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Recent Nuevo Arenal reviews

  • A Wonderful Vacation

    "Our 5 days spent at Villa Encantada were unforgettable. All 13 of us thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful rainforest gardens, the waterslide and pool, fishing in our personal lake pond, discovering new fruit, watching the abundant wildlife, and kayaking in Lake Arenal. The house is beautiful, and comfortably accommodated us all. Glenn was extremely helpful, personable, and he checked in with us frequently to see if we needed anything. He is knowledgeable about the best restaurants around the area, and he never once let our family down. One recommendation is to have the authentic Costa Rican dinner the Glenn's personal chefs cook and serve at the house. It was delicious and well worth it! We ate a lot of delicious food during our stay. If you want a relaxing stay with options of activities for everyone, Villa Encantada is a great place to come. If you are looking to do a good amount of fishing however, I would recommend bringing your own fishing rods if possible. This house has some but they aren't in great shape. This is truly a great way to see the unique Costa Rican rainforests while being immersed in the culture of Costa Rica."
    Guest: Grnadma Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 3, 2016
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  • Tropical Gardens with lake view

    "Casa Bella Vista is set at the top of the property which is in a beautiful tropical garden that is private and gated. The gardens are lush with tropical plants and fruits and and varied array of birds and butterflies. Tom and Maria are most helpful and will give recommendations on your requests. Maria was able to a book ziplining tour for us at a discounted price and must do for anyone who would love an incredible view of the rainforest. The villa has a small kitchen where you can prepare simple meals with groceries from the town about a 20 minute drive away. It is a great location away from the crowds but close enough to use as a home base for northern Costa Rica."
    Guest: Sharon W. Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: February 9, 2016
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  • July 2016 - Family Vacation

    "My wife and I and four teenage children loved this property. The setting is breathtaking, with views of the volcano and lake. Very nicely landscaped, with many species of birds visiting. Viewing the sun setting over the lake from the 2nd floor veranda hammock is an ABSOLUTE MUST! Large rooms with great views provided plenty of space for everyone's needs. We could comfortably gather as a group, or retreat to one's own space. The on-site WIFI easily powered all of our devices, and kept the teens happy. Along with the pool table, awesome large swimming pool and hot tub. Great for unwinding after a day of adventure. The property is conveniently located- a short trip (5 min.) to town for shopping and eating out if you desire (although the on-property kitchen is large and well-equipped to prepare anything if you choose). A freshly made, hot breakfast was provided each day- a great treat that allowed us to be into the day's events quickly each morning. A short drive (less than an hour) to numerous destinations like canyoning, zip-lining, hot springs, volcano. Michelle was very helpful in setting us up with reservations for adventure outings and dinner- in several cases she managed to get deals better than published rates. Alex was great, and led the daily horseback rides through the countryside, pointing out the toucan nests as we went! Highly recommend for groups and families."
    Guest: Frank Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 29, 2016
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  • Exceptional home! Don't second guess-just book it:-).

    "Tom & Maria have a gorgeous property & this home is by far, the most favorite VRBO rental I have ever stayed at. The three bedroom home is simply stunning with great vistas of Lake Arenal. The home is in beautifully maintained & we truly enjoyed our stay. Maria & Tom were so helpful in planning our excursions & put up with our indecisiveness on which excursions would work for our family. There just aren't enough adjectives to describe the beauty of their property, the home, the views & the loveliness of the locals we met on our trip. While we enjoyed our visit to the beaches of Costa Rica, their Arenal home was our favorite on our 11 day trip. If there is any downside to the location, it would be it's a bit of a drive to some of the activities we did closer to La Fortuna but we really didn't see it as a big disadvantage. We enjoyed the spas at Tabacon the most and the breakfast spot, Cafe y Macadamia, was amazing. Great views, great breakfasts - a nice fit with our lovely stay with Tom & Maria."
    Guest: AuntBe Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 25, 2016
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