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Lake View Home Magnificent Panoramic View in the Rain Forest

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
BARBARA FORSEY
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

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 Alajuela

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.

Amenities

Guatuso Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Lake View Home Magnificent Panoramic View in the Rain Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Great place, great yard, great people

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Pura Vida, Barbara and Lawrence
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5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

With our second trip to Costa Rica we decided to head to the mountains and were so lucky to discover this rental. It was a beautiful home with all we could possibly need and views were spectacular. We enjoyed the local offerings in La Fortuna of hot springs, hikes, and restaurants as well as the butterfly conservatory. Lots to do and see. The owners were helpful and johnny-on-the-spot whenever we had questions or needed assistance with anything. Definitely would stay in their home again should the opportunity arise!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are happy you enjoyed our home and had a great time in Costa Rica. Hope to see you again soon. Pura Vida, Barbara and Lawrence
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5

"The New Guest House is Awesome"

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time in this home and felt quit welcome. The craftsmanship in this home was absolutely beautiful. The view from the house was pretty cool. It was Very well set up and everything we needed was there. So many local restaurants we when to and all great. Lots to do in the area, only an hour drive to La Fortuna, amazing country. We will be back I'm sure. Thank you Barbara

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I look forward to seeing you in the future. It was a pleasure having you both. "Pura Vida, Barbara and Lawrence Forsey
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Fallbrook, CA/USA
5

January 2012 Visit

  • 5 of 5

Hi,

Just wanted you to know we had a great time at your place. The weather cooperated for a day or two, and then the rains came. It was so nice and didn't stop us from doing anything. We went to the volcano, zip-lining, hanging bridges, waterfall hikes, and spent one day just sitting around reading, doing puzzles, and enjoying the view. We did have a meal at the Microbrewery and that was really good. It looks like they are just getting the place going. We enjoyed all the dog visits too. We also ate at the German place...great beer and good food. Hope all is well with you and thanks for sharing.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
5

Perfect house for a relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! The house was great and the view was even better. We sat on the patio over looking the lake to have breakfast every morning. The house is located in a quiet area and it was just what we wanted. I recommend getting a rental car if you go. You will need it to get to the touristy areas. Mosquito net was not needed at all.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberia
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rock River Rocks
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Playa Coco or Playa Hrmosa
Car: necessary

Nearest beach about 90 minutes.

Hot Springs about 60 minutes

Zip Lining about 40 minutes

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Rates & Availability

Guatuso Guest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$30
$210
$800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guests perDay $10
Cleaning Fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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