Villa Encantada: 40 Acre Private Lakefront Nature Eco-Preserve
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
PLEASE NOTE... The 'Instant Quote' feature above may not give you an accurate rate quote, as kids 6 and under are FREE and No Cleaning Fee charge for less than 6 person occupancy. For an accurate quote, Email Owner or see our Rates Section. (Our Base Rates have not increased since 2005).
18 YEARS OF SERVICE. We are the Original Vacation Villa rental property on Lake Arenal. At Villa Encantada we offer a complete vacation experience, a DESTINATION, not just a place to sleep, with PAVED ROAD all the way to the villa. When you stay at Villa Encantada you get the entire lakefront villa and 40 acre Private Nature Preserve Eco-Estate...COMPLETE PRIVACY
To see what really awaits you at Villa Encantada, go to our VRBO Photo Section for the Virtual Tour Video access.
You'll find miles of Manicured Hiking Trails thru the Rain Forest. ~~ A Brand New 100 ft WATERSLIDE that is Awesome Fun for all ages. Our Spring Fed Swimming Pool (no chemicals), Drained / Cleaned and Sanitized prior to your arrival with crystal clear water, so clean you can drink it. And WATERFALLS, lots of Waterfalls, an experience in Nature that you'll not find anywhere but at Villa Encantada.
We've hosted thousands of guests since 1996, with a great many repeat visitors. Our goal is to provide a memorable and hassle free experience for your group/family and to help you get the most out of your time with us and in the area. Over the years we've learned so much about what we can do to help you have the best vacation of your life, to 'hit the ground running', provide useful info on the area, including assistance in arranging your Tour Itinerary and/or Ground Transportation. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EXPERIENCE.
Most importantly, see our Guest Comments from those who have visited Villa Encantada and happily share their experiences to get an idea of what really awaits you at Villa Encantada. Once you arrive, you'll be thinking... 'I've died and gone to Heaven ~~ It just doesn't get any better than this'. Our reward is your smiling faces and the knowledge that we've made a difference.
Casual Elegance ~ Our Tri--level 2800 sq. ft. architectural masterpiece designed villa is fully furnished with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces and comfortably sleeps 2-12 persons. On many occasions we’ve hosted groups of 15 persons. In addition, we have a second villa on the Estate that sleeps 6 persons, so that we have the overall capacity to accommodate 18/20 persons when necessary.
You’ll find imported Italian tile & exotic hardwoods throughout the villa, an interior design of local art, indigenous masks, Hand Carved Doors, Antiques and floor to ceiling glass windows that will make you feel at one with the mature manicured gardens/nature trails and lake and rainforest views that surround you. You have a fully equipped kitchen w/ new appliances, Granite Countertops, Wet Bar, Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, DVD, Stereo system, Telephone, FREE Int'l telephone calls, Barbecue Grill, Washer & Dryer... and MUCH more!Experience our newly remodeled bathrooms. Linens & towels are provided with maid service every third day. Chef Services, Child Care and Professional Massage service are available upon request.
Villa Encantada is situated on an INCREDIBLE 40-acre lushly landscaped Private Nature Preserve Estate on the shores of Lake Arenal, yet conveniently located to the village of Nuevo Arenal with its restaurants, shopping and tourist amenities. We’re close to the Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, and just minutes away from the multitude of adventure activities in the area with which we have 18 years of experience at your disposal. We refer you only to the most reliable and efficient tour operators in the area. Take advantage of easy day excursions to Monteverde, Cano Negro, National Parks, Cloud Forests and many Beaches.
Finally, what really sets us apart from other properties is that here at Villa Encantada you’ll enjoy Nature at its Exquisite Best.. with acres of mature gardens, complete with miles of extensive manicured hiking trails through virgin rainforests and rivers. Natural Spring Fed Ponds for swimming and waterfalls to relax by… lots of Waterfalls, FLY FISHING streams on our property, stocked FISHING PONDS w/ BIG fish. Huge ponds that you can use our (8) Kayaks on, or take them down to the lake and paddle in secluded lake coves to see wildlife with Flora/Fauna too numerous to mention here. We are the ONLY villa rental property that has LAKE ARENAL ACCESS, just an easy 3 minute walk to the lakeshore to explore the Gem of Costa Rica: Lake Arenal.
At Villa Encantada we do have a 3 night minimum stay requirement. Exceptions can be made for groups of 8 or more persons. Honeymoon couples or groups of 15 persons will find Villa Encantada an unforgettable experience in a tropical paradise setting. Rental rates are based on the number of guests in your group. Children 6 years of age or under are free***
Thanks for your interest in Villa Encantada and we hope that we’ll be a part of your special travel experience to Costa Rica. We’re here to be of service in any way that we can.
