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Amazing Volcano Views! $95 and $180-night suites. Entire Villa for $275-night.

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

2 beautiful suites centrally located

Nestled on a lush and secluded hilltop, with spectacular views of Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano and the Children’s Eternal Rain Forest, Birdsong Villa welcomes you to little piece of paradise. Experience an unforgettable holiday in one of Costa Rica’s premier travel destinations. Check our other listings if you want to rent the Birdsview suite or the Gardenview suite separately

Location: Birdsong Villa is only 3 hours (150km) from two international airports, either in the capital of San Jose, or on the northern pacific coast in Liberia. Birdsong Villa is just 30 minutes from La Fortuna, which offers amenities such as grocery, banking, post office, restaurants, hot springs, excursions and much more.

Accommodation: The villa sleeps six people & has 2 floors. Upstairs is a full kitchen/jacuzzi/indoor-outdoor shower/queen bed & extra queen available/bali ceilings/2 patios/hammocks & world class views of the volcano, the lake &the jungle. Downstairs is a full size bed & extra queen available/kitchenette/bathroom/refrigerator & also great views of the volcano, the lake & the jungle

Amenities: The villa offers luxury and elegance with the comforts of home, including satellite TV, high speed wifi internet, and telephone, computer, and printing service.

A delicious breakfast is included in your stay. We’ll serve breakfast at your preferred time, or leave the ingredients for your own cooking pleasure. Lunch and dinner can be requested for a fee.

As you sit out on the observation deck and the sunshine warms your skin, close your eyes and listen to the melody of the birds and howler monkeys, all set against the rushing waters of the Piedras Negras river and nearby waterfalls.

Experience the ultimate Costa Rican holiday with some of our recommended day trips. The Arenal area has it all, from zip-lining, water rafting, hot springs, butterfly conservatory, wind surfing, fishing, extreme hiking, birding, and more. Everything you could ask for is less than an hour away so you will spend more time enjoying your holiday and less time driving.


Birdsong is a lovers paradise! Looking for a perfect place to spend your honeymoon, or celebrate a significant anniversary? Birdsong Villa offers a variety of romantic add-ons to your stay. We would be happy to build you a custom package that suits all your tropical desires. A few of the available activities include:

PRIVATE DINNER: enjoy a candle lit dinner under the stars, prepared by a local couple skilled in traditional cuisine that is sure to hit the spot!

EVENING HOT SPRINGS: soak your body in the natural springs after your busy day of touring.

HORSEBACK RIDING: saddle up at the ranch next door, and take a guided horseback ride through the eternal rainforest.

COUPLES MASSAGE: start or finish your day with a relaxing massage in your own suite.

PRICING: Please contact us for pricing for any of the above service. Or, let us know what you are looking for and we'll find a local provider.

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San Carlos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Garden View: Ensuite bathroom with walk-in rain shower. Bird's View: Ensuite bathroom with private toilet, walk-in rain shower, and outdoor rock shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Garden View: One double bed with option for an extra mattress for 1 adult or 2 children. Bird's View: One queen bed with option for an extra mattress for 1 adult or 2 children.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Amazing Volcano,Lake & Jungle Views!. Entire Villa for $275-night.
average rating of 4.767123 based on 73 reviews

Spectacular location!

  • 5 of 5

Well worth the drive, if visiting Arenal area. A nice breakfast with Allan our host, on the patio.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Perfect secluded villa in the rainforest!

  • 5 of 5

Birdsong was ideal for us and Alan is a perfect host. It is a little out of the way to get there (part of its appeal for us) but just a little over a half hour to downtown La Fortuna. The views from the house are stunning but nothing beats your own private waterfall a half mile away. Alan's friend's restaurant was perfect. Our only regret is we spent so much time playing in the rainforest that we didn't spend enough time relaxing on the patio!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Must see!

  • 5 of 5

The property is as breath taking and beautiful as the pictures. Perched atop a hill/mountain in the middle of the rainforest, we saw many different species of birds and insects. As long as you are not skiddish of the little critters, this is certainly the place to be. Allan was an absolutely fantastic host, as well is the staff that he employs. I felt at home while there. His directions to the villa are flawless however if you find them intimidating, enter Nepenthe B & B into your GPS and then follow his directions once you reach that location. I would definitely return for another stay at the bird song villa. It is a once in a life time opportunity unmatched by any other. I'd like to extend a big thank k you to Allan, Luisa and the rest of the crew for making our stay memorable.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing host, amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in upper unit. Everything about our stay was awesome. Loved it

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Beautiful view of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Birdsong Villa. Allan was a wonderful host and made great suggestions for things to do in the area. The location is about 35 minutes from La Fortuna but the little restaurants in El Castillo have good food and a great local atmosphere. Be aware that Birdsong is a somewhat rustic experience but Allan and his cook for the daily breakfast are very nice and add to the whole experience. During our stay it was quite windy, which I think is the norm, but sleeping at night when the wind is howling and rain showers pass through on the large glass windows and the tin roof, might wake you up from time to time. During our visit we did have some issues with one of the locks so we were not able to lock the door while we were away on excursions. It was not a big deal, this is a very safe area.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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South Jordan, Utah

You're in the jungle, baby!!!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning views both inside the house and on the observation deck. Excellent views of the volcano, Lake Arenal, and the rainforest. The house was equipped with a powerful binocular for our use, bird and wildlife books and information about the area and the volcano.

The house is not new and modern. but rather a bit rustic with open bamboo covered ceilings and wood floors. Cobblestone walkway going up to the house was unique and cute, but challenging and slick during the rain. Just use caution, bring a flashlight and you'll enjoy this unique character and feature too.

Allen was an excellent host and very accommodating with breakfast and suggestions for dinners. My husband noticed his washer and dryer and he allowed us to use those while we were there. We just left 4 days ago and we are already planning a way to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018


I have lived in Florida, New York City, and Jamaica. Have traveled the world looking for beautiful destinations, and have found this area to be one of those 'world class' destinations. Graduated Queens college in New York City, majoring in Business.

ALLAN RUDICK purchased this house in 2009

Why ALLAN RUDICK chose San Carlos

I have traveled to Costa Rica numerous times over the last decade. I have found this area to suit me, because of the natural beauty, and easy-going lifestyle. Also have friends that live in area.

What makes this house unique

I enjoy the serene and quiet environment, while still having easy access to the local restaurants and shopping in the nearby town of El Castillo and La Fortuna. I also enjoy the benefit of friendly neighbors, and the green style of living.


Juan Santamaria International Airport
"within 3 hours of Birdsong"
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Rancho Margot
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Ranch Margot
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Playa Coco

Other Activities: Shopping, boating, kayaking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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