Propriété, 4 chambres, 3 bains, 12 personnes
Gérant immobilier / professionnel
- anglais, espagnol
Salle(s) de bain
Smoking outside only!
Animaux non bienvenus
Adaptée aux enfants
CANCELLATION POLICY:**(In cases where payment in made by credit card, a 5% credit card surcharge of the amount paid is deducted from any Cancellation
Les réservations annulées au moins 60 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100 %. Les réservations annulées au moins 30 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 50 %.
We had an amazing 4 days at Glenn's property. The grounds are meticulously cared for. We loved the waterslide and the peacocks the most! It is a beautiful place. Lots of stairs in the house so you need the be careful if you have small kids, and bring bug spray as there are lots of noseeums when we were there. Overall a fantastic time and Glenn is so helpful with restaurants, activities, etc! We cant wait to go back.
Thanks Julia and Tom for sharing your sentiments regarding your stay at Villa Encantada. As you mentioned .. 4 days goes by fast when your having such a Great Time, and I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the villa, grounds and on site activities at Villa Encantada. Normally we don't have an insect issue, but on occasion with the change of seasons , we do have a few days with noseeums... but it's really kind of rare to see that occur.
We look forward to hosting your family again amigos and thanks for your visit.
Villa Encantada is amazing!! The house was well laid out, spacious and clean. The landscaping was stunning! We couldn’t get over all the beautiful flowers, trees and plants and how well maintained everything is! The hiking trails are well kept up and easy to follow. Our three boys, ages 16, 14, and 8 had so much fun on the water slide and pool. They must have gone down the slide a million times! Glenn was super helpful booking excursions and recommending restaurants in the area. We had such a wonderful time at Villa Encantada and made memories to last a lifetime!!
Thanks so much for your detailed 5 Star Guest Review. It was a pleasure hosting your family and that you all enjoyed your time at Villa Encantada is my reward ~~ Thank You!.
Aside from a few off site tour excursions that I arranged for you, I love it when guests spend LOTS of time at the villa and enjoy all that we've worked so hard to create. There's so much to do right on our property ~~ that you can relax, enjoy and make memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your very special Costa Rican experience. We look forward to you next visit amiga and we'll keep the light on for you!
Your Host and Friend,
Villa Encantada was an amazing location for our family vacation. There were 8 of us and there was ample room for everyone. The house itself was beautiful and a vacation in itself. Our kids could not get enough of the waterslide into the pool and fishing in the pond (hot dogs made great bait!). Kayaking in the lake was beautiful and daily hikes in the jungle and swimming under the waterfall were a must. We woke up each morning to howler monkeys and beautiful birds while we enjoyed our coffee on one of the three decks overlooking the property.
The staff was absolutely remarkable. They were incredibly kind and went out of their way to make sure that we were comfortable and had everything that we needed to have a great time. Glenn was so helpful in setting up activities for us before we arrived and met us at the property to give us a tour and get us settled. He checked back in with us and made sure that everything exceeded our expectations during our stay.
The area around Arenal offered great food options and we enjoyed some amazing tours in the area. Rappelling down waterfalls was our favorite (Go do it now!) along with zip lining next to the volcano and the warm water at Kalambu waterpark. Everything was easily accessible and a short drive from the property.
I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking to enjoy the rain forest and the beauty of Costa Rica! Thank you so much Glenn! Pura Vida!
A sentence or paragraph simply cannot begin to describe what a stunning and beautiful property Villa Encantada is. We traveled with five of our kids (ages 2 to 15) to spend a week at the property and were blown away by the beauty, amenities and Glenn's kindness. As a manager of high end vacation rental properties in the Nashville, TN area; I have very high expectations / standards and Villa Encantada and Glenn blew those both away. Glenn went above and beyond to make sure that we were taken care of, even going to pick us up homemade soup, medicine and Gatorade when our a few of our kids came down with a stomach bug (that started with our two year old on the plane ride over - only downside of the trip). We also had Glenn's wife prepare a meal for us one evening that was delicious and highly recommended. The waterslide was a hit with both the kids and adults and we all spent countless hours every day going up and down. We enjoyed hitting a few golf balls and the short five to ten minute hike / walk to the lake. The property is so great that really we felt no need to go anywhere and really only ventured out on two of the seven days we stayed. Moya's Pizza quickly became our favorite restaurant to eat at - great food and drinks and only 5 to 10 minutes away!
If you are reading this review and have not yet booked your stay - DO IT NOW! You will not regret it! We have already recommended this property to our friends and family and can't wait to return!
