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Encantada Guest House: Monkey Farts Villa for 7


Encantada Guest House: Monkey Farts Villa for 7

7 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
7 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
Sparkling clean5 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Welcome to Encantada Guest House. A charming 2+ bedroom home, at Lake Arenal. Close to Restaurants & Popular Adventure Activities. Fantastic Lake View Terrace with Hot Tub Spa that can double as a Cold Plunge Pool, Lush Tropical Gardens, Private Hiking Trail to a Hidden Stream BBQ & Covered Outdoor Seating, Full Kitchen, Privacy & Tranquility. Perfect for a Romantic Retreat or for up to 7 Travel Buddies. Extra Family Friendly, with Books, Games, Toys and Movies. Sleeps 7 guests, plus a crib.


Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress, 1 crib

House Rules

Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox


Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Wide doorway to the home’s entrance


17 Reviews

Nelson User Profile
May 2018
Loved the monkeys and the little trail to a stream
Nita User Profile
Response from Nita:
So glad you enjoyed your stay!
May 2018
Samantha User Profile
May 2018
Encantada Guest House is where you want to stay at if you're in the Arenal area! Not only is it a great location (not because it's super close to town but because you'll have breathtaking views of the Arenal Lake and the volcano). You also get access to a creek where you can go s…
Jennifer User Profile
March 2018
We had a nice stay. It is in a beautiful part of the country and a relatively short drive from some great attractions. However, I agree with other reviewers that it shouldn’t be advertised as a 3 bedroom that can fit 8 guests. It’s true that if you read the description, it’s more…
Nita User Profile
Response from Nita:
Thank you. We routinely charge a damage deposit and I simply accepted your offer to pay for the mug.. which cost me $3.00 to replace and I had to take a 20 minute trip to a store beyond La Fortuna, to find it. As for the hairdryer...That is much more difficult to replace and whether it was new or not isn't the issue. Simply replacing it for future guests, will cost me at least $40 here, plus gas and my time and effort and that estimate is if I can even one locally. As for our accommodations, the house easily sleeps 5 people in 3 beds, plus two in a Queen airbed as listed in the description. I describe the house as a 2+ bedroom, It is deemed a 3 bedroom by Airbnb parameters, which I can't change. I will speak with them to see what they suggest.
March 2018
Gabriela User Profile
March 2018
The house is amazing and Nita is a great host however, it is important to mention the house does not have 3 rooms as stated in the main description, there is no way to fit 8 people there in a comfortable way, there are only two rooms and one bathroom, the "3rd room" means placin…
Nita User Profile
Response from Nita:
Had you taken the time to read any further than the Title block, you would have seen that the listing is very specific about sleeping arrangements and what we advertise as a “3rd” bedroom option and also our recommendations for a renting a 4x4 and distances to attractions. The space: “This cheerfully decorated 2+ Bedroom home, sleeps up to 7 and has large picture windows, filled to the brim with breath taking panoramic views! Accommodates up to 7 persons plus a crib. We have 3 very comfy conventional beds in 2 bedrooms and true to the founding concept of Airbnb, we even have a Deluxe Queen Airbed, that can be set up in the Sun Room as a 3rd bedroom!” The Sun Room has curtains and while it is not a private space, it certainly has room for the Queen airbed. We have hosted groups of 7 guests many times and nobody has ever complained about having to fold up a table, if indeed they deemed it necessary. The couple, who actually checked-in first, accepted and approved the sleeping accommodations and there was no further complaint or discussion about it and she was the only one who communicated with me. And even that was done via text, even though I literally live next door and there is a phone in the house. By your own admission, you said the house was very comfortable since there were only 5 people who came. So I am not sure why this was even an issue in your review. As for our Location & Distances: It is only a 5 minute drive from Encantada to most of the attractions, like zip lining,and hiking. There are also several restaurants and markets nearby as the house is only 1 km from the village. Hot Springs and someother activities are indeed farther away. The listing is specific about it being a 3.5 hour drive from San Jose to the house and that public transportation is very difficult. At the time of your reservation, we gave specific suggestion that you should plan to rent a 4x4 SUV. You never responded to any of my communications and with less than 24 hours to check-in you finally contacted me in a panic, about how you should get here. Rather than using the telephone portion of your phone to actually speak with me, you chose to use a texting app. Our conversation was very short and soon I was communicating extensively with other people in your party also via text, all expecting me to step in and assist in arranging last minute transportation for 6 people, all arriving at the airport at different times and even as late as 11pm! Some of your group arrived at check-in time by Uber, and later that night, another arrived by Taxi and while going against my strong advice that you should stay in San Jose overnight, you chose to rent a car and drove here, in the middle of the night. This was a dangerous option. I never actually had the opportunity to meet you, since you did not arrive until 5am, the next day and then of course you were out doing activities, well into the evening. You had also opted for self check-out, and your group was gone by 7am. Lynette sent me a text saying goodbye and thanking me for all my help, she said that the group had enjoyed their stay, so in the end, I was a bit shocked by your critical review. I am sure that your lack of planning and unpreparedness for this trip, played a big role in your apparent frustrations.
March 2018
Rachel User Profile
March 2018
Encantada is a wonderful place to stay, and Nita and Marty are wonderful hosts. They made our visit extra special. The location is close to a lot of adventure activities and great places to eat. I would highly recommend staying here.
Nita User Profile
Response from Nita:
Thanks for the kind words Rachel. I do hope you and the family get to return soon!
March 2018
Torrie User Profile
February 2018
This is a fantastic mountain home with a view of lake Arenal. Nita thought of every convenience and had the kitchen, bathroom, rooms and lounge space well stocked. She was also very helpful in giving us tips about local spots and saved us from almost forgetting our passport! You …
Shea User Profile
November 2017
Nita and Marty were excellent hosts. Their place is beautifully decorated, and very clean. We had a baby in our party and Nita thoughtfully provided us with a high chair and pack'n'play. Her place has everything you could possibly need, though it's hard to find time to make use …
Nita User Profile
Response from Nita:
Thanks so much for your Kind review. I hope you will comeback when we finally get the BnB open..hopefully in 2019. Nita
November 2017

Hosted by Nita

Alajuela Province, Costa RicaJoined in February 2013
Nita User Profile
40 Reviews
We live full time in El Castillo de La Fortuna, Costa Rica, We (Marty & I ) are a married couple of over 30 years. We love Costa Rica and We love to travel! We love to meet new people and interact with our guests. We are also in the process of Building a New B&B.
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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