With only the sounds of the birds, frogs and two flowing rivers, tranquility is the essence on this beautiful 5 acre (20,262 sq.m.) property. It is rare to find this level of privacy and seclusion within 1.2 miles (2 km) of town conveniences. The house overlooks a small pond that attracts a multitude of water birds and wildlife — the view is different every day.

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The 1,665 sq. ft. of interior floor space and 3,140 sq. ft. under roof (including double carport), provide ample space while the clever use of space and abundance of warm tropical hardwoods add coziness and are constant reminders that this is Costa Rica.

Every detail painstakingly designed and meticulously handcrafted with top quality materials and workmanship in 2012. Ceiling beams are almond wood (very heavy, dense and insect-proof).

The kitchen boasts granite countertop, stainless steel appliances (side by side refrigerator with water/ice dispenser, 6 burner gas stove and over the range microwave), pantry with slide-out shelving, abundant storage, and functional center island with stunning solid hardwood (Guanacaste) top. Sinks, faucets, light fixtures, fans, furnishings and equipment all of the best quality.

This home is truly turnkey with all furnishings and equipment, everything you need included; just set your suitcases down and relax.

Living room with wood-burning fireplace and abundant wood detailing throughout add warmth to this well-built home. Stairs are handcrafted from the finest Costa Rica hardwoods (Granadillo) with twig work accents of Guayaba wood. This two-storey home is set up for main floor living with everything you need on the first level – open concept living, dining and kitchen together with laundry, master bedroom and dual sink ensuite.

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The comfortable outdoor furnishings on the covered patio provide an additional living space.

Bedframe, headboard and night tables handcrafted from Costa Rica hardwoods by local artisan. Queen mattress is top quality pillow top style with excellent support; only one year old. Custom tiled shower (3′ X 5′) and double vanity. Rectangular under mount sinks and high profile toilet are top quality American Standard. All faucets are oil rubbed bronze finish and imported from the US.

The upper level has a large second bedroom with two queen beds and full ensuite. In addition, a spacious (15′ X 22′) well-lit hobby/exercise/studio space with picture windows overlooks the pond and is adaptable to many uses; could serve as additional living/entertainment room or be converted to one or two additional bedrooms.

There are no neighbors in sight and only the sounds of the flowing rivers, birds and frogs in earshot. So private, yet, at 1.2 miles (2 km) from Nuevo Arenal centre, so close to town conveniences.

Property has rolling hills with mature trees and is bounded on two sides by beautiful, clear streams — both easily accessible. The year-round temperate climate, grassy walking trails around the property and the abundance of birds and wildlife promote a healthy outdoor lifestyle right in your own backyard. You can feed the Aracaris by hand or toss banana slices and they will catch them in the air!

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Nuevo Arenal is a 1.5 hour drive from the beautiful new Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia and the nearly completed, uncongested 4 lane highway between Cañas and Liberia make it a pleasure to drive. Liberia airport is served by most of the major airlines in the US and Canada (Air Canada, American, Delta, Frontier, Jetblue, United, US Airways and Westjet) so there is seldom a need to go to San Jose, but if you do it is a 3.5 hour drive.

There is a thriving and energetic expatriate community in Nuevo Arenal and around the lake. There is plenty to do and many supportive positive-minded English-speaking people. The town has a rustic Tico feel (occasionally horses ride through town) where you can practice your Spanish.

There are two banks, three supermarkets, two vegetable/fruit sellers, two pharmacies, a 24-hour gas station, numerous churches, a soccer field and several bars with occasional live entertainment. Also some excellent restaurants nearby for every taste.

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The ten things we will miss most about living here:

  1. The feeling of privacy and seclusion
  2. The soothing sound of the river behind our house
  3. The multitude of birds that greet us in the mornings while they wait for the banana breakfast that I offer
  4. A cup of tea or a glass of wine on the patio watching for whatever wildlife might be visiting the pond
  5. The soft breezes and perfect temperatures year round
  6. Picking a mandarin orange, mango or pineapple first thing in the morning to have with breakfast
  7. Strolling the property’s pathways to see which wild orchids have bloomed
  8. The gentle croaking sounds of the frogs around the pond after dusk
  9. The comradery and friendship of others that are on a similar life adventure here
  10. The amazing sense of community that is Nuevo Arenal


  • Land: 20,262 sq. m (5 acre) property
  • Municipal water (delicious and safe to drink from the tap); underground electrical; septic tank
  • Remote-controlled sliding wrought iron gate with slate covered columns
  • Partly landscaped property; partly forested w/grassy walking trails throughout (total approximately 1 km)
  • House is nestled against a beautiful hillside that shelters and blocks prevailing winds
  • Fruiting macadamia, banana, mandarin orange, sweet orange, lime and clove trees


  • 2 storey concrete, metal roof, 2 covered patios, 2-car carport, attached storage shed, locking workshop
  • Interior floor space 1,665 sq. ft.; 3,041 sq. ft. under roof
  • Tastefully furnished and fully equipped with everything you will need
  • 8-camera video security system (indoor/outdoor w/night vision)
  • Laundry equipped with front-load washer and dryer
  • Front patio has high quality outdoor furniture suite, plus separate seating area with 4 leather rocking chairs and tree slab coffee table
  • Staircase of Teak and Granadillo hardwoods leads to 2nd floor
  • Cedar trim on windows and doors
  • Interior & exterior doors have custom-carved images of tropical birds, leaves and bamboo

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