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Lake Arenal and Arenal Volano
The only CRGAR and NAR certified Realtor at Lake Arenal, Costa Rica
Now $250,000
B64 Popular lakeview bar/restaurant and small motel - $350,000
Popular with Ticos as well as Gringos, this spacious building, its bank of huge windows giving great views of the lake and visiting wildlife, is located beside the paved lake road to Tronadora. It is actually in the village of San Luis, about 7 minutes from Tilaran and just a few hundred yards to the marina on San Luis Cove. The present owner extensively remodeled and upgraded the long-time business, re-opening in 2008. Health issues are forcing the sale of this great venue. The views of volcanos out the grand picture windows in the bar/restaurant area and deck/porch of the cabinas is inspiring. Howler monkeys and toucans are often chiming in to greet the day. The bar/restaurant is on the highway level and has an open kitchen as well as restrooms and an apartment for the owner.. There is seating for 30 at the bar and an additional 38 in the dining area. The matching tables, chairs and bar stools are custom hand-made of laurel wood in Nicaragua. A huge wood and stone bar is also a prominent feature in the open entertainment area with a brand new True under-bar 30-case beer bottle cooler. The 6 one-bedroom guest rooms located on the building's middle level are complete with their own private bathrooms. The bottom or parking level contains the laundry room inside the building and outdoor tables and seating for enjoyment of the temperate climate, visiting wildlife, and lake views. The septic system is state of the art; designed to handle a thriving business. The business is exceptionally well priced given the excellent location, great condition of the building and contents, and popularity with both expats and Costa Ricans. With its convenient location on the public bus route between Tilaran and Tronadora, it spacious facilities, its views of the lake and visiting wildlife, and its proximity to the swimming and other sports at San Luis Cove, this remodeled up-to-date building could take on a new identity as Lake Arenal's first backpacker hostel.
The popular bar and restaurant is located on the lakeside highway at the village of San Luis about 5 minutes from Tilaran.
Patrons walk up the westside lake highway to join the crowd at the bar.
The building has wonderful views of Lake Arenal and the surrounding mountains. The rainbow hovers over nearby San Luis Cove, where there is a marina.
The large windows give excellent views of the lake directly eastward and, to the southeast, the netrance to San Luis Cove, here enhanced by a rainbow.
A sloth uses the wires in front of the restaurant to move between groups of trees. A howler monkey visits the trees on the lake side of the reatuarant.
A sloth uses the wires in front of the restaurant to move between feeding habitats.
A howler monkey lets out a roar while feeding in a tree on the lake side.
Patrons often see Toucans as well as other wildlife in the trees below the restaurant. A flock of chattering parrots makes a brief visit to a tree in front of the restaurant.
Bar patrons and overnight guests are intrigued by the great variety of avian visitors, here inlcuding a toucan and a briefly settled bunch of chattering parrots.
A driveway leads from the roadside restaurant level to the parking and picnic area for guests on the lake side. On the lake side are three levels, the bar/restaurant on top, the guestroom level in the middle and the parking and picnic area at the bottom.
A driveway leads from the parking area beside the lake highway to the parking area on the lake side of the building. The bar/restaurant is on the top floor, the guest rooms on the middle floor, while storage and laundry is on the bottom level.
The interior is a large, high-ceilinged space with custom-made oversize furniture, and is made bright by a long bank of windows on the lake side. The horseshoe bar is ringed by custom-made oversize bar stools topped by swiveling chairs.
Custom-made Papa-Bear-size furniture, including swiveling bar stools with backs and arm rests around the horseshoe bar, provide plenty of seating.
The space within the bar is large and well organized. The large open kitchen is well outfitted.
From within the bar, the open kitchen can be seen at the far end.
There are excellent modern kitchen appliances and facilities.
The guest rooms are reached by an open passageway on the second level. The 6 guest rooms were completely remodeled in 2008, including new tile, paint, fans, and fixtures
Guest rooms are entered from an open walkway.
The rooms are not large but modern and comfortable.
On the parking level, concrete tables and benches allow guests a fine outdoor space to enjoy the tropical climate, the lake views, and the wildlife. A large laundry room has modern appliances and plenty of spacing for shelving and hanging bedding.
The outdoor "picnic" area provides views of lake and wildlife for motel guests.
The laundry has modern appliances and plents of room for hanging and shelving.
Here's a view of the lake and the entrance to Puerto San Luis Cove without the rainbow. This is a rural area with many domestic animals and occasionally a Tico patron arrives on horseback.
The entrance to San Luis Cove leads to a large inlet with a floating dock and buoys.
One of the Tico residents of this rural area has ridden his horse to the bar.
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