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Luxury In The Jungle Above Beautiful Lake Arenal with FREE BREAKFAST!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Large 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, private pool Home Sleeps 9-10.

In the grounds of Nepenthe B&B, This large home that belong to the owners of the B&B has 3 bedrooms, one on the main floor with a queen bed, another on the second floor with a king bed and bunk bed, and a third on the second floor with a queen bed and twin bed. The downstairs bathroom has a shower and the one upstairs has a shower and tub.

The gourmet kitchen has granite counters, a breakfast bar and all stainless steel appliances. In the huge living area are a dining table seating 10, a wet bar, and a large-screen TV with cable service.

Also, breakfast is complementary every days for the house guests at Nepenthe B&B.

Surrounding the house on three sides is a large veranda, perfect for viewing the tropical gardens, orange grove, and the infinity-edge pool. It is also a relaxing place to view the jungle, visiting monkeys, many types of birds as well as Lake Arenal and surrounding areas.

More Details

Property Manager
José López
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

About José López

NANCY AND I TRAVELED TO COSTA RICA AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT TO EACH OTHER IN 2002. ON AN ATV TOUR OF THE AREA, WE FOUND THE PROPERTY, A HORSE PASTURE, THAT IS NOW NEPENTHE RESORT. THE ADJACENT PROPERTY BECAME AVAILABLE AND IN 2012 AND OROPENDULA WAS BORN. AFTER EXTENSIVE REMOLDING, IT BECAME OUR HOME. SINCE WE RETURN TO OUR HOME IN CALIFORNIA SIX MONTHS A YEAR, WE LET OUR GUEST ENJOY OUR BEAUTIFUL HOME..

José López purchased this house in 2013

Why José López chose San Carlos

THE LOCATION OF CASA DE OROPENDULA IS VERY UNIQUE AS IT HAS A VIEW OF LAKE ARENAL, ARENAL VOLCANO AND SURONDED BY THE COSTA RICA RAIN FOREST AND THE NATIONAL PARK. LOTS OF JUNGLE LIFE, MANY DIFFERENT BIRDS, ANIMALS, FLOWERS, AND GREEN TREES. AFTER ALL, WE LIVE IN THE JUNGLE.

What makes this house unique

CASA DE OROPENDULA IS WALKING DISTANCE TO EL CASTILLO WITH THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN, SNAKE ZOO, HORSE TOURS, AND ART GALLERY WITHIN 20 MINUTES WE HAVE THE FAMOUS HOT SPRINGS, SKY ZIP LINE AND RIVER RAFTING, LAKE BOATING, MISTICO HANGING BRIDGES. WE OFFER OUR RESTURANTE PHOENIX RESTURANTE AT NEPENTHE, THE BLUE LAGOON SPA AT NEPENTHE FOR YOGA AND MASSAGES, A SPRING FED SWIMMING POOL, RECREATION ROOM WITH PING PONG AND SHOFOL BOARD, MANY SWING CHAIRS AND HAMMOCKS

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in San Carlos, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , downstairs
  • Downstairs bathroom is adjacent to bedroom and has a shower. Upstairs bathroom has a shower and a bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and is located off of living area. One upstairs bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed. Second upstairs bedroom has a king and a bunk bed. A full sized futon in the upstairs living area can sleep two.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Guests may prepare their own breakfast or eat breakfast at the adjacent Nepenthe B & B (7:30-8:30 am) with prior reservation. Guests are welcome to use the Blue Lagoon Spa and reserve a massage or facial if desired. See manager for prices. Opropendola guests are welcome at The Phoenix Restaurante at Nepenthe and receive a 10% discount. (Reservations required)

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Luxury In The Jungle Above Beautiful Lake Arenal with FREE BREAKFAST!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
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4

Wow, the view is beautiful

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay, the view was spectacular, the property was beautiful, the owners were very helpful and fun to visit with. The food was wonderful and the staff was great. We would recommend this property and would love to visit again. I would give this property a 4 1/2 star review.

  • Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dripping Springs, TX
5

The Perfect Paradise! We will be back to visit!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and two friends just came back from Costa Rica, and I have to say that finding this amazing piece of paradise was one of the best things we ever did. We rented a 4-wheel-drive to get us there, and that was an adventure in itself! The pictures of the Oropendola House are gorgeous, but there is so much more beauty all around as well as in the small town of El Castillo. We had six people in the house, but could have easily had more. Very spacious and it has everything you need! If not, Agustin will get it for you!

