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Lake Arenal: Lake View,Location,Wildlife,Pool,Wifi, King Beds!

Nuevo Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
  • House2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay4 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Arenal (also called 'Nuevo Arenal') is in a less visited area of Costa Rica, between the towns of Tilaran and La Fortuna. Within easy reach are the Hanging Bridges of Arenal, Lake Arenal (windsurfing, sailing, jet-skiing, fishing), an Eco-Lodge (bird-watching, rainforest trails, hiking, horseback riding), boat trips to Monteverde, white-water rafting, canopy tours and rappelling. The amenities of both towns as well as the world-famous Tabacon Resort and Arenal Volcano lie within less than 45 minutes easy drive.

You have the best of both worlds - a secluded, beautiful and quiet paradise with all the amenities within easy reach. What is more, in Nuevo Arenal, we enjoy the perfect climate of 80ºF during the day and 65ºF in the evening, with a soft, refreshing breeze all day long.

This beautiful detached bungalow sits in its own gated grounds, complete with gardened terraces, private pool, and sweeping views of tropical rainforest jungle, Lake Arenal, and the hills of Monteverde beyond. You literally wake up to the sound of Howler Monkeys and Toucans every morning! You can linger in our pool, take a pleasant walk on our garden terraces or in the jungle beyond, or be more adventurous with the dozens of activities offered in La Fortuna, a short drive away.

In the evening, you might try one of our many restaurants nearby (the world-class 'Gingerbread' restaurant is within easy reach, and also nearby is the famous 'Caballo Negro'), or enjoy a romantic dinner at home in the seclusion of your own private mahogany-furnished dining room, as you watch the sun setting over the lake.

Our private property is perfect for couples, each of our three bedrooms having its own self-contained bathroom. You have access to the world with free WiFi Internet, telephone, fax and photocopier, computer with printer, and SKY satellite TV. There is also an impressive collection of DVD movies and an extensive library with books on local travel, cuisine, nature and history.

While many of our guests do enjoy all that the area has to offer, many choose to spend an entire week languishing by the pool, enjoying our beautiful gardens, lake/jungle view, local wildlife, birdwatching, hiking, horseback riding, or just sleeping-in!

Please see our website for more details and bigger photographs! Click on the VRBO link or see our website, displayed in the link below.

Keywords: Luxurious private detached vacation home with pool on the banks of Lake Arenal, surrounded by rainforest filled with wildlife. Near Arenal Volcano, local hot springs, zip lines/canopy and horse riding! 3 bedrooms - 2 KING SIZED. FREE WiFi!


Kathleen Grove

Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Kathleen Grove

We offer a unique vacation rental experience, from the moment we meet you with keys and a welcome basket, a tour of the property and generous information about our beautiful area. We have been managing this property for ten years now, and our guests return year after year.

Kathleen Grove purchased this House in 1995

Why Kathleen Grove chose Cantón Tilarán

The location is simply stunning; we are on the bank of Lake Arenal facing south, with towering trees to the sides and back of the property to give total privacy, yet the house is located in a gated community with good neighbors only a few moments away. Shopping and excellent restaurants are only a few short minutes' drive from Neuvo Arenal, and the area is rich in activities including zip-lining, horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking and fishing. Sometimes the nicest day of our stay is when we choose to relax at the house and watch the myriad of beautiful birds that come to our feeders, listen to the wild parrots as they fly overhead, try to spot the howler monkeys and just let the day flow by as we relax on the covered deck and enjoy the freshest air we have ever found anywhere.


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • King size beds (2) 2 KING SIZED BEDROOMS! Beautiful lake view from master bedroom. All bedrooms have separate en suite bathrooms for complete privacy. Our second king sized bedroom has television and DVD player, and ample space for an additional portable bed if required., Queen size Beds (1) En suite bathroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Please contact us if you require this feature.


