About this listing
Private home with full kitchen. Kite & Windsurfing, Birdwatching, Great Restaurants, Volcano Views and Local Brewery all within 10 minutes drive. Comfortable lodging, orthopedic mattresses with great open Patios for viewing monkeys, toucans and other exotic birds.
Great Day Trips, Amazing scenic drives to Rio Celeste, Hanging Bridges, Zip Lines, Tarzan Swing, Waterfall Hikes, Fishing, Kayaking & Horseback Riding. Sleeps up to 6 with two additional cabins upon request sleeping 5 more.
Lake Arenal Eco Adventure House is an enchanting , private, Mediterranean style guest house just ten minutes drive from the lake shore in the hills over looking Lake Arenal in Guanacaste Costa Rica. Casa de Helena is clean, comfortable and relaxing.
There is a full kitchen,two main bedrooms each with a queen size orthopedic beds one is pillow top and the other adjustable to be more firm when needed, and built in beds around the fire place for kids or extra guests. There is upon request two other cabins with private baths as well. See our other two listings.
Casa Helena is great for groups of friends or family on sports adventures and it is also a very romantic space for two. Each person over 2 in the house is an additional 12 USD per night. There are two additional cabins on the private lower garden area to accommodate larger groups.
We are only about 5 minutes drive from three very good restaurants. And several other great restaurants around the lake from 20 minutes to one hour away. And we are located just a 10 minute drive to Tico Wind Kite and Surf center which is open from 1 December until 1 May each year. The other launch site is 15 minutes away and open all year 24/7.
The roads to reach here are all paved and the route is easy to find. The area is clean, safe and breathtakingly beautiful.
Water is clean and pure, completely drinkable and usable from the tap.
US. dollars can be used in Costa Rica. And there are local bank machines which give either dollars or Colonies. Exchange rate is better at the banks than at the airport.
The central house is surrounded by covered porches and garden area, with comfortable seating for watching birds and other wild life in the jungle below. There is a full kitchen, breakfast nook with comfortable rocking chairs for watching birds and other wild life in the jungle below the house.There is Private bathroom and also out door shower in the back patio area of the house.
We have laundry service at an additional fee .
I recommend that you shop for groceries on the way to the house. There is a small grocery store in the village.
The nearest airport is Liberia International LIR But you may also fly in to San Jose International airport.
.I recommend renting a car because there is so much to see and do in this area of Costa Rica. I also have two really great professional drivers who pick up my guests from either airport.. They even wait while you go shopping for groceries on the way up to the Lake. They can take you on private tours which is great for small groups. You have only to relax and really enjoy the enchanting beauty and majesty of the live volcano, hot springs, jungle and waterfall hikes on well groomed easy trails.
The drives around the lake are absolutely beautiful. And even walking down the street in my village there are a breathtaking views of the volcano and lake.
Local activities include, beautiful hikes just out the front door, hanging bridges tour, an easy hike over huge bridges suspended over the rainforest canopy, zip line tours, kayaking, horseback riding, and lessons, windsurfing and kiting and lessons, hot springs.. There is also one of the best gift shops in the province just 20 minutes away.
We welcome you to join us in Beautiful Costa Rica
Guests will have access to the main house gardens and covered porches.
Interaction with Guests
I tend to leave my guests their privacy after I introduce them to the property, explain about recycling and how the house is set up to be eco friendly.
I also assist guests in planning their adventures with my custom adventure book.
And if desired I help guests arrange guides, tours and transportation.
And I am always just a text or phone call away to help if they need me personally or the help of the maid for more towels or other items.
What I love about my neighborhood is that People are warm and friendly and often riding horses down the street. The air is fresh and clean, the green hills ,volcano and lake are so beautiful.
And my back yard is a natural reserve full of Monkeys, Toucans, Mot Mots, armadillo's just amazing biodiversity. People tell me they see more birds and animals from my back porch than on their hikes in to the jungle!
I highly recommend a car for this area!
It is a big area with alot to see and in 4 different directions.
And there are also regular buses around the lake including one bus at 6 am and 12 noon right in front of my house.
There is also a village taxi service for a few dollars you can get a ride to one of our nearby restaurants at night. ( It's beautiful to walk during the day about 15 to 20 minute walk to three good restaurants.
Relax and enjoy your stay.
Smoking is permitted on out door patio areas
About the Host, Helena
Casa de Helena is a private guest house which welcomes people from around the world. The closest airport is Liberia International 1 1/2 hour drive on good paved road.