About this listing
Encantada in A NUTSHELL.
This Charming 2+ Bedroom home, is close to Adventure Activities: Hiking, Ziplines, and More! Comfy beds for up to 7 guests. Fantastic Views! Private, Clean and Tranquil. Owner Managed, so there is a lot of Attention to Details and Personal Service! Lush Tropical Gardens, Covered Outdoor Seating and Hiking Trail! Full Kitchen with Freebie Extras, like Spices, Sugar, Coffee, Cooking Oil etc. Enjoy a Free Welcome Drink! Family Friendly or Great for Newlyweds and Couples!
They have a common saying in Costa Rica.. "Pura Vida!" ( It means pure life) and a stay at Encantada Guest House is.. Pura Vida!
This cheerfully decorated 2+ Bedroom home, sleeps up to 7 and has large picture windows, filled to the brim with breath taking panoramic views! Large Fully Equipped Kitchen, Media / Sun Room with TV, Games & Internet. Plenty of Outdoor seating with 2 Covered Patios and a Great Covered Garden Terrace, with Awesome Views of Lake Arenal. All surrounded by Lush Tropical Gardens, filled with Exotic Flowers, Fruits, Birds, Butterflies, Toucans and even Monkeys!
Enjoy sipping your morning Coffee, while gazing out at the Lake or sitting in a Front Porch Rocker as you listen to Tropical Birds and Howler Monkeys calling from the Rain Forest Jungle below. There is no better way to start your Fantastic Adventure filled day!
While there are many lovely homes to choose from in El Castillo, but Encantada Guest House is a Very Unique Estate Property! Enjoy Beautiful Views and Secluded Privacy, lots of places to sit and enjoy the peaceful views! Close to everything and yet away from from it all.. you'll sleep like a baby, being soothed by the soft thunder of rushing rivers and the ever so gentle night song of Crickets, Red Eyed Tree frogs and Wiley geckos.
Encantada Guest House makes a perfect romantic retreat for Couples and Newlyweds and is also very Family Friendly. Accommodates up to 7 persons. We have 3 very comfy conventional beds in 2 bedrooms and true to the founding concept of Airbnb, we even have a Deluxe Queen Airbed, that can be set up in the Sun Room as a 3rd bedroom!
Traveling with young children? Just let us know and we'll be happy to provide items to make their stay a little easier! Toys, Play & Pak, High Chair and lots of Family Friendly movies too!
As an added Bonus, our Full Guest Kitchen comes stocked with a variety of money saving Kitchen Essentials, such as: Coffee, Spices, Sugar, S&P, Flour, Paper Towels, Cooking Oil, and More to help you prepare wonderful meals. Maybe you'd rather hire a Personal Chef? We can make it happen!
There are nearby Activities for Everyone: Ziplines, Hiking, Hanging Bridges, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs, Butterfly Gardens, an Eco Zoo, Bird-Watching, National Park, 1968 Lava Flow Hike, Animal Rescue Centers, as well as a Variety of Water Sports like: Fishing, Kayaking, Boating, Rafting, Tubing and more!
WHY CHOOSE ENCANTADA?
This Exceptional Award Winning Estate Property, has been featured in Mother Earth News Magazine and is Consistently Rated as Excellent on Various Travel and Vacation Rental Sites, across the Web!
Our Mission is Simple: We want to Help You Make This Trip..Your Best Vacation Ever! Have Questions? Need Recommendations.. Just Ask! We take our guests needs seriously and we work very hard maintain our reputation for Excellent reviews.
Close to Adventure Activities
Free Internet / WiFi
Fully Screened Doors & Windows
On Demand Hot Water
TV & Classic DVD Library
Book Exchange & Board Games
Hammocks & Covered Outdoor Seating
Cool Mountain Breezes, Ceiling Fans, ( AC is rarely if ever needed here)
Fresh Air Ventilation
Quality Linens & Hand Made Artisan Furniture
In Rooms Safes & Home Security System
Lush Tropical Gardens & Protected Rain Forest Habitat
Private Hiking Trail
Fully Equipped Kitchen with Condiments, Spices and Lots of Extras!
Free Activity Booking & Personal Concierge Service
On Site English / Spanish Speaking Owner/Manager
Stunning Views and Panoramic Vistas
Pure, Fresh, Spring Fed Water
Abundant Wildlife: Lots of Birds, Monkeys, Toucans, Butterflies
Privacy, Tranquility & We Even Yoga Mats on Request
Outdoor Dining with a Small Gas BBQ Grill
Things to Note:
1. The House can sleep up to 7 persons, with a very comfy Deluxe Queen Airbed, that can be set up nightly in the Sun Room, No extra person charge.
2. We Require a Two Night Minimum Stay.
3. A 4x4 SUV is Strongly Recommended for the Monteverde and Arenal Areas, due to Rough Road Conditions. (Including our own little cow path to Paradise). I can suggest a Great Car Rental Agency too!
Encantada Guest House
It's Simply Pura Vida
This is a NON SMOKING Home.
Our Recommendations and driving Instructions will be sent upon Confirmed Booking.
Guests have full private access to the 2+ Bedroom House & Property.
It is an easy 3.5 hour Drive from either San Jose or Liberia, International Airports. Once you leave the pavement, get ready for an adventure! The gravel road out to El Castillo can be a bit rough depending on how much rain we have received since the last time the road was graded, But fear not there is a "Pot of Gold" waiting at the end of the Pot Holes!
Interaction with guests
My name is Nita Kemsley and I live in a separate home on the property, so I will personally greet you upon arrival with a smile and your keys in hand and I am always available to answer your questions, make great recommendations or to help you arrange adventure tours!
Our home is located near all the most popular Adventure Activities and is also within walking distance of El Castillo, a small charming village that offers an interesting array of attractions, small convenience markets and tantalizing restaurants. Be sure to check out: The Eco Zoo, Butterfly Conservatory, The Phoenix at Nepenthe, Fusion Bar & Restaurant or for something lighter: La Ventanita, Pizza John's or Howlers Bar & Grill.
This area has Activities for Everyone: Ziplines, Hiking, Hanging Bridges, Horseback Riding, Zorbing, Hot Springs, Butterfly Gardens, an Eco Zoo, Bird-Watching, National Park, 1968 Lava Flow Hike, Animal Rescue Centers, as well as a Variety of Water Sports like: Fishing, Kayaking, Boating, Rafting, Tubing and more!
No Public Bus. Shuttle Services can be arranged.
Taxi's are about $25 each way from La Fortuna.
A 2x4 or 4x4 SUV Strongly Suggested For the Arenal / Monteverde Areas, including our own Cow Path to Paradise.
Other things to note
1. We have two very sweet Jungle Kitty ambassadors, who live outside, on the property. Quinn & Riley, love to interact with our Guests, but please always enjoy their company Outside of the House.
2. This is a NON Smoking Home. However; you may still enjoy smoking in the covered upper terrace. Please note..this is a strict policy and if the smell of smoke is detected within the house, or butts have been casually discarded..a portion of your security deposit may be forfeit to pay for extra cleaning.
3. It's a Jungle out there! So it is important to clean up any crumbs or spills immediately or bugs & ants may drop by for a visit.
This is a NON Smoking Property except in Designated Areas
and Please Clean up any crumbs or spills Immediately.
Please Be Respectful of all Wildlife and our Furry Jungle Ambassadors, Quinn and Riley and Dobby the Dog.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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We live full time in El Castillo de La Fortuna, Costa Rica, We (Marty & I ) are a married couple of over 30 years. We love Costa Rica and We love to travel! We love to meet new people and interact with our guests. We are also in the process of Building a New B&B.