        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
          • 3.5

          Location Type

            • Lake View
            • Mountain View


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Catering available


                        • Local Maps
                        • Activities Guide
                        • Alarm System
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Broadband Access
                          Provided both via Ethernet Router or WiFi
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          The house has its own washing machine and dryer inside!
                        • Computer Available
                          Full desktop computer with high speed internet access is in your living room, including WiFi internet, fax, scanning, photocopying, and printer. It's like a miniature office if you need it, but unobtrusive if you don't.
                        • Garage
                          Integral garage with remote control access, so you can come and go in comfort even if it's raining!
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Linens Provided
                          Top quality linens and towels provided.
                        • Living Area
                        • Living Room
                        • Local Activities Guide
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • PC
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Printer
                        • Safe
                        • Scanner
                        • Security System
                        • Shampoo
                        • Telephone
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Wireless Internet is provided free of charge to all registered guests. Use your iPad or iPhone at Casa Gavilan on WiFi (turn off your 3G) and avoid international data charges from your cellular provider!
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Microwave
                            • Blender
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              All cooking utensils provided. Appliances include full oven and range, microwave, slow cooker, electric frying pan, toaster oven, coffee maker and electric kettle.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Freezer
                            • Grill
                            • Kitchen
                              Full kitchen with microwave, range, toaster, coffee maker, cooking and eating utensils, fridge/freezer and breakfast bar. Pool and rainforest view from your kitchen window!
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                              Full-sized fridge/freezer in kitchen
                            • Stove
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Audio Tape Player
                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      SKY TV Satellite - 100s of channels to choose from, many of them in English!
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library
                                      Extensive DVD Movie collection. More than 1200 movies available in house!


                                        • Outdoor Furniture
                                        • Barbecue
                                        • Binoculars
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Relax and bird-watch from our shaded deck. Read a book on a rocking chair or fall asleep on our luxurious padded outdoor furniture, as you feast your eyes on butterflies and birds in your own private tropical garden. Of course, there is also the rainforest and lake clearly seen from your own private deck!
                                        • Deck Furniture
                                        • Gated Community
                                        • Inflatable Boat
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Large Cooler
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Beach Towels
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Patio
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                        • Porch Furniture
                                        • Raft
                                        • Small Cooler
                                        • Terrace
                                        • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                        • Yard


                                            • Groups
                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • Singles
                                            • not suitable for children
                                              Casa Gavilan is tastefully decorated with art and ceramics from local artists. We also have over one acre of terraced gardens and access to tropical rainforest. Our decor and amenities are really not suitable for infants, or for children under the age of nine.
                                            • wheelchair accessible
                                              Bungalow all on one level, level access from front door and all internal rooms.

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Outdoor Pool
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Luxuriate in our private swimming pool, surrounded by tropical rainforest, a sumptuous lake view, and the hills beyond.

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Massage


                                                        • playground
                                                        • botanical garden
                                                        • churches
                                                        • duty free shops
                                                        • forests
                                                        • library
                                                        • caves
                                                        • pond
                                                        • rain forests
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • volcano
                                                        • waterfalls

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • photography
                                                            • antiquing
                                                            • boating
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • shopping
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking
                                                            • wildlife viewing

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • hospital
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • rafting
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • hot air ballooning
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • paragliding
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • rock climbing
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • water skiing
                                                                    • water tubing
                                                                    • whitewater rafting
                                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                                        • Three bedrooms, two of them KING SIZED, three and a half baths. The third bedroom is Queen sized. Each bedroom has it's own separate bathroom. p /p Fully equipped kitchen (microwave, toaster, coffee maker etc.), just like home. All dishes and utensils provided, along with cookware, and a professional outdoor grill. Utility room with Washer and dryer, and garage. Satellite TV, VCR, and Stereo, and Phone Internet service provided, with computer and ethernet router. FREE WIFI! Maid service (maximum once weekly) can be arranged upon request for an additional fee. Beautiful pool and lounging area, Surrounded by jungle, and wildlife, and walking paths. Very private yet in gated community.

                                                                          House Rules

                                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                          47 Reviews


                                                                          Latest reviews

                                                                          Nice place and very accomodating

                                                                          Bridgette D.

                                                                          The property is bit older but still very nice and comfortable. They were dealing with a couple maintenance issues when we were there but Ed was extremely responsive. Beautiful garden and setting.

                                                                          Beautiful property

                                                                          Jennifer B.

                                                                          Our stay at this beautiful house was exactly what we were hoping for. With two teenagers, having a bedroom and bathroom for each of them was fantastic. The house was equipped with everything we needed. Our favorite spot was the covered patio next to the pool. We enjoyed a fire one night, and spent many days reading and just listening to the constant hum. We saw a variety of birds and heard monkeys, but unfortunately never saw one. We would recommend this property to anyone who wants to be in the middle of La Fortuna and Monteverde. It was the perfect location! And we loved going in to town for groceries and the local fare! A great week!


