About this listing
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 north site from La Fortuna center.
As you can confirm on the clients review, the apartment fits for couples, families with young kids, teenagers, groups of friends, etc. It offers all the modern equipment you might need:
* Equipped kitchen (Appliances as: refrigerator, blender, electric skillet, rice cooker, hot plate, coffeemaker, microwave, cookware).
* Living room with comfortable couch & 32'' Flat screen TV.
* Cable TV (local and international channels: ESPN, Fox, Warner, CNN, Sony, etc).
* Free wi-fi with acceptable speed.
* 2 adjoining bedrooms with A/C in each one.
* Bathroom with hot water (amenities includes: toilet paper, soap, shampoo, towels).
* Private rear outdoor terrace.
* Parking on premise.
It can easily fit 5 people but the system calculates the price according to the number of persons that you select in the moment of your request.
Beds as you see on the pictures. Master bedroom has a double bed and second bedroom with individual beds.
As the apartment is located in a walking distance, you will have quick and easy access to supermarkets, restaurants and bars, souvenir, drugstores whatever you might need.
Tourist attraction are also close from this location: hot springs, horseback riding, visits to waterfalls, Hanging bridges, Arenal Volcano National Park, etc. (most of the attractions are not in a walking distance but tour operators include transportation).
The apartment is completely private, non area will be shared and it's on ground floor.
Free coffee and tea included if you want to prepare some, every morning.
I do not offer meals, but Self-serve breakfast can me arranged upon request.
Self-serve breakfast Menu:
Bread, 2 jelly options, fresh eggs, orange juice, milk and 2 seasonal fruit options (options can can change according to specific needs).
Price per person: US$6/daily
Cleaning is not included everyday (only after checkout), but if you want daily cleaning it can be arranged upon request.
Interaction with Guests
About me?, Dogs lover (puddle style... maybe not a manly breed, but well guys... nobody can be perfect... just kidding).
I LOVE tourism and that's why I've been working in this industry for over than 10 years, so I pretty much know what people is looking for, when we talk about service, lodging, activities, etc.
I guarantee you will feel that you arrived to warm place, pretty similar to a piece of your home :). That's my goal with every guest.
Second promise :) is: I will be ALWAYS available for you and when I say always it means 24/7. If you have any question, doubt, inconvenient, whatever you might think that I can help you, please do not hesitate to let me know.
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 as well as quiet (family area). As safe as you can walk at midnight without any concern (you can also confirm it in many past reviews from clients).
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 are kind people.
Public transportation gets to La Fortuna from San José or Liberia, but if you want a more comfortable ams faster arrive, you can book a shuttle service (Interbus, Ride CR, Montezuma Expeditions, Desafío Adventure 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 and you are not renting s car, the cheapest and easiest way to get to La Fortuna it is booking a Jeep-boat-Jeep through the Arenal Lake (there are several company options in the Internet).
Most of the transportation companies won't drop you off directly to the apartment, because they can do it just at hotel receptions, but Arenal Rabfer Hotel is located just 200mts from the apartment, so you can choose this hotel as drop off place.
There are only two house rules:
One: Don't smoke inside, there is plenty space outside for that.
Second: PURA VIDA!! And enjoy as much as you can :)
We really enjoyed our stay at this apartment! The location is perfect, it's quiet and very safe.
A little bit difficult to find but when you take 2 minutes to read Roy's directions, you can find it without problems!
Tips and directions and also the communication with Roy was perfect, clear, easy and helpful!
Finally, the continuous Wifi problems should be something to improve... we had WiFi only 30% of the time and with no WiFi and no access to router (neighbors away) we could not reach Roy without WiFi!
Anyways, this didn't change the fact that we enjoyed our time in you place Roy! Thanks!
Hi Xavier, thanks for your review. Definitely wifi is a problem that I'm solving right away. Affortunatelly and finally the new company which is providing the Internet service, will be installing new routers this monday (Aug. 03rd). I also requested a connection speed twice faster that the current one.
So, I'm sorry for this terrible issue that it's now a new situation but fortunately new gusts will notice and excellent improve on the Internet connectivity.
We had an awesome stay.. Thanks Roy for all your help. The appartment was really what we were looking for. The place was neat, it had everything and an affordable price. Looking forward to stay at your place again. I will refer this place to all my family and friends.
Roy’s airbnb was perfect for our night in La Fortuna. He was really the best part about it. We were fully informed about everything before our arrival. His directions included GPS coordinates as well as instructions to get into the apartment with suggestions for fun things to do. He was at the airbnb making sure everything was all good and told us that we can always contact him if we needed any help. The place was quite nice with a fully equipped kitchen and a nice rain shower in the bathroom. The private backyard area was very nice to have. There is definitely room for 2 people to like 5 people and it was quite nice to have such a strong air conditioner. We really enjoyed our stay at Roy’s and found it perfect for location, price, and size.
Our directions were perfect, and the apartment was as described. We were happy to have brought some mosquito nets with us as there are two windows that do not close fully (they are shutter-like glass windows) and there are no screens on any windows, so we covered the windows with the nets. The internet also was on and off during our stay. Overall, however, it was an excellent price for the space.
Hi Jean, thank you for your review. You are right, there is not screens on any window (actually in Costa Rica we do not use to put screens on windows). But I have in the apartment for your use: repellent and also a electric repellent that you can plug in case you need it. The were on the refrigerator, probably you didn't see it. I'll make them more visible, in case people need them.
About the Internet, unfortunately it was a problem from the company that provides the service but they are fixing it (in La forruna we have heavy rains with thunderstorms and unfortunatelly the Internet service is very affected by the situation), I'm sorry that you had problems with that).
Neighborhood a little bit weird
Thanks Neil but for a public review its a little bit pointless, and even more when you wrote in the private comment that you had a good time and also you wrote that the apartment was good and well eqquipent.
Unfortunately those private comments are not public, only I can see them and the public one says that the neighborhood is weird,
It would have been a great help to me, to know a bit more want did you mean about that comment, since I have more that 3 year renting my apartment and it's the first time someone says something negative about the neighborhood.
The process of booking with Roy was very easy, he replied very quickly and accommodated us with less than 24 hrs notice. Roy was very helpful and his instructions to find the house were as clear as possible considering that in CR the street and house numbers are basically non-existent. The apartment is in very good conditions and the location is also pretty good.
Roy was a great host. Always ready to answer any and all questions promptly. The apartment is very close to the center of la fortuna. Roy gives you a pdf of all the best activities and best restaurants in the area. The place has ac and HBO! Overall a great experience. I would highly recommend Roy's place.
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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.