Special: October & November - $500 4 Nites/$600 Week -Luxury 3 Bedroom with View(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6)
Drive a short distance to the quaint town of Nuevo Arenal (7 km) for grocery shopping and dining. Plan one night of gourmet dining at the Gingerbread Restaurant (one of Costa Rica's finest restaurants - guaranteed!). Go to Moya's for a great pizza or wonderful special. Arenal is a town of friendy ticos (the natives) and many gringos (expats from all over the world).
The Arenal ticos are hard working, supplementing their income with whatever opportunities on the side that come their way - many of those tasks may be related to tourism and helping the gringos. Family and extended family are most important to them. You'll find them at the grocery and hardware stores, banks or just hanging out at the streetside restaraunts.
Tilaran to the west on the highway to the coast is an eco-friendly town and has more to offer in shopping and dining (30 minutes). Heading to the east toward the volcano is a beautiful, twisty drive through meadows and jungles - breathtaking and almost religious before you get to the dam. Worthy stops might be at La Mansion for lunch or dinner and then a stop at the Los Heroes Hotel for a tour of the grounds, chapel and maybe a jaunt on the narrow gauge rail to the top of the mountain to the museum and revolving restaraunt viewing deck.
La Fortuna is a fairly large town and is primarily a dropping off /location for tourists from all over the world. Whether self guided or through a travel booking agency, sojourns can be arranged for hot spings and spas, hikes, rafting, all national parks, the Hanging Volcano Bridges of Arenal, the park at Arenal Volcano and a boat ride or drive to Monteverde for the best zip-lines/rain forest, hummingbirds & butterflies in Costa Rica. Don't miss a horseback ride/hike or just a hike to the La Fortuna Waterfall - beautiful and refreshing - and just ask the locals and they will tell you where those beautiful hot spings are hidden in the mountain streams!
If you'd like to check out the beaches, drive west to Liberia to Playa del Coco (about 2 1/2 hours away) - A very popular area for sport fishing, Playa del Coco is the largest village in Guanacaste province. Known primarily as the gateway for surfers to reach places like Ollie's Point and Witches Rock, where the waves are superb, this busy beach is a prime scuba diving spot, with many tour and dive companies at your service. Like most of us who are more for relaxing and just laying back, great food, drinks, and regional art, crafts, clothing and all that glitters will be found in each Playa. You'll find magnificent cliffs and coves surrounding most Playas. The trade-off is that you can't go up and down the coast but rather in and out and up and down the coastline. Always sextuple the time the crow might fly.
Costa Rica is so diverse and beautiful. Agrarian and almost a third world country, it is one of the oldest democracies south of the border, has 1) no army, 2) the highest literacy rate in all of the Americas, 3) the toughest environmental regulations in the western world, 4) 25% of all land national park or conservancy, 5) among the best and affordable health care, and 5) a population that loves the PURA VIDA which is you live the pure life respecting and loving family, friends, the lands, the life in general. PURA means kind of like do unto others what you would like them to do to you... and it will give you buena VIDA .
Friends and guests who have spent time at our home have said that they experienced kind of a life changing awakening. Trying to explore all of Costa Rica, they felt the most grounded returning to 'Tortuga Esenada' and just wanting to reflect, evaluate, and appreciate what they had and where they wanted to go.
