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Fortuna's Best - Secluded Tropical Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom with a/c and pool; sleeps 10

Another amazing CASA de COSTA RICA property! Contact us for our free LA FORTUNA VACATION PLANNER! You'll save hundreds of dollars on your tours and activities, plus you'll save yourself hours of time and frustration.

Welcome to your Tropical Retreat! This house is set in an idyllic landscape with huge trees, including a ceiba tree, a stream running through the property and many colourful birds flying around. Located next to a nature preserve there is no shortage of nature and wild life. And yet it is only a 4 minute drive from the town center.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, flat screen tv and french doors that open to the luscious backyard. The large ensuite bathroom has a stand in shower, vanity, bidet and walk in closet. The second bedroom has a queen bed, flat screen tv and beautiful bay window looking out to the backyard. The third and fourth bedrooms both have our unique style of bunk beds with a queen size bed on the bottom and a single top bunk. All rooms are equipped with their own air conditioning unit for individual temperature control that can be set to each person's preference.

The living room has two couches and flat screen with cable tv. The dining room area is connected to the living room. There is a large table that seats 10 people. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything that you need to prepare your own meals including stove, oven, fridge, pots and pans, and utensils. Or relax while our chef prepares a gourmet dinner for you.

Contact us for our suggested packing list and our newly completed tour planner which contains a list of tours and activities which we have vetted for safety and value and which we can book for you at a discount! If you read the reviews of our many properties in the area, then you will see that we are famous for going the extra mile for our guests. We can assist you with every aspect of your trip from the moment that you walk out of the airport until the moment that you walk back in to leave at the end of your trip. We can book your tours and activities at a discount, arrange private transportation if you wish including the highest, longest zip lines in Costa Rica, hanging bridges and a sky tram through the jungle, rafting on two of Costa Rica's best rafting rivers, a bird and animal walk with a local group and much more. We provide all of this assistance to our clients at no charge.

We look forward to hosting you!

More Details

Property Manager
William and Laura
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About William and Laura

I, William, grew up in the Congo as a missionary kid. While I enjoyed my former careers as a Fortune 500 business consultant, inventor and part time musician and always wanted to move back to the tropics. While here for vacation 4 years ago, I used my 20 years of business development expertise to help a friend who had lost her job save her vacation home here by marketing it as a rental property. She was ecstatic, then my phone started to ring with others who also had one-of-a-kind properties and wanted my help too! I suddenly had a vacation company. I now have the honour of working with some of the nicest people and some of the most unique properties in the country. Life was perfect when my beautiful Laura purchased a one way ticket and joined me after years apart. Our company has grown so much in the last year that we have added our long time friend Nohelia to our team. I love meeting my many guests, plus living and working here in paradise beats corporate office life hands down! Ask for our free, new, comprehensive vacation planning guide! We can help with everything, hope to see you soon!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Fortuna in San Carlos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Master ensuite bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Private chef service, massages, housekeeping, laundry service and concierge service are available. Contact us for a quote. We provide our highly praised customer service at no extra charge :)


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Fortuna's Best - Secluded Tropical Retreat
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We especially loved having coffee on the back porch watching the variety of birds and enjoying the plants and sounds. The house was clean and located close to town.

Nohelia provided us with excellent service relative to scheduling activities.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, comfortable property with beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this quiet home that was convenient to all activities, restaurants, and stores in La Fortuna. It was a bit tricky to find at first, but we had the good fortune of meeting a man in town who personally took us there. Marco and his family, and William, were helpful and informative when we arrived. And Nohelia, in the Casa de Costa Rica office, was wonderful as she answered our pre-trip questions about activities, and she made all the reservations for us in advance.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La fortune I great

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our days at the Secluded tropical retreat. Great location close to town. Safe location with lovely yard. House was not fancy but met our needs. William was helpful with all thing local. Lots of birding and close to many activities. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house as two families w/ four kids 6 & under, and the house/property was perfect for exploring the Arenal area. Marco met us w/ freshly blended pineapple juice to show us around the house, and William stopped by soon after w/ some rum and gave some tips on the local area. The house was well appointed and comfortable, and the yard/garden was fantastic. The kids loved watching the birds and leaf cutter ants, and frog hunting in the evenings. We even had some toucans stop by one day, and heard (but didn't see) monkeys most mornings. The small pool was perfect for the kids, as were the hammocks on the rancho, and there's plenty of shade around the yard on sunny days. The house is just a couple minutes from town but feels very secluded, and is a great jumping off point for anything around Arenal. Also walkable to some swimming holes and the rope swing on Rio Fortuna. We booked a few tours through the property manager's concierge service (Mistico, Rainforest Chocolate, and Proyecto Asis) and all were great. Nohelia (the new concierge) was clutch for getting us into Proyecto Asis at the last minute, highly recommend using her to book activities.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great propety and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

This is a convenient location; it was quick and easy to get to town and excursions. The hosts were spot on with their recommendations of places to eat and excursion groups. Nice porch overlooked a beautiful back yard and the owner feeds the birds each morning.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Located just one street over from the main road and only a two minute drive to downtown, the property is super easy to find and very convenient. Even with being so close to town, the setting is beautiful with many trees and a little creek trickling through the property. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our recommendations. We send a tour planner to guests which makes choosing activities ahead of time a breeze and we can save you money too. Thanks for staying with us, we really enjoyed meeting you!
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So helpful

  • 4 of 5

We stayed two nights at Secluded Tropical Retreat. We met William and Laura when we first arrived - he is quite the character. Very interesting man. Nohelia was super accommodating making tour arrangements and even ordering pizza to be delivered. Everything was as it said. The pool is quite small but I believe that's indicated. We did see some very pretty birds in the yard. The dogs are friendly but around quite a bit. While in La Fortuna we had a delicious meal at Maria Bonita. We enjoyed the Hanging Bridges tour at Misitica, the coffee and chocolate tour at Don Juan and the Early morning bird tour. I believe the only complaint we had was the showers didn't work the best. We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Regular Rate
2 Apr 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Rate
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
Easter Holiday Rate
15 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £224.13

Prices apply to the first 4 guests. Each additional guest is $15/night/person, which increases to $30/night/person during the holidays. Prices do not include processing fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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