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Grand Villa with Pool on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano!!

Bedrooms 7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

This elegant 8 room home sleeps 21 people, with amazing Lake and Volcano views!

Tucked away in the middle of the rainforest, the Majestic Lodge rests in a peacefull, little village on Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano. This amazing Villa is more than just a home away from home. On the upper level you will find 5 private rooms which can sleep up to 12 people. For your comfort, all rooms offer air conditioning, ceiling fans, orthopedic mattresses and high quality bedding, as well as a full private bathroom for your privacy and convenience. On the first level of this amazing home, you will find a master suite with 2 full beds, air conditioning, ceiling fans and a full private bath, and one room with an outside entrance that sleeps 2 people with a private bathroom and we now have a new suite with a private entrance that sleeps 4 people in two Queen beds. This room have a jacuzzi bathtub, as well! Our kitchen is state of the art and fully equipped to handle a crowd! Sit outside on our beautiful deck overlooking the Arenal Volcano and pristine 22 mile Lake Arenal. Enjoy cocktails at the bar or take a dip in the pool or jacuzzi while listening to the sounds of the tropical birds and the howl of the Monkeys! This village is packed with adventure if that is what you are looking for! Our private concierge will be happy to book all of your travel activities at no charge to you. Choose Horseback riding to the waterfall, Sky Trek, the country's largest zipline, SKy Walk hanging bridges, The Butterfly Conservatory, The Eco Zoo, Kayaking on the lake, The National Park, Arenal 1968, and a variety of natural hot spring facilities. After a full day, return to the Majestic for a relaxing massage, or other spa services at Serenity Spa located on the property! There are many fine local restaurants to choose from and a local grocer. Sit back and let us plan your vacation of a lifetime!This home away from home is everything you need to enjoy relaxation or adventure in Arenal!

Also, check out our other accommodations, Pie in the Sky, above the Majestic Lodge. These three beautiful homes are our private rental homes and are just as outstanding as the Majestic Lodge. The views are amazing and the homes luxurious! You can view them on VRBO, listing numbers 442762 and 460480.

Don't need all this space? View our other listings just above the Majestic, 460480, 442762 and 933571. If a stay in the heart of the village is what you are looking for, we have listing number 438584, as well!

Let me know what I can do to help make your vacation the vacation of a lifetime!

More Details

Property Manager
Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster /Contact us for availability
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster /Contact us for availability

Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster, an American couple from Key West, Florida, and the property managers of the Majestic, found El Castillo out of a desire to explore the areas off of the beaten track. “Upon arriving in El Castillo almost 10 years ago, and seeing the majestic Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal, we fell in love with this area. After traveling all over Costa Rica looking for a place to retire, we arrived here and immediately knew that this was it...our special spot on the planet! The people were gracious and kind and always very helpful and accomodating. There are around 240 people in El Castillo and the other tiny villages that make up this area we call home. With only a dozen or so Americans we have been able to fully immerse ourselves into the 'tico' culture. It has been a wonderful experience getting to know and love our neighbors who welcomed us into their village and their lives. This is a place we are proud to call home.”

Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster /Contact us for availability purchased this villa in 2003

Why Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster /Contact us for availability chose El Castillo

Being located on the Lake with a perfect view of the Majestic Volcano is spectacular. It is breathtaking and a very peaceful place!

What makes this villa unique

This home is the best of both worlds. It is comfortable and elegant and it is in the middle of the rainforest! I love being away from it all, but still having the conveniences of wifi internet, satellite t.v., local restaurants, grocery stores and a gorgeous view as well. It is the perfect getaway!


El Millon Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 21 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 10 -
  • 11
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Ginger Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private Bathroom
    Orchid Blossom Room - 2 double , private bathroom
    Bella Dona Room - 1 double , private bathroom
    Hummingbird Room - 1 double , private bathroom
    Hummingbird Room - 1 bunk bed , Full on the bottom/Twin on the top bunk bed/private bathroom
    Toucan Room - 1 double , private bathroom
    Butterfly Room - 1 double , private bathroom
  • All bedrooms have private bathrooms and airconditioning, as well as orthopedic mattresses and include a starter kit of soap, shampoo and conditioner.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We offer yoga privately or group by reservation. We offer full concierge services and are happy to plan all of your activities while you are here as well as set up catering, meals, etc.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Grand Villa with Pool on Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano!!
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews
Sandy Hook, VA. 23153

Paradise in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 10 day trip to Costa Rica. We booked a week on the Pacific at a 5 star property. Looking to visit the Arenal area we booked a 3 night stay at Pie In The Sky cottage. As it turns out, we wish we had spent the whole visit at The Majestic. The 5 star property paled in comparison.

The Majestic is a true paradise. The facility itself, the setting, and the people are absolutely wonderful. Plus access to countless activities can keep you busy from sun up to sundown. The view of the lake and the volcano combined with the natural setting is a spectacular experience.

