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Arenal , La Fortuna ,Luxury Getaway in the Mountains!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,077 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

5 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 8 !

Don’t miss this beautiful and enchanting place, ideal for resting and relaxing with an excellent view of the entire Valley and Arenal Volcano. To see a video of the property visit the following link

There are no words to describe the feelings and emotions you experience when you wake up each morning to a magnificent encounter with nature.

Or if you wish you could seat on the deck with a hot cup of coffee just thinking about nothing or simply admiring nature as far as your eyes can see.

On the Jacuzzi area you will meet our neighbors : the Toucans , they love to stay there stealing our papayas in the mornings and afternoons.

Some days you can admire Scarlett Macaws (big red Parrots), their habitat is La Marina Zoo located 10 minutes from our house, they flight over on their way out in the morning and come back to their house in the afternoon. You can help these big parrots by visiting the zoo, the entrance fee is $6 per person.

The design of this beautiful house was based on a unique, innovated concept to show the sharp contrast between the contemporary and the magic charm of the rustic wood provided by our own natural environment thus creating a blend of being in a familiar setting, domestic but at the same time in a minimalistic ambient home where the ultimate decoration is our outdoor scene. It includes an integral area; living, dining and kitchen where three gigantic clear glass doors allow us to access the wooden deck and to the wonderful view of the valley. The dormitories are located on two lateral wings of the central common area, two dormitories on one side and the master bedroom on the other. Each room has a window strategically positioned to the outside deck and valley. The master bedroom is very spacious with a sliding glass door providing access to a small terrace where you can view the Arenal Volcano. We are located a short drive, only 25 minutes from La Fortuna in a centralized position where you can choose to spend your vacation time around the Volcano, or the Caño Negro a natural and environmental resource park, Sarapiqui Town, or visit the spectacular and romantic Rio Celeste.

You could experience extreme sports and adventures as you wish, white water rafting, canopy, horseback riding, etc. they are all around the corner.

Or, you could elect to stay in this lovely setting and allow yourself indulge with a spectacular panoramic view surrounded by a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. We can provide a catering service.

If you stay at this vacation home you will not regretted!

More Details

Maria Magdalena Murillo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Maria Magdalena Murillo

We are Costarrican Family , we love our country!

We want to share our vacation home with peaple from the word!!

Come ! enjoy our paradise!!!!

Maria Magdalena Murillo purchased this villa in 2012

Why Maria Magdalena Murillo chose Alajuela

We built this house with all our love and dedication for our retirement , each a piece of teak good was a specially selected and brought from the reforestation wood crops of the north part of Costa Rica, we choose this location because is peaceful and quiet area as well as centralized within the tourist attractions, restaurants, supermarkets, hospitals, churches etc. We want to share this beautiful place with you...

What makes this villa unique

You will fall in love with the view, cool nights and windy warm days, try laying down on the deck and watch the stars at night and wake up listening to the birds singing in the morning...


San Francisco Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2077 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • We take care of the resources. Air conditioning units are to cool only bedrooms, please turn off the electronics things .
  • Please do not smoke inside the house, otherwise you will lose your deposit .
  • Families Parties are allowed but if you do any damage to the house you will lose you damage deposit.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • beautiful view from the shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , New mattress and very good quality, very soft lines!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New mattresses and very soft lines
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , good quality matress
  • All the rooms have air condition and ceiling fans, the rooms have spectacular views !
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
If you want a private service for you convenience like cooker , driver , or driver with very comfortable van, I can make arrangement and I can also help you with all your tours information and reservations.


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average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Amazing air bnb absolutely beautiful. Staying here was the highlight of our trip. Magdalena is an amazing host and takes care of anything you need to make sure you are happy and comfortable. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house with a great host.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, everything you would ever need. Close enough yet far enough from all the attractions. When we come back, this is the only place we will stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here for a full week. Everything was EXACTLY what we had hoped for. Magdalena was amazing and helped us with every step of our vacation. She set us up with a driver, booked our adventures, and was able to have our groceries waiting for us upon our arrival.

The house is about 30 mins from town, which we loved! The view was worth it and the peaceful mornings are exactly what we wanted.

Magdalena thinks of everything to make sure that you are well taken care of, including someone to provide fresh towels on a regular basis!

If we ever get to stay in La Fortuna again, we will only stay with Magdalena!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was my second time to Costa Rica and we will be back.

The experience is invigorating, there is never a dull moment.

At the house itself, we seen green parrots and tucans and one night could hear the howlers, just incredible! The hot tub was the best to go home to after a long day of travelling and seeing the sites. The slow raft/boat tour is the best if you want to see wildlife; monkeys, sloths, iguanas, birds, etc...can't beat it.

Baldi's blows away the Dr Paradise place so don't waste your time, go straight to Baldi's. The people who complained about the towels must have gotten theirs stolen or lost because if you rent them, you get your money back when they are returned, so what's the problem? The food is just fine, no issues, we enjoyed it and we are very fussy!

The house is very clean and fully equipped and Magdalena and Jonathan who helps out around the house are continually there to help with a friendly smile! You have to remember you're in the tropics so insects are a given, there is no way around it. Bring a flashlight for a night if you walk around the house.

The drive to the house, well, as other reviews have said, you need to do this during the day! We tried to but the flight was late and getting our car was late so the drive was very very tough!!! Going home was much easier. it takes 2 to 2.5 hrs to get there from airport. The view at the house you will most likely NEVER SEE AGAIN!!! We felt like celebrities sitting on the mountain in this classy glassed home! Super cool.

So, if you haven't gone to Costa Rica...what are you waiting for?

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Stevenson's

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute of our stay in this home. When reading some of the reviews during my search I was concern about the access to the property and had some reservations about the distance to La Fortuna, but my worries were easily transformed to joy when we reached the entrance to the house without a glitch, there was a short up-hill dirt road but it was in good condition, just a matter of getting used to, no need for a four wheel drive. The same was true for the drive to La Fortuna, it took us about 25 minutes the first time, but later it only took us 20 minutes once you know where you are going. The house was very spacious and comfortable, Magdalena was awesome she provided us guidance and excellent recommendations for our tours and restaurants. We definitely recommend this home to anyone that loves nature for the magnificent view of the valley and the early morning beautiful sunrise.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very beautiful view and spacious house.

  • 4 of 5

It was a fabulous home with lots of space. The bedrooms all have ac. The living room and kitchen does not but If you open all the sliders there is a nice breeze that comes through. The only thing that is a negative is thr drive to get there. We rented a 4x truck which was well needed to get to hous . The roads are very very bumpy with stones and gravel. You just have to take it very slow.

Jonathan was a big help when it came to helping us find things and he even washed our clothes for us. Maria was also a big help responding to our emails quickly when ever we had a question or concern. The drive to la Fortuna and arenal was about a 45 minute drive everyday and that's where all the attractions are.

Overall we had alot of fun white water rafting tubing and zip lining. Out best adventures were finding waterfalls and swimming. It was a blast.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Rancho Huetar
Nearest Ferry
85 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Rancho Huetar
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Termales Del Bosque: from the house only 4 miles

Zoo La Marina : 3 miles

Restaurant Rancho Huetar: 2 miles

Supermarket : 1.5 miles

Gas Station : 2.5 miles

Restaurant Las Iguanas: 6 miles

Supermarket and Bakery Su Casa: 5 miles

National Bank : 5 miles

Tilajari Country Club : 5 miles


Adventures tour



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

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.

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