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Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Nuevo Arenal villa description

Come stay at the rental home that offers the services of a fine hotel. On site chef services, complete transport arrangements, HUGE breakfast included in the rental rate, all tours can be arranged for you so that you spend your vacation having fun instead of trying to plan your next activity. Let us help you tailor your vacation to exactly what you want. We have been in the Lake Arenal area for nearly eight years and can advise you and your special group on the tours that you may really enjoy as well as those that perhaps are a bit overpriced for what you receive. Let us help you make the most of your vacation by offering our years of local experience and contacts. Take full advantage of having 'a friend in the area', right here at 'The Sunset'

Adventure at every turn.: Lake Arenal is the premier adventure spot in Costa Rica for windsurfing, canopy tours, lake fishing, boat tours, jungle hiking trails, quad rentals, kite surfing, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming in an extinct volcanic crater, spelunking and more. Enjoy the many adventures available or simply relax in our indoor glass pool/jacuzzi area with pool table and ping pong and enjoy the tranquility and majesty of your surroundings.

Tourism with a purpose.: In an effort to help the Costa Rican National Park system finance education, outreach and protection. Red Sunset of Guanacaste will devote a full 50% of each commission gained through our sales of adventure tours sold toward this goal. With the added benefit of specialized access to individuals in the tour system that make it all work. Tribal leaders, guides, and park directors.

What you can expect at 'The Sunset': Five beautifully appointed bedrooms featuring Costa Rican art, hand carved beds and doors with bathrooms en suite The entire property is a showcase of Costa Rican art, decorative tile, stone and craft work. Two of the bedrooms feature custom designed gas fireplaces. The downstairs master suite bathroom features a hot tub built for two. Large library/ living room area with wrap-around couch, television, Direct TV, VCR, DVD, stereo. Large dining/presentation hall with a variety of available seating arrangements.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


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

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Massage
      • Concierge
      • Chauffeur
      • Private Chef


      • Events Allowed
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Pets Considered
      • Wheelchair Accessible
      • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Children Welcome

      Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

      • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

        cribs available...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

        additional airbed available...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

        additional airbed available...moreless

      • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

        additional airbed available...moreless

      • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

        additional airbed available...moreless

      • Bedroom 6: 2 queen

        All bedrooms have bathroom en suite....moreless

      • The Master bedroom features a custom designed gas fireplace. All the bedrooms feature custom designed, hand carved, sustainably harvested exotic hardwood beds....moreless

      Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

        Two person stone jacuzzi tub...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


      • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


      • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


      • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower


      • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower

        All bedrooms have bathroom en suite....moreless

      • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower


      • The master bedroom features a built in stone covered jacuzzi for two and stone shower. The other rooms include a walk in shower with toilet, a sink and mirror is featured outside each bathroom....moreless

      Other Amenities

          • Staffing: Depending upon your groups needs, standard every other day maids service, on site self-service laundry, Internet and fax is provided free of charge. However, if you are looking for a more accommodating vacation, daily maid service, laundry, chef, translator/Spanish teacher, massage therapist and chauffeur services are available at an additional, affordable daily rate. Adventure tours: Our proximity is very close to several landmark adventure areas. The Eco-lodge hotel is our neighbor and boasts “The Best” canopy tour and offers guided hiking and horseback riding. The mysterious Lake Coter sits behind us where fishing and boating excursions can be arranged, as well as on Lake Arenal. Other lake activities that are nearby include world class wind surfing, sunset volcano cruises, shopping or relaxing at the Tabacon or Baldi hot spring resorts. Venado Caverns, Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, and Arenal National Park are nearby protected areas and are a worthwhile day trip by car...moreless


          • Ping Pong Table
          • Pool Table:

            Pool table, kept where else, in the pool house. Everything you need for a full game of 8 ball, 9 ball or any other pool game....moreless

          • Books:

            Huge adults and children's library!...moreless

          • Books For Adults
          • Books For Kids
          • Games:

            Lots of board games!...moreless

          • Games For Kids
          • Music Library
          • Video Library
          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • VCR
          • Radio
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • Audio Tape Player


          • Romantic
          • Away From It All
          • Tourist Attractions
          • Adventure
          • Family


          • Botanical Garden
          • Caves
          • Churches
          • Library
          • Rain Forests
          • Volcano
          • Waterfalls
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Forests

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Location Type

          • Mountain View:

            The entire cone of Arenal Volcano is visible on clear days, the expanse of the Tilaran range lays sleeping just beyond your incredible Lake view....moreless

          • Water View
          • Lake View:

            Stunning, breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Arenal and the Volcano Arenal....moreless

