Lake Arenal: Lake View,Location,Wildlife,Pool,Wifi, King Beds!(38 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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!
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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!
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Member since: 2007
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Non Smoking Only:
Absolutely no smoking, please! This is a condition of our fire insurance and is strictly prohibited. Additionally, evidence of smoking inside will incur a minimum of $250 credit card penalty....moreless
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....moreless
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 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....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 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....moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Alarm System
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
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....moreless
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Area
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Security System
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
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!...moreless
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Beach Towels
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!...moreless
- Deck Furniture
- Gated Community
- Inflatable Boat
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda
- Porch Furniture
- Small Cooler
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
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High Season Spring
Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
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.
Reservation is done by signed agreement and a credit card payment of the total at time of booking. If you would like to reserve your stay at Casa Gavilan, simply let us know and we will send you our reservation agreement; once you’ve faxed it back to us (or sign/scan/email if you prefer), you’re in!
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Guanacaste, Costa Rica:
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.
- Primary: 630-740-7889
- Secondary: +1 6307407889
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3BR Spanish-tiled bungalow on left, poolside terrace on right over Lake Arenal!
A view of Casa Gavilan from our front garden, surrounded by nature...
View of Patio. Why live indoors?
Just like home, with books, TV, DVD movie collection, computer and internet
Sweet dreams! Master bedroom enjoys sweeping views over Lake Arenal!
Admire our view from the living room, over the porch to Lake Arenal beyond.
Aracari Toucans at one of our bird feeders, less than 10 feet from you!
Our generously proportioned living area has sweeping vistas of Lake Arenal!
Relax and watch birds in the shade... or play in the pool in the sun!
Our pool side deck includes a barbeque, firepit and ample seating.
Hidden corners of our house-side deck give opportunities to show local greenery
Local artisans contributed to our new poolside deck, splashes of pleasing color!
Watch the sun go down in complete comfort, birds, rainforest, pool and lake.
This is your view, through the open doors of your living room to Lake Arenal!
Tropical rainforest jungle views, with Lake Arenal and Monteverde beyond
Fully equipped, modern kitchen
Our second king-sized bedroom en-suite bathroom, TV/DVD, and extra room!
Relax in your own private covered deck and let the time slip away...
This is a "Tayra", a local visitor at Casa Gavilan!
Imagine dining here with your own private Lake, Mountain and Rainforest views!
2013 introduces our poolside terraced deck, overlooking our pool & Lake Arenal.
Our covered breakfast nook is a wonderful place to greet you day's adventures!
A firepit for toasting marshmallows, & a perfect place to watch the sun go down.
Rainbow over Casa Gavilan!
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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