$75 / night
Total guests, Nights


  • 6 bedrooms
  • 19 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay


  • Villa
  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 19
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 65 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


SIMPLY THE BEST! THE RENTAL HOME WITH THE SERVICES OF A FINE HOTEL. GORGEOUS VIEWS. ON SITE CHEF SERVICES, complete transport arrangements, delicious 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. All of the 6 bedrooms are proper bedrooms with PRIVATE bathroom, no dorm style layout or curtain walls, enjoy the company of your group in the shared areas and retain complete privacy when desired. THE ONLY indoor pool/game room/jacuzzi/gym in the area, why, because no one goes swimming in the rain! Groups enjoy our covered pool house till the wee hours some nights, having a blast! Let us help you tailor your vacation to exactly what you want. Excellent internet and security! We have been in the Lake Arenal area for over 18 years and can advise you and your special group on the tours that you may really enjoy and avoid the tourist traps! Let us help you make the most of your vacation by offering our years of local experience and contacts. Take full advantage of having 'a friend in the area", right here at 'The Sunset'.

We pride ourselves in being distinct and by offering what we know and what we are good at. There are a great deal of choices in the Lake Arenal area and we thank you for taking the time to consider ours. We offer something very unique and our prior and often returning guests think, wonderful. Here at "The Sunset" we try to sum up the experience we offer in our slogan "For those that know how to travel well". See you at "The Sunset"

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

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Twin bed
  • 1 Shower, 6 Attached (ensuites)


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Private indoor pool
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Mountain Views
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Sauna
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking

Getting around

If you are renting a car or using our driver services. Navigating from the Sunset is easy to do. There are only a few main roads in Costa Rica and although they can be rough in spots, we are here to make sure you know where you are going and how to get there. I draw maps for almost all our groups, even when they have GPS because I will call your attention to certain landmarks or signs that won't be marked on printed maps. We are here to make your getting to where you need to be hassle free!

Interaction with guest

My name is Patrick Hughes, I finished building"The Sunset" in 2002, after buying the property and existing 1 bedroom house in 2000. We operate with the services of a fine boutique hotel. We are fully staffed, to offer you our fantastic complimentary breakfast. Set up and arrange any tour in the area. Provide dinner service. Arrange transport services and in general help in any way we can so that you can maximize your time in paradise and have an unforgettable, hassle free time. We are here to meet you upon your arrival and help you schedule any and all activities. All while retaining a complete sense of privacy for your group. We are there when you need us!


This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


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 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 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

Smoking outside only please. We offer a state of the art security system but it is up to you to implement it, it will be explained to you. Don't run in the pool house or swim during a lightning storm, please.
Now get on down here and have the best vacation ever!!


About the owner

Patrick H.
Calendar last updated:
21 Oct 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





47 reviews

Very Good

“Fantastic home, great view, tons of space and a great host.”

Reviewed 16 Feb 2020

We booked Red Sunset of Guanacaste for our family of six (4 grown children). Patrick was very prompt to respond to our emails, answering questions, describing the property and what we could expect an… More


Reviewed 29 Dec 2019

Look no further. If you are going to the Arenal area, this is the place to stay. You won't find a more accommodating host than Patrick. We stayed for 5 days and Patrick was always available to an… More

“Exceptional value”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2019

Our whole family (eight of us) stayed with Patrick in his beautiful home in Nuevo Arenal for 8 fun-filled days Sept 21-29. What a gracious host! He acted as concierge and excellent chef also. His hom… More

“Breathtaking Experience!!!”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2019

I want to start by saying this was our first time traveling to Costa Rica, and we are soo happy we made the decision to stay at the red sunset, Patrick was soo helpful and friendly, he made planning o… More

“You won't want to leave!”

Reviewed 29 May 2019

Where to start...the house itself is amazing. Huge, beautiful, well furnished, beautifully landscaped, comfortable, the attention to detail was amazing, especially the tile work. From bongos to ping … More


Reviewed 25 Feb 2019

we stayed there as 2 couples and Patrick and Alisa are super hosts....the house has magnificient views of lake arenal and you can also see the arenal volcano from the top porch it is the only place wh… More

“Beautiful views and home”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2019

We stayed at The Sunset from Jan 25/19-Feb 2/19, there was a group of 12 of us. The property is beautiful and fully met the needs of our group. I can’t say enough positive things about Patrick … More

“Splendid Estate with a very hospitable host.”

Reviewed 27 Jan 2019

Our group of 5 friends stayed at Patrick's beautiful estate like home in Nuevo Arenal for 2 nights, 26th and 27th January 2019. This home is absolutely wonderful for families or a large group of … More

Response from the owner Thank you so much! Your group was an absolute pleasure to meet, true gentlemen in every sense of the word. We very much look forward to having you and your families staying with us again. We are grateful for your confidence in choosing to stay with us! Best Patrick and Team!

“Beautiful home with a beautiful view and an excellent host”

Reviewed 16 Jan 2019

The home was well stocked and the laid out beautifully. All the amenities one would need. Patrick was very accommodating and helped us plan all our activities and made all arrangements. The chef was… More

“Wonderful place to stay!”

Reviewed 7 Jan 2019

Our family of 4 stayed at the Red Sunset for 6 nights starting 12/25/18. First the house-it's immaculate. Beautifully decorated, clean & has everything you could possibly need. The views of t… More

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Send Patrick (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Patrick (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Patrick the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Patrick (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Patrick (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Patrick (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Patrick (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

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. Patrick (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.

Why can't I call Patrick (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

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.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Patrick (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

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 Patrick (the owner) a message.

If Patrick (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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