About this listing
THE BEST LOCATION, Just 3 blocks from town, It features equipped kitchenette, living room with 32'' flat screen TV, couch, free wifi internet, 2 adjoining rooms with A/C, bathroom with hot water, parking on premise. Ask for my 4x3 (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 reviews, 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, 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 bedroom.
* Bathroom with hot water (amenities includes: toilet paper, soap, shampoo, towels).
* Private rear outdoor terrace.
* Parking on premise.
It can easily fit 4 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 had a good stay at Roy's place.
The location was a 5 min walk to the main strip and the area seem really safe.
There was plenty of kitchen utensils, the TV was great for when it rained. There were also small touches like soap, cotton buds & body lotion which was nice.
The AC worked a treat.
The bed was a bit lumpy and the wifi was patchy, but that's kind of stock standard in central. We still managed to check emails & social media just fine.
Overall, great value for the place.
Roy was an excellent host who provided a quick response to our request as well as a very helpful PDF with information about La Fortuna and the apartment. The apartment was clean and cozy.
This place was great. It was about a 5 minute walk into the heart of La Fortuna, but tucked away enough that it was quiet. The room was as advertised with all the amenities listed on the AirBnB listing. Although I did not meet him directly, Roy was extremely helpful and responsive via AirBnB messages. I would stay here again.
Roy's place was lovely and his instructions were truly excellent. We could have skipped doing any research with a tour guide book, he had such good recommendations in the Dropbox instructions he sent us. The apt. is small, but cozy and impeccably clean. There is an ant issue in the kitchen (they have a trail on a far wall) but Arenal is so humid, this seems part of the experience for this kind of jungle-weather area. There's a coffee pot and basic kitchenware, it was what we (website hidden) units are terrific! Roy was a great host and replied immediately to our questions. Definitely recommend. Great place for such a deal price-wise.
Roy's place was perfect for my boyfriend and I during our two night stay in Arenal. It was close to downtown La Fortuna (five minute walk) for restaurants and booking activities, and was spacious with its two bedrooms and kitchen area. We met Roy upon our arrival and he was very helpful with providing advice on activities to do and where to eat. We did have a lot of trouble with the hot water in the shower. It would shut off many times during the course of one shower and required getting out and flipping the breaker switch each time.
We had a nice stay at Roys. It was easy to walk 5mins to the centre. Kitchen has everything we wanted. We appreciated Roys doc with all the recommendations and he was very helpful if we had any questions. Unfortunately it rained a lot when we were there so we were happy to have the space to work and chill out at home. When we did get out, we went to the waterfall and free hot pools! amazing!
We loved the set up of this apartment. It was tidy, and a great porch with a clothesline that we used nightly. There was coffee, cooking equipment and the location was close to walk to town daily for tours, shopping and eating out. Safe location, as we walked to Roy's apartment very late at night/early in the morning at times.
Roy provided an abundance of information for us prior to staying and was very fast to reply to any questions or concerns we had. Also, the A/C was great! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
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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.