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Spectacular Volcano and Lake Views, Modern Bali-Style House

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Last updated: 01/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

****SPECIAL START-UP PROMOTIONAL RATE $125 PER NIGHT*****

Casa Karon is a breathtaking new home, custom built to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings while still having every comfort. It enjoys views of the majestic volcano, the tranquil lake complete with wind turbines on the horizon, rolling pasture lands, and the lush rainforest.

The house is modern Bali-style architecture. Construction finished in 2013. It is a gorgeous combination of steel and sharp angles with natural stone and wood. The whole house is furnished with custom-made furniture and cabinets made from the most beautiful local hardwoods. The ceilings are vaulted and 20 feet high. There are two bedrooms, one with a view of the lake and mountains (one queen size and one small sofa bed), the other with a view of the volcano (one full size bed). The bathroom has an oversize slate shower and double vanity. The kitchen is fully-equipped with new appliances, and we provide the basics- salt and pepper, paper towels, soap, etc. The living room has an oversize double sliding glass door which opens wide to give the sensation that the deck and the living room are one in the same. Without a doubt, the best feature of the house is the exotic wood bench and bar that runs along the entire length of the covered deck. Guests can sit and dangle their feet in the air with a drink or meal, and take in the majestic views below.

Also offered for your enjoyment are a hot tub, a beautiful fire pit with formed-benches, and an immense grill. If you just feel like staying in, we offer Netflix movies, high-speed Wi-Fi, a selection of DVD’s, and board games.

When you venture out, we are a 15 minute drive to do some spelunking in the Venado Caves. La Fortuna is 45 minutes away where you can visit natural hot springs, go canopy jumping, horseback riding, four-wheeling, visit the snake and reptile zoo, indulge in a spa treatment and do some souvenir shopping. Other day trips will take you to magical waterfalls or the crystal-clear blue water of Rio Celeste. As a bonus, our guests may feel free to load up our 2 kayaks and go down to the boat launch in town, where they can explore Lake Arenal and look for artifacts along the shorelines. The entire area around Lake Arenal is a cyclist’s heaven, with excellent roads and trails to navigate.

It is a perfect place to connect with nature. Our guests will enjoy the marvels of all the local wildlife right at their door-step. The call of the 'congos' swinging through the trees, gigantic toads, a myriad of brightly colored insects and butterflies, bromeliads growing all over the trees, exotic flowers. Bird watchers will be in heaven here in overlooking the treetops at the toucans, hawks, vultures, hummingbirds, parrots and more.

The house is located in a spacious gated community 10 kilometers up the mountain on a country dirt road from the town of Nuevo Arenal. The road is in decent condition at most times (depending on rainfall). A rental car is a must, and 4x4 recommended. The development is secluded, yet still close to town and all the local amenities. Being higher in elevation, you will always enjoy a fresher, crisper, breezier climate than 'down the mountain'- between 5-10 degrees difference on average. Unlike many beach areas in Costa Rica where it is always the same weather-hot and humid- here you can experience a refreshing mix of sunshine and heat with rain, clouds, mist, and cooler weather. Our family lives on the property as well with our 2 large dogs. The two houses are separated completely, and we will never interfere, but are glad to be of any assistance if needed.

The town of Nuevo Arenal has four grocery stores, a bank with an ATM, two pharmacies, gift shops, a gas station, and several bars and restaurants. There is also a "laundromat" in town where you can bring your soiled clothing to be washed, dried and folded (charged per kilo). The town is 20-30 minute drive from the house, depending on road conditions. Because of the distance to town, we always recommend that our guests do any shopping for provisions BEFORE heading up the mountain. We also HIGHLY recommend arriving before nightfall if possible, as the road to our house is dark and bumpy, and can be disconcerting to weary travelers.

Pura vida!

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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 01/15/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1147 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Our sofa bed is the perfect size for kids...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside only please...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    playpen available...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Opens out onto the deck by sliding glass door, 20 ft high ceiling with angular windows to ceiling. Lots of storage space in gorgeous hardwood closet and desk. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Over-sized slate shower with seating, double vanity ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View:

    Arenal Volcano view as well as mountain range....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Heating:

    Space heaters for each bedroom and bathroom...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Covered parking for rainy weather...moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    The basics- salt and pepper, some spices, paper towels, soap, sponge, hand-towel, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$125

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Rate per night is for up to 4 people. $15 per night per person over the 4 person limit. Children under 7 years of age stay for free. Rates for extended stays are negotiable. Rates are subject to change until confirmed by owner.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 01/15/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

Why the Owner Chose San Carlos, Costa Rica:
After traveling all of Costa Rica in search of our dream property, we knew in an instant this was our paradise. It was a combination of cooler weather, lush rainforest, lake and volcano views and above all privacy, peace and security. Casa Karon is pure Costa Rica, our little piece of heaven.


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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 01/15/2017

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Photos

  • Casa Karon nestled in the treetops

    Casa Karon nestled in the treetops

  • View from opposite side of amazing deck

    View from opposite side of amazing deck

  • The stairway entrance to the Casa Karon

    The stairway entrance to the Casa Karon

  • Living room with angular windows ceiling high to take advantage of the views

    Living room with angular windows ceiling high to take advantage of the views

  • Living room with leather sofas, antique furniture and Persian rug

    Living room with leather sofas, antique furniture and Persian rug

  • The kitchen

    The kitchen

  • Over-sized slate shower with seat

    Over-sized slate shower with seat

  • Bedroom number 2, full-size, volcano view

    Bedroom number 2, full-size, volcano view

  • Sunlit mountain range

    Sunlit mountain range

  • Misty afternoon view of Volcano Arenal

    Misty afternoon view of Volcano Arenal

  • View of Lake Arenal from the deck

    View of Lake Arenal from the deck

  • The amazing bench to sit and enjoy the views of the lake, mountains and jungle

    The amazing bench to sit and enjoy the views of the lake, mountains and jungle

  • View of Casa Karon from in front of our custom-made hardwood gate

    View of Casa Karon from in front of our custom-made hardwood gate

  • Beautiful formed fire pit, seats up to 15, for evening enjoyment

    Beautiful formed fire pit, seats up to 15, for evening enjoyment

  • Living room with 20 ft tall ceiling and double sliding doors opening to the deck

    Living room with 20 ft tall ceiling and double sliding doors opening to the deck

  • The kitchen

    The kitchen

  • Double vanity

    Double vanity

  • Bedroom number one, queen bed, sofa bed for children, sliding doors onto deck

    Bedroom number one, queen bed, sofa bed for children, sliding doors onto deck

  • One of the two large closets/desks made out of a beautiful local hardwood

    One of the two large closets/desks made out of a beautiful local hardwood

  • Spectacular cloud formations over the lake, viewed from the deck

    Spectacular cloud formations over the lake, viewed from the deck

  • Red dusk over Lake Arenal

    Red dusk over Lake Arenal

  • Casa Karon's silhouette against the evening sky.

    Casa Karon's silhouette against the evening sky.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017

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