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Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster /Contact us for availability

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, Spanish

BEST PRICE!!! 5 STAR RATING!! Cottage Style Home With Great Volcano View

8 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in El Castillo - Mirador House

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

The beautiful cottage retreat is the perfect home away from home! This property is set in the heart of the village, close to the local restaurants, the grocery store and lots of fun activities. The village of El Castillo is tucked in the rainforest, in the mountains, on lake Arenal. Home to about 240 'ticos' and about 12 Americans, this village has lots to offer! If it is action and adventure you are looking for try zip-lining through the rainforest at Sky Trek Adventures or go exploring on horseback to one of the three waterfalls and take a swim. Kayaking is always fun and what a way to catch some sun and some fish!! Go rappelling or canyoning at Rancho Margot or white water rafting for even more adventure. You can go to The Butterfly Conservatory or The Snake Zoo all right here in Castillo! When it is time to unwind after a long day of adventure, nothing will soothe your bones like a soak in the free Hot Springs! This village may be small, but can pack a huge vacation!

We will be happy to book any of these local attractions at no charge to you:

* Hanging Bridges

* Zip Lines

* Hot Springs

* ATV and other rentals

* Butterfly Conservatory

* Eco-Snake Zoo

* Horseback Riding

* Volcano Hikes

* Rafting

* Canyoning and Rappelling

* Bird Watching

* Swimming

* Much more

This home away from home is a true gem!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster /Contact us for availability (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks English, Spanish

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

BEST PRICE!!! 5 STAR RATING!! Cottage Style Home With Great Volcano View
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

Great house, awesome location

  • 5 of 5

I am writing this on our last day here in Costa Rica. We have had an absolute blast and are very happy we found this place. As others have said get a GPS! Beautiful property with a wonderful view, although the volcano has not fully come out of the clouds since we got here the view is still breath taking. The house is exactly as it looks in the pictures down to how they fold the towels on your bed. Fairly nice kitchen that you can cook almost anything you would like, having internet in the house was invaluable to look up activities that we heard about from talking to others travelers and locals. Nancy was very helpful in booking any activities that we wanted to do (normally with little notice). As a bonus we heard about a secret waterfall that is a tough two hour hike up the road the house is on, keep walking up you will go through a couple of cattle ranches, one with a no trespassing sign we were told just stay on the road and he doesn't care. You will cross a small stream walk through a cattle field and the road eventually turns to more of a trail and eventually a narrow jungle trail. Beautiful waterfall that you can enjoy by yourself if you are in good enough shape to make it up there. Perfect location to do all the fun activities in the area, but also very quiet. The food in the immediate area is fantastic, howlers has unbelievable burgers, and the small cafe at the bottom of the hill has extremely cheap but fantastic burritos. No doubt in our minds we will return here again in the coming years. We can not recommend highly enough had the time of our lives here and we are sure you will too!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Key West,fl
5

Where time stops, from kw

  • 5 of 5

We were here for a couple of nights and found our favorite place was pearched on a cliff looking at the volcano from a beautiful observation deck. Here we got to see the local life wild And domestic. Nancy and Walter were great and very accommodating. Go here first!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Dream Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked fairly last minute with Nancy and she was extremely helpful with providing information and helping us book a car rental though I would say to any future travellers rent a GPS and put 'Butterfly Conservatory' into the GPS as a handy trick to find the place since street names don't really exist ;) The GPS was invaluable. So was Nancy's aid in booking excursions and providing information on the area. I highly recommend the horseback riding, it was my favourite part of the trip. As for the cottage itself there was a kitchen with a very nice stove, 2 bedrooms, dining bench, bathroom, shower, laundry room, and TV living room type area. Everything was very clean (though don't be surprised to find bugs now and then, it is Costa Rica and they aren't that scary) and there were plenty of towels. The view from the balcony was amazing and I would spend every morning sitting in the hammock reading and watching the birds fly by. We liked the option of the 2 bedrooms because in spite of it being just the two of us we could chose which one we found more comfortable. The locals were all friendly and a week simply wasn't long enough in this area so we'll have to return some day :D

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location & Lovely house

  • 4 of 5

We spent 3 days during our last Costa Rica vacations in la Fortuna. The house was clean and everything was ready for our arrival. The view from the Hammock toward the Arenal Volcano was just bluffing. The neighborhood was very quite.

Nancy has been a great help during our trip. From booking activities to getting a local restaurant address, she made our stay more serene.

I would recommend this rental without reservations.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed at this cottage for 3 nights. We wish we could have stayed longer. The cottage is perfect. With a washer and dryer, wireless, comfortable beds and a great view from the hammock. It is located about 10k off the highway on a dirt road in a small village called El Castillo. You will definately need a car.

Additionally, Nancy, the owner was so helpful in helping us book activities and giving us information on the area. Her recommendation for horseback riding turned out to be the ride of a lifetime with Leelander at Appaloosa Farms. Her recommendation for SkyTrek, was by far the best ziplining we have ever done.

Thanks Nancy!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City, OK, USA
5

Charming Cottage with Fabulous View!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage is charming, has a beautiful yard and the deck out back has an unbelivable view of the Arenal volcano and lake! The murals on the walls are delightful!

We enjoyed our stay in this little village of El Castillo. It is a great location to get to everything. Nancy was a great hostess - got us a rental car immediately when we inquiried about it. We personally think you need a car here - at least, we did. Be sure to go to Nancy and Z's bar, Howlers - great view of the lake. Their french fries were delicious-the hamburgers and hot dogs look great also but we are not red meat eaters so we didn't try them.

Try the soda across from the church - we had the best grilled Talapia fillet I think we have ever had there. Be sure to check out the Butterfly Conservatory - it is just up the road from the cottage. It was extremely interesting. Also, be sure to go to the hot springs at Tabacon. We spent a whole day there - wonderful!. If you are going to spend the whole day, go ahead and pay for the lunch or dinner. It is cheaper than buying the meal by itself. We enjoyed sitting on the deck, looking at the fabulous view and birds, sipping wine - that makes life good! The people of Costa Rica are lovely - so warm and friendly.

Pura Vida!

Bob and Mary Jane

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this beautiful review on our home and on our area. It was so nice to get to know you both and hope that you will return someday. You were lovely guests!! Nancy
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in El Castillo, Nicaragua

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Peak Season
15 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£329
for 2 nights
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£122
£817
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£294
for 2 nights
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£105
£713
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Peak Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£329
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£817
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Green Season
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£294
for 2 nights
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£105
£713
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
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2 night minimum stay
£294
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£739
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £46
Cleaning fee £35 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rate is for 4 people and 25.00 for each additional person up to 6
Property damage Protection required in lieu if a security deposit
Holiday rate is higher than the seasonal rate which include Xmas, New Year, Easter

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in El Castillo in Guanacaste

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • This home has side by side rooms, one for the toilet and one for the shower, so guests can shower and not occupy the toilet area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Crib available for either room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Crib available for either room
  • This home has two queen size bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

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