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Casa Bella Vista
View from the Front Portico
Majestic 'Volcano Arenal'
Casa Grande Living Room...55 feet of Views
Pool and Casa Primera
Casa Primera
Casa Grande Jacuzzi with a View of Lake Arenal
Enchanted Cottage...Secluded
Private Gated Entrance
Beautiful Sunsets
Outdoor Rancho for Gatherings and Bar-B-Q
Have Your Wedding Here...Many have!
High Above the Rain Forrest
Our Pool with a View of Lake Arenal
View from Living Room of  'Casa Grande'
My Son enjoying the Typical Food of Costa Rica
Hike on Our Estate
Entering Our Estate of Villas
My Daughter was Amazed..You will be too!
Unforgetable Family Vacation
One of the Many Hot Springs
Are you ready to FLY through the forest?
My Daughter Could do it...Can you?
Graduation from Rapelling School
Not for the Timid!
I'm so Proud of  Son....You can do it too!
One of many Waterfalls
Bamboo bigger that you!
We Can Arrange This for You
Fine Dining Close By
Relax in the Jacuzzi
Casa Grande Dining...Great for Families
Outside the Living Room Window
Sometimes It Is Angry!
Sometimes a Visitor Comes to see Us
Frequent Flyer Miles
A Wonderful Time Awaits You
Family of 12 Adults and 9 Children 6 and under
Tom and Maria will be here to Welcome You
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8 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20
Nuevo Arenal, Province of Guanacaste

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Irene4165...
New Canaan, Connecticut
1 review
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“Absolutely unforgettable experience!!!”
Reviewed 22 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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We had a FANTASTIC time at Tom’s and Maria’s villa. What a wonderful and kind people! They were always ready to help and answer any questions we had. I was corresponding with Tom by email before we arrived and he was always answering all my questions very thorough and promptly! When we arrived, Tom gave us a map of the area and showed us where all the good restaurants were, as well as supermarkets, bank, gas station, etc. Maria told us about the weekly BBQ cookouts in town on Fridays which we attended and had a blast! All of the restaurants we’ve visited that Tom recommended were delicious!!!

The property is absolutely beautiful! The villas are gorgeous! There were 4 of us(2 adults and 2 children) and we stayed at the Casa Primera, while our friends stayed at the Casa Grande. Our kids loved the pool. They spend a lot of time there. If you sit by the pool when the sun goes down, you can see toucans on the trees around you. We also went a few time times to our friends (at the villa Grande) Jacuzzi. We loved how the villas were decorated inside! Everything inside was spotless. The cleaning ladies came every other day and did a wonderful job as well! We kept our windows open(there are nets on every window). It’s an amazing experience to hear monkeys, frogs, and different birds while having breakfast in the morning or going to bed at night.

While in Costa Rica, we did zip lining (it was a blast), went to Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, and spend a whole day at the hot springs in Tabacon!

What a beautiful country with very warm people! Would absolutely love to come back!

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Travelling group: Large Group
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Management Response
23 Apr 2016
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so happy to make it a great and memorable stay for all of our guests. You guys were special and we enjoyed your stay and you set a record for the earliest in the morning pool use. Hope we can cross paths once again someday. Regards, Tom and Maria
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jdhall74
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
“Tropical Adventure”
Reviewed 8 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

I stayed at Arenal Springs Villas by the Lake with my wife, three child (ages 11, 8 and 4) and two in-laws, and we all enjoyed our time there. It was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica and the surrounding adventures are first stories I tell about our trip. Waking up and looking out onto the bright blue Lake Arenal and being surrounded in a tropical paradise is an experience I would highly recommend. The villas fit our family perfectly and Tom’s recommendations were helpful as well. There is a lot to do in the area and would recommend nearby (30 minute drive) zip lining, rain forest hikes and hot springs. What a terrific experience. If you like lush, tropical rain forests and the outdoors, it is really a cannot-miss. We cannot thank Tom enough as we accidentally left our passports there while we explored coastal Costa Rica and he held on to them until we returned. Maybe it was something in our subconscious that wanted to stay longer!

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Stephen G
Stillwater, Minnesota
1 review
“Costa Rica Paradise”
Reviewed 4 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My wife and 3 adult children stayed in Casa Grande for a one week vacation and had a wonderful experience. The setting was spectacular with tropical gardens and a fabulous view of Lake Arenal. The home was spacious, clean and comfortable with a hot tub and pool. We made a few trips into the nearby town of Nuevo Arenal (10 minutes away) for dinner at the local restaurants and to pick up some food at the grocery store. The remainder of our time was spent near La Fortuna (50 minutes) for horseback riding, zip lining, white water rafting and spent some time in the hot springs. Tom was very gracious and attentive to our needs while Maria helped with our excursions via long distance (she was in Mexico during our visit). Thanks, again, Tom and Maria for making our stay so memorable.

