Cabinas Fly Pura Vida, Near Airport

House - Entire home/apt · Calle Las Americas, Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Your host, Donato
9 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Alajuela, 6 minutes from the Airport international.
30 minutes from San José. 1h30 from the beach.
Nice restaurants, casino, dance clubs and children's entertainment activities places nearby.

Nice and quiet luxury house with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths (sleeps up to 5), TV cable, wireless internet, pool, jaccuzzi, parking lot for two cars.
1 big bedroom with queen-size bed for 2 persons and 1 single bed. 1 small bedroom with large bed for 1 or 2 persons. 1 baby-bed.

Interaction with Guests

Interaction with guests:
Host is widely available for any help, discussions, transfers, sharing a glass or a meal. But if guests wish privacy, he stays discrete.

Musicians are welcome to share jam sessions with host.

Getting around

We offer the transfer from/to the airport to the car rent and/or to our place.

If you stay more than one night, we propose pedestrian San José tour, San José party night, shopping tours.

Other Things to Note

Touristic guide for tours, pedestrian tours and transfers available.
Long distance transfers inside Costa Rica for fair prices.
Chef at home available on request.
Simple breakfast or extensive local breakfast available.
Ask us to fill up the fridge to begin your stay.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Monthly Price: $1800 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Donato came to the airport and brought me to his (website hidden) is clean looks exactly like the pictures and location made it the perfect spot for the first or last days of a trip to discover the country (considering the clean swimming pool, wifi and cable TV, I'll even consider it for a longer stay next time). Donato was very available which was also a nice plus.

    May 2014
  • Donato pick us up at the airport and drop us off. His place is about 5 min from the airport.The place was average, not what we expected. For the price we rented, and comparable to others around town, it was far from the city and pricey. As a host he a great and friendly guy, but I felt he overstay his welcome. On two occasion we went out to dinner, he choose food that was very pricey and not considerate since we were paying for the meal. As me and wife went on vacation we expect Costa Rican food, not steak or Italian. First meal he took us to cost $100 usd and he order himself what we order. The second time we went out eat he order steak which was $80 usd for himself , while the rest of the check was $40 , that included my friend, his wife , and my wife. We felt he was not considerate, and took our kindness for weakness, as we are on vacation and not familiar with Costa Rica. On the second day we book a tour to white water rafting, which he book for us cost us $65 each person. When we told him we wanted to book out own trip for full day we could of book it for $95 per person , this included 2 hour transportation , and 2 meals, and full day. He impose that we take his tour and drive us instead , which was a half day tour. So we had pay for his driving to the tour instead of getting free transportation .Finally the day before we left he came and told us he was charging $70 a day for his driving. At first we wanted to rent a car but he told us it would cost alone $100, instead he offer us his service. But what are you suppose to do ?? He told us his price after the last night.we put our vacation and trust Into our host. But at end of the day he took advantage of us. Me and my wife wouldn't rent from him if we had to do all over again. The place had cockroaches, and we felt the bed sheets weren't clean. For the price a hotel is the best option. And if he offers you to drive around, best take a taxi, will be cheaper and easier. We never had problem about paying for his meal, we just didn't like how he order expensive food, while we never even think about those meal for ourself. Both time we had dinner me and my guest had water, as he would order wine and beer and afterward espresso. All we want to do is ask himself, would he order like this if he was paying for the meal.

    May 2014
  • Essendo Donato di origine italiana non abbiamo fatto altro che chiacchierare e la casa è tenuta molto bene, spaziosa e pulita!!

    February 2014
  • The host, Donoto, left my girl friend waiting for him, alone at the car rental place for over 2 hours - apparently because the house wasn't ready yet.
    When he finally returned and guided her to the house it still wasn't ready for us. She waited patiently outside, after a long red eye overnight travel and finally got to relax 4 hours after arrival while she waited for me to arrive later that night.
    When they met me at the airport there was some confusion about the parking and we were confused and felt strange about the knife wielding communications.
    Beyond that - just know that the host and his family live across the pool/yard in the other building and there is pretty direct 'line of sight' across the yard - so privacy is questionable in the living room of the house and obviously in the yard/pool area.

    Donoto speaks essentially no English but I speak essentially no Spanish so we were good there. ;)

    Other than these things, it seems that the place was as described.

    January 2014
  • Donato ist ein super netter Typ! Er macht alles für einen! Wenn er Zeit hat, dann fährt er einen herum und zeigt alles was es zu sehen gibt! Er holte uns vom Flughafen ab und wird uns auch wieder dorthin fahren! Wir hatten einen schönen Aufenthalt bei Donato! Bei unserer Ankunft erwartete uns ein riesiger Früchteteller und ein gefüllter Kühlschrank! Alles in allem perfekt!Ein perfekter Gastgeber!

    January 2014
  • Donato was such an amazing host. His place is terrific and really spacious and there were guitars and board games on hand. It isn't for neat freaks (they have the same problem with tiny ants that all of Costa Rica does) but this is a great location for anyone who wants to chill out. Donato will make you feel like part of the family!

    November 2013
  • Very spacious, clean, comfortable apartment minutes from the airport. Donato (email hidden), goes above and beyond to make your stay easy and comfortable.

    October 2013
  • Donato and Catalina were wonderful hosts who speak several languages including English.

    We had a great time staying at this house and sharing the backyard with our hosts and two of their adorable dogs. The house had good energy and was stocked with all the supplies we required. Donato checked on us every day to see if we needed anything.

    He drove us to/from the airport, the car rental and showed us around Alajuela. They also did our laundry and even taught us how to play guitar on our last day Fiesta.

    The location of the house was also great - close to San Jose, the airport, and less than 2 hours drive from great beaches on the south pacific coast.

    Overall a great experience with the hosts - like going to Costa Rica to visit good friends. Pura Vida all the way!!

    July 2013
  • Donato and his family are beautiful and kind people. They radiate the essence of Costa Rica; friendly, happy people with a joy for life, pura vida!
    Donato is an excellent host. He provided a warm welcome, helpful information, and went above and beyond to ensure our safety. Donato picked us up from the airport and delivered us to the car rental and directed us to his home.

    April 2013
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