About this listing
This beautiful house is located only 20 minutes away from La Fortuna and 2.5 hours away from San José. If you are looking for a safe and quiet place, this is your BEST option. Full furnished, several rooms, kitchen, swimming pool 3bathrooms/5showers.
This beautiful house is located only 30 minutes away from La Fortuna and 2.5 hours away from San José. If you are looking for a safe and quiet place, this is your BEST option between relaxation and comfort.
The house is fully furnished and it features:
* 5 bedrooms (master bedroom is a big space with a double bed and 5 individual beds and 3 closets). The master bedroom can be divided on 3 individual spaces with wooden shutters. None of the bedrooms have A/C, but there are several fans and the space has 8 windows that can be open and let the wind refresh the space.
* Swimming pool area has a wooden deck with tables, chairs and pool chairs. Additional to the swimming pool, there is a jacuzzi but the hot water system is not installed, so it works with cold water.
* Next to the swimming pool, you will find the access to a second floor deck with a table and comfortable chairs, perfect for enjoying a cocktail or the coffee time.
* Next to the house and the swimming pool it's located a building with showers, toilet and a second bedroom in the backside with a great view to the garden.
* Wifi available in the entire space with great speed, included on the rate.
* * Fully equipped kitchen (Appliances as: refrigerator, electric skillet, rice cooker, hot plate, coffeemaker, microwave, cookware, etc).
* TV available in the master bedroom, no cable. Just local channels.
* The property offers 3 bathroom/ 4 showers and 4 outdoor showers, main showers with hot water (amenities included: toilet paper, soap, shampoo, towels and pool towels).
* The house is surrounded by a porch with several chairs and hammocks for your best comfort & enjoy.
* Parking on premise for 4-5 cars.
*Finally, there is a third building, used as BBQ area, it has a comfortable table and a gas grill.
This unique and charming house is surrounded by beautiful and colorful gardens and you will have the chance to see a lot of different birds a butterflies, a huge backyard with fruit trees and lots of tropical plants, including a soccer field. Comfort and the best Costa Rican style is what you will find in this cozy place, decorated with beautiful paintings and sculptors of famous Costa Rican artists.
Every morning, the trees at the backside of the property, usually they are visited by howler monkeys and some times a sloth. So, if you are luck enough, probably you will see or hear them at some point.
Originally, the house was a dairy and then we turned it into a beautiful spacious home, designed to accommodate from small to big families, so if you are a big family, the amplitude of this place is one of several things that you will love and if you are a couple and small family, you will love it even more.
In case you want to try a delicious traditional food, just let me know and I could arrange a breakfast, lunch or dinner for you. There are excellent local women who prepare tasty traditional food.
The cleaning is included after check out, but if you prefer daily cleaning, it could be arranged (daily extra cost: $15).
The house doesn't offer cable TV, there is TV but only with access to local channels. In the same way, there is not wifi internet access. This place is unique for those who want to spend a couple days with high commitment on relaxation and be disconnected from the daily modern stress.
Of course, there is cellphone signal, so if you are traveling with a smartphone, you can easily find internet access.
Roy is a great host, very responsive and helpful. The house was very unique, clean and as described.
My family (4 children, 10-16, and husband) spent 4 wonderful nights at Roy's rustic vacation home. It is unlike any other place we have been and we enjoyed every minute there. The focus is on outdoor spaces. The sleeping quarters are comfortable but the road noise may make it difficult for the light sleeper. Just turn on a fan!
Roy was a great host. Recommend highly!
Really amazing experience, both with the property and the owner. It's located really close to everything you want to see in Arenal (La Fortuna itself, the vulcano, the lake, etc). The villa is located on a huge plot of land filled with fruit trees. There's a gorgeous hangout area big enough for a large party, an awesome pool, several covered breakfast/lunch/dinner areas, a full kitchen, multiple showers. There's a remote-controlled gate and an alarm for when you're out (but the area is really safe and friendly). Roy has been really helpful even before our trip started -- we were chatting a lot on Whatsapp. Can't wait to be back -- thanks so much for an awesome time, Roy!!
We have spent a wonderful week at Roy's rustic house. With its wraparound porch, we were living/cooking outside which was most enjoyable. Only the bedrooms and bath have 4 walls.
The gardens and pool, very well taken care of, are a sight to behold. A true oasis which we rarely left.
Not much to see in the direct vicinity but fruit stand and basic needs available within walking distance.
Roy himself was most gracious, helpful and generous. From 1st request to departure, he was always available to assist in any way.
The house is right off the main road so if you can live with some traffic noise, Roy's place won't disappoint. It is very private and as illustrated in the photos, very well appointed with quality furniture and so much more.
Muchas gracias Roy!
Roy was very helpful with booking and during our stay. Through our car rental service we were able to have a cell phone which we used to stay in touch with Roy while in Costa Rica. Roy was easily accessible and could answer any of our questions related to the house and he expertly shared his local knowledge. The Place is open, private, and incredibly large. The space is even nicer than the wonderful pictures here. The gardens were amazing and had many hummingbirds flying about. It's a short drive to La Fortuna which only during the first trip there seemed long. There is an authentic breakfast/lunch place next door that you can easily walk to.
Roy's house was a very good experience for all of us! It is around 20 minutes away from the city but easily approachable if you have your own car. Roy is very easy to reach and always very helpful. Thank you for making our stay comfortable and pleasant!
Roy's place is fantastic. the description on Airbnb doesn't describe it well enough. despite being about 20 minutes away from downtown, I would recommend staying at this place to anyone. there is very little light pollution, so the stars are very visible at night, there aren't a lot of insects, and the amenities are great.
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About the Host, Roy
Hi! Briefly I would say that I'm a passionate nature lover who had the opportunity to born in one of the most beautiful parts of the world and growing up with an active volcano located as backyard.
In college I studied Business Administration but I have worked in customer service for several hotels, tour operators and travel agencies, so basically I've been out of the administrative part, most of the time.
Couple years ago I started to rent my apartment to locals, since it's a very touristic area, later I found the opportunity to offer it through Airbnb. Well, I think I learned pretty well what people need because lots of wonderful reviews have allowed me to offer nowadays 6 great lodging options that you can find on my lodging options.
Trying to give the best for reaching your satisfaction it's been the key of my succeed and the daily great reviews are the proof :)
I hope to keep doing things better and if you decide to stay in one of my apartments I'll always try to reach your expectations.
I hope to keep making good friends from all over the world, everybody without exception is welcome :)
Feel free to ask me anything you need to know.