Private Villa on Lake Arenal Set in Mountains with Rainforest and Stream.(20 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Private Villa, Birders Paradise, on Lake Arenal for boating and wind surfing
Costa Rica Lakeview Villa offers a unique setting not found with other rentals in the Lake Arenal area. Our home is located on a 40 acre private estate with no other homes in view and has direct access to the lakeshore from the property. The Villa is a 2 level, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home that sleeps up to 7 guests with a unique design as the second story studio apartment has its own private entrance and offers a view of the lake from every room, porch and yard. The property is part of a rainforest preserve that has a spring fed stream, hiking trails and a water cascade running through the gardens. Relax and vacation at our rental home where you can walk to the lake and enjoy sunsets, bird watching, fishing and the sounds of the rain forest.
The Costa Rica Lakeview Villa is located in the cool rainforest mountains of Costa Rica on the north end of Lake Arenal as part of a large estate. The Villa is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, where you can replenish your soul or a place you and your family can use as a home base as you explore the northern part of Costa Rica for day trips and excursions to nearby sights and locations.
The Villa is a two story house that sleeps up to 7 guests with a unique design. The downstairs has living room, dining area, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and laundry room with large porch. The upper level has a separate private entrance and offers complete amenities with kitchen and dining area, combined living area, bedroom, bathroom and a veranda. From the veranda upstairs you have a perfect view of the lake, the wind turbines, the numerous birds and at night the lights of Tronadora across the lake. You can certainly leave your heart at our Costarica Lakeside Villa. Here you will enjoy a spectacular setting at this Rainforest retreat with incredible views of Lake Arenal and the surrounding mountains. The house is set in the mountains on the edge of a stream so we get the cool morning and evening breezes as well as the relaxing sounds of the running water.
Once you leave the comfort of the home you will find extensive hiking trails on our own private nature reserve within the rainforest preserve with streams, ponds to swim in and waterfalls to relax by as well as abundant wildlife and flora/fauna. You can follow the stream down to the Arenal lake shore or follow a trail through the property to the edge of the lake to discover the beautiful coves where you can enjoy the lake. This is one of the few rental properties that has direct Lake Arenal access with just a few minutes walk to the lakeshore from the house.
Jungle treks through the rain forest is an eco-adventure of a lifetime with miles of manicured trails available on the estate. The sounds and images of this rainforest preserve are all part of the experience of staying at the Lakeview Villa. Imagine waking up to the sounds of running water from the hillside water features and the stream, the unique howling of the howler monkeys, and dozens of birds making their morning sounds as they explore the trees surrounding the house. Bird watching in this temperate zone climate offers as many as 300 different species of birds in Costa Rica. We have seen keel billed toucans, tanagers, parrots, hummingbirds, red legged honeycreepers, hawks and a virtual potpourri of colorful feathered friends eating at the nearby bird perch. ( See the photos).
On occasion the howler monkey troop will choose the trees or canopy near the house to have breakfast or dinner. There can be up to 20 of various sizes as they circulate through the 40 acre property. We invite you to view some of the great pictures we have taken from the side of the house in addition to the videos on the Google plus site.
Some days it is great just to relax and enjoy morning coffee on the veranda, spend hours in the rainforest following the extensive hiking trails and the flowing stream down to the lake, enjoying the waterfalls and swimming in the natural pools of crystal water. It is like entering another world.
If you choose to leave the property, the town of Nuevo (New) Arenal is only about a 10 minute drive from the Villa and has changed little in the past 20 years. It remains a typical Costa Rican village with just enough grocery stores, bakeries, bars and restaurants to serve the community Here you can make your food purchases as there are two fully equipped kitchens where you can cook at home. A few minutes’ walk from the property is The Rana German Restaurant where you can feast on great food and see a collection of poison dart frogs. There are many great restaurants in Nuevo Arenal where you can enjoy the delicious pizza at Moyas, gourmet food at the Gingerbread, breakfast at Lucky Bug or typical Costa Rican food at Las Delicias or Las Tinejas.
