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Recent World reviews
Amazing views, Beautiful Home and quiet friendly neighborhood
"We rented Villa Arches for the week and it was the best family trip we have had in forever. The house is amazing and the views are breath taking. Literally the best views on the island. (Worth getting up early to see the most amazing sunrise over the ocean!). We will be back for sure!!
The house is large and my family of 6 had more than enough room. We had 4 adults and 2 kids. The adults spent lots of time in the kitchen and outside on the huge patio while the kids lived in the large pool complete w pool toys and floats. The breeze was cool every evening so we spent a lot of time outside enjoying the views.
Out of the house I recommend chartering a boat for snorkeling with the sea turtles and sting rays and a trip to Pinel Island.
The owners left plenty of information at the house for great trips and great restaurants. Some of which are located within a short .3 walk down the mountain.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RENTAL!!"
Guest: Jenn M.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 21, 2015
"My wife and I chose Casa Gavilan as a launching point for our 4 days in Arenal (and first stay ever in Costa Rica). We wanted a place that would accommodate the two of us and our three teen-aged boys comfortably, be accessible to Arenal and all the surrounding activities and then be there for a quite place to enjoy our evenings. Casa Gavilan delivered!
We flew into LIR and drove the 2 hours to Casa Gavilan. We were greeted by Ed, the Property Manager. Ed (even though he went to Duke) was quite kind and very helpful in getting us acquainted with the house, the property, where to go for things in Nuevo Arenal and what outfits to use for our activities while in the area. Ed connected us to Chef Jeff, who, on short notice (our fault), came to the house our first night, prepared a wonderful dinner for all of us and made us feel that much more comfortable. Ed even helped me manage a slightly sticky parking situation I got into with a local establishment.
Casa Gavilan is situated about 1 mile from the main road circling the Lake in a very well established neighborhood with similar houses called Las Flores. The lots are all large enough to provide plenty of personal privacy. The house was plenty spacious and had all of the conveniences we needed. The pool was a great hit on the first night, as were the many species of local birds that frequented the property. Agree with other reviewers that the pictures don't do the property justice. We would have enjoyed a larger view of the lake, but that didn't detract from our stay in any way (first world problem :-)).
Downtown Nuevo Arenal is about a ten minute drive from the house. The main activities of the larger Arenal area -- various hot springs, Arenal volcano park, hanging bridges, ziplining, etc are all a 30-45 minute drive from the house. For our taste and preferences, we were very happy to have chosen Casa Gavilan and the 30-45 minute drive compared to staying in hotels/etc that were embedded in the Arenal activity area.
Wonderful property, Ed's top notch service and being close enough to all that Arenal has to offer while having a quite place to call home for a few days are why I recommend Casa Gavilan to you!"
Guest: Greg L.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 29, 2015
"My family just spent 6 magnificent days at this property. It was by far the most relaxing vacation I have ever experienced. We celebrated our 61 wedding anniversary exploring, swimming, cooking great meals and venturing out to two of the many good restaurants in the area. Thank you for sharing this beautiful home."
Guest: PattyDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 9, 2015