About the property
- Cottage400 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
400 sq ft Lake Front, Octagon with great views of Lake, Volcanos and Mountains
If you are planning on staying 17 to 28 days, please send me a message before doing an "instant booking" and I will adjust the price to $695 (HomeAway recently changed their rate schedule, I am honoring my old rates, including 6 days is $300 not $360).
When was the last time you heard complete stillness? No sirens, no cars, just peaceful quiet! Soak in the sounds of nature and bask in the Costa Rican Sun. Some mornings you wake up to wild parrots and howler monkeys. See monkeys in trees and a multitude of tropical birds from your front deck.
For your tropical getaway with spectacular views, you will really enjoy lake front Casita 11. An upper scale, 400 sq ft octagon cottage. Sit on your front deck and enjoy the view of the lake and mountains. 200 feet away the jungle meets the lake. Often, you can see toucans, parrots, and a multitude of other tropical birds fly across your front yard. Sometimes a family of monkeys entertain in the treetops less than 200 feet away.
THIS IS A NON-SMOKING UNIT. ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ALLOWED.
Lake Arenal is the largest lake in Costa Rica, 22 miles long, 200 feet deep. Great fishing.
15 home, Buena Vista 1, an upper scale, gated community with guards and dual level infinity pool.
Directly across the street is Puerto San Luis with a beach front park and Marina.
There are wakeboard rentals and lessons and powered catamaran tours of the lake.
1 KM from the town of San Luis (Many Restaurants and 2 mini marts),
7 KM from Tilaran, largest city near Lake Arenal (supermarkets, banks, medical and dental clinics, pharmacies, main bus station, etc).
400 sq ft octagon studio casita with great lake view and large patio.
Teak floors and large deck.
Perfect for 1 or 2 people.
Free WiFi, cable T.V. and flat screen T.V.
Bathroom has separate dual shower head shower and a jetted bathtub.
Granite counter tops in kitchenette and bathroom.
Ideal temperature, 75 to 85 F year round.
Sunny side of the lake (half the yearly rainfall as Nuevo Arenal side).
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
After 40 years in Hawaii, we decided we wanted a little (not a lot) change, so we found a peaceful property on a big lake, with temperatures even better than Hawaii, the living a little slower, and the people a little more open.
Rand purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Rand chose Cantón Tilarán
If you are looking for a place to relax and really get into nature, you will be very happy here. Toucans, parrots, etc fly across the back yard, often, monkeys are in the trees, 75 yards from the porch. If you are looking for a place to relax, it does not get any better than this. Yet, if you want to turn it up, across the street is the marina, 7 KM (3.6 miles) away is the largest town around the lake, Tilaran, and within an hour or two, you can be at Monteverde, Arenal Volcano, mineral hot spas, zip lining through tree tops, white water rafting, be at Coco Beach, the tourist and nightlife center, etc.
What makes this Cottage unique
You can be as quiet and isolated or active as you choose to be. The octagon houses and cottages are unique and beautiful, the community is quiet and peaceful. The view is breathtaking and the stillness is rejuvenating. Many people tell us it is the best sleep they have ever had.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Not a lot to do
Overall it turned out ok. It was a rough start studio was not clean. Owner was out of town and it was 9:00 at night before we got clean sheets and towels. Rand said he would give us 2 days credit which he did. All in all it turned out well. Beautiful view and meet some wonderful people
Peacful with a beautiful view of Lake Arenal
Everything was as advertised and the host (Rand) was especially accommodating to anything we asked for. We enjoyed immensely.
Calgary to Lake Arenal
This was our 8th trip to Costa Rica and our stay with Rand and Barbara was certainly one, if not, the best. The view of Lake Arenal from our casita is awesome with the added benefit that it is right next door to Rand and Barbara's home. What more could you ask for then a great view of water, forest, wildlife ( song birds, armadillos ) and hosts who are so accommodating, knowledgeable, and just plain friendly, It was so great to be invited to sit with them in traditional Tico rocking chairs ( on their deck ) and just visit like friends. Thank you Rand and Barbara and we wish our stay could have been longer. Based on all you told us about your history and the history of the development of your community, you will surely see us back again.
Very nice location with a good view of Lake Arenal. Nice, secure place to stay with great swimming pool on the property. There was some construction work being done around the property at the time that made it a bit noisy. But if that is completed, it should be quite peaceful.
Our lakefront cottage was perfect! The views were absolutely spectacular EVERYDAY! The tranquility was beyond anything we could have imagined, and seeing all the wildlife was most amazing ... parrots, toucans, monkies to name a few - all seen from our deck! Again, a most beautiful place! As beautiful a place as it is, our host, Rand, really made our stay the best! So knowledgeable and helpful in every way ... will really miss our visits and most interesting conversations! We will most definately look forward to returning!
Thank you, and it was great hosting you two. It is always a pleasure when people express their appreciation for the magnificence and uniqueness of our cottage and its' location. Enjoyed meeting you and our conversations. Looking forward to your return.
Good view, close to pool, knowledgeable owner.
North American like accommodation, cozy, fully stocked for cooking but a couple good restaurants maybe a half mile away. Rand was very knowledgeable and available
Would go back.
San Luis is a small, quiet town with many restaurants and 2 mini marts. Puerto (port) San Luis (about 150 yards away) has a grassy park right up to the water. Tilaran (5 miles away) is the major town, with Restaurants, Banks, Supermarkets, Hospital, Medical and Dental clinics, Pharmacies, etc. Monteverde Cloudforest preserve (approx 30 miles) has Canopy tours, zip lines, tours, etc. Arenal Volcano and hot springs are about 1 1/2 hours away. White water rafting and a big cat zoo/shelter is about 45 minutes away. After a hard day, a professional masseuse can come to the casita and give you a massage for only $35 an hour.
Additional pricing information
This is a gated community. Please call me an hour or more before arriving. Let me know if you want me to email you directions.