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Encantada Guest House: A Unique Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike

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Encantada Guest House:
Family Villa for 5. It's Simply Pura Vida!
1 of 55Encantada Guest House: Family Villa for 5. It's Simply Pura Vida!
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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After a complete Home Make-Over in 2020 Encantada Guest House is now better than ever. As our guest, you will enjoy a tranquil, well equipped home that is quite unique in this area because it is perched high on the edge of the Rain Forest, overlooking the treetops of the jungle canopy. Birds, Monkeys, Toucans & Wildlife are often visible and abundant. This lovely, secluded, mountain gem offers: A/C, A Full Kitchen, Hot Tub Terrace with stunning views of Lake Arenal and the Majestic Arenal Volcano, Private Pool with Sundeck, Gas BBQ Grill, Outdoor Seating and Dining areas, Lush tropical gardens & Fabulously large windows that are filled to the brim with panoramic picture perfect vistas. The home is also close to all the Most Popular Adventure activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hot Sprin...After a complete Home Make-Over in 2020 Encantada Guest House is now better than ever. As our guest, you will enjoy a tranquil, well equipped home that is quite unique in this area because it is perched high on the edge of the Rain Forest, overlooking the treetops of the jungle canopy. Birds, Monkeys, Toucans & Wildlife are often visible and abundant. This lovely, secluded, mountain gem offers: A/C, A Full Kitchen, Hot Tub Terrace with stunning views of Lake Arenal and the Majestic Arenal Volcano, Private Pool with Sundeck, Gas BBQ Grill, Outdoor Seating and Dining areas, Lush tropical gardens & Fabulously large windows that are filled to the brim with panoramic picture perfect vistas. The home is also close to all the Most Popular Adventure activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs, Ziplines and More! Hacienda Encantada, is a private hillside estate and Future upscale B&B. Our delightful 2 bedroom guest house sleeps up to 5 people and is Spacious, Comfortable,Tastefully Decorated, Family Friendly and also within Walking Distance of the colorful rural Village of El Castillo, which has many tantalizing restaurants, small markets and adventure activities. A Small Crib and High Chair are available on request and there are many extras included, such as Condiments and Spices, Coffee,Tea, Sugar, Flour and Cooking Oil, and a Special Welcome Breakfast Basket. Have a special occasion...Just let us know! Nita and Marty, are your on-site Owner / Hosts and they have earned a Great Reputation for their Exceptional Service and Attention to Detail. They are strong believers in the old adage: 'You never get a second chance to make a first impression.' We don't use impersonal lock boxes or key less entries. So when you arrive at Encantada Guest House, you will be greeted personally and handed the keys to your vacation kingdom. Free Concierge Services and Free Trip Counseling are also available to help you make your best travel planning decisions. Making Spot on Recommendations, and Booking Tours or Adventure Activities are our specialty! We can even assist with your Car Rental needs. Encantada is consistently rated as Excellent on all of the major booking sites and our open calendar dates do tend to fill in quickly, so if you are reading this...Why wait? We invite you to come, explore, relax and be our guest. Book your stay at this Certificate of Excellence Winner today. Need a bit More Info? Read On! Established in 2011, this exceptional Multiple Award Winning Property, has been featured in Mother Earth News Magazine and is Consistently Rated as Excellent on Various Travel and Vacation Rental Sites, across the Web and Bookmundi just rated us as one of the Top Hotels in the Arenal Area! Our Mission is Simple: We want to Help You Make This Trip..Your Best Vacation Ever! Have Questions? Need Recommendations.. Just Ask! We take our guests needs seriously and we work very hard maintain our reputation for Excellent reviews. Amenities Include: Close to Restaurants and Adventure Activities Free Internet / WiFi Free Parking Fully Screened Doors & Windows On Demand Hot Water TV & Classic DVD Library, Book Exchange & Board Games Hammocks & Covered Outdoor Seating Cool Mountain Breezes, Ceiling Fans, (AC is rarely if ever needed here) Fresh Air Ventilation Hot Tub Spa or Cold Plunge Pool Comfy Beds & Quality Linens Hand Made Artisan Furniture In Rooms Safes & Home Security System Lush Tropical Gardens, Protected Rain Forest Habitat Private Hiking Trail to a Hidden Creek Fully Equipped Kitchen, Extras & Welcome Drink! Free Activity Booking & Personal Concierge Service On Site English / Spanish Speaking Owner/Manager Stunning Views and Panoramic Vistas A/C Pure, Spring Fed Water Abundant Wildlife: Lots of Birds, Monkeys, Toucans, Butterflies Privacy, Tranquility & Yoga Mats on Request Outdoor Dining with a Small Gas BBQ Grill. Crib & High Chair available Things to Note: A 4x4 SUV is Strongly Recommended for the Arenal, Monteverde Areas. Non Smoking Home..Smoking in Designated areas only! More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
SMOKING IS ALLOWED IN DESIGNATED OUTDOOR AREAS ONLY. SMOKING IN OR NEAR THE HOUSE WILL MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT NON-REFUNDABLE! Any damage to the Hot tub/Spa will incur a $200 penalty. No Children Under 5 Allowed in Spa We have 1 Very Sweet Jungle Kitties and a Rescue Mutt named Dobby, who live outside on the property, Please treat them with respect and feel free to enjoy and cuddle them Outside of the house. We Strongly Suggest renting a 4x4 SUV for staying in the Arenal & Monteverde areas.
Bathrooms
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About the Owner
Nita K
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2011
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

