Lake Arenal, Costa Rica
Reduced to $900,000
H34 4.5 lush waterfront acres, 3 dwellings, $1,200,000, tourism potential
Where else will you find such lake access, beauty, tranquility and potential for your own private resort. There are commercial possibilities, too, for condominiums or cabins or a hotel. It's located just 10 minutes from Tilaran and only a little over an hour from the interenational airport at Liberia. It has 170 yards of frontage on the 50-meter green belt that surrounds the lake and a nice path through it to the lake shore.
ICE, the government electrical monopoly that controls the lake, has begun accepting applications by which the neighboring property owners can apply for access through the green belt to the lake where a floating dock and a building may be installed. There is no fee by ICE. The benefit to this property is obvious. The owner has made application, which should result in permission to put his own floating dock on beautiful San Luis Cove.
From the Tronadora peninsula one can see this beautiful 4.5 acres with the Arenal Country Club to the right. Here's the reverse shot of the Tronadora peninsula from the foot of this beautiful property.
Here are reverse views across San Luis Cove, the left photo showing the location of this beautiful acreage (with the Arenal Country Club visable to the right) and the right photo taken from the property showing the peninsula farm from which the left photo was taken.
Already a shangri-la yet with fabulous potential, these 4.5 acres with orchards, organic gardens, three habitations, and 50-meter path to the lake provide a unique life style for those who love gardening, swimming, boating, fishing, and plenty of room to enjoy the current beauty and perhaps build your own perfect home. What's more, it borders the Arenal Country Club, though with the trees and hedges you will have no clue that the covered near-Olympics-ize swimming pool, two tennis courts, workout rooms, and bistro are even there. The current owner bought the property 18 years ago when the land was a treeless tomato farm and he has taken advantage of the rich soil's productivity to such an extent that from a clear viewpoint on the peninsula across the cove, one can barely discern any of the buildings or lovely open sites, spaces where one could construct a new home or several homes for a family compound. Presently there is the main house, a 2BR 1BA home with a wide veranda on all four sides, built strongly enough for a second story. There is also a caretaker's 1 BR 1BA studio cottage and a two-unit building with a 1BR 1BA studio on each side. With a modest amount of remodeling on these original Tico buildings, the current beautiful property can already serve for wonderful vacations or a permanent home with spaces for visiting family and friends. Despite the feeling of seclusion in this Arenal Eden, the property borders the paved Tronadora road and is less than 15 minutes from Tilaran, the commercial center at Lake Arenal.
The east gate, like the west, is entered from the paved Tronadora road. This pretty lane on the east side leads to the main house.
Here's one of two wrought-iron gates to the property from the Tronadora road. The pretty lane leads past the main house to the bottom of the property on the east side.
The main house has a wide veranda on all sides. In a secluded bower is the duplex studio with 2 identical apartments.
The main house
The duplex studio building.
The house looks out on San Luis Cove and Lake Arenal. One of two fenced organic gardens on the property.
San Luis Cove from the main house.
One of the two organic gardens.
In one of many fruittree settings are these bananas and pineapples. Here is a beautiful and bountiful macademia nut tree.
Bananas and pineapples.
A macadamia tree.
A pretty lane climbs the slight slope on the west side of the property bordering the country club. At the foot of the property a path leads through the 50meter forest to San Luis Cove.
A lane on the west side of the property borders the Arenal Country Club's screen of trees, leading up the slight slope to the west gate.
A charming path at the bottom of the property leads through the lake's surrounding 50-meter forest to San Luis cove.
It's a short trip by boat along the cove to the beautifully situated Los Vientos Restaurant or get there by car in 5 minutes. Right out in front of the property, anglers fish for tilapia.
At the property's lake edge, the grand Los Vientos Restaurant and its floating dock can be seen in a great location on the beautiful protected cove where people boat, waterski, and fish as do these four anglers fishing for tilapia right in front of this property.
An orchard of young papaya trees is another delight on this fascinating property. Here's yet another pleasant open area that, amazingly enough, cannot be seen from the peninsula across the cove.
An orchard of young papaya trees already bears fruit. There are many sites on this well landscaped property to not only delight the eye but accommodate a new home or other structure.
With the camera in slightly telescopic mode, one can start to see the variety of spaces within the property.  
The variety of open spaces starts to show when one telescopes the camera a bit.
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