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Creekside Cabin by Nature Reserve in La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano

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Volcano Arenal, Majestic Mountain ! Adventure Center of CR. 2.5 hours from SJ

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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Cabina Los Tucanes, a charming, creekside cabin located less than ten minutes from the center of the town of La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Located approximately 2.5 hours from the International airport in San Jose (Alejuela) and approximately a 4 hour drive to both the Pacific & Caribbean coasts.

La Fortuna, like it's name suggests, is a treasure and a must see for any Costa Rican vacation. Surrounded by lush rainforest, the majestic Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal this small town and surrounding area have much to offer, and something for everyone. The area is considered the adventure capital of Costa Rica where you can experience a wide variety of tours and activities geared towards all levels of excitement and/or leisure, including but not limited to Canopy, Rafting, Safari float trips, SUP, sea kayaking, fishing, ATV, Horseback, Waterfall Rappel, Nature and Birdwatching Guided tours of the Rainforest and Arenal Nation Park, Hanging bridges and of course a number of world class Thermal Hot Springs and Spas.

Cabina Los Tucanes is a quaint and comfortable retreat built of sustainably farmed Chilean Pine. This simple, private, quiet Shangra-La offers a full kitchen with dining for four, a king bed, a closet and full bath with hot water, a loft with two single beds and a screened terrace overlooking the babbling brook, primary rainforest and mountains. This is an open floor plan, there are no dividing walls, just the glass sliders dividing the interior and exterior spaces. The cabin is approximately 650+ square feet large, with a separate covered parking area, on approximately 1.5 acres with 140 meters of creekfront bordering the Dendrobates Nature Reserve, one of the largest conglomerates of protected areas in the country extending all the way to Monteverde. The cabin offers basic Internet and local telephone service at no extra cost.

If you are looking for a more authentic peek into the Costa Rican countryside, off of the beaten path of the large hotels in the area, you're sure to experience it here amongst our private gardens surrounded by the soothing sounds of the babbling brook and the calls of the tropical rainforest.

The property boast ample green spaces, with a small pond and a swimming hole in the creek for a refreshing dip in the pure mountain waters that come out of the protected rainforest. If you wake up early you're liable to spot tucanes, oropendulas, aracaries and other exotic birds and wildlife species munching on the wide variety of endemic fruit trees, including guayabas or peach palms.

Maid service is provided on the day of check-in and after check-out, unless arranged prior to check-in, for which there is an additional cost of $ 20- per cleaning. There is basic Internet and local phone service (506 2479-0198).


Cabina Los Tucanes is a great location and value. with You may find other rental homes in the area for less money, however most of them are about 45 minutes from La Fortuna proper in the lakeside village of El Castillo.

If you are interested in visiting the white sand beaches of Costa Rica's Pacific coast, please take a moment to view my Award Wining beachfront property in Playa Santa Teresa where I will be happy to offer you a discounted rate (vrbo listings # 159161, 101202, 181810) at : www.mariposavacationhomes.com

If you would like me to give you a courtesy call to clarify any of this information please provide me with your phone number and a convenient time to call or if there is anything else I can do to assist you, please don't hesitate to call 866 295-6727 or (506) 8931-0511.

Thanks you & Enjoy your Costa Rican Vacation !


Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • 1 King size bed, 2 single beds (an inflatable mattress upon request for kids under 12)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Nice size, clean, bathroom with hot water shower and white ceramic tile. All of water is of the highest quality you're likely to find anywhere on earth. The source is an artesian well located in the primary rainforest located behind the property....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The cabin is a simple, charming, retreat in the CR countryside/rainforest with easy quick (7 min.) access to downtown Fortuna. Please note that this is one of the few (perhaps only) vrbo listings with close proximity to Fortuna. Most of the homes advertised in Fortuna are actually in the town of El Castillo about 45 minutes away....moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    We have a 20' screen which you may connect to your computer (please bring your own HDMI cable) ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    140meters of creek front looking into a primary rainforest and lush green mountains ...moreless

  • Water View:

