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Romantic Lake Arenal Retreat, Stunning Views

Encantada Guest House Welcomes You Home!
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Very good
5 reviews
Encantada Guest House Welcomes You Home!
Encantada Guesthouse at Hacienda Encantada
Welcome to Relaxation!
Tranquility Garden and Trail Path
Teo: Our Mayan Prosperity Guardian
Our floor plan can sleep up to 7 persons, with our Deluxe Queen Airbed
Kitchen: Spices, Paper Towels, Coffee, Flour, Sugar and more!
Dinner for 4 plus 2 at the Bar
Best Rental Kitchen Ever!  Just Bring Food!
Room One is a Triple,  with a Double Bed,Twin Bed & Memory Foam Toppers
Room One: Original Art & Handmade Furniture
Room Two... is fit for a Queen!
Room Two: Queen Bed with Memory Foam Topper
Room Two: Original Art & Handmade Furniture
The Gecko Art  Wall of Fame
A Restful Restroom
Plenty of On Demand Hot Water
Sunny Sala & WiFi Area (Can be used as an Extra Bedroom)
Back Patio & Double Hammock
Nap Time!
Total Tranquility on The Lake
Upper Garden
Garden Wall
Stairway to Heaven in a Hammock
Upper Terrace With Fantastic Views
Wanna Play Cards?
Ahhh..Pura Vida!
View of Encantada From Above
Private Rain Forest Trail
105 Easy Step to Meet Mother Nature
Our Green Cathedral
Howler Monkeys on the Lower Trail, Just Hanging Around
Why do Toucans Smile Everyday? Because They Live in Paradise!
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Encantada Guest House in A NUTSHELL..

Charming 2+ Bedroom, Holiday Rental at Lake Arenal, Rated 5 Stars! Sleeps up to 7 people for One Great Price: $145 Per night, 2 night minimum .
Stunning Views and Excellent Location, with Birds, Monkeys and Close to Adventure Activities! Private, Tranquil & Beautiful. On Demand Hot Water, American Style Plumbing, Quality Linens and Super Comfy Beds! Enjoy your own Rain Forest trail to a hidden Babbling Brook, and 2 acres of lush Tropical Gardens, Close to Restaurants and Small Markets. Perfect for Birdwatchers, Writers and Photographers! Perfect for your Honeymoon or Family Vacation. In Short..a Perfect Choice.

Just imagine...You are here , its early morning, and you are sipping a steamy cuppa coffee, in a Front Porch Rocking Chair or Swaying Gently in a Cozy Hammock, while listening to the Ama...
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About the Owner, Nita K
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 82 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Aug 2013
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL598478
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4.5 of 5 bubbles Very good - based on 5 reviews
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

First I wanted to say I debated on giving this property either 4 or 5 stars. It has pretty basic accommodations with not a whole lot in the way of luxury. I say this only so those who are looking for a more upscale house won't be disappointed. The house does have all of the necessities that one would need....

Management response:

Thanks for your Kind Review. Our property is always evolving and the new B&B we are building, should be open by late next year. That is where we will emphasize more luxurious amenities. I will also be living on site full time, so it will be nice to finally get to be the Hostess. I hope you will return again...


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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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We rented this guest house as the second leg on out visit to Costa Rica. Our first 9 days were spent on the beach in the Playa Hermosa area on the Pacific coast. There it was hot and dry. El Castillo was 15 - 18 degrees F cooler, but still very comfortable. This guest house has some pros and cons,...

Management response:

Thanks for your great Review. We have been fighting the county over the main road maintenance for almost a year now, even had the President of the country come to El Castillo, so he could experience it first hand. But alas "There is no money in the budget to fix the road"... Ahh Costa Rica! We do try to upgrade...


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
We strongly suggest renting a 2x4 or 4x4 SUV for the Arenal and Monteverde areas due to rough road conditions, including our own little cow path to paradise. We have 2 outdoor...
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Dec 17, 2017 -
Jan 1, 2018
Christmas 2017
2 nights
  • Cleaning fee: $40 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
A $200 Refundable Damage Deposit, will be captured via Credit Card, upon Check-in, $10 Extra Person Fee per Person per Night, for Parties over 5 people. Queen Airbed on Request,Unauthorized Late Check Outs will be charged a fee of $35.00 per hour, up to the cost of an additional Full Nights Stay. $40.00 Cleaning fee
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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.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: San Jose or Liberia Airports: 55.9 mi
We are located about 3.5 hours drive ( 90 miles) From Either San Jose or Liberia, in The Northern Zone at Lake Arenal. All Instructions and Directions, will be forthcoming with a Booking.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 55.9 mi.
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