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Tropical Rainforest Mountain House Near Volcano Arenal. Private and Safe.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Enchanting 2 BR, 1 BA Rainforest Mountain House

Your own Costa Rican private hilltop house located 25 minutes from the town of La Fortuna and Volcano Arenal. This beautiful retreat is about 2 and 1/2 hours from San Jose (main airport) and about 3 hours from the Pacific beaches. This well-built and locally decorated home sits on a hill overlooking its own tropical fruit and flower garden. Just beyond the exotic garden are beautiful horse pastures, a whitewater river and the jungle of the federally protected Children’s Eternal Rainforest which offers endless hiking trails and birding opportunities. Wake up to the magical sounds of the Costa Rican Rain forest (howler monkeys, gentle rain, and the songs of over 123 species of birds seen on-site). Brew a pot of locally grown fresh Costa Rican Café, and step out onto the large deck to enjoy the 270° view and lounge in one of the 2 hammocks provided.

This house is very peaceful and remote yet it has the wonderful feature of being within walking distance to the ecotourist destination Chachagua Rainforest Hotel. This unique setting offers total privacy with all the comforts of a first class lodge. The conveniences offered by the hotel include: English-speaking staff on property at all times, cell phones in case of emergencies, night watchman, laundry, restaurant serving delicious local Costa Rican cuisine, fully stocked bar, beautiful outdoor swimming pool, massage therapists, tropical gardens,, access to rain forest hiking trails, rental horses and tours. We consider this to be the best of both worlds: the security and convenience of a hotel yet the quiet remoteness of a private home.

The house has 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a nice queen size bed and its own porch with superb views. The guest bedroom has two beds, one double and one twin.

There is 1 bathroom with beautiful private shower that overlooks rain forest. Colorful hand painted murals cover three of the walls within the house and illustrate forest scenes (done by a talented local artist). There is a great kitchen with all the tools to cook a healthy meal. There is also a family room that opens up to the best porch in the world. The house is an awesome place to relax. Guests can spend countless days just sitting in the hammocks, eating fresh fruit and watching the toucans, parrots, hummingbirds and countless birds that visit the garden at the house.

Over the past 10 years we have planted many fruit trees. Fruits include mangos, oranges, figs, coconuts, rambatans (chinese leechis), guanabanas, tamarindos, bananas, plantains, limes, water apple, coffee, and cacao (chocolate). All ov which is available to you when it is ripe!

Not only is the house a great place to chill out, but it is in an ideal location to use as a home base when you go on adventures.

Things to do in close by La Fortuna are:

Watch lava flow from the crater of Volcano Arenal (one of the most picturesque volcanoes), visit a 100ft waterfall (Catarata La Fortuna), bathe in natural hot springs, fish and windsurf on Lake Arenal, whitewater raft, explore the Volcano Arenal National Park, take a wildlife/bird tour to Cano Negro, go on a caving tour, dine at many restaurants, dance at the local discothèque (Volcan Look), get cool souvenirs, get money from an ATM, or use the internet. Also, you are less then a 4 hour drive to a variety of nice beaches on the Pacific coasts as well as the enchanting cloud forests of Monte Verde. The Caribbean coast is only about 5 hours away.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Why The Owner chose San Ramón

I fell in love with this house on my visit this spring and ended up buying it, I am continuing to rent it and have the same delightful caretakers as the prior owner. There is a lot to do and see in the area. Unfortunately when I took over the listing all the info and good reviews got blocked out but there is a book with information and reviews by previous visitors in the house.


San Ramón House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , feels outdoors because of the one way glass
  • The shower feels outdoors because of the one way glass. Watch toucan while you bathe.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Other - more beds available upon request , for longer rentals
  • besides the beds there is a couch in the living room but not a pullout couch. for longer rentals we can put up another bed or a crib. if children share beds I allow 6 persons but not 6 adults.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Refrigerator/freezer, 4 burner gas range, ceiling fans, coffee-maker, toaster, blender, dishes, utensils, pots and pans, glasses, cups, soaps, toiler-paper, towels, sheets, blankets, CD-player, shower overlooking rainforest with hot water, great wood-deck with hammocks (270° view), Costa Rica maps and books, rain forests, horseback riding, tropical gardens, bird watching, ponds, river, carport, 3 awesome hand-painted murals, hand-painted yoke for ox cart plus many other Costa Rican artisan goods, couch, chairs, interior is all beautiful hardwood paneling, access to the following: butterfly garden, orchid garden, hiking trails, restaurant, bar, pool, English speaking hotel staff, horseback riding, and massages.


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Tropical Rainforest Mountain House Near Volcano Arenal. Private and Safe.
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The perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location, just a 20 min drive to town. Secluded, beautiful, but awesome to have the hotel right there. Great spot for us (mom dad and 6yo)

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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  • 5 of 5

This was the most amazing place. Breakfast on the terrace with the birds and animals with extraordinary views over the rainforest was a once in a lifetime stay. Thank yoy. Thoroughly recommended

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Houston, Tx

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Ute's home. She was so accommodating and quick to reply to our messages. The road to get to the home is a bit rough (4x4 car is a must to reach this location), but it was completely worth it. We had a blast staying in her home. The patio is perfect for relaxing in a s secluded home, but close enough to a hotel for dinner or anything else we needed. The shower was amazing with views of outside and the rooms were nice for our family of four. This rental is located 30 minutes from the main attractions in La Fortuna. We're so glad we got to experience Costa Rica in Ute's home!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved your place. We were able to fully relax. It's close enough to Fortuna to take advantage of the adventure stuff: rafting, hot springs, Arenal. But then we were able to get away from the hustle and bustle of town and take in nature at the house. The pool is very refreshing!! And it was convenient to have a restaurant available so we didn't have to cook every meal. Thank you very much!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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We had a great stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay, location was amazing, and use of the Eco lodge was very nice. House could use some upkeep though.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tulsa, OK

A Birder's Dream!

  • 5 of 5

For two retired couples on a month long birding tour of Costa Rica, this place was the perfect place to spend four days! The deck overlooks a tree-studded hillside and the birds readily come to the fruit feeders mounted on the deck railing. Even though there is an eco-lodge (that can't be seen from the deck) at the bottom of the the hill that offers access to a fine restaurant and hiking trails, we enjoyed the serenity of this isolated cabin. The internet worked fine, the rooms were comfortable and the kitchen was well appointed. The drive into Fortuna was not that bad and a good supermarket was on the edge of town. While a four-wheel drive is not necessary, good clearance is a good idea for the last rocky 100 meters up to the driveway. This a very small negative compared to the many pluses of this great rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
At Chachagua Rainforest Hotel and Eco /Lodge
Car: recommended

This wonderful house is located near Volcano Arenal east of La Fortuna.

This map shows it in the town of Chachagua, But in reality 2km away and is adjacent to the Children's Eternal Rainforest. Next Door is the Chachagua Hotel and Eco Lodge invisible under the trees , noce restaurant and also a good place if your group or family is too large for the house , just rent one of their beautiful cabins.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $40
Refundable damage deposit $300

$300 security deposit, fully refundable,
feel free to pick any ripe fruit in the garden, no smoking allowed inside the house, only on the porch or outside. The owner is not liable for any injury.please cgheck the hospitality suite for directions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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