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Large confortable villa for the best experience on Lake Arenal

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2.5 Acres, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom with lake and mountain Views

Villa Bella Verde is one of the few newly built modern homes in the Arenal area, located in the small town of 'La Union', offers some of the most spectacular views of this gorgeous tropical landscape. With comfort, and easy access to many local activities and amenities, restaurants, it is the perfect combination for the best experience of Costa Rica.

Villa Bella Verde stands on a beautiful 2.5 acres tropical garden on the hills overlooking Lake Arenal and Monteverde National Park. It enjoys an ideal climate of 80ºF during the day and 65ºF in the evening, with a soft, refreshing breeze all day long.

The house was designed to enjoy lake and mountain views from each of the three bedrooms and the lounge.

The full sized kitchen is finished with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and handcrafted hardwood cabinets.

Villa Bella Verde is private and secure, comfortable and relaxing, five minutes away from Arenal lake shore. It's great for families and it can sleep up to

six people.

La Union is conveniently located halfway between the two cities of La fortuna (30 min)

and Tilaran (40min) close to the main road (2 min), with easy access to many activities in the area such as Arenal Volcano trails, Monteverde day tour by boat,

hanging bridges in the primary forest, thermal spring resorts, Rio Celeste, horseback riding, windsurfing, wakeboarding, fishing/boat tours

and many more ....The town of Nuevo Arenal is a 10 minute drive away and has all the basic necessities such as supermarkets, a pharmacy, clinic, banks.

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Cantón Tilarán Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

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Large confortable villa for the best experience on Lake Arenal
average rating of 4.633333 based on 30 reviews

What an amazing Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We had a three weeks long vacation in Costa Rica last year. This was the first house out three we rented in various parts of the country. After a day here, I was hooked. This was such an amazingly beautiful and peaceful place. It was secluded, gorgeous views, spacious, very private and peaceful. So close to La Fortuna where all the hot springs, and tourists attractions of the area are. Not too far from Monteverde, an incredible rain forest. People in the area were so friendly and accommodating. We had a blast, and I hope to find my way back to Costa Rica some day, and I hope to stay at this place a lot longer. The owner was a pleasure to work with, and his local staff, amazing. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

My group of five adults and one child had a wonderful time at Villa Bella Verde and look forward to our next visit. The house sits high above Lake Arenal, with stunning 180-degree views. The outside sitting area is a perfect place to relax and contemplate the lake scenery after a busy day of activities in the Arenal area--hot springs, volcano tour, boating, horseback riding, hiking, etc etc. The Villa Bella Verde property is well-landscaped and secure. The house comes fully equipped with kitchen and laundry supplies. The four bedrooms are large and the beds are very comfortable. The three bathrooms offer good strong showers. The wifi network gives excellent reception. There is a wall mounted widescreen television that offers hundreds of channels. The room has a dining table that seated our group easily, as well as a breakfast bar. We had good communication with our hosts, Cindy and Alexis, before the visit and Alexis met us on arrival and showed us how everything works. When we had a temporary problem with the water flow, Alexis, who is a builder and developer, was very responsive and took care of it. The water comes from a natural spring up the mountain and is very good to drink. So we would not hesitate to rent again and look forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Million Dollar View

  • 5 of 5

Middle of December and the nights were 65 degrees, days 75. Opened the front door and had a breeze blowing through large front room that opened onto the patio. It was wonderful. Of course, in the summer, it may be a different story. I think someone mentioned there is no air conditioning.

Kitchen was good. Extra paper towels, oil for cooking, nice pans, 4 gas burners that were easy to clean. In fact, the entire house was easy to clean. Mostly tile.

Someone in another review mentioned bugs. I have been to CR before and there were far fewer bees, spiders, and bugs here than anywhere else I've stayed.

Opening the doors allowed a few flying guests, the most interesting being a humming bird. It found its way out quickly and unharmed.

Definitely plan on staying in this house on any future trips to CR.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved our stay at this property! The views are even better than we imagined (pictures can't do it justice) and the yard is well maintained and teeming with local wildlife! We loved sitting out back and watching and listening to the birds! The property is close to many wonderful restaurant options, several cute little towns, Arenal Volcano, hot springs and more! Alexis, our host, was very nice and accomodating, showing us personally to the property and even making an extra trip to town for coffee filters for us. We definitely want to stay again! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Since arrival, a loved the location and the view of the House. My family had a great time and a very good weather. We had amazing sunsets and enjoyed every minute there. We spent most of the time in the house, the lake in front of the house, walking up and down to mountain behind. I also spent time in my mountain bike discovering little roads and shortcuts to Arenal city. We had sun, wind, rain, and calm, everyone spectacular in their way. If you like to be secluded, away from the world, with an amazing setting, without being at the beach, this is a serious recommendation.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice home that could be a GREAT home with a little TLC

  • 3 of 5

We (a family of six and two grandmothers) spent seven nights in July 2017. There is good news and bad news. Let's start with the good news. The location and view are unparalleled. Sitting out on the patio overlooking the Lake was exactly what we needed. The views could not be prettier. The location is secure, remote, and full of animal life. It was wonderful waking up to the birds, monkeys, and other jungle sounds. The drive to La Fortuna is 35/45 minutes depending on the road and conditions. After a day of exploring, it was nice to come back and look out over the lake and enjoy a cocktail while the sun set (at 6:08PM while we were there). The house is roomy and has space for a large group. The views are spectacular. We liked being away from the crowds and being secluded. Our kids really enjoyed exploring the gardens and watching for wildlife. Catching large toads on the deck after the sunset was a huge hit for our sons. A large washer and dryer was helpful for our large group.

Now, the bad news. There are bats IN the house. They live in the roof and enjoy flying around in the house night. A bit unsettling for sure. They must nest above the front entry as the bat droppings would need to be swept up twice a day. If we had known about the bats in the belfry, we may have skipped this house. The geckos, toads, and insane amount of bugs were ok, but the bats were a bit much. There is no dishwasher, so if you are looking for all the western conveniences, this is not the rental for you. Hot water was hit or miss, but that was not a big deal for us and showers.

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay in Arenal. The days at the Lake are full of adventure. Be sure to check out Mistico Hanging Bridges, the Tabacon Thermal Springs, and the hike to the top of the hill just past the house gates. One night, there was no gas for the oven or stove to work, so we went down to La Maison Hotel for dinner. It was late and they stayed open just for us. The meal was top notch and we ate like kings. The German Bakery in Nuevo Arenal was also a big hit with our group.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Liberia Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.35 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
0.35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.35 Miles
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Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Playa Coco
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 13.5%

Rates based on 4 persons occupancy. Add $20/pp per night for over 4 guests. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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