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Clean, Cozy And Comfortable Cottage For up to four persons.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, Full Size Sleep Sofa, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps up to 4

IMPORTANT UPDATE... effective April 12, 2016 -- The road to our property has been re-graded and can handle smaller vehicles. This is good news for those renting compact and economy vehicles.

As you enter our property, you are immediately overcome with a sense of tranquility that words cannot describe. Further along, you are swept away into a world of beautiful flora, fauna and wildlife.

Our Blue Butterfly Cottage is perfect for one or two persons that appreciate a clean, cozy and comfortable abode. Ideal for the independent traveler that enjoys privacy.

The front veranda is great for early morning conversations with the local monkeys, hummingbirds and toucans. With a built-in table, you can commune with nature while sipping your favorite morning, afternoon or evening beverage.

The cottage has a sleeping loft with a full size bed, The living area has a full size sleep sofa, the kitchen is fully equipped with a gas oven/stove, full size refrigerator, double sink, tankless gas hot water heater, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, dishes and utensils. There is a small living area with a 22' flat screen TV with a built-in DVD player --- TV for movies only/ No standard, cable or satellite TV. There is a small eat-in area off the living area and there is a full bath with a large shower.

Please note: If you are planning to rent a vehicle, make sure it has high clearance. 4X4 is not really necessary but something with high clearance is... something like a mini-SUV or larger. We strongly recommend something larger than a compact or economy car. Although the roads are safe, they can be bumpy especially after rainy season and the road to our property is not paved.

More Details

Owner
Bret Fields
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Bret Fields

Our family loves all that Costa Rica has to offer... the people, the places, the food and the tranquil spirit throughout our property.

Why Bret Fields chose Nuevo Arenal

Our property is host to endangered species of wildlife, countless varieties of flora and fauna, orchards of lime, lemon, orange, mandarin, grapefruit, pineapple and banana.

Over 4 miles of roads and trails throughout with beautiful vistas of Lake Arenal and the surrounding mountains.

What makes this cottage unique

As you enter our property, you are immediately overcome with a sense of tranquility that words cannot describe. Further along, you are swept away into a world of beautiful flora, fauna and wildlife.

Our Blue Butterfly Cottage is perfect for one to four persons that appreciate a clean, cozy and comfortable abode.

The front veranda is great for early morning conversations with the local monkeys, hummingbirds and toucans. With a built-in table, you can commune with nature while sipping your favorite morning, afternoon or evening beverage.

The cottage has a sleeping loft with a full size bed, the living area has a full size sleep sofa, the kitchen is fully equipped with a gas oven/stove, full size refrigerator, double sink, gas hot water heater, coffee maker, toaster oven, dishes and utensils. There is a small living area with a 22' flat screen TV with a built-in DVD player. There is a small eat-in area off the living area and there is a full bath with a large shower.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Fantastic Property!"

We spent a total of 4 weeks in Costa Rica...one of those weeks at the "Butterfly Cottage". The property was relatively easy to find, as the property manager Henry showed us the way! We enjoyed many features of the property...The solitude, the howler monkeys, the toucans, the ducks, the fruits we were able to pick, the flowers and of course the butterflies!

The cabin was equipped with all we needed for cooking and the full sized fridge a bonus! We were close enough to town that if we didn't feel like cooking, we had many restaurants to choose from. Moya's Restaurant being our favorite!

The grocery stores carried all what we needed and there was this small store that carried only produce...and some yummy produce it was!

Overall, our experience in Costa Rica was absolutely Fantastic!!

We are already planning another trip back...maybe with the rest of the family!!
Feb 2014
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Full bath with a large walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , Loft
    Sleep Sofa - 1 sofa bed/futon , Full Size Sleep Sofa in Living Area.
  • Sleeping loft with full-size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Clean, Cozy And Comfortable Cottage For up to four persons.
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews
5

A gorgeous garden on the edge of the jungle,

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this little casita for 5 days and really enjoyed it.

It is a beautiful, very comfortable cabin set in a well maintained, huge, gorgeous garden with a variety of flowers and birds. Sit on the patio and watch the fire flies at night or have your coffee in the morning and watch the beautiful birds!

