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Beautiful Lake Arenal Cottage, Stunning Views & Close to Adventure Activities

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Delightful Cottage, 2+ Deluxe Bedrooms + Sunroom, up to 7, Awesome Views!

ENCANTADA GUESTHOUSE.. IN A NUTSHELL!

Charming, 2+ Bedroom, Vacation Rental at Lake Arenal, Rated 5 Stars! Sleeps up to 7 persons, 2 night minimum stay.
Stunning Views and Excellent Location, with Birds, Monkeys & Rain Forest Trail, Close to Adventure Activities. Private and lots of room for the Kids to run around!
Encantada, overlooks Lake Arenal and the Simmering Arenal Volcano, as well as the rustic village of El Castillo, where you will find an interesting array of great restaurants and several small markets.
Looking for Adventure? Activities are almost at your doorstep, so you can easily do one or more activities per day, to get maximum fun during your vacation stay! .. Zip-lines, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs, Butterfly Gardens, Eco Zoo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Water Sports and more..are all just 5-25 minutes away.
Established in 2011, Owner Operated, Free Personal Concierge, Free Booking and Trip Counseling, Great Property Staff, Family Friendly, Clean, Comfortable & Private
What's Not to Love ? Your Reservation is Waiting!

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Well established, Encantada Guest House, has become a VRBO Favorite. Rated 5 Stars..This award winning cottage is Clean, Quiet, Comfortable, and has Stunning Views of Lake Arenal, the Volcano and the Arenal countryside. Plus it is within easy walking distance of the tiny Rustic & Charming village of El Castillo, where you can find an interesting array of Small Markets and Restaurants.

Bright, Cheerfully Decorated and with lots of Attention to Details, our home is very Centrally Located, so all of those popular Adventure Activities, that you are coming here to enjoy, are just minutes away!

Why Encantada?

Encantada Guest House Features: 2+ Deluxe Bedrooms, a Spacious Kitchen, Large Sun Room, and an Extra Large Bath. It's Easy on your Budget because it Sleeps up to 7 Persons and It's Extra Family Friendly with a Crib, High Chair and Toys, available on request.
We are very pleased to welcome all kinds of Travelers and we offer lots of amenities to help make Your Stay Fun & Enjoyable: Free Internet / WiFi, Full Guest Kitchen (including many extras like spices, oil, coffee & more) for Cooking Meals, Spectacular Views, Tranquility, Abundant Wildlife, Birding, 2 Acres of Rain Forest and Lush Tropical Gardens, Security, Privacy and Plenty of Covered Outdoor Seating!

All you have to do is unpack, relax and enjoy the very best that Arenal has to offer : Zip lines, Hiking, Hanging Bridges, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs, Butterfly Gardens, an Eco Zoo, Bird watching, National Parks, Animal Rescue Centers, as well as a variety of Water Sports like: Fishing, Kayaking, Boating, Rafting, Tubing and more! All within located within a few minutes of the property! We even offer Free Concierge Service for helping you with Everything from Car Rental to Booking and Arranging your Activities.

OUR AMENITIES INCLUDE:
Close to Adventure Activities
Free WiFi, Free Parking
Fully Screened Doors & Windows
On Demand Hot Water
TV, Classic DVD Library & Board Games
BBQ, Hammocks & Outdoor Seating
Cool Mountain Breezes
Ceiling Fans and Fresh Air Ventilation
Comfy Beds & Quality Linens
In Room Safe & Security System
2 Acres of Lush Tropical Gardens
Protected Rain forest Habitat & Private Hiking Trail to Creek Below
Full Service Guest Kitchen with Condiments & Spices
Free Concierge and Activity Booking Service
Stunning Views
Pure Mountain Spring Fed Water
Abundant Wildlife: Birds, Monkeys, Toucans, Jungle Animals
3 Furry Ambassadors, Quinn & Riley, our Outdoor Jungle Kitties and Dobby the Rescue dog! (All very sweet)
Property is Large, Private, Peaceful, Relaxing, Secure
Perfect for Families with Young Children, Crib, High Chair and Toys are available.
Owner Managed & Operated with Unprecedented Personal Service
Non-Smoking House. Smoking only in Designated Areas

Please Note:
1. A 2x4 or 4x4 SUV or other High Clearance Vehicle is Strongly Recommended in the Arenal Area due to Rustic Road Conditions, including our own little cow path to paradise.
2. We have Two very sweet outdoor Jungle Kitties that live on the property. Please feel free to enjoy their company Outside of the house, as a courtesy to Future Guests who might be allergic.

Encantada Guest House - Since 2011
It's Simply Magical!

