5 Star Rainforest Cottage: Spectacular View of Lake Arenal & Volcano (10641)


US($) 145

per night


 (10 Reviews)
  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Property Type Holiday Cottage
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Have you been Debating between the Comforts of a Boutique Hotel and perhaps something a bit more Authentic? Why Not enjoy the Best of Both, by choosing this Charming, Award Winning, 5 Star, 2 Bedroom, Eco-Cottage! Encantada Guest House, is nestled high among the Rolling Green Hills of the Arenal Countryside and yet it is within easy walking distance of El Castillo, our local village and near the Arenal Volcano National Park. Bright and Cheerfully decorated, this home is perfect for Couples, Groups of Friends, Honeymooners and Families. It features: 2 Deluxe Bedrooms, 1 Large Bath But the House can sleep up to 7 persons, when our Comfy Queen Airbed is set up in the Sun Room. (Extra person fees apply) The Cottage offers: Free Internet/ WiFi, Full Guest Kitchen with lots of extras for Cooking those gourmet meals, Spectacular Views, Tranquility, Abundant Bird Watching, Lush Tropical Gardens, Security, Privacy and Plenty of Covered Outdoor Seating! Plus it is located only 5-25 minutes from all those Popular Adventure Activities that you have come to Costa Rica to Enjoy! Zip lines, Hiking, Hanging Bridges, Horseback Riding to a Hidden Waterfall, Hot Springs, Butterfly Gardens, an Eco Zoo, Bird Watching, Volcano National Park & Animal Rescue Centers, as well as a variety of Water Sports like: Fishing, Kayaking, Boating, Rafting, Tubing and more! Many activities are actually located right in the village, along with an interesting array of Small Markets and Restaurants, serving everything from Steak and Seafood to Local Cuisine and even Vegetarian Fare. WHY CHOOSE ENCANTADA? IT'S AN AWARD WINNING PROPERTY THAT HAS RECENTLY BEEN FEATURED IN MOTHER EARTH NEWS MAGAZINE AND IT HAS CONSISTENTLY BEEN RATED AS EXCELLENT. PLEASE SEE OUR FIVE STAR REVIEWS!!!!! OUR AMENITIES INCLUDE: Close to Adventure Activities Free Internet / WiFi, Free Parking Fully Screened Doors & Windows On Demand Hot Water Flat Screen TV with Classic DVD Library BBQ, Hammocks & Covered Outdoor Seating Cool Mountain Breezes, Ceiling Fans and Fresh Air Ventilation Memory Foam Mattress Toppers &Quality Linens Cards & Board Games In Room Safes & Security System 2 Acres of Lush Tropical Gardens Protected Rain forest Habitat & Private Hiking Trail to Creek Below Full Service Guest Kitchen with Condiments & Spices Free Concierge and Activity Booking Service Stunning Views of Lake Arenal & The Simmering Arenal Volcano Fresh, Pure Spring Fed Drinking Water Abundant Wildlife: Birds, Monkeys, Toucans, Jungle Animals Two Furry Ambassadors, Quinn & Riley, our very sweet Outdoor Jungle Kitties Property is Secluded, Large, Private, Peaceful, Relaxing, Secure Perfect for Families with Young Children, Crib, High Chair and Toys are available. Owner Managed & Operated for Personal Service Non-Smoking Hair Dryer & Shampoo Laundry Service (Fee) Disclaimer! Encantada Guest House, is the Perfect Place to Come Home to After a Hard Day of Vacation Play! But Beware.. when those Stunning Views, Cool Mountain Breezes and Early Morning Bird & Monkey Songs, are combined with a Good Book and a Cozy Hammock...It can derail your plans for the rest of your stay! Please Note: A 4x4 SUV or High Clearance Vehicle is Strongly Recommended due to Rough Road Conditions in the Arenal Area, including our own little half paved cow path to adventure. Also: We have Two very sweet Outdoor Jungle Kitties that live on the property. Please enjoy their Company Outside, as a courtesy to Future Guests with Allergies. Encantada Guest House It's Simply Magical!