We were lucky to see the monkeys in the trees as well.

There is a swimming pound on the property where you can relax and enjoy nature.

The casita is conveniently close to town for your shopping with the feel of being away in the jungle.

The road to it is a little bumpy but, for us, this added to the charm for the feel of staying in a jungle setting. I did not want to stay in Costa Rica on the main roads.

This was our first time in Costa Rica and Bret was very helpful with advises and tips. The property manager lived right down the road and there is a phone in the cabin. We were able to call him with any questions we had.

If we go back on that side of Costa Rica, we will certainly stay there again. There is also a bigger house on the property if we ever go back with family.

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are glad you had a good time. We too enjoy the quiet solitude of nature and the property with all the wildlife, flora and fauna. Our main house has 5 bedrooms and 2 baths with plenty of room for a group or family of 8-10. It was great to hear you had a chance to see the monkeys.. they are very curious but shy. We also share your sentiments about our road to the property. Although bumpy, it has always been part of the adventure of Costa Rica for us. Thanks again, Bret
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5

Quiet, peaceful with amazing bird viewing.

  • 5 of 5

If you want a clean,cosy,quiet place to come and just chill or watch hummingbird,birds, butterflys, fireflys as well as monkeys this is the place to come. Did my exercises on front deck every morning and it was a pleasure with all the wildlife around. Brett has a huge acreage with roads and paths to hike around as well as two ponds, one of which you can swim in.

  • Review Submitted: 31/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Just this past Monday and Tuesday morning we enjoyed watching a family of white faced monkeys frolicking about in the trees just outside the Cottage. Also saw some large footprints of Tapir but they are shy and hard to spot... we have them come through every day but rarely see them. Anyway, we were glad to have you and that you enjoyed your time. Bret
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New Hampshire, USA
3

Very nice owner went out of his way for us.

  • 3 of 5

This property is a studio apartment attached to the side of a garage. Quite private but close to owner if he is needed. Only two issues: double bed is built into the walls of an open loft so that three sides are against the walls which means the person sleeping nearest the wall has to climb over the other person if they need to get up while the other person sleeps; and the nearly 2 mile rutted and rocky road to get to the large and pretty property are bone jarring and suspension jolting. We did enjoy being there but hated having to go into town because of the road. Understand that the municipality may be improving the road before long.

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sitka, Alaska
5

Cozy cabin on beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the Blue Butterfly Cottage. Henry was so friendly and helpful-our arrival was smooth and our time was really enjoyable. The weather was not great but we got out and explored the property-there are so many birds and its a great location to go to the thermal pools and hanging bridges, both of which were awesome. I highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 14/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you... so glad you enjoyed the property. Sorry the weather was not the best.
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Camas, WA
5

Fabulous cottage, fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well kept little cottage right in the middle of absolutely the most amazingly beautiful part of Costa Rica even imaginable. The cottage is clean, well stocked, comfortable and well maintained. The gardeners and caretaker are second to none. It was a very enjoyable and much needed respite from the rat race. Would recommend to anyone wanting to get away from it all. The wildlife sightings right on the property really enhanced our experience.

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the kind words. We agree, the Arenal area is absolutely beautiful and has the best that Costa Rica can offer.
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5

We loved the place, so tranquil the forest something else

  • 5 of 5

To taste a bit of Heaven one has to come to Blue butterfly. We have to come back.very clean calm.Amenities five minutes away, beauitful lake what else can one ask for. Thanks Henry and his Staff. A special thanks to you Bret.

  • Review Submitted: 25/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

We are located within an hour drive of many adventure activities such as but not limited to: Volcano hiking, world-class bird watching, cave exploring, hanging bridge jungle canopy hiking, waterfalls, volcanic hot springs, boating, wind surfing, mountain biking, horseback riding, zip-line adventures, canyoning, white-water rafting, Eco-touring and much more...

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage near Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$60
AU$376
AU$1,129
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2018 - 29 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$56
AU$356
AU$1,102
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
30 Nov 2018 - 30 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$70
AU$430
AU$1,210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$67
AU$403
AU$1,210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellations are allowed up to two weeks before arrival. Refunds for cancellations will be 100% of deposit as long as the cancellation is minimum two weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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