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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"It's a great house- plenty of space and very clean. After the first day of rain, we had beautiful, clear days and the view of the volcano was breathtaking.
Like the other reviewers mentioned, the house is on a very bumpy road. It is a small town, so getting a taxi isn't as easy as other parts of the country. If possible, arrange for a 4x4 rental car."
Guest: AmyDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
"My husband and just visited Costa Rica for the first time and we are so happy that we chose Birdsong as our place to stay.
First off, if you are looking for an amazing view of Arenal Volcano, Birdsong has it covered. The open concept interior of the Birds View Suite means that you can see the lake, volcano, and rainforest in one glance. The large sliding windows mean that you can hear the birds at 6am and the howler monkeys in the afternoon. We didn't mind waking up at 7am every day to get up and take advantage of our time in Costa Rica. It was nice that the chef came early so we could have breakfast with the morning sounds, and then head out for the day.
Our food at Birdsong was great as well. One night we had a local elderly couple come cook us dinner in the room. It was one of the best meals that we had in CR. They made a full plate of fish, veggies, rice, potatoes, and a mango dessert. Breakfast in the morning filled us up for the day, so we often were able to skip lunch. A previous reviewer commented how there is no oven in the suite. We honestly never even noticed. Most traditional CR food is cooked on a stove top and we were there to embrace the local cuisine.
Not only were the property and villa absolutly breathtaking, but the owner Allan was the perfect host. We are outgoing travellers and like to meet new people so we appreciated having coffee with Allan each morning to discuss the days activities. We also appreciated the opportunity to interact with the other visitors if we wanted. Allan was great about asking how much privacy we wanted, and respecting that. We were looking for something adventurous to do one day, and Allan mentioned the hike to Cerro Chato. Boy were we happy we did that. It was tough but the view is worth it!
Overall I was extremely pleased with our stay at Birdsong. The villa, view, and host were exactly as advertised on the website. The only disappointing part was having to leave after four days. But we'll be back!!"
Guest: Sarah M.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 8, 2015
Third time staying here and it will not be the last. Esteban, his wife Monica and Danny the guide
"Esteban, his wife Monica and Danny the guide for the ATV tour/journey to the hot springs and horseback ride are fantastic hosts. We had a problem with one of the tours due to the rising river and Esteban ensured that we received a complete refund.
Danny is a guide with extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna in the area. We saw, sloths, monkeys many types of birds including a tree full of Scarlet Macaws.
This is our third time there, we have gone with our family and with other couples. It has been a hit with everyone."
Guest: Ray C.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
"We had an amazing stay at Hacienda Encantada. It was the perfect getaway. Very conveniently located near the national park with some great hiking. Marty and Nina were so helpful with recommendations, directions and responding to our questions/requests! We would highly recommend this place!"
Guest: Heather W.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 23, 2015