Keywords: Arenal Volcano,Arenal Lakefront Vacation Villa, Private Nature Preserve, Eco Adventure, Botanical Gardens
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- 2800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Low Allergen Environment
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Smoking Allowed:
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 2-15
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Unique custom architectural design, Tri-level home 2800 sq, ft, Extensive Decks, patios and balconies, Villa situated on a 40 acre Lakefront Private Nature Preserve Estate, miles of manicures Nature Hiking Trails, Natural spring fed pond for swimming and waterfalls to relax by, Hammocks and outdoor gas grill, Magnificent views from every room in the house, Convenient to the village of Nuevo Arenal (5 km, ), Sleeps 2 to 12 persons, (many times we've hosted groups of 15 persons) CHILDREN UNDER 6 FREE**, 4 BR, 3 Bathrooms, Vaulted ceilings, Imported Italian tile and exotic hardwood throughout, Hand carved doors, Spacious spiral staircase, 2 Fireplaces, Telephone, TV, DVD, WI-FI, stereo system & CD player, Fully furnished, Full kitchen w/ microwave, appliances & wet bar, Ceiling fans throughout, Licensed massage therapist available for guests, Maid service provided every third day, Linens and towels provided, Garage and ample parking for 6-8 vehicles. SEE OUR GUEST COMMENTS...moreless
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Nude Beach
- Rain Forests
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Security System
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Boat Dock
- Boat With Paddles
- Deck / Patio:
- Fish Cleaning Table
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Small Cooler
- Tennis Court
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee for 6+ pax $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 13%
December 1-September 16th ~2-4 persons: $2,100.00 per week ...Extra Guests: $50.00 per person/per night
September 17th-November 30th~~2-4 persons: $1,850.00 per week...Extra Guests: $50.00 per person/per night
GROUP RATE WEEKLY DISCOUNTS: May be available for groups of 9+ persons for visits of 7+ nights ~~ Ask!
Christmas/New Year,Thanksgiving & Easter Weeks $3,500.00 per week for 2-12 persons.
Rates do not include 13% Sales and Occupancy Tax. All major credit cards accepted.
TERMS: 50% Reservation Deposit at time of booking with Balance Due 60 days prior to arrival.
Rental Rates: Based on the number of guests in your group ~~
** Children 6 yrs or under stay FREE ** 3 kids equal one adult rate (proof of age may be required)
3 night minimum stay please ~~ EXCEPTIONS>> for groups of 8+ persons.
You get the entire Lakefront villa and 40 acre Nature Preserve Estate.
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Villa Encantada and Lake Arenal are centrally located in the Guanacaste province, with a multitude of activities within 1-3 hours from the villa, EASY self guided day excursions to the Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, Tabacon Hot Springs, Cano Negro, National Parks, White Water Rafting, Canopy Tours, Volcano Tours and many beaches--, Corobici River and waterfalls guided float trip, Palo Verde National Park and the Rio Tempisque lowland area, Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve with over 450 bird species sighted, Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve, Rio Celeste Nat'l Park,Santa Rosa & Guanacaste National Parks, Rincon de la Vieja National Park (volcano and cloud forest with many hot springs and waterfalls), Barra Honda National Park features caverns of limestone descending to 240 meters, Beaches, and more Beaches - the pacific coastline is only 2 to 3 hours away, Our favorites include Coco Beach, Playa Panama, Playa Hermosa, Playa Ocotal, Flamingo and Tamarindo Beaches
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: Yep.. that's a tiny Red Poison Dart Frog on my hand. They are an endangered species, and even after 20 years of living in this area of Lake Arenal, I am still amazed and thankful for the beauty and nature that surround me. Every day is an adventure and to be able to share this slice of Paradise with our guests is more than anyone could hope for in their life... and I am very thankful for this opportunity. I am from Santa Fe, New Mexico. My 1st visit to Costa Rica and Nuevo Arenal was back in 1976... a long time ago. I've seen many changes since then and the Lake Arenal/Volcano Arenal region is now one of the most popular and visited areas in of all of Costa Rica . I built Villa Encantada in 1996 and have been renting it ever since, hosting many thousands of guests over the last 18 years. It's been an rewarding evolution and now my principal efforts go into making sure that our guests have the best vacation of their lives. I live here at Nuevo Arenal full time with my family, having built a 2nd home nearby as Villa Encantada is rented more often than not (Gracias a Dios!). By being here in the area full time, I am able to welcome guests to the villa and help them get the most out of their time at the villa and the area... and continue my 'work in progress' of 18 years in making Villa Encantada a DESTINATION, rather than just a place to sleep. You'll find 11 Virtual Tours of the villa interior and 40 Acre Nature Preserve/ Botanical Garden Estate in our photo section or cut/paste this URL to your browser ... http://www.vpix.net/index.php?tour=108108 On this VRBO site you'll find the maximum photos allowed (30) and (70) 5 Star Guest Reviews. In other words, you know what to expect when you spend time with us ~~ no unwelcome surprises. Our goal is to make your special vacation to Costa Rica and Villa Encantada memorable and hassle free. Thanks for allowing us to be of service to you, your family and/or group. Your Host, Glenn McBride
Why the Owner Chose Guatuso, Costa Rica:
Our 40 acre Nature Preserve Estate at Villa Encantada is the only property with Lake Arenal access and Pristine Primary Rainforest with our own Aquifer Springs and too many waterfalls to count. Exquisite Nature surrounds you and you really will think 'I've died and gone to Heaven'. I can't improve Nature, but after 18 years, I've learned how to tweek it to make it to make it more accessible to our guests of all ages by building miles of manicured hiking trails and waterfalls that you can sit under and actually get an incredible massage that will be a very sweet memory that you'll always have to cherish. The manicured gardens are still a work in progress and now I look for plants that are unusual and hard to find to share with our guests. Our new swimming pool and 100 Waterslide have been a great success with Rave Reviews and have been met with enthusiastic smiles all around. Next... on my Bucket List ... build a Butterfly Garden area and Orchid Garden, and install a micro-hydroelectric plant. For me... it's so rewarding, and I love sharing this life's work with wonderful guests from around the world. Muchas Gracias!
