Entrance to the Lodge.Rooms 1 and 2 either side.

Entire home/apt

16 Guests

5 Bedrooms

15 Beds

Entire home/apt

16 Guests

5 Bedrooms

15 Beds

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About this listing

The space

Ideal for groups up to 22 people or couples, this is an adventurous and also social experience of living virtually in the jungle. Relax on the balcony overlooking the Arenal Volcano and the rain-forest. Observe up to 300 species of birds and other wildlife. Private and exclusive yet easy access to La Fortuna in 12 minutes, an excellent location.

We offer local authentic family style food by prior arrangement. We can organize transport, laundry and a range of interesting tours and activities, better discussed here as there are many other options than what you see on the internet.

The common areas, including the kitchen are shared when other guests are on the premises.

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.

It is advisable to bring a torch for navigating the paths after dark and a map of the local area for navigation.

The space
Bathrooms: 7
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 15
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 22%
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House Rules

There are no rules as such, however, if guests have not chosen a food option during their stay, the kitchen may be unoccupied and it is the responsibility of the guests who use the kitchen to do their best to keep it clean and make their own coffee etc. There are filters and coffee around the coffee makers, if there is no coffee or tea, please kindly inform one of the staff.
The fridge is for shared use and we request the same observation as the rest of the kitchen in order to maintain cleanliness.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

1 night minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Adam User Profile
February 2017
We rented Jonathan's place for a large group of my family going to Costa Rica for a wedding. We occupied 5 bedrooms in all with one 6 year old child and a 6 mo old baby. Overall we had a great time at Jonathan's place and his staff was amazingly hospitable. They offer to cook any meal for you at a reasonable price (we ate breakfast there almost every single day). If traveling with children it should be noted that there are some balconies on the second story that could be dangerous for kids as well as some rather steep trails leading down to the pools and waterfall. There are several river fed pools on the property as well as a waterfall which were great for an afternoon swim. The road to the house is dirt and quite bumpy, some in our group did it with a 2 wheel drive car with no problem, but a 4x4 or equivalent will allow you to get to and from the property quicker and easier. William (one of the staff on site) also has a large van that he can use to take you into town or to the hot springs if needed.

Michael User Profile
November 2015
I recommend this place highly if you are looking for a nature getaway. The staff is very friendly and it made for a very peaceful experience.
Jonathan User Profile
Response from Jonathan:
Thank you for this ...we appreciate it... If you come to San Jose have a look at the James Bond House ..possible option for your last night give you a good deal ..Best wishes Jonathan
November 2015

Cristina User Profile
February 2015
The reservation was canceled 71 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Brandon User Profile
January 2015
Great experience. Please see my other review- I stayed at two of Jonathan's properties and reviewed them together.

Darsh User Profile
January 2015
Our stay was very enjoyable. Secluded and spacious. William and Jonathon were very helpful and responsive.

Lindsay User Profile
January 2015
Jonathan was very responsive, as was William (his house manager). The place looks like the pictures: very picturesque, multi-level building, and really lovely. After a hot day of hiking around Arenal, it was a tired backpacker's dream to return to.

Javier User Profile
July 2014
Alucinante ,,, un espacio integrado con la naturaleza con paz y armonía de manera simple pero bella!!! Altamente recomendado para quien quiere lo privado y cerca de todos los servicios turísticos de la zona . Nuestro anfitrión , muy especial , servicial y atento. !Gracias por la experiencia!

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Jonathan User Profile

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 ...

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