WOW.... Thank You Sarah for such an AWESOME and Detailed 5 Star Guest Review. I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to help make your family's special vacation to Costa Rica and Villa Encantada a hassle free and long lasting memorable experience for you and yours. As a property manager yourself, you know that the kind of Guest Review that you shared with me and our prospective guests is worth more than anything that I might say about my life's work of 20+ years at Villa Encantada. Reviews such as your give me a renewed sense of my mission to make a difference in the most positive way that I can to ensure that our guests will remember their stay with us for a lifetime. ... and that they find their way back time and again. Thank You for your confidence Sarah ~~ we look forward to seeing your family's smiling faces again and know that "we'll keep the light on for you".
Your Host and Friend,
Beautiful house, property and breathtaking views
This is a beautiful home. The grounds were immaculate. There is a gardener that lives on site that maintains the grounds. The maid came in the middle of our 5 day stay, cleaned and provided fresh towels/linens which was a nice feature. There are trails on the property that are beautifully maintained and a joy to discover. There is a water slide and a small spring fed pool which is quite refreshing. There is also a nice pond and kayaks that can be used. You can also hike down to the lake, but we never made the hike down there. There are 2 Peacocks on the property that are let out daily. They are not afraid of people and the male will show off for you in the driveway in front of the garage. Don’t park your car there, if you want to see his fan. Glenn, the owner is a very friendly and helpful person. He provided us with much information and directions prior to our trip. He will bend over backwards to help you in any way he can. He also gave us some wonderful recommendations for restaurants in the area that we probably never would have gone to. They were all top notch! The house is about 10 minutes away from Nuevo Arenal where you can find restaurants, gas and groceries. If you want to go to the La Fortuna area to see the Volcano, waterfall, hot Springs, etc. - it is about an hour and 15 minutes away. So, it is quite a distance to the main attractions of the area. There are fans in the house, but no air conditioning. There are screen doors in the bedrooms downstairs that allow some air in, but not on the main level (kitchen and living room area). It was quite hot and humid when we were there and there were bugs outside, so we were not able to open the doors to cool off the main living area. Screen doors on the main living area and loft would be a definite plus to this beautiful home. Internet is not very strong, but that was disclosed prior to our stay and is expected due to its location in the mountains. Our only issue: The property is described as being secluded, other than the gardener. We were not aware there was another rental on the property that had access to the road and trails around our house. Some work was also being done during our stay, so workers/owner were on-site daily. The first morning, we were awakened by a gravel truck and workers at 6 AM outside our bedroom window. This would not deter me from staying here again and the home is still a 5 star rating. Just nice to know what to expect. Thanks Glenn!
Muchas Gracias Diane for your detailed 5 Star Guest Review. I very much appreciate your taking the time to expound on your stay and Great Experience at Villa Encantada. It's always helpful to receive guest feedback on how I can make Villa Encantada an even more rewarding experience and your suggestions are appreciated. Thank you for your visit and we look forward to hosting your family again.
Beautiful Property nestled away in the rainforest, surrounded by sounds of nature. Woke up to the sounds of beautiful birds and howler monkeys (although we never saw one). Amazing place to hike, swim (with an super fun slide). House has verything you could possibly need, plus some! Glen is a great host; very kind and attentive. Would definitely return.
Tank you Lori-Beth for taking the time to rate Villa Encantada with a Great 5 Star Guest Review. I very much appreciate your visit and the opportunity of hosting your family at Villa Encantada. Your family is ALWAYS welcome at our home and I do hope you'll find the time to return to "your home away from home".
Muchas Gracias Amiga!
De nombreux sentiers de randonnée sur la propriété ~ ~ Voir les singes, les iguanes, les cerfs et les oiseaux ~ ~ 3. A 5 heures de l'aéroport international de San Jose ... à 90 minutes de l'aéroport international de Liberia. Vaste parking pour 6-8 véhicules Pêche / Lac Tours disponibles (en sus) Cuisine disponible sur demande (en sus) Arrangement de garde responsable (en sus) Massothérapie professionnelle à votre service (en sus)
Si vous pouvez vous éloigner de l'environnement confortable et serein de la Villa Encantada, des excursions d'une journée et de nombreuses activités de plein air et d'aventure sont disponibles dans les environs immédiats.
Dans la région immédiate voici quelques-unes de vos options:
Visitez le volcan Arenal et l'un des nombreux bains minéraux Hot Springs.
