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Spectacular Volcano and Lake Views, Modern Bali-Style House, Horses and More!

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Casa Karon nestled in the treetops

Casa Karon nestled in the treetops The amazing bench to sit and enjoy the views of the lake, mountains and jungle View from opposite side of amazing deck View of Casa Karon from in front of our custom-made hardwood gate The stairway entrance to the Casa Karon Beautiful formed fire pit, seats up to 15, for evening enjoyment Living room with angular windows ceiling high to take advantage of the views Living room with 20 ft tall ceiling and double sliding doors opening to the deck Living room with leather sofas, antique furniture and Persian rug The kitchen The kitchen Double vanity Over-sized slate shower with seat Bedroom number one, queen bed, sofa bed for children, sliding doors onto deck Bedroom number 2, full-size, volcano view One of the two large closets/desks made out of a beautiful local hardwood Our sweet horses, Chestnut and Daphne Stable with our horses Chestnut and Daphne Sunlit mountain range Spectacular cloud formations over the lake, viewed from the deck Misty afternoon view of Volcano Arenal Red dusk over Lake Arenal View of Lake Arenal from the deck Casa Karon's silhouette against the evening sky.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Nuevo Arenal house description

****SPECIAL START-UP PROMOTIONAL RATE $125 PER NIGHT*****

Come stay in a breathtaking new home, custom built to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings while still having every comfort. Enjoy views of the majestic volcano, the tranquil lake complete with wind turbines on the horizon, rolling pasture lands, and the lush rainforest.


The house is modern Bali-style architecture, and is brand new. Construction finished in 2013. It is a gorgeous combination of steel and sharp angles with natural stone and wood. The whole house is furnished with custom-made furniture and cabinets made from the most beautiful local hardwoods. The ceilings are vaulted and 20 feet high. There are two bedrooms, one with a view of the lake and mountains, the other with a view of the volcano. The bathroom has an oversize slate shower and double vanity. The kitchen is fully-equipped with new appliances, and we provide the basics- salt and pepper, paper towels, soap, etc. The living room has an oversize double sliding glass door which opens wide to give the sensation that the deck and the living room are one in the same. Without a doubt, the best feature of the house is the exotic wood bench and bar that runs along the entire length of the covered deck. Guests can sit and dangle their feet in the air with a drink or meal, and take in the majestic views below.


Also offered for your enjoyment are a brand-new hot tub, a beautiful fire pit with formed-benches, and an immense grill. Play with horse-shoes, badminton, or our dartboard. Try your skills with a kite or a Frisbee. If you just feel like staying in, we offer satellite TV, high-speed WiFi, a large selection of DVD’s, and board games.


A delicious continental breakfast will be provided daily. If you know you will be too (happily) weary to cook after a long day of sightseeing and adventures , we can provide a wholesome, home-style dinner for you at a reasonable cost. Plan ahead only please. A menu can be provided upon request.


The house is located in a spacious gated community 10 kilometers up the mountain on a country dirt road from the town of Nuevo Arenal. The road has just been fixed and is in good condition. A rental car is a must. The development is secluded, yet still close to town and all the local amenities. Being higher in elevation, you will always enjoy a fresher, crisper, breezier climate than 'down the mountain'- between 5-10 degrees difference on average. Unlike many beach areas in Costa Rica where it is always the same weather-hot and humid- here you can experience a refreshing mix of sunshine and heat with rain, clouds, mist, and cooler weather.


It is a perfect place to connect with nature. Our guests will enjoy the marvels of all the local wildlife right at their door-step. The call of the 'congos' swinging through the trees, gigantic toads, a myriad of brightly colored insects and butterflies, bromeliads growing all over the trees, exotic flowers. Bird watchers will be in heaven here in overlooking the treetops at the toucans, hawks, vultures, hummingbirds, parrots and more.
Our family lives on the property as well with our 3 large dogs. The two houses are separated completely, and we will never interfere, but are glad to be of any assistance if needed. We also have two young horses named Daphne and Chestnut. They are friendly and sweet. Curious visitors can learn what it takes to care for them in our stable.


When you venture out, we are a 15 minute drive to do some spelunking in the Venado Caves. La Fortuna is 45 minutes away where you can visit natural hot springs, go canopy jumping, horseback riding, four-wheeling, visit the snake and reptile zoo, indulge in a spa treatment and do some souvenir shopping. Other day trips will take you to magical waterfalls or the crystal-clear blue water of Rio Celeste. As a bonus, our guests may feel free to load up our 2 kayaks and go down to the boat launch in town, where they can explore Lake Arenal and look for artifacts along the shorelines. The entire area around Lake Arenal is a cyclist’s heaven, with excellent roads and trails to navigate.There are so many activities to enjoy in the area, and we are happy to help book activities and recommend our favorites.
Pura vida!


