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LOW SEASON SALE! 2+ Bedroom Lake Arenal Home, Sleeps up to 8, Awesome Views!

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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 8
El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Encantada Guest House at Lake Arenal, in A NUTSHELL !

Charming, 2+ Bedroom, Costa Rica Vacation Rental home at Lake Arenal. Great Reviews! Sleeps up to 8 (including an infant) guests.
Close to Adventure Activities, Stunning Views and Excellent Location, with Birds, Monkeys & Private Rain Forest Trail.

This delightful home is within walking distance of El Castillo, a small village that offers an interesting array of attractions, small convenience markets and tantalizing restaurants. We have wonderful reviews and a Great Reputation. Encantada Guest House is Owner Operated, so there is a lot of Attention to Detail and Personal Service. Free Booking and Trip Counseling, Clean, Comfortable & Budget Friendly,Private 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: 2 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 24 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
I usually greet my guests personally with a smile and keys in hand! I am always available to help with any issues that might arise or to help you book exciting tours & activities.
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Kim H
1 review
Reviewed April 18, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We loved our 3-night stay in this colorful and charming Costa Rican house in El Castillo! Our family of four enjoyed lounging in the hammock on the porch outside while listening and watching howler monkeys in the foreground of beautiful Arenal Volcano. Nita and her husband, the owners, live next door to their rental (but there is plenty of privacy)...

Management response:

So awesome that you enjoyed your stay! Come back soon. We'll leave the lights on for ya!


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Nova Scotia, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed April 14, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Excellent accommodations with a lovely garden and beautiful views. The owner was so very helpful with our stay and guiding us to different activities in the area. We had a wonderful time at this rental and will be return

Management response:

Thanks Donna I hope you get to come back next year!


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Cokato, Minnesota
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27 reviews
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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...

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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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • 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
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    1 Full bath
    2 Queens
    1 Full
    1 Crib
    1 Twin
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Sep 6, 2017 -
Dec 15, 2017
SLOW Season
2 nights
Dec 17, 2017 -
Jan 1, 2018
Christmas 2017
2 nights
Jan 2, 2018 -
Sep 1, 2018
Christmas 2017
2 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: $200 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: $35 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
2 night Minimum Stay Required.
Smoking in Outdoor Designated area only.

2x4 or 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.

If not already collected by Trip Advisor..A $200 Security Deposit may be captured via Credit Card at Check-in

Rental Agreement and instructions will follow upon Confirmation of Booking
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About the neighborhood
Costa Rica's Northern Zone is an emerald green oasis of mountains and incredible beauty. This is where you will find Lake Arenal, a 25 kilometer long man-made lake, that is hard to beat, for sheer beauty and pristine water sports as it majestically mirrors the simmering Arenal Volcano. Arenal, offers all the best that Costa Rica has to give, from Adventure Activities to Hot Springs and abundant Wildlife. The nearby village of El Castillo, has a variety of Activities, Restaurants and small markets.
Getting around
Renting a 4x4 SUV is Necessary In this Area for the best experience. I can personally recommend a Great Car Rental Agency

Private Driver or Shuttle Services can also be arranged.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: SJO or LIR: 55.9 mi
Ferry: Puntarenas: 62.1 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 SUV or a high clearance vehicle is strongly recommended for this area, including for access to El Castillo and Our own little cow path to paradise!.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 55.9 mi.
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