RED SUNSET OF GUANACASTE, LODGING ABOVE THE REST.
- 6 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- sleeps 15
Description from the owner
THE RENTAL HOME WITH THE SERVICES OF A FINE HOTEL. GORGEOUS VIEWS. ON SITE CHEF SERVICES, complete transport arrangements, HUGE breakfast included in the rental rate, all tours can be arranged for you so that you spend your vacation having fun instead of trying to plan your next activity. Let us help you tailor your vacation to exactly what you want. We have been in the Lake Arenal area for nearly ten years and can advise you and your special group on the tours that you may really enjoy as well as those that perhaps are a bit overpriced for what you receive. Let us help you make the most of your vacation by offering our years of local experie...Read more
RED SUNSET OF GUANACASTE, LODGING ABOVE THE REST.
Nuevo Arenal, Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica
Additional Location Information
"The Sunset" Luxury Guesthouse has SIX beautifully appointed bedrooms, bathrooms en suite featuring Costa Rican art throughout. With a gourmet kitchen, large shared library/TV room, dining hall, office/business area and laundry . Guests enjoy a large, indoor, swimming pool with attached jacuzzi and gymnasium. Fantastic panoramic views of Lake Arenal and the frequently active Arenal Volcano. There is an experienced and dedicated staff ready to assist in everything from where to go and what to do, to gourmet meals, group events, tours and therapeutic massage. All of this with some of Costa Rica’s most glorious national park treasures in your own backyard! When you stay at "The Sunset" you are literally two minutes to one hour from almost all of Costa Rica's adventures' including breathtaking class four whitewater, rappelling down lush water fall filled rain forest canyons, canopy tours, horseback riding, windsurfing, kite boarding, ATV tours, mountain biking and natural jungle trails just to name a few. All activities can be tailored to your pace and the kind of vacation you want to have. Upon your return from a fantastic day of adventure enjoy a delicious home cooked meal or dine in one of our great nearby restaurants. Be our guest and experience the Costa Rica you've been dreaming about. "The Sunset" Guesthouse is for singles, couples, families, corporate groups and all those that know how to travel well...
Location Type Lake, Mountain, Tropical
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: November 25, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Dec 20, 2013 - Jan 02, 2014 |
Christmas New Years
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Jan 03, 2014 - Dec 19, 2014 ||$199||$1,396||$5,500|
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in | $250 per person for more than 4 guests|
|All other dates ||$199||$1,396||$5,500|
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate | 13.49% of rent
- Pet | $250
Additional notes from owner
Current rates are as follows $1396.00 plus tax per seven calender days, up to four guests.
Over four guests will be charged $250.00 plus tax per person per week
Nightly rates are 3 nights minimum, exceptions considered due to availability.
Holiday weeks Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and New Years are 1800.00 per week.
up to four guests. Over four guests will be charged $300.00 per person per week
for holiday weeks.
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Housekeeping Included
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Security System
- Private Chef
- Towels Provided
- Fitness Room
- Wireless Internet
- High Speed Internet
- Computer Available
- Steam Shower
- Indoor Pool
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Private Pool
- Lake Views
- Mountain Views
- Water Views
- Washing Machine
- Gas Stove
- Clothes Dryer
- Dish Washer
- Gas Grill
- Standard Definition TV
- Children's Toys
- Stereo System
- DVD Player
- Movie/Video Library
- Satellite TV
- Board Games
- Pet friendly - Yes
- Suitable for children - Ask
- Suitable for the elderly - Yes
- Wheelchair accessible - Yes
- 4300 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
Bob & Keia
Franklin, North Carolina
This place has it all!!
Patrick and alicia were wonderful hosts for the relaxing and breathtaking setting we so much enjoyed. We've spent years in Costa Rica however, the food Patrick prepared for dinner and the breakfast "feasts" prepared by alicia were better than any food we have ever eaten in all of Costa Rica! This visit certainly exceeded our expectations! Bob & Keia Lundberg Franklin, NC
The Red Sunset of Guanacaste is a beautiful 5 bedroom home with a spectacular view of the arenal valley.
Patrick our host was waiting for us when we arrived. He was extremely helpful in planning our tours and suggesting restaurants etc. We had him cook for us 3 of the 4 nights we stayed. He is a great cook and very reasonable. The staff where friendly and very helpful. It was a wonderful stay and I would highly recommend this accommodation. The road to the Red Sunset is a very rocky rough ride, but it is only a mile or so.
Beautiful location and facilities;
Our group of 13 stayed for four nights. The house is large and spacious and well furnished. It is located on a hilltop adjacent to lake arenal. Its about 5 minutes drive from Nuevo arenal and about an hour drive from the city of La Fortuna. Patrick, the owner, lives in another house adjacent to this property. He did a wonderful job in helping us coordinate our adventure plans during our stay.
