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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,283 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1 Bed, 1 Bath Condominium with Lake & Volcano views

Set on a private hilltop overlooking Lake Arenal, with stunning views of the lake and the Arenal and Tenorio volcanoes. Located 20 minutes away from Canoas on the road to Nuevo Arenal and only 11 km from the charming country town of Tilarán.

The light and spacious design of this condo begins with the large open plan kitchen fully fitted with high spec appliances and an island breakfast bar, and which opens out onto a ceramic floored furnished living area. The master bedroom has a built in fireplace, a walk in closet and a glass sliding door onto the Lake facing balcony.

A separate bathroom is beautifully fitted out with power shower and hand painted tiles and sink. The laundry area contains a stacked washer dryer and ample storage space. A large glass sliding door in the living area leads onto the spacious balcony, creating an extended indoor/outdoor living area.


The beautifully landscaped gardens on this private gated 37 acre eco-friendly development include paved roadways and paths for easy access and exercise. A well-equipped recreation centre, pickle ball court and a three-tiered infinity pool are available for residents and tenants alike to enjoy at their leisure. Saunter down to the pre-Columbian Village for coffee and relax amongst the spectacular flora and fauna.

High specification appliances include:

Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Electric Stove, Microwave, Central A/C, Central Vacuum System and Fireplace.


Rental price includes parking for one car, on site security, heat, light, power and 6 Mbps fibre optic internet, plus full access to all on site amenities. One child under 6 may stay at no extra cost.

More Details

Property Manager
Ana Lucia Castro
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Ana Lucia Castro

Developed by a Canadian property developer with 30 years of business experience in Costa Rica, Arenal Maleku is built to exacting standards. Each condominium includes six high quality appliances, central vacuum system, fibre optic internet, VPN, voice & video digital conferencing and HD internet TV. Built on a hillside overlooking pristine Lake Arenal the development sits on 15 hectares (37 acres) of eco-friendly paradise at the west end of Lake Arenal and is bordered by forests of old-growth trees that extend as far as the Costa Rica Nature Reserve. The property is only 50 km from the Liberia International Airport, serviced by major Canadian and USA hubs.

Ana Lucia Castro purchased this condo in 2009


Tilaran Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1283 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews

Absolutely beautiful, with a few minor issues.

  • 4 of 5

First rate construction, beautiful interior, incredible view. You will definitely need a car. Name of the property: Arenal Malaku Condos. Please note: you are about 1 hour from La Fortuna, or 45 min from the Hot Springs. Property manager never got back to us with the name of the condo, a phone number, or any instructions how to get there. If you put up that name on the Internet, you can find it under Google Maps.

Internet connection at this condominium is extremely poor. There is no cable television, and you cannot stream Netflix or Amazon prime. They are planning to fix this, but from my understanding this has been a problem for more than six months, and the owner appears to not respond. I knocked on his door at 9 PM telling him I needed Internet or some form of cable and he answered the door in a speedo, refused to put on a pair of shorts, basically told me to go to hell. Don't expect much in the way of helpfulness.

So, regarding the place itself it's beautiful. All amenities are wonderful, except for the Internet. The owner is a bit of a jerk.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Regarding review on VRBO I have complete certainty that in our properties is written the name Arenal Maleku not understand you say does not appear. Regarding the property manager never sent them information to get to the condo was a mistake which we are improving, I am sorry and thanks for your review. With the internet I have doubt especially since I am responsible for all these problems I see a speed test on the router Condominium where they stayed and everything was working well. The problems we have had in the past with the internet has not been with speed but with routers, some misconfigured or damaged so we proceed to change or reconfigure the router as soon as possibIe. No cable TV, all condominiums have boxes Roku in which customers can access to transmission channels in the US and Canada, channels of Costa Rica are not available Netflix or Amazon Prime works very well as we have had customers previously and they have not had problems accessing these accounts. It is worth mentioning that the customer must be subscribed to Netflix or Amazon Prime. I suggest USTV is very good because one of the Condo owners use USTV. You knocked on the door of a condominium owner at 9:00 pm as he was about to sleep not the owner of the entire project; as I reported at our meeting in my office the day before departure, in which I explained that no single owner because it is made up of partners.
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Great Location for Arenal area

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I stayed 4 nights here. There is a great view of the lake and if the clouds have cleared, the volcano can be seen as well. The interior of the condo is clean and new with a nice bathroom and kitchen- the pool on the property is also nice. The property is secluded, private, and safe; this is the place to escape the crowds. We enjoyed the location for lake activities and hiking in Tenorio and Arenal parks. There are plenty of places to eat and little mini supers to buy snacks and beer nearby. All restaurants must be driven to as it doesn't seem safe to walk the road, especially at night.

The condo building looks like a highrise and is one of the most visible buildings on the hillside in the area. It does not provide the aesthetic of the other Costa Rican getaways in the area. Set below a windfarm (not visible from the balcony) the condo is barraged day and night with huge gusts of wind. Sleeping at night, despite being physically exhausted from our day activities, was not easy due to howling, whistling winds. The beds and pillows were hard, and the bedroom curtains did not keep out any light. Bring ear plugs and hope for more comfortable bedding and it should be a prime place to stay, especially if your goal in the Arenal area is to see the sights.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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