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Fortuna's Best - Arenal 5 Star Luxury Hideaway - Low Season Rates Available

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With A/C And Pool; Sleeps 8

Another amazing CASA de COSTA RICA property! Contact us for our free LA FORTUNA VACATION PLANNER! You'll save hundreds of dollars on your tours and activities, plus you'll save yourself hours of time and frustration.

**last minute 20% DISCOUNT for bookings within 2 weeks of arrival**

Nestled at the end of a quiet road, yet only steps from the park in the center of town lies this tropical jewel of a private retreat. The villa has just been extensively renovated and outfitted to be a one of a kind, upscale private rental.

There is a king size bed in the master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. The second and third bedrooms have queen size beds with single top bunks. This way both people on the bottom can easily get in and out of bed. There are individual air conditioning units throughout the house so the temperature can be set to suit personal preferences in each bedroom as well as in the main room and the kitchen/dining room.

The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking, or have our we can arrange for our private chef to prepare meals. There is a breakfast bar separating the kitchen and the dining area which features a stunning, hand-crafted wood dining set that seats 12 people.

In the evenings you can snuggle up on the big, comfy couches to watch a movie. There are two couches and two love seats in the living room along with a large flat screen TV with features a variety of English and music channels. There is also high-speed Internet available throughout the property.

The sliding doors open to the backyard which features a large, covered patio and not one but two pools. The is a private retreat that is completely fenced. There is a covered patio with lounge chairs for relaxing in the shade as well as an outdoor table and benches. Enjoy spending an evening grilling in the bar/kitchen area also under roof in case of rainy nights ;-) There is a large swimming pool and smaller kiddie pool next to it so kids of all ages and adults can have fun taking a dip. Both are lined with comfortable deck chairs for catching some rays. Along the back wall is a beautiful mural of plants and animals from the rainforest; many of which you will probably be lucky enough to see during your stay!

This is a lovely property that is close to nature but literally only a few steps away from everything that La Fortuna has to offer. You're sure to love staying here, we hope to host you soon. Pura Vida! :-)

More Details

Property Manager
William and Laura
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About William and Laura

I, William, grew up in the Congo as a missionary kid. While I enjoyed my former careers as a Fortune 500 business consultant, inventor and part time musician and always wanted to move back to the tropics. While here for vacation 4 years ago, I used my 20 years of business development expertise to help a friend who had lost her job save her vacation home here by marketing it as a rental property. She was ecstatic, then my phone started to ring with others who also had one-of-a-kind properties and wanted my help too! I suddenly had a vacation company. I now have the honour of working with some of the nicest people and some of the most unique properties in the country. Life was perfect when my beautiful Laura purchased a one way ticket and joined me after years apart. Our company has grown so much in the last year that we have added our long time friend Nohelia to our team. I love meeting my many guests, plus living and working here in paradise beats corporate office life hands down! Ask for our free, new, comprehensive vacation planning guide! We can help with everything, hope to see you soon!

Amenities

La Fortuna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master ensuite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shared bathroom between bedrooms 1 and 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Unique bed with queen size bed on the bottom and single bunk
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Unique bed with queen size bed on the bottom and single bunk
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Fortuna's Best - Arenal 5 Star Luxury Hideaway - Low Season Rates Available
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews
Arlington VA
4

Great house/ as described

  • 4 of 5

Here 3-4 days w/ 2 others. Enjoyed the house: didn’t swim due to rain, cooked a few meals in well equipped kitchen (EXCEPT for the utter absence of even salt. I’ve been staying in Airbnb ‘s for years, all over— and this is is the 1st house I’ve ever rented that didn’t have salt, pepper or a deck of cards. We laughed and laughed about it- certainly not a big deal... just odd), and spent most of our time out on tours, eating, shopping in town, etc.

Can’t say enough about the helpfulness offered for directions ( our private driver spoke no English and didn’t seem to understand what GPS was suggesting. We were actually next door to the property 3 times but didn’t know it. I’m sure many would benefit from clearer directions w/ recognizable landmarks. Our experience was a nightmare - unnecessarily, as it just isn’t really hard to find at all), tours and transportation.

We had no difficulty or any issue w/ the house whatsoever. The rain was very heavy and sprung a leak in the roof- it was taken care of immediately.