                                                                          Chad O.

                                                                          We've stayed in many VRBO properties for the last 10 years or so and this one was one of the best furnished and equipped. The location is in a small neighborhood of homes however the lots are large and the home is situated so that you have complete privacy. You can hear all of the forest jungle sounds and very little of the modern world. Be prepared though, every morning we awoke to Howler Monkey banter in the area. The bedrooms are a good size and each with there own bathroom plus a common half bath. There really isn't much of a lake view from the home, the trees have grown up and blocked that but that's minor. Nuevo Arenal has a nice supermarket and is close by. There are several good restaurants in the area, the Lucky Bug for breakfast and lunch (turn right on the main road), El Corral (turn left on the main road), and Las Delicious in Nuevo Arenal also on the main road, left hand side just past the gymnasium. If it is raining, drive about 10 miles and either direction and you'll probably find better weather so don't let the rain (this is a rain forest) keep you from your adventures.

                                                                          Very nice, quiet and excellent manager

                                                                          Ron B.

                                                                          Nice development and paved road. Ed, the manager was great, thoughtful and great follow through. Left us essentials for our first morning, so we could shop later on our first day.

                                                                          Thank you.

                                                                          Beautiful property

                                                                          Ronnie G.Houston, TX

                                                                          Wow, what a beautiful property in a quiet neigborhood! We did not hang out at the house very much as we traveled into the La Fortuna area (about an hours drive) for all the activities there but we did get to enjoy the scenery in the mornings!

                                                                          The house has many items to help you enjoy your stay such as binoculars, games, books etc.

                                                                          The directions to the home were spot on and the recommendations for eating out were fantastic! We particularly enjoyed Platillos Voladores and Gingerbread!

                                                                          Absolutely beautiful!

                                                                          Jessica c.

                                                                          To start we would like to thank Kathy! She was attentive and patient. Upon arrival we were taken back by the magnificent property. Extremely well maintained! The garden is superb, pool is clean and we'll taken care of, and the house has everything you could need making it feel more like a home. Ed the property manager is exceptionally pleasant and went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed, including some pantry essentials already provided on arrival (along with fresh flowers.) The area is stunning and a little less touristy. Plenty of activities to take part in. By far are favorite was personal ATV'ing, and the River Drift was amazing! Food is excellent and with a fully supplied kitchen we had the convenience of cooking and grilling at the house. There is also a outdoor fire pit we took advantage of.

                                                                          Thanks again to the Groves and Ed! You made are vacation phenomenal! Hope to stay with you again in the future!

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Jessica - Many thanks for taking the time to let us know about your stay. it always warms my heart when the house and the area is so enjoyed by our guests. I think of it as my little slice of paradise, and I am so glad you enjoyed it as well. We look forward to your next trip!



                                                                          Nuevo Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

                                                                          This property is near the small, quiet town of Nuevo Arenal, within easy reach of Tabacon Hot Springs, the Hanging Bridges, the Aerial CanopyTram, and the ever active Arenal Volcano. The Pacific beaches such as Tamarindo, Flamingo, Coco, and Papagayo are 2 hrs away, and the Liberia airport is 1 1/2 hrs. Monteverde Cloud Forest and Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge are just a couple of hours away. Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing

                                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                                          A fully refundable cash deposit of $250 is required at check-in, to be held by our manager who will meet you at the property with keys and a welcome basket of goodies so your kitchen is not empty when you arrive! Your $250 cash deposit will be refunded by our manager on your check-out date, if all is well with the house (as it should be!) ***Please note this is the correct cancellation policy, not what is listed under "Owner's Cancellation Policy" below. CANCELLATIONS: A six (6) month notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than six (6) months prior to the arrival date will incur a 50% penalty (50% of the payment will be refunded if cancellation notice is received more than six (6) months prior to the arrival date). Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made on or within six (6) months of the arrival date, forfeit the full payment. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. Due to our strict cancellation policy, we suggest that you purchase travel insurance in case of illness, change of plans, travel problems or other international travel issues while you are a guest. We have provided a courtesy link to http://www.travelguard.com for your convenience.

                                                                          47 Reviews
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