Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

'The Enchanted Cottage' Arenal Springs Villas by the Lake

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Estate, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

WE ARE 2ND TO NONE. ABOVE ALL OF OUR COMPETITION. YOU MAY RENT THE 'ENCHANTED COTTAGE' OR AND OTHER OF THE ESTATE OF VILLAS FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS, WEDDINGS, ETC... .SEE MY OTHER LISTING ON VRBO #'S 313802, 313803, 313804 AND 67652. MY WIFE AND I LIVE ON THE ESTATE AND WILL HELP YOU DO ALL OF YOUR TRIP PLANNING AND HELP YOU FIND THE BEST TOURS. FULL VAN SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR GROUP ALSO. WHY RENT A CAR. SAFE AND RELAXING.

THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE IS IN A PRIVATE SETTING AWAY FROM THE OTHER VILLAS ON THE PROPERTY. IT HAS A KING BEDROOM, KITCHEN AND LIVING AREA AND A LARGE VERANDA WITH A PLACE FOR DINING. CLOSE TO THE POOL AND PERFECT FOR A COUPLE WHO WANTS COMPLETE PRIVACY. ENJOY THE VIEWS AND MAYBE SEE SOME MONKEYS AND TROPICAL BIRDS WHO LIKE TO VISIT OFTEN.

DON'T FORGET TO CLICK ON MY 'PHOTO ALBUM' OR 'SEE ALL OF MY OTHER RENTAL LISTINGS' UNDER LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION...YOU WILL BE AMAZED AND BE ABLE TO VIEW THE ENTIRE ESTATE IN DETAIL.

ARENAL SPRINGS VILLAS BY THE LAKE is a Magnificent Private and Gated 13 Acre Estate of only (5) Villas. One is the residence of the Innkeeper and the office and the others are available for rental individually or you can rent the Entire Estate of (4) Villas. Great for Small Weddings, Family Reunions, Business Meetings or even for Groups of Friends Traveling together.

No need to rent a car..We have Van Service to pick you up from the Airport or any location in Costa Rica, Escort you daily to tours, shopping and restaurants and drop you off at your next location or Airport. Ask about the rates for the Van Service.

Arenal Springs Villas by the Lake is the Most Magnificent and Pristine Property in the Arenal Lake area of Costa Rica. Temperatures here are the most comfortable in Costa Rica. The daily highs are in the low to mid 80's and the nightly lows are in the mid to high 60's years round. Beautiful Pool with more magnificent views. Fully equipped for cooking and has television with DVD players and movies available.

Lake access is available with kayak and canoe rentals. Fishing is great and charters are close by. There are many restaurants in the area for your dining pleasure. We have connections for tours, rental cars, etc. We have a trained staff of an English/Spanish speaking innkeeper, a professional maid and two full time gardeners.

We are so conveniently located if you want the flavor of getting the most out of your vacation. We are only 40 minutes from the Arenal Volcano (which is active and may be seen from our property. Also, 40 minutes to the Tabacon Hot Springs. The Beaches of Flamingo, Coco and Ocatal are less than two hours. Locally is Wind Surfing, Horseback Riding, Butterfly Exhibits, Biking, Canoeing, Fishing, Lake Tours, Canopy and Adventure Tours, ATV Tours and on and on.

Liberia Airport is only 90 minutes from our site. There is a Spectacular Mountain Route to San Hose the Capitol that is a three and a half hour drive. Waterfalls, swimming holes, coffee plantations, Flora farms, native fruit stands, and quaint little villages. Native restaurants with local cuisine will cost a family of four less than $20. Other great restaurants also

A recent party of four from New York was to stay for one night and extended it by One day five times. His comment was that we were in the best location for someone to fulfill all the entertainment and sight seeing and that they did not need to relocate. The convenience of our location was so outstanding that they could go in different directions each day and have a great time without a plan when they began their morning.

Keywords: Villa

More Details

Owner
Thomas Ploskina
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

About Thomas Ploskina

Formerly from the Pittsburgh Area of Pennsylvania. Big, Big Steelers and Penguins Fan. Last resided in Hilton Head, S.C. Decided to retire early from self employment. Formerly an Engineer at G.E. and then a Home builder in Pennsylvania and South Carolina. My wife is Maria Luisa and she is from Mexico. Have 3 grown and successful children and one step-daughter who attends a Major University in Mexico.