Property Type

  • 1147 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Dinner - Booking Possible
      • Breakfast - Included In Price
      • Catering Available

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome:

        Our sofa bed is the perfect size for kids...moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

      • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

        playpen available...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 double

        ...moreless

      • Opens out onto the deck by sliding glass door, 20 ft high ceiling with angular windows to ceiling. Lots of storage space in gorgeous hardwood closet and desk. ...moreless

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

        Over-sized slate shower with seating, double vanity ...moreless

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Pantry Items:

        The basics- salt and pepper, some spices, paper towels, soap, sponge, hand-towel, etc....moreless

      • Dining:

        Highchair available on request...moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:

        16...moreless

      • Stove
      • Refrigerator
      • Microwave
      • Oven
      • Toaster
      • Kitchen
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Coffee Maker
      • Child's Highchair

      Amenities

      • Heating:

        Space heaters for each bedroom and bathroom...moreless

      • Parking:

        Covered parking for rainy weather...moreless

      • Iron & Board
      • Living Room
      • Hair Dryer
      • Towels Provided
      • Linens Provided

      Entertainment

      • DVD Player
      • Television
      • Satellite / Cable
      • Games
      • Video Library
      • Video Games

      Communications

          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                2 that you may borrow to explore Lake Arenal...moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Sports & Activities
              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Family

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Arenal Volcano view as well as mountain range....moreless

              • Rural
              • Lake View

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Rafting
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • Basketball Court
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Spelunking
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Playground
                  • Churches
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • An Aazing Escape

                    An Aazing Escape

                    • Guest Jason and Family (San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua)
                    • Date of stay 01/31/14
                    • Review Submitted 03/12/14
                    What an amazing place. The place is clean, quiet, and has an amazing view. My family and I visited the hot springs. The host is wonderful and we enjoyed meeting them. We even had a birthday party for my son there. It was a wonderful opportunity to take a break from life and feel rejuvenated. I cannot wait to return.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

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                  • What a view !

                    What a view !

                    • Guest Richard C.
                    • Date of stay 12/24/13
                    • Review Submitted 01/23/14
                    Unfortunaly because of plane delay, we had to reach the house at night time. We did not see the area driving up there. The suprise was a blast when we look outside in the morning, a fantastic view of all the arenal lake and montains ! We spend 3 nights with our 3 teenagers and visit all the beautiful area that arenal has to offer. Our hosts were very nice and help us with activities and direction to reach them. Roads in Costa Rica are not easy ! Our only down side of this stay, it was not long enough. I would recommend at least 5 days.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

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                  • Amazing place!

                    Amazing place!

                    • Guest Francois J.
                    • Date of stay 12/27/13
                    • Review Submitted 01/16/14
                    We (family of 5) spent 8 nights in Kelly and Michael’s house in Dec/Jan 2014. It was amazing. The house is beautiful and very comfortable with breathtaking views of the lake. It has a fully equipped kitchen that was perfect to cook our family meals including New Year’s Eve dinner. The morning breakfast prepared by Kelly was delicious and a great start of the day. Kelly and Michael are incredible; very welcoming, really knowledgeable of the area and always willing to help. From the house, we were able to do a number of great day trips from La Fortuna to the northern part the country: zip lining, hot springs, kitesurfing, kayaking (thank you for lending us your kayaks), hiking and boat rides in Cano Negro wild life refuge. We also visited National Parks including the beautiful Rio Celeste area.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, pet owners.

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                  • Incredibly breathtaking!

                    Incredibly breathtaking!

                    • Guest nicool (Canada)
                    • Date of stay 10/11/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/28/13
                    We have nothing but amazing things to say about this place, the owners, the view, and the town! Even more amazing - we stumbled upon this diamond in the rough only by the hand of fate! My boyfriend and I were driving through a really rough unpaved road, and got stuck. After hours of trying to get free, we wandered through a field and met Michael, the owner, who helped us get unstuck. He invited us back to his place for beers, and only after a few did we realize we had to find a place to stay that night - which was when Michael told us about the rental. We were sold before even seeing the room, as the hospitality, and the view, were already enough to tell us this was where we should stay! The guest house is absolutely beautiful, two rooms, and a kitchen of its own. Breakfast was fresh bread and fruit, baked by his lovely wife Kelly. Their daughter was an absolute joy, and their 3 dogs, although big, are all very loveable. There's enough privacy if you're looking for that type of vacation, but once you meet Michael and Kelly, you'll be making lifelong friends! We only spent one night, but there was a LOT to do in this area of Costa Rica, but the house is up the hill so you are away from all of the commotion! Highly recommend this place, and we will definitely be back - but taking the safer road to get to them!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

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                  • Wonderful Stay!!

                    Wonderful Stay!!

