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Luxury Home Overlooks Arenal Volcano & Lake Arenal & Ceiba Tree

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Last updated: 11/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

      • Concierge
      • Housekeeping
      • Massage

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome
      • Limited Accessibility:

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

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Smoking Allowed:

        Outdoors only....moreless

      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

      Other Amenities

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

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Game Room
          • Games:

            Cards and board games....moreless

          • Ping Pong Table
          • Stereo

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Rain Forests
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Volcano
          • Waterfalls
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

          • Lake
          • Lake View:

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

          • Mountain
          • Mountain View:

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

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Parasailing
          • Rafting
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining:

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

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 12 people

          General

          • Ceiling Fans
          • Covered Parking
          • Filtered Water
          • Garage:

            Carport...moreless

          • Internet
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Local Maps
          • Mobile Phone:

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

          • Safe
          • Sofa Bed
          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided
          • Wireless Internet:

            Free Wi-Fi....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Blender
          • Catering Available:

            Personal chef available....moreless

          • Coffee Grinder
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Freezer
          • Gourmet Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster
          • Wet Bar

          Outside

          • Balcony:

            Terraces off of every room....moreless

          • Deck / Patio
          • Kayak / Canoe:

            Available for rental....moreless

          • Porch Furniture
          • Terrace
          • Water Sports Gear

          Payment Type

          • Amex
          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Pool / Spa

          • Hot Tub
          • Outdoor Hot Tub
          • Outdoor Pool
          • Private Pool

          Forms Of Payment

              • Accept Credit Card
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 28 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              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: 11/24/2014
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              Location

              120 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Juan Santamaria International (SJO) San José
              500 Metres
              Nearest Barpub
              Tres Cabras Restaurant and Bar (at Nepenthe B&B)
              10 Kilometres
              Nearest Motorway
              Route 142 (La Fortuna-Nuevo Arenal)
              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: english, spanish

               

              Photos

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • Anyone for a game of ping pong?

                Anyone for a game of ping pong?

              VRBO #430163

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Monday, November 24, 2014

              $300 - $350 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

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              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english, spanish
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              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 11/24/2014
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