Visitez les Fortuna Cascades Rio à la base du volcan Arenal.
randonnées jungle pour découvrir piscines vierges alimentés par une chute spectaculaire de plus de 300 pieds.
Canopy Tour à Lake Coter où des cordes de suspension vous hisser au-dessus de la cime des arbres pour une vue rapprochée de la canopée de la forêt tropicale.
Venado Caverns pour une aventure passionnante visualisation stalagmites, stalactites et spéléologie.
Jungle randonnées à travers la forêt tropicale est une éco-aventure que la plupart des gens ne sera jamais avoir la chance de faire l'expérience.
Miles et des miles de sentiers bien entretenus sont à votre entière disposition.
L'observation des oiseaux (ce climat de zone tempérée offre jusqu'à 300 espèces différentes d'oiseaux de toucan à carène, tangaras, les perroquets, les colibris à honeycreepers pattes rouges et un virtuel
pot-pourri d'amis à plumes colorées).
Planche à voile (lac Arenal est reconnue mondialement, attirer windsurfers graves de tous les coins du globe). Location de matériel est disponible.
Équitation tournée à travers la forêt tropicale et jusqu'au lac Cote, un cratère volcanique éteint, où un jour clair, vous pouvez voir tout le chemin au Nicaragua.
Visite du lac Arenal en voilier catamaran ou une péniche de partie. excursions de pêche sont également disponibles. Poisson pour la basse arc en ciel et tilapia avec un guide qui sait généralement où les poissons sont.
Lac Arenal visites ski nautique sont disponibles, ainsi que la location de bateaux.
VTT sur certains des meilleurs sentiers au Costa Rica par
les zones naturelles protégées. Location de vélos disponibles.
Visite des villages du lac Arenal Arenal, Tilaran, Tronadora, Canas,
et Fortuna à l'expérience des gens sympathiques du Costa Rica. Personalized espagnol programme d'étude de la langue. (Instructeur vient droit à Villa Encantada pour des cours d'espagnol).
USA masseuse certifiée disponible sur demande (tarifs raisonnables).
Parce que le lac Arenal et Villa Encantada sont situés dans la province de Guanacaste, il y a une multitude d'activités qui ne sont que quelques heures en voiture. Birders et naturalistes sont particulièrement intéressés par la plupart des sites suivants ou parcs nationaux. Un guide personnel est disponible pour un prix raisonnable.
Corobici River et cascades guidées float trip - une excellente excursion d'une journée dans un habitat de plaine où vous verrez une abondance d'oiseaux, des crocodiles et de la faune animale.
Palo Verde National Park et la région de Rio Tempisque - où un grand nombre d'oiseaux côtiers résident. Vous verrez 15 habitats séparés avec plus de 150 espèces d'arbres et 55 espèces de plantes d'eau dans cette gigantesque lagon, ainsi les 279 espèces d'oiseaux qui ont été observés ici.
Réserve biologique Monteverde Cloud Forest avec plus de 450 espèces d'oiseaux observés - une destination de renommée mondiale où vous pouvez voir le quetzal resplendissant. Vous voulez obtenir un démarrage rapide car il y a une foule d'activités.
Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve comprend un lac et marais de plus de 800 hectares et 5 habitats distincts. Ce lac sèche pratiquement dans la saison sèche (Février à mai), mais le fleuve est navigable et il y a une abondance de la sauvagine pour voir.
Santa Rosa & Guanacaste National Park sur la côte Pacifique nord-ouest est une forêt tropicale sèche et abrite 260 espèces d'oiseaux, ainsi que les couguars, des jaguars, des crocodiles et des fourmiliers.
Rincon de la Vieja National Park (forêt de volcan et de nuages avec de nombreuses sources chaudes et des cascades). Cette réserve abrite de nombreux oiseaux de haute altitude que l'on voit à Monteverde. Ce parc est connu comme "Yellowstone Costa Rica".
Parc national de Barra Honda dispose cavernes de calcaire descendant à une profondeur de 240 mètres et une profusion de stalagmites, stalactites, colonnes et autres formations souterraines. Pas tant
la faune, mais parc très intéressant.
Plages, Plages. et plus Plages - la côte pacifique est à moins de 90 minutes. Nos coups de coeur comprennent Coco Beach, Playa Panama, Playa Hermosa, Ocotal Playa, Flamingo et Tamarindo. Les activités de plage comprennent la plongée sous-marine, la pêche sportive, golf, natation,
surf, l'équitation et le shopping pour ne nommer que quelques-uns.