We plan on visting The Majestic again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It is so nice to have guests who appreciate our little piece of paradise! You were all wonderful to have and we really enjoyed you and do hope that you will return again someday. Nancy
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Great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Our family loved staying at the Majestic. The house offered plenty of sleeping space and the outdoor living space was terrific. We thoroughly enjoyed using the hot tub/pool everyday rain or shine. Dan & Nancy were great with their recommendations for our excursions which we did for 4 days straight. We did the Arenal Hanging bridges/zip lining tour, Horse back riding, white water rafting and La Fortuna waterfall. Overall, we enjoyed being in this more rural area and close to all of the excursions. My kids loved playing with the local dogs, seeing the animals grazing in the yard and horses/cows walking on the streets. Overall we really liked our experience and had a terrific time. The local Pizza John restaurant was favorite. Areas of improvement: house needs a built in safe and the indoor living space next to the kitchen could use better seating and side tables. The noise from the neighbors motorcycles and 4 wheelers got to be annoying at times.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view is outstanding and the house was great.

  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful. The view is outstanding and the house was great. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub and large outdoor covered deck on a daily basis. The outdoor amenities, including the refrigerator, really came in handy as well. The local personnel were very helpful and friendly, and they responded quickly to all of our needs. We wish we could have spent more time at this location.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this nice review on our place! We are so happy that you enjoyed it. You were great guests and hope that you return someday. Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster
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  • 5 of 5

The property is comfortable and clean. Lots of room, beautiful inside and out. The deck and pool area are a wonderful place to relax and enjoy time together. We had kids from age 8-16 there and they loved it as did all the adults. Location is close to lots of great activities. We especially recommend the Sky Adventures zip line and jungle hike, the butterfly conservatory, and white water rafting. So much fun! We would stay again in a heartbeat. Property manager is very responsive and helpful. Loved it.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Mills

Majestic Lodge/Pie in the Sky

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group with 4 adults and 7 kids stay at the property. Our first night was at Pie in the Sky 1 and 2, which is up the hill directly above the Majestic. You have an awesome view at the top and the living quarters are really nice. It was a little too small for our large group so we moved down the the Lodge for nights 2 and 3. The kids loved having the private pool and hot tub and we had more than enough room to house everyone, there were a couple of bed rooms we did not even use. There is a full size kitchen and outdoor grill that we used often so we did not have to spend a lot on going out to eat. The location is great close to all the major activities but your really feel like you are out in the middle of nowhere. A much better feel that staying in the very touristy city of La Fortuna. Nancy and Z were very easy to communicate with and are willing to help set up any activities you want to do. Overall it was a great base for exploring the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great out of the way house in Arenal

  • 4 of 5

This is an excellent property for larger group visiting the Arenal area. The house is huge with a great deck/pool/hot tub area. Its located down a long bumpy unpaved road about 25 minutes out of La Fortuna. We enjoyed the out of the way location as it was serene and private with excellent views of the lake and volcano. The house manager "Z" was super easy to deal with and gave us lots of advice on what to do and where to eat. There are several good restaurants close by but you do need a car to stay here for sure. Zip lining, horse back riding, and the hot springs are close by as well. If you want to visit this region and don't want the hustle and bustle of the town I highly recommend the Magestic.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
San Jose and Liberia are equal distance
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
one block from the house
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
highway 4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
one block from the house
Nearest Beach
250 Miles

Directions to the Majestic Lodge - Take the Pan American Highway to San Ramon,Exit when you see the sign directing you to San Ramon and drive through the town of San Ramon following the signs of the volcano route. You will go through Bajo Rodriguez, La Tigra, Chachagua and then finally, La Fortuna. When you get to La Fortuna go through the town and pass Tabacon on your right, then go a few more miles(about 4 miles) until you see a tiny little police station on your will take a left there onto a dirt road. Go 3 or 4 miles until you get to an intersection where you must take a left or a right. You will see a lot of signs directing you to different places in El Castillo. You will take a left. Go another few miles until you go over a small bridge and take your next more signs. Keep going straight. You will pass the Sky Trek and continue to follow the road for a few miles, keep driving until you go over another small bridge. You will pass the school on your left. You will see signs directing you to the Majestic Lodge and Howlers Bar and Grill. Continue about 1 more km and you will pass our bar/grill, Howlers, on your left and then you will see the Majestic Lodge. Please try to get here before dark, as it is extremely difficult to navigate here at night if you don't know where you are going. My number is 8-703-1561 and the number at the Majestic is 2479-1085.

Majestic N10.42843 latitude and W84.75634 longitude

There is so much to see and do here in El Castillo! Local activities include: Sky Trek zip line, Hanging bridges, Eco Zoo, Butterfly Conservatory, Kayaking on the lake, Horseback riding to the waterfall, The National Park, Arenal 1968, and the Observatory.


Rates & Availability

El Millon Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Green Season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Green Season 2
Nov 16 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

The rate for this Villa privately, is based on 6 people and is $25 for each additional person up to 21 people. There is a cleaning fee of $100 and 13% tax. We have a three night minimum stay, but will consider 2 nights by request if we can make it work on our calendar.
We offer full concierge services. All Holidays are subject to a rate increase that covers the maximum value of the home and is 25% higher than our regular rate. we require a 5 to 7 night stay for Holiday dates and there are no refunds for cancellations during that time.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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