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Large confortable villa for the best experience on Lake Arenal

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017


Cantón Tilarán Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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Large confortable villa for the best experience on Lake Arenal
average rating of 4.5925927 based on 27 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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  • 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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Excellent view, great location

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four, 15 and 17 year old kids from the US. The house size and location was perfect. The open glass out back provided amazing views to watch the sunset while cooking dinner. Having the extra bedrooms and large open living/kitchen area allowed everyone to spread out after a day adventuring. The garden area was beautiful and the house was perfect for us.

Rio Celeste was 2 hrs drive and the Arenal Volcano was very close, maybe 30 minutes away.

The first night we met Alexis at the restaurant and had pizza and beers with an amazing lake view. Perfect after a day of traveling, the house is only 15 min away! Alexis was friendly, helpful and had all information we needed.

We had geckos and monkeys as guests. Not to mention watching all of the lightning bugs at night while cooking great dinners as a family.

Thank you Alexis for the great stay and an amazing environment for my family to re-connect!!! We will return!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable Views of Lake Arenal but Needs Some Work

  • 4 of 5

The majestic views of Lake Arenal and the surrounding lot add 1-2 stars and make this property. The surrounding trees and foliage make for excellent bird and animal watching right from the comfortable front porch sitting area. This sitting area also serves as an ideal place for coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at sunset. Without the views, I would probably rate the house alone at 2.5 stars. The dirt and rock road leading up the hill to the home is quIte bumpy amd was easily accessible with our 4 wheel drive vehicle though I believe the drive could prove more difficult for lower and smaller passenger vehicles. The home is a little farther than ideal from La Fortuna (35-40 min drive), which seems to be the primary hub for most of the activities in the area but offers a quiet solitude away from the town and other homes so long as you don't mind driving. The house has a tremendous amount of potential and could very easily be a 5 star+ luxury property but it needs some maintenance, cleaning, a few upgrades and more TLC. It also needs air conditioning or at very least more functional windows/doors with screens so you can keep them open at night while minimizing the bugs and other critters in the house after dark while trying to keep it from becoming too hot inside. It could also use a dishwasher, a garbage disposal and a functional dryer. The home sleeps up to 10 people in 4 bedrooms but the absence of some of these appliances make it very difficult to prepare meals in the house for larger parties. Despite these shortconibgs, I still consider the house to be a very good value at its current rate of $140-150 USD per night. With some additional TLC and these upgrades, I would be willing to pay at least twice and possibly up to three times this rate for the property. The owner, Alexis, was very friendly and helpful and there are several nice restaurants close by for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Amazingly stunning view! Beautiful clean home

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay in this great home with breathtakingly beautiful views! Super clean and comfortable. Would highly suggest and hope to return in the future!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Arenal Volcano Sky Trek
Don Rufino
Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
Río Celeste
Arenal Volcano
Sky Trek Sky Tram
Catarata Fortuna
Selvatura Canopy Tour
La Mansion Inn Arenal Hotel
La Mansion Inn Arenal Hotel
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Liberia Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.35 Miles
La Mansion Inn, Toad Hall
Nearest Motorway
0.35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.35 Miles
La Mansion Inn, Toad Hall
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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