About this listing
This three bedroom, one bath home is suitable for a family, a group of friends, explorers, or internet workers. The covered patio is large and perfect for entertaining. Close to town but very private. Lush gardens with jungle trails. Secure parking.
A wonderful comfortable home in the jungles near Lake Arenal, Costa Rica. Perfect for relaxing, bird watching, internet working, writing, or spending time with friends. Extensive gardens and jungle trails. Suited on a mountain road surrounded by pastures and forests for hiking. BBQ fireplace on patio.
The home is off the beaten path, yet just 2 kilometers from shopping, restaurants, bars and the lake side park. The road is a bit rough so there are few cars and almost no noise on the property. You will hear birds, monkeys, chickens and wind chimes.
You may roam freely the acres of plants, bananas, papayas, oranges, lemons, yucca, flowers and regenerating forests which are everywhere. The property is surrounded by very large tracks of both pasture and open space for trekking.
The house has 4 Meg DSL high speed wireless internet, a full kitchen dining living room, 2 small bedrooms, one larger bedroom, bath with hot water shower and american style washing machine and dryer.
This is a perfect retreat for someone working on their computer. Or someone who has purchased property in the area and is building a new home. Our guests also use this as a base to explore Arenal Volcano, Tenorio, Monteverde and other touristic destinations. No pets without prior approval.
The farm has a full time gardener and you will be treated to fresh fruits in season. Maid service is provided once a week but more frequent maid service can be arranged.
We are on Lake Arenal, and one hour drive to La Fortuna. The town is called Nuevo Arenal not to be confused with la Fortuna.
You have full use of the house, patio, jungle trails and garden. The attached garage is used by the gardener. There is another smaller rental unit and large garage area on the property that are private.
Interaction with Guests
I am available to advise guests about local activities and the function of the house.
Lake Arenal is a beautiful setting, always green and colorful. You can go sailing, kite boarding, sail boarding, kayaking, swimming and fishing on the lake. There is a large and open expat community and the bars and restaurants are good hangouts to meet new friends.
Buses run regularly around the lake in both directions. It is about a 20 minute walk from the house to the bus stop. Plenty of taxis available for about $5 from the house to town. Private drivers available for hire for longer trips.
No animals or smoking inside the house. See house rules book for more.
About the Host, David
I have lived in Costa Rica since 1991 and in Lake Arenal since 1996. I choose Arenal because of the climate and people. My hobbies are physics, right living and natural healing. I work on the internet. I like to play conga drums and cook healthy food.