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'Casa Grande' Arenal Springs Villas by the Lake...'Our Finest

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

About the property

Estate, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

ABSOLUTELY NO COMPARISON..WE ARE SECOND TO NONE OF OUR COMPETITION. DON'T BE FOOLED BY OTHER ADS, WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY THE BEST VIEWS AND THE MOST INCREDIBLE PROPERTY IN ALL OF LAKE ARENAL. UNLIKE OTHERS, WE ARE GATED AND PRIVATE FOR YOUR SAFETY. JUST REVIEW OUR PHOTO ALBUM AND YOU CAN SEE FOR YOURSELF THAT WE ARE THE ENVY OF OUR COMPETITION. MY WIFE AND I RESIDE ON THE ESTATE AND WE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST YOU WITH ALL OF YOUR NEEDS.WE CAN PLAN ALL OF YOUR TOURS AND ASSIST YOU IN MAKING AN UNFORGETTABLE VACATION WITH MAID SERVICE 3 TIMES WEEKLY OR EVERY OTHER DAY. I CAN EVEN PHONE YOU FROM COSTA RICA TO ANSWER ANY OF YOUR QUESTIONS. WE ARE GATED AND PRIVATE AND WILL BE HYPNOTIZED BY THIS EXOTIC LOCATION. CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON LAKE ARENAL BETWEEN LA FORTUNA AND MONTEVERDE. FOUR INCREDIBLE VILLAS TO CHOOSE FROM OR YOU MAY RENT THE ENTIRE ESTATE FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS, WEDDINGS, ETC.. DRASTIC NEW REDUCTIONS IN RATES DUE TO WORLD ECONOMY. NOW OFFERING THE POSSIBILITY OF ALL INCLUSIVE.TRANSPORTATION,MEALS AND MORE. WEDDING PLANNING AND CATERING. LARGE POOL WITH DYNAMIC VIEWS AND THE MAIN VILLA , OUR 'CASA GRANDE' COMES WITH HOT TUB JACUZZI AND AN OUTDOOR ENCLOSED RANCO FOR BAR-B-Q'S AND GATHERINGS.

FULL VAN SERVICE FOR YOUR GROUP IS AVAILABLE. JUST RELAX AND LET SOMEONE ELSE DO THE DRIVING. JUST ASK ABOUT SOME OF OUR DISCOUNT POSSIBILITIES.

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.

Casa Grande is the Largest of (4) Villas on the property and also the highest, sporting beautiful views of Lake Arenal and surrounding jungle.

Casa Grande offers a large parking area and covered two car garage. A relaxing Rancho sits next to Casa Grande and is great for cookouts and entertaining.

Casa Grande…3 Bedroom with 2 ½ Baths. Sleeps (6) Comfortably. Our finest with Rancho and Bar-b-que and Jacuzzi. Spectacular Views. Two Queen Suites and One King.

Adjacent to the Rancho, connected to Casa Grande is a natural spring water Jacuzzi for your relaxing pleasure. Casa Grande features a granite wet bar, giant master bedroom with bath en-suite. A grand living room area of 55 feet and magnificent views with 33 feet of windows to view Lake Arenal, indoor fountain, large kitchen and dining area, laundry, guest bedroom and much more. You won't believe your eyes. It feels like you are a Movie Star.

Accommodates Six to Eight guests. Daily Maid Service is included. Daily, Weekly and Monthly rates available.

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. The home is fully equipped for cooking and has television with DVD player 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 a 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.

Note: Fully equipped Kitchen. DVD Player. Direct TV in Casa Grande

Keywords: VILLA

More Details

Owner
Thomas Ploskina
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 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 is in a Major University in Mexico.

Thomas Ploskina purchased this estate in 2004

Why Thomas Ploskina chose Alajuela

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.

Amenities

Guatuso Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

'Casa Grande' Arenal Springs Villas by the Lake...'Our Finest
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Country luxury.

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 senior couples who had travelled throughout Costa Rica and stayed at some very uperscale accomodations but this was by far the best.The home itself along with the view will be remembered for along time.From the beginning of the day with coffee on the deck to a glass of wine after a soak in the hot tub we could not have found better accomodations.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO
5

Exceptional home! Don't second guess-just book it:-).