Breakfast was provided every morning and was very good. The pool and heated jacuzzi are in a covered palapa and very convenient.
If you choose, they can provide dinner/chef services for evening meals and we did this twice and were happy with the food and service.
In short, I highly recommend this place to travellers to this area who look for privacy and don't want to stay in a hotel type setting;
The Red Sunset was the perfect base for exploring the arenal reg
Patrick and his staff greatly enhanced our experience of Costa Rica. He checked in with us daily, made suggestions for our activities then made the necessary arrangements. His van driver spoke enough English & navigated the often rough roads. The cook made a lovely large breakfast every morning and dinner the nights we requested. Meals were tailored to our personal eating needs, fresh and delicious. The housekeeper was cheerful, kept the house spotless and served as an assistant in the kitchen.
The house is spacious, comfortable and has fabulous views even when the weather is cloudy. It sits high up overlooking the lake and mountains beyond. The only downside (minor) is there isn't anywhere to walk to easily. The small town of Nuevo arenal is a ten-minute drive away. We drove as little as five minutes and as much as an hour to our various activities. The description and photos on the website are accurate.
We were so busy with all the area has to offer we only used the pool and hot tub a couple times. We enjoyed kayaking, zip lining, canyoneering, Tabacon natural hot springs where we had massages in fabulous, private outdoor huts. We floated down a river with a naturalist, walked trails in arenal National Park, took a guided walk in the rain forest and still had time for shopping in La Fortuna. We even got to spend an hour at the beach near Liberia on our way to the airport to fly home.
A favorite activity was watching the weather change. It could be cloudy one minute and clear and bright the next. Clouds flew across the sky. At night it would sometimes pour rain, the wind would howl and an hour later it would be completely clear so we could see the lights of town down below.
One night we went to The Sunset in Nuevo arenal, a casual local's restaurant/bar run by Patrick who also cooks. It is lively and has a varied menu. The food is fresh and quite good and the beer local.
The Highlight of our Trip!
After spending a week in the heat at the beach, we were all relieved to arrive at Patrick's gorgeous home in the clouds. The weather was cool at night, but still sunny and warm during the day, which was perfect for all of the great activities in the area. We were always a little torn as to whether to go out and do a fun activity or just hang out and enjoy the house and the views! As everyone has said, Patrick and his staff are amazing, and truly help you make the most of your time there. He arranged for horseback riding, a jungle walk with the Maleku, zip lining, and even a real estate tour. Another highlight was dinner at the Gingerbread restaurant nearby, which was an incredible meal. Patrick also told us about waterfalls and hot springs which were favorites as well. We had five adults and five young children in our group, and there was plenty of room in the house for everyone to have their own space when they needed it. And the meals were delicious and hearty, dinners as well as breakfasts. We all loved the hot tub too, and the fabulous collection of adult's and children's books in the library. I highly recommend the Sunset, and we look forward to coming back again!!
Definitely recommend this place. We had a great time - the house is huge, bedrooms very spacious, common areas (kitchen, dining room, living area) all nice and large for big groups. 3 bedrooms upstairs and 2 downstairs, each with their own attached bathroom. The wi-fi and computer were very nice so we could connect with family back home. We had delicious breakfasts each morning at whatever time we wanted - lots of fresh fruit, eggs, potatoes, bacon, fruit smoothies, and a variety of other items.
Patrick was great and set up some tours for us (zip lining, horseback riding) and recommended places for us to hike to and sight see.
The only drawback to this property is that it's about a 1hr drive from here to the volcano area where we did most of our activities.
I would certainly recommend this property to families and groups looking for a nice vacation home in a gorgeous setting overlooking Lake arenal.
Barbara Brace, Central New York State
Manlius, New York
Best hosting and best value ever experienced in Costa Rica
The very reasonable rate for our rooms and meals was just the start of a really superior experience during our visit to Costa Rica. The hospitality and service provided were extraordinary, the meals were all delicious and made to order, the rooms were spacious, comfortable, most with bathrooms and windows overlooking a beautiful arenal vista. When we first arrived, the owner/host welcomed all 13 of us (8 adults and 5 children ages 1 - 9!) and within 30 minutes had us settled into our beautifully decorated rooms, and then promptly announced that dinner was ready. An added bonus was that he offered excellent suggestions of places we might visit, telling us the costs, the kid-friendliness of each, how far they were, and he even made some reservations for us. Interesting books about the country were plentiful, and there were lots of Dvds the kids could watch on a large projection screen, although the indoor pool was a much stronger attraction for them and the adults!
Throughout our stay, it was clear that we were welcome guests, and that the owner and staff were willing to provide whatever they could to make us happy and satified guests -and we were!
All 13 of us said the same thing - the experience was really awesome and we would love to come again.