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Stunning Lake Arenal and volcano view from our spacious balcony!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, Modern Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

Well maintained condo with a large modern kichen, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and excellent security. The kitchen is well equipped including a dishwasher while spacious enough to allow for 2 or 3 people working at once. Open concept living room/kitchen/eating area which connects with our new two story deck, allows everyone to enjoy the view and the breezes.

Many places in the area claim to provide a lot of services but fail to deliver, if we list it, we provide it. A little over an hour from an International airport, Arenal volcano, Monte Verde and just under 2 hours from world class beaches.

Surrounded by National Parks, we get to enjoy birds sometimes by the hundreds. Toucans, parrots and others grace us with their presence.

Close enough to walk to a Tronodora for groceries or a quick beer. We have the advantage of a nearby bus stop for those without a vehicle. Secured parking for those with a vehicle, tenants have a choice of driving eight miles to Tilaran which boasts multiple supermarkets, produce shops, butcher shops, drugstores, hardware stores, English speaking private dentists and doctors.

The view is constantly changing and too beautiful for words.

In 2015 we added a large deck off the main room, removed the half wall off the kitchen and moved the dining table. For those of you that have stayed with us before, you'll be amazed at how much bigger the living space feels now, for all of our new guests, wait unil you see the view!

For those of you who bring your work with you, we provide a desk close to the router and wifi for a fast connections. The best part is just looking out at the view while you work from the desk or the adjoining deck.

Keywords: An easy commute from the airport at Liberia, only 8 miles from Tilaran on a hillside overlooking Lake Arenal with Volcan Tenorio centered above the lake. The town of Tronodora is within easy walking distance and a bus stop within sight of the front door makes this the perfect place for tenants with or without their own transportation.

Master bedroom has a king sized bed, 2nd bedroom has a queen and the 3rd bedroom has a queen with an air mattress if necessary. All 3 bathrooms have a shower, but there is also a large bathtub is in the master bath.

More Details

Property Manager
Coryn Wallen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Coryn Wallen

Texas natives with a love of travel, we fell in love with this place and look forward to spending our vacation there every year. A trip means long relaxing soaks in volcanic pools, friendly neighbors, hiking and scuba diving at the coast.

My husband and I have taken our 3 grown children with us on a holiday trip and had the greatest Thanksgiving there. A fully modern kitchen with all the toys makes meal prep easy rather than a constant challenge.

Coryn Wallen purchased this townhome in 2010

Why Coryn Wallen chose Costa Rica

We choose this location due to the easy drive from the airport, the incredible views and the lower number of tourists. We find that prices are much more reasonable for groceries and we have a choice of several large stores including one within walking distance.

What makes this townhome unique

At least once every visit, we go to the volcanic hot pools, an overnight stay at the beach and we try to include as many side trips to National Parks as possible. Unlike many other locations in the country, many of the best parks are a short day trip away.

For us, the best times are simply sitting with a cup of coffee and a birding guide and just enjoying the view.


Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Texas Bar (sells homemade pizza too)
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
International Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Las Brisas or Little Longhorn
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Coco or Panama or Hermosa
Car: recommended

Close enough to the town of Tronadora to walk. A good sized and well stocked store is located just off the main road, a pizzaria, bar and greenhouses are along the way. Ask our property manager for details!!

Although you have 1.75 hour drive to the beaches, they are world class ones with plenty of shopping, quality snorkling and scuba diving. On the lake itself, there are opportunities for fresh water activities through local businesses.


Guanacaste Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All 3 bathrooms have showers, Master bath also has a large bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 night stands with lamps, a large armoire, view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 Night tables with lamps, power strip for charging, closets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , closet storage, inflatable mattress for additional guests
  • Upper bedroom has a queen, two downstairs bedrooms one has a queen and a double the other has a king sized bed. Master bedroom has an en suite bathroom while the other two have adjoining bathrooms.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This condo not only easily sleeps 6-8 people, but boasts a large modern kitchen that is fully equipped. Large floor to ceiling windows offer a view that's perfect for birders, as dozens of species have been spotted outside in the trees. We leave identification cards and guidebooks to enhance your enjoyment. The area has companies that offer water sports and horse back riding. Arenal is the site for the world windsurfing championships. There are two major waterfall sites within 45 minutes of the condo, both are highly recommended. We are within 2km of the turnoff for the public boat docks and about 40 minutes away from the public park at Nuevo Arenal. If you can't decide between activities at Arenal volcano, Monteverde, Lake Arenal or the Pacific beaches, then this is the location for you. What we offer that is unique is a gorgeous view, access to a typical Costa Rican town (Tronadora), easy bus access and short drive times to some of Costa Ricas favorite tourist areas.


