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Gorgeous Spanish Style home with Pool and adjoining cottage!!

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in El Castillo - Pie in the Sky

Two bedroom home and a one room cottage centered by a pool (rented separately)

We call this fabulous NEW spot here in El Castillo “Pie in the Sky”! A gorgeous location that lives up to it name in every way! This 2 bedroom home (Pie 2) and one room cottage (Pie 1), are two separate rentals, and are nestled above 7 private rooms of the Majestic Lodge B&B, on a secluded mountaintop. With 360 degree views of the primary rainforest, 26 mile Lake Arenal and the Majestic Arenal Volcano, you can see for miles in the privacy of this secluded setting. This large home is a single level, 2 bedroom home and fully equipped to make you feel right at home! The bedrooms are luxurious and inviting with custom made bedding and draperies, air conditioning, and private access to the outdoor porch for your convenience. All linens are provided. The kitchen, with granite counter tops and Guanacaste wood cabinets, is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, including a center breakfast bar that seats 6 people.

The one room cottage, with the same amazing views, sleeps two with a Queen size orthopedic bed, small kitchenette, private bath and airconditioning. Take just a few steps off of the porch and enjoy the pool! These two homes are separated and private and centered by the pool, but close enough for a family or group to enjoy together.

We pay special attention to every detail to assure the best vacation for you and your family. We can accommodate large groups and welcome Private or group parties. Catering can be arranged. Complete tour and trip planning services available including travel from within Costa Rica. We offer a beautiful pavilion for wedding parties, family reunions, yoga retreats, etc. We offer private yoga and massage on premises and have a bar and grill for your convenience.

Outdoor area with pool and bar is on the property. Full housekeeping service is provided by request (with a fee)

We also arrange transportation for our guests from anywhere in Costa Rica.

Please note that you must have four wheel drive to access this home.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster /Contact us for availability
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Gorgeous Spanish Style home with Pool and adjoining cottage!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Could Not Ask For More

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5, with 3 teenage boys stayed in Pie in the Sky 2 for 10 days. It was nothing short of phenomenal. Nancy was great from the very start as I tried to manage dates to match availability for the first part of our trip in Punta Uva all the way through our departure. We had a great time chatting with Dan and Walter at Howlers too. This house is very well done and supported with great service. The view of the Arenal Volcano and lake simply can't be beat. Our trip was focused on activities rather than wildlife and this property offered access to everything we wanted and Nancy was super helpful it making it all happen. Yes there are Spas and Resort options in La Fortuna, but for us...the view and the pool made this a no brainer. Having Sky Trek just down the road for multiple adventures like Zip lining was almost too convenient. It is a 40 minute drive in to La Fortuna, but the road really is not that bad if you have the right vehicle...more than the 4x4, its the suspension and clearance you need. The Toyota Landcruiser we rented was perfect. The road was not a problem. The highlights for us we taking Nancy's suggestion and rafting with Aguas Bravas on the Sarapiqi River. We also loved the water slides at Kolumba, opposite the Baldi resort. We found the local grocery store in El Castillo enough for most things, and hit the super mercado at the edge of La Fortuna to primarily cook our own meals, so we don't have alot to say about local restaurants. I fully concur with the rest of the 5 star reveiews on here. This is a special property managed by special people.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Pie 2 for 4 nights (Wife and 2 teenagers) - it was perfect ! The views, The location, The property all just what we wanted and the other 5 star reviews sort of tell the story. The team at Pie/Majestic are a very special group of people and it is amazing the effort they go to to insure your experience is everything you want it to be. Nancy,Z, Walter,Rasta and the other guys I cant remember names, thank you so much for helping make this vacation a time we will remember forever. We feel blessed to have stayed at Pie - as we drove up the driveway the first time the anticipation was building and when we turned the corner to park and first walked inside...WOW,WOW,WOW! When we drove down the driveway for the last time on this vacation, I knew we would be back.

The birds and noises of the howler monkeys just added to the incredible experience, the zip line, the no pay real deal hot springs (behind the yellow gate), the hikes at the Arenal Observatory, roaming around in LaFortuna for lunch and groceries...what a great time. The feeling of peace and solitude as you drive out the dirt road and over the bridges then up the driveway was awesome - Watching the sunrise behind the volcano was truly breathtaking and certainly a highlight.

