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Recent Alajuela Province reviews

  • wonderful Costa Rican home

    "i have to start with a shout out to William, who for months before arriving stayed in contact with us regarding tours, and meals, and to let us know exactly what they could help us with. once we arrived we got to meet the wonderful Nohelia, who went out of her way to help. every time we called her she was on the ball, and if she was not sure she would talk to William and call us back in five minutes. between William and Nohelia you will be well looked after. as for the owner Odette, she was a wonderful woman, she came and cooked for us a few evenings and it was so good, we had the Costa Rican meal, and then the Pork and Fish one other evening. good home cooked meals and it was only $15 per person which we found was a decent price. can't go wrong as for the pool and yard, the yard is full of flowers and plants for that real jungle feel, you can tell that the owner loves to garden and that she enjoys a well kept yard. no complaints on the pool area... it was the perfect size with lots of chairs and 2 hammocks that came in handy for naps in the afternoon. the pool was very clean and the log feel around the pool was the perfect setting. the house : i seen a few reviews on the condition of the house, but when i booked the house i took a very close look to the pictures they posted on line, and well upon arrival we found that the pictures are %100 accurate. they do not claim this house to be the best in the world, they call it a family house and it is. the house was clean and we had no issues with any appliances. we did not find the house very outdated at all, the description clearly states a Costan Rican family home with a jungle setting, and that is exactly what it is. the pictures did not lie, and we were so pleased with everything. i would recommend this house over and over again, we loved it so much and we think your property is amazingly beautiful please do not read the negative reviews, we are so glad we ignored them or we would have missed a real gem. the house is just outside of town which is perfect, you don't get the town noise, and the whole yard is gated so very safe. the walk to town is easy and maybe 10 minutes to get downtown. waking up to the volcano was a real treat, we will never forget our time at the Family Fortuna Home, and we all hope to return one day. thank you again to William and Nohelia and Odette, and the whole team for our wonderful time in La Fortuna. we will miss you all"
    Guest: Amber M. Date of Stay: March 2017 Review Submitted: April 11, 2017
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  • A Beautiful Home away from Home

    "This lovely home had every convenience and was just a short ride into town for supplies. Unfortunately, the AC in the master bedroom was broken. Though they made every effort to fix it for us, the geckos won out. In spite of that, we were able to sleep fairly comfortably upstairs as the night breeze added a cooling effect to the night time air. The downstairs AC worked fine and since that is the living area, we were all quite comfortable. The pool was clean and refreshing in the 90 degree heat. One suggestion is to be sure you know when the deposit will be returned. I was under the impression that the property managers would check us out and return the $300 deposit the morning we departed. I am sure it will be returned and I am glad I was not relying on it for last minute expenses. Pure Vida"
    Guest: Margaret F. Date of Stay: March 2017 Review Submitted: April 3, 2017
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  • One of the Best!

    "We spent an amazing three weeks in this beautifully situated house that has spectacular views of the city of San Jose, Vulacos Paos, Turialba, and Arenal as well as the surrounding hills and mountains. At night, it offers a stunning overview of the city lights! Every morning a pair of Toucans and Oropendula birds visited. Another daily visitor was a squirrel who would run up the tree in search of food. The house has all new furniture and cookware. It is located in a small gated community and offers complete privacy. You will find two small groceries stores close by and the town of Atenas is only a 15 min. drive away where there are two large grocery stores and a large food market (Mon – Sat). Another great place is the coffee house called El Balcon de Café, which serves good coffee and cakes in addition to great lunches. Jaco, Herradura, and other beautiful beaches are just a 40 minutes’ drive away. The owner and property manager were easy to work with. We highly recommend this place. It is one of the best vacation spots we've ever had!"
    Guest: Brigitte M. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 22, 2017
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  • Beautiful Mountain Retreat!

    "My wife and I stayed at Casa Natural View for one week in January and it was just splendid. The house was the best equipped (even a new toaster which is a complete rarity in CR) we have stayed at, very clean and spacious with various sitting areas outside and in and wonderful bedroom with a great view of the garden. The garden was full of birds, toucans and tanagers - many many different birds in addition to our favourite chicken who slept in the hibiscus hedge! The house is situated on a typical rocky CR road but is not too far from pavement - no need for a 4x4. With the roosters and cows you feel like you're in the middle of a farm, but with lots of privacy. The nearby town of Bihagua has everything from a super market and other fruit and meat stores to a bank, drugstore, etc. Finally, the best thing about the house is the owner, Marlon Calderon Brenes, who really looked after us. Marlon is also a guide and knows the area very well. All in all, we recommend very highly both the house and Marlon as a guide (the nearby Rio Celeste for example). A completely lovely visit."
    Guest: Jonathan P. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: February 7, 2017
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