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Stunning Lake Arenal and volcano view from our spacious balcony!!
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

All we expected!

  • 5 of 5

We had an Amazing stay! Coryn was so accommodating especially since we got lost getting to the property. The townhome had everything we needed. We intended to cook and we were able to make multiple dishes with the pots and pans they had. We are definitely going to remember this place when we return to Costa Rica. Thanks for making our stay extra Amazing!!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such great guests. I love to cook so I try and equip the kitchen with items that fulfill the master chef within. I am so happy you had a wonderful stay and welcome you as future guests! Costa Rica is a place to be loved and shared, we hare so happy that we shared it with you. Con mucho gusto!!
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Great Value for lovely home with view

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed, felt secure and the price rounded it off for a great deal The upstairs also has a bedroom. The kitchen was well equiped, the furniture comfortable-not the wooden stuff that looks great, but is uncomfortable- and has a lovely balconey with great views. WIFI worked great. While this wasn't the fanciest or largest place we've stayed, it everything we needed and the price more than compensated for more glam. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Above the best!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at the condo and it could not have been any better. The gate at the front of the property has been motorized...such a wonderful addition! Several pieces of furniture have been added inside....shelving in the entry way: a more expansive dining area with a larger table, chairs and a bench: and in the master a larger wardrobe and chest with plenty of storage and a rocking chair.

This condo is just the best and has all that the traveler would want or need.

The views are incredible and the birding is fantastic!

A well stocked grocery store is just minutes away along with a bakery and small restaurant.

We are already looking forward to another stay next year!

Coryn is a dream to work with!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and great view.

  • 4 of 5

Wish they had AC. Also bring slippers as it's dusty during the dry season and the floors are somewhat dirty.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gem of a property!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at your property and if all goes well, we will return next year. The condo is wonderful...the kitchen is more than well equipped with everything needed for cooking a simple meal or something more gourmet. In addition, the owners have provided a brochure detailing the kitchen tools, their use and some recipes. Quite unique! The balcony and it's view are not just wonderful at any time during the day and night, but quite breathtaking depending on the natural lighting. We brought a hummingbird feeder and were more than thrilled to see the hummers every day. The condo provides more than enough in the way of towels, sheets and kitchen towels. The natural breezes provide a very cool temperature throughout and ceiling fans in all rooms add to the coolness. Corryn is a joy to work with. Anything that may come up, she is there to help and fix the situation. We have nothing but high praise for this home and Corryn. This property is a gem!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for being great guests, we look forward to having you with us again next year. I'm so glad you enjoy the new balcony, it's my favorite place to sip my morning coffee or a glass of wine after dinner. Guests such as yourselves are the reason we decided to open our home.... and yes Coryn is a rare find and we're so grateful that we get to work with her.
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

This condo is truly an amazing place. It is spacious with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The condo is very well equipped, especially the kitchen. The kitchen, dining room and living room share a large open plan. There is a separate laundry room with washer & dryer. Wifi is excellent fast and efficient! The TV has a limited selection of channels. The DVD player works well and there is even a small selection of DVDs.

The condo is secure with burglar bars on all windows and doors. The parking area has a lockable gate. There are fly screens on all windows, doors and sliding doors.

There are ceiling fans in every bedroom and living room which kept us comfortable.

It is only 4 miles to the town of Tilaran which has banks, post office and numerous restaurants. The village of Tronadora is 1 mile away with a lovely Italian / Argentinian restaurant: La Tanita. There is also a small grocery store with all the basic foods. A mile towards Tilaran there is the Guttierez Family Pizzeria, with one of the best pizzas in the area. 2 miles away is the Puerto San Luis watersport activity center.

This was our first visit to Costa Rica. Upon arrival, we did not have transportation. Coryn personally arranged for a taxista to pick us up at the Liberia airport. The taxista took us to a bank, grocery store and even joined us for lunch!

There is an excellent barber in Tronadora. - a real style specialist! He is friendly and inexpensive.

All in all, whether you stay for a few days or a couple of weeks, we highly recommend this condo, a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John for the great review. If our house there seems a bit more homelike than most rentals it is because we live there for a significant portion of the year so it truly is our home. I'm glad you got to meet some of the talented people who work and live nearby, their friendliness and generosity of spirit makes the area a unique experience. Of course Coryn herself knows the area like no one else does and manages to make everyone (owners and tenants alike) feel special, its a hard to beat combination. Thanks for staying with us!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

For any stays less than a month there is a 13% tax which is included in the rate.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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