Hi Al,, yes the property is available so just confirm you want it and we are squared away - you will love the Lake and the House - Terry
Good place to rest & relax. If you plan on doing anything around the area, it's best to have a car.
The house is located right in the middle of town which is great. Check out the Italian place almost next door -- great spot for lunch.
The lake really is only a 5-10 minute walk away and its a beautiful little park spot to sit out and relax at. It was definitely the highlight of my stay in Nuevo Arenal.
The house is small but nice. It can get a bit dirty with the white floors and you'll have some bugs to sweep away. It had satellite tv which was nice and the internet was okay enough to check email and other things online, though it went out quite often.
I didn't hear much or interact much with Terry but the house had everything I needed and he answered my questions when I asked. It might have been nice to leave directions on how to get to the lake there but it's easy to find (down the street, left, right, left, and left again)
Overall, a good stay and I'd recommend it to anyone that wants to relax in this nice town. A good place to sit outside (lake view!) too.
We fell in love with Arena immediately. It is a very nice and calm place I stay. We had a very nice welcoming from Terry and he also helped is out when we needed extra information. He is a very thoughtful host and I totally recommend him and his house where we stayed comfortably. He also went out if his way to help wen we asked him for a blender to prepare our baby's food. Check out the Italian take away just a few steps from the house - good food and nice people.
We enjoyed our time in Arenal very much. Terry's house is conveniently located near several very good restaurants as well as grocery stores. Also, it is within walking distance of a lovely park on the lake. To see the volcano, the hanging bridges park, or the hot springs (which are all well worth the time), it would be easier if you rent a car. We went to the gringo breakfast on Thursday morning at Delicias, a nearby restaurant. The food was great and we learned a lot from the ex-pats living in the area. We arranged for one of them for a reasonable fee to drive us to the various sites as well as to our next destination. As a result, we did not need to rent a car and had a terrific time site seeing.
My boyfriend and I were very happy with our stay here, which was for one week. Nuevo Arenal is a beautiful, quiet area. The house was great--clean, spacious, wonderful hot shower, fast internet and good TV. It is right in town and easy walking distance to restaurants, supermarkets,etc...and just a few minutes walk down to the lake. The people we rented the house from were very friendly and helpful. This is a great area to relax and just take in the scenery; it is not a touristy area at all, but we liked that. I would recommend staying here if you are in Nuevo Arenal.