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About this listing

When you visit Nuevo Arenal come and stay on a real working organic farm!
Milk a cow, or feed the ducks! We will be happy to explain how this balanced eco system works.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 26%
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The space

Farm Stay is a idea of mine to let the public see how a organic farm can work. We have designed and built a naturally balanced eco system that feeds itself and us. The property is a natural rain forest paradise that sits on a lush 8 acrs., that over looks the lake of Arenal. We made a dam at the top of the property were the water flows on its own to all parts of the farm. With all that water we planted banana trees, fruit trees, and fenced in the pastures for the cows. We made fish ponds, that are now filled with enough fish to feed many people. Every day is something new here at the farm Stay!

Guest access

You will have access to the working part of the farm and private guest house.

Interaction with guests

The Farm Stay guest house is situated in a private setting, close enough to be a part of the farm action, or private enough to be to yourself.

The neighborhood

The Farm Stay is in the San Antiono neighborhood just out side of Nuevo Arenal, over looking the lake of Arenal. Quiet, safe and peaceful.

Getting around

We are 800mts. form the main highway between Nuevo Arenal and Tilliaran. There is a bus stop there that can take you any where you would like to go in Costa Rica.

Other things to note

The Farm stay has a compete kitchen for you to cook. With a fridge, toaster oven, pots and pans, and french press coffee pot, coffee, cream, and sugar included. The claw foot bath tub has plenty of hot water for you to relax. The tub now has a shower curtain, if you like a shower ( not shown in photo)

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 1PM



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

2 nights minimum stay

77 Reviews

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Alex User Profile
May 2017
Gaia's farm stay was INCREDIBLE. Truly the Costa Rican experience. We wished we had fewer activities planned so we could have enjoyed his beautiful little paradise even more. Stunning location, close to many activities and a town with all of the necessities, and Gaía was a wealth of knowledge and so lovely to get to know a little! We will definitely stay here again if we come back!

Tamara User Profile
April 2017
Gaia's small one room cabin on his self sustaining farm was clean with a lovely view towards the lake (great view if you walk further up the hill on the property). We were charmed by the cows, sheep and overly friendly dogs but a little disturbed by the pigs in very small cement pens with no run space. Gaia had some great suggestions for enjoying the area which included local hot springs, a trip through "cowboy" country to magical Rio Celeste, and the great nearby restaurants Tinajas (for the lake sunset view) and Gingerbread for the awesome vibe and food. The cabin itself is very simple with toilet, tub/shower, kitchen area and two beds all in one open space, not a lot of privacy, so taking turns using the facilities may be necessary (plenty of outdoor space to sit enjoy the view and animals while your roommate does their business). Wifi was not great but good little spots in nearby Nuevo Arenal like the German Bakery and Moya's Pizzeria had great food and connections.

Lenka User Profile
April 2017
Magical place with a generous, super host. This is what Airbnb is all about!

Donna User Profile
March 2017
Small bathroom is basically in the room with kitchen and beds. Would have liked more privacy between bathroom and the rest of the room. Felt not private unless dark to dress etc.

Emily User Profile
March 2017
We had a great time during our stay. We absolutely fell in love with the town. We met the kindest people, and had the best food of our trip at all the great local restaurants. Gaia was so helpful and had great advice about what to do in the area. The cabin was very comfortable and bright. We loved it!

Marie User Profile
February 2017
Most amazing thing about this place is the owner Gaia. He's the best. The best! Gave me a tour of his farm setup. He's very knowledgeable and interesting to speak with. We had car trouble and he helped us out with Spanish and calling to get a replacement car from our rental company. So helpful, we are very grateful.

Mary Beth User Profile
January 2017
Gaia's place was exactly what we were looking for. Beautiful views, close to town with restaurants and an amazing property. His farm is one of a kind and we learned a lot from him!

Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica · Joined in August 2013
Gaia User ProfileGaia is a superhost.

My passion in life is live in the most beauitful places in the world. I have live in the Swiss mountains, New Zealand, and the deserts of Arizona. Now I live in the high rain forests of Costa Rica. Its like a garden here! The culture is rich with humanity. I learn every day how to be a better person.

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