The house is set in tropical gardens with a private gazebo.3 metre x 4 metre splash pool-1.5 metres deep is perfect for cooling off after a day of eco-adventure
El Castillo En Las Nubes-Best Views

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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Our home is one of the top-rated in Costa Rica. Guests enjoy splendid views and privacy yet are close to many attractions and amenities. Experience an "authentic" Tico experience in a picturesque and friendly village just 7 km from Arenal Volcano.

The space

Our 'Castle in The Clouds' is just seven km from Volcano Arenal, perched 700m above sea-level overlooking the volcano, rainforest, pastures and Lake Arenal. Wake to the sound of howler monkeys, toucans and parrots and enjoy your first cup of locally-grown coffee on our enormous 25 sq. m. covered deck. At night, watch the lava flows or count the stars overhead. Our home features a splash pool to cool off after a busy day of eco-adventuring. You can walk to many attractions in the village, including several quaint local restaurants. The home features casual dining indoor or out, hot water throughout, and stunning views from every room. It is completely equipped with a full-sized fridge with ice-maker, gas stove, microwave and blender and includes twice-weekly cleaning service (more often optional on request). An optional personal laundry service is also available. Active or passive, this is the perfect home base for your Arenal vacation!

In the last few months, we've been busy landscaping our property. We now feature a paved driveway, a separate covered Gazebo (perfect for al fresco dining) and the yard has been completely enclosed with a custom-made 5' stone and wrought-iron fence. You'll enjoy our garden paradise yard featuring a variety of local and tropical plants designed to maximize your Costa Rica experience.

Now-Book Local Tours and Attractions: Tomas and Hannah, owners of La Gavilana (URL HIDDEN) our on-site hosts can now book many local tours and attractions for you on your arrival, saving you the hassle of running around. From zip-line tours, hot springs, spas and volcano hikes to a horseback ride to a real eco-farm or a two day hike through pristine rainforest, you can be as busy or as relaxed as you like, but you'll never run out of things to do in the area. Just ask Tomas when you arrive and he'll be happy to make recommendations and reservations for you.

Guest access

Guests enjoy full use of the house, pool and gardens. Laundry service is available for a small extra charge. The kitchen is fully equipped including full stove and microwave, all the pots, pans and utensils, coffee maker and blender. All linens are included.

Interaction with guests

We have property hosts, Hannah and Tomas, located just down the street. They will welcome you and answer any questions but give you complete privacy.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee $30
Security Deposit $200
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No smoking allowed inside the house. $200 damage deposit is refunded at the end of your stay assuming everything is in order. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended as the roads are steep and rough.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

112 Reviews

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Tiffany Rose User Profile
September 2017
Waking up to the view from this house is something you will never forget- it is incredibly beautiful and stunning. The house is clean, has everything you need, and serves as a wonderful home base for the Arenal area. Communication prior to/during our trip was above exceptional and incredibly helpful. Do not hesitate to book this place!

Mary User Profile
August 2017
The house had such a great view there really was no need to go elsewhere to see the volcano. We were lucky to have some really clear weather too. It is the rainy season after all. Of course we did go out, the house is very near many of the regions attractions. The La Gavilana horseback tour was awesome. We also had lucky weather at Sky Adventures and the view from the zip lines was pretty good. We really enjoyed the Phoenix restaurant and Pizza John's as well as a special breakfast at La Gavilana. The house was super comfortable and we had everything we needed. I loved that there was a screened porch. The bugs love to bite me in particular and it was nice to relax there. There were loads of birds and butterflies outside. The largest wildlife we saw at the house were the horses and cows that wander the road outside. They aren't kidding, you need to close the gate. I highly recommend John's place

Wendy User Profile
July 2017
The view says it all!! It is very secluded. Laundry is not included in the price.

Rebecca User Profile
July 2017
The house is stunning and the listing is spot on about the amenities! Kitchen had everything we needed to cook, view was spectacular, and we felt right at home. The driving instructions were very helpful along with all of the recommendations. We would highly recommend staying here!!

Phillip User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful location. Lovely house and pool.

Meredith User Profile
July 2017
We were 2 couples and John's place was perfect in every way. Beautiful home and gorgeous view that couldn't be beat. Tomas and Hannah are the perfect caretakers and by the end of our stay we felt as if they were old friends. Things to do: Eat at John's Pizza and Fusion. Absolutely go on the horseback ride tour offered by La Gaviliana (Tomas and Hannah) to the private waterfall. It was an incredible once in a lifetime opportunity. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed it. The ride had breathtaking views leading to a magnificent private 90ft waterfall. Then you had back to a camp base where the owner of the farm cooks you a wonderful typical meal. So delicious!!! Zip with Sky Adventure. Go to a hot spring- we went to Los Lagos and it was reasonable and perfect Don't hesitate to book this one!

Robert User Profile
June 2017
The views from this home are breathtaking and must be seen to be appreciated! The landscaping was carefully chosen for its beauty and to attract local hummingbirds and butterflies, and there were many! The road to the home is fairly rough even when dry, so a 4x4 vehicle is recommended. The location had me wondering how the materials were transported to build the home... The high ceilings and ceiling fans left the home well-ventilated and cool. The home has all of the modern amenities that you could want despite the remote location. Amazing! I can't wait to go back!

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We are a married gay couple from Canada and we have homes in Canada, United States and Costa Rica. We love to travel, horseback ride, garden, and explore new places.

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