About This Listing
An artistic secluded cabin in the middle of lush gardens and dense forests — yet just 2 kilometers to Nuevo Arenal. HiSpeed WiFi. Great kitchen. Awesome bathroom. Daydream patio. Studio cabin — extra bedroom attached. Sunny Cheerful Secure.
For a wonderful vacation or long term living, this comfortable cabin in the jungles near Lago Arenal, in Costa Rica is available. Perfect as your home base for exploring Costa Rica, for internet working, relaxing, bird watching, or spending quality time with a loved one.
The cabin 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, maybe a dog, and wind chimes.
Please roam freely the acres of plants, bananas, papayas, oranges, lemons, yucca, flowers and regenerating forests. The property is surrounded by very large tracks of both pasture and open space for trekking.
The house has dedicated DSL WiFi internet (now at 4 Meg), a large bathroom with huge picture windows looking out upon the gardens, and endless hot water. The main room is your kitchen, living room, and sleeping area. The kitchen has stove, refrigerator, dishes and basic pans.
This is a perfect retreat for someone working on their computer who wishes to be alone. Our guests also use this as a base to explore Arenal Volcano, Tenorio, Monteverde, La Fortuna and other touristic destinations.
The owner lives on site and can assist with knowledge of the area and settling in. The farm has a full time gardener and you will be treated to fresh fruits in season.
We are ten minutes from Lake Arenal, Costa Rica and one hour drive to La Fortuna. The town is called Nuevo Arenal not to be confused with la Fortuna.
Guests can roam the property freely, onsite secure parking for several vehicles, eat fruit in season, bathe in the spring, watch birds, dream. Ask for anything you need.
Interaction with Guests
I enjoy interacting with guests. I try and meet each and every person on their arrival to give them a quick tour of the facilities and get acquainted.
This neighborhood is surrounded by pastures, forests and gardens. Views to Volcano Arenal and Lago Arenal are plentiful. The property has many birds and fruit trees. Very quiet yet close to town.
We have local taxis and good bus service. Walk to town or ride with the owner on his daily trips. Taxi to or from town is only $5.
Quiet. Smoking outside only. Have fun. Relax.
A great host and a great place to soak up the beautiful gardens and hilltop views. David is a cordial and graciously accommodating host who is full of connections in the area and advice on what to do when you are there. The cabin is clean, comfortable, and peaceful and we'd love to return on our next visit. We'll be sure to bring a more terrain-friendly vehicle next time.
The view out from the shower is awesome, and exploring the neighbors meadow. Workers are on the property, so sometimes felt insecure if someone was close by when using the bathroom/shower. If you want to walk into town it is roughly 3 km on steep, bumpy roads. Driving to the lake (not able to get in the water) is about a 5 minute drive.
My husband and I stayed here for about 2 weeks. We both work online and the internet was great. The shower was also something we looked forward to every day! David was quick to respond and overall a great host. The place is about a 30 minute walk to town and while we made this walk a few times, you may prefer taking a cab. Since it was a decent walk to town and the kitchen was well equipped , we decided to cook at the place most days. Access to Lake Arenal is also just a few minutes walk from town and is gorgeous!
David and his family are rad! Super warm and welcoming. The space is beautiful. Their daughter is adorable, as are the nine puppies! The washer wasn't working but their did laundry for us up at their house. David was always happy to help/ chat but at the same time gave us our own space.
It was an exceptional experience for hub and I: David's place may not be lavish but what it lacks in luxury it makes up in being special: well constructed, bug-less, high ceilings, lots and lots of light, varnished wood and murals inside and out that are magical. Cooks be forwarned: not a lot of 'tool's to work with, tho kitchen is fully equipped. Bathroom, on the other hand, is Ah-mazing!! Outside: Lush and well kept surroundings. We very much enjoyed speaking to David who is both charismatic and oh so knowledgeable. He was also right on it if there was an issue (eg internet intermittent). We fell in love with his dogs, too, who were all sweethearts and loved affection.
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.