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65 Acre Retreat with Majestic Lake/Volcano and Mountain Views

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Private and Gated --- View of front gate.

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Last updated: 09/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

IMPORTANT UPDATE... effective April 12, 2016 -- The road to our property has been re-graded and can handle smaller vehicles. This is good news for those renting compact and economy vehicles.

Gated and lots of room to roam. Meticulously maintained 65+ acre retreat with flowers and wildlife too numerous to mention. Over 3 miles of private hiking trails, many leading to fantastic vistas of the surrounding mountains, volcano and lake.

The main house is a compact 2,500 square foot open floor plan design with 5 bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full and 6 twin) and 2 bathrooms and sleeps 10. Each bedroom has great views. Full kitchen inside with local hand made cabinetry and a local hand made eat-in dining table that seats up to 10.The veranda on the back of the house is huge with great views of the lake and has a working wood stove that can serve as an outdoor kitchen. All linens, towels and kitchen utensils onsite. Be sure to check out our Video of the house and furnishings.

We have a 1 acre private natural swimming pond with platforms and swimming ladders for ease of use. Make sure you check out our photos.

We have many banana, pineapple, orange, mandarin, grapefruit, lemon, lime, breadfruit trees and more. You are welcome to enjoy all that the property has to offer.

We have an experienced property manager (English speaking) and two gardeners that keep the property meticulously maintained. Upon arrival, please feel free to ask what fresh fruit is available so our gardeners can deliver some to your door or pick it for yourself.

We are able to assist with planning and reserving many exotic adventures such as boating, biking, zip-lining, horseback riding, nature hiking, white-water rafting, hot springs, cave exploring, kayaking, canoeing and more... Cost for each tour is different and information is made available after confirmation of booking.

We are only 2.5km (1.5 miles) outside the Town of Nuevo Arenal. Close to shopping, tours and dining. Our location makes a perfect base for those wanting to explore all Costa Rica has to offer or just relax and enjoy our property and the many species of flora, fauna and wildlife.

If you are looking for smaller accommodations for up to four persons, please check out our Blue Butterfly Cottage -- a perfect cottage for one/two persons -- cozy, clean and comfortable VRBO Listing #508655

Please note: If you are planning to rent a vehicle, make sure it has high clearance. 4X4 is not really necessary but something with high clearance is... something like a mini-SUV or larger. We strongly recommend something larger than a compact or economy car. Although the roads are safe, they can be bumpy especially after rainy season and the road to our property is not paved.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please provide details about pets.. we will consider....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Upstairs Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Balcony with Lake, Garden and top of Volcano view....moreless

  • Upstairs Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Balcony with Lake, Garden and top of Volcano view...moreless

  • Upstairs Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    Private Balcony with Garden and Lake view...moreless

  • Downstairs Bedroom: 1 queen

    Downstairs bedroom 1 with Queen Bed....moreless

  • Downstairs bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    Downstairs bedroom with Bunk Bed....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Double sink...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    Great Tub!!!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We can arrange and reserve any and all adventure tours. Please let us know in advance. If you would like to make your own reservations, please consult our Tour Information Guide in the House. We can also arrange for on-site amenities such as: Yoga, Massage, Mountain Biking, Horse-back riding and more... just ask....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Please view our DVD's or bring your own....moreless

  • Game Room:

    We have board games, cards and more. Bring your own or enjoy ours in our game room....moreless

  • Games
  • Television:

    42' Flat Screen TV for DVD and VHS viewing only. Also have a 32" flat screen for DVD viewing only.... No regular TV/Cable channels....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a selection of DVD's and VHS tapes....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural:

    Private, Gated, Quiet and Tranquil - located in a rural area overlooking majestic Lake Arenal....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining in at our hand made Guanacaste wood table for 10 or outside on the veranda with seating up to 20....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    We have a fitness platform on the property that has great views of the lake and mountains. Please enjoy. We can even arrange Yoga Sessions and Massages.. please ask....moreless

  • Internet:

    We have unlimited WiFi for our guests. Sometimes due to circumstances we cannot control, connection is down but for the most part we have no problems....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All towels and bedding....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local Calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full Kitchen for all your meal preparation needs or we can arrange for a private chef to do your cooking and cleaning -- please ask....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Limited items due to climate and proper storage.. please ask....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    2 Private balconies... one facing East for great sunrises and the other facing West for great sunsets....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    We can arrange bicycles --- extra cost....moreless

