Bird Watchers Ultimate!
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Nuevo Arenal condo description
This spacious condo is comfortable and secure, with the finest amenities anywhere on Arenal, and faces the largest Montezuma Oropendola hanging-nest bird colony in Costa Rica! It's an incredible sight and experience to behold. In 2012, the Oropendolas built 122 of their 4-6' hanging nests high in a tree 50' from the condo's front door! This year, in 2013, the birds are building their nests in lower branches of the tree, which means they'll literally be right out the windows and doors of the condo.
The Oropendola's sounds and calls are among the most impressive of any birds. The males stay all year. They have a distinctive call, a resonant gurgling, bubbling series of ascending notes that it makes as it tips upside down and flaps out its wings. The call is far-reaching, liquid and melodious - an impressive display to attract females in a promiscuous colony where females outnumber the males by five to one. This colony has many alpha and beta males, and scores of females.
The females arrive in January and stay to August. A large colorful bird, the Oropendolas have amazing social habits, and make sounds through the day that delight. You even hear their wings flap as they fly. Watch the birds build their nests in a very social and cooperative way. Watch the competitions among the males, and how they fledge and protect their young. You can see it all from two covered front porches, and even from the master bed too. The Oropendolas will mesmerise you and stimulate your senses. People rave about how they can sit and watch them for hours. And not just the Oropendolas. With so hundreds of mature fruit trees and flowering plants in Rainbow Bay Estates, unrivaled quantities of birds are attracted. The condo enjoys frequent howler and white-faced monkey visits too.
The condo is clean, airy and comfortable. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. It sits the furthest down in the subdivision, for privacy, security and more nature.
Just 50' behind the condo's back door is a peaceful member's area with lounge chairs around a large pool, a barbecue area, two tennis courts (one covered), and a clubhouse with a library, ping-pong and fitness equipment. There is also a protected private dock that's ideal for swimming from, with no lake creatures to fear. The comfortable year-round lake temp is 76 degrees.
Very private and secure, the condo is 2 miles west of Nuevo Arenal, one of Costa Rica's finest little towns. The town has many stores and restaurants, plus other restaurants and attractions closely on the lake road. All in all, the condo enjoys one the finest weather micro-climates in all of Costa Rica. It's a 25 mile easy drive to the volcano, commercial hot springs and canopy tours on the east end of the lake.
This is the largest condo in the subdivision, and the only condo that directly faces the Oropendola colony. If you're into birds, this is a bird watchers ultimate.
- 2000 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Limited Accessibility
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- Master bedroom faces the Oropendolas
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Ping Pong Table
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fly Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Freshwater Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
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Luxury Unique Bird Watching Home
Luxury Unique Bird Watching Home
What a unique experience staying at this amazing home! Driving into Rainbow Bay Estates we were at ah with how well manicured the landscaping was. It was like you entered some secret little world;-) At the house we loved watching and listening to the birds build their large hanging nest from the front porch! It really makes for a tropical feel right outside your door;-) The house is classified as a condo but it truly feels like a house. It is 2 stories with a garage and with its 2,000 plus square footage it was very roomy. The master bedroom has it's own balcony that faces the lake and the tree with the hanging nest. The large master bathroom is amazing with its huge tile shower and glass blocks! Aside from the house there is a swimming pool that is shared with only one other condo and a dock on Lake Arenal! This made for good swimming any time of the day;-) If you are thinking about staying a Arenal but want to stay away from all the tourist chaos we strongly recommend this home! I is a short 30 minute drive to everything Arenal has to offer.
- Guest mvmovies (Kirkland WA)
- Date of stay 02/20/13
- Review Submitted 03/04/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
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Nov 22 - Nov 27, 2014
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Stays longer than one week are negotiable
50% on booking and 50% two weeks before check-in. Also a $100 refundable damage deposit.
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- Nearest Airport: LIR Liberia International Airport at 90 Miles
Year Purchased: 2003
Why the Owner Chose Nuevo Arenal:
Rainbow Bay on Lake Arenal is one of the finest spots anywhere in Costa Rica. It enjoys the best micro-weather climate on Lake Arenal - protected from the wind with more sun. It also has easy access to amenities and town. Rainbow Bay Estates is the finest subdivision on Lake Arenal, with also the best lake access and tennis.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
With scores of mature fruit trees, and hundreds of flowering decorative plants on the its grounds, Rainbow Bay Estates attracts an amazing diversity of wildlife, especially birds. There are hundreds of species in the area, and the bird sounds at this condo are unrivalled. The Montezuma Oropendola is one of the most amazing birds to observe - for its unique social behaviour, nest building prowess, and most of all for its sounds. Time spent in this condo will astound.
- Primary: (303) 883-6195 (Colorado, USA)
Aromatic cedar finishes
King bed with bird views
Member's area right behind condo
Tree with nests by condo
Large comfortable living room
Large airy condo
Hanging nest clump by condo
Females building nest foundations
Covered tennis 120' behind condo
Deluxe queen beds in 2 bedrooms
2nd Floor hallway
Average 76 degree lake temps
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