  • 5 of 5

Tom & Maria have a gorgeous property & this home is by far, the most favorite VRBO rental I have ever stayed at. The three bedroom home is simply stunning with great vistas of Lake Arenal. The home is in beautifully maintained & we truly enjoyed our stay. Maria & Tom were so helpful in planning our excursions & put up with our indecisiveness on which excursions would work for our family. There just aren't enough adjectives to describe the beauty of their property, the home, the views & the loveliness of the locals we met on our trip. While we enjoyed our visit to the beaches of Costa Rica, their Arenal home was our favorite on our 11 day trip. If there is any downside to the location, it would be it's a bit of a drive to some of the activities we did closer to La Fortuna but we really didn't see it as a big disadvantage. We enjoyed the spas at Tabacon the most and the breakfast spot, Cafe y Macadamia, was amazing. Great views, great breakfasts - a nice fit with our lovely stay with Tom & Maria.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely unforgettable experience !!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a FANTASTIC time at Tom’s and Maria’s villa. What a wonderful and kind people! They were always ready to help and answer any questions we had. I was corresponding with Tom by email before we arrived and he was always answering all my questions very thorough and promptly! When we arrived, Tom gave us a map of the area and showed us where all the good restaurants were, as well as supermarkets, bank, gas station, etc. Maria told us about the weekly BBQ cookouts in town on Fridays which we attended and had a blast! All of the restaurants we’ve visited that Tom recommended were delicious!!!

The property is absolutely beautiful! The villas are gorgeous! There were 4 of us(2 adults and 2 children) and we stayed at the Casa Primera, while our friends stayed at the Casa Grande. Our kids loved the pool. They spend a lot of time there. If you sit by the pool when the sun goes down, you can see toucans on the trees around you. We also went a few time times to our friends (at the villa Grande) Jacuzzi. We loved how the villas were decorated inside! Everything inside was spotless. The cleaning ladies came every other day and did a wonderful job as well! We kept our windows open(there are nets on every window). It’s an amazing experience to hear monkeys, frogs, and different birds while having breakfast in the morning or going to bed at night.

While in Costa Rica, we did zip lining (it was a blast), went to Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, and spend a whole day at the hot springs in Tabacon!

What a beautiful country with very warm people! Would absolutely love to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville, VA
5

Perfect location for adventure and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a lovely stay with Tom and Maria over the Christmas holidays. Spending time with our grown children is too rare and Arenal Springs Villas offered the perfect setting and layout for us to have family time and private time. We stayed in Casa Primera as the layout suited our family's needs. The view from the family room, dining room and kitchen were beautiful and the gardens are spectacular. Maria and Tom were very helpful before our arrival and during our visit, making recommendations and reservations (and saving us money), helping us put together a perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. The nearby restaurants are wonderful, especially Macadamia and Tinajas (hard to find, but worth the effort).

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudson Valley Region, New York, USA
5

Astonishingly Beautiful, Perfect Spot, Perfect Hosts

  • 5 of 5

As a nearly retired couple from the Hudson Valley in New York, with grown children and one grandchild, we wanted to take a truly "family" vacation. We invited our son, 40, his significant other, 32, our daughter, 36, her son, 10, to join together for a special trip to Casa Grande. We arrived in the dark, appreciating an awesome, beautifully finished home interior and distant sparkling lights around Lake Arenal. Then, we awoke to the amazing view! It is unbeatable! The owners Tom and Maria kept in touch by email and phone in the months prior to our arrival and made sure our communications, airport transportation, and arrival were complete and managed efficiently. They each offered counsel and assistance with all our day trips. Casa Grande is stunning, while at the same time completely homey, satisfying all one's needs and making one's vacation life simple. It delivers all it promises.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbury, MN USA
5

Jim and Suzy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the enchanted cottage and were very impressed by the cottage, the grounds, and the hosts, Tom and Maria. The communication prior to our arrival was easy and helpful and when we met in person, they were very gracious hosts. They made us feel so welcome and told us favorite places to eat and meet the locals. We enjoyed the Friday night BBQ at Iguanas and found people to be very friendly. Maria planned a few excursions for us and we felt very cared for. The grounds are gorgeous, the town fun, and the weather superb! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Guatuso Estate Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $250/nt - $1750/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Yearly Rate $299/night .. $1999/week (2-4) guests
  • Yearly Rate $325/night .. $2200/week (5-6) guests
  • Addition Guests are $ 35/night .. $ 200/week extra
  • Children under (6) are free. Two under (6) equal 1 adult
  • 13% Hotel Tax not included...Holidays are Premium Weeeks
  • Minimum Stay...(3) Nights
  • Holidays are Christmas, New Years, Easter and Thanksgiving
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