  • Boat:

    We can arrange fantastic boat tour of Lake and /or fishing....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large covered veranda for dining or viewing....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Please ask us about local Kayak/Canoe rentals -- extra cost....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Acres of lush gardens and hiking trails throughout the property....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor grill available for guest use....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Private 1 acre swimming pond... 100% natural....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Jun 3 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$125 $130
Fri, Sat, Sun
$775 $1,950

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Oct 1 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$115 $120
Fri, Sat, Sun
$705 $1,800

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$145 $150
Fri, Sat, Sun
$810 $2,250

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Although we can accommodate up to 10 persons in the house, rates are based on maximum 6 persons (children included) per stay.

There may be an additional charge for additional guests above the 6 person maximum -- please ask, we are negotiable.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 09/09/2016
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Location

Car: Recommended

Hanging Bridge Tours, Zip-Lining through Jungle Canopy, Volcano Hike, Waterfall Hike, Natural Volcanic Hot Springs and Boat Tours.

 

Owner info

About the owner: We stumbled upon this property and immediately knew it was special. We have worked hard to keep the property pristine and to keep it as natural as possible. We hope our guests can appreciate the natural beauty this property has to offer as much as we do.

Why the Owner Chose Guatuso, Costa Rica:
Our property is situated approximately 1.5 miles (2.5km) above the town of Nuevo Arenal.. There are over 3 miles of roads and trails throughout the property, several ponds, and many species of flora, fauna and wildlife. In addition to the 7-8 springs/creeks that run through the property, we have a 1 acre naturally refreshed swimming pond that is great for a refreshing dip after a long hike.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have many exotic orchids that grow on the property and our property is host to endangered wildlife.... safe but endangered. You will also see many different varieties of birds and flowers that make Costa Rica the most bio-diverse country that it is... please enjoy.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

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Photos

  • Private and Gated --- View of front gate.

    Private and Gated --- View of front gate.

  • 1-acre naturally refreshed swimming pond.

    1-acre naturally refreshed swimming pond.

  • View of western side of house with private balcony overlooking gardens.

    View of western side of house with private balcony overlooking gardens.

  • Side entrance by east side gardens.

    Side entrance by east side gardens.

  • Living area with comfortable seating.

    Living area with comfortable seating.

  • Lots of large windows letting in abundant natural light.

    Lots of large windows letting in abundant natural light.

  • Large private Veranda with outdoor kitchen and lots of seating.

    Large private Veranda with outdoor kitchen and lots of seating.

  • Downstairs full bath with shower (upstairs bath also has full tub and shower).

    Downstairs full bath with shower (upstairs bath also has full tub and shower).

  • Upstairs first bedroom with full size bed and private balcony. (eastern side).

    Upstairs first bedroom with full size bed and private balcony. (eastern side).

  • Upstairs third bedroom with twin beds and balcony. (western side).

    Upstairs third bedroom with twin beds and balcony. (western side).

  • View from eastern side balcony at sunset.

    View from eastern side balcony at sunset.

  • Not sure which way to go?

    Not sure which way to go?

  • Driveway up to house lined with meticulously maintained gardens.

    Driveway up to house lined with meticulously maintained gardens.

  • Front Entrance view from parking area.

    Front Entrance view from parking area.

  • View of eastern side of house with private balcony overlooking gardens.

    View of eastern side of house with private balcony overlooking gardens.

  • Kitchen view with large dining table.

    Kitchen view with large dining table.

  • Wood burning fireplace in living area.

    Wood burning fireplace in living area.

  • Entertainment room with comfortable seating and flat screen TV - DVD's/VHS only.

    Entertainment room with comfortable seating and flat screen TV - DVD's/VHS only.

  • Downstairs Master with Queen Bed and full bath with shower.

    Downstairs Master with Queen Bed and full bath with shower.

  • 5th bedroom with bunk bed.

    5th bedroom with bunk bed.

  • Upstairs second bedroom with twin beds and balcony.

    Upstairs second bedroom with twin beds and balcony.

  • Full bath upstairs with large Tub and separate walk-in shower.

    Full bath upstairs with large Tub and separate walk-in shower.

  • Common flowers found on property.

    Common flowers found on property.

  • One of our neighbors.

    One of our neighbors.

VRBO #421812

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 09/09/2016

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