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  • Property Type : Estate
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 to 15 Sleeps

Patrick Hughes

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This is YOUR business, personal or family refuge in the heart of the rain/cloud forest. This type of accomodation is quite rare, authentic and affordable. On site chef services, complete transport arrangements available, THE breakfast included in the rental rate, all tours can be arranged for you so that you spend your vacation having fun instead of trying to plan your next activity. Let us help you tailor your vacation to exactly what you want. We have been in the Lake Arenal area for 19 years and can advise your group on the best tours available. Let us help you make the most of your vacation by offering our years of local experience and contacts. Take full advantage of having 'a friend in the area', right here at 'The Sunset'
Adventure at every turn.: Lake Arenal is the premier adventure spot in Costa Rica for windsurfing, canopy tours, lake fishing, boat tours, jungle hiking trails, quad rentals, kite surfing, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming in an extinct volcanic crater, spelunking and more. Enjoy the many adventures available or simply relax in our indoor Pool House with pool table, ping pong, divers pool, hot tub/jacuzzzi, shower, weights, heavy bag and such, enjoy the tranquility and majesty of your surroundings.
Tourism with a purpose.: In an effort to help the Costa Rican National Park system finance education, outreach and protection. Red Sunset of Guanacaste will devote a full 50% of each commission gained through our sales of adventure tours sold toward this goal. With the added benefit of specialized access to individuals in the tour system that make it all work. Tribal leaders, guides, and park directors.
What you can expect at 'The Sunset': Six beautifully appointed bedrooms featuring Costa Rican art, hand carved beds and doors with bathrooms en suite. The entire property is a showcase of Costa Rican art, decorative tile, stone and craft work. Two of the bedrooms feature decorative fireplaces. The downstairs master suite bathroom features a hot tub built for two. Large library/ living room area with wrap-around couch, television, Direct TV, DVD, stereo. Large dining/presentation hall with a variety of available seating arrangements. Three upstairs bedrooms with incredible views, A/C, en suite, with private bath.

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Amenities & Activities

  • Private Gas Barbecue
  • Spa Bath/Jetted Tub
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Queen Bed
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
Child Friendly
  • Babysitting Available
  • Child Friendly
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Air Conditioning
Dining Room
  • Dining Table Seats
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Dining Table
Disability Access Features
  • Disability Access
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Walk-in Shower
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • DVD Library
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Piano
  • Telescope
  • Television
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Pool Table
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Board Games
  • Games
  • Reading Library
  • Pet Friendly
  • Telephone
  • Safe deposit Box
  • Secluded
  • Linens Provided
Guest Services
  • Concierge Service
Home Office
  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet
Hot Tub and Sauna
  • Private Indoor Hot Tub
  • Gas Stove
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Utensils
  • Pots and Pans
  • Blender
  • Food Processor
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dish Washer
  • Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
Layout and Decor
  • Antiques
  • Designer Furnishings
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Spacious
Maid Service
  • Maid Service Included
Outside Living
  • Backyard
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Terrace
  • Patio Furniture
  • Parking for Multiple Cars
Recreation located at the Resort or On Premise
  • Exercise Facilities
  • Home Gym
Swimming Pool
  • Private Indoor Pool
  • Car Recommended
Nearby Activities
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking Tours
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing
Nearby Attractions
  • Lakefront
  • Near Town
  • Near Shopping
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Boat Launch

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Your view, of the home, coming up the driveway.

Seating for two to twenty four, invite some new found friends!

Delicious home cooked meals, tailored for your group.

Epic landscape for your epic vacation!!

Come back from a day of adventure and rest your tired body with a great story!

An actual sunset, from " The Sunset"

Magnificent volcano views in the evening

Color and light play to your delight.

Why it's called "The Sunset"!

Indoor pool house, with jacuzzi, steam room, massage table, weights, bow flex.

An actual photo of the Arenal Volcano from the home. 2013, she's still smokin'

The view of the main house, Volcano, Lake from one of the several hiking trails.