Also after a long day don't miss walking (or driving) to the bottom of the driveway and hanging out in the evening with a cocktail or a few cold beers and good eats (excellent pizza) at HOWLERS bar and grill.

Can't wait to go back !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Arenal Escape

  • 5 of 5

Three of us stayed at Pie in the Sky 2 for two nights. The house and pool amenities were very well kept and even better than advertised. Views of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal were amazing! Very close to Sky Adventures zip lining and the Arenal Observatory Lodge. We highly recommend this property and would definitely stay again if ever in the Arenal area.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the small cabin at Pie in the Sky for 3 nights and were very happy with our stay. The location and views are amazing. The pool is lovely, but it was quite cloudy and drizzly during our stay so we only swam once. There is an incredible amount of stonework on this property, which is beautiful. We had a small kitchen, in which we cooked breakfast every morning, and there are plenty of restaurants tucked away in the area to grab lunch or dinner. We would recommend staying here, as you are away from all the busy hotels and traffic, but within 20 - 60 minutes drive to all the activities.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pie in the Sky gives you the best view!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 8 days at Pie in the Sky 2 (2 bedroom house) and could not be happier with the accommodations. We could not get over the amount of work gone into the stone work, just beautiful. The place has stunning 360 degree views and if you want to bird watch, you need go no farther than outside your doors. The drive in from the highway is a very rough but all part of the charm of getting away from it all. And yes you will need a 4 wheel drive. Many of the tours you may want to take are within 15 minutes drive so that's another plus. The pool is not heated but after a walk down the long steep driveway and back up you're so warm it only takes a moment to get used to the water and it is so special to swim while watching the clouds swirl around the volcano peak.

The internet is spotty but enough to check your email and then get out into the fresh mountain air and get on with your holiday! Nancy was very helpful and replies were very quick. We would stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I couldn't have picked a better property

  • 5 of 5

I had the luxury of staying in Pie in the Sky and I couldn't have been more satisfied. The views of volcano arenal, the rainforest, and lake arenal were spectacular. To say that this property is amazing is an understatement. An 4x4 is definitely needed because you will be going up a pebble unpaved road for about 25 minutes. Once you get off the mountain la fortuna is about 10 minutes away. There are local hot springs about 5 minutes away from the bottom of the mountain and natural rivers about 15 min away. The tour guide that the property maintenance manager suggested was phenomenal. The cero chato hike is recommended and also rio fortuana for some fun and adventure. Be sure to do some river rafting and visit Celeste rio. There is an atv adventure and zip lining about 10 minutes from the house. I am extremely grateful that I was able to stay in this property and wouldn't have changed anything about it. thank you again Nancy.


  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Howlers Bar and Grille
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Rt 4
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles

Almost all activities that one would come to this area for are located in our village...Horseback to the waterfall, Ziplining, hanging bridges, rapelling, kayaking, hiking the Volcano, Serpentarium, Butterfly Conservatory, Rancho Margot, white water rafting, etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in El Castillo, Nicaragua

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall green season
1 Sep 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
15 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
Green Season
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
Summer Peak Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Cleaning fee £37 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

These homes are rented individually. The rate of the cottage(Pie 1) is 135.00 per night and a one time cleaning fee of 25.00
Rates are subject to change without notice.
The rates above, for the two bedroom home, are for up to 4 people and 25.00 for each additional person.
Holiday rates are 25% higher than seasonal dates and include Thanksgiving, Xmas, Easter, Fourth of July, Memorial day. No weekly discounts available during Holiday dates.

Four wheel drive a must
Taxes are not included

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom in bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom in bedroom
  • New bathrooms with hot water and all towels and soaps are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large bedroom with a private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large bedroom with a private bathroom
  • Both bedrooms have custom made bedding and draperies, a vanity with stool and mirror, an armoire for clothes, night stands and lamps and both have luxurious, private bathrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pie in the Sky will not disappoint. This home is located on the top of a mountain, away from it all, but close enough to all local activities. We do not provide transportation up and down the mountain, so you must have a four wheel drive car. Amenities at the Majestic Lodge are not for use of the private rental homes.

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