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

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part of main deck with 2nd hammock and view

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Manager

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    I allow any age but for babies or toddlers you have to pay attention as the deck only has railings and an unobserved small child could fall through...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There is steps from the driveway onto the deck and also into the shower....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Other

    more beds available upon request , for longer rentals ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    feels outdoors because of the one way glass...moreless

  • The shower feels outdoors because of the one way glass. Watch toucan while you bathe....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet:

    through the hotel below, sometimes spotty at the house, usually works well in the lobby....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    small washer ans spinner just purchased 2014...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal grill ...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The pool belongs to the Hotel and our guests have been allowed to use it free of charge...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
high season
Nov 4 - May 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$130
$650 $2,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$110
$550 $1,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $30
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

From $100/Night

$300 security deposit

High Season

(December - April) Daily Rate…..$120/night (3-night minimum)

Weekly Rate…..$600/week

Monthly Rate…..$2000/month

Green Season

(May-November) Daily Rate…..$100/night (3-night minimum)

Weekly Rate…..$500/week

Monthly Rate…..$1500/month

Fitting in between existing reservations, longer stay , last minute ,will negotiate


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

Why San Ramón, Costa Rica:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • part of main deck  with 2nd hammock and view

    part of main deck with 2nd hammock and view

  • a sweet little kitchen with all the tools to cook a delicious and healthy meal

    a sweet little kitchen with all the tools to cook a delicious and healthy meal

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • School girls welcome to Costa Rica

    School girls welcome to Costa Rica

  • Silver Throated Tanagers on the deck

    Silver Throated Tanagers on the deck

  • Bluejean Frog

    Bluejean Frog

  • entrance to the chachagua rainforest hotel

    entrance to the chachagua rainforest hotel

  • small second porch off the master bedroom

    small second porch off the master bedroom

  • View from porch of Children's Eternal Rainforest

    View from porch of Children's Eternal Rainforest

  • A whitewater stream, rich with wildlife, is a two minute walk away

    A whitewater stream, rich with wildlife, is a two minute walk away

  • 'Best porch ever'

    'Best porch ever'

  • Pool and bar at Chachgua Rainforest Lodge

    Pool and bar at Chachgua Rainforest Lodge

  • View of driveway, this is an older photo the open area now has mature trees

    View of driveway, this is an older photo the open area now has mature trees

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Chestnut Mandible Toucan

    Chestnut Mandible Toucan

  • The start of the unpaved road  from highway to the house the sign is the adverts

    The start of the unpaved road from highway to the house the sign is the adverts

  • View from my favorite hammock

    View from my favorite hammock

  • Hammock life

    Hammock life

VRBO #43874

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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