Great views from every room!

Additional Rate Information

Pet Fee $250
Tax Rate 13.49%
Children under six stay for free.

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Guest Reviews

just as good as it looks online

  • plfish
  • Dec 20,2017
  • Nov 15,2006

We stayed here between Christmas and New Year\'s in 2006. We had two families: 4 adults, 6 older children (high school and college). The listing is very true to what you find when you get there. The owner is next door to the property, and he is as helpful as the best concierge in the finest hotel anywhere. You are within 5 minutes to 1.5 hours of almost any activity you can think of. The only negative thing to say is that we took so many digital photos that 8 months later we are still editing and organizing them!!

Just what we wanted!!!

  • DMcKay
  • Dec 20,2017
  • Nov 12,2017

Exemplary in every way, the personal and most pleasant owner and staff want you to feel so at home. It is a place to run around like crazy and just veg. Our large party with complicated schedules, all managed to enjoy and the advantage is the flexibility. A place to regenerate!!!!!

AMAZING house!

  • Carson B.
  • Dec 20,2017
  • Apr 03,2017

This house was just so fantastic. Patrick was super helpful and made it extremely easy to plan activities once we got there. I am a crazy planner when it comes to vacations but it was so nice I didn\'t have to worry about booking our activities beforehand. When we got to the house, Patrick set us up with a horseback ride for the same day. It was unreal - we had the best time ever with those horses, and the family that owned them was beyond nice. They also have great food. For dinner we went to Tinajas - we actually went there two or three times because we thought it was delicious and it was pretty close by. The second day we did the hanging bridges (which was cool, but I probably wouldn\'t do it again) and zip lining which was so so fun. My boyfriend & I had done zip lining a bunch of times and only went because my parents wanted to go, and WOW it was the most insane zip line I\'ve ever been to - I\'m scared to heights and it was high up there... so glad I did it though, even though the first zip line almost caused me a heart attack, ha! The third day we did ATV\'ing which was awesome and I\'d highly recommend it. I had never driven one before but it was a blast! We then went to get great casados in town (place was recommended by Patrick). Onto the house..... It was very breathtaking. The pictures don\'t do it justice, the views were incredible. It was only 4 of us but the house was HUGE. You could definitely fit a lot of people here and be very comfortable. Each bedroom had a bathroom with a shower. There is a separate pool house with a hot tub and a bunch of different games (ping pong, poker, etc), which was so cool. Everything was super clean! I can\'t leave this review without mentioning the daily breakfasts that Patrick\'s wife makes. HOLY. It was delicious, and something different everyday. I dream about that breakfast, seriously so good.

Didn't want to leave!

  • Cindy N.
  • Dec 20,2017
  • Apr 27,2017

Fantastic start to our Costa Rica adventure and as it turned out, our favorite part of the trip. Just walk down the drive for the best hikes around...head towards Lake Cote or the Eco Lodge. Patrick\'s advice was spot on with our dining at the Gingerbread and Tanajas (on the shore of Lake Arenal at sunset!) restaurants being spectacular food and second only to his own cooking for us at the villa. He and his wife, Elisa, go above and beyond to make you comfortable and enjoy the most of your time in the area! Wonderful stay and couldn\'t be better.

Great Place! Especially if you have dietary constraints.

  • Ethan A.
  • Dec 20,2017
  • Jun 08,2016

We had a phenomenal time at Red Sunset. The house is huge, amazing, and you have it all to yourself, including an indoor pool and hot tub. I personally loved the intricately carved doors and other finishes. The only thing better than the house was the hospitality of Patrick and his family. The man can cook! Breakfast was always a treat to look forward to and if you have any dietary requirements like my son (gluten) and my wife (grain), I doubt you’ll find a more accommodating place than Patrick’s kitchen. I highly recommend that you have him prepare a dinner for you while you there. Patrick can also tell you all the ins and outs of the local attractions and let you know about some of the lesser known options in the area (we rappelled down waterfalls!). Great house. Great hospitality. Great trip.

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