    The babbling brook known as Rio Cacao is approximately 15 meters (50 feet) from your front door...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Simple wooden round table and chairs in kitchen area with lovely view of the creek and rainforest...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    NO, Not needed, fresh mountain climate...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Yes for one vehicle...moreless

  • Heating:

    NO, not needed, temperate tropical climate...moreless

  • Internet:

    YES ! We live by the Internet and have a good connection...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    We provide fresh clean white high quality linens which are typically changed twice a week on average ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The outdoor screened terrace are is the 'living room'. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the rainforest !...moreless

  • Parking:

    One covered parking space and ample off-street free parking for at least 4 more vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Yes all of are parking is off street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    YES local phone number (506) 2479-0198...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, of course ! We provide high quality white bath towels, hand towel, bath floor towel and beach towels which are changed every 2-3 days...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Black & Decker 10 cups...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Nice line of quality white China set, plates, bowls coffee cups, whiskey glasses, wine glasses etc ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen offers a full size (20 cu ft) frost free refrigerator, 4 burner gas stove and oven, coffee maker, toaster oven blender, stainless steel cookware and silverware; dining set seats four...moreless

  • Oven:

    gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The basics and a bit more, set of SS mixing bowls, wooden salad bowl, Cuisineart knife set, colander cheese grater, wine opener, potato peeler etc. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size (20 cu ft) frost free ...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Plenty of Boat tours and water skiing on lake Arenal...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The outdoor Deck is screened and an extension of the house itself...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Plenty of Rafting in the area...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is ample (1.5) acres of green space here plus a small lake and creek...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Our pool here is the creek in the back yard ! We also have a small lake/lagoon on the property...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
5 night min stay
$150
$900 $2,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $129 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $83 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Christmas New Years
Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2016
6 night min stay
$225
$1,350 $2,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $193 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $83 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Jan 4-April 30
Jan 4 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$125
$750 $2,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $107 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $67 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
La Fortuna
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
El Establo
100 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Navera Tambor
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Central American Hwy CA-1
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rams
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pacific coast

Car: Recommended

Unlike the vast majority of VRBO listings in the area we re located less than 10 minutes to downtown Fortuna and a 15-20 minute scenic drive to Arenal Volcano National Park, Lake Arenal and Numerous Natural Hot Springs, lush primary rain forests. There is a wide variety of tours available here in the Fortuna Arenal area. This is the ADVENTURE CAPITAL of COSTA RICA geared towards family fun !

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: I moved to CR from Aspen Colo in 2002. I live here at the Cabin from May 1 to Nov 30. It is absolutely gorgeous ! It's a charming, real life doll house made of Chilean pine backing up to a nature reserve on the Rio El Cacao. I love the soothing sounds of the babbling brook and temperate tropical mountain climate, and all the activities that this area has to offer. There town is very friendly and geared towards eco-tourism. I also have three beachfront rental homes in Playa Santa Teresa and encourage all of my groups (up to 4-5 guests) to spend a few nights here in Fortuna whenever possible. This is the real Costa Rica ! If you are looking for an authentic rainforest experience with easy access to the Volcano, hot springs and town with all of the privacy and tranquility you can imagine... You've come to the right place ! I also have a beautiful Award Winning, property on the beach in the Pacific Coastal town of Santa Teresa (www.mariposavacationhomes.com) and am happy to offer package deals for stays in both locations. My Concierge and I have over 35 years combined knowledge of the country and we are more that happy to assist you as much or as little as you like in planning your CR holiday. Our goal is not to simply sell you a night or two at the Cabin (although I can do that as well), but to assist you in making this the trip/family vacation of a lifetime. Finally, for those of you who can't live without Internet, please feel free to bring your laptop. We have a solid connection in both locations and laptop safes.

