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Recent Lake Arenal reviews

  • Pictures do not do this place justice!!!

    "We arrived here on December 23rd and stayed until January 6th. As we were on our way to the cottage, we kept saying " Oh man, I hope our view is this pretty." Much to our surprise...the view is more than we ever expected. WOW. It is more beautiful than anywhere we've ever stayed. The house was perfect. We went to Nuevo Arenal to the grocery store about 5 minutes away and bought food for our stay. We cooked out on the grill and had wonderful dinners with the windows open and the perfect breeze coming in. It was amazing! We drove into La Fortuna almost everyday for our excursions and it was about an hour each way which didn't bother us because the drive is so beautiful. It took us about 3-1/2 hours to get to Jaco where we went for New Year's Eve. All the roads are great any way you go around the lake. We loved the peaceful nights and the coffee in the early mornings. I was very appreciative for the washer & dryer lol. Being there for 2 weeks and we definitely needed it. Thank you Dan for allowing us to enjoy your home. We can't even begin to express how wonderful you made our honeymoon by letting us use your house. The hammock was so relaxing to just lay and read and take a nap. OMGoodness I could not say enough about this place. Breath Taking. We are definitely spreading the word about this little piece of Heaven. Thanks again."
    Guest: Mary C. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 12, 2014
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  • Spectacular!

    "After touring most of beautiful Costa Rica in it's ''summer" months, we were dusty and hot and were overjoyed by the spectacular beauty and cool, crisp nighttime air at this beautiful property. What a joy to wake up to trilling out countless varieties of birds, and as my traveling companion is a birder, he was overjoyed. The house was cozy and well-appointed, the pool was sparkling, and we love the sound of the howler monkeys in the trees. The owners were so pleasant and very helpful when we needed information about local tours - we loved the boat trip."
    Guest: Karla Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 23, 2014
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  • This is the way to enjoy Arenal

    "My fiance and I stayed in the Enchanted Cottage during our Costa Rica vacation. We had a great time and Tom & Maria couldn't have been more helpful. The location is about 50-60 minutes outside of La Fortuna depending on who you're driving behind--the roads are only 1 lane, very curvy, and people like to take their sweet time. The Enchanted Cottage is located on the grounds of the Arenal Springs Villas. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and we finally saw toucans on our last day there after looking every morning. The cottage was very clean and private and has a basic kitchen so you can prepare your own meals--we got VERY tired of eating out all of the time by our 8th day in CR. If you do choose to go out to eat, we really suggest Moya's. Great food! Tom can recommend all the places to try and what to avoid. If you want to be in La Fortuna, this may not be the place for you. However, if you want to get away from all the touristy stuff and off the beaten path a bit, this is a wonderful place. Lake Arenal is gorgeous and La Fortuna is not far when you feel like being a tourist."
    Guest: Rachel v. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 9, 2014
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  • Fantastic Stay

    "What a gorgeous home with beautiful views. Located in a secure gated area with other homes nearby, yet you feel secluded. We enjoyed the large deck just off the living room. Great views for watching sunsets, relaxing in the hammock, having your morning coffee or watching the toucans eating on the banana tree. The home has a huge master bedroom/bathroom on the upper level with another deck upstairs. An additional full bedroom/bathroom is located on the main level. The kitchen has all equipment needed for cooking meals. Only a 5-minute ride to the quaint town of Nuevo Arenal for groceries and restaurants. A beautiful hour drive to La Fortuna (a car is a must for this property). Ricardo was wonderful to work with, he answered all of my questions via email before the trip and during our stay, he was only a phone call away. He even called us at the home on our first full day there to see if we were happy with the home and asked if we needed anything. Very nice touch. The manager (Franklin) escorted us to the property and met us on our last day to return our deposit (fully refunded). I strongly recommend this property. Great stay. Thank you Ricardo!"
    Guest: Terri L. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 22, 2014
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