Simply the Best,Great Views,Pool,Delicious Food,Great Advice,Peace(79 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
About the Property
6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps two to twelve. (Able to accomodate up to 15)
Adventure at every turn.: Lake Arenal is the premier adventure spot in Costa Rica for windsurfing, canopy tours, lake fishing, boat tours, jungle hiking trails, quad rentals, kite surfing, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming in an extinct volcanic crater, spelunking and more. Enjoy the many adventures available or simply relax in our indoor glass pool/jacuzzi area with pool table and ping pong and enjoy the tranquility and majesty of your surroundings.
Tourism with a purpose.: In an effort to help the Costa Rican National Park system finance education, outreach and protection. Red Sunset of Guanacaste will devote a full 50% of each commission gained through our sales of adventure tours sold toward this goal. With the added benefit of specialized access to individuals in the tour system that make it all work. Tribal leaders, guides, and park directors.
What you can expect at 'The Sunset': Six beautifully appointed bedrooms featuring Costa Rican art, hand carved beds and doors with bathrooms en suite The entire property is a showcase of Costa Rican art, decorative tile, stone and craft work. Two of the bedrooms feature decorative fireplaces. The downstairs master suite bathroom features a hot tub built for two. Large library/ living room area with wrap-around couch, television, Direct TV, DVD, stereo. Large dining/presentation hall with a variety of available seating arrangements.
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Member since: 2006
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 15
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Included In Price
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15
Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms
- Staffing: Depending upon your groups needs, standard every other day maids service, on site self-service laundry, Internet is provided free of charge. However, if you are looking for a more accommodating vacation, daily maid service, laundry, chef, translator/Spanish teacher, massage therapist and chauffeur services are available at an additional, affordable daily rate. Adventure tours: Our proximity is very close to several landmark adventure areas. The Eco-lodge hotel is our neighbor and boasts “The Best” canopy tour and offers guided hiking and horseback riding. The mysterious Lake Coter sits behind us where fishing and boating excursions can be arranged, as well as on Lake Arenal. Other lake activities that are nearby include world class wind surfing, sunset volcano cruises, shopping or relaxing at the Tabacon or Baldi hot spring resorts. Venado Caverns, Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, and Arenal National Park are nearby protected areas and are a worthwhile day trip by car...moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
- Mountain View:
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 24 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Computer Available
- Filtered Water
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Paper Towels
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio
- Fish Cleaning Table
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- Indoor Hot Tub
- Indoor Pool
- Private Pool:
- Shared Hot Tub:
- Spa Whirlpool
- Jetted Tub
- Housekeeper Included
VRBO Bear stayed here:
What a perfect home in Costa Rica! The Sunset’s magnificent vistas of the Lake and Volcano are amazing! The house is perched high in the cloud forest, secluded and so, so private, situated within easy trips to the activities of La Fortuna, Nuevo Arenal, Canas and 2.5 hours from a Pacific Coast beach day. Activities are located from ten minutes to an hour away. Patrick was always ready with suggestions for amazing activities and he made all the reservations for us!
There are lots of areas for local hiking and exploration right outside the house. We bears really appreciate nature and there is much to explore!
The climate is perfect. It is cool and crisp, with temperatures that fluctuate from the 60’s to the high 80’s and virtually bug free, due to the constant breezes. They even have air conditioning!
As a hungry bear I really loved the included breakfasts. They are hearty and delicious, with a lot of variety, everything made from scratch. We usually skipped lunch! We also enjoyed the dinner service, it was great after a long day of touring to relax in the home with a freshly prepared, delicious, homemade dinner. So you can enjoy a second (or third ; ) glass of wine and unwind. Patrick even provided a birthday celebration dinner for us; I heard he does anniversaries too!
The indoor pool house was such a great spot to enjoy the pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, ping pong and weights, regardless of the weather outside. This is only home in the region that offers this.
It was great to have high speed internet to check all of our emails too. The house has everything you need - you will want to stay forever!
