About the property
- Villa1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 queen/ bd bedrooms, 2 built in single/beds 2 cabins upon request
Fun, Mediterranean villa at Lake Arenal, sleeps from one to 6 occupants central house (plus two guest cabins.)
Main living area has two orthopedic queen beds, Living room has two built in orthopedic single beds around the fire place, all have orthopedic pillowtop matresses.
Full kitchen in the house
The property features lush well kept gardens of banana and other fruit trees and a central fountain.
Beautiful jungle view full of monkeys, and exotic tropical birds..
The water is very pure and drinkable. We are close to three really good restaurants and a family Brew Pub.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Helena Buell
I am Helena, I have been living here on the shores of Lake Arenal for the past 19 years.My children grew up here and my grand children are Costa Rican. I adore Costa Rica, the gentle warm climate, enchanting Lake Arenal , and the Volcano. Lake Arenal is paradise and I feel most fortunate to live here.
Helena Buell purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Helena Buell chose Sabalito
I chose to live in this area because of the immense beauty of the surroundings combined with an ideal climate and warm friendly neighbors.
What makes this Villa unique
My place is located in one of Costa Rica´s most scenic and adventurous areas. Beautiful drives to Hot Springs, Minutes from Windsurfing and Kiting, Kayaking Horseback Riding, Volcano Views. The most unique benefit I can think of is that my back yard over looks pure wild jungle where I can watch the daily life of exotic tropical birds like Tucans and Mot Mots and humming birds of many kinds. There are also monkeys in the trees around my place every day. It is a very peaceful, beautiful , relaxing place to live.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Calm and cozy
My friend and I had a great relaxing time during our recent stay. We loved sitting in the back every morning sipping our coffee and enjoying the sounds of nature. The weather was perfect. And the scenery was beautiful.
A perfect slice of paradise!
A beautiful Villa with a wonderful host. Can't wait to go back next year for another trip!
True charming house into tropical scenery
Helena is a caring wonderful host! She made sure we got all we needed and answered our questions quickly and efficiently! The house was clean, well furnished with everything we needed and more. It is located in the mountains, directly in tropical forest with numerous tropical birds. We heard howler monkeys every morning and did see the whole family the morning we left. We strongly recommend Casa de Helena if looking for a quiet, remote and true tico expérience!
Clean house and well maintenance
The house is small but cozy and is clean and well maintenance. Pillows and bed linen can be better.
Thank you for the tips Monica!
Casa Helena was very comfortable and well located. She did a great job helping us feel comfortable with plenty of local recommendations for food and fun. It was a little hot. Each room could use a small fan to help circulate the air. Thanks for the wonderful stay!
Thank you for the suggestion about fans. It is usually quite cool up here in the mountains by the lake. I do have a standing fan in the storage room. I'll put it back in the house during this warmer spring weather!
Lovely house with great yard - wonderful owner!
We loved staying at the house and truly enjoyed the yard as well. It is located near some lovely restaurants and activities! It was great to meet Helene and learn more about the area and how it has developed over the last 20 years. Next time I hope to experience one of Helene's massages! We recommend the house and would stay there again.
Lush tropical area with outstanding views of lake Arenal and five volcanoes and Bird Watching. Many local activities such as beautiful hot springs, zip lines, hanging bridges, waterfall walks, hikes to amazing views, horse back riding, river float day trips to see exotic birds and animals,kayaking, windsurfing,kite surfing, mountain biking,great restaurants and fun gift shops.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Refund policy is STRICT. Refunds will be given only if we can rebook the room for the dates you have requested and confirmed. Full refund is given for each or all of the dates we can rebook.