How to Reach :

4x4 SUV Car: Strongly Recommended. Located just 3.5 hours from either International Airport in San Jose or Liberia, the roads are generally well marked and it's an easy scenic drive. More Info and Directions are Sent Upon Booking.

Local Area Info :

Other Fun Activities to Enjoy! Relax and enjoy the Tranquility that is Encantada! Take a Photo Safari to the bottom of our Private Rain Forest Trail. Look for Howler Monkeys, Toucans, Butterflies and Hummingbirds, in our Tropical Gardens. Enjoy a Nap in our Cozy Double Hammock. Capture the Moment and Watch a Fabulous Sunset. Take a Hike on the Famous 1968 Lava Flow Trail Take a Boat Trip up the Rio Frio to See tons of Birds and Wildlife! Visit La Fortuna Waterfall, Go Spelunking at Venado Caves or Marvel over the Azure Blue Waters of Rio Celeste Costa Rica..It's Pura Vida

Rates ( US Dollar )

Period Minimum Price Maximum Price
1 Night 145.00 145.00
From Date To Date Night Rate Week Rate Month Rate Min Stay Additional Person Other Fee
01. 10. 2016 16. 12. 2016 145.00 2
17. 12. 2016 31. 12. 2016 165.00 2
01. 01. 2017 16. 12. 2017 145.00 2
17. 12. 2017 31. 12. 2017 165.00 2


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Cleaning Fee $ 40 Extra Person Fee $10.00 per night For 6th & 7th persons 2 Night Minimum Stay



  •  Parking:

    parking uncovered

  • Appliances:

    Iron, Outdoor Dining area, Freezer

  • Attractions and relaxation:

    Local craftshop, churches, Paragliding, Kayaking, Groceries, Restaurant, Zoo/animal park, Historical site

  • Baby equipment:

    Baby chair, Playpen, High Chair

  • Benefits:


  • Guest facilities:

    Toilet, Coffee Grinder, Boating, Flatscreen tv, T.V., DVD player, Board games, Book collection, Movie collection, Phone, Wifi, Internet access, Safe deposit box, Hair dryer, Hanging wardrobe, Drapes, Mobile cool air fan, Ceiling paddle fan, Intruder alarm

  • House:


  • Interior layout:

    Shower, Living room, Kitchen, Dining area

  • Kitchen:

    Grill, Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Pantry Items, Refrigerator, Toaster, Hob, Toaster, Stove

  • Leisure:

    Cycling, Walking tours, Swimming, Sightseeing, Bird watching, Hiking, Canoeing, Canyoning, Rafting, Boat trips, Fishing, Horse riding, Culture

  • Local Services & Businesses:

    Household linens for hire/laundry services, Local shops

  • Outside accommodation:

    Covered terrace, Garden shed

  • Outside amenities:

    Gas BBQ, Garden table(s), Garden seat(s), Hammock(s), Rocking chair(s)

  • Outside setting:

    Outside dining area, Patio, Enclosed grounds, Garden, Tropical garden, Stream

  • Personnel:


  • Sleeps - bed(s):

    Full bed(s), Queen-size bed(s), Foldaway bed(s) 2 pers, Twin bed(s), Possible additional sleeping supplementary, Baby bed

  • Surroundings:

    Creek, Forest, Lake, River, Mountain range

  • Washing:

    Sheets, Quilt(s), Pillows, Linen


This is a NON SMOKING property. 2 Night Minimum Stay Required


  • Lynn   Smith

    Loved it!

    We very much enjoyed our stay at Encantada Guest House! The house offered everything we needed and then the views, the private path to the rain forest/creek, the hammocks, the views, the lush gardens all around made it so delightful. We were able to quickly get to zip lining, suspension bridges, hiking, and hot springs. Nina was very available and responsive. It was a super experience and we were very happy to have had the guest house to stay in!

  • Kate   Titus

    Charming property with amazing views

    A bit hard to get to (definitely get a 4 wheel drive!) this a charming property decorated in "Tico" fashion by the owners. Charming setting, comfortable beds and a sense of really being in the jungle. Loved it!