We had a truly wonderful time staying at Nita's place. Nita and Marty were out of town when we first arrived, but sent us detailed driving directions, tips on local activities, and general info on what to expect from the space and the rainforest. We...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Encantadaguesthouse, VR Owner at Encantada Guest House: A Unique Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018

Thanks so much..I am happy that you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed September 19, 2018

Our family of five stayed very comfortably here for 3 nights. The road to the house is definitely an adventure and you absolutely need a 4x4. I think it was a great location, not far from La Fortuna and the attractions yet in the cute...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank 5Grisales
Encantadaguesthouse, VR Owner at Encantada Guest House: A Unique Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We enjoyed hosting your family ver much.

Reviewed September 19, 2018

Nita and Marty, the owners of Encantada Guest House, were amazing hosts. We felt right at home the minute we arrived. The house is very cozy, clean and well stocked with all the equipment you need to be self-sufficient. The home is very well situated...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank precioussyl
Encantadaguesthouse, VR Owner at Encantada Guest House: A Unique Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We enjoyed hosting your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 23, 2018

Roads are an adventure. Be sure to have 4x4. Jungle experience. Beautiful views. Great house dog, Dobie, and cat. Nita is wonderful.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Selectivetraveler22
Encantadaguesthouse, VR Owner at Encantada Guest House: A Unique Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Thank you for the kind words.We were so glad we got to meet you and hope you will return soon.

Reviewed April 18, 2017

We loved our 3-night stay in this colorful and charming Costa Rican house in El Castillo! Our family of four enjoyed lounging in the hammock on the porch outside while listening and watching howler monkeys in the foreground of beautiful Arenal Volcano. Nita and her...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Kim H
PuravidaElCastillo, VR Owner at Encantada Guest House: A Unique Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2017

So awesome that you enjoyed your stay! Come back soon. We'll leave the lights on for ya!

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Reviewed April 14, 2017

Excellent accommodations with a lovely garden and beautiful views. The owner was so very helpful with our stay and guiding us to different activities in the area. We had a wonderful time at this rental and will be return

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank donnafrgsn
PuravidaElCastillo, VR Owner at Encantada Guest House: A Unique Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2017

Thanks Donna I hope you get to come back next year!

Reviewed September 20, 2016

We LOVED this relaxing little cottage, and only wished that we had planned more than a 3 night stay! Although the drive to the cottage was adventurous, it was certainly not in any way dangerous or difficult. The views were impressive, and we were so...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Laree14
PuravidaElCastillo, VR Owner at Encantada Guest House: A Unique Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Thanks so much for your very kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back to visit soon..Maybe when we finish the new B&B? Pura Vida!

Reviewed July 30, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay at Hacienda Encantada with our family of 6 (children 11, 13, 13 and 17). Birding was absolutely fabulous from the garden and nearby, and also in the town of El Castillo. We saw 46 birds we had not seen...More

Date of stay: July 2015
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PuravidaElCastillo, VR Owner at Encantada Guest House: A Unique Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2015

Thanks so much for your kind words. I have no Idea why the trip from SJO to the house took so long.. we always do it in less than 4 hours even with a potty stop in San Ramon. Our rural road often suffers at...More

Reviewed February 16, 2015

Hacienda Encantada is beautiful! We were the only people staying in the house at the time, which was good since we arrived so late (driving at night in Costa Rica can be really tricky). The house was beautiful, the caretaker Michael was very sweet, the...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank lagatarubia
PuravidaElCastillo, VR Owner at Encantada Guest House: A Unique Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2016

Thank you for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed your stay!

Deen
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

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Date of stay: April 2014
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Porch
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Safe
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Costa Rica's Northern Zone is an emerald green oasis of mountains and incredible beauty. This is where you will find Lake Arenal, a 25 kilometer long man-made lake, that is hard to beat, for sheer beauty and pristine water sports as it majestically mirrors the simmering Arenal Volcano. Arenal, offers all the best that Costa Rica has to give, from Adventure Activities to Hot Springs and abundant Wildlife. The nearby village of El Castillo, has a variety of Activities, Restaurants and small markets.
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Renting a 4x4 SUV is Necessary In this Area for the best experience. I can personally recommend a Great Car Rental Agency Private Driver or Shuttle Services can also be arranged.
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