Costa Rica's northern highlands is a blend of mountainous valleys, tropical rainforest and hilly pasturelands that roll into the distance. It offers a tropical climate in the day while the high altitudes also provides cooler evening temperatures.
Casa Linda is a two bedroom home, with two full bathrooms, and an open concept living area. It is situated on more than a half an acre, with many fruit trees and a wide variety of birds and the perfect climate that does not require air-conditioning.
Fully equipped kitchen.
There are two patios with comfortable furniture: the covered lower patio offers views of the lake and the long line of wind-powered generators far on the north-western ridge of Lake Arenal. From the upper patio one can experience the most exquisite sunsets as the sun slips over the horizon and to look upon the long deep valleys.
Although Casa Linda edges the little village of Vista Lago one feels completely alone amid the well developed gardens.
Due to the high altitude Casa Linda is relatively bug-free.
Guests will have FULL access to the residence. Water, provided by the municipality, is safe to drink straight from the tap. The home also has a washer-spin dryer for your laundry needs.
Interaction with Guests
The English-speaking property manager, who lives near-by, is always available to help guests and to answer questions. Guests will have sole occupancy of the residence.
Casa Linda is minutes from a number of lake access points and wind surfing lessons, only twelve minutes from the village of Nuevo Arenal and twenty minutes from the larger town of Tileran.
Lake Arenal is one of the top wind-surfing lakes in the world and a popular tourist spot. That part of Costa Rica is also well known as being one of the best places for bird-watching, coati and monkey sightings.
Although Costa Rica is a Spanish speaking country, English is widely spoken and communication is not difficult for foreign visitors.
There is public transportation that stops at the bus shelter at the corner of Vista Lago. The local bus service makes regular stops for travellers to Tileran or Nuevo Arenal.
A rental car is advisable for convenience.
Other Things to Note
* Minimum length of stay is two weeks
* Two weeks notice is required on bookings
* Security alarm
* Free telephone access for all of Costa Rica
* Security deposit required
Casa Linda is a non-smoking, pet free home.
La casa esta bien. Sugiero varios detalles importantes. Falta microondas, conexión wifi, televisión y varios bombillos quemados.
Casa Linda has everything that you need for an amazing taste of pure costa rican experience! Ed, the manager was extremely helpful and hospitable. ALL his recommendations were "spot on." The house was spotless and has a great feeling of you're in the middle of the rain forest. PERFECT getaway for the three of us. We rented a car and that helped us a lot to enjoy La Fortuna, it's centrally located for someone who has car. We had blast with the zipline, water fall rappelling, venado caves, river rafting - go with Desafio company class 3 and 4, hanging bridges, horse back riding la fortuna, ecotarmalesles hot springs across baldi hotel.
We were glad we found this place! Thank you ED for everything. You're the best!
Jon, Udo and Jojo
Casa Linda is a nice property tucked away in the hills above Lake Arenal, between Tilaran and Nuevo Arenal. We were traveling by bus, but had an easy time getting there via Tilaran. Be sure to pick up groceries in Tilaran or Nuevo Arenal before you arrive though. Ed (the on-site property manager) was great, very helpful in giving us tips and info. The home has a slightly more modern feel than some of the other typical Tico residences we've stayed at, and the high ceilings really help you feel like you can relax. Lime, avocado and coconuts in the trees. Very little in the way of insects we had to worry about - only plenty of ants. The back patio was entirely stripped of all of its furniture however, which was unfortunate. For those who will be cooking at the house, just be aware that the fridge is a mini fridge, so there is not a lot of room for items that need to stay cold.