Thomas Ploskina purchased this estate in 2004

Why Thomas Ploskina chose Nuevo Arenal

It was an early retirement for me. I enjoy the climate and the natural beauty of Costa Rica. The simplicity of the life here known as 'Pura Vida'. But you will see that its a small community of many friendly Ex-Pats who have decided to spend there lives here is beautiful Costa Rica.

What makes this estate unique

Nature and clean air and a perfect climate. Wildlife abounds! We are next to the largest lake in Costa Rica. Close to active Volcano Arenal and many adventures such as hot springs, Canopy Zip Lines, Waterfalls and many more activities related to this beautiful lake. Wake boarding, Skiing, fishing and boating.

Map

Located on the North Side of Lake Arenal...Close to La Fortuna and all of the adventure tours. Two hours from the Liberia Airport and Three hours from San Jose.

Amenities

Nuevo Arenal Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

85% Complete
14% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
'The Enchanted Cottage' Arenal Springs Villas by the Lake
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Pristine Grounds in an Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

Within an hour of the volcanoes, not many tourists around. Beautiful estate, nice pool (brisk and refreshing). The cottage was of European quality/standards, great woodworking inside. A great place to cook and relax. We saw Toucans! No mosquitos. Maria was very helpful and had a lot of good advice. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
4

Quiet and comfy!!!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed two nights in the enchanted cottage and it was very comfortable and quiet!! The cottage has everything you need and the owners are very nice and helpful! The property has a nice pool, a lot of space and is very well maintained.The villas are at least one hour from all the big activities and tours like Arenal volcano or Monteverde but it's the best place to go to relax and enjoy all the nature around. Maria knows everything about the activities and will help you plan your day. Lake arenal is also very beautiful. The small town of Nuevo Arenal has several good restaurants, Tinajas restaurants was our favorite, the food is very good and fresh. Tinajas location is breathtaking, up the hill on the side of the lake. Thanks again to the owners for all the attention and advice on the area and activities!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

The best memorable trip ever!! The cozy house with a lake view, over the top accommodations and owners were the best! I can't explain how awesome the owners Tom and Maria was. We were greeted and welcomed like family! Maria is very helpful & knowledgeable of all the local activities. I highly recommend Enchanted Cottage. Thank you again Tom and Maria for accommodating us in your paradise!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Salinas, CA, USA
5

Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Waukesha, WI USA
5

The Gem of Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been spending twenty-three days in the beautiful country of Costa Rica every year since 2007. We most likely know more about the country than most of the people that have lived there all of their lives. During those years we spent two of the weeks, on separate occasions, in the Arenal area. We decided to spend another week in Areal and by the greatest of flukes, we happened upon the internet pages for the Arenal Spring Villas rental cottages.

If you are a one time visitor or are revisiting Costa Rica, the best place to savor what Costa Rica has to offer is at the rental cottages of Tom and Maria Ploskina. Besides visiting the most active volcano in the country, there are three zip lines, hot springs, hanging bridges, waterfalls, and excursions to nearby Monte Verde. Eating opportunities, wildlife viewing, and orchids are found everywhere.

We stayed in the Enchanted Cottage, which has a babbling brook just outside the window to fall asleep by and a pool just out the back door. The cottage was more than we could have asked for. This gated paradise is the best kept secret in the country. The lands are immaculately groomed and the house keeping staff are some of the most friendly individuals that I have ever met in my life. The pictures on the website will blow you away but be prepared to be even more overwhelmed upon your arrival.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Lawrence KS
5

Honeymooners!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Tom and Maria the first week of October 2013 for the first half of our honeymoon. Tom's directions are PERFECT, we stayed in the Enchanted Cottage which was wonderful, and beautiful. The place is safe, pristine, and close to all the activities you can imagine. Maria made our reseravtions for us when we arrived, and found us great deals with La Fortuna's best guides. Tom and Maria will treat you like family, they were most gracious to us. There is absolutely no question that we will visit again. Tom and Maria - thank you so much for everything! Our stay was amazing, and your maps ans suggestions are so helpful. Thank you for your generosity, The Smith's

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

No Checks including Travelers Checks. Price is for 2 guests. Each additional guest is $15 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties