Reviews

Howler Monkey

Beautiful Surroundings, Rain Forest Experience
“The highlight for us was watching a group of howler monkeys moving through the forest”

5/5 Rick H. -June 2018

We have been renting the Lake View Villa to families and groups for over 10 years. Read through some of our great reviews of satisfied guests.
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This house is great if you want to get away from the crowds and experience the rain forest. There are so many charming places to eat and the owners are more than happy to make personal recommendations(take them). The house is very well kept and the scenery is amazing. There is a killer view from the top deck and there are all sorts of colorful birds to watch. We are going back.
– Ken – Orlando, Fl – June ’09

Our stay at the Arenal Lakeview Villa was a great vacation getaway for us that allowed time to relax and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty of Costa Rica. The tropical birds, howler monkeys and rainforest inspired great memories of our brief stay there. The home is comfortable, well furnished and offers a sense of solitude being on a private parcel of land. There are various nearby points of interest which include Lake Arenal, hiking, fishing, the town of Fortuna with an active volcano and several great local restaurants. We look forward to a return visit in the future.
– James & Beth Johnson – Orlando, Fl – 1.15-1.22 ’12

This is a great place to relax and enjoy nature’s wildlife with its variety of exotic birds and animals. We found the best times to be late afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30. We were able to sight several Keel-billed Toucans in addition to four Aricari (smaller toucans). The tree to the right of the house is a favorite place for a variety of small parrots. The howler monkeys can be heard early mornings and evenings as they move through the trees.
– Fred & Carla – Netherlands – 2.3-3.11 ’12

We are sad to be ending our week long Valentine’s Vacation as we hope to return soon. Our stay has been a much needed haven and retreat from our busy lives at home in the states. We were also able to make an overnight trip to nearby Fortuna to see the volcano and enjoy the natural hot springs. Just driving through Costa Rica offers many Kodak moments for photos. If you enjoy natural beauty and wildlife, this area is a great place to visit, the hard part is leaving.
– Greg & Ann Baxter – San Diego, CA – 03.1-3.10 ’12

The lake view cottage is an amazing location situated in a tropical mountain setting of Costa Rica. We were so taken by the lush and varied plants and animal wildlife. The home has a warm and relaxing feel which gave us time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We especially remember the sunsets and ever changing views of the lake.
– Mike & Deb Harmon – Tampa, FL – 03.19-3.25 ’12

Costa Rica was our destination for our honeymoon vacation and created memories for a lifetime. We were able to go kayaking on the lake, in addition to windsurfing and fishing. Our trip to Tabacon & Baldi hot springs at nearby Fortuna was a great and relaxing experience. For the more adventurous there are zip lines and canopy tours available which offer great photo opportunities & memories.
– William & Clare Gregory – Atlanta, GA – 4.5-4.12 ’12

Our vacation here in the Lake Arenal area captured our hearts with memories of a great experience. We were also able to make an overnight side trip to the nearby beach areas in Guanecasta and Playa Dominical. The home offers a setting of beauty and privacy with trails to a spring fed creek and the lake. The beautiful sunsets and quiet evenings give a sense of peace and relaxation. There is a tremendous variety of tropical birds including the tiny hummingbirds which can be seen around and near the home. An added pleasure was the hospitality of the Costa Rican people as they as they share their culture with visitors.
 – Kevin & Monique Clark – Boston, Ma – 10.7-10.15 ’12