IL Costa Rica correspondent Jason Holland is in the Lake Arenal region, looking for real estate bargains. And he’s found one. See below for Jason’s report.
In the video, you’ll see a beautiful property for sale on the lake in Arenal, Costa Rica. The views from the back porch are of the lake and the volcano at Arenal.
Lake Arenal has an ideal climate—no AC needed, even on the hottest days.
And it has a close-knit community of expats from all over the world (about 400 according to an informal survey by one resident). Many have opened restaurants showcasing their home cuisines. You have German restaurants, Austrian bakeries, American steakhouses, and what many say is the best restaurant in the country at the Gingerbread Hotel.
Its slower pace of life is also a big draw. It’s just downright tranquil. There are never more than a dozen boats on the lake’s 33 square miles. On shore, homes, boutique hotels, and art galleries dot the hillside. And any development melds with the scenery – nobody wants to mess with those views.
Like the most desirable properties in this area, this 1,200 square foot villa in the Turtle Cove Lake & Yacht Club has a lake view. It’s selling for just $195,000.
The 9-foot ceilings, plenty of windows, and open floor plan lets in lots of natural light and allows you to enjoy Lake Arenal from the back porch, living room, and master bedroom window. Even better, because it’s set on a high hill on the lake shore and right next to a greenbelt that will remain undeveloped, the view is totally unobstructed.
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