Beautiful private lakeside villa with infinity pool Relax amidst nature in this spacious and comfortable home. Perfect for those looking for a staycation, needing to work from home, or just needing a break. Exceptional discounts for 1 or 2 week stays in August
“Thanks again Kara, for letting us stay at your amazing villa! My family vacationed in mid January. We checked-in to the AirBnb around 9pm and seeing the security guard, Gary, at the gate waving us down was a site for weary eyes. Gary was kind enough to walk alongside our car and help us park in the car port which is less than a minute from the gate. We had had a later flight that landed at 2pm at SJO and we stopped for dinner on the way but I definitely recommend trying to get in a bit earlier, like Kara suggested because the sun sets around 5/6pm. The LIB airport is closer to Guanacaste but we were heading back to SJO for the tail end of our trip. We rented a 8-person van for 5 people and our golf clubs. I definitely recommend getting a 4x4 for the country roads, they are a bit windy and less developed but the drive was, literally, our favorite part of exploring the country (we love off-roading, authentic fruit stands, farms and adventure!). Most cars/van windows are not tinted so we used our beach towels to cover our luggage and we never ran into any security issues. We were also smart about keeping our personal items on our person in a fanny pack or parking within line-of-site at restaurants/cafes. Kara's villa was quite the retreat for us. Waking up with the sun and looking out at the breathtaking views from the panoramic sliding windows and falling asleep to the rhythmic rain, I needed this vacation so badly. Took a dip in the crystal clean pool and got some amazing shots. Also recommend bringing a light rain jacket (early morning showers are what makes everything vibrantly green here) and sturdy water shoes for hiking and hot springs, saved our lives! Never forget bug spray and sunscreen. Temperatures ranged from mid 70s-90s. My father was so inspired by the high ceilings and beautiful kitchen that he cooked breakfast for us! Something he hasn't done for us in over 20 years. Needless to say, my mom was glowing. We had gotten groceries from the local supermarket and fruit (papaya, banana maca, passion fruit, melons, mango, pineapple) from local vendors, about 10 min. away by car. I don't know if Kara somehow timed the double rainbows as well but that was the special touch for us :) Toucans, howler monkeys, iguanas and froggers! I absolutely recommend visiting Tabacon hot springs and eating at Le Bistro on the way. We also had the chance to golf at beautiful Hacienda Pinilla (back 9 is where the views are at) and Valle del Sol (San Jose), highly recommend. Also, thank you to Kara for replacing the air mattress. My boyfriend got a lot of rest so he was nice and relaxed when he proposed to me at Monteverde. We hit up majestic Catarata del Torro on the way back to San Jose and all I have to say is, I hope I can come back to see all of the other regions we missed. Best trip of my life!!!! Lastly, make sure you get your souvenirs/coffee/chocolate locally because they'll slam you with inflated costs at the airport for last-minute gifts, 2-3x the actual price. Tico's are so kind and generous, seriously, Pura Vida.”
The Coquito Tree Villa, its a beautiful, modern and secluded Villa with stunning views of Arenal Volcano and the rain forest. Just inside the park at Mistico Hanging Bridges. Great place to relax and enjoy the peaceful immersion into nature!
“The place is conveniently located right across from Mystico hanging bridges. Which is definitely a must see. The place is absolutely perfect. Very clean. The view from the balcony is gorgeous! You also have a pretty great view from the tub/shower! The sounds of the forest is so serene! They have a few animals roaming around the property like Pizotes and Cariblanco. Gotta be up early to get a glimpse of them. This place is a treasure. I highly recommend! Our host was super informative and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. 5 stars!”
The perfect place in Nuevo Arenal for a couple or 1 person. Wonderful setting in gated community amidst the rain forest. Wake up, look out your window and see the howler monkeys and toucans pass by!
“That place is the cutest, most welcoming Airbnb I've ever been to. Extremely clean, nice decoration, it got everything you need. The hosts gave us great suggestions for what to do. There were so many different birds! It's just so nice to wake up in the morning, look by the window and see the nature everywhere. It was also super quiet. I felt at home.”