suite

                    King suite

                  • Master Suite - door to patio

                    Master Suite - door to patio

                  • King Suite bathroom

                    King Suite bathroom

                  • Twin Bedroom

                    Twin Bedroom

                  • Main living area with beautiful view of the Volcano

                    Main living area with beautiful view of the Volcano

                  • Bar, kitchen, Queen Bedroom - Sorry, missed the cord plugged in

                    Bar, kitchen, Queen Bedroom - Sorry, missed the cord plugged in

                  • Master Suite showcasing woodwork

                    Master Suite showcasing woodwork

                  • Shower in main bath

                    Shower in main bath

                  • Yes this is a butterfly taken at the Conservatory - Have been seen in yard

                    Yes this is a butterfly taken at the Conservatory - Have been seen in yard

                  • Volcano taken through front door

                    Volcano taken through front door

                  • Volcano from front of house

                    Volcano from front of house

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

                  $125 - $195 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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