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Villa Encantada - Affordable Luxury Rental Villa Arenal Volcano ~~ Lake Arenal ~~ Private Villa Rental

Enjoy Casual Elegance in a paradise setting at VILLA ENCANTADA. This architectural masterpiece villa is a private vacation rental home situated on a LUSHLY LANDSCAPED PRIVATE LAKEFRONT ESTATE on Lake Arenal and close to the Arenal Volcano, Tabacon Hot Springs, Monteverde, Cano Negro, National Parks, Rainforest and many Beaches. Costa Rica adventure tours are at your fingertips and include Canopy Zip Line Tours, Quadracycling, White Water Rafting, Rapelling, Kayaking, Sportfishing, Windsurfing, Eco-Adventures, Boating, Mountain Biking, and Hiking... just to name a few of the options. Honeymoon couples or groups of 12 persons will find Villa Encantada an incredible experience in a tropical paradise setting.

~~~~ Rental rates are based on the number of guests in your group. Children 6 and under stay FREE ~~~~

~~~~ All major credit cards accepted. ~~~~

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Costa Rica Maps of Highways , National Parks & Lake Arenal
Costa Rica Maps Courtesy of Villa Encantada
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NW Section of Costa Rica Lake Arenal Map Costa Rica Hiway Map Nat'l Parks Hiway Map w/ distances

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Villa Encantada

An Architectural Masterpiece in a Paradise Setting

We've coined a term called 'Casual Elegance', which is to say that Villa Encantada (Enchanted Villa) has an upscale, enchanting, magical presence to it. It is decorated in a Central American theme of Antiques, Indigenous Masks, colorful tapestries, and lots of glass to give the feeling of being immersed in nature. Relax and enjoy our manicured gardens with Natural swimming ponds and waterfalls. Fish for Rainbow Bass right in your own backyard for the most memorable experience of your Costa Rican vacation, yet local activities and Easy Day Trips to top attractions are well within reach. This is the truly the Best of Both Worlds! We've been sharing our "Slice of Paradise" at Villa Encantada for 15 years now and have hosted thousands of guests, a great many of them have visited numerous times, as well as referring their friends and family. Almost without exception we hear again and again~~ 'This place is awesome and we'll be back'. It's our pleasure and we're proud to be a part of your travel experience.
  • Villa situated on a 40 acre private Lakefront Estate; total privacy in this lushly landscaped tropical paradise setting
  • Villa sleeps 2-12 persons--can accomodate large or small groups, Family Reunions, Weddings or Honeymooners
  • Easy Day Trips to The Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, Monteverde, Beaches, Cano Negro and Nat'l Parks
  • Convenient to the village of Nuevo Arenal ~~Restaurants & Shopping nearby~~
  • Easy Access ~~ PAVED ROAD all the way to the villa ~~
  • Springlike weather year 'round...average temperature 78-82 degrees F.
  • Tri-level 2700 sq. ft. home with 4 bedrooms including huge master loft & 3 bathrooms
  • All bedrooms in the villa have their own private entrance access
  • Imported Italian tile & exotic hardwood throughout
  • 2 Fireplaces (living room & master bedroom)
  • Fully furnished home with comfortable/modern furniture
  • Fully equipped modern kitchen w/ microwave, appliances & wet bar
  • DirecTV, DVD, stereo system, Telephone & Internet WiFi Connection
  • Outdoor Barbeque grill
  • Washer & Dryer for your personal use, Linens & towels provided
  • Maid service provided every third day
  • Natural Spring fed pond for swimming and waterfalls to relax by
  • Kayaks (4) for your personal use
  • Extensive hiking trails on the property~~See Monkeys, Iguanas, Deer, and Birds~~
  • 90 minutes from Liberia Int'l Airport ... 3.5 hours from San Jose Int'l Airport
  • Ample parking for 6-8 vehicles
  • Fishing/Lake Tours available (extra)
  • Cook available on request (extra)
  • Responsible child care arrangements (extra)
  • Professional massage therapy at your service (extra)
  • Owner operated~~ deal directly with the owner
Front View

Living Room

Dining Room

Lushly landscaped tropical paradise

Reservation Information

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Contact: Glenn McBride
Costa Rica Tele/Fax: 011-506-2694-4731
Costa Rica Cellular: 011-506-8706-7079
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Local Activities

If you can drag yourself away from the comfortable serene surroundings at Villa Encantada there are many day excursions and great adventure activities available in the immediate area to be enjoyed. We can assist you with a complete tour option itinerary
  • Visit The Arenal Volcano,~~ a SAFE 35 minute distance from Villa Encantada~~ Tabacon Hot Springs, Fortuna Waterfalls, Canopy Zip Line Tours, White Water Rafting, Rapelling, Quadracycling Tours and many, many other near-by attractions
  • Lake Arenal is a must with windsurfing, kayaking, water-skiing, lake tours, and fishing excursions for your enjoyment. Rental equipment and boats are available
  • Jungle treks through the rain forest is an eco-adventure of a lifetime. Miles of manicured trails are at your beck and call
  • Kayak Lake Arenal in Villa Encantada's own Kayaks (included)
  • Fish for Rainbow Bass from our own private dock on Lake Arenal
  • Horseback riding tour through the rain forest and up to Lake Cote, an extinct (bottomless lake) volcanic crater
  • Tennis Courts and Restaurants 2 minutes from the villa
  • Mountain biking on some of the best trails in Costa Rica through protected wilderness areas. Bike rentals available
  • Tour the Lake Arenal villages of Nuevo Arenal, La Fortuna, Tilaran, Tronadora, to experience Costa Rica’s friendly people & culture
  • Bird watching: this temperate zone climate offers as many as 300 different species of birds; from toucans, tanagers, parrots, hummingbirds to red legged honeycreepers and a virtual potpourri of colorful feathered friends
  • Quadracyling Adventure Tours on private reserves
  • Venado Caverns for an exciting adventure viewing stalagmites, stalactites and cave exploring
  • Numerous tours in the Arenal Volcano/La Fortuna area close to Villa Encantada
  • Visit our Arenal Volcano Pontoon Boat and Fishing Excursion web site
Arenal Volcano (time lapse photo)
An adventure for the entire family Toucan
Birds sited at Villa Encantada

Day Excursions

Because Lake Arenal and Villa Encantada are centrally located in the Guanacaste province, there are a multitude of activities that are but a few hours away by car. Birders and naturalists are particularly interested in many of the following sites and National Parks. Hermosa Beach
  • Centrally located--EASY self guided day excursions to Monteverde, Tabacon Hot Springs, Cano Negro, National Parks and many beaches--all within 2-3 hours from the villa
  • Corobici River and waterfalls guided float trip
  • Palo Verde National Park and the Rio Tempisque lowland area
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve with over 450 bird species sighted
  • Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve includes a lake and marshlands of over 800 hectares and 5 separate habitats
  • Santa Rosa & Guanacaste National Parks
  • Rincon de la Vieja National Park (volcano and cloud forest with many hot springs and waterfalls)
  • Barra Honda National Park features caverns of limestone descending to a depth of 240 meters
  • The pacific coastline is only 2 hours away. Our favorite beaches include Coco Beach, Playa Panama, Playa Hermosa, Playa’s Ocotal, Flamingo and Tamarindo

| Villa Details | Activities & Area Info. | Rates & Reservations | How to get to Villa Encantada | Guest Comments | Volcano Tour| Spanish Version (Español) |

Villa Encantada
Contact: Glenn McBride
Costa Rica Tele/Fax: 011-506-2694-4731
Costa Rica Cellular: 011-506-8706-7079