Loved the town, the people and the sense of the place: homey and comfy. My 2nd time here and not disappointed.

Off to Playa Chiquita and Jaco now-

Thanks for accommodating us in the way that you did.

Pura Vida!

MB from Washington DC US

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We know that life is always busy after a trip. We're glad that you enjoyed the house and found it to be as advertised. However we have to take exception to your comments about directions. We provide a clear map of the little neighborhood which shows where the house is in relation to the church and park in the middle of town, a map of the general area, detailed turn by turn directions, GPS coordinates, a link to Googlemaps AND not one but two phone numbers to call for help. We even include the names of the buildings on both sides of the property in our directions! Its just unfortunate that you didn't use the info provided. We understand as many if not most clients are tired and rushing when they leave for vacation and they don't always make the time to print the maps, don't listen when we try to tell them how to make sure that their phones will work here, and don't read all of the info that we send instead hoping to just muddle through and figure it out on the way. Again we completely understand, but saying that we didn't provide clear information simply isn't true and does a disservice to others who are planning their trips. We provide an absolute wealth of information and even send reminders to all of our guests in the days before their arrival asking them to review it so that they can avoid precisely these sorts of problems. There is only so much that we can do without seeming as if we are badgering our guests. For instance we are also very very clear that not all transportation options are the same and that paying a bit extra in order to have a stress free drive is well worth the money. When you shop on price alone for a van service, then you run into situations just like the one described by this guest. We've become the largest and by FAR the most highly reviewed and professional vacation rental company in the area for one simple reason; we do everything humanly possible to make sure that our guests can benefit from our local knowledge. We understand being careful or even suspicious when booking online. Rest assured that whether you use our advice or not, we will be doing whatever we can to help you get the most out of your stay with us. We hope to host you soon! :-)
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4

Conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

The property is just a short walk away from great shops and restaurants in La Fortuna. The home is very nice, and just as pictured. Everything went smoothly as far as renting the house, getting access, and even getting some of our activities arranged. The only issues we had (which are very minor!), is that in most vacation rental homes, kitchen items like paper towels, salt and pepper (or any spices), sandwich bags or foil, etc. were not provided here. Overall, a great experience though. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful back patio/pool area!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice house

  • 5 of 5

The Luxury Hideaway is just that... it is a bit of a gem hidden within a little neighborhood just outside of the main town. The house is very well maintained and looks exactly like the photos posted. It was very clean and we felt very safe during our stay. The property allows you to lock your vehicle behind gates and the house is alarmed and very secluded. You can easily walk into town from the house to enjoy restaurants, shops, etc... The only thing this property could use is a better hot water heater as the water gets warm, but not hot. Other than that, this property will not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and relaxing home close to town

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved staying here. As soon as we booked, Nohelia helped us book excursions and answer any of our questions. When we arrived, we were greeted by Laura with fresh coconuts and rum samplings and an overview of the house. It was so quiet and relaxing and had everything we needed. The street we were on was quiet and friendly and had so many cute neighborhood pets. It was also just a couple blocks from the main town which was so convenient. We loved staying here!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Residence

  • 5 of 5

Spent 10 days in La Fortuna at Luxury Hideaway. Everything was as pictured. Beautiful house with many adventures to tour. Short walk to town with everything there you would need. Would love to go back again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great central location and lovely backyard!

  • 4 of 5

We completely enjoyed our 4 night stay in this nicely appointed home. It was easy walking distance into town and we were delighted with our home cooked meals. We splurged and had 3 home cooked meals and they were absolutely delicious. We hadn't made some reservations for tours and activities in the area and Nohelia was responsive and adept at organizing them for us. I would definitely stay here again! Great location- easy 5 minute walk into town.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
112 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria
Nearest Barpub
450 Metres
Bar Kazan
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Snapper's House
Car: not necessary

This area is the adventure capital of Costa Rica. We're so impressed with it that we live here ourselves! There is an endless variety of activities here ranging from white water rafting to zip lining to guided hikes around the volcano, to close up encounters with wild animals, to caving to world famous hot springs and spa facilities... the list goes on and on! Ask us for our vacation planner to help you get a handle on what your options are!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Prices apply to the first 4 guests. Each additional guest is $15/night/person, which increases to $30/night/person during the holidays. Prices do not include processing fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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