          • Mountain
          • Lake

          sports and adventure activities

          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Sailing
          • Water Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Spelunking
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Rafting
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Cycling
          • Fishing

          breakfast meal type

              • Included In Price

              catering options

                  • Catering Available

                  Communication / Internet

                      • Fax


                      • Dining Room
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 24 people

                      dinner meal type

                          • Booking Possible

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card


                              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                                The pool house has an inversion table, massage table, pool table, ping pong table and a table to sit and relax at. Exercise equipment and lots of pool toys....moreless

                              • Gas Fireplace
                              • Air Conditioning:

                                In every bedroom....moreless

                              • Broadband Access
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Computer Available
                              • Backpack
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Water Cooler
                              • Filtered Water
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Security System
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Iron & Board
                              • PC
                              • Telescope
                              • Telephone
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Internet:

                                Hi speed wi-fi throughout the house and grounds....moreless

                              • Towels Provided
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Fireplace
                              • Parking

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Included


                                  • Cooking Utensils:

                                    Full Kitchen...moreless

                                  • Pantry Items:

                                    All the basics are included, salt, sugar, soap, pepper all basic pantry items....moreless

                                  • Catering Available
                                  • Kitchen:

                                    Complete state of the art appliances. In this roomy, chefs kitchen....moreless

                                  • Grill
                                  • Blender
                                  • Ice Maker
                                  • Lobster Pot
                                  • Stove
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Freezer
                                  • Oven
                                  • Microwave

                                  lunch meal type

                                      • Booking Possible


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Binoculars
                                      • Fish Cleaning Table
                                      • Raft
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Balcony
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Outdoor Grill

                                      Payment Type

                                      • Visa
                                      • Mastercard
                                      • Discover

                                      Pool / Spa

                                      • Sauna:

                                        Hot, wet steam sauna with cold water shower....moreless

                                      • Jetted Tub
                                      • Shared Hot Tub:

                                        The pool house has an incredible 6 person hot tub just off of the main pool. Private for your groups use only....moreless

                                      • Indoor Pool
                                      • Jacuzzi
                                      • Indoor Hot Tub
                                      • Spa Whirlpool
                                      • Private Pool
                                      • Hot Tub
                                      • Whirlpool


                                      Write a review 4.9
                                      from 55 traveler reviews
                                      Nature at your doorstep! 08/07/2013

                                      VRBO Bear stayed here:

                                      What a perfect home in Costa Rica! The Sunset’s magnificent vistas of the Lake and Volcano are amazing! The house is perched high in the cloud forest, secluded and so, so private, situated within easy trips to the activities of La Fortuna, Nuevo Arenal, Canas and 2.5 hours from a Pacific Coast beach day. Activities are located from ten minutes to an hour away. Patrick was always ready with suggestions for amazing activities and he made all the reservations for us!

                                      There are lots of areas for local hiking and exploration right outside the house. We bears really appreciate nature and there is much to explore!

                                      The climate is perfect. It is cool and crisp, with temperatures that fluctuate from the 60’s to the high 80’s and virtually bug free, due to the constant breezes. They even have air conditioning!

                                      As a hungry bear I really loved the included breakfasts. They are hearty and delicious, with a lot of variety, everything made from scratch. We usually skipped lunch! We also enjoyed the dinner service, it was great after a long day of touring to relax in the home with a freshly prepared, delicious, homemade dinner. So you can enjoy a second (or third ; ) glass of wine and unwind. Patrick even provided a birthday celebration dinner for us; I heard he does anniversaries too!

                                      The indoor pool house was such a great spot to enjoy the pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, ping pong and weights, regardless of the weather outside. This is only home in the region that offers this.

                                      It was great to have high speed internet to check all of our emails too. The house has everything you need - you will want to stay forever!

                                      The VRBO Bear
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                                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                      Christmas/New Years
                                      Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2015
                                      5 night min stay
                                      My Standard Rate
                                      3 night min stay
                                      $1,396 $5,500

                                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

                                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                      Additional information about rental rates


                                      • Pet Fee $250
                                      • Tax Rate 13.49%


                                      Children under six stay for free.

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                                      Last updated: 07/30/2014
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                                      40 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Airport
                                      Liberia, Daniel Oduber
                                      2 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Motorway
                                      50 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Beach
                                      Coco, Panama, Nascoscolo, Ocotal.
                                      6 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Barpub
                                      The Caballo Negro
                                      4 Miles
                                      Nearest Restaurant
                                      The Gingerbread

                                      Car: Recommended

                                      The rental property is perched high in the Tilaran Mountain range nestled between three of Costa Rica’s most magnificent treasures; Lake Coter, Lake Arenal and the world-renowned Arenal Volcano. This luxury, Eco-friendly Costa Rican rental home has first class amenities and is located within minutes of many of Costa Rica’s exciting adventure activities. The rental home offers an unequaled view of Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano. Lake Arenal, Lake Cote, Arenal Volcano and other adventure tours are available. There is great dining nearby or dine in with the services of our world class chef. For families, groups, classes or corporate retreats, it all adds up to a fantastic luxurious rental home value.

