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On Lake Arenal - Near La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano - Free Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Magical beyond your wildest dreams. Tranquility at it's best. Looking for the perfect Costa Rican escape? Come be our guest in this newly built home with breathtaking views of the famous Lake Arenal. The home is built with natural hard woods and stone from Costa Rica and was completed in October 2016. You will not see a more stunning sunset in the world than that offered from our patio.

The home boasts charm with a modern kitchen, two bedrooms, one bath, and two amazing outdoor living spaces overlooking the lake. A pull out couch provides a 3rd queen size bed. An outdoor fire pit overlooks the lake. A wall of windows and double sliding glass door allow for complete panoramic views inside and out. Equipped free wifi, washer and dryer and the most amazing shower and bathroom you will ever see. Within the small community of La Union and less than 100 meters away is a 5 star bed and breakfast (La Mansion Inn - Arenal) with a wonderful restaurant, infinity pool, hot tub and kayaks available to our patrons for an $8 daily fee. La Union also boasts 3 other restaurants/sodas within walking distance.

The house is 20 km from the spectacular Arenal Volcano and 10 more km to La Fortuna, the center for Costa Rica mountain adventures including zip lining, white water rafting, fishing and boating, horse back riding, ATV tours, and the best hot springs in the world. The 5 star Tabacon hot springs resort is also 20 km from the house and can be accessed for a daily fee. All of these adventures can be booked through our friends at La Mansion Inn. While staying at the house, reserve a night for dinner at the Ginger Bread House, the best restaurant in all of Costa Rica a mere 6 km from the house. Tell Eyal we sent you.

The house is a 1.5 hour drive on all paved roads from the Liberia Airport, and 1.5 hours to the nearest Pacific beach town of Play del Coco. Transportation is available from either local tourism centers, or we can arrange for our caretaker to pick you up for a small fee. The primary tourism bus runs from Liberia to La Fortuna and makes twice daily stops at La Union, 100 meters from the house.

Everything you need is here for an amazing adventure in the Costa Rica jungle, including bird watching, jungle living, and the occasional monkey, sloth and toucans hanging out in the trees above and below the property. This house is the true meaning of Pura Vida!

More Details

William and Andrea VanHercke
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Other languages via e-mail or text
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About William and Andrea VanHercke

We have traveled to Costa Rica for many years in search of the perfect place to call our own. We absolutely fell in love with the Lake Arenal area and found our perfect place on earth. Come be our guests and experience why we feel this region is pure magic. Pura Vida!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cantón Tilarán in Guanacaste

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet is in a separate room from the main bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Pull out couch in living room - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Neighboring property can assist with local tourist attractions.


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On Lake Arenal - Near La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano - Free Wifi
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews

quiet place to use as a home base in the arenal area

  • 5 of 5

Great property, nice place to watch the birds around the lake. Its quiet and kind of set apart from other houses. A good restaurant is within walking distance. The volcano is not visible from the house but the scenery is awesome anyway.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views! Perfect location!!!

  • 5 of 5

This location was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! It was immaculate , beautiful, equipped kitchen, UNBEATABLE VIEWS!!! Very comfortable beds, wonderful, relaxing shower with hot water. Perfect location on Lake Arenal. Our family of 5 - with 3 teenage children all fit here very comfortably! We arrived here after a long day of flying and driving! (The drive is about 3.5 hours from San Jose airport) it was dark and raining on our drive and we arrived to a gorgeous home and awoke to the most breath-taking, stunning views I have ever experienced. The back walls of the house are windows. I cannot say enough good about this house!!! No bugs inside the house, extremely clean. No A/C but you don’t need it!!! Great location for all of the activities and sites at lake arenal and the volcano! Le Bistro at Le Mansion is AMAZING -we ate their several times because the food was excellent and everyone working there was so kind and friendly! We can’t say enough good about this gorgeous house! We will return to it every chance we get!!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very secluded with amazing views! We were able to see many birds including toucans and parrots and heard the monkeys. We drove to La Fortuna each day of our stay...about 40 minutes. We didn't mind the drive, because the house was so great to come back to! It worked really well for our family of 5. The wifi worked great too :)! Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Lake View property

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Monday, February 12th, but it was in the dark. When we woke the next morning we found the view to be just as described. It was amazing! The house was in a very private area where you mostly only heard the sounds of the birds.

Within walking distance is Toad Hall, which we enjoying numerous times. It was perfect for breakfast and lunch, as well as for a few drinks and laughs with the staff.

Otherwise, you will require a car or driver (or the bus) to get you most other places. We would strongly recommend NOT getting a car, but instead having the caretaker Fulvio take you where you need to go. His pricing was more than fair, and he knows exactly where to go. Beyond that, he was an amazing person that has become a new friend.

(we also heard first hand several stories about the expense and nightmare of renting a car in Costa Rica)

The house is a good size for two couples (there were 4 of us staying there). It helped that the toilet was in a separate room from the vanity and shower. The shower was beautiful, but had very little water pressure.

We also enjoyed and used the washer and dryer several times.

The owners of the home were fantastic to deal with and answered any questions almost immediately.

We had one small issue with water not draining from the shower and within 2 hours of us telling Fulvio there were two men at the house and had it fixed within minutes.

I really can't say anything negative about the property and would recommend it to anyone.

Pura Vida and thank you for sharing your beautiful house!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, quiet and away from the hustle of town

  • 5 of 5

Home was very clean and perfect location for our family. If you don't mind a little bit of a drive to get away from it all, this is your place. Toad Hall was a blast on our last night. From the food to the drinks served by both the owner and the local people. Glad we found you!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning View!

  • 4 of 5

This home is spacious, clean, and has two very large windows and a patio that overlook Lake Arenal. It is easy to locate and the owners left us a fantastic summary of the property and amenities. I would however recommend packing ear plugs because the sound of the rain and the wind on the roof at night is quite loud. Also, our bedroom patio door’s lock was not functioning which made us too nervous to leave our valuables behind when we went touring. Overall though, we would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for alerting us to this. We had the lock replaced immediately following your stay. Pura Vida!
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Toad Hall
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
La Mansion Inn - Arenal
Nearest Beach
105 Kilometres
Plays Del Coco
Car: recommended

All that is Costa Rica tourism awaits less than 30 km away in La Fortuna, The house offers direct access to lake Arenal for fishing, boating, kayaking, swimming. Wind surfing, jet ski and boat rental all available in La Fortuna or Nuevo Arenal.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £113.23

This is a non-smoking facility. Smoking in the home will cause a forfeiture of deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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