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Private Floating Dock @ Lake / Volcano View / Gated Community / Car Option*

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 8 Sleeps

The house is fully equipped and offers everything you need to enjoy a complete vacation experience. Comfortable beds, well-kept kitchen and laundry appliances, privacy and security. It is located inside a 29 acre private farm with a beautiful view of the Arenal Volcano and its 85,000 m2 lake. Besides this impressive scenery, the villa has an exclusive access trail to the lake & floating deck where you can enjoy water activities such as kayaking (kayaks available for FREE), swimming, fishing or just appreciate the fresh water of this amazing lake. We recommend the private area for picnics or any other family activities. For those who are passionate for the outdoors, there is also enough room to walk / run around the property trails.

The wonderful gardens make the environment perfect for a relaxing and an enjoyable stay. It makes you feel part of the spectacular nature that Costa Rica has to offer. We recommend meals on the outside deck while enjoying the amazing lake view.

If you feel like going out and trying local cuisine, there are plenty of options around (Nuevo Arenal 7 min away). We have provided a list of restaurants with their detailed descriptions, schedules and directions for you to choose. A great characteristic of this house is its strategic location 30 miles West of La Fortuna, 12 miles to Tilaran and approximately a 90 min drive to the Daniel Oduber International Airport (Liberia).

In addition to the local restaurants, we offer the guests grocery service or meals prepared by our local cook. Ask for more details on these options!!

*More properties of Chris & Antonio VRBO Listing #815054

More Details

Chris & Antonio
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Chris & Antonio

Antonio and Chris are brothers-in-law that manage Casa Malecu. Antonio was born and raised in Costa Rica and Chris was born and raised in Kansas but living in Costa Rica for several years. We believe that our team fits perfectly well to host a vacation property.

Antonio's local experience provides hosts the support necessary to enjoy and discover more of Costa Rica. Antonio is available 24/7 for any assistance required during your stay.

Chris is a great resource to the management team since he knows and understands what North American travelers need to feel more comfortable and secure during their stay. With a cultural understanding, Chris strives at all times to make hosts feel more "at home". Chris is also available 24/7 for any assistance required during your stay.

Welcome to Casa Malecu!!


Cantón Tilarán House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Private Floating Dock @ Lake / Volcano View / Gated Community / Car Option*
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Amazing experience

  • 4 of 5

Nice place, incredible suroundings, home very confortable, you have all you need in Casa Malecu to have a great stay in Costa Rican North zone.

Views from the house, since we eated freakfast every morning were expectacular, we saw birds, Arenal Volcano, lake, blue sky...

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Huge hit with the family

  • 5 of 5

This house was more than we ever expected. My family of 8 LOVED this house. It was our first stop in Costa Rica and it set a great mood for the rest of the trip. The house is private and secluded with an amazing view of Lake Arenal. There is an access area where we took the kayaks down to the lake and kayaked out to the floating pontoon for a morning of fun. My family ranges in age from my parents in their 50s to my sisters in their early 20s. We had plants of room and lived the outside deck to take in the surroundings. There was a pair of parrots that lived in the roof and that was very cool! Pedro was fantastic helping us check in and get to know the house. Gracias Pedro! The house is not far from La Fortuna (less than an hour) or Rio Celeste (which we highly recommend). Wish we had more time at this little piece of paradise! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay at Lake Renal!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for our two families. 4 adults and 4 kids. Beautiful home with spectacular views. Access to the lake was fantastic. Kayak were great for the kids and we brought our own SUPs to paddle on the lake. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Middleton, Idaho

Beautiful spot. Nice location. Very private.

  • 4 of 5

DVD player did not work. We were out and about most of the time.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monument, CO

Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

From the time we pulled through the gates to the beautiful farmland/Lakeside setting to the time we pulled away, this home exceeded our expectations. The property itself, with its beautiful Lake Arenal view and lovely plantings (coffee bush included) were stunning.

The home couldn't have been more well appointed, we had everything we needed at our fingertips. Nice decor and comfortable living spaces and an awesome back deck to relax and soak in the beautiful Lake view. Thank you so much for a great Lake Arenal experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Fair Oaks

Lovely Arenal Home - Great for family with teens

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in mid- June and found the home suited our needs. Our teens liked their rooms and we enjoyed the master room with sweeping views. We were close enough to town to access groceries and restaurants but far enough away to feel like we were vacationing at a retreat.

We had a bit of trouble with the master toilet and safe but the grounds-keeper responded quickly and through some pantomiming, we managed to resolve the problem and didn't have any further issues.

I liked that I could cook breakfast and make snacks - the kitchen was suitable stocked with cooking tools.

The kids like that they could hike down to the lake and explore the area. The floating dock is pretty far out in the water due to the drought and the kayaks were pretty useless for the same reason but we enjoyed playing in the lake one afternoon anyway.

Internet is slooowwww, but that seemed to be the case everywhere in town so I am guessing the network is still begin developed and patience is required.

Should our travels bring us back to Arenal, we will plan on staying at Malecu without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Daniel Oduner International Airport (Liberia City)
Nearest Ferry
103 Miles
Playa Naranjo Ferry
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Playa del Coco
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Damage Deposit $150

$5 per night per guest after 5 guests. Guest #6,7, and 8 pays extra.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.