Private PatioQueen and Single Beds private Bath
Lake Arenal Eco Adventure Cabin 2

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1 bedroom

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Cabin/Guest Kitchen with Kite & Windsurfing, Birdwatching, Great Restaurants Volcano Views and Local Brewery all within 10 minutes drive. Zip Line/Tarzan Swing, Horseback Riding, Kayak, River Float, Rio Celeste, Waterfall hikes & Scenic day trips nearby.

The space

Located in a central hub of all this areas adventures. 10 minutes by car from the lake and Tico Wind Kite and Windsurf Center there are many day trips such as Rio Celeste, Monteverde, various hot springs, horseback riding, zip lines, hanging bridges and waterfall hikes. Accomodations are comfortable with private bath and personal patio. Great orthopedic mattress's, 1 full bed, 1 twin bed. Also separate, central garden patio with guest kitchen, full frig, toaster, coffee maker, double gas burner, and sitting area with jungle views of monkeys and birds, and two hammocks . There is also free wireless internet.

Located in the village of Sabalito in Guanacaste Costa Rica. Scenic drive to Hot Springs, Canopy Tours, Windsurf, Kite Board, Mountain Bike, Horse Back Riding, Hanging Bridges Walks, Viento Fresco water falls, Rio Celeste the Cobalt Blue River. April through August amazing time for Bird Watching right in the garden and perfect weather for hiking. Dec through March best for windsurfing, kiting and always good for any of the formal tours. April, May June the most birds.

You may fly in to either San Jose airport or in to Liberia airport . Liberia is the closest airport. I recommend renting a car because there is so much to do and to see in this area. I also have to excellent drivers who pick up guests at either airport and will also take you on tours around the lake area.

There are great restaurants very near by within 5 minutes to 25 minutes away. Giving you a choice of local typical Costa Rican food and really well done international and gourmet haute cuisine at several different places.

There are also local classes in Yoga, chi gong, horseback riding, windsurfing and kiting.

Guest access

Spacious , room with Queen and Single beds. Private Patio and guest Patio sitting area with hammocks , kitchen and jungle view of birds and animals. Have breakfast and birdwatch right there!

Interaction with guests

I tend to leave my guests their privacy after introducing them to how everything and the internet work.
I also help guests plan their adventures and arrange guides and transportation to tours when desired.

Other things to note

If you plan to kite or windsurf and you are not bringing your own gear, please reserve gear and instructors with Ticowind before choosing your stay dates.


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room

Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Essentials
Shampoo

Prices
Extra people $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Relax and enjoy your stay,
All smoking on out door covered patios please.
There are other things to know about the house but they are not really rules.
We recycle and the kitchen care guide is posted in the kitchen.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Catherine User Profile
June 2017
Helena's cottage is lovely - open air in the common area so that one looks onto her garden and can watch birds and butterflies while sipping coffee in the morning. There is a 'resident' howler monkey in the neighborhood, which was delightful to listen to. The bedroom/bathroom were well equipped, as was the yoga studio. In all, it was a wonderfully peaceful stay and we would not hesitate to come back.

Dani User Profile
May 2017
Helena's place was a dream for us. The little cottages back right up to forest and it was so amazing to hear all the sounds of the jungle. The outdoor kitchen is so lovely as well and a great place to relax. We both utilized her yoga/meditation room every morning and were so grateful for that space. We found the bed extremely comfortable and slept so well the whole stay! The entire property is beautifully kept and thoughtfully designed with an artistic flare. Helena is so easy to communicate with and considerate of our needs. She knows the area and its people well and will help you plan your day if you need it. We went on many walks in the immediate area and never got tired of the gorgeous views. In case you couldn't tell, we didn't want to leave! Will be coming back for sure. Thanks Helena!

Erik User Profile
February 2017
Helenas place was tucked in a quiet place right next to the lake and countryside, with a great common area and peaceful yoga room. Plenty within driving distance, plus Helenas went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable, and knew how to get the most of the sights in the areas. Highly recommend the BBQ spot around the corner!

Anita User Profile
February 2017
Helena is a super friendly person, always there to take care of everything you need. The place is beautiful, the beds are extremely comfortable. The kitchen is super installed with everything, much more then we needed ;) Thank you for this very pleasent stay!

Hailee User Profile
November 2016
Helena was a great host, very helpful with suggestions. The only things were that the wifi tended to go out at night time but this could have been due to the rain. The beds were really comfortable but to pillows were very stiff and all the same. I ended up rolling some clothes up to use as pillows instead. Since we were in the rainforest there was a slight mildew smell to the room and my comforter felt damp. Other than that the stay was great! Helena was a very great host!

Laurent User Profile
March 2016
Great quite remote place for relaxation. It was perfect.

Jaime User Profile
March 2016
Helena's place was exactly what we were looking for. It's in a beautiful tiny neighborhood, where the scenery was breath taking. The rooms were spotlessly clean and the bed was extrememly comfortable. Helena's place is centrally located so driving our rental to all the things we wanted to see was easy. The open air kitchen is clean, and a hit with our 7 yr old. She especially loved the hammocks and the pretty little garden. I would highly recommend Helena's place to anyone traveling to Costa Rica.

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Guanacaste, Costa RicaJoined in April 2011
Helena User ProfileHelena is a superhost.

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.

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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