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Cozy Casita In The Rain Forest

Bedrooms Studio
Space 540 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

We have more casitas, so please ask about availabilty for your time frame!

If you are looking for a romantic getaway or a place to replenish your soul then this is it. Overlooking Lake Arenal, this all glass and stone casita has a wraparound porch and is situated in a secure community Vistas deal Lago.The home has a full size kitchen with granite countertops, A queen size murphy bed opens up into the all glass living room providing an amazing morning view of the lake and volcano. The bathroom has a tile shower and plenty of cabinet storage with granite tops.

To the side of the house is a running creek with monkeys, birds, butterflies and humming birds that you can admire without even leaving the house. If you are worried about getting bored you can take a hike along the creek, practice your golf swing from your own driving mat or enjoy a massage on your private terrace in this beautiful tranquil setting.

If a more active vacation is what you are looking for the home is driving distance to the Arenal volcano, local waterfalls, zip lining, fishing, hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, and the hot springs.

There's so much to explore in and around the community!

Come see for yourself, you won't be disappointed.

More Details

Property Manager
Bev Sheatz
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Bev Sheatz

I live in the United States but my heart is in Costa Rica. If this is your first time in this beautiful country I hope you find it as amazing a place as I do. The people are wonderful and the views are breathtaking. Enjoy.

Bev Sheatz purchased this house in 2010

Why Bev Sheatz chose Tronadora

Everyone that stays here falls in love! come see for yourself. We also have additional homes to accommodate your needs, please ask for availability.

Vistas del Lago is a gated community offering you security and peace of mind. We have everything you need to enjoy your vacation, our clubhouse offers many things, delicious meals, a gym for a great morning workout to start your day, set aside time to be pampered in our spa we can schedule massages, facials, hair and nail services.

Please enjoy visiting a good book in our lending library, or relax and watch a movie or catch up on the news or just visit with locals in our piano bar & restaurant, Vistas clubhouse is also adding a pool and jacuzzi to be completed spring 2015.

Most of our vactioners return each year some have even decided to call Vistas del Lago their home as well, come see why your going to love this true piece of paradise!

What makes this house unique

Safe & secure lovely community surrounded by natural beauty, tucans, monkeys, parrots, sloths, tree frogs, butterflies.

Vistas del Lago is the only clubhouse in the area that has a piano bar restaurant, spa & gym and all the comforts of home with the friendliest neighbors you would ever want to meet! come see for your self.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This home is so beautiful and the nature surrounding it just takes your breath away! I am returning here for my birthday with all my family in July, I can't wait to show them they will love this place!
Mar 2018
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Tronadora House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 540 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , granite counters custom cabinets, tile through out
  • Gorgeous bathroom with granite counters, custom cabinets, tile floors and a great shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Murphy bed
  • Queen size Murphy Bed in located in the living room & dinning area, with incredible views of the volcano and lake arenal.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
You must come and experience this amazing place in paradise. Visit the clubhouse to enjoy the pool, spa, gym , restaurant and piano bar.


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Cozy Casita In The Rain Forest
average rating of 4.923077 based on 48 reviews

Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Hidden gem in the jungle, all glass views out every window.

Love this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot with spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

The manager of the development, Bev, really made us feel like we were visiting relatives. The place had everything we need and was very clean. The view is spectacular, overlooking Lake Arenal and we were there when the volcano was able to be seen clearly. You will have to plan on driving 1 1/5 to 2 hours for the tourist "spots" but coming back after a day of touring to peace and quiet of just the forest was amazing.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you two here! I’m so glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope you come again and again! Thank you for the review :) Bev
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Glorious views, community and wonderful host and staff!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend La Vistas del Lago highly enough. It is paradise. Owner Operator Bev And all the staff are very friendly, efficient and reliable and consistently went above and beyond for us. The Casita was beautiful and clean, perched on the edge of the forest where a family of howler monkeys visited every day. We also loved the nightly dance of the lightning bugs. Felt like little kids again, with the world full of wonder. Meg and Dave

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible views

  • 4 of 5

The house itself is in a beautiful area overlooking the lake. The house is pretty much all glass so you get to see the stunning view from sun up to sun down. This is definitely more of a leisurely vacation area as the more adventurous activities are a two hour drive around to the other side of the lake. And we definitely enjoyed our leisurely stay. The pool was fabulous, we had the best massages from their masseuse in the spa and everyone was so nice! Eating at Gingerbread and Brisas Restaurant are a must. Loved it all!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The casita we stayed at was ver private and clean.

  • 5 of 5

The owners, staff and residents of the development where we stayed were amazing. Extremely nice and friendly people. Definitely would stay there again. And we love the area and country and could see us moving there in the future.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having you two here we can t wait to see you again!
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Vacation Dream

  • 4 of 5

Staying in this lovely Casita was just perfect for our quiet get-away to Costa Rica. We enjoyed the privacy, tranquility and the abundant wildlife--just a few steps from the wrap-around terrace. The casita was well stocked and very clean.

Visiting the clubhouse for sun and pool was very convenient and picture perfect. Honestly, everywhere you look, it's just gorgeous on the grounds! Melissa (Bev's assistant) arranged a horseback ride for us at the very end of our stay; it was the perfect way to end our time there. I was really sad to say goodbye.

Disadvantages would be how far this area is from other areas of interest. You do have to drive quite a ways to visit the La Fortuna area and the Monteverde Cloud Forest.

Thanks Bev and Melissa for such a fabulous stay. We hope so much to return to Vista del Laguna!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Were glad you enjoyed your stay at Vistas del Lago. Come again anytime.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberia Airport - Daniel Oduber Internaional (LIR)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bar Texas in Tronadora
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Train
70 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Las Brisas, Gingerbread, Cevichititos, la Tanita
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Guanacaste region, Coco, Pananma, Flamingo
Car: recommended

Vistas del Lago is a 78 acre, secure gated community, overlooking Lake Arenal. The property has it all a creek with a hiking trail that has abundant wildlife where you will often see monkeys, parrots, toucans, sloths and a wide variety of birds and butterflies. Vistas is a growing community it has a new clubhouse with all amenities you could ask for a restaurant and piano bar, gym, spa, pool and jacuzzi located in the lovely town of Tronadora, where you can find the basics you will need for grocery shopping, small hardware store, clothing and misc. items store, restaurant.

Also close to many attractions including Monte Verde cloud forest, Rio Celeste and Viento Fresca waterfalls. It is also close to butterfly gardens, ziplining, hanging bridges, windsurfing, fishing, swimming, kayaking, and boating. There are several great restaurants in the area such as the Gingerbread and Brisas del Lago. Tilaran is a 20 minute drive and has banks, gas stations, grocery stores, shops, government offices, and a post office.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We do have more than 1 home, so please always ask about availability or any other questions let me know how we can help you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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