There are many day excursions and great outdoor adventure activities available in the nearby vicinity to be enjoyed if you decide to drag yourself away from the comfortable serene surrounding at the Lakeview Villa. It is one hour drive to La Fortuna which is a warmer tropical climate and a busy central tourist hub. Here you have the opportunity to visit the Arenal Volcano, climb Cerro Chato the dormant volcano, swim in the pool created by the spectacular La Fortuna waterfall, go rafting in the rivers, ride the zip lines or relax in the hot thermal volcanic springs of Tabacon or Baldi Springs. It’s nice to be close to the activities and yet be able to return to the Villa for an escape to the quiet and cooler private rainforest property as you rest and relax after your excursions.
Traveling further west around the lake you can venture to Hotel Tiwala where you can rent equipment for wind surfing which is reputed as one of the best in the world. Further on you can also visit Tilaran and Viento Fresco Falls on the drive to Monteverde which is the most famous Rainforests in Costa Rica. During certain seasons the Quetzal bird can be spotted with its iridescent green and red color and hummingbirds are always abundant in the cloud forest. If you do go to Monteverde be sure to visit Selvatoura butterfly gardens and the zip line adventure which is one of the longest in Costa Rica. This Canopy Tour has 15 cables and 18 platforms and you definitely zip through the canopy. There are also many beaches about 1.5 hours from the house going toward Liberia where you can enjoy the warm waters and surf.
After exploring it is great to get back to the cooler comfort of the house so you can relax for the evening watching the sun set or a movie. There is a large collection of DVD’s for your enjoyment and a television and DVD player upstairs and downstairs.
There are paved roads all the way to the Villa from the Liberia airport (1.5 hour drive ) or the San Jose airport (3.5 hour drive.) No need to negotiate bad roads. Also bus transportation is easily available within minutes of the Villa for the more adventuresome so there is no need for a car.
The local managers of the property are native Costa Ricans Sandy and Michael who are available as needed for suggestions or ideas on how to pass your vacation time. . Come and enjoy your time in Costa Rica at the Costa Rica Lakeview Villa.
See additional pictures of the Villa and surrounding adventures at Google Plus.
Keywords: Private & Secure Rainforest Villa, Sleeps 2-6 Guests on 40 Acre Estate with River, Waterfalls, Wildlife, Views of Lake Arenal. Close to Many of Cr's Top Destinations, Including the Arenal Volcano.
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Member since: 2010
- Max. occupancy 7
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 19 - Nov 27, 2017
5 night min stay
Dec 21 - Jan 5, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 10%
Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving & Easter Weeks: $900/week (2-6 guests, 5 Night Min.)
Long Term and Monthly quotes available - Inquire!
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Two Story villa on private estate with Lake Arenal view and access.
Living Room and dining area. Full kitchen with view and stream sound for cooking
Upstairs bedroom with cathedral ceilings and amazing sunsets.
Upstairs kitchenette with dining area. You can hear sounds of water feature.
Fun, friendly, secluded, comfortable. Getting ready for the sunset.
Garden and lake view. Edge of lakeshore is 10 minutes walk.
Water feature flows into meditation pond. Perfect for cooling off on a hot day.
Explore miles of trails and enjoy the coolness of the stream that ends in lake.
Enjoy the waterfall on Villa Encantada property as you follow the stream.
Howler monkey , toucans, poison dart frogs and lizards.
The Enchanted tree. It is so big and beautiful. It is near the stream.
Spectacular sunset from the veranda of the villa.
Living and dining area with 2 single beds and breathtaking view.
Downstairs bedroom that opens to the front porch.
Upstairs studio apartment with great views, privacy and comfort.
Porch off downstairs bedroom with firepit and rocking chairs for viewing comfort
View of the house from the entrance onto property. Beyond trees is rainforest.
Water feature behind the house brings running water sounds to the house.
Path leads into the rainforest preserve and stream.
Pure fresh water pool for swimming on the trail.
The rainy season in the rainforest brings an abundance of cool spring water.
Birds visit the perch all day. Hummingbirds as well as other large birds.
Lake Arenal. Access a few minutes from villa.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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