  • R   C

    Lovely house in an excellent location

    We only had two nights in this cottage, but it was superb. The kitchen is well equipped and the whole place was well cared for. The two cats who have made this their home made us feel particularly welcome! Fortunately Santa managed to track us down to this cottage too :-) As we are birders, we were particularly delighted with the garden and the good range of plants attracting a variety of hummingbirds (pretty much the same as those at the butterfly garden which is at the same height on the next ridge). The only difficulty was knowing which way to look! The path down the garden leads to a very peaceful spot by a stream - great for a paddle, though popular with mosquitos too. We can report that the view of the lake is indeed spectacular, but for the time we were there, the volcano was less so - we did catch glimpses of bits, but then it is Costa Rica and the weather is what it is........... For anyone planning to stay here, it's worth knowing that the approach really is quite steep and possibly manageable with 2-wheel drive (at least when it's dry), but the high clearance of a 4WD makes it a lot easier. But then we found the same for everywhere we stayed and several places we visited too.

  • R   C

    A spacious getaway for a quiet break

    On a family trip to the US, we found ourselves with a few days in North Carolina. We could not have made a better choice of apartment for a little R&R. The balcony overlooks a driving range which was only used for a very short time each day and is also close to a pond with a couple of resident alligators, which we were privileged to see (though not too close!) The apartment was clean and well cared-for and has everything we needed and more for a few days and was just a short drive from the beach itself, which is much better at sunrise than sunset in August. The pool on the complex was a couple of minutes walk away from the door and parts of it were in shade for much of the day, making I more usable for anyone from more northerly climates. The only difficulty we had was finding the apartment as our flight was delayed so we arrived in the dark and there was no sign at the entrance from the road. However, we found it and also managed to locate the supermarket the following day, which was not obvious on the maps to visitors from Europe! Thoroughly recommend the apartment for anyone seeking a relaxing break.

  • jim   cassidy


    This place rocks very awesome décor,great location,super clean just great!!!!!

  • jim   cassidy

    Awesome place

    We stayed in a proximally six different houses condos bed-and-breakfast etc. and this was by far the most exciting and most Costa Rican of any of the above !!! The house just had so much Costa Rican character the views were to die for and most of all the cats are awesome !!! We are real dog people don't even really care for cats that much but Riley and Quinn we're actually part of our family vacation they followed us everywhere had so much character it was awesome !!! Would stay there again in a heartbeat thank you so much !!!!

  • Megan   Hartley

    Beautiful Property

    My husband and I and three friends had a wonderful time at this house. It's off the beaten path so you need 4 wheel drive, but once there, the view and property can't be beat. Nita was very helpful with booking activities and we had a great time white water rafting, ATVing, zip lining, horseback riding, etc. Definitely recommend it!

  • Christina   Plourd Barnhardt

    Lovely place! Can not wait to go back.

    Hacienda Encantada was the perfect place for my family. The views from the house were amazing and the landscaping was superb! The secluded location was just what we wanted, but it was Also close enough to plenty of activities and restaurants. The property is very close to El Castillo where you can find quite a few restaurants and a small grocery store. There are plenty of activities in the area too; Especially we enjoyed the Sky Limit adventure and the hike to Lilander's waterfall. We did have some issues with the losing connection Internet for a day, but it was fixed the next day. The hot water tank Also ran out of propane so we had a couple of cold showers, but it was fixed as soon as we let Them know. We must've missed the information when booking, but Quinn and Riley (cats) Were a nice surprise. It made our stay feel more like home away from home. Definitely recommend and would stay again!

  • Kathy   Kemp

    Best of 3 homes that we stayed at in Costa Rica

    What a great place to stay! Clean, updated, lots of thoughtful extras. Amanda is wonderful. The town home is a short walk to the beach, which was not crowded at all. Good restaurant choices and a mini market in the neighborhood. Easy to get to the main street in Playa del Coco too. I plan on coming back and staying longer next time!

  • Kathy   Kemp

    Wonderful place to relax

    My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Encantada Guest House. Nita did a wonderful job of providing directions and "things to do Information" prior to our arrival. The property manager, Juan, is super nice & helped us set up a private hike with a local naturalist. We also loved visiting the Butterfly Conservatory. My favorite spot was the hammock each afternoon!


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