About This Listing
Lovely Private Room with Great Views of Both Lake Arenal & the Arenal Volcano. Comfy Queen Bed with Memory Foam Topper and Lots of Space to Spread Out. Close to all Adventure Activities. Use of Full Guest Kitchen & Common Areas, Bath Down the Hall.
Private Room Room Two: Our Spacious Queen, Has a Comfy Queen Bed. Lovely Garden, Lake and Volcano Views! Handmade Furniture, Local Art Work, Memory Foam Topper and More.
Shared Rental Option: Queen for $68.00 Per Night (2 night min.) tax incl.
Big Bonus! If We Are Not Fully Booked, You'll Get this Wonderful Place All to Yourself!
Encantada Guest House is a 5 Star Boutique Cottage, with Two Private Guest Rooms.
Located near the Rustic Village of El Castillo & the Arenal Volcano National Park. Only 5-25 minutes from: Ziplines, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs, Butterfly Gardens, Eco Zoo and more.
About 35 minutes from La Fortuna, where you will find Banks, ATM's, Shopping, Gas, Medical Care, Etc.
El Castillo Village, has Small Markets & Several Restaurants.
WHY CHOOSE ENCANTADA?
Eco Friendly, Fresh Pure Spring Fed Water
Birds, Monkeys, Toucans, Rainforest Trail
Private, Peaceful, Relaxing, Private & Secure
Full Guest Kitchen with Condiments
& Lots of Extras!
Classic DVD Library
Free Local Cell Phone
Free Activity Counseling.
Fully Screened Doors & Windows
Room Safes and Dead Bolt Locks
Ceiling Fans and Fresh Air Ventilation
2 Acres of Lush Tropical Gardens
Protected Rainforest Habitat.
Spectacular Views of Lake Arenal &
the Simmering Arenal Volcano.
The Guesthouse is Surrounded by 2 Acres of Tropical Gardens, and has a Private Rainforest Trail down to a Small Creek
Enjoy Hammocks, Covered Outdoor Seating in the Upper Terrace or Patios, Gas BBQ Grill, Book Exchange & More. All Linens and Cooking Gear are Provided.
Note; a 4x4 or SUV is Strongly Suggested because the Roads in this Area are a Little Rough, including the One up Here.. But It's Oh So Worth the View!
Our Friendly English Speaking Manager, Juan will be there to Greet you when You Arrive and All Instructions will Follow Booking via email.
Interaction with Guests
I Interact Personally with my Guests via Email or Phone. Our Property Manager, Juan, will Interact with you on Site.
You will Love Being Away from all the Hustle of the World and Waking Up Next to Nature, Everyday! While still being close to All the Adventure Activities! The Tiny Rural Village of El Castillo has Several Attractions, Restaurants and Small Markets.
No Regular Bus or Shuttle Service to El Castillo
Taxi's are $25 each way from La Fortuna
2x4 or 4x4 or SUV Strongly Suggested for Our road and those in the Arenal Area in General.
Other Things to Note
We have Two Outdoor Jungle Kitties, who live on site. Quinn & Riley, love to interact with Kids and Guests and they keep the Creepy Jungle Critters away!
All Common Areas, Bath & Kitchen are Shared Spaces, when we are Fully Booked.
This is a NON Smoking Property!
Please be Respectful of any Other Guests at All Times and Please Clean up after Yourselves when Using the Common Areas to Avoid Attracting Jungle Bugs and Ants.
The Encantada guest house was amazing! My girlfriend and I stayed in one of the bedrooms but were lucky enough to have the house to ourselves the whole time! The views of Lake Arenal and the volcano were very nice, and offered a very good place to watch sunsets and unwind after busy days exploring. The only issue was a small communication confusion with the housekeeper and getting the keys to get in, but we just watched the first sunset on the porch while we waited for him! Once in the house it was very comfortable and well furnished. We really liked being in a more private setting and had no problem getting up the road in our rental 4x4, even in the rain. We would recommend to friends!
We are absolutely in love with this off-the-beaten-path home. Gorgeous views, a short hike to a little creek, a huge shower with plenty of hot water and pressure, and beautiful tile and woodwork. There is everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. The bed is super soft and cozy, and Nita even has a ton of DVDs to watch. We found some amazing restaurants nearby, including the delicious and fairly priced La Mesa de Mama and Pizza John's. The people are friendly and helpful, and Juan (Encantada's caretaker) was an absolute angel. Nita could not have been more helpful with travel and tourist tips. Very highly recommend -- we'll be sending friends Nita's way, and I hope to see the finalized B&B they are building!
We really enjoyed our stay at the Encantada Guest House. The location was really close to the Arenal and some day adventures, yet it was private enough and had a beautiful view. The house was very clean and the caretaker was very responsive. We would definitely stay again!
The place is magical with great views! Lots of wildlife around the house and a short distance to all the Arenal activities. The room is very comfortable and the house is well equipped and cozy! We will try to stay here again some day...we also accidentally discovered an incredible restaurant only 5 minutes away...Tres Cabras.
Hacienda Encantada is beautiful! We were the only people staying in the house at the time, which was good since we arrived so late (driving at night in Costa Rica can be really tricky). The house was beautiful, the caretaker Michael was very sweet, the cats were very welcoming and cuddly, and the views were absolutely breathtaking. The road leading up to the house CAN be done in a non 4x4 vehicle, but depending on your ground clearance you will probably bottom out. However, we had a very enjoyable time in El Castillo (the soda in the town is excellent, I HIGHLY recommend eating there). The directions Nita left are very detailed, the only thing I would add is that at the point where you see the larger two story house above the smaller one, the turn for the house is to the left of those buildings, and if you find yourself in the "business portion" of El Castillo, you have gone too far. Also, do yourself a favor and don't try finding it at night for your first time :)
Thanks Shelley for your Kind Review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We do work continually to improve our Guests Experience and the Road up to the house, which we agree needs more improvement. We have already laid two set of concrete strips and hope to do more in the future, but the Costa Rica rain plays havoc, with the earthen works. every year. Come Back Soon
The house is Just Perfect and beautiful, well situated with a beautiful view.
It s so quiet and peaceful. And Michael is so Nice and very Helpful. The house is so well équiped. The only thing is à 4 wheel drive is better to access the house but it s possible with à car!
As we use airbnb to be closer of the local people, we were very disappointed to discover that we were alone in a house belonging to Americans! Except that, the house and garden are very nice and quite, and the view on the lake beautiful.
Thank you Claudia for your kind words, Our place is a bit removed, but very peaceful & tranquil, because we are not in the Village. We are sorry you were lonely, but sometimes it happens, that we do not have both rooms booked and our guests may have the entire property to themselves.
We are indeed Americans, building a new & permanent life for ourselves in Costa Rica, That being said, we hope you had a chance to interact with Michael, our caretaker..and some of the people in the Village.
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