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"Casa Primera" Arenal Springs Villas by the Lake

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

WE ARE 2ND TO NONE. ABOVE ALL OF OUR COMPETITION. UNLIKE OTHERS, WE ARE GATED AND PRIVATE FOR YOUR SAFETY. YOU MAY RENT ANY ONE OF OUR VILLAS OR EVEN THE ENTIRE ESTATE FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS, WEDDINGS, ETC... .NOW OFFERING OPTIONAL ALL INCLUSIVE. TRANSPORTATION, MEALS AND MORE. WEDDING PLANNING AND CATERING. FULL VAN SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR GROUP...NO NEED TO RENT A CAR...SAFE AND RELAXING.

LOCATED ON A 13 ACRE PRIVATE AND GATED ESTATE OF FOUR DISTINCT VILLAS. "CASA PRIMERA" IS THE FIRST HOUSE TO BE BUILT ON THE ESTATE AND THUS ITS NAME. IT HAS ALL OF THE CHARM OF COSTA RICA. HIGH EXOTIC CEILING AND CUSTOM WOOD FURNISHINGS. LARGE KITCHEN, DINING AND LIVING AREA AND A LAUNDRY. A LARGE VERANDA OVERLOOKING THE POOL, THE LAKE AND MOUNTAINS.

DON'T FORGET TO CLICK ON MY "PHOTO ALBUM" OR "SEE ALL OF MY OTHER LISTING" 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.

Accommodates Six to Eight guests. Maid Service 3 times weekly or every other day 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. Fully equipped for cooking and has a 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 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 Primera

Keywords: Private Gated (13) Acre Estate

More Details

Owner
Thomas Ploskina
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2017

About Thomas Ploskina

Collapse Formerly from the Pittsburgh Area of Pennsylvania. Big, Big Steelers and Penquins 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 University in Mexico.

Thomas Ploskina purchased this villa 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 villa 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 Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

"Casa Primera" Arenal Springs Villas by the Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

BEAUTIFUL VIEW , GREAT LOCATION AND ACCOMODATIONS

  • 5 of 5

“Beautiful view , great location and accommodations”

April 2017. What a great place. Temperature is perfect. Air condition is not needed because there is a constant breeze of cool air off the lake. The view is spectacular , the gardens are colorful and well planned. The house is very warm. The water is pumped from a well on the property and is better that commercial spring water. Tom and Maria are wonderful hosts that are very accommodating. They will give you a hand written map that simplifies the locations of area attractions. Maria will book excursions for you. We decided to venture on our own into La Fortuna and Arenal Park. Awesome! This location is very quiet with privacy. There are two supermarkets in town, Moya Restaraunt, butcher (we didn't try this time but will the next) , gas station, 2 bakeries, and other stores are next to one another. We stayed for a few days and then our remaining six days on the Pacific Ocean. I wish we stayed longer in Nuevo Arenal. We will stay again next year. Great accommodations, hosts, and location.

Thank you Tom and Maria!

The Strykers

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed with Tom & Maria for our first visit to Costa Rica. They were just incredible! Their "slice of heaven" is breathtaking. The "casa" we rented was beautiful with all the comforts of home. The views were gorgeous from every window. The home was warm, cozy and very welcoming. Tom & Maria went above and beyond helping set up our tours and activities in the area. Maria was in essence our private tour guide. Our only regret is that our visit was way too short. We are hoping to get back to that area again and will look no further that Tom & Maria's place to stay. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Incredible views, incredible property, incredible hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Although the landscape and views would be stunning no matter what, Maria and Tom take great care of the place. The house is extremely nice and functional and the property is in pristine condition. From the house there are incredible views of the lake from about every window and the upstairs bedroom is almost entirely glass facing the lake.

Maria and Tom also went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. They walked us through all the activities, shops and dining in the area and made great recommendations. It was very clear that our vacation was extremely important to them and they really went above and beyond to help out any way they could.

Bottom line - This part of Costa Rica is breathtaking with tons to do and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay or more accommodating hosts.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Powhatan, VA
5

Definitely not disappointed--an unbelievable experience!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a 10th year anniversary trip and we wanted something special, which is exactly what we got. We spent the first 4 days of our trip at Casa Primera--one of Tom and Maria's beautiful villas. It was more than we could have imagined. The setting was beautiful and the villa was perfect--spotless and provided a very comfortable place to return to each evening. And the views from this proerty are incredible!! Lake and jungle views in one place; beautiful landscaping! I could go on and on. The location was perfect for us. A great restaurant almost at the bottom of the driveway and only about an hour to the volcano and all the activities we wanted to experience in the Arenal area. Tom and Maria were exceptional hosts--very helpful. Will book any tours you need and provide you with all the information needed to make your trip a very memorable one. We are already planning a return trip to Costa Rica and hope to be able to make Arenal Springs Villas by the Lake part of that trip! Thank you Tom and Maria--even though we had rain during our stay it did not dampen our spirits or ruin our wonderful vacation!!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Findlay, OH
5

Greatest Views Ever

  • 5 of 5

I'm not a complete world traveler, but I have taken many trip to other places in the States and some other Countries. The Views I have seen here in Costa Rica while staying at Arenal Springs Villas by the Lake are breathtaking. This was money and time so well spent. We are a family of 5 and rented Casa Primera. It had a fantastic view from the front porch and kitchen and living room. A panoramic scene of Lake Arenal and the Rain Forest. Nice and close to the pool for the kids. Tom and Maria are such great hosts and through countless emails, we managed to pre-plan all our stay and did not waste time trying to figure out what to do and where to go. The villa was spotless and the domestic help was friendly and helpful. This private estate is huge and Tom even helped us to make calls to the U.S. For free. Tom had a map and Maria had suggestions that were spot on in helping us to have the time of our lives. I would highly recommend this place to anyone reading this and we will be talking to all our friends and family and trying to convince them to go and visit Arenal and stay at Arenal Springs Villas by the lake.

Thank you Tom and Maria

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Lunas, NM
5

Gorgeous Place

  • 5 of 5

After other arrangements fell through, I made some frantic calls and ran across this place. Although it was closed for repainting, I was able to tour Casa Primera and the surrounding casitas and grounds. The place is beautiful and the views are stunning. The grounds are beautifully maintained. If you are looking for exceptional accomodations in the Arenal area, I would not hesitate to call Tom and his wife. When Tom's home was not available, he went out of his way to find us stranded travellers places to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to help you with your dilemma. Too bad I didn't have space for you but it was our pleasure to help you find a comfortable place to stay. Hope you had a wonderful vacation after all. Regards, Tom and Maria
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