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Villa Encantada 40 Acre LakeFront Nature Preserve

Villa Encantada ~~ Fine Luxury Villa Rental in the Heart of the Rain Forest w/ awesome 360 views
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60 reviews
Villa Encantada ~~ Fine Luxury Villa Rental in the Heart of the Rain Forest w/ awesome 360 views
Villa Encantada ~~ A vacation DESTINATION~`~ one you won't forget
Villa Encantada ~~ Tri Level Architectural Masterpiece for your enjoyment
Side View ~~Huge Terrace w/ Lake Views. Perfect for your family reunion or wedding celebration
Your Hosts at Villa Encantada ~~ Family Photo of Glenn, Patricia and Gloriana
Kayaking in your Backyard.. too much fun!
Kayaks for up to 10 persons (included~~ no extra charge). Kayak on the Ponds or 5 min walk to lake
Brand New (June 2013) 100 ft Waterslide at Twilight
5 yr old enjoying the Waterslide. Fun for all ages. Little people don't go too fast. It's safe!
Priceless Moments.. what a Blast!
Spring Fed Swimming Pool (no chemicals)
Pool at Twilight ~~ Chemical Free Crystal Clear Spring Water ~~ A Dream Come True!
The Owner and your Host, Glenn.. enjoying the fruits of his labor. This is where YOU need to be!
Waterslide.. Awesome adventure! Want to go fast..lay down ~~ 100 ft in 4 seconds..WOW! Gravity Rules
Villa Encantada Magical and Mezmerizing photo by Guest Randy Gribbin taken  in Jan 2012
Another Fabulous Sunset at Villa Encantada
Meet Chalupa, our resident 2 Toed Sloth ~~ scroll down for more pics of this tame, sweet animal
Chalupa lives in the tree next to the Pool/Slide.. she's free and not a caged animal
Chalupa climbing her tree in the gardens.. right next to the Pool/Slide. She's free and happy !
Lindo ~~ our Axanthic (Blue Morph) Green Iguna is a regular visitor to our gardens. ,more pics below
Glenn w/ Lindo, our tame Blue Morph Green Iguana..Awesome colors to be found only in Nature
Howler Monkey on a daily visit ~~chillin' out on the Preserve.
Villa Guest with Bass caught in our backyard pond.. delicious dinner.. YUM!
Your kids will forget where the left their Ipods/Nintendos
Your kids will have a blast swimming in this huge pond over 120 ft X 100 ft
Refreshing outdoor shower prior to entering the swimming pool. This young man is a happy camper!
Villa Encantada Private Waterfalls in the Rainforest
Awesome beauty of Nature found on our Trails
Villa Encantada Guests enjoying a massage
Nature at its Exquisite Best
Your own Private Paradise
Tame Peacock meandering thru the gardens of Villa Encantada
Peacock in it's Mating Ritual at Villa Encantada
Master BR Suite w/ Queen Sized Bed,  Fireplace, Full Bath & Incredible Lake & Garden Views
Master BR Suite 2nd pic perspective from front view.
Swan Towel Sculpture ~~ Deatils of a fine hotel await you
Newly Remodeled Master Bath
Mini-Master 1 Suite with Queen Sized hand carved bed overlooks manicured gardens and Rainforest
Front view of Mini-Master 1, exquisite hand carved furnishing
Mini-Master 2 Suite with Queen Sized hand carved bed overlooks manicured gardens, Ponds & Rainforest
Mini-Master 2 ~~ ALL suites elegantly furnished w/  full length drapes, & private entry from Gardens
Fine Hand Carved Doors throughout Villa Encantada
Master Loft, sleeps 4 or 6 using the Sofa Bed, awesome views of the Lake and Gardens
Master Loft has a Double Bed, 2 Singles and a Double Sofa Bed.. ALL new Furniture and Ortho Beds
Dining area w/ Unique Carved Table for 8, w/ glass walls to enjoy Nature at your fingertips
Wet Bar and Kitchen overlooking the Ponds and Garden, Hand Craved Doors and Hardwood are everywhere
Dining Room with Living Room ~~ Casual Elegance at it's Best!
Sunken Living Room has Fireplace and Super Comfortable Sofa
Hand Painted Mural of Lake Arenal. Guitar and othe instruments for your enjoyment, play some music
C. Garvey's pic of Spiral Starcase at Villa Encantada
Garden view from Master Loft deck.. great spot for some R&R
