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Luxury Home Overlooks Arenal Volcano & Lake Arenal & Ceiba Tree

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

La Fortuna house description

This newly constructed (2012) spacious 3 bedroom/4 bathroom home is located on 2 private acres adjacent to Arenal Volcano State Park. Each bedroom has its own terrace overlooking the old Ceiba Tree and views of Arenal Volcano and Lake. The open layout allows cool mountain breezes to flow through the home. Enjoy leisure activity in our bar/game room and cool off in our swimming pool or relax in the hot tub with direct views of the active face of the volcano. Ideal for groups/families (sleeps 6-12 people). Enjoy meals cooked by our personal chef (available on request) or prepare your own culinary creation in our fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Daily cleaning service provided. Laundry service available on request.

Located within minutes of El Castillo, Sky Trek Zip-Line Canopy Tours, Kayaking and ATV rentals. Horseback tours to the waterfalls or fishing tours on the lake or Rio Frio can be arranged. Massage therapy is available at the Blue Lagoon Spa just 500 meters up the hill. Hot Springs and La Fortuna are just 30 minutes away. An escape from the daily stress of work for a week in paradise will rejuvenate your soul and reconnect you with what life is meant to be.

The property is adjacent to virgin cloud forest. Explore miles of hiking trails through the rain forest that lead down to the nearby Rio Piedras Negras. Howler monkeys, toucans, wild turkeys, parrots, coati mundis (aka pizotes), tayras and more can be regularly spotted from the house and in the vicinity.

WiFi broadband internet access is included. Tune in internet radio from anywhere in the world or watch DVDs and Netflix on a 42' HDTV.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeping
      • Massage
      • Concierge

      Suitability

      • Limited Accessibility:

        Pool and hot tub are on separate level from main living level....moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Children Welcome

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 6-12

      • Bedroom 1

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      • Bedroom 2

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      • Bedroom 3

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      • Convertible bed(s)

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      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Sofas convert to 4 twin sized beds all located in living room. Queen size inflatable mattress can be placed in the master bedroom....moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Dining:

        Dining room and kitchen island can seat up to 12 people....moreless

      • Catering Available:

        Personal chef available....moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:

        12...moreless

      • Kitchen
      • Refrigerator
      • Microwave
      • Cooking Utensils
      • Ice Maker
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Pantry Items
      • Coffee Maker
      • Toaster
      • Freezer
      • Oven
      • Seating for 12 people

      Amenities

      • Washing Machine:

        Available for use while housekeeper is there. Housekeeper will do laundry at no extra charge (tips appreciated!)...moreless

      • Clothes Dryer:

        Available for use while housekeeper is there. Housekeeper will do laundry at no extra charge (tips appreciated!)...moreless

      • Towels Provided
      • Linens Provided
      • Covered Parking

      Other Amenities

          • Inflatable queen size mattress available for use in the master bedroom so up to 12 persons can be accomodated....moreless

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Stereo
          • Books
          • Game Room

          Communications

          • Mobile Phone:

            Prepaid phone provided for local calls. Requires purchase of additional time for extended use....moreless

          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

          • Private Pool
          • Hot Tub

          Outdoor Features

          • Water Sports Gear
          • Deck / Patio

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Spa
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

          • Mountain View:

            Views of Arenal Volcano from every room....moreless

          • Lake View:

            Views of Lake Arenal from every room....moreless

          Activities

          • Botanical Garden
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Kayaking
          • Parasailing
          • Groceries
          • Cycling
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Rafting
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Fishing
          • Water Skiing
          • ATM/Bank
          • Sight Seeing
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Zoo
          • Rain Forests
          • Volcano
          • Waterfalls
          • Walking
          • Shopping
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Photography
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Scenic Drives
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Wind-Surfing
           

          Reviews

          Write a review 4.9
          from 27 traveler reviews
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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Fall 2014
          Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $250
          $1,500 $4,200

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

          Christmas Week 2014
          Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014
          7 night min stay

          $2,450

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

          New Year's week 2014
          Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $2,450

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

          Semana Santa 2015
          Mar 29 - Apr 5, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $2,450

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $300
          $1,800 $5,400

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 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 $300
          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          Rates based on 6 persons occupancy. Add $25/pp per night for over 6 persons.