                    • Guest Robin M.
                    • Date of stay 07/24/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/12/13
                    I cannot say enough wonderful things about Casa Karon! The house was beautiful, pristine, and comfortable in every way. The views of Lake Arenal, the volcano, and the surrounding countryside were breathtaking. My lovely hosts were incredible! They served me a delicious, homemade breakfast in the mornings and helped me do and see everything that I wanted to experience while I was in the area. I was treated like family, and without them, my visit to the area would not have been the same. I highly recommend Casa Karon to anyone and look forward to coming back as soon as possible!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

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                  • Breathtaking Views in Paradise!

                    Breathtaking Views in Paradise!

                    • Guest Bora (Los Angeles, Ca. USA)
                    • Date of stay 06/25/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/05/13
                    I just got back from my first trip to Costa Rica. What a wonderful country. My stay at Casa Karon was incredible! Waking up to the incredible views of Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano was such a delight. The accommodations were excellent with ample space and every creature comfort from home. Didn't expect this in rural Costa Rica. The hosts were wonderful, very friendly and helpful. The accommodations were very clean and Kelly's cooking was great. What else could you ask for.....the only downside to the trip was the road leading up to the beautiful gated community. The recent rains had washed out some of the gravel and there were numerous potholes to contend with. Folks in Arenal told me this happens occasionally and they expected the roads to be resurfaced soon. Although this wasn't ideal, it didn't effect my stay much. Another issue was insects! Bring Bug Repellant! This is rural Costa Rica and there are many little critters which can annoy those who are unprepared. The natural beauty of the surrounding rainforest is incredible and one of the appeals to visiting this area for many but it is also home to an incredible variety wildlife which certainly includes insects. As long as you are prepared, this should not be an issue while visiting Arenal. If you get a chance to venture out for a nice dinner, I highly recommend you check out the Gingerbread Restaurant. The food was exceptional so thanks Michael for recommending it!

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $225
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $125

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                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Rate per night is for up to 4 people. $15 per night per person over the 4 person limit. Children under 7 years of age stay for free. Rates for extended stays are negotiable. Rates are subject to change until confirmed by owner.


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                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  Why the Owner Chose Nuevo Arenal:
                  After traveling all of Costa Rica in search of our dream property, we knew in an instant this was our paradise. It was a combination of cooler weather, lush rainforest, lake and volcano views and above all privacy, peace and security. Casa Karon is pure Costa Rica, our little piece of heaven.


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                  Photos

                  • Casa Karon nestled in the treetops

                    Casa Karon nestled in the treetops

                  • View from opposite side of amazing deck

                    View from opposite side of amazing deck

                  • The stairway entrance to the Casa Karon

                    The stairway entrance to the Casa Karon

                  • Living room with angular windows ceiling high to take advantage of the views

                    Living room with angular windows ceiling high to take advantage of the views

                  • Living room with leather sofas, antique furniture and Persian rug

                    Living room with leather sofas, antique furniture and Persian rug

                  • The kitchen

                    The kitchen

                  • Over-sized slate shower with seat

                    Over-sized slate shower with seat

                  • Bedroom number 2, full-size, volcano view

                    Bedroom number 2, full-size, volcano view

                  • Our sweet horses, Chestnut and Daphne

                    Our sweet horses, Chestnut and Daphne

                  • Sunlit mountain range

                    Sunlit mountain range

                  • Misty afternoon view of Volcano Arenal

                    Misty afternoon view of Volcano Arenal

                  • View of Lake Arenal from the deck

                    View of Lake Arenal from the deck

                  • The amazing bench to sit and enjoy the views of the lake, mountains and jungle

                    The amazing bench to sit and enjoy the views of the lake, mountains and jungle

                  • View of Casa Karon from in front of our custom-made hardwood gate

                    View of Casa Karon from in front of our custom-made hardwood gate

                  • Beautiful formed fire pit, seats up to 15, for evening enjoyment

                    Beautiful formed fire pit, seats up to 15, for evening enjoyment

                  • Living room with 20 ft tall ceiling and double sliding doors opening to the deck

                    Living room with 20 ft tall ceiling and double sliding doors opening to the deck

                  • The kitchen

                    The kitchen

                  • Double vanity

                    Double vanity

                  • Bedroom number one, queen bed, sofa bed for children, sliding doors onto deck

                    Bedroom number one, queen bed, sofa bed for children, sliding doors onto deck

                  • One of the two large closets/desks made out of a beautiful local hardwood

                    One of the two large closets/desks made out of a beautiful local hardwood

                  • Stable with our horses Chestnut and Daphne

                    Stable with our horses Chestnut and Daphne

                  • Spectacular cloud formations over the lake, viewed from the deck

                    Spectacular cloud formations over the lake, viewed from the deck

                  • Red dusk over Lake Arenal

                    Red dusk over Lake Arenal

                  • Casa Karon's silhouette against the evening sky.

                    Casa Karon's silhouette against the evening sky.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

                  $125 - $225 per night (USD)
                  6

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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