Main Living Area w/ Wet Bar, Sunken Living Room/ Fireplace and Awesome Lake Arenal views
Sunken Living Room  with Fireplace & Awesome Lake Views ~~ Cable TV ~~ WiFi ~~~~ SWEET!!!
Lake View from the Master Loft has outside deck to take your coffee or read a book, or suntan
Full Kitchen w/ Granite Counter Tops, Wet Bar, New Appliances & Refi w/ Ice Maker. Everything U need
Wet Bar/ Kitchen overlooking our Gardens, Ponds and Lake Arenal. Nature at it's best!
Full wrap around kitchen with plenty of space.
Our Lovely Tame Peacocks wandering thru the Gardens
Your Host ~ Glenn showing off a 9 lb Guapote Bass caught in the pond at the villa ~ and released
We have some 10 Lb Bass to catch and release right in your back yard ~ Awesome Fishing
Fly Fishing on the Villa Encantada Preserve. You CAN catch fish on our streams... Awesome!
Lake Arenal & Rain Forest view from our 1200 sq ft deck perfect for Weddings and Family Reunions
Spacious Terraza overlooking Lake Arenal
Miles of Manicured Gardens ~~ Everywhere
Villa Encantada ~~ An Architectural Delight
Villa Encantada ~~ Front View
Villa Encantada... an architectural delight
Huge tiled deck for catching a tan. Great place for your family reunion or Wedding!
Comfy furniture for a relaxing day. Fire up the BBQ and enjoy life ~~ you deserve it!
Your own private Paradise. It's our pleasure to share this with yor group/family
Sit under this waterfall for a great massage.
Our private pool on the river for a nice swim.. concrete lined.. and so refreshing.
Your Host Glenn at the Waterfalls Pool
Pristine Waterfalls  and swimming area
Volcan Arenal~~ a safe 15 miles from Villa Encantada..Awesome & Spectacular to watch Lava Flows
Huge BBQ overlooking the Ponds and Gardens
Villa Encantada Front Terraza pic by R. Gribbin 01/12
Magical Full Moon over Villa Encantada
Pond at Villa Encantada to Kayak, swim and fish
Swimming Pool Waterfall ~~ Crystal Clear Chemical Free Water ~~ You can Drink this Water.. honest!
Swimming Pool Waterfall...details like this everywhere
Puma Woodcarving on our trails ~~  a work of Art
Arbol Encantado (Magic Tree) Old Growth Primary Forest Tree at 300+ ft tall on our Nature Preserve
Arbol Encantado only a 5 minute hike from Villa Encantada. Over 400 years old ~~ simply INCREDIBLE!
Rainforest Stream ~~ Waterfalls everywhere! Thanks Scott for some great Pics!
The Tanden Falls after a Rainshower.. the force & beauty of Nature
Let me take you on a Trail Hike..the next 10 pics of Primary Rainforest, Manicured Trails, Waterfall
After 16 Years nothing delights me more than an early morning hike.. always new critters and Nature
Monkey Trail.. along the River w/ waterfalls,lots of wildlife, including Howler & Whiteface Momkeys
Awesome scenery at every turn
Primary Old Growth Rainforest still amazes me after 15 years
Mini Falls.. a great spot to relax and enjoy Nature
Miles of Manicured Trails... well marked ~~ you can't get lost
Easy access trails ~~ for explorers of all ages
LadyBug Trail.. well manicured with lots of Orchids and  photo opportunities
Bridge to the Island
Rare... Poison Dart Frog found on a trail hike
Surprises like this tiny Tree Frog around every corner
White Tail Deer on a frequent visit to Villa Encantada
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Nuevo Arenal, Province of Guanacaste
16 YEARS OF SERVICE. We are the Original vacation villa rental property at the Lake Arenal/ Arenal Volcano area. At Villa Encantada we offer a complete vacation experience DESTINATION, not just a place to sleep, with PAVED ROAD all the way to the villa (no need to negotiate seemingly endless rock-dirt roads). When you stay at Villa Encantada you get the entire Lakefront Villa and 40 acre Private Nature Preserve Estate and acres of Manicured Botanical Gardens(that no other property has). No sharing with other groups. View our 12 Virtual Tours of Villa Encantada and Gardens at http://www.vpix.net/index.php?tour=108108 so that you'll really knows what awaits you at Villa Encantada.