Why La Fortuna:
I fell in love with the Fortuna area in the late 1990's exploring the Pena Blancas river in kayak by day and watching the lava flow down the Arenal Volcano every night ! The place is magical ! The Hot Springs and Spas are world class and there is an abundance of wildlife and activities to enjoy here year round.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Cabina Los Tucanes is a unique spot to relax and enjoy, away from the crowd. It is conveniently located with close proximity to most of the major tourist attractions in the area, yet distinguishes itself apart from virtually all the hotels in the area as a private home with ample privacy, peace and quiet. You will not find anything else like it anywhere else in this area. This private home is available on a limited basis (from Dec 1 to April 30). If you are looking for an authentic CR experience, be it a rainforest, canopy, river rafting, volcano adventure or simply a relaxing in harmony with nature here or at the local hot springs, you'll find the best of both worlds here at Cabina Los Tucanes. Again, I also have a beautiful Award Winning, beachfront property in the Pacific Coastal town of Santa Teresa (www.mariposavacationhomes.com) and am happy to offer package deals for stays in both locations. My Concierge and I have over 35 years combined knowledge of the country and we are more that happy to assist you as much or as little as you like in planning your CR holiday. Our goal is not to simply sell you a night or two at the Cabin (although I can do that as well), but to assist you in making this the trip of a lifetime. Finally, for those of you who can't live without Internet, please bring your laptop. We have a solid connection in both locations and laptop safes.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

 

Photos

  • Volcano Arenal, Majestic Mountain ! Adventure Center of CR. 2.5 hours from SJ

    Volcano Arenal, Majestic Mountain ! Adventure Center of CR. 2.5 hours from SJ

  • Relax and enjoy the over 150 species of exotic tropical birds in our backyard !

    Relax and enjoy the over 150 species of exotic tropical birds in our backyard !

  • Private, quiet gardens & lots of privacy and primary rainforest across the creek

    Private, quiet gardens & lots of privacy and primary rainforest across the creek

  • Tropical flowers from our gardens !

    Tropical flowers from our gardens !

  • Screened terrace overlooking the brook and rainforest

    Screened terrace overlooking the brook and rainforest

  • Light filled kitchen & dining area

    Light filled kitchen & dining area

  • Full working kitchen

    Full working kitchen

  • King bed downstairs

    King bed downstairs

  • Full bathroom with hot water

    Full bathroom with hot water

  • Going for a dip in our creek steps from the cabin on a warm summer day !

    Going for a dip in our creek steps from the cabin on a warm summer day !

  • Lake Arenal, CR's largest lake, about 20 min. away, fishing, sight seeing etc.

    Lake Arenal, CR's largest lake, about 20 min. away, fishing, sight seeing etc.

  • ATV Adventures

    ATV Adventures

  • Welcome ! We're @ 7 min. to Downtown Fortuna, nestled up to a Nature Reserve

    Welcome ! We're @ 7 min. to Downtown Fortuna, nestled up to a Nature Reserve

  • Secure off street parking,  small pond, babbling brook and primary rainforest !

    Secure off street parking, small pond, babbling brook and primary rainforest !

  • Welcome ! (506) 8931-0511 or Toll free 866 295-6727

    Welcome ! (506) 8931-0511 or Toll free 866 295-6727

  • Los Tucanes. Over 150 bird species documented in the biological corredor here

    Los Tucanes. Over 150 bird species documented in the biological corredor here

  • Relax on the terrace and take in the sounds of the rain forest

    Relax on the terrace and take in the sounds of the rain forest

  • Rustic charm

    Rustic charm

  • Dine overlooking the river & primary rain forest of the Dendrobates Nature Reser

    Dine overlooking the river & primary rain forest of the Dendrobates Nature Reser

  • Kids loft with 2 single beds

    Kids loft with 2 single beds

  • View of the creek (RioCacao), swimming hole and Nature Reserve

    View of the creek (RioCacao), swimming hole and Nature Reserve

  • La Fortuna Waterfall, bring your bathing suit, swimming spot just below falls

    La Fortuna Waterfall, bring your bathing suit, swimming spot just below falls

  • Horseback riding tours !

    Horseback riding tours !

  • Family Fun ! Kayak safari float trip, close by, on lower Penas Blancas river

    Family Fun ! Kayak safari float trip, close by, on lower Penas Blancas river

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