Lake Arenal, Costa Rica
Owner has to sell dream retirement property - $399,000 negotiable
H22 Unique volcano-view home, cabina, workshop steps from water - $540,000
This 3BR 2BA home is closer to the pleasant waters of Lake Arenal than any other home for sale at the lake. One can carry a kayak a few yards and enjoy exploring the lake any time you feel like it. Located on the road to Rio Chiquito about a half-hour from Tilaran, this is a unique home that is wonderful as a home on a permanent basis or as a vacation getaway where one can enjoy the restorative beauty and tranquility of this colorful lakeside setting with fine volcano as well as lake views. The handicap-accessible property has commerical potential also. If it is to be a vacation home, it may be rented while the owner is away. This sort of part-year enterprise is common at Lake Arenal. The adjacent cabina is currently a rental and with it and possible conversion of the large workshop, an attractive B&B could be established. Presently, the very large workshop is outfitted with power tools (table saw, joiner, planer, lathe, etc., etc.) to delight the expert or leisure craftsman. It already has a bathroom and can be converted to residential use as part of a B&B. All in all, this site of almost a half acre with its view, temperate weather, and pretty landscaping would be a delightful overnight or longer stop for tourists or a really enjoyable retirement or vacation home. There is satellite TV and high-speed Internet. The property is "turn-key," since all three buildings are furnished and outfitted, including the $100,000 worth machinery, hand tools, and suppliesin the shop. Owner financing is available.
In addition to wonderful views over the neighboring lake, the home has a fine view of the fascinating Arenal Volcano.
Famously active Arenal Volcano is a fascinating sight from this lakeside home.
The home, shop and cabina surround a nicely landscaped yard in a spectacular lakeside setting.
The property contains a 3BR 2BA home, a large shop full of machine and hand tools with value estimated at $100,000, and a 2-bedroom cabin with kitchen. It's a unique property especially suited for a boater or kayaker who is also a handyman, woodworker, or artist. In addition, there is a cottage for visitors or for rentersl for extra income.
This Google Earth image shows the property beside the lake highway between Tronadora and Rio Chiquito.
The house, shop and cabina are located right across the Tronadora/Rio Chiquito road from the lake. A little farther along, a lane leads to a launch spot at the end of a spit of land. Owners of lakeside properties can apply to make their own paths to the water through the restricted 50-meter zone and establish a small building or dock.
A landscaped curving driveway leads gracefull from the lake road to the home. The master bedroom corner of the house has large windows overlooking the lake.
From the decorative wrought-iron gate on the Rio Chiquito road, the driveway curves up 200 yards to the house.
At the top of the drive, the north side of the house shows one of the large picture windows of the master bedroom.
The home has huge picture windows for Master BR, living room and kitchen and a long patio in front. The home's large windows present the wonderful biws of the lake 100 yards below.
The lakeside picture windows in the master bedroom (at right in the photo of the patio) and the living/dining areas have this view of the lake . Situated on a small bluff, there may be no other residence that is closer to the lake than this perfect 1600-square-foot home.
The master bedroom's northside picture window shows pretty landscaping and some of the lake. With its huge windows and covered house-wide patio the house is designed to take full visual advantage of its location.
The view from the master bedroom's northside window shows some nice landscaping and a lake inlet.
The owners found a wonderful location on the lake-shore road to Rio Chiquito and designed the house for the view.
The 3BR home sits almost as close to the lake as legally allowed. The view from the kitchen includes the volcano as well as the long, wide lake.
On the south side of the house, whoever is in the kitchen enjoys lake and volcano views.
The house is being sold fully furnished, including the leather living room furniture. The lake view from the living room.
The living room and part of its view.
The property has a large  lawn and tropiical landscaping The home sits just above the unpaved road that follows the lake edge from Tronadora to Rio Chiquito.
A paved pathway leads from the house to the guess cottage which has 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. (See more photos of thel cottage here.) The lakeside Tronadora-Rio Chiquito road passes between the lake and the property.
The new 2BR 1.5BA guest apartmentalso is designed to take advantage of the picturesque location. The workshop has an incredible array of equipment.
This photo of Arenal Volcano was taken in front of the cabina. Lava flows may be seen at night.
The workshop has an incredible array of power machinery and other tools.
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