                                      Other Activities: canopy tours, birding, ATV tours, canyoneering, jungle hiking, spelunking


                                      Owner info

                                      Year Purchased: 2001

                                      About the owner: Patrick Hughes: Is the head cook, bottle washer and buck stop at “The Sunset”. If you need something special, out of the ordinary, corresponding to a birthday, celebration etc. talk to him and it will happen. He also promises to coordinate your chosen activities, meals and transportation to make your stay enjoyable, hassle free and unforgettable.

                                      Why the Owner Chose Nuevo Arenal:
                                      A shell of a house requiring a complete renovation, five acres of rain forest, high atop a hill, near the town of Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica. An absolutely breathtaking view overlooking nearly the entire lake Arenal valley and on clear days a perfect view of frequently erupting Volcano Arenal, all within minutes of some of the worlds premier adventure activities and natural treasures, was more than enough to convince the Hughes family to risk a move to the beautiful and nearly undiscovered gem of Lake Arenal Costa Rica.

                                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                                      'The Sunset' Luxury Guesthouse has six beautifully appointed bedrooms, bathrooms en suite featuring Costa Rican art throughout. With a gourmet kitchen, large shared library/TV room, dining hall, office/business area and laundry . Guests enjoy a large, indoor, swimming pool with attached jacuzzi and gymnasium, with pool table and ping pong table. Fantastic panoramic views of Lake Arenal and the frequently active Arenal Volcano. There is an experienced and dedicated staff ready to assist in everything from where to go and what to do, to gourmet meals, group events, tours and therapeutic massage. All of this with some of Costa Rica’s most glorious national park treasures in your own backyard! When you stay at 'The Sunset' you are literally two minutes to one hour from almost all of Costa Rica's adventures' including breathtaking class four whitewater, rappelling down lush water fall filled rain forest canyons, canopy tours, horseback riding, windsurfing, kite boarding, ATV tours, mountain biking and natural jungle trails just to name a few. All activities can be tailored to your pace and the kind of vacation you want to have. Upon your return from a fantastic day of adventure enjoy a delicious home cooked meal or dine in one of our great nearby restaurants. Be our guest and experience the Costa Rica you've been dreaming about. 'The Sunset' Guesthouse is for singles, couples, families, corporate groups and all those that know how to travel well...

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                                      Speaks: spanish, english

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                                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                                      • Your view approaching the estate

                                        Your view approaching the estate

                                      • Large library and Entertainment center

                                        Large library and Entertainment center

                                      • Modern, stylish kitchen

                                        Modern, stylish kitchen

                                      • Vistas from every room.

                                        Vistas from every room.

                                      • Every bedroom has its own bath.

                                        Every bedroom has its own bath.

                                      • Color and light play to your delight.

                                        Color and light play to your delight.

                                      • One group cooling their feet after a owner led 'firewall' and enjoying the pool.

                                        One group cooling their feet after a owner led 'firewall' and enjoying the pool.

                                      • Our resident 'ceiling Parrots'

                                        Our resident 'ceiling Parrots'

                                      • View back to the home from one of the many trails.

                                        View back to the home from one of the many trails.

                                      • An actual photo of the Arenal Volcano from the home. 2013, she's still smokin'

                                        An actual photo of the Arenal Volcano from the home. 2013, she's still smokin'

                                      • Privacy, Jungle, Lake views as far as the eye can see!

                                        Privacy, Jungle, Lake views as far as the eye can see!

                                      • Entering your own private valley to 'The Sunset'

                                        Entering your own private valley to 'The Sunset'

                                      • Gorgeous, Costa Rican finishes.

                                        Gorgeous, Costa Rican finishes.

                                      • Magnificent volcano views in the evening

                                        Magnificent volcano views in the evening

                                      • Wildlife abounds.

                                        Wildlife abounds.

                                      • Adventure for the body, books for the mind.

                                        Adventure for the body, books for the mind.

                                      • Indoor pool house, with jacuzzi, steam room, massage table, weights, bow flex.

                                        Indoor pool house, with jacuzzi, steam room, massage table, weights, bow flex.

                                      • You can go to the horses or the horses can come to you!

                                        You can go to the horses or the horses can come to you!

                                      • Rainbow from the front deck.

                                        Rainbow from the front deck.

                                      • View of the Home, from just up the main road/hiking trail.

                                        View of the Home, from just up the main road/hiking trail.

                                      • a double rainbow from the hiking trails, picture doesn't do it justice.

                                        a double rainbow from the hiking trails, picture doesn't do it justice.

                                      VRBO #98704

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                                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                                      Date last modified - Monday, July 28, 2014

                                      $199 - $450 per night (USD)

                                      6 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 15

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                                      Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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