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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Hiking, Hammocks, Wildlife, Splash Pool in the creek, Crib, High Chair, & Toys are available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking In or around the House...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Service Animals Excepted...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    No Stairs, One Story, Large Shower with Small Curb...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Sunroom

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  • Queen Size Bed (1) Pillow Top Mattress with Memory Foam Topper, Double Bed (1) Pillow Top Mattress with Memory Foam Topper, Twin or Single Bed (1) Twin Mattress with Memory Foam Topper; Deluxe Queen Size Air Bed is also available and can be set up in the Sun room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Spectacular Views, Privacy, Coffee Maker, Iron, Crock Pot, Bender, Rice Cooker Toaster, Condiments, Coffee, Cooking Spices, Complimentary Tour Booking Service, WiFi, Tiki Torches, Window Screens, Alarm System, Dead Bolt Locks, Volcano Views, Covered Patios, Covered View Terrace, Hammocks, Memory Foam Mattress, Pillow Top Mattress, Room Safes, Candles, Ceiling Fans, Security Lights, Solar Lights, Pure Fresh Spring Water, Herb Garden, Zen Garden, Cool Breezes, Very Close to Popular Costa Rica Tourist Attractions Like: Arenal Eco Zoo, Butterfly Conservatory, Sky Trek, ( Zip Lines) Sky Tram. Baldi Hot Springs, Tabacon Hot Springs, River Rafting, Rancho Margot and more. 2x4 or 4x4 or SUV VEHICLE SUGGESTED ! We do have two Jungle Kitties that live outside on the property....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Book Exchange and Children's books are available....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Classic DVD Library available...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Fantastic View of Lake Arenal...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Spectacular View of Arenal Volcano...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Volcanoes Arenal and Tenorio...moreless

  • Rural:

    Peaceful and full of Birds & Wildlife...moreless

  • Village:

    El Castillo Village is only 1 kilometer away with Small Markets, Activities and a Variety of Restaurants....moreless

  • Water View:

    Lake Arenal , Rio Gatos and The Quebrada Encantada...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Small Dining table for 4 plus 2 bar stools...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    No Central A/C, as it is Not Necessary at our Elevation but Fresh Air Ventilation and Ceiling Fans are available in Every Room for your Comfort....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Covered Clothes Lines are available for Outdoor Drying. Laundry Service available...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality Linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sun Room/ Living Room...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    For Local Use Only, During your Stay and Contacting our Property Manager....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for Two Cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Uncovered next to the house...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phone for guest use, local calling only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Quality Cotton Towels, Hand Towels and Wash Cloths...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    On Site Laundry Service can be Arranged, There are also Clothes Lines Available....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Password required....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    8 Cup, Coffee Grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All The Basics, Plus Napkins & Paper Towels are provided,...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes for 7 people, lots of utensils and extras....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full Guest Kitchen with lots of Extras: Rice Cooker, Coffee Grinder, Crock Pot, Blender, Mixer, Bake Ware, Spices and Condiments, Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Flour, Paper Towels, Cooking Oil....moreless

  • Oven:

    The Oven is lit with a match....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Flour, cooking Oil, & Spices are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    This is a Full Height but Half Size Refrigerator with a Freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 Burner Gas Stove, ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster Oven & 2 Slice Toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Beautiful Views...moreless

  • Boat:

    Can be Rented Nearby...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered patio with Double Hammock and Seating Areas and a Lovely Terrace Lookout with beautiful views and seating....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Large Covered Rancho area with Outdoor Dining table, & BBQ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Can be Rented Nearby...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Beautiful Views...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    2 beautiful Acres of Lush Tropical Gardens and a Private Rain Forest Hiking trail down to a hidden stream....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal or Gas Grill may be available for Guest Use....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Can Be Rented Nearby...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green 2017
Jan 1 - Dec 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$135
Holiday 2017
Dec 17 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$175
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $40

Notes:

There is a fee of $10.00 per extra person, per night, (more than 5 people) that may not be calculated in the Instant booking option. Fee will be payable upon arrival.

You Will be Charged a Late Check-out Fee of $35 per hour, if you do not request or pre-arrange for a Late Check Out, with me!

We strongly suggest you rent a 2x4 or 4x4 vehicle in Costa Rica, as many of the roads are very rough, including ours, in places. Especially during the Rainy season.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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Location

90 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
# 142
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Mama's Table, Fusion, Essence Arenal, Phoenix
90 Miles
Nearest Beach
Liberia

Car: Necessary

Relax: Take a Photo Safari to the Bottom of Our Private Rainforest Trail, Howler Monkeys, Toucans, Butterflies and Humming Birds, Enjoy a Nap in the Double Hammock, Watch A Sunset, Costa Rica is about Adventure, your vacation Rental should be fun! So just go do it -GO Ziplining, Hike, Birdwatching, Go fishing, Visit Lake Arenal, Go to The Hot Springs.

Other Fun Things to Do!

