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Private and Comfortable Home in a Beautiful Setting With View of Lake Arenal

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleep Sofa, Kitchen, Dining , Laudry, Patio, Deck

Casa Paraíso is a comfortable three bedroom, 2 and ½ bath, single family, Spanish style home. There is a full kitchen, a dining room, living room with a view and even a laundry room for our guests to use. Outdoors there is a covered patio and a sunny deck, both with a relaxing view of Lake Arenal. The ¾ acre lot is a bird watchers delight as it is visited by many of the exotic and varied birds of Costa Rica.

Between your adventures you will relax in our comfortable home base and discover the true paradise of Costa Rica.

Located in the Lake Arenal region there are dozens of easy day trips to be taken. From spectacular Pacific beaches, to jungle trails, to volcanoes and much more. Whether you want a base for fun filled active days or just want to kick back and relax, Casa Paraíso is a great choice.

Just 4 kilometer (2.5 miles) from the town center of Nuevo Arenal where you can get all your necessities and more. You will find many great restaurants of all types close by. We have a guest guide at the house that will give you some great ideas.

Your host Alexandra can answer all your questions and get you reservations for any tours or activities available nearby. You can decide to rent a car and do your own exploring or if you prefer not to drive, transportation can be arranged to go on any adventure.

If you have already visited the Lake Arenal region you know how wonderful the climate is in the rain forest year round. Even though the spectacular Pacific beaches of the Guanacaste province are less than an hour away, the temperature level can be dramatically different. You will find the Arenal Lake region to be very comfortable with lower temperatures and nearly never ending pleasant breezes.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017


Guatuso House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Towels included.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Attched privet bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Attached private bathroom
  • Beading included. Crib available on request.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Private transportation can be arranged in advance.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Private and Comfortable Home in a Beautiful Setting With View of Lake Arenal
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

The size and layout of the house were perfect for my family of 6

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at this home. Good size for our family of 6. Alexandra was so sweet and very helpful informing ilia about nearby activities, sightseeing, etc. she helped me plan out realistic timelines for what could be done each day. Some of the things we did were the Hanging Bridges, Ziplines, we kiteboarded on Lake Arenal, and we also went horseback riding with Alexandra's brother. Very fun! Kids loved all of it as well. We also loved all the birds that came to the house. Very serene backyard with nearby trickling stream and wildlife all around. If I had to make any suggestions it would be to update the kitchen. I know most people

Don't cook too much on vacation but having 4 kids, for us we do a lot to try and save money. Although it was functional it was pretty dated. If this was done I'm sure they could get more for the property. All in all a wonderful property, great location and Alexandra rocks!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment. We love to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay. Thank you for your suggestion on the kitchen. It is actually the next project on the house. We plan to have an all new custom cabinets with granite countertops in the coming months. Thank you for staying at our vacation home and we hope you will come back again.
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Great home base for the Arenal area

  • 5 of 5

This home is an excellent place to serve as home base for seeing the Arenal area. Two of the bedrooms are really masters with their own baths so it could be easily shared buy two couples. The place is clean, adequately equipped for a long term stay, great view from the patio. Before arrival we had some concern about no AC but that was quickly alleviated by the cool evenings and marvelous double hung windows throughout. You also get, as an added bonus, Alexandra, who takes care of your check-in and will assist with local info and reservations to attractions if you choose to use her services for that. Her friendly smile and great command of the English language are very welcoming. You won't find a nicer person anywhere. A local lab retriever comes for a short visit mornings and evenings--no expectations---just wants to say hi--be petted and goes away again. Only down sides to this place is the road noise. Car noise is not an issue but, although the road is lightly traveled, a few trucks do travel it as it is the only road to Nuevo Arenal from that direction and they do use engine braking on the hill behind the home. This was not an issue for us but might be if you are noise sensitive. All in all we highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved Casa Paraiso

  • 5 of 5

We loved Casa Paraiso. Beautiful home and great location to many activities in the Lake Arenal area. Alexandra was so nice to meet us and take us to the house. She was very helpful and friendly. We did not get to meet Larry but he was great by email and text and made sure we were taken care of.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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I stayed in larry's property in December with my family. We had a very good time there.

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean and the accommodation was as described. Alexandra who manages the house was very kind and knowledge-full about the activities we were planning to do and arrange them for us.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, nice and great view

  • 5 of 5

Month before the trip, property owner Larry provided me lots of info about the area, tours, restaurants, driving conditions. Our plane landed in San Jose around 2:30pm the day before Christmas, and there was no way to get to the house before sunset. Alexandra arranged us to meet her brother in 2/3 of the way, we followed his car to the house in the dark. At the house, she had her father to bring in home-crooked meals. We would not make it to the house easily in the dark at late night and get hot meal without lots of trouble because lots of restaurants closed early at Christmas eve. She also bought the grocery for us. We loved the view of lake Arenal, love the hummock, watched the humminbirds and other animals from the back deck. We took day trip to hanging bridge, the volcanos, hot springs, La Fortuna and 5 waterfalls park. We really enjoyed the Casa Paraiso and would do it again. Thank you Larry and Alexandra!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The cottage was clean, quaint and had a beautiful view of the stream below. The property manager, Alessandra, provided sodas, coffee and even a bottle of wine which was a nice gesture and much appreciated after a long drive.

My only comment is that the owners should invest in some minor repairs and the décor of the property - Art, bright curtains and bedding. There small touches would take the property from good to great.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Playa de Coco
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Guatuso House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off season 2017
May 1 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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