Estate of Two (3) Bedroom Villas and Two (1) Bedroom Villas
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About Thomas Ploskina
Formerly from the Pittsburgh Area of Pennsylvania. Big, Big Steelers and Penquins Fan. Last resided in Hilton Head, S.C. Decided to retire early from self employment. Formerly an Engineer at G.E. and then a Home builder in Pennsylvania and South Carolina. My wife is Maria Luisa and she is from Mexicco. Have 3 grown and successful children and one step-daughter.
Thomas Ploskina purchased this Estate in 2004
Why Thomas Ploskina chose Nuevo Arenal
It was an early retirement for me. I enjoy the climate and the natural beauty of Costa Rica. The simplicity of the life here known as "Pura Vida"
What makes this Estate unique
Nature and clean air and a perfect climate. Wildlife abounds! We are next to the largest lake in Costa Rica. Close to active Volcano Arenal and many adventures such as hot springs, Canopy Zip Lines, Waterfalls and many more activities related to this beautiful lake. Wake boarding, Skiing, fishing and boating.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 22
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Fantastic location, wonderful views, and wonderful host!
The title says it all here, this was a wonderful location and vacation spot.
We traveled with 16 people (ages 2 - 84), and this place worked out wonderfully!
The main house is beautiful and the other houses offer flexibility and ammenities of their own that were great.
The notes of caution would be that some of the fixtures in the kitchens are a bit dated (ice maker did not work), and that the water pressure is quite poor and hot water is almost non-existent. We didn't mind too much, but its worth mentioning.
It is also worth knowing that the property is quite vertical, so if you are a large group you will need a vehicle to shuttle anyone older or less mobile from the lower houses to the top, or vice versa. Its definitely walkable if you are in decent shape and don't mind a hill.
Tom was a wonderful host, in contact with us throughout our trip, before, during, and after, and a great help with ideas for activities and tours.
I've stayed plenty of places around the world, and i would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
Beautiful property and wonderful hosts!
My family of 19 stayed at the beautiful Arenal Springs by the Lake Villas for a week. The grounds and villas are beautiful! Maria and Tom also went above and beyond as hosts. They helped with booking activities, dining reservations, and even secured a bus and found a wonderful photographer for us! They were very quick to reply to my numerous emails during the course of our trip planning and even during our stay. It felt like staying with family. Thank you Tom and Maria for your warm hospitality!
Amazing Views and serene setting
We enjoyed our stay at this property. Maria is very friendly and responded promptly. We would stay here again.
Beautiful jungle stay
We had 15 people (four families) and had a wonderful stay. The views were spectacular and Tom and María were great sources of knowledge and recommendations!
A Charming Arenal Area Estate with Access to a Lot of Activities or Peaceful Relaxation
Casa Grande, the main home, and the three nearby cottages provided plenty of space for our family of 17 for the four days/nights we visited the area. The setting is beautiful with very lovely views of lake Arenal and the grounds are equally pretty.
There is much to do in the vicinity. We chose day trips to Arenal Volcano and hot springs/ zip-lining one day, the Chocolate Tour in La Fortuna area another and Monte Verde National Biological Reserva on a third. Maria Louisa was most helpful in advising us of opportunities in the area and even made reservations for our party for one of those events. We also had a late arrival and Maria Louisa contracted a local driver to transport them from Liberia to La Fortuna (on our day 2) to meet up with us. Maria was terrific and her help much appreciated!
Casa Grande is still very beautiful and well maintained. The other cottages, though older and smaller are also well cared for. We really didn’t allow ourselves time to use the pool but relaxed in the very nice jacuzzi/hot-tub on a couple of evenings.
A water problem, which affected the supply to a couple of the cottages, did not dampen (pun intended) our enthusiasm and the owners, Tom and Maria, worked diligently with others to try to resolve the problem.
Arenal Springs Villas by the Lake turned out to be a very good choice for our party and I am sure Tom and Maria work hard to satisfy all of their clients.