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“Unbelievable stay in Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica!!”
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Rainbow over Casa Gavilan!
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Rainbow over Casa Gavilan!
Our view of Lake Arenal and the hills of Monteverde beyond Open the doors to the living room onto the beauty of the best of Costa Rica
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Rainbow over Casa Gavilan!
Our view of Lake Arenal and the hills of Monteverde beyond
Open the doors to the living room onto the beauty of the best of Costa Rica
Relax in our beautiful pool
Our pool is right next to the house so you can keep an eye on family
Enjoy the view as you refresh yourself in the pool!
Casa Gavilan is a large villa bungalow
View from our west terrace along the shores of Lake Arenal
Enjoy the views from our outdoor dining area
Another view of our living room and entertainment center
Our spacious living room has huge windows to our front garden and terraced gardens
Enjoy our fully equipped kitchen!
Our Master Bedroom has an en suite bathroom, King Sized Bed and views of Lake Arenal and Rainforest
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This mot-mot feeds at our feeder regularly
This lovely photograph was taken by a recent guest - a hummingbird at one of three of our feeders
We have two covered decks - recline and read as you enjoy the views of our rainforest
Enjoy a meal outside on our adjoining covered deck, birdwatching is right there next to you.
Our poolside deck has a barbeque and firepit
Another view of our poolside deck, lounge chairs and firepit
Casa Gavilan's poolside deck:  Watch the kids play in the pool while enjoying the rainforest & view
Watch the sun go down in comfort!
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Nuevo Arenal, Province of Guanacaste

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QP-810
Aurora, Colorado
1 review
“Unbelievable stay in Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica!!”
Reviewed 28 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Casa Gavilan is one the most amazing home I've ever rented. The pictures are glorious but do not do it justice. It is a warm, welcoming, well-thought out home that felt like our own the minute we walked in. The owners have thought of everything and more! We were so close to grocery stores, gas station, pharmacy and restaurants. The Lucky Bug is a fabulous place to buy local souvenirs and Monika, the owner, stayed open late to cook the 6 of us an amazing dinner while it rained like cats and dogs outside. Activities like zip lining, thermal pools and volcano viewing were close and a must do. My 70 year old husband had the best zip lining experience of all of us. Ed and Leslie, the managers, were a phone call away to help us with actives and answer questions. I would highly recommend Casa Gavilan to everyone. I hope we can come again very soon. Thank you so much for opening your home to us. We LOVED every moment of our stay.

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Liked best: The private pool, Lucky Bug, Ed and Leslie, the furnishings, everything!
Liked least: That we had to leave.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Fredericksburg
Reviewed 29 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Sherri H
Highland Lakes, New Jersey
1 review
“SIMPLY AMAZING”
Reviewed 7 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We can not say enough about our stay. The house is amazing and has every amenity and then some. The weather was beautiful, the views are spectacular and the outdoor gazebo/pool area were amazing. The movie selection the owner provided was above and beyond. Thank you so much for allowing us to experience the beauty of Costa Rica and your gorgeous home.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Bassrydah
Toronto, Canada
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“Comforts of home in the jungle”
Reviewed 22 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Just got back from 2 weeks in Costa Rica. For the first week my wife and I stayed at Casa Gavilan. We couldn't have asked for a better place!! Its situated a 5 minute drive from the town of Nuevo Arenal in a private community. The house is completely out of view of neighboring houses and sits on the edge of the jungle. Every morning we enjoyed breakfast on the patio while watching toucans and various other birds, with the sound of howler monkeys in the distance. The pool and gardens are also beautiful. The house has 3 large bedrooms with full en-suite bathrooms so 3 couples could comfortably stay there. There are plenty of good restaurants around if you feel like eating out, and a kitchen with everything you need if you want to eat in. For the nights you want a break from reading, you can watch a movie from the extensive DVD collection. If you have any questions or problems, the manager Ed is helpful and readily available.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Williamsburg
Reviewed 15 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

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Yukon, Canada
Reviewed 14 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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Oregon
Reviewed 18 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

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