I have stayed all over the Lake Arenal area. I have seen owners and places come and go. Without a shadow of a doubt this was the absolute best value and MOST COMFORTABLE stay I HAVE EVER HAD. A lot of places look good online, this is the only place that's SO clean, well maintained, close to everything a traveler needs. Where I felt safe and so welcome in 20 years of travelling. Where do I start...I stayed in a studio apartment, downstairs with awesome view of the lake from the shared deck (so cool). Big , clean queen bed, kitchenette that had everything I needed from coffee maker, toaster and 2 grill cook top, regular sized fridge with lots of ice, ceiling fan, 32 inch flat screen with local and international channels and GREAT INTERNET. I walk outside and there are two hammock swings, cool breezes and really cool neighbours some long term, some not. I walk ten minutes and I am downtown good food, stores with tons of supplies, even hard to find stuff like ginger and wasabi as we made sushi in the apt a couple of nights. Took recommendations from the locals and had a superb meal at "The Gingerbread" also planned and went on kayak and a zip line tour.
Chuck the owner was perfect, he was there when I arrived had suggestions and even helped me figure out how to get online, which was all on my end, great internet.
Did two loads of laundry! DID I MENTION THERE IS FREE LAUNDRY ONSITE!!.
I don't know how Chuck manages to put this all together for such an affordable price, try and stay at least three or four days to take in the town and local sights. It really isn't an apartment it's like your own private mini condo, that is super clean and way to cheap. Book it before he changes the prices because once word is out, you won't find an open spot at this place.
I will be returning soon, if they are good enough to have me. 5 STARS!!!