Do you dream of living in paradise in Costa Rica and earning a living? Do you have a passion for hospitality and wish to be part of a welcoming friendly community? If so, this incredible opportunity is just what you are looking for!
Vista Del Lago Lakeside Community is Lake Arenal’s most prestigious gated community located on the outskirts of the charming town of Tronadora. The community offers its residents large spacious homesites, paved roads, underground infrastructure, on-site security and some of the best views of Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano that you can find! VDL residents also enjoy clubhouse membership and all of the amenities that come with it including:
• Custom infinity pool overlooking the lake
• Equipped Gym
• Spa visited by massage therapists, manicurists and other well-being professionals*
• Community breakfasts 3-days per week*
• Bar and Lounge*
• Special dinners hosted by local and international chefs*
• Art shows*
• Musical events
• And more!
As the owner of 5 B&B rental units and the clubhouse, you will generate income, not only from vacation rentals, but from monthly clubhouse membership fees and income that is generated through the clubhouse offerings.* The clubhouse’s potential to generate income is truly limitless and can be expanded in many ways!
The clubhouse is located on a 5,724 m2 lot and offers a 2,607 ft2. common area for dining socializing and cooking up a storm in the chef’s kitchen, a 905 ft2. shop/garage, a 642 ft2 covered terrace overlooking the lake, a 182 ft2 covered entry and a 195 ft2 covered Chef's terrace. There are men's and woman's restrooms located both on main floor and poolside. There is also a detached guard shack (with bathroom) and a beautiful landscaping with seasonal creek on north border.
The commercial kitchen is fully equipped with 2 professional refrigerators,1 freezer, a wood-burning pizza oven on Chef's terrace, a large greenhouse and garden area behind the kitchen. There is also a full working bar in the lounge and dining area with beautiful hardwood cabinetry and granite countertops. Just off of the lounge area you will find a large TV/Game room and a very functional private office. There is also a small orchard with mature fruit trees for members to enjoy.
Poolside, you will also find the first of the rental units in the form of a small suite with a private bathroom that is perfect for vacation rentals or could potentially be used as a manager or owner’s quarters. The large, adjacent shop/garage and additional storage units could easily be converted to additional rooms to create a much larger living space on site.
In addition to clubhouse, you will be the owner of 4 newly built vacation rental units (2023) that are located on a separate 3008 m2 lot that are just a short walk from the clubhouse along a lovely, landscaped trail. Each of the 4 units comes fully equipped with a pivate bathroom and kitchenette. There is a fantastic, shared covered terrace along the front of the building and 2 covered outdoor living spaces with gas grill and seating areas that are each shared by 2 of the units to offer a little more privacy. The is ample parking and beautiful gardens all around units.
The community clubhouse is currently owned and operated by the Brand and Bev Sheats who created Vistas Del Lago Lakeside Community and since the time of its inauguration, it has been utilized exclusively by VDL community members. All members of the VDL community have the option of clubhouse membership for a monthly fee which offers them access to the onsite amenities like the custom infinity pool, gym and spa. Clubhouse members are also privy to special activities that occasionally take place at the clubhouse such as private chefs, art shows, and musical events where they can purchase food, beverages and more. While all of the special activities certainly do generate income, the Brad and Bev fully acknowledge that they have never truly pursued the enormous income potential of the clubhouse as they have been busy building the community and that is where they have invested all of their time and effort. Nonetheless, they feel strongly that this incredible space could be optimized in the hands of the right person that is focused on elevating its current use and potential.
With a fully equipped commercial kitchen, bar, woodburning pizza oven, a large dining area and interior space that has already been accommodated and furnished for social and commercial use, pristine grounds and breathtaking views, the clubhouse is the perfect venue a variety of income generating private events such as weddings, parties, retreats, conferences and a number of other social gatherings. There is also potential to extend membership beyond the members of the VDL community to other locals in the area allowing them access to the amenities and activities that are offered. While the clubhouse currently offers a breakfast option 3 days per week and occasional activities to its members, the kitchen could certainly be brought to its full potential use and function as a fully operating, bar, restaurant or event center. The income potential for the clubhouse is truly limitless.
Brad and Bev have poured their heart and soul into Vistas Del Lago for nearly 20 years and while they will remain active memvers of the community, they feel it is time for them to step back and to pass the torch on to someone with the time and enerby grow this incredible business to its full potential.
The property is being offered as a package deal with the clubhouse and rental units, however the owners would be open to discussing the sale of the clubhouse on its own and hanging on to the 4 independent rental units.
Partial Short-term Owner Financing Available!