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Recent Lake Arenal reviews

  • Amazing

    "Staying at Villa Encantada was such a wonderful experience. There was 7 of us and it had plenty of room for all of us. Glenn was great getting our ride to and from the airport set-up, our ride to and from our excursion and setting up our excursion for us. Our drivers to our excursion were the nicest people. It was a husband and wife they made sure no one was trying to take advantage of us. We ended up using them again to next day to take us around. We did Waterfall Rappelling and White Water Rafting through Pure Trek Canyoning. It was quite and adventure. The White Water Rafting had to be the best. I would highly recommend doing both. The next day we ended up at the hot springs that the locals use and that was a great spot to relax. Glenn was there upon our arrival, he showed us around and told us about the property. Glenn was very nice and helpful. The property is so nicely maintained and looked amazing. The pictures do this property no justice it is just an amazing sight to see from every view. We were able to hike around the property and all the way to the lake. We used the kayaks in the pond and some of our group took them out to the lake. The water slide was another added bonus. I would highly recommend Villa Encantada if you are planning to visit it is just breathtaking. Thank you Glenn for a wonderful place to stay."
    Guest: Nicole C. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
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  • A hidden gem with Lake access!

    "We, a party of 6, stayed at Stephanie and Ron's beautiful gem for a total of 13 nights. We loved the layout and space available to us, especially the big living room/kitchen area and the deck. Getting to it at night can be challenging since the "Turtle Cove" sign is partially damaged. Jorge, the property manager, was kind enough to wait for our delayed arrival because we got lost a few times. :) Unfortunately, the weather wasn't that great but the never-ending winds were just right for the die-hart windsurfers amongst us. It's important though to let new tenants know that the road to the property is a dirt road so that people can make decisions about the type of car and car insurance to get when coming to stay here. Nevertheless, it was an okay enough road with a regular car. Thank you again, Stephanie and Ron, for letting us stay at your beautiful property! We would definitely recommend this place this to others who want to stay near Ticowinds or who do not mind driving 45 min to see the volcano, go on hikes, or enjoy the hot springs."
    Guest: Anita A. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 21, 2014
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  • A great first time in Costa Rica!

    "My boyfriend and I decided to take our January vacation in Costa Rica. Not only was this our first time traveling to CR, but also our first time using VRBO. We were very nervous but we had no issues using VRBO and we got our full deposit back the day we left the property-so if you have any concerns, don't! When choosing our property, we wanted a mix of good tourist area where we would feel comfortable with things to do but without the super touristy resort like feel. With this property and area, I feel like we accomplished that! The night we arrived, Franklin showed us to the property. Both him and Ricardo are very nice and accessible. Whenever we contacted Ricardo, either before or during our trip, he was very quick to respond via phone call or email! He was also very helpful with recommending things to do etc. The house itself is also great- it is located in a gated area, which made me feel safe and secure. A car is definitely needed for this property, preferably a 4 wheel drive or SUV (something with some clearance) as the roads in CR are not all fully paved. We managed fine with a sedan but would have felt better in an SUV, especially in the rain. (Also, most activities and such are definitely driving distance) The house was great with a master bedroom/bath and deck upstairs; another bedroom/bath downstairs; kitchen with utensils/bowls/etc; another deck off the living room which is gives you amazing sunset views! The nearby town Nuevo Arenal (5 minute drive) has a grocery store, a bank and numerous restaurants with CR food, Italian, American and German food (so a great variety). The Windcatcher and German bakery were great breakfast spots. Los Platillos, Moyas and Tinajas (Tinajas is 5 min out of town on the lake) are great for lunch and dinner! As far as activities, we drove to La Fortuna (35 minute drive) to see the waterfalls, go zip lining, hot springs, hanging bridges and hiking. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND this property with Ricardo!"
    Guest: Megan N. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 19, 2015
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  • Great hoime

    "We stayed a week at this beautiful home 4/19/15-4/26/15. Could ask for anything more. The house was very well outfitted. Ed & Leslie greeted us upon our arrival they were very hospitable. We will definitely stay here again. Thanks Richard & Bev!"
    Guest: KMO Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 30, 2015
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