Found in the grounds of a tropical park near La Fortuna, Pineapple Houes is a typical local style house with three beds, bath, living room terrace and a spacious rancho. Ideal for groups 6/8 people or couples. An adventurous unique experience!!
Pineapple house is a rustic, 3 bedroom lodge with a kitchen (cooker, rice cooker, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, pots and pans, basic condiments) and shower room. In the main living area is a computer, wireless internet and a television. There's a large veranda with seating and steps down into a large covered ranch with more seating and a small barbecue. The house is next to the main entrance and perched on the edge of a slope, with views over the canopy. From here, there are 8 miles of trails leading to the main house, swimming pool a river and a waterfall. There are more than 250 types of birds (Currently 6/8 Collared Aracari visiting us for breakfast each day) and other incredible wildlife, an enormous variety of plants and fruits and a wonderful view of the Arenal Volcano.
This is a private place although easy access to La Fortuna $10 in taxi or 12 minutes by car. We offer local authentic family style food, breakfast, lunch and dinner by prior request. There's a laundry service and help with tours and activities. Options are best discussed here as there are many, and the weather can change quickly.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is at the center of an array of geological wonders. The nearby Arenal is Costa Rica's most active volcano, routinely bursting with lava and ash, and the Catarata de La Fortuna is a waterfall pouring from a seventy-meter cliff. The Tabacon Hot Springs are a relaxing intermission in the midst of the various spectacles, and the Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat is a blissful end to any day's excursion.
Other Things to Note
It is advisable to bring a torch for navigating the paths after dark and a map of the local area for navigation.
There are no rules as such, however, we expect guests to look after the house as they would at home and keep an element of tidiness.
The place was great, really peaceful, cleaning was done! William was so nice and available for any question! Amazing experience in the pinaple house:-)
From Canada, stayed at the Pineapple House with my family of 6 (4 teenager girls) for 5 nights. This house is not for the squeamish. Woke up everyday to the floor covered with interesting critters mostly dead from them flying into the wall. Each morning we did a big sweep. The staff was very nice and friendly. We ate a few times at the main house, typical Costa Rican food cooked by the staff - it was good. If you don’t plan to lounge around then this place is acceptable. Please be aware that the Rain Forest area has many characteristics that you may not be accustom to. Do your research and readjust your expectations.
La pineapplehouse est une maison dans un econolodge. Sa situation est merveilleuse, a flan de colline dans un jardin luxuriant ou se promenent les toucans et autres oiseaux. De nombreux sentiers quadrillent la tres grande propriete dans laquelle on trouve une piscine alimentee avec l'eau d'une source. Vous pourrez aussi acceder a une cascade dans la riviere au fond de la vallee. Deux piscines naturelles n'etaient pas en fonctionnement lorsque nous sommes passes, la riviere les ayant recouverte de boue. La maison est au calme et le loeu est vraiment exceptionnel, meme si l'entretien pourrait etre ameliore.
We (family of 5) booked Pineapple House, which is a house on the grounds of the Eco Lodge Princesa de la Luna for five nights, at a price of € 154 per night (about $200). The booking proces and the contact with the owner went smoothly. The ecolodge itself, some 200 yards from Pineapple House, has a central cooking area and a covered terrace. The food is very tastefull and the staff is eager to help and is very friendly. But we decided to leave after 3 nights (some of us wanted to leave even before the first night) because the price quality of the house was totally of balance: we did not expect for the paid amount of € 154 per night to be lodged in a house that was: filthy and smelly (f.i. fungus in the coffeemaker, cockroaches everywhere), was leaking after rain in the living room and 1 bedroom, water all over the floors), had uncomfortable chairs, some of which were falling apart), had ragtag sheets, blankets and curtains, had no closets or wardrobes (in two bedrooms) to put your clothes in etc etc. A derelict house in severe decay....
The owner reacted promptly and assured us that we would get a refund of the remaining two nights.
This is a house that should not be rented out!
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I left England when was 18 and hitch-hiked through Europe,Africa to India overland which was a life forming experience,. I left with about $100 and returned 2 yrs later ..I had little money I stayed with local people ,or hostels or slept rough whatever I needed to do. Later as a professional investment consultant I have lived in Hotels throughout Latin America for nearly 20 years. I can tell you the best way to travel is not always in Hotels ...experience living and sharing with the local way of life ,with real people it is a far richer more rewarding experience. I believe in the concept of integrated tourism this is what we offer it is a much better way to travel ...