Luxury Home Overlooks Arenal Volcano & Lake Arenal & Ceiba Tree(53 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3000 sq ft home with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool and hot tub.
Located within minutes of El Castillo, Sky Trek Zip-Line Canopy Tours, Kayaking and ATV rentals. Horseback tours to the waterfalls or fishing tours on the lake or Rio Frio can be arranged. Massage therapy is available at the Blue Lagoon Spa just 500 meters up the hill. Hot Springs and La Fortuna are just 30 minutes away. An escape from the daily stress of work for a week in paradise will rejuvenate your soul and reconnect you with what life is meant to be.
The property is adjacent to virgin cloud forest. Explore miles of hiking trails through the rain forest that lead down to the nearby Rio Piedras Negras. Howler monkeys, toucans, wild turkeys, parrots, coati mundis (aka pizotes), tayras and more can be regularly spotted from the house and in the vicinity.
WiFi broadband internet access is included. Tune in internet radio from anywhere in the world or watch DVDs and Netflix on a 42' HDTV.
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Member since: 2012
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 6-12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- 2 full baths and 2 half baths
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Rain Forests
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Wet Bar
- Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Easter week 2017
Apr 8 - Apr 16, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 5%
Rates based on 6 persons occupancy. Add $25/pp per night for over 6 persons.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Arenal Volcano Park, Zip Line Canopy Tours, ATV rentals, Hot Springs, Horseback Riding, Serpentarium, Butterfly Conservatory, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Table Tennis, Kayaking, Bird watching, Hiking, Near Jardin Escondido (Pizza John's)
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: From left to right: Jim, Wes, Josie, Robin. Our family first visited Costa Rica in 2010 and fell in love with the Arenal area. Two years later, we spent our first week in the new house. We're in NJ most of the year. Jim is a marketing manager for an electronics company, Robin is an accountant. Wes is a senior in HS and Josie is a sophomore at URI.
Why the Owner Chose San Carlos, Costa Rica:
You'll hear many stories about people that visit Costa Rica and experience an epiphany or an awakening. That's what happened to us. We began searching for land in Aug 2010 and found the Old Ceiba Tree lot. A year after beginning construction, the house is nearly finished. There is an energy that one can feel when you are there; it's indescribable but undeniable. Once you experience it, you'll be going back over and over.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We designed the home to bring the outdoors and indoors together. There are floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors that open to lake and volacano views. The cool mountain breezes flow thoughout the home. The temperatures average about 75°F year round so no airconditioning is necessary. We get our pure crystal clear soft water from a mountain spring ('naciente') that is about 6km in the virgin cloud forest. At night the temperates typically drop about 10° and in December and January you might even need to put a fleece on to stay warm. Being on the edge of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, we get a lot of rain but if you wait an hour the weather will change and when the sun pops out be careful because you can get a sunburn even when the sky is overcast (ask Josie). Each room has a terrace facing the lake/volcano side of the house. We love to enjoy the unbelievable cooking of Emilce, the former owner of a restaurant in Fortuna (Vaca Muca). She has the ability to take just about anything that's in the refrigerator and turn it into a meal that you'll never forget. Our favorite is 'pescado al ajillo' (corbineta or tilapia filet sauteed in fresh garlic) served with home fries, mixed vegetables (be sure to ask for chaote, cauliflower and carrots) and 'patacas' (plantain chips). Be prepared to rise early to the sounds of howler monkeys that frequently spend the night in our guarumo tree (a favorite hangout for all kinds of monkeys and birds) or the cacaphony of our flock of loras (red-lored parrots) that reside in the remaining branches of the 500 year old giant Ceiba tree that has unfortunately reached the end of it's life but still stands majestically on the west edge of our property. It's a local landmark that can actually be seen in satellite photos. We have a hiking trail that connects to the Linda Vista Hotel that winds past the Ceiba and down through the forest. Another trail has been cut farther up the hill that leads all the way down to the river for a refreshing dip.
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Dining room and kitchen: room for 10-12 people
Master bath at night
Sunset over Lake Arenal
Guest bath located between Toucan and Iguana bedrooms
Master bedroom with king size bed at night
Lower level bar and game area open to pool area
Covered parking at entrance to Casa Ceiba
Dusk and pool is ready for an evening swim
Master bath his and hers sinks
Toucan bedroom queen size bed
Iguana guest bedroom with queen sized bed
Casa Ceiba at night
Anyone for a game of ping pong?
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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