$178 / night
Total guests, Nights

Encantada Guest House: A Unique Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike – Home 2193111 Guest house

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Encantada Guest House: A Unique Jungle Experience + Free Night Hike – Home 2193111

  • Guest house
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 90 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


After a complete Home Make-Over in 2020 Encantada Guest House is now better than ever. As our guest, you will enjoy a tranquil, well equipped home that is quite unique in this area because it is perched high on the edge of the Rain Forest, overlooking the treetops of the jungle canopy. Birds, Monkeys, Toucans & Wildlife are often visible and abundant.

This lovely, secluded, mountain gem offers: A/C, A Full Kitchen, Hot Tub Terrace with stunning views of Lake Arenal and the Majestic Arenal Volcano, Private Pool with Sundeck, Gas BBQ Grill, Outdoor Seating and Dining areas, Lush tropical gardens & Fabulously large windows that are filled to the brim with panoramic picture perfect vistas. The home is also close to all the Most Popular Adventure activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs, Ziplines and More!

Hacienda Encantada, is a private hillside estate and Future upscale B&B. Our delightful 2 bedroom guest house sleeps up to 5 people and is Spacious, Comfortable,Tastefully Decorated, Family Friendly and also within Walking Distance of the colorful rural Village of El Castillo, which has many tantalizing restaurants, small markets and adventure activities. A Small Crib and High Chair are available on request and there are many extras included, such as Condiments and Spices, Coffee,Tea, Sugar, Flour and Cooking Oil, and a Special Welcome Breakfast Basket.

Have a special occasion...Just let us know!

Nita and Marty, are your on-site Owner / Hosts and they have earned a Great Reputation for their Exceptional 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. Making Spot on Recommendations, and Booking Tours or Adventure Activities are our specialty! We can even assist with your Car Rental needs.

Encantada is consistently rated as Excellent on all of the major booking sites and our open calendar dates do tend to fill in quickly, so if you are reading this...Why wait? We invite you to come, explore, relax and be our guest. Book your stay at this Certificate of Excellence Winner today.

Need a bit More Info? Read On!

Established in 2011, this exceptional Multiple 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!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Twin bed
  • 1 Shower


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking

Getting around

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.

Interaction with guest

I usually greet my guests personally with a warm 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.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $200.00
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules


Swim at your own Risk, No Glass in the Pool Area. No Children Under 5 Allowed in Spa, Guests must sign a pool waiver.

Please treat our Pets with respect and feel free to enjoy and cuddle them Outside of the house.

We Strongly Suggest renting a 4x4 SUV for staying in the Arenal & Monteverde areas. We can get you a good discount!


About the owner

Nita K.
Calendar last updated:
30 Nov 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish





28 reviews

Very Good

“lovely home, breathtaking views!”

Reviewed 15 Dec 2018

We had a truly wonderful time staying at Nita's place. Nita and Marty were out of town when we first arrived, but sent us detailed driving directions, tips on local activities, and general info o… More

Response from the owner Thanks so much..I am happy that you enjoyed your stay!

“Pura Vida”

Reviewed 19 Sep 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 a… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your kind review. We enjoyed hosting your family ver much.

“"Pura Vida"”

Reviewed 19 Sep 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 … More

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


Reviewed 23 Jul 2018

Roads are an adventure. Be sure to have 4x4. Jungle experience. Beautiful views. Great house dog, Dobie, and cat. Nita is wonderful.

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

“Perfect secluded Costa Rican oasis in the jungle”

Reviewed 18 Apr 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 m… More

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

“Home Away from Home”

Reviewed 14 Apr 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 ren… More

Response from the owner Thanks Donna I hope you get to come back next year!

“Relaxing Retreat! Central for activities, yet remote enough for beauty, views, and rest”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2016

We LOVED this relaxing little cottage, and only wished that we had planned more than a 3 night stay! Although the drive to the cottage was adventurous, it was certainly not in any way dangerous or di… More

Response from the owner Thanks so much for your very kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back to visit soon..Maybe when we finish the new B&B? Pura Vida!

“Fabulous birding and unique private location”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay at Hacienda Encantada with our family of 6 (children 11, 13, 13 and 17). Birding was absolutely fabulous from the garden and nearby, and also in the town of… More

Response from the owner Thanks so much for your kind words. I have no Idea why the trip from SJO to the house took so long.. we always do it in less than 4 hours even with a potty stop in San Ramon. Our rural road often suffers at the whim of Mother Nature and although we continue to improve it with sets of concrete strips, it is an uphill battle literally!. So I agree that a 4x4 vehicle is a very wise choice. That being said, the road is passable in a regular car, as well, but will be a bumpy ride. Visiting a developing nation does indeed make those of us from more advanced nations, appreciative of the many instant conveniences that we take for granted on a daily basis. Small outages do happen from time to time, but they serve to give us perspective and a chance to reconnect with Nature and Family. Pura Vida!

“Beautiful and relaxing. Off the beaten path and totally worth it”

Reviewed 16 Feb 2015

Hacienda Encantada is beautiful! We were the only people staying in the house at the time, which was good since we arrived so late (driving at night in Costa Rica can be really tricky). The house was … More

Response from the owner Thank you for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed your stay!

“Four Days Just Wasn't Enough!”

Reviewed 7 May 2014

I just wanted you all to know what a great place Encantada Guest House is! My wife and I recently left our home in Newtown Connecticut to visit Costa Rica and we had a wonderful trip. The Hacienda … More

Response from the owner Thank you so Much, for the kind words, we are pleased that you had a great stay! Nita

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How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Nita (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Nita (the owner) a message.

If Nita (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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