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Encantada Guest House
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Encantada Guest House
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
22 reviews
Encantada Guest House
Side View
Room Two Queen
Room Two Queen
Room One Triple
Gecko Wall
Large Restful Bath
Sun Room Sala
Front Patio
Zen Garden
Garden Level
Terrace with a View
Terrace  Hang Out
Front Door From The Terrace
Lake Arenal
Hacienda Encantada Gate
Room One Triple
Room One Original Artwork
Room Two with  Local Artwork
Volcano & Garden View Room 2
Large Shower
Bathroom Vanity
Gecko Wall Hallway
Floor Plan
Back Patio
Back Patio Pura Vida
Front Garden Stairs
Mayan Zen Garden
Our Rainforest Trail
105 Easy Steps
Quebrada Encantada
Welcome to:
Arenal Sunrise
Missing The Old Ceiba Tree
One of Our Fab Sunsets
Back Canopy Howlers
We Have  Keel Bill Toucans
Ahhh Living the Life of Riley
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Looking for an Authentic Experience for your Costa Rica Vacation? Why not book this Charming 2 Bedroom, Rainforest Cottage / Vacation Rental, which overlooks the stunning beauty of Lake Arenal and the Simmering Arenal Volcano?

Encantada Guest House is an Award Winning Property, that has recently been featured in Mother Earth News Magazine and is Rated as Excellent on Such Sites as Trip Advisor and many others across the web. The Cottage offers: 2 Deluxe Bedrooms, a Large Bath and a Fully Equipped Kitchen, including extras like Spices, Coffee, Sugar, Paper Towels and much more. The House sleeps 5 persons in 3 beds, but can accommodate up to 7 persons, with use of our Deluxe Queen Airbed, which can easily be set up in the Sun Room. (There is a small fee for use of the airbed) As an added benefit, the house is Located only 5-25 minute...
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About the Owner, Nita K
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Aug 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 22 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #FKN2193111 by: FlipKey
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Cokato, Minnesota
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in July 2016

We LOVED this relaxing little cottage, and only wished that we had planned more than a 3 night stay! Although the drive to the cottage was adventurous, it was certainly not in any way dangerous or difficult. The views were impressive, and we were so thankful for the amenities that allowed us to cook tasty meals and save money in...

Management response:

Thanks so much for your very kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back to visit soon..Maybe when we finish the new B&B? Pura Vida!


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Waco, Texas
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay at Hacienda Encantada with our family of 6 (children 11, 13, 13 and 17). Birding was absolutely fabulous from the garden and nearby, and also in the town of El Castillo. We saw 46 birds we had not seen before. Be aware that the road to El Castillo and the whole town is dirt...

Management response:

Thanks so much for your kind words. I have no Idea why the trip from SJO to the house took so long.. we always do it in less than 4 hours even with a potty stop in San Ramon. Our rural road often suffers at the whim of Mother Nature and although we continue to improve it with sets of...


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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2015 for a stay in July 2014

Hacienda Encantada is beautiful! We were the only people staying in the house at the time, which was good since we arrived so late (driving at night in Costa Rica can be really tricky). The house was beautiful, the caretaker Michael was very sweet, the cats were very welcoming and cuddly, and the views were absolutely breathtaking. The road leading...

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Thank you for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed your stay!


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
Sep 1, 2016 -
Oct 31, 2016
Fall Special
2 nights
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Dec 17, 2016 -
Jan 1, 2017
High Holiday
2 nights
  • Cleaning fee: $40 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
2 night Minimum Stay Required.

4x4 SUV Vehicle is Strongly Recommended for the Arenal / Monteverde areas due to Dirt or Gravel roads, including ours!

Note That it gets dark in Costa Rica, by 6PM year round. Please arrive by 6PM or make arrangements for later arrival.

A $200 Security Deposit will be captured via Credit Card at Check-in

Rental Agreement and instructions will follow upon Confirmation of Booking
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How to get there
Airport: SJO - LIR: 55.9 mi
Ferry: Punteranus: 90.1 mi
Located approximately 3.5 hours drive from either San Jose or Liberia International Airports. The Arenal area is very easy to access and the drive is beautiful. A 4x4 Vehicle is strongly recommended for this area.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 90.1 mi.
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