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Encantada Guest House: An Unparalleled Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike

27 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
After a complete Home Make-Over in 2018, Encantada Guest House now promises you an unparalleled Jungle Experience! This Hidden Mountain Gem has it all: Full Kitchen, Hot Tub, BBQ, Outdoor seating and Dining areas, Lush Tropical Gardens & Fabulous Views of Lake Arenal and the Majestic Arenal Volcano. Birds, Monkeys, Toucans & Wildlife are visable and abundant. Uniquely located on a tranquil, private hillside estate the 2 bedroom Villa is, Spacious, Comfortable, Tastefully Decorated, Family Friendly and also within Walking Distance of the colorful village of El Castillo, which has many tantalizing restaurants, small markets and adventure activities. Nita and Marty, are your on-site Owner / Hosts and they have earned a Great Reputation for their Personal Service and Attention to Detai...After a complete Home Make-Over in 2018, Encantada Guest House now promises you an unparalleled Jungle Experience! This Hidden Mountain Gem has it all: Full Kitchen, Hot Tub, BBQ, Outdoor seating and Dining areas, Lush Tropical Gardens & Fabulous Views of Lake Arenal and the Majestic Arenal Volcano. Birds, Monkeys, Toucans & Wildlife are visable and abundant. Uniquely located on a tranquil, private hillside estate the 2 bedroom Villa is, Spacious, Comfortable, Tastefully Decorated, Family Friendly and also within Walking Distance of the colorful village of El Castillo, which has many tantalizing restaurants, small markets and adventure activities. Nita and Marty, are your on-site Owner / Hosts and they have earned a Great Reputation for their Personal 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. Booking Tours and Adventure Activities is our specialty! Encantada is consistently rated as Excellent on all of the major booking sites and our open calendar dates tend to fill in quickly, so if you are reading this...Book Your stay today at this 2018 Certificate of Excellence Winner! Need a bit More Info? Read On! Established in 2011, this Exceptional 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 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
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Alarm Clock
Water Views
Blender
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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1 - 5 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 20 September 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: An Unparalleled Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 20 September 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: An Unparalleled Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 23 July 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: An Unparalleled Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

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

Reviewed 19 April 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: An Unparalleled Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

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

Reviewed 15 April 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: An Unparalleled Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

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

About the Owner
Nita K
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2011
Interaction with guests
I usually greet my guests personally with a smile and keys in hand! I am always available to help with any issues that might arise or to help you book exciting tours & activities.
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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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