After finding Nepenthe, and being welcomed by Augustin, we unpacked and went down to the Phoenix Restaurant, located on the property. WOW! Food, drinks and service was so amazing we went back several times over our 4 day stay. Thank you Juan and ladies cooking the food!

We ate breakfast everyday down at the Nepenthe Bed and Breakfast, and it was delicious every time! Odili, who cooked our breakfast, also came to the house our last night and made us a true, Costa Rican feast! Thank you Odili!!! It was Awesome!

Thanks to the onsite manager, Augustin, we got to hike La Fortuna Waterfall, visit the hot springs, go on an ATV tour and zip line.... all the activities were within 20 minutes. There are several animal conservatories close by. We saw over 30 monkeys climbing trees next to the Butterfly Conservatory. Thank you Augustin for setting everything up for us!!!

Gordan and Nancy, the owners, were staying at the B&B, so we got to meet them and hear about their amazing journey (the have also written it down for visitors). It was so nice to meet you both, and we will definitely be back to visit Nepenthe!

You truly have built a piece of heaven! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!

Mike, Cari, Courtney and David Coble

Will and Darci

  • Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle WA
4

Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Overall excellent location and place to stay. Agustine and the staff were super responsive and attentive. Despite the location being a little rough around the edges, i.e. no AC, rough roads, and minor problems with electricity and water (note: these are regional problems not exclusive to just this rental/location) it was a great adventure and fantastic experience. Far away enough from the touristy crowds but close enough to enjoy all that Arenal has to offer. I can not thank Agustine enough for his attentiveness and focus on service. The breakfast was also fantastic every day we were there!

  • Submitted: 6-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey
5

Fantastic view, great breakfast !

  • 5 of 5

We are a party of 10 and really enjoyed our stay. The views were stunning, with plenty of room both inside and outside to sit and enjoy them. We enjoyed the breakfasts and found the staff very friendly and helpful. The private pool was a great addition. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dundee, OR
5

Absolutely the most perfect place to stay in the region!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the amazing view, the lovely house and the friendly groundskeepers. We were treated like royalty every day and treated to the tastiest breakfast too. This was our first stop in Costa Rica and had we known how wonderful it was we would have stayed longer. The breathtaking views, lovely home with plenty of amenities and refreshing pool were the things dreams were made of. Agustin shared his knowledge freely and gave us great recommendations for expeditions as well as restaurants. This beautiful property is tucked away in the heart of the region with views that bring your soul to life.

The property was clean and the directions were accurate. There is an amazing restaurant on the property with lovely owners who are eager to please and happy to share their talent and love of cooking and hospitality. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: 7-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the Property. The first night we stayed in the B & B portion and then transferred to the house the next day. Augistin and the staff were very nice and accommodating. The view from the property is spectacular! The house is comfortable and spacious, but needs a little TLC. We were disappointed that the Jacuzzi and washer/dryer didn't work. The breakfast was very good. Overall a great place to spend a week!

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Judy for your comments, they help us improve the experience of future guests at our house. We are sorry that you could not enjoy the Jacuzzi, but we found the problem and it is now working, hopefully you can come visit us again and get the chace to relax on it. Also, washing machine and dryer are not open to guests use, in the future just ask for the service and we will be more than happy to help you! Thanks again. Agustin Piedra Manager
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Location

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
San Jose International or Liberia International
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Linda Vista hotel
Nearest Ferry
93 Miles
Puntuntarenas
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Phoenix Restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Playa Hermosa, Pacific Ocean
Car: necessary

The spacious grounds and tropical garden of Oropendola are surrounded on three sides by jungle, providing the opportunity to view monkeys, many types of birds including toucans, parrots, oropendolas, hummingbirds and others.

Nearby activities include horseback riding, led by an experienced local horseman; water activities such as fishing, kayaking and pontoon boating; zip lining; thermal hot springs; hiking in the jungle and to beautiful waterfalls; and hanging bridges. A large butterfly conservatory is located nearby and offers fascinating tours and information. Also nearby is a serpentarium with many varieties of local snakes and frogs.

Tours may be arranged for river rafting and river boat excursions.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in San Carlos, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$314
C$1,569
C$4,708
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$125.55
Refundable Damage Deposit C$376.65

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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