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Villa Encantada and Lake Arenal are centrally located in the Guanacaste province, just 90 minutes from the Liberia Airport and 3.5 hrs from the San Jose Airport. There are a multitude of activities within 1-3 hours from the villa, EASY self guided day excursions to the Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, Hot Springs, Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve, National Parks, White Water Rafting, Canopy Tours, Volcano Tours and many beaches--, Corobici River and waterfalls guided float trip, Palo Verde National Park and the Rio Tempisque lowland area, Santa Rosa & Guanacaste National Parks, Rincon de la Vieja National Park (volcano and cloud forest with many hot springs and waterfalls), Barra Honda National Park features caverns of limestone descending to 240 meters, Beaches, and more Beaches - the pacific coastline is only 2 to 3 hours away, Our favorites include Coco Beach, Playa Panama, Playa Hermosa, Playa Ocotal, Flamingo and Tamarindo Beaches
- Primary: +506 Cell: 011-506-8706-7079 Int'l Direct Cell Telephone #
- Secondary: +506 Tel/Fax: 011-506-2694-4731 (Costa Rica)
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Villa Encantada: You'll think you died and went to Heaven..Your Private Paradise
Spring Fed Swimming Pool (no chemicals). Drained / Cleaned prior to your arrival
Awesome Safe Adventure for all ages. The less you weigh the slower you go.
Terraza overlooking Lake/Gardens: A Perfect Venue for Family Reunions or Wedding
Dining Area for 8 w/ Garden- Pond views. Patio w/ Huge BBQ and Exquisite Nature
Full Kitchen w/ Granite Counter TopsWet Bar, New Appliances, Refri w/ Ice Maker.
Master Bathroom Panorama w/ Imported Stone Tile, unique Wooden Sink ~~ a Dream!
Master Loft sleeps 6 w/ additional sleeper sofa, w/ wrap decks overlooking Lake
Meet Chalupa.. our 2 Toed Sloth, she lives in the tree next to the pool/slide
Awe Inspiring Rain Forest Waterfalls and swimming pools right on the Estate. WOW
Your kids won't remember where they left their Ipod or Nintendo... Too Much Fun!
Sunsets like this await your enjoyment. Taken at Villa Encantada from terraza.
Villa Encantada ~~ A vacation DESTINATION of a Lifetime ~~ one you won't forget.
Brand New 100 ft. Water Slide (June 2013) Great fun for all ages. Yippee!
Spacious Tri-level 4 BR, sleeps 2-12, views of Lake, Rain Forest from every room
Casual Elegance ~~ A Friendly, Warm Environment to achieve Maximum Relaxation!
Wet Bar/Kitchen w Granite Counter Tops overlooking the Gardens and Lake Arenal.
HUGE Master BR w/ Fireplace, Full Bath and Incredible Lake Views... Enjoy!
2 Guest BR's (Mini-Master Suites) w/ Garden views, Queen Bed & awesome furn.
Pristine Gardens~~ enjoy a nice BBQ, after hiking our miles of Nature Trails.
Howler Monkey on a daily visit ~~ Villa Encantada REALLY IS a Nature Preserve~~
Spring Fed Waterfalls everywhere. Enjoy pristine nature here like nowhere else.
The Famous Arenal Volcano a safe 15 miles from the villa. Awe Inspiring vista.
This listing was first published here in 2003.
Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016
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