We have hosted many thousands of guests since 1996, with a great many repeat visitors. Our goal is to provide a memorable, hassle free experience for...
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About the Owner, Glenn M
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 60 reviews and 1 property
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Walden on Lake Conroe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We just spent a long holiday week-end with family at Villa Encantada with a number of family members. It was as beautiful and comfortable as advertised, if not more so. The owner, Glenn, was great to work with. He provided a wealth of information about activities in the area and helped us select a zipline tour that did a great job accommodating a seven-year old member of our party. Since our party was too big...

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Dear Jim, Thanks so much for your (detailed) 5 Star Guest Review of Villa Encantada. Detailed reviews such as yours are worth their weight in gold. It was a pleasure hosting your family of 17 persons, and as you know we do have several independent properties that we utilize for larger families. That your entire family enjoyed the water slide,...


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Villa Encantada is a nature lovers paradise. The grounds are immaculately manicured and beautiful (two thumbs up to the gardener - wow!) We enjoyed waking up to the birds and the howler monkey and every night we searched for geckos and frogs. The pool was awesome and we loved the slide - but BRRRRRR it was cold. The house is large, comfortable, gorgeous and well equipped with everything we could possibly need. The house is...

Management response:

Dear Deb, Thanks for your detailed 5 Star Guest Review. I very much enjoyed hosting your family and am so glad that you enjoyed the amenities that we offer. Plenty to do right on the property... but I do understand that families also like to do various tour excursions and I am at our guests service in arranging those excursions...


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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...

Management response:

Dear Ron and Belva, Thanks for taking your valuable time to write such a GREAT (detailed) 5 Star Review of your time at Villa Encantada. Your extended family of 13 persons was truly a joy to be around and to help make your vacation, (as you say), "The Trip of a Lifetime". That's my mission here at Villa Encantada ~~...


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Children's Pool
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (14)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (22)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Ask about smoking
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  • Cleaning fee: $100 / stay - Fee
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Rental Rates: Based on the number of guests in your group ~~
** Children 6 yrs or under stay free ** 3 kids equal one adult rate (proof of age may be required)
At Villa Encantada you get the entire Lakefront villa and 40 acre Nature Preserve Estate,
Total Privacy for your Group/Family~~ no sharing with outside groups!.

3 night minimum stay please ~~ EXCEPTIONS>> for groups of 8+ persons, based on availability

NO CLEANING FEE for groups of 6 or fewer persons... (6+ persons add $100 Cleaning Fee per stay)

December 1-September 15th ~2-4 persons: $2,100.00 per week ...Extra Guests: $50.00 per person/per night
September 16th-November 30th~~2-4 persons: $1,850.00 per week...Extra Guests: $50.00 per person/per night
GROUP RATE WEEKLY DISCOUNTS: May be available for groups of 9+ persons for visits of 7+ nights ~~ Ask!
Christmas/New Year,Thanksgiving & Easter Weeks $3,500.00 per week for 2-12 persons

Rates do not include 13% Sales and Occupancy Tax

Note: Until confirmed, rates...
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How to get there
Airport: Liberia: 60.3 mi
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 75.2 mi.
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