Thrill to the Fastest, Longest & Highest Zip Lines in Costa Rica, Experience a Sky Trek on Soaring Suspension Bridges or Fancy a Tranquil Glide Through the Jungle on a Sky Tram, Make a Run in the Sun on either of Costa Rica’s Best White Water Rafting Rivers, the Rio Frio and the Rio Toro, Try Kayaking or Windsurfing on Lake Arenal, Rent a Mountain Bike or Take an ATV Tour, Visit the Country’s Largest Butterfly Conservatory and their Beautiful Botanical Garden, Test Your Courage by Holding a 125 lb Python, at the Arenal Eco Zoo, Famous for its Serpentarium and Frog Garden.

Take a Lava Hike on the Famous 1968 Volcano Trail, Ride a Horse up to La Fortuna Waterfall, Marvel over the Rio Celeste, and Much More!.. Costa Rica..It's Pura Vida

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Greetings from the owners, Marty & Nita Kemsley. We bought this Beautiful 2 acre property in 2006, with an eye toward early retirement in 2008 and the dream of running a small eco-friendly, culturally pleasing B&B. However due to the on going economic difficulties in the US, the grand scheme of our plan is now developing at a much slower pace than we had hoped for. The Casita, as an independent vacation-rental, marks the completion of Phase One of our vision and Phase Two, will include a Spanish Colonial style B&B, with two additional upscale Cabinas. It will also feature, a Half Moon Infinity Swimming Pool with Volcano View, Hot Tub, More Landscaping and Further improvements. Your bookings are much appreciated and will move us ever closer to building the dream, one brick at a time! Pura Vida...There is nothing like it. Thank You!

Why the Owner Chose El Castillo, Costa Rica:
There is something both magical and captivating about the area of El Castillo, Adding a sunset or an active lava flow from the Arenal volcano makes it mesmerizing. Moving to Costa Rica is a calling and we were hooked on our very first trip.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We very much enjoy being unplugged and at one with nature and the local community. The Views and Tranquility here are awesome and we are grateful to God everyday for this wonderful opportunity. Pura Vida, is more than a tag line, it is a way of life here. Hacienda Encantada, Costa Rica. It is Simply Magical!


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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  • How about Morning Coffee in the Garden?

    How about Morning Coffee in the Garden?

  • Garden View Dining Area for 6

    Garden View Dining Area for 6

  • Bright & Spacious Kitchen with almost everything you'll need for cooking.

    Bright & Spacious Kitchen with almost everything you'll need for cooking.

  • Spacious Queen Room, Handmade Artisan Furnishings & Local Artwork

    Spacious Queen Room, Handmade Artisan Furnishings & Local Artwork

  • Large Relaxing Bathroom, with plenty of space to move around.

    Large Relaxing Bathroom, with plenty of space to move around.

  • Make time for a peaceful snooze in a Double Hammock!

    Make time for a peaceful snooze in a Double Hammock!

  • Upper Garden Terrace with Beautiful Views

    Upper Garden Terrace with Beautiful Views

  • Upper Terrace has Panoramic Views, Peace & Privacy!

    Upper Terrace has Panoramic Views, Peace & Privacy!

  • View of Encantada Guest House from the Terrace

    View of Encantada Guest House from the Terrace

  • Spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano too!

    Spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano too!

  • Our Hidden babbling Brook

    Our Hidden babbling Brook

  • Encantada Guest House: Your Own Little piece of Pura Vida!

    Encantada Guest House: Your Own Little piece of Pura Vida!

  • Spacious Kitchen and lots of Extras & Essentials are Included. Just Bring Food!

    Spacious Kitchen and lots of Extras & Essentials are Included. Just Bring Food!

  • Comfy Deluxe Queen Bed lots of attention to details and quality linens.

    Comfy Deluxe Queen Bed lots of attention to details and quality linens.

  • Triple Room with a Double & Twin Bed, Garden View. Handmade artisan Furnishings

    Triple Room with a Double & Twin Bed, Garden View. Handmade artisan Furnishings

  • Colorful Sun/Media Room, also Serves as an Extra Queen Bedroom!

    Colorful Sun/Media Room, also Serves as an Extra Queen Bedroom!

  • Upper Garden Wall for Privacy!

    Upper Garden Wall for Privacy!

  • Gas BBQ Area & Patio

    Gas BBQ Area & Patio

  • The Terrace is another perfect place to enjoy your morning cup of Coffee!

    The Terrace is another perfect place to enjoy your morning cup of Coffee!

  • Stunning Views of Lake Arenal

    Stunning Views of Lake Arenal

  • Take a Hike on Our Private Rain Forest Trail!

    Take a Hike on Our Private Rain Forest Trail!

  • Your Hosts: Marty & Nita on the Day we bought the property!

    Your Hosts: Marty & Nita on the Day we bought the property!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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