About the property
- Guest House600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)
This has one of the best views of Lake Arenal. The house sits on a side of a mountain that runs into the lake, approximately half way up. Monkeys, toucans, parrots, and so many birds are always around. There is a patio with a fabulous view of Lake Arenal that has a gas Bar-B-Que grill, love seat. The living and dining area faces the lake with a view that is really spectacular.
The location is near the town of Rio Piedras,between Nuevo Arenal and Tilaran, about 26 miles to Tobacon Hot Springs, The Hanging Bridges, the new Canopy Tram, and the Arenal Volcano, boat trips to Monteverde and more. This is important when comparing rentals, as some are on the south side of the lake, and Tronadora, which doubles the distance to these must-see locations. Its central location also makes the beaches of the Pacific Ocean a two hour drive, but the climate is cool and lush.
The lake is very clean and you can swim, fish, or boat there, and there is a nice short excursion, to Lake Cote (about five miles away). There is a nice canopy tour here, and the famous bottomless lake.
Keywords: Romantic, Lake Arenal, Volcano, Rain Forest, Hot Springs, Zip Lining, Family Vacation
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About BARBARA FORSEY
My husband Lawrence and I live on the property in a separate house. We are available to assist you with any of your vacation needs.
BARBARA FORSEY purchased this Guest House in 2009
Why BARBARA FORSEY chose Tierras Morenas
We bought this property after searching Costa Rica from top to bottom. Lake Arenal has the perfect climate 70 to 80 during the day and cool evenings. This is truly paradise. Great for families and/or very romantic for couples.
What makes this Guest House unique
We enjoy the clean air, water, and food in Costa Rica. We always feel so healthy there. We are constantly discovering wild life that are so amazing to be in our garden. We like to go to the hot springs and I particularly love to go zip lining. My husband loves photography and there is no shortage of opportunities for amazing shots.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Property and host were great!
OThe property was clean and very nice. Couldn’t have asked for better hosts. We didn’t rent a car, so sightseeing was limited to bus. There is a great restaurant down the hill, but you need to be in fairly good shape to walk it. Loved Barbara an Lawrence and their dog Lucy. They were kind enough to include us in several activities with them and their friends.
We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We miss you already. Lucy is still checking to see if you are home. Hope to see you again soon.
Barbara and Lawrence
Lovely Hillside Casita
This was our third visit to Lake Arenal and we found this to be a perfect place to stay. It is newly built, where it is obvious that quality and beauty were the goal. There is a nice view of the Lake and opposite hilly shoreline from the patio that gets even better as you walk out on the lawn. Lawrence and Barbara were great hosts. They were attendant to all of our needs yet stayed in the background so that it felt like we were in our own private space.
You really need a car to enjoy the area but we were able to walk to one of the best restaurants in the entire lake area. Part of that 15 minute walk took us through a lovely small valley with open views of pasture and hillsides and good bird viewing. The town of Nuevo Arenal is a 15 minute drive where we could enjoy more good restaurants and buy all of the food needed to prepare your own meals.
It was a great stay!
The place is quaint, and the view was lovely. The owners are great and always willing to help
our Problem was we came down with BAD cold/flu bug day after arrival and finally went back home early. No fault of the property. The owners did all they could to help us.
We are sorry you didn't get to enjoy Costa Rica to it's fullest. We hope that you will return again soon and enjoy this beautiful country. Enjoy you trip to India. Love to see photos.
Lawrence and Barbara
Owner was always available, polite with a great personality.
We loved morning visit’s with their dog Lucy and my husband really connected with Lawrence. Cottage was perfect and would recommend to anyone wanting a clean place to crash at the end of the day of their Costa Rican adventures.
Howler monkeys as an alarm clock doesn't get anymore authentic then that!!!!!
A terrific little guest-home to return to each night after a day of adventure. Laurie and Barbara were fabulous hosts, making us feel welcome immediately. Lucy, the mastiff, came by each day to check on us and play for a bit. We drank coffee on the patio gazing out to the lake and listening to birdsong every single morning, rain or shine. We spent 7 glorious nights at Casa Barbara, venturing out each day to experience as much of the area as we could. We zip lined through the cloud forest, went on a guided tour through the rainforest via trails, tram and hanging bridges, kayaked Lake Arenal, visited the butterfly conservatory, soaked in Hot Springs at Termalitas, walked on the black sand beach and received massages at Hermosa beach, visited the Puma Rescue and enjoyed typical food and drink at the little soda shops all along the way. For us a rental car with GPS was necessary and we didn't find a road we couldn't navigate, even with all the previous rains causing so many mud slides and potholes. The guest house was the perfect place to return to each night for a restful night of sleep before heading out for the next day's adventure. Thanks Barbara and Laurie for the homey accommodations and your helpful recommendations that made my birthday trip all that we imagined it to be.
Great place, great yard, great people
From the time we arrived until the time we left, Barbara and Lawrence made us feel like we were long lost family. They struck the perfect balance of being available to us and leaving us alone. Their guest house was perfect with all the amenities we needed to enjoy our week on their mountain. Any questions we had about their area they were willing to answer, and if they didn't know, they were willing to research for us - including posting on local Facebook pages for us!
If we come back to the Nuevo Arenal area, we will book our time at their guest house again! Thanks Lawrence and Barbara for your beautiful hospitality, including the little extras.
We enjoyed having you so much. You have such a beautiful family. You are always welcome like family. Enjoy the rest of your Costa Rica adventure.
Barbara and Lawrence
Nearest beach about 90 minutes.
Hot Springs about 60 minutes
Zip Lining about 40 minutes