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Fabulous Lake Arenal Cottage with Fantastic Views

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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Encantada Guest House at Lake Arenal, in A NUTSHELL !

Charming, 2+ Bedroom, Vacation Rental at Lake Arenal, Costa Rica, Consistently Rated 5 Stars! Sleeps up to 7 persons, Family Friendly, One Great Price: $145 Per Night, for up to 5 people, 2 night minimum stay .
Close to Adventure Activities, Stunning Views and Excellent Location, with Birds, Monkeys & Private Rain Forest Trail.

The House is within walking distance of El Castillo, a small village that offers an interesting array of attractions, small convenience markets and tantalizing restaurants.

Great Reputation, Owner Operated, Free Personal Concierge, Free Booking and Trip Counseling, Great Property Staff, Clean, Comfortable & Budget Friendly and Secure. What's Not to Love ?

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About the Owner, Nita K
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
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 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 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 the process. The home was well cared for, clean, and had a creative flair which...

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 road. Moreover, the road to the house is very steep and rocky (we got stuck...

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
1 review
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 up to the house CAN be done in a non 4x4 vehicle, but depending on...

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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
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
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 try to 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
Lake Arenal is located approximately 3.5 hours drive from either the San Jose or Liberia International Airports. The Arenal area is very easy to access via Route142 and the Drive is Stunningly beautiful. A 4x4 Vehicle is strongly recommended for this area, including for access to El Castillo.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 55.9 mi.
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