Encantada Guest House: Private Pool, A Starter Breakfast Basket, Jacuzzi with Spectacular Views.

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Encantada Guesthouse is a separate stand-alone Two Bedroom Villa, located on the lower level of the Hacienda Encantada estate. Delightfully decorated, with an attention to detail not commonly found in Costa Rica, this lovely upscale vacation rental home features large picture windows filled with Spectacular Views, a Full Kitchen, as well as a Media / Sunroom with HDTV, and an Extensive DVD Collection. It also has A/C, a Private Pool & Sundeck, WIFI, Hot Tub, a Seasonal Firepit, and a private Rain Forest Hiking Trail that leads to a magical hidden stream below. The house is close to the most popular adventure activities and there are several restaurants and small markets located nearby in the rustic village of El Castillo.

Our Guesthouse makes a perfect romantic retreat for Couples and Newlyweds, but it is also Family Friendly. If you are traveling with young children, just let us know and we'll be happy to provide items to make their stay a little easier, like a Play & Pak crib, Highchair plus Books, Toys, Games and lots of Family Movies, too!  You'll sleep like a baby in our comfy therapeutic pillowtop queen beds, soothed by the soft thunder of rushing rivers and the ever so gentle night song of Crickets, Red Eyed Tree Frogs and Wiley Geckos.

The house can be booked with either of two flexible options: As a romantic One-Bedroom Villa: Just for Two, at a special  reduced nightly rate, or  as a Two-Bedroom Villa, accommodating up to five people plus an infant.  Both options include private use of the entire home, with Living Room, Bathroom, Full Kitchen, Dining Room, Private Pool & Spa, BBQ, Outdoor Patios and many other property related  amenities.
Although the Guesthouse is Self Catering, we provide a special Starter Breakfast Basket, that includes breakfast basics like: Pancake Mix, Eggs, Costa Rican Coffee, Juice, Fruit and Bread.  Enough to get you by for a day or two. The kitchen comes stocked with a variety of money saving kitchen essentials, such as: Cooking spices, basic condiments and more. Just imagine sipping your morning coffee, while gazing out at the lake or sitting in a front porch rocker, listening to a chorus of tropical birds and howler monkeys call to greet the dawn from the rain forest jungle below. In short...There is no better way to start your fantastic adventure filled day.

Encantada, is also the perfect place to relax after a busy day of vacation play. Come home to peace, privacy and tranquility. Soak in a steamy hot tub, set at just the perfect temperature for you, curl up in a cozy hammock for a good read, or just get cozy by the seasonal firepit. There’s plenty of covered outdoor seating too, with two patios and a cute covered garden terrace with dining area and gas BBQ grill.

Our Mission is Simple: We want your stay at Encantada to be part of your Best Vacation Ever!  Have Questions or need Recommendations…Just Ask!  We greet each of our Guests at Encantada personally and we work very hard to maintain our reputation for excellent reviews by providing superior amenities and guest services. And we will be glad to help you book tours and amazing adventures like: Ziplines, River Rafting, Hiking, Hanging Bridges, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs and more, at the best possible prices!

Things to Note:
1. The house can sleep up to 5 persons, and one infant under two.
2. A 4x4 SUV is Strongly Recommended for the Monteverde and Arenal Areas, due to Rough Road Conditions. (Including our own little cow path to Paradise). We can suggest a Great Car Rental Agency too!
3. Please enjoy our playing with our pets outside of the house.
4. This is a NON-SMOKING Home., designated smoking area are available.

Guest Access
This is not a shared space. Our guests will enjoy private use of the entire guesthouse and its related property amenities, with either the one or two-bedroom rental option.There is a keyed entry. Our recommendations and driving Instructions will be sent upon Confirmed Booking and Lake Arenal is an easy 3.5-hour Drive from either San Jose or Liberia International Airports.

Other Things to Note
1. We have two very sweet furry ambassadors on the property. Our rescue dogs Beau & Angel, love to interact with guests. We ask that you do not bring them into the house.
2. This is a NON-Smoking Home. However, you may still enjoy smoking in either the BBQ area or the covered upper terrace.
3. It's a Jungle out there! So, it is important to clean up any crumbs or spills immediately or bugs & ants may drop by for a moveable feast.
4. We advise that you wear some Bug Spray if you are out hiking or sitting outside at Dusk or Dawn. There are wild animals in the Jungle; please do not try to interact with them. It is strongly advised that parents always supervise their children.
5. All guests swim at their own risk. This is a private home and there is no lifeguard on duty.

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Dates Nightly
Holiday Rate 2024
Dec 01 2024 - Jan 05 2025
Standard Rate 2024
Jan 06 2024 - Nov 30 2024
Holiday Rate 2023
Dec 01 2023 - Jan 05 2024
Standard Rate 2025
Jan 06 2025 - Nov 30 2025
Holiday Rate 2025
Dec 01 2025 - Jan 05 2026
Standard Rate 2023
Sep 30 2023 - Nov 30 2023

2 Bedrooms Villa - Sleeps 5

Dates Nightly
Holiday 2023
Dec 01 2023 - Jan 05 2024
Standard Rate 2024
Jan 06 2024 - Nov 30 2024
Standard Rate 2023
Sep 01 2023 - Nov 30 2023
Holiday Rate 2024
Dec 01 2024 - Jan 05 2025
Standard Rate 2025
Jan 06 2025 - Nov 30 2025
Holiday 2025
Dec 01 2025 - Jan 05 2026

Guest House Availability Calendar

Amenities Include:

  • Swimming Pool with Sun Deck, Seasonal Fire Pit & Hot Tub
  • Free Internet / WIFI
  • Free Parking
  • Fully Screened Doors & Windows
  • On Demand Hot Water
  • TV & Classic DVD Library
  • Book Exchange & Board Games
  • Double Hammock & Covered Outdoor Seating
  • Air Conditioning, Cool Mountain Breezes, Ceiling Fans
  • Jalousie Windows for Fresh Air Ventilation
  • Therapeutic Pillow Top / Memory Foam Beds
  • Quality Linens & Hand Made Artisan Furniture
  • In Rooms Safe & Home Security System
  • Lush Tropical Gardens & Protected Rain Forest Habitat
  • Private Rain Forest Hiking Trail
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen with Condiments, Spices and Lots of Extras!
  • Free Activity Booking & Personal Concierge Service
  • On Site English / Spanish Speaking Owner/Manager
  • Stunning Views and Panoramic Vistas
  • Pure, Fresh, 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



  • Volcano & Lake Views
  • Pool and Sun Deck
  • Hot Tub Spa
  • Hammock
  • Gas BBQ
  • Air Conditioning
  • WiFi
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Hot Water
  • HDTV
  • Classic DVD Collection
  • Free Parking
  • Private Rain Forest Trail
  • Personal Concierge


  • Restaurants
  • Small Markets
  • Hiking
  • Adventure Activities
  • Hot Springs
  • Lake Access
  • Bike Rental

Special Splurges:

  • Massage Services
  • Personal Chef
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Car Rental
  • Personal Tour Guide
  • Fishing
  • Lake Tour
  • Laundry Service