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $46 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $250
- Tax Rate 13.49%
Children under six stay for free.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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The rental property is perched high in the Tilaran Mountain range nestled between three of Costa Rica’s most magnificent treasures; Lake Coter, Lake Arenal and the world-renowned Arenal Volcano. This luxury, Eco-friendly Costa Rican rental home has first class amenities and is located within minutes of many of Costa Rica’s exciting adventure activities. The rental home offers an unequaled view of Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano. Lake Arenal, Lake Cote, Arenal Volcano and other adventure tours are available. There is great dining nearby or dine in with the services of our world class chef. For families, groups, classes or corporate retreats, it all adds up to a fantastic luxurious rental home value.
Other Activities: canopy tours, birding, ATV tours, canyoneering, jungle hiking, spelunking, fishing, waterfall hikes, hot springs.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Patrick Hughes: Is the head cook, bottle washer and buck stop at “The Sunset”. If you need something special, out of the ordinary, corresponding to a birthday, celebration etc. talk to him and it will happen. He also promises to coordinate your chosen activities, meals and transportation to make your stay enjoyable, hassle free and unforgettable.
Why the Owner Chose Guatuso, Costa Rica:
A shell of a house requiring a complete renovation, five acres of rain forest, high atop a hill, near the town of Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica. An absolutely breathtaking view overlooking nearly the entire lake Arenal valley and on clear days a perfect view of frequently erupting Volcano Arenal, all within minutes of some of the worlds premier adventure activities and natural treasures, was more than enough to convince the Hughes family to risk a move to the beautiful and nearly undiscovered gem of Lake Arenal Costa Rica.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
'The Sunset' Luxury Guesthouse has six beautifully appointed bedrooms, bathrooms en suite featuring Costa Rican art throughout. With a gourmet kitchen, large shared library/TV room, dining hall, office/business area and laundry . Guests enjoy a large, indoor, swimming pool with attached jacuzzi and gymnasium, with pool table and ping pong table. Fantastic panoramic views of Lake Arenal and the frequently active Arenal Volcano. There is an experienced and dedicated staff ready to assist in everything from where to go and what to do, to gourmet meals, group events, tours and therapeutic massage. All of this with some of Costa Rica’s most glorious national park treasures in your own backyard! When you stay at 'The Sunset' you are literally two minutes to one hour from almost all of Costa Rica's adventures' including breathtaking class four whitewater, rappelling down lush water fall filled rain forest canyons, canopy tours, horseback riding, windsurfing, kite boarding, ATV tours, mountain biking and natural jungle trails just to name a few. All activities can be tailored to your pace and the kind of vacation you want to have. Upon your return from a fantastic day of adventure enjoy a delicious home cooked meal or dine in one of our great nearby restaurants. Be our guest and experience the Costa Rica you've been dreaming about. 'The Sunset' Guesthouse is for singles, couples, families, corporate groups and all those that know how to travel well...
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Your view, of the home, coming up the driveway.
Seating for two to twenty four, invite some new found friends!
Epic landscape for your epic vacation!!
Groups love the great amount of space and multipurpose of the entire estate.
Delicious, healthy and included in the price! Yes, those are homemade waffles!
An actual sunset, from " The Sunset"
Color and light play to your delight.
Indoor pool house, with jacuzzi, steam room, massage table, weights, bow flex.
An actual photo of the Arenal Volcano from the home. 2013, she's still smokin'
A chefs kitchen to meet every need.
Great views from every room!
Coming up to "The Sunset" on a tour, through our private rainforest reserve.
You can't see as far as the views go!
Delicious home cooked meals, tailored for your group.
Come back from a day of adventure and rest your tired body with a great story!
The play of color and light!
Gorgeous, Costa Rican finishes.
Magnificent volcano views in the evening
Why it's called "The Sunset"!
You can go to the horses or the horses can come to you!
The view of the main house, Volcano, Lake from one of the several hiking trails.
Creativity and awe inspiring nature come together.
All bedrooms have private bath, all the space and privacy you could want!
For a night out, we can show you how to get here!
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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