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Fortuna's Best - Palm House and Cabin - Low Season Rates Available!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom house, 1 bedroom cabin, 2 bathroom with pool and A/C

** Check out our Low Season Rates! **

Another amazing new CASA de COSTA RICA property! Contact us for our free LA FORTUNA VACATION PLANNER!

Price breakdown for the different seasons.

Jan 5 – Nov 30, Regular Season: $150/night, 2 night minimum stay

Apr 10 - 17, Easter Holiday: $250/night, 3 night minimum stay

Dec 16 – Jan 4, Peak Season Season: $600/night, 3 night minimum stay

Prices apply to the first 4 guests. Each additional guest is $15/night/person, which increases to $30/night/person during the holidays.

This 'best of the best' rental is a very special destination property, please contact us for a quote.

The Palm House is situated at the end of a short row of houses at the end of a gravel driveway in farm country. It is a beautiful property located less than a $4 taxi ride from town, so a rental car isn’t needed in order to stay here.

Here are other key points which make The Palm House unique:

• Designed and equipped using our years of experience providing rentals to more than 50,000 intelligent and selective vacationers over the last 6 years, people just like you!

• Flexible, tiered pricing makes The Palm House equally accessible for anywhere from 1 to 11 people.

• Bedrooms feature new, top of the line, posteurpedic, pillow-top mattresses.

• The main house features a King sized bed in the master bedroom plus two Full sized beds and two twins in the dormitory bedroom. The Cabin features a Queen-sized bed plus a Full-sized bed.

• Huge windows, amazing volcano views. (All the pictures in the listing were taken personally by me.)

• Powerful air conditioners with remote controls, fans too. Each bedroom has its own A/C unit, giving everyone the ability to set the temperature to their own preference. Much more comfortable than arguing over the setting for a single, central air conditioning unit!

• High speed, secure, wireless internet access plus Satellite TV including English channels.

• LITERALLY a $3-4 cab ride from the center of town (1.5km).

• Lovely setting with two pools that feature a waterfall and user controlled, multicolour lights. See pictures for examples of the views. Guests have spent hours there every day, staring at the impressive bulk of the volcano and watching the birds and the people go by.

• Custom cabinetry and furniture designed by us and built by hand from locally grown cedar by a local carpenter. Also features Italian tile throughout.

• A fully equipped kitchen for those who want to cook including that rarest of commodities in a rental property; sharp knives!

• Ready access to the Friday Farmer's Market in town and other fruit/vegetable stands for fresh farm produce.

• Tranquil setting with lovely yard and garden full of tropical flowers, hummingbirds, toucans, iguanas, flowering vines and trees.

• We can book all of your tours at a discount including; horseback riding, zip lining, canyoning, hot springs, ATV’s, caving, butterfly gardens, hanging bridges, kayaking/cruising/fishing on Lake Arenal, the area’s innumerable hikes and more.

Our first priority in designing The Palm House was to make you comfortable and give you great value at a great price; you get a LOT more here than you would at a hotel room and for a lower price. Your comfort and the value of your experience come first!

Our second priority was to do all of this in accordance with sustainable tourism principles that give back to the community. For instance:

• Dedicated to reducing impact on environment via recycling, reusing products, and reducing consumption in ways such as purchasing more expensive air conditioners which run on less electricity and have timers so that one doesn't need to run them all day in order to return to a cool place etc.

• Supporting local economy by hiring local artists, carpenters, furniture makers and other artisans.

• Building to last using local materials; there are no cheap, throwaway goods or furniture at The Palm House! Instead you will find furniture designed by us and built from local woods by local artisenal craftsmen.

• Participating in efforts to preserve local culture by supporting and promoting the local Indian culture. Contact us for details.

Staying at The Palm House is the smart decision for comfortable, convenient and conscientious travel! Come have the best vacation of your life at a great price in complete comfort, knowing that just by being here you are supporting excellent, worthwhile efforts in sustainable tourism too! Welcome to your home away from home.

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 16, 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
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main House Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Cabin Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Full size bed with single top bunk and traditional bunk beds
    Cabin - 1 queen , 1 double , Ensuite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • 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
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We are dedicated to providing our guests with our local knowledge for restaurants, tours, activities and any other information they may require. Massage service and private chef service can be arranged. Please contact us for details and a quote.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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4

A welcome respite at the end of long days

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and especially liked the pool and seeing different birds and butterflies and hearing the howler monkeys. William, Laura and Nohelia were very helpful - provided us with tips and tour bookings. We rented a car and drive up from San Jose. It was entirely doable but you need to take your time and see it as part of your Costa Rica adventure.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property in La Fortuna

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Palm House. The space fit our family of 6 well and the kids loved having the pool to cool off in. The hosts were very nice to work with and went out of their way to help answer any questions and solve any issues during our stay. Overall, awesome experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Property!

  • 5 of 5

The Palm House was perfect for our family of five. Very clean, everything you need is provided. The pool was a huge hit with the kids. The location is great. A quick cab ride to town. Nohelia is simply amazing. She organized all of our tours, answered my many, many questions and provided great advice. We did a night tour through the jungle, hanging bridges tour, horseback riding and coffee/chocolate tour. I recommend everything. Nohelia set it all up for us! Highly recommend this property!! William and Nohelia make a great team.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house! Great service!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience working with Laura, William, and Nohelia with Casa de Costa Rica before our trip. Laura was even at the house to greet us with local juice and adult beverage. They were so helpful with booking our travel to and from their rental, excursions, and actually for our entire stay in Costa Rica. The house was great (we didn’t end up using the back house) but the service and travel advise/help they provided was fabulous! They have a booklet for taxi, restaurant, and excursion recommendations. All were great! We white water rafted and did a night nature walk. Everything was wonderful! The house is close enough to walk (15-20 min) to the center of town. Cabs were cheap $2-3 but sometimes we enjoyed the walk. It was perfect for our group and will highly recommend working with Casa de Costa Rica in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eagle River, AK
4

Lovely home, good communication by owners

  • 4 of 5

The home was lovely and clean. Even more than the home though- was the huge value of having Nohelia’s concierge service. She arranged some of our favorite tours of the entire trip and helped us with getting taxis. We did have an unfortunate experience of a break-in while we were gone. William answered our late evening panicked call quickly and the next day had police and maintenance people there to beef up security at the property. He also, very kindly, refunded one night of our stay for the break-in stress and trouble. I would recommend this company and this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galveston Tx
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. We had 9 people and it was plenty of space. Laura met us upon arrival with a traditional Costa Rican drink and they were so helpful throughout. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and your friends! Just to clarify for future vacationers, the rental includes the 2 bedroom house and the 1 bedroom cabin. So as Katie pointed out their group of 9 had plenty of space. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to host you again! :)
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Map

Nearest Airport
119 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria
Nearest Beach
205 Kilometres
Playa Grande
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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