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Private Floating Dock @ Lake / Volcano View / Gated Community

Cantón Tilarán, Costa Rica
  • House1937 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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!!

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Chris & Antonio

Member Since 2013
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within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 28, 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!!


    • Internet
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 1 bunk bed


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              The villa has a lake view.
            • Lakefront
              The closed farm has a private lake access.
            • Mountain View
              Arenal volcano and mountain view from the house.
            • Rural


                • Adventure
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Catering available


                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Garage
                          2 Cars
                        • Internet
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          2 Cars
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Television


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • whitewater rafting
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              20 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              home away home.

                                                              Jacqueline T.

                                                              it was really a home away home. everything was there . beautiful garden and beautiful view.

                                                              we would come again.

                                                              AMAZING PROPERTY

                                                              Joseph S.

                                                              LOVED this property and the house. Pedro the housekeeper was awesome and super friendly. So many areas to explore. Found a bunch of dart frogs down by the lake. Would stay again.

                                                              Clean, comfortable home with beautiful views!

                                                              Michelle G.Anchorage, Alaska

                                                              Our stay at Casa Malecu was wonderful! A great jumping point to enjoy many activities including the town of La Fortuna, Tabacon Hot Springs and Rio Celeste. We found the drive to Rincon de la Vieja a little long but doable. We decided Monte Verde was farther than we wanted to travel from this location. The house was clean, comfortable, spacious and well stocked with everything you would expect for a week long stay. The only issue we had was that the grill was out of propane when we arrived which foiled our dinner plans for a night. The grounds keeper, who is just a few houses away, was quick to remedy the situation. For first time travelers to the area, keep in mind that it is extremely windy here (so much so that there is a wind farm about 5 miles away, mostly in the afternoon and evenings and when the rain comes it comes heavy! The floating dock is about .25 miles from the house so be prepared for a walk to get there. We were hoping to be able to use the kayaks on the lake during our stay but due to the high winds most of the time and the fact that we would need to pull them uphill on the return trip (Kayak carts are provided), we decided against it. The home itself is beautiful with plants and flowers, stunning views from the deck, master bedroom and shower, wildlife all around to include birds, squirrels, lizards and monkeys. It was a wonderful stay! Thank you for sharing this home!

                                                              Amazing experience

                                                              Carlos C.

                                                              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...

                                                              Huge hit with the family

                                                              Heather P.

                                                              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!!

                                                              Fantastic stay at Lake Renal!

                                                              William N.

                                                              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.


                                                              Cantón Tilarán, Costa Rica

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit

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

                                                              20 Reviews
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