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Liked best: The tropical setting
Liked least: The pool was a bit farther than expected from Casa Grande.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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dbstanczy...
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level 6 Contributor
44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Arenal Springs Is Paradise”
Reviewed 5 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

ARENAL SPRINGS VILLAS BY THE LAKE is a Magnificent Private and Gated 13 Acre Estate of only (5) Villas. One is the residence of the Innkeeper and the office and the others are available for rental individually or you can rent the Entire Estate of (4) Villas. Great for Small Weddings, Family Reunions, Business Meetings or even for Groups of Friends Traveling together.

No need to rent a car..We have Van Service to pick you up from the Airport or any location in Costa Rica, Escort you daily to tours, shopping and restaurants and drop you off at your next location or Airport. Ask about the rates for the Van Service.


Casa Grande is the Largest of (4) Villas on the property and also the highest, sporting beautiful views of Lake Arenal and surrounding jungle.

Casa Grande offers a large parking area and covered two car garage. A relaxing Rancho sits next to Casa Grande and is great for cookouts and entertaining.

Casa Grande…3 Bedroom with 2 ½ Baths. Sleeps (6) Comfortably. Our finest with Rancho and Bar-b-que and Jacuzzi. Spectacular Views. Two Queen Suites and One King.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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ViannM
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“You will not be disappointed...”
Reviewed 4 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Our party of five stayed in the Grand house overlooking Lake Arenal....stunning views and spacious interior for lounging and dining. The beds were comfortable and our hosts, Tom and Maria, were very accommodating. We took their advice and used the van service provided by Balo and Emily and were personally escorted to the finest dining and site seeing in the area. Their recommendations were top notch. We are definitely planning to return very soon as there is so much more to see and do. Don't worry about the rain....it is part of the beauty of the rainforest and will not put a damper on the fun! This is a very enchanting and special place....prepare to fall in love with Costa Rica!

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Liked best: the scenery
Liked least: You may want to bring something for motion sickness for the ride.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
5 Mar 2016
Thank you so much Viann. Your review is very special to us. We always enjoy having great guests like you and your family. We do hope you will return once again. Thank you so much....Regards, Tom and Maria
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Jeff G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
“Luxury comfort with a breadth taking view.”
Reviewed 25 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Excellent accommodations in the heart of Coasta Rico over looking this massive fresh water lake. Tom and Maria were great hosts and responsive to our unique needs. The home and grounds are lush and well cared from top to bottom. The location is perfect for enjoying the eco adventures in the La Fortuna Volcano area. Biking, hiking, boating, wildlife viewing is at every turn in this area. Grocery options and limited so plan to enjoy any one of several restaurants ranked well online. The location is comfortable for a couple or family and their are 5 villas to choose from. An SUV is a must for the gravel and pot hole roads common in CR. Contrary to news media hype over Zeeka, we counted about 3 mosquitos over the course of two weeks in 3 different locations in CR. However, repellent is helpful with flies and bees.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Amanda H
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Costa Rica Vacation Home”
Reviewed 8 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Arenal Springs Villas are an absolute perfect vacation destination for enjoying the shear beauty and plethora of outdoor activities available in Costa Rica. We are fairly well traveled and Casa Grande was by far the most well appointed and beautifully situated home we have ever vacationed in! Tom and Maria are welcoming, easy to communicate with and dedicated to helping you make Costa Rica the vacation you are dreaming of. If you are looking to be active this is a good home base. If you are looking to just relax and enjoy the view, you could not choose a better location. We could go on and on but to keep it simple--book here. You will be 100% satisfied with your choice and will want to return time and again to this piece of paradise!
A side note for car renters: go with Tom's referral! No matter how you dice it, Orlando will be cheaper than any of the more well known car rental agencies from the airport. This is the one thing we would do differently next time.
Cheers!
Paul and Amanda

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Management Response
8 Feb 2016
We really enjoyed your stay here and I loved your family and your precious little daughter. Good luck with the future little on and Tell your Father-in law that I really enjoyed our conversations about Prague. Hope we can cross paths once again someday...Warm Regards, Tom and Maria
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