Just 3 blocks from town, It features an equipped kitchenette, living room with 32'' flat screen TV, couch, free wifi internet, 2 adjoining rooms with A/C, 1 bathroom with hot water & amenities, parking. Ask for my 4x3 offer and get 1 night free.
Located in a safe and quiet neighborhood, just 3 blocks from La Fortuna town.
It has all the things you will need:
* Kitchenette (kitchenware: refrigerator, electric skillet, rice cooker, hot plate, coffeemaker, microwave, cookware).
* Living room with couch & 32'' Flat screen TV.
* Cable TV.
* Free wi-fi.
* 2 adjoining bedrooms with A/C, each one.
* Bathroom with hot water (amenities includes: toilet paper, soap, shampoo, bath towels).
* Parking on premise.
The apartment is well equipped up to 5 people, the system calculates the price according to the number of persons that you select.
One of the bedrooms has a bunk bed (single up and Double down) and the second one, has a bunk bed (two singles).
The apartment is located just couple blocks from town, you will have quick and easy access to supermarkets, restaurants and bars, souvenir, drugstores. Also tourist attraction like: hot springs, horseback riding, visits to waterfalls, Hanging bridges, etc. (some of the attractions are not in a walking distance but most of the tour operators include the transportation).
The apartment is completely private, non area will be shared.
Free coffee included if you want to prepare every morning.
BREAKFAST?: Meals are not included and the kitchen is fully equipped for cooking but after requests from several guests, I have designed a perfect menu to offer in case you want to include it upon request. Menu: Bread-Jelly (Strawberry & Guava)-Peanut butter-Eggs-Orange juice and as fruit option (pineapple). Daily price per person: US$6
* Housekeeping is not included everyday (only after checkout), but if you want daily housekeeping, service can be provided upon request. (US$10/day extra fee will apply).
Interaction with Guests
About me?, Dogs lover (puddle style... maybe not a manly breed, but well guys... nobody can be perfect).
I've been working in tourism for over than 10 years, so I pretty much know what people is looking for, when we talk about lodging.
I guarantee the apartment has everything you need and you will feel at home :). That's the clue and the most important detail for me.
Second promise :) I promise I will be ALWAYS available for you. if you see the reviews from past guest you will note that I am a person who will help you with any doubt or request.
Once the reservation is confirmed, I will also send you a document with more address details and recommendations about where to eat, what to do, etc.
As I mentioned before, the neighborhood is safe and quiet (family area). As safe as you can walk at midnight without any concern (I have done it several times but don't be too confident).
The neighbors are also a plus. Most of them are families and they work for restaurants, hotels, tour operators. Some of them speak fluid English and some not. Pretty calm and quiet people at night, but if you try to talk to some of them, they will help you out and they will answer you with no hesitation.
Public transportation gets to La Fortuna from San José or Liberia, but you can take optionally book a shuttle service (Interbus, Ride CR, Montezuma Expeditions, Desafío and Gray Line are wonderful companies and most of them have connections all over the country).
There are also, flights landing to El Tanque, which is located 20 minutes away from La Fortuna (Sansa and Nature Air are the local airline companies).
If you are coming from Monteverde, the cheapest and easy way is booking a Jeep-boat-Jeep through the Arenal Lake.
Most of the transportation companies won't drop you off to the apartment, because they can do it just at hotel, but Arenal Rabfer Hotel is located just 200mts from the apartment, so you can set that hotel as drop off place.
Other Things to Note
If you need any suggestion or advice, just let me know, I know pretty well the country, so I can help you to save some money.
There are only two house rules:
One: Don't smoke inside, there is plenty space outside for that.
Second: Have a blast on your stay!!
Roy is a very responsive host and checked to make sure we had what we needed. When the shower heater unit did not work he made a point of coming and fixing it as soon as he could. There are adjoining apartments, but it was quiet overall. Conveniently close to town. A simple place, well-kept and clean; there was adequate cooking ware for a few days stay, and a good refrigerator. All the potted plants around the unit, the patio, and even in the shower, were a nice feature!
Enjoyed our stay, nice that it was in a quiet location & just a short walk from town. Great restaurants near by. The place provided all the amenities that we needed. Even though we never met Roy…he gave us a detailed report of places to eat and things to do in the area.
Thanks so much Roy!
Rose & Waldon
Simple to check in, nice simple space. A little further than walking from the main (website hidden) was nice and the AC was on point. Bedding was par for the course-ta rica. Useable kitchen if you think you can do better than the Lava Lounge (which you can't). Super loud construction going on from 6am onwards right next door, but it's an unbeatable alarm clock if you are trying to get up and go.
Didn't meet Roy but he is an A+ communicator over text and email.
Shower was so so.
You could sleep 5-6 people easily.
Hi Tyler, I'm so sorry for the inconvenient about the construction next door, you are right to say that it`s uncomfortable to be awake too early for that reason. I asked the builder from the beginning to try to make the noisy tasks after 10am but they did not respect it that morning. Just for the record, the construction is over but it a shame for me that you had that unfortunate issue.
Also for the record, I just replaced the heater after reading your review, since I didn't know that it was not properly working.
As you said I'm a pretty well communicator since I have the app in my phone all the time, so I can see instantly messages and emails when a person send me something (if you would have sent me a message about the situation of the heater, I had replaced immediately, but well... to late for that too).
Over all I appreciate your review and it helps me, as many other to improve my place and make it as comfortable as possible, not in vain there are many other good comments and it's because even when there are situation, I try to do my best to fix it.
We really enjoyed staying at Roy's place in La Fortuna! It's a great town with many activities in the area. The park is a short walk away, as are restaurants and excellent coffee. Thanks, Roy!
Roy I is one of the most helpful hosts you could hope to have. He answered all correspondence promptly and will do his best to find the answered to any questions you might have. He even showed up one day with fresh coconut water for my wife when he heard she wasn't feeling well.
Roy's apartment was very nice and comfortable. Just a couple of minute walk from the Arenal Rabfer hotel where the tour buses pick up. It was a very comfortable place to relax between excursions with full kitchen, a great back porch to dry clothes. The bed was comfortable and we really appreciated the air conditioning. Internet was sketchy, but we didn't follow Roy's directions about resetting the router, so it was our own fault. Overall very nice, I would definitely consider staying there again.
We never meet Roy but everything had been prepared for our arrival and it was easy and quick to get in contact with him. The apartment is great for 3-5 people. Thanks for a great stay :)
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A travel and dog lover who studied Business Administration as profession but has worked in the tourism the whole life.
I have quite more than 10 years working for hotels, tour operators and travel agencies, which it has gave me great friends from all over the world.
I'm proud of my country and the beautiful nature, so I can say that I love the outdoor and extreme activities.
If you have any questions about La Fortuna or any recommendation for somewhere else, just let me know, I might help you out with some suggestions.
Feel free to ask anything you need.