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Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King Bed: Bed room set knockoff of Broyhill Sleigh Bed collection crafted locally in Sarchi. Solid Costa Rican cedar matching all woodwork throughout the casa. Queen Bed: Bedroom set we designed and had crafted in Sarchi. Twin/Single Bed (2) : Furniture arranged so that bedside tables and beds can be become kingsize bed. Our design and crafted in Sarchi....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Entertainment - Cable/Satellite TV - 42' Panasonic plasma theather surround system integrated into satellite receiver. Air Conditioning - Unusual for CR all outside walls insulated, 2 remote-controlled systems for air conditioning and dehumidifying - 1 for principal bedroom suite; 1 for great room. Great cross-ventilation with ceiling fans in every room - all windows are screened. Kitchen - GE Cook center with microwave and wall oven; GE 5-burner cooktop gas stove; dishwasher; side-by-side 27 cu. ft. refrigerator - well-equipped kitchen. Telephone - No land-line - good cell reception all routed through National CR utility (ICE) - Skype reception good. Internet - Broadband internet (wireless and ethernet) - no computer - Internet Cafe in Nuevo Arenal (Lava Java)...moreless
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Botanical Garden
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Taxes Not included
NOTE: Call for monthly rates. Depending upon availability, stays of 3 months or more - $1500 per month including utilities.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2008
About: We first ventured to Costa Rica in 2005 with our then 15 year old daughter. We spent 5 days at the resort Mariott Los Suenos and the next 5 days at La Mansion, Lake Arenal. Though the beach was beautiful, we soon discovered that the climate, lush vegetation, and amazing wildlife in Lake Arenal were unlike any place we had ever visited. Known as the 'Lake Tahoe' of Costa Rica, we easily decided that this is the place to be. Temps in the 70's, sunny (a lot of the time) and the friendliest people you could ever hope to meet all added to the appeal. We decided that Lake Arenal, Costa Rica was where we'd like to spend more and more of our days. The gated community of Turtle Cove and amazing views from Lot 22 sealed the deal! We just hope that you will also find the 'magic' we have discovered and will come back again and again! A simple greeting in Arenal any time, any place any way is to say PURA VIDA and it will cross all languages and barriers, and get a smile. Simple as that. FEEL FREE TO SKYPE US for more information or if you have questions. Ron's SKYPE name: ronandstephaniewarren Stephanie's SKYPE name: stephaniepwarren627
Why Guanacaste, Costa Rica:
Location, Location,Location. Original intent was to purchase a lot. My wife and I on a previous trip had looked at Turtle Cove, a gated development on the lake with marina, which was just getting started. I returned the following year by myself to find the perfect lot with the perfect location. I found the not quite perfect lot, but the developer happened to be next to this lot as he was about half-way through construction of the home that was to be the showcase of the development He invited me over and fortunately the working blue prints were there to untangle the maze of steel construction. The view was to die for. Met with the buider that evening at the Gingerbread where I was staying, and discussed more details including the finishing details that would go over the steel framing; extracted some intentions which I turned into promises later on. I called my wife the following day and told her that I wanted to make an offer with her blessing. We both were operating on blind faith (she in particular not having seen a thing). A contract was agreed upon and 4 months later with changes and add on's we moved into an empty house. No regrets. Promises kept, excellent craftsmanship and materials - it is the showplace of the development. You'll be hard pressed to find more glorious views than from Casa Tortuga Ensenada and even with more development here this will remain one of my favorite locations and homes.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
You only have to spend a few days here to absorb and feel the unique benefits. Guests have remarked 'kind of life changing, a new perspective.'. Our location is convenient to both La Fortuna and Tilaran - points east and west of Arenal Volcano. You can take a scenic drive east to Fortuna is less than an hour,go west for 30 minutes or less to Tilaran, go west 2 1/2 hours to the beaches, or southwest to the ziplines and charm of Monteverde less than 2 hours away.
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Wait 'til you see the views of Arenal Volcano & Lake!
Comfortable seating area into gourmet kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen - gas cook-top, microwave, dishwasher, small appliances.
Wide-screen TV and 2 desks - wireless internet thruout.
Bedroom #2 - Queen-sized bed and views!
Shared bath for Bedrooms 2 and 3 - large walk-in shower.
Turtle Cove Club boat launch ramp & dock-just a short walk from our home!
View of Turtle Cove from our deck-guard house is manned for your safety.
View of windmills across the lake from our driveway.
Fla Rumba pasture & hilltop jungle - great place to take a hike next door to us.
Jorge, our wonderful Property Manger,can take you for horseback rides & fishing.
Our Property Manager Jorge can take you on tours, horseback rides, fishing!
View of Arenal Volcano from our Deck
Open Great Room & Dining features beautiful hand-painted mural
Enjoy the spectacular views from the living area.
Spectacular sunrises, lake and volcano views from king-sized bed in principal suite
Bedroom #3 - Two twin beds or push together to make an almost king.
Outdoor eating under covered porch - enjoy the views and beautiful birds!
Sun on the floating docks at the Turtle Cove Marina - swim in the lake!
Street side - roomy garage and security alarm system.
Coatis (larger than raccooms) can be seen darting around Turtle Cove.
Howler Monkeys can be seen in and around Turtle Cove
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