          Cancellation policy:

          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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          Last updated: 07/24/2014
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          Location

          120 Kilometres
          Nearest Airport
          Juan Santamaria International (SJO) San José
          10 Kilometres
          Nearest Motorway
          Route 142 (La Fortuna-Nuevo Arenal)
          1.5 Kilometres
          Nearest Barpub
          Howlers
          500 Metres
          Nearest Restaurant
          Linda Vista del Norte

          Car: Recommended

          Arenal Volcano Park, Zip Line Canopy Tours, ATV rentals, Hot Springs, Horseback Riding, Serpentarium, Butterfly Conservatory, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Table Tennis, Kayaking, Bird watching, Hiking, Near Jardin Escondido (Pizza John's)

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2012

          About the owner: From left to right: Jim, Wes, Josie, Robin. Our family first visited Costa Rica in 2010 and fell in love with the Arenal area. Two years later, we spent our first week in the new house. We're in NJ most of the year. Jim is a marketing manager for an electronics company, Robin is an accountant. Wes is a senior in HS and Josie is a sophomore at URI.

          Why the Owner Chose La Fortuna:
          You'll hear many stories about people that visit Costa Rica and experience an epiphany or an awakening. That's what happened to us. We began searching for land in Aug 2010 and found the Old Ceiba Tree lot. A year after beginning construction, the house is nearly finished. There is an energy that one can feel when you are there; it's indescribable but undeniable. Once you experience it, you'll be going back over and over.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          We designed the home to bring the outdoors and indoors together. There are floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors that open to lake and volacano views. The cool mountain breezes flow thoughout the home. The temperatures average about 75°F year round so no airconditioning is necessary. We get our pure crystal clear soft water from a mountain spring ('naciente') that is about 6km in the virgin cloud forest. At night the temperates typically drop about 10° and in December and January you might even need to put a fleece on to stay warm. Being on the edge of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, we get a lot of rain but if you wait an hour the weather will change and when the sun pops out be careful because you can get a sunburn even when the sky is overcast (ask Josie). Each room has a terrace facing the lake/volcano side of the house. We love to enjoy the unbelievable cooking of Emilce, the former owner of a restaurant in Fortuna (Vaca Muca). She has the ability to take just about anything that's in the refrigerator and turn it into a meal that you'll never forget. Our favorite is 'pescado al ajillo' (corbineta or tilapia filet sauteed in fresh garlic) served with home fries, mixed vegetables (be sure to ask for chaote, cauliflower and carrots) and 'patacas' (plantain chips). Be prepared to rise early to the sounds of howler monkeys that frequently spend the night in our guarumo tree (a favorite hangout for all kinds of monkeys and birds) or the cacaphony of our flock of loras (red-lored parrots) that reside in the remaining branches of the 500 year old giant Ceiba tree that has unfortunately reached the end of it's life but still stands majestically on the west edge of our property. It's a local landmark that can actually be seen in satellite photos. We have a hiking trail that connects to the Linda Vista Hotel that winds past the Ceiba and down through the forest. Another trail has been cut farther up the hill that leads all the way down to the river for a refreshing dip.


          Contact us

          Speaks: spanish, english

           

          Photos

          • Casa Ceiba

            Casa Ceiba

          • Hot tub with views of Arenal Volcano

            Hot tub with views of Arenal Volcano

          • Dining room and kitchen: room for 10-12 people

            Dining room and kitchen: room for 10-12 people

          • Master bath at night

            Master bath at night

          • Sunset over Lake Arenal

            Sunset over Lake Arenal

          • Guest bath located between Toucan and Iguana bedrooms

            Guest bath located between Toucan and Iguana bedrooms

          • Master bedroom with king size bed at night

            Master bedroom with king size bed at night

          • Dining room

            Dining room

          • Arenal produces a steam cloud Nov 2012

            Arenal produces a steam cloud Nov 2012

          • Anyone for a game of ping pong?

            Anyone for a game of ping pong?

          • Dusk and pool is ready for an evening swim

            Dusk and pool is ready for an evening swim

          • Master bath

            Master bath

          • Master bath his and hers sinks

            Master bath his and hers sinks

          • Toucan bedroom queen size bed

            Toucan bedroom queen size bed

          • Iguana guest bedroom with queen sized bed

            Iguana guest bedroom with queen sized bed

          • Casa Ceiba at night

            Casa Ceiba at night

          • Living room

            Living room

          • Porch swing on terrace

            Porch swing on terrace

          • Lower level bar and game area open to pool area

            Lower level bar and game area open to pool area

          • Covered parking at entrance to Casa Ceiba

            Covered parking at entrance to Casa Ceiba

          VRBO #430163

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          This listing was first published here in 2012.

          Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

          $250 - $350 per night (USD)
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          3 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
          Sleeps 12

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