About this listing
Each 1 bedroom studio apartment has it's own private secure entrance and bath, a kitchenette, is fully furnished and comes with a flat screen TV, spacious queen bed handmade by local artisans, WiFi, Claro Satellite TV reception. Everything you need.
Studio apartments, secure, everything you need, wifi, satellite tv, kitchen, queen bed and close to everything!
We differ from ALL OTHER local rentals in that we are in TOWN, walking distance to everything essential and bus stops. When you stay here you don't have to rely on hitchhiking to get around or worry about being stuck kilometers away from a main road.
Each 1 bedroom studio apartment has it's own private secure entrance and bath, a kitchenette, is fully furnished and comes with a flat screen TV, spacious queen bed handmade by local artisans, WiFi, Claro Satellite TV reception. There is a spacious and lush backyard for commons use. Most importantly we are priced affordably and flexible as to the amount of time you may wish to stay. In addition the huge benefit is not necessarily having to rent or buy a car because of our excellent location, just a three blocks off the town center, close to everything. There is no other rental currently like it in the town of Nuevo Arenal or in the area.
Also with a two bedroom option on the second story with excellent Lake Views and all the other conveniences listed above.
Claro Satellite TV, Flat screen, Internet, Outside areas and deck areas. Washer and Dryer. Three blocks to groceries.
Interaction with Guests
Patrick Hughes is your host, he is more than happy give advice on activities, local events and what to do in and around the area.
Adventure at every turn.: Lake Arenal is the premier adventure spot in Costa Rica for windsurfing, canopy tours, lake fishing, boat tours, jungle hiking trails, quad rentals, kite surfing, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming in an extinct volcanic crater, spelunking and more. Be as busy or as relaxed as you want to be. Vistas del Lago is in a quiet residential neighborhood with Jungle for a backyard with great lake views.
Busses run daily and have many hub connections, we have bicycles for rent, ease of access to so many things with or without a car. Taxi's are also plentiful.
Other Things to Note
Location, Location, Location, great views, secure and affordable long or short term rental. Close to everything and absolutely perfect for your first Costa Rican fact finding mission or to come back to year after year as you explore and eventually fall in love with Costa Rica.
The Golden rule, do unto others as you have them do unto you. Be sensible, be safe, respect the fact that you are in a neighborhood but most importantly have fun!
Patrick’s apartment was perfectly comfortable to suit your basic needs and included a hot shower, fridge and kitchenette, and parking spot. The neighbors were friendly and helpful as well. We loved the location, in a local neighborhood, an easy walk to restaurants and a supermarket at the corner. We basically would get up very early in the morning to enjoy the outdoors and would fall asleep as soon as we got back to the apartment. The town of Nuevo Arenal is very low-key and non-touristy, and the locals are very open to helping with any questions you may have. It’s an easy drive to the Arenal volcano, Lake Arenal, rainforest hikes, hot springs, or any other action activity. (We actually loved making the drive as it’s very scenic with fun little spots to stop over for views or lunch). Patrick was a great host, with great communication, and would check in with us to see if we had any questions or needed any assistance or recommendations on places to go/things to do. We were looking for an activity to do on our last morning there and he set us up with a great kayak tour of the lake run by a local couple. We were very happy with our stay and Patrick’s hospitality.
The reservation was canceled 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The place was very clean and modern and had everything we might need. We enjoyed the Internet access and noticed that we could watch satellite television. Parking was easy. Patrick was great and met us in town so we could easily find our place. He also gave us great recommendations of things to do in the area. If you are looking to sleep in late, you might ask Patrick about a room that is further in the back of the property. We were hoping to sleep in a little bit late but often were woken early by the noisy motorbikes passing by our windows. It is also important to note that the apartment is about a 45 minute drive from many of the things to do near arenal volcano. The price and friendliness of the place made it worthwhile, but it is good to know this before making your reservation.
Patrick was very friendly and welcoming. He met us at the apartment and offered a wealth of helpful information. The apartment was functional and comfortable. The shower was exceptional for Central America. Nuevo Arenal is small enough to walk everywhere and full of welcoming people. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it.
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About the Host, Patrick
Hi , I moved to Costa Rica in 2000 with the idea to build a sustainable, family friendly retreat for people of all ages and abilities. Since opening in 2003 myself and my team have hosted hundreds of groups, totaling thousands of people and introduced them to the wonders of this beautiful country, it's flora, fauna, biodiversity, incredible people and breathtaking landscapes. We have also worked hard in giving back to the local community, improving the local schools, partaking in many local charitable and empowerment (no interest microloans) activities and providing ongoing education and advancement to our employees and their families. In my spare time I enjoy aquaponic gardening, conventional organic gardening, painting, reading, cooking ( I am your chef for the optional evening meal ), home distilling, small scale chicken farming, alternative energy research and development, all sorts of old timey skills and things that make us more self reliant and spending time with my four wonderful children, who are the light of my life. I am